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July 4, 2020
Part 2. Drug trafficking. Unexplained 'deaths'. Corruption. Centipedes. When French-Canadian junkie Alain Olivier met charter fisherman Glen Barry his life suddenly spiralled into an unfathomable hell. And Heroin addiction had nothing to do with it. Get ready for the biggest police scandal in Canadian history you've never heard of... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
July 4, 2020
Part 1. Drug trafficking. Unexplained 'deaths'. Corruption. Centipedes. When French-Canadian junkie Alain Olivier met charter fisherman Glen Barry his life suddenly spiralled into an unfathomable hell. And Heroin addiction had nothing to do with it. Get ready for the biggest police scandal in Canadian history you've never heard of... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 9, 2020
Part 4. In this final lag of their dark ride through America's most crime-ridden cities, Lee and John arrive in prison and reach out to touch the executioner's block. You'll never see the American criminal justice and carceral systems the same way. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 8, 2020
Part 3. Dr John Paul Wright commits an unforgivable act in the halls of contemporary criminology: believing in BIOLOGY!!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 8, 2020
Part 2. Lee and Dr. John Paul Wright continue their expedition through the callous heart of America's most crime ridden cities. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
June 4, 2020
Criminologist Dr. John Paul Wright shares his experiences and observations on crime in America's ghettos. His lab is the streets. Welcome to the classroom! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 28, 2020
Lee reads a chapter originally written for his upcoming book 'Behind the Horror' which recounts the 'true' story of 'death by ghost' that inspired the 2005 paranormal horror film 'An American Haunting'. Pre-order your copy of 'Behind the Horror' here: https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Horror-Stories-Inspired-Movies/dp/1465492380/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1590651038&sr=8-1 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 24, 2020
Part 3. Rick dispels common misconceptions about life behind bars in the Canadian prison system and recounts some of the most horrific acts of violence he has witnessed. Following some truly unsettling revelations, Lee asks Rick to reflect back on his criminal acts and career to see how he feels about them today. His answers might surprise you... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 24, 2020
Part 2. Lee and Rick have a frank, no-holds-barred discussion about race and tribalism and how these play out in the Canadian prison system, streets, and media. Throw away your textbook and ivory tower theories, because this blunt insight is coming at you straight from the real world. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 21, 2020
Former Toronto gangster and author Rick Atkinson steps into the dive bar to give Lee a view from the streets. Time to hear from the crime side. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 12, 2020
Part 2. Every day in America, 500,000 emergency are calls made to 911. And while the vast majority of callers will be distressed loved ones or concerned citizens seeking help, scattered among them are killers. In this academy, Lee teaches you how to tell the difference by analyzing the calls themselves... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 12, 2020
Part 1. Every day in America, 500,000 emergency are calls made to 911. And while the vast majority of callers will be distressed loved ones or concerned citizens seeking help, scattered among them are killers. In this academy, Lee teaches you how to tell the difference by analyzing the calls themselves... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 30, 2020
Part 3. The drug and drink-fuelled downfall of killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer. When Betty gets it cushy, Lee and Karen rant on the Canadian criminal justice system - Karla Homolka, Melissa Ann Friedrich, 'The Homicidal Drifter' Michael McGray, Vince 'Winnipeg Bus Murderer' Li - and put her case in perspective. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 26, 2020
Part 2 of 3. Lee and Karen Wickiam continue to explore the life and crimes of night nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer. What do Betty's grown-up poems and misdeeds tell us about her? The mystery deepens. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 23, 2020
Before COVID 19, an evil hiding in plain sight was wiping out the denizens of Ontario care homes. MWTC divebar regular and former trauma nurse Karen Wickiam returns to look at the formative years and writing of Elizabeth Wettlaufer: the most prolific female Canadian serial killer of the 21st century. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 11, 2020
Part 3. So what ended up happening to Ian, Myra, and David? Dr. Holmes and Lee recall the downfall of 'The Moors Murderers' and the irony of Brady's anti-climatic exit. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 9, 2020
Part 2. Did you hear about what happened to Pauline, John, Keith, Leslie, and Edward? Serial killer expert Dr. David Holmes is about to tell you... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
April 9, 2020
Have you met Ian and Myra? One of the UK's most esteemed forensic psychologists Dr. David Holmes is about to introduce you... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 29, 2020
Part 3 of 3. When Dominic and Nancy Ianeiro were brutally murdered at an all-inclusive Mexican resort during a destination wedding it resulted in a bothced investigation and signficant international incident between Mexico and Canada. But what really happened? Lee and Robert consider some of the possibilities... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 28, 2020
Part 2 of 3. What do a 20-year-old Albertan beauty and a 67-year-old Toronto millionaire have in common? Both got mixed up with the wrong people in the big city and ultimately paid with their lives. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 27, 2020
Part 1. Author Robert Hoshowsky returns to the 'Murder Was the Case' dive bar in the first of three episodes exploring the final five cases in his book 'Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases'. In this episode we look at the 1980 homicide of Veronica Kaye along with the double-murder of teens Lee Rita Kirk and Kathy Potter who were found in a Pickering gravel pit. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 21, 2020
Lee and Suzanna discuss his profile of ‘The Torrey Pines Beach Ripper’ and what steps what need to be taken to resolve the bizarre 1978 murder of Barbara Nantais. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 21, 2020
DNA Analyst Suzanna Ryan is called to testify in a civil suit related to the suicide of criminalist Kevin Brown. Dr. Lee Mellor examines a series of unsolved case murders on Torrey Pines Beach for a friend. Both are colleagues and have no idea what the other is doing. When Lee and Suzanna learn they are both working on the same case they come together to untangle one of the most baffling murder mysteries in the respective careers. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 21, 2020
COVID Alert! Please Listen! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 16, 2020
Lee looks at the motives of spree killers Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, explains how to begin investigating a death, explore the challenges of writing true crime and the genre's allure, and responds to some criticisms of 'Gun-Schooled!' --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
March 16, 2020
Lee gets the audience up to speed, addresses criticism of the 'Epstein Killed Himself' episode, psychoanalyzes serial killer Maxwell Edison, and revisits the strange 'Murder City' of London, Ontario. Missing video footage on night of Eptein's death myth debunked: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/nyregion/william-barr-jeffrey-epstein-suicide-investigation.html https://www.businessinsider.com/ag-barr-epsteins-death-was-a-perfect-storm-of-screw-ups-2019-11 https://www.newsweek.com/bill-barr-jeffrey-epstein-screw-ups-1473505 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
February 25, 2020
Investigative journalist Victor Malarek concludes by revealing how predatory pedophiles access prostituted children all over the world, and reveals an unsettling truth: you've probably watched Internet pornography featuring victims of human trafficking. Have we got you attention? Check out the trailer for Target #1, the upcoming movie in which he is portrayed by Josh Hartnett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqZusUyDWyc --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
February 23, 2020
Investigative journalist and author Victor Malarek goes undercover on a one-man crusade to expose and combat global sex trafficking and finds himself coming into conflict with psychopathic gangsters, hypocritical judges, the United Nations, and countless armed soliders... Malarek claims to have known all about Jeffrey Epstein decades ago, and so did everybody else... Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie in which he is portrayed by Josh Hartnett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqZusUyDWyc --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
February 23, 2020
Meet Victor Malarek: one of the most courageous and accomplished investigative journalists in Canadian history. On his one-man crusade for human rights he has taken on judges, politicians, psychopathic criminals, corrupt cops, soldiers, and even the United Nations. Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie in which he is portrayed by Josh Hartnett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqZusUyDWyc But in the 1950s and early Sixties, he was a dejected, bed-wetting waif separated from his family in an abusive Montreal Boy's Home. In part 1, we look at his life and career and ask 'why did Victor rise out of hell to devote his life to seeking justice for others, when so many of his peers fell into substance abuse and organized crime?' --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
February 15, 2020
Part 2. When Dr. Peter Vronsky's friend Dave Walker vanished in Cambodia on February 14, 2014, little did he know he would be drawn into a tangled web of war criminals, Khmer gangsters, Hells Angels, Hollywood homicides, and intelligence agencies. For the first time, Dr. Peter Vronsky recounts the tale of his investigation into the disappearance of a man he thought he knew... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murder-was-the-case/support
February 15, 2020
Part 1. When Dr. Peter Vronsky's friend Dave Walker vanished in Cambodia on February 14, 2014, little did he know he would be drawn into a tangled web of war criminals, Khmer gangsters, Hells Angels, Hollywood homicides, and intelligence agencies. For the first time, Dr. Peter Vronsky recounts the tale of his investigation into the disappearance of a man he thought he knew... --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murder-was-the-case/support
January 27, 2020
Fifty years ago, Gary Gene Grant terrorized the Seattle-area, committing the worst double-murder in Renton's history. Today, he lingers in Walla Walla prison, lost in the fog of time. Detective Cloyd Steiger returns to the MWTC dive bar to talk about his new book on the Grant murders 'Seattle's Lost Serial Killer.' --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murder-was-the-case/support
January 16, 2020
Continuing our chat with Kristi Lee: Douglas Garland's massacre of the Likness Family in Alberta and the peculiar and disturbing case of Andrea Giesbrecht in Manitoba. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murder-was-the-case/support
January 16, 2020
Kristi Lee, host of 'Canadian True Crime', joins Lee in the dive bar to gab about four of the most interesting cases from her popular podcast. In this episode: 'The Giant Mine Bombing' in the Northwest Territories and Shafia honour killing familicide in Kingston, Ontario. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murder-was-the-case/support
January 8, 2020
Though 2019 saw developments in Australia's most high profile series of unsolved murders 'The Claremont Killings', the headlines were also punctuated by the murders of Mackenzie Lueck in Utah, Aniah Blanchard in Alabama, and Anastasia Yeshenko in Russia. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murder-was-the-case/support
January 8, 2020
The guys recall the crimes of the sickest serial killers to die in 2019 and ponder the lasting fixation with Charles Manson 50 years after the 1969 slayings committed by The Manson Famly. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murder-was-the-case/support
January 8, 2020
Lee congregates with true crime authors Nate Hendley and Robert Hoshowsky along with artists Neil Gray and Matthew Carver at Toronto's 19th century Blake House restaurant to feast, drink, and talk about the year 2019 in homicide. In this episode: homicide rates, a deeper look into the murders of local billionaires Barry & Honey Sherman, and the controversial resolution to the cold case killing of six-year-old Ljubica Topic. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/murder-was-the-case/support
December 27, 2019
Live from the bowels of hell, the second annual Bloody Awards! We take a look back at the most memorable moments and guests from Murder Was The Case and celebrate the winners you voted for. Special appearances by Jack the Ripper, Juan Corona, Richard Speck and more!
December 23, 2019
Lee gives a year-end 'state of the podcast' address, hints at what the listeners can expect in 2020, discloses some upcoming book and music projects, reveals his new position as Vice President of AISOCC, touches upon the prodigal TV show with Det. Cloyd Steiger and Suzanna Ryan, and asks for your feedback on "Off With His Head" on Twitter and Facebook. He then addresses questions regarding - Sandy Hook conspiracy theories - studying criminology as a gateway to private investigation - AIDS infection from necrophilic acts - the status of DNA in a prominent 'Lowdown Murders' suspect - Curtis Sagmoen - The effects of contemporary child rearing on emotional and social development
December 9, 2019
Nominations for the upcoming 2018 Bloody Awards! Patrons: go to patreon.com/murderwasthecase to cast your vote.  To check out all six episodes in the 'Murder in VR' lecture series, click on the following playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL23v_yQkodypB-iPwYYxp5t8Z1Jzth2Ad&fbclid=IwAR0MBrveD8QGosoJC1oCCcIpICUGocltVlYRAK7Iwk-28sGG2vbjPQjF7HQ
December 7, 2019
Doug and Lee discuss practical measures to reduce crime in neighbourhoods, design schools so that they are better equipped to deter of deal with mass shooter, and little alterations you can make to your home to lower the chances that you fall prey to burglars, rapists, and worse...
December 7, 2019
Private investigator and security consultant Douglas MacGregor unpacks environmental criminology from geographic profiling and predictive policing software to hot spots. A highly theoretical but engrossing glimpse into the future of crim!
November 16, 2019
Organized crime expert and author James Dubro unveils the bloody history belying a recent rash of mafia assassinations and attempted murders in the Greater Toronto/Hamilton area. Replete with tales of bllundering hitmen and crumbling criminal dynasties.
November 16, 2019
In this fourth and final episode examining the murders in and around London from 1966-70, Lee considers Vanessa's two favourite suspects and employs behavioural analysis to determine the number of serial killers and which victims fall into a given series.
October 21, 2019
Lee and Vanessa Brown look at the 1966 sex slaying of Georgia Jackson at the hands of David Bodemer. Could it be related to subsequent homicides in the London-area? What about the 1983 lust murder of teenage Donna Awcock?
October 8, 2019
Don't listen to this episode! WATCH IT here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKw96R-OzzY
October 5, 2019
Lee makes a series of important announcements regarding the podcast, relocating, upcoming lectures in virtual reality, joining the Crawlspace network, a forthcoming appearance at American Crime Fest, the TV show, and his current relationship with academia. Crawlspace (network): http://crawlspace-media.com American Crime Fest: https://americancrimefest.com Download 'Sansar' at sansar.com Recommended specs for Sansar: https://help.sansar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002967023-System-requirements
October 5, 2019
1969: Bruce Stapylton. Murdered. Jackie English. 1970: Soraya O'Connell. Murdered. Author Vanessa Brown's new book 'The Forest City Killer' tells the tale of a shocking stint of unsolved sexual homicides in London, Ontario from 1968-70. Lee looked at those cold cases in 2013-14. On the anniversary of the Jackie English murder, they meet up in the dive bar to compare notes and brainstorm.
October 5, 2019
1968: Jacqueline Dunleavy. Murdered. Frankie Jensen. Murdered. Scott Leishman. Murdered. Helga Beer. Murdered. Linda White. Murdered Author Vanessa Brown's new book 'The Forest City Killer' tells the tale of a shocking stint of unsolved sexual homicides in London, Ontario from 1968-70. Lee looked at those cold cases in 2013-14. On the anniversary of the Jackie English murder, they meet up in the dive bar to compare notes and brainstorm.
October 1, 2019
Lee makes a series of important announcements regarding the podcast, relocating, upcoming lectures in virtual reality, joining the Crawlspace network, a forthcoming appearance at American Crime Fest, the TV show, and his current relationship with academia. Crawlspace (network): http://crawlspace-media.com American Crime Fest: https://americancrimefest.com Download 'Sansar' at sansar.com Recommended specs for Sansar: https://help.sansar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002967023-System-requirements
September 27, 2019
Lee makes a series of important announcements regarding the podcast, relocating, upcoming lectures in virtual reality, joining the Crawlspace network, a forthcoming appearance at American Crime Fest, the TV show, and his current relationship with academia.Crawlspace (network): http://crawlspace-media.com American Crime Fest: https://americancrimefest.comDownload 'Sansar' at sansar.com  Recommended specs for Sansar: https://help.sansar.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002967023-System-requirements
September 19, 2019
The gripping true crime tale of German serial killer Eugen Weidmann, the last person to be publicly executed in 'La Belle' France, eighty years ago...CAST: Lorna Poplak, Lee Mellor, Nate Hendley, and Jacqueline Rendell.Written by: Lorna PoplakProduced by: Lee MellorFootage of Weidmann's execution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJdhePPvxjY
September 9, 2019
Marty discloses his worrying experience speaking on Bill C-71 before the Canadian Senate, before he and Lee- debunk the widespread myth that recent increases in handgun related violence in Toronto can be linked to legal handgun ownership- explain why the AR-15 is not a uniquely deadly semi-automatic rifleAND - answer Mayor John Tory's trite broken record of a question "Why do you need a gun?"
September 9, 2019
Certified Canadian firearms safety instructor Marty Kerluck sits down in the dive bar to provide a free rudimentary education on the anatomy of guns and ammunition; basic safety; Canadian firearm laws, classifications, statistics, and demographics; and the difference between revolvers, semi-automatics, machine guns, and more!For Marty's services: https://www.firearmsafety.biz
September 1, 2019
On April 8, 2009, Victoria 'Tori' Stafford was abducted, repeatedly raped, and murdered in southwestern Ontario by Terri-Lynne McClintic and Michael Rafferty. Ten years later, her father, Rodney Stafford, shares a heartbreaking and enraging story of injustice with Lee to mark the 100th episode of Murder Was the Case.https://www.facebook.com/groups/JusticeForToriProtestForChange/
August 24, 2019
Part 10 of 10. In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
August 24, 2019
Part 9 of 10. In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
August 14, 2019
Part 8 of 10 (2008-Present). In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
August 14, 2019
Part 7 of 10 (April 1, 2000-April 22, 2008). In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
August 14, 2019
Part 6 of 10 (April 1992-April 2000). In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
July 30, 2019
Part 5 of 10 (November 9, 1991-April 1992). In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
July 30, 2019
Part 4 of 10 (November 19, 1990-November 9, 1991). In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from the moment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
July 17, 2019
Part 3 of 10 (June 22-November 19, 1990). In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from the moment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
July 17, 2019
Part 2 of 10 (June 17-22, 1990). In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from the moment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
July 17, 2019
Part 1 of 10 (1987- June 17, 1990). In 1992, Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of murdering his girlfriend Elizabeth Bain. To this day, the location of her remains is a mystery. Robert joins Lee in the divebar to tell his tale from the moment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
July 17, 2019
This summer, Murder Was the Case is trying something new: a 10-part deep dive (bar) into the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Bain and the wrongful conviction of her boyfriend Robert Baltovich.Please listen to this brief introduction before progressing to the first episode in the series 'The Mysterious Miss Bain.'
July 17, 2019
It's summer and Lee gives a state of the podcast address and answers questions pertaining to CrimeCon 2019 in Orlando, his dissertation (see link below), Dennis Rader's paraphilic make-up, the killers that interest him the most, the status of his TV projects, and why some mothers feel the urge to bite their children.Link to Lee's dissertation: https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/984899/1/Mellor_PhD_S2019.pdfLink to the KIRO7 video of Lee and Cloyd exploring Washington crime scenes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikXWJ7Saumo
July 10, 2019
One of the world's leading authorities on hypnosis, Dr. Jean-Roch Laurence, schools Lee on the myths and realities of hypnosis, the 'Satanic Panic' era, multiple personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and planting false memories. Cases include 'Hillside Strangler' Kenneth Bianchi and David Parker Ray.
June 28, 2019
Ex-cop and co-host of HLN's 'Hell in the Heartland', Sarah Cailean, talks about her experience investigating the disappearances of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible in Oklahoma. Then, Celene, Sarah, and Lee reveal a dark and ambitious forthcoming true crime collaboration. The investigation will be televised!
June 28, 2019
Filmmaker Celene Beth Calderon joins Lee in the dive bar accompanied by her friend, ex-cop and true crime TV host Sarah Cailean, to discuss her upcoming 'Theodore': a documentary series that aims to look at the devastating toll the crimes of Ted Bundy took on surviving victims, family members of the deceased, and police officers who followed his trail of blood from Washington to Florida.
June 22, 2019
Lee recounts his experience in court with Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur, the shocking details revealed during the proceedings, and finally closes the door on the Silverfox case.
June 19, 2019
Regular guests Nate Hendley, Robert Hoshowsky, and Dr. Peter Vronsky convene for the first time in 2019 to catch-up, shoot the $hit, and play a round of murder trivia. Topics include toasting customs, ghosts, the Ancient Ram Inn, creepy landscapes, serial killers and age, Bruce McArthur, interviewing psychopathic murderers in prison, Richard Cottingham, old school Toronto murders, 20th century naivety regarding child molestation, homicide trading cards, and more!
June 11, 2019
Perv experts Dr. Mellor and Dr. Kunkle delve deep into the world of sex offenders, paraphilia, fetishism, and lust murder. What factors distinguish a treatable offender from a lost cause? Pedophilia, hypersexuality, partialism, necrophilia, sex sadism... this dive bar lays out the baffling complexity of deviant sexuality at a level that will leave you utterly staggered. Last episode in Lee's trip!
June 11, 2019
For 20 years, Dr. Chris Kunkle dealt with the most dangerous offenders in New York state. Here he recounts some of the most severe and bizarre cases of delusion, schizophrenia, and drug-induced psychosis he has encountered during his incredible career. How do you treat these men and assess the likelihood they'll reoffend? How does violent psychosis work? Where does madness end and faith begin?
May 29, 2019
Having arrived at the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC) conference in Albany, NY, Lee speaks with expert DNA analyst Suzanna Ryan about the incredible advances in her field along with some of the more chilling cases she has worked. Is DNA a forensic Excalibur to wield against evil doers or a double-edged sword?
May 21, 2019
Det. Steiger recounts two cases of serial murder he investigated - sex slayer DeWayne Lee Harris and jihadist Ali Muhammad Brown - along with some truly strange mass murders.
May 15, 2019
Drawing upon Detective Steiger’s cases while working sex crimes, Lee analyzes the offenders using Groth’s rapist typology, before hearing an incredible tale of three separate (yet) related homicides.
May 7, 2019
In part 2, Lee and Detective Cloyd Steiger talk interrogation techniques, destiny, what it takes to become an exceptional cop, along with recounting some of young Cloyd's most intense stand-offs and shoot-outs while serving on patrol.
May 7, 2019
When Det. Cloyd Steiger retired from the Seattle Police he had solved over 250 homicides, engaged in multiple gunfights, investigated five serial murder cases, processed countless mass killings, and managed to keep his sense of humour. In this first episode of Lee's four-part conversation with the most anticipated guest in Murder Was the Case's history, Lee and Cloyd discuss the common belief that the Pacific-Northwest is overrun with serial killers and its veracity, list Washington serial killers, and talk about recent advances in DNA that are allowing cold cases to be closed at an unprecedented rate.
April 22, 2019
In part two of Lee's chat with Sasha Reid in Calgary they address the following questions:Is capital punishment the right thing to do or misguided? Lee would save Sasha from harm but she wouldn't do the same. Is he cool with that? How are surveillance technologies affecting our lives? What's wrong with eye witness testimony?Bonus: Sasha has too much whiskey and swears...TWICE!
April 22, 2019
On the first lag of his West Coast murder tour, Lee catches up with serial murder expert Sasha Reid in Calgary to talk The Lipstick Killer, John Leonard Orr, Gary Heidnik, UNABomber Ted Kaczynski, Weepy-Voiced Killer, Peter Woodcock and more! By the way, why would somebody $hit at a crime scene?
April 5, 2019
Twenty-five years after the suicide of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Lee sits down with retired Seattle homicide detectives Mike Ciesynski and Cloyd Steiger to debunk the theories that Kurt was murdered.
March 22, 2019
Rohypnol. GHB. Ketamine. Crushed sleeping pills. Alcohol itself. Author and former criminal justice professor Dr. Pamela Donovan and Lee talk about the history, properties, and misconceptions of so-called 'date rape' drugs along with the creeps who employ them to take advantage of vulnerable people. 'Spiked!' culminates in an analysis of the Bill Cosby case and somnophilia: the sexual attraction  to someone who is sleeping or unconscious.
March 11, 2019
For the first AMA of 2019, Lee reveals some exciting news, further clarifies how using a 2+ victim criteria vs. a 3+ victim criteria may affect our understanding of serial murderers, why psychopathy is likely overrepresented in adoptees, gives a few tips on what to look for in potential male 'family annihilators', and more...  Send in your questions.
March 4, 2019
Razor blades shredding uteruses. Babies drowned in toilets. Forced abortions. Severed feet in jars. If you think the case of Kermit Gosnell is just a political talking point, you need to sit down with former trauma nurse Karen Wickiam, Lee, and Vanessa for one of the most horrific 'divebars' in the history of Murder Was the Case. Recorded in December 2018.For the first episode of Karen's podcast series on Kermit Gosnell: https://stat.podbean.com/e/dr-kermit-gosnell-story-pt-1/
February 24, 2019
Former ER nurse and podcast host, Karen Wickiam, returns to talk about the case of Dr. Harold Shipman - an English physician responsible for the murders of at least 215 of his elderly patients.Check out Karen's mutliple episodes on Shipman here:https://stat.podbean.com/e/dr-harold-shipman-part-one/
February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day! To mark the occasion, Lee's former prof, Dr. Amy Swiffen, talks about the chilling phenomenon of offenders who negligently or intentionally infect their sexual partners with HIV. Stranger still are 'Bug Chasers' who actively seek to be infected of their volition. Make love war.
February 10, 2019
Drawing upon statistical data, Lee challenges the popularly held notion that most American serial killers are white males between the ages of 20 and 35.
February 5, 2019
Happy Chinese New Year! Veteran organized crime expert James Dubro joins Lee to talk about East Asian mobsters: Triads, Tong and Big Circle Boy gangs, and Yakuza; as well as touching upon Black gangs, 'Ndrangheta, Hells Angels, Cosa Nostra, and more.
January 22, 2019
Part 2 of 2. On the 21st anniversary of UNABomber Ted Kaczynski's conviction, philosopher and historian Dr. John Faithful Hamer joins Lee in the dive bar to discuss his controversial manifesto Industrial Society and Its Future. How do Kaczynski's ideas hold up in 2019? Have any of his predictions come true? Where do Smartphones manifest in his philosophy? What implications do his thoughts have for how we live and rear children as we approach 2020? Lee and John attempt to objectively examine the intellectual work of a convicted serial killer on its own merit, with the assistance of their friend Mr. Jameson... NEARLY AN HOUR OF BONUS CONTENT FROM THIS EPISODE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OUR PATRONS ON PATREON.COM SOON!
January 22, 2019
Part 1 of 2. On the 21st anniversary of UNABomber Ted Kaczynski's conviction, philosopher and historian Dr. John Faithful Hamer joins Lee in the dive bar to discuss his controversial manifesto Industrial Society and Its Future. How do Kaczynski's ideas hold up in 2019? Have any of his predictions come true? Where do Smartphones manifest in his philosophy? What implications do his thoughts have for how we live and rear children as we approach 2020? Lee and John attempt to objectively examine the intellectual work of a convicted serial killer on its own merit, with the assistance of their friend Mr. Jameson... NEARLY AN HOUR OF BONUS CONTENT FROM THIS EPISODE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OUR PATRONS ON PATREON.COM SOON!
January 22, 2019
In this fourth and final installment of Homicide Headlines, Lee and author Nate Hendley look at the three most devastating American gun massacres of 2018: Parkland, Thousand Oaks, and Pittsburgh.
January 22, 2019
...continuing with the previous episode's discussion of the most gripping homicide headlines of 2018, Lee and author Nate Hendley move on to the crimes of alleged 'Golden State Killer' Joseph James DeAngelo, John D. Miller, Samuel Little, Juan David Ortiz, and more!
January 11, 2019
Having reviewed Toronto's 2018 'Homicide Headlines' for serial and sex slayers, Lee and author Nate Hendley turn their attention to the unprecedented mass murder committed by killer 'Incel' Alek Minassian, 'Danforth Shooter' Faisal Hussein, and analyze and contextualize Toronto's worst year for homicide in history. Will banning the legal ownership of handguns work?
January 11, 2019
Author Nate Hendley returns to the dive bar to recap the most captivating homicide headlines of 2018. In this first of several episodes, he and Lee give an overview of the Bruce 'Silverfox' McArthur sex murders, the conviction of serial killer Dellen Millard for slaying his wealthy father, and the debacle surrounding the investigation of the Tess Richey murder and subsequent arrest of Kalen Schlatter.
December 26, 2018
Live from the bowels of hell, the first annual Bloody Awards! We take a look back at the most memorable moments and guests from Murder Was The Case and celebrate the winners you voted for. Special appearances by Fred West, Andrew Cunanan, Ian Brady and more! ----more---- Check out our sponsor DATSUSARA for all your hemp gear essentials including: bags, apparel, body care, accessories and more https://www.dsgear.com/  Subscribe to Murder Was The Case on iTunes & leave us a rating and review: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Follow us on Twitter for all MWTC updates: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast  Send us an email: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
December 8, 2018
Music guru Alan Cross talks with Lee and Vanessa about homicide in The Beatles and Nirvana, as well as Charles Manson, Mark David Chapman, The Beach Boys, Doris Day, and the rumours of Paul McCartney’s death. Alan Cross is a Canadian radio broadcaster and a writer on music. Based in Toronto, Ontario, he is best known nationally and internationally as host of the syndicated radio series The Ongoing History of New Music, The Secret History of Rock, and ExploreMusic. Listen to the Ongoing History of New Music's 'Was Kurt Cobain Murdered Part 1' here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/was-kurt-cobain-murdered-part-1/id1201968027?i=1000421249298&mt=2  Listen to Geeks and Beats https://www.geeksandbeats.com  For more on Alan Cross, visit http://ajournalofmusicalthings.com  ----more---- Check out our sponsor DATSUSARA for all your hemp gear essentials including: bags, apparel, body care, accessories and more https://www.dsgear.com/  Subscribe to Murder Was The Case on iTunes & leave us a rating and review: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Follow us on Twitter for all MWTC updates: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast  Send us an email: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
December 2, 2018
In our final AMA of 2018, Lee answers questions about Edward Wayne Edwards, which serial killer personally freaks him out the most, Toronto's 73rd homicide this year, whether he'd rather be eaten or shagged after death, and more... Send in your questions to murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com  Like the show? Leave us a review on iTunes http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc and support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase
November 24, 2018
Nominations for the upcoming 2018 Bloody Awards! Go to patreon.com/murderwasthecase to cast your vote.
November 17, 2018
Earlier this year, Chief Mark Saunders of the Toronto Police Service stated that the force had never dealt with a serial killer until Bruce McArthur. Lee responds in this open letter with more than a dozen fact bombs and some interesting revelations.  ----more---- Do you have a product or service you'd like to promote to thousands of people? Connect with us and let's talk about advertising.  Leave us a review on iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc Join the Murder Was the Case family on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Follow us on Twitter for all MWTC updates: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast  Send us an email: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
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