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Murder Was The Case

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Criminologist Lee Mellor discusses the darkest, most perverse, bestial crimes known to man. You can’t handle it. Tap out now.

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Criminologist Lee Mellor discusses the darkest, most perverse, bestial crimes known to man. You can’t handle it. Tap out now.

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By tate.serg - Oct 08 2019
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Wow this is so amazing!!! Obsessed 🤯🥰 P.S. Pauley sounds like Christian Slater! So sexy!

Mind blowing & insightful......

By chrissyhj - Apr 26 2019
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This podcast is genious and thought provoking! I want to pick Lees brain ;)

iTunes Ratings

133 Ratings
Average Ratings
106
6
5
3
13

Freakin AWESOME

By tate.serg - Oct 08 2019
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Wow this is so amazing!!! Obsessed 🤯🥰 P.S. Pauley sounds like Christian Slater! So sexy!

Mind blowing & insightful......

By chrissyhj - Apr 26 2019
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This podcast is genious and thought provoking! I want to pick Lees brain ;)
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Murder Was The Case

Latest release on Feb 25, 2020

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Rank #1: #3. Homicide Headlines 2017 Part 1: 'The Death of Notoriety' w/ Paulie Whiskey (Dive Bar)

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In our first 'Dive Bar' episode, Lee and Paulie Whiskey talk about the biggest homicide headlines in 2017. In part 1 of this three-part series, the guys discuss: Ian Brady croaking, the ‘Moors Murders', Ted Kaczynski, the death of Charles Manson & the Manson Family killings.
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Jan 12 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #2: #105. The Lowdown Murders, Part 1: 1968 (Dive Bar) w/ Vanessa Brown

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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.

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Oct 05 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #3: #34. Paul & Karla: Sex, Death, & Videotape (Mugshots)

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A horrifying look at the sadistic crimes perpetrated by Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka from 1987-1993, drawing upon primary and secondary source materials, and featuring music which appeared during the case and coloured the era. Listener discretion is strongly advised. 
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Jun 26 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: #90. The Baltovich File, Part 1: The Mysterious Miss Bain (Dive Bar) w/ Robert Baltovich

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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.

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Jul 17 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #5: #18. Paraphilia: Sexual Sadism (Academy)

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Lee articulates the historic emergence, essence, and his groundbreaking typology of sexual sadism - a paraphilic disorder which motivated offenders such as BTK, David Parker Ray, Paul Bernardo, Richard Cottingham, Joanna Dennehy, Ian Brady, Dean Corll, and Bob Berdella to cause extreme suffering and humiliation in their victims.   BTK auto-errotic photos: http://bit.ly/2G4lV6V , http://bit.ly/2pGn5uy
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Mar 26 2018

55mins

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Rank #6: #77. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 1: Blood in the Streets of Rain w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

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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.

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May 07 2019

43mins

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Rank #7: #48. Strange & Unsolved Part 1: Footloose w/ Robert Hoshowsky (Dive Bar)

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Author Robert Hoshowsky returns to catch-up with Lee and riff on the bizarre phenomenon of disembodied feet washing up on the beaches of British Columbia and Washington.
Robert is an investigative journalist who has explored first-hand the world of cults, bikers, cops, killers, and thieves. His book Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Unsolved-True-Canadian-Cold-Cases/dp/1554887399 
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Sep 14 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #8: #68. Everything You Know About Serial Killers is Wrong! (Academy)

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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.

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Feb 10 2019

31mins

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Rank #9: #44. Sons of Cain Part 1: ‘Serial Killing: From the Cave to Whitechapel’ w/ Dr. Peter Vronsky (Dive Bar)

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Proposing our primitive ancestors were genocidal rapists and cannibals, Dr. Vronsky draws parallels with the story of Cain and Abel, and discusses the surge in serial killings from 1450-1650 related to institutional witchhunts and werewolf trials. We end with a look at the 19th-century trend of murdering multiple servant girls and prostitutes in Europe and the USA. 
Dr. Peter Vronsky is the author of two bestselling true-crime histories: Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters. He is an investigative historian, author, filmmaker and new media designer. His new book, Sons of Cain is available anywhere you buy books! For more information visit: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/317006/sons-of-cain-by-peter-vronsky/9780425276976/
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Aug 23 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: #6. Silverfox: A Serial Killer in the Gay Village, w/ Justin Ling (Dive Bar)

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In light of the recent arrest of Bruce “Silverfox” McArthur in connection with the five missing men from Toronto’s Gay Village, MWTC sat down with reporter Justin Ling to discuss this breaking news. 
 
Currently writing for The Globe and Mail, Justin has been researching and writing about this case for 5 years. He was also one of the top journalists in the Luka Magnotta case, and has written for Vice, BuzzFeed, The Walrus and more.
 
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Jan 22 2018

1hr 53mins

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Rank #11: #40. Four Nazis and a Child Killer w/ Carla Olson (Dive Bar)

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In 1946, four German prisoners of war were executed alongside Donald Sherman Staley - one of Canada's first known serial killers. Were the POWs right to be outraged over being scheduled to hang alongside a pedophilic child killer? Or were they simply deluded as to the harm their own actions had inflicted on the world? Recorded in April, Lee sat down with filmmaker Carla Olson to talk about her documentary, 'The Last Hangman', which focuses on this fascinating story. 
Carla Olson is a producer, writer and director. Her film ‘The Last Hangman’ is being released in fall 2018. Check out the movie trailer here: https://vimeo.com/277368160  
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Jul 26 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #12: #42. Psych-Out Part 1: ‘Personality Disorders & Psychosis’ w/ Dr. Oren Amitay (Dive Bar)

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Professor Dr. Oren Amitay, a specialist in human sexuality, and Lee talk psychology. Topics include psychopathy, narcissism, schizophrenia, delusion, pedophilia, epistemosis, and sex offenders in virtual reality.  
Oren is a registered clinical psychologist who teaches at Ryerson University. For more information, visit: http://docamitay.com.
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Aug 17 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #13: #61. Homicide Headlines 2018: Toronto the Bad, Part 1 w/ Nate Hendley (Dive Bar)

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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.

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Jan 11 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: #53. Paraphilia: Necrophilia II (Academy)

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Lee synthesizes the necrophilia-spectrum into an eight-category typology before testing your investigative abilities with a titillating true crime puzzle.
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Oct 18 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: #50. Trauma w/ Karen Wickiam (Dive Bar)

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Former trauma nurse Karen Wickiam opens up to Lee about the horrors and pressures of the emergency room, her life-changing experience treating victims of a grisly mass murder, and dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. Warning: we get into hippie-dippie territory at the end.
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Sep 21 2018

1hr 56mins

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Rank #16: #116. Homicide Headlines 2019, Part 1: The Land of Death and Honey (Dive Bar) w/ Nate Hendley, Robert Hoshowsky, Neil Gray, & Matthew Carver

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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.

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Jan 08 2020

1hr 22mins

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Rank #17: #74. Kurt Cobain (Blew Out His Brains): 25 Years Later w/ Det. Mike Ciesynski & Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

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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.

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Apr 05 2019

1hr 55mins

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Rank #18: #82. Dirty Dark Minds, Part 1: Abusing Delusion w/ Dr. Chris Kunkle (Dive Bar)

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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?

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Jun 11 2019

47mins

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Rank #19: #63. Homicide Headlines 2018: Serial Killers & Lust Murderers w/ Nate Hendley (Dive Bar)

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...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!

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Jan 22 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #20: #4. Homicide Headlines 2017 Part 2: 'What Happened in Vegas' w/ Paulie Whiskey (Dive Bar)

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In part two of our three-part 'Homicide Headlines 2017' series, Lee & Paulie Whiskey debunk the conspiracies surrounding the Las Vegas mass shooting, as well as discuss a live-streamed murder, hyperreality, the Texas church shooting and Islamarchy in the UK.
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Jan 12 2018

1hr 4mins

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