Rank #1: Mystery 14: Death on Two Wheels
This Friday we're talking about the cyclists who died under strange circumstances.
Ana begins with a brief explanation of road cycling to add context to the strange demise of Ottavio Bottecchia, a double Tour de France winner. The Italian cyclist was found dead at the roadside after heading out for a morning ride. Was it a competitor, the government or a farmer upset about his grapes?
Jonatan then shares the infamous Green Bicycle case involving 21-year-old Bella Wright who meets an unfortunate end during her cycle home. Witnesses report seeing a stranger on a green bicycle who's thought to be the last person to have seen her alive. Things get even stranger when the bike shows up dismantled and dumped in a canal 6 months later. Is the owner of the bicycle guilty or just worried of being falsely accused?
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CN: murder, speculation, conspiracies
May 18 2018
Rank #2: Mystery 10: Mystic Murders
We continue our week of supernatural true crime stories with the murder of an American mystic and a clairvoyant connection from England.
Jonatan's tale is of the 1929 St. Aubin Street Massacre. Was it someone who believed they'd been conned by Benny Evangelist, a follower who lost their faith or an opportunistic killing?
Ana tells the infamous story of the Red Barn murder. In 1826, 25-year-old Maria disappears and her step-mother dreams of a gruesome end which leads to a shocking discovery. Did Maria connect with her step-mother from beyond the grave?
And there's a short story about a ghostly car crash.
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CN: murder, decapitation, dismemberment, broken promises, paranormal
Apr 20 2018
Rank #3: 34: Work to Death | Mystery
To round off the working week we're looking at unsolved cases relating to mysterious office encounters.
First Jonatan has a brief but brutal mystery from England: when Ruth Penelope "Penny" Bell rushes off to a meeting there's no reason to think anything is amiss but when she's found brutally killed her activities in the lead up seem a little more suspicious. Did she know her killer?
Ana shares the strange fate of Susan “Su” Taraskiewicz , a Northwest Airlines employee, who experienced years of abuse at the hands of her colleagues. One September night she disappears in the middle of her shift and no one reports it. 30 hours later her body is found in her car. With many of her co-workers involved in fraud, was she killed to keep her quiet?
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CN: stabbing, sexual harassment, bullying, murder
Jun 30 2018
Rank #4: Mystery 9: Bonfires and Blossoms
Spring has arrived and with it comes long days, warm weather and more crimes.
Jonatan revisits the murder of Lilly Lindeström aka the Atlas Vampire Murder of Stockholm, Sweden. You may think you know this infamous case but with a native Swede we're able to dispell the myths and share some of the original reporting before sensationalism took over.
Ana retells the tale of Corryn Rayney, an Australian mother of two, who was found murdered and buried in a public park in Perth, Australia. For many, including the police, it seemed like there was an obvious culprit but the case remains unsolved.
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CN: murder, sex work, premature burial
Apr 14 2018
Rank #5: 33: Colleagues Who Kill
This week we talk about awful incidents in the workplace.
Jonatan covers the infamous Xerox killer in Honolulu, Hawaii who, after years of odd behaviour, goes on an office rampage killing with a 'to-do' list of co-workers.
Ana shares a case from London: Cathy Marlow heads to the office on a Saturday to catch up on work after returning from vacation. Just before leaving the office she runs into an ex-colleague who shouldn't be there. Things do not end well.
Later, we have English Mojitos (with elderflower, mint and lime) and talk about some stressful jobs.
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CN: murder, rampage killers, graphic descriptions, alcohol
Jun 26 2018
Rank #6: 10: Clairvoyant Connections
It's the beginning of a new week and we're heading down a different path in search of crimes solved by psychics.
Jonatan shares the story of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr, an 11-year-old who went missing in 2013. When police can't find clues, Pam Ragland, local psychic, volunteers to help. Does her vision add anything to the case? Ana talks about a case involving a tarot reading, a murdered medium and a tip that's not taken seriously enough. In the end this case really couldn't have been solved without this clairvoyant. Full disclosure: this episode taught us we are skeptics.
We round off the episode with a Mystic Ball cocktail- creamy and fruity with a tang.
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CN: murder, child murder, scepticism, alcohol
Apr 17 2018
Rank #7: Mystery 6: No Roads Lead Home
We've got that Friday feeling! In our latest Minisode Mystery we talk about hitch-hiking and Jonatan shares the murder of Lois Roberts. Was it a planned killing and was she the intended victim? Ana talks drink-driving and drinking culture, then introduces Brandon Swanson, a 19 year old who seemingly got lost on the way back from a graduation party.
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CN: missing person, murder, torture, driving under the influence
Mar 09 2018
Rank #8: Mystery 5: Late Check Out
It's Friday! We debate American English v. British English and Jonatan tells the tale of Blair Adams, a Canadian who was killed in Seattle. Ana talks about a mysterious death by sucide where the victim wished to remain anonymous and recalls a strange tale of her own.
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CN: murder, suicide, cancer, wine, unsolved cases, missing persons
Mar 02 2018
Rank #9: 6: Planes, Trains and Bloodstains
It's a new week and Ana and Jonatan have picked the same crime! In a last minute change, Ana talks about her first murder mystery experience and then tells the story of Otýlie Vranská who was found on trains (yes, plural) leaving Prague. Jonatan shares the tale of All Nippon Airways Flight 61 and what happened when Yuji Nishizawa decided to bring extra luggage. After all that chat Ana has a nap.
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As usual, you can send you comments and feedback to @crimebythebar on Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.orgCN: murder, dismemberment, hijacking, stabbing, alcohol
Mar 07 2018
Rank #10: 13: Crime and Technology
This week we're talking cryptocurrency and cyber crime.
Jonatan shares a story from Taiwan: when Tai (戴) brings his friend Hu (胡) along to sell some Bitcoin he expects to make a healthy profit. Instead he finds himself in a situation involving forced alcohol consumption, assault and theft.
Ana discusses a virus writer called 'Gigabyte' (aka Kimberley Vanvaeck) who was on a mission in the early 00s to bring down security expert Graham Cluley. Creating the first ever C# virus, Gigabyte decides to share her code on her website but finds herself in legal trouble.
This week we have a cocktail with byte that we've called Vodka.exe- vodka, apple, butterscotch... yes, it's delicious.
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CN: assault, theft, hacking, alcohol
May 08 2018
Rank #11: Mystery 8: A Night at the Opera
In this edition of minisode mysteries Ana shares the story of the disappearance of Ambrose Small. Ambrose disappeared from downtown Toronto, Canada the day after finalising a deal to sell much of his real estate. Jonatan tells the riveting tale of the 1987 Opera House heist. It begins with Mohan Singh bringing together a group of hopeful interviewees for what they believe to be a 'mock raid' but things begin to get very real.Don't forget to rate and review if you've enjoyed this episode and you can reach out with your theories on Twitter @crimebythebar or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 24 2018
Rank #12: 7: Crime on the Emerald Isle
Happy St Patrick's Week! We start as we mean to continue: with drinks!Jonatan covers the accidental death of Mary Whelan (née Gough) that begins to look a lot like murder when the most likely suspect goes on the run. Don't worry- a pub patron manages to save the day. Ana shares the story of why £10 bank notes were changed to green and the biggest bank robbery in Irish history: the Northern Bank heist. You can find the usual good stuff (like drinks, recipes and photos) on our website, www.crimebythebar.com. And tell us how you're planning on celebrating St Paddy's Day on Twitter @crimebythebar or by email email@example.com.Sláinte!CN: murder, paramilitaries, sectarianism, politics, alcohol, kidnapping
Mar 13 2018
Rank #13: Mystery 7: Away with the Fairies
It's the eve of St Patrick's Day! In the spirit of things, we've had many many drinks and we're sharing more Irish crimes. Ana talks about the 2010 kidnapping of 10-year-old Kelli, who was abducted from Phoenix Park, Dublin. The case remains unsolved: #justiceforkelli
Jonatan covers a tale of the Irish legend Manannán Mac Lir. Soon after his disappearance Limavady police asked the public to look out for "a well-known 6ft tall striking local male with an athletic build".
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Mar 16 2018
Rank #14: 31: Movie Night
This week we're talking about crime movies: those that were inspired by crimes or inspired their own crimes.
Ana tells the real life tale of Frank Abagnale Jr, a con artist and forger whose criminal career started at 15. Frank passed himself off as a teacher, pilot, doctor and lawyer all before he was 21. He later had his story retold in the 2002 Spielberg film 'Catch Me If You Can'.
Jonatan is talking about Anthony Curcio who was inspired by 'The Thomas Crown Affair' to commit a robbery with a slew of decoys. With pepper spray, a tear-off costume and getaway by water Anthony almost pulled off the perfect crime... but it wasn't meant to be.
We round off with a Banana Split cocktail. Stay to the end to hear what's involved in this one. You can always reach out on Twitter, @crimebythebar, or by email, email@example.com. As always, you can get bonus details on our website, www.crimebythebar.com or on our Patreon at www.patreon.com/crimebythebar
CN: mention of drug addiction, alcohol
Jun 19 2018
Rank #15: Mystery 13: Cyber Conspiracies
Happy Friday! We're here with creepy stories to round off your week.
Jonatan has a tale from China and talks about the estimated 65% of organ transplants that use nonconsensual harvesting from prisoners. Yes, this is a conspiracy theory, but there are a lot of connections that make it difficult to doubt this is happening at least to some extent.
Ana talks about Karl Koch, a German hacker who went missing during his lunch break and was later found in very mysterious circumstances: burned to death beside a dust covered car in what was recorded as a death by suicide. The facts don't add up so we break it down and briefly address the similarly strange demise of another German hacker who was known as Tron.
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CN: capital punishment, lethal injection, organ harvesting, hackers, KGB, mild references to drug use (cannabis and cocaine), addiction, death by suicide
May 11 2018