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Murder Was The Case

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Rank #180 in True Crime category

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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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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 ;)

iTunes Ratings

112 Ratings
Average Ratings
91
5
4
1
11

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

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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.

Rank #1: #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.

Oct 05 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #2: #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 7mins

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Rank #3: #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.

Jul 17 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: #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 4mins

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Rank #5: A Brief (But Necessary) Introduction to 'The Baltovich File'

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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.'

Jul 17 2019

8mins

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Rank #6: #106. The Lowdown Murders, Part 2: 1969-70 (Dive Bar) w/ Vanessa Brown

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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.

Oct 05 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #7: #41. The Boy on the Bicycle w/ Nate Hendley & Dr. Peter Vronsky (Dive Bar)

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To celebrate the launch of Nate Hendley's The Boy on the Bicycle, Lee, Nate Hendley, and Dr. Peter Vronsky convene to discuss a murderer all three authors have written about: Peter Woodcock - Canada's youngest serial killer.  
Nate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and reporter. Check out his book The Boy on the Bicycleon Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Boy-Bicycle-Forgotten-Wrongful-Conviction/dp/1988274516
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Aug 02 2018

2hr 5mins

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Rank #8: #52. Paraphilia: Necrophilia I (Academy)

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Lee explains the origins and misuse of the term 'necrophilia' and unpacks the necrophilic-spectrum which includes acts of mutilation, posing, cannibalism, and vampirism. Subjects include Sgt. Bertrand, Jeffrey Dahmer, Edmund Kemper III, Sean Gillis, Armin Meiwes, Doug Clark, Peter Kurten, and more!
Tickets on sale now for ‘True Murder Tales’ – a Halloween story-telling event featuring Lee, Peter Vronsky & Robert Hoshowsky https://truemurdertales.brownpapertickets.com 
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This episode is sponsored by Pablo the Chihuahua and the new book The Truth About Socialism for Smart Kids. It's a beautifully illustrated children's book inspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago and Stephen Hicks' Explaining Postmodernism. Buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Socialism-Smart-Kids/dp/1726443183 
Subscribe to us on iTunes & leave us a rating and review: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc
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Oct 04 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #9: #15. The Killing of a Shoeshine Boy Part 1: 'Tragedy on Yonge Street' w/ Robert Hoshowsky (Dive Bar)

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On July 28, 1977, 12-year-old shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques was lured into a filthy apartment above a massage parlour where he was gang-raped, tortured, and murdered.  Forty years later, author Robert J. Hoshowsky joins Lee in the ‘Dive Bar’ to discuss this crime which shook Toronto to its core.
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Robert J. Hoshowsky is an investigative journalist who has explored the world of cults, bikers, cops, killers, and thieves. A former researcher-reporter at Maclean's, Robert has had work appear in more than one hundred magazines and newspapers worldwide. His highly acclaimed book, The Last to Die, was shortlisted for the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award.
For more information on Robert Hoshowsky visit: http://www.crimewriterscanada.com/hoshowsky-robert-j
Robert's Books:
The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada available on Amazon
Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases available on Amazon
OUTRAGED: The Murder of Shoeshine Boy, Emanuel Jaques available on Amazon
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Feb 28 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #10: #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 3mins

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Rank #11: #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.

Jan 11 2019

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Rank #12: #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.

May 07 2019

42mins

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Rank #13: #29. Serial Killer Geek-Out Part 1: ‘Development & Fantasy’ w/ Sasha Reid (Dive Bar)

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Lee and Sasha Reid, two doctoral candidates specializing in serial killers, look at the similarities in their findings regarding stunted social development and the role of fantasy in the making of a multiple murderer.
Sasha Reid is a University of Toronto development criminologist who studies the history, classification, development and prevention of sexual motivated serial homicide.
For more info: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sasha_Reid
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May 31 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #14: #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?

Jun 11 2019

46mins

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Rank #15: #19. Sign of the Crimes w/ Dr. Marcel Danesi (Dive Bar)

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Dr. Marcel Danesi, internationally renowned scholar and pioneer of forensic semiotics, sits down with Lee to discuss this emerging discipline. Somewhere along the way the conversation is hijacked by a bottle of Cognac…
Dr. Marcel Danesi is a professor at the University of Toronto. He is known for his work in semiotics and youth culture and has published work on the meanings of popular culture and how they inform social evolution. He has also written textbooks introducing linguistics and semiotics and has published a series of books on advertising as a sign system.
For more information on Marcel, visit: http://anthropology.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/marcel-danesi/
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Mar 30 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #16: #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 52mins

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Rank #17: #59. Beatles Bloodbath w/Alan Cross (Dive Bar)

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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 
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Dec 08 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #18: #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.

Feb 10 2019

30mins

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Rank #19: #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.

Apr 05 2019

1hr 53mins

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Rank #20: #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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This episode is sponsored by Pablo the Chihuahua and the new book The Truth About Socialism for Smart Kids. It's a beautifully illustrated children's book inspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago and Stephen Hicks' Explaining Postmodernism. Buy it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Socialism-Smart-Kids/dp/1726443183 
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Sep 14 2018

1hr 40mins

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