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Crime by the Bar

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Welcome to Crime by the Bar where friends Ana and Jonatan discuss tales of true crime with a glass of wine (or two). New episodes area released every Tuesday and Friday. Every Tuesday the full episode is released covering two stories and ending with their ‘Drink of the Week’. Every Friday a Mystery episode is dropped with at least two cases and a focus on cold cases, unsolved crimes or suspicious convictions.

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Welcome to Crime by the Bar where friends Ana and Jonatan discuss tales of true crime with a glass of wine (or two). New episodes area released every Tuesday and Friday. Every Tuesday the full episode is released covering two stories and ending with their ‘Drink of the Week’. Every Friday a Mystery episode is dropped with at least two cases and a focus on cold cases, unsolved crimes or suspicious convictions.

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Breath of fresh air!

By LamzyLyn - Jan 30 2019
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The dynamic between the two podcasters is so fun and relaxed and they discuss interesting cases without all the gore of some other podcasts. I wish more podcasters were this polished and enjoyable to listen to!

I love this podcast!

By Nicki T @ Strictly Homicide - May 13 2018
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I recently found this podcast and It is easily one of my new faves!! They do their research very wellI and the delivery and quality is great! LOVE this podcast!!!! I really look forward to a new episode!! Keep up the great work!! Nicki T Strictly Homicide Podcast

iTunes Ratings

13 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
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2
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0

Breath of fresh air!

By LamzyLyn - Jan 30 2019
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The dynamic between the two podcasters is so fun and relaxed and they discuss interesting cases without all the gore of some other podcasts. I wish more podcasters were this polished and enjoyable to listen to!

I love this podcast!

By Nicki T @ Strictly Homicide - May 13 2018
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I recently found this podcast and It is easily one of my new faves!! They do their research very wellI and the delivery and quality is great! LOVE this podcast!!!! I really look forward to a new episode!! Keep up the great work!! Nicki T Strictly Homicide Podcast
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Crime by the Bar

Updated 7 days ago

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Welcome to Crime by the Bar where friends Ana and Jonatan discuss tales of true crime with a glass of wine (or two). New episodes area released every Tuesday and Friday. Every Tuesday the full episode is released covering two stories and ending with their ‘Drink of the Week’. Every Friday a Mystery episode is dropped with at least two cases and a focus on cold cases, unsolved crimes or suspicious convictions.

Rank #1: 33: Colleagues Who Kill

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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.

As usual you can reach us on Twitter @crimebythebar or by email crimebythebar@gmail.com.

CN: murder, rampage killers, graphic descriptions, alcohol

Jun 26 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #2: Mystery 15: A Family Tragedy

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We're back! Today we're looking at cases of familicide.

First, Ana tells the story of the Setagaya family murder. When a skate park expansion near the Miyazawa's home causes neighbours to move out, they decide it's time to follow suit. But just a few months before they're due to move an intruder kills this family of four. But with evidence everywhere, why hasn't the culprit been found?

Later Jonatan tells the tale of Marie-Josée Benitez and her daughter. When they go missing the police are wondering if her husband Francisco is responsible but before they can find anything connecting him, another tragedy strikes.

CN: blood, familicide, home invasion, stabbing, missing persons, suicide

Jun 01 2018
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #3: 32: Movie Murder Mysteries

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We continue movie week with more crimes that inspired films. First Jonatan, our native Nordic, takes us to Finland to tell us about the Lake Bodom murders in Espoo. This one has all the making of a horror story but is very real. Four teenagers go camping together and are attacked by a mystery man. Was it an angry local, a suspicious foreigner or the sole survivor who killed the others?

Ana then tells the story of the Frog Boys, one of the most terrifying true crime tales to ever come out of South Korea. On a Tuesday in early Spring, a group of five boys decide to go into the mountains in search of frogs and never return. After 10 years, many false accusations and the suggestion that they probably just ran away their bodies are found in an area searched many times before. Police still say there was no crime but gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma tell a different story.

As usual you can send us your thoughts and requests by email, crimebythebar@gmail.com or on Twitter, @crimebythebar. You can find us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/crimebythebar

CN: descriptions of gore, blood spatter, bludgeoning, shooting, child murder, murder generally, death by suicide

Jun 22 2018
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #4: 34: Work to Death | Mystery

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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?

As always you can reach us by email, crimebythebar@gmail.com or on Twitter, @crimebythebar.

CN: stabbing, sexual harassment, bullying, murder

Jun 30 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #5: 31: Movie Night

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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, crimebythebar@gmail.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
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #6: 35: If I Can't Have Them, No One Can...

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It's a travel edition! This time we talk about people who just can't let go.

Ana talks about married couple Xiaoye “Alex” Wang and Tianle "Heidi" Li. With divorce looming, the situation takes a strange turn and it seems like it may be 'until death do us part' after all. Jonatan shares the story of an art heist in Rotterdam involving Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, Monet, Meijer de Haan and Freud. It may not be murder, but the tale ends in tragedy.

Our drink of the week is a simple classic: tequila, lime and salt. It turns out to have been a bad choice for a Tuesday.

Don't forget to reach out to us on Twitter, @crimebythebar, or share you suggestions and stories by email, crimebythebar@gmail.com.

CN: poisoning, murder, destruction of art

Jul 03 2018
55 mins
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Rank #7: 37: Insured in Life and Death

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This week we’re looking at suspiciously timed insurance claims. Jonatan starts with Michael 'Mullet Mick' Martin, an Australian man who was brutally stabbed in his home one night while his son was visiting. Fortunately (or strangely) his 28-year-old son escapes with only superficial injuries. You can see where this is going…

Then Ana talks about Derek Nicholson who goes missing during a beach outing with his pregnant partner Nikole Nagle. A week later, the insurance company won’t pay out and Derek shows up with amnesia. When police start investigating it looks like a clear setup.

Finally we round off with an ‘Anti-Freeze Slushie’ cocktail (with blueberry and marshino liqueur) and discuss some of our favourite insurance related crimes including Michael ‘Iron Mike’ Malloy and a teacher who has her students help her to commit insurance fraud in exchange for higher grades.

Did you enjoy today’s episode? Reach out on Twitter, https://twitter.com/crimebythebar or by email, crimebythebar@gmail.com. You can get extras from the show at www.crimebythebar.com or support us at https://www.patreon.com/crimebythebar.

CN: stabbing, murder, poisoning, beating, alcohol

Jul 11 2018
1 hour
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Rank #8: 36: Bad Feelings | Mystery

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This Friday we have stories that leave us with many questions including: could we have seen this coming?

First, Ana tells the tale of Dublin teenager, Raonaid Murray, who was stabbed to death on her walk home. She was found by her sister not far from her front door. What happened? We put together the pieces but almost 20 years later, there are still no clear answers.

Then, Jonatan shares the bizarre end to Günther Stoll. The unemployed food technician had become increasingly paranoid over the preceding years, convinced ‘they’ were out to get him. One night he made a mysterious breakthrough but then claims something terrible will happen… only to befall a very strange fate hours later. Was this coincidence? Or were ‘they’ watching all along?

Tell us your theories! Reach out on Twitter, @crimebythebar, or by email crimebythebar@gmail.com.

CN: stabbing, car crash, murder, botched investigations, paranoia

Jul 06 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #9: Mystery 14: Death on Two Wheels

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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?

Send us your theories for this week's mysteries to crimebythebar@gmail.com or on Twitter, @crimebythebar.

CN: murder, speculation, conspiracies

May 18 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #10: Mystery 12: Going Coastal

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This week we're sharing seaside stories.

Jonatan shares the tale of 22-year-old Jessie Earl who disappeared from her flat with no signs of a struggle or planning. Her remains were found almost nine years later by the nearby cliffs. Was a Scottish serial killer responsible or is her killer still on the loose?

Ana talks about the Peter Bergmann case involving an unknown man found on a beach in Ireland in mysterious circumstances. For obvious reasons it's often compared to the Tamam Shud case (aka the Somerton Man) but is the answer right in front of us?

We'd love to know your theories on our latest mysteries. Reach out on Twitter, @crimebythebar or by email, crimebythebar@gmail.com. We'll read our favorite ones on during the next mystery episode.

CN: murder, disappearances, unknown persons

May 04 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #11: 3: Love, Marriage, Murder

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It's an extra special (and extra long) Valentine's Day episode and we're on theme! Jonatan tells the tale of the Russian family known as the Gang of Amazons and Ana discusses Barbara Kendhammer's murder. Later they enjoy a delicious purple cocktail.

As usual you send questions, suggestions and corrections by emailing us at crimebythebar@gmail.com or reaching out on twitter @crimebythebar. You can find our latest cocktail recipe and extras from the show at www.crimebythebar.com

CN: Murder, stabbing, eye gouging, child killers, domestic violence, alcohol

Feb 14 2018
1 hour 58 mins
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Rank #12: Mystery 2: The Kids Aren't Alright

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In the latest minisode mystery, Jonatan covers the 1979 (possible) revenge killings of four members of the Tan family in Geylang Bahru, Singapore. Later Ana covers the 1988 abduction of Michaela Joy Garecht.

Remember you can follow us on twitter @crimebythebar, send your mysteries and comments to crimebythebar@gmail.com and visit our site www.crimebythebar.com for extras from the show. CN: Murder, children, missing persons

Feb 10 2018
45 mins
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Rank #13: 2: New Tales & Foreign Spirits

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This week Ana is covering the Van Breda Murders in South Africa, Jonatan discusses the 2016 (not 2017) killing of Koen Everink and the duo present a foreign take on Dutch culture. Stay to the end for a fiery cocktail and an update on Episode 1- yes, we have new information on a cold case!

If you have updates, corrections or insider information you can email us at crimebythebar@gmail.com or reach out on twitter @crimebythebar. You can find our latest cocktail recipe and extras from the show at www.crimebythebar.com

CN: Murder, familicide, axe attack, stabbing, alcohol

Feb 07 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #14: Mystery 1: Antiques Roadshow

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For our first edition of Minisode Mysteries, Jonatan talks about the mystifying murder of Margareta af Forselles in what became known as 'Koffertmordet i Göteborg' or the Trunk Murder of Gothenburg (Sweden). Later, Ana tells the story of the curious disappearance of Trevaline Evans who failed to return to her antique's shop on a busy Saturday afternoon. Plus a bonus Welsh lesson! (For any listeners in Wales, please send us pronunciation corrections and rarebit recipes).
Remember you can follow us on twitter @crimebythebar, send your mysteries and comments to crimebythebar@gmail.com and visit our site www.crimebythebar.com for extras from the show. CN: Murder, dismemberment, missing persons, wine
Feb 06 2018
43 mins
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Rank #15: 1: Vintage Crime & Lethal Cocktails

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In their first ever episode Ana has a sore throat and Jonatan has mic problems. Over several glasses of wine, they discuss an unsolved (Northern) Irish murder, a Japanese robbery and the airport equivalent of 'Storage Wars'. Stay to the end for the 'Drink of the Week'- it's strong, sour and full of gin.Send your crimes and comments to crimebythebar@gmail.com and visit our site www.crimebythebar.com for extras from the show. 

CN: Murder, stabbing, bomb threats, alcohol

Feb 02 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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