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Murder Was The Case

By Lee Mellor
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#181. Ripper Up North, Part 3: Yours, Jack the Ripper (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes

Murder Was The Case

#181. Ripper Up North, Part 3: Yours, Jack the Ripper (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes

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#232. Juror #3, Part 2: Trial By Fire (Dive Bar) w/ Mark Farrant
Part 2. When Mark Farrant was called up for jury duty he warned his boss he had bad luck. This would prove to be a hell of an understatement...
36:41
October 21, 2021
#231. Juror #3, Part 1: Bad Luck (Dive Bar) w/ Mark Farrant
Part 1. When Mark Farrant was called up for jury duty he warned his boss he had bad luck. This would prove to be a hell of an understatement...
44:56
October 21, 2021
#230. MWTC: After the Plague (Update)
Doc Lee gives his first length public update since the fall of 2019 and discusses the trajectory of the show.
45:60
October 16, 2021
#229. Did They Find the Zodiac? (Dive Bar) w/ Mike Morford & Dr. David Keatley
Did they find the Zodiac? Mike Morford and Dr. David Keatley spill da T.
01:24:39
October 8, 2021
#228. Netflix and Kill II: The Keepers (Academy)
Lee weighs in on the 2017 Netflix series 'The Keepers'.
39:13
September 18, 2021
#227. Crudely Reassembled, Part 2: Eviscerated, Decapitated, Emasculated (Dive Bar) w/ Dan Zupansky
Part 2 of 2. True crime radio OG Dan Zupansky and Lee discuss one of the most horrific sex murders in Canadian history. What happened when Dan befriended the perpetrator?
48:21
September 13, 2021
#226. Crudely Reassembled, Part 1: Murder Horror Spectacle w/ Dan Zupansky
Part 1 of 2. True crime radio OG Dan Zupansky and Lee discuss one of the most horrific sex murders in Canadian history. What happened when Dan befriended the perpetrator?
39:23
September 13, 2021
#225. Netflix and Kill: Unsolved Mysteries I (Academy)
Lee looks at the cases of Rey Rivera and Jack Wheeler from the Unsolved Mysteries episodes "Mystery on the Rooftop" and "Washington Insider Murder".
44:26
September 5, 2021
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00:48
August 14, 2021
224. Norwegian Blood, Part 6: Bad Penny (Dive Bar) w/ Alex Ralph
Part 6 of 6. On the tenth anniversary of the 77 murders committed in Oslo and Utoya, Doc Lee and research assistant Alex Ralph analyze the psychosocial development, behaviour, and impact of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik through the lens of expressive/transformative theory.
44:50
August 2, 2021
223. Norwegian Blood, Part 5: 2083 in 2011 (Dive Bar) w/ Alex Ralph
Part 5 of 6. On the tenth anniversary of the 77 murders committed in Oslo and Utoya, Doc Lee and research assistant Alex Ralph analyze the psychosocial development, behaviour, and impact of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik through the lens of expressive/transformative theory.
40:15
August 2, 2021
#222. Norwegian Blood, Part 4: Lemon - 2 Much 4 the Most Xtreme (Dive Bar) w/ Alex Ralph
Part 4 of 6. On the tenth anniversary of the 77 murders committed in Oslo and Utoya, Doc Lee and research assistant Alex Ralph analyze the psychosocial development, behaviour, and impact of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik through the lens of expressive/transformative theory.
51:51
August 2, 2021
#221. Norwegian Blood, Part 3: Desperately Seeking Self (Dive Bar) w/ Alex Ralph
Part 3 of 6. On the tenth anniversary of the 77 murders committed in Oslo and Utoya, Doc Lee and research assistant Alex Ralph analyze the psychosocial development, behaviour, and impact of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik through the lens of expressive/transformative theory.
42:11
July 22, 2021
#220. Norwegian Blood, Part 2: Jante Lovin' (Dive Bar) w/ Alex Ralph
Part 2 of 6. On the tenth anniversary of the 77 murders committed in Oslo and Utoya, Doc Lee and research assistant Alex Ralph analyze the psychosocial development, behaviour, and impact of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik through the lens of expressive/transformative theory.
33:01
July 22, 2021
#219. Norwegian Blood, Part 1: Meccano Boy *Te2ns* (Dive Bar) w/ Alex Ralph
Part 1 of 6. On the tenth anniversary of the 77 murders committed in Oslo and Utoya, Doc Lee and research assistant Alex Ralph analyze the psychosocial development, behaviour, and impact of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik through the lens of expressive/transformative theory.
45:33
July 22, 2021
#218. Ghosts of Atlanta, Part 6: Last Words (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Liebert
Part 6 of 6. Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who consulted on the Bundy killings, joins Lee to talk about his insights during his time working the so-called 'Atlanta Child Murders' and to review the cases.
25:26
July 9, 2021
#217. Ghosts of Atlanta, Part 5: Why Wayne Williams (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Liebert
Part 5 of 6. Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who consulted on the Bundy killings, joins Lee to talk about his insights during his time working the so-called 'Atlanta Child Murders' and to review the cases.
28:41
July 9, 2021
#216. Ghosts of Atlanta, Part 4: 1981 (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Liebert
Part 4 of 6. Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who consulted on the Bundy killings, joins Lee to talk about his insights during his time working the so-called 'Atlanta Child Murders' and to review the cases.
37:39
July 1, 2021
#215. Ghosts of Atlanta, Part 3: Summer of Death and Beyond... (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Liebert
Part 3 of 6. Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who consulted on the Bundy killings, joins Lee to talk about his insights during his time working the so-called 'Atlanta Child Murders' and to review the cases.
49:44
July 1, 2021
#214. Ghosts of Atlanta, Part 2: First 9 Kids (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Liebert
Part 2 of 6. Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who consulted on the Bundy killings, joins Lee to talk about his insights during his time working the so-called 'Atlanta Child Murders' and to review the cases.  This series marks the 40th anniversary of the arrest of Wayne Bertrand Williams.
42:44
June 21, 2021
#213. Ghosts of Atlanta, Part 1: Southern Zeitgeist (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Liebert
Part 1 of 6. Dr. John Liebert, a psychiatrist who consulted on the Bundy killings, joins Lee to talk about his insights working the so-called 'Atlanta Child Murders' and to review the cases.  This series marks the 40th anniversary of the arrest of Wayne Bertrand Williams.
44:54
June 21, 2021
#212. Scars & Tattoos, Part 3: Final Perspective (Dive Bar) w/ Chris Duett
Part 3 of 3. 'Criminal Perspective' host Chris Duett discloses the mysteries of his violent past, and examines how he reached that point and got out before it was too late...
42:54
June 9, 2021
#211. Scars & Tattoos, Part 2: Worse (Dive Bar) w/ Chris Duett
Part 2 of 3. 'Criminal Perspective' host Chris Duett discloses the mysteries of his violent past, and examines how he reached that point and got out before it was too late...
47:47
June 9, 2021
#210. Scars & Tattoos, Part 1: Straight Edge Raiser (Dive Bar) w/ Chris Duett
Part 1 of 3. 'Criminal Perspective' host Chris Duett discloses the mysteries of his violent past, and examines how he reached that point and got out before it was too late...
48:30
June 9, 2021
#209. Being and Wickedness, Part 3: Gettin' It Twisted (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Katherine Ramsland
Part 3 of 3. Docs Lee and Ramsland open up the conversation and blow through Ian Brady, Gerard Schaefer, Ted Bundy, HH Holmes, Israel Keyes, Samuel Little, and Takahiro Shiraishi. They finish on the differences between criminology and psychology and the art of writing true crime and fiction.
41:10
May 26, 2021
#208. Being and Wickedness, Part 2: Bound to Kill (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Katherine Ramsland
Part 2. Dr. Ramsland reflects on her extensive correspondence and collaboration with BTK culminating in her book "Confession of a Serial Killer".
36:50
May 26, 2021
#207. Being and Wickedness, Part 1: Zen and the Michigan Motorcycle Murders (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Katherine Ramsland
Part 1 of 3. Dr. Katherine Ramsland talks about her journey by motorcycle from Michigan into a lifelong academic fascination with deviant minds. When Lee notes that she could have been a potential victim of serial killer John Norman Collins, Katherine's answer is delightfully surprising.
35:53
May 26, 2021
#206. Cobwebbed Crimes, Part 3: Exploding Schoolhouse Poison Blues (Dive Bar) w/ Harold Schechter
Part 3 of 3. After a fascinating foray into the Bath School Disaster, Lee and Harold return to the topic of female serial murder and sexual sadist 'Jolly' Jane Toppan.
22:46
May 13, 2021
#205. Cobwebbed Crimes, Part 2: Hell's Belle (Dive Bar) w/ Harold Schechter
Part 2 of 3. Harold digs up the skeleton of the Belle Gunness case, unveils the mystery surrounding it, and broaches the topic of female serial killing. Cameos by Bela Kiss and Son of Sam.
22:41
May 13, 2021
#204. Cobwebbed Crimes, Part 1: Yellow Press Bogeymen (Dive Bar) w/ Harold Schechter
Part 1 of 3. Award-winning true crime author Harold Schechter joins Lee in the dive bar to look at how myths, murders, monsters and media intersect in the cases of HH Holmes, Ed Gein, Jack the Ripper, and more.
29:26
May 13, 2021
#203. Why Not Me?, Part 3: Waking from the Nightmare (Dive Bar) w/ Sean Cribbin & Steve Sauder
Part 3 of 3. Sean Cribbin, a survivor of serial killer Bruce McArthur, and his partner Steve Sauder talk about their award-winning documentary 'Was I Next?' and divulge their trials and traumas before, during, and after the attack. wasinext.com  May 25, 2021 at 9 pm EST online screening MentalHealthyFit.org
36:16
May 10, 2021
#202. Why Not Me?, Part 2: The Room on the 19th Floor (Dive Bar) w/ Sean Cribbin & Steve Sauder
Part 2 of 3. Sean Cribbin, a survivor of serial killer Bruce McArthur, and his partner Steve Sauder talk about their award-winning documentary 'Was I Next?' and divulge their trials and traumas before, during, and after the attack. wasinext.com May 25, 2021 at 9 pm EST online screening MentalHealthyFit.org
37:21
May 10, 2021
#201. Why Not Me?, Part 1: Smoke & Leather (Dive Bar) w/ Sean Cribbin & Steve Sauder
Part 1 of 3. Sean Cribbin, a survivor of serial killer Bruce McArthur, and his partner Steve Sauder talk about their award-winning documentary 'Was I Next?' and divulge their trials and traumas before, during, and after the attack. wasinext.com May 25, 2021 at 9 pm EST online screening MentalHealthyFit.org
43:59
May 10, 2021
#200. Under the Hood I: 'Mason' (Dive Bar) w/ Mike Morford
To mark our 200th episode, true crime podcast mogul and zodiackillersite.com owner Mike 'Morf' Morford compares his favourite Zodiac suspect 'Mason' to Lee's profile. HOW and WHERE do they match? This episode is the first in a new MWTC staple - 'Under the Hood' - in which we continually search for the Zodiac killer!
01:21:59
April 27, 2021
#199. Zodiac (Profile) feat. Douglas MacGregor
My profile of the Zodiac Killer.  If you have any questions feel free to ask me them on the MWTC GetVokl video livestream every Thursday night at 9:30 pm ET on https://getvokl.com/channel/lee-mellor For ad free and bonus content become a patron of MWTC at patreon.com/murderwasthecase
44:44
April 21, 2021
#198. In Control of All Things (Mugshots)
Having covered the canonical five Zodiac killings, this final chapter in the mugshots series looks at three additional crimes connected to the Bay-Area murderer: the slayings of Cheri Jo Bates and Sgt. Brian McDonnell, and the abduction of Kathleen Johns. And then there's the OTHER letters...
48:45
April 14, 2021
#197. If Anyone Did That to MY Kid, Part 5: So what DO we do about THEM? (Dive Bar) w/ Jody Plauché & Chris Duett
Part 5. After experiencing sexual abuse and abduction at the hands of Jeff Doucet who was famously killed by his father, Jody Plauché has devoted much of his life to preventing further predation by educating people on the realities of pedophilia, hebephilia, and child molestation. Having told his story, he continues to do so here with Lee and Chris Duett. Link to the Murder Was the Case Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MWTCPod/
48:39
March 27, 2021
#196. If Anyone Did That to MY Kid, Part 4: Pedophilia, Child Molestation, Hebephilia (Dive Bar) w/ Jody Plauché & Chris Duett
Part 4. After experiencing sexual abuse and abduction at the hands of Jeff Doucet who was famously killed by his father, Jody Plauché has devoted much of his life to preventing further predation by educating people on the realities of pedophilia, hebephilia, and child molestation. Having told his story, he continues to do so here with Lee and Chris Duett. Link to the Murder Was the Case Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MWTCPod/
49:47
March 27, 2021
#195. If Anyone Did That to MY Kid, Part 3: Life After Jeff (Dive Bar) w/ Jody Plauché & Chris Duett
Part 3. Thirty-seven years ago, a young boy named Jody Plauché was groomed, sexually abused, and ultimately abducted by his karate teacher Jeff Doucet. However, unlike most parents, who only give lip service to the notion of killing anyone who hurts their children, Gary Plauché followed through. Good. Justice. It's that simple, right? Well, let's here Jody's side of the story.... Link to a video featuring the shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PUE8fYxjq8
48:52
March 18, 2021
#194. If Anyone Did That to MY Kid, Part 2: 38 (Dive Bar) w/ Jody Plauché & Chris Duett
Part 2. Thirty-seven years ago, a young boy named Jody Plauché was groomed, sexually abused, and ultimately abducted by his karate teacher Jeff Doucet. However, unlike most parents, who only give lip service to the notion of killing anyone who hurts their children, Gary Plauché followed through. Good. Justice. It's that simple, right? Well, let's here Jody's side of the story.... Link to a video featuring the shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PUE8fYxjq8
21:52
March 17, 2021
#193. If Anyone Did That to MY Kid, Part 1: Pavlov's Dog Goes to Disneyland (Dive Bar) w/ Jody Plauché & Chris Duett
Part 1. Thirty-seven years ago, a young boy named Jody Plauché was groomed, sexually abused, and ultimately abducted by his karate teacher Jeff Doucet. However, unlike most parents, who only give lip service to the notion of killing anyone who hurt their children, Gary Plauché followed through. Good. Justice. It's that simple, right? Well, let's here Jody's side of the story.... Link to a video featuring the shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PUE8fYxjq8
46:59
March 17, 2021
#192. Pizzagate ('Conspiracies Uncovered' Bonus Chapter)
Lee reads a chapter originally written for his new book 'Conspiracies Uncovered' which tracks the genesis and development of the 'Pizzagate' conspiracy theory from its beginnings in DNC emails released by Wikileaks and the sexual transgressions of Anthony Weiner and Jeffrey Epstein to the misguided child rescue mission of armed vigilante Edgar Maddison Welch. Check out Marina Abramovic's 'Spirit Cooking' video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EsJLNGVJ7E Trust me, it's worth it :) 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
39:32
February 22, 2021
#191. Hardwired, Part 2: The Myth of the Compulsive Killer? (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Frederick Toates
Part 2 of 2. Lee and Dr. Frederick Toates examine cases of serial murder to see if the notion of a wholly compulsive killer is actually possible or purely a myth.
56:48
February 14, 2021
#190. Hardwired, Part 1: Addiction vs. Compulsion (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Frederick Toates
Part 1 of 2. To help lonely Lee celebrate Valentine's Day in lockdown, Dr. Frederick Toates - an Emeritus Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University and author of How Sexual Desire Works: The Enigmatic Urge, enters the dive bar to talk about being addicted to love *wink wink*.... or is it a compulsion?
41:46
February 14, 2021
#189. Ripper Up North, Part 6: Ripper gets Ripped (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
Part 6 of 6. Once he is taken into custody, what ultimately becomes of Peter Sutcliffe, his wife Sonia, and the mysterious hoaxer who posted the 'Jack the Ripper' letters? 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
34:41
February 5, 2021
#188. Ripper Up North, Part 5: Peter Sutcliffe (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
Part 5 of 6. Having unveiled the identity of The Yorkshire Ripper, Lee and David look at Peter Sutcliffe's childhood, development, and psychology, and his suspicious marriage to the enigmatic Sonia.  40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
34:13
February 5, 2021
#187. Ripper Up North, Part 4: The Hammer Man (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
Part 4 of 6. Years after the first murder, The Yorkshire Ripper continues to murder and mutilate women across northern England seemingly with impunity. Meanwhile, the task force continue to waste their time on the Wearside Jack letters and audio tape while ignoring a mountain of evidence sitting right in front of their eyes. 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
39:50
February 5, 2021
#186. Homicide Headlines 2020, Part 5: Gabriel, Angel of Death (Dive Bar) w/ Robert Hoshowsky
In the final part of Homicide Headlines 2020, Lee and Robert look at the worst gun massacre in Canadian history perpetrated by denturist Gabriel Wortman in April. 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
49:59
February 4, 2021
#185. Homicide Headlines 2020, Part 4: Men's Folly, Mens Rea (Dive Bar) w/ Robert Hoshowsky
The trial of Toronto's killer incel, Alek Minassian, leads Lee and Robert into some controversial terrain involving autism and criminal culpability, the developmental roots of violent incel ideology, and the state of masculinity in 2020. 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
35:49
January 27, 2021
#184. Homicide Headlines 2020, Part 3: Shooters & Bombers (Dive Bar) w/ Robert Hoshowsky
Lee and Robert look at trends in gun crime in Toronto, mass shootings in the United States, and a strange explosion in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
41:37
January 27, 2021
#183. Homicide Headlines 2020, Part 2: Horror in the Homeland (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Peter Vronsky & Robert Hoshowsky
Part 2 recounts the serial murder news in 2020, covering the arrests of alleged 'Volga Maniac' Radik Tagirov in Russia and English angel of death Lucy Letby. The crew also touch upon the demise of Samuel Little, release of Cathy Wood, developments in the Madeline McCann and Christine Jessop cases, and five suspicious 20th century 'murder-suicides' in Chester that police are currently being re-examined... 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
47:36
January 21, 2021
#182. Homicide Headlines 2020, Part 1: A Flaming Comet of Serial Killing (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Peter Vronsky & Robert Hoshowsky
In part 1 of Homicide Headlines 2020, Dr. Peter Vronsky divulges some amazing breakthroughs in his investigation into the unknown victims of 'Golden Age' serial killer Richard Cottingham in the months before COVID-19. 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
52:08
January 21, 2021
#181. Ripper Up North, Part 3: Yours, Jack the Ripper (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
Part 3. As more women are wounded and slain at the hands of the Yorkshire Ripper from 1977-79, letters and an audio tape purporting to be from the killer arrive at police headquarters. 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
40:19
January 7, 2021
#180. Ripper Up North, Part 2: From Red Light to High Street (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
Part 2. Increasingly violent, the Yorkshire Ripper goes on to claim additional lives in Leeds, Bradford, and Manchester but leaves behind a vital clue... 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
37:03
January 4, 2021
#179. Ripper Up North, Part 1: The Game (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
Part 1 of 6. On the 40th anniversary of the arrest of the Yorkshire Ripper, Lee and British psychologist Dr. David Holmes go through six years of murder and savage attacks to peep into the psyche of a killer and the dystopia of violence and alcoholism that was northern England in the 1970s. 40% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
45:11
January 3, 2021
#178. The Bloody Awards 2020
In the third annual Bloody Awards we take a look back at the most memorable moments and guests from Murder Was The Case in 2020. Featuring guest presenters Suzanna Ryan, Nate Hendley, Robert Baltovich, Sasha Reid, Ariel Cooksey, and more!
01:43:41
January 2, 2021
#177. Nominations: 2020 Bloody Awards
Nominations for the upcoming 2020 Bloody Awards! Patrons: go to patreon.com/murderwasthecase to cast your vote.   40% off CBD products and free shipping at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
51:58
December 19, 2020
#176. Expressive/Transformative Violence I: Victim-as-Soapbox (Academy)
Lee lays out the bare bones of the expressive/transformative process of violence in which offenders make homicidal communications through letters, phone calls, digital media etc., providing a brief overview of their psychological motivations and connection to identity. 40% off CBD products and free shipping at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
55:18
December 17, 2020
#175. Rabbit Hole, Part 5: Dr. Guidini's Prescription (Dive Bar) w/ The Gray Brothers
Final part in the series. In 1969, the Robison family was massacred under mysterious circumstances in Good Hart, Michigan. In the wake of the killings, a strange figure calling himself "Zodius" emerged.  Lee and the Gray Brothers recount this tragedy and ponder what the ingredients are necessary to create a truly enduring rabbit hole murder case.
44:50
November 24, 2020
#174. Rabbit Hole, Part 4: Zodiac Comes to Napa and Frisco (Dive Bar) w/ The Gray Brothers
Part 4. Lee and The Grays consider Joseph James DeAngelo, Edward Wayne Edwards, and other suspects in the Zodiac case before moving on to his fall '69 murders at Lake Berryessa and in San Francisco. Along the way they reveal many important discoveries and theories. 20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
45:17
November 20, 2020
#173. Rabbit Hole, Part 3: Zodiac in Solano (Dive Bar) w/ The Gray Brothers
Part 3. Lee and filmmakers The Gray Brothers continue down the rabbit hole to riff on their mutual obsession: the Zodiac case, and all the wild theories and suspects in its orbit. This episode focuses on Adam's favourite suspect and the murders at Lake Herman Road and Blue Rock Springs in Solano County. 20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
38:22
November 20, 2020
#172. The Death Machine (Mugshots)
This second part of the Zodiac mugshots series looks at the Lake Berryessa attack, the murder of San Francisco cabbie Paul Lee Stine, and the Zodiac's threat to kill a school bus full of "kiddies". 20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
46:26
November 16, 2020
#171. Rabbit Hole, Part 2: Son of Sam and Friends (Dive Bar) w/ The Gray Brothers
Part 2. As Halloween approaches, Lee goes down the rabbit hole with filmmakers Adam & Drew Gray to explore prominent and far-out serial killer conspiracy theories. From government mind control being used to create a society of serial killers to Satanic psy-ops and The Process Church. It's all just BS right? Or is it? 20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
39:01
October 30, 2020
#170. Rabbit Hole, Part 1: Programmed to Kill (Dive Bar) w/ The Gray Brothers
Part 1. As Halloween approaches, Lee goes down the rabbit hole with filmmakers Adam & Drew Gray to explore prominent and far-out serial killer conspiracy theories. From government mind control being used to create a society of serial killers to Satanic psy-ops and The Process Church. It's all just BS right? Or is it? 20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
01:02:47
October 30, 2020
#169. Decoding the Zode (Mugshots)
On December 20 1968 and July 4, 1969, two couples were ambushed and shot by an elusive serial killer in Vallejo, California. By August, the killer had begun sending boastful letters and weird ciphers to newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area. To this day the case of the self-proclaimed "Zodiac" remains officially unsolved. This inaugural episode chronicles his first known foray into murder in sleepy Vallejo... 20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com Promo Code: Case20
01:00:13
October 27, 2020
#168. Sex Trade II: Nevada Replies (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Victoria Hartmann
Sexologist and Erotic History Museum director Dr. Victoria Hartmann replies to Victor Malarek's criticism of sex work and brothels in Nevada. Great little conversation about prostitution, pornography, and sex. 20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com. Promo code: Case20.
01:14:15
October 21, 2020
#167. L Dog the Girl Cop, Part 2: Out for Bundy's Blood (Dive Bar) w/ Det. Lindsey Wade
Part 2 of 2. Detective Lindsey Wade discusses her role as a cold case homicide investigator in the sexual homicide of Jennifer Bastian and chilling disappearance of Ann Marie Burr. 20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com. Promo code: Case20.
50:36
October 10, 2020
#166. L Dog the Girl Cop, Part 1: Tacoma Sex Crimes (Dive Bar) w/ Det. Lindsey Wade
Part 1 of 2. Retired Detective Lindsey Wade recounts her police career in Tacoma, Washington, from starting in patrol at age 21 to investigating some of the City of Destiny's most terrifying rapists.  20% off CBD products at BostonGreenHealth.com. Promo code: Case20.
50:20
October 10, 2020
#165. 7th Shot, Part 2: The Ghost in Murder Park (Dive Bar) w/ Ann Burke
Part 2 of 2. Fifty years after the 1970 sex murders committed by Ronald Glenn West, Lee and Ann Burke, author of the upcoming book 'The 7th Shot' (trailer here: https://youtu.be/yE9y7nS07Lw), recount the story of one of Canada's forgotten serial killers. 20% off products at BostonGreenHealth.com. Just use promo code: Case20
51:21
October 5, 2020
#164. 7th Shot, Part 1: Good Cops, Bad Cop (Dive Bar) w/ Ann Burke
Part 1 of 2. Fifty years after the 1970 sex murders committed by Ronald Glenn West, Lee and Ann Burke, author of the upcoming book 'The 7th Shot' (trailer here: https://youtu.be/yE9y7nS07Lw), recount the story of one of Canada's forgotten serial killers. 20% off products at BostonGreenHealth.com. Just use promo code: Case20
59:01
October 5, 2020
#163. The Criminal Cycle, Part 2: Cocktail of Chaos (Dive Bar) w/ Rafael Mangual
Part 2 of 2. Rafael Mangual, deputy director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal, comments on the American criminal justice system and provides a powerful counter-argument to recent progressive measures to gut and undermine policing. Have we become so safe and complacent that we may unwittingly open the gateway for the worst crime wave in 40 years? History suggests "yes".
49:29
September 17, 2020
#162. The Criminal Cycle, Part 1: Victims of Our Own Success (Dive Bar) w/ Rafael Mangual
Part 1 of 2. Rafael Mangual, deputy director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal, comments on the American criminal justice system and provides a powerful counter-argument to recent progressive measures to gut and undermine policing. Have we become so safe and complacent that we may unwittingly open the gateway for the worst crime wave in 40 years? History suggests "yes".
51:30
September 17, 2020
#161. Thailand Sting, Part 12: Let the Green Dragon Fly (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier feat. Victor Malarek
Part 12. 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.
38:16
September 10, 2020
#160. Thailand Sting, Part 11: Everything and More (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
Part 11. 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.
59:37
September 10, 2020
#159. Thailand Sting, Part 10: The Long Shower (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
Part 10. 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.
32:13
September 2, 2020
#158. Thailand Sting, Part 9: Smoke Man Hides the Fire (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
Part 9. 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.
52:01
September 2, 2020
#157. Thailand Sting, Part 8: Narcotica (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
Part 8. 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...    For evidence of Alain's account: alainolivier.ca Link to download the documents:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ctd11js0e45ao2b/AAD-KZPlnKLAFpQoqLEpR4yga?dl=0
45:20
August 4, 2020
#156. Thailand Sting, Part 7: Letters from Hell (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
Part 7. 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...    For evidence of Alain's account: alainolivier.ca Link to download the documents:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ctd11js0e45ao2b/AAD-KZPlnKLAFpQoqLEpR4yga?dl=0
35:03
August 4, 2020
#155. Thailand Sting, Part 6: The Hax (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier feat. Victor Malarek
Part 6. 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...    For evidence of Alain's account: alainolivier.ca Link to download the documents:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ctd11js0e45ao2b/AAD-KZPlnKLAFpQoqLEpR4yga?dl=0
28:32
July 23, 2020
#154. Thailand Sting, Part 5: Good Lucky, Frenchy (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
Part 5. 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...   For evidence of Alain's account: alainolivier.ca Link to download the documents:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ctd11js0e45ao2b/AAD-KZPlnKLAFpQoqLEpR4yga?dl=0
42:54
July 23, 2020
#153. Thailand Sting, Part 4: The Python and the Centipede (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier feat. Victor Malarek
Part 4. 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...  Link to download the documents:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ctd11js0e45ao2b/AAD-KZPlnKLAFpQoqLEpR4yga?dl=0
34:38
July 14, 2020
#152. Thailand Sting, Part 3: Deception (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
Part 3. 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...
55:10
July 14, 2020
#151. Thailand Sting, Part 2: Fat Man & the Cocaine Cowboys (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
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...
50:24
July 4, 2020
#150. Thailand Sting, Part 1: Tuk Tuk Smack (Dive Bar) w/ Alain Olivier
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...
59:09
July 4, 2020
#149. Criminology on a Harley, Part 4: Retribution is Restraint (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Paul Wright
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.
56:42
June 9, 2020
#148. Criminology on a Harley, Part 3: Dangerous Biology (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Paul Wright
Part 3. Dr John Paul Wright commits an unforgivable act in the halls of contemporary criminology: believing in BIOLOGY!!!!
33:17
June 8, 2020
#147. Criminology on a Harley, Part 2: Terrible Familiarities (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Paul Wright
Part 2. Lee and Dr. John Paul Wright continue their expedition through the callous heart of America's most crime ridden cities.
30:40
June 8, 2020
#146. Criminology on a Harley, Part 1: Tribes (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. John Paul Wright
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!
46:29
June 4, 2020
#145. A Deadly Curse ('Behind the Horror' Bonus Chapter)
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
28:56
May 28, 2020
#144. Dirty Tricks, Part 3: Straight Talk Behind Bars (Dive Bar) w/ Rick Atkinson
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...
56:37
May 24, 2020
#143. Dirty Tricks, Part 2: Race, Space, and Revolution (Dive Bar) w/ Rick Atkinson
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.
42:55
May 24, 2020
#142. Dirty Tricks, Part 1: Toronto OG (Dive Bar) w/ Rick Atkinson
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.
01:02:43
May 21, 2020
#141. Is the Caller the Killer?, Part 2 (Academy)
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...
36:01
May 12, 2020
#140. Is the Caller the Killer?, Part 1 (Academy)
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...
36:35
May 12, 2020
#139. Nurse Betty, Part 3: Quiet, Discreet, and Very Hard to Detect (Dive Bar) w/ Karen Wickiam
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.
48:16
April 30, 2020
#138. Nurse Betty, Part 2: Night Shiftin' (Dive Bar) w/ Karen Wickiam
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.
42:14
April 26, 2020
#137. Nurse Betty, Part 1: Teenage Angst of a Serial Killer (Dive Bar) w/ Karen Wickiam
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.
01:14:14
April 23, 2020
#136. Murder on the Moors, Part 3: 'Take That Ya Bastard!' (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
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.
42:08
April 11, 2020
#135. Murder on the Moors, Part 2: Suffer the Little Children (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
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...
47:07
April 9, 2020
#134. Murder on the Moors, Part 1: Jackboot Sadists (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. David Holmes
Have you met Ian and Myra? One of the UK's most esteemed forensic psychologists Dr. David Holmes is about to introduce you...
59:52
April 9, 2020
#133. The Final Five: Strange and Unsolved II, Part 3: Dom & Nancy's Last Resort (Dive Bar) w/ Robert Hoshowsky
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...
44:59
March 29, 2020
#132. The Final Five: Strange and Unsolved II, Part 2: In Over Their Heads (Dive Bar) w/ Robert Hoshowsky
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.
45:05
March 28, 2020
#131. The Final Five: Strange and Unsolved II, Part 1: The Infinity Button (Dive Bar) w/ Robert Hoshowsky
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.
59:19
March 27, 2020
#130. The Girls on the Beach, Part 2: ‘The Profile’ (Dive Bar) w/ Suzanna Ryan
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.
44:42
March 21, 2020
#129. The Girls on the Beach, Part 1: WTF? (Dive Bar) w/ Suzanna Ryan
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.
57:34
March 21, 2020
COVID Alert! Please Listen! (Update)
COVID Alert! Please Listen!
03:35
March 21, 2020
#128. Spring AMA 2020, Pt 2: Kam & Bryer, Zodiac Rising, True Crime, Gun Grumblings
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!'
01:03:14
March 16, 2020
#127. Spring AMA 2020, Pt 1: Epstein, Silver Hammer Killer, Lowdown Murders
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
01:23:34
March 16, 2020
#126. Sex Trade, Part 3: Porno & Pedos (Dive Bar) w/ Victor Malarek
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
48:24
February 25, 2020
#125. Sex Trade, Part 2: The World is a Racket (Dive Bar) w/ Victor Malarek
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
45:31
February 23, 2020
#124. Sex Trade, Part 1: Angry Young Man (Dive Bar) w/ Victor Malarek
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?'
40:19
February 23, 2020
#123. A Killing in Cambodia, Part 2: The Gates of Death (Divebar) w/ Dr. Peter Vronsky
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...
01:09:09
February 15, 2020
#122. A Killing in Cambodia, Part 1: Baby Die Hardest (Dive Bar) w/ Dr. Peter Vronsky
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...
55:49
February 15, 2020
#121. When I Close My Eyes (Dive Bar) w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger
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.'
01:09:48
January 27, 2020
#120. Canadian Maniacs, Part 2: Prairie Scaries (Dive Bar) w/ Kristi Lee
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.
01:01:08
January 16, 2020
#119. Canadian Maniacs, Part 1: Deaths in the Deep (Dive Bar) w/ Kristi Lee
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.
01:01:16
January 16, 2020
#118. Homicide Headlines 2019, Part 3: Pretty Dead Girls (Dive Bar) w/ Nate Hendley, Robert Hoshowsky, Neil Gray & Matthew Carver
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.
01:28:05
January 8, 2020