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August 14, 2019
Part 8 of 10 (2008-Present). 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 themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
August 14, 2019
Part 7 of 10 (April 1, 2000-April 22, 2008). 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 themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
August 14, 2019
Part 6 of 10 (April 1992-April 2000). 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 themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
July 30, 2019
Part 5 of 10 (November 9, 1991-April 1992). 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 themoment he first met Liz in 1987 to the present.
July 30, 2019
Part 4 of 10 (November 19, 1990-November 9, 1991). 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.
July 17, 2019
Part 3 of 10 (June 22-November 19, 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.
July 17, 2019
Part 2 of 10 (June 17-22, 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.
July 17, 2019
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.
July 17, 2019
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.'
July 17, 2019
It's summer and Lee gives a state of the podcast address and answers questions pertaining to CrimeCon 2019 in Orlando, his dissertation (see link below), Dennis Rader's paraphilic make-up, the killers that interest him the most, the status of his TV projects, and why some mothers feel the urge to bite their children.Link to Lee's dissertation: https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/984899/1/Mellor_PhD_S2019.pdfLink to the KIRO7 video of Lee and Cloyd exploring Washington crime scenes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikXWJ7Saumo
July 10, 2019
One of the world's leading authorities on hypnosis, Dr. Jean-Roch Laurence, schools Lee on the myths and realities of hypnosis, the 'Satanic Panic' era, multiple personalities (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and planting false memories. Cases include 'Hillside Strangler' Kenneth Bianchi and David Parker Ray.
June 28, 2019
Ex-cop and co-host of HLN's 'Hell in the Heartland', Sarah Cailean, talks about her experience investigating the disappearances of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible in Oklahoma. Then, Celene, Sarah, and Lee reveal a dark and ambitious forthcoming true crime collaboration. The investigation will be televised!
June 28, 2019
Filmmaker Celene Beth Calderon joins Lee in the dive bar accompanied by her friend, ex-cop and true crime TV host Sarah Cailean, to discuss her upcoming 'Theodore': a documentary series that aims to look at the devastating toll the crimes of Ted Bundy took on surviving victims, family members of the deceased, and police officers who followed his trail of blood from Washington to Florida.
June 22, 2019
Lee recounts his experience in court with Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur, the shocking details revealed during the proceedings, and finally closes the door on the Silverfox case.
June 19, 2019
Regular guests Nate Hendley, Robert Hoshowsky, and Dr. Peter Vronsky convene for the first time in 2019 to catch-up, shoot the $hit, and play a round of murder trivia. Topics include toasting customs, ghosts, the Ancient Ram Inn, creepy landscapes, serial killers and age, Bruce McArthur, interviewing psychopathic murderers in prison, Richard Cottingham, old school Toronto murders, 20th century naivety regarding child molestation, homicide trading cards, and more!
June 11, 2019
Perv experts Dr. Mellor and Dr. Kunkle delve deep into the world of sex offenders, paraphilia, fetishism, and lust murder. What factors distinguish a treatable offender from a lost cause? Pedophilia, hypersexuality, partialism, necrophilia, sex sadism... this dive bar lays out the baffling complexity of deviant sexuality at a level that will leave you utterly staggered. Last episode in Lee's trip!
June 11, 2019
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?
May 29, 2019
Having arrived at the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC) conference in Albany, NY, Lee speaks with expert DNA analyst Suzanna Ryan about the incredible advances in her field along with some of the more chilling cases she has worked. Is DNA a forensic Excalibur to wield against evil doers or a double-edged sword?
May 21, 2019
Det. Steiger recounts two cases of serial murder he investigated - sex slayer DeWayne Lee Harris and jihadist Ali Muhammad Brown - along with some truly strange mass murders.
May 15, 2019
Drawing upon Detective Steiger’s cases while working sex crimes, Lee analyzes the offenders using Groth’s rapist typology, before hearing an incredible tale of three separate (yet) related homicides.
May 7, 2019
In part 2, Lee and Detective Cloyd Steiger talk interrogation techniques, destiny, what it takes to become an exceptional cop, along with recounting some of young Cloyd's most intense stand-offs and shoot-outs while serving on patrol.
May 7, 2019
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.
April 22, 2019
In part two of Lee's chat with Sasha Reid in Calgary they address the following questions:Is capital punishment the right thing to do or misguided? Lee would save Sasha from harm but she wouldn't do the same. Is he cool with that? How are surveillance technologies affecting our lives? What's wrong with eye witness testimony?Bonus: Sasha has too much whiskey and swears...TWICE!
April 22, 2019
On the first lag of his West Coast murder tour, Lee catches up with serial murder expert Sasha Reid in Calgary to talk The Lipstick Killer, John Leonard Orr, Gary Heidnik, UNABomber Ted Kaczynski, Weepy-Voiced Killer, Peter Woodcock and more! By the way, why would somebody $hit at a crime scene?
April 5, 2019
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.
March 22, 2019
Rohypnol. GHB. Ketamine. Crushed sleeping pills. Alcohol itself. Author and former criminal justice professor Dr. Pamela Donovan and Lee talk about the history, properties, and misconceptions of so-called 'date rape' drugs along with the creeps who employ them to take advantage of vulnerable people. 'Spiked!' culminates in an analysis of the Bill Cosby case and somnophilia: the sexual attraction  to someone who is sleeping or unconscious.
March 11, 2019
For the first AMA of 2019, Lee reveals some exciting news, further clarifies how using a 2+ victim criteria vs. a 3+ victim criteria may affect our understanding of serial murderers, why psychopathy is likely overrepresented in adoptees, gives a few tips on what to look for in potential male 'family annihilators', and more...  Send in your questions.
March 4, 2019
Razor blades shredding uteruses. Babies drowned in toilets. Forced abortions. Severed feet in jars. If you think the case of Kermit Gosnell is just a political talking point, you need to sit down with former trauma nurse Karen Wickiam, Lee, and Vanessa for one of the most horrific 'divebars' in the history of Murder Was the Case. Recorded in December 2018.For the first episode of Karen's podcast series on Kermit Gosnell: https://stat.podbean.com/e/dr-kermit-gosnell-story-pt-1/
February 24, 2019
Former ER nurse and podcast host, Karen Wickiam, returns to talk about the case of Dr. Harold Shipman - an English physician responsible for the murders of at least 215 of his elderly patients.Check out Karen's mutliple episodes on Shipman here:https://stat.podbean.com/e/dr-harold-shipman-part-one/
February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day! To mark the occasion, Lee's former prof, Dr. Amy Swiffen, talks about the chilling phenomenon of offenders who negligently or intentionally infect their sexual partners with HIV. Stranger still are 'Bug Chasers' who actively seek to be infected of their volition. Make love war.
February 10, 2019
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.
February 5, 2019
Happy Chinese New Year! Veteran organized crime expert James Dubro joins Lee to talk about East Asian mobsters: Triads, Tong and Big Circle Boy gangs, and Yakuza; as well as touching upon Black gangs, 'Ndrangheta, Hells Angels, Cosa Nostra, and more.
January 22, 2019
Part 2 of 2. On the 21st anniversary of UNABomber Ted Kaczynski's conviction, philosopher and historian Dr. John Faithful Hamer joins Lee in the dive bar to discuss his controversial manifesto Industrial Society and Its Future. How do Kaczynski's ideas hold up in 2019? Have any of his predictions come true? Where do Smartphones manifest in his philosophy? What implications do his thoughts have for how we live and rear children as we approach 2020? Lee and John attempt to objectively examine the intellectual work of a convicted serial killer on its own merit, with the assistance of their friend Mr. Jameson... NEARLY AN HOUR OF BONUS CONTENT FROM THIS EPISODE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OUR PATRONS ON PATREON.COM SOON!
January 22, 2019
Part 1 of 2. On the 21st anniversary of UNABomber Ted Kaczynski's conviction, philosopher and historian Dr. John Faithful Hamer joins Lee in the dive bar to discuss his controversial manifesto Industrial Society and Its Future. How do Kaczynski's ideas hold up in 2019? Have any of his predictions come true? Where do Smartphones manifest in his philosophy? What implications do his thoughts have for how we live and rear children as we approach 2020? Lee and John attempt to objectively examine the intellectual work of a convicted serial killer on its own merit, with the assistance of their friend Mr. Jameson... NEARLY AN HOUR OF BONUS CONTENT FROM THIS EPISODE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OUR PATRONS ON PATREON.COM SOON!
January 22, 2019
In this fourth and final installment of Homicide Headlines, Lee and author Nate Hendley look at the three most devastating American gun massacres of 2018: Parkland, Thousand Oaks, and Pittsburgh.
January 22, 2019
...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!
January 11, 2019
Having reviewed Toronto's 2018 'Homicide Headlines' for serial and sex slayers, Lee and author Nate Hendley turn their attention to the unprecedented mass murder committed by killer 'Incel' Alek Minassian, 'Danforth Shooter' Faisal Hussein, and analyze and contextualize Toronto's worst year for homicide in history. Will banning the legal ownership of handguns work?
January 11, 2019
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.
December 26, 2018
Live from the bowels of hell, the first annual Bloody Awards! We take a look back at the most memorable moments and guests from Murder Was The Case and celebrate the winners you voted for. Special appearances by Fred West, Andrew Cunanan, Ian Brady and more! ----more---- Check out our sponsor DATSUSARA for all your hemp gear essentials including: bags, apparel, body care, accessories and more https://www.dsgear.com/  Subscribe to Murder Was The Case on iTunes & leave us a rating and review: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Follow us on Twitter for all MWTC updates: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast  Send us an email: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
December 8, 2018
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  ----more---- Check out our sponsor DATSUSARA for all your hemp gear essentials including: bags, apparel, body care, accessories and more https://www.dsgear.com/  Subscribe to Murder Was The Case on iTunes & leave us a rating and review: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Follow us on Twitter for all MWTC updates: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast  Send us an email: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
December 2, 2018
In our final AMA of 2018, Lee answers questions about Edward Wayne Edwards, which serial killer personally freaks him out the most, Toronto's 73rd homicide this year, whether he'd rather be eaten or shagged after death, and more... Send in your questions to murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com  Like the show? Leave us a review on iTunes http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc and support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase
November 24, 2018
Nominations for the upcoming 2018 Bloody Awards! Go to patreon.com/murderwasthecase to cast your vote.
November 17, 2018
Earlier this year, Chief Mark Saunders of the Toronto Police Service stated that the force had never dealt with a serial killer until Bruce McArthur. Lee responds in this open letter with more than a dozen fact bombs and some interesting revelations.  ----more---- Do you have a product or service you'd like to promote to thousands of people? Connect with us and let's talk about advertising.  Leave us a review on iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc Join the Murder Was the Case family on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Follow us on Twitter for all MWTC updates: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast  Send us an email: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
November 10, 2018
Once a haven of peace, tolerance, and mutual prosperity, in recent years Sweden has seen a dramatic increase in the number of rapes, shootings, and civil unrest. Lee sits down with Swedish journalist Ludvig Drevfjäll to discuss the nation's loss of innocence beginning with the unsolved assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and explore the roots and trajectory of the current epidemic of violent crime.----more---- 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  Like the show? Leave us a review on iTunes: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc Join the Murder Was the Case family and get ad-free episodes! https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Follow us on Twitter for all MWTC updates: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast  Send us an email: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
November 1, 2018
Possessed by the demon vodka, Lee, Peter, and Robert recall shocking and spooky tales from their pasts. Grab yer choice of poison, and join the fellas for this sloppy mess of a Halloween party culminating in a (catastrophic) true crime trivia contest. TO ALL MY FRIENDS!!!!
October 18, 2018
Lee synthesizes the necrophilia-spectrum into an eight-category typology before testing your investigative abilities with a titillating true crime puzzle. Tickets on sale now for ‘True Murder Tales’ – a Halloween story-telling event featuring Lee, Dr. Peter Vronsky & Robert Hoshowsky https://truemurdertales.brownpapertickets.com ----more---- 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 To become a show sponsor visit our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  For all MWTC updates, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast Connect: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
October 4, 2018
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  ----more---- 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 To become a show sponsor visit our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  For all MWTC updates, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast Connect: murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
September 29, 2018
Lee and Vanessa kick back on a Friday night and riff on Blake Leibel, Dellen Millard, and Terri-Lynne McClintic. ----more---- Details & tickets to our Halloween event 'True Murder Tales' featuring Peter Vronsky, Robert Hoshowsky & Lee can be found here: https://truemurdertales.brownpapertickets.com Tweet us: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast  Join the MWTC family on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  If you're looking to advertise your product or service on a badass podcast,  get in touch! murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com
September 21, 2018
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. Check out Karen’s podcast, STAT! on iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/stat/id1253271225?mt=2 ----more---- 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  Are YOU looking to advertise your product or service on a badass podcast? Get in touch! murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com  Subscribe to us on iTunes & leave us a rating and review: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc Join our Patreon family: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Tweet us: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Facebook us: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast
September 14, 2018
Continuing with their discussion of weird Canadian cold cases, Robert and Lee look at the mysterious disappearances of Nicole Morin, 8, and 14-year-old Ingrid Bauer.  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  ----more---- 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  If you're interested in advertising your small business, product or service, email us murderwasthecasepodcast@gmail.com. Subscribe to us on iTunes & leave us a rating and review: http://bit.ly/itunesmwtc To become a show sponsor visit our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/murderwasthecase  Follow us on Twitter for all MWTC updates: https://twitter.com/murderwtcase  Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWTCPodcast
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