June is Brew Crime’s Second Anniversary and because of this we are doing Anniversary Crimes this episode. I apologize for some feedback at a few points in the episode. We are still struggling with recording remotely due Covid-19.
Jaime and Sandra Melgar
A nice Anniversary Jacuzzi soak turns into a nightmare. But was there a home invasion or did Sandra kill her husband?
One victim, one husband who claims it was suicide and one victim’s mother who claims the dogs did it. But there was only one dog to blame for this death. This is the story of the murder of Virginia “Viki” Farish by Robert “Bobby” Lozano.
As podcasters, we have a platform and duty to speak up and call out injustice. In light of the murder of George Floyd, we have come together in solidarity to use our platform to speak up against racial injustice and amplify the voices of black podcasters that deserve more recognition. Racism is prevalent in all industries; from the media who under-report on black victims to the justice system which routinely fails black victims. In this collaborative episode, we document black history and current events with the voices of those who have lived through it.
Written by: CrimeLapse, Morbidology, Sinister Silhouettes, Bruh Issa Murder, Handcuffed Podcast, True Crime? Never Heard of it, Blood and Firewater, Hard Truths Podcast, Noir True Crime Files and All Things Eeerie
Produced by: CrimeLapse and Morbidology
Graphics by: Death by Champagne
Thanks to: Reverie: True Crime Podcast, Evidence of a Crime, All Things Eeerie, It’s Murder Up North, The True Crime Witch, Writing About Crime, Death by Champagne, Murder She Spoke, Murder and More, Always Time for True Crime, Malice, Hometown Homicide, Brew Crime, Our True Crime Podcast
On this Bonus episode we reached out to our Patreon supporters, listeners and out wonderful podcast buddies to get the burning questions about us. This is our first of hopefully many Ask Me Anything episodes.
On this episode we were able to collaborate with friend of the Podcast CJ the host of Beyond the Rainbow Podcast. This is a podcast that covers the LGBTQ community. We hit up the theme of Celebrity Crimes.
Celebrated actor or a man in possession of Child Pornography.
On this episode we talked about cults with a special guest. On this episode we had Emily G Thompson the author of true crime books and creator of Morbidology Podcast. The episode begins with an interview about Emily’s books and how her podcast came to be and then we get into 4 cult cases. Join us as we do down the cult rabbit hole.
Order of the Solar Temple
*sings* sunshine lollipops and rainbows everywhere, is not what you will find in The Solar Temple.
Beer Pairing for this story is Rapture of Folly Cherry Sour from Twa Dogs Beer out of Victoria Caledonian Distillery & Brewery
Jeffrey Lundgren led a Mormon offshoot that ended up in Murder.
-United States Court of Appeals,Sixth Circuit. Jeffrey D. LUNDGREN, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Betty MITCHELL, Warden, Respondent-Appellee
-The Kansas City Star, 25 August, 2006 – “Cult Leader to be Executed”
-End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World by Sylvia Browne
-Prophet of Death: The Mormon Atonement Killings by Pete Earley The Cincinnati Enquirer, 29 July, 1990 – “Trial Focuses on Cult Leader’s Control”
-Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime by John Douglas, Ann W. Burgess, Allen G. Burgess and Robert K. Ressler
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7 January, 1990 – “Officials Ask Public to Help in Search for Cult Leader
-Akron Beacon Journal, 28 August, 1990 – “’Stop. It Hurts,’ Cried Avery before Slaying”
-The Newark Advocate, 17 September, 1990 – “Cult Trial Defendants Face Judges”
When a charismatic man is able to con a ton of people into handing over money a commune is born.
On this episode we hit the topic of Music Crimes. We also had composer, producer and podcaster Jayme McDonald as a guest. Check out his work here. He scored the new movie Dosed that talks about the use of Magic Mushrooms (psilocybin) to help defeat the opioid crisis as well as its healing benefits.
More about Jayme McDonald: Jayme McDonald aka MD is a composer/producer/podcast host who doubles in music as Chatterless ; releasing lofi and synthwave inspired projects.
Marvin Gaye’s Murder
This is the story of the lifelong war between Marvin Gaye and his father.
you may not know Lou Pearlman and his crimes but I am sure you know the bands he helped create and manage. Those include Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, O-Town, LFO, Take 5, Natural, US5, Jordan Knight, Aaron Carter, Smiles and Southstar, C-Note, Innosense and Solid HarmoniE.
For this episode we bring your something new. We had the pleasure of interviewing the author Don Stradley. Don can trace is roots back to sports writing and while the books we interviewed him about talk about Boxing it is the True Crime that makes these books really stand out.
We hope tune in soon and consider purchasing both of these great books.
We will also be running a contest on Social Media two give a pair of these books away so make sure to watch our social media accounts. All Brew Crime Patreon supporters will automatically get a bonus entry.
The most recent release from author Don Stradley is a jab of boxing with an uppercut of true crime. Slaughter in the Streets has just enough of each to keep you wanting to come back for the next round. It covers a range of criminals from those that committed crimes out of necessity to hardened criminals that just wouldn’t die. With each chapter covering a new criminal/boxer that you haven’t heard of yet it is hard to put this book down.
Everyone knows that Boxing has a dark side but have you heard the story of Edwin Valero? Probably not as he is not a well known athlete outside of the boxing realm and its not a well known case of true crime either. Don Stradley takes you on a fast paced journey of the battle to be a recognized boxer from Venezuela to his fall from grace. its a story of intrigue and murder that will keep you wanting to flip the pages. I am not a big boxing fan and I can count the amount of times I have watched a boxing match on a hand or two but this book was riveting for me.
On this episode we cover some of the more ridiculous and funny “crimes” when it comes to religion. We had a guest commentator in Shari who will be our guest on our January 2020 Patreon Exclusive Half Pint of Crime.
Vatican City: A different type of sex scandal.
This is the story of drug parties and gay sex orgies at the Vatican. This is the less seen side of the Catholic Church. This is the story of Monsignor Luigi Capozzi.
Here is our second Half Pint of Crime episode. This is a preview of what our Patreon supporters get. This will be a one time thing though as these episodes are for supporters only. Some are short and some are long like this one.
This episode Nina covers the West Memphis 3 case.
Thank you again for your continued support of the show!
Beer pairing for this episode is Kulture Clash Imperial Blonde Ale Blended with Kombucha Tea from Rogue Ales.
This episode is a tough one. White Privilege has become more and more painfully present with every passing year and it needs to stop. Tune in to our three cases of blood curdling situations.
This needs to stop now!
Traffic Stops. Absolutely nothing to fear………..
When you get pulled over by the cops do you fear for your life? If you said no then you are definitely privileged. Unfortunately for Philando Castile things did not go well for him at this traffic stop.
Beer pairing for this story is Double Fist Punch Double IPA from Taylight Brewing.
It’s not what you know, it’s which friend you promote
Instead of a synopsis I’m going to give you the gist of the judicial decisions made by the person I am reporting on: anti-gun control, anti-rights for refugees, anti-rights for any sort of prisoner, anti- women’s rights, anti-environment, pro-nepotism, sexist… you get the idea. I can see why Trump likes him so much. The Story of Brett Kavanaugh.
Prison Breaks are very popular in the movies and TV but they are just as insetting when it comes to real life. This episode we are covering a bunch of cases of what we think are compelling prison breaks. This episode we collaborate with a friend of the show beer podcast What The Hops from Buffalo New York.
This is the real life Shawshank Redemption case with a little bit of Florida Man thrown in.
On this episode we take on hometown crimes. Not only do we cover them thought but our friend Ross from 3 Beers In podcast out of Austin Texas joins us on our first collaboration episode. We cover cases in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario Canada as well as Serbia and Texas.
Hometown Mystery – Leah Sousa (Beck)
Nothing could make a mother forget the brutal death of her child. Not even amnesia.
This time on Brew Crime we have called the episode Game Of Crimes not because of a TV show that is all the rage but because in some way Games tie into the two cases we will be covering on this episode.
Life is not a Game. But it was for The Scorecard Killer
Starting in the early 70’s someone was leaving the bodies of young men beside freeway off-ramps. To make matters worse, they were keeping a coded tally.
Beer pairing for this story is Parklife Passion Fruit Ale from Bomber Brewing out of Vancouver.
Episode 13 brings us the conclusion to our Dismemberment series.
Toronto Gay Village Killer (Bruce McArthur)
In Part 2 of this series we do our first deep dive into a horrendous case. Bruce McArthur was a recent serial killer from Toronto Canada. He was arrested in January 2018 and sentenced in February 2019. Tune in to learn more about this despicable human and his victims that need to be remembered.
On episode 12 we get into the dark and dirty subject of Dismemberment.
Baba Yaga is a famous witch of the East, well-known in Russia. She has spooked and scared little children across Eastern Europe for many centuries. The name of Baba Yaga is composed of two elements. Baba means “grandmother” or “old woman” in most Slavic languages. The other names she received was Granny Ripper and my personal favorite nickname “Grannyball Lecter”. The killer of this story is Russia’s Tamara Samsonova.
I can beat you with no hands: This is the story of Mary Vincent kicking ASS
A 15 year old girl on her way to see her grandfather hitches a ride from the wrong person. Her life would never be the same. This is the story of Mary Vincent and her horror that was done to her by Lawrence Singleton.
On episode 11 we did things a little differently. The whole episode is about the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. Nina covers Al Capone, Mike Covered the North Side Gang and Beck covers the Massacre. Let us know what you think of this episode layout.
One side of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre was Al Capone’s gang. Here Nina gets into the history of Al Capone.
It’s February 14th 1929. People are buying last minute gifts for their significant others, maybe receiving flowers from secret admirers, or maybe… just maybe… dying in a hail of gunfire. This episode is called The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: well at least now I don’t have to buy a gift.
We started Brew Crime off in 2018 and have had many bloopers alone the way. We thought we would start out 2019 with just a silly episode to see what it is like behind the scenes while recording. We hope you enjoy this one.
This epiosde was paired with The Nucking Futs a Hazelnut Milk Stout from Bridge Brewing out of North Vancouver
Some times Celebrities snap and sometimes they are victims. This episode we cover just that.
SON OF A… Godfather. The Life of Christian Brando.
The life and times of Marlon Brando’s son. Well one of them that is.
This story paired with Langley BC’s Dead Frog Brewery Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout.
(Original Caption) Actress Anna Kashfi, formerly married to actor Marlon Brando, delivers a hard slap in the face to her ex-husband as the two left the courtroom here after Brando won a long fight to increase his visitation rights to his three-year-old son by Miss Kashfi, Brando’s hair is still styled for his role in “Mutiny on the Bounty.”
This is the sad story of Dorothy Stratten a young women from Coquitlam British Columbia who’s rise to fame seemed to be unstoppable. Sadly it was not.
This story paired with Halifax Nova Scotia’s 2 Crows Brewing Dare To Dream.
May 13,1980 file photo of Playmate of the year Dorothy Stratten frolics with Gassy Jack statue during her Gastown tour. Dorothy, from Coquitlam, BC. will recieve nearly $200,000 in cash, gifts and promotional fees this year in addition to her Playboy title. Photo by Wayne Leidenfrost/The Province [PNG Merlin Archive]