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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
When a former religious theme park called Holy Land USA in Connecticut falls into disrepair and decay things were bound to go wrong. Unfortunately this night spelled a tragic end to a vibrant young woman’s life. Chloe Ottman will forever be remembered as a extremely friendly person that would befriend anyone she met.
Janet Smith was a Nursemaid or nanny from Scotland that ended up in Vancouver Canada in 1923. Unfortunately she was murdered in 1924 and to this day we do not know who killed here. Follow along with this story of murder, high society, racism, drug parties, torture and a haunting.
With school on the horizon we thought it made sense to hit up the topic of Back to School. This will not be back to school shopping though.
One rotten apple spoils the whole bunch. Or in this case one rotten teacher spoils it for everyone.
Joanne Chambers was an elementary school teacher with Pocono Mountain School District in Monroe, Pennsylvania. It was a job that she enjoyed. She was popular with her students and got along with her co-workers. Or so she thought.
Killing of Tim McLean – Tim McLean was heading home from Edmonton to Winnipeg on Greyhound in Central Canada when he was brutally murdered, decapitated and cannibalized. Follow along with us and learn the story of Vince Li now known as Will Baker the Greyhound Killer.
Welcome to the first Episode of Brew Crime our Craft Beer and True Crime podcast. This episode deals with two very different stories with an accidental tie in.
Gilles de Rais – In 15th century France he was a nobleman, war hero, comrade in arms to Joan of Arc! Disillusioned by the King that did not protect his comrade he became a serial killer. Guilty of slaughtering over 100 innocent children. Or was he?…
The murder of Dimebag Darrell – Former Pantera guitarist and then current Damageplan guitarist was performing on December 8, 2004 in Columbus Ohio when a gunman opened fire. This is the story. A portion of Pantera 5 Minutes Alone was used under the Canadian Copyright Law for Fair Use.