Murder Was The Case
#80. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 4: Serial Killers and Mass Murderers w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

#80. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 4: Serial Killers and Mass Murderers w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

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.

#79. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 3: Rape, Murder! w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

#79. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 3: Rape, Murder! w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

May 14, 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.

#78. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 2: Eye of the Steiger w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

#78. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 2: Eye of the Steiger w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

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. 

#77. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 1: Blood in the Streets of Rain w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

#77. Confessions of a Seattle Homicide Detective, Part 1: Blood in the Streets of Rain w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

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.

#76. Murders & Executions, Part 2: Honour, Punishment, Surveillance w/ Sasha Reid (Dive Bar)

#76. Murders & Executions, Part 2: Honour, Punishment, Surveillance w/ Sasha Reid (Dive Bar)

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!

#75. Murders & Executions, Part 1: $hit, Fire n’ Mind Control w/ Sasha Reid (Dive Bar)

#75. Murders & Executions, Part 1: $hit, Fire n’ Mind Control w/ Sasha Reid (Dive Bar)

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?

#74. Kurt Cobain (Blew Out His Brains): 25 Years Later w/ Det. Mike Ciesynski & Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

#74. Kurt Cobain (Blew Out His Brains): 25 Years Later w/ Det. Mike Ciesynski & Det. Cloyd Steiger (Dive Bar)

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.

#73. Spiked! w/ Dr. Pamela Donovan (Dive Bar)

#73. Spiked! w/ Dr. Pamela Donovan (Dive Bar)

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.

#72. AMA Spring 2019 (Ask Lee Anything)

#72. AMA Spring 2019 (Ask Lee Anything)

March 10, 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.

#71. Kermit’s House of Horrors w/ Karen Wickiam (Dive Bar)

#71. Kermit’s House of Horrors w/ Karen Wickiam (Dive Bar)

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/