#49. Strange & Unsolved Part 2: Without a Trace w/ Robert Hoshowsky (Dive Bar)

September 13, 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 

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#48. Strange & Unsolved Part 1: Footloose w/ Robert Hoshowsky (Dive Bar)

September 13, 2018

Author Robert Hoshowsky returns to catch-up with Lee and riff on the bizarre phenomenon of disembodied feet washing up on the beaches of British Columbia and Washington.

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 

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#47. AMA Fall 2018 (Ask Lee Anything)

September 8, 2018

Lee answers a dozen of your questions in this episode. Before the puck drops, we give a recap of this summer’s episodes, talk about the listener survey results, and make a special announcement about our upcoming MWTC event!

If you want to get to skip ahead, here are the question and topic timestamps:

21:40 - 1. Ancient sadistic emperors vs. modern serial killers

25:52 2. Did Silverfox use family and the church as a cover?

30:45 - 3. What are your favorite restaurants and breweries in Toronto?

49:10 - 4. What books does Lee recommend?

1:04:35 - 5.  If death occurs during sex is this necrophilia?

1:08:17 - 6. Does Karla Homolka deserve taking shit from the Canadian public?

1:12:15 7. Topeka, Kansas triple meth murder

1:20:25 - 8. What motivates cannibalism?

1:23:42 9. Elizabeth Wettlaufer: Is the institution responsible or do serial killers gravitate toward health care settings?

1:33:40 10. How not to raise a murderer

1:53:43 11. What do you think of the “Keep the blood clean” note in the Lisa Leckie murder?

2:00:23 - 12. Eight reasons why unsolved murders are unsolved

2:17:11 - 13. Future Cary Stayner episode

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#46. Silverfox: The End of the Beginning (Update)

August 30, 2018

There have been many developments in the Bruce McArthur case since our last update on April 15. In this episode, Lee sums up what's happened and tells the story of McArhur's eighth claimed victim, Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam.

Bonus: Patrons get access to McArthur's 2003 psychological report and presentence report. Direct links: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21074688 & https://www.patreon.com/posts/21074746

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#45. Sons of Cain Part 2: ‘Serial Killing: The Golden Age’ w/ Dr. Peter Vronsky (Dive Bar)

August 23, 2018

Dr. Vronsky continues with his ‘Big History’ of serial murder, examining war crimes committed by G.I.s against their allies and enemies alike, the profound trauma experienced by returning American soldiers, and the popular sexualization of war themes in detective and boys’ adventure magazines. Could this explain the unprecedented spike in serial killing from 1970-1990?

Dr. Peter Vronsky is the author of two bestselling true-crime histories: Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters. He is an investigative historian, author, filmmaker and new media designer. His new book, Sons of Caini s available anywhere you buy books! For more information visit:https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/317006/sons-of-cain-by-peter-vronsky/9780425276976/

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#44. Sons of Cain Part 1: ‘Serial Killing: From the Cave to Whitechapel’ w/ Dr. Peter Vronsky (Dive Bar)

August 23, 2018

Proposing our primitive ancestors were genocidal rapists and cannibals, Dr. Vronsky draws parallels with the story of Cain and Abel, and discusses the surge in serial killings from 1450-1650 related to institutional witchhunts and werewolf trials. We end with a look at the 19th-century trend of murdering multiple servant girls and prostitutes in Europe and the USA. 

Dr. Peter Vronsky is the author of two bestselling true-crime histories: Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters. He is an investigative historian, author, filmmaker and new media designer. His new book, Sons of Cain is available anywhere you buy books! For more information visit: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/317006/sons-of-cain-by-peter-vronsky/9780425276976/

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#43. Psych-Out Part 2: ‘Bull$hit Theories?’ w/ Dr. Oren Amitay (Dive Bar)

August 16, 2018

Lee explains his thematic-derivative model of sexual progression to Oren. After Oren expounds the great insights and failings of Freud, they discuss a Freudian theory of serial murder, I.Q., emotional intelligence, and Oren's most sinister patient. 

Dr. Oren Amitay is a registered clinical psychologist who teaches at Ryerson University. For more information, visit: http://docamitay.com.

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#42. Psych-Out Part 1: ‘Personality Disorders & Psychosis’ w/ Dr. Oren Amitay (Dive Bar)

August 16, 2018

Professor Dr. Oren Amitay, a specialist in human sexuality, and Lee talk psychology. Topics include psychopathy, narcissism, schizophrenia, delusion, pedophilia, epistemosis, and sex offenders in virtual reality.  

Oren is a registered clinical psychologist who teaches at Ryerson University. For more information, visit: http://docamitay.com.

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#41. The Boy on the Bicycle w/ Nate Hendley & Dr. Peter Vronsky (Dive Bar)

August 2, 2018

To celebrate the launch of Nate Hendley's The Boy on the Bicycle, Lee, Nate Hendley, and Dr. Peter Vronsky convene to discuss a murderer all three authors have written about: Peter Woodcock - Canada's youngest serial killer.  

Nate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and reporter. Check out his book The Boy on the Bicycleon Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Boy-Bicycle-Forgotten-Wrongful-Conviction/dp/1988274516

Peter is a best-selling author, crime historian and filmmaker. For more information visit: http://www.petervronsky.org
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#40. Four Nazis and a Child Killer w/ Carla Olson (Dive Bar)

July 26, 2018

In 1946, four German prisoners of war were executed alongside Donald Sherman Staley - one of Canada's first known serial killers. Were the POWs right to be outraged over being scheduled to hang alongside a pedophilic child killer? Or were they simply deluded as to the harm their own actions had inflicted on the world? Recorded in April, Lee sat down with filmmaker Carla Olson to talk about her documentary, 'The Last Hangman', which focuses on this fascinating story. 

Carla Olson is a producer, writer and director. Her film ‘The Last Hangman’ is being released in fall 2018. Check out the movie trailer here: https://vimeo.com/277368160  

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