This week we’re looking at suspiciously timed insurance claims. Jonatan starts with Michael ‘Mullet Mick’ Martin, an Australian man who was brutally stabbed in his home one night while his son was visiting. Fortunately (or strangely) his 28-year-old son escapes with only superficial injuries. You can see where this is going…
Then Ana talks about Derek Nicholson who goes missing during a beach outing with his pregnant partner Nikole Nagle. A week later, the insurance company won’t pay out and Derek shows up with amnesia. When police start investigating it looks like a clear setup.
Finally we round off with an ‘Anti-Freeze Slushie’ cocktail (with blueberry and marshino liqueur) and discuss some of our favourite insurance related crimes including Michael ‘Iron Mike’ Malloy and a teacher who has her students help her to commit insurance fraud in exchange for higher grades.
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CN: stabbing, murder, poisoning, beating, alcohol
This week we talk about awful incidents in the workplace.
Jonatan covers the infamous Xerox killer in Honolulu, Hawaii who, after years of odd behaviour, goes on an office rampage killing with a ‘to-do’ list of co-workers.
Ana shares a case from London: Cathy Marlow heads to the office on a Saturday to catch up on work after returning from vacation. Just before leaving the office she runs into an ex-colleague who shouldn’t be there. Things do not end well.
Later, we have English Mojitos (with elderflower, mint and lime) and talk about some stressful jobs.
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CN: murder, rampage killers, graphic descriptions, alcohol
This week we’re talking about crime movies: those that were inspired by crimes or inspired their own crimes.
Ana tells the real life tale of Frank Abagnale Jr, a con artist and forger whose criminal career started at 15. Frank passed himself off as a teacher, pilot, doctor and lawyer all before he was 21. He later had his story retold in the 2002 Spielberg film ‘Catch Me If You Can’.
Jonatan is talking about Anthony Curcio who was inspired by ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’ to commit a robbery with a slew of decoys. With pepper spray, a tear-off costume and getaway by water Anthony almost pulled off the perfect crime… but it wasn’t meant to be.
We round off with a Banana Split cocktail. Stay to the end to hear what’s involved in this one. You can always reach out on Twitter, @crimebythebar, or by email, email@example.com. As always, you can get bonus details on our website, http://www.crimebythebar.com or on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/crimebythebar
CN: mention of drug addiction, alcohol
This week we have a catchup on Henri Vanbreda from ‘2: New Tales & Foreign Spirits’ (go back and listen) then we’re discussing women who sweet talked others into committing crimes for them.
Jonatan takes us to Australia and tells us about Robyn Lindholm, an ex-national ice skating champion who falls in with some unsavoury characters while trying to maintain her extravagant lifestyle. Ana shares the tale of Diana Lovejoy whose divorce led her down a strange path. A dose of bad luck, a towel set and a burner phone ruined what may have otherwise been a perfect crime.
Later, we have a Bols Toblerone cocktail- with chocolate, hazelnut and honey.
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CN: murder, faecal evidence, abuse allegations
This week Ana is sharing the story Birna Brjánsdóttir of Iceland. Birna was at a bar with friends on a typical Friday night. After she left her journey can be tracked on CCTV for half an hour before she disappears. Four days later one of her shoes is found at a nearby harbor and it’s not long before we find out what became of her.
Jonatan takes us back to 1980’s Canada with tales of Gilbert Paul Jordan aka the ‘Boozing Barber’ who had a long list of convictions. When the body of Vanessa Lee Buckner was found, he came under further scrutiny and the more the police look into him, the more crimes he seems to be involved with.
We round off the episode with a tequila, pamplemousse (aka pink grapefruit) liqueur, lime and mint cocktail. Get the recipe at http://www.crimebythebar.com . You can reach out to us on Twitter, @crimebythebar or by email, email@example.com .
CN: murder, sexual assault, alcoholism, substance abuse, manslaughter, crimes against First Nations
It’s a royal edition of Crime by the Bar. In the lead up to King’s Day (a Dutch national holiday) we look back at some historical crimes involving royalty.
Jonatan shares the violent end for Alexander I of Yugoslavia who warned “if you want a regime change, you need to kill me”. You can guess how this ends but it makes for a very interesting tale.
Ana retells the Mayerling Incident which involves the Crown Prince of Austria and his mistress the many questions surrounding their deaths. What do you think happened?
Our drink this week is a ‘Royal Tea’ cocktail with whiskey, the Queen of Spices and rose syrup.
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CN: murder, assassination, European history, disapproving mother-in-laws, alcohol