98 episodes

People know their hometowns by streets, a favourite restaurant or the local mall. Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt knows hers by the crime scenes she's been to over the past 20 years. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news.
Winner of the 2020 & 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award (RTDNA).

Crime Beat Curiouscast

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 9.5K Ratings

People know their hometowns by streets, a favourite restaurant or the local mall. Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt knows hers by the crime scenes she's been to over the past 20 years. Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn't hear on the news.
Winner of the 2020 & 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award (RTDNA).

    Update: The Brentwood five massacre | 4

    Update: The Brentwood five massacre | 4

    It’s been ten years since one of the darkest days in Calgary’s history- On the anniversary of the biggest mass killing to ever happen in the city, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the frustration the families of the five victims are feeling and why they’re pushing for changes in current legislation. Learn where the man found not criminally responsible in the case is living now, the freedoms he’s pushing for and how Canada’s top court is involved in it all.
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Out of the dark | 3

    Out of the dark | 3

    In the summer of 2006, a young Calgary woman was on top of the world. She had a supportive family, amazing friends and a great job. But life as she knew it came to an abrupt stop in the middle of the night on August 6, 2006. In this episode, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares details of a violent attack- a story that’s every woman’s worst fear.
    www.calgarycrimestoppers.org - reference case # 06274598
    https://newsroom.calgary.ca/sexual-assault-case-from-2006-has-new-lead/
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 40 min
    The Hunt For A Predator - Part 2 | 2

    The Hunt For A Predator - Part 2 | 2

    In the late 1970s and early ‘80s a sexual predator stalked Calgarians. At the same time, homicide detectives used cutting edge strategies to track a child killer.
    What no one realized, was that the two cases were connected. Global News Senior Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt shares how a tip from one brave little girl changed the direction of the entire investigation and the unexpected twist the case took years later.
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 38 min
    The Hunt For A Predator - Part 1 | 1

    The Hunt For A Predator - Part 1 | 1

    In late 1970’s and early 80’s a sexual predator was on the loose. Two little girls had heard about the man dubbed the “Southwest Calgary Rapist” but they never imagined they would cross paths with him while riding their bikes one hot sunny day. At the same time, homicide detectives were investigating the death of a five-year old girl who disappeared on her way to kindergarten. Learn the unprecedented steps officers took and the haunting connection between the two cases as Global News' Senior Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt shares “The hunt for a predator.”
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 27 min
    Season 6 is coming, February 27th

    Season 6 is coming, February 27th

    For most of us, crime is something we see on the news…in movies…or hear about on a podcast. We never think it could happen to us…Until it does. 
    Loved ones are gone…and for the survivors…the scars will never heal.
    Nancy Hixt has been a crime reporter for Global News for nearly 30 years and on Season 6 of her podcast, Crime Beat she'll give you exclusive access to the cases she's worked– on from the interview room to the courtroom.  
    Join her for Season 6 of Crime Beat coming February 27th.
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    • 2 min
    Introducing... Global News' What Happened To...? The Thai Cave Rescue

    Introducing... Global News' What Happened To...? The Thai Cave Rescue

    The 2018 Thai cave rescue quickly became an international spectacle that captured the attention of people all around the world.
    Twelve boys and their soccer coach were exploring the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai when the cave suddenly flooded, trapping the team. Monsoon season came early that year, and the cave became blocked by heavy rainwater.
    On this episode of What happened to…? Erica Vella revisits the incredible Thai Cave rescue mission. She speaks with diver Rick Stanton about the wins, the challenges and ultimately, how it was pulled off. She also speaks to water management expert Thanet Natisri to find out how the cave was made safe enough for divers to enter.
    Find out more at https://globalnews.ca/news/9733417/what-happened-to-thai-cave-rescue-part-1/
    Contact:
    Email: erica.vella@globalnews.ca
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.5K Ratings

9.5K Ratings

Gdsmom ,

Excellent Podcsst

Everything about this podcast is Excellent!!

romeosgirl12 ,

Backround music has to go

So distracting with weird music in the background

DiBigs ,

The best

This is the best true crime podcast I have listened to and I have listened to many. Nancy is a very good story teller/ investigative reporter. Nancy focuses on the victim to be sure we know who they are and how much they meant to their family and friends. Well done.

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