151 episodes

Hi there! We are Mystery on the Rocks, a comedy cocktail mystery podcast with award-winning comedians Sooz Kempner, Masud Milas and Chris Stokes ham-fistedly trying to solve real-life mysteries over cocktails.
Sometimes we're joined by a special guest, sometimes it's just the three of us being very silly indeed.
From true crime and bizarre occurrences to X-Files and the paranormal, all of the cases have a whodunnit or 'WTF happened' question hanging over them. So come in, pull up a chair, and let's crack this case!

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Mystery on the Rocks Chris Stokes, Masud Milas & Sooz Kempner

    • Comedy
    • 4.5 • 81 Ratings

Hi there! We are Mystery on the Rocks, a comedy cocktail mystery podcast with award-winning comedians Sooz Kempner, Masud Milas and Chris Stokes ham-fistedly trying to solve real-life mysteries over cocktails.
Sometimes we're joined by a special guest, sometimes it's just the three of us being very silly indeed.
From true crime and bizarre occurrences to X-Files and the paranormal, all of the cases have a whodunnit or 'WTF happened' question hanging over them. So come in, pull up a chair, and let's crack this case!

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    The Story of Zoya Fyodorova

    The Story of Zoya Fyodorova

    Two out of three ain't bad, right?
    Not a full house this week guys as our schedules are still tricky to align. While we have decided to record if two of us can make it, this isn't a permanent arrangement so don't worry!
    This week we take a look at an unsolved murder mystery which also happens to be a love story taking in movie stars, gulags and Stalin's inner circle...
    It's the incredible story of Zoya Fyodorova!

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    • 48 min
    The Death of Malcolm Caldwell

    The Death of Malcolm Caldwell

    This week's episode sees us back to our current season and bidding farewell to the 1970s in...
    Cambodia!
    Malcolm Caldwell, a Marxist writer from Scotland, is killed in mysterious circumstances very shortly after meeting Cambodia's leader, the infamous Pol Pot. Despite being a vocal supporter of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime, uncommon in the West, could Caldwell have been murdered for something he said in his audience with the despot?
    Or for something else entirely?
    We also go in (too much?) depth about jalapeno margaritas...
    If you want to avail yourself of the lavender gin be sure to check out Lavinia's Mystical Caves!

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    • 45 min
    SIDESTEP: The Identity of the Somerton Man

    SIDESTEP: The Identity of the Somerton Man

    An update to one of the earliest cases we covered and one of the most enduring mysteries of all time... The Somerton Man!
    A study believes they've unearthed the mystery man's identity so we take a sidestep from our current season and have a quick chat about the updates to this famous case...

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    • 27 min
    The Umbrella Murder

    The Umbrella Murder

    September 11 1978, Georgi Markov dies in hospital in Balham, South London. Markov was a Bulgarian journalist working for the BBC, having recently defected to the West earlier that year. He had developed a fear after something resembling an insect bite appeared on his thigh.
    An autopsy found a small pellet in the area, most likely filled with ricin. Before he died Georgi told his wife that when he felt the 'bite', he was on Waterloo Bridge and a man behind him was picking up an umbrella.
    Was Georgi assassinated for his defection by the Bulgarians or the KGB? And did they use a modified umbrella to do it?
    One of the most famous Cold War murders gets the Mystery on the Rocks treatment, which basically means bickering about the size and shape of the bullet, arguing about a 69 joke and getting distracted about little Masud watching Last Action Hero...

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    • 57 min
    Peiper Pays the Piper

    Peiper Pays the Piper

    Content Warning for this week: graphic descriptions (ie, direct quotes from witnesses) of mass murder...
    July 14th 1976, a house is torched in eastern France. The charred remains of its owner, a man named Rainer Buschman, are found within holding a pistol and a .22 calibre rifle in a defensive position.
    Not only is Rainer Buschman not who he first appeared to be, but there is also doubt from the French police that the body found is of Buschman at all. What's more, the core elements of this mystery stretch back decades previously.
    Buckle up, it's a heavy one...

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    • 49 min
    The Assassination of Herbert Chitepo

    The Assassination of Herbert Chitepo

    This week's episode, we pop to Africa and gross ourselves out by having to say 'Rhodesia' a lot. In 1975, Herbert Chitepo was assassinated by a car bomb, which was so powerful it also claimed the lives of others. Herbert was the first black barrister in Rhodesia and a prominent figure in the fight for independence and the reclamation of Zimbabwe.
    However, some thought he was too moderate which means the list of suspects isn't just limited to his political enemies and the Rhodesian administration, but also potentially more militant rivals ostensibly on the same side.
    So who planted the car bomb?
    We also get sidetracked about the semantics of a head transplant (still not sure how) and give Timmy Mallett some props.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

SalaciousKrum ,

So funny

I love getting a new podcast to listen to, so I was excited about this one. I’m really interested in the mystery surrounding Natalie Wood’s death, and listened with interest....I'm so glad I did! Their facts are so interesting to say the least, their jokes are beyond funny and so insightful, even when they are discussing someone’s death......AND THEN they started to discuss Fred Astaire, and how sexy Gene Kelly was. I was hooked!

Willowfire365 ,

Brilliant!

This is a really fun podcast and one of my favourites. Mystery, music, comedy and cocktails, what more could you ask for?

Shazlovespodcasts ,

Inappropriate. unfunny and Inaccurate! Don’t bother

I love getting a new podcast to listen to, so I was excited about this one. I’m really interested in the mystery surrounding Natalie Wood’s death, and listened with interest....I really shouldn’t have bothered. Their facts are dodgy to say the least, their jokes are beyond unfunny and very inappropriate, after all they are discussing someone’s death......But I gave up completely when they started to discuss Fred Astaire, and how sexy Gene Kelly was. I’ve got nothing against either men ( or how sexy they are) but can someone explain what it’s got to do with the death of Natalie wood? I think to make this podcast work the presenters need to drink less.... or possibly more! And at least do a modicum of research into their subject matter.

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