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Stories of some of the most heinous, controversial, heartbreaking and thought-provoking true crime cases, told by an Australian living in Canada.
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Canadian True Crime Kristi Lee

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 3K Ratings

Stories of some of the most heinous, controversial, heartbreaking and thought-provoking true crime cases, told by an Australian living in Canada.
New episodes on the 1st and 15th of each month.

    74 Renfrew County Murders

    74 Renfrew County Murders

    ONTARIO
    In 2015, Renfrew County in the Ottawa Valley would be the backdrop for the worst-ever case of intimate-partner violence in Ontario, and one of the worst in Canadian history.


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    Signs you’re in an abusive relationship - and how to get help
     
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    Credits:
    Research and writing: Dierdre Bradley
    Writing and editing: Kristi Lee
    Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams  
    Disclaimer voiced by the host of True
    Theme Song: We Talk of Dreams


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    73 The Harshbarger Family

    73 The Harshbarger Family

    NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR:
    In 2006, a family left the US for a hunting trip in Newfoundland. Not all of them would come back. 


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    https://www.outdoorcanada.ca/harshbarger/
    Scroll to halfway down the page to see the link to download the PDF.


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    Credits:
    Research: Gemma Harris
    Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams  
    Disclaimer voiced by the host of True
    Theme Song: We Talk of Dreams 


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Q&A

    Q&A

    Hi everyone! It's been 2.5 years since I did a Q&A, and I know you have questions, so I thought I'd answer them. Enjoy! 


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    APPROXIMATE IMESTAMPS:
    2:00 – How did I get into true crime and why
    5:00 – Decision to start a podcast
    13:00 – Things I’ve learned from podcasting
    14:30 – Best part about podcasting
    16:45 – Hardest part about podcasting
    17:30 – Where will CTC be in 5 years?
    19:20 – Covid-19
    22:30 – True crime documentaries
    24:30 – Cases I really want to cover but haven’t had a chance to yet
    AD BREAK
    30:00 – Cases I’ll NEVER cover
    33:00 – Lingering questions from cases I’ve covered
    36:00 – Most shocking and infuriating cases
    37:00 – Do I contact families of victims in my episodes?
    43:30 – Why I moved to Canada
    49:00 – Strangest thing about Canada
    53:30 – Favourite part about Canada
    56:00 – How did I decide what part of Canada to live in?
    57:00 – Mental health / depression / anxiety update – what’s been helping me?


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Case Updates & Reflections 2020

    Case Updates & Reflections 2020

    Approximate Timestamps for each case discussed in this episode:


    72 Alloura Wells - 3:00 minute mark
    71 Jagtar Gill - 7:45
    70 Zach Miller - 11:00
    67-69 Ezekiel Stephan - 15:45
    60-62 Richard Oland - 29:00
    59 The Donnellys - 39:00
    56 Loretta Saunders - 40:00
    19-20 Laura Babcock - 44:00
    6 Reena Virk - 46:30


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    Credits:
    Research: Enya Best
    Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams  
    Disclaimer voiced by the host of Beyond Bizarre True Crime 
    Theme Song: We Talk of Dreams  


    Music credits:
    Chris Zabriskie - Laserdisc
    S Chermisinov - Night Snowfall
    Igor Khabarov - Stay
     
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    • 52 min
    72 The Death of Alloura Wells

    72 The Death of Alloura Wells

    TORONTO, ONTARIO: In 2017, a woman found a body in a ravine. The journey to figure out who the body belonged to would take many twists and turns.


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    Links to resources and initiatives from this episode:
    Trans Pride Toronto facebook page
    Independent review into how police handle missing persons cases - submissions until August 31, 2020
    Maggie’s Sex Worker Action Project
    The 519


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    Credits:
    Research, co-producer and 2SLGBTQIA+ content advisor: Eliot Newton www.genderbandit.com
    Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams  
    Disclaimer voiced by the host of Beyond Bizarre True Crime 
    Theme Song: We Talk of Dreams  


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    71 The Murder of Jagtar Gill

    71 The Murder of Jagtar Gill

    ONTARIO - In 2014, a 15 year old went to the grocery store with her father. It was her parents’ 17th wedding anniversary - but her mother was recovering at home from a hernia operation she’d had the day before, so the teenager and her father went to pick out a cake and bring flowers back to her. But what they would be confronted with when they returned, would change their lives forever.


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    Credits:
    Research and writing: Diedre Bradley and Kristi Lee
    Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams  
    Disclaimer voiced by the host of Beyond Bizarre True Crime 
    Theme Song: We Talk of Dreams  


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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

PodcastsPlants&Coffee ,

New listener and I’m obsessed!

I’m dual Canadian American and live in California, so I enjoy listening to podcasts about Canada, even if it’s the more unsavoury parts of Canada’s history. Kristi does a great job telling the stories of the victims. Also her accent is a treat to listen to. Thanks for giving me something to listen to during the pandemic!

Mama2Charlotte ,

Love! But...

I love this podcast! But please don’t interject political opinions. We’re here for true crime, not for your personal opinion on politics. Thanks.

Alyssa A. Cooper ,

Factual, Respectful Storytelling

Kristi Lee brings a fresh perspective to the true crime podcast world. Her stories are factual and respectful to all parties.

As an American, I love hearing about Canadian cases through the lens of an Australian. The legal system is convoluted, but fear not: Kristi is highly intelligent and thoroughly presents case information in a way that is easy to understand.

Kristi is not afraid to speak out for victims and their families when the system fails them. America’s legal and incarnation system is a mess, but Canada has its own issues; it is not perfect. CTC spreads awareness for systemic issues in Canada and calls for improvements that need to be made.

Thank you for supporting victims, their families, and at-risk populations. You rock!

To all the haters who have been bullying Kristi online: go kick rocks.

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