105 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 • 1.5K 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).

    Incendiary Circumstances - Part 2 | 11

    Incendiary Circumstances - Part 2 | 11

    On November 17, 2004 a young Calgary family settled in for the evening. At about 9pm, the husband left for work as a security guard, while his wife stayed home with their two children. In the middle of the night, she woke to the sound of shattered glass. Within minutes the entire home was engulfed in flames. After desperate attempts to reach her children failed, the mother managed to escape. The children didn’t survive. Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the unexpected twists the investigation took and the shocking details police uncovered about the fire being deliberately set, who was responsible and why they did it, in the conclusion of “Incendiary Circumstances."
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 48 min
    Incendiary Circumstances - Part 1 | 10

    Incendiary Circumstances - Part 1 | 10

    In the middle of a cold snowy night, a Calgary woman woke to the sound of shattered glass. Within minutes the entire home was engulfed in flames. The panicked mother tried to help her two children but was forced to jump from a second story window to save herself. Join Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt as she explains the heroic efforts made by firefighters and the devastating impact of this fire on the entire community in part one of “Incendiary Circumstances.”
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 30 min
    The autopsy tells a story | 09

    The autopsy tells a story | 09

    You’ve seen them on true crime TV shows and movies, forensic pathologists, medical examiners, and coroners have a firm foothold in popular culture. But what is forensic pathology and how does it differ from the others?
    On this special episode of Crime Beat, Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt gives you an exclusive look inside the medical examiner's office. Find out what it takes, the challenges and how real is what you see on TV? Learn how an autopsy tells a story from a forensic pathologist who has worked all over North America.
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 43 min
    The long road to justice - Part 2 | 8

    The long road to justice - Part 2 | 8

    In early 2002, the body of a 21-year-old woman was found in a rural area about an hour’s drive south of Calgary. Adrienne McColl had been murdered and investigators worked around the clock to gather evidence in the hopes of catching her killer. Despite their best efforts, the case went cold. But officers never forgot about the case. Follow along as senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the lengthy and heartbreaking journey Adrienne's family took on the long road to justice.
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 49 min
    The long road to justice - Part 1 | 7

    The long road to justice - Part 1 | 7

    On a breezy winter day in February of 2002, in southern Alberta, a rancher was moving some cattle along a rural road when he came across a disturbing sight in a ditch. As he got closer he was able to confirm it was a body. At the same time, an hour’s drive North, in Calgary, family and friends of Adrienne McColl had no idea the heartbreaking news they were about to get– and the long road to justice they were about to embark on.
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 32 min
    The Deadly Contract - Part 2 | 6

    The Deadly Contract - Part 2 | 6

    On January 16th, 2006 financier Jack Beauchamp was shot six times and left for dead on his office floor. Global News senior crime reporter Nancy Hixt shares the conclusion of how investigators unravelled this shocking murder mystery.
    Contact:
    Instagram: @nancy.hixt
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/
    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

M!chelle;-D ,

Amazing Journalism

As a recent new listener of Crime Beat, I am listening to all shows to catch up. The host is top notch and focuses on the victim while providing a thorough explanation of the case. The relationship Nancy develops with victims and their families is clearly one of trust and mutual respect. This is a must listen! Thank all of you for excellent work you do to bring this podcast to your listeners.

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Great crime podcasts

Well researched and well told crime stories.

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Highest quality

So glad Nancy is back. Her reports are of the highest quality.

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