40 episodes

Welcome to Crime by the Bar where friends Ana and Jonatan discuss tales of true crime with a glass of wine (or two). New episodes area released weekly covering two stories and ending with their ‘Drink of the Week’. We often on cold cases, unsolved crimes or suspicious convictions.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to Crime by the Bar where friends Ana and Jonatan discuss tales of true crime with a glass of wine (or two). New episodes area released weekly covering two stories and ending with their ‘Drink of the Week’. We often on cold cases, unsolved crimes or suspicious convictions.

    40: Video Renters and Castle Dwellers

    40: Video Renters and Castle Dwellers

    This week Ana and Jonatan pretend covid isn't a thing (because it wasn't when this was recorded).
    Ana's takes us to 1992 Croatia where Srđan Mlađan raises suspicions by obsessively renting Natural Born Killers... a crime that would never have been solved now that we all have Netflix.
    Jonatan's crime is in Belgium in 2012 where something sketchy is going on with Stijn Saelen but does his family know more than they're letting on?
    Our cocktail is a gin spiked 'Bitter Love' (with Parfait Amour, Gin, lemon juice and sugar). We drink it while discussing the mysterious murder of Dragica Gvero. Enjoy and stay safe!
    Reach us on twitter: https://twitter.com/crimebythebar
    Support us by sharing with other podcast listeners or by making a contribution to our running costs - http://patreon.com/crimebythebar or https://ko-fi.com/crimebythebar
    TW: murder, hitman, brief reference to suspected paedophilia (non-specific)

    • 1 hr 47 min
    39: Unsafe Radius

    39: Unsafe Radius

    This week Jonatan and Ana discuss yoga, Norwegian crime and insurance claims.
    We begin with the tale of Bella Gunness, aka Hell's Belle: where she went, fire and death often followed. Was she unlucky or responsible for the terrible things that happened to those around her?
    Later we discuss Ingeborg Koeber from Bergen Norway; a woman who was once described by Arthur Conan Doyle as 'the most remarkable medium' he'd ever met. Was she genuinely talented or did she go to extreme lengths to ensure her prophecies came to fruition?
    No cocktail this week. I'm sure we'll make up for it next time though.
    Support us by sharing with other podcast listeners or by making a contribution to our running costs - http://patreon.com/crimebythebar or https://ko-fi.com/crimebythebar
    CN: Murder mystery, arson, buried bodies, drowning

    • 1 hr 50 min
    38: The Night Before Christmas

    38: The Night Before Christmas

    We're back! This week Ana shares a Christmas Eve murder from her hometown and Jonatan tells the tale a Christmas Day heist. We round off with a gingerbread cocktail.
    Ana's story is about a Fanny Barber, a woman who found her husband William dead in their home and was soon accused of his murder. What does the evidence say and was Fanny capable of pulling off the murder with such limited time?
    Jonatan covers the theft of 125 Mayan, Aztec, Miztec and Zapotec artefacts from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Was it an inside job, did the security guards have two much to drink or was it the faulty alarm that facilitated the crime?
    Enjoy! Merry Christmas.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    37: Insured in Life and Death

    37: Insured in Life and Death

    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.
    Did you enjoy today’s episode? Reach out on Twitter, https://twitter.com/crimebythebar or by email, crimebythebar@gmail.com. You can get extras from the show at www.crimebythebar.com or support us at https://www.patreon.com/crimebythebar.
    CN: stabbing, murder, poisoning, beating, alcohol

    • 1 hr
    36: Bad Feelings | Mystery

    36: Bad Feelings | Mystery

    This Friday we have stories that leave us with many questions including: could we have seen this coming?
    First, Ana tells the tale of Dublin teenager, Raonaid Murray, who was stabbed to death on her walk home. She was found by her sister not far from her front door. What happened? We put together the pieces but almost 20 years later, there are still no clear answers.
    Then, Jonatan shares the bizarre end to Günther Stoll. The unemployed food technician had become increasingly paranoid over the preceding years, convinced ‘they’ were out to get him. One night he made a mysterious breakthrough but then claims something terrible will happen… only to befall a very strange fate hours later. Was this coincidence? Or were ‘they’ watching all along?
    Tell us your theories! Reach out on Twitter, @crimebythebar, or by email crimebythebar@gmail.com.
    CN: stabbing, car crash, murder, botched investigations, paranoia

    • 1 hr 27 min
    35: If I Can't Have Them, No One Can...

    35: If I Can't Have Them, No One Can...

    It's a travel edition! This time we talk about people who just can't let go.
    Ana talks about married couple Xiaoye “Alex” Wang and Tianle "Heidi" Li. With divorce looming, the situation takes a strange turn and it seems like it may be 'until death do us part' after all. Jonatan shares the story of an art heist in Rotterdam involving Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, Monet, Meijer de Haan and Freud. It may not be murder, but the tale ends in tragedy.
    Our drink of the week is a simple classic: tequila, lime and salt. It turns out to have been a bad choice for a Tuesday.
    Don't forget to reach out to us on Twitter, @crimebythebar, or share you suggestions and stories by email, crimebythebar@gmail.com.
    CN: poisoning, murder, destruction of art

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

LamzyLyn ,

Breath of fresh air!

The dynamic between the two podcasters is so fun and relaxed and they discuss interesting cases without all the gore of some other podcasts. I wish more podcasters were this polished and enjoyable to listen to!

Nicki T @ Strictly Homicide ,

I love this podcast!

I recently found this podcast and It is easily one of my new faves!! They do their research very wellI and the delivery and quality is great! LOVE this podcast!!!! I really look forward to a new episode!! Keep up the great work!!

Nicki T
Strictly Homicide Podcast

Justin S. Drown ,

Calming in it's own way

Both hosts have super soothing voices. Jonatan's is super baritone and and Ana's is really light. It makes an interesting mixture that keeps you engaged!

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