26 episodes

Detroit’s Daily Docket is a podcast from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, which is located in Detroit, Michigan, and in a partnership with the University of Michigan. This podcast was created to educate the lay public and the armchair detectives about forensic pathology. We use our experience and collaborative work style to explain forensic pathology topics in plain language and to dispel the myths about the medicine and science of forensics. In each episode we discuss a topic in forensic pathology and relevant famous cases to illustrate the topic. The relevant cases will all be ones where the autopsy report is public record and not from our jurisdiction. Each episode is 30-60 minutes long depending on the topic.

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    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

Detroit’s Daily Docket is a podcast from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, which is located in Detroit, Michigan, and in a partnership with the University of Michigan. This podcast was created to educate the lay public and the armchair detectives about forensic pathology. We use our experience and collaborative work style to explain forensic pathology topics in plain language and to dispel the myths about the medicine and science of forensics. In each episode we discuss a topic in forensic pathology and relevant famous cases to illustrate the topic. The relevant cases will all be ones where the autopsy report is public record and not from our jurisdiction. Each episode is 30-60 minutes long depending on the topic.

    Fellowship in Baltimore & Goodbyes

    Fellowship in Baltimore & Goodbyes

    • 34 min
    Forensic Psychiatry

    Forensic Psychiatry

    • 45 min
    Fellowship in Connecticut and NYC

    Fellowship in Connecticut and NYC

    • 58 min
    Fellowship at the WCMEO

    Fellowship at the WCMEO

    • 29 min
    Challenges with Homicides

    Challenges with Homicides

    The devil is in the details.

    Invigorated by thrilling television shows such as How to Get Away with Murder and Dexter, some people believe they can concoct the perfect plan to conceal a murder.  Throughout this season, we've asked our audience to send us their ideas of ways to hide a homicide. 

    Listen as our doctors examine and evaluate the most popular submissions on the basis of plausibility, materials needed, ease or difficulty of execution, and the autopsy findings.  Find out why a thorough medicolegal death investigation makes it very difficult to get away with murder.

    As a bonus, we invite Allison Arnold, a senior trial attorney with the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office, on the show.  She will help us better understand the corpus delicti rule, or "body of the crime", and how it pertains to prosecutions where no dead body can be examined.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sharp Force Injuries and Authorship

    Sharp Force Injuries and Authorship

    It's better than a sharp stick in the eye.

    On a very basic level, sharp force injuries are caused by weapons with at least one cutting edge, and the most commonly seen injuries are stab wounds and incised wounds.  What is the distinction between the two?  Do the injuries provide you with clues to the weapon that was used?  Listen to our doctors as they explore this area of forensic pathology.

    In the second part of this episode, we introduce you to Dr. Patrick Hansma.  Dr. Hansma is no stranger to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office.   Follow along with us as we learn about drives him and his passions.  Dr. Hansma also speaks about his adventures in authorship with this first book, The Grave Below.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Merlz621 ,

Best podcast for people interested in death investigations

I miss the updates! Please bring the podcast back!

KTV1 ,

Never miss an episode!

If I’m not listening to the podcast- I’m checking in on the latest post on Instagram! Working as a funeral director in the metro-Detroit area it’s neat to hear the voices and ideas of the professionals doing many of the investigations for families I am also helping. It’s so insightful on the different personalities, qualifications, educations and backgrounds of so many people around the country/ world.

macnsak ,

Looking forward to season two

Very much enjoyed and learned a lot

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