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Criminologist Lee Mellor discusses the darkest, most perverse, bestial crimes known to man. You can鈥檛 handle it. Tap out now.

Murder Was The Case Lee Mellor

    • True Crime
    • 4.4 鈥 212 Ratings

Criminologist Lee Mellor discusses the darkest, most perverse, bestial crimes known to man. You can鈥檛 handle it. Tap out now.

    #267. Nineteen to One (Dive Bar) w/ Team Ortiz

    #267. Nineteen to One (Dive Bar) w/ Team Ortiz

    n the first of three conversations with true crime filmmakers in Marietta, Georgia, Doc goes over the suspicious 1997 conviction of Melvin Ortiz with his fiancee and the three students who made 'Needle in a Haystack'. 聽聽Watch 'Needle in a Haystack' here: 聽https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RFX9PWM9aQ


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    #266. True Crime Film Fest (Dive Bar) w/ Cameron Munson

    #266. True Crime Film Fest (Dive Bar) w/ Cameron Munson

    Sweet T. Doc speaks with Cameron Munson, founder and director of the True Crime Film Fest in Marietta, Georgia. 聽This conversation is an introduction to three films we will be looking at in the month of May. 聽

    Link to leave Doc a voicemail: https://www.speakpipe.com/murderwasthecase 聽
    Link to MWTC Youtube videos page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg1HBTX-thidDu5H1yuB3cw
    Films: 聽'Laura' (part 1 of 2): https://youtu.be/7YCB7k3khT4
    'Needle in a Haystack': https://youtu.be/-RFX9PWM9aQ
    'Mountain Time': https://youtu.be/8yq50nXrazI
    'Park View': https://vimeo.com/ondemand/parkview
    'Big Trouble in Little Quartzsite': https://legallyinsanefilms.com/films


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    #265. Bathsalts: Floridian True Crime & Madness, Part 3: Tylenol Benadryl Pie (Dive Bar) w/ Hal, Jason & 'Canada' Jon

    #265. Bathsalts: Floridian True Crime & Madness, Part 3: Tylenol Benadryl Pie (Dive Bar) w/ Hal, Jason & 'Canada' Jon

    Part 3 of 3. Doc joins a cadre of Floridiots to talk about the legendary 'Florida Man', Bathsalts, and some of the most bizarre and brutal crimes in Floridian history. Warning: intoxicated masculinity discussing extremely graphic content.


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    #264. Bathsalts: Floridian True Crime & Madness, Part 2: Eating Face (Dive Bar) w/ Hal, Jason & 'Canada' Jon

    #264. Bathsalts: Floridian True Crime & Madness, Part 2: Eating Face (Dive Bar) w/ Hal, Jason & 'Canada' Jon

    Part 2 of 3. Doc joins a cadre of Floridiots to talk about the legendary 'Florida Man', Bathsalts, and some of the most bizarre and brutal crimes in Floridian history. Warning: intoxicated masculinity discussing extremely graphic content.


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    • 42 min
    #263. Bathsalts: Floridian True Crime & Madness, Part 1: Dum Fuk Punch (Dive Bar) w/ Hal, Jason & 'Canada' Jon

    #263. Bathsalts: Floridian True Crime & Madness, Part 1: Dum Fuk Punch (Dive Bar) w/ Hal, Jason & 'Canada' Jon

    Part 1 of 3. Doc joins a cadre of Floridiots to talk about the legendary 'Florida Man', Bathsalts, and some of the most bizarre and brutal crimes in Floridian history. Warning: intoxicated masculinity discussing extremely graphic content.




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    #262. Somewhere in the Distance a Dog Barked..., Part 4: Officer Down (Dive Bar) w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger & Suzanna Ryan

    #262. Somewhere in the Distance a Dog Barked..., Part 4: Officer Down (Dive Bar) w/ Det. Cloyd Steiger & Suzanna Ryan

    Part 4 of 4. Doc, Cloyd, and Suzanna descend on a Nashville hotel room to catch up in person for the first time since 2019. Final Tennessee episodes in the Murder Was the Case Sweet T southern tour!


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

mmcw1226 ,

Deep dives

I just really wish you would name the episodes and have their descriptions displayed in a way that would be more decipherable.

JennRoseWrathful ,

Such a hard call

I chose the 4stars over the 3stars bc no one does more on forensic psychology that I鈥檝e ever found.
I truly appreciate and enjoy the academic angle Lee brings to the table. In fact, this is probably the podcasts that I feel dives into the forensic psychology more deeply than any other I鈥檝e listened to. I LOVE the Academy episodes, love! Thank you!
Unfortunately, so many of the 鈥楧ive鈥 episodes, even if they鈥檙e supposed to be a relaxed conversation, go NOWHERE.
I feel Lee is a much better lecturer than interviewer. Part of that seems that Lee likes to be in charge of the conversation. He鈥檚 knowledgeable and I appreciate his insight, but unfortunately he tends to lean into arrogance.
Not only does that make his academic conclusions harder to blindly accept, but it makes the conversations with who I feel are strong guests harder to listen to. I WANT to hear their stories, but Lee seems to want control the room.
Lee in lecture mode feels far more factual and educational; during the Dive Bar episodes he seems much more 鈥榖ro dude鈥 and unable to actually emphasize with anyone outside of his experience. Plus with the few Dive episodes I actually get through they鈥檙e not very good at keeping the conversation on topic in any way.
Anyway, I strongly recommend the podcast in parts, but I鈥檝e found it very hit or miss. And while I admit I鈥檓 still working my way through the back catalogue, I unfortunately don鈥檛 feel Vanessa helps much when she is pulled into the conversations. Her questions are deeply elementary and don鈥檛 help expound on the overall topic.
I鈥檓 sorry if a lot of this seems negative. I鈥檓 deeply interested in the psychology of crimes, so I will continue to look for that in the show and very much enjoy certain episodes. It鈥檚 very good in parts which only makes the others more frustrating.

billthick ,

Great show

Hey Lee the dive bar with Judith Yates was really great show thanks man

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