96 episodes

Dissect the science behind some of the most spine-tingling, unusual and terrifyingly true crime stories with Julie Mattson, a seasoned Forensic Nurse Death Investigator in this gripping weekly podcast.

Julie's unique approach to investigations is informed by her background in nursing, which allows her to provide an in-depth analysis of the medical intricacies and physiological aspects of each case.

With her compassionate storytelling and unwavering dedication to uncovering the truth, Julie takes you on a thrilling journey into the world of forensic science, shining a light on the intersection of medicine, justice and criminal investigation.

In “Pushing Up Lilies,” Julie's expert medical analysis will captivate your imagination and challenge your understanding of the human body's role in solving the most complex and enigmatic criminal case.

Pushing Up Lilies Julie Mattson

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 58 Ratings

Dissect the science behind some of the most spine-tingling, unusual and terrifyingly true crime stories with Julie Mattson, a seasoned Forensic Nurse Death Investigator in this gripping weekly podcast.

Julie's unique approach to investigations is informed by her background in nursing, which allows her to provide an in-depth analysis of the medical intricacies and physiological aspects of each case.

With her compassionate storytelling and unwavering dedication to uncovering the truth, Julie takes you on a thrilling journey into the world of forensic science, shining a light on the intersection of medicine, justice and criminal investigation.

In “Pushing Up Lilies,” Julie's expert medical analysis will captivate your imagination and challenge your understanding of the human body's role in solving the most complex and enigmatic criminal case.

    Twisters and Toxins: Tornadoes, Poisons, and Date Rape Drugs

    Twisters and Toxins: Tornadoes, Poisons, and Date Rape Drugs

    In this episode of Pushing Up Lilies, I take you through a whirlwind journey of disasters and deceit.

    We'll start with the recent devastating tornado in Texas, discussing its aftermath and the challenges it brings to death investigators. Then we will uncover the chilling reality of date rape drugs, exploring how they incapacitate victims and the forensic methods used to detect them.

    Join me as we navigate through these diverse yet equally harrowing topics, shedding light on the science and stories behind them.

    * Listener discretion is advised.

    • 23 min
    Bitter Almonds: Deaths By Cyanide Poisoning

    Bitter Almonds: Deaths By Cyanide Poisoning

    In this gripping episode of Pushing Up Lilies, join me, Julie Mattson, as we dive into the chilling world of cyanide poisoning. Known for its bitter almond smell, cyanide is one of the most deadly and fast-acting poisons. I'll share haunting real-life cases where this lethal substance was used to end lives, exploring the science behind how it works and why it's so deadly.

    Together, we'll uncover the sinister motives behind these poisonings and discuss how forensic investigators like myself piece together the clues to bring justice for the victims.

    Tune in as we unravel the deadly secrets hidden in this silent killer's history.

    • 36 min
    Silent Killers: When Family Turns Toxic

    Silent Killers: When Family Turns Toxic

    In this episode of Pushing Up Lilies, I delve into the chilling world of slow poisoning deaths carried out by family members.

    Join me as I unravel the harrowing tales of trust betrayed and lives snuffed out by those closest to the victims. I'll guide you through the unsettling patterns and psychological motivations behind these sinister acts.

    We'll explore real cases where family members became the unexpected harbingers of death, using poison as their weapon of choice. Tune in to uncover the dark secrets hidden within these tragic family dynamics.

    • 29 min
    Deadly Elixir: Antifreeze Murders

    Deadly Elixir: Antifreeze Murders

    Welcome to Pushing Up Lilies. I'm Julie Mattson, your host and forensic death investigator. In this episode, we explore the sinister world of murders where antifreeze is used as a deadly poison.

    Join me as we uncover chilling cases where individuals have been fatally poisoned by this seemingly innocuous substance. We'll delve into the motives behind these crimes, the methods used to administer antifreeze, and the challenges faced by investigators in solving these perplexing cases.

    * Listener discretion is advised.

    • 29 min
    The Mysterious Death of Amanda Wienckowski

    The Mysterious Death of Amanda Wienckowski

    In this compelling episode of Pushing Up Lilies, join me as we delve into the haunting case of Amanda Wienckowski, whose tragic death in 2008 in New York has left many unanswered questions. Amanda was discovered naked, frozen, and head first in a garbage dumpster, with her death initially deemed an accident by the medical examiner.

    However, Amanda's mother is tirelessly advocating for the case to be reopened and reclassified, hoping to spark a new investigation into her daughter's death. We'll explore the details of this perplexing case, discussing the challenges faced by families seeking justice and the importance of reopening cold cases when new information emerges.

    Listen in as we shine a light on the mysterious death of Amanda Wienckowski and the ongoing quest for truth and accountability in her tragic death.

    * Listener discretion is advised.

    • 27 min
    Dispatches from Atlanta: Death Investigator's Diary

    Dispatches from Atlanta: Death Investigator's Diary

    Join me as I bring you a special episode of Pushing Up Lilies recorded from Atlanta, Georgia, where I'm attending a death investigators' training. Tune in as I share my unique experiences, from encounters with a scary-looking Lyft driver to going on a call involving a body falling out of a truck.

    In this episode, I'll also provide valuable insights into the world of death investigation, discussing the trainings and resources available for those interested in pursuing this challenging but essential career path. Whether you're a budding investigator or simply curious about the field, this episode offers a fascinating glimpse into the life and work of a death investigator.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

lori20202020 ,

Love true crime!

This is such a good podcast from the viewpoint of a true life ME. I love that side of the story. It is so interesting to hear about her day to day job and other weird/interesting true stories she finds to tell us. Love it!!!

YelpSucksAfatOne ,

So Good!

I can’t get enough of this podcast! I love true crime and this is by far one of my favorites! Keep the episodes coming!!

nomadvegabond ,

Amazing!

The delivery in carrying out the story is amazing, kept me on hook to listen for more and more!

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