True Crime Byline

True crime podcasts have been having a moment — and, more often than not, behind those podcasts are doggedly determined reporters: People who hit the street, knock on doors and ask hard questions. 

Because of their work, we often know every little detail about the crimes they cover, but what we don't hear enough is what it was actually like to report on those stories, to sit in courtrooms, chase down leads, get to know family members and talk to witnesses. 

True Crime Byline — a new podcast by Postmedia and Antica Productions — sets out to do this.

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Dellen Millard Almost Got Away with Murder
Tim Bosma disappeared in 2013 after leaving home with two men to test drive a truck he was selling online. Police eventually charged Dellen Millard and Mark Smich with murder. Not long after, they discovered this wasn’t Millard’s first time killing.
31 min
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Lev Tahor: The Case of a Missing Community
One winter day in 2013, nearly 250 members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group called Lev Tahor vanished from the remote town of Saint Agathe, Quebec. As Montreal Gazette reporter Jason Magder investigated, he heard concerning stories: of child abuse, of children taken away from their parents, and of people being sedated with antipsychotic drugs. In many ways, the story of Lev Tahor is one with more questions than answers.
27 min
3
How Covering the Bernardo Trial Changed Tom Bla...
National Post reporter Tom Blackwell has tried to block out many things about the murder trial of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, but what he doesn’t want to forget is what he learned from the victims’ families.
25 min
4
A Politician Murdered his Ex Wife. We Should Ha...
In 1983, the murder of JoAnn Wilson shocked Canadians. But looking back on it today, what's most surprising is that we were surprised it happened at all.
26 min
5
The Article that Blew Up a Murder Trial
When National Post reporter Joseph Brean settled into covering the murder trial of Kevin Madden in 2005 he did something that wasn't commonplace at the time: he Googled a star witness – and ended up in a place all journalists try to avoid: right in the centre of the story.
32 min
6
This Isn't a Story About Robert Pickton
In 2001, a team of journalists at the Vancouver Sun told the stories of mothers, daughters and sisters who'd gone missing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside — and created a sense of urgency to find out what happened to them. With the public demanding action, the police eventually zeroed in on Robert (Willy) Pickton, Canada's most prolific serial killer.
45 min
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Introducing True Crime Byline
Postmedia's reporters take us behind the scenes to reflect on the cases that made their careers, changed the way they see the world and continue to haunt them.
2 min