Background on the life of Ugo Fredette. Fredette was arrested yesterday for the stabbing murder of his wife Veronique Barbe. and the abduction of his youngest child, Luka Fredette.
Fredette is the co-producer of the film Novembre 84, about a series of child abductions in Montreal in 1984. He is also the co-producer of 7 Femmes, a film about seven of the cold cases we have discussed in this podcast.
Part two of the episode:
From the film 7 Femmes: Fredette’s wife, Veronique Barbe playing the part of murder victim Denise Bazinet
Left to right: Solange Blais, Stephan Luce, George Bazinet, Maureen Prior, Yvonne Prior, famille Dorion, Doreen Prior, John Allore, Stephan Parent, Suth Sutherland, Ugo Fredette
Music from episodes 35 and 36 is from the great 70s lost band Spooky Tooth.
I took some flak for playing Barry Manilow in episode 32, but there was a specific reason I chose Manilow which should be fairly obvious.
Episode 35 returns to vintage 70s rock. If the music sounds somewhat familiar and resonant, it should. Spooky Tooth launched Gary Wright (Dream Weaver) and Mick Jones (Foreigner):
A deeper dive into the original cases of Theresa Allore, Manon Dube and Louise Camirand. Focus on Kim Rossmo’s profile, and the offender Luc Gregoire.
Declaration Du Coroner / Manon Dube:
A follow-up episode revisiting the case of offender Luc Gregoire. Discussions include updates on the Lise Choquette case, Louise Camirand’s addition to the Surete du Quebec’s cold case website, parole decisions in the matters of Isabelle Bolduc and Julie Boisvenu, the Murder Accountability Project.
The body of Lise Choquette, Laval Quebec
Here are some links associated with the podcast:
Here is a link to the Canadian “Murder Accountability Project”:
Louise Camirand’s profile on the Surete du Quebec’s cold-case website
10cc was a favorite band of my sister, Theresa Allore. She owed The Original Soundtrack which contains the hit, I’m Not In Love, so I grew up listening to this a lot. What I didn’t know was that 1975’s The Original Soundtrack was wedged between two EVEN BETTER RECORDS; Sheet Music, and their final effort with the original line-up of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme, How Dare You.
All music from this episode is from 10cc. I won’t earn any money from this podcast, so I don’t owe any money. The intention here is to profile classic, forgotten music. Long live rock n roll:
Three LA Noire stories from my one-time life in Hollywood
Part I – Sign my book, James Ellroy
James Ellroy’s signature in The Black Dahlia. Did he inscribe this to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan??
Part II – True Crime Chauffeur
Part II – Studio City Coda
While we were all tripping on Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, Barry Manilow was doing this. Absolutely brilliant:
A discussion with Jo-Anne Wemmers, Professor at the School of Criminology of the Université de Montréal about her latest book, Victimology – A Canadian Perspective.
Jo-Anne has published widely in the areas of victimology, international criminal law and restorative justice. Her research interests focus on victims in the criminal justice system in the broadest possible sense. Former Secretary General of the World Society of Victimology, she is currently Editor of the International Review of Victimology and the Journal international de victimologie.
You can visit Jo-Anne Wemmers page at the Université de Montréal here (click)
Visit Amazon to purchase Victimology: A Canadian Perspective (click here)
Un très grand roman existentiel d’Albert Camus, L’Etranger:
Tim Curry, The Rock:
Michael Arntfield joins us to talk about his latest book, Murder In Plain English – From Manifestos to Memes – Looking at Murder through the words of Killers.
We discuss how artifice and crime are linked and inform each other.
Here is a link to the extensive database of American murders through the Murder Accountability Project, murderdata.org.
Michael Arntfield’s website can be found: (here)
The theatre of the Grand Guignol:
The podcast covers the case of nine-year-old Cédrika Provencher who disappeared from Trois Rivieres in July 2007. We also discuss the 1977 unsolved murder of Claudette Poirier:
I attended Trinity College with Malcolm Gladwell at the University of Toronto. In the course of the last thirty years we have attended two weddings together; one infamous and bombastic, the other sweet and unforgettable.
This is a slightly longer version of an an interview I did with Malcolm for GovLove International, a podcast about emerging issues and trends in local government. If you’re wondering what links a conversation with Malcolm Gladwell and a website about unsolved murders consider the issues of social justice:
Here is a link (click here) to Malcolm’s Moth Podcast, Her Way: A well-intentioned wedding toast goes horribly awry for a young man and his friends:
The Mercey Brothers – Old Loves Never Die:
Malcolm’s podcast Revisionist History can be found here:
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University video:
A response to The Minds Of Madness podcast.
We backtrack. Revisit Luc Gregoire.
The music: It’s The Sweet: Love Is Like Oxygen. This was released January, 1978. I know Theresa loved it. It also addresses Tyler and Bek’s point about prog rock and disco culture.