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Quid Pro Quo

Your friendly neighbourhood forensic psychology podcast. Working to better the world through the power of morbid curiosity. Discussing topics in true crime from a psychological point of view with empathy, humor, and straightforward language.
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Oct 26, 2017

I got to have some podcast fun helping to educate people about one of my OTHER great creepy interests, Tarantulas!

Paul and Donna from Varmints were kind enough to have me on this week's episode and I had an absolute blast.

Varmints heacer

Click through for a fun episode, some neat links, and some pics of (a portion of) my spider babies past and present.

Check it out at: 
http://www.blazingcariboustudios.com/tarantulas/

Jul 31, 2017

Elle has a revelation about how we talk about crime and PROPERLY teach people personal safety from childhood through adulthood - courtesy the Netflix series The Keepers, a little bit of Forensic Psych data, and her own misspent youth. 

NO SPOILERS for The Keepers in this episode.

REMINDER: I will be away for the first two weeks of August.

I’d like to thank my newest Patreon supporter(s): Lanie from the True Crime Fan Club Podcast and Tom Kull.

I’d also like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewer Masked Platypus

August’s Murder of the Month book pick is not yet decided at the time of recording but I will announce it on my Twitter as usual. Feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information

Music by Kai Engel - ICD 10 - 03 Delirium Provided under an Attribution license

Helpful Links

Episode transcript available upon request.

Jul 10, 2017

Two books enter! One podcast episode leaves!

Today I look at Panzram A Journal of Murder through the lens of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, because why not?

Music by Kai Engel - ICD 10 - 03 Delirium Provided under an Attribution license

Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a word from Kristi Lee of the Canadian True Crime Podcast

Not done digging up parts?
PleasingTerrors ep 017: A Monster of Many Parts pieces together the Woman who made the Man that made The Monster.

I’d like to thank my newest Patreon supporters:

The first is Maggie who is also a Twitter True Crime podcast fan extrordinairre. Second is Ariel who asked me to shout out Kiva.org on her behalf. Kiva facilitates micro-loans with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.

I’d like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewers: Kitty McTaco, Zimbellina13, and Schism_Artist and my newest Facebook reviewer Sandra

July's Murder of the Month book pick is Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century by Peter Graham. Feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information

Episode transcript available upon request.

Jun 19, 2017

Nature vs Nurture is basically the title card fight of psychology.

Episode 12 gives a broad overview of Nature/Nurture history leading into your intrepid host's very favorite take on the question. 

Guest starring Carl Panzram, one of the most stone cold dudes ever to walk the earth. 

Music by Kai Engel - ICD 10 - 03 Delirium

Provided under an Attribution license

Many thanks to my newest Patreon supporter: Mary Viginia

I’d also like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewer(s): Paul of The Varmints Podcast, Klmay1973 and Chamacaesq, and my Facebook reviewers Noelle and Kimberly 

Hopefully you’ve have been following along with me on the recently wrapped #2PodsADay campaign #2PodsADay encourages you to Listen More, Listen Independent.  

Find more shows like mine by following @2PodsADay on Twitter and Facebook. Or just search the hashtag: 2PodsADay.

June’s’s Murder of the Month book pick is Panzram, A Journal of Murder which was the source of several quotes in this episode and frankly one of the more fascinating, if uncomfortable, true crime books I’ve ever read. Feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information

Episode transcript available upon request.

May 31, 2017

A surprisingly common delusion, the story of the original Flagpole Sitta, and what they can tell us about the intersection of culture and mental health.

Warning: repeated usage of anatomical terms for uh... certain portions of anatomy... but NOT in any sort of racy or gory fashion.

 

Further reading

Music by Kai Engel - Chapter One/Cold - 05 January
Provided under an Attribution non commercial license

 

General notes:

I’d like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewer: Mar-y

I'd also like to thank Mike at Pleasing Terrors Podcast for giving me this idea (though I don't think it went anywhere near where either of us expected)

Check out my new instagram @QuidProQuoCast

I am currently participating in a campaign called #2PodsADay.

It aims to introduce podcast listeners to two independent podcasts every day, for 30 days. We hope to give visibility to some of the great indie podcasts that you probably haven’t heard of.

#2PodsADay encourages you to Listen More, Listen Independent.  

Find more shows like mine by following @2PodsADay on Twitter and Facebook. Or just search the hashtag: 2PodsADay.

June’s Murder of the Month book pick is right around the corner, feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information

May 15, 2017

Have you ever heard the Bauhaus song Terror Couple Kills Colonel? I recently spent the three days earwormed with it after Netflix bingeing a British television series called "Killer Couples".

This got me thinking: True Crime media is pretty obsessed with "Partners in crime" but what factors create these infamous poisonous pairs?

This episode discusses a relevant turning point in social science and a specific flavor of the "Partner in Crime". 

Thank Yous and Announcements

I’d like to thank my most recent Patreon patrons:

  • Mike at The Pleasing Terrors Podcast, one of my favorite podcasts, AND one of my favorite Cheerleaders of the Podcast world
  • Albert, who chose not to have a link but has ALSO helped me with A LOT of the artwork for the podcast.

I have added a brand spanking new pledge level on Patreon which gets you stickers!

I’d also like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewer: GoodPony and the lovely people of Podcasts We Listen To on Facebook for helping to get the word out there

New Project!

Starting, well today if you’re listening on May fifteenth 2017, I will be participating in a campaign called #2PodsADay.

It aims to introduce podcast listeners to two independent podcasts every day, for 30 days. We hope to give visibility to some of the great indie podcasts that you probably haven’t heard of.

#2PodsADay encourages you to Listen More, Listen Independent.  

Find more shows like mine by following @2PodsADay on Twitter and Facebook. Or just search the hashtag: 2PodsADay.

May’s Murder of the Month book pick is Dont tell A Soul by M. William Phelps, feel free to join us at the Murder of the Month page on Facebook for more information

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Music: Home Runner Single by Vir Nocturnum
Licensed under an Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Apr 13, 2017

By request: today's episode discusses Polygraph Testing in Criminal Justice settings addressing the theoretical basis for its use and where and why problems arise.

I’d like to thank my most recent Patreon supporter Leslie Lavigne from Shawville, Quebec and my newest five star Itunes and Stitcher reviewers: KCauling, VioletElectricP, Bookshelves91, and Bossypants16

Useful links

Background Music Somnelence by Kai Engel from album ICD-10

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Mar 20, 2017

Back to basics. Today's episode discusses the most basic building block of psychological science, with a little help from one of my favorite movies.

I mentioned two NIH articles in the episode, they can be found here:

Patreon supporter links: Aside from having the good taste to pledge, all of these people are doing awesome things 

New additions to the QuidProQuo universe

Mar 1, 2017

Anybody up for a true crime(+) book club?

Good, because I just made the Murder of The Month  club on Facebook and we need help picking our March book. 

This will be the usual book a month format with online discussions at the end. These will be primarily true crime but I hope to get the occasional fiction piece in there too.

I'd REALLY love to do some informal video posts on Patreon to go along with that so if you have questions/suggestions do not hesitate to hit me up!

Feb 24, 2017

Come check out the Patreon for Quid Pro Quo 

Patreon is "an internet-based platform that allows content creators to build their own subscription content service".

Basically: you make a monthly monetary pledge, I build the podcast, you get a better podcast AND exclusive goodies.

If you can pledge... amazing! If you can't... please share!
Feb 6, 2017

Further detail on the particulars of the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity defense with MORE special attention to the Andrea Yates trial, and the sad but illustrative plight of three (thankfully imaginary) unfortunate neighborhood kids.

CNN article covering Yates' second verdict

A neat article I thought you might like: 
What Happens If You Commit a Murder While Sleepwalking?

Music by Kai Engel - ICD-10 Provided under an Attribution non commercial license


Jan 23, 2017

This is it folks, THE big topic whenever forensic psych comes up.

This is indeed the Insanity episode, well... the first one anyway.

A very broad overview of Insanity definitions and statistics with special attention to the Andrea Yates trial and an unfortunate imaginary man named Bob.

Music by Kai Engel - The Scope
Provided under an Attribution non commercial license

 

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Jan 6, 2017

January is a time when many people look to make radical changes in their lives. But be careful what you wish for, especially when you're talking about forensic psychology.

Episode 5 focuses on a rare but fascinating disorder which adds a whole new twist to the idea of personal reinvention.

005 New Year, New You by Quid Pro Quo

Special Mention:
I brought up an episode of the excellent The Thin Air Podcast briefly during today's episode - you can check it out right here and then go subscribe to the rest of it!

Music by Kai Engel - Chapter One/Cold
Provided under an Attribution non commercial license

Correction:

Jody Roberts dissapeared in NINTEEN eighty five, not eighteen eighty five.

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Dec 12, 2016

004 The Zodiac Filler by Quid Pro Quo
How one of the most well known books on the Zodiac case caused a severe crisis of True Crime lit faith.

Elle reluctantly expresses her ire at the book Zodiac by Robert Graysmith and asks "what are our responsibilities as consumers and creators of the next generation of true crime literature and media content?"

Music: Home Runner Single by Vir Nocturna
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Vir_Nocturna/Home_Runner_-_Single/HomeRunnerVir
Licensed under a Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Nov 28, 2016

003 Fit to be Tried by Quid Pro Quo
Why discuss the Constitution in connection with a mass shooter?
Hint: No, not *that* amendment. 

Today's episode is a broad overview of determining fitness to stand trial in the United States with a special focus on:

  • the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
  • Dusky v United States
  • the Jared Loughner mass shooting
  • link for The State v MJK (reference for further study in episode)

Libsyn was being fighty for a few minutes on Sunday Night, if by chance you are seeing this episode twice there is no difference between copies except for this text.

Music from The Scope by Kai Engel

Tracks: 06 Wake Up, 02 Curtains are Always Drawn, 07 Universe in Hands, 05 Highway to the Stars, 04 Silence

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/The_Scope/

Licensing: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Nov 14, 2016

What do you do when your worldview asks you to look for the best in someone but what you are faced with is the very worst?

The documentary "A Wise Fool" has one take on this question, but this week's Quid Pro Quo episode discusses why in this particular case a background in Forensic Psychology might lead you to a different conclusion.

Helpful links:

Background Music by Kai Engel Songs from album Chapter One - Cold
Songs: December, Snowfall Intro, Snowmen, January, February, Nothing (bonus track) all tracks licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License or Attribution License

Oct 31, 2016

Bonus launch episode: Elle reads The Cask of Admontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

Background Music by Kai Engel from album ICD-10

Songs - Anxiety, Comatose, Oneiri 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ICD-10/

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Oct 31, 2016

001 Launch Episode - The man and the women who each in their own way started the True Crime genre.
Spoiler alert: neither had a good time of it.

Discussing the historical Mary Rogers case and its influence on modern true crime and detective literature via Edgar Allen Poe

Reviewing and discussing The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower

https://www.facebook.com/authordanielstashower/

Background Music by Lee Rosevere from album Time Lapse Volume 4 Sleep Music
Songs - Dream Colours, Softly Through Closed Eyes, Peace 

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Oct 31, 2016

000: Intro to the QuidProQuo Podcast
Introducing QuidProQuo and laying down the basics of forensic psychology

re-recorded 3-27-17


Music by Kai Engel

Songs - Cloudburst, Rainbow PON VI from album: Chapter Three-Warm

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

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