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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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
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


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

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

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

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