Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay
The highest homicide rate in the country. A mayor and his wife charged with extortion. A police chief put on trial for obstruction of justice. Nine tragic deaths of Indigenous teenagers. Why does it all happen here?

Introducing: Cool Mules
Mar 1 • 36 min
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Announcing Season 2
Oct 27, 2019 • 4 min
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Introducing COMMONS: CRUDE
Apr 9, 2019 • 23 min
“I grew up in a place where I couldn’t even breathe.”
Chapter 5 - Burners
Nov 25, 2018 • 28 min
What if Thunder Bay isn’t broken? What if it’s working just as it’s supposed to?
Chapter 4 - The Ruthless Game
Nov 12, 2018 • 46 min
Agnew Johnston was a lawyer who represented the state against criminals. But he was a criminal himself, paying underage girls for sex. His defence? Everybody in Thunder Bay is doing it, so why are you picking on me? The story of a case that implicated…
Chapter 3 - Deathly Low Priority
Oct 28, 2018 • 39 min
Nine teenagers died. There is evidence of foul play. There are suspects. There are motives. There have even been confessions. But nobody has ever been charged. In a town with no consequences, it will happen again.
Chapter 2 - Clowns
Oct 22, 2018 • 42 min
A dark, grainy, cellphone video leads to criminal charges against the mayor, his wife, the chief of police, and a multimillionaire lawyer turned convicted sex offender, whose wife disappeared years ago.
Chapter 1 - There Is A Town In North Ontario
Oct 22, 2018 • 29 min
Locals call it Murder Bay. It might be the most dangerous city for Indigenous youth in the world. But to others, it’s their white nirvana. Host Ryan McMahon wants to know - not who killed all those kids, but what killed them. This is Thunder…
Oct 12, 2018 • 2 min
The highest homicide and hate crime rates in the country. A mayor charged with extortion. A police chief who faced trial for obstruction of justice. Nine tragic deaths of Indigenous high schoolers. Why does it all happen here? Thunder Bay…