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True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

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Canada

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True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

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English


Episodes

MMIW - No Justice - The Murder of Tina Fontaine (MB)

4/6/2020
Tina Michelle Fontaine was an Indigenous girl who had a tough go right from the beginning. As she had run away before when 15-year-old Tina disappeared on August 9, 2014 the authorities did not treat it with much urgency at all. Tina’s family was worried sick and wanted more activity. It was not until it was too late that the investigation began in earnest. Tina’s body was found wrapped in a duvet and floating in Winnipeg's Red River more than a week later. Her death and the subsequent...

Duration:01:17:00

Introducing Strictly Stalking: Stories of Stalkers

4/3/2020
Strictly Stalking tells the true stories of stalking through conversations with victims of stalking. Each week hosts Jaimie Beebe and Jake Deptula dive into unique stalking cases, interviewing stalker, victims, and anyone involved in the case. Subscribe to Strictly Stalking on iTunes, or wherever you listen to podcasts, so you don’t miss a single episode. Support the show.

Duration:00:08:51

Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash - Green Shirt Day (SK)

3/30/2020
In a tragedy that shook Canada and the rest of the hockey playing world, just before 5:00pm on April 6, 2018, the team bus of the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey team smashed into a semi that had just blown through a stop at the intersection of Saskatchewan highways 35 and 335. Of the the 29 people on the bus that day, only 13 survived. The truck driver walked away unharmed, and was later charged with and convicted of 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 more counts of...

Duration:01:18:44

Away Game: The Hollow Earth - Fact or Fiction?

3/23/2020
Episode 117 - In this away game Mike and Scott explore the wacky world of the origins of Hollow Earth movement. We hear about Captain John Cleves Symmes Jr's desires for an expedition to the hole in the North Pole, Cyrus Reed Teed's Hollow Earth cult in Florida and Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's supposed secret journey into the hidden world filled with fanatical creatures and advanced aliens within the Antarctic continent. NOTE: Scott's audio is a little wonky as he had to record on location...

Duration:01:16:41

Close to Home - The Murder of Heather Thomas (BC)

3/16/2020
Episode 116 - The last time Heather Thomas's dad Pat saw his ten year old daughter alive was on the afternoon of October 1, 2000 when she went outside to play around their Cloverdale, BC, townhouse complex. After one the largest searches in RCMP history to that point, it was a hitchhiker who found Heather's body floating facedown in Alouette Lake in Golden Ears Park. Heather had been murdered and the community was shocked when they found out it had been one of their own who had done the...

Duration:01:10:05

The Homicidal Sleepwalker (ON)

3/9/2020
Episode 115 - On the morning of May 24, 1987, 23-year-old Kenneth Parks walked into a police department covered in blood that was not just his own. Kenneth was disoriented and bleeding profusely from wounds to both his hands which were badly cut. Kenneth said “Oh my God, I just killed someone”; “I've just killed two people”. Kenneth was referring to his in-laws Barbara and Denis Woods of Scarborough. Police found Barbara deceased at the scene and Denis was severely injured, but survived....

Duration:00:55:59

The Murder of Cst. Catherine Campbell - Sex, Lies and Surveillance Video (NS)

3/2/2020
Episode 114 - On the morning of September 11, 2015, off-duty Truro, Nova Scotia police constable, Catherine Campbell, went to a Halifax bar to wind down after a tough work week. She was looking forward to a visit with an old friend that weekend but never got to see her. Catherine was murdered that night and left underneath a Halifax bridge by her killer. Come see us at CrimeCon in Orlando from May 1-3, 2020. For 10% off your purchase please use POUTINE2020 when buying your tickets. R. v....

Duration:01:17:58

The Okanagan Oddity - Ogopogo (BC)

2/24/2020
Episode 113 - This week Mike and Scott present some lighter fare in the form of a mystery that has persisted for generations surrounding a mysterious creature said to inhabit the waters of Lake Okanagan. Sightings of the serpent like cryptid called Opopogo or in Salish, n'ha-a-itk, continue to this day without an accepted scientific explanation for the phenomenon. Come see us at CrimeCon in Orlando from May 1-3, 2020. For 10% off your purchase please use POUTINE2020 when buying your tickets....

Duration:01:21:50

Sins of the Father - The McGuigan Murders (PE)

2/17/2020
Episode 112 - On a dark rural PEI road on November 19, 1970, the Vuozzo family, of nearby Montague had their lives changed forever. A drunk driver, named Herb McGuigan, ran a stop sign and hit the Vuozzo's fan, killing 9-year-old Kathy Vuozzo. Kathy's parents and Little Alfred Guy Vuozzo Jr, who was only two years old at the time of the crash, survived with minor injuries as did the drunk driver. Alfred Jr. grew up hating the McGuigans, exacting revenge for his sister's death almost 44 years...

Duration:01:17:11

Murdered on Duty - Cst. John Davidson (BC)

2/10/2020
Episode 111 - Near noon on November 6, 2017, reports of multiple shots fired in the parking lot of a busy Abbotsford, B.C. strip mall brought a swarm of Abby PD officers racing toward the scene. The first to arrive was Cst. John Davidson, 53-years-old, a 24 year veteran of policing and well respected in the city for his kindness, passion for helping the community's youth and dedication to his work. On leaving his vehicle in response to the reported situation, the unsuspecting officer was...

Duration:01:18:47

MMIW - The Unsolved Murder of Amber Tuccaro (AB)

2/3/2020
Episode 110 - In Nisku, Alberta, on August of 2010 the family of 20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro became concerned when a phone call with her brother ended abruptly and she she stopped answering texts and calls after that. She’d been hitchhiking into the close by city of Edmonton and was planning to be back soon. She never returned. After a botched police investigation, Amber’s remains were found in 2012 south of where she’d last been seen in Leduc County. Her case remains unsolved despite...

Duration:01:16:12

Earle Leonard Nelson - The Dark Strangler (MB)

1/27/2020
Episode 109 - In a 16 month span over 1926 and 1927, in nine U.S. states and one Canadian province, 21 women and an infant were murdered by a sadistic serial predator and necrophile that became known as the Dark Strangler. The monster, named Earle Leonard Nelson, seemed to move too fast for police to catch up to. Eventually one of history's most notorious killers was apprehended and and brought to justice in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Come see us at CrimeCon in Orlando from May 1-3, 2020. Use...

Duration:01:10:18

Carol King - From Missing to Murdered (SK)

1/20/2020
Episode 108 - On August 6, 2011, Carol Nora King went missing from her home in the tiny village of Herschel, Saskatchewan. That same day she was to make an official statement to Rosetown, SK., about ongoing harassment and stalking she had been suffering at the hands of her former boyfriend, Joseph 'David" Caissie. King was found dead in an abandoned farmyard three weeks later, but it was not until an undercover RCMP sting, 5 years later, that her killer was finally caught. Come see us at...

Duration:00:59:12

The Murder of Brenda Young (NL)

1/13/2020
Episode 107 - In June of 1993, 9-year-old Cindy Young found her mother, Brenda, deceased on the floor of their St. John’s, Newfoundland apartment. Brenda Marie Young, 26, and a mother of two was brutally murdered while her children slept. Almost immediately, police had focused on a suspect, Brenda’s boyfriend, 28-year-old Randy Druken. But, in this case, things are not always as simple as they first appear. Come see us at CrimeCon in Orlando from May 1-3, 2020. Use POUTINE2020 when buying...

Duration:01:10:55

The Crimes of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (QC/ON)

1/6/2020
Episode 106 - This week we take on the case of a morphine addicted, syphilitic, Scottish Canadian physician with a lust for murder and a blackmail. Dr. Thomas Neill Cream used his intelligence, medical training, relative good looks and higher station to leave a trail of death in Canada, the United States and Victorian London. Only years after Jack the Ripper's reign of terror mysteriously ended, Dr. Cream picked up Jack's mantle poisoning at least four more sex workers in the poorest area of...

Duration:01:12:51

Away Game: Christmas Eve Incident at Nakatomi Plaza

12/23/2019
Episode 105 - Holiday Special - On Christmas Eve in 1988, after killing two security guards, gunmen burst into the Los Angeles offices of the Nakatomi Corporation in Century City at the newly opened Nakatomi Plaza building. The 30 plus hostages were all attendees of the Nakatomi Christmas party happening on the 30th floor. What at first appeared to be a terrorist incident was found out to be FAKE NEWS. Iit was actually an elaborate heist, led by German born criminal mastermind Hans Grüber....

Duration:01:20:13

The Rallo Family Murders (ON)

12/16/2019
Episode 104 - On August 18, 1976 two boys found the body of a 5-year-old girl in a duffle bag floating in a waterway between St Catharines and Hamilton, Ontario. That same day, 29-year-old Sandra Rallo and her two children, Jason, 6, and Stephanie, 5, were reported missing by Sandra's father, Doug Pollington. The evidence pointed directly at Sandra's husband and father to the children, Hamilton City Hall manager, Jon George Rallo. Although Rallo claimed innocence, the evidence mounted...

Duration:01:11:04

The Mystery of The Mad Trapper of Rat River (NT)

12/9/2019
Episode 103 - In this episode we're heading to the Inuvik area of the Northwest Territories, near Fort McPherson. Along the Rat River in the summer of 1931 a stranger was first seen by two indigenous men canoeing on the river. He was a stranger who, save for a short visit to town for supplies, kept to himself. The man was later accused of interfering with the traps of other hunters and trapping without a license. When RCMP went to investigate hell broke loose, culminating in attempted murder...

Duration:01:13:58

Murder in Shell Lake: The Peterson Family Slayings (SK)

12/2/2019
Episode 102 - On the morning of August 15, 1967, in what was one of the most heinous random crimes ever to have happened in Canada, 9 members of the Peterson family of Shell Lake Saskatchewan were found gunned down in their modest farmhouse. Jim and Evelyn Peterson and 7 of their 9 children lay dead with no rhyme or reason for the crime. A madman was on the loose on the prairies. Come to see us at CrimeCon in Orlando, Florida on May 1-3, 2020. Use Promo code POUTINE2020 for 10% off your...

Duration:01:11:12

Who Killed Dana Bradley? (NL)

11/25/2019
Episode 101 - On the evening of December 14, 1981, 14-year-old, St. John's, Newfoundland, resident and grade 9 student, Dana Bradley, disappeared while hitchhiking home from a friend's house close to Village Mall. She was seen getting into a car with an unknown male, that drove off. She was found dead in woods outside the city 4 days later. She'd been sexually assaulted and murdered. To this day Dana's murder has not been solved and her case remains open. Anyone with information about Dana’s...

Duration:01:12:25