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Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.
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Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

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English


Episodes

069 - Roch Theriault and the Ant Hill Kids

4/15/2019
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Episode 069 - On August 14, 1989 an emaciated woman favouring the stump of a recently severed arm emerged from the woods near the tiny town of Burnt River, Ontario. She was known to police as a member of the Ant Hill Gang, a religious cult, run by the charismatic and enigmatic Roch Theriault, who'd changed his name to Moses. As the woman's story came out, so did other tales of violence, sexual abuse, torture and murder at the hands of Roch and others in the group who were doing his...

Duration:00:57:59

068 - The Murder of Reena Virk

4/8/2019
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Episode 068 - Troubled 14-year-old Reena Virk had been missing for a week when her battered, semi-nude body was plucked from the water in the Gorge under the Craigflower bridge in Victoria, B.C., on November 22, 1997. Reena had initially been lured to a spot by friends, then swarmed and savagely beaten by a group of 8 youths, that consisted mostly of girls between 14 and 16. After staggering away Reena was followed by a male and female who further beat and then murdered her to 'keep her...

Duration:01:03:50

067 - The Falcon Lake UFO Incident

4/1/2019
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Episode 067 - In May of 1967 an RCMP constable on patrol near Falcon Lake, Manitoba was flagged down by a wild eyed man with a fantastic story to tell. The man, Stefan Michalak, a 51-year-old amateur geologist had been prospecting deep in the brush when he claimed he had a close encounter with two UFOs. After this initial report the events near Falcon Lake became one of the most investigated UFO events in Canadian history. Sources: Library and Archive Canada - Canada’s UFOs: The Search for...

Duration:00:58:54

066 - The Great Amherst Mystery (with Morgan Knudsen)

3/25/2019
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Episode 66 - This week we go back in time to 1878 in Amherst Nova Scotia. We learn about one of Canada’s most documented and as yet unexplained paranormal events. Esther Cox, an ordinary 18-year-old in the town was at the center of these horrific psychic attacks, some people believe to have been poltergeists. It began with the feeling of something under the bed, odd noises and Esther suffering a weird illness. The events went on for months, eventually led to items flying around the home and...

Duration:01:15:03

065 - Colin Thatcher: The Murder of Joann Wilson

3/18/2019
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Episode 65: On a cold night in January in 1983, after hearing strange noises coming from the property nearby a neighbour found a woman's brutally bludgeoned body on the bloody floor of her open garage. She had also been shot once behind the ear. The body was that of Joann Wilson, ex-wife of Colin Thatcher, Saskatchewan M.L.A. and former Energy Minister and son of the Province's 9th premiere. The two had divorced bitterly only years before and suspicion fell on Colin right away. The ensuing...

Duration:01:12:51

064 - The Cottage Killer - David Snow

3/11/2019
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Episode 064 - In April of 1992 Ian and Nancy Blackburn did not show for a family get together near their recreational property in Caledon, Ontario. The couple were found murdered and stuffed into the trunk of Nancy's car outside their home in Toronto. The number one suspect, had allegedly been breaking into properties in the Caledon area throughout the winter and his aberrant behaviour had been escalating toward the dangerous and bizarre. Although identified as, David Alexander Snow, 37, an...

Duration:01:09:17

063 - Mass Murderer: Dale Merle Nelson

3/4/2019
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Episode 063 - In the wee hours of September 5, 1970, after a binge of alcohol and possibly LSD, Dale Merle Nelson, 33, a logger and father of three snapped. In just over an hour he'd murdered 7 residents, including 4 children, of tiny Creston B.C. He had then absconded with another child into the local wilderness. That child, 8-year-old Cathy St. Amand, would also be found butchered where Nelson stated he'd left her, prior to his capture just a day after the massacre; one of the worst in...

Duration:01:04:07

062 - Away Game - The North Hollywood Shootout

2/25/2019
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Episode 062 - On the morning of February 28, 1997, two heavily armed men entered the Bank of America Branch on Laurel Canyon Blvd in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Over 44 minutes in a futile attempt at escape, the two men held off police and terrified a neighbourhood with automatic gunfire, all caught live on TV. Sources: northhollywoodshootout.com Archived North Hollywood Shootout Wikipedia entry Criminal Minds Wiki Scanner Audio Part 1 YouTube Scanner Audio Part 2...

Duration:00:58:34

061 - Serial Killer: Michael Wayne McGray

2/18/2019
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Episode 061 - In the spring of 1985, 17-year-old Elizabeth Gail Tucker went missing when hitchhiking from Dartmouth to Southwestern, Nova Scotia. Tucker was the first of many murder victims, from a very diverse pool, of one of Canada's coldest and most outspoken serial killers, Michael Wayne McGray. McGray was convicted of 7 murders, one of which happened after years in custody. McGray remorselessly admits to as many as 10 more murders and claims, given the chance, he would do it again and...

Duration:01:04:21

Introducing Over My Dead Body

2/12/2019
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What happens when a seemingly-perfect marriage ends in a nasty divorce and someone ends up dead. Listen to Over My Dead Body today wherever you’re listening to this or www.wondery.fm/omdb Support the show.

Duration:00:05:52

060 - Spaceman: The Disappearance of Granger Taylor

2/11/2019
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Episode 060 - On a stormy evening in November of 1980, Granger Taylor disappeared without a trace. Granger was a shy, gentle giant and eccentric mechanic who had become obsessed with outer space and UFO's. Leaving all his possessions behind a note was found stating he was off to walk aboard an alien spacecraft for a 42 month long journey. Although, what was assumed to be some of Granger's remains were found 6 years later, more questions still haunt his friends and family. What happened to...

Duration:01:04:49

059 - Show Primer, Canadian Myths and Listener Q & A

2/4/2019
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Episode 059 - In a bit of a palate cleansing episode after two of our most brutal, Mike and Scott bring listeners up to speed with a show primer, answering burning questions like, "What is a toque?" and "What's in a Nanaimo bar?". We spend some time debunking myths about Canada and then take on listener questions via write in and phone. Sources: Favourite Canadian Horror Movies: The Fly and The Changeling Favourite Non-True Crime Podcasts we like: Gilbert Gottfried, Joe Rogan, Varmints,...

Duration:01:16:47

058 - The Beast of BC - Part 2: Four More Murders & Aftermath

1/28/2019
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Episode 058 - The murders of 7 children had taken place between November 1980 and mid July of 1981. Although evidence had yet to be uncovered, police began to look at one suspect intensely. His name was Clifford Robert Olson Jr. Although surveillance was supposed to be in place, Olson managed to murder 4 more children in the Lower Mainland over the span of just 7 days. After captured Olson made a 'cash for bodies' deal with police, which became one of the most discussed deals with a...

Duration:01:13:37

057 - The Beast of BC - Part 1: Murder x7

1/21/2019
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Episode 057 - Starting in November of 1980 children between the ages of 9 and 18 years old began to go missing in Surrey, Burnaby and Coquitlam. A few were found sexually assaulted and brutally murdered, others were written off as runaways, some think due to systemic classism within local police departments. No real connections were made in cases until 7 kids were gone by late July of 1981, almost 9 months later. Police began to look at one suspect intensely, a man named Clifford Robert...

Duration:00:58:21

056 - The Crimes of Peter Demeter

1/14/2019
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Episode 056 - In the summer of 1973, 32-year-old, Austrian born model turned wife and mother, Christine Demeter, was found deceased in the garage on the family home in Mississauga, ON. Early on, suspicion fell on Peter Demeter, Christine’s husband and Hungarian born multi-millionaire, jet-setting Toronto real estate developer. The truth uncovered a calculated plan concocted by psychopathic mind, that was just getting started. Sources: Regina v. Demeter, 1975 CanLII 685 (ON CA),...

Duration:00:58:01

055 - Where is Michael Dunahee?

1/7/2019
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Epsiode 055 - In Victoria BC, on March 24, 1991, Crystal and Bruce Dunahee were worried when their four year old son Michael Wayne Dunahee went missing without a trace from a playground in broad daylight. The Dunahee's were metres away and away for mere minutes when MIchael disappeared. He has not been seen since. For the last 28 years the Dunahee family, with the help of Victoria PD, continues to do what they can to keep hope alive, in what has become one of the most well known missing...

Duration:01:07:32

054 - Holiday Special: Whoville's Stolen Christmas

12/24/2018
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Episode 054 - In this episode we find out that the iconic story by Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is actually a true crime tale about a man living in the mountains above Squamish B.C. Mike and Scott dive into a thoughtful and serious break down of what may have motivated the man known only as "The Grinch" to commit such heinous acts as ripping off an entire town's Christmas in the late 1950's. Sources: How the Grinch Stole Christmas Mike's wacky head Support the show.

Duration:00:50:11

053 - Alicia Ross: Lily Among the Thorns

12/17/2018
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Episode 053 - In Thornhill Ontario, on a warm summer night in August of 2005 25-year-old Alicia Ross vanished from her family home without a trace. The intense search proved fruitless and foul play was expected early on. Alicia's disappearance left a city in fear and her family and friends sick with worry. When someone came forward with news, it was the worst kind. NOTE: Show co-hosted by temp co-host @carolbrowne as Scott is away in Australia. Sources: AliciaRoss.ca R. v. Canadian...

Duration:00:55:53

052 - Icebound: Franklin's Lost expedition

12/10/2018
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Episode 052 - In 1845 an expedition led by experienced explorer, British Naval Rear Admiral, Sir John Franklin set off northward to conquer the fabled Northwest Passage. After a stop in Greenland the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, with 129 crew aboard were never seen alive by European eyes again. Over the next 170 years, the fate of the ships andt their crews would finally be revealed, thanks to the help of the Inuit people and their oral traditions. Sources: Wikipedia Entry for...

Duration:00:59:07

051 - Away Game: Ed Gein - The Butcher of Plainfield

12/3/2018
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Episode 051 - After a long stint of playing at home in Canada, this week we take you to Plainfield, Wisconsin where in the late 1950's the entire town was shocked to find there was a depraved monster in their midst. Small in stature, shy, but somewhat odd, Ed Gein was the last person townsfolk would peg as a murderer, grave robber and necrophile. Gein's horrific crimes went on to inspire writers to create some of the most memorable Hollywood villians of all time, namely Norman Bates in...

Duration:01:02:18