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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

028 - Happy Face Killer - Part 2 - 7 More Murders and Aftermath

5/25/2018
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Episode 028: In part 2 of 2 on the Happy Face Killer, Canadian born serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson, we learn about 7 more murders of women across the United States, more Happy Face notes and about his Jesperson’s eventual capture, trial and his psychopathic public antics in the press and online. NOTE: Scott hates this guy passionately. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic...

Duration:00:49:45

027 - Happy Face Killer - Part 1 - History & Taunja Bennett’s Murder

5/18/2018
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Episode 027: Keith Hunter Jesperson is one of Canada’s most notorious exports to the United States. Born in Chilliwack British Columbia, Jesperson and his family emigrated to the US when he was a pre-teen. Early on he showed signs that have become signposts of the budding psychopath, cruelty to animals and a love of setting fires. Keith’s first kill was Taunja Bennett, 23, of Portland, Oregon. Another couple was convicted for the crime, but Jesperson’s ego wouldn’t let someone else take...

Duration:00:40:53

026 - The Murder of Kimberly Proctor

5/11/2018
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Episode 026: Kimberly Proctor was an animal loving grade 12 student from Langford, BC, just outside the provincial capitol of Victoria. She was looking forward to seeing her graduation photos and sewing her prom dress with her grandmother. Kimberly did not arrrive at her babysitting job on March 18, of 2010. Her parents were worried and began searching for her right away. This was out of character for Kimberly. They knew something was wrong. Just a short drive away, on the evening of the...

Duration:00:54:11

025 - Swift Runner and the Wendigo

5/4/2018
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Episode 025: Swift Runner was a well respected Cree hunter and trapper outside Edmonton in the 1800’s. In the 1870’s his family, as were many others, began to go hungry. Swift Runner turned to alcohol to drown his frustrations and his personality quickly changed. He also began speaking of encountering Wendigo, an evil cannibalistic spirit, taunting him. Swift Runner’s eventual crimes were shocking to all. BONUS: Rick Gibson eats a tesitcle or two. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for...

Duration:00:40:49

024 - Rene Castellani - The Milkshake Murderer

4/27/2018
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Episode 024: In 1965 Rene Castellani was the promotional manager for Vancouver’s premiere radio station CKNW. Castellani, a local celebrity, was well known for his on air pranks and stunts, earning him the nickname, “the dizzy dialer”. Castellani was also having an affair with a receptionist from the radio station. When his wife Esther challenged him Castellani denied the affair. Shortly after that Esther became very sick and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. In July of...

Duration:00:41:52

023 - Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s Insulin Murders

4/20/2018
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Episode 023: Between 2007 and 2016 RN Elizabeth Wettlaufer coldly murdered 8 elderly patients in her care at a number of long term care facilities in Ontario. She injected each of them with massive overdoses of insulin to commit the crimes, saying she believed God was telling her it was their time to die. Wettlaufer got away with the murders until her conscience got the better of her and she confessed to police in 2016. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or...

Duration:00:49:15

022 - The Calgary Brentwood 5 Murders

4/13/2018
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Episode 022: On the morning of April 15, 2014, what was supposed to be a party to end a stressful winter semester at the University of Calgary wound up being the worst mass murder in the city’s history. In all, 5 young people were literally cut down, just as their lives were about to truly begin. The story behind the murders at the hands of, Matthew de Grood, the son of a respected Calgary Police Officer is an epic tragedy. BONUS: Mike’s mouth is full of CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is...

Duration:01:06:59

021 - The Frank, Hope and Meager Landslides

4/7/2018
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Episode 021: Over a span of just over 100 years, western Canada played host to the 3 largest landslides that have been measured in modern times. Frank Slide in 1903 was named for the Alberta town that saw a sixth of it’s population buried under rock and debris from Turtle Mountainin in the Crowsnest Pass between BC and Alberta, the Hope Slide just beyond Hope BC and finally, the Meager Slide, that occuredoutside of Lillooet, BC. BONUS: Shitty seagulls. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not...

Duration:00:55:17

020 - The Disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew

4/1/2018
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Episode 020: On a warm August evening in 1989 19-year-old Kimberly McAndrew got off work early from her work at the Canadian Tire store at Quinpool Road in Halifax. She was never seen again and her family and police are still searching for clues in her disappearance. They even turned to a psychic investigator at one point and we share some audio from three of those sessions as well as our own speculations and connections. Halifax Regional Police:Crime Stoppers:...

Duration:01:01:22

019 - Allan Legere - Monster of Mirimachi - Part 2

3/24/2018
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Episode 019: In our last episode career criminal Allan Legere had just been convicted of the murder of respected Chatham shopkeeper John Glendenning and the rape and attempted murder of Glendenning’s wife Mary. Legere was nowhere near done. In May of 1989 he escaped from prison and went on a rampage that terrified Atlantic Canada for the next seven months. Prior to Legere’s capture in the fall another 4 residents of the Chatham, NB area lay dead at the hands of the Monster of Mirimachi....

Duration:00:54:11

018 - Allan Legere - Monster of Mirimachi - Part 1

3/17/2018
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Episode 018: We return to Atlantic Canada for the first of a two part series on Allan Joseph Legere aka The Monster of Mirimachi. In part one we learn about Legere’s childhood, early crimes and the brutal murder of elderly local shopowner John Glendenning and the attempted murder and sexual assault of Mary during a burglary. This lead to Legere being sentenced to life in prison, but sadly, it was only the beginning. BONUS: Go shit in your hat compilation and Kyla, the first Prime Minister...

Duration:00:53:11

017 - Wayne Boden - The Vampire Rapist

3/10/2018
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Episode 017: In the late 60’s a sadistic serial

Duration:00:53:01

016 - Jane Hurshman - LIfe with Billy

3/3/2018
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Episode 016: In March of 1982 the small community called Bangs Falls, just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia made national news after the local bully, Billy Stafford, was found minus his head in his pick up truck along the side of the road. Someone had ended his reign of terror with a single blast of a 12 gauge shotgun. Billy’s death was news in itself, but who did the deed was even more newworthy - his long suffereing, regularly brutalized common-law wife Jane Hurshman. BONUS: Mike’s...

Duration:00:51:39

015 - Gilbert Paul Jordan - The Boozing Barber

2/24/2018
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Episode 015: Gilbert Paul Jordan, a.k.a. the Boozing Barber, loved to drink and carouse with women. Between 1965 and 1987 nine women died of acute alcohol poisoning while in his company, while four others came close. Although police knew about Jordan’s involvement in theier deaths. his prey were the down on their luck indigenous women from Vancouver’s downtown East Side. Cops tended believed him when he told them he found them that way, even though he was a violent and sadistic career...

Duration:00:53:42

014 - Chris Benoit - The Canadian Crippler

2/17/2018
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Episode 014: In keeping with the rules of Dark Poutine, this episode is about famed Canadian wrestler and infamous murderer Chris Benoit, also known as the Canadian Crippler. Benoit murdered his second wife Nancy and their seven year old son, Daniel over a three day lost weekend at the end of June in 2007. Benoit then committed suicide himself. Much speculation followed as to Benoit’s motives for the horrific crimes. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or...

Duration:01:12:54

013 - Babes in the Woods - Stanley Park

2/9/2018
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Episode 013: In this episode we tackle a popular unsolved case here in the Lower Mainland of BC. In 1953 two skeletons were found in Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park. More than 65 years later, the murders of what turned out to be two children remains unsolved. Bonus: Scott does a hacky job of profiling a murderer CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent...

Duration:00:48:23

012 - Moncton Mountie Murders

2/3/2018
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Episode 012: The crimes we’re looking at in this episode took place in Moncton, New Brunswick on June 4. 2014. In just over twenty minutes, 3 members of the local RCMP lay dead and another two had been shot. The community was terrified as a massive manhunt took place over the next 29 hours for the gunman who was still on the loose. Bonus: Listen to Mike mispronounce French surnames. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature...

Duration:01:07:38

011 - Mindy Tran 1994

1/27/2018
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Episode 011 is about the disappearance and murder of 8-year-old Mindy Tran of Kelowna, BC in 1994. Mindy was found under strange circumstances almost three months later. The ensuing search for Mindy’s killer, the RCMP investigation, arrest and trial of a suspect and shocking aftermath still haunt the people who remember the case. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic...

Duration:01:04:02

010 - Mike Met a Monster in 1981

1/20/2018
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Episode 010 has been a tough one for us to get out. This is Mike’s personal story of what happened to him one summer night in 1981 and how one event effected him to this day. He hopes that in the telling of his story, others will feel safe enough to share their own and unburden themseleves of a secret. Thanks to Jami from the MURDERISH podcast for this week’s intro. Jami’s recent episode, A Stranger in my Bedroom, helped us get over the hump to telling this story. As well we wish to thank...

Duration:00:48:01

009 - Acid Al and Hollywood Hospital

1/13/2018
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This is a weird one. I’m not sorry. We needed a break from the murder. In Episode 009, we ask you to take a trip with us to Hollywood Hospital in New Westminster, BC, to meet Acid Al Hubbard the Johnny Appleseed of LSD who turned on Timothy Leary and facilitated psychedelic experiences for everyone, from philosophers and religious leaders, every day folks who were struglling in their lives, to musicians and actors. Cary Grant had many experiences with Acid Al. The Walrus was Paul. Goo...

Duration:01:01:23

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