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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

041 - The Murders of Nathan O'Brien and Kathy and Alvin Liknes

9/22/2018
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Episode 041 - In 2014 on a warm summer morning, Calgary mother, Jennifer O'Brien, went to pick up her 5-year-old son, Nathan, from his grandparents'. When she walked in the bloody scene she found, shocked even the most seasoned Calgary Police Service members. Kathy and Alvin Liknes and their grandson were nowhere to be found. A suspect was quickly identified, Douglas Garland, of Airdrie, Alberta. The trio was never seen alive again, nor were their bodies recovered. Polce were certain they...

Duration:00:54:07

040 - The Cook Family Massacre and Alberta's Last Man Hanged

9/15/2018
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Episode 040 - On the morning of Sunday, June 28, 1959,RCMP made a grisly discovery in the garage adjacent to a small home in Stettler, Alberta. Raymond Cook, his wife, Daisy Mae and their five children were found dead and stuffed into a homemade grease pit. Raymond's son from a previous marriage, Robert Raymond Cook, was the only suspect. He went on to become Alberta's last man hanged in November of...

Duration:01:00:33

039 - The Crash of SwissAir 111

9/7/2018
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Episode 039 - On September 2, 1998 one of the worst air disasters in Canada's history took place when SwissAir flight 111 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean just off Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia. Although local fisherman and authorities responded quickly, it was already too late. All 229 souls were lost during the tremendous impact. Once again, Nova Scotians showed their compassion and willingness to lend a hand when needed in their response to the...

Duration:00:58:41

038 - The Murder of Harley Lawrence

8/31/2018
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Episode 038 - The small town of Berwick in the beautiful Annapolis Valley is known as Nova Scotia's Apple Capital. The town prides themselves on their sense of community, a strong work ethic yet laid back pace. The idilic little town was shaken when they woke up on the morning of October, 23, 2013 to find a local homeless man, Harley Lawrence, had burned to death overnight in the bus shelter on their main street. The circumstances surrounding Harley's death were even more horrendous. He'd...

Duration:00:51:11

Bonus Episode: Travel Update & Jack Luna of Dark Topic Interview

8/24/2018
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As we aren't talking about a full case we're calling this Bonus Episode 1. Mike and Scott chat about Mike's recent cross country trip and Mike gives the Dark Poutine related details of his journey. The last half of the episode is Mike speaking with Jack Luna of Dark Topic about his show, podcasting, true crime and some tough life experiences. We'll be back next week with our regular fare. Shout outs...

Duration:01:13:35

037 – The Murders of Marie and Lyle McCann

7/27/2018
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Episode 037: In early July, 2010, Lyle and Marie McCann, retirees, beloved grandparents and great-parents packed up their RV and SUV in St. Albert, Alberta to head west to BC and visit more family. They were never seen again. After the McCann's were declared deceased a year later, 38-year-old, Travis Edward Vader was charged with their murder, but prosecuting him has not been easy. The whereabouts of Lyle and Marie's remains continue to be a mystery. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for...

Duration:00:59:36

036 - The Tragic Death of Elisa Lam

7/20/2018
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Episode 036: Elisa Lam, a University student from Vancouver, BC was on a solo trip in California in January of 2013. When she disappeared, foul play was suspected. However, when she was found deceased more than two weeks later under odd circumstances there were far more questions than answers and much speculation as to what actually took place. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include...

Duration:00:53:44

035 - Leston Lawrence - A Golden Opportunity

7/13/2018
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Episode 035: Leston Lawrence privately sold almost 5 kilos of gold over a short period. He worked at the Royal Canadian Mint as a gold refiner, but could not explain where he'd obtained the gold he had been selling. If it came from the mint, how did he get it out without being discovered? The answers to these questions made for a story that went global. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may...

Duration:00:44:24

034 - Away Game: Andrei Chikatilo - Rostov Ripper - Part 2

7/6/2018
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Episode 034: Andrei Chikatilo was one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. From 1978 to 1990 with the cold war at its height Chikatilo stalked and butchered as many as 56 victims in the the USSR. His victims were children, both male and female, as young as 7-years-old, teenagers and women as old as 44. Part 2 of our first away game series takes us through the killer's final murders from 1985 until his capture and trial in 1990. Bonus: Hear Mike mispronounce more names of many...

Duration:00:46:54

033 - Away Game: Andrei Chikatilo - Rostov Ripper - Part 1

6/29/2018
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Episode 033: Andrei Chikatilo was one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. From 1978 to 1990 with the cold war at its height Chikatilo stalked and butchered at least 56 victims in the the USSR. His victims were children, both male and female, as young as 7-years-old, teenagers and women as old as 44. Part 1 of our first away game series takes us through the killer's formative years through 1984 when her murdered a staggering 15 people in a single year. Bonus: Hear Mike...

Duration:00:55:23

032 - The Death of Dorothy Stratten

6/22/2018
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Episode 032: On August 14 1980, 20-year-old Vancouver B.C. born Playboy Playmate of the year and former Dairy Queen employee, Dorothy Stratten, was found dead of a single shotgun blast to her head. The perpetrator, her estranged husband, Paul Leslie Snider, lay dead nearby of a self inflicted wound by way of the same firearm. Dorothy's star had only just begun to rise and was snuffed out far too soon. CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content...

Duration:00:48:32

031 – The Abduction of Abby Drover

6/15/2018
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Episode 031: On March 10, 1976, 12-year-old Abby Drover went missing from her neighbourhood in Port Moody, B.C. Abby's mother was sick with worry and despite the extraordinary efforts of searchers and police Abby had vanished into thin air. In a bizarre turn of events, six months later what happened to Abby was shockingly revealed. 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:00:46:12

030 - The Wells Gray Murders

6/9/2018
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Episode 030: In August of 1982, Bob Johnson had not come back to work at the saw mill in Kelowna for over a week after his expected return. Bob had been camping in beautiful Wells Gray Park with his wife Jackie, daughters Janet and Karen and Jackie's mom and dad, Edith and George Benntley. It seemed both fmailies, and their two vehicles had simply vanished without a trace until a month later when a mushroom picker in the park made a gruesome discovery. BONUS: The co-host of this show HATES...

Duration:00:57:18

029 - The Disappearance of Nicole Morin

6/2/2018
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Episode 029: On July 30 of 1985, Nicole Morin, a vivacious 8-year-old girl vanished from her Etobicoke apartment building without a trace. This case is still unsolved. We talk about this unsolved case and a few others from the Toronto area around the same time that may or may not be connected. #FindNicole #NicoleMorin If you have any information on Nicole Morin's whereabouts, please contact: Toronto Metropolitan Police Department 416-808-2200 OR The Royal Canadian Mounted Police...

Duration:01:03:35

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 all...

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 capital of Victoria. She was looking forward to seeing her graduation photos and sewing her prom dress with her grandmother. Kimberly did not arrive 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 next...

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