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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

The Murder of Brenda Young (NL)

1/13/2020
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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 POUTINE20 when buying...

Duration:01:10:55

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

1/6/2020
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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...

Duration:01:12:51

Away Game: Christmas Eve Incident at Nakatomi Plaza

12/23/2019
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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
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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
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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...

Duration:01:13:58

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

12/2/2019
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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 POUTINE20 for 10% off your...

Duration:01:11:12

Who Killed Dana Bradley? (NL)

11/25/2019
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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...

Duration:01:12:25

Live in Vancouver: The Disappearance of Madison Scott (BC)

11/18/2019
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Episode 100 - This episode was recorded live at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver on November 9, 2019 as part of 2019 Vancouver Podcast Festival. In front of a packed house of energetic Dark Poutine listeners Mike and Scott went through a brief retrospective of some highlights from some of the most popular of the first 99 shows. The case covered in the second half of the show is the disappearance of Madison Scott, from Vanderhoof B.C. on the morning of May 28, 2011. Madison attended a party...

Duration:00:58:59

Remembrance Day 2019: Ardenne Abbey Massacre

11/11/2019
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Episode 99 - Only days after the D-Day invasion 18 Canadians were taken as prisoners of war by the fanatical nazis in the 12 SS Panzer Division. The were led back to Abbaye d'Aredene in Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, France, a complex of structures that have stood since 1766. Over two days, June 7 and 8, 1944, 18 Canadian POW's, belonging to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Sherbrooke Fusiliers were murdered by men reporting to Waffen-SS Brigadeführer Kurt "Panzer" Meyer, who was...

Duration:01:16:50

The Legend of Bloody Jack Krafchenko (MB)

11/4/2019
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Episode 98 - After a life long career as a notorious thief, safe cracker, international bank robber and jail break artist in 1913, charismatic Bloody Jack Krafchenko made his final score; the bank in his home town of Plum Coulee, Manitoba. During the daytime robbery the bank's manager, H.M. Arnold was shot once and killed by the fleeing bandit. After a few days Krafchenko was apprehended in nearby Winnipeg. Before he was to go on trial for his life, he escaped from prison again, using his...

Duration:01:05:24

Halloween History & Canadian Ghost Stories

10/28/2019
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Episode 097 - In this, the second anniversary episode of Dark Poutine, the guys talk about origins of some Hallowe'en traditions and history, personal Hallowe'en tales and ghost stories from every Canadian Province and Territory. Live Show Tickets Contest Sources: HauntedPlaces.org - Canada Llewellyn’s Sabat Essentials: Samhain The Book of Halloween 1919 by Ruth Edna Kelly Forbes.com - Soul Cakes Soul Cakes - Recipe Trick or Treating Origins Hallowe'en in Canada UNICEF Haunted...

Duration:01:12:34

Broken Arrow: Bomber 075 & the Lost Nuke (BC)

10/21/2019
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Episode 096 - Just before midnight of Valentine's Day 1950, a Convair B36 bomber on maneuvers was lost somewhere over British Columbia. Twelve of the 17 crew survived. Also aboard was a Mark IV nuclear weapon, aka a Fat Man, just like the one dropped on Nagasaki Japan. Although, the bomb itself was jettisoned, it is unclear what became of the lead box containing the plutonium core to make the weapon active. This core, which would still be deadly today, may still lay on the bottom of the...

Duration:01:20:18

NCR: The Death of Brian Smith & Life of Jeffrey Arenburg (ON/NS)

10/14/2019
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Episode 095 - On a summer evening in 1995 sportscaster and former NHL hockey player Brian Smith, 54, was shot by a stranger as he exited the CJOH studios in Ottawa, Ontario after a day's work. The two me had never met, but the gunman, a man named Jeffrey Arenburg from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia was convinced that the murder of the beloved sportscaster would bring attention to his plight, and perhaps, put a stop to his thoughts being stolen and broadcast by Smith's TV station. Arenburg, who'd...

Duration:01:26:01

Part 2 - Murder Most Pointless - Lynn Duggan & Patti Ducharme (BC)

10/7/2019
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Episode 094 - Part 2 of 2: After the murder of Lynn Duggan in her North Vancouver apartment, to escape the heat, prime suspect, an ex-VPD officer, Brock Graham ran away to Campbell River, B.C. He moved in with mother of four Patti Ducharme, in late 1995. All seemed well at first but soon the cracks in Brock's personality began to show. In March of 1996, Brock brutally murdered Patti Ducharme after an argument. He ran back to the Lower Mainland where he was apprehended, charged and...

Duration:01:15:59

Part 1 - Murder Most Pointless - Lynn Duggan & Patti Ducharme (BC)

9/30/2019
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Episode 093 - Part 1 of 2: On the evening of June 17, 1993, after a day of worry, Cheryl Duggan, went to her 34-year-old twin sister Lynn's apartment in North Vancouver, BC. Cheryl soon discovered a grisly crime scene, and Lynn Duggan was never again seen alive again. The prime suspect, an ex-VPD officer, named Brock Graham who Lynn had dated only 3 times, was the main suspect from day one in the minds of the Duggan. Eventually the police came to agree, but Graham was not talking. In 1996,...

Duration:01:11:50

Collateral Damage - The Bombing of Flight 108 (QC)

9/23/2019
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Episode 092 - On the morning of September 9, 1949, a DC-3 Canadian Pacific passenger plane, CP Flight 108, on a routine small hop flight up the St. Lawrence River crashed into the remote forest of Sault-au-Cochon, Quebec. All 23 aboard, 19 passengers and 4 crew, were killed instantly. Thanks to eyewitness reports of an explosion and first responders reporting the odour of dynamite, it was quickly determined that the crash was the result of sabotage. A Quebec City jeweller, J. Albert Guay...

Duration:01:04:21

The .410 Murders - Denean Worms & Brenda Hughes (BC)

9/16/2019
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Episode 091 - In early October 1984, Denean Worms, 19, went missing after a night out with friends. Denean's nude body was found 6 different ays later in a nearby gravel pit. She'd been raped, shot twice in the head with a .410 shotgun and tossed aside. There were no real suspects until late December 1984. Brenda Hughes, just 16, was found raped and murdered in her own home by her family returning from church. She too had been shot twice in the head by a .410 shotgun. A 22-year-old local...

Duration:01:21:07

Miscarried Justice – The Murder of Sandy Seale & Conviction of Donald Marshall Jr. (NS)

9/9/2019
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Episode 090 - On evening in late May of 1971 police responded to reports of a young black male, Sandy Seale, having been stabbed in Sydney, Nova Scotia's Wentworth Park. A 17-year-old indigenous man, named Donald Marshall Jr., son of the Mi'kmaq Grand Chief who'd been at the scene, and injured himself, was later charged with the crime. After spending almost 12 years in prison Marshall was exonerated by a fresh RCMP investigation after new evidence was presented to Marshall by a friend....

Duration:01:17:01

Billionaire’s Daughter: The Kidnapping of Cynthia Kilburn (BC)

9/2/2019
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Episode 089 - Four days before Christmas in 1990 a North Vancouver woman named Cynthia Kilburn was kidnapped from her home. A threatening ransom note asking for $8.5 million was found pinned to the door of her home; her two children, 4-year-old twins, were found bound, but unharmed, in an upstairs bathroom. Unknown to most of her neighbours, Cynthia is the daughter of the philanthropic BC billionaire businessman and Canada's fourth richest man, Jim Pattison. The kidnappers knew who they had,...

Duration:01:01:32

Away Game: Burke and Hare - The Anatomy Murderers

8/26/2019
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Episode 088 - Over a ten month period, starting in late 1827, a pair of Irish born serial killers William Burke and William Hare killed 16 people, for fun and for profit in Edinburgh, Scotland. The corpses of their victims, twelve women, three men and one child, were taken to Surgeon's Square and sold off to anatomist Dr. Robert Knox, for use in his anatomy classes. Sources: BurkeandHare.com The Anatomy Murders by Lisa Rosner Dr. Heinrich Von Staden’s The Discovery of the Body Sanjib...

Duration:01:07:40