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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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The Girl in Saskatoon: Who Murdered Alexandra Wiwcharuk?

January 18th, 2021


Episode 158 - Twenty-three-year-old nurse and former beauty queen, Alexandra Wiwrachuk, thought the warm spring night in 1962 would be perfect for a …

The Ideal Maternity Home: Butterbox Babies

January 11th, 2021


Episode 157 - From the late 1920s until after the Second World War, Lila and William Young ran the Ideal Maternity Home and Sanitarium for Unwed Mothers at East Chester, Nova Scotia. The pair have been referred to as …

Canadian Boogeyman – Dangerous Offender, Thomas Svekla

January 4th, 2021


Episode 156 - In 2006, Thomas George Svekla, 38, a man who’d been in and out of trouble since 16, became the focus of a murder investigation lead by the Project KARE task force. Svekla was a suspect in as many as twelve …

Christmas 2020: Santa Claus, Ghost Stories and Krampus, the Christmas Cryptid

December 21st, 2020


Episode 155: The holidays can be a notoriously hard time for people who either miss loved ones or have a hard time being around them so much. For …

Dirty Dr. Stewart: The Murder of Gordon Kralt

December 14th, 2020


Episode 154 - Twenty-three year old Gordon Adrian Kralt had been the caretaker for a Bible camp on Vancouver Island when he went missing on Halloween …

Serial Killer: The Life and Crimes of Charles Eli Kembo

December 7th, 2020


Episode 153 - Between 2002 and 2005, Charles Eli Kembo, a refugee from Malawi, murdered four people, his business partner, Arden Samuel, his stepdaughter, Rita Yeung, his girlfriend, Sui Yin Ma, and his wife, Margaret …

Bloody Lies: The Crimes of Dr. John Schneeberger

November 30th, 2020


Episode 152: In November of 1992, a twenty-four-year-old woman came forward to Kipling, Saskatchewan RCMP, accusing a respected local doctor, John …

Bathtub Girls - The Murder of Linda Anderson

November 23rd, 2020


Episode 151 - On January at 10:30 p.m., a 911 operator took a call from a seemingly distraught sixteen-year-old girl. When Peel Police arrived at the

The Shag Harbour UFO Incident

November 16th, 2020


Episode 150: Beginning at 7:19 pm Atlantic Daylight Time, on the evening of October 4, 1967, an airline pilot reported seeing an unidentified flying object heading east over Southern Quebec. About 30 minutes later, …

Remembrance Day 2020 – Canada’s Flying Ace, Billy Bishop

November 9th, 2020


Episode 149: William Avery (Billy) Bishop was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, on February 8, 1894. When the First World War broke out, as with many young men of his day, Billy was off to Europe to do his part. By the end …

Three’s Complicated – The Murder of Christina Cline

November 2nd, 2020


Episode 148 - In November of 2011, a man out for a walk discovered 27-year-old Cristina Kathleen Cline’s body just off the trail in a Dartmouth, Nova …

Halloween 2020 – Spiritualism in Canada: Seances, Mediums and Spirits, Oh My!

October 26th, 2020


Episode 147: Canada has a long history of folks who have attempted to communicate with the dead - a practice is known as Spiritualism. Some of these …

Introducing... Crime Beat - Season 3

October 21st, 2020


Ride along with 25 year veteran Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt, from Global News, on her award winning podcast Crime Beat as she takes you through some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Real People, Real Crimes, …

The Redpath Mansion Mystery

October 19th, 2020


Episode 146: On June 13th 1901, Ada Mills Redpath and her son Jocelyn Clifford Redpath were killed in their mansion in on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. Ada had been shot to the back of the head. Clifford has a gunshot …

Lust, Greed and Anger: The Slaying of Gang Yuan

October 12th, 2020


Episode 145: This episode contains disturbing and graphic details of the 2015 murder of Chinese millionaire, Gang Yuan, in West Vancouver at the hands of his soft-spoken cousin Li Zhao. The crime’s unthinkable and …

Perseverance, Prosecution & Peace: The Murder of Paula Gallant

October 5th, 2020


Episode 144: On the evening of December 27, 2005, in my home province of Nova Scotia, Jason McCrae, husband of a beloved educator, artist, sister and …

No Justice for Rebecca Middleton

September 28th, 2020


Episode 143: On the island paradise Bermuda in the early morning hours of July 3, 1996, a group of friends were riding in a car headed toward Ferry …

The Murder of Grant De Patie

September 21st, 2020


Episode 142: On a chilly, cloudy winter night in early 2005 at a gas station in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, a 24-year-old gas station attendant …

Dangerous Offender: The Crimes of Jake Green (SK)

September 14th, 2020


Episode 141 - In late June 1993, police were called to a possible stabbing at a residence in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In one of the bedrooms, Kenneth …

The 2018 Danforth Shooting

September 7th, 2020


Episode 140: On July 22, 2018, at around 10:00 pm, calls flooded Toronto's 911 call centre. There was a man on Danforth shooting at people in the …

The Marpole Murders: Dianna Mah-Jones and Richard Jones

August 31st, 2020


Episode 139: On September 27, 2017, when Dianna Mah-Jones failed to show up for her shift without calling in sick, her co-workers were concerned. Neither Dianna nor her husband, Richard Jones, was answering the phone. …

The 1973 Kenora Bank Robbery Mystery (ON)

August 24th, 2020


Episode 138 - On the afternoon of May 10, 1973, a stranger entered the CIBC branch on Main St in the small town of Kenora, Ontario. The man, claiming he had a bomb, demanded all the money in the bank. (Photo credit: Don …

The Hillcrest Mining Disaster

August 17th, 2020


Episode 137 - At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 1914, the worst coal mining disaster in Canadian history occurred at Hillcrest, Alberta, in the Crowsnest Pass region of western Canada.

Episode written by Josina de Bree

Love & Dishonour: The Murder of Keith Black (BC/AB)

August 10th, 2020


Episode 136 - In July of 1998, Keith Scott Black went missing. He was a respected Taekwondo instructor who had three schools near Kelowna., B.C., …

What Happened to Dylan Koshman? (AB/SK)

August 3rd, 2020


Episode 135 - In the wee hours of Saturday, October 11, 2008, after an altercation with his cousin and one of two roommates, 21-year-old, Dylan …

Terror on Parliament Hill: The Murder of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo (ON)

July 27th, 2020


Episode 134 - On the morning of October 22, 2014, an armed terrorist murdered Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, one of three honour guards at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario. Immediately after that, the man shot his way …

AWAY GAME: Stranger Danger - Westley Allan Dodd

July 20th, 2020


Episode 133 - Throughout the 1970s and '80s serial pedophile Westley Allan Dodd molested dozens of children in the Pacific Northwest. Although caught …

A Brief History: Slavery in Canada and Africville

July 13th, 2020


Episode 132: In this episode we take a look at a topic not spoken of often, slavery in colonial Canada and its aftermath. As well, we learn a little …

Introduction to Sasquatch

June 29th, 2020


Episode 131 - For centuries, the indigenous peoples of the western Canada and in the forest along the west coast of the United States told tales of a …

Who Killed Sharron Prior? (QC)

June 22nd, 2020


Episode 130 - On March 29, 1975, pretty and popular, 16-year-old Sharron Prior left her home in the Montreal, QC, neighbourhood where she lived with …

EXCLUDED: The Komagatu Maru Incident

June 15th, 2020


Episode 129: In May of 1914, before the outbreak of WWI, a Japanese steamship called the Komagatu Maru anchored in Burrard Inlet in the Vancouver harbour. There were 376 people aboard led by a man named Baba Gurdit …

The Murders of Chynna Deese, Lucas Fowler & Leonard Dyck

June 8th, 2020


Episode 128 - On the 15th of July, 2019, just outside Liard Hot Springs, B.C., the bodies of an innocent couple, Chynna Deese, 24, from Charlotte, …

Little Girl Gone - Cecilia Zhang

June 1st, 2020


Episode 127 - On the morning of October 20, 2003, in North York, a quiet neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Raymond Zhang and Sherry Xu awakened to …

The Legend of Simon Gunanoot (BC)

May 25th, 2020


Episode 126 - On the morning of June 18, 1906, on the trail on the west side of the Two-Mile House, a drinking establishment outside Hazelton, B.C., the body of local tough guy, Alex McIntosh, was found. He had been …

Cold December: Cst. O’Leary and Cpl. Bourgeois (NB)

May 18th, 2020


Episode 125 - On cold December night just before Christmas in 1974, the 14-year-old son of Moncton, NB restauranteur, Cy Stein was kidnapped from the …

Highway of Tears – Jill, Natasha, Cynthia & Loren (2009 – 2010)

May 11th, 2020


Episode 124 - Women and girls, many indigenous have been going missing in the area of Northern British Columbia's Highway 16 since 1969. The route …

The Flying Bandit - Ken Leishman (MB)

May 4th, 2020


Episode 123 - Born during the Great Depression, Ken Leishman was a stylish, good looking guy with a Clark Gable moustache. A married father of 7, he was adventurous, smart, charismatic, creative and enterprising. He …

Connections: Nova Scotian Heartbreak (NS)

April 27th, 2020


Episode 122 - This is for or the deceased victims, the injured, the families, the friends and Bluenosers everywhere who are hurting after the shooting rampage that shook the little province of Nova Scotia to its core on

Canadian Legends: Demons, a Witch and a Flying Canoe

April 20th, 2020


Episode 121: In this episode we examine 3 different Canadian legends. First we look at Demon Isle a phantom island somewhere in or near the Gulf of …

Over the Edge: Death and Daring at Niagara Falls (ON)

April 13th, 2020


Episode 120 - For ages people have been drawn to Niagara Falls, the most famous group of waterfalls in North America, and maybe the world. As many as 20 million people per year visit to view the awesome power of nature …

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

April 6th, 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 …

Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash - Green Shirt Day (SK)

March 30th, 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

Away Game: The Hollow Earth - Fact or Fiction?

March 23rd, 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 …

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

March 16th, 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 …

The Homicidal Sleepwalker (ON)

March 9th, 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. …

Dark Poutine - Trailer

July 26th, 2019


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

March 2nd, 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 …

The Okanagan Oddity - Ogopogo (BC)

February 24th, 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 …

Sins of the Father - The McGuigan Murders (PE)

February 17th, 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 …

Murdered on Duty - Cst. John Davidson (BC)

February 10th, 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 …

MMIW - The Unsolved Murder of Amber Tuccaro (AB)

February 3rd, 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 …

Earle Leonard Nelson - The Dark Strangler (MB)

January 27th, 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 …

Carol King - From Missing to Murdered (SK)

January 20th, 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 …

The Murder of Brenda Young (NL)

January 13th, 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.

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

January 6th, 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, …

Away Game: Christmas Eve Incident at Nakatomi Plaza

December 23rd, 2019


Episode 105 - Holiday Special - On Christmas Eve in 1988, after killing two security guards, gunmen burst into the Los Angeles offices of the

The Rallo Family Murders (ON)

December 16th, 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

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

December 9th, 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 …

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

December 2nd, 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 …

Who Killed Dana Bradley? (NL)

November 25th, 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 …

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

November 18th, 2019


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 …

Remembrance Day 2019: Ardenne Abbey Massacre

November 11th, 2019


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, …

The Legend of Bloody Jack Krafchenko (MB)

November 4th, 2019


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 …

Halloween History & Canadian Ghost Stories

October 28th, 2019


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 …

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

October 21st, 2019


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 …

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

October 14th, 2019


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, …

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

October 7th, 2019


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 …

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

September 30th, 2019


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 …

Collateral Damage - The Bombing of Flight 108 (QC)

September 23rd, 2019


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. …

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

September 16th, 2019


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 …

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

September 9th, 2019


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 …

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

September 2nd, 2019


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 …

Away Game: Burke and Hare - The Anatomy Murderers

August 26th, 2019


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 …

The Murder of Amber Kirwan (NS)

August 19th, 2019


Episode 087 - On the morning of October 9, 2011, 19-year-old Amber Kirwan failed to show up for an arranged ride home after leaving a local billiards …

The Altona School Shooting of 1902 (MB)

August 12th, 2019


Episode 086 - In October of 1902 the small, quiet Mennonite community of Altona, Manitoba was shaken by violent events at the hands of one of their …

Date with Death - The Murder of James Shannon (BC)

August 5th, 2019


episode 085 - The day before Valentines Day in 2008, James Shannon, a nurse from Port Alberni, BC, met up with another man he'd met on the web site, Plenty of Fish. Although James was looking for love, the man he …

Emanuel Jaques - The Shoeshine Boy Murder (ON)

July 29th, 2019


Episode 084 - July 28, 1977 was a hot summer day on the corner of Yonge and Dundas streets in what was then Toronto's seedier area. Three boys were …

The Minto Murders - Verna Decarie & Fred Fulton (NB)

July 22nd, 2019


Episode 083 - The village of Minto, New Brunswick was rocked by the events occurring in April 2005 when a grisly murder scene was discovered at 358 …

Domestic Horror - The Murder of Donna Jones (ON)

July 15th, 2019


Episode 082 - On the morning of December 6, 2009, Ottawa paramedics and police responded to what sounded like a frantic 911 call placed by a man at a …

The Cult of Brother XII and his Treasure (BC)

July 8th, 2019


Episode 081 - in the late 1920 and early 1930's a group called the Aquarian Foundation, led by a self-professed spiritual guru who called himself Brother XII set up just south  of Nanaimo B.C. Brother XII drew wealthy …

The Weird World of William Lyon Mackenzie King

July 1st, 2019


Episode 080 - The tenth Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon MacKenzie King, was instrumental in Canada's growth from a mere British colony to an …

What Happened to Jodi Henrickson? (BC)

June 24th, 2019


Episode 079 - Jodi Henrickson, 17, was last seen in the company of her ex-boyfriend on the roadside near Miller's Landing on Bowen Island, BC on the morning of June 20, 2009. Her ex-boyfriend said that he walked away …

Joseph Galfy Jr. & Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (AB)

June 17th, 2019


Episode 078 - In May of 2013 police in New Jersey found respected, 73-year-old Lawyer, Joseph Galfy Jr. dead in the bedroom his home wearing only …

The Ballarat Bandit (PE)

June 10th, 2019


Episode 077 - In 2004, after a year long chase across multiple U.S. States an unknown burglar, who'd proven quite a match fro even the best trackers, …

The Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots - 1994 and 2011 (BC)

June 3rd, 2019


Episode 076 - The beautiful city of Vancouver has a surprisingly dark history of rioting over the years. Some have been politically and racially …

Away Game - The Tunguska Event

May 27th, 2019


Episode 075 - In the summer of 1908 a huge explosion levelled over 2000 square kilometres in Siberia. The event happened near the remote Tunguska river. It created the loudest sound ever heard by human ears and was …

The Julie Stanton Story (ON)

May 20th, 2019


Episode 074 - In April of 1990, 14-year-old Julie Ann Stanton disappeared near her Pickering, Ontario home. Right away investigators suspected, Peter …

The Murder of Shirley Duguay (PE)

May 13th, 2019


Episode 073 - In rural Prince Edward Island, on October 7, 1994 a car was found abandoned, away from the main road and in a field. The licence plates were missing and there appeared to be blood spatter on the windshield …

The Klaus Family Murders (AB)

May 6th, 2019


Episode 072 - On a freezing December morning the Castor Volunteer Fire Department braved the icy Alberta roads to attend a structure fire at a farm a …

The Story of Samantha Walsh (NL)

April 29th, 2019


Episode 071 - It's been a long time coming, but this is our first episode taking place entirely in Newfoundland. On the night of February 6, 2000 …

The Murder of Taylor Van Diest (BC)

April 22nd, 2019


Episode 070 - In the quiet city of Armstrong B.C. on Halloween night 2011, Taylor Van Diest, 18, left her house dressed as a zombie. She was excited to meet up with her pals to go trick or treating one last time before …

Roch Theriault and the Ant Hill Kids (ON)

April 15th, 2019


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 …

The Murder of Reena Virk (BC)

April 8th, 2019


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 …

The Falcon Lake UFO Incident (MB)

April 1st, 2019


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 …

The Great Amherst Mystery [with Morgan Knudsen] (NS)

March 25th, 2019


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 …

Colin Thatcher: The Murder of Joann Wilson (SK)

March 18th, 2019


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 …

The Cottage Killer - David Snow (ON & BC)

March 11th, 2019


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 …

Mass Murderer: Dale Merle Nelson (BC)

March 4th, 2019


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 …

Away Game - The North Hollywood Shootout

February 25th, 2019


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 …

Serial Killer: Michael Wayne McGray (NS, BC, QC, NB)

February 18th, 2019


Episode 061 - In the spring of 1985, 17-year-old Elizabeth Gail Tucker went missing when hitchhiking from Dartmouth to Southwestern, Nova Scotia. …

Spaceman: The Disappearance of Granger Taylor (BC)

February 11th, 2019


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 …

Show Primer, Canadian Myths and Listener Q & A

February 4th, 2019


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 …

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

January 28th, 2019


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 …

The Beast of BC - Part 1: Murder x7 (BC)

January 21st, 2019


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 …

The Crimes of Peter Demeter (ON)

January 14th, 2019


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 …

Where is Michael Dunahee? (BC)

January 7th, 2019


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 …

Holiday Special: Whoville's Stolen Christmas

December 24th, 2018


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 …

Alicia Ross: Lily Among the Thorns (ON)

December 17th, 2018


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. …

Icebound: Franklin's Lost expedition (NU)

December 10th, 2018


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 …

Away Game: Ed Gein - The Butcher of Plainfield

December 3rd, 2018


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. …

Edmonton Armoured Truck Massacre (AB)

November 26th, 2018


Episode 050 - In the early morning hours shots ring out at the Hub Mall inside the TD Canada Trust ATM vestibule at the University of Alberta in …

The Jennifer Pan Story (ON)

November 19th, 2018


Episode 049 - On the evening of November 8, 2010 a woman called 911 in a panic. She claimed that intruders had entered her house, tied her up, took …

Remembrance Day & The Great War

November 11th, 2018


Episode 048 - All Canadians are taught to observe the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year with a moment of silence and thoughtful …

The Legend of Slumach and his Lost Gold Mine (BC)

November 5th, 2018


Episode 047 - In 1890 an enigmatic character and member of the Katezie indigenous tribe, Slumach, was charged and convicted of the murder of a man named Louie Bee. It was believed that Slumach may have been protecting a …

Halloween 2018: Campfire Stories

October 29th, 2018


Epsiode 046: To celebrate our Halloween 2018 and Dark Poutine's first anniversary we dive into the paranorma. Mike and Scott share some of their own supernatural stories. Celebrating with us around the campfire telling …

The Disappearance of Mekayla Bali (SK)

October 21st, 2018


Episode 045: On April 12, 2016 after skipping school, which was allegedly uncharacteristic, 16-year-old Mekayla Bali disappeared from Yorkton, …

Murder in the Soo: The Slaying of Wesley Hallam (ON)

October 14th, 2018


Episode 044 - On January 11, 2011 people walking along the road spotted a headless, bare torso floating in Cold Water Creek off Landslide Road in …

The Mysterious Death of Cindy James (BC)

October 7th, 2018


Episode 043 - After over 6 years of apparent harassment and a number of, what appeared to be violent assaults, Cindy James, a 44-year old nurse, went …

Houdini: Magical Life and Mysterious Death (QC)

September 29th, 2018


Episode 042 - The man the world came to know as Harry Houdini, stunt performer, illusionist, magician was obsessed with magic and illusion from an early age. That obsession and drive to be better led him to become the …

The Murders of Nathan O'Brien and Kathy and Alvin Liknes (AB)

September 22nd, 2018


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'. …

The Cook Family Massacre and Alberta's Last Man Hanged (AB)

September 15th, 2018


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 …

The Crash of SwissAir 111 (NS)

September 8th, 2018


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 …

The Murder of Harley Lawrence (NS)

August 31st, 2018


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 …

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

August 24th, 2018


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 Murders of Marie and Lyle McCann (AB)

July 27th, 2018


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, …

The Tragic Death of Elisa Lam (BC)

July 20th, 2018


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 …

Leston Lawrence - A Golden Opportunity (ON)

July 13th, 2018


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 …

Away Game: Andrei Chikatilo - Rostov Ripper - Part 2

July 7th, 2018


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 …

Away Game: Andrei Chikatilo - Rostov Ripper - Part 1

June 29th, 2018


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 …

The Death of Dorothy Stratten (BC)

June 22nd, 2018


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 …

The Abduction of Abby Drover (BC)

June 15th, 2018


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 …

The Wells Gray Murders (BC)

June 9th, 2018


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 …

The Disappearance of Nicole Morin (ON)

June 2nd, 2018


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 …

Happy Face Killer - Part 2 - 7 More Murders and Aftermath (BC)

May 25th, 2018


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 …

Happy Face Killer - Part 1 - History & Taunja Bennett’s Murder (BC)

May 18th, 2018


Episode 027: Keith Hunter Jesperson is one of Canada's most notorious exports to the United States. Born in Chilliwack British Columbia, Jesperson …

The Murder of Kimberly Proctor (BC)

May 12th, 2018


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 …

Swift Runner and the Wendigo (AB)

May 4th, 2018


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, …

Rene Castellani - The Milkshake Murderer (BC)

April 28th, 2018


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, …

Elizabeth Wettlaufer’s Insulin Murders (ON)

April 21st, 2018


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 …

The Calgary Brentwood 5 Murders (AB)

April 13th, 2018


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 …

The Frank, Hope and Meager Landslides (BC)

April 7th, 2018


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 …

The Disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew (NS)

April 1st, 2018


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 …

Allan Legere - Monster of Miramichi - Part 2 (NB)

March 24th, 2018


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 …

Allan Legere - Monster of Miramichi - Part 1 (NB)

March 17th, 2018


Episode 018: We return to Atlantic Canada for the first of a two part series on Allan Joseph Legere aka The Monster of Miramichi. In part one we learn about Legere's childhood, early crimes and the brutal murder of …

Wayne Boden - The Vampire Rapist (QC)

March 10th, 2018


Episode 017: In the late 60’s a sadistic serial murderer named Wayne Boden stalked and killed at least 3 women in Montreal, Quebec. He was given the nickname the Vampire Rapist due to his penchant for brutally biting …

Jane Hurshman - Life with Billy (NS)

March 3rd, 2018


Episode 016: In March of 1982 the small community called Bangs Falls, just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia made national news after the local …

Gilbert Paul Jordan - The Boozing Barber (BC)

February 24th, 2018


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 …

Chris Benoit - The Canadian Crippler (QC)

February 17th, 2018


Episode 014: In keeping with the rules of Dark Poutine, this episode is about famed Canadian wrestler and infamous murderer Chris Benoit, also known …

Babes in the Woods - Stanley Park (BC)

February 10th, 2018


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 …

Moncton Mountie Murders (NB)

February 4th, 2018


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 …

Mindy Tran 1994 (BC)

January 27th, 2018


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 …

Mike Met a Monster in 1981 (NS)

January 20th, 2018


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, …

Acid Al and Hollywood Hospital (BC)

January 13th, 2018


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 …

Peter Woodcock - Canada’s Youngest Serial Killer (ON)

January 6th, 2018


In Episode 008, we meet Peter Woodcock, Canada's youngest serial killer, who at the age of 17, killed three children from 1956 to 1957 in Toronto, Ontario. After spending 34 years in confinement he killed again, on his …

The Karissa Boudreau Murder (NS)

December 30th, 2017


In Episode 007, we head off to Mike's hometown, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and in particular the nieghbourhood where he grew up. The disappearance and …

2017 Christmas Special

December 23rd, 2017


Episode 006, is extra special, this is our first Christmas episode and the last show until the new year. The subject of this episode is extremely disturbing, in fact it may put you off your egg nog. We want to ensure …

Mark Twitchell - Dexter Wannabe (AB)

December 19th, 2017


Episode 005, takes on the case of filmmaker and wannabe serial killer Mark Twitchell from, Edmonton Alberta. Mark Twitchell liked the Phantom Menace. That had to be where the problem started.


The Halifax Explosion (NS)

December 6th, 2017


This is Episode 004 of Dark Poutine. Here we present The Halifax Explosion, in honour of the 100th annoversary of the disaster. Prior to the detonation of the first atomic bomb was the largest man made explosion …

Abbotsford Killer - Part 2 - Terry Driver Timeline (BC)

November 30th, 2017


Here's Episode 003 of Dark Poutine. In this episode, part one of two, Mike and Scott give a little background on the Terry Driver, Abbotsford Killer …

Abbotsford Killer - Part 1 - Cat and Mouse (BC)

November 18th, 2017


Finally! After a few extra days of technical frustration here's Episode 002 of Dark Poutine. In this episode, part one of two, Mike and Scott talk about the hunt for the infamous Abbotsford Killer after the rape and …

Dark Poutine Intro and Floating Feet

November 1st, 2017


Just in time for Halloween we bring you Episode #001 of Dark Poutine. After a brief introduction Mike and Scott tackle the case of the floating feet, also known as the Salish Sea Feet.
This is our first episode so …

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