Cover image of Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History
(1651)

Rank #192 in True Crime category

History
True Crime

Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History

Updated 11 days ago

Rank #192 in True Crime category

History
True Crime
Read more

True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

Read more

True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

iTunes Ratings

1651 Ratings
Average Ratings
1499
55
34
24
39

Best podcast from America's Hat!

By Breaker O'Day - May 12 2020
Read more
Hey Guys, Breaker here from The Darker Side: True Crime (Shameless plug), love your podcast!

Love Dark Poutine—dislike background Muzak

By enid coleslaw - May 05 2020
Read more
I love this show but please stop using background music; it’s distracting and irritating.

iTunes Ratings

1651 Ratings
Average Ratings
1499
55
34
24
39

Best podcast from America's Hat!

By Breaker O'Day - May 12 2020
Read more
Hey Guys, Breaker here from The Darker Side: True Crime (Shameless plug), love your podcast!

Love Dark Poutine—dislike background Muzak

By enid coleslaw - May 05 2020
Read more
I love this show but please stop using background music; it’s distracting and irritating.
Cover image of Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History

Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History

Latest release on May 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 11 days ago

Rank #1: Over the Edge: Death and Daring at Niagara Falls (ON)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 as tens of millions of liters of water spectacularly pour over the falls every minute. There have been many accidental deaths, but there have been many drawn to the torrents for other darker reasons. Some come to end their own lives and others, the daredevils, to try to prove their ingenuity and courage can beat the falls. Some have failed in the attempt.

NOTE: There will be talk of suicide in this episode.

Sources and more information:
[Niagara: A History of the Falls by Pierre Berton]
[The River of Lost Souls: What We Might Learn From Niagara Falls Suicides by Michael Clarkson]
[Welcome to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | City of Niagara Falls, Canada]
[Niagara Falls,  Ontario,   Canada - World Waterfall Database]
[Niagara Falls - Niagara Falls Tourism Information]
[Facts About Niagara Falls | Live Science]
[Niagara Falls Facts & Information]
[On the Meaning  of Niagara - Brocku.ca]
[Daredevil Exhibit - Things to do | Niagara Falls Canada]
[Daredevils of Niagara Falls]
[List of objects that have gone over Niagara Falls - Wikipedia]
[Niagara Falls without water, 1969]
[Sounds of Niagara Falls • Niagara Whirlpool • Horseshoe Falls • American Falls • Bridal Veil Fall - YouTube]
[WNED PBS Documentaries | Daredevils of Niagara Falls | PBS]
[Daredevils of Niagara Falls]
[Niagara River - Life & Death on the river: Accidents & Rescues]
[Ed Delahanty Obituary]
[Stunters & Daredevils]

Support the show.

Apr 13 2020

1hr 24mins

Play

Rank #2: MMIW - No Justice - The Murder of Tina Fontaine (MB)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 disappeared on August 9, 2014 the authorities did not treat it with much urgency at all. Tina’s family was worried sick and wanted more activity. It was not until it was too late that  the investigation began in earnest. Tina’s body was found wrapped in a duvet and floating in Winnipeg's Red River more than a week later.

Her death and the subsequent acquittal of the only suspect in Tina’s slaying are cited by some as catalysts for the national inquiry that was called to look into the massive amount of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada.

Sources and more information:
R. v. Cormier, 2010 ABCA 162 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/29qjl>
[Red River Girl: The Life and Death of Tina Fontaine by Joanna Jolly]
[Public Reports – Manitoba Advocate]
Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine - PDF
[Global News SEARCH: Tina Fontaine]
[Newspapers.com search: Tina Fontaine]
[CBC news topic tag Raymond Cormier trial]
[21 Feb 2018, N3 - The Gazette at Newspapers.com]
[27 Aug 2014, 10 - National Post at Newspapers.com]
[26 Sep 2014, 7 - National Post at Newspapers.com]
[BBC World Service - Assignment, Canada’s Red River Murders]
[Tina Fontaine’s 911 call | CBC.ca]
[Tina Fontaine | Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women - CBC.ca]
[Cormier speaks of last time he saw Fontaine in video shown to court - YouTube]
[Tina Fontaine: The life and the legacy | APTN InFocus - YouTube]
[Raymond Cormier found not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine  | Globalnews.ca]
[Bear Clan Patrol Inc - Home | Facebook]
[Drag The Red! Public Group | Facebook]
[Red River Women - BBC News]
[Pair sentenced to 9 years in beating death of Tina Fontaine’s dad | CBC News]
[Raymond Cormier spoke of wanting to have sex with Tina Fontaine days before her death, Crown tells court | CBC News]
[Tina Fontaine, 15, found in bag in Red River | CBC News]
[MMIW Final report]

Support the show.

Apr 06 2020

1hr 16mins

Play

Rank #3: Abbotsford Killer - Part 2 - Terry Driver Timeline (BC)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 charged with the rape and murder of 16 year old Tanya Smith and the beating of her best friend Misty Cockerill in 1995 in Abbotsford, Britsh Columbia. Scott reveals how he knew the Driver family and Terry. As well Scott became oddly involved in the media frenzy around Terry Driver after his arrest and prior to his trial.

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 crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Web: http://darkpoutine.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkpoutine/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkpoutinepod
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkpoutine/
Email: darkpoutinepodcast@gmail.com

Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Support the show.

Nov 30 2017

49mins

Play

Rank #4: Happy Face Killer - Part 1 - History & Taunja Bennett’s Murder (BC)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 the credit for his hard work, leading him to leave the first Happy Face note in a truck stop bathroom admitting to the crime. This episode covers his early life, first murder and another attempted murder very soon after.

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 crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Web: http://darkpoutine.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkpoutine/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkpoutinepod
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkpoutine/
Email and PayPal tip jar: darkpoutinepodcast@gmail.com
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine

Writer / Creator, Researcher, Editor & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Promo:

Asian Madness Podcast


Sources:
http://murderpedia.org/male.J/j/jesperson.htm
http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Keith_Hunter_Jesperson
https://www.amazon.ca/Happy-Face-Murderer-Serial-Jesperson-ebook/dp/B019G6DR0S/
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/happy-face-killer-speaks-prison-talks-interview-murder-murderer-killings-take-lives-Jesperson-11441251
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29835159
https://www.truckdrivingjobs.com/faq/keith-hunter-jesperson-the-happy-face-murderer-on-the-road.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hibL_QbQuEY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98UOydYWWjc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rInxdPCWSIo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Hunter_Jesperson
https://web.archive.org/web/20090831063452/http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/jesperson/bodies_3.html
http://snapjudgment.org/my-fathers-keeper

Support the show.

May 18 2018

40mins

Play

Rank #5: The Jennifer Pan Story (ON)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 her family's cash before shooting her parents. Police responded finding Jennifer's mother Bich Ha Pan, dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Jennifer's father had escaped the house and was bleeding from wounds of his own. Police found Jennifer bound but unharmed upstairs. What at first appeared to be a random house invasion, turned out to be far more cold blooded.

Sources: R. v. Pan, 2013 ONSC 7865 (CanLII),  Jennifer Pan Interrogation Video 10 hours 34 minutes Global News Articles tagged Jennifer Pan TorontoLife: Jennifer Pan's Revenge article Tiger Parenting article Reid Technique police interrogation tactic Eric Carty Death article

Support the show.

Nov 19 2018

58mins

Play

Rank #6: Murder in Shell Lake: The Peterson Family Slayings (SK)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 POUTINE2020 for 10% off your ticket purchase.

Sources & Further Reading:
[Newspapers.com search - Canada / 1967-2019 / Shell Lake]
Marking 50 years since the Shell Lake murders, Canada’s worst random mass killing
[Victor Ernest Hoffman | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
[CBC Player | Shell Lake Mass Murder]
[Newsroom : Inquest in the death of Victor Hoffman announced]
[Madera Tribune 21 August 1967 — California Digital Newspaper Collection]
[Shell Lake murders | Revolvy]
[After their release, most mentally ill offenders left unchecked - The Globe and Mail]
[Shell Lake Massacre - Phyllis Peterson - ExtraOrdinary Lives - YouTube]
[Goodreads - Shell Lake Massacre by Peter Tadman]
[Village of Shell Lake » Oasis of the Parklands]
[Veterans’ Land Act | The Canadian Encyclopedia]
[What is ECT?]
[A Brief History of Electroconvulsive Therapy | Psychology Today Canada]

Support the show.

Dec 02 2019

1hr 11mins

Play

Rank #7: The Rallo Family Murders (ON)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 against him, resulting in three charges of first degree murder for the senseless slayings of his family.

Come see us at CrimeCon in Orlando from May 1-3, 2020. Use POUTINE2020 when buying your tickets.

Sources and Further Reading:
Regina v. Rallo, 1978 CanLII 2427 (ON CA), <http://canlii.ca/t/htv3n>
[SECRETS: Jon Rallo revealed | TheSpec.com]
https://www.pressreader.com/@Mike_Browne.1/collection/jon-rallo
[Newspapers.com - Jon Rallo / 1976-2019 / Canada]
[Debates (Hansard) No. 96 - June 4, 2014 (41-2) - House of Commons of Canada]
[Hansard Transcripts 1996-Apr-18 | Legislative Assembly of Ontario]
[August 1976: Hamilton’s Rallo family murdered | TheIFP.ca]
[Clairmont: Victims’ family struggling to keep killer Lovie away | TheSpec.com]
[Opinion | Hamilton murderers Jon Rallo, George Lovie sharing a house together]
[Killer Jon Rallo to get day parole  | Globalnews.ca]
[David Sweet Column: Helping victims find peace - David Sweet]
[Blast Furnace Canada Blog: John Rallo FREE?]

Support the show.

Dec 16 2019

1hr 10mins

Play

Rank #8: The Mysterious Death of Cindy James (BC)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 missing in May of 1989. On June 8, 1989, two weeks later, Cindy's family's greatest fears were realized. She was found dead near an abandoned home in Richmond B.C., a suburb of Vancouver. She appeared to have been drugged and strangled, with her hands and feet tied behind her back. A medical inquest into the cause of Cindy's death was inconclusive, leaving this one of the most talked about unsolved cases in Canadian history.

Sources:

http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Cindy_James http://thetroublewithjustice.com/2014/07/05/who-killed-nurse-cindy-james/ http://melaniehack.blogspot.ca/2007/02/imagine-my-surprise-when-i-recently.html http://callingfoundation.org/blenheim-lodge/ http://melaniehack.com/ https://www.vancourier.com/news/vancouver-s-creepiest-unsolved-mysteries-1.1261787 https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/57463c/cindy_james_is_found_dead_in_1989_after_6_12/ https://web.archive.org/web/20140831003619/http://allthingscrimeblog.com/2014/01/08/who-killed-nurse-cindy-james/ https://youtu.be/ljymSSBqflU Inquest Reporting https://youtu.be/sbrAggQE2EA More reporting with Cindy Audio Father Audio, Ozzie Kaban https://youtu.be/KPZ-G5bFEek A Current Affair https://unsolved.com/gallery/cindy-james/ http://vancouvertrueborns.com/post/150657118691/perhaps-the-most-disturbing-story-related-to-the https://www.google.ca/maps/@49.1555492,-123.1365998,3a,75y,270h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sdPhy_f0fpau1uXVElN_szg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DdPhy_f0fpau1uXVElN_szg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D353.5272%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

Support the show.

Oct 07 2018

1hr 4mins

Play

Rank #9: The Mystery of The Mad Trapper of Rat River (NT)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 murder of one RCMP constable and the murder of another at the hands of the man. The man, known by the alias Albert Johnson, lead RCMP on a six week chase across the frozen tundra before he was taken down. His true identity remains a mystery.

Come see us at CrimeCon in Orlando from May 1-3, 2020. Use POUTINE2020 when buying your tickets.

Sources:
[The Hunt For The Mad Trapper – Myth Merchant Films]
[The Mad Trapper of Rat River by Nash Neary]
[Goodreads.com - The Mad Trapper of Rat River by Dick North]
[Who was the Mad Trapper of Rat River? | Maclean’s | OCTOBER 1 1955]
[Goodreads.com - The Mad Trapper: Unearthing a Mystery by Barbara Smith]
[NWT and Y History project - may.htm]
[The RCMP Hunt for the Mad Trapper – The Wop May Chronicles]
[Constable Millen’s Cairn – PWNHC | CPSPG]
[CBC - Mad Trapper not a Canadian, scientific tests discover]
[GlobalTV - Northern Mysteries- The Mad Trapper Albert Johnson]
[Albert Johnson, “The Mad Trapper of Rat River” | The Canadian Encyclopedia]
[Mackenzie River]
[The RCMP Hunt for the Mad Trapper – The Wop May Chronicles]

Support the show.

Dec 09 2019

1hr 13mins

Play

Rank #10: Halloween History & Canadian Ghost Stories

Podcast cover
Read more

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 Halifax
Canada Post - Ghostly Stamps
McLean's - Ghost Stories
Smithsonian - Lake Minnewanka
The Young Teazer
Stingy Jack

Support the show.

Oct 28 2019

1hr 12mins

Play

Rank #11: The Crimes of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream (QC/ON)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 of London. The Lambeth Poisoner may have gotten away with the crimes were it not for his own big mouth.

Come see us at CrimeCon in Orlando from May 1-3, 2020. Use POUTINE2020 when buying your tickets.

Sources and Further Reading:
[Dr Thomas Neil Cream - Crime Library on truTV.com]
[Casebook: Jack the Ripper - Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]
[Murder by Gaslight: The Lambeth Poisoner]
[Canada’s History - The Evil Deeds of Dr. Cream]
[Dr. Thomas Neill Cream | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers]
[The CRIMES OF DR. CREAM | Maclean’s | September 15, 1931]
[The Lambeth Poisoner | Crime Magazine]
[The Lambeth Poisoner: London’s Deadly Doctor]
[Metropolitan Police letter and photographs of Dr Neill Cream, England, 1890-1907 | Science Museum Group Collection]
[Doctor death - New York Daily News]
[The man who would be Jack the Ripper - The Scotsman]
[The gentleman from Chicago - Cashman, John - Internet Archive]
[History of tuberculosis - Wikipedia]
[A Prescription for Murder: The Victorian Serial Killings of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream]
[Monsters of Medicine]

Support the show.

Jan 06 2020

1hr 11mins

Play

Rank #12: The Beast of BC - Part 1: Murder x7 (BC)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 Olson Jr. But they didn't have enough hard evidence to arrest him and he was not done killing.

We will cover his next 4 murders, eventual capture and aftermath in next week's episode.

Sources:
Clifford Olson - Wikipedia
Vancouver Police Museum: Beast of BC - Part 1 and Part 2
Newspapers.com
BCTV Archives thanks to Global News
MacLeans Magazine Archives
Crime Library - Clifford Olson
Book: Where Shadows Linger

Support the show.

Jan 21 2019

59mins

Play

Rank #13: The Cook Family Massacre and Alberta's Last Man Hanged (AB)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 1960.

Sources:
http://www.rcmpgraves.com/buffalo/mysterybutnomercy.htmlhttp://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/hanged/cook.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=yNn2j9kJit0https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Raymond_Cookhttp://robertcook.ca/http://legalarchives.ca/project/last-man-hanged/http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cook-robert-ray.htmhttps://www.pressreader.com/canada/edmonton-journal/20130628/281569468307256http://amok.wikia.com/wiki/Robert_Raymond_Cookhttps://www.reddeeradvocate.com/uncategorized/cook-shouldnt-have-been-hanged-documentarian/http://www.fortsaskatchewanrecord.com/2014/11/06/notorious-hangings-in-the-forthttp://provincialarchives.alberta.ca/how-to/explore-learning-and-education/discovering-albertas-court-records/interesting-cases/criminal-regina-cook.htmlhttps://mysteriesandmore.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-work-of-justice-trials-of-robert.htmlhttp://mysteriesandmore.blogspot.com/2018/01/robert-raymond-cook-facing-execution.htmlhttps://edmontonsun.com/2015/09/26/alberta-filmmaker-questioning-capital-punishment-after-making-doc/wcm/35e8b61d-6cfa-43f2-8820-97b135426fe4https://www.reddeerexpress.com/columns/robert-cook-murders-recounted-in-play/https://www.amazon.ca/The-Boy-ebook/dp/B00CLVLIZW/oolibook-20https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/the-boy-by-betty-jane-hegerat/article599379/https://www.stettlerindependent.com/community/stettler-students-hear-story-of-cooks-infamous-hanging/https://www.therichest.com/shocking/15-psychos-who-punished-their-siblings-in-unimaginable-ways/

Support the show.

Sep 15 2018

59mins

Play

Rank #14: The Crimes of Peter Demeter (ON)

Podcast cover
Read more

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), <http://canlii.ca/t/g14jp> R. v. Demeter, 1975 CanLII 50 (ON CA), < http://canlii.ca/t/1vln3 > Demeter v. R., [1978] 1 SCR 538, 1977 CanLII 25 (SCC), <http://canlii.ca/t/1tx3n>
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978) - Full Movie Murderpedia - Peter Demeter
Andrea Demter - PTSD CBC Article
News Article - Mississauga's Most Notrious Muder Case
Book - By Persons Unknown, George Jonas and Barbara Amiel Wikipedia - Peter Demeter

Support the show.

Jan 14 2019

58mins

Play

Rank #15: Peter Woodcock - Canada’s Youngest Serial Killer (ON)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 first day out.

This is a rough one...

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 crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Big thank you to Kristi Lee of Canadian True Crime Podcast for being gracious enough to do the intro for this episode. We loved hearing our names pronounced with that awesome Aussie accent. Check her podcast out. In her latest episode, part 3 of her 4 part series on Robert Pickton, you can hear a goofy promo from us at the end (our first one ever on another podcast).

Web: http://darkpoutine.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkpoutine/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkpoutinepod
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkpoutine/
Email: darkpoutinepodcast@gmail.com

Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Support the show.

Jan 06 2018

54mins

Play

Rank #16: Who Killed Dana Bradley? (NL)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 Dana’s murder should contact the  [RCMP] at 709-772-5400 or call the anonymous  [Crime Stoppers] tip line at 1-800-222-8477.

Promo from Crime Machine Podcast

Sources and further reading:
[CBC - 2016 - New DNA Evidence
[Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia]
[Man claims he witnessed Dana Bradley murder | The Western Star]
[An Alternate History of the Dana Bradley Murder Investigation — The Indy]
[Hitching a Ride: Darrin Mcgrath: 9781894463447: Books - Amazon.ca]
[Murder of Dana Bradley | Revolvy]
[Group Looking for Evidence - The Telegram]
[Some Dana Bradley murder suspects cleared with new DNA | The Telegram]
[Dana Bradley Murder - Original CBC Report from  1982 - YouTube]
[The Unresolved Murder of Dana Bradley : UnresolvedMysteries]
[Breaking their silence | Provincial | News | Truro News]
[The Telegram - St. John’s Newspaper - Dana Bradley Series]
[No justice for Dana | Local | News | The Telegram]
[Civilians dig up Dana Bradley cars, no evidence inside say RCMP]
[PressReader.com - RCMP opens up on Dana Bradley Bradley case]
[Search: dana Bradley | The Telegram]
[Dana Bradley’s face a constant reminder | The Compass]
[Justice for Dana Bradley - Home | Facebook]
[St. John’s missing women cases shrouded in mystery, more than 3 decades later]
[The Ghost Of Dana Bradley - YouTube]

Support the show.

Nov 25 2019

1hr 12mins

Play

Rank #17: The Karissa Boudreau Murder (NS)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 murder of 12-year-old Karissa Boudreau still gets talked about around the small town, especially due to the horrific nature of the crime.

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 crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Web: http://darkpoutine.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkpoutine/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkpoutinepod
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkpoutine/
Email: darkpoutinepodcast@gmail.com

Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Support the show.

Dec 30 2017

53mins

Play

Rank #18: The Cottage Killer - David Snow (ON & BC)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 eccentric antiques dealer in Orangeville near Caledon, he eluded police. In Vancouver, BC, where he'd fled, Snow went on a two week crime spree of kidnapping, rape, robbery and violence, before being apprehended by North Vancouver RCMP on July 12, 1992.

To get 10% off your CrimeCon 2019 ticket purchase use POUTINE19.

Research Assistance: Rebecca McNall

Sources:

Crime Seen by Kate Lines - book
Cold North Killers by Lee Mellor - book
A Friend of the Family by Alison Shaw - book
Canadian Monsters by Robert Keller - book
David Alexander Snow - murderpedia
David Alexander Snow | Crime Documentaries
MacLeans Magazine 1992 - A Twisted Case
R. v. Snow, 2000 BCCA 113 (CanLII) , http://canlii.ca/t/5363
R. v. Snow, 1996 CanLII 8398 (BC CA), http://canlii.ca/t/1wntx
R. v. Snow, 2004 CanLII 34547 (ON CA), http://canlii.ca/t/1j0sb

Support the show.

Mar 11 2019

1hr 6mins

Play

Rank #19: Mark Twitchell - Dexter Wannabe (AB)

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

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 crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

Web: http://darkpoutine.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darkpoutine/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkpoutinepod
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darkpoutine/
Email: darkpoutinepodcast@gmail.com

Writer / Creator, Researcher & Host: Mike Browne (@mikebrowne)
Audio Production, Original Music & Cohost: Scott Hemenway (@sdhpics)

Support the show.

Dec 19 2017

46mins

Play

Rank #20: Serial Killer: Michael Wayne McGray (NS, BC, QC, NB)

Podcast cover
Read more

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 again.

Podcasts Promoted:
Murderish
The Fear of Science

Research Assistance:
Rebecca McNall

Sources:
Michael Wayne McGray WikipediaSerial Killer Michael Wayne McGray Crime Documentary - YouTube
Michael Wayne McGray Case | The Canadian Encyclopedia
Michael Wayne McGray | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers
Global News audio clips
Newspapers.com
BC Cornoner's Verdict on in custody death of Jeremy Michael Phillips (PDF)
Serial killer describes killing cellmate | CBC News

Support the show.

Feb 18 2019

1hr 3mins

Play