Podcast

Ronning’s Hidden Garden – Jan. 22, 2020

A garden surrounded by wilderness and lost for decades… sounds like a fairy tale, right? On this episode of Northwest By Night, we visit Ronning’s Garden on northern Vancouver Island.

Mr. Goodwin’s Final Hours – Jan. 14, 2020

Coal mining, labor unrest, a fugitive on the run from the law, and a man left dead in the wilderness: on this episode of Northwest by Night, I’m going to talk about the life and death of Ginger Goodwin.

The Earliest Days of Hollywood North – Jan. 7, 2020

From X-Files and Rocky to Deadpool and Supernatural, there have been hundreds of television shows and movies made in British Columbia, but what when did it start? Join me as we take a closer look at the first movies ever filmed in BC.

Vancouver Shark Attacks – Dec. 17, 2019

Most people wouldn’t associate Vancouver with sharks, but it was the site of not one, but TWO, separate shark attacks in the early 20th century. Weird stuff, right?

Cougar Annie – Dec. 10, 2019

It’s a short one, but a good one! Let’s take a quick peek at the adventurous life of Cougar Annie, one of the West Coast’s most daring women.

The Wendigo – Dec. 3, 2019

During the cruel winter of 1878, a gruesome event in Northern Alberta forced Canada’s newly-formed Northwest Mounted Police to face a terrible, ancient monster. Today, we chat about the cannibalistic wendigo, its signifigance in the clash between cultures, and how it helped shaped Canadian law.  

The Scrumptious Nanaimo Bar – Nov. 26, 2019

This week, let’s take a culinary journey into the history and charm of a particularly West Coast dessert: the Nanaimo Bar. 

The Cat and the Karluk – Nov. 19, 2019

In this episode, we head north to follow a story of starvation, heartache, horror, and the toughest cat you’ll ever meet in all of Canadian history. 

Cadborosaurus – Nov. 12, 2019

When I heard something unexplained was living in the waters of the Pacific Northwest, suddenly every dogfish carcass, skate spine and crab claw became a possible sea monster. On this episode of Northwest By Night, let’s talk about Cadborosaurus!

The Cannon Beach Bandage Man – Nov. 5, 2019

Beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon, has many delightful sights, but surely the quirkiest of all is the ghostly, bloody, gory figure known as Bandage Man.

Brother XII – Oct. 29, 2019

In the 1930s, land south of Nanaimo, BC was snapped up by a bizarre cult, where paranoia and strict discipline ruled. Brother XII, a skinny, scraggly-bearded, wild-eyed mystic dressed in yellow robes, led his group of armed followers towards the end of the world. Sex, magic, money, the whispers of murder and the promise of hidden treasure — this quiet little corner of the world saw it all.

The Wreck of the SS Clallum – Oct. 8, 2019

A bit of mystery, a tragic shipwreck, and sheep with the powers of precognition — combine them all together and you’ve got the makings of a great story. Today I’ll chat about the wreck of the SS Clallam…