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…