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 Hollywood area of Los Angeles. Over 44 minutes in a futile attempt at escape, the two men held off police and terrified a neighbourhood with automatic gunfire, all caught live on TV.

Sources:
northhollywoodshootout.com Archived
North Hollywood Shootout Wikipedia entry
Criminal Minds Wiki
Scanner Audio Part 1 YouTube
Scanner Audio Part 2 YouTube
Scanner Audio Part 3 YouTube
Scanner Audio Part 4 YouTube
LAPD 1998 Medal of Valor Recipients
Telemundo Coverage YouTube
Live TV News helicopter coverage YouTube

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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

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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 his possessions behind a note was found stating he was off to walk aboard an alien spacecraft for a 42 month long journey. Although, what was assumed to be some of Granger’s remains were found 6 years later, more questions still haunt his friends and family. What happened to Granger?

As well we chat with Jennifer Horvath from Toronto based Alibi Entertainment who Executive Producer of Spaceman, a documentary about Granger’s odd life and disappearance now available, streaming in Canada only, on CBC Gem.

Sources:
Vice Article: [The Man Who Went to Space and Disappeared]
Times Colonist: [The vanishing of Granger Taylor]
Henry McKay Audio: [UFO hovers outside hospital 1970 British Columbia]
Podcast Promo: [One Eye Open Podcast]

 

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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 Nanaimo bar?”. We spend some time debunking myths about Canada and then take on listener questions via write in and phone.

Sources:
Favourite Canadian Horror Movies: The Fly and The Changeling
Favourite Non-True Crime Podcasts we like: Gilbert Gottfried, Joe Rogan, Varmints, Canadaland
Official Nanaimo Bar Recipe
Minds of Madness Podcast

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