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 those reasons, we take a break from all the murder and mayhem and try to bring you a little holiday cheer with a bit of a dark edge. This year, for our fourth Christmas, themed episode, we learn about the global depictions of Santa Claus, some dark Christmas traditions from around the world, and Krampus, the Christmas Demon.

See you in the new year!

Co-host: Carol Browne

Sources:
https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas
https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/fatherchristmas.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus
http://www.krampus.com/krampus-on-the-web.php
https://www.thethings.com/15-terrifying-christmas-stories-that-will-put-you-in-true-holiday-spirit-this-year/
https://carterhaughschool.com/10-spooky-ghost-stories-for-christmastime/ https://www.scaryforkids.com/christmas-stories/
https://litreactor.com/columns/20-ghost-and-horror-stories-for-christmas
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-do-ghost-stories-go-christmas-180961547/
https://carterhaughschool.com/10-spooky-ghost-stories-for-christmastime/ https://www.icelandairhotels.com/magazine/blog/icelands-13-yule-lads-mag
https://www.ranker.com/list/story-of-icelandic-yule-brothers/erin-wisti
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/71999/9-facts-about-krampus-st-nicks-demonic-companion
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Enkidu
https://thecompanion.in/christmas-eclipse-festival-saturnalia/

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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 in 1970. Gordon was found two weeks later, he had been brutally slain. Tracking down Gordie’s killer uncovered a career psychopath who was believed to have killed before.

Co-host: Carol Browne
Written by: Josina De Bree

Sources:
Regina v. Stewart, 1972 CanLII 1445 (BC CA), <http://canlii.ca/t/hv006>

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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 Kembo, whose body has never been found. He set up elaborate schemes to steal their identities, set up false bank accounts, insurance claims, and run up credit in his victims’ names. 

Sources:
R. v. Kembo, 2010 BCSC 914 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/2bbxq>
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kembo-guilty-of-4-murders-b-c-jury-1.911825
https://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10315/33466/DiSanto_Julianne_M_2016_PhD.pdf?isAllowed=y&sequence=2
https://www.refworld.org/docid/467bb4921e.html
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/campaigns/immigration-matters/system.html#screening
https://www.pressreader.com/canada/national-post-latest-edition/20100306/289579580900497
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/serial-killer-charles-kembo-book_n_1070290
https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/serial-killer-charles-kembo-loses-appeal
https://jezebel.com/meet-the-kids-author-who-is-also-a-serial-killer-5856417
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/murder-suspect-has-lengthy-list-of-offences/article4313841/
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/predator-kembo-guilty-sentenced-to-life/article4388720/
https://www.straight.com/news/jury-finds-charles-kembo-guilty-four-counts-first-degree-murder
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kembo-guilty-of-4-murders-b-c-jury-1.911825
http://www.primetimecrime.com/Recent/Murder/Charles%20Kembo.htm
https://www.surreynowleader.com/news/four-time-surrey-murderer-loses-conviction-appeal/
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/crown-says-kembo-killed-4-to-steal-identities-1.443147
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/serial-killer-charles-kembo-s-lawyer-calls-trial-bewildering-1.2625206

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