Episode 100 – This episode was recorded live at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver on November 9, 2019 as part of 2019 Vancouver Podcast Festival. In front of a packed house of energetic Dark Poutine listeners Mike and Scott went through a brief retrospective of some highlights from some of the most popular of the first 99 shows. The case covered in the second half of the show is the disappearance of Madison Scott, from Vanderhoof B.C. on the morning of May 28, 2011. Madison attended a party with friends and opted to stay alone in her tent at the Hogsback Lake Recreation Area after everyone else had gone. Madison was gone the next morning with her cellphone and keys, but her tent, truck and personal belongings were still there. She’s not been seen or heard form since.
Epsiode 046: To celebrate our Halloween 2018 and Dark Poutine’s first anniversary we dive into the paranormal. Mike and Scott share some of their own supernatural stories. Celebrating with us around the campfire telling their own spooky tales are a few of our friends from the podcasting community from all over the world.
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.
Episode 036: Elisa Lam, a University student from Vancouver, BC was on a solo trip in California in January of 2013. When she disappeared, foul play was suspected. However, when she was found deceased more than two weeks later under odd circumstances there were far more questions than answers and much speculation as to what actually took place.
Episode 032: On August 14 1980, 20-year-old Vancouver B.C. born Playboy Playmate of the year and former Dairy Queen employee, Dorothy Stratten, was found dead of a single shotgun blast to her head. The perpetrator, her estranged husband, Paul Leslie Snider, lay dead nearby of a self inflicted woud by way of the same firearm. Dorothy’s star had only just begun to rise and was snuffed out far too soon.
Episode 024: In 1965 Rene Castellani was the promotional manager for Vancouver’s premiere radio station CKNW. Castellani, a local celebrity, was well known for his on air pranks and stunts, earning him the nickname, “the dizzy dialer”. Castellani was also having an affair with a receptionist from the radio station. When his wife Esther challenged him Castellani denied the affair. Shortly after that Esther became very sick and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. In July of 1965, Esther was dead.
Episode 013: In this episode we tackle a popular unsolved case here in the Lower Mainland of BC. In 1953 two skeletons were found in Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park. More than 65 years later, the murders of what turned out to be two children remain unsolved. Bonus: Scott does a hacky job of profiling a murderer.
This is a weird one. I’m not sorry. We needed a break from the murder.
In Episode 009, we ask you to take a trip with us to Hollywood Hospital in New Westminster, BC, to meet Acid Al Hubbard the Johnny Appleseed of LSD who turned on Timothy Leary and facilitated psychedelic experiences for everyone, from philosophers and religious leaders, every day folks who were struglling in their lives, to musicians and actors. Cary Grant had many experiences with Acid Al.