34 episodes

Settle in and get cozy for some spine-tingling Canadian folklore. Featuring stories of ghost ships, supernatural beings, larger-than-life heroes, mysterious spirits, and national myths. Host David Williams will tell you a tale, then bring you on a deep dive into its history and cultural significance.

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    • 4.5 • 188 Ratings

Settle in and get cozy for some spine-tingling Canadian folklore. Featuring stories of ghost ships, supernatural beings, larger-than-life heroes, mysterious spirits, and national myths. Host David Williams will tell you a tale, then bring you on a deep dive into its history and cultural significance.

    The Sourtoe Cocktail

    The Sourtoe Cocktail

    Hear the legend and history of this infamous drink from the Yukon garnished with a preserved human toe.

    • 43 min
    Charlie Redstar: Manitoba's Friendly UFO

    Charlie Redstar: Manitoba's Friendly UFO

    The story of a mysterious red UFO named Charlie, and the people who named him.

    • 49 min
    The Murderer and the Mind Reader

    The Murderer and the Mind Reader

    The shocking story of what has been claimed to be the first criminal case ever solved by a psychic.

    • 56 min
    The Myth of the Minks

    The Myth of the Minks

    What do pro-slavery sentiment, a long-forgotten Chicago obituary, a 1990s Hallmark movie, and one of early Toronto's most successful Black business owners have in common?

    • 50 min
    Ogopogo / nx̌ax̌aitkʷ

    Ogopogo / nx̌ax̌aitkʷ

    According to Indigenous tradition, local legend, and eye witness accounts going back nearly two centuries, something mysterious is lurking in BC's Okanagan Lake.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Big Joe

    Big Joe

    Hear a tale of two Joes: one, a mythical giant lumberjack, the other a French Canadian folk hero and strongman who fought with violent gangs early in Ottawa's history.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

Music_Fan88 ,

Fascinating!

Love learning about different parts of Canadian history through the legends and lore of the many peoples and cultures here. A new favourite!

BeigeSweater ,

Wonderful podcast, Excellent host

Just discovered this podcast and am thoroughly enjoying it.

Looking through the episodes I realize how few I am familiar with! Looking so forward to catching up.

Wonderful host! Many thanks to Dave Williams and his dedicated team.

lukas master ,

Love it with a suggestion

Hi! I love this podcast but are you able to do something on the windigo?

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