19 episodes

“The Booze + Spirits Podcast” is a podcast celebrating ghostly stories and spirited beverages. Siblings Nick and Cait McDonald share their love of ghost stories and good drinks in an audio podcast that’s both campfire story and bartending guide. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/booze-spirits/support

The Booze + Spirits Podcast Nick + Cait McDonald

    • Comedy
    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

“The Booze + Spirits Podcast” is a podcast celebrating ghostly stories and spirited beverages. Siblings Nick and Cait McDonald share their love of ghost stories and good drinks in an audio podcast that’s both campfire story and bartending guide. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/booze-spirits/support

    Ep. 17 - Bugle Boy Genes

    Ep. 17 - Bugle Boy Genes

    Finally, our poor noise-to-signal ratio finally works in our favor! We're talking about (and making) noise, and we start with a look at a bowling ghost that was exposed by the quiet of the pandemic. Next, an Indianapolis poltergeist that disturbed the whole neighborhood, and we finish with a phantom bugle whose tone reverberates throughout history. And all this shifting of the volume has inspired a drink that keeps cranking the favor up and down on you to stay electric with every sip!

    Get the recipe for Electric Mayhem here!

    The YouTube video about the Forest Grove Phantom Noise and other mysterious noises can be found here.

    Like the podcast? Want more? Tell a friend! You can also support our show by shopping our Teepublic store, donating through Anchor, or subscribing to our Patreon! Your support allows us the freedom to create more, bigger, and better content!

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    And be sure to rate, review, and subscribe through Anchor, Apple, Spotify, Google, YouTube, or the podcast delivery system of your choice!

    Theme music is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio.

    Remember to drink responsibly and in accordance with your local laws. Don’t end up our next ghost!


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    • 43 min
    Ep. 16 - Decap Attack!

    Ep. 16 - Decap Attack!

    In this episode we spend a lot of time discussing hobos, ice cream, and decapitations, which is really unfortunate, because the episode's topic was supposed to be haunted roadside attractions. On a road trip absolutely plump full of detours, side-stops, and the occasional breakdown, Nick shares ghostly tales about America's first National Park, Yellowstone. Then Cait takes us on a tour of accidents, apparitions, and ashes at the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland! All this, plus a boozy frozen treat specially designed to beat the summertime heat!

    Get the recipe for Boozy Dole Whip Pops here!

    Like the podcast? Want more? Tell a friend! You can also support our show by shopping our Teepublic store, donating through Anchor, or subscribing to our Patreon! Your support allows us the freedom to create more, bigger, and better content!

    Find and follow The Booze + Spirits Podcast on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

    And be sure to rate, review, and subscribe through Anchor, Apple, Spotify, Google, YouTube, or the podcast delivery system of your choice!

    Theme music is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio.

    Remember to drink responsibly and in accordance with your local laws. Don’t end up our next ghost!


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/booze-spirits/support

    • 47 min
    Ep. 15 - Death Below the 49th Parallel

    Ep. 15 - Death Below the 49th Parallel

    The borders may still be closed, but Nick and Cait are taking a trip to Canada anyway. Victoria, BC is one of their favorite places, and with Victoria Day is just around the corner, it only seems right to tell stories of ghosts and murder in The Garden City. First, Cait tells us about some of the many permanent residents of the Empress Hotel, then Nick tells the story of ethereal axe-murder Kanaka Pete. Then Cait ties all the pieces together with a Canadian whiskey tiki drink that celebrates Victoria's relationship with multiculturalism. How ya doin', eh?

    Get the recipe for the Kanaka Death Orgy here!

    Like the podcast? Want more? Tell a friend! You can also support our show by shopping our Teepublic store, donating through Anchor, or subscribing to our Patreon! Your support allows us the freedom to create more, bigger, and better content!

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    "O Canada" is performed by Henry Burr and used under Creative Commons License CC-4.0-BY-NC. Theme music is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio.

    Remember to drink responsibly and in accordance with your local laws. Don’t end up our next ghost!


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    • 58 min
    Ep. 14 - Secret Origins

    Ep. 14 - Secret Origins

    It's almost Mother's Day, so we decided to bring in the woman who made it all happen, our own mother Shanna McDonald! She helps us explore the secret origins of the McDonalds' obsession with the paranormal and help clarify some of the sketchier details. We share family paranormal encounters from three generations, including the haunted house in which Nick and Cait grew up, strange alien-like encounters in the Applegate region, and all manner of Southern Oregon weirdness! Top it off with a spicy sazerac straight from Momma's heart, and you've got an episode you won't find anywhere else!

    Get the recipe for Spanky's Szechuan Sazerac here!

    Like the podcast? Want more? Tell a friend! You can also support our show by shopping our Teepublic store, donating through Anchor, or subscribing to our Patreon! Your support allows us the freedom to create more, bigger, and better content!

    Find and follow The Booze + Spirits Podcast on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

    And be sure to rate, review, and subscribe through Anchor, Apple, Spotify, Google, YouTube, or the podcast delivery system of your choice!

    Theme music is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio.

    Remember to drink responsibly and in accordance with your local laws. Don’t end up our next ghost!


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    • 54 min
    BS presents #baddecisionsclub - The Dead Cat Situation

    BS presents #baddecisionsclub - The Dead Cat Situation

    We've been talking for a while about pushing the idea of #baddecisionsclub as a brand or sub-brand, and a couple online conversations brought up the story of the time Nick snuck a dead cat into school. It was too long a story to tell in 280 character chunks, so now seemed like the right time to release #baddecisionsclub onto the world as a minisode. If people like this concept, we'll probably release some more minisodes about the more regrettable exploits of Nick, Cait, and maybe even some special guests.

    Like the podcast? Want more? Tell a friend! You can also support our show by shopping our Teepublic store, donating through Anchor, or subscribing to our Patreon! Your support allows us the freedom to create more, bigger, and better content!

    Find and follow The Booze + Spirits Podcast on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

    And be sure to rate, review, and subscribe through Anchor, Apple, Spotify, Google, YouTube, or the podcast delivery system of your choice!

    Theme music is “Deja Vu” by Hannah Gill and the Hours, licensed through audiio.

    Remember to drink responsibly and in accordance with your local laws. Don’t end up our next ghost!


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    • 12 min
    Ep. 13 - It's Britneys (plural), Bitch!

    Ep. 13 - It's Britneys (plural), Bitch!

    What do Billy Ray Cyrus, Joan Rivers, and Britney Spears have in common? If you said a restraining order on us, you're not wrong, but, also, encounters with ghosts! This episode is all about celebrity ghosts encounters, so we're looking into Billy Ray Cyrus's best phantom friend, Joan Rivers's adventures in ghostbusting, and the haunted house that may have tormented both Britney Spears AND Brittany Murphy. Plus, we kind of sort of invent a drink last second on the air!

    Get the recipe for the West Hollywood Blonde here!

    Alex Matsuo's article and YouTube video on Britney and Brittany's house.

    This week's podcast partner is Crime and Compulsion Podcast. Check them out on the podcast distributor of your choice!

    Like the podcast? Want more? Tell a friend! You can also support our show by shopping our Teepublic store, donating through Anchor, or subscribing to our Patreon! Your support allows us the freedom to create more, bigger, and better content!

    Find and follow The Booze + Spirits Podcast on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

    And be sure to rate, review, and subscribe through Anchor, Apple, Spotify, Google, YouTube, or the podcast delivery system of your choice!

    Theme music is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio.

    Remember to drink responsibly and in accordance with your local laws. Don’t end up our next ghost!


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/booze-spirits/support

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Paige87💕 ,

OBSESSED

I love this podcast! Grab a drink and get ready for a good spooky time!

Rocky4Real ,

So fun!

Nick and Cait reminded me of how no one gets you like your siblings! Endless laughs and jabbing while learning a little spooky history! Really enjoyed this pod!

Dereleaked88 ,

Spooky Sips

The Booze + Spirits combines fun, creepy stories with drinking, a match made in podcasting enjoyment. Nick and Cait make it extra entertaining as hosts with being siblings. It comes across to the listener that they're genuinely having a good time with the show. This is the perfect podcast to have on while enjoying a midnight drink. Give this a listen and subscribe now!

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