The Canuckinomicon

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Some people do terrible things because they're dumb. Some people do terrible things because they're evil. And when people are both dumb AND evil, they do some of the worst thing, and they do them badly. Such is the tale of today's character, Peter Demeter, who is honestly just the worst guy. Twitter: @Canuckinomicon Support Us: E-mail us:
Canada has a long and complicated history with people of colour, to put it lightly. Today, we share one of the more uplifting stories from that tangled history, a story of success, grit, and the rugged attitude needed to survive in 18th and 19th century Canada: The story of Rose Fortune. UPDATE: There was an issue with the original file where the audio went out-of-sync part way through. This version has been updated.  
Joseph "Klondike" Boyle had a very interesting and storied life--from being one of the few to strike it rich in the Klondike, to trekking a crew of hockey players across the country to play for the Stanley Cup. Today, we explore the early chapters of this man's life, BEFORE he went across the Atlantic to become a surprisingly successful spy.   Source for this episode:   Leonard W. Taylor The Sourdough and the Queen: The Many Lives of Klondike Joe Boyle
Today we look at the exciting life of John Ware, a person who is not well-known outside his adopted home of Alberta, Canada. Learn the story of the man widely regarded as Canada's greatest cowboy with us today! Twitter: @Canuckinomicon E-Mail: Host Benjamin streams on twitch Friday nights, at midnight Mountain Time!
Adrien Arcand was an influential part of the pan-Canadian Nazi movement both before and after World War 2. Today, we learn a little about him, his weird magazines, and how he slowly went from "pretty normal conservative" to "wacky anti-semitic weirdo." Support us: Twitter: @Canuckinomicon e-mail:
Did you know that the idea of Sasquatch existed decades before the idea of Bigfoot? Did you know that human history is literally filled with ideas of "wildmen?" On today's episode, we take a Canadian look at the legends of Bigfoot and Sasquatch, as we try to figure out whether or not we think such an entity is real.  Support us at or at Follow us on Twitter @Canuckinomicon Questions? Suggestions? Issues? E-mail at
This week, Benjamin's wife desperately tries to teach both the host and producer about the Rhino Party, a real legitimate political party that exists in Canada. Celebratory rum is drunk, laughs are had, and it's all in all a good time. Support us at or at Contact us at Follow us on twitter @Canuckinomicon.  Struggling this holiday season? Someone will listen. Canada Suicide Prevention line 1-833-456-4566
Sometimes a topic just isn't big enough for an episode. Today, we gather five of those topics together to make a full-fledged extra-full episode just for you! Double stuffed baby! Support Us: Contact Us: Twitter @Canuckinomicon E-Mail Music by John "Misfortune" Dixon
Part 2 of the story of Canada's very own anti-Pope, Jean Gaston Tremblay. Content Warning: From 20:39-50:17, incidents of physical and sexual abuse of children is discussed. Details are not given, rather it is discussed in a broad overview. Hit us up on Patreon: Also on Twitter @Canuckinomicon email
This episode dives deep into the wild world of Jean Marie Gaston, a French Catholic cult-leader from Quebec. A truly bizarre tale, worthy of the cold wildernesses of Canada! CastJunkie Discord: Twitter: @Canuckinomicon Patreon: Ko-Fi:
Bill Barilko, immortalized in the Tragically Hip Song "Fifty Mission Cap," was more than just a name and a story on a hockey card. He was a real man, who found himself the center of a real mystery--and possibly even a curse. The tables are turned on this episode due to a tragic video gaming injury, so Dirty Clyde takes Junior on a journey into the annals of... the Canuckinomicon!
"Klondike" Joe Boyle has already lead an interesting life, but with the outbreak of World War 2 he goes from interesting yet quirky figure to someone who really altered history in some fascinating ways. Romance, action, intrigue... his story is truly one for the ages! Sources: Leonard W Taylor, The Sourdough and the Queen: The Many Lives of Klondike Joe Boyle, Methuen, 1983. Michael Gates, From the Klondike to Berlin: The Yukon in World War 1, Harbour Publishing, 2017.    Support Us:
In the mid seventies a UFO flap dazzled and excited the people of Carman, Manitoba. Join Junior and Dirty Clyde as the explore the mystery of this weird bouncing ball of red light!
The Tragically Hip reluctantly carried the title of Canada's band, and changed the face of Canadian music. But how? And why is this significant? Also, if you're from outside Canada... why have you never heard of these guys? We explore these questions with the help of Canadian Girl from the Nothing Ever Happens in Canada podcast.
In the early 90s, a quiet neighborhood in Edmonton was rocked awake in the middle of the night by a man in an airplane. What exactly happened and why? Well, that, is a good question! Join Benjamin and Todd as they explore the saga of Randy Mock in this episode of the Canuckinomicon! Twitter @Canuckinomicon  
Mordecai Richler was a Canadian trapped between three worlds. In todays episode, we give a brief look at this fascinating and influential novelist.  Twitter: @Canuckinomicon Ko-Fi: Patreon:  
Dr. "Dirty" Clyde Grouser Senior, MBA, discusses the comedians of the great lakes, Sea Lampreys. 
Doctor Professor Clyde Grouser Senior discusses the Mutant Aquatic Fieldmouse, also known as The Muskrat. 
Doctor Professor Clyde Grouser Junior presents on the exciting exploits of the Iridescent Sky Rat, aka North American Magpie.
Hey everyone, Junior here, also known as Benjamin. Just giving you the quick deets on what's up with the Canuckinomicon. - Hünterlunds Hü's Hü will being releasing THIS week, and up until the show returns. Featuring cheaply edited comedy bits spoofing the old Hinterlands Who's Who, a series of shorts produced by the government of Canada to educate young children on the wildlife of Canada. -The Canuckinomicon itself returns for Season 2 in October, opening with an episode on Mordecai Richler. Season 2 will continue to provide stories from Canadian history, warts and all, with more of an attempt to bring to focus some more marginalized groups in Canada, hile also providing content similar to season 1.  
In the Spring of 1967, something remarkable happened to a man named Stefan Michalak in the province of Manitoba, near a place called Falcon Lake. He came face-to-face with a UFO. Or did he? On this episode, Junior kicks out Dirty Clyde and invites in Skye instead as they discuss one of the most well documented UFO encounters in history: The Falcon Lake Incident.
Is there truth behind the Wendigo? Join Junior and his guest, Blake as they explore one of the most gruesome episodes of Canada's true history. CONTENT WARNING: Graphic violence, including violence against children. Description of violence begins at timestamp 1:00:19, and ends 1:05:56. Adult themes and moderate violence prevalent throughout, as well as coarse language. Resource Links: News Article: Myths: Blog w/ Photos:
The mysterious Avro Arrow project was one of Canada's most interesting experiments in Military Development. Part of Canada's attempt at developing a national aeronautics industry, it was mysteriously cancelled by the Diefenbaker Government in 1959. In this episode, we talk about just what this aircraft may have been capable of, and a possible reason the program was cancelled. We are also working on getting onto podcoin at, where you can make money listening to podcasts! Twitter: @canuckinomicon E-mail: Provide for my terrible Caffeine habit at
After a more serious episode last week, we've decided to take a brain-break as we prepare for our last two episodes where we will cover some very big topics.  As such, we give you the Furbearing Trout, the Hoop Snake, our stupid accents, and other assorted nonsense! We are also working on getting onto podcoin at, where you can make money listening to podcasts! Twitter: @canuckinomicon E-mail:
In this episode, we examine the life and story of Mike Mountain Horse, a First Nations Canadian war hero who enlisted in WWI and fought in two of the most important battles in Canadian history. Story Robe Picture: Twitter: @canuckinomicon E-Mail: Other episodes:
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Created by
Clyde Grouser
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Mar 29th, 2019
Latest Episode
Mar 21st, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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