Episode 16 – Decap Attack!

Show Notes 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,Continue reading “Episode 16 – Decap Attack!”

Episode 14 – Secret Origins

Show Notes 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, includingContinue reading “Episode 14 – Secret Origins”

RECIPE: A Case of the Vapours

2oz vodka (we used Humboldt Distillery Organic Vodka) 1oz Cointreau 3oz white cranberry juice Juice of 1/2 lime Small spoonful of edible glitter (we used Signature Drink Labs) Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.¬†Shake vigorously until well chilled and strain into a chilled martini glass. Don’t be afraid to add a little simpleContinue reading “RECIPE: A Case of the Vapours”

Julie on the Rooftop

This story first appeared in Ep. 001 – Rooftop Lady. There’s a house on 734 Royal St. in New Orleans with a very peculiar ghost. She appears as a beautiful golden woman, sitting or walking in the building’s roof top, and apart from a pair of hoop earrings, she’s completely naked. According to legend, theContinue reading “Julie on the Rooftop”

Episode 007 – Voodoo YASS Queen!

Episode Notes It’s getting murky in here! In this episode of The Booze + Spirits Podcast, Nick takes us on a quest for bloody Confederate vengeance, Cait introduces us to a Voodoo priestess who refused to die alone, and Theo the dog gets his butt in everything. All this, plus a lemony tequila drink that’sContinue reading “Episode 007 – Voodoo YASS Queen!”

The Phantom Trapper of Labrador

This tale originally was told in Episode 005 – Christmas Special 2020 The Phantom Trapper is a ghost seen in the Labrador area of Canada, whose presence is often said to herald the arrival of a large storm. The person most commonly accredited to being The Phantom Trapper was a man named Esau Gillingham. HeContinue reading “The Phantom Trapper of Labrador”

Booze +Spirits Tales

We thought it might be a fun idea to write out some of the stories that we tell on the podcast. After all, it can be hard to retell a story solely from listening to it, especially after it’s been buffeted on all sides by profanity and inside jokes. So, starting this week, we’ll beContinue reading “Booze +Spirits Tales”

Episode 006 – Macomb Smokeshow

Episode Notes Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and where there’s fire, there’s the McDonald siblings. In this episode, Nick and Cait have turned their eyes to stories of supernatural smoke and fire this week, as we visit a fiery poltergeist (feuergeist?) in Illinois and a witch’s tree in North Carolina that refused to burn down.Continue reading “Episode 006 – Macomb Smokeshow”

Episode 005 – Christmas Special 2020

Episode Notes Holiday tidings to you all! Once upon a time, it was traditional to gather family and friends together on Christmas Eve and share tales of ghosts and spirits to scare and delight each other, a tradition that sorely needs to make a come back in our opinion! So in this special episode, joinContinue reading “Episode 005 – Christmas Special 2020”

Episode 004 – The Hair of the Camel

Episode Notes In this episode, we investigate the legend of The Red Ghost, a demonic beast that terrorized the American Southwest in the late 19th century. From there, things get tangential as we discuss camelcide, ghost miner role-call, and how to properly cook your wine. *Technical Note: Again, we had some serious audio problems onContinue reading “Episode 004 – The Hair of the Camel”