The Booze + Spirits Podcast

Ep. 20 – Candle in the End

The world’s worst word-association podcast is back! The theme is “pirates”, so of course Nick brings in a story about a mentally ill woman and Cait shows up with a story of a bogus Turkish sultan. Vague hand-waving connections are only one of our specialties, though, so Cait creates a fig liqueur based cocktail with…

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Ep. 19 – El Paso or Fail Class

Show Notes We’re back with a full episode! The topic is ‘haunted schools’, and we ruffled something’s feathers with this one. Nick tells of the many hauntings of Alabama’s University of Montevallo, and Cait breaks down one of El Paso’s many haunted public schools. As if that wasn’t enough haunted happenings, Nick and Cait experienced…

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Clip Show: It Came From the Cutting Room Floor!

It’s new to you! Due to some health-related difficulties, we weren’t able to record an episode in time to get released on schedule, so we’ve done the next best thing: dug a bunch of unused clips out of the garbage and hastily glued them together. It works for the last minute Science Fair project in…

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Ep. 18 – Trauma Persevering

With Independence Day around the corner, Nick & Cait decided to it was a good time to talk about ghosts of the Revolutionary War. First, Cait tells of the frozen hell the patriots stationed at Jockey Hollow had to endure (in some cases, for eternity). Then Nick shares stories of Fort Ticonderoga, its spectres, and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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