Show Notes

Tips of the hat to useful sources.


92: Beyond the Pale

February 4, 2019

Devon tells Liz the tale of a very distinctive Bigfoot that roamed through Oregon and Washington, along with other encounters of Sasquatch that look a little different. 

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91: I Prefer Lemons

January 21, 2019

Liz covers the creepy case of the phone stalker/hoax/ghost that persecuted a Washington family and their friends in 2007. 


90: Curiosity Shops of the Northwest

January 7, 2019

Devon tells Liz about some of the Northwest's notable curiosity shops, like Ye Old Curiosity Shoppe, Archie McPhee, Marsh's Free Museum, and Wonders of the World. Along the way we discuss Fiji Mermaids, the Wallingford Beast, The Thing, cave bears, and mummies. Well, one mummy that Liz gets really fixated on. 


89: The Toughest Bird

December 18, 2018

Liz shares with Devon the tale of Jean Keene, a woman with a very unusual connection to the animal world. Plus, the Ghost of Cady Mountain! 


88: A Noble and Absurd Undertaking

December 10, 2018

Devon and Liz swap tales of more Good Dogs of the Northwest, including a very big beagle and Bobbie the Wonder Dog. 


87: The Bandit Invincible, Part 2

November 19, 2018

What was Butch Cassidy's second act in Bolivia? And did he have a lesser-known third act in Spokane, Washington? Liz and Devon dig into the unresolved mystery. 


86: The Bandit Invincible, Part 1

November 12, 2018

Liz introduces Devon to Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy. 


85: The Pend Oreille Paddler

October 29, 2018

Devon tells Liz about a lake monster that's not what you might expect. 


84: The Rock Who Fell To Earth

October 15, 2018

Liz tells Devon the tales of two Oregonian meteorites.


83: Saucer Saucer Saucer

October 8, 2018

Devon tells Liz a Washington UFO tale!

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82: The Cedars

October 1, 2018

Liz tells Devon the little-known true tale of The Cedars, an Oregon home for girls with social diseases. 


81: Flypaper Lyda

September 24, 2018

On Ouija Broads, we don't go to the serial killer vault for any old Bundy-Come-Lately. We only will share the very special ones, like Flypaper Lyda, the Lady Bluebeard. Let Devon dig up some dirt for you...


80: Alaska Doesn’t Love You Back

September 17, 2018

Liz revisits the Alaska Howdy with several tales of mysterious disappearances in the Cruel Mistress State, including Michael LeMaitre, the Last Man Up. 

CW: Brief mention of suicide. 


79: Big Damn Cats

September 10, 2018

Devon reports on the third annual Cryptozoology Conference and tells Liz about the mysterious sightings of giant black cougars in the Northwest (starting at about 21 minutes in). 


78: Buck Was A Dandy, Part 2

September 3, 2018

Liz concludes the tale of an absconding boodler. 


77: Buck Was A Dandy, Part 1

August 27, 2018

Liz adds Arlington Buckingham Wadsworth to the Ouija Broads Rogues' Gallery. 


76: The Sourtoe Cocktail

August 20, 2018

Devon introduces Liz to an Alaskan cocktail that now haunts her dreams. Is it vegan? Is it cannibalism? Will you ever be the same? Tune in to find out.  



75: Vanport

August 13, 2018

Liz tells Devon about the sudden rise and sudden fall of Oregon's second largest city, Vanport. 

CW: Soooo much racism is discussed. Also, a flood. 


74: A Quiet Place

August 6, 2018

Devon tells Liz about a strange and special thing in Olympic National Forest: One Square Inch of Silence. 

Secondary topics: Border crossings; sounds that activate our almonds; a secret restaurant hack to share; impressions. 


73: Gore in Montana

July 30, 2018

Liz introduces Devon to Sir St. George Gore, the guy who defined overkill for Montana. Many animals die in the story of this episode!

Secondary topics: Dundreary whiskers; Jim Bridger; Hugh Glass; how the Sasquatch survived. 

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72: The Voyage of Granger Taylor

July 23, 2018

Liz tells Devon another British Columbian story, somewhere between a mysterious disappearance and a UFO tale. 

CW: The subject may have taken his own life? But maybe not? Maybe had mental issues but also maybe just did a lot of acid? 

Secondary topics: Introducing Cubby; this map is my diary; aggress-isodes; dynamite; Disappointment Earth; perfumes! 


71: The Curse of Bruce and Brandon Lee

July 9, 2018

Devon introduces Liz to the amazing legacies of Bruce and Brandon Lee, and the curse that is associated with their untimely deaths. 

CW: Murder, accidental death. Some discussion of anti-Asian prejudices in Hollywood and general Orientalism issues. Roman Polanski comes up briefly. 

Secondary topics: A new Ouija Broads plotline; Anna May Wong; who ruined calzones?; two things aren't a trend; Devon's posthumous restaurant; a return to the Pine Box. 


70: You’re It, Huckleberry!

July 2, 2018

Liz tells Devon about a Spokane game that's gone Hollywood!

Secondary topics: The Shape of Water; European drivers; airplane tag; the green head; Liz's trauma with her pre-calc teacher; a bearskin prank; a return to Doug Jones. 


69: Eat Weird, Oregon!

June 17, 2018

Topics covered include Dave's Killer Bread, Tillamook, hazelnuts, marionberries, Burgerville, Voodoo Doughnuts, breweries, the humongous fungus, lithium water, the biggest chocolate waterfall in the world, ice cream rolls, eating pigeons and bugs, Taco Time, crustos, and strip club wars.

Secondary topics: Gremlins; Rajneeshi; where all the two-dollar bills in the country have gone. 


68: Welcome to the Bob

June 11, 2018

Devon tells Liz stories of a million acres of wilderness in Montana!

CW: Brief mention of suicide, discussion of dental malpractice. 

Secondary topics: The "real" Wild West; mule terminology; unexpected animals; Homeward Bound IRL. 


67: Five Ghosts of the Empress Hotel

June 4, 2018

Liz discusses the amazing tales of the ghosts of the Empress Hotel. 

CW: Murder, suicide. 

Secondary topics: Lord Lucan; we revisit the pepperoni situation; a Judy Garland tale; John Reed, the Davenport legend. 


66: Two Good Boys of the Northwest

May 28, 2018

Devon tells the stories of Montana's Old Shep and Alaska's Balto. 


65: Mercer's Belles

May 21, 2018

Liz tells Devon the true-life tale of some notable early pioneer women in Seattle. 

Secondary topics: A rude census; Mother Damnable; Soup Destroyer; Here Come the Brides! 


64: The Great Potato Myth

May 14, 2018

Devon draws back the curtain on the great conspiracy of Idaho. 

CW: Discusison of Holocaust denialism and other conspiracies. 

Secondary topics: The Bielefeld Conspiracy; the internet was a mistake; chemtrails suck, chemtrails kill; that fluoride stare; the Idaho cougar with forehead teeth; honeymoon disasters. 


63: The Original Flower Child, Opal Whiteley

May 7, 2018

Liz tells Devon about Oregon's original flower child, hometown prodigy, possible hoax, and alleged French princess, the enigmatic Opal Whiteley. 

CW: Psych hospitalization, brief mention of child abuse. 

Secondary topics: Movies of the early era; activated almonds; our self-conscious diaries; orphan concerns and things we didn't need to know; we name some dogs. 


62: Pacific Northwest Pop Quiz

April 30, 2018

This episode is ALL secondary topics! It's a pick-and-mix of interesting bits that are too small for a whole episode. Topics include state mottos, state birds, the Melrose Creep, Steller's Sea Ape, Stonehenge replicas across America, Gingko National Petrified Forest, and drunk bears. Plus, a listener story! 


61: The Dryden Hall Demon and the Exorcism of Monaghan Mansion

April 23, 2018

Liz tells Devon about two campus hauntings in Eastern Washington. 

CW: Where there's a ghost story, there's a suicide. 

Secondary topics: An unfortunate seagull/pepperoni interaction; Exorcisms 101; banishing things in the basement; the legend of the Prince Albert Tobacco Can. 


60: Secrets of Glover Mansion

April 16, 2018

Devon details the questionable doings of the father of Spokane, James Glover, and the paranormal reputation of the Glover Mansion. 

CW: Infertility, involuntary psych hospitalization, murder, child death. 

Secondary topic: A contextual consensual type situation; a dead president debacle;; the cellar; Devon tricks Liz into singing; things that made hormonal Liz cry. 


59: Attack at Ape Canyon

April 9, 2018

Liz and Devon discuss incidents when humans and sasquatch crossed paths to less than salubrious effect. The Ape Canyon attack at Mt. St. Helens' is discussed, as well as other close encounters. 

Secondary topics: Puritan Bailey; five little Yosemite Sams in a box; the Legolas-Gimli film; calculating years; lies; Bigfoot taxes; the Broads imagine their life among the sasquatches. 

Sources/further reading:


58: The Human Ostrich of Luna Park

April 2, 2018

Devon surprises Liz with a little-known story of a Pacific Northwestern sideshow performer with a strange talent. 

CW: Brief mention of suicide. 

Secondary topics: Inside a turtle's mouth; the Spokane connection; the Looff carousel; shopping for carousel horses; Charles Looff's mustache; the Berenstain bears; EGG; close call of a close call.

Sources/further reading:,_Seattle


57: Eat Weird, Washington - Part Two!

March 26, 2018

Topics covered include the caviar of mushrooms, Louis Daven-dort's salad, geoducks, fries with tartar, Seattle teriyaki, makgeolli, signature food brands of Washington, the Mystery Soda Machine, huckleberries,  

Secondary topics: Nausea; the Hole-In-The-Wall; hipster donut shops that ruin a good thing; a baby Broad cameo. 


56: The Bandage Man of Cannon Beach

March 18, 2018

Devon teaches Liz the important life lessons imparted by the Bandage Man of Cannon Beach, Oregon. 

Secondary topics: Any John Travolta character; Slenderman; black-eyed children; The Game; the Broads attempt to puzzle out the difference between ghosts, cryptids, and urban legends; Madame LaLaurie and Colin Dickey's Ghostland; the Contraception Fairy that we didn't know we needed; Liz's non-encounter with an escaped murderer.  

Works consulted/further reading:

Ghosts, Critters, and Sacred Places of Washington by Jefferson Davis 
Crypto Wiki for the Bandage Man
Types of Urban Legends
List of Urban Legends
Wiki for Texarkana Moonlight Murders


55: Eat Weird, Washington - Part One

March 12, 2018

Nobody starves in this episode! Liz and Devon explore the unique (and strange) foodways of Washington State. Topics covered include indigenous cuisine and where to find it, Starbucks, Cougar Gold cheese, Washington wine, the Walla Walla sweet onion, Rainier cherries, the Seattle roll; the Crab Louie salad.

Secondary topics: Liz and Devon design their bikini barista looks; the elusive Cosmic Crisp; national security cheese threats; Japanese retirement mushrooms; winery wedding; Liz has a hatchet now. 


54: Alaska Gonna Getcha

March 5, 2018

We were trying to do an episode about Northwestern food and then this other episode busted in on us like a grizzly bear. And we were trying to get away from starving but ended up talking about starving again! The stories of Christopher McCandless, Carl McCunn, and Timothy Treadwell are discussed/dragged.

CW: Death by Alaska, starvation. 


53: Forget it, Jake. It’s Locke, California.

February 26, 2018

Devon takes a little trip south to Locke, California - a Chinese settlement in the American West. 

Secondary topics: Some cannabalism with your Bloomsday Run; explain Leavenworth to the peoples; us full-time Moravians; a little accidental Jeff Goldblum impression; dissing Deadwood; a call to action for listeners. 

Works consulted/further reading:

Locke, California historian’s website:

Other sources:

Magnuson Act:

Chinese-American history:



52: Linda Hazzard and Starvation Heights, Part Two

February 19, 2018

Liz narrates the second half of the Starvation Heights tale, including the resistance of the Williamson sisters, Hazzard's trial, her exile, her return, and the psychic residue at her property. 

CW: Starving skinny people, enemas, medical abuse, death! And discussion of weird beliefs around food and eating disorders. 

Secondary topics: Orthorexia; breatharianism; multi-level marketing. 


51: Linda Hazzard and Starvation Heights, Part One

February 12, 2018

Liz terrorizes Devon with the tale of Linda Hazzard, the "starvationist" who ran a ghoulish sanitarium just outside Olalla, Washington. Content warning: Scary controlling lady, medical abuse, lots of death, enemas, calorie restriction, gynecology stuff. Also a siren pops into the background of Devon's audio at one point, super sorry. 

Secondary topics: The emperor of maladies; a new sideshow act is invented; sounds like a brewery, smells like a bakery. 


Episode 50: The Portland Pinball Wars

January 29, 2018

What do you get when you ban pinball in a town that loves gambling and has a robust organized crime community? Why, the Portland Pinball Wars, of course. Along the way we will make stops at one of the nation's first female mayors, Chinatown's lottery, a burlesque battle, mob-era Vegas, and young Bobby Kennedy. 

Secondary topics: A storm in Portland; cornflakes; our crime names; a belated Harold Balazs hot tip.

Sources/Further reading:


49: Small Town, Big Art

January 22, 2018

Devon gives her Bachelors of Fine Arts a real workout in this episode that talks about public art in Washington (mainly Spokane) and Harold Balazs. 

Secondary topics: How Liz furnished her first apartment; Mitsubishi Electric Koalas; like a bag of sand; Cthulu, Chihuly, let's call the whole thing off. 

Works consulted/further reading: Works Cited: 
Harold Balazs:
Harold’s wiki
Crosscut interview
Harold’s obituary in the Spokesman
2016 Spokesman article
Transcend the Bullshit origin

Spokane Art:
NW Travel Mag Spokane art list
Spokane City public art list
Collect PNW art list
The Inlander public art list
Spokesman Review art list
Spokane Arts archives

Garbage Goat:
Spokesman Review garbage goat article
Atlas Obscura garbage goat article
Spokesman Review Sister Paula Turnbull article

Modern art definition
Abstract expressionism definition
Contemporary art definition
Dale Chihuly website


48: The Disappearance of F. Lewis Clark

January 15, 2018

Liz tells Devon about the influential Spokane millionaire who vanished into thin air. Plus, an update on Sarah "Hecla" Smith! 

Secondary topics: Names that should come back; what Pretty Woman was about; psychics and ransoms; plans for 2018. 

Works consulted/further reading:

48: The Disappearance of F. Lewis Clark

January 15, 2018

Liz tells Devon about the influential Spokane millionaire who vanished into thin air. Plus, an update on Sarah “Hecla” Smith!

Secondary topics: Names that should come back; what Pretty Woman was about; psychics and ransoms; plans for 2018.



Hecla articles:

Clark articles:


46: Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

January 1, 2018

 Liz tells Devon about a contemporary Rocky Mountain treasure hunt, and then the second half of the episode is a really earnest discussion about Kennewick Man/The Ancient One and NAGPRA

Secondary topics: A floating foot update; grab all the bananas; a ghost story from the Burke. 

Works consulted/further reading:


45: Polybius

December 18, 2017

Liz inducts Devon into the mysteries of Polybius, an (urban) legendary Portland arcade game. 

CW: A medium-length discussion about 90s-era playground HIV/AIDS mythology. 

Secondary topics: Brains aren't good at maybes; my uncle who works at Nintendo; men in black; how urban legends work the way they do.

Works consulted/further reading:

Resources used:



December 11, 2017

Devon introduces Liz to one of the Northwest's weirdest, most unfortunate sports. 

Secondary topics: The Other Washington; hunt it up, Sin!; calamari dreams; Broads fail at accents; reverse octopus wrestling; shark digression; the Tacoma Narrows Bridge; prescriptive vs. descriptive language discussion. 

Works consulted/further reading:

Octopus wrestling articles
Vintage News article
KNKX article
Mental Floss article
Wikipedia counts as real research
Octopus info
Octopus limb info

Galloping Gertie articles
Octopus under the bridge article
South Sound Mag article on the octopus
KUOW article on the octopus
Tacoma Narrows Bridge wiki

Washington State articles
Slate state name article
Mount Rainier’s name article


43: The Ballad of the Ice Worm

December 4, 2017

Liz and Devon explore the strange world and the stranger legends of the Alaskan Glacier Ice Worm. Audio fuckery happened, so that's why Devon doesn't say much in the second half. 

Secondary topics: Sleepover madness; a sprinkle rave; the best festival; a fascinating listener story. 

Works consulted/further reading: Huffington Post, Five Unexpected (and Strange!) Alaskan Creatures. 


42: Big Damn Birds

November 27, 2017

Thunderbirds get their day in the sun in this episode! Devon tells Liz about the California condor, the Washington's eagle, and other bigass birds that may have inspired the thunderbird. 

Secondary topics: Giant snakes, gettin' et; puppets; eagle roommate; the Broads yes-and themselves into a strange, strange corner; next week's topic. 

When researching Thunder Birds, remember that there are two separate concepts people may be thinking of: Native American legendary birds, and the bird that some cryptozoologists think exist. There is some overlap and it can veer into a disrespectful zone. We aren’t Native American, we did not grow up with this legend, we did our best to differentiate the legends vs. the cryptids vs. the attested avians, but please tread respectfully and use Native American sources/resources if you want to learn about Thunderbirds.

Works consulted/further reading:
California condor
Book Condor: To the Brink and Back—The Life and Times of One Giant Bird, by John Nielsen (2006)

Book: American Monsters, by Linda S. Godfrey
Book: Cryptozoology A-Z, by Loren Coleman and Jerome Clark



40: The Oregon Trail

November 13, 2017

Liz and Devon travel the trail - both the story of the actual Oregon Trail and the landmark video game it inspired. 

CW: Menstruation, body fluids, everything you could die of on the Oregon Trail. 

Secondary topics: Palm trees and whale sharks; nomenclature; scurvy; Devon objects to the presence of caulk on the trail; the Oregon Trail generation; land-office business; sunbonnets and Lestat;  Dungeons and Dragons.

Works consulted/further reading:
Mental Floss, “10 Fun Facts About The Real-Life Oregon Trail.”

History,com, “9 Things You May Not Know About The Oregon Trail.”, “I am Don Rawitsch, a co-inventor of the Oregon Trail game. AMA!”, “It’s a White Thing: ‘The Oregon Trail’ game doesn’t tell complete history.” 

Wikipedia, “The Oregon Trail (video game).”

Wikipedia, “Oregon Trail.”, “You Have Died of Dystentery: 15 Facts About the Real Oregon Trail.”, “9 Things You May Not Know About The Oregon Trail.”


39: Cursing Spokane

November 6, 2017

This one is kinda dark! Devon explains the origins and alleged effects of the curse that Jimmy Marks placed on the city of Spokane. 


  • The curse was a reaction to some shitty behavior toward the Spokane Romani community, which we discuss.

  • We also briefly reference the word "gypsy" at the beginning to explain why we aren't using it in the rest of the episode (except when mentioning the title of a documentary about Jimmy).

  • Jimmy also alleged that the sexual assault of a disabled woman was the result of a curse, and we mention it briefly.

  • We also briefly allude to Colonel Wright's horse slaughter.

Secondary topics: Fruit of the poisonous tree; just a different kind of rock; how we'd react to curses; hex trends; internet arguments. 

Works consulted/further reading:

Washington Post Obituary:
KXLY Obituary: 
1995 Spokesman article:
Spokaneite’s blog:
KXLY Article:
Inlander article:
Wikipedia Entry: Jimmy Marks

American Gypsy: Stranger in Every Land:
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding:
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding:


38: Afterglow Vista

October 30, 2017

Liz tells Devon about one of the stranger structures in Washington. 

CW: We talk a bit about kids dying, but not in a glib way.

Secondary topics: Dead people houses; Mr. Bean ghosts; the obligations of rich people; grave design; a word from Worst Foot Forward. 

Works consulted/further reading: Resources here:

The Sigma Chi Historical Initiative. 



Atlas Obscura. 

Paranormal Scientific Investigations Northwest. 


37: Listener Stories, Pt. 2

October 23, 2017

Devon and Liz read listener stories about St. Ignatius Hospital, Lincoln Park and the Hahn Mansion, strange celestial encounters, and introduce their Patreon.

Secondary topics: Beginner's luck; the Broads try ghost apps; old jingles; Devon's nemesis visits. 


36: Ghost Town/Ghost Town

October 16, 2017

Giddyup, pardner, and listen to Devon's cowboy tales from the ghost town full of ghosts: Bannock, Montana! 

Secondary topics: Elementary-school/post-apocalyptic survival skills; town full of weird perverts; Wild West naming statistics; a digression to Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane; Liz's financial plans; Devon loves Richard Dreyfuss; the cowboy fantasy. 

Giddyup, pardner, and listen to Devon’s cowboy tales from the ghost town full of ghosts: Bannock, Montana!

Secondary topics: Elementary-school/post-apocalyptic survival skills; town full of weird perverts; Wild West naming statistics; a digression to Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane; Liz’s financial plans; Devon loves Richard Dreyfuss; the cowboy fantasy.

Devon says: I have been to Bannack! So some of this episode is recounting my poorly-remembered first-hand experience. However, there is tons and tons of historical data, both on the town and the men and women who lived there. The book I talk about consulting is “Buried Treasures of the Rocky Mountain West” by W. C. Jameson.

Works consulted/further reading:
State Park:

Henry Plummer:
Henry Plummer

Plummer’s Gang:




35: The Prince of Thulia/Don Barne Quinto

October 9, 2017

Liz explains that we're all actually living somewhere very different than we think we are, by way of three episodes in the life of Gerald Wayne Barnes. 

Secondary topics: ASMR, tinglies, and elementary-school witchcraft; quite the afternoon; the free state of Socorro; Bailey's allowance; baby Broad ambitions. 

Photo from the USC Archive, by way of

His Royal Highness is only lightly documented in secondary sources, so most of this episode came from newspaper articles. However, here’s the original article that introduced me to this interesting character:


34: Manresa Castle

October 2, 2017

Devon tells the story of the Manresa Castle in Port Townsend. 

CW: Suicide = ghosties. 

Secondary topics: Dungeons; an Ireland digression; Bishop Castle; Liz processes some Shelf Road-related trauma; a hotel for ghosts; Devon's review of Ghost Adventures; women love being ghosts; ghost Olympics; full-time Victorian lady. 

Works consulted/further reading: Works Cited:
Manresa Castle’s Website:
Newspaper Articles:
TV Episodes:
Ghost Adventures S11E03 Manresa Castle
Paranormal Websites:
Port Townsend Victorian Couple:


33: Ghost Trains/Train Ghosts

September 25, 2017

After a rocky start, Liz tells Devon a selection of train ghost/ghost train tales from the Northwest and a special guest appearance by Colorado! (It's another one where we flip the big lever that says Suspension of Disbelief, but we've had a lot of verifiable history lately, so let's get spooooky.) Sorry about the bit of rustling at the end. 

Show notes here.

Secondary Topics: Feelings about trains; the Carolina Classic Can Opener; Devon has a train rant; feelings about gas stoves*, hidden talents of Broads; 

*Please note that after we finished recording this, Devon discovered that she had left the gas stove on and the flame had burned out and so her apartment was slowly filling with gas through this entire episode. She lived. 

Works consulted/further reading:

It was an episode heavy on research from actual paper books that you hold in your hand! Amazon affiliate links to resources below. Also, Spooky Spokane isn’t on Amazon, but you can get copies at Auntie’s Bookstore or Second Look Books in Spokane.

Ghost Stories of the Rocky Mountains

Ghost Stories of Washington (Ghost Stories (Lone Pine))


31: Shanghai Tales

September 11, 2017

Liz puts on her Portlandian hat and tells Devon the tales of Portland's crimping years and its "Shanghai tunnels." If you don't want to hear all about Reed College culture and urban legends, skip to about twelve minutes in. 

CW: Shanghaiing is an old-timey name for human trafficking, let's be real. 

Secondary topics: Reed legends; marriage advice; recruitment/roundup techniques; Devon tells a family story; tattoo disclosures; impulse control problems. 

Works consulted/further reading:


30: Oregon Caves and Chateau

September 4, 2017

Devon shares the weird realities and weirder legends of the Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, and the chateau built beside them.

Secondary topics: Ghosts and sharks; when Devon's brother came to visit; dog breed re-naming; everyone at the beach looks like a wilding and humans are basically goldfish; overalls in the 90s; what can become a ghost? 

Works consulted/further reading:


Devon shares the weird realities and weirder legends of the Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve, and the chateau built beside them.

Secondary topics: Ghosts and sharks; when Devon’s brother came to visit; dog breed re-naming; everyone at the beach looks like a wilding and humans are basically goldfish; overalls in the 90s; what can become a ghost?


Works Cited:

Cave: Oregon Caves National Monument


Klamath Mountains: Klamath Mountains


Speleothems Speleothem

National Park Service Rustic:

Chateau: Oregon Caves Chateau



29: The Story of Nobuo Fujita

August 28, 2017

Liz tells another WWII story. Weird can be sweet sometimes. 

Secondary topics: A list of things you might find on a hike in the Oregon wilderness; Devon goes off on the TSA; we commit to dunking on bagpipe players. 


28: Slime Enchanted Evening

August 21, 2017

Devon tells Liz a recent, intriguing story about a very unusual rain that brought mysterious jelly to a town in Washington. 

Secondary topics: A snail discussion; birthday tension unveiled; Devon's Stuff Found On The Ground Corner, a recurring segment; Liz adds the Washington State Department of Health to her burn book; the Cameron Village sewer blob; the Whalesplosion. 

Works consulted/further reading:,_Washington#.22Clear_Blobs.22_incidentOakville


27: Jellyfish in the Sky

August 14, 2017

Liz tells the story of the only WW2 combat casualties on the U.S. mainland. We went in thinking this would be two stories, but it turns out to be one because Liz's voice goes out!

CW: Nazis, death, mention of Japanese internment, mention of Unit 731.

Secondary topics: She called him "Tex"; hidden and not-so-hidden swastikas; a public health/etymology sidebar; what Japanese sand is composed of; balloons vs. bats; Liz forgets the past tense of "blow up" but it goes mostly unremarked; Liz notices that Devon has been abusing her chat box privileges.


26: Holes

August 7, 2017

Devon tells the tales of the Blue Lake Rhino Cave and the 13 Steps to Hell.

Secondary topics: Terminology; double date, no murder; shout out to Coulee City; third eye adventures; the astonishing Spider-Man; ugly barnacles 

We were trying out a new technology when taping this, it'll keep coming along. Bear with us!

Works consulted/further reading:

Devon has visited the Blue Lake Rhino Cave reproduction at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington. She went down the following holes for this episode:
Blue Lake Rhino Cave [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
13 Steps to Hell [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]


25: Ouija Broads Uncut at the Hahn Mansion, Part Two

July 31, 2017

Sorry this is late, blame the ghosties!

Liz tells the unlucky-in-love origins of the mansion and Devon shares her personal Hahn ghost experience. 

Works consulted/further reading: In addition to visiting the house as a kid/teen, Devon consulted the following sources for her material:
Property value [1]
The Mansion & The Hahns [1] [2] [3] [4]
Dr. Hahn’s downtown ghost [1]


24: Ouija Broads Uncut at the Hahn Mansion, Part One

July 24, 2017

In their first tag-team episode, Devon and Liz explore the legends, history, ghosts, and romantic misadventures of Spokane's Hahn Mansion. It gets... extra weird. And long. 

CW: We say "abortion" about 35 times. Also suicide (possibly) and murder (definitely). 

Secondary topics: Podcast juice; brain-twins; elementary school urban legends; an extensive hair digression.

We didn't realize we'd talk so long, so it just fades out at the end... part two next week!


23: Yappy Howlidays - Christmas in July

July 17, 2017

Devon shares two lupine tails: the shunka warakin and the swimming wolves of British Columbia. 

Secondary topics: Sea turtle digression; naming taxidermy; the Broads google various canids; Liz designates an anger target; a bat adventure; Liz is skeptical; triathlon memories; a sudden brainstorm about the previous episode. 

Devon would like to thank PBS and Zoobooks for her earliest introduction to wolf facts, as well as lots of wolf tee-shirts for her extra coolness in middle school. In addition to just Generally Knowing A Lot Of Shit, Devon used the following sources:

Shunka Warakin/Madison Monster [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Grey Wolf [1]
Dire Wolf [1]
Swimming wolves [1] [2] [3]


22: Flotsam and Jetsam

July 10, 2017

Liz covers two different things that tend to wash up along the coast from Oregon up to British Columbia  - beeswax and feet. 

Secondary Topics: A review of things we are afraid of when swimming; Liz advances a controversial squirrel opinion; dammit, Jim; a request for statistics; the Ouija Broads curse returns; a shoe digression. 

Works consulted/further reading:

The thumbnail image is from the Oregon Native Son newspaper, as archived by the Beeswax Project:, visible large here:

Part One: Beeswax Galleon

My main resource for the Beeswax Galleon information was the excellent Beeswax Wreck Project homepage:

Wikipedia has an entry that I used:

The intro with Loretta LeGuee and Norman comes from this Seattle Times article:

Information on the Manila trade from this Oregon Encyclopedia article:

And info on the latest sightings and their credibility from this Oregon Live page:

Part Two: Feet of the Salish Sea

This one relied heavily on Wikipedia for the feet:

And the explanation of what the Salish Sea is:

I also referenced this Washington Post article:

And this Guardian article:

I note this in the podcast itself, but the Air Nike theory, the case of Stefan Zahorujko, and the title come from


21: The Missing Politicians

July 3, 2017

The tale of the time that Idaho's Lieutenant Governor was abducted, and a separate time when Vancouver's Mayor went missing. 

CW: Suicide. 

The Lieutenant Governor does whatever he wants, jeez; bootlegging memories; alternatives to a life of crime when you have an unfortunate name; the baby bandit; bringing down the mood one broad at a time; was the missing Mayor simply a proto-Portlandian? 


20: The Old Tacoma Screw

June 26, 2017

 Devon tells Liz the story of a ghost town and a haunted courthouse. 

Secondary topics: Body rental; casa del choo-choos; tombstone jokes; thighs in love; designing a cocktail; our legal strategy; Ouija Broads ringtones and app ideas; Devon's family heirloom helps the Broads really earn that Explicit tag on iTunes. 


19: Did Raleigh Faulkner Become Raleigh Fremont?

June 19, 2017

Liz lays out the puzzle pieces of what may be the second half of Raleigh's life. We're missing some corners and we lost the puzzle box with the picture on it, but we do our best.

CW: Mentions of suicide, murder, and sexual assault. 

Secondary topics: The murder mystery the broads never made; the limits of Liz's hunting knowledge are laid bare; another serial killer story sneaks into the show; yet ANOTHER serial killer story sneaks into the show; it gets Disney for a hot minute. 


18: Rathdrum Witches and Listener Stories

June 12, 2017

Liz and Devon exchange the short stories of the Rathdrum Witches and Anasta's Racetrack, then move on to listener stories, personal unexplained and/or spooky-ooky experiences, and infrequently-asked questions. 


17: D.B. Cooper, Part Two

June 5, 2017

In the conclusion of our D. B. Cooper episodes (unless some fresh new evidence emerges!), Devon outlines what we know about the case, what we assume about the case, and the cases for and against three plausible suspects. 

Secondary topics: Never watch a mystery with Liz; the Federal Bureau of Stuff We Just Really Wanna Know; club moss in druggums; a new, genie-based theory; cases in which you get what you pay for; Looney Tunes hijacking; Devon and Liz cross wires on their eighties references. 


16: Raleigh Faulkner Evidently A Bad Man

May 29, 2017

Liz and Devon take another stab at Raleigh Faulkner, who lived a life full of adventure, crime, and slipperiness all over the West Coast. 

CW: There's discussion of domestic violence in this one. We don't get super graphic and gory, but the topic of this episode was not a good guy to have in your family. 

Secondary topics: The worst/best Russell Crowe impression; a brief glimpse into what a Southern Ouija Broads would be; peaching; the first Pacific Wizard of Bootlegging; a pronunciliation digression; other famous McNeil residents. 


15: D. B. Cooper, Part One

May 22, 2017

The Northwest gave us one of the best mysteries of the 20th century... the polite parachuting hijacker who's (erroneously) known as D. B. Cooper. In the first part of this two-parter episode, Devon outlines the facts of the case, the FBI's approach in the early days of the hunt, and the few clues Cooper left behind. 

Secondary topics: A name fake-out; no smoking on planes please; a parachute fake-out; just a general intermittent clean-up search; no sack lunch, no windbreaker; like a seagull with a french fry. 


14: Five Ghosts of the Davenport Hotel

May 15, 2017

Liz goes back to the spooky Spokane well and tells the tales of five ghosts that haunt the Davenport Hotel. 

CW: Brief mention of suicide in this one. 

Strange knock-knock jokes; you can't do a Spokane episode without a Kirtland Cutter cameo; waffle foundries and tamale emporiums; a bruttle kerfuffle; Victorian interior design; a little bit on the Campbell House. 

Show notes: You can get your own copy of Spooky Spokane at area Spokane bookstores. We wouldn't be able to do great topics like this without all of Chet Caskey's hard research and story collecting! If you aren't in the area and want a copy, let us know and we may be able to swing something for you. Or you can come for a visit and go on one of his ghost tours here:

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13: Our Friend the Cadborosaurus

May 8, 2017

Devon introduces Liz to our hometown hero, the friendly Cadborosaurus. 

Puns return; cider recommendations; the only game in town; multiple fish are put on notice; the Spokane aquarium and zoo; the six-foot-long sub sandwich; it's always a basking shark; Liz invents a reverse cryptid; we can't go one episode without talking about candy; Phyllis, our boots on the ground. 


12: The Skydiving Beaver and the Arboreal Octopus

May 1, 2017

First we recorded the beaver story, then we recorded the octopus story because the other was too short. So you get two, two, two amazing tales of Pacific Northwest critters! I put a little music in the middle, don't turn it off too early. 

Winning hearts and minds; why it's the Lilac City; Geronimo the polygamist beaver; how to get extra credit in Liz's class; an octopus story from Devon; fictional schools; Icelandic horse information; alien abductions as aquarium stocking technique. 


11: Second Lives of Seattle Mortuaries

April 24, 2017

Devon reveals the histories and ghost stories of two mortuaries that live on today as Seattle pubs. 

Secondary topics: Bison bones and pine straw; Southern lawncare adventures; baby Parseltongues; social media never sleeps; eating beers; the logistics of choosing where you're going to haunt.

Technical notes: We're pretty sure we've found a fix to clear the pop rocks out of the mic cord for next recording, but thanks for bearing with us on this and the next one (which were recorded the same day). Just play it outta your phone speakers instead of over headphones and you won't notice.   

Works consulted/further reading: Devon is lucky enough to have visited The Pine Box so her description of the current establishment is first-hand. The online sources she consulted are:
Butterworth & Sons [1]
Butterworth Building [1]
Kells Irish Pub [1] [2] [3] [4]
The Pine Box [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]


10: The Giant Palouse Earthworm

April 17, 2017

Devon tells a squeamish Liz all about the giant Palouse earthworm, a former cryptid that's now the first real animal to be profiled on the show. 

Secondary topics: War-cries and audition nerves; the Broads find their new tagline; time-traveling-ass worms; other giant worms; but is it fast?; Australian puns; cryptid hypotheticals; outside our damn wheelhouse; elegy to the Carolina Parakeet. 

Works consulted/further reading:

Devon is super grateful to the following sources:
Giant Palouse Earthworm [1] [2] [3] [4]
Oregonian Giant Earthworm [1]
Really big Australian worm [1]
Palouse Prairie [1]


April 10, 2017

Liz weaves together various stories that have a shared location and a shared essential incompetence: it's the secrets of Manito Park!

Secondary topics: Teasers and checking in with Corbin Corbin and Sasquatch; history boyfriends; grab a friend, that's your second; koi square footage; punching walls; more teasers.


Note for Episodes 1-8: We didn’t know what we were doing and they sounded like Bigfoot poop. But if you really, really want… these are hosted on Patreon but you no longer need to be a patron to access them.


8: Gravity Hill

April 10, 2017

In their punchiest episode ever - and their first listener-submitted topic! - Devon and Liz discuss Gravity Hill.

Secondary topics: Puns; cackling; more puns; Broads' husbands are ranked; Devon tells a ghost story. 


7: Is Washington the Serial Killer State?

April 3, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:

Devon consulted a lot of different articles on this, and relied heavily on the Wikipedia entries for each murderer. She forgot to save her exact works cited list so the following may be partially incomplete:
Serial killer statistics [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Washington serial killer info [1] [2]
Gary Ridgeway/TGRK [1]
Ted Bundy [1]


5: The Thousand Steps

March 20, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:
Greenwood Cemetery [1] [2]
The Thousand Steps [1] [2] [3]
Elks (not the big deer) [1]
Hidden Tunnel [1]


4: The Haunted Intersection

March 13, 2017

Works consulted/further reading: Chet Caskey’s Spooky Spokane, resources.


3: Batsquatch and Thunderbirds

March 6, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:
Batsquatch [1] [2]
Thunderbirds [1]


2: Mount Saint Helens and Bigfoot

March 3, 2017

Works consulted/further reading:
Mount Saint Helens information [1] [2] [3]
Sasquatch information [1] [2] [3] [4]
Sasquatch attacks [1]
Sasquatch photo [1]
Hauntings [1] [2]  


1: The Corbin Mansion

March 2, 2017

Works consulted/further reading: Chet Caskey’s “Spooky Spokane,” resources.