Manage episode 284075918 series 2295409
Amanda and Sarah stave off the winter blues with famous First Nations folklore and horse crimes. Sarah explains the disturbing, complex, and strikingly metaphorical legend of the Wendigo through the lens of the Ojibwe. Amanda returns to true crime with the disappearance of candy heiress Helen Brach and the seedy equine reason she may have been targeted. Other subjects covered include generic TV show music, gangster babies, and reptile sizing.
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Note: Sarah would like to point out that the name of one subject is Swift Runner, not Swift River. She apologizes for the error.
Sarah recommends the British TV series Midsomer Murders. Amanda recommends the sci-fi comedy Save Yourselves! and the Netflix anime series Demon Slayer.
- ‘The Cannibal Talking Head: The Portrayal of the Windigo “Monster” in Popular Culture and Ojibwe Traditions’ by Brady DeSanti, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Volume 27 , Number 3, Fall 2015, pp. 186-201
- The Self in Northern Canadian Hunting Societies: "Cannibals" and Other "Monsters" as Agents of Healing by Nadia Ferrara and Guy Lanoue, Anthropologica, Vol. 46, No. 1 (2004), pp. 69-83
- Murderpedia, Swift Runner
- Stolen Spirits: The Appropriation of the Windigo Spirit in Horror Literature by Kallie Hunchman, Ball State University
- Dr. Grace Dillon, professor of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University
- Cannibalism in contact narratives and the evolution of the wendigo by Michelle Lietz
- Daily Mail (Cold case solved after 37 years)
- Chicago Tribute (Ruby ring may hold clue to 1977 disappearance of heiress)
- LA Times (Stable Owner Charged in Candy Heiress Brach’s Death)
- Daily Press (THE DREAM, THE HORSES, THE DEBT AND THE SCAM)
- ABC7 Chicago (Only person ever sentenced in murder of 'Candy Lady' Helen Brach talks to I-Team)
- Chicago Reader (Candyland: The Saga of Helen Brach and Her Pet Poodle Sugar)
- Chicago Tribune (DECADE LATER, BRACH MYSTERY--AND FORTUNE--INTACT)