Manage episode 316860081 series 2490637
Yosemite! Bryce Canyon! Petrified Forest! The national parks are often called America's best idea - acres of untouched land in which visitors can experience true wild nature. Except that that's all TOTAL BS. Returning fave Patrick McDonald thinks there's a nefarious secret behind the creation of the national parks, one that was kept for decadey by famous outdoors guy Theodore Roosevelt. Patrick suspects that actually, TR created the parks to protect ordinary Americans from the thread of... the wendigo! Listen in for lots of spooky wendigo chat, discussions of hot and nasty eagly intercourse, lots of talk about everyone's mutual friend Mike, and the truth about badgers.