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Nature Boy is a general science show hosted by four PhD graduate students studying plant biology at UC Riverside. Join Marvelous Michael, Mad Marschall, Jaunty Jess and Jon 'The J Bomb' the first Sunday of each month as research from varied fields is discussed, made digestible, and often criticized. An irreverent look at the often overly revered field of scientific research. Nature Boy is also broadcast as a radio show in China Town (Los Angeles) over the prestigious AM bandwidth. More infor ...
 
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Nighttime is an audio documentary series which explores Canada's most fascinating stories.Join us for true crime, mysteries, and a celebration of Canada’s weird and wonderful people, places, and events.
 
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In life, Granger Taylor was known as something between an eccentric mechanic and a mad genius. At present day, he is known around the world as the man who left a note explaining he had gone on an interstellar voyage aboard a UFO and was never seen again. In this episode of Nighttime, We will be joined by investigative journalist Tyler Hooper wh ...…
 
At it's essence, this story is that of a rivalry between two competition psychics in Small town Ontario. Not unlike many business rivalries this too would quickly boil over and lead to a courtroom... the charges however were probably the last anyone would have expected. A little know, and long antiquated, law that criminalized the practice of w ...…
 
In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in their plot to shoot and kill as many people as possibl ...…
 
Fermentation touches our lives in more ways than most acknowledge. Beer, bread and booze are the most familiar examples, but why does this process occur? Which organisms can carry it out? What makes a house a home? The two former questions and more will be addressed in this blockbuster episode of Nature Boy!…
 
In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in their plot to shoot and kill as many people as possibl ...…
 
In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in a plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in ...…
 
In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in a plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in ...…
 
Take your eyes off your phone or computer and listen to this podcast on your phone or computer! The Nature Boy crew is back to tell you why the things you enjoy should be eschewed, unlike the gum you enjoy which should just be chewed. Hear insights and excerpts from recent research along with that classic chemistry between hosts which you know ...…
 
In 2015, on the eve of Valentine's day, the people of Halifax would learn that they aren’t exempt from the type of nightmares that play out on American news stations. A local 19 year old James Gamble and his girlfriend, 23 year old American Lindsay Souvannarath, had taken the first steps in a plot to shoot and kill as many people as possible in ...…
 
It seems that nearly everyday we have a new example of someone, or someones, who's internal conflict culminates in a violent attack on members of the public. The fact that these events happen is terrifying, something that I’ve to dealt with using the same naive thought process that many affected by these tragedies can likely relate to. I've tak ...…
 
**This is a rewritten and remastered version of a 2015 episode** In 2015, When I first launched Nighttime, One of the first requests I made to listeners was for story ideas that took place in, or in some way involved, the forest. The first response I received, lead me to this episodes story. Myles MacKenzie sent me an email sharing the story of ...…
 
When one hears a story like that of Taylor's murder it's hard to not digest the twists, turns, and surprise the way you would a work of fiction. In part one and two, Kayla and I made a point to discuss the character of Taylor Samson, and the role he played in the lives of many who stand heartbroken on the sidelines of this case. But, two people ...…
 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 Taylor Samson, a local university student, tells his girlfriend he has to run out for a moment and that he wouldn’t be long. When she see’s him exiting the apartment carrying a large duffel bag, she assumes it contains marijuana. When he fails to return home that night.. or ever again, she, and many ...…
 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 Taylor Samson, a local university student, tells his girlfriend he has to run out for a moment and that he wouldn’t be long. When she see’s him exiting the apartment carrying a large duffel bag, she assumes it contains marijuana. When he fails to return home that night.. or ever again, she, and many ...…
 
When 20 year old Ryan Shtuka stepped out of his comfort zone and embarked on an adventure with a close friend their plan wasn't anything risky or dangerous.. it was quite simple. They'd spend the winter in the mountains of British Columbia working at one of Canada's most beautiful ski resorts. But as it turned out, something went wrong; no one ...…
 
What does the new year hold for you? Some turn to the stars for answers, so listen to the 4 biggest stars in podcasting on Nature Boy! Jon returns to the studio to join in a discussion of astrology including its critics, history, and validity.
 
Aug 2011, Victoria, BC When 20 year old Daniel Levesque moved from small town Revelstoke, BC to the comparatively big city of Victoria it was to pursue his dream of finding a career as a performing musician. Tragically, Daniel would only get a handful of weeks to make things happen as his time in Victoria, and the dreams that brought him there, ...…
 
Aug 2011, Victoria, BC When 20 year old Daniel Levesque moved from small town Revelstoke, BC to the comparatively big city of Victoria it was to pursue his dream of finding a career as a performing musician. Tragically, Daniel would only get a handful of weeks to make things happen as his time in Victoria, and the dreams that brought him there, ...…
 
This episode, Nature Boy gets hot and heavy! Drawing our listeners like a moth to the flame, we really can not be matched! Let us inspire in you a spark of inspiration! Get off Tinder and listen to our podcast! Fire puns!
 
From 1978-1984, In the days surrounding the Christmas holidays, four women went missing from the downtown area of St. John's. One was found dead, three were never seen again, and all four were known to hitchhike. Due to many similarities in the four stories, they have been woven together into a modern legend… One that has the people of St. John ...…
 
On a past Nighttime episode ‘Tim Hortons, a Collection of Strange Events’, I shared several bizarre stories set in the popular coffee shop. In this update episode, we revisit the stranger than fiction story of Jesus Christ’s appearance on a Tim Hortons restaurant on Cape Breton Island. Our updates concern an alternative origin story of Jesus’ a ...…
 
After releasing the prior episodes in this series, outlining my son's ufo event and the MUFON organization, I've heard from listeners curious if (and to what extent) the Canadian government is involved in the reporting and investigation of UFO events. In this episode of Nighttime I'll speak to someone well positioned to tell us all about our go ...…
 
The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is one of the world's oldest and largest civilian based UFO - investigative organizations. The stated mission of MUFON is the study of UFOs for the benefit of humanity through investigations, research, and education. In this episode I will be joined by Stu Bundy, a member of MUFON's International Board of Director ...…
 
When considering the next topic to cover, I turned to the UFOs Above Canada facebook group for recommendations. As I took note of the many great ideas the group members shared, something else that caught my attention. Two people from opposite corners of Canada posted details of their recent UFO sightings. The reports were different in nearly ev ...…
 
Like any question that concerns odd lights in the sky, why we should we care about UFOs? is nuanced, subjective, and with many answers. For part 3 of UFOs Above Canada, I've reached out to a motley crue of friends, podcast family, and Nighttime listeners to provide you a cornucopia of opinions on tonight's question… Why should we care about UFO ...…
 
In part 2 of the ongoing UFOs Above Canada series, I set out to clear the air and provide UFOs a safe place to zip around by asking UFO researcher Chris Rutkwoski "What isn't a UFO?" Links: Chris' Twitter - https://twitter.com/ufologyresearch The Canadian UFO survey - http://survey.canadianuforeport.com/ UFOs Above Canada Facebook Group - https ...…
 
In an ongoing series called UFOs above Canada, I set out to remove the mud clouding the waters that UFOs may or may not be crashing into and present the phenomenon as I see it… Compelling, fascinating, inspiring, and most of all a reality! With this episode being the first in this series, it only makes sense to tackle the most misunderstood thr ...…
 
Toronto, Ontario - December 2015 In the middle of the day and within the aisles of Shoppers Drug mart, an unprovoked stabbing leaves Rosemary Junor clinging to life. In the days after the attack, the city became captivated by the manhunt for the beautiful, well dressed women, security cameras captured placing a bloody kitchen knife on a makeup ...…
 
With the current popularity of direct to consumer genetic testing, it was only a matter of time until the Nature Boy crew came along to spoil the fun. Learn along with the gang as they discuss the technologies and ethical dilemmas involved in this industry!
 
In part 9 of the Nighttime series covering the disappearance of Emma Fillipoff, we will again be joined by Emma’s mother Shelley Fillipoff. In this emotional conversation Shelley shares many details of her now six year long, odyssey like, search for her beloved daughter. Our discussion includes; the information Shelley used initially to guide h ...…
 
For a 911 operator fielding calls from a university city like Halifax, a Friday night is sure to be a mixed bag. Periods of silence are book ended by frantic calls from the evening's darker moments. Those periods of silence become extended as the late night pizza shops serve their last slice and the taxis finish shuttling people home from their ...…
 
Some of my earliest scares occurred late at night, in the days leading up to Halloween, with a flashlight and a book of spooky stories. Individually the stories may span just a few pages, but with each one the authors managed to drag young minds along to places more horrifying than they could have ever imagined. In this Halloween special, Night ...…
 
When the human race ends, will it be with a whimper or a bang? This question as well as many others will not be discussed in this episode of Nature Boy. Rather, the group gets excited for the holidays, delves into politics, and avoids the topic of extinction for the vast majority of the episode. However, Jon does make his triumphant return via ...…
 
In 2017 we were joined by Bernie Langille Jr. who had been investigating the bizarre circumstances that surround the death of the man he was named after, his grandfather Bernie Langille. When we last met, Bernie had not only been searching for more information on his grandfather's death, but also looking to simply confirm that the unbelievable ...…
 
*This episode was originally released Jan 2017* In February of 1968, Cpl. Bernard Langille's young life comes to an end after a bizarre series of events that start at the Gagetown Military Base in New Brunswick, and end with his mysterious death in the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. In this episode, I am joined by Cpl. Langille's grandso ...…
 
Bank on this episode being the brightest part of your week! The Nature Boy crew discusses those defenders of diversity, those sanctums of seeds, those guardians of genetics, seed banks. Additional alliteration includes: Bastions of bulbs, caretakers of creation, shepherds of stems, friends of flowers, arbiters of achenes, saviors of samaras, ro ...…
 
You've probably come across advertisements for local sex workers. These are the ones that usually feature a semi nude girl with their face partially obscured and an invitation to make contact for… "a good time". When considering 'Who are these girls?' I've always been somewhere between puzzled and ignorant… until now. As it turns out, Halifax i ...…
 
They thought of themselves as the Three Musketeers. Three teenage girls selling themselves for sex on the Hollis Street stroll in the mid 1980s. The friendship they formed and enjoyed, against the wishes of their controlling pimps, would end tragically when during the course of a few weeks two of the three were murdered. In this episode, I will ...…
 
Frankie MacDonald is a 34 year old man from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Frankie, who is autistic, has become known around the world as a result of the impassioned weather forecasts and comedy videos he posts to his YouTube channel 'dogsandwolves'. With his videos gaining tens of millions of views and having been featured on T-shirts, acti ...…
 
February 19, 1983, Chilliwack, BC After ending up on the receiving end of her older sister and babysitter's childhood prank, 10 year old Joanne Pedersen found herself locked out of her house on a cold and rainy night. To request help, the soaking wet and sobbing child entered a pay-phone booth outside of a nearby convenience store and phoned he ...…
 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2000 Douglas Keating lived a life with many more downs than ups. He had addiction issues, he served time in prison, and he certainly made a lot of enemies along the way. But that said, no one deserves to be found beaten to death on a popular walking trail or anywhere else for that matter…. and no one deserves to have their ...…
 
This episode represents one of the rare topics falling in line with your hosts' field of study. Flowers, they're pretty, listen to us talk about them.
 
Another episode without Jon, meaning that this description comes from a completely uninformed place as I am he and I write publish the podcast. Apparently the fabulous 3 discuss a lot of Easter-related topics, so dive on in and discover where they go with it!
 
Our listeners are well acquainted with addiction, constantly needing a fix of the Nature Boy crew. Irregular posting may lead to some withdrawal symptoms, but this new batch is pure, uncut gold. So sit back, close the blinds and squander your future with the latest episode Nature Boy!
 
Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1981 Neighbors of Sadie Rogers became concerned for the 80 year old women after not seeing her, or any activity in her home, for over a week. When police respond to a request to check up on Sadie they would enter her home and be met with Amherst's most notorious murder case. In this episode, I will be joined by Frank Magaz ...…
 
Although Canada is no stranger to murder, madness and mayhem, we have been very fortunate to have largely avoided the type of mass murders and shootings that have become common fixtures in other countries with similar values and cultures to our own. Sadly, just days prior to recording this episode Younge Street in Downtown Toronto was the setti ...…
 
Toronto, Ontario - December 2015 In the middle of the day, and within the aisles of Shoppers Drug mart, an unprovoked random stabbing leaves Rosemary Junor clinging to life. In the days after the attack, the city became captivated by the manhunt for the beautiful, well dressed women, security cameras captured fleeing the store while the victim ...…
 
Originally recorded February 4, 2018. Never one to avoid a challenge, Nature Boy steps well outside of its area of expertise to discuss neuroscience. However, as all hosts possess brains as well as nervous systems, they can be considered well qualified to tackle this subject. This episode provides an overview of the many disciplines which fall ...…
 
Originally recorded January 7, 2018. Veteran fans may be aware that all hosts of the Nature Boy podcast are PhD students at UC Riverside, specifically in the department of plant biology. Often when explaining our work, the question of marijuana is brought up; mostly relating to either breeding, mechanisms of action in the body, or our future ca ...…
 
This episode was originally recorded December 3, 2017. The Nature Boy podcast has been scientifically demonstrated to improve mood, reduce anxious behavior, and increase attention from potential romantic partners. These statements have not been approved by the FDA and may, in fact, be lies. Anxiety and depression affect many people at some poin ...…
 
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