On Smuggling, Bootleggery & Assorted Illicit Conveyances

June 29, 2016

Faculty members and visiting scholars shine light on the obscure, the esoteric and the downright questionable as we navigate the shadowy corridors of the history of smuggling. Together faculty members explored the following research topics:

Believe It or Not: Tales of Smuggling, Real and Imagined
Katie Novak, Historian Laureate of Illicit Fables explores the illegal, dark, and seedy history of smuggling, from the completely incredible to the completely unthinkable. 

The Annals of Smuggling: An Anatomical Tour of Things People Got Stuck in their Bodies
Dr. Raj Bhardwaj, Real Life Doctor and Soccer Fan, CBC Calgary/Edmonton Health & Medicine Columnist, will delve into a the world of body stuffing and packing. Not for the faint at heart. 

EXCLUSIVE: Smuggler's Paradise: A Blobal News Exclusive with CHIA O'ROURKE
Blobal News anchor Chia O'Rourke went undercover to get the story of a lifetime. She spent the last 6 months going down a rabbit hole chasing an illicit community of rogue smugglers. Tonight, she interviews the subject of her story live and in person. Join us as we discover that this world is just a smugglers paradise. Special guest will remain anonymous to protect their identity. 

Special interludes from Ted and Sue's Waterbed & Smuggling Emporium. 
Presented by Dan Perry and Ayla Stephens. 


An Evening of Cryptozoology

April 7, 2016

Faculty members and visiting scholars shine light on the obscure, the esoteric and the downright questionable as we investigate the shadowy corners of our natural world. Together four faculty members will explore the following research topics:

An Introduction to Cryptids or Why the Dinosaurs You Loved as a Child Actually Don’t Exist
Katherine A. Ziff, Amateur Taxonomy Historian

Myths and Legends: Lost and Found Cryptozoology
Joseph C. Mosca, Real Zoology Degree Holder

Follow that Bird: Woodpeckers and Cryptid Tracking Methodologies
Claudia A. Bustos, Former Sound Analysis Technician

The Yeti: Natures Wildest Predator - Understanding and Avoiding Conflict in the Wild
Ian Hornsby, Park Warden, Yohoho National Park