Hey! My name is Heather Curran, the creator and host of Cold Canada Podcast. I just wanted to post a quick recording introducing myself and the podcast that you are about to listen to.
I was born and grew up in a rural community just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. If you’ve ever travelled to or live in this province, you’ve more than likely heard of the small tourist town of Eastern Passage. I am 30 years old and have two spoiled mini dachshunds, Milo and Maddy.
I’ve never really had a hobby or something I was passionate about but as far back as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with crime and horror. I love psychological thrillers and series divulging into the minds of serial killers. The idea of creating a podcast was never in my mind until my boyfriend, Mike and I were watching the HBO series “I’ll be gone in the dark” which features the investigation and writing of a book on the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend. The first episode starts off speaking about Michelle’s true crime blog which dated back to the early 2000’s. It was while we were watching this episode that Mike said to me “You’d be great at that!” multiple time. He could see the similarities between Michelle McNamara and myself when it comes to the interest in serial killers and true crime. I never thought I’d be any good at writing or actually pursuing something like this, but his encouraging words really made me start to think. Over the next few days, I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. I wanted to try to do something with my writing and true crime. Blogs were outdated, that was more of a 2000’s thing but story telling, and true crime podcasts are huge right now. Basically, that is how Cold Canada was born. I will give credit to the name to Mike as well, my first idea was Cruel Canada but he suggested Cold Canada as a pun related to the weather in Canada which all of us know is freezing but also as it relates to the cold cases I will be reviewing in this podcast. The first season will focus on cold cases from each province in the country in no particular order. I’ve done extensive research on the unsolved murders and chose the ones that I found most interesting. I decided to go this route rather than looking at the killers themselves or serial killers because like I said in my trailer (cheap plug, if you haven’t listened, go listen to it after this!), the killers always get the glory and the victims take a back seat. I want these cases to highlight the victims, to hopefully trigger some sort of information that may help these cases move forward.
I am not an expert; this podcast is for entertainment purposes but if it ends up helping someone in the future that’s awesome too. The first weekly episode will be live on Tuesday Sept.1, 2020 at 8am Atlantic time. I really hope you’ll subscribe and tune in!