PODCAST

The Missing and Unexplained Podcast

Tyler Hooper

A narrative podcast bringing awareness to missing persons cases and exploring the unexplained.

Halloween Special #2 - "Portlock, Alaska" - with Brian Weed
Throughout the 1920, 30’s, and 40’s strange things happened in a small, oceanside town on the Alaskan Kenai Peninsula known as Portlock (Port Chatham). Portlock was a seemingly quiet cannery town. But people started to go missing while others were found seemingly brutally murdered or killed. Rumours began to circulate of a large yeti like creature stalking the woods. There were reports of man-like tracks 18 inches in length. People claimed to see and hear a wailing spirit, wandering the woods. I spoke to Brian Weed to try and find some answers. Check out Brian's Facebook Group, "Juneau's Hidden History". Support the show on PatreonSupport the show on Buy me a Coffee---DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the creator and do not necessarily reflect that of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically-thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.---FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPodINSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpodTWITTER: @missingXpodEMAIL: tyler@themissingpod.comWEBSITE: themissingpod.com---Credits: Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music  Artwork: Photo from Unsplash (Shapelined), design by Tyler Hooper Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper Sound Engineering and Mastering: Manfred Lotz Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/tylerhooper)
Oct 29 2021
32 mins
Halloween Special #1 - "Phantom Ships" - with author Shanon Sinn
Oct 22 2021
53 mins
NEW PODCAST - True to the Story: The Interpreters - A Trailer
Hello listeners of The Missing and Unexplained Podcast! I have a new podcast titled "True to the Story". Don't worry! The Missing and Unexplained Podcast is not going anywhere. In fact, I am currently doing research for season 3 which I am hoping to release later this year. True to the Story is just another vehicle for me to tell stories not entirely linked to missing persons or crime. You can subscribe to True to the Story where you get your podcasts, including iTunes. True to the Story is a new podcast dedicated to long-form storytelling, with each season telling a true narrative. In this first series I look at the war in Afghanistan and the interpreters who served alongside the Canadian Armed Forces. From 2001-2014, over the course of 14 years, more than 40, 000 Canadian soldiers participated in the longest war in Canadian history. Now in 2021 many of these Canadian Afghan war vets are fighting a different fight: Their fighting to get these same interpreters who helped them in Afghanistan to safety in Canada. This is the story of these interpreters, the crucial role they played in helping the Canadian Armed Forces, and their ultimate journey to try and seek shelter in Canada...Episode 1 will be coming in the following weeks. You can check the social media pages below for regular updates:FACEBOOK: @truetothestorypodTWITTER: @Truetothe_StoryEMAIL: tyhooper8@gmail.comSupport the show on PatreonSupport the show on Buy me a CoffeeIf you would like to donate directly to the interpreters, please check out: Veterans Transition NetworkAfghan-Canadian Interpreters  Credits: Music: We are Giants, Silver Maple Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper Sound Engineering and Mastering: Manfred Lotz Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/tylerhooper)
Aug 20 2021
3 mins
Kris "Sherpa" Fowler - Episode 4 - To the Brink
Jun 30 2021
46 mins
Kris "Sherpa" Fowler - Episode 3 - Needle in a Haystack
With the storm of the decade headed towards the Pacific Northwest and Washington State, Kris and other hikers hesitated on whether to continue hiking the PCT. Ultimately, Kris was determined to hike Washington state in its entirety. After re-supplying in Packwood, on October 12, 2016, Kris started out on the trail near the White Pass trailhead and seemingly vanished into the woods. Thank you to Pickles, Sally, David, and Aaron who chatted with me for this episode.If you know anything about Kris' disappearance, please contact the Yakima County Sheriff's office at 509-574-2500.Support me on Patreon hereBring Kris Fowler Home Facebook Page---DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the creator and do not necessarily reflect that of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically-thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.---FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPodINSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpodTWITTER: @missingXpodEMAIL: tyler@themissingpod.comWEBSITE: themissingpod.comCredits: Theme Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music VO Music: Epidemic Sound, The Miner by Both Are Infinite Artwork: Photo from Unsplash (Shapelined), design by Tyler Hooper Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper Sound Engineering and Mastering: Manfred Lotz Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/tylerhooper)
Jun 23 2021
49 mins
Kris "Sherpa" Fowler - Episode 2 - Siren of the ForestKris "Sherpa" Fowler - Episode 1 - MetamorphosisSeason 2 Trailer - The Disappearance of Kris "Sherpa" Fowler
On Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016, 34-year-old Kris Fowler set out the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,653 mile hike stretching from Mexico to Canada, all through the west coast of the United States. But on October 12, with less than 400 miles to go on the trail, Kris, who had stopped in Packwood Washington for supplies, set off to resume the PCT near White Pass in the Cascade mountain range. Kris was hoping to get ahead of a brewing storm, one that people would later claim was the biggest Washington State had experienced in decades.  As other hikers left the trail to wait out the inclement weather, Kris, in his sandals, set off into the dense Washington wilderness and seemingly vanished into the thick wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.Support me on Patreon here.---DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the creator and do not necessarily reflect that of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically-thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.---FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPodINSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpodTWITTER: @missingXpodEMAIL: tyler@themissingpod.comWEBSITE: themissingpod.comCredits: Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm Music Artwork: Photo from Unsplash (Shapelined), design by Tyler Hooper Writing, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler Hooper Sound Engineering and Mastering: Manfred Lotz Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/tylerhooper)
Jun 2 2021
3 mins
Interlude - An Interview with True North True Crime Podcast
May 19 2021
44 mins
Interlude - An Interview with Marissa Jones (The Vanished Podcast)Interlude - An Interview with Jon Walczak (Missing in Alaska Podcast)Interlude - An Interview with Andrea LankfordInterlude - An Interview with Lorna Ferguson
I sat down with Lorna Ferguson who is a Ph.D. Student in the Sociology department at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, is the Founder of the Missing Persons Research Hub, and is the Book Review Editor for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. Lorna has a broad interest in policing research and developing evidence-based approaches to policing and crime prevention, including issues related to firearms and social media use. Currently, her research focuses on police responses to missing person cases. We had an interesting chat about her research and how academics and podcasters can collaborate better. Support me on Patreon here.DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are that of the creator and do not necessarily reflect that of any of the guests on this show. Assumptions or commentary made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the creator – and, since I am a critically-thinking human being, these views are always subject to change, revision, correction, or rethinking at any time.---Feel free to check social media for more information and updates:FACEBOOK: @MissingUnexplainedPodINSTAGRAM: @missingunexplainedpodTWITTER: @missingXpodEMAIL: tyler@themissingpod.com---Credits:Intro/Outro Music: Premium Beat, Dark Woods by Colorfilm MusicArtwork: Photo from Unsplash (Shapelined), design by Tyler HooperWriting, Producing, Interviewing, and Editing: Tyler HooperSound Engineering and Mastering: Manfred Lotz Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/tylerhooper)
Apr 14 2021
21 mins
Update - Podcast changes and Patreon launchInterlude - A Quick Chat with Heather ShtukaInterlude - An Interview with Jon BillmanRyan Shtuka - Episode 4 - Green DinosaursRyan Shtuka - Episode 3 - The SearchRyan Shtuka - Episode 2 - Sun PeaksRyan Shtuka - Episode 1 - Youth & Young Manhood