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Show Notes for Episode 16 - The Ijiraq

Jan 20, 2019

Join us on a journey to the Arctic tundra to explore the shapeshifting, red-eyed, half-man / half-caribou Inuit creature known as the Ijiraq. Lost in the snow? Could be the Ijiraq misleading you. Disappeared for a while and don't know where you've been? The Ijiraq probably abducted you. Come listen and find out more!


The Booze:

½ cup whipping cream
2 Tbsp + 1 tsp maple syrup
2 oz Canadian whisky (we used Crown Royal)
1 dash Angostura aromatic bitters, optional
4 - 6 oz hot strong coffee, preferably good-quality

1. Using a whisk, electric mixer or stand mixer, whisk whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Whisk in 2 Tbsp maple syrup. Set aside. If making ahead, whipped cream will keep well, covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.
2. Add whisky, 1 tsp maple syrup, and bitters to a heat-proofed mug. Pour in coffee. Top with a dollop of the maple whipped cream.


The Content:

Attribution: Nathan Anderson @ and and


Attribution: Rachel Young @ and 


Example of shape shifting


The Research:

First-hand Encounters 



The Promo: 


Stuff We Mentioned:

Tier Zoo, a YouTube Channel about gaming stats and builds of actual animals (aka getting gamers, et al., interested in zoology):

The White Vault, an Audiodrama podcast that takes place in the Arctic and has supernatural elements: 

The Terror, a Book and TV Show from AMC about an Arctic expedition and all the things that could go wrong: Book - and TV Show - 

Pop Culture Mythology, a friend podcast that explores the mythology behind things in popular culture, has an episode about the Wendigo, a creature whose imagery is often mixed up with the Ijiraq: 


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