Almost CanonApr 17, 2023
Almost Canon E29 - Green Mountain Metal Detecting & Adventures
After a week hiatus, it's a lively time at Lonely Highway Studios as Brad and Eddie from Green Mountain Metal Detecting & Adventures stop by to chat with Nico & Bank about their adventures in Vermont and beyond. They discuss everything from metal detecting and treasure hunting to film and soundtrack production.
Almost Canon E28 - Annette Spaulding and the Ghost of Charon Lake
Nico and Bank are together at Lonely Highway Studio where they welcome back special guest Annette Spaulding. She thrills with her tale of the mission to find the Ghost of Charon Lake!
Almost Canon E27 - Agent Orange and the War Legacy Project
Special guest Susan Hammond joins Nick and Bank for their first-ever Zoom recording session. They discuss Susan's War Legacy Project and the legacy of Agent Orange that has affected those who came into contact with it as well as their offspring.
Almost Canon E26 - The Baby Popov Joke
The Baby Popov Joke was originally slated to be bonus content unlocked only through the highest-tier donation to Almost Canon. Nico and Bank decided to release it from behind the paywall as no joke this funny should go unheard. It's the story of the Popov family and the little baby that would stun the entire Russian Empire. With special guest D'Arcy Morestars!
Almost Canon E25 - Lost Ships of the Desert
Nico calls in to discuss lost ships of the desert and other mysterious tales of the west. Bank is joined in studio by D'Arcy and Lil' Jimmy makes a guest appearance as well!
Almost Canon E24 - A Deep Dive with Annette Spaulding
Certified master diver and archaeologist Annette Spaulding joins Nico & Bank in the studio to discuss the life aquatic: indigenous artifacts, strange creatures, missing persons and priceless treasures from all over the world.
Almost Canon E23 (Minisode) - A Haunting in South Windham
Back by popular demand, Lil' Jimmy visits Lonely Highway Studios as Nico & Bank talk with special guest Ethan about his experience with hauntings and apparitions as he grew up in South Windham, Vermont.
Almost Canon E22 - The Dogmen of Palmyra
Bank is MIA, so engineer Frank sits in with D'Arcy at the studio while Nick calls in to discuss the strange phenomena surrounding a small town in Maine.
Almost Canon E21 - Apophis and the Apocalypse
Nicholas is back with Bank in the studio as special guest Tyler calls in to discuss the possibility of an asteroid striking planet Earth in the not-so-distant-future. This leads to a colloquium on signs of the apocalypse and the very future of humanity.
Almost Canon E20 - American Fae & Missing 411
Bank & D'Arcy field a portentous phone call from Nicky B. It's one of our longest episodes yet, and a continuation of last week's topic, the fay (or fae). This time the crew focuses on cases of disappearing persons in the United States and abroad and what the fae might have to do with these disappearances. Big thank you to legendsofamerica.com for their exhaustive research, which we copped.
Almost Canon E19 - Fey Folk
Nick & Bank do a remote session on one of their favorite topics, the fey folk. They cover the history of fantastical creatures and spirits from their origins in the natural world to their possible existence in the present.
Almost Canon E18 - Time Travel
Nick is radioing in from high above the earth in his private helicopter to discuss time travel with Bank and special guest D'Arcy Morestars. Somehow Engineer Steve stowed himself away in the chopper which results in some potentially disastrous hijinks.
Almost Canon E17 (Minisode) - Lost American Treasures Volume 1
Due to our regular network being down because of unforeseen circumstances, Nick has recorded a shorter episode from his Pod Crypt. Listen along as he and his wife discuss several lost treasures rumored to be hidden throughout the United States.
Almost Canon E16 - Polybius
Nick is back in the studio after a long absence. He and Bank sit down with no guests, no call-ins and no bullshit to discuss the link between video games and mind control.
Almost Canon E15 - Bank to the Future
Bank and D'arcy Morestars are visiting from the year 2057! They've unearthed a few choice conversations from the future archives of Almost Canon and are presenting them here in the present! Featuring guest appearances from Colby, Deep Dish, Bran-as-in-Raisin, Hermicules and many more!
Almost Canon E14 - The Dark History of Christmas: An Almost Canon Christmas Spectacular!
Billiards & Roberts finally figure out the mysterious technology involved in taking calls, ie. putting their phone up next to the microphone. They're joined by D'arcy Morestars, Jon and Perchta as they discuss the dark side of Christmas history and the pagan traditions that led up to the day of gift giving that much of the Christian world celebrates.
Almost Canon E13 - Winter Solstice
Nick is out with a hangnail, so D'Arcy Morestars joins Banks to discuss the winter solstice and advent. We witness expert and committed character improv as they are joined by QRZ-Rocky, Deep Dish and Bran-as-in-Raisin, who end up serenading us with a few off-the-cuff winter carols.
Almost Canon E12 - Story Time with Lil' Jimmy
Fan favorite Lil' Jimmy guests on this episode where Bank gets to flex some storytelling muscle. We hear unsettling stories by Billiards, Roberts, listeners and others that honor hunting season, the outdoors, and coughing.
Almost Canon E11 - The Donner Party
Happy Banksgiving from Lonely Highway! Billiards and Roberts discuss the Donner Party, Chekhov's Infected Hand, cannibalism, and being thankful for our friends and neighbors. NOTE this episode is not for children, for it contains information about the Easter Bunny.
Almost Canon E10 - D.B. Cooper
Billiards comes in strong on this tenth episode extravaganza with guests galore, including Lil' (Small James) Jimmy. Bank's estranged ex-wife Merkonia guest hosts with her ex-Marine husband, Colby.
Almost Canon E09 - Vikings in America
No special guests in this episode where Billiards & Roberts discuss the Vikings and their forays into North America. Where is Big Columbus in all this?
Almost Canon E08 - Kurt Cobain
Roberts & Billiards on the topic of American rock and roll guitarist/songwriter Kurt Cobain. With special guest Lil Jimmie.
Almost Canon E07 - Dybbuk (In A Box)
Billiards & Roberts discuss the Dybbuk. Bank is possibly possessed by one. Most of the episode had to be edited out due to Bank's negative attitude, but Nick carries it. No guests, no hope for the future. Don't listen to the aside about karma! Peace and love!
Almost Canon E06 - Sleep Paralysis
Billiards & Roberts discuss the phenomenon known as sleep paralysis, something by which Bank is afflicted, and its associated creatures/specters/incarnations. Bank overcorrects from his deplorable behavior in the previous episode.
Almost Canon E05 - Vampires
We're truly in the heart of spooky season and Bank gets maybe a little too critical on this one where they discuss vampires sometimes but mostly go off on tangents, to Nick's dismay. Featuring special guests Lil' Jimmy and Darcy Morestars.
Almost Canon E04 - Werewolves
Well we're in the heart of spooky season so let's talk about the thing that Nick fears the most (even though they're not real) - werewolves. Featuring special guests Darcy Morestars, Juicy Joe, Lil' Crispy and K-Gucci.
Almost Canon E03 - Black-Eyed Kids
Nick and Bank discuss the black-eyed kids, and it's the beginning of spooky season.
Almost Canon E02 - Hidden Confederate Gold
Nick and Bank discuss the disappearance and possible whereabouts of the lost Confederate gold. With special guest Lil' Jimmy, aka Lil' Johnny.
Almost Canon E01 - Attack on Ape Canyon
Nick & Bank discuss the fearsome attack on Ape Canyon.