Into The Portal

Into The Portal is a podcast dedicated to researching the unknown, unexplained and straight up strange. Whether it's Ancient lost cities, paranormal encounters or anything within the realm of the bizarre that we want to share with the world our mission is to bring to light some incredible stories many people might otherwise never hear. We love to dig into the UBC and other archives and journals, scour the web and research constantly in an attempt to find stories, myths, legends and true unexplained events that we think will entertain and possibly illuminate the dark corners of our reality... and beyond. The name into the portal comes from the idea of attempting to view the unexplained through an alternate lens, being open to new possibilities and reorienting our own epistemology to perhaps better understand the unknowable, find the lost... and piece together the unexplained. 


Your Hosts



Amber Rae

Amber is a twenty-something Okanagan resident prone to indulging in fringe topics and all that disrupts the mundane, with a glass of wine of course! After obtaining a degree in International Relations at UBCO and being thrust into the workforce Amber realized the need to continue learning and engaging with topics that fascinate in an attempt to keep her brain from turning to mush – and thus, Into The Portal was born! Currently, Amber spends the majority of her time researching the paranormal, getting rowdy with Stella the boxer dog, and working in the Okanagan wine industry. Cheers to all who are ready to dive into the Portal.





Andrew McKay

Andrew is a Kelowna based podcaster obsessed with researching all things weird and unexplainable with good craft beer in his hand. After studying International Relations at the University of British Columbia Andrew realized that his real passion is writing down his theories on unexplained phenomenon and stories, beginning with a long standing interest in Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Contact theories. However it is listening to different paranormal and mythological podcast shows that has inspired both Amber and Andrew to take their own research and bring some of these strange findings to the podcast world.