332 episodes

A boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and folklore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.

Spirits Multitude

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    • 4.8 • 1.7K Ratings

A boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and folklore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the world, served up over ice by two tipsy history geeks.

    321: Advice from Folklore V (with Dr. Moiya McTier)

    321: Advice from Folklore V (with Dr. Moiya McTier)

    Dr. McTier is back, and we’re once again channeling the gods. We are learning how to fail safely, talk about stealing plants from your hometown, and discourage you from throwing rocks at your future wife. Y’know, the usual advice. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, infidelity, anxiety, injury, grief, breakups, and sex. 
     
    Guest
    Dr. Moiya McTier is a New York-based astrophysicist who studies planets outside of our solar system. She is the co-host of Pale Blue Pod, an astronomy podcast for people who are overwhelmed by the universe, but want to be its friend. She’s also a folklorist who specializes in using science and logic to build fictional worlds. You can hear all about the worlds she’s built on her podcast, Exolore, where she imagines, discusses, and reviews fictional worlds, often with expert guests. You can learn more about Moiya and her work on her website, moiyamctier.com.
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner.
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out Exolore: Helping you imagine other worlds, but with facts and science! Every other week, astrophysicist/folklorist Dr. Moiya McTier explores fictional worlds by building them with a panel of expert guests, interviewing professional worldbuilders, or reviewing the merits of worlds that have already been built.
     
    Sponsors
    - Cornbread Hemp is a USDA Organic CBD company based in Kentucky that offers Flower-Only™ full spectrum products. Go to cornbreadhemp.com and use code SPIRITS for 25% off your order.
    - Blueland creates everyday eco-friendly cleaning productions that save you money and space, without any plastic waste. Get 20% off your first order when you go to blueland.com/spirits. 
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
     
    Find Us Online
    If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us @SpiritsPodcast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon (http://patreon.com/spiritspodcast) to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests’ books at http://spiritspodcast.com/books.
    Transcripts are available at http://spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to http://spiritspodcast.com.
     
    About Us
    Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 58 min
    320: Odin

    320: Odin

    We’re kicking off It’s Norse of Course with a look at the All-Father himself. Come for the history of Norse mythology’s father figure, and stay for inevitable contemplations on death and meaning!
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of White supremacy, antisemitism, murder, hanging, maiming, and climate change.
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends the new competition show Pressure Cooker.
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out Join the Party, a collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast co-hosted in part by Julia and Amanda. Search for Join the Party in your podcast app, or go to jointhepartypod.com.
     
    Sponsors
    - Calm is the #1 app to help you reduce your anxiety and stress and help you sleep better. Get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/spirits. 
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
     
    Find Us Online
    If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us @SpiritsPodcast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon (http://patreon.com/spiritspodcast) to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests’ books at http://spiritspodcast.com/books.
    Transcripts are available at http://spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to http://spiritspodcast.com.
     
    About Us
    Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 57 min
    319: Legendary Popes (with Daniel Lavery)

    319: Legendary Popes (with Daniel Lavery)

    From a Jewish Pope to a woman Pope, we are hearing all about the legendary popes from author Daniel Lavery. We talk about “The Rule of Harlots”, Dan Brown novels, and we pitch a production of a Young Pope Sheldon TV show. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of religious persecution, antisemitism, homophobia, kidnapping, death, childbirth, misogyny, hanging, suicide, gore/body horror, illness, genitalia, transphobia, 
     
    Guest
    Daniel Lavery is the cofounder of The Toast and the author of Something That May Shock and Discredit You.
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Small Game by Blair Braverman.
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out the MultiCrew! This is our membership program that lets you help us invest in Multitude as we try weird new stuff. Plus, you get a members-only weekly podcast: Head Heart Gut, our weekly friendly debate show. Join for as little as $5 a month at multicrew.club and get access to Head Heart Gut!
     
    Sponsors
    - ThirdLove is on a mission to find a perfect bra for everyone. Get 20% off your first order at thirdlove.com/spirits.
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - Tab for a Cause, where you can raise money for charity while browsing the web! Join team Spirits at tabforacause.org/spirits
     
    Find Us Online
    If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us @SpiritsPodcast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon (http://patreon.com/spiritspodcast) to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests’ books at http://spiritspodcast.com/books.
    Transcripts are available at http://spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to http://spiritspodcast.com.
     
    About Us
    Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 1 hr
    318: Your Urban Legends LXXIV (with Corinne Caputo)

    318: Your Urban Legends LXXIV (with Corinne Caputo)

    Did you know, a ghost bird? Just a dinosaur. We’re joined by writer and comedian Corinne Caputo to explore your creepiest stories, get her opinion on Team Ignorant, and Zombie Jurassic Park.
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of suicide, fire, death, arranged marriage, dueling, and animal death. 
     
    Guest
    Corinne Caputo is a writer and comedian in New York City. She is the co-host of Pale Blue Pod, an astronomy podcast for people who are overwhelmed by the universe, but want to be its friend. Most recently she penned the three episode comedic radio play, Space Trash, for Yale’s Summer Cabaret, about three female astronauts past their prime. Her first book, a self ­help parody titled How To Success: A Writer’s Guide To Fame and Fortune was published in March of 2017 by Chronicle Books.
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends Games and Feelings! Now weekly!
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Games and Feelings is an advice podcast about games. Join Question Keeper Eric Silver and permanent guest Jasper Cartwright weekly as they recommend games, answer advice questions, and play whatever quizzes Eric comes up with. New episodes every Friday!
     
    Sponsors
    - Calm is the #1 app to help you reduce your anxiety and stress and help you sleep better. Get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/spirits. 
    - Blueland creates everyday eco-friendly cleaning productions that save you money and space, without any plastic waste. Get 15% off your first order when you go to blueland.com/spirits. 
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
     
    Find Us Online
    If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us @SpiritsPodcast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon (http://patreon.com/spiritspodcast) to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests’ books at http://spiritspodcast.com/books.
    Transcripts are available at http://spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to http://spiritspodcast.com.
     
    About Us
    Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 52 min
    317: Pinocchio

    317: Pinocchio

    Throw out everything you know about Pinocchio. The story of this little puppet boy is wilder than you could possibly imagine. From the wild amount of fairy tale twists and turns to the surprising politics behind the tale, you’ll never look at Pinocchio the same again. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of body horror, child endangerment/abuse, violence, murder, animal death, imprisonment, robbery, dismemberment, hanging, illness, circuses, food insecurity, poverty, and debt.
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends The Glass Onion. 
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Sign up or gift a spot in Multitude’s classes today! 
     
    Sponsors
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - Shaker & Spoon is a subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/cool 
     
    Find Us Online
    If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us @SpiritsPodcast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon (http://patreon.com/spiritspodcast) to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests’ books at http://spiritspodcast.com/books.
    Transcripts are available at http://spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to http://spiritspodcast.com.
     
    About Us
    Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 58 min
    316: The Evil Eye

    316: The Evil Eye

    You’ve probably heard about the evil eye; there are so many traditions on what it does and how to protect yourself from it! We dive into evil eye traditions around the world, and talk death rays, airplanes, and mummy tattoos. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of migraines, colonization, bodily harm, death, violence, pseudoscience, illness, misogyny, sexual acts, child endangerment, fertility, child birth, and miscarriage.  
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out Pale Blue Pod: an astronomy podcast for people who are overwhelmed by the universe but want to be its friend! New episodes every Monday, wherever you get your podcasts!
     
    Sponsors
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - Calm is the #1 app to help you reduce your anxiety and stress and help you sleep better. Get 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at calm.com/spirits.
    - Shaker & Spoon is a subscription cocktail service that helps you learn how to make hand-crafted cocktails right at home. Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon.com/cool 
     
    Find Us Online
    If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us @SpiritsPodcast on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon (http://patreon.com/spiritspodcast) to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests’ books at http://spiritspodcast.com/books.
    Transcripts are available at http://spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to http://spiritspodcast.com.
     
    About Us
    Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, an independent podcast collective and production studio.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

s h u b e s ,

Solid Podcast ( maybe dropped off a bit lately)

I actually found this from Potterless a few years ago and I’ve been consistently enjoying the new episodes. My favorite was definitely the Finish one and I love Elena’s perspective on it. Close second are the Norse ones, and I would love you to cover that more. Greek mythology got a whole series and I really learned a lot from the small amount that it was brought up. Maybe do one comparing the Thor movies to the mythology? I don’t know, that wasn’t even review but the point is, I love it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

*Edit* I read ShelbyTheSnail’s review and I realized they weren’t exactly wrong. They talk about how the older episodes were much better and the new ones have more of a formulaic and boring rhythm, and that the Urban Legends are probably mostly fake. Thinking back, all of my favorites are from a while ago, like Japanese urban legends, but I don’t think this changes that I absolutely loved most of the show, even though I haven’t been quite as enthralled since It’s All Greek to Me ended.

*another edit*
The Norse of Course episode just came out and I’m very excited and Norse mythology is by far my favorite

CherryCheshire ,

Favorite podcast of all time

I love this podcast so much. It’s fun, it’s informative, it’s approachable, it’s queer and relatable. I’ve been listening for years, and I recommend it to people all the time!

Adele Grunert ,

I love your podcast!!

First off, I love this podcast! I always listened to it when I have nothing else to listen to! Second, I know you have read the Harry Potter books, so what house are you? Third, is the giant crab in the Moana movie myth-relevant, or is that just the movie? Love y’all!!

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