229 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.

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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.

    221: The Moon

    221: The Moon

    Look up at the night time sky. See the moon? Human beings have been doing the exact same thing for centuries, and there’s plenty of moon deities to show for it. So we’re rounding up some of our faves for a truly celestial episode. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of animal death, pregnancy and birth, virginity, societal misogyny, sex, heteronormativity, g******s, vomit, physical injury, regurgitation, social hierarchy, conspiracy theory, and menstruation.
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey. 
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out our Patreon at patreon.com/spiritspodcast, or text a friend about the show!
     
    Sponsors
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - Skillshare is an online learning community where you can learn—and teach—just about anything. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/spirits and get a two week free trial of Premium Membership. This week Amanda recommends 
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    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.

    • 40 min
    220: Your Urban Legends XLVII - Expanding the Spirits Canon

    220: Your Urban Legends XLVII - Expanding the Spirits Canon

    The lore of Spirits is expanding with more stories about the man with the trenchcoat and the dog, the origins of the Silent Hill movies, and more terrible choices by college students. Also featuring our love for real life Scooby Doo, the Hot Tall Lady from Resident Evil, and more! 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of Covid-19, bodily functions, nightmares, death, martyrdom, bodily harm, underage drinking/partying, masturbation, domestic neglect, child endangerment, ableism, parent death, alcoholism, burns, natural disaster, mine fires, sinkholes, eviction, immolation, hallucination, arthritis, and grandparent death. 
     
    To skip Amanda’s story involving domestic neglect, child endangerment, and disability, go 34:38. 
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Stardew Valley 1.5
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out our Patreon at patreon.com/spiritspodcast, or text a friend about the show!
     
    Sponsors
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - Doordash is a fast, convenient food delivery app. Get 25% off and zero delivery fees on your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter code creepycool. 
    - 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.
     
    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.

    • 49 min
    219: Advice from Folklore II (with Moiya McTier)

    219: Advice from Folklore II (with Moiya McTier)

    Julia and Moiya are back channeling the gods to give you advice on burning questions! Amanda teams up with a fortune god to give financial advice, we help determine what paths are the best paths, and we learn to love ourselves. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of sex, relationships, anxiety, war, fire, Covid-19, money/finances, banking and financial institutions, and heteronormativity.  
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends Harley Quinn on HBOMax. 
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out our Patreon at patreon.com/spiritspodcast, or text a friend about the show!
     
    Sponsors
    - Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that finds and delivers clothes, shoes, and accessories to fit your body, budget, and lifestyle. Get started at stitchfix.com/spirits for 25% off when you keep your whole box!
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - Function of Beauty is hair care formulated specifically for you. Save 20% off your first order at functionofbeauty.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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    218: Creepypasta (with Jenna Stoeber)

    218: Creepypasta (with Jenna Stoeber)

    We’re joined by horror and video game connoisseur, Jenna Stoeber, to discuss the Internet’s own version of folklore - Creepypastas. From Candle Cove and Ted the Caver, all the way to the modern day, we chat about the specific ecosystem that allowed them to thrive. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of suicide, eugenics, cults, racism, abduction, sex trafficking, death, chain letters, body horror, disappearances, teeth, and homophobia.
     
    Guest
    Jenna Stoeber is a Video Producer at Polygon. She has a Master’s degree in Media and Culture from University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in horror media and video game cultures. Follow her on Twitter and on Twitch. 
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Netflix’s Lupin. Plus, check out our new partner show, This is Good for You with Nichole Perkins!
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Multitude: Listen to some other MultiShows this week! Search Multitude in your podcast player or go to multitude.productions. 
     
    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.
    - ThirdLove is on a mission to find a perfect bra for everyone. Get 20% off your first order at thirdlove.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.

    • 56 min
    217: Theatre Superstitions

    217: Theatre Superstitions

    We have talked about theatre a LOT over the past five years, so now seems like the perfect time to talk about theatre superstitions! From old classics like the Scottish Play, to some that are totally new to us, we’re talking all things that go bump in the wings. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of bodily harm/broken limbs, suicide, civil unrest, riots, police and military violence, fire, death, stabbings, gun violence, and Covid-19.
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff! (Thanks, Amanda!)
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Multitude: Listen to some other MultiShows this week! Search Multitude in your podcast player or go to multitude.productions. 
     
    Sponsors
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - Doordash is a fast, convenient food delivery app. Get 25% off and zero delivery fees on your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter code creepycool. 
    - 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.
     
    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.

    • 50 min
    216: Your Urban Legends XLVI - All Stars!

    216: Your Urban Legends XLVI - All Stars!

    Sometimes a story just sticks with you. And in this last installment of Oops! All Urban Legends month, our favorite hometown tales are back and better than ever. Hear the real story behind the Toyota Plant, the return of the Crawdad King, and our favorite named ghost. 
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of murder, child endangerment, body horror, animal death, dismemberment, ablism, child neglect, fire/death by fire, colonialism, g******s, and misogyny.
     
    Housekeeping
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Full Bloom on HBO Max!
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Multitude: Listen to some other MultiShows this week! Search Multitude in your podcast player or go to multitude.productions. 
     
    Sponsors
    - Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that finds and delivers clothes, shoes, and accessories to fit your body, budget, and lifestyle. Get started at stitchfix.com/spirits for 25% off when you keep your whole box!
    - BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - Function of Beauty is hair care formulated specifically for you. Save 20% off your first order at functionofbeauty.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.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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