275 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

    • History
    • 4.8 • 1.6K 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.

    267: Haunted Pokedex (with Eric Silver)

    267: Haunted Pokedex (with Eric Silver)

    Have you ever thought about how messed up the Pokemon world is? We have! We’re joined by Eric Silver to do a deep dive into the most terrifying entries in the Pokedex, and what it means for the folklore of the Pokemon universe. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of murder, child death, child endangerment, body horror, medical experimentation, racism, classism, animal endangerment, and freezing to death.  
     
    Guest
    Eric is a writer, audio producer, game designer and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. He’s the DM of Join the Party, a D&D actual play podcast with tangible worlds, genre-pushing storytelling, and collaborators who make each other laugh each week. He’s created and produced 8 podcasts you know and love, and shaped many more. Follow him on twitter @el_silvero. He is not Eric Schneider.
     
    Housekeeping
    - MERCH! Get the Mothman Crewneck at spiritspodcast.com/merch!
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends What We Do in the Shadows (the TV show)!
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Have you heard about 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
    - 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 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 free trial of Premium Membership. This week Julia recommends “Hand Sewing Basics” with Bernadette Banner.
     
    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.

    • 54 min
    266: Faithful Companions

    266: Faithful Companions

    Didn’t you want a magical animal companion as a kid? We know we did! Amanda revisits her childhood favorite example, the daemons from the His Dark Materials series, while Julia brings her fave myth pups, horses, and birds. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of animal death, decapitation, death, and war. 



    Housekeeping
    - MERCH! Get the Mothman Crewneck at spiritspodcast.com/merch!
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out The Newest Olympian: Join Mike Schubert, a first-time PJO reader, on his quest to find out if Percy Jackson is the YA series we should’ve been reading all along! Search for The Newest Olympian in your podcast app or go to thenewestolympian.com to start listening!
     
    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.
    - 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 free trial of Premium Membership. This week Amanda recommends “Podcast Marketing”, her own Skillshare class!
     
    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.

    • 47 min
    265: Demeter

    265: Demeter

    The goddess of compost has finally made an appearance on our podcast: Demeter. Strap in, and find out what we mean when we whisper: “An ear of grain, cut in silence”. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of insects, sex, death, strained familial relationships, abduction, cannibalism, animal death, violence, fire/burning, and drug use. 



    Housekeeping
    - MERCH! Get the Mothman Crewneck at spiritspodcast.com/merch!
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
    - 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
    -  BetterHelp is a secure online counseling service. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/spirits
    - 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. 
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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.

    • 56 min
    264: Your Urban Legends LVIII - The Pink Room

    264: Your Urban Legends LVIII - The Pink Room

    It seems only right to end the year with urban legends. Julia has an embarrassing revelation, Eric decides colors are the most haunted, and we discover a “thoroughly” haunted manor. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of illness, child endangerment, child death, car accidents, drug use, drowning, assault, strangulation, infidelity, infertility, and suicide.   



    Housekeeping
    - MERCH! Get the Mothman Crewneck at spiritspodcast.com/merch!
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends hitting up your local businesses.
    - 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 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
    - Brooklinen delivers luxury bed sheets, pillows, comforters, & blankets straight to your door. Go to Brooklinen.com right now and use promo code “spirits” to get $25 off when you spend $100 or more, PLUS free shipping.
    - Black Friday is a horror comedy from Realm. Learn more about Black Friday at realm.fm, and be sure to listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
    - 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
    263: The Holiday RomCom

    263: The Holiday RomCom

    We’re bombarded every year by various holiday romcoms, so Amanda has offered to take us by the hand and lead us through the tropes that make these movies both terrible and incredibly enjoyable. 
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of heteronormativity, infidelity, surgery, strained family relationships, dismemberment, and foreclosure. 



    Housekeeping
    - MERCH! Get the Mothman Crewneck at spiritspodcast.com/merch!
    - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse.
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Check out HORSE: A podcast about ridiculous stories, internet drama, and some of the biggest and baddest personalities out there today—all from the world of basketball.
     
    Sponsors
    - Milk Bar puts unique spins on iconic flavors and is the perfect gift for anyone and everyone in your life.  Get $10 off any order of $50 or more by going to milkbarstore.com/SPIRITS.
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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.

    • 53 min
    262: Santa Claus (with Emily VanDerWerff)

    262: Santa Claus (with Emily VanDerWerff)

    When you think of Santa Claus, what do you picture? The big guy in red is this malleable, larger than life figure that has origins that might surprise you. Luckily, we have Emily VanDerWerff to guide us through the labyrinth of who Santa is.
     
    Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of illness, racism, religious persecution, violence, child death, cannibalism, family dysfunction, economic anxiety, and sex.  
     
    Guest
    Emily VanDerWerff is Critic at Large for Vox and co-creator of the podcast Arden. Follow her on Twitter @Emilyvdw.
     
    Housekeeping
    - MERCH! Get the Mothman Crewneck at spiritspodcast.com/merch!
    - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
    - Books: Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books
    - Call to Action: Have you heard about 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
    - 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. 
    - 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 free trial of Premium Membership. This week Julia recommends “Unlocking Your Potential: 5 Exercises to Build Creative Confidence” by Emma Gannon.
    - Brooklinen delivers luxury bed sheets, pillows, comforters, & blankets straight to your door. Go to Brooklinen.com right now and use promo code “spirits” to get $25 off when you spend $100 or more, PLUS free shipping.
     
    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.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

TessaGreyHerondale ,

Bingeable

My sister recommended this to me and I started listening to the episodes from the beginning and in less than a year I listened to All of the episodes because I love this podcast

mad1414 ,

Love this podcast, so fun and easy to listen to

Long time Potterless fan, new to spirits and I’m addicted. I love the hosts, they’re fun, interesting, intelligent, and informed. They make me laugh all the time and I learn something every time too! These women rock and so does their podcast. I live in Japan for work and it’s a little lonely sometimes so listening to you guys honestly keeps me company, and it’s awesome to hear Japanese myths and other myths from around the world. Thank you for doing what you do, stay creepy stay cool.

Very greatttt ,

I love them

God this podcast is like taking a warm bubble bath after a long day. I love listening to the legends and myths of the world. Julia and Amanda create a word picture that transports you to a magical world. Highly recommend for anyone that loves history/myths.

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