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Episode 82: Your Urban Legends X - The Third Spaghetti Fighter

6/20/2018
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You send them, we read them, everyone gets scared! This week we dive into stories about creepy kids, kids being creeped on, young blood, full ghost names, and-- what’s that? A THIRD SPAGHETTI CHALLENGER HAS APPEARED? Mostly, we’re starting to wonder… is spaghetti haunted? Sponsor Skillshare is an online learning community where you can learn—and teach—just about anything. Visit skillshare.com/spirits to get two months of Skillshare Premium for $0.99! Our favorite Skillshare classes: ...

Duration:00:48:22

Episode 81: Bathala and His Daughters

6/13/2018
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That’s right, we’re heading BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES! We chat about creation myths, supreme deities, and more importantly, the badass women goddesses of Tagalog religion. Amanda creates a brand new dance move that is sweeping the nation, Julia gushes over her love of etymologists, and Amanda admits her late-in-life cloud revelations. Julia’s cocktail this week was inspired by the Ocean Mist. Sponsor Huge thanks to Shaker & Spoon for creating our Legend Patron boxes! Check them out and...

Duration:00:30:18

Episode 80: Genderfuck the Gods (with Andrea Lam)

6/6/2018
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Happy Pride! We’ve invited our friend Andrea back to do a revamp of our FlameCon panel from last year, discussing myths and legends from around the world that subvert gender norms! We chat about how you should never trust your Trickster God to make a business deal, being invested in snakes’ love lives, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and #myfavoritearse. Guest Andrea Lam is a writer, publicist and actor. Follow her on Twitter @AndreaNLam! Sponsor Audible - Go to audible.com/spirits or...

Duration:00:58:00

Episode 79: Jiutian Xuannü

5/30/2018
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Take a moment and picture this: You’re hanging out, minding your own business, when suddenly the sky opens and a Dark and Mysterious Woman emerges riding a flaming phoenix. Yeah, we’re also super impressed. Which is why we love the story of Jiutian Xuannü! We dive into the stories of the goddess, what our wrestling personas would be, crave some Cinnabon, plan a zoo trip, and have a lot of fun with phrases like “invisibility ability” and “physiological cosmology”. All this, and more, in...

Duration:00:37:01

Episode 78: Your Urban Legends IX - The Beer Sweats

5/23/2018
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A hell dimension was opened, and once again, we go off the rails in this week’s Your Urban Legends! We battle over who deserves the title King of Crawdads, discuss the misleading aspects of the Air Bud franchise, debate which version of the Grinch is scariest, and attempt to save Editor Eric from a bad case of the beer sweats. Also, there’s some creepy stories in there. Just wait until you hear about Kimberly. News clipping from Remus for Eric’s first story. Sponsor Sunday Scaries....

Duration:00:55:11

Episode 77: Kalevala (with Elena Varg)

5/16/2018
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We’re joined this week by Finnish podcaster, Elena, who shares the story of Kalevala - an epic tale of magic, trickery, heroes, and just… a lot of failed marriages. We talk about the ultimate Finnish Fanfiction, singing as magic, the Devil’s Zoo, magical saunas, and how sometimes you have to take one for the team if it means world peace. We have the full cast of characters for this episode, plus music and art that Elena recommends, on our Patreon! Guest You can follow Elena on Twitter...

Duration:01:22:32

Episode 76: Yowie

5/9/2018
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We love a Bigfoot story, but we’re going across the world for this one! The Australian Yowie has a lot of great stories; from backwards feet, ancient wars, and just wanting a beer from your garage, we bring you through the ins-and-outs of one of Australia’s most popular cryptids. Also featuring some Star Wars fact-checking, Victorian naturalist slamming, and our newest friend, Tim the Yowie Man. Find Us Online If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on...

Duration:00:34:35

Episode 75: Fake or Folklore? (with Eric Silver)

5/2/2018
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Welcome to Fake or Folklore, the game show sensation that’s SWEEPING the nation! Hosted by Charles the Gamesman, aka Eric Silver of Join the Party, Amanda and Julia are put to the test to see if they can parse actual folklore from a morass of weird stuff from Eric’s brain, the internet, and beyond! The best part is, you can play along at home—download your scorecard on our Patreon. The Scientology/Neopets relationship, as mentioned in this episode, is a great read. Guest Eric Silver...

Duration:00:59:37

Episode 74: Your Urban Legends VIII - Grandma Extravaganza

4/25/2018
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It’s GRANDMAS GRANDMAS GRANDMAS. All the grandmas! From demon grandmas in Texas, motivational ghosts (You Only Ghost Always), to helpful anti-murder spirits. We also debate the habitat for Ghost Charizards, ask if you have to pay finders’ fees for ghosts, and enjoy some Ohio color commentary from Editor Eric. Then we all cried over Amigo, the Stone Dog. #stonedoggo This week’s recommendation corner: Potterless, Waystation, Join the Party, and TV Party! Sponsor Dashlane - Never...

Duration:00:41:15

Episode 73: Orishas

4/18/2018
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This week, we get excited about religious traditions and physics, which is… on-brand for us. Julia teaches Amanda about the Orishas of the Yoruba tradition with the help of liminal spaces, our Ocean Mom, your own personal deity, and reflections on third culture kids. Sponsor Talis Clothing makes gorgeous shirts inspired by astrology, divination, and psychic protection. Get 15% off your order at bit.ly/spiritstalis by using code SPIRITS at checkout! Find Us Online If you like...

Duration:00:36:08

Episode 72: Tolkien Mythology (with Emma Sherr-Ziarko)

4/11/2018
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We thought we knew all about Tolkien and Middle Earth. We were WRONG. Guest Emma Sherr-Ziarko (Wolf 359, Pairing Podcast) schools us on the creation of the world, the Silmarillion, and all its intricacies. We talk about how eagles are apparently better than wolves, the goddess of empathy and sorrow, the reason music is so legit, silver fox elves, and sooooooo much more. Seriously, this is a buckwild episode. Guest You can find Emma Sherr-Ziarko on Twitter @TheGreatDilemma and acting as...

Duration:01:04:03

Episode 71: Hierarchy of Angels

4/4/2018
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This week, we cover things that Amanda loves: angels, organization, and of course, so many eyes. Just. All the eyes. We wax poetic about how the Fast and Furious franchise is clearly an act of God, comment on how Latin is nearly always better untranslated, and ask what the deal is with sceptres, really? Sponsor RXBAR: Get 25% off your first order at RXBAR.com/spirits by entering promo code “spirits” at checkout! Find Us Online If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the...

Duration:00:39:37

Episode 70: Your Urban Legends VII: Hell Puppers

3/28/2018
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Your stories this week were buck WILD. From fires and the mafia, to demon hunting internships, and secret government projects with some secret cannibalism, we are on a wild ride this episode. Julia wants to adopt a heck pupper. Eric decides he definitely doesn’t want to have a creepy kid. Amanda believes that electricity is caused by demons. All this and more in Your Urban Legends. Sponsor Talis Clothing makes gorgeous shirts inspired by astrology, divination, and psychic protection....

Duration:00:54:45

Episode 69: Succubus Roundup

3/21/2018
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We know how numbers work - we embrace the sex number, talk about succu-kisses, sleep paralysis, demon chinchillas, and where to draw the line when it comes to bird claws. Amanda gives in to the demon offering her shrimp, while Julia plans on how her demon form would trap men in her web. Sponsor Talis Clothing makes gorgeous shirts inspired by astrology, divination, and psychic protection. Get 15% off your order at bit.ly/spiritstalis by using code SPIRITS at checkout! Find Us...

Duration:00:41:04

Episode 68: Hollywood Urban Legends (with James Oliva)

3/14/2018
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Hollywood: Stars and Glamor, but also murder and curses? It’s more likely than you think. We’re joined by audio drama creator, James Oliva, to do a deep dive into the urban legends and spooky happenstances of Hollywood and the movie industry. Featuring William Shatner as the virtuous hero(???), why an incubus should be called a dudeubus, and the story of James Dean, Lesbian Icon. Content warning: discussion of death, suicide, sexual assault, domestic violence, homicide, and motor...

Duration:01:02:56

Episode 67: Maya Creation Story

3/7/2018
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This week, we break down the Maya creation story, as told by the Popol Vuh and learn that actually, the fourth time's the charm. Amanda asks the important questions, like why did the gods create humans, and would you still love her if half her skin was gone? Julia has an existential crisis about babies and marriage, and tries to come up with some ideas for monkey sociology. Sponsor - RXBAR: Get 25% off your first order at RXBAR.com/spirits by entering promo code “spirits” at...

Duration:00:46:44

Episode 66: Your Urban Legends VI - Yule Lads

2/28/2018
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YULE LADS, ASSEMBLE! It’s time for some ridiculous and spooky tales that you, our listeners, have sent to us. Amanda asks you to adopt a phantom feline, Julia tries to explain away questionable Girl Scout trips, and Eric discovers that there is a lot of licking in Icelandic folklore. Find Us Online If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, & Goodreads, and review us on Apple Podcasts to help new listeners find the...

Duration:00:44:29

Episode 65: Inanna

2/21/2018
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Take a journey down to the underworld with us and our new favorite goddess, Inanna. Listen to how the Queen of Heaven got her start, got a man, got killed... then came back. Also featuring incorrect Shakespeare quotes, the androgynous demon aesthetic, and SO MUCH MUSIC FROM OKLAHOMA. Find Us Online If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, & Goodreads, and review us on Apple Podcasts to help new listeners find the...

Duration:00:39:50

Episode 64: Jane Eyre (with Vanessa Zoltan)

2/14/2018
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We are joined by the amazing Vanessa Zoltan of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text to talk about personal mythos, secular sacred reading, and of course, wives in attics. Enter Spoiler Alert Central with us as we dive into the nitty gritty of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, learn why a short engagement is ALWAYS a red flag, hear about the weirdest scene in all of literature, and tell you why beeswax and white vinegar are all you need to clean your mansion. Guest Vanessa Zoltan can be...

Duration:00:40:15

Episode 63: Food Gods

2/7/2018
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WARNING: Don’t listen to this episode while hungry, because these stories are utterly delicious. We travel the world in this roundup, giving you stories of how Capitalism ruins everything, how not to serve your guests by vomiting, our favorite corn recipes, and just what positions we would play in Quidditch. Find Us Online - patreon: http://patreon.com/spiritspodcast - twitter: http://twitter.com/spiritspodcast - facebook: http://facebook.com/spiritspodcast - instagram:...

Duration:00:41:26