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112: Mythological Cross-Dressing (with Andrea Lam)

1/16/2019
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Our good friend Andrea is BACK, this time to lead us through a history of cross-dressing in mythology and folklore. We tackle stories from ancient Greece, Norse mythology, Chinese poetry, and beyond! We also chat about disaster bis, make too many puns and portmanteaus, and debate how best to cut a bagel. And remember: Never Sleep. Julia’s recommendation this week is The Cryptonaturalist. Guest Andrea Lam is a writer and actor. Follow her on Twitter @AndreaNLam! Sponsors -The...

Duration:01:18:34

111: The Benandanti

1/9/2019
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This week, Julia decided to give us all a history lesson. We’re talking about The Benandanti - a group of witches from Northern Italy. We’ve got fennel stalks, we’ve got primary source accounts, and we’ve got discussions about how you can make your community just a little bit better. Sponsors - Calm, the #1 app for meditation, mindfulness, and sleep. Get 25% off a Premium subscription at calm.com/spirits - Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that finds and delivers...

Duration:00:47:40

110: Your Urban Legends XVII: Brad Pitt’s Body, Falcon’s Mind

1/2/2019
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Disclosure: We might have been creepy kids as children. We wanted to let you know because it’s the creepy cool LAW. We also learn not to trust your house ghosts, talk about spooky friendship goals, the weirdest summer trip EVER, and why “lock ins” are just the creepiest form of sleep over. Amanda recommended this week the podcast, Working Sunday! Sponsors - Lola, providers of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and more. Use code spirits to get 40% off any of their flexible...

Duration:00:52:45

109: Winter Solstice

12/26/2018
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We’re all out enjoying the holidays, but we also wanted to celebrate with you! So we did a quick round up this week about a bunch of different ways the Winter Solstice is celebrated around the world. We got recipe ideas, talked about death and darkness a lot, and talked about poetry. Y’know, all the Spirits classics. Sponsors - Audible, the best place to get audiobooks and more. Go to audible.com/spirits or text spirits to 500-500 to start your free trial and redeem your free...

Duration:00:40:11

108: Wild Goddesses of Northern Europe (with Michelle Nickolaisen)

12/19/2018
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We are joined by Michelle Nickolaisen, who takes us through the nuances of several European goddesses including Freya and Perchta. We also chat about their childhood experiences with paganism, getting the wrong metaphors from the Chronicles of Narnia, and Sigrid the Hotty (we mean, Haughty). For more information on the goddesses we talked about in this episode, check out the fantastic article that Michelle wrote! Guest Michelle Nickolaisen is a writer and podcaster! You can follow...

Duration:01:11:31

107: Anansi

12/12/2018
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How would you like to hear a story about... all of the stories? It’s time to learn about Anansi, the trickster figure of Western Africa and the African diaspora. We share a couple of classic Anansi tales, including how the world got stories, how Anansi (accidentally) shared wisdom with the world, and one featuring, of course, death. Our recommendations this week are Cinnamon & Gunpowder, DisneyWar, & Black Culture and Black Consciousness. Sponsors - Mrs. Fields is your destination...

Duration:00:51:13

106: Your Urban Legends XVI: The Price of Free Froyo

12/5/2018
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What would you put up with for free frozen yogurt or a great apartment? If the answer is “ghosts”, we’ve got the episode for you! It’s another round of your urban legends, including all of the haunted house stories we could squeeze in. We recommended this week Good Company, The Haunting of Hill House, and Customs Out of the Closet. Sponsors - Calm, the #1 app for meditation, mindfulness, and sleep. Get 25% off a Premium subscription at calm.com/spirits - Honeybook is a purpose-built...

Duration:00:51:53

105: Rangda

11/28/2018
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We take you to Bali to talk about the widow witch, the demon queen, Rangda! We discuss her different forms, the story of how she came to be, and some really beautiful poetry. As always, fight the patriarchy! Sponsors - 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! This week Julia recommends The Fundamental of Magic Tricks. - Mrs. Fields is your destination...

Duration:00:51:04

104: Living Witchcraft (with Lisette Alvarez)

11/21/2018
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We’ve got our good friend Lisette on to talk about what the living tradition of witchcraft means to them! Bonus points as we talk about how witchcraft varies around the world, how we all want to fight Zak Bagans in the parking lot of Spaghetti Warehouse, and how we can all better serve our communities! Guest Lisette is a podcaster and writer. You can follow her at @LisetteWalking and find her show at https://www.kalilastormfire.com/ Sponsors - Backblaze is your source for unlimited...

Duration:00:56:10

103: Ganesha

11/14/2018
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After 100 episodes of Spirits, we wanted to welcome in a new age. And what better way than with the Hindu god of beginnings, Ganesha! We dive into the stories of how Ganesha was born, how he got his elephant head, and how he became the remover of obstacles. Sponsors - Shaker & Spoon is a subscription cocktail box that brings world-class cocktails into your kitchen once a month. Get $20 off your first box at http://shakerandspoon.com/spirits - Skillshare is an online learning community...

Duration:00:41:57

102: Your Urban Legends XV: Schools are Spooky

11/7/2018
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This week’s roundup, we chat about several haunted schools and camps, have some grandma stories creep out and inspire us, and hear Eric’s first hand account of a recent tarot reading! Check out Happy Leather Goods Co at http://bit.ly/happyleatherco! Sponsors - Honeybook is a purpose-built business management platform for creative small businesses. Get 50% off your first hear on HoneyBook.com with code SPIRITS. - RXBAR is a whole food protein bar. Get 25% off your first order at...

Duration:00:53:59

101: Día de los Muertos (with Trina Espinoza)

10/31/2018
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Today may be Halloween, but it’s also another special day - the first day of Día de los Muertos! We’re joined by special guest, Trina Espinoza, who tells us about the history of the holiday, the different ways it’s celebrated across the Americas, and her own personal experiences with The Day of the Dead growing up! Guest Trina Espinoza is also known as msbeautyphile, and runs a Youtube web series dedicated to demystifying beauty, cosmetics, and personal care products. You can subscribe...

Duration:00:52:59

100: The Fae

10/24/2018
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We’ve done it. 100 episodes. And to celebrate, we are tackling our most requested topic: The Fae! We touch on several different fae stories from across Europe, have some revelations about Santa Claus and business schools, and find out why the Grimm Brothers weren’t just fucked-up grandpas. 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! This week...

Duration:01:11:31

99: The History of Horror Films

10/17/2018
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What are you most afraid of? Chances are there’s a horror movie about it! That’s why we’re diving headlong into the history of horror films, from their inception in 1890 all the way to our present! Featuring decapitations, yelling about ‘genre’, and a surprise special guest! FLASKS! TEES! NEW SPIRITS MERCH! Check it out at spiritspodcast.com/merch Sponsor - Honeybook is a purpose-built business management platform for creative small businesses. Get 50% off your first hear on...

Duration:01:05:10

98: Your Urban Legends XIV: Restaurant Ghost Wars

10/10/2018
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We asked for restaurant hauntings and y’all DELIVERED! Featuring haunted Italian restaurants with paintings that need to be burned ASAP, UK pubs with something scary lurking in the basement, and a Massachusetts bar with a secret taken TO THE SPIRIT WORLD. We also got to chat with Chris Mullins about the long, slightly haunted history of McGillin’s Olde Ale House in Philadelphia! If you’re ever in Philly, make sure to check out McGillin’s Old Ale House for a nice beer and some...

Duration:00:50:04

97: Clowns

10/3/2018
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Halloween is a time to face your fears. And Julia is making Amanda come along with her as she faces one of her biggest fears: clowns. Learn why we’re afraid of clowns, who started the “killer clown” trope, and where the killer clown sighting phenomenon comes from. Sponsor - Calm, the #1 app for meditation, mindfulness, and sleep. Get 25% off a Premium subscription at calm.com/spirits - Audible - Go to audible.com/spirits or text spirits to 500-500 to start your free trial and redeem...

Duration:00:45:09

96: Ghost Stories (with Paul Bae)

9/26/2018
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Sometimes, you just want to sit down and have your friends tell you scary stories. Luckily, we have Paul Bae of The Big Loop and The Black Tapes to tell us some of his best stories. Featuring Mr. Bae’s “Hour of Horror”, a haunted Toys R Us, and many stories that remind us why we will never go into the woods on our own again. Catch a sneak peek of the NEW MERCH on our Patreon page! You can also get tickets to our LIVE SHOW at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! Guest Paul Bae is a writer...

Duration:01:03:03

95: Izanami & Izanagi

9/19/2018
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Marriage is a hot topic in Julia’s life, which is why we’re talking about Izanami & Izanagi - a marriage that helped create the world, introduced death into it, and definitely isn’t one to emulate. Including the happy-ish tale of Ebisu, Trinitite, and Amanda’s tea recommendation. You can also get tickets to our LIVE SHOW at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! Sponsors - Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service that finds and delivers clothes, shoes, and accessories to fit your body,...

Duration:00:51:14

94: Your Urban Legends XIII: Mostly Outtakes Really

9/12/2018
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Let’s get right to it: This episode has EVERYTHING. Eric attempts to do an old timey voice. Julia freaks out over a Blair Witch style game. Amanda denies playing Pokemon in movie theatres. All in all, we deliver some of the most buckwild stories to date, including the Bunny Man Bridge, mistakes in masonry, and better ways to cure your ghost coyote infected loved ones. You can also get tickets to our LIVE SHOW at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! Sponsor - Calm, the #1 app for...

Duration:00:56:18

93: Divination

9/5/2018
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We’ve looked into the future and we’ve seen… a roundup episode! Julia leads Amanda through the foggy future with some of her favorite divinatory practices. Also featuring rock kids, on-the-spot D&D character creation, our Pro-Onion Podcast, gelato-filled veins, and letting the universe surprise you. 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 word!...

Duration:00:51:26