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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.

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126: Your Urban Legends XXI - You Heard This Episode in a Dream

April 24th, 2019


If this episode seems familiar, it’s because you’ve heard it in a dream before (or you’re a precog. It’s gotta be one of those). So you’ll probably remember that we talk about haunted toys, guess the capital of …

125: Passover (with Eric Silver)

April 17th, 2019


This Passover, Eric Silver joins us to tell the story of the Jewish holiday and leads us through the Seder with all its mandatory cups of wine. He …

124: Isis

April 10th, 2019


We’re not letting society dictate to us what it means to be a woman - we’re taking a leaf out of Isis’s book. We explore all of the aspects of this …

123: The Undertaker

April 3rd, 2019


Wrestlemania is this SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY, and Editor Eric has been dying to talk about the mythos of his favorite wrestler of all time, The Undertaker. Even if wrestling isn’t your thing, we think you’re going to enjoy …

122: Your Urban Legends XX

March 27th, 2019


This episode is full of scary stories and too many children having to camp. You have been warned. We also learn about the importance of doing your …

121: Myth Movie Night - Hercules

March 20th, 2019


And now for something a little different: we revisit Disney’s classic 1997 film Hercules! Unlike when we were 5, we now have plenty of booze in hand …

120: Names (with Gretchen McCulloch)

March 13th, 2019



We’re getting meta in this episode featuring Internet Linguist Gretchen McCulloch. Learn why names are important not only in mythology and …

119: Lake Monsters

March 6th, 2019


We’ve all heard of the Loch Ness Monster, but what about all of the other lake-dwelling creatures? We do a deep dive (Get it? Because lake monsters?) into what lurks in the deep around the world. Hear about the …

118: Your Urban Legends XIX - LIVE from ListenUp Festival 2019

February 27th, 2019


This episode is coming at you straight from our live show at the Listen Up Festival in Portland, OR. We shared some of our favorite …

117: The Epic of Gilgamesh (Part 2)

February 20th, 2019


We’re back this week to finish out the story of Gilgamesh! We discuss grief and then journey with Gilgamesh to the land of the dead, which features She-Ra references, befriending crows, and the ending to Little Shop of …

116: La Llorona (with Elena Fernández-Collins)

February 13th, 2019


The story of La Llorona is so much more than that trailer you keep seeing with Linda Cardellini. We invited podcast critic Elena Fernández-Collins to …

115: The Epic of Gilgamesh (Part 1)

February 6th, 2019


If you haven’t heard of or read the Epic of Gilgamesh, it has EVERYTHING. Kings, gods, epic monster battle, prophetic dreams, and more. But it also has surprising friendships, bad advice, and enough parallels to …

114: Your Urban Legends XVIII - Bee Movie, Spirits Edition

January 30th, 2019


Lots of hauntings in this episode. So many. Haunted castles, haunted mirrors, haunted… punch bowls? Also featuring a hot air balloon accident, an influx of priests, and our own version of The Bee Movie.


This week …

113: Brazilian Creatures

January 23rd, 2019


We’re rounding up some of the most interesting Brazilian mythological creatures. From chaotic good tricksters, to snakes that just want to be left …

112: Mythological Cross-Dressing (with Andrea Lam)

January 16th, 2019


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 …

111: The Benandanti

January 9th, 2019


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 …

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

January 2nd, 2019


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 …

109: Winter Solstice

December 26th, 2018


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 …

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

December 19th, 2018


We are joined by Michelle Nickolaisen, who takes us through the nuances of several European goddesses including Freya and Perchta. We also chat about …

107: Anansi

December 12th, 2018


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 …

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

December 5th, 2018


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 …

105: Rangda

November 28th, 2018


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 …

104: Living Witchcraft (with Lisette Alvarez)

November 21st, 2018


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 …

103: Ganesha

November 14th, 2018


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 …

102: Your Urban Legends XV: Schools are Spooky

November 7th, 2018


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 …

101: Día de los Muertos (with Trina Espinoza)

October 31st, 2018


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 …

100: The Fae

October 24th, 2018


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 …

99: The History of Horror Films

October 17th, 2018


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 …

98: Your Urban Legends XIV: Restaurant Ghost Wars

October 10th, 2018


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 …

97: Clowns

October 3rd, 2018


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 …

96: Ghost Stories (with Paul Bae)

September 26th, 2018


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 …

95: Izanami Izanagi

September 19th, 2018


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 …

94: Your Urban Legends XIII: Mostly Outtakes Really

September 12th, 2018


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 …

93: Divination

September 5th, 2018


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 …

92: Fakelore (with David Rheinstrom)

August 29th, 2018


We are joined this week by David Rheinstrom, who helps us parse through the history of fakelore in the USA! How do we feel about Paul Bunyan being …

91: Pele

August 22nd, 2018


This week, we take a trip back to the Pacific to tell the story of Madame Pele, the Earth-Eating Woman, and Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. We chat …

90: Your Urban Legends XII (ft. Tim the Yowie Man)

August 15th, 2018


Not only do we have listener stories, we have the tale of Tim the Yowie Man! This episode features big cat stories, Mirror Boys, and elementary …

Episode 89: Šauška

August 8th, 2018


Hurrian, Hittites, and Anatolia, oh my! We look at the story of the goddess, Šauška, who spread her influence throughout the world. We also talk …

Episode 88: Sharks (with Melissa Marquez)

August 1st, 2018


It’s Shark Week, but we’re not here for shots of Great Whites (mostly because we’re an audio medium). We’re joined by Melissa Marquez, who …

Episode 87: Horses

July 25th, 2018


This is it. The lost, cursed episode of Spirits. We never thought it would see the light of day. But now you get to learn about all the CREEPY HORSES …

Episode 86: Your Urban Legends XI

July 18th, 2018


It’s the Witching Hour 24/7 here at Spirits Headquarters, especially when we’re reading your creepy cool stories! This episode features high levels …

Episode 85: Brigid Áine

July 11th, 2018


It’s summer and it is TOO HOT, but it doesn’t mean we’re not grateful for the seasons. So we’re talking about the seasonal Irish goddesses, Brigid …

Episode 84: Talking Badgers (with Adal Rifai)

July 4th, 2018


We are joined by Adal Rifai of the amazing Hello From the Magic Tavern podcast to chat about improv, Dungeons & Dragons, talking badgers, hungry ghosts, manticores, and more! We also cover creepy grandma vocab, …

Episode 83: Mermaids

June 27th, 2018


Summer is finally here, which means one thing: BEACH BABES TIME! We’re celebrating with a roundup of the best mermaids and fish folk the world has to …

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

June 20th, 2018


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 …

Episode 81: Bathala and His Daughters

June 13th, 2018


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 …

Episode 80: Genderfuck the Gods (with Andrea Lam)

June 6th, 2018


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 …

Episode 79: Jiutian Xuannü

May 30th, 2018


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 …

Episode 78: Your Urban Legends IX - The Beer Sweats

May 23rd, 2018


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 …

Episode 77: Kalevala (with Elena Varg)

May 16th, 2018


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 …

Episode 76: Yowie

May 9th, 2018


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 …

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

May 2nd, 2018


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, …

Episode 74: Your Urban Legends VIII - Grandma Extravaganza

April 25th, 2018


It’s GRANDMAS GRANDMAS GRANDMAS. All the grandmas! From demon grandmas in Texas, motivational ghosts (You Only Ghost Always), to helpful anti-murder …

Episode 73: Orishas

April 18th, 2018


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 …

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

April 11th, 2018


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 …

Episode 71: Hierarchy of Angels

April 4th, 2018


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 …

Episode 70: Your Urban Legends VII - Heck Puppers

March 28th, 2018


Your stories this week were buck WILD. From fires and the mafia, to demon hunting internships, and secret government projects with some secret …

Episode 69: Succubus Roundup

March 21st, 2018


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 …

Episode 68: Hollywood Urban Legends (with James Oliva)

March 14th, 2018


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 …

Episode 67: Maya Creation Story

March 7th, 2018


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 …

Episode 66: Your Urban Legends VI - Yule Lads

February 28th, 2018


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 …

Episode 65: Inanna

February 21st, 2018


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, …

Episode 64: Jane Eyre (with Vanessa Zoltan)

February 14th, 2018


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, …

Episode 63: Food Gods

February 7th, 2018


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 …

Episode 62.5: The Confrontation

February 2nd, 2018


This has gone on long enough. We’re getting our Eric back!

Featuring Kristen DeMercurio as the Spagghost. Series written by Eric Silver.


Find Us …

Episode 62.4: The Inside Man

February 1st, 2018


We reach out to a secret contact in Akron, Ohio—Amanda’s cousin Chad.

Featuring David Rheinstrom as Chad. Written by Eric Silver.


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Episode 62.3: Your Spaghetti Warehouse Stories

January 31st, 2018


We are on the road to Ohio, so we cut together some of your spooky experiences inside the spaghetti-belly of the beast.

Featuring Sara, Mike Schubert

Episode 62.2: The Expert

January 30th, 2018


A ghost stole Eric and we need an expert, stat. Luckily we got in touch with the greatest ghost academic in the city (who would agree to an interview …

Episode 62: Ouija Boards

January 29th, 2018


This week, we read up on Ouija boards and try one out in Amanda’s apartment. What can go wrong?


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Episode 61: Deer Woman

January 24th, 2018


This week, we read some first-person accounts about the Deer Woman, a spirit in several indigenous North American cultures that punishes the wicked …

Episode 60: Tarot (with Jolie Kerr)

January 17th, 2018


Spread out the deck and think about your intentions. You flip a card. Jokes ensue. We’re joined this week by cleanliness expert and Tarot lover, …

Episode 59: Lạc Long Quân and Au Cơ

January 10th, 2018


Sometimes on Spirits we get stories that just have everything - action, monsters, romance, actual history, and empowering depictions of women. The story of Lạc Long Quân and Au Cơ is one of those lucky legends we’ve …

Episode 58: Your Urban Legends V

January 3rd, 2018


You sent us some great stories this week: protective women spirits, murderous otters, toe-crunching bear grannies, and so many more! Amanda explains …

Episode 57: Language

December 27th, 2017


What’s that? AMANDA is leading an episode? It’s the gift that keeps on giving—and naturally, we go full nerd. We talk linguistics, Julia gets some …

Episode 56: King Arthur (with Christian Madera)

December 20th, 2017


The Arthurian Canon is sacred to some people—so you know we’ve got a lot of jokes about it. We dive into the nitty gritty with special guest Christian Madera as we talk about why self-insert fanfiction is questionable, …

Episode 55: Yuki-onna

December 13th, 2017


Winter is here, and with it blows the cold wind of something spooky. We tell the sad tale of the Yuki-onna, a spirit of a woman who froze to death in …

Episode 54: Your Urban Legends IV

December 6th, 2017


Spaghetti Warehouse makes its return, along with some spaghetti conspiracies. Grandpa comes back with a Bloody Bones follow up. A fan from Shropshire …

Episode 53: Sedna Inuit Shapeshifters

November 29th, 2017


Bundle up from the cold as we tell you some of our favorite stories from Inuit mythology. We tell the relatable story of how a woman goes from a …

Episode 52: NBA Conspiracies (with Mike Schubert Eric Silver)

November 22nd, 2017


We’re busy cooking and prepping for family coming into town, so our good goofy friends volunteered to take over the podcast for the week! Even if you …

Episode 51: Zeus

November 15th, 2017


You’ve heard us mention Zeus, but today you’re going to know why we consider him the Fuckfather of all Fuckboys. We talk about how Hera’s just doing …

Episode 50: Your Urban Legends III

November 8th, 2017


We’re back with another round of your Urban Legends! From werewolves to werepanthers to haunted trolleys, we have a few drinks and happily stumble …

Episode 49: La Lechuza

November 1st, 2017


#Creeptober might be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done telling scary stories. Driving along the dark highways on the border of the United States and Mexico, keep your eye on the sky. You never know when La Lechuza …

Episode 48: College Ghost Stories (with Jeffrey Gardner)

October 25th, 2017


Just in time for Halloween, we’re delivering some of the creepiest college ghost stories we’ve ever heard. With Jeffrey Gardner of Our Fair City fame …

Episode 47: Sekhmet

October 18th, 2017


There’s something in the distance, coming closer. Blood is in the air. You know what that means—it’s time to get drunk and talk about Ancient Egypt! This week’s episode covers the goddess of war and intoxication, …

Episode 46: Your Urban Legends II

October 11th, 2017


We’re telling your creepy stories this week! From haunted theatres to farms and rivers to something called a Dinglehole, we bring you listener …

Episode 45: Creepy Kids

October 4th, 2017


Let’s face it - from Irish changelings to the creepy twins in the Shining, humankind has found kids to be super creepy for generations. This week, …

Episode 44: Circe (with Jess Zimmerman)

September 27th, 2017


#Creeptober is just around the corner, but we’re starting the season out right with one of our favorite creepy-cool witches: Circe. From turning men …

Episode 43: Javanese Mermaid Queen

September 13th, 2017


Down the cliffs overlooking the Southern Sea of Java, plunging into the depths of the rough ocean, you’ll find the kingdom of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul. …

Episode 42: Werewolves

August 30th, 2017


We’re not just talking werewolves of London! We’ve got cannibals, whole cities of wolf-people, and some big ol’ cat folks as well. This week we cover …

Episode 41: Reptilians Cults (with Kelly Weill)

August 16th, 2017


We’re kicking folklore into the 21st century to bring you this #kindacultykindacool episode. We’ve brought in reporter Kelly Weill to discuss …

Episode 40: Laumes

August 2nd, 2017


What makes you you? Is it the way people see you? Or who you are and the actions you pursue? For the Laumes, it’s a little bit of both. We discuss …

Episode 39: Toyotama-Hime

July 19th, 2017


You may have heard some great breakup stories in the past, but we bet you haven’t heard one as good as Toyotama-hime’s. From a gem-spitting meet cute to battling a normal sized crocodile, our radiant gem princess went …

Episode 38: Swedish Year Walk (with Soha)

July 5th, 2017


The path might have a lot of twists and turns (and good goofs), but at the end of the Swedish Year Walk (Årsgång), you’ll be able to see into the future. We’ll give you a sneak peek: It features special guest Soha (

Episode 37: Rainbow Serpent

June 21st, 2017


Happy Pride! Now, let’s talk about the heat death of the universe. ...okay, it’s not THAT dark, but we go a little nuts talking about the Australian Aboriginal story of the Rainbow Serpent. We discuss Hogwarts’ lack of …

Episode 36: Your Urban Legends I

June 7th, 2017


You sent them, we read them! In this episode of Spirits, we read out your creepy, vaguely horrifying, usually fascinating hometown urban legends and …

Episode 35: Wonder Woman and the Amazons (with Greg Rucka)

May 24th, 2017


We leave the world of men and enter Paradise as we sit down with Greg Rucka, head writer of Wonder Woman for DC. We discuss comic books as mythology, …

Episode 34: Beaivi the Sun Goddess

May 10th, 2017


This Sami Sun goddess has our back as we celebrate both the start of summer and Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn how Beaivi brings light to those in the darkness (metaphysically and literally!), how Amanda doesn’t …

Episode 33: Egyptian Afterlife

April 26th, 2017


The road to the afterlife is dangerous, but good thing we’re all going together! We take you down the path past animal-headed gods, competent women who run the universe, and a god who just wants to eat your heart. But …

Episode 32: The Butterfly Lovers (with Linda)

April 12th, 2017


Doomed love has never been so fun to talk about! Special guest Linda takes us through one of the most famous love stories in the Chinese cultural …

Episode 31: Mami Wata

March 29th, 2017


Meet the badass mermaid ruler of the rivers and coasts of Western Africa: Mami Wata, who knows how to exact revenge and how to enjoy the finer things …

Episode 30: The Morrigan

March 15th, 2017


Creepy ravens, death rituals, and battlefield curses abound in this episode on the Celtic goddess trinity of doom and destruction. Hear A+ cursing, terrible stories about our future forms, confusion over what exactly a …

Episode 29: Our Lady of Guadalupe (with Catherine Addington)

March 1st, 2017


As guest star supreme, Catherine Addington, tells us, Our Lady of Guadalupe is “a thing that is both.” Mexican and Catholic, native and foreign, we …

Episode 28: Kali

February 15th, 2017


She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’ll cut you in the face. Then behead you and wear it as a necklace. That’s right, we’re talking about Hindu goddess of badassery, Kali! We take tips on how to participate in divine dance …

Bonus Episode: Seductress Roundup

February 8th, 2017


Dating can be treacherous, even without skeletal girlfriends, spider wives, child-eating mistresses, and crazy vengeance monsters. But don’t worry! The ladies at Spirits are here to help you navigate the seas of …

Episode 27: 30 Myths in 30 Minutes (ANNIVERSARY BONANZA)

February 1st, 2017


A whole year has come and gone, and we’ve told a lot of stories. So why not DOUBLE IT? To celebrate Spirits Podcast’s first birthday, we’re giving …

Episode 26: The Hero’s Journey (with Mischa Stanton)

January 18th, 2017


All stories have the same roots - or, at least, that’s what our boy Joseph Campbell says. This week, we enter into the cycle of The Hero’s Journey with special guest Mischa Stanton. We’ll talk Basic Hero Bitches, the …

Episode 25: Time

January 4th, 2017


It's time to get a little abstract! (Get it? Because it's about Time?) With dad jokes galore, we dive into the New Year head-first with deities and …

Blooper Reel #1

December 28th, 2016


After 24 episodes and many many drinks, there is a LOT of tape on our cutting room floor. We thought it was only fair to share some of these good, good spooky goofs, gags, and bloopers with you as the end of the year …

Episode 24: Krampus (with Eric Schneider)

December 21st, 2016


He's made a list, and we've gotten smashed. This week, we stumble through the story of Krampus, the half-goat, half-demon, anti-Santa Claus. Unique …

Episode 23: Koschei the Deathless (with Ivan Plis)

December 7th, 2016


There's nothing quite like a fairy tale. Heroes on quests, helpful magical animals, and… hidden sex dungeons?! We break down the famous Russian …

Episode 22: Hometown Urban Legends

November 23rd, 2016


Your hometown defines you - the stories you hear end up being the stories that you tell through the rest of your life. This week, in honor of heading home for Thanksgiving, we bring you the urban legends we grew up …

Episode 21: Medusa and the Gorgons

November 9th, 2016


What makes a monster? This week, we take a well-known myth and turn it on its (snake) head. Everyone knows Medusa’s image and ability to turn people to stone, but we dive into her tragic origins and fearsome legacy. …

Episode 20: Midnight Mary (with Grace McCreight)

October 26th, 2016


How many times do we have to tell you - Stay out of graveyards! Unless you're into tragic lives, mysterious deaths, and long-lasting urban legends. Our guest Grace McCreight (@lizardtruth_) brings the myth and the wine; …

Bonus Episode: Jack O'Lanterns

October 19th, 2016


We couldn't resist bringing you a special bonus minisode on the spooky topic of Jack O'Lanterns! Where did this tradition come from? Were they always …

Episode 19: Japanese Urban Legends

October 12th, 2016


A popup ad gone wrong. A fatal taxi ride. A host of vengeful ghosts. Present-day Japan has so many creepy-cool urban legends to offer, we just had to …

Episode 18: South African Rain Queens

September 28th, 2016


We feel a storm coming! Find out what the X-Men, tempests, and royal succession debates have in common as we learn about the Modjadji, the long line …

Episode 17: Stonehenge (with Lauren Shippen)

September 14th, 2016


Across the misty moors of Wales and England, we stumble across the Druids' most mysterious landmark: Stonehenge. Follow us into the shadowed origins …

Episode 16: Bird Ladies of Russia

August 31st, 2016


Who knew Russian mythology includes so many half-bird, half-woman creatures?! They run the gamut from prophets to sirens to companions for very emo …

Episode 15: Maui

August 17th, 2016


Before you see Disney’s upcoming movie Moana, learn all about the badass demigod Maui, origin stories of the Pacific Islands, and very human …

Episode 14: Ghosts of Orlando (with Matt A.)

August 3rd, 2016


Something is in the water. Follow us down a one-lane road through hills and swamps to uncover the mysteries of Cassadaga, Florida. Special guest Matt …

Episode 13: Chinese Demonology

July 20th, 2016


Dive with us into the treacherous waters of Chinese Demonology, where giant clam monsters and sea serpents lurk. We encounter everything from …

Episode 12: Erzulies and Haitian Voodoo

July 6th, 2016


Feel the love as we explore Haitian Voodoo and its unique family of love spirits, the Erzulie. We look at three Erzulie who specialize in romantic …

Episode 11: Golem (with Eric Silver)

June 22nd, 2016


Kicking it old school in Dark Age Eastern Europe this week with special guest Eric Silver! We missed out on the manischewitz, but we have lots of …

Episode 10: Norse Mythology Part II - Ragnarok

June 8th, 2016


Break out the REM karaoke, because it's the end of the world as the Norse gods know it. Hear all about Ragnarok, apocalypse, rebirth, and more fantasy book/movie/TV references than even we can handle.

If you …

Episode 9: Norse Mythology Part I

May 25th, 2016


Follow us into Asgard and beyond with our crash course on Norse mythology! Thor, Loki and Odin are just the beginning. Plus, stick around to the end …

Episode 8: Bigfoot (with Jake M.)

May 11th, 2016


Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Yeti. Menk. This week we tackle one of the most notorious folk legends of all time with the help of special guest Jake! Learn all …

Episode 7: Great Floods

April 27th, 2016


Go beyond Noah and the Ark with great flood myths from Mesopotamia, China, Native North America, and more. We dig into flood origin stories, survival strategies, the merits of Prometheus vs. Spider Grandmother, and way …

Episode 6: Gameunjang the Korean Goddess

April 13th, 2016


This classic myth from Korean folklore has an ending that we didn’t see coming! Universal motifs in a uniquely Korean context make for a great …

Episode 5: Tailypo (with Eric Schneider)

March 30th, 2016


Learn about the Tailypo, a.k.a. “The Sphinx of West Virginia,” from our first ever guest star! Eric Schneider, also our editor and all-around right-hand man, will teach us about this creepy woodsy myth. Plus, an …

Episode 4: Eros and Psyche

March 16th, 2016


This week, a truly epic tale of love, betrayal, jealousy, and a quest literally to Hell and back. Episode four dives into the dramatic relationship …

Episode 3: Aswang the Philippine Ghoul

March 2nd, 2016


Join us on a journey to the Philippines as we learn more about this delightfully creepy vampire/witch/ghoul. Surprisingly, aswang make pretty good …

Episode 2: Selkies and Kelpies

February 17th, 2016


This week on Spirits, two very different kinds of creatures from the deep: Selkies and Kelpies. There's mischief, rumors, sexual intrigue... Only the best for you, dear listeners!

If you like Spirits, help us grow by …

Episode 1: Persephone and Hades

February 2nd, 2016


The first episode of Spirits introduces you to the ancient Greek gods with the story of Hades and Persephone. Find out why marrying siblings wasn't weird, hear what Hades was really like, and get tips on naming your dog …

Welcome to Spirits

February 1st, 2016


Spirits is a boozy weekly podcast about mythology, legends and folklore. Hear fresh takes on classic myths and learn new stories from around the …

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