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If you were wandering through the forest, what would be the creepiest floating body part to spot? We discuss. Amanda loves a dog with an opinion. Eric wants to slide down the chute. Julia hates the air.    Content Warning: This episode contains conve... Details
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8 days ago
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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: Th... Details
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15 days ago
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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 ep... Details
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22 days ago
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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 insect... Details
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29 days ago
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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 men... Details
49:21
12/22/2021
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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 ... Details
53:16
12/15/2021
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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.   Conten... Details
54:10
12/08/2021
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This episode is as wild and stormy as the god we talk about; there’s talking horses, there’s hot wives who love sea monsters, and he’s got a lot of great titles. What more could you want out of a god?   Content Warning: This episode contains conversa... Details
50:56
12/01/2021
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We’re delivering your urban legends; hot, fresh, and straight from a creepy basement. Or perhaps you’d like a creepy attic door that refuses to close. It’s a real buffet of creepiness, served up for you.    Content Warning: This episode contains conv... Details
49:43
11/24/2021
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The gods are back to give advice, with advice dealing with angsty teenagers from a teacher of gods, to learning to become fluent in fae speak to get out of uncomfortable conversations. Just in time for the holidays!   Content Warning: This episode co... Details
56:25
11/17/2021
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Sometimes you just gotta go off about Paul Bunyan and timber. We’re joined by Leah Lemm, who shares with us growing up with Paul Bunyan stories, how he became a villain in her eyes, and how to honor history without making things up.     Content Warni... Details
45:08
11/10/2021
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It’s Girl Boss Time-- We mean, Athena Time. We talk about some cool birds that we like, how Meryl Streep is channeling Athena in most of the movies she’s in, and how weaving is cooler than war, anyway.    Content Warning: This episode contains conver... Details
53:15
11/03/2021
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This is it. This is the one. Potentially the spookiest story we’ve ever told on this show. In fact it is the ONLY story of this episode. That’s how good it is. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed. Presenting: The Shuddering of Creekside Mushrooms.   ... Details
52:59
10/27/2021
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We’re talking demons, haunted houses, and horror tropes as we watch 2013’s The Conjuring. And asking the important question: How long would YOU live in this haunted a house?   Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of ... Details
55:08
10/20/2021
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This week, author Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins us to talk about all things murder and magic. From the exploration of gender, to werewolves as a metaphor for trauma, and everything in between, this interview has it all!    Content Warning: This episode co... Details
44:59
10/13/2021
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We’re back visiting the Olympian gods and this time it’s finance bro Apollo. We talk about all the women (and men!) Apollo has wronged, and of course, celebrate SoupFest 2021. You’re welcome, Apollo.    Content Warning: This episode contains conversa... Details
51:31
10/06/2021
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We’re going on a haunted date through the forest. Because you don’t really know your partner until you see how polite they are to a terrifying German bone man. But bonus points if they’re ghost hunting grandmas.    Content Warning: This episode conta... Details
50:15
9/29/2021
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Hold on a second, we’re channeling the gods to answer your questions about creativity, religion, bachelorette parties, body image and more. Don’t worry, your cool wine Aunt Inanna is here to help.   Content Warning: This episode contains conversation... Details
55:21
9/22/2021
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There’s something magical about the magic of home, and Sarah Hollowell wrote a whole book about it. We talk about spending time in the elementary school forest, being raised nerdy, and writing books for your high school self.    Content Warning: This... Details
52:41
9/15/2021
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Introducing our newest segment: It’s All Greek to Me - Finally Fulfilling the Promise of Spirits Podcast, by Spirits Podcast. And of course we’re starting off with Julia’s favorite goddess from when she first picked up Edith Hamilton’s Mythology: Art... Details
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