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Jan 8, 2020

The internet’s newest favorite Pokémon game has real-life mythological origins, from its towns and cities to the wild new Pokémon making their debut in Sword & Shield. Join us to learn about new horrifying fossil animal mashups, Viking forest cats, and why the Weald isn’t just a Galar thing. 

This week, Amanda urges you to donate to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities. Thanks to Eric Silver for suggesting this episode!

Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about hauntings, demons, household mischief, captivity, curses, flashbacks, death at sea, gravestones, warfare, virginity, societal constructions of sexual “purity,” societal constructions of masculinity/femininity, species extinction, climate change, museum fraud, and body horror. 



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Spirits was created by Julia Schifini, Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Schneider. We are founding members of Multitude, a production collective of indie audio professionals. Our music is "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod (, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.