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Mar 4, 2020

Just in time for Purim we’re joined by Eliana Morris, who gives us a primer on the holiday’s story, feminist themes, and celebratory traditions. Also featuring a lot of Disney references, some of the best Purim spiels we’ve ever heard, and more than a few mentions of The Bachelor. 

Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about inequality in relationships, misogyny, virginity as a construct, execution/hanging, anti-Semitism, religous persecution, mentions of abuse, attempted sexual assault, and mention of mass shooting.



Eliana Morris recommends you check out your local Jewish Federation! Find the one closest to you at She also recommends the books, Jewish Literacy, The Diary of a Young Girl, Rashi’s Daughters, Hey Alma, Sacred Treasure—The Cairo Genizah, and Stolen Words



- Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today by Rachel Vorona Cote. Buy a copy and see our new lists of previous recommendations, guest books, and more at!

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- Skillshare is an online learning community where you can learn—and teach—just about anything. Visit to get two months of Skillshare Premium for free! This week Julia recommends “Art Abroad: How to Create a Travel Sketchbook” by Christine Nishiyama. 

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- Motherland premieres March 18, 2020 on Freeform.


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