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May 6, 2020

Time to put down the Switch, stop playing Animal Crossing, and listen to some urban legends. We’ve got squatters rights for ghosts, toddlers toddling, and the spookiness of corroborating evidence. Beat that, turnip prices!    

Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of natural disasters, child death, panic attacks, blood, accidental cannibalism, descriptions of violence, and threat of animal attacks. 



- Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of their Lost World by Stephen L. Brusatte! Check out our previous book recommendations, guests’ books, and more at

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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.