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Jan 4, 2023

Throw out everything you know about Pinocchio. The story of this little puppet boy is wilder than you could possibly imagine. From the wild amount of fairy tale twists and turns to the surprising politics behind the tale, you’ll never look at Pinocchio the same again. 


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of body horror, child endangerment/abuse, violence, murder, animal death, imprisonment, robbery, dismemberment, hanging, illness, circuses, food insecurity, poverty, and debt.



- Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends The Glass Onion

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About Us

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.