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Nov 15, 2023

There’s monsters that our parents warned us about, mostly because if they just told us to do something, we wouldn’t listen: Boogeymen! We go through some of the original boogeymen, where they came from, and how they’ve transformed over the years. And don’t worry, we make up some original boogeymen that you can pass down to future generations!


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of injury, death, child death, child endangerment, drowning, animal attacks, teeth, cannibalism, kidnapping, animal death, bugs, body horror, and human trafficking.



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- Co-Hosts: Julia Schifini and Amanda McLoughlin

- Editor: Bren Frederick

- Music: Brandon Grugle, based on "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod

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About Us

Spirits is a boozy podcast about mythology, legends, and folklore. Every episode, co-hosts Julia and Amanda mix a drink and discuss a new story or character from a wide range of places, eras, and cultures. Learn brand-new stories and enjoy retellings of your favorite myths, served over ice every week, on Spirits.