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May 16, 2018

We’re joined this week by Finnish podcaster, Elena, who shares the story of Kalevala - an epic tale of magic, trickery, heroes, and just… a lot of failed marriages. We talk about the ultimate Finnish Fanfiction, singing as magic, the Devil’s Zoo, magical saunas, and how sometimes you have to take one for the team if it means world peace.

We have the full cast of characters for this episode, plus music and art that Elena recommends, on our Patreon!



You can follow Elena on Twitter @elena_varg, and listen to her podcast, Kuin Ananas ja Kookos (a podcast in Finnish about friendship!) on Spotify.



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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.