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Sep 11, 2019


You might know Thor from mythology, Marvel movies, and comic books. But do you know how these various versions compare? This week, Julia walks us through the origins of Thor’s mythology. Then we sit down with the incredible comic historian Lorraine Cink to talk about the god’s transition into the world of Marvel. 

Get tickets to our Boston show now! And, get ready to get nerdy as you help us decide the future of Spirits and Multitude by taking the 2019 Multitude survey. This week, Julia recommends To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers.

Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about war, animal death, violence, and human sacrifice.



- Lorraine Cink is a host at Marvel Comics and the author of Powers of a Girl.



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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.