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Jun 12, 2024

Mushrooms and horror go together like peanut butter and jelly, and we’ve brought on our local horror expert, Jenna Stoeber to talk us through the history of mushrooms, horror, video games, and more! 


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of body horror, xenophobia, racism, death, psychological horror, drug use, sex, insects, and illness/infection. 



Jenna Stoeber is a video essayist, streamer, and podcaster. She has a Master's Degree in Media and Culture, which she mostly uses to write really erudite dick jokes. Her videos cover topics like internet culture, better living through media literacy, and The Wicker Man. She streams cozy games, horror games, and, on occasion, cozy horror games. She plays Astra Blep on the hilarious actual play podcast Burnt Cook Book Party, and hosts the podcast Big Game Hunger, where each week she and a guest use random prompts to make the big next game.



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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.