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Apr 27, 2022

Next time you’re buying pottery or some cool jewelry, remember that Hephaestus is to thank for that and SO much more. Learn how the Greeks did Hephaestus dirty, and how he’s even cooler than you even knew.


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of ableism, eugenics, illness, abuse, the military/war, violence, sex, pregnancy/birth, and sexual assault/rape.


Resources for Disability research: Disability Visibility Project, Alice Wong, Amanda Leduc, Sara Deris, Haley R. Graham, Jay Dolmage, and Dr. William Ebenstein



- Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends Old Enough on Netflix.

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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.