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Oct 11, 2023

Alas, poor Hamlet! We haven’t talked about him yet, Horatio. We’re getting close to wrapping up our Supernatural Shakespeare series, but of course we have to talk about Horatio, ghosts, “madness”, and grief with Hamlet.


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, suicide, murder, psychosis and ‘madness’, grief, and poisoning. 



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- Co-Hosts: Julia Schifini and Amanda McLoughlin

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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.