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Jun 5, 2024

Surprise! We’re spending an entire month talking about mushrooms in mythology, horror and beyond! We start with a roundup of our favorite mushroom tales and creatures from mythology and folklore, from fairy circles, edible monsters, and mushroom superpowers. 


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of colonialism, disease, misogyny, blood, body horror, bodily functions, death, drug use, animal death, insects, and sexual content. 



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- Co-Hosts: Julia Schifini and Amanda McLoughlin

- Editor: Bren Frederick

- Music: Brandon Grugle, based on "Danger Storm" by Kevin MacLeod

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About Us

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.