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Aug 9, 2023

This week we’re joined by historian Dr. Claire E. Aubin to talk about Nazism, monsters, and the combination of the two. We also discuss researching heavy topics, creating a supportive community, and Sharkenstein.


Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of the Holocaust, antisemitism, racism, violence, murder, dehumanization, child death, and genocide.   



Dr. Claire E. Aubin is a historian of Holocaust perpetration, American public conception of Holocaust perpetrators, and Nazism. She also researches and teaches on antisemitism within the American Christian/far/alt-right. She is currently in the process of adapting her PhD dissertation on Holocaust perpetrators as immigrants to the post-war US into a book.



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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.