242: Ghosts and Indigenous Spirits (with Owl Goingback)


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We’re joined by author and storyteller, Owl Goingback. He tells us all about things like befriending the Creature from the Black Lagoon, hoping to see Sasquatch, and his personal experiences as the caretaker of the most haunted cemetery in Florida.

Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of death, torture, hauntings, body horror, animal attacks, lynching, child death, unmarked graves, murder, mass shootings, hurricanes/natural disasters, Covid-19, imprisonment, enslavement, genocide, cannibalism, disturbing burial grounds, colonization/settlement, suicide, and cultural appropriation.


Owl Goingback has been writing professionally for over thirty years, and is the author of numerous novels, children’s books, screenplays, magazine articles, comics, and short stories. He is a HWA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, a two-time Bram Stoker Award Winner (Novel and First Novel), a Nebula Award Nominee, and a Storytelling World Awards Honor Recipient. His books include Crota, Darker Than Night, Evil Whispers, Breed, Shaman Moon, Coyote Rage, Eagle Feathers, and The Gift.


- Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers.

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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 (http://incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

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