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This week we’re joined by Jeannette Ng, who is kind enough to walk us through the multitude of Mulan stories that span centuries. We discuss cross-dressing in Chinese literature, the political influences of the story, and Mulan’s importance in the Chinese diaspora. Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of cannibalism, war, nationalism, death, suicide, child death, patriarchy, misogyny, social discord/political movements, and sickness/illness.   Guest Jeannette Ng is originally from Hong Kong but now lives in Durham, UK. Her MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies fed into an interest in medieval and missionary theology, which in turn spawned her love for writing gothic fantasy with a theological twist. She used to sell costumes out of her garage. She runs live roleplay games, performs hair wizardry and sometimes has opinions on the internet, including in Foreign Policy. She has won the Astounding for Best New Writer in 2019 and the Sydney J Bounds Award (Best Newcomer) in the British Fantasy Awards 2018. You can find out more about her work by visiting her website or following her on Twitter.   Housekeeping - Recommendation: This week, Julia recommends Descendant of the Crane by Joan He! Buy a copy and see our new lists of previous recommendations, guest books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books - Multitude: Join the MultiCrew at multicrew.club, and check out Next Stop in your podcast player or nextstopshow.com!   Sponsors - GC2B is a trans-owned company providing accessible, comfortable, and safe options for gender-affirming chest binding. Use code SPIRITS at checkout for 10% off! - ThirdLove is on a mission to find a perfect bra for everyone. Get 15% off your first order at thirdlove.com/spirits. - EveryPlate is a meal kit with great value. For 6 free meals across your first 3 weeks and free shipping on your first delivery, go to Everyplate.com and enter SPIRITS6.   Find Us Online If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests’ books at spiritspodcast.com/books. Transcripts are available at spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to SpiritsPodcast.com.   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.
A city of the future! A city on the move!  Follow along with the game document and our final city map here. We drew inspiration for our worldbuilding game from Avery Adler’s The Quiet Year. Check out Avery on Twitter @lackingceremony and her games on her website.   Housekeeping - Merch: Pre-order your NEW CAMPAIGN 2 merch at jointhepartypod.com/merch! Our TeePublic with Campaign 1 merch (jointhepartypod.com/teepublic) will remain up through the spring. - Schedule: Look out for a teaser next Tuesday, then Episode 1 debuts on April 7! New episodes will come out every two weeks, with full-length Afterparties on off weeks once per month. - Patreon: Our Patreon is now monthly! Check out our new tiers and become a member at patreon.com/jointhepartypod. Join by March 31, 2020 to get your name permanently in the credits of Episode 1!   Multitude - NEXT STOP is our newest show! Listen to the trailer at nextstopshow.com or in your podcast app and follow us @NextStopShow on Twitter and Instagram for behind-the-scenes content leading up to the April premiere. - Head Heart Gut is our weekly friendly debate podcast. Get access for just $5 by joining the MultiCrew, which helps fund new work from Multitude!   Sponsors - Brilliant, where you can sign up for free to take problem-solving courses at brilliant.org/jointheparty. The first 200 people to sign up will also get 20% off your annual Premium subscription! - Multiverse, an online video game platform making it as easy as possible to make, play, stream, and share tabletop role-playing games. Visit playmultiverse.com to learn more! - Visit HeroForge.com to start designing your custom miniature today.   Find Us Online - website: jointhepartypod.com - patreon: patreon.com/jointhepartypod - twitter: twitter.com/jointhepartypod - facebook: facebook.com/jointhepartypod - instagram: instagram.com/jointhepartypod - tumblr: jointhepartypod.tumblr.com - music: brandongrugle.bandcamp.com - merch: jointhepartypod.com/merch   Cast & Crew - Dungeon Master: Eric Silver - Co-Host, Co-Producer, Editor, Sound Designer, Composer: Brandon Grugle - Co-Host, Co-Producer, Editor: Julia Schifini - Co-Host, Co-Producer: Amanda McLoughlin - Creative Consultant: Connor McLoughlin - Multitude: multitude.productions   About Us Join the Party is a collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast, powered by the rules of Dungeons and Dragons. That means a group of friends create a story together, chapter by chapter, that takes us beyond the tabletop to parts unknown. In the first campaign, we explored fantasy adventure, intrigue, magic, and drama. In the newest story, we tackle science, superpowers, a better future, and the responsibility to help others. Every month, we sit down for the Afterparty, where we break down our game and answer your questions about how to play D&D and other roleplaying games at home. We also have segments at the beginning of each campaign to teach people how to play the game themselves. It’s a party, and you’re invited! Find out more at jointhepartypod.com.
We all need a little bit of escapism in times like this, so we’re taking a voyage under the seas to examine the Tom Hanks movie Splash, and how we see mermaids in media. We also ask the very important question: How would a mermaid ride a dolphin?  Media mentioned in this episode: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall The Deep by Rivers Solomon Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant Surgical Humanization in H. C. Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” by Lori Yamato Tabletop Potluck   Content Warning: This episode contains conversations about or mentions of Covid19, drowning, eugenics, NSFW discussions about fish people, accidental death, intense weather, colonialism, homophobia, misogyny, ableism, and enslavement.    Housekeeping - Recommendation: This week, Amanda recommends Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass Hotel! Buy a copy and see our new lists of previous recommendations, guest books, and more at spiritspodcast.com/books - Multitude: Listen to HORSE episode 45 for a haunted hotel story. Join the MultiCrew at multicrew.club, and check out Next Stop in your podcast player or nextstopshow.com!   Sponsors - Doordash is a fast, convenient food delivery app. Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter CREEPY at checkout. - Skillshare is an online learning community where you can learn—and teach—just about anything. Visit skillshare.com/spirits2 to get two months of Skillshare Premium for free! This week Julia recommends “Confident Quilting” by Joellen Kemper.  - Honeybook, a purpose-built business management platform for creative small businesses. Get 50% off your first year on HoneyBook.com/SPIRITS.   Find Us Online If you like Spirits, help us grow by spreading the word! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads. You can support us on Patreon to unlock bonus Your Urban Legends episodes, director’s commentaries, custom recipe cards, and so much more. We also have lists of our book recommendations and previous guests’ books at spiritspodcast.com/books. Transcripts are available at spiritspodcast.com/episodes. To buy merch, hear us on other podcasts, contact us, find our mailing address, or download our press kit, head on over to SpiritsPodcast.com.   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.
Every town needs a library, an ice cream shop, and of course a water-based trade route. Hear us build these landmarks and more in our latest pregame episode!  Follow along with the game document and our final town map here! We drew inspiration for our worldbuilding game from Avery Adler’s The Quiet Year. Check out Avery on Twitter @lackingceremony and her games on her website.   Housekeeping - Schedule: There is one episode left in our weekly pregame series: next Tuesday, where we turn our town into a city. Then, on April 7, 2020, Episode 1 debuts. - Patreon: Our Patreon is now monthly! Check out our new tiers and become a member at patreon.com/jointhepartypod. Join by March 31, 2020 to get your name permanently in the credits of Episode 1!   Multitude - NEXT STOP is our newest show! Listen to the trailer at nextstopshow.com or in your podcast app and follow us @NextStopShow on Twitter and Instagram for behind-the-scenes content leading up to the April premiere. - Get your Join the Party enamel pins, Eric’s Labor Party modules, and new merch for all Multitude podcasts at jointhepartypod.com/merch! Our TeePublic (jointhepartypod.com/teepublic) will remain up through the spring.   Sponsors - DungeonCrate, a monthly RPG subscription box designed to enhance your tabletop experience. Get $5 off a new subscription with the code JOINTHEPARTYDC at dungeoncrate.com - Multiverse, an online video game platform making it as easy as possible to make, play, stream, and share tabletop role-playing games. Check out their Kickstarter between March 17 and April 17, 2020; afterward, visit playmultiverse.com!   Find Us Online - website: jointhepartypod.com - patreon: patreon.com/jointhepartypod - twitter: twitter.com/jointhepartypod - facebook: facebook.com/jointhepartypod - instagram: instagram.com/jointhepartypod - tumblr: jointhepartypod.tumblr.com - music: brandongrugle.bandcamp.com - merch: jointhepartypod.com/merch   Cast & Crew - Dungeon Master: Eric Silver - Co-Host, Co-Producer, Editor, Sound Designer, Composer: Brandon Grugle - Co-Host, Co-Producer, Editor: Julia Schifini - Co-Host, Co-Producer: Amanda McLoughlin - Creative Consultant: Connor McLoughlin - Multitude: multitude.productions   About Us Join the Party is a collaborative storytelling and roleplaying podcast, powered by the rules of Dungeons and Dragons. That means a group of friends create a story together, chapter by chapter, that takes us beyond the tabletop to parts unknown. In the first campaign, we explored fantasy adventure, intrigue, magic, and drama. In the newest story, we tackle science, superpowers, a better future, and the responsibility to help others. Every month, we sit down for the Afterparty, where we break down our game and answer your questions about how to play D&D and other roleplaying games at home. We also have segments at the beginning of each campaign to teach people how to play the game themselves. It’s a party, and you’re invited! Find out more at jointhepartypod.com.
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372
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14
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1 week, 4 days