The ladies had the ultimate dumpster fire shit show weekend with the ever wonderful Rossa Crean and a trip to the Enchanted Forest (and maybe a visit to a certain eating establishment). Hilary also runs down some new and exciting features coming to our Patreon feed! They then welcome Kris Spisak to the show to talk about the history of Baba Yaga and some of the popular misconceptions.

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About Our Guest

Kris Spisak earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the College of William and Mary, her master of liberal arts from the University of Richmond, and did further graduate work in fiction through the University of Iowa. Her award-winning debut novel, The Baba Yaga Mask (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing), was inspired by her family’s experience in the post-WWII Ukrainian diaspora and has been called “A complex, poetic tale” by Kirkus Reviews and “edu-tainment at its best” by the Historical Novel Society. Her latest book, Becoming Baba Yaga: Trickster, Feminist & Witch of the Woods (Red Wheel / Weiser), is new nonfiction that explores how understanding ourselves, our complex world, and our place within history are only a matter of turning to a boney-legged old woman who lives deep in the Eastern European woods. Kris fully believes that well-written words and well-told stories have always changed the world and that they will continue to. She can’t wait to tell you her next tale.  

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