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Superstitions

Every Wednesday, meet us at the intersection of chaos and fate… We’re unveiling the backstories and hidden lessons inside superstitions from around the world, and telling the stories of those who dare to defy them. Can we truly sway supernatural forces to work in our favor? Or are these eerie codes of conduct simply about exerting control in an unpredictable world? 

Superstitions is a Spotify Original from Parcast. New episodes appear every Wednesday. Listen free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts! 

The Curse of the Billy Goat

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  • 3 months ago
  • 35:58

Bad luck is everywhere in the world of sports. But perhaps a famous curse centers around the Chicago Cubs, who didn't win the World Series for 71 years... all because they insulted a goat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Introducing: Adulting with Teala and Nia

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  • 3 months ago
  • 20:53

You’ve heard the rumors. Trembled at the tales. Maybe even have some stories of your own… on what it’s like to enter adulthood. In the newest Spotify Original from Parcast, best friends and performers Teala Dunn and Nia Sioux compare notes on their first forays into the magical world of independence and responsibility — where mistakes are made and naps are taken, frequently. Listen here to Episode 1: Getting Through A Breakup for details of their most memorable splits, and (better) ways to bounce back after a relationship ends. Then search and follow “Adulting” to catch new episodes every Wednesday, free on Spotify! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Don’t Toast with Water

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  • 3 months ago
  • 35:23

Don’t toast with a glass of water, or you’ll wish bad luck upon the toast’s honoree and yourself. Though this European superstition sounds like an excuse to get drunk, it’s really an ancient tool to ward off disaster and death. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Four Leaf Clovers

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  • 160 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 38:03

For St. Patrick's Day, we're exploring the very symbol of good luck itself! Where in history does this Irish tradition come from, and what does its presence say about the land it originated from? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Number of Steps in a Home

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  • 90 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 35:07

You cannot avoid bad luck just by staying indoors. Especially if the number of steps in your home is a multiple of 3. In the Philippines, that is a very bad sign indeed… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rubbing the Seatbelt Light

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  • 5 months ago
  • 32:19

The airplane seatbelt “bing” is near-iconic. But few fliers are aware that pilots perform a secret ritual before pressing the seatbelt button — believing that if they forget, the plane will suffer mechanical problems… or maybe even a deadly catastrophe.