What does “witch” mean to you? Is it a creature of fantasy flying through the midnight skies on a broomstick? Is it a powerful woman stirring a little pot of potions (and maybe a bigger pot of political change)? Is a “witch” someone (or something) magical, something scary, something wonderful, or something else entirely? Or maybe even a combination of any or all of these? This time we sit down to explore witches in folklore and real life with anthropologist and folklorist Sabina Magliocco, then turn to the way witches have appeared on screens both big and small with author Heather Greene in this episode.
Download: Episode 9 – Witches All
My guests for this episode were:
- Dr. Sabina Magliocco, Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and author of the book Witching Culture.
- Heather Greene, author of Lights, Camera, Witchcraft, due out later in 2021.
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Music & Art
All music for this episode (except as noted) is licensed through AudioSocket
“Night of the Witch,” by Testament
“Underworld” and “Sacraments,” by In the Nursery
“Prayer from Lemuria,” by Paul Summerlin
- “Skyway to Terminal,” by Tear Ceremony
“Sunrise Day 2,” by Shirley Cason
- ”Digital Piano,” by HexQ (used by permission of artist)
Images: “Witch’s Shoes,” by Kate Hutcheson (Use with permission of artist) and “Mushrooms” via Pixabay.
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