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The Witching Hour

CJ Listro and Shannon Burnette

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The Witching Hour

The Witching Hour

CJ Listro and Shannon Burnette

5
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11
Plays
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A podcast that discusses witches in literature, film, television, history, and pop culture. New episodes on the full and new moon.Sources in this episode: "Halloween in America: Contemporary Customs and Performances" https://www.jstor.org/stable/1499461"The Witches of Halloween Past" https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-witches-of-halloween-past-94494043/

Latest Episodes

The Pendle Witch Trials

EDueling clans of cunning folk! Multiple bewitched horses! Accusations of murder! A devil-boy named Tib! This episode has it all. Join us as we discuss the Pendle Witch Trails of 1612, which are among the best recorded witch trials in history.

54 MIN2019 MAY 8
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The Pendle Witch Trials

Walpurgisnacht

EAcross the pond, Walpurgisnacht has become something of a second Halloween. Join Shannon and CJ as they trace the holiday's pagan origins.

32 MIN2019 APR 20
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Walpurgisnacht

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

EC.J. and Shannon discuss Stacey Hall's witchy debut novel, The Familiars! Set against the backdrop of the Pendle Witch Trails, The Familiars explores the difficulties of being a women during a time when suspicion and accusation run rampant.

62 MIN2019 APR 6
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The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Baba Yaga

EOn this new moon in Pisces, come learn about the fearsome witch of Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga! Baba Yaga is easily one of the most recognizable characters from Eastern Europe, and her ambiguous morality makes her a feminist favorite.

58 MIN2019 MAR 7
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Baba Yaga

The Familiars Series: Owls

EFor this Snow Moon, C.J. and Shannon mix it up a bit by introducing a new series on familiars. Join them in the first installment as they explore the long, witchy history of owls in myth and folklore.

46 MIN2019 FEB 21
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The Familiars Series: Owls

The Love Witch

EJust in time for Valentine's Day, Shannon and C.J. explore Anna Biller's instant feminist classic The Love Witch. Dripping with sumptuous, witchy details, The Love Witch follows Elaine, a young witch who is desperate for love and will do whatever it takes to find the perfect man... even if that means getting rid of those who don't quite make the cut.

112 MIN2019 FEB 5
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The Love Witch

Suspiria Part 2

EShannon and C.J. examine Luca Guadagnino's dazzling 2018 remake of Suspiria.

84 MIN2019 JAN 21
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Suspiria Part 2

Witchcraft and Murder

EC.J. and Shannon explore various murders in history that all have ties to witchcraft or the occult. Topics covered included: The California Witch Killers Adolfo Constanzo Mary Bateman The Zodiac Killer Richard Ramirez Elizabeth Bathory Lawrence Harris Irenia Cotner, Jenny Wolfe, and Oscar Eck

61 MIN2019 JAN 6
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Witchcraft and Murder

La Befana

EJust in time for the holiday season, C.J. and Shannon discuss the Italian Christmas witch La Befana. Sources discussed: "Some Notes on Italian Folk Customs" by Stanley Gee https://www.jstor.org/stable/1260143 Outro Music: The Holly and The Ivy by Mediaeval Baebes

49 MIN2018 DEC 22
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La Befana

Isobel Gowdie

EShannon and C.J. missed the limited Suspiria release, so in the mean time, enjoy the fascinating tale of Isobel Gowdie from Scotland's Early Modern Period. Gowdie is famous for providing some of the most detailed confessions of witchcraft ever recorded, and they included fantastical encounters with fairies, the Devil, and other witches. You can listen to the symphony her story inspired here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSE7JWAuA8 The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft, and Dark Shamanism in Seventeen-Century Scotland: https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Isobel-Gowdie-Witchcraft-Seventeenth-Century/dp/1845191803 Read along for the upcoming episode about the witch of Lime Street: https://www.amazon.com/Witch-Lime-Street-Seduction-Houdini/dp/0307451070/

68 MIN2018 DEC 7
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Isobel Gowdie

Latest Episodes

The Pendle Witch Trials

EDueling clans of cunning folk! Multiple bewitched horses! Accusations of murder! A devil-boy named Tib! This episode has it all. Join us as we discuss the Pendle Witch Trails of 1612, which are among the best recorded witch trials in history.

54 MIN2019 MAY 8
Comments
The Pendle Witch Trials

Walpurgisnacht

EAcross the pond, Walpurgisnacht has become something of a second Halloween. Join Shannon and CJ as they trace the holiday's pagan origins.

32 MIN2019 APR 20
Comments
Walpurgisnacht

The Familiars by Stacey Halls

EC.J. and Shannon discuss Stacey Hall's witchy debut novel, The Familiars! Set against the backdrop of the Pendle Witch Trails, The Familiars explores the difficulties of being a women during a time when suspicion and accusation run rampant.

62 MIN2019 APR 6
Comments
The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Baba Yaga

EOn this new moon in Pisces, come learn about the fearsome witch of Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga! Baba Yaga is easily one of the most recognizable characters from Eastern Europe, and her ambiguous morality makes her a feminist favorite.

58 MIN2019 MAR 7
Comments
Baba Yaga

The Familiars Series: Owls

EFor this Snow Moon, C.J. and Shannon mix it up a bit by introducing a new series on familiars. Join them in the first installment as they explore the long, witchy history of owls in myth and folklore.

46 MIN2019 FEB 21
Comments
The Familiars Series: Owls

The Love Witch

EJust in time for Valentine's Day, Shannon and C.J. explore Anna Biller's instant feminist classic The Love Witch. Dripping with sumptuous, witchy details, The Love Witch follows Elaine, a young witch who is desperate for love and will do whatever it takes to find the perfect man... even if that means getting rid of those who don't quite make the cut.

112 MIN2019 FEB 5
Comments
The Love Witch

Suspiria Part 2

EShannon and C.J. examine Luca Guadagnino's dazzling 2018 remake of Suspiria.

84 MIN2019 JAN 21
Comments
Suspiria Part 2

Witchcraft and Murder

EC.J. and Shannon explore various murders in history that all have ties to witchcraft or the occult. Topics covered included: The California Witch Killers Adolfo Constanzo Mary Bateman The Zodiac Killer Richard Ramirez Elizabeth Bathory Lawrence Harris Irenia Cotner, Jenny Wolfe, and Oscar Eck

61 MIN2019 JAN 6
Comments
Witchcraft and Murder

La Befana

EJust in time for the holiday season, C.J. and Shannon discuss the Italian Christmas witch La Befana. Sources discussed: "Some Notes on Italian Folk Customs" by Stanley Gee https://www.jstor.org/stable/1260143 Outro Music: The Holly and The Ivy by Mediaeval Baebes

49 MIN2018 DEC 22
Comments
La Befana

Isobel Gowdie

EShannon and C.J. missed the limited Suspiria release, so in the mean time, enjoy the fascinating tale of Isobel Gowdie from Scotland's Early Modern Period. Gowdie is famous for providing some of the most detailed confessions of witchcraft ever recorded, and they included fantastical encounters with fairies, the Devil, and other witches. You can listen to the symphony her story inspired here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oSE7JWAuA8 The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic, Witchcraft, and Dark Shamanism in Seventeen-Century Scotland: https://www.amazon.com/Visions-Isobel-Gowdie-Witchcraft-Seventeenth-Century/dp/1845191803 Read along for the upcoming episode about the witch of Lime Street: https://www.amazon.com/Witch-Lime-Street-Seduction-Houdini/dp/0307451070/

68 MIN2018 DEC 7
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Isobel Gowdie
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