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BS-Free Witchcraft

Trae Dorn

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BS-Free Witchcraft

BS-Free Witchcraft

Trae Dorn

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A monthly podcast on the modern witchcraft movement… minus the usual BS.

Latest Episodes

24. The Craft (1996)

EIt’s strange to think that a 90s teenage horror/urban fantasy film would be massively culturally important to the modern witchcraft movement, but for a generation of witches that’s exactly what The Craft is. In this super long episode of the podcast (seriously — it’s almost an hour and a half), I sit down with Hex Positive‘s Bree NicGarran for a chat about the film. We tackle the themes, plot, and cultural impact of this movie, along with some fun tangents along the way. Buckle up, because one of these times the light’s not gonna be green. (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.) Music: “My (Broken) Heart,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / “Tour Bus,” “Jaracanda,” “Shetland” (Apple Stock Music)

84 MIN2 w ago
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24. The Craft (1996)

23. The Burning Times

EOn this installment of the podcast we tackle probably one of the more controversial topics in the modern witchcraft movement: The Burning Times. What were the actual “Burning Times,” where do we get that phrase from, and what really happened? Also, how has this phrase been used in modern witchcraft. It’s a heavy one, folks. (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.) Music: “So I Said It,” “My (Broken) Heart,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

31 MINMAY 30
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23. The Burning Times

22. Witches 4 Hire

ESo on last month’s episode we talked about would-be-gurus like Leah Steele. This month we’re instead going to look at her low-budget cousins though: Spell Farms. What’s a Spell Farm? They are websites where the average person can plunk down some money for a “witch” to cast a spell for them. And they’re just as reliable and honest as they sound. (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.) Music: “So I Said It,” “My (Broken) Heart,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / “Jaracanda,” “Vintage News,” “Broadcast News” (Apple Music Library)

34 MINAPR 25
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22. Witches 4 Hire

21. A Spiral of BS

ESo we don’t talk about a lot of new age gurus, life coaches, and other “spiritual leaders” on this show. But when a so called “Wealth Witch” reached out to me literally out of nowhere this month… I ended up going down the weirdest rabbit hole that ended at an “Australian Sex Wizard.” That is a sentence I just typed. Last month we went solidly into the Witchcraft category, this month we’re deep into the BS instead. (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.) Music: “Meteor,” “The Man With One Eye” (Trae Dorn) / “Jaracanda,” “Undercover” (Stock Music)

35 MINMAR 28
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21. A Spiral of BS

20. A Dabbler’s Week

EWe’ve talked before about how dabbling in witchcraft is not just perfectly acceptable, but should be encouraged. It leaves the question open though — just how does one dabble? With that in mind, and at the suggestion of Tumblr user AskSecularWitch, I’ve gone through and created a “Dabbler’s Week” — a week of activities that someone could do to get a taste of what my form of witchcraft is like. So yeah. That’s the episode. Important Links: * Get “Magickens” Merch! * Join our Discord * My Dabbler’s Week Tumblr Post * AskSecularWitch’s Original Dabbler’s Week * Approximate-Ritual’s Dabbler’s Week * UpTheWitchyPunx’s Dabbler’s Week — which has been expanded into a full issue of their zine. And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Pattern,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

30 MINFEB 29
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20. A Dabbler’s Week

19. Citation Needed

EWhile reading a post on The Wild Hunt I got to thinking about the wild world of self publishing and Witchcraft books. How does a new Witch know if a source is good or bad? How can they tell if it’s a genuine writer or a pen name optimized for SEO? Why is everything so frickin’ complicated? Oh, and we now have merch. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

26 MINJAN 25
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19. Citation Needed

18. Fricking Candles.

EOn this episode of the podcast we are talking about something this show rarely covers — actual practical spellcraft advice. Specifically, we’re just going to talk about candles. Yep, you read that correctly, this is twenty-something minutes of Trae talking about fricking candles. It’ll make sense when you listen to it. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

26 MIN2019 DEC 28
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18. Fricking Candles.

17. Older Doesn’t Mean Better

EI got a question in my inbox from a listener asking if whether or not knowing a lot of Wicca was created less than a hundred years ago made it feel less legitimate. It’s an interesting question, and whether or not something being more “established” makes it more “real” is something I thought we should tackle. Also, there’s a tiny bit more of that interview with author Bree NicGarran from last episode that serendipitously applied (that was cut), so I’ve included it here. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

23 MIN2019 NOV 30
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17. Older Doesn’t Mean Better

16. Let’s Get Spooky (Again)! ft. Bree NicGarran

EIt’s that spooky time of year again. With Halloween and Samhain coming up in a few days, it’s time to talk about ghost stories again. This time around I’m joined by the author of Grovedaughter Witchery: Practical Spellcraft and The Sisters Grimmoire Bree NicGarran as we talk about our personal experiences with the paranormal. Like last year, this is an extended, hour long episode. Oh, and I complain about deer for a minute in there. Because deer are annoying. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

66 MIN2019 OCT 26
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16. Let’s Get Spooky (Again)! ft. Bree NicGarran

15. Witchcraft vs Paganism

EOn this episode of the podcast we’re digging into the differences between “Paganism” and “Witchcraft.” While there is clearly a lot of overlap between these two umbrella terms, there are some important differences. So, yeah, let’s talk about them. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

22 MIN2019 SEP 28
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15. Witchcraft vs Paganism

Latest Episodes

24. The Craft (1996)

EIt’s strange to think that a 90s teenage horror/urban fantasy film would be massively culturally important to the modern witchcraft movement, but for a generation of witches that’s exactly what The Craft is. In this super long episode of the podcast (seriously — it’s almost an hour and a half), I sit down with Hex Positive‘s Bree NicGarran for a chat about the film. We tackle the themes, plot, and cultural impact of this movie, along with some fun tangents along the way. Buckle up, because one of these times the light’s not gonna be green. (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.) Music: “My (Broken) Heart,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / “Tour Bus,” “Jaracanda,” “Shetland” (Apple Stock Music)

84 MIN2 w ago
Comments
24. The Craft (1996)

23. The Burning Times

EOn this installment of the podcast we tackle probably one of the more controversial topics in the modern witchcraft movement: The Burning Times. What were the actual “Burning Times,” where do we get that phrase from, and what really happened? Also, how has this phrase been used in modern witchcraft. It’s a heavy one, folks. (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.) Music: “So I Said It,” “My (Broken) Heart,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

31 MINMAY 30
Comments
23. The Burning Times

22. Witches 4 Hire

ESo on last month’s episode we talked about would-be-gurus like Leah Steele. This month we’re instead going to look at her low-budget cousins though: Spell Farms. What’s a Spell Farm? They are websites where the average person can plunk down some money for a “witch” to cast a spell for them. And they’re just as reliable and honest as they sound. (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.) Music: “So I Said It,” “My (Broken) Heart,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / “Jaracanda,” “Vintage News,” “Broadcast News” (Apple Music Library)

34 MINAPR 25
Comments
22. Witches 4 Hire

21. A Spiral of BS

ESo we don’t talk about a lot of new age gurus, life coaches, and other “spiritual leaders” on this show. But when a so called “Wealth Witch” reached out to me literally out of nowhere this month… I ended up going down the weirdest rabbit hole that ended at an “Australian Sex Wizard.” That is a sentence I just typed. Last month we went solidly into the Witchcraft category, this month we’re deep into the BS instead. (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.) Music: “Meteor,” “The Man With One Eye” (Trae Dorn) / “Jaracanda,” “Undercover” (Stock Music)

35 MINMAR 28
Comments
21. A Spiral of BS

20. A Dabbler’s Week

EWe’ve talked before about how dabbling in witchcraft is not just perfectly acceptable, but should be encouraged. It leaves the question open though — just how does one dabble? With that in mind, and at the suggestion of Tumblr user AskSecularWitch, I’ve gone through and created a “Dabbler’s Week” — a week of activities that someone could do to get a taste of what my form of witchcraft is like. So yeah. That’s the episode. Important Links: * Get “Magickens” Merch! * Join our Discord * My Dabbler’s Week Tumblr Post * AskSecularWitch’s Original Dabbler’s Week * Approximate-Ritual’s Dabbler’s Week * UpTheWitchyPunx’s Dabbler’s Week — which has been expanded into a full issue of their zine. And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Pattern,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

30 MINFEB 29
Comments
20. A Dabbler’s Week

19. Citation Needed

EWhile reading a post on The Wild Hunt I got to thinking about the wild world of self publishing and Witchcraft books. How does a new Witch know if a source is good or bad? How can they tell if it’s a genuine writer or a pen name optimized for SEO? Why is everything so frickin’ complicated? Oh, and we now have merch. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

26 MINJAN 25
Comments
19. Citation Needed

18. Fricking Candles.

EOn this episode of the podcast we are talking about something this show rarely covers — actual practical spellcraft advice. Specifically, we’re just going to talk about candles. Yep, you read that correctly, this is twenty-something minutes of Trae talking about fricking candles. It’ll make sense when you listen to it. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

26 MIN2019 DEC 28
Comments
18. Fricking Candles.

17. Older Doesn’t Mean Better

EI got a question in my inbox from a listener asking if whether or not knowing a lot of Wicca was created less than a hundred years ago made it feel less legitimate. It’s an interesting question, and whether or not something being more “established” makes it more “real” is something I thought we should tackle. Also, there’s a tiny bit more of that interview with author Bree NicGarran from last episode that serendipitously applied (that was cut), so I’ve included it here. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

23 MIN2019 NOV 30
Comments
17. Older Doesn’t Mean Better

16. Let’s Get Spooky (Again)! ft. Bree NicGarran

EIt’s that spooky time of year again. With Halloween and Samhain coming up in a few days, it’s time to talk about ghost stories again. This time around I’m joined by the author of Grovedaughter Witchery: Practical Spellcraft and The Sisters Grimmoire Bree NicGarran as we talk about our personal experiences with the paranormal. Like last year, this is an extended, hour long episode. Oh, and I complain about deer for a minute in there. Because deer are annoying. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “The Quest of Alomar/Open Skies,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

66 MIN2019 OCT 26
Comments
16. Let’s Get Spooky (Again)! ft. Bree NicGarran

15. Witchcraft vs Paganism

EOn this episode of the podcast we’re digging into the differences between “Paganism” and “Witchcraft.” While there is clearly a lot of overlap between these two umbrella terms, there are some important differences. So, yeah, let’s talk about them. Music: “The Man With One Eye,” “So I Said It,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn)

22 MIN2019 SEP 28
Comments
15. Witchcraft vs Paganism
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