New World Witchery - The Search for American Traditional Witchcraft

New World Witchery - The Search for American Traditional Witchcraft

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This is a show about magic, specifically the magic practiced in North America. Join hosts Cory & Laine as they discuss and explore American traditional witchcraft.


Special Episode – The Seven Gates of Hell
Oct 14
Summary: As we continue in our Doorways into Darkness All Hallows Read series, we visit York, Pennsylvania to explore the Seven Gates of Hell. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some…
Episode 153 – Death Midwifery with Victoria Young
Oct 10
Summary: We talk about the value of end-of-life planning from a practical and spiritual standpoint, and look at the work of death midwives with our special guest, Victoria Young. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as…
Special Episode – The Third Floor
Oct 7
Summary: We begin our All Hallows Read stories for 2019 with a story of an eerie office space, and a doorway that may be a gateway to something terrifying. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month,…
Episode 152 – Honoring Ancestors with Mallorie Vaudoise
Sep 26
Summary: We discuss the power of connecting with ancestors (and just what we mean with that term), as well as finding spirituality while locked in a bathroom, with author, folk magician, and dancer Mallorie Vaudoise. Please check out our Patreon page! You…
Episode 151 – Annual Owls 2019
Sep 13
Summary: We’re digging through the mailbag to answer your questions from email, voicemail, social media and more! We talk about ancestral spirits, revisit our seaside sorcery show, and enjoy a saucy bit of verse on the topic of nekkid witches. Please…
Episode 150 – Tarot and Taoist Magic with Benebell Wen
Aug 29
Summary: We talk about decks, divination, Taoist folk magic, and talismans with author and teacher Benebell Wen. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same…
Episode 149 – Seaside Sorcery
Aug 15
Summary: In this episode we talk mermaids and manatees, sexy seashells, and far too many Disney movies. Join us down at the shore as we discuss the magic of (and around) the ocean! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as…
Episode 148 – Exhibiting Witchcraft
Jul 12
Summary: We’re taking a bit of a magical road trip and visiting a couple of witchy museum exhibits this time. We’ll stop by Cornell University to chat about the recent “The World Bewitch’d” exhibit there with one of the curators, then hop over to…
Episode 147 – Everyday Magical Objects Redux
Jun 27
Summary: This time we’re looking at a few more of the everyday objects our listeners have sent in and seeing what sorts of magic we can make of them. We talk astrology and wristwatches, trunk-or-treat altar spaces, and aromatherapy necklaces as magical…
Episode 146 – Besom Stang and Sword with Chris and Tara
Jun 13
Summary: We sit down and visit with old friends Chris Orapello and Tara-Love Maguire about the evolution of their Black Tree tradition of magic, the ways folk magic and witchcraft fit into a contemporary world, how natural magic and climate change impact…
Episode 145 – Glamour and Beauty Magic
May 27
Summary: We’re talking about the ways folk magic gets used for purposes of beauty-enhancement and attraction this time. We start with a little game of folklore fear factor (sort of), then discuss things like magical bathing and weaving a bit of magic into…
Episode 144 – Southern Cunning with Aaron Oberon
Apr 29
Summary: We’re talking about life as a swamp witch today with author Aaron Oberon! Aaron takes us through his work with “folkloric witchcraft” and the ways he both draws on his Southern roots and adapts them to meet contemporary needs. He’ll share his…
Episode 143 – The Magical Home
Apr 18
Summary: For this episode we decided to do a magical mental tour of the home, and explore how the different spaces in our dwelling places are used magically. We talk sex and protection in the bedroom, magical blankets and occult summonings in children’s…
Episode 142 – Techno Sorcery and Digital Magic
Mar 14
Summary: We look at folk magic from a “new” perspective this time (which isn’t really very new at all). We discuss embedded spells in webpage code, shuffle-o-mancy and radio divination, and how to make a meme into a spell as we look at where magic and…
Episode 141 – New Years Divininations Revisited
Feb 28
Summary: We return to our divination workings from back at the beginning of 2018 to see how everything came together (or in some cases, didn’t). Then we throw some cards to see what the year ahead will bring. Please check out our Patreon page! You can…
Episode 140 – Culture and Witchcraft with Lilith Dorsey
Feb 14
Summary We interview author and blogger Lilith Dorsey about her recent response to an article on “Black witches” in The Atlantic, as well as the role traditions and pop culture play in shaping contemporary witchcraft and folk magic. Please check out our…
Episode 139 – Light Magic for Dark Times with Lisa Marie Basile
Jan 30
Summary: This time we’re chatting with poet, author, and witch Lisa Marie Basile about her book Light Magic for Dark Times, the intersections of self-care and folk magic, and the way magical practice and poetry can overlap. Please check out our Patreon…
Sneak Peek: Myth Taken Episode 0-0
Jan 18
Hello everyone! We mentioned in our last show that we would be launching a new podcast soon, and today we’re getting the first episode out there! It’s called Myth Taken: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast, and you can probably guess what our main subject…
Episode 138 – A New Year and Magical Self Care
Jan 11
Summary: We look back at 2018’s witchy highlights and talk about some of our upcoming projects for the new year, then discuss folk magical approaches to self care for the new year as well. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show…
Episode 137 – Yuletide Cheer! 2018
Dec 21, 2018
Summary: In our annual holiday episode, we turn to the natural world for carols and lessons on the plants and animals of the Yuletide season. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some…
Episode 136 – Graveyard Lore Part II
Nov 29, 2018
Summary: We return under cover of darkness to the creaky gates and mossy tombstones of graveyards and crypts for this show. We cover a witch ring in a New York cemetery, spooky teenage trips to haunted graveyards, and holding your breath as you pass the…
Episode 135 – Building a Magical Tradition with Ivo Dominguez Jr
Nov 19, 2018
Summary: We have a conversation with Neopagan author and tradition elder Ivo Dominguez, Jr. about his work in growing his tradition, living through the Neopagan boom of the 80s and 90s, and the New Alexandrian Library project. Please check out our Patreon…
Episode 134 – Graveyard Lore Part I
Oct 30, 2018
Summary: In this episode, we visit the crypts and churchyards to bring you some of our favorite graveyard lore. Huge thanks to those who submitted ideas for this! We’ve got more than enough for a part two another time, so if your submission isn’t here,…
Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Drinking Companions
Oct 26, 2018
Summary: Our final story comes from Chinese folklore, and tells the tale of a fisherman who generously shared his wine with a ghost and found out just what a good friend the dead can be. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for…
Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Aaron Kelly’s Bones
Oct 19, 2018
Summary: We roam down South for a story of a dancing corpse in the latest spooky October tale, “Aaron Kelly’s Bones.” Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the…
Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – A Pretty Girl in the Road
Oct 12, 2018
Summary: Our Halloween storytelling continues with a popular legend that people have been telling for over a century, “A Pretty Girl in the Road.” Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get…
Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – The Adventure of the German Student
Oct 5, 2018
Summary: We begin our annual tradition of spooky stories by hearing Washington Irving’s “The Adventure of the German Student.” Our theme this year is the dead returning from the grave, so prepare for a month of ghoulish delights! Please check out our…
Episode 133 – From You to Us – Listener Feedback 2018
Sep 28, 2018
Summary: We’re digging through listener responses to our shows and topics to bring you an apology, some thoughts on the Sephora witch kit controversy, and folklore about rabbits and red hats. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the…
Episode 132 – Bodies, Gender, and Witchcraft with Paige from the Fat Feminist Witch
Sep 18, 2018
Summary: We’re joined in this episode by Paige from the Fat Feminist Witch podcast to talk about the importance of listening, reclaiming “scary words,” the power of podcasting and social media in witchy circles (for good and ill), intersectional…
Episode 131 – Disney Magic Part One
Aug 31, 2018
Summary: Cory and Laine start an ongoing discussion of the use of magic in Disney films, looking at the cultural context, the fairy tale sources, and the specific practices found in some of the films. We cover Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and…
Episode 130 – Dirt Sorcery and Six Ways with Aidan Wachter
Aug 16, 2018
Summary: This time around we’re chatting with author and talisman-maker Aidan Wachter about his workshop, chaos magic, the importance of breath, and dirt sorcery. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a…
Episode 129 – Raising Witchlets with Betwixt and Between
Jul 30, 2018
Summary: This time we have a crossover episode with the magical mamas from Betwixt and Between! In our portion of the conversation, we talk animism, hedgewitchery, and raising kids with witchy traditions (even when they’re not your own). Please check out…
Episode 128 – Borderlands Lore with David Bowles
Jul 13, 2018
Summary: We look at the supernatural folklore and mythology of the Borderlands area along the Mexican-U.S. boundary in this episode. We talk to author, professor, and story collector David Bowles about his experiences growing up there, the legends that…
Special Episode – The Ritual of Gestures Experiment
Jun 18, 2018
Summary: This is one of our “Tales from the Witching Hour” practical episodes in which we discuss spells or rituals we’ve tried and our experiences with them. This time, we talk about a joint effort to do Cunningham’s “Ritual of Gestures,” the ways it…
Special Episode – Sound Sigils
May 30, 2018
Summary: This is a (highly experimental) episode that features three audio charms (or “sound sigils” as Cory calls them). They incorporate traditional materials but also some fairly out-there stuff, too. If you have audio sensory issues, we won’t blame…
Episode 127 – Witchcraft and the Senses
May 17, 2018
Summary: Laine and Cory discuss the role of the standard “five senses” within their witchraft, as well as how impairment or differences in those senses can inform or change our magical practice. We talk about incense, rune cookies, sensory deprivation,…
Episode 126 – Magic and the Great Lakes
Apr 26, 2018
Summary: In our continuing quest to explore the North American magical landscape, we turn to a massive section of the continent chock-full of magic: the Great Lakes Region. Special guests Scarlet from Lakefront Pagan Voice and Witchdoctor Utu from Dragon…
Episode 125 – Elements
Apr 12, 2018
Summary: This time we’re looking at an aspect of magic that we’ve (surprisingly) not gotten into before: the elements. We discuss the Classical elements, other elemental systems (there may be a mention of Einsteinium involved), and what underlies the use…
Episode 124 – Tatterdemalion and the Magic of Northern California
Mar 16, 2018
Summary: We invite the lovely, myth-making Sylvia Lindsteadt onto our show to discuss her folktale-novel Tatterdemalion. We discuss the role the landscape has played in shaping her work, how the mythic word intrudes into the everyday in Northern…
Episode 123 – Everyday Magical Objects Revisited
Feb 16, 2018
Summary: We dig back into the listener suggestions for everyday magical objects and look at another round of commonplace (or uncommonplace) items and how they can fit into a magical practice. Everything from the dapper gentlewitch’s accessories to…
Episode 122 – Divining the New Year
Jan 18, 2018
Summary: We launch our eighth year of podcasting with an episode that looks forward to the coming months through divination. Lots and lots of divination! Laine and Cory try out several different divinatory methods (some they’ve used before, and some they…
Episode 121 – Yuletide Fear! 2017 (The Statue)
Dec 21, 2017
Summary: We return to a place you should already have forgotten (and we know if you haven’t) in our eerie, time-twisting tale for the 2017 holiday season. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month,…
Episode 120 – Yuletide Cheer! 2017
Dec 21, 2017
Summary: In our Yuletide episode, we listen to carols (and of course some wassails), hear a story about an ember-eating ancient creature, and share listener greetings for the season. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as…
Episode 119 – Of Cauldrons and Sigils with Laura Tempest Zakroff
Dec 15, 2017
Summary: We discuss all sorts of topics as we bring on author, dancer, artist, and all around righteous witch Laura Tempest Zakroff. We hear her takes on the many forms of cauldrons (you have more in your house than you know), sigils, and contemporary…
Episode 118 – The Satanic Panic
Nov 30, 2017
Summary: TRIGGER WARNING: This episode deals with some sensitive and difficult concepts including child abuse. Please take care of yourself and do not listen if that will cause you harm. In this episode, we are tackling the historical and cultural…
Episode 117 – Everyday Magical Objects
Nov 15, 2017
Summary: This is the episode in which we tackle some of the many wonderful submissions to our “everyday magical object” contest. We’ve got ideas for cat whiskers, subway coins, and skeleton keys, among others, and we’ll be introducing plans for our new…
Episode 116 – Spooky Stories Live! 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Summary: For our recent live broadcast/group chat, we brought on two of our supporters—AthenaBeth and Heather—to share their spookiest encounters. Then we all discussed other spooky stories sent in by listeners, and the eerie #DearDavid phenomenon. Please…
Special Episode – The Talking Board
Oct 27, 2017
Summary: In our third October 2017 #AllHallowsRead tale, we’re turning to a familiar trope: the slumber party séance with a Ouija board. Of course, this being October and the month of spooky stories, things do not turn out all that well for those using…
Special Episode – Can Peter Play?
Oct 13, 2017
Summary: Our second #AllHallowsRead episode is about a game almost everyone has played: tag. Only this time, we’re playing in the dark, and a new player arrives just in time to cause a few chills. Play: Download: Special Episode – Can Peter Play -Sources-…
Special Episode – The Dumb Supper
Oct 6, 2017
Special Episode – The Dumb Supper Summary: This is our first 2017 #AllHallowsRead tale, “The Dumb Supper.” A girl and her friends try out a marriage divination ritual, and find out that things don’t always go according to plan. Play: Download: Special…
Episode 115 – We Have the Best Listeners
Sep 25, 2017
Summary: We dig into our witchy mail bag for this episode. We discuss the land of Oz, fumigating your purse or wallet, and announcing contest winners, among many other topics. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little…
Episode 114 – Of Suns, Stars, and Magic
Aug 18, 2017
Summary: With the solar eclipse coming up, we look at eclipse folklore and magic, then expand into the heavens to discuss other solar and stellar lore and enchantments. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a…
Episode 113 – If You Don’t Have Homemade Wool of Bat, Storebought is Fine
Jul 24, 2017
For this episode, we’re looking at our personal practices and figuring out how we decide what ingredients to use, when, and why. We talk about sourcing magical ingredients, using spell kits, and how we “shop” for magic in the everyday world. Please check…
Episode 112 – A Witch in the Family
Jun 26, 2017
Summary: In this episode, we’re discussing the lore and practicality of witchcraft passed through a family line. We’ll talk about the idea of a magical lineage or heritage and the ways we’ve thought about passing on our own magical practices. Please check…
Episode 111 – Magical Travel
May 22, 2017
Summary: We cover magical travel from a few different angles in this episode, including protection while traveling, bringing magical supplies with you when you’re on the road, and folklore about traveling. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help…
Episode 110 – Live Walpurgisnacht Broadcast 2017 (Magical Things)
May 11, 2017
Summary: This episode is a recording of our recent live broadcast in which Cory discusses magical objects, gifts, and ‘things’ with fill-in co-host AthenaBeth Black and guest Achija Branvin Sionach. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support…
Episode 109 – African American Hoodoo with Yvonne Chireau
Apr 28, 2017
Summary: We discuss the role of hoodoo and folk magic in the African American community with our guest, Professor Yvonne P. Chireau. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome…
Episode 108 – Doing Magic for Others
Mar 23, 2017
Summary: This episode finds us looking at the idea of doing spells for other people (even when they may not know about it) as well as doing magic for communities and doing magic for money. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show…
Episode 107 – Enchanted Tennessee with Tony Kail and Rebecca Petersen
Mar 10, 2017
Summary: We move across the state of Tennessee in this episode, discussing hoodoo in Memphis, the magical scene in Nashville, and hearing stories of the Bell Witch and a hexed gun along the way. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the…
Episode 106 – Money Magic
Feb 23, 2017
Summary: We finally take a long-overdue look at various money magic and prosperity spells in our repertoire in this episode. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards…
Episode 105 – Backwards and Forwards
Jan 26, 2017
Summary: We look at the year behind us and the year ahead (and discuss a bit of listener email) in our first official episode of 2017. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome…
Episode 104 – Yuletide Fear! 2016
Dec 21, 2016
Summary: This episode explores the dark side of the winter holiday season, with a pair of scary ghost stories and an interview with Krampus expert Al Ridenour. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a…
Episode 103 – Yuletide Cheer! 2016
Dec 21, 2016
Summary: In our annual holiday episode, we listen to carols, share some holiday memories (and a few tears), and talk about how we welcome in the winter. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month,…
Episode 102 – Evil
Nov 22, 2016
Summary: We take a look at the concept of Evil as it relates to magic and witchcraft. Is there such a thing? What guides a witch’s moral compass? Do witches ever summon demons? And just what kind of shenanigans is Cory up to, anyway? Please check out our…
Episode 101 – Ghost Stories Live!
Nov 4, 2016
Summary: This is the downloadable podcast version of our recent MIxlr broadcast, which featured listener ghost stories for the spooky Hallows/late Autumn season. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a…
Special Episode – Weird Tales – The Pale Man
Oct 28, 2016
Summary: Our last (official) #AllHallowsRead tale is “The Pale Man,” by Julius Long. A lonely man visiting a country hotel finds himself pondering a strange guest down the hall, one that keeps changing rooms and moving closer and closer. Play: Download:…
Episode 100 – The Witch Must Die!
Oct 21, 2016
Summary: We tackle the thorny, magical, and morbid world of death from a personal and a magical perspective. We discuss our own experiences with death, some folkloric ideas about death and witchcraft, and a little bit about our thoughts on the afterlife.…
Special Episode – Weird Tales – Four Wooden Stakes
Oct 14, 2016
Summary: Continuing our theme of stories from the Weird Tales magazine published in the mid-twentieth century, we share “Four Wooden Stakes,” by Victor Rowan. This #AllHallowsRead raises the dead as two old friends fight for their lives against a creature…
Special Episode – Weird Tales – The Night Wire
Oct 7, 2016
Summary: We begin our annual #AllHallowsRead episode series with “The Night Wire,” by H.F. Arnold. Our theme this year will be stories from the American horror/sci-fi magazine, Weird Tales, which published from the 1920s to the 1950s. This story features…
Sneak Preview – Chasing Foxfire Episode 1 – Glow
Sep 26, 2016
Hello everyone! The episode enclosed is not a New World Witchery episode. Not exactly. It exists because our wonderful listeners have been supportive and kind and generous over the years, and provided me with a way to make something new and different. But…
Episode 99 – Checking Our Owls
Sep 19, 2016
Summary: We tackle listener feedback this episode, addressing topics like discovering magical heritage, mojo bags, seasonal festivals, and adapting spells for others. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a…
Special Episode – Witches When and Where Roundtable
Sep 1, 2016
Summary: This episode is a special condensed version of one of our bi-monthly Patreon group discussions. The conversation was just so good, and we wanted to share some highlights of it with you. We talk about the times and places we most dream about…
Episode 98 – Ilvermorny
Aug 12, 2016
Summary: This episode, we turn our attention to the Potterverse and J.K. Rowling’s North American school of magic, Ilvermorny. We talk about the school house divisions, the mascots, and some of the differences between the Old World and the New that caught…
Episode 97 – A Lunar Wheel of the Year
Jul 28, 2016
Summary: This time we go through the year, looking at the various names for full and dark moons, and try to come up with some magic that matches the specific lunar cycles. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a…
Episode 96 – Curanderismo with Cheo Torres
Jul 15, 2016
Summary: Today’s episode is all about the traditional Hispanic-American healing system known as curanderismo. We speak with University of New Mexico Professor Eliseo “Cheo” Torres on the topic, hear about one of the folk saints form the tradition, and…
Episode 95 – The Audio Spellbook Volume Two
Jun 17, 2016
Summary: We bring you (or actually, YOU bring you) the second edition of our Audio Spellbook. This one is focused on the idea of “Everyday Magic,” which you can do using simple, common ingredients or tools. We have a nice set of spells for you covering…
Episode 94 – The Wheel of the Year
May 27, 2016
Summary: This time around (get it? Puns!) we look at the Neo-Pagan wheel of the year. We also discuss the importance of cycles in magical and spiritual practice, and we announce our latest contest winner. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help…
Episode 93 – Bright Mothers
May 13, 2016
Summary: EDIT: We’ve had a very informative and respectful email from a listener that pointed out a few errors in my retelling of the Haitian tale about Obatala, Yemoja, and Shango. I would like to note that Yemoja is not historically associated with…
Episode 92 – Sabbats and Esbats
Apr 22, 2016
Summary: In this episode, we look at witch gatherings under full moons and around bonfires, from tales in folklore to what we do when we get together with other witches. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a…
Episode 91 – Appalachian Plant Lore with Becky Beyer
Apr 7, 2016
Summary: We spend some time outside in this episode, where we talk Appalachian magic and plants with Becky Beyer of Blood & Spicebush. In the second part of the show, Cory tries something new and does a “practical pathworking” in the woods. Please check…
Episode 90 – Amulets and Talismans
Mar 22, 2016
Summary: We spend this episode talking about amulets and talismans. How do they work? Which ones do we like using? And which ones do we really want to try out in the future? Lots of good discussion this time around! Please check out our Patreon page! You…
Episode 89 – New England Witchery
Feb 29, 2016
Summary: This episode is all about witchcraft in New England. We speak to folklorist Peter Muise and review the new folk horror film, The Witch, which is set in Colonial New England. Lots of spooky, witchy goings-on this time around! We hope you enjoy!…
Episode 88 – Everyday Magic
Feb 15, 2016
Summary: We look back at the subject of broom closets this time around, and then dive into the uses of everyday and household ingredients in folk magic. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month,…
Episode 87 – Revisiting Cold Spells
Jan 24, 2016
Episode 87 – Revisiting Cold Spells Summary: We start our episode by looking back at an earlier episode’s topic, getting out of a magical ‘cold spell’ or rut. The second part of the show is about how our witchcraft practices have evolved over the past few…
Episode 86 – Local Witchcraft with Chris Orapello
Jan 11, 2016
Episode 86 – Local Witchcraft with Chris Orapello Summary: In this show, Cory interviews Chris Orapello and his Majestic Consort, Tara, about their work with their local folkloric spirit, as well as their personal journeys into magical practice. Please…
Special Episode – Favorite Episodes
Jan 4, 2016
Special Episode – Favorite Episodes Summary: We take advantage of a rare opportunity to chat in person, and discuss some of our favorite past episodes of New World Witchery (if you’re a new listener, this is a good way to get a feel for some of our…
Episode 85 – Yuletide Cheer! 2015
Dec 21, 2015
Episode 85 – Yuletide Cheer! 2015 Summary: Our annual holiday music show is light on the talk (due to Cory’s recent illness) and heavy on the, well, wassailing. So pour a warm cup of something delicious and enjoy! Please check out our Patreon page! You…
Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic
Dec 21, 2015
Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic Summary: This episode is a season-appropriate discussion of toys in magic, particularly dolls. We’ll talk about how dolls and poppets get used magically, as well as why they tend to show up in folk and popular horror so often.…
Episode 83 – Shapeshifting Revisited
Dec 2, 2015
Episode 83 – Shapeshifting Revisited Summary: Tonight we have a special guest with us to discuss shapeshifting once more. Plus we’ll hear an Appalachian folktale and a few shapeshifting spells, too! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support…
Episode 82 – Shapeshifting
Nov 23, 2015
Episode 82 – Shapeshifting Summary: This time, we look at the lore of shapeshifting witches, including loup-garous, Wampus cats, and skinwalkers. We also briefly discuss the idea of hag-riding. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the…
Episode 81 – Magical Occupations Revisited
Oct 30, 2015
Episode 81 – Magical Occupations Revisited Summary: We launch our super-exciting and fun Patreon campaign! Come support us and help us grow (and get cool stuff at the same time)! We also revisit one of the topics we enjoyed most in our early days, Magical…
Special Episode – Daddy Splitfoot’s Fireside Tales (Part Two)
Oct 26, 2015
Summary: Come pull up a chair by the fireside with Daddy Splitfoot and listen to some devilish folklore submitted by listeners (and expanded upon by your sinister host). This time we visit the American West, particularly the Mormon cultural region, for…
Special Episode – Daddy Splitfoot’s Fireside Tales (Part One)
Oct 9, 2015
Summary: Come pull up a chair by the fireside with Daddy Splitfoot and listen to some devilish folklore submitted by listeners (and expanded upon by your sinister host). Play: Download: Special Episode – Daddy Splitfoot’s Fireside Tales (Part One)…
Episode 80 – Call and Response
Sep 21, 2015
Episode 80 – Call and Response Summary: In this month’s episode, we’re responding to some of our listener mail and feedback. We’ll talk about interfaith relationships, doing magical research, folk magic in the Western U.S., and address some questions…
Episode 79 – Pow-wow with Rob Phoenix
Aug 21, 2015
Episode 79 – Pow-wow with Rob Phoenix Summary: This episode focuses on the Pennsylvania Dutch system of folk healing and magic known as Pow-wow (among many other names). We look at the cultural history, the religious contexts, and the actual practice of…
Special Episode – The Messenger
Jul 22, 2015
Special Episode – The Messenger Cory reads a long but tantalizing tale from horror master Robert W. Chambers as part of the Halloween in July theme. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 78 – Summer of Horror
Jun 30, 2015
Episode 78 – Summer of Horror Laine and Cory explore their favorite films from the supernatural and folk horror genres, and bring the first taste of Halloween in July. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 77 – What Do Witches Do
May 25, 2015
Episode 77 – What Do Witches Do We mine the depths of history and folklore to try to discover where witches might have come from and just what they actually do. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 76 – Spring Symbols
Apr 27, 2015
Episode 76 – Spring Symbols Today we’re tackling a hodgepodge of springtime symbols, including rabbits, eggs, maypoles, and flowers. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 75 – Moon Magic
Mar 23, 2015
Episode 75 – Moon Magic Laine returns and we discuss the lore and magical uses of the moon. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 74 – Grimoires with Atticus Hob
Feb 27, 2015
Episode 74 – Grimoires with Atticus Hob Our February episode features a discussion of magical books with Atticus Hob. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 73 – Protection Magic
Jan 26, 2015
Episode 73 – Protection Magic We begin 2015 by looking at personal protection spells and talismans. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 72 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part Three)
Dec 22, 2014
Episode 72 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part Three) Our last holiday show of 2014 is our music episode, featuring songs that should put you in the yuletide spirit. Bon Yule! (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 71 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part Two)
Dec 22, 2014
Episode 71 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part Two) Our second 2014 holiday show includes a mini-documentary on the Krampuslauf Philadelphia parade and an interview with author Linda Raedisch. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 70 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part One)
Dec 22, 2014
Episode 70 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part One) The first of our 2014 holiday episodes. This one features a lengthy discussion of Christmas monsters with a familiar voice. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 69 – Goodbye Peter
Nov 3, 2014
Episode 69 – Goodbye Peter A raw, emotional, and sometimes rambling-but-heartfelt goodbye to friend and teacher Peter Paddon (1964-2014). (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – The Green Man of Pittsburgh
Oct 25, 2014
Special Episode – The Green Man of Pittsburgh Tonight’s story is an urban legend from Pittsburgh. And it just might be true… (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – Haunted Heads
Oct 17, 2014
Special Episode – Haunted Heads This evening we bring you two stories which have become urban legends, focusing on the creepy cranium. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – The Last Dance
Oct 10, 2014
Special Episode – The Last Dance Our second All Hallows Read episode this year is an urban legend centered on a San Antonio nightclub, and a rather unwelcome guest. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – Pushed
Oct 3, 2014
Special Episode – Pushed We begin our 2014 All Hallows Read with a story of high school bullying…and revenge. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 68 – Magical Pennsylvania
Sep 26, 2014
Episode 68 – Magical Pennsylvania This evening we explore the magic of Pennsylvania with stories, interviews, and song. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 67 – Curanderismo with Carolina Gonzalez
Aug 28, 2014
Episode 67 – Curanderismo with Carolina Gonzalez Tonight we briefly examine the practices of brujeria and curanderismo, then have an interview with Canarian curandera Carolina Gonzalez. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 66 – Sacred Artistry with Bri Saussy
Aug 1, 2014
Episode 66 – Sacred Artistry with Bri Saussy In this episode, we discuss Sacred Artistry and an Enchanted Worldview with Bri Saussy of Milagro Roots. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 65 – The Slender Man Discussion (with Fire Lyte)
Jun 26, 2014
Episode 65 – The Slender Man Discussion (with Fire Lyte) This show features a special extended discussion with Fire Lyte of Inciting a Riot. We will look at the recent Slender Man stabbing case, mental health, and folk faith and action in the magical…
Episode 64 – Sex and Magic
May 29, 2014
Episode 64 – Sex and Magic In this show we look at using sex as a magical tool, and we discuss the ethics of mingling sex and magic. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 63 – The Dark Mother
May 12, 2014
Episode 63 – The Dark Mother Tonight we’re featuring a tribute to the figure of the Dark Mother, with songs, stories, and poetry by a special guest! (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 62 – Pregnancy and Birth Lore
Apr 16, 2014
Episode 62 – Pregnancy and Birth Lore Tonight we tackle the many interesting and unusual tales and traditions surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – Ice Cream
Apr 1, 2014
Special Episode – Ice Cream We return to the little town of Blackbird Falls for an April Fools’ visit. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 61 – Mardi Gras!
Mar 4, 2014
Episode 61 – Mardi Gras! We look at the various traditions, festivities, and delights of Mardi Gras and Carnival, and then explore Lent with a special guest. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 60 – Aesthetics and Mechanics
Feb 26, 2014
Episode 60 – Aesthetics and Mechanics Tonight we’re responding to a pair of conversations from other shows on witchy aesthetics and the mechanics of magic. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 59 – A New Year for Witches
Jan 27, 2014
Episode 59 – A New Year for Witches In this show, we discuss our plans for this year’s shows, as well as recent media portrayals of witches. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 58 – Yuletide Cheer! 2013
Dec 15, 2013
Episode 58 – Yuletide Cheer! 2013 Our annual wintery fruitcake of music, poetry, & other holiday goodies! (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 57 – New Orleans
Nov 25, 2013
Episode 57 – New Orleans In this extended episode, we revisit our recent trip to the magical city of New Orleans. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – The Visitor
Oct 25, 2013
Special Episode – The Visitor Our final 2013 storytelling episode focuses on the genre of radio drama. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – A Hearse of Verse
Oct 18, 2013
Special Episode – A Hearse of Verse In this episode we have a selection of ghastly and witchy music and poetry. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – From Beyond the Grave
Oct 11, 2013
Special Episode – From Beyond the Grave Tonight we feature four short stories of the dead affecting the living from the Otherworld. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Oct 4, 2013
Special Episode – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow In our first All Hallows Read episode of 2013, we hear ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,’ by Washington Irving. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 56 – Harvest Home
Sep 27, 2013
Episode 56 – Harvest Home Today we’re looking at a variety of Autumn celebrations through stories, poetry, music, and essays. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 55 – The State of Conjure
Aug 26, 2013
Episode 55 – The State of Conjure This episode features a special one-hour interview with the cast of Conjure Crossroads, discussing the state of conjure in the US. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 54 – Raising a Magical Family
Jul 29, 2013
Episode 54 – Raising a Magical Family Tonight we discuss raising kids around magic and in magical households. Plus we look at mixed faith marriages and the “spouse-space” (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 53 – Papisticall Charmes
Jun 30, 2013
Episode 53 – Papisticall Charmes A look at various Catholic folk magical practices from the New World. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 52 – Fairies
May 24, 2013
Episode 52 – Fairies This episode focuses on fairies in the New World, plus we have an interview with Signe Pike. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 51 – Magical Places
Apr 29, 2013
Episode 51 – Magical Places This show centers on a variety of magical locations from legend and folklore. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 50 – Mountain Magic
Mar 30, 2013
Episode 50 – Mountain Magic This episode features a discussion on mountain magic, plus some folklore and music from the Appalachians. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 49 – Powwow and Braucherei
Feb 25, 2013
Episode 49 – Powwow and Braucherei A brief look at the folk magical practices of the Pennsylvania Germans, commonly known as powwow or braucherei. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 48 – Healing Magic
Jan 25, 2013
Episode 48 – Healing Magic We discuss healing, magic, and medicine. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 47 – Yuletide Greetings! 2012
Dec 22, 2012
Episode 47 – Yuletide Greetings 2012 This is our annual assembly of songs, poetry, stories, and recipes to get you in the yuletide spirit. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 46 – Monsters
Dec 14, 2012
Episode 46 – Monsters Tonight we talk about the monsters of American folklore, both old and new. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 45 – The Bag Lady Show
Nov 30, 2012
Episode 45 – The Bag Lady Show This episode is a grab-bag of different items: a recap of PPSM3, some music from artist Leslie Fish, a recording of a mini-class, and listener feedback. Think “Mary Poppins’ traveling bag,” but full of NWW goodies. (complete…
Special Episode – Zombies
Oct 26, 2012
Special Episode – Zombies A show featuring everyone’s favorite Deadite, the zombie. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – American Devils
Oct 19, 2012
Special Episode – American Devils Tonight we hear two tales from American folklore featuring diabolical creatures. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Speical Episode – Native Creatures
Oct 12, 2012
Special Episode – Native Creatures Three tales of strange creatures from Native American Lore (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – Hairy Men and Bloody Bones
Oct 5, 2012
Speical Episode – Hairy Men and Bloody Bones Two folktales: Wiley and the Hairy Man, and Raw Head and Bloody Bones (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 44 – American Holidays
Sep 18, 2012
Episode 44 – American Holidays The American wheel of the year, and crafting your own magical holidays. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – Learning Witchcraft
Aug 28, 2012
New World Witchery Special – Learning Witchcraft A storytelling episode, with a special focus on how witches learn witchcraft and what they do with their special powers. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 43 – Solitary, Partner, or Coven
Aug 13, 2012
New World Witchery – Episode 43 Working alone, with a friend, or in a group, plus styles of magical learning. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Special Episode – Magical Saints
Jun 29, 2012
Special Episode – Magical Saints Cory tells you tales of magical saints, both canonical and very non-canonical. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Episode 42 – Plants and Witchcraft
May 25, 2012
New World Witchery – Episode 42 Plants and Witchcraft (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)
Tales from the Witching Hour No. 3
May 1, 2012
Shownotes A short episode in which we do a pre- and post- discussion of our Walpurgisnacht 2012 celebration. Listen: Tales from the Witching Hour No. 3 Play: Music “Serenade,” by Schubert. From http://www.archive.org/
Special Episode – Memphis Mojo
Apr 27, 2012
New World Witchery Special – Memphis Mojo Cory takes you on a journey with him to Memphis, Tennessee, to explore the mystery and magic of that city. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)