Episode 5.2: The Witch’s Heart

For February’s full moon, we’re thrilled to bring you a very special episode! Tonight, we are joined by author Genevieve Gornichec to discuss her debut novel The Witch’s Heart.

Genevieve Gornichec earned her degree in history from The Ohio State University, but she got as close to majoring in Vikings as she possibly could, and her study of the Norse myths and Icelandic sagas became her writing inspiration. She lives in Cleveland, Ohio. The Witch’s Heart is her debut novel. Learn more about Genevieve on her website.

This episode was recorded via Zoom, so there may be occasional audio hiccups. Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Listening Guide
  • 0:00 – 4:32 Welcome/ Nalbinded Knickers
  • 4:32 – 6:24 Introduction to The Witch’s Heart
  • 6:24 – 23:48 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 23:48 – 40:49 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 40:49 – 49:28 “Round About the Cauldron Go”
  • 49:28 – 58:37 “Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee!”
  • 58:37 – Final Spells
Texts Referenced in the Episode

“You don’t have to grab a sword and go out into the battlefield to have power and be worthy of having your story told.” @gengornichec

“[The heart is] a symbol of her capacity and her ability to love others and love herself, even after everything she’s been through.” @gengornichec

Minisode 5.1: New Moon, Who Dis?

We’re excited to announce a new series of minisodes, which will be released every month on the NEW moon. Listen for witchy recommendations and magical new moon rituals!

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

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Episode 5.1: evermore by Taylor Swift

Happy full moon in Leo, and welcome to Season Five!!! We’re excited to kick off the new season with a very special episode about Taylor Swift’s latest album, evermore. A huge thank you to Amber Vernon, Jane Funk, Marri Brown, and Chelsie Booker for their incredible contributions!

CW: domestic abuse, murder, violence at the Capitol

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Listening Guide
  • 0:00 – 7:42 Host Introductions
  • 7:42 – 13:45 Long Story Shorts
  • 13:45 – 16:11 Introduction to evermore
  • 16:35 – 24:56 Thoughts from Amber
  • 24:56 – 46:35 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 46:35 – 51:00 Thoughts from Jane
  • 51:00 – 1:14:34 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 1:14:34 – 1:18:41 Thoughts from Marri
  • 1:18:41 – 1:40:31 “Round About the Cauldron Go”
  • 1:40:31 – 1:47:38 Thoughts from Chelsie
  • 1:47:38 – 1:51:08 Final Spells
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Episode 4.9: Season Four Finale

Wow, another season down! What a wild ride 2020 has been. We hope you’re staying safe and enjoying the holidays, despite the current challenges. Sending you all love and light and best wishes for the new year.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Per usual, in our season finale we award our annual Witchies for the following categories:

Which witch…
  • Inspired you to learn something new or to improve your craft?
  • Helped you to see other people in a new light or to better understand your own position in society (and/or take social action)?
  • Changed the way you think of your body or the human body in general?
  • Taught you something about the natural world or encouraged you to heal and/or connect with your environment?
  • Encouraged you to create art or foster a spiritual practice?
  • Made you laugh?
What was your favorite/ most magical moment from doing the podcast?
Which witch wins the Witch of the Year Award?

Episode 4.8: Wayward Witch

Happy full moon! In this episode, we discuss Wayward Witch, the third book in the Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Córdova. Be sure to check out our episode on the first book in the series, Labyrinth Lost, and our episode on the second book, Bruja Born.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Episode 4.7: Bruja Born

Happy full moon AND Halloween/ Samhain! We hope you’re having a fun day and staying safe. In this episode, we discuss Bruja Born, the second book in the Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Córdova. Be sure to check out our episode on the first book in the series, Labyrinth Lost, here. And check back in next month for our episode on the third book, Wayward Witch.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Here’s a listening guide for the episode. (For a description of our segments, go here.)

Welcome/ Pant Chat (0:00 – 3:25)

Introduction (3:25 – 8:03)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (8:03 – 23:22)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (23:22 – 51:25)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (51:25 – 1:10:26)

Final Spells (1:10:26 – 1:13:38)

Episode 4.6: Mulan

Happy full moon! In this episode we tackle Mulan, the latest of the Disney live-action remakes.

Note: We recorded via Zoom, and there were some audio/ connection issues; we apologize for the glitches. Content warning for discussions of sterilization, torture, the Uighur genocide, and ICE detention centers in the first 13 minutes.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Here’s a listening guide for the episode. (For a description of our segments, go here.)

Introduction (0:00 – 13:45)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (13:45 – 40:10)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (40:10 – 59:30)

“Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee!” (50:30 – 1:15:40)

Final Spells (1:15:40 – 1:24:08)

“I do not think a creative team that willfully ignores real human suffering in order to get particular scenery for their shots is capable of telling an emotionally resonant story of a heroine who sacrificed everything to prevent more human suffering.” @plindawrites

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Episode 4.5: folklore

Happy (only slightly belated) full moon! If you enjoyed Taylor Swift’s powerful new album, folklore, you won’t want to miss this in-depth analysis brought to you by Linda and her sister Amber.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Here’s a listening guide for the episode. (For a description of our segments, go here.)

Taylor-ed Slacks and/or The Nap Dress (0:00 – 4:25)

Introduction (4:25 – 22:35)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (22:55 – 47:05)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (47:25 – 1:02:50)

“Round About the Cauldron Go”/ “Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee!” (1:03:05 – 1:18:57)

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Minisode 4.2: Surviving the Apocalypse

Happy full moon/ lunar eclipse! In this minisode, we talk about some of the magical experiences, events, books, and resources that have been getting us through this apocalyptic mess of a year.

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Books

Episode 4.4: Toil and Trouble

Happy belated lunar eclipse! Sorry we’re a little late with this (as you know, there’s a lot going on in the world right now), but this episode is definitely worth the wait. We discuss the 2016 comic series Toil and Trouble written by Mairghread Scott and illustrated by Kelly and Nichole Matthews.

CW: discussion of police brutality, George Floyd, Amy Cooper, white supremacy, systemic racism (28:21 – 50:45)

We at Witches in Britches stand in solidarity with everyone using their voice to combat racism and police brutality and to dismantle systems of oppression. We believe Black lives are precious and every Black life matters, and we invite our White listeners to learn about White privilege and how you can help fight systemic racism. This Anti-Racist Reading List, curated by Katie’s other podcast is a great place to start.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Here’s a listening guide for the episode. (For a description of our segments, go here.)

Startin’ with Tartans (0:00 – 4:30)

Introduction (4:30 – 9:00)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (9:00 – 20:53)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (20:53 – 50:46)

“Round About the Cauldron Go”* (50:46 – 1:02:25)

“Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee!” (1:02:25 – 1:14:34)

Final Spells (1:14:34 – 1:22:40)

Outtakes (1:22:40 – 1:24:45)

*This segment name comes from Macbeth!

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