Episode 6.1: The Wheel of Time

Happy full moon! We’re kicking off our sixth season with a discussion of The Wheel of Time (2021 Amazon series), based on the popular fantasy books by Robert Jordan–ft. adorable commentary from Jenny’s new puppy!

CW: general mention of rape. Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum.

Listening Guide

  • 0:00 – 3:13 Welcome
  • 3:13 – 9:22 The Dragon Re-pantsed
  • 9:22 – 14:20  Introduction
  • 14:20 – 32:20 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 32:20 – 1:00:06 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 1:00:06 – 1:13:44 “Round About the Cauldron Go”
  • 1:13:44 – 1:26:39 “Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!”
  • 1:26:39 – 1:34:38 Final Spells

And finally, for your viewing pleasure:

Episode 5.11: Season Finale

Happy Cold Moon (the longest full moon of the year)/ midwinter/ Yule/ all the things! Sending you best wishes for the holiday season and 2022.

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?
  • Featuring our new People’s Choice Award!

Episode 5.10: Dune

Happy full moon and lunar eclipse! This month we’re talking about Dune (2021), the recent film adaptation of the classic Sci-Fi novel by Frank Herbert.

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

Listening Guide

  • 0:00 – 5:45 Still Suit Riot
  • 5:45 – 13:08  Introduction to Dune
  • 18:08 – 36:41 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 36:41 – 52:30 “Round About the Cauldron Go”
  • 52:30 – 1:13:25 “Bald Heads and Sadis Dee!” (Bodies + Spirituality)
  • 1:13:25 – 1:21:20 Final Spells
  • 1:21:20 – 1:25: 54 Outtakes

Episode 5.9: The Craft: Legacy

Happy October, Halloween/ Samhain, and full moon in Aries! It’s officially witch season! To celebrate, we teamed up with the phenomenal Lucé Tomlin-Brenner from the “It’s Always Halloween” podcast to discuss The Craft: Legacy (2020)–sequel to the 1996 cult classic The Craft.

Our theme song is “Moon and Spruce” by Sarah Little Drum. CW: discussion of suicide and abuse

Links

Listening Guide

  • 0:00 – 1:45 Welcome
  • 1:45 – 15:31 Introduction to Lucé and “It’s Always Halloween”
  • 15:31 – 18:17 Saved by the Shorts
  • 18:17 – 30:38 Introduction to The Craft: Legacy
  • 30:38 – 54:35 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 54:35 – 1:31:30 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 1:31:30 – 1:39:53 Thoughts from Linda (about periods!)
  • 1:39:53 – 1:58:48 “Round About the Cauldron Go”
  • 1:58:48 – 2:05:22 Final Spells

“What we see in this film [The Craft: Legacy]…is witchcraft gives space for people’s voices that aren’t typically heard and that there are so many stories and experiences that we need to see.” @LTBcomedy

Episode 5.8: The Witches

Happy Harvest Moon (and fall equinox)! This month we’re discussing The Witches by Roald Dahl and its subsequent film adaptations (1990, 2020).

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

Links

“The Dark Side of Roald Dahl” by Hephzibah Anderson (BBC)

Listening Guide

  • 0:00 – 8:53 Introduction
  • 8:53 – 11:08 Pants, Pants, Pants
  • 11:08 – 31:04 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 30:57 – 1:03:14 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 1:03:14 – 1:10:33 Final Spells

Episode 5.7: Once in a Blue Moon

Happy full moon! In honor of August’s blue moon, the three of us catch up on some of the big (and magical!) changes happening in our lives and the spiritual practices that are helping us navigate them.

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

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Episode 5.6: Dragon Ball Z

Happy full moon! Today’s delightful episode is about the popular anime series, Dragon Ball Z. It’s hosted by Linda and her husband Nick, who has the honor of being our podcast’s first and only male guest!

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

Listening Guide

  • 0:00 – 4:30 Uniform Brainstorm
  • 4:30 – 12:03 Introduction
  • 12:03 – 26:35 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 26:35 – 38:05 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 38:05 – 43:26 “Round About the Cauldron Go”
  • 43:26 – 53:05 “Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee”
  • 53:05 – 55:19 Final Spells

Episode 5.5: Practical Magic

We hope everyone had a good blood supermoon lunar eclipse! May’s episode is on the 90s cult classic, Practical Magic. Make yourself a midnight margarita and enjoy!

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 – 4:25 Sisterhood of the Optional Pants
  • 4:25 – 9:50 Introduction
  • 9:50 – 33:10 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 33:10 – 1:04:25 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 1:04:25 – 1:23:15 “Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee”
  • 1:23:15 – 1:49:00 Final Spells

Episode 5.4: WandaVision

For April’s pink supermoon, we’re discussing the new Marvel Studios/ Disney+ miniseries, WandaVision.

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 – 4:48 Blabbing in Bell Bottoms
  • 4:48 – 6:45 Introduction
  • 6:45 – 36:10 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 36:10 – 59:12 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 59:12 – 1:24:05 “Treguna Mekoides Trecorum Sadis Dee”
  • 1:24:05 – 1:37:20 Final Spells

Episode 5.3: The Second Bell

For March’s supermoon, we’re excited to bring you another special treat! In this episode, we are joined by Gabriela Houston (all the way from London!) to discuss her debut novel, The Second Bell. As always, our discussion contains spoilers!

Gabriela Houston is a London-based writer. She was born in Poland and raised in a book-loving household on the nourishing diet of mythologies, classics and graphic novels. She came to the UK at 19 to follow her passion for literature and she completed her undergraduate and Masters degrees at Royal Holloway, University of London. After her studies she worked in publishing for a few years. She now lives with her family in Harrow, where she pursues her life-long passion for making stuff up.

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 – 4:05 Welcome/ Trusty Trousers
  • 4:05 – 14:15 Introduction to The Second Bell and Gabriela
  • 14:15 – 41:58 “Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?”
  • 41:58 – 1:20:40 “Bald Heads and Queer Noses”
  • 1:20:40 – 1:36:50 “Round About the Cauldron Go”
  • 1:36:50 – 1:45:24 Final Spells
Links

“All women in patriarchal societies I suppose would experience it to some extent, where you are being held back in quite fundamental ways…It’s a sort of constant struggle, where you’re supposed to hold your nature back and be softer, be less aggressive. Don’t tap into your anger.” @GabrielaHouston

“Motherhood was really the absolute end of a female character’s journey, traditionally…That means that there’s this whole huge aspect of human experience that doesn’t traditionally get the attention it deserves. ” @GabrielaHouston

“Words matter. The way we use words matters.” @GabrielaHouston