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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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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Linda’s baby hands

Episode 4.3: Kubo and the Two Strings

Happy super flower moon! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. In this episode we discuss the stop-motion tour de force, Kubo and the Two Strings.

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.)

The Pants Uncomfortable/ Introduction (0:00 – 12:13)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (11:46 – 46:25)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses”/ “Treguna” Fusion (46:28 – 1:11:46)

Final Spells (1:11:52 – 1:17:36)

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“Kubo” is Complicated, Flawed, and You Should Totally See It (CAAM)

How a Japanese Printmaker Influenced ‘Kubo’ (Vice)

Minisode 4.1: Pandemic Edition

Happy pink supermoon! In this informal minisode, Linda and Katie reflect on the changes wrought by COVID-19 and places we can turn for solace during this uncertain time. (If you want to jump straight to our recommendations, go to the 21-minute mark.)

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

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Episode 4.2: The Highwomen

Hi, witches. Sorry for the late post, but, well, you know what’s been going on. We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe and that this episode–in which we discuss the beautiful country album, The Highwomenprovides a small respite. Love to you all!

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/ Boot-Scootin’ Babble (0:00 – 6:40)

Introduction (6:40 – 10:40)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (10:55 – 34:25)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (34:40 – 51:00)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (51:20 – 1:09:05)

Final Spells (1:09:30 – 1:11:25)

Outtakes (1:11:30 – 1:13:47)

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Episode 4.1: The Witcher

Happy full moon, and welcome to Season Four!!! Jenny and Claire kick things off for us with a discussion of Netflix’s popular new show, The Witcher.

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 Chant/ Introduction (0:00 – 8:45)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (8:45 – 24:55)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (24:55 – 39:10)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (39:10 – 58:30)

Final Spells (58:30 – 1:01:00)

Episode 3.8: Season Finale

Happy Yule/ Winter Solstice/ New Year/ all the things! We hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season and taking some time to relax and recharge. (This gorgeous photo was taken by Claire on her recent trip to France.)

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

Another season in the books! Listen to hear our answers to the following questions:

“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 3.7: The Addams Family

Happy full moon! For our seventh episode, we’re bringing you a very special treat: a discussion of the new Addams Family movie, hosted by Linda and her sister Marcia!

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/ Britches in Brief (0:00 – 4:55)

Introduction (4:55 – 7:20)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (7:20 – 27:00)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (27:00 – 38:44)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (38:44 – 57:06)

Final Spells (57:06 – 1:03:00)

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