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)

Links

“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.

Recommendations/ Links

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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)

Links

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)

Important Links:

Studio C- The Property Brothers’ Greatest Renovation 

Episode 3.6: Labyrinth Lost

Happy Hunter Moon and Samhain/ Day of the Dead/ harvest season! This month we’re discussing Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova.

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/ Introduction (0:00 – 8:53)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (8:53 – 39:27)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (39:27 – 55:33)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (55:33 – 1:19:45)

Final Spells (1:19:45 – 1:23:00)

 

Episode 3.5: Good Omens

Happy full moon and fall equinox! This month we’re discussing the new Amazon Original Series, Good Omens.

(Note: this was a last-minute change due to scheduling constraints. We definitely plan to discuss Akata Warrior in the near future!)

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

Armageddon is here, so no actual segments this episode (apart from “Knicker Snicker” and “Final Spells”). Enjoy the anarchy!

Minisode 3.2: July Grab Bag

Happy full moon and lunar eclipse! We hope you’re having a wonderful summer. In this minisode we talk about our recent magical experiences with art, gardening, beekeeping, travel, and new spiritual practices–plus some fabulous witchy recommendations.

Please note: Our use of the terms man/male and woman/female in this and all of our discussions is in no way intended to be trans-exclusive or to reinforce an essentialist binary model of gender. While we often use this language as a shorthand, we recognize, support, and welcome people of all genders.

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/ Short Report (0:00 – 7:20)

Recent Magical Experiences (7:26 – 45:57)

Witchy Recommendations (46:00 – 1:10:45)

Outtakes/ Behind the Scenes (1:10:45 – 1:14:30)

Recommendations

Girling Up by Mayim Bialik

Boying Up by Mayim Bialik

The Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

The Green Witch Tarot by Ann Moura and Kiri Leonard 

Goddess Power Oracle by Colette Baron Reid

Good Omens

Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer Trilogy) by Rae Carson

Lumos by Harry and the Potters

The Vision of Escaflowne 

Related Links

Guerrilla Girls

Dope Black Art

Secret Feminist Agenda Episode 3.16 (about being a female tattoo artist)

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (four World Cup titles!)

“Changing Channels” (Washington Post article)

Beowulf in Old English

Canterbury Tales in Middle English

Barry clip (in Lululemon)

Episode 3.4: Hex Wives

Happy Strawberry Moon and summer solstice! This month we’re discussing Hex Wives (DC Comics) #1-6.

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/ “The Denim Diaries” (0:00 – 2:45)

Introduction (2:45 – 7:25)

Which Craft? (7:25 – 16:05)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (16:05 – 34:50)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (34:50 – 1:01:35)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (1:01:35 – 1:28:00)

Final Spells (1:28:00 – 1:37:10)