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 3.3: Madoka Magica

Happy flower moon! We hope everyone has been enjoying spring! This month we’re discussing the Japanese anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

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

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

Welcome/ “Hoes in Hose” (0:00 – 5:05)

Introduction + a short throwback “Which Craft?” (5:10 – 20:20)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (20:25 – 39:55)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (39:59 – 1:16:00)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (1:16:02 – 1:39:33)

Final Spells + Outtakes (1:39:33 – 1:47:19)

Next month we’ll be discussing Hex Wives #1 (DC Comics). You can view our schedule here.

Important photo of Jenny’s cat:

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Minisode 3.1: April Grab Bag

Happy Full Pink Moon! We hope everyone is enjoying spring. (The cherry blossoms here in L.A. are gorgeous and very pink!)

In this minisode, we talk about our recent magical experiences and share some witchy recommendations.

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

Welcome/ Pants, Pants, Pants! (0:00 – 6:50)

Part One: Magical Experiences, Discoveries, and Thoughts (6:50 – 25:50)

Grandmother hypothesis

Part Two: Witchy Recommendations (25:50 – 46:00)

The Pet Sematary Cat

Eight Whole Minutes of Bonus Content!!! (46:00 – 54:00)

Episode 3.2: The Wee Free Men

Happy belated supermoon/ Ostara/ spring equinox! It was the closest coincidence of a full moon with the equinox since 2000, so we hope you did something magical to celebrate! (Katie and Jenny went to see the superbloom poppy fields in Southern California.)

We apologize for the delay getting this posted. Katie’s been going through some major life events, which got in the way of editing, but it’s never too late to enjoy our VERY fun discussion about The Wee Free Men, the first Tiffany Aching book in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Plus we have a gorgeously updated theme song from the talented Sarah Little Drum! (Listen to more of her music on her website.)

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

Welcome/ Pant Chant/ Introduction (0:00 – 10:15)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (10:20 – 35:20)

“‘Round About the Cauldron Go” (35:25 – 55:00)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (55:05 – 1:11:45)

Final Spells (1:11:50 – 1:19:00)

Sign Off and Bloopers (1:19:10 – 1:23:00)

Important Links

SNL H&M Sketch

Childish Gambino’s Live Performance of Redbone

Wee Free Men Heading to Cinemas!

Next month will be a minisode. You can find our schedule for the season here.

Episode 3.1: Siempre Bruja

Happy super snow moon! This month we’re discussing Netflix’s new show, Siempre Bruja. You can now download the episode and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher! (Apologies for minor audio issues. We were recording during a blizzard!)

Content warning: slavery, sexual assault.

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

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

Welcome/ Trouser Browser/ Introduction (0:00 – 11:15)

“Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?” (11:15 – 31:50)

“Bald Heads and Queer Noses” (31:50 – 55:05)

“‘Round About the Cauldron Go” (55:05 – 1:08:50)

“Treguna, Mekoides, Trecorum, Satis, Dee!” (1:08:50 – 1:21:55)

Final Spells (1:21:55 – 1:29:30)

Related Links

Netflix’s Siempre Bruja Conjures up Racist Tropes It’s Not Equipped to Address (A.V. Club)

Netflix’s Siempre Bruja Failed Black History Month (Refinery 29)

Love Doesn’t Conquer Shit: The Odd Obsession with Oppressive Interracial Relationships

This American Life: “Random Acts of History”

Next month we’ll be discussing The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. You can find our schedule for the season here.