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

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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.

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“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 5.5: 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 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 4.3: 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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