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!