Samhain 2020 w Loretta Ledesma and Angela Alberto: A Good Death

In our 2020 Samhain special, Amy and Risa are joined by two of our favourite witches to talk about death and spirits and the politics of dying – also ghosts. Plus Loretta solves for us the ancient mystery of what happens when we die.Loretta, aka The Death Witch, considers Ancestor Veneration to be a key…

WF Kristen Sollée: Witch Hunt

In this episode Amy chats with Witch, Educator and Author Kristen Sollée about her books Cat Call, Witches Sluts Feminists AND her latest, a travelogue called Witch Hunt. They discuss capitalism, the witchy Vatican, Rock n Roll and the Occult, tattoos and what it means to be a Witch in the 21st century. Find ALL…

EP 70 WF Kenya Coviak: Conjuring Detroit

In this episode Risa talks to Detroit Witch and organizer Kenya Coviak. As helicopters fly overhead and the pandemic rages outside her doors, Kenya takes us on a magical memory tour of Detroit in all its diverse powers. Founder of the Detroit Conjure and Folk Magic Festival (as well as organizer of many other Witch…

EP 69 MW Margaret Murray: What Science Calls Nature and Religion Calls God

An archeologist before there were any.  The point of origin for the idea that witches gather in covens. The mother of all subsequent covens, in a way. The first woman to unwrap a mummy. Author of ”The Witch-Cult in Western Europe”. Criticized for her cognitive leaps, discredited for the way she pieced through sources choosing…

EP 68 WF Cedar Eve Peters: Shape-shifting

In this episode, Amy chats with artist and artisan Cedar Eve Peters about tiny beads, giant murals and everything in between. Find Cedar Eve on instagram Find Cedar Eve Creations on Facebook email cedareve@gmail.com for purchase Or on ETSY Select jewellery can also be found at the McCord Museum Boutique & Casa Del Popolo in…

EP 67 MW Buffy Sainte Marie: This Is My Path. Discover Your Own.

Buffy Sainte Marie is another magical being who doesn’t show her witchiness through occult study, cauldrons, crystals or tarot cards, but rather, through a devotion to change, a reverence for nature, a recognition of the power of ceremony. The nerve to go her own way. She sang, “Magic is Alive” and claims that the core…

EP 66 WF Sherry Shone aka That Hoodoo Lady: Reclaiming The Bible

In this episode, Amy chats with Sherry Shone, hoodoo practitioner and author of The Hoodoo Guide to the Bible: Advice From a Real Hoodoo Worker about her book, magic, and together they go through the steps of one of Sherry’s specialties: Turning a hurtful Bible verse into a Helpful Exercise. Find Sherry on Instagram Book…

EP 65 MW Harriet Tubman: Reach For The Stars To Change The World

Today’s episode is unlike most because you’ve almost 100% heard of our featured witch. But the Missing part of Missing Witches comes in many forms. In American history, Harriet Tubman’s story is oft told, a hero of civil rights, a literal trailblazer, railroad conductor, freedom fighter whose face was set to appear on the American…

EP 64 Witches Found – Yvonne Chireau: Black Magic

In this episode Risa talks with Dr. Yvonne Chireau, Professor of Religion and Chair at Swathmore College, and author of Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition. Follow along with her thoughtful work on Africana Religions at https://academichoodoo.com/