WF Anna Maxymiw: Minique, A Novel “Everyone Is A Little Bit Dangerous.”

In this Witch interview with novelist Anna Maxymiw, we discuss researching real witches, digging into your own shadow desires, following the barest traces of powerful women and other people who exceed the archives – especially in New France – and then writing fiction by listening to the voices that peal like a bell, that dig…

New Moon Magic: 13 Anti-Capitalist Tools for Resistance and Re-Enchantment

Coming September 2023: Harness the power of New Moon Magic with 13 essential practices for the modern witch–one for each New Moon of the year. In New Moon Magic, Missing Witches authors Risa Dickens and Amy Torok offer Witchy practices to change your life and reshape the world, without falling prey to the commercialization that belies the true…

EP 167 WF Carol Gigliotti – The Creative Lives Of Animals

In this episode, Risa and Carol Gigliotti talk about animal creativity and animal cultures, listening to trees, feminism, and the source of all Earth inspiration. “Carol Gigliotti is an author, artist, animal activist, and scholar whose work focuses on the reality of animals’ lives as important contributors to the biodiversity of this planet. She is…

EP 166 MW+ Donna Haraway – Experience Is A Fiction And A Fact

Where I live we are in the season of seed bags, mason jars, and cauldrons. Out here the trees sing in breath-taking colour, writing colour on the fabric of the world and across the eyes, neural nets and fast-beating hearts of every being who witnesses them. As if to burn a memory of colour in…

EP 164 MW+ Octavia E. Butler – Diversify Or Be Destroyed

A meditation on the world-building magic of Octavia E. Butler. Octavia E Butler: prophet, world-builder, door-opener, progenitor of the magic that is Afrofuturism. Novelist. Writer of books that make portals, what adrienne maree brown calls visionary fiction. Writing that visions the future, that opens it with new possibility, or that offers a terrifying warning and…

EP 162 MW+ Leonora Carrington – I Warn You, I Refuse To Be An Object

In this episode, we tell a story about artist Leonora Carrington. How she found and fostered a new, woman-centered surrealism in Mexico City after the trauma of World War — and after her own incarceration and torture in a psychiatric facility. We talk with her family, and also meet the art coordinator for Mad Pride…

Ep 160 MW+ W.I.T.C.H – We Are The Power

In the first episode of season 7 of the Missing Witches podcast, Amy tells the story of W.I.T.C.H. Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell – a group that sprung up from the Women’s Liberation movement in 1968 New York, on Halloween, to hex sexism, capitalism and racism. A group who’s legacy is still visible today….