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Podcast title New World Witchery - The Search for American Traditional Witchcraft
Website URL https://newworldwitchery.com
Description A show about magic and witchcraft in North America
Updated Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:09:09 +0000
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Episodes

1. Episode 149 – Seaside Sorcery
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Description: Summary: In this episode we talk mermaids and manatees, sexy seashells, and far too many Disney movies. Join us down at the shore as we discuss the magic of (and around) the ocean! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get […]

2. Episode 148 – Exhibiting Witchcraft
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Description: Summary: We’re taking a bit of a magical road trip and visiting a couple of witchy museum exhibits this time. We’ll stop by Cornell University to chat about the recent “The World Bewitch’d” exhibit there with one of the curators, then hop over to Cleveland, Ohio to visit the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick. […]

3. Episode 147 – Everyday Magical Objects Redux
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Description: Summary: This time we’re looking at a few more of the everyday objects our listeners have sent in and seeing what sorts of magic we can make of them. We talk astrology and wristwatches, trunk-or-treat altar spaces, and aromatherapy necklaces as magical door chimes. We hope you enjoy and share your own everyday objects with […]

4. Episode 146 – Besom Stang and Sword with Chris and Tara
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Description: Summary: We sit down and visit with old friends Chris Orapello and Tara-Love Maguire about the evolution of their Black Tree tradition of magic, the ways folk magic and witchcraft fit into a contemporary world, how natural magic and climate change impact one another, and what being in the witchy publishing world is like. Please […]

5. Episode 145 – Glamour and Beauty Magic
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Description: Summary: We’re talking about the ways folk magic gets used for purposes of beauty-enhancement and attraction this time. We start with a little game of folklore fear factor (sort of), then discuss things like magical bathing and weaving a bit of magic into your wardrobe. (Apologies for some occasional sound/editing weirdness in this one) Please […]

6. Episode 144 – Southern Cunning with Aaron Oberon
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Description: Summary: We’re talking about life as a swamp witch today with author Aaron Oberon! Aaron takes us through his work with “folkloric witchcraft” and the ways he both draws on his Southern roots and adapts them to meet contemporary needs. He’ll share his perspective on the Devil’s wife, making magical tools, and Queer identity in […]

7. Episode 143 – The Magical Home
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Description: Summary: For this episode we decided to do a magical mental tour of the home, and explore how the different spaces in our dwelling places are used magically. We talk sex and protection in the bedroom, magical blankets and occult summonings in children’s rooms, and the power of the magical threshold. Please check out our […]

8. Episode 142 – Techno Sorcery and Digital Magic
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Description: Summary: We look at folk magic from a “new” perspective this time (which isn’t really very new at all). We discuss embedded spells in webpage code, shuffle-o-mancy and radio divination, and how to make a meme into a spell as we look at where magic and technology overlap (with special guest, Laine’s husband!). Please check […]

9. Episode 141 – New Years Divininations Revisited
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Description: Summary: We return to our divination workings from back at the beginning of 2018 to see how everything came together (or in some cases, didn’t). Then we throw some cards to see what the year ahead will bring. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a […]

10. Episode 140 – Culture and Witchcraft with Lilith Dorsey
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Description: Summary We interview author and blogger Lilith Dorsey about her recent response to an article on “Black witches” in The Atlantic, as well as the role traditions and pop culture play in shaping contemporary witchcraft and folk magic. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a […]

11. Episode 139 – Light Magic for Dark Times with Lisa Marie Basile
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Description: Summary: This time we’re chatting with poet, author, and witch Lisa Marie Basile about her book Light Magic for Dark Times, the intersections of self-care and folk magic, and the way magical practice and poetry can overlap.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a […]

12. Sneak Peek: Myth Taken Episode 0-0
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Description: Hello everyone! We mentioned in our last show that we would be launching a new podcast soon, and today we’re getting the first episode out there! It’s called Myth Taken: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Podcast, and you can probably guess what our main subject will be. This really is just an introduction to us, […]

13. Episode 138 – A New Year and Magical Self Care
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Description: Summary: We look back at 2018’s witchy highlights and talk about some of our upcoming projects for the new year, then discuss folk magical approaches to self care for the new year as well.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, […]

14. Episode 137 – Yuletide Cheer! 2018
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Description: Summary: In our annual holiday episode, we turn to the natural world for carols and lessons on the plants and animals of the Yuletide season.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  […]

15. Episode 136 – Graveyard Lore Part II
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Description: Summary: We return under cover of darkness to the creaky gates and mossy tombstones of graveyards and crypts for this show. We cover a witch ring in a New York cemetery, spooky teenage trips to haunted graveyards, and holding your breath as you pass the local churchyard.   Please check out our Patreon page! You […]

16. Episode 135 – Building a Magical Tradition with Ivo Dominguez Jr
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Description: Summary: We have a conversation with Neopagan author and tradition elder Ivo Dominguez, Jr. about his work in growing his tradition, living through the Neopagan boom of the 80s and 90s, and the New Alexandrian Library project.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a […]

17. Episode 134 – Graveyard Lore Part I
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Description: Summary: In this episode, we visit the crypts and churchyards to bring you some of our favorite graveyard lore. Huge thanks to those who submitted ideas for this! We’ve got more than enough for a part two another time, so if your submission isn’t here, don’t worry. We’ll be resurrecting it soon!   Please check […]

18. Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Drinking Companions
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Description: Summary: Our final story comes from Chinese folklore, and tells the tale of a fisherman who generously shared his wine with a ghost and found out just what a good friend the dead can be.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a […]

19. Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – Aaron Kelly’s Bones
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Description: Summary: We roam down South for a story of a dancing corpse in the latest spooky October tale, “Aaron Kelly’s Bones.”   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even if you can’t […]

20. Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – A Pretty Girl in the Road
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Description: Summary: Our Halloween storytelling continues with a popular legend that people have been telling for over a century, “A Pretty Girl in the Road.”   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even […]

21. Special Episode – All Hallows Read 2018 – The Adventure of the German Student
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Description: Summary: We begin our annual tradition of spooky stories by hearing Washington Irving’s “The Adventure of the German Student.” Our theme this year is the dead returning from the grave, so prepare for a month of ghoulish delights!   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as […]

22. Episode 133 – From You to Us – Listener Feedback 2018
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Description: Summary: We’re digging through listener responses to our shows and topics to bring you an apology, some thoughts on the Sephora witch kit controversy, and folklore about rabbits and red hats.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some […]

23. Episode 132 – Bodies, Gender, and Witchcraft with Paige from the Fat Feminist Witch
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Description:   Summary: We’re joined in this episode by Paige from the Fat Feminist Witch podcast to talk about the importance of listening, reclaiming “scary words,” the power of podcasting and social media in witchy circles (for good and ill), intersectional witchcraft, and pop culture magic.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help […]

24. Episode 131 – Disney Magic Part One
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Description: Summary: Cory and Laine start an ongoing discussion of the use of magic in Disney films, looking at the cultural context, the fairy tale sources, and the specific practices found in some of the films. We cover Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and Fantasia in this one.   Please check out our Patreon page! You […]

25. Episode 130 – Dirt Sorcery and Six Ways with Aidan Wachter
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Description: Summary: This time around we’re chatting with author and talisman-maker Aidan Wachter about his workshop, chaos magic, the importance of breath, and dirt sorcery.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even […]

26. Episode 129 – Raising Witchlets with Betwixt and Between
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Description: Summary: This time we have a crossover episode with the magical mamas from Betwixt and Between! In our portion of the conversation, we talk animism, hedgewitchery, and raising kids with witchy traditions (even when they’re not your own).   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as […]

27. Episode 128 – Borderlands Lore with David Bowles
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Description: Summary: We look at the supernatural folklore and mythology of the Borderlands area along the Mexican-U.S. boundary in this episode. We talk to author, professor, and story collector David Bowles about his experiences growing up there, the legends that permeate the culture in that region, and we share one of the stories from his collections. […]

28. Special Episode – The Ritual of Gestures Experiment
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Description: Summary: This is one of our “Tales from the Witching Hour” practical episodes in which we discuss spells or rituals we’ve tried and our experiences with them. This time, we talk about a joint effort to do Cunningham’s “Ritual of Gestures,” the ways it worked for us, and the ways it didn’t. Cory also breaks […]

29. Special Episode – Sound Sigils
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Description: Summary: This is a (highly experimental) episode that features three audio charms (or “sound sigils” as Cory calls them). They incorporate traditional materials but also some fairly out-there stuff, too. If you have audio sensory issues, we won’t blame you for skipping this one. Otherwise, we hope you enjoy this practical dive into “sensory witchcraft!” […]

30. Episode 127 – Witchcraft and the Senses
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Description: Summary: Laine and Cory discuss the role of the standard “five senses” within their witchraft, as well as how impairment or differences in those senses can inform or change our magical practice. We talk about incense, rune cookies, sensory deprivation, BDSM (this one may not be one for the youngsters!), and audio spellcasting.   Please […]

31. Episode 126 – Magic and the Great Lakes
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Description: Summary: In our continuing quest to explore the North American magical landscape, we turn to a massive section of the continent chock-full of magic: the Great Lakes Region. Special guests Scarlet from Lakefront Pagan Voice and Witchdoctor Utu from Dragon Ritual Drummers help us get a toe in some very big, mythically deep waters!   […]

32. Episode 125 – Elements
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Description: Summary: This time we’re looking at an aspect of magic that we’ve (surprisingly) not gotten into before: the elements. We discuss the Classical elements, other elemental systems (there may be a mention of Einsteinium involved), and what underlies the use of elements in magic.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support […]

33. Episode 124 – Tatterdemalion and the Magic of Northern California
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Description: Summary: We invite the lovely, myth-making Sylvia Lindsteadt onto our show to discuss her folktale-novel Tatterdemalion. We discuss the role the landscape has played in shaping her work, how the mythic word intrudes into the everyday in Northern California, and share a couple of tales that come from that region as well.   Please check […]

34. Episode 123 – Everyday Magical Objects Revisited
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Description: Summary: We dig back into the listener suggestions for everyday magical objects and look at another round of commonplace (or uncommonplace) items and how they can fit into a magical practice. Everything from the dapper gentlewitch’s accessories to photosensitive paper makes it into this one, so we hope you enjoy!   Please check out our […]

35. Episode 122 – Divining the New Year
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Description: Summary: We launch our eighth year of podcasting with an episode that looks forward to the coming months through divination. Lots and lots of divination! Laine and Cory try out several different divinatory methods (some they’ve used before, and some they haven’t), then break down what they see in the cards, beans, bones, or stones […]

36. Episode 121 – Yuletide Fear! 2017 (The Statue)
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Description: Summary: We return to a place you should already have forgotten (and we know if you haven’t) in our eerie, time-twisting tale for the 2017 holiday season.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the […]

37. Episode 120 – Yuletide Cheer! 2017
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Description: Summary: In our Yuletide episode, we listen to carols (and of course some wassails), hear a story about an ember-eating ancient creature, and share listener greetings for the season.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards […]

38. Episode 119 – Of Cauldrons and Sigils with Laura Tempest Zakroff
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Description: Summary: We discuss all sorts of topics as we bring on author, dancer, artist, and all around righteous witch Laura Tempest Zakroff. We hear her takes on the many forms of cauldrons (you have more in your house than you know), sigils, and contemporary methods for traditional witchcraft. We also look at a strange and […]

39. Episode 118 – The Satanic Panic
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Description: Summary: TRIGGER WARNING: This episode deals with some sensitive and difficult concepts including child abuse. Please take care of yourself and do not listen if that will cause you harm. In this episode, we are tackling the historical and cultural phenomenon of the Satanic Panic that occurred during the last half of the twentieth century. […]

40. Episode 117 – Everyday Magical Objects
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Description: Summary: This is the episode in which we tackle some of the many wonderful submissions to our “everyday magical object” contest. We’ve got ideas for cat whiskers, subway coins, and skeleton keys, among others, and we’ll be introducing plans for our new segment.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the […]

41. Episode 116 – Spooky Stories Live! 2017
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Description: Summary: For our recent live broadcast/group chat, we brought on two of our supporters—AthenaBeth and Heather—to share their spookiest encounters. Then we all discussed other spooky stories sent in by listeners, and the eerie #DearDavid phenomenon.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar […]

42. Special Episode – The Talking Board
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Description: Summary: In our third October 2017 #AllHallowsRead tale, we’re turning to a familiar trope: the slumber party séance with a Ouija board. Of course, this being October and the month of spooky stories, things do not turn out all that well for those using the Talking Board.   Play: Download: Special Episode – The Talking […]

43. Special Episode – Can Peter Play?
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Description: Summary: Our second #AllHallowsRead episode is about a game almost everyone has played: tag. Only this time, we’re playing in the dark, and a new player arrives just in time to cause a few chills.   Play: Download: Special Episode – Can Peter Play    -Sources- I’ve adapted this version based on several similar tag […]

44. Special Episode – The Dumb Supper
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Description: Special Episode – The Dumb Supper Summary: This is our first 2017 #AllHallowsRead tale, “The Dumb Supper.” A girl and her friends try out a marriage divination ritual, and find out that things don’t always go according to plan. Play: Download: Special Episode – The Dumb Supper    -Sources- This story is loosely based on […]

45. Episode 115 – We Have the Best Listeners
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Description: Summary: We dig into our witchy mail bag for this episode. We discuss the land of Oz, fumigating your purse or wallet, and announcing contest winners, among many other topics.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome […]

46. Episode 114 – Of Suns, Stars, and Magic
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Description: Summary: With the solar eclipse coming up, we look at eclipse folklore and magic, then expand into the heavens to discuss other solar and stellar lore and enchantments.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at […]

47. Episode 113 – If You Don’t Have Homemade Wool of Bat, Storebought is Fine
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Description: For this episode, we’re looking at our personal practices and figuring out how we decide what ingredients to use, when, and why. We talk about sourcing magical ingredients, using spell kits, and how we “shop” for magic in the everyday world.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for […]

48. Episode 112 – A Witch in the Family
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Description: Summary: In this episode, we’re discussing the lore and practicality of witchcraft passed through a family line. We’ll talk about the idea of a magical lineage or heritage and the ways we’ve thought about passing on our own magical practices.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as […]

49. Episode 111 – Magical Travel
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Description: Summary: We cover magical travel from a few different angles in this episode, including protection while traveling, bringing magical supplies with you when you’re on the road, and folklore about traveling.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some […]

50. Episode 110 – Live Walpurgisnacht Broadcast 2017 (Magical Things)
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Description: Summary: This episode is a recording of our recent live broadcast in which Cory discusses magical objects, gifts, and ‘things’ with fill-in co-host AthenaBeth Black and guest Achija Branvin Sionach.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome […]

51. Episode 109 – African American Hoodoo with Yvonne Chireau
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Description: Summary: We discuss the role of hoodoo and folk magic in the African American community with our guest, Professor Yvonne P. Chireau.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even if you […]

52. Episode 108 – Doing Magic for Others
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Description: Summary: This episode finds us looking at the idea of doing spells for other people (even when they may not know about it) as well as doing magic for communities and doing magic for money.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a […]

53. Episode 107 – Enchanted Tennessee with Tony Kail and Rebecca Petersen
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Description: Summary: We move across the state of Tennessee in this episode, discussing hoodoo in Memphis, the magical scene in Nashville, and hearing stories of the Bell Witch and a hexed gun along the way.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, […]

54. Episode 106 – Money Magic
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Description: Summary: We finally take a long-overdue look at various money magic and prosperity spells in our repertoire in this episode.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even if you can’t give, […]

55. Episode 105 – Backwards and Forwards
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Description: Summary: We look at the year behind us and the year ahead (and discuss a bit of listener email) in our first official episode of 2017.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same […]

56. Episode 104 – Yuletide Fear! 2016
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Description: Summary: This episode explores the dark side of the winter holiday season, with a pair of scary ghost stories and an interview with Krampus expert Al Ridenour.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the […]

57. Episode 103 – Yuletide Cheer! 2016
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Description: Summary: In our annual holiday episode, we listen to carols, share some holiday memories (and a few tears), and talk about how we welcome in the winter.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the […]

58. Episode 102 – Evil
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Description: Summary: We take a look at the concept of Evil as it relates to magic and witchcraft. Is there such a thing? What guides a witch’s moral compass? Do witches ever summon demons? And just what kind of shenanigans is Cory up to, anyway?   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support […]

59. Episode 101 – Ghost Stories Live!
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Description: Summary: This is the downloadable podcast version of our recent MIxlr broadcast, which featured listener ghost stories for the spooky Hallows/late Autumn season.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even if […]

60. Special Episode – Weird Tales – The Pale Man
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Description: Summary: Our last (official) #AllHallowsRead tale is “The Pale Man,” by Julius Long. A lonely man visiting a country hotel finds himself pondering a strange guest down the hall, one that keeps changing rooms and moving closer and closer.   Play: Download: Special Episode – Weird Tales – The Pale Man    -Sources- You can […]

61. Episode 100 – The Witch Must Die!
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Description: Summary: We tackle the thorny, magical, and morbid world of death from a personal and a magical perspective. We discuss our own experiences with death, some folkloric ideas about death and witchcraft, and a little bit about our thoughts on the afterlife.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show […]

62. Special Episode – Weird Tales – Four Wooden Stakes
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Description:   Summary: Continuing our theme of stories from the Weird Tales magazine published in the mid-twentieth century, we share “Four Wooden Stakes,” by Victor Rowan. This #AllHallowsRead raises the dead as two old friends fight for their lives against a creature of the night.   Play: Download: Special Episode – Weird Tales – Four Wooden […]

63. Special Episode – Weird Tales – The Night Wire
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Description: Summary: We begin our annual #AllHallowsRead episode series with “The Night Wire,” by H.F. Arnold. Our theme this year will be stories from the American horror/sci-fi magazine, Weird Tales, which published from the 1920s to the 1950s. This story features a very creepy fog and a very creeped-out telegraph operator.   Play: Download: Special Episode […]

64. Sneak Preview – Chasing Foxfire Episode 1 – Glow
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Description: Hello everyone! The episode enclosed is not a New World Witchery episode. Not exactly. It exists because our wonderful listeners have been supportive and kind and generous over the years, and provided me with a way to make something new and different. But the magic in the podcast herein is not quite the same magic […]

65. Episode 99 – Checking Our Owls
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Description: Summary: We tackle listener feedback this episode, addressing topics like discovering magical heritage, mojo bags, seasonal festivals, and adapting spells for others.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even if you […]

66. Special Episode – Witches When and Where Roundtable
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Description: Summary: This episode is a special condensed version of one of our bi-monthly Patreon group discussions. The conversation was just so good, and we wanted to share some highlights of it with you. We talk about the times and places we most dream about visiting as magical folk. Enjoy!   Please check out our Patreon […]

67. Episode 98 – Ilvermorny
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Description: Summary: This episode, we turn our attention to the Potterverse and J.K. Rowling’s North American school of magic, Ilvermorny. We talk about the school house divisions, the mascots, and some of the differences between the Old World and the New that caught our interest.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support […]

68. Episode 97 – A Lunar Wheel of the Year
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Description: Summary: This time we go through the year, looking at the various names for full and dark moons, and try to come up with some magic that matches the specific lunar cycles.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get […]

69. Episode 96 – Curanderismo with Cheo Torres
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Description: Summary: Today’s episode is all about the traditional Hispanic-American healing system known as curanderismo. We speak with University of New Mexico Professor Eliseo “Cheo” Torres on the topic, hear about one of the folk saints form the tradition, and enjoy a bit of lore and music as well. NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS NOT INTENDED AS […]

70. Episode 95 – The Audio Spellbook Volume Two
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Description: Summary: We bring you (or actually, YOU bring you) the second edition of our Audio Spellbook. This one is focused on the idea of “Everyday Magic,” which you can do using simple, common ingredients or tools. We have a nice set of spells for you covering everything from protecting you while you drive to helping […]

71. Episode 94 – The Wheel of the Year
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Description: Summary: This time around (get it? Puns!) we look at the Neo-Pagan wheel of the year. We also discuss the importance of cycles in magical and spiritual practice, and we announce our latest contest winner. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, […]

72. Episode 93 – Bright Mothers
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Description: Summary: EDIT: We’ve had a very informative and respectful email from a listener that pointed out a few errors in my retelling of the Haitian tale about Obatala, Yemoja, and Shango. I would like to note that Yemoja is not historically associated with Haitian spiritual practices, and that the selections from Teish’s book are not […]

73. Episode 92 – Sabbats and Esbats
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Description: Summary: In this episode, we look at witch gatherings under full moons and around bonfires, from tales in folklore to what we do when we get together with other witches.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome […]

74. Episode 91 – Appalachian Plant Lore with Becky Beyer
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Description: Summary: We spend some time outside in this episode, where we talk Appalachian magic and plants with Becky Beyer of Blood & Spicebush. In the second part of the show, Cory tries something new and does a “practical pathworking” in the woods.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show […]

75. Episode 90 – Amulets and Talismans
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Description: Summary: We spend this episode talking about amulets and talismans. How do they work? Which ones do we like using? And which ones do we really want to try out in the future? Lots of good discussion this time around! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little […]

76. Episode 89 – New England Witchery
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Description: Summary: This episode is all about witchcraft in New England. We speak to folklorist Peter Muise and review the new folk horror film, The Witch, which is set in Colonial New England. Lots of spooky, witchy goings-on this time around! We hope you enjoy! Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the […]

77. Episode 88 – Everyday Magic
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Description: Summary: We look back at the subject of broom closets this time around, and then dive into the uses of everyday and household ingredients in folk magic. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same […]

78. Episode 87 – Revisiting Cold Spells
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Description: Episode 87 – Revisiting Cold Spells Summary: We start our episode by looking back at an earlier episode’s topic, getting out of a magical ‘cold spell’ or rut. The second part of the show is about how our witchcraft practices have evolved over the past few years. Please check out our Patreon page! You can […]

79. Episode 86 – Local Witchcraft with Chris Orapello
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Description: Episode 86 – Local Witchcraft with Chris Orapello Summary: In this show, Cory interviews Chris Orapello and his Majestic Consort, Tara, about their work with their local folkloric spirit, as well as their personal journeys into magical practice. Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a […]

80. Special Episode – Favorite Episodes
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Description: Special Episode – Favorite Episodes Summary: We take advantage of a rare opportunity to chat in person, and discuss some of our favorite past episodes of New World Witchery (if you’re a new listener, this is a good way to get a feel for some of our previous shows). Apologies for the strange sound quality […]

81. Episode 85 – Yuletide Cheer! 2015
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Description: Episode 85 – Yuletide Cheer! 2015 Summary: Our annual holiday music show is light on the talk (due to Cory’s recent illness) and heavy on the, well, wassailing. So pour a warm cup of something delicious and enjoy!   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as […]

82. Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic
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Description: Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic Summary: This episode is a season-appropriate discussion of toys in magic, particularly dolls. We’ll talk about how dolls and poppets get used magically, as well as why they tend to show up in folk and popular horror so often.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help […]

83. Episode 83 – Shapeshifting Revisited
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Description: Episode 83 – Shapeshifting Revisited Summary: Tonight we have a special guest with us to discuss shapeshifting once more. Plus we’ll hear an Appalachian folktale and a few shapeshifting spells, too!   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some […]

84. Episode 82 – Shapeshifting
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Description: Episode 82 – Shapeshifting Summary: This time, we look at the lore of shapeshifting witches, including loup-garous, Wampus cats, and skinwalkers. We also briefly discuss the idea of hag-riding.   Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards […]

85. Episode 81 – Magical Occupations Revisited
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Description: Episode 81 – Magical Occupations Revisited Summary: We launch our super-exciting and fun Patreon campaign! Come support us and help us grow (and get cool stuff at the same time)! We also revisit one of the topics we enjoyed most in our early days, Magical Occupations, and add some ‘new’ jobs to the list, as […]

86. Special Episode – Daddy Splitfoot’s Fireside Tales (Part Two)
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Description:   Summary: Come pull up a chair by the fireside with Daddy Splitfoot and listen to some devilish folklore submitted by listeners (and expanded upon by your sinister host). This time we visit the American West, particularly the Mormon cultural region, for our lore and legends. Play: Download: Special Episode – Daddy Splitfoot’s Fireside Tales […]

87. Special Episode – Daddy Splitfoot’s Fireside Tales (Part One)
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Description:   Summary: Come pull up a chair by the fireside with Daddy Splitfoot and listen to some devilish folklore submitted by listeners (and expanded upon by your sinister host). Play: Download: Special Episode – Daddy Splitfoot’s Fireside Tales (Part One) -Sources- The source for most of this episode is YOU! Our wonderful listeners, who supplied […]

88. Episode 80 – Call and Response
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Description: Episode 80 – Call and Response Summary: In this month’s episode, we’re responding to some of our listener mail and feedback. We’ll talk about interfaith relationships, doing magical research, folk magic in the Western U.S., and address some questions about technical issues with the show. Play: Download: Episode 80 – Call and Response -Sources- Some […]

89. Episode 79 – Pow-wow with Rob Phoenix
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Description: Episode 79 – Pow-wow with Rob Phoenix Summary: This episode focuses on the Pennsylvania Dutch system of folk healing and magic known as Pow-wow (among many other names). We look at the cultural history, the religious contexts, and the actual practice of the system itself. Author and Pow-wow practitioner Rob Phoenix brings his extensive knowledge […]

90. Special Episode – The Messenger
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Description: Special Episode – The Messenger Cory reads a long but tantalizing tale from horror master Robert W. Chambers as part of the Halloween in July theme. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

91. Episode 78 – Summer of Horror
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Description: Episode 78 – Summer of Horror Laine and Cory explore their favorite films from the supernatural and folk horror genres, and bring the first taste of Halloween in July. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

92. Episode 77 – What Do Witches Do
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Description: Episode 77 – What Do Witches Do We mine the depths of history and folklore to try to discover where witches might have come from and just what they actually do. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

93. Episode 76 – Spring Symbols
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Description: Episode 76 – Spring Symbols Today we’re tackling a hodgepodge of springtime symbols, including rabbits, eggs, maypoles, and flowers. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

94. Episode 75 – Moon Magic
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Description: Episode 75 – Moon Magic Laine returns and we discuss the lore and magical uses of the moon. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

95. Episode 74 – Grimoires with Atticus Hob
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Description: Episode 74 – Grimoires with Atticus Hob Our February episode features a discussion of magical books with Atticus Hob. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

96. Episode 73 – Protection Magic
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Description: Episode 73 – Protection Magic We begin 2015 by looking at personal protection spells and talismans. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

97. Episode 72 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part Three)
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Description: Episode 72 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part Three) Our last holiday show of 2014 is our music episode, featuring songs that should put you in the yuletide spirit. Bon Yule! (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

98. Episode 71 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part Two)
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Description: Episode 71 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part Two) Our second 2014 holiday show includes a mini-documentary on the Krampuslauf Philadelphia parade and an interview with author Linda Raedisch. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

99. Episode 70 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part One)
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Description: Episode 70 – Yuletide Cheer! 2014 (Part One) The first of our 2014 holiday episodes. This one features a lengthy discussion of Christmas monsters with a familiar voice. (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)

100. Episode 69 – Goodbye Peter
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Description: Episode 69 – Goodbye Peter A raw, emotional, and sometimes rambling-but-heartfelt goodbye to friend and teacher Peter Paddon (1964-2014). (complete shownotes at http://www.newworldwitchery.com)