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Witch Hunt is the essential witch trials podcast. We cover the past, present, and future of witch-hunting in search of solutions that will help end witch hunts, as we take you on an immersive journey through the intriguing and often misunderstood world of witch trials, both historical and contemporary. Each episode of our podcast peels back the layers of history, mythology, witchcraft, and cultural impact of witch trials, shedding light on how these events have shaped our understanding of justice, morality, and the supernatural. (Formerly Thou Shalt Not Suffer: The Witch Trial Podcast)

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Prescott Valley, AZ

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Witch Hunt is the essential witch trials podcast. We cover the past, present, and future of witch-hunting in search of solutions that will help end witch hunts, as we take you on an immersive journey through the intriguing and often misunderstood world of witch trials, both historical and contemporary. Each episode of our podcast peels back the layers of history, mythology, witchcraft, and cultural impact of witch trials, shedding light on how these events have shaped our understanding of justice, morality, and the supernatural. (Formerly Thou Shalt Not Suffer: The Witch Trial Podcast)

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@thoupod

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English

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Episodes

15-Minutes on Witch-Hunts in India with Neelesh Singh

3/1/2024
In this episode of Witch Hunt, hosts Josh Hutchinson and Sarah Jack explore the troubling issue of gender-based violence in India, including witch hunts, with expert Neelesh Singh from India's National Rural Livelihood Mission. Singh focuses on gender issues and social inclusion, discussing the prevalent issues of witch hunting. Singh emphasizes the importance of collective action by women's collectives, sensitizing them to these issues and empowering them to support their fellow members. A case of witch-branding is discussed, portraying the real-life horrors these women face and detailing how theatre training and ongoing involvement can help them heal and raise awareness in their communities. The episode concludes with the positive impact of a public display of support for a victimized woman, which led to a significant signature campaign prompting the local chief minister to issue a stand against witch-branding and -hunting in the state. 00:00 Introduction and Guest Presentation 00:58 Understanding Gender-Based Violence in India 02:14 The Role of Women Collectives in Tackling Gender-Based Violence 03:39 Real-Life Stories of Witch-Branding and Collective Action 07:31 The Power of Theater in Healing and Awareness 11:13 Collective Action and Public Support Against Witch-Branding 13:35 The Impact of Collective Action and Future Strategies 14:37 Conclusion and Farewell --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:14:42

A Voice Against Injustice: Neelesh Singh on Witch Hunts in India

2/28/2024
In this episode of Witch Hunt, we dive into an enlightening conversation with Neelesh Singh, a champion for social inclusion and gender equality with India's National Rural Livelihood Mission. Neelesh emphasizes the urgent imperative to confront and mitigate gender-based violence at every stage of life, highlighting the importance of comprehensive strategies that protect and empower individuals from infancy through to old age.From combating infanticide to empowering widow survivors of witchcraft allegations, Neelesh's work spans a broad spectrum of initiatives aimed at fostering resilience, healing, and collective empowerment among women in rural India. Learn about therapeutic approaches including art therapy for expression and healing, the formation of women's collectives to combat domestic violence, and the development of strategies for prevention, risk mitigation, and redressal of gender-based violence. Neelesh also discusses the importance of survivor networks in influencing policy and media, underscoring the critical role of the state in acknowledging and combating these practices. Join us for a profound discussion on the journey towards gender equity and the end of witch hunts for alleged witches in India. Witch Hunts in Ghana & India by John Azumah & Neelesh Singh 10.13.21 Streethttps://youtu.be/gjqaLyt5d6w?si=94JqfPJQYMM1b6ys Play on Witch Hunting by I-CARD Film: Testimony of Ana End Witch Hunts Stop Witchcraft Accusations and Trial by Ordeal in Guinea Bissau by Leo Igwe Why Witch Hunts are not just a Dark Chapter from the Past The International Network against Accusations of Witchcraft and Associated Harmful Practices Grassroots organizations working with The International Network International Alliance to End Witch Hunts --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:45:40

15-Minute Guide to Service Magic with Tabitha Stanmore

2/25/2024
"Witch Hunt" podcast's new episode features Dr. Tabitha Stanmore discussing service magic in 14th to 17th century Great Britain. Dr. Stanmore explores healing practices, divination techniques, and distinctions between service magicians and witches. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:14:58

Mental Health in Ghana's Witch Camps in 15 Minutes

2/23/2024
Learn about efforts to care for the mental health of hundreds of Ghanaians who have been accused of witchcraft and forced to flee their communities to the relative safety of so-called 'witch camps.' Peter Mintir Amadu of Total Life Enhancement Center Ghana (TOLEC) tells us how the center has been involved in doing psychological assessments and providing therapy for these vulnerable victims. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:14:37

Caring for the Mental Health of Women in Ghana's Witch Camps with Peter Mintir Amadu

2/21/2024
We expand our advocacy discussion on modern day witch hunts and human rights abuses associated with accusations related to witchcraft to Ghana. Guest Peter Mintir Amadu is the Executive Director of the Total Life Enhancement Center (TOLEC) Ghana, a non-profit organization dedicated to community mental health advocacy and support. Amadu discusses TOLEC's immersive and strategic engagement with witch hunt survivors, including psychological assessments and group and individual therapies to address trauma. Despite the challenges of severly scarce resources and logistical difficulties, TOLEC aims to bolster specialized support in ongoing efforts. This episode of ‘Witch Hunt’ underscores the necessity of increased intersectional cooperation, funding, and international awareness to tackle the global phenomenon of witch hunts. Recommended Reading United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 47/8. Elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Study on the situation of the violations and abuses of human rights rooted in harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks, as well as stigmatization Websites of Note Total Life Enhancement Center, Ghana The Sanneh Institute: Research, Religious, Society Songtaba.org Securing Basic Rights for Women and Girls Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Action Aid Ghana Legal Resource Centre Ghana Amnesty International, Ghana End Witch Hunts Why Witch Hunts are not just a Dark Chapter from the Past The International Network against Accusations of Witchcraft and Associated Harmful Practices Grassroots organizations working with The International Network International Alliance to End Witch Hunts --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:51:36

15-Minute Intro to Massachusetts Witch Trials, the Case of Elizabeth Morse

2/20/2024
Learn about the Massachusetts Witch Trials. In this 15-minute (okay, just under 14-minute) episode, we cover the intriguing case of Elizabeth Morse of Newbury, Massachusetts who was convicted of witchcraft but not executed. Why was she allowed to live under house arrest? Questions arose over evidentiary standards. Why weren't these standards in use in 1692 and 1693 during the Salem Witch Trials? Petition to Exonerate Elizabeth Morse and other Massachusetts Witch Trial victims Full episode - The Astrologer, the Witch, and the Poltergeist: Massachusetts Witch Trials 101 Part 3 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:13:58

15-Minute Intro to New Hampshire Witch Trials

2/17/2024
We've taken our episode on New Hampshire Witch Trials and shrunken it down to 15 quick minutes for people on the go to listen to when they can. Join us as we look into the lesser-known witch trials and local lore of northern New England with Dr. Tricia Peone. Our engaging discussion highlights the story of Eunice Cole and brings to light the history of witchcraft accusations in New Hampshire from the earliest case in 1648 to a significant incident in the 1790s. Dr. Peone provides deep local insights, revealing the complexities beneath the surface. #NewHampshireWitchTrials #Witchcraft #Witchtrials #witchhunt #NewHampshire #NH --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:14:56

Witchcraft in the Granite State: Unveiling New Hampshire's Witch Trials with Tricia Peone

2/14/2024
This week on Witch Hunt, we delve into lesser-known witch trials and local lore with Dr. Tricia Peone, Project Director at the Congregational Library & Archives. Our engaging discussion highlights the stories of individuals like Eunice Cole and Jane Walford, bringing to light the history of witchcraft accusations in New Hampshire from the earliest case in 1648 to a significant incident in the 1790s. You will discover how the local community's efforts to revitalize the reputation of Eunice immortalized her in the public consciousness of Hampton, NH. Dr. Peone provides deep local insights, revealing the complexities beneath the surface. After listening to today’s episode, you might find yourself inspired to explore Eunice Cole's history firsthand. Massachusetts Witch Hunt Justice Project Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project Witch Hunt Tricia Peone, Project Director, New England's Hidden Histories Massachusetts Witchcraft Trials 101 Part 1: 1648-1656 #witchhunt --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:52:38

The Astrologer, the Witch, and the Poltergeist: Massachusetts Witch Trials 101 Part 3

2/7/2024
What happens when an astrologer, a witch, and a poltergeist walk into a barn in colonial Massachusetts? In this third installment of Massachusetts Witch Trials 101 on Witch Hunt, we delve into the intricate narratives of various Massachusetts witch trials that span from 1657 to 1687. Several significant cases are broken down such as those involving Elizabeth Morse, Mary Webster, and John Godfrey.These cases illustrate the trials of the period and their lasting impact. The hosts Josh Hutchinson and Sarah Jack also touch on their ancestral connections to these trials and discuss their advocacy work to end present-day witch hunts through their organization. List of those accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England by John Putnam Demos The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England by Carol F Karlsen Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England: A Documentary History 1638-1693 by David D. Hall The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England by Richard Godbeer End Witch Hunts Massachusetts Witch Hunt Justice Project Connecticut Witch Trial Exoneration Project Witch Hunt Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:40:32

Service Magic with Tabitha Stanmore

1/31/2024
This new episode of "Witch Hunt" features Dr. Tabitha Stanmore, discussing her research on service magic in 14th to 17th century Great Britain with Salem witch trial descendants Josh Hutchinson and Sarah Jack. She explains the concept of service magic, its practices, and the difference between service magicians and witches. Dr. Stanmore also touches on the impact of religious changes and laws on magic practices. Various aspects of magic, including healing methods, divination techniques, and the use of magic in daily life are delved into. Additionally, she shares about her soon to release book, "Cunning Folk: Life in the Era of Practical Magic" and her collaboration on the Seven County Witch Hunt Project, which looks at the Matthew Hopkins witch trials of the 1640s. The discussion concludes with a reflection on the legacy of witch hunts and their impact on families and communities. Anyone can submit written testimony for MA Bill H.1803. Simply write a short letter stating why this bill is important to: Judiciary Committee at 24 Beacon Street, Room 136, Boston, MA 02133 or by e-mail to michael.musto@mahouse.gov. Recommended Reading Cunning Folk: Life in the Era of Practical Magic, by Dr. Tabitha Stanmore Seven County Witch Hunts Project Blog United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 47/8. Elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks Papua New Guinea Sorcery and Witchcraft Accusation-Related Violence National Action Plan Pan African Parliament Guidelines for Addressing Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Study on the situation of the violations and abuses of human rights rooted in harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks, as well as stigmatization Websites of Note End Witch Hunts Film: Testimony of Ana Why Witch Hunts are not just a Dark Chapter from the Past The International Network against Accusations of Witchcraft and Associated Harmful Practices Grassroots organizations working with The International Network International Alliance to End Witch Hunts Stop Sorcery Violence Storymap explaining the dynamics of sorcery accusation related violence Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:48:42

Witchcraft Accusations and Caste in India with Preethi Lolaksha Nagaveni

1/24/2024
Witch Hunt presents an eye opening discussion with Human Rights Lawyer Preethi Lolaksha Nagaveni regarding her research and work in the field of law and caste-based discrimination in India. Exploring human experience realities like social untouchability, caste-based discrimination in education, the plight of manual scavengers, and the witchcraft accusation atrocities committed against multitudes of vulnerable women with inferior status. This thoughtful exchange regarding the struggle for equality in India provides a clear lens for understanding the human rights violations of the caste system, the experience of “untouchables” in India, and the urgent need for effective societal transformation and accountability to extinguish these entrenched harmful practices. United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 47/8. Elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks Papua New Guinea Sorcery and Witchcraft Accusation-Related Violence National Action Plan Pan African Parliament Guidelines for Addressing Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Study on the situation of the violations and abuses of human rights rooted in harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks, as well as stigmatization IK Ero On Next Steps For Ending Witch Hunts TINAAWAHP Sanguma: Everybody’s Business National Action Plan I Am Not a Witch Saving Africa's Witch Children International Alliance to End Witch Hunts Petition to recognize those accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts End Witch Hunts The International Network against Accusations of Witchcraft and Associated Harmful Practices Grassroots organizations working with The International Network Stop Sorcery Violence Storymap explaining the dynamics of sorcery accusation related violence Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:49:20

Marion Gibson on Witchcraft A History in 13 Trials

1/17/2024
Dr. Marion Gibson, highly esteemed historian returns to talk about her new book, 'Witchcraft, A History in Thirteen Trials'. The importance of the book in bridging the gap between historical witchcraft trials and the concept of witch hunts existing today is emphasized. Learn how the stories of real victims presented in her book explore aspects of witchcraft from a 700-year period, touching on the evolution from being considered a magical crime to being a societal metaphor. Dr. Gibson also delves into the sexism inherent in witch trials, the impact of demonology on witch hunting, the impact of individual testimonies from witch trials and the enduring potency of witchcraft accusations in today's society. Marion shares a glimpse of her future work around the Witchfinder General trials during the English Civil War. Recommended Reading Buy the book Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials by Marion Gibson Buy the book The Witches of St. Osyth by Marion Gibson Seven County Witch Hunts Project Blog United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 47/8. Elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks Papua New Guinea Sorcery and Witchcraft Accusation-Related Violence National Action Plan Pan African Parliament Guidelines for Addressing Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Study on the situation of the violations and abuses of human rights rooted in harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks, as well as stigmatization Websites of Note Marion Gibson Website End Witch Hunts The International Network against Accusations of Witchcraft and Associated Harmful Practices Why Witch Hunts are not just a Dark Chapter from the Past Grassroots organizations working with The International Network International Alliance to End Witch Hunts Stop Sorcery Violence Storymap explaining the dynamics of sorcery accusation related violence Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:57:23

Ikponwosa Ero on Ending Witch Hunts

1/10/2024
In this profound interview, Ikponwosa Ero unpacks her work advocating for human rights of victims of witchcraft accusations and ritual attacks. As a lawyer and a former United Nations Independent Expert on the Rights of Persons with Albinism, she shares her professional journey and personal experience as an advocate with albinism. Through the interview, she provides extensive data on the nature and scale of the problem, explaining the global presence of harmful practices beyond Africa, in North and South America and Europe. She talks about her contribution at the United Nations, emphasizing the importance of human rights framework in combating these harmful practices. The conversation also covers the need for grassroots collaborations, the collection of reliable data, the importance of cross-movement partnerships, and the role of climate change in these harmful practices. Recommended Reading United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution 47/8. Elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks Papua New Guinea Sorcery and Witchcraft Accusation-Related Violence National Action Plan Pan African Parliament Guidelines for Addressing Accusations of Witchcraft and Ritual Attacks Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Study on the situation of the violations and abuses of human rights rooted in harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks, as well as stigmatization Recommended Viewing IK Ero On Next Steps For Ending Witch Hunts TINAAWAHP Sanguma: Everybody’s Business National Action Plan I Am Not a Witch Saving Africa's Witch Children Websites of Note End Witch Hunts The International Network against Accusations of Witchcraft and Associated Harmful Practices Grassroots organizations working with The International Network International Alliance to End Witch Hunts Stop Sorcery Violence Storymap explaining the dynamics of sorcery accusation related violence Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:57:50

The Astrologer and the Witch Trial with Danny Buck

1/3/2024
Join us this week as Dr. Danny Buck explores astrology and the witchcraft trial of Mark Prynne, a tenant farmer accused of witchcraft in the 17th century by Great Yarmouth town clerk Miles Corbett. The discussion considers the perception of astrology during the golden age of astrology and how it influenced the outcomes of witchcraft accusations in Great Yarmouth during the English Civil War. Learn about the intriguing behaviors of local figures like Miles Corbett, John Taylor and Matthew Brooks during the Great Yarmouth witch trials of 1645 and 1646 and other notable historical men like astrologer William Lilly and infamous Witch Finder Matthew Hopkins. The episode addresses the peak and decline of the fear of witchcraft beliefs, reflecting a notable shift in societal attitudes at the end of the trial. Witch Hunts in Great Yarmouth with Dr. Danny Buck Presbyterianism, Urban Politics, and Division: The 1645 Great Yarmouth Witch-Hunt in Context End Witch Hunts at Proctor's Ledge by Mary Bingham Sign the Petition: MA Witch Hunt Justice Project www.massachusettswitchtrials.org Why Witch Hunts are not just a Dark Chapter from the Past, Documentary Support Us! Shop Our Book Shop Support Us! Sign up as a Super Listener! End Witch Hunts Movement Support Us! Buy Witch Trial Merch! Support Us! Buy Podcast Merch! Discord Website Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn YouTube TikTok Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:50:30

Witch Hunt: Unveiling History's Shadows

1/1/2024
Dive into the enigmatic and often misunderstood world of witch trials with "Witch Hunt," a podcast that meticulously unravels the complex tapestry of historical and contemporary witch hunts. Across centuries and continents, these trials have been a symbol of fear, superstition, and often, the oppression of the marginalized. Witch Hunt goes beyond the surface, exploring the deep-seated cultural, societal, and psychological underpinnings of these events. Each meticulously crafted episode of Witch Hunt is a journey through time, uncovering the layers of human belief, fear, and societal dynamics that have led to some of history's most notorious and lesser-known witch trials. From the notorious trials of Salem and Europe’s medieval period to lesser-known yet equally compelling stories from Africa, Asia, and the Americas, Witch Hunt presents a global perspective on this dark chapter in human history. The podcast is more than a historical recount; it's a narrative exploration that brings to life the personal stories and contexts of those accused, those who accused them, and the societies that nurtured these fears. Listeners are invited to discover the intricate links between past and present, understanding how ancient superstitions and prejudices have shaped contemporary social and judicial systems. Witch Hunt distinguishes itself through its in-depth research and engaging storytelling. Each episode is a blend of historical facts, dramatic reenactments, and analyses by leading experts in history, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. This multidisciplinary approach ensures a rich, nuanced understanding of the subject matter. Witch Hunt creates an audio experience that transports listeners back in time, allowing them to feel the intensity and emotions of those involved in these trials. The podcast's narrative is interspersed with thought-provoking questions and reflections, engaging the audience in a dialogue about human nature, justice, and the persistence of certain beliefs and practices. Witch Hunt is not just for history enthusiasts; it appeals to anyone interested in the complexities of human society, the interplay of power and fear, and the stories of resilience and resistance in the face of oppression. It’s a podcast that challenges perceptions, enlightens with knowledge, and offers a deeper understanding of a topic that remains relevant today. Listeners are invited to join this journey of discovery and understanding, as Witch Hunt sheds light on the shadows of history, revealing how the echoes of the past continue to resonate in our modern world. Subscribe to Witch Hunt and be part of a community that values deep historical insight, compelling storytelling, and the pursuit of truth. Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:02:16

Welcome to Witch Hunt

1/1/2024
Welcome to 'Witch Hunt,' an immersive journey through the intriguing and often misunderstood world of witch trials, both historical and contemporary. Each episode of our podcast peels back the layers of history, mythology, and cultural impact of witch trials, shedding light on how these events have shaped our understanding of justice, morality, and the supernatural. Join us as we explore fascinating tales of witch hunts from the ancient to the modern day, delving into the societal, religious, and psychological factors that fueled them. Our podcast features expert interviews, in-depth analysis, and compelling storytelling that bring to life the complex narratives surrounding these trials. 'End Witch Hunts News,' a segment of our podcast, highlights ongoing global efforts to combat witch hunt practices and the challenges involved. Additionally, our popular 'Minute with Mary' segment uncovers lesser-known facts about historical witch trials, providing listeners with unique insights and perspectives. 'Witch Hunt' is more than just a podcast; it's an educational and thought-provoking experience that invites listeners to reflect on the echoes of the past in our present world. Whether you're a history buff, a folklore enthusiast, or someone intrigued by the interplay of belief and society, this podcast offers something for everyone. Join our community of curious minds as we unravel the mysteries of the past and understand their impact on the present. Subscribe, listen, and engage with us as we journey through the shadowy realms of witch trials and their enduring legacy. Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:02:27

Witch Hunt Trailer

12/31/2023
Step into the shadowy world of 'Witch Hunt,' where history, mystery, and cultural analysis converge to explore the fascinating and often chilling world of witch trials. From the dark corners of medieval Europe to the contemporary struggles against witch hunt practices, our podcast brings to light the many facets of this complex historical phenomenon. Hosted by Josh Hutchinson and Sarah Jack, each episode of 'Witch Hunt' offers a deep dive into the stories and legends that have captivated humanity for centuries. We explore not just the well-known trials, but also the lesser-told tales, unearthing the societal, religious, and psychological underpinnings that drove these events. Our journey takes us beyond the sensationalized accounts, revealing the human stories and societal impacts behind the trials. Listeners are treated to expert interviews with historians, anthropologists, and cultural experts, offering scholarly insights and fresh perspectives on historical and contemporary witch hunts. 'Witch Hunt' brings these stories to life, engaging listeners with a blend of historical facts, compelling storytelling, and thoughtful analysis. Our dedicated segments add unique flavors to the podcast. 'End Witch Hunts News' provides a contemporary lens, highlighting the ongoing efforts and challenges in eradicating modern-day witch hunts around the globe. In contrast, 'Minute with Mary' offers intriguing snippets about obscure and fascinating aspects of witch trials, enriching our understanding of both past and present. 'Witch Hunt' is not just a podcast; it's an invitation to reflect on the echoes of historical beliefs in our modern world. It's a platform for discussion, reflection, and learning about how the fear of the unknown and the misunderstood has shaped human behavior and societal norms throughout history. Our podcast is perfect for history enthusiasts, folklore fans, and anyone interested in the intersection of myth, morality, and society. With each episode, we aim to enlighten, educate, and entertain, offering our listeners a window into the past and its relevance to our present and future. Subscribe to 'Witch Hunt' for a journey through time and thought. Engage with us as we dissect the narratives of witch trials, understand their impact, and uncover the truth behind the myths. Join our community of curious and open-minded listeners, and be part of a conversation that transcends time. Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:02:15

The Witch Trial of Widow Krieger with Jamie Franklin

12/28/2023
This week Jamie Franklin, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at Bennington Museum in Vermont recounts the life and experiences of the accused witch Margaret Krieger. Jamie details what is known of her life and her 1785 trial. Learn about the broader context of the time period, the unique colonial history of the Southern Vermont region and the relevance of this topic even today. Integral to the discussion is Joyce Held's research on Margaret's life, the Pownal Historical Society's role in erecting a historic marker, and the public dedication ceremony for the marker, aiming to honor Margaret Krieger's memory. This lesser known accused witch in the American colonies underscores the significance of understanding the past and its influence on our global present. AP Article:Group seeks to clear names of all accused, convicted or executed for witchcraft in MA" Sign the Petition: MA Witch Hunt Justice Project www.massachusettswitchtrials.org Pownal Historical Society on Facebook Bennington Museum Special Exhibits Saving Africa's Witch Children Documentary Why Witch Hunts are not just a Dark Chapter from the Past, Documentary Support Us! Shop Our Book Shop Support Us! Sign up as a Super Listener! End Witch Hunts Movement Support Us! Buy Witch Trial Merch! Support Us! Buy Podcast Merch! Discord Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube TikTok Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:49:16

The Devil of Great Island with Emerson Baker

12/25/2023
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Thou Shalt Not Suffer Podcast. Here is a special surprise episode featuring Professor Emerson Baker and his book, "The Devil of Great Island." Discover the wild world of supernatural attacks and witchcraft accusations on an island where everyone's a suspect. Get ready for a captivating discussion with Professor Baker as he unravels the clues and weaves the threads together. From the historical intrigue to serious discussions on witchcraft accusations, this episode wraps up with a call to exonerate all accused witches and end modern witch-hunts. Don't miss this festive episode, and consider gifting a copy of the book from our bookshop—link in the show notes. Enjoy this special holiday bonus as Dr. Emerson W. Baker, Salem State University history professor, returns as our esteemed guest! Buy the book The Devil of Great Island by Emerson Baker Join One of Our Projects Support Us! Buy Book Titles Mentioned in this Episode from our Book Shop Sign the MA Witch Hunt Justice Project Petition Support Us! Sign up as a Super Listener End Witch Hunts Movement Support Us! Buy Witch Trial Merch! Support Us! Buy Podcast Merch! Join us on Discord to share your ideas and feedback. Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:53:58

Francis Young on Witchcraft and the Modern Roman Catholic Church

12/21/2023
This episode examines what connects witchcraft, possession, exorcism and the modern Roman Catholic Church, with special guest, Dr. Francis Young, esteemed folklorist, author and historian in the field of religion and belief. Dr. Young guides us through the intricate world of Catholic demonology, shedding light on the complex relationship between witchcraft and demonic possession. Exploring the dichotomy between official doctrine and popular beliefs, we touch on the cultural and regional variations in belief and practice among Catholics globally. Dr. Young's insightfully provided a fascinating explanation on how diverse interpretations of these phenomena manifest within different communities. We explore the risks of exorcism, examining the tragic case of Annaliese Michel and its lasting impact on the church's approach to these rites. As the episode unfolds, we contemplate future navigation of witchcraft and exorcism. Join us as we continue the message and questions: Why do we witch hunt? How do we witch hunt? How do we stop hunting witches? Links DrFrancisYoung.com Sign the MA Witch Hunt Justice Project Petition Join One of Our Projects Support Us! Buy Book Titles Mentioned in this Episode from our Book Shop Support Us! Sign up as a Super Listener End Witch Hunts Movement Support Us! Buy Witch Trial Merch! Support Us! Buy Podcast Merch! Join us on Discord to share your ideas and feedback. Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube TikTok Discord Support the show --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/witchhunt/message

Duration:00:53:04