A podcast that follows the Witches of Scotland campaign to bring justice to those accused, convicted and executed as witches under the Witchcraft Act 1563
EPISODE 47 MATTHEW BRIDSON - THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES
Zoe and Claire talk to Matthew Bridson who is a postgraduate scholar of Heritage Studies. He recently submitted his Masters thesis on the topic of the group referred to as “The Lancashire Witches”. We talked to him about the Lancashire Witch Trials and Matthew’s work on “witch signs” . We talk about the Witches Walk in Lancashire and whether we should be thinking more about how we engage with places of historic interest to properly record what happened and make that history accessible for all.
EPISODE 46 - WITCHES OF ORKNEY
Zoe and Claire speak to Helen Woodsford Dean and Ragnhild Ljosland, the two women who were the inspiration and driving force in getting the memorial to those killed as witches in Orkney erected - we talk witches, collecting tears, pagans, whether we can change history and reveal the secret depths of the Orkney memorial
EPISODE 45 ASH WILLIAM MILLS ON ISOBEL GOWDIE
Zoe and Claire talk to Ash William Mills on his book - The Black Book of Isobel Gowdie - we discuss what was known of her, whether she was a “wise woman” and the cauldron of cultures that made up the various folklore and spells that were used by charmers and healers
EPISODE 44 - KAYLA KANDZORRA of WITCH STORY PODCAST
Join Zoe and Claire as they speak to Kayla Kandzorra about the bi-weekly podcast where hosts Stephanie and Kayla discuss trials and tales of witches throughout the centuries. Each episode sheds light on a new story bringing attention to the thousands of people who have been persecuted as witches
EPISODE 43 C J COOKE THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES
Zoe and Claire talk to author Carolyn Jess Cooke about her new book The Lighthouse Witches and her inspiration from the scottish witchcraft trials. We talk themes of trauma, loss, and justice
EPISODE 42 JENNIFER WIGHT THE ADDERS DEN
Zoe & Claire talk to Jennifer Wight who has researched scottish folk history (more can be found on her website The Adder’s Deb) and is part of Scottish Cunning Ways (FB) . What is the difference between cunning folk and witches? were those executed as witches pagans? Listen as Jennifer helps us separate fact from fiction!
Great informed podcast. Thank You
Great informed podcast. Fascinating hearing about these marginalised women. Good luck with your campaign
👍🏻 Engaging, Educational & Entertaining 👍🏻
Stumbled upon this podcast by accident. Ticks so many of my boxes of interest; Scotland, history, law, injustice, witches…. The down to earth delivery, banter and openness of Zoe and Claire with sharing and revisiting previous episodes with clarifications, or emphasis is fantastic and great way to show that history comes from books and/or verbal transfer so is open to interpretation and, naturally, we have a tendency to forget about the social and political norm of the time. For me, I’m happy to be called a witch.
This is a great podcast! I find it so interesting and thought provoking! I’m catching up so only on episode 13 but have already bought 2 books, done a medicine spoon and made some trips to some of the existing small memorials in Scotland! ‘They were just folk’ has resonated with me and I hope the campaign achieves its goals! Thank you Claire and Zoe.