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"Basic Witches" is a comedy spiritual podcast, hosted by comedians Leah Knauer & Rachel Laforest, as they interview comedians, musicians, artists, and fellow witches about the magic of life, manifestation, and sexuality, followed by a Goddess Oracle Card Reading.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.7, 321 Ratings

"Basic Witches" is a comedy spiritual podcast, hosted by comedians Leah Knauer & Rachel Laforest, as they interview comedians, musicians, artists, and fellow witches about the magic of life, manifestation, and sexuality, followed by a Goddess Oracle Card Reading.

    “Witches Unite & Fight” with Pro-Witch Rebecca Leib

    “Witches Unite & Fight” with Pro-Witch Rebecca Leib

    Fellow comedian and Pro-Witch Rebecca Leib joins us for an episode recorded amidst chaos. As Los Angeles burns around us as we delve into the long history - since Day 1 - of oppression in America. Witches are here to fight for equality and we’re no strangers to burning things down. We stand with Black Lives Matter and urge you to spread the word and do what you can to add magic to the cause. As if reality isn’t currently haunting enough, we hear some legit ghost stories, totally accurate Tarot tales, and we get two cents from a Grandma ghost. We are aware that we are white and privileged, which is why it is important that we use that privilege to fight with our brothers and sisters of all races, genders, and sexualities. Let’s make America a safe, inclusive, respectful melting pot, er, cauldron*. In closing, Rebecca (@rebeccaleib) reassures us with an inspiring Tarot spread you won’t want to miss. Sending big love to you all.

    Join us LIVE for “Blazin’ with Basic Witches” on Instagram Live on Tuesday’s at 5:55pm PST for Q&A, card pulls, and expert guests.

    Follow your intuwitchin’ by following us:
    @BasicWitches // @LeahKnauer // @RachelLaforest
    Subscribe! Review! Join our Patreon! And we promise we won’t put a hex on you 3

    This episode was brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Visit www.betterhelp.com/basicwitches
    for 10% off your first month.

    This episode was brought to you in part by BluBlox. Visited blublox.com/witches for 15% off your first order!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BONUS: “Coffee & Card Pulls” // Join our Full Moon Circle!

    BONUS: “Coffee & Card Pulls” // Join our Full Moon Circle!

    Listen in on a previously recorded Zoom chat with some of our listeners, facilitated by Kelli Tennant! About a month ago, we spent our morning with y’all for coffee and card pulls, which of course, opened up many transformative conversations. AND! Be sure to sign up for our upcoming virtual Strawberry Full Moon Circle happening over Zoom on June 5th at 5:55pm PST! There is limited availability - ONLY 20 SPOTS! To secure your spot, go to www.leahknauer.com/basicwitchesmerch.

    Join us LIVE for “Blazin’ with Basic Witches” on Instagram Live on Tuesday’s at 5:55pm PST for Q&A, card pulls, and expert guests.

    Follow your intuwitchin’ by following us:

    @BasicWitches // @LeahKnauer // @RachelLaforest
    Subscribe! Review! Join our Patreon! And we promise we won’t put a hex on you 3

    This episode was brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Visit www.betterhelp.com/basicwitches
    for 10% off your first month.

    • 45 min
    “Pause-itivity” with Pro-Witch Nikki Van De Car

    “Pause-itivity” with Pro-Witch Nikki Van De Car

    Aloha, witches! Leah and Rachel sit with knit maven and author of “The Junior Witch’s Handbook”, Nikki Van De Car, as she beams in from oh-so-healing Hawaii.

    • 59 min
    “Spilling the Tea” with Pro-Witches Sandra Mariah Wright & Leanne Marrama

    “Spilling the Tea” with Pro-Witches Sandra Mariah Wright & Leanne Marrama

    Talking to Sandra and Leanne from Salem felt like chatting with the *real* Hocus Pocus witches, except they’re nice and not sucking the souls out of children. Sandra lives in a century-old family estate on Gallows Hill and Leanne comes from a lineage of broom makers - so yeah, it doesn’t get more Salem than that. Grab your witches’ brew and sip along with us to do your own tea reading! All you need is loose-leaf tea and a white plate to tip your cup onto when you’re done. We get into real Salem witch ghost stories, the Book of Shadows, how your rituals are like speed-dialing the Gods & Goddesses, and the importance of being a brutally honest witch. In closing, Rach spills the tea on Leah’s computer.

    Join us LIVE for “Blazin’ with Basic Witches” on Instagram Live on Tuesday’s at 5:55pm PST for Q&A, card pulls, and expert guests.

    Follow your intuwitchin’ by following us:

    @BasicWitches // @LeahKnauer // @RachelLaforest
    Subscribe! Review! Join our Patreon! And we promise we won’t put a hex on you 3

    This episode was brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Visit www.betterhelp.com/basicwitches
    for 10% off your first month.

    Visit www.blublox.com/witches and use code "witches" for 15% off your order.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    “Peace by Peace” with Margaret Cho

    “Peace by Peace” with Margaret Cho

    You read that right. Margaret Cho is on the show and we knew it - she’s a witch! It was the highest honor to sit “with” Margaret and chat about witches, magical powers, and honoring the dead.

    • 56 min
    “Bewitching the Elements” with Gabriela Herstik

    “Bewitching the Elements” with Gabriela Herstik

    We are experiencing immense change right now, and according to the stars, it’s meant to be so that we can look inward.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
321 Ratings

321 Ratings

Jessluv526 ,

I love the podcast but...

This podcast is fun and positive and cute and informative. I wish they would address the issues of the day. Not speaking on what’s going on in the black community says a lot.

Gem Crz ,

Are these girls even witches?

I tried really hard to get into this podcast, but I’d always end up turning it off. Does not seem like the hosts are genuinely educated on anything regarding witchcraft, just throwing the word “divine” and “witchy” does not make you a witch.

1234qpmz ,

YES! More Please

Leah and Rachel bring it every single time! This is such a great podcast and will offer fun surprises that you'd never expect.

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