100 episodes

Do you believe in the spooky and supernatural or do you think it’s all utter B.S.? Join hosts and best friends, Amy Holt and Krista Hinz, as they debate and debunk all sorts of religions, spiritual practices, and magical beliefs from around the world. The Bewitches take you through the eyes of a believer and a total skeptic on topics like reincarnation, cults, the zodiac, mediation, tarot and sometimes some terrible true crime stories. Every week they hope to expand not only their own perspectives, but listeners’ too, by exploring topics that stem from values that are different than their own.

Bewitched Banter Bewitched Banter

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Do you believe in the spooky and supernatural or do you think it’s all utter B.S.? Join hosts and best friends, Amy Holt and Krista Hinz, as they debate and debunk all sorts of religions, spiritual practices, and magical beliefs from around the world. The Bewitches take you through the eyes of a believer and a total skeptic on topics like reincarnation, cults, the zodiac, mediation, tarot and sometimes some terrible true crime stories. Every week they hope to expand not only their own perspectives, but listeners’ too, by exploring topics that stem from values that are different than their own.

    Numbers Don't Lie: A Conversation with Numerologist Tina Miller

    Numbers Don't Lie: A Conversation with Numerologist Tina Miller

    Krista and Amy bring in Tina Miller, a numerologist with over 20 years of experience and more than 3,500 readings under her belt, as their special guest. The session delves into the world of numerology - the science and study of numbers developed by Pythagoras, exploring the impact and influence of numbers on people's lives. Furthermore, Tina discusses the significance of numerology charts, life path numbers, vibrations and numerological compatibility in relationships. She also provides insights into her own spiritual journey and emphasizes the importance of respect for individuality in belief systems. Tina announces an offer for listeners for personalized numerology readings. The hosts also acknowledge the healthy skepticism around numerology and discuss about listeners' most common questions which are around money, relationships, work, and health. The episode concludes with a teaser for the subsequent part where the hosts will receive their numerology readings.






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    • 30 min
    Bewitching Hour: January 2024 | Mystical Happenings, Political Trends and more

    Bewitching Hour: January 2024 | Mystical Happenings, Political Trends and more

    Happy 2024, Bewitches! In January's Bewitching Hour, Amy and Krista discuss a variety of topics including religion and politics, UFOs, and astrological happenings to-date this Capricorn and Aquarius season. Honoring National Religious Freedom Day – which was observed Jan. 16, 2024 – the Bewitches review a controversial video of former President Trump, the potential outcomes of the upcoming election, and the rise in non-religious people globally. Krista begs the question, what ever happened to the separation of church and state? Did we ever have it? Also, was that an alien in the skies over California? Tune in to find out. Peace Bewitches!


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    • 33 min
    Ep 86 // The Tale of Lilith: From Adam's First Wife to Feminist Icon

    Ep 86 // The Tale of Lilith: From Adam's First Wife to Feminist Icon

    Amy delves into the intriguing story of Lilith, a figure from folklore and religious mythology that has evolved into a contemporary feminist icon. We take you on a wild ride through this 4,000-year-old tale and it turns out Litlith liked to ride Adam, too. Considered the first feminist ever portrayed, learn how different eras and cultures called her everything in the book from a demon to a succubus simply because she had an opinion. Today, Lilith is a symbol of female strength and equality. Discover the connection between Lilith and current issues related to women's autonomy and reproductive rights.



    01:17 Personal Banter and Shoutouts

    03:10 Introducing the Topic: Lilith

    06:38 Lilith and Feminism

    07:07 Current Events: Texas Abortion Law

    09:05 Lilith in Religious Context

    09:49 Lilith's Story and Feminist Interpretation

    12:46 Lilith's Departure and New Life

    14:17 Lilith's Defiance and the Angels' Threat

    14:45 Questioning the Sexism in Religious Narratives

    15:15 Lilith's Power and Influence Over Children

    15:26 God's Emotional Warfare and Lilith's Resistance

    15:54 The Ancient Origins of Lilith

    16:45 Lilith as a Demon and Symbol of Destruction

    17:26 Protection Against Lilith in Ancient Times

    18:10 Lilith as the Serpent in the Garden of Eden

    18:45 Modern Interpretations of Lilith

    19:11 Lilith's Influence in Modern Feminism and Activism

    20:41 The Rise of 'Jewitch' and Lilith's Role

    23:05 Final Thoughts on Lilith's Tale


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    • 26 min
    Ep 85 // Christmas Tree Origins & Traditions

    Ep 85 // Christmas Tree Origins & Traditions

    In this episode of Bewitched Banter, Amy and Krista discuss the rich history and varied traditions of Christmas. Krista goes into the origins of the Christmas tree, exploring its roots in ancient cultures and its evolution through the ages. From influential figures like Queen Victoria on modern Christmas practices to Santa around the world, the Bewitches give you an entertaining and enlightening take on the world's most popular holiday.


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    • 45 min
    Ep 84 // Your Brain on Religion | God, Brains and Beliefs

    Ep 84 // Your Brain on Religion | God, Brains and Beliefs

    In this episode of Bewitched Banter, Amy and Krista, delve deeper into the impact of religious or spiritual beliefs on the human brain. Amy shares a variety of topics from neuroscience studies, and the Bewitches debate if our minds are shaped by individual experiences and upbringing or by DNA. Amy compares religious euphoria to the brain reactions on drugs while Krista questions the role of intuition versus analytical thinking among believers and non-believers.


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    • 30 min
    Ep 83 // Witchcraft on the Rise | Thanks, TikTok

    Ep 83 // Witchcraft on the Rise | Thanks, TikTok

    Did you know that in the last decade more people are turning back too their roots in witchcraft? Get the scoop from the Bewitches as they celebrated their two year podcast anniversary. Peace Bewitches.


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    • 29 min

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