13 episodes

Evil is real. But are demons active today? Can evil inhabit human beings? Is exorcism real? Join investigative journalist Billy Hallowell as he delves into the strange phenomena of supernatural activity through the harrowing stories of people who believe they have experienced ultimate evil, fought a battle they never expected — and have found healing. This podcast is based on Hallowell's book, "Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts."

Billy Hallowell's Playing With Fire Podcast Edifi Podcast Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

Evil is real. But are demons active today? Can evil inhabit human beings? Is exorcism real? Join investigative journalist Billy Hallowell as he delves into the strange phenomena of supernatural activity through the harrowing stories of people who believe they have experienced ultimate evil, fought a battle they never expected — and have found healing. This podcast is based on Hallowell's book, "Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts."

    Ex-Psychic's WARNING After Tarot Cards, Paranormal Sparked 'Rabbit Hole of Destruction': Jenn Nizza Hofacker's Incredible Journey to Christ

    Ex-Psychic's WARNING After Tarot Cards, Paranormal Sparked 'Rabbit Hole of Destruction': Jenn Nizza Hofacker's Incredible Journey to Christ

    Today we tell the story of Jenn Nizza Hofacker, a woman whose encounter with Tarot Card reading as a young girl led her on a years-long journey into the New Age practices and the occult.

    • 34 min
    Celeb Reportedly Throws Out Witchcraft Books, Tarot Cards and Issues Public Statement: 'There Is a Spiritual Battle'

    Celeb Reportedly Throws Out Witchcraft Books, Tarot Cards and Issues Public Statement: 'There Is a Spiritual Battle'

    Famous tattoo artist, entrepreneur, model, and reality TV star Kat Von D issued a fascinating statement on her Instagram last week, noting she knows there's a spiritual battle afoot.

    • 7 min
    Witches, Satanists, and More: Meet the Pastors Who Lovingly Ministered For Years in Salem, Massachusetts

    Witches, Satanists, and More: Meet the Pastors Who Lovingly Ministered For Years in Salem, Massachusetts

    Guy and Tana Miller had a unique and fascinating ministry in a surprising place: Salem, Massachusetts. The husband and wife duo, who are pastors, break down what that ministry was truly like.

    • 47 min
    What Are Demons? Do Christians Need Deliverance? Mike Signorelli Breaks Down Evil, Exorcisms, and More

    What Are Demons? Do Christians Need Deliverance? Mike Signorelli Breaks Down Evil, Exorcisms, and More

    What are demons? What's deliverance (and how does it differ from exorcism)? Is Catholic exorcism effective? Mike Signorelli, pastor of V1 Church in NYC, tackles these issues among many others on this episode of "Playing With Fire With Billy Hallowell."

    • 44 min
    'I Was a Witch': She Was a Teen Witch Obsessed With Crystals, Séances, Tarot, and Casting Spells Before Jesus Shattered That Life

    'I Was a Witch': She Was a Teen Witch Obsessed With Crystals, Séances, Tarot, and Casting Spells Before Jesus Shattered That Life

    Sarah Anne Sumpolec was once a teenage witch. The chaos she invited in — after being led into the practice by her father — overtook her life and nearly caused her to commit suicide. 
    "Within months I had collected crystals, conducted séances, and built an altar in my room to worship the god and goddess I had chosen," she once wrote. "I read incantations, used Tarot, cast spells and took on a brand new identity.  I was a witch, and proud of it."
    Today, Sarah is a Bible-believing Christian, but her journey to getting to this place was anything but easy.
    Listen to her incredible story on The Playing With Fire Podcast. 

    • 1 hr
    Introduced to Witchcraft as a Child and 'Bombarded With Nightmares' and Supernatural Chaos, This Ex-Pop Star Found Jesus

    Introduced to Witchcraft as a Child and 'Bombarded With Nightmares' and Supernatural Chaos, This Ex-Pop Star Found Jesus

    Jeannie Ortega Law had a turbulent childhood. Introduced to witchcraft at an early age, she saw animal sacrifices, faced spiritual torment, and eventually came to experience suicidal inclusions. 
    But her journey into Santeria ended up concluding with Law finding Jesus. She expels some myths, helps people understand what she faced, and offers powerful challenges to believers everywhere.
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    Read more stories like this in "Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts." 
    What is Our Fascination with the Other Side?
    Join investigative reporter Billy Hallowell as he delves into the strange phenomena of supernatural activity. Themes of demonic possession, exorcism, and ghosts have overtaken Hollywood, with countless films and TV shows delving into the age-old struggle against evil. But the question is why?
    Even with so much focus on the topic, there seems to be very little public knowledge and discussion about the theology and real-life claims surrounding demons. Quite often, many people remain silent about their experiences or resort to quietly whispering about what they’ve seen, heard, or felt for fear of being labeled as crazy. The truth is, even pastors, priests, and clergy who have observed firsthand accounts of possession and deliverance can succumb to the strange and terrifying effects of intense spiritual warfare.
    For people of faith, Playing with Fire addresses these core questions:

    Are demons active today?
    If they do indeed exist, what are they? Fallen angels? Nephilim?
    Can demons inhabit human beings?
    According to the Bible, can people die and remain behind as “ghosts”?

    Playing with Fire explores the theological underpinnings surrounding the supernatural. Relying on firsthand accounts, newspaper reports, and Christian experts, Hallowell takes readers through the various views and perspectives surrounding supernatural activity.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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Should be required listening

Most are in denial of Satan‘s role in the world.

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Interesting but not updated weekly.

Interesting but not updated weekly.

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