33 episodes

BS-Free Witchcraft is a monthly podcast covering the modern witchcraft movement. Hosted by Trae Dorn, a practicing Wiccan Witch for over twenty years, the show delves into the terms we use, the history of the movement, and current events in the Witchcraft world. From Wicca to Secular Witchcraft, the show tries to cover all topics and experience levels.

BS-Free Witchcraft Trae Dorn

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BS-Free Witchcraft is a monthly podcast covering the modern witchcraft movement. Hosted by Trae Dorn, a practicing Wiccan Witch for over twenty years, the show delves into the terms we use, the history of the movement, and current events in the Witchcraft world. From Wicca to Secular Witchcraft, the show tries to cover all topics and experience levels.

    33. The Wheel of the Year

    33. The Wheel of the Year

    After two fairly depressing episodes, it’s time to move on to something a little less bleak. This time around we’re talking about The Wheel of the Year! Well, at least the basic idea. Where did it come from, who slapped these eight holidays together, and are they really something every witch needs to give a crap about?

    Minor spoiler, the answer to that last question is a firm “no.”

    (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.)

    Music: “So I Said It,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / Random Loops (Apple Music Library)

    32. A New Satanic Panic?

    32. A New Satanic Panic?

    A couple of years ago we did an episode on the history of the Satanic Panic of the latter half of the twentieth century, but recent events have led us to ask — could it be happening again? It’s very possible that we at the start of a new wave of satanic panic, and QAnon is just the latest symptom of a larger problem.

    Important Links:



    * Our Satanic Panic Episode

    * NBC NY – Police Investigate Arson of Historic ‘Halloween House’





    (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.)

    Music: “So I Said It,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / “Jaracanda,” Random Loops (Apple Music Library)

    31. Norse Paganism’s Nazi Problem

    31. Norse Paganism’s Nazi Problem

    This month we’re attempting to tackle a topic I’ve had on the list for a while: Norse Paganism’s Nazi problem. It’s not exactly the most fun thing in the world, but after a certain shirtless idiot was amongst the rioters that attempted to overthrow the United States government at the capitol on January 6th, I just couldn’t put it off any longer. I don’t know how helpful this episode is, but it definitely made me feel better to yell about it for twenty minutes.

    So I guess that’s something.

    Important Links:



    * ABC15 Arizona News Story

    * Heathens respond to “Q-Shaman” and Norse Imagery in Capitol Riot

    * Opinion: Heathenry Must Become an Anti-Racist Religion

    * SPLC: New Brand of Racist Odinist Religion on the March

    * White supremacists are killing in the name of an ancient Nordic religion

    * What To Do When Racists Try To Hijack Your Religion

    * Minnesota town votes to allow white supremacist church

    * Poem: No Nazis in Valhalla by Lee Bradford





    (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.)

    Music: “So I Said It,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / “Jaracanda,” Random Loops (Apple Music Library)

    30. Friggin’ Ghosts.

    30. Friggin’ Ghosts.

    This month on the BS-Free Witchcraft podcast we’re tackling ghosts — which may sound like an October topic, but instead of spooky stories we’re instead going for practical advice on how to deal with them. What do you do if you encounter a ghost in the wild? What do you do if you think there’s a ghost in your home? It’s the perfect thing to discuss during the longest nights of the year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere).

    Important Links:



    * The Dabbler’s Week Episode

    * My Dabbler’s Week Tumblr Post





    (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.)

    Music: “So I Said It,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / Random Loops (Apple Music Library)

    29. The Craft Legacy (2020)

    29. The Craft Legacy (2020)

    Earlier this year, Hex Positive‘s Bree NicGarran and I sat down to talk about the 1996 movie The Craft. It was a hugely influential film for a whole generation of witches, and surprisingly holds up well. So, needless to say, when the long awaited sequel/remake The Craft: Legacy came out on Video On Demand last month, we knew we needed to sit down and talk about it.

    So we did.

    For two hours.

    (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.)

    Music: “So I Said It,” “The Man With One Eye,” “My (Broken) Heart,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / Random Loops (Apple Music Library)

    28. Let’s Get SPOOKIER!

    28. Let’s Get SPOOKIER!

    It’s Halloween. Like, literally. And like every other October episode on the BS-Free Witchcraft podcast, that means we’re talking about personal ghost experiences. Joining me this episode (from all around the Nerd & Tie Podcast Network) are Gen Prock (from The Nerd & Tie Podcast and Stormwood & Associates), Cris Sass-Council (from Let’s Be Legendary), and unsurprisingly Bree NicGarran (from Hex Positive). This jam-packed episode is the longest one we’ve done, coming in at just over two and a half hours long.

    It’s super sized, super spooky, and super fun.

    (And, of course, don’t forget this show is part of the Nerd & Tie Network, and funded by listeners like you via Patreon.)

    Music: “So I Said It,” “The Man With One Eye,” “Untitled Nonsense” (Trae Dorn) / “Jaracanda,” Random Loops (Apple Music Library)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

K. R. C. ,

Loving this!!

As a nonbinary witch myself, I listened to the gender episode first and I absolutely love how you articulated it. You captured a lot of what doesn’t sit well with me and gave me some really tasty food for thought too

Joe92580 ,

It’s ok

Not a bad podcast, but the presenter has a real far Left political/social worldview that seeps into each episode. If you can get past that, there is some decent information contained in each episode.

iLas in Oki ,

So I was sad when ...

I was given the message that “You’re all caught up!” Now I have to wait a month for a new episode. ☹️

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