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Missing Witches is a research-based, feminist, occult storytelling project. We go looking for the witches we've been missing.

Missing Witches Risa Dickens + Amy Torok

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 164 Ratings

Missing Witches is a research-based, feminist, occult storytelling project. We go looking for the witches we've been missing.

    YULETIDE SPECIAL 2020 with Jinkx Monsoon and Kenneth Friend!!!

    YULETIDE SPECIAL 2020 with Jinkx Monsoon and Kenneth Friend!!!

    This this year we had the honour and pleasure of spending our solstice with housemates/besties Jinkx Monsoon and Kenneth Friend. We talked about the Jinkx and BenDeLaCreme holiday special "THE JINKX & DELA HOLIDAY SPECIAL" (stream it NOW - www.jinkxanddela.com ) and learning to love the shadows, our own and those that winter brings. Together we dismantle a number of binaries. Male:female Plant:weed Good:bad Light:dark. AND As gifts to our beloved coven, Kenny offers a reading and Jinkx a song. Blessed Be our chosen families. Blessed Be our Yuletide. Blessed be our coven.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    WF Saleema Nawaz: Songs for the End of the World

    WF Saleema Nawaz: Songs for the End of the World

    Risa talks with Saleema Nawaz, author of the weirdly prophetic and deeply lovely and hopeful Songs for the End of the World about coming out as a witch in our teens, tapping into the vast ocean of inspiration, living in a world you spent years imagining, and writing as an encounter with fear.

    "Astounding. . . . The book is surprisingly reassuring. If someone could have imagined what we're going through in such vivid details, it somehow makes the situation less scary, less predictable, more knowable." — The Globe and Mail

    "In these dark days, Saleema Nawaz dares to write of hope. Songs for the End of the World is a loving, vivid, tenderly felt novel about men, women, and a possible apocalypse. I couldn't put it down." — Sean Michaels, author of Us Conductors and The Wagers.

    https://www.saleemanawaz.com/

    • 21 min
    Samhain 2020 w Loretta Ledesma and Angela Alberto: A Good Death

    Samhain 2020 w Loretta Ledesma and Angela Alberto: A Good Death

    In our 2020 Samhain special, Amy and Risa are joined by two of our favourite witches to talk about death and spirits and the politics of dying - also ghosts. Plus Loretta solves for us the ancient mystery of what happens when we die.
    Loretta, aka The Death Witch, considers Ancestor Veneration to be a key aspect of her practice. She co-runs Ritual Craft in Colorado (both the School and the Shop) and is the founder of Mile High Conjure Gala.
    Angela is a Death Midwife who lives in Portland. She offers Death Midwifery Services, Virtual Living Funeral Ceremonies, Guided Death and Ancestral Healing Meditations and End of Life Planning.
    This episode is dedicated, in loving memory, to our sister Anita. May your name never go unspoken.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    WF Kristen Sollée: Witch Hunt

    WF Kristen Sollée: Witch Hunt

    In this episode Amy chats with Witch, Educator and Author Kristen Sollée about her books Cat Call, Witches Sluts Feminists AND her latest, a travelogue called Witch Hunt. They discuss capitalism, the witchy Vatican, Rock n Roll and the Occult, tattoos and what it means to be a Witch in the 21st century.

    • 47 min
    MW Gaura Devi: This Forest Is Our Mother's Home. We Run Our Lives Through This.

    MW Gaura Devi: This Forest Is Our Mother's Home. We Run Our Lives Through This.

    This is a story about hugging trees. About the women who inspired the iconic environmental Chipko movement in India, which literally means to hug, and it’s a story about the Bishnoi faith and the women leaders from that small spiritual minority in the Himalayan foothills, the ones who triumphed, and the ones who were murdered protecting the ancient trees that hold back the all-consuming desert and keep the mountains up.
    This is the story of Amrita Devi, and Gaura Devi, who lived and fought for trees 300 years apart in the Marwar desert region of western Rajasthan.

    • 32 min
    WF Kenya Coviak: Conjuring Detroit

    WF Kenya Coviak: Conjuring Detroit

    In this episode, Risa chats with originator and founder of the Detroit Conjure and Folk Magic Festival (as well as organizer of many other Witch fests and social justice initiatives), a person whom Yvonne Chireau called, "one of the few, rare, real live Black American Witches" writer, speaker, teacher, Witch, Kenya Coviak. Kenya guides listeners on a tour of her Detroit and her praxis.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

WingsanLor ,

Found me!

I’m so glad I found this podcast. Amy & Risa have done such great shows with excellent research, kindness, & inclusivity. Light & love!

sam800753 ,

stunning

truly the best podcast i’ve come across.

Rookie's Mom ,

Saving my life!

I am so grateful for this podcast! It has been a goddess-send for me in 2020. (The pod debuted in 2018, but I was a little slow on the uptake) Do yourself a MASSIVE favor and go back to the beginning. Listen to ALL OF the stories of the missing missing witches that Risa and Amy have gone back to the graveyards to retrieve. My favorites are Zora Neale Hurston and Harriett Tubman! Enjoy and blessed be.

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