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Discussion of books and ideas for our tangled times. Read along with us or just listen in.

The Book on Fire Podcas‪t‬ The Book on Fire

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

Discussion of books and ideas for our tangled times. Read along with us or just listen in.

    The Witch's Child :: Bonus Episode

    The Witch's Child :: Bonus Episode

    "...those feelings of anguish and rage are the same itch the seed feels in the last days of Winter, before it bursts open and sends out its buds into the world... Remember this story, and there will be hope for Spring."
    First published on Unsettling America.
    Audio version originally published by Resonance.
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    Music by Big Blood and I Love You.
    Email us at thebookonfirepodcast@gmail.com
    The Book on Fire Facebook group
    [[ Dave & Janet's Radical Vitalism :: Blog :: Instagram :: Website ]]

    • 25 min
    Witches in the New World :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 5

    Witches in the New World :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 5

    Witch hunting did not end in Europe. In fact it didn't even end. The final chapter of our book.
    Mentioned:
    Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber
    The anthropologist Michael Taussig
    "Conviction: American Panic" podcast
    Janet's essay about finding and connecting with nature anywhere 
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    Music on this episode by Big Blood and I Love You.
    Email us at thebookonfirepodcast@gmail.com
    The Book on Fire Facebook group
    [[ Dave & Janet's Radical Vitalism :: Blog :: Instagram :: Website ]]

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Great Witch Hunt, part 2 :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 4

    The Great Witch Hunt, part 2 :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 4

    Why were women especially targeted by the Witch Hunt? The continuation of Chapter 4.  
    Mentioned:
    The Witch Cult in Western Europe by Margaret Murray
    The Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton
    Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers by Ehrenreich and English
    Stephany Hoffelt's Domestic Medicine blog
    Diane Purkiss
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    Music on this episode by Big Blood and I Love You.
    Email us at thebookonfirepodcast@gmail.com
    The Book on Fire Facebook group
    [[ Dave & Janet's Radical Vitalism :: Blog :: Instagram :: Website ]]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Great Witch Hunt, part 1 :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 4

    The Great Witch Hunt, part 1 :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 4

    Arguably the most important chapter of the book. "The Great Witch-Hunt in Europe"
    Mentioned:
    Malleus Maleficarum or The Hammer of the Witches
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    Music on this episode by Big Blood and I Love You.
    Email us at thebookonfirepodcast@gmail.com
    The Book on Fire Facebook group
    [[ Dave & Janet's Radical Vitalism :: Blog :: Instagram :: Website ]]

    • 54 min
    Taming the Rebel Body :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 3

    Taming the Rebel Body :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 3

    Capitalism needed to invent a new kind of person, a new subject to fit into its scheme. Science and rationalist philosophy was happy to provide.
    Mentioned on the podcast:
    Harriet Washington Medical Apartheid
    Richard Dawkins The Selfish Gene
    Jared Diamond Guns, Germs, and Steel
    Excellent critique of Diamond's book from the Savage Minds blog 
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    Music on this episode by Big Blood and I Love You.
    Email us at thebookonfirepodcast@gmail.com
    The Book on Fire Facebook group
    [[ Dave & Janet's Radical Vitalism :: Blog :: Instagram :: Website ]]

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Capitalism in a Nutshell, part 2 :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 2 continued

    Capitalism in a Nutshell, part 2 :: Caliban and the Witch, Chapter 2 continued

    We return to finish chapter 2.
    Mentioned on the show:
    The podcast series "Seeing White" from Scene on Radio
    Dr. Kim Tallbear on For the Wild podcast
     
    Music on this episode by Big Blood and I Love You.
    Email us at thebookonfirepodcast@gmail.com
    The Book on Fire Facebook group
    [[ Dave & Janet's Radical Vitalism :: Blog :: Instagram :: Website ]]

    • 54 min

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32 Ratings

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