90 episodes

The podcast where we do a little ranting, raving, and wand waving! We’ll be examining witchcraft and spirituality from a modern, fat, feminist perspective; with a cauldron full of sass.

The Fat Feminist Witch Paige Vanderbeck

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 476 Ratings

The podcast where we do a little ranting, raving, and wand waving! We’ll be examining witchcraft and spirituality from a modern, fat, feminist perspective; with a cauldron full of sass.

    Episode 94 - ZOMBI - A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special!

    Episode 94 - ZOMBI - A Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special!

    Hello again witches, seekers, and friends - and thank you for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast for my annual Very Fat Feminist Halloween Special! 

    Every year at Halloween we examine some of the stories, tropes, and stereotypes that have contributed to the image of the Halloween Witch, the ways we celebrate her and the holiday, and how that image impacts real modern witches. This year we're not talking specifically about witches, but about magical practitioners whose legends and religious beliefs have contributed to our favourite Halloween Horrors. Though most modern zombie movies fit well into the science fiction genre, at one time they were filled with evil magic performed by "Voodoo witch doctors". Before that, the story and name of the zombi and of raising the dead was a real practice in Haitian Vodou. 

    Lilith Dorsey, author of Voodoo and African Traditional Religion joins me to talk about zombis and zombies, the vodou origins, their hollywood present, and a possible future where the genre can embrace it's magical roots. 

    Visit Voodoo Universe, Lilith's Patheos blog and her website lilithdorsey.com to learn more about her!



    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!



    Books:

    Voodoo and African Traditional Religion - Lilith Dorsey

    Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens - LIlith Dorsey

    Tell My Horse - Zora Neale Hurston

    The Serpent and the Rainbow - Wade Davis



    Movie and Media:

    White Zombie (1932)

    Horror Noire documentary (2019) and podcast (2020)

    Eli Roth's History of Horror (2018 - 2021)

    Santa Clarita Diet Netflix series (2017 - 2019)

    iZombie CW series (2015-2019)



    Connect with me!

    The Blog: http://thefatfeministwitch.com

    Facebook: The Fat Feminist Witch

    Twitter: @fatfemnistwitch

    Instagram: FatFeministWitch

    Pinterest: FatFeministWitch



    Support the show!

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/thefatfeministwitch

    Buy me a ☕ : https://ko-fi.com/thefatfeministwitch

    SWAG FOR FAT FEMINIST WITCHES IS NOW AVAILABLE ON TEE PUBLIC!: Visit the store HERE!

    As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0)

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 93 - Trick or Treat!

    Episode 93 - Trick or Treat!

    Hello again witches, seekers, and friends - and thank you for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast!

    Today's episode is the first HALLOWEEN episode of 2021! Today I'm talking about Halloween, and trick or treating in particular, as a truly North American folk holiday! Of course it wouldn't be Halloween without a spooky story, and today I've got the first few chapters of The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury!

    This is a kid friendly episode with no swear words!

    Looking for the B-Side with music? It will be available tomorrow, Saturday October 16th!

    For a fantastic book on Halloween's modern traditions and roots, Check out Llewellyn's Little Book of Halloween by Mickie Mueller.



    Like what you hear on The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast? Then you'll love my books Green Witchcraft, The Grimoire Journal, and Witchcraft for Emotional Wisdom, all of which you can learn more about, and buy, here. 

    Connect with me!

    The Blog: http://thefatfeministwitch.com

    Facebook: The Fat Feminist Witch

    Twitter: @fatfemnistwitch

    Instagram: FatFeministWitch

    Pinterest: FatFeministWitch

    Support the show!

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/thefatfeministwitch

    Buy me a ☕ : https://ko-fi.com/thefatfeministwitch

    SWAG FOR FAT FEMINIST WITCHES IS NOW AVAILABLE ON TEE PUBLIC!: Visit the store HERE!

    As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0)

    • 57 min
    Episode 92 - Emotional Wisdom

    Episode 92 - Emotional Wisdom

    Hello again witches, seekers, and friends - and thank you for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast!

    In today's episode I'm talking about my new book, Witchcraft for Emotional Wisdom, and some of the ways witchcraft has helped me through a journey toward mental health and wellness. 

    Witchcraft for Emotional Wisdom comes out September 21st and is currently available to pre-order! 

    >>Pre-Order from Amazon.com>Pre-Order from Amazon.ca>Pendulum Magic for Emotional Wisdom - Pre-Order Gift!



    Like what you hear on The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast? Then you'll love my books Green Witchcraft and The Grimoire Journal - both of which you can learn more about, and buy, here. 



    Connect with me!

    The Blog: http://thefatfeministwitch.com

    Facebook: The Fat Feminist Witch

    Twitter: @fatfemnistwitch

    Instagram: FatFeministWitch

    Pinterest: FatFeministWitch



    Support the show!

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/thefatfeministwitch

    Buy me a ☕ : https://ko-fi.com/thefatfeministwitch

    SWAG FOR FAT FEMINIST WITCHES IS NOW AVAILABLE ON TEE PUBLIC!: Visit the store HERE!

    As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0)

    • 45 min
    Episode 91 - Eye See You

    Episode 91 - Eye See You

    Hello friends! Thank you so much for tuning in today I’m really excited to be back! Today’s episode is an exploration for the eye in magic, be it third or evil, belonging to an Egyptian god or floating atop a glowing pyramid. I’m going to tell you how to diagnose the presence of the evil eye and ways to shake it off, and how to balance the energy of your brow chakra.



    Are you a big music fan? If you use Spotify to listen to the show look for the version of this episode labeled B-SIDE - I've filled the episode with music breaks featuring songs about eyes, vision, clairvoyance, and some that resonate with the third eye itself. 

    You can find the whole playlist, including songs I didn't end up using, here.

    The book referenced with the evil eye cure is Italian Folk Magic by Mary-Grace Fahrun (amazon.com | amazon.ca)

    You can watch her video demonstrating the cure on her YouTube Channel - link.

    You can also find Agatha De Santis's fabulous film Malocchio on YouTube - link.



    Like what you hear on The Fat Feminist Witch Podcast? Then you'll love my books Green Witchcraft and The Grimoire Journal - both of which you can learn more about, and buy, here. 

    Connect with me!

    The Blog: http://thefatfeministwitch.com

    Facebook: The Fat Feminist Witch

    Twitter: @fatfemnistwitch

    Instagram: FatFeministWitch

    Pinterest: FatFeministWitch



    Support the show!

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/thefatfeministwitch

    Buy me a ☕ : https://ko-fi.com/thefatfeministwitch

    SWAG FOR FAT FEMINIST WITCHES IS NOW AVAILABLE ON TEE PUBLIC!: Visit the store HERE!

    As always the opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0)

    • 41 min
    Episode 89 - Folk Magic with Cory Hutcheson

    Episode 89 - Folk Magic with Cory Hutcheson

    I'm not alone in today's episode of the show - I had the absolute pleasure of talking with Cory Hutcheson from the New World Witchery podcast and a great new book by the same name. We talk about his new book, North American folklore, and cory even helps me peel back a few layers from a mysterious local bit of witchy history. 
     
    Buy New World Witchery from Indigo
    Buy New World Witchery from IndieBound
     
    Listen to my guest appearance on Cory's show New World Witchery from 2018 here
     
    Witch Wreaths/Death Crown/ Crown of Feathers
    Cutting Above the Breath
     
     
    Thank you to my advertisers for this episode:
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    My first book - GREEN WITCHCRAFT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF PLANTS, HERBS, CRYSTALS, AND BEYOND is now on sale! Get it >> HERE!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 88 - Confident Cartomancy!

    Episode 88 - Confident Cartomancy!

    Today's (unscripted)episode of The Fat Feminist Witch is all about the symbols and signs that make up the meaning for each tarot card, and how to read without memorizing each one. 
    My go-to tarot books:
    Madame Pamita's Magical Tarot by Madame Pamita
    Pathworking the Tarot by Leeza Robertson (read my review!)
    The Only Tarot Book You'll Ever Need by Skye Alexander 
    Tarot d'Amour by Kooch Daniels
     
    The numerology episode referenced in this episode is Ep. 84 - Magic Numbers for Witches Who Hate numbers
    Interested in Tarot history? Check out my previous episode on its mysterious origins - Ep. 57 - Tarocchi
     
    Thank you to my advertisers for this episode:
    Better Help - Want to get 10% off your first month of online counselling through Betterhelp? visit http://betterhelp.com/fatfeministwitch
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    Book number 2, The Grimoire Journal: A Place to Record Spells, Rituals, Recipes, and More is available RIGHT NOW! >Order Here
    My first book - GREEN WITCHCRAFT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DISCOVERING THE MAGIC OF PLANTS, HERBS, CRYSTALS, AND BEYOND is now on sale! Get it >> HERE!

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
476 Ratings

476 Ratings

AliCB ,

Paige is awesome

Of all of the podcasts that I listen to, this one is my favorite. I love how authentic Paige is and I find her so inspiring. This podcast always puts me in a good mood. Thanks Paige for showing Detroit some love by mentioning the city in a positive way. Hopefully you’ll be able to come back across the river for a visit soon.

GoAllieGo ,

So Much Love

I have so much love for this podcast!! Truly, Paige, you do a phenomenal job. I have searched and searched for a podcast that covers the topics that you so artfully cover. I appreciate the time and effort you make to produce something with integrity, that shares knowledge with newcomers like me. There is so much more I could say, but for now I hope you know how much your podcast means. It’s helpful for establishing a knowledge base, a great springboard for finding more information, and truly comes from a voice that feels like a kindred spirit. Thank you for your effort and work! I will be supporting you through many venues!

Elemental C ,

Amazing 🤩

Thank you. This is so amazing. I have a nagging tug happening and I knew it was a deity but no idea who it was. I was obsessed as a child with the Greek pantheon but no urge to seek out anyone. I am mostly Irish but NO. I looked into the Baltic pantheon yesterday. My paternal grandmother was Lithuanian. It was interesting and I was going to continue my research.
Now... just catching up on some Podcasts and out of your mouth comes the most amazing words. I could see everything in my minds eye and feel all the details as they moved through and I feel joy. That’s rare for me I don’t need a pandemic to dull my shine. I am going to start right away. Thanks Paige ❤️

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