The New Witches is a modern witchcraft, paranormal, and true crime podcast hosted by Maria Ruiz and Laura Pagliaro. Every Wednesday we switch between witchy topics and chilling ghost stories + true crime. Listener Stories episodes are released every 13th of the month.
33. Samhain & Halloween
Samhain and Halloween are just around the corner, and we are so stoked to get into the history of Samhain, how it gave birth to Halloween, and how you can celebrate this Sabbat in your witchy practice! Plus, Maria shares a blood-curdling TikTok video,...
32. The Salem Witch Trials: True Crime & Hauntings
We're back at ya with another spooky episode, and we're covering the true crime and paranormal aspects of the Salem Witch Trials! But can we just say how insanely weird Puritan first names were?? (We're looking at you, Increase Mather) So settle in as...
Listener Stories #6
Not only are we reading your stories, but we're also rounding out the episode with our own creepy and witchy tales! From heartwarming, ghostly visits from loved ones, to renting an apartment with a pink oven AND an elderly ghost couple to look out for...
31. The 2004 Halloween Napa Murders + Witch Lore and Mother Shipton
October is finally here, and even though we've been watching scary movies all year long, we're really taking things up a notch! Listen to the horror movies and shows we've been watching lately–oh, and while you're here, listen to the spooky tales we...
30. Moon Magick for Beginners
Whether you're a novice or seasoned witch, you've probably seen how everyone's witchy Instagram feeds blow up during a Full Moon. But what about when the Moon isn't full? Listen to learn the unique energies of each Moon phase that you can harness and...
29. The History & Horrors of Asylums + The Hotel del Coronado
Take a spooky trip with us through the horrors (that should have been crimes) of asylums through the ages, and the haunted goings-on at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California.You can purchase the book hotel's book "Beautiful Stranger: The Ghost...
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My new fave
I was so excited when I heard this was coming out and have listened to every episode since the beginning. Whether you like witchy content, spooky, paranormal, true crime, it’s all here! So honest, so authentic, so genuine, and such sweet girls. I look forward to seeing this bloom and grow!
Witchy Babes at their best!
Wow! I can’t say enough great things about this podcast. Are you a new witch? Listen! Are you a witch who wants to learn new things or brush up? Listen! Like spooky, paranormal and true crime you’ve possibly never heard of? Listen! There is something for everyone and Maria and Melanie rock it every time! They’re open about their journeys and about themselves. If you’re not listening, you’re truly missing out on the opportunity to hear two best friends share their passions.
A wonderful addition!
This podcast is so different than what I normally listen to, and I absolutely love it. Maria and Melanie are just so much fun to listen to, and the amount of knowledge and research that they put into their shows is amazing. The new episodes are the highlights of my week! I’ve learned something new and had my perspective broadened by every episode, which is the best part for me. Keep up the great work, ladies! #staywitchy