106 episodes

A podcast about modern witchcraft, the paranormal, and true crime. As witches with diverse perspectives, Maria & Laura break down topics for beginner witches and chill-seekers alike, with laughs along the way.

The New Witches Maria Ruiz, Laura Pagliaro

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 66 Ratings

A podcast about modern witchcraft, the paranormal, and true crime. As witches with diverse perspectives, Maria & Laura break down topics for beginner witches and chill-seekers alike, with laughs along the way.

    82. Bohemian Magick: Interview with Veronica Varlow

    82. Bohemian Magick: Interview with Veronica Varlow

    We had the honor of sitting down and talking with the Love Witch, bestselling author, generational witch, international burlesque showgirl, and confidence & sensuality coach Veronic Varlow (@veronicavarlow). Veronica's new book Bohemian Magick just released earlier this month, and we gotta say ... this book is a work of art! Listen to hear us discuss what went into creating this book, how Veronica's grandmother Helen influenced her magick and her life, and how to claim your power as a witch. There is so much wisdom imparted in this episode, it's a must-listen for anybody who wants to infused magick and passion into their life. Buy her book today!
    Follow Veronica Varlow in IG: @veronicavarlow
    Visit her website: www.lovewitch.com
    Find where to get an autographed copy of Bohemian Magick and see Veronica's upcoming events here: https://academy.lovewitch.com/bohemian-magick-events-and-links
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/thenewwitches)

    • 57 min
    81. Hall-Mills Murder Case + The Phoenix Lights

    81. Hall-Mills Murder Case + The Phoenix Lights

    Old-timey murder and modern UFO sightings come together for a super long spooky episode! Maria covers the grisly Hall-Mills double homicide  case from the 1920s that swept the nation through sensationalized journalism. This murder has everything—a crabapple tree, torn love letters, a stoic widow, a lawsuit for millions of dollars, and a gossipy hog farmer! Laura covers the possible UFO sightings that happened in Phoenix, Arizona back in the late '90s. With so many consistent eye-witness accounts across a huge geographical area, it's hard to dismiss this mysterious event. There are many theories, but we choose to BELIEVE! Plus, listen to the end for a bonus round of Laura nonchalantly sharing her own personal UFO sighting stories! What?!

    Link to Odin the one-eyed cat's profile: https://purebredsplus.org/cats/odin/

    Link to follow Jess (our resident astrology expert) on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asteriaawakenings/


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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Listener Stories #17

    Listener Stories #17

    After a little break we are back with some listener stories and questions! We had so many amazing submissions this time around—from heartfelt and sentimental, to downright creepy. Plus Maria and Laura discuss ... have The New Witches finally made it big?! You tell us! Listen for all the feels and the chills.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    80. A Step Beyond Divination: Fate

    80. A Step Beyond Divination: Fate

    In this week's witchy episode, Laura and Maria dive into the concept of fate, and how the fabric of our destiny might be woven all around us. We cover the deities of fate in the Greek, Roman, and Norse pantheons, as well as the Chinese philosophy around one's destiny. Plus, we share what our own beliefs are around fate. Listen to deepen the meaning of your divination practice, whether that be tarot, runes, or what-have-you ... Destiny Is All!
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    79. The Gainesville Ripper + Haunting of Chaonei No. 81

    79. The Gainesville Ripper + Haunting of Chaonei No. 81

    After a very busy week, the New Witches are finally back to serve up some spookiness with two stories that both inspired horror films. Laura covers the serial killer known as the Gainesville Ripper whose horrifying crimes would inspire a franchise of horror films. Spoiler alert warning for said franchise *wink, wink*. Maria covers the urban legends and hauntings of a century-old mansion in the middle of bustling Beijing, and tries to shed some light on its dark and mysterious origins.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    78. Ancestor Veneration for Beginners

    78. Ancestor Veneration for Beginners

    The veil is thinner than ever this time of year. So if you're curious about incorporating your ancestors into your practice and want to connect with them more, this episode will give you a beginner's manual on how to do that. We cover the difference between ancestor veneration and ancestor worship, the ethics to consider when working with your ancestors, and different traditions of ancestor veneration from around the world. Listen to hear how Maria and Laura are honoring and connecting with their ancestors in their own practices.
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/thenewwitches)

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Marie92392 ,

All time favorite

My all time favorite podcast. Love Maria and Melanie so funny but also informative.

Icolene ,

My Favorite Witchy Podcast

I started listening to this podcast about a month ago and wish I had discovered it sooner. Maria and Laura are so much fun to listen to and they are also extremely considerate about ethics and different cultures. While I was originally drawn to the show for the witchy info, I also appreciate the true crime and spooky stories and I especially enjoy the listener episodes. These ladies make me feel as if I am sitting right there in the room with them, which to me is the ultimate sign of a great podcast. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these two!

mkmoore00 ,

so much fun!!

i came for the true crime and paranormal stories, i stayed for the amazing hosts! laura and maria are so intelligent, well-spoken, and hilarious. it’s clear they really care about what they’re doing here. definitely give it a listen!!

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