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A podcast that follows the Witches of Scotland campaign to bring justice to those accused, convicted and executed as witches under the Witchcraft Act 1563

Witches of Scotland Madison Mitchell

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

A podcast that follows the Witches of Scotland campaign to bring justice to those accused, convicted and executed as witches under the Witchcraft Act 1563

    EPISODE 47 MATTHEW BRIDSON - THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES

    EPISODE 47 MATTHEW BRIDSON - THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES

    Zoe and Claire talk to Matthew Bridson who is a postgraduate scholar of Heritage Studies. He recently submitted his Masters thesis on the topic of the group referred to as “The Lancashire Witches”. We talked to him about the Lancashire Witch Trials and Matthew’s work on “witch signs” . We talk about the Witches Walk in Lancashire and whether we should be thinking more about how we engage with places of historic interest to properly record what happened and make that history accessible for all.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    EPISODE 46 - WITCHES OF ORKNEY

    EPISODE 46 - WITCHES OF ORKNEY

    Zoe and Claire speak to Helen Woodsford Dean and Ragnhild Ljosland, the two women who were the inspiration and driving force in getting the memorial to those killed as witches in Orkney erected - we talk witches, collecting tears, pagans, whether we can change history and reveal the secret depths of the Orkney memorial

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EPISODE 45 ASH WILLIAM MILLS ON ISOBEL GOWDIE

    EPISODE 45 ASH WILLIAM MILLS ON ISOBEL GOWDIE

    Zoe and Claire talk to Ash William Mills on his book - The Black Book of Isobel Gowdie - we discuss what was known of her, whether she was a “wise woman” and the cauldron of cultures that made up the various folklore and spells that were used by charmers and healers

    • 48 min
    EPISODE 44 - KAYLA KANDZORRA of WITCH STORY PODCAST

    EPISODE 44 - KAYLA KANDZORRA of WITCH STORY PODCAST

    Join Zoe and Claire as they speak to Kayla Kandzorra about the bi-weekly podcast where hosts Stephanie and Kayla discuss trials and tales of witches throughout the centuries. Each episode sheds light on a new story bringing attention to the thousands of people who have been persecuted as witches

    • 1 hr 2 min
    EPISODE 43 C J COOKE THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES

    EPISODE 43 C J COOKE THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES

    Zoe and Claire talk to author Carolyn Jess Cooke about her new book The Lighthouse Witches and her inspiration from the scottish witchcraft trials. We talk themes of trauma, loss, and justice

    • 47 min
    EPISODE 42 JENNIFER WIGHT THE ADDERS DEN

    EPISODE 42 JENNIFER WIGHT THE ADDERS DEN

    Zoe & Claire talk to Jennifer Wight who has researched scottish folk history (more can be found on her website The Adder’s Deb) and is part of Scottish Cunning Ways (FB) . What is the difference between cunning folk and witches? were those executed as witches pagans? Listen as Jennifer helps us separate fact from fiction!

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

meandchunk ,

Excellent podcast

I love these ladies. They have the perfect background for bringing us this old historic information about what happened in our society when women followed their hearts and their calling. They’reEfforts to clear the names of these women seem very hopeful and a noble cause to take on. I can’t wait each week for the next new podcast.The historians they have had on are so good and so well educated that you can’t deny this information.

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