The History of Witchcraft

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Witches didn't exist, and yet thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft. Why? The belief in magic and witchcraft has existed in every recorded human culture; this podcast looks at how people explained the inexplicable, turned random acts of nature into conscious acts of mortal or supernatural beings, and how desperate communities took revenge against the suspected perpetrators.

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Sticks to his topic, free of pointless rambling on. Very refreshing for this topic! Blessed be!
Well researched and well presented!
A fun podcast on, well, you can tell what it's about, right? It's a narrow subject, in a way, but it's a nice look at a phenomenon that crossed many countries and time periods, so a little bit different from how most podcasts are organized. The research is solid, the story-telling engaging, and it's all sprinkled with a bit of humor. Definitely recommended.

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Podcast Details

Created by
Samuel Hume
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
May 23rd, 2017
Latest Episode
Aug 10th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
51
Avg. Episode Length
32 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic

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