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WitchStory

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Archaeologist Kayla Kandzorra and historian Stephanie Zaslov chat about how some old bottles were used to ward off hexes and evil witches. Grab a tea, get cozy, and listen to the true history of witchcraft. Every episode is a different story on
Welcome back coven to The Henot Trial! In this episode, Kayla and Steph talk about a fascinating woman in history named Katharina Henot. Katharina was Germany’s first female postmaster - an intelligent, wealthy, mother and businesswoman. But wh
Blessed Samhain and Happy Halloween to our coven of listeners! This is a bonus episode of our podcast where we asked listeners to share their haunted experiences with us. Thank you very much to all guests who contributed. Enjoy the stories and
Blessed Samhain to you all! In this episode, hosts Kayla and Steph go over the horrifying accounts of Mary Bateman (Harker), otherwise known as the Yorkshire Witch. At the end of the episode stay tuned as your hosts go over the history of Samha
Hekate, the goddess of witchcraft. This episode talks about the history, mythology, archaeology and worship of and ancient Greek goddess, Hekate. Grab a tea, get cozy, and listen to a true tale of historic witches. Every episode is a different
In this episode, hosts Kayla and Steph have a special guest: Elena from the Witch n' Bitch podcast! Elena talks about the history of Finnish witches, the Lavinto witch trial based on maleficium, male witches, and vagina magic! We have a lot pac
You heard right: witch, prince, China. How did cursed witch dolls almost ruin the entire Han Dynasty? Grab a tea, get cozy, and listen to this dramatic but true tale of historic witchcraft. Every episode is a different story on historic witch t
Happy Midsummer Everyone! Today’s episode is on Geilis Duncan, who some of you may recognize from the Outlander Series. However, Geilis was a real woman accused of being a witch in 16th century Scotland. In this episode, Kayla and Steph discuss
Welcome back everyone to Season Two of WitchStory! Today’s episode is on The Legend of the Baba Yaga: Stories, History, and Etymology of the Favourite Witch Tale. Who is this mysterious woman living in the forest? And where did the story origin
Welcome to the season finale of WitchStory! For this episode, Kayla and Steph have invited a very special guest: Wardah Saeed. Wardah shares her family's stories of legends and lore from Pakistan. This includes churails, the concept of jinn and
Beltane Blessings everyone! Today’s episode is on the Polula Witch Trial in Estonia. Kayla and Steph go off script in this episode while they explore the history and culture of Estonia’s witches and early paganism. Grab a tea, get cozy, and lis
In this episode, Kayla and Stephanie talk about the Loudun Possessions in France. A convent of nuns possessed by demons, a parish Priest burned at the stake for sorcery, and a pact with the devil signed in blood. Grab a tea, get cozy, and liste
In this episode, Kayla and Stephanie tell the real story of the Aix-En-Provence Possessions in the 1600’s. Many nuns began to experience a possession, all blaming Father Louis Gaufridi. Following one nun’s story (Madeline de Demandolx de la Pal
In this minisode, host Kayla talks about the story of Alice Lake from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Hanged for witchcraft around 1651, her tale is curious albeit very tragic. Give this quick episode a listen so Alice's story won't be forgotten!
Kayla and Stephanie tell the story of Alse (Alice) Young, the first recorded execution of a witch in America, as well as the first recorded trial of a witch, Mary Johnson. Many people think Salem when they think of witches but nope, this story
The Ottawa witch who solved a murder. In this episode of Witchstory, hosts Kayla and Steph (with special guest Katy Lamb) discuss the real legend of a local Canadian witch named Elizabeth Barnes. In the 1800's Elizabeth Barnes' clairvoyant abil
Do rabbits lay eggs? Is Easter actually a Pagan holiday? In this special episode of WitchStory, hosts Stephanie and Kayla talk about the surprising history of Ostara and how you can honour and celebrate this magical time of year. 
In this episode, a 16th century widow was accused of witchcraft... but what she confessed, was so much more than a little sorcery. Kayla and Steph retell her tale and try to uncover if she was innocent - or a notorious serial killer. Listen to
The legend of Cate Batts, the Bell Witch, has haunted a small town in Tennessee for centuries. This was the first time in American history that a paranormal entity was blamed for the death of a man... but what really happened at the Bell House
What really happened at Hungary's Witch Island that is now supposedly haunted? Who were these witches and what actually led to their demise? Join Kayla and Stephanie as they discuss their research on the famous witch trial, pointy hats, and fis
Hosts Kayla and Stephanie examine the bizarre accusations that put an entire family on trial for witchcraft. Listen to the Pappenheimer's story now!
In their first episode, Stephanie and Kayla discuss the story of Florence Newton's witch trial. This trial took place in 1661 and is infamous in Youghal, Ireland. Listen to Florence's story now!
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