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History of the Witch

Ep. 160

It’s that time of year again, Halloween. A word which conjures up images of pumpkins, ghosts, and of course…witches.


But have you ever wondered what the ancient origins of witchcraft is? How did the black-hat-broomstick stereotype emerge? And what causes the waves of witch trials throughout history, right up to the present day?


Kate is Betwixt the Sheets with Ronald Hutton to discuss the history of the witch.


This podcast was mixed and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long. 


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