Twice Removed Series 3 Episode 1
Rebecca Rideal, creator of HistFest, writer, consultant, podcaster and historian joined me to talk about the history of witches.
From real life witch trials to the Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Rebecca delves into the history of witches and what they tell us about ourselves – and our ancestors.
Watch Rebecca Rideal discuss A History of Witches
Listen to A History of Witches with Rebecca Rideal.
A History of Witches
You can listen to all series and episodes of Twice Removed on the podcast (of the same name), available on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify and more.
A Spotlight on Rebecca Rideal
Rebecca is a writer, consultant, podcaster, event organiser and historian. She specialises in the Stuart dynasty, seventeenth-century England and macarbe things. She is a self-confessed witches obsessive!
Rebecca spent nearly a decade working in specialist factual television, developing and producing programmes such as ‘Jack the Ripper: Killer Revealed’. She is the founder and director of HistFest – a history festival. You can learn more about HistFest here.
Rebecca provides leisure history courses. I can personally vouch for her recent Killer Women course which I thoroughly enjoyed. You can keep an eye on all Rebecca’s many activities, here.
Witches in Fiction & Mythology
- Read Shakespeare’s Macbeth here (in full and free)
- James I’s Daemonologie, see information at the British Library
- Greek mythology, Medea, Medusa and Circe
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- Pandora’s Jar: Women in Greek Myths by Natalie Haynes
- American Sitcom, Bewitched
- Sky’s 2018, Discovery of Witches
- The Craft (1996)
- Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and 1996’s teen drama, “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch“
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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