2.11 More Witches

Part 2 of our hard-hitting investigative report on the Witch Craze arrives with instructions on how to become a witch, what the great Sabbats like Walpurgisnacht entailed, actual transcripts from witch trials, as well as a few letters from actual witches. Matt comes prepared this week with in depth research on the Salem Witch Trials.

Also, Skunk Dicks and iTunes reviews all around.

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24 Responses to “2.11 More Witches”

  1. Matt did research? I’m scared.

  2. Couldn’t stop laughing at Satan’s amazing huffable broccoli poots

  3. Listening right now.

    Can you share the sources you used for the podcast?

  4. Discord.agent July 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Satan sounds like Beavis & Butthead. “Uh if you want to be my friend you have to kiss my butthole… Oh and I get to fart in your face while you do it. Ha ha, I said do it.”

  5. I’m kind of curious, what did you hate so much about Star Trek Into Darkness?

  6. I loved it, but I went into it totally full of spoilers so nothing bothered me and I got to laugh at all the in jokes that were stolen from Wrath of Kahn.

    In short, I felt it was pretty and shiny and plenty of fun and watchable, but lacking depth. I don’t think Abrams gets Star Trek and he admitted as much, but I look forward to his Star Wars movies, what he did for Trek will work great for a space fantasy versus a science fiction show.

  7. I’m going to go out on a limb and say you didn’t get permission to use Witchy Woman.

  8. Do the LDS believe in witches?

  9. Anubis: The Malleus Maleficarum can be found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/mm/
    An English translation of the Compendium Maleficarum can be found at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/048625738X
    And Professor Teofolo Ruiz devotes a significant portion of his Teaching Company lecture series, “The Terror of History” to the Witch Craze. It can be found here: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=893

    Eric: Huge fan of Star Trek II, and Abrams pretty much misunderstood every part of that movie that made it great. In Into Darkness, Kirk is pretty much relegated to following Khan around, being manipulated, etc — there’s no history there like there was from Space Seed, so their interactions just fell flat. I didn’t understand why Kirk was even Captain in Into Darkness when Spock made all the command decisions. Kirk’s death had little of the impact of the death of Spock in the original; it was even made comical by Spock’s terrible “Khaaaaaan!” cry. And of course you have the face to face battle with Khan at the end where you’ve got to punch the bad guy into submission. Star Trek II was about Kirk outwitting the “superior” intellect of Khan with a starship game of cat and mouse. Into Darkness was about … what? Sherlock vs Spock? Ugh.

    kbmast: After a prolonged consultation with Google, Esq, it appears fair use does not apply to small musical clips outside of critical reviews, etc. And so, the music has been replaced by the revamped theme song, at least until the Eagles return my calls.

    Anders: No. I guess I should say that maybe there are some Mormons out there somewhere who believe in witches, but I don’t know any personally, and it’s not a part of mainstream Mormon culture.

  10. silverharbinger July 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I just heard the podcast. Allz I can say is sing it if you know it..

    Toonces the driving witch
    The witch who could drive a car

    I finally understand why that damn thing could drive off of a cliff every week and come back totally fine. What a great pact to make with Satan’s butthole!

  11. Dude, I was joking, nobody cares. Leave the Eagles there man. I hurt something I love!

  12. How do they reconcile that with Leviticus?

    A search turns up quite a few people who believe LDS are witches, though. Is that true?

  13. Jesuschristalmighty. What a fucking shit time to have lived through. Constantly living in fear of witches or being accused of being one.

  14. Thanks for the links, Chuck!

  15. Fivegoldenrats July 19, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I hope I may ask a serious question, although this is Irreligiosophy 2.0. I live on the other side of the North Atlantic ocean so I don’t really understand U.S. abortion laws. I know there is a federal law that gives the right to an abortion until week 24, but states have right to have their own limitations.
    (If something above is wrong, please correct me.)

    But, if a woman needs an abortion, doesn’t she go to a hospital? Is it only abortion clinics that perform abortions?

  16. somewhere in greece July 22, 2013 at 11:17 am

    @Fivegoldenrats: yes, you would think that a medical procedure would take place in a hospital, in my own country even taking pills to induce abortion (as in cases of ectopic pregnancies) this is done in a hospital setting. Unfortunately, this is another way in which health reform was so important, because affordable family planning (and affordable prenatal care, and affordable STI screening, and affordable mammographies-well, you get the idea) is done in clinics. Hospitals, because they have to care for everyone who comes through the ER doors, even people without insurance, transfer the costs to all other services and that’s what makes them so expensive.

    Check out The Daily Show’s videos on abortion and healthcare. And Colbert’s (not intended as factual) statements’ re” Jon Kyl on Twitter

  17. My cat approves of this podcast. He is orange and fluffy.

  18. Into Darkness had so many science fails and corny scenes I had a hard time enjoying it. We have drones that can track one car and blow it up halfway across the world. Centuries from now we will have to send a person into a volcano instead of a drone? A star ship appears near the moon, but there are no other ships or facilities nearby that respond? Why does the Enterprise have to be a weak piece of shit that gets beat up in each new movie? I could go on for an hour, but I won’t. I think witches may have influenced Abrams’ movie-making decisions. Burn him or something – Star Trek does not need to be Star Wars.

  19. Scientific rigor isn’t exactly a selling-point for Hollywood.

  20. Where’s muh podcast?

  21. You should release an unedited version for those who can’t wait.