Spells, Sex, and Witches: Ep 36 

Bonus episode time! As its Halloween, let’s take a deep dive into one of the most feared and misunderstood aspects of Halloween: the witch. Far from just being a scary woman in a pointy hat, my guest Kristen J. Sollée explores what witches are really like, how sex was weaponised against them, their control over fertility, and how they really made love potions. The use of menstrual blood in spells is also explored, alongside a discussion of one of the most famous Irish witches in Kilkenny.

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