"If witchcraft is the voice of women rising free and powerful (to change the world, make it ours, on our feet instead of on our knees) then I wish to be a witch more than anything."
Grab your broom and fly in for this witchy, wonderful, weird meeting of book club where we're discussing "Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft" edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood.
Catrina revels in the gross, historical, and sweet; Aurelien lives for the dark, emotional angst; we both love the optimism and empowerment. From modern Instagram astrologers, to sweet kitchen witches, water-finding survivors, and magical family reunions, there's a witch in here for you.
* Theme: Magical Transition by Kevin McLeod
* Additional music and sound effects from zapsplat.com
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.