Magic: When They Started Setting Smart Women on Fire (with Paula Skaggs)

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By Blue Wire, Andrew Nadeau, Wen Powers, and David Saliterman. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Wen and Andrew sit down with the always hilarious writer and comedian Paula Skaggs! In honor of Halloween they dig deep to find the very first written record of magic, and then follow its trail all throughout history! Including its presence in science, religion, different cultures, and then where it went so wrong, in 300 years of Witch Trials. From the very first recorded witch trial to Salem, and so many you never heard about in between! We couldn’t believe the obscure and fascinating facts found for this episode, and somehow, as it always does, dog magic comes back again!

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