10 Witchy Podcasts That Will Add Magic to Your Life
10 of the witchiest podcasts you can listen to when you need an extra pinch of magic in your life.
I’m an avid podcast listener. When I get hooked on a podcast, I listen to it for hours on end and pretty much anywhere: on my way to work, on my way back from work, while I’m eating, when I’m in the shower – you get it. I also love all things witchy, so you can probably see where this is going. In the article below, I’m going to tell you about 10 of the witchiest podcasts you can listen to when you need an extra pinch of magic in your life.
1. Strange Magic
The place where intersectional feminism meets magick, this podcast is hosted by professional witches Sarah Faith Gottesdiener and Amanda Yates Garcia. Listeners beware – complex topics abound but you can easily follow them thanks to the two talented hosts and their amazing chemistry. Expect to learn about tarot, rituals, magic in popular culture, and many more fascinating topics.
2. Witches BrewHaha
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” Or as they say, just a regular Friday night for a couple of witches. So, what does this podcast brew up? Lots and lots of fun lessons on herbs, crystals, charms, practical magic, and more. The secret ingredient? The hosts, Velma Nightshade and Fire Lyte’s charisma, which is off the charts.
3. Spirits Podcast
A brand-new obsession of mine, this podcast is all about creepy, murderous, gory legends and myths. The best part? The hosts are two best friends, Amanda McLoughlin and Julia Schifini. And if you thought the name of the podcast stems just from its spooky thematic, I’m here to correct that assumption. The hosts also drink a different alcoholic beverage every week (worth mentioning in case that means you decide the podcast is not quite right for you). Booze, spirits, and laughter. What more can you ask for in a podcast?
Speaking of boozy podcasts: Astrolushes. If astrology is your jam and you’re also a self-proclaimed bookworm, and have no aversion to wine references, this podcast will be right up your street. The good news? It’s just getting started so you can catch up in one listening session (if you’re like me and you can listen to something for 4 hours straight). The hosts, Lisa Marie Basile and Andi Talarico, chat about pop culture, ritual, and everything under the stars (I can’t be stopped) for your listening pleasure.
5. The Queer Witch Podcast
Queer witches, unite! And then go listen to this podcast together. Hosted by the queer witch of queer witches, Anna Joy, this podcast is basically a deep dive into magic featuring occasional guest queer witches (How many more times can I say queer witches? Challenge accepted!) and captivating talks. Where queerness meets witchcraft.
6. Modern Witch
Did someone say psychic medium? Modern Witch is an exploration of 21st century magic practices by host (and medium) Devin Hunter. Recently, Devin has been joined by Storm Faerywolf, who brings an extra touch of magic to the podcast. Featuring cool interviews with fellow practitioners and discussions of modern magic practices, this is a perfect podcast for contemporary witches.
7. The Fat Feminist Witch
Modern Witch is not the only podcast that looks at modern witchcraft. The Fat Feminist Witch also does that through conversations on magickal ethics and practices, paganism, and more. One of the main reasons The Fat Feminist Witch podcast and its host, Paige, stands out is because it weaves witchcraft and social justice themes related to race, the body, mental health, etc. The book reviews are a nice touch as well!
8. The Witch Wave
Do a deep dive into that witch wave, witches! You won’t regret it. Host Pam Grossman is a goddess who doesn’t limit her podcast topics to magic. The diversity of its weekly guests, the intensity of the topics discussed, as well as the wit and humor that Pam brings to the table make this podcast a must-listen. If you need any more proof that Pam is awesome, she just released her book, Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power, a couple of days ago.
9. The Priestesses
This is as cool as it sounds, I promise. A Northwoods Pagan podcast hosted by Amanda, Aimee, and Jacob, it looks at the branches of contemporary paganism and how they originated. Unfortunately, the podcast most likely ended with the 50th episode (released on March 13th), but one can only hope that the trio will eventually decide to come back. Their mailbag is proof enough that people love the podcast.
10. Myths and Legends
Definitely one of the more popular podcasts on this list, Myths and Legends is hosted by Jason Weiser. The title is straightforward enough so I’m not going to bore you with what the podcast is about (think folklore, legends, well-known mythology heroes, kings, knights, princesses, and wizards). What I am going to mention is that each episode has a cool cover art, that Jason also sells merch, and that there are soooo many episodes for you to listen to that you can be utterly immersed for a long, long time.
So, there you have it, witches. A couple of witchy podcast recommendations to keep you busy this summer (and autumn, and winter, and possibly even spring). What other witchy podcasts do you listen to? Tweet me @andreeaa_voicu.