Hollywood Witches


From Bewitched to American Horror Story: Coven, Hollywood has loved casting women as witches. In this Halloween episode, Cristen and Caroline discuss why witches are arguably the best female archetype on screen and their ideal witch squad members.

Episode sources:

Bewitched Again: Supernaturally Powerful Women on Television. https://books.google.com/books?id=ffoQAAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Fall TV season: Are witches the new vampires?" http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/05/fall-tv-season-are-witches-the-new-vampires.html

"Season of the witch: why young women are flocking to the ancient craft." http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/24/witch-symbol-feminist-power-azealia-banks

"The 10 Coolest Witches in Pop Culture." http://flavorwire.com/192340/the-10-coolest-witches-in-pop-culture

"The 13 Witchiest Pop Culture Witches to Put a Spell on You." http://www.refinery29.com/2014/10/76403/best-pop-culture-witches#slide

"The Serious History of Hocus Pocus in 'Penguin Book of Witches'." http://www.npr.org/2014/10/26/358610345/the-serious-history-of-hocus-pocus-in-penguin-book-of-witches?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=theo

"Where 'American Horror Story: Coven' Went Wrong." http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/where-american-horror-story-coven-went-wrong#.ueb0Vq4YLv

"Who's the Best, Most Badass Witch in All of Pop Culture?" http://jezebel.com/whos-the-best-most-badass-witch-in-all-of-pop-culture-1443076767

"Witches." http://thenewinquiry.com/features/vol-21-editors-note-witches/

"Witches are one way to 'safely' present strong female characters." http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/31/entertainment/la-et-st-witches-20131031

Topics in this Podcast: television, Halloween, pop culture, tropes, witches