Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic


Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic


This episode is a season-appropriate discussion of toys in magic, particularly dolls. We’ll talk about how dolls and poppets get used magically, as well as why they tend to show up in folk and popular horror so often.


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Download: Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic



This episode’s material comes from a wide mix of popular, literary, and folk sources, including:


-Film & TV-

We also mention Robert the Doll in Key West, Florida, who has been featured on recent episodes of the podcasts LORE and Stuff You Missed in History Class.


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Promos & Music

Title music:  “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues.  From Magnatune.

Music: “The Feast of Krampus,” by S.J. Tucker.

Podcast recommendation: Gordon over at Rune Soup has finally started putting out a podcast, which is definitely worth listening to. Subjects are often deeply philosophical and get at the roots of magical practices with an eye towards history as well. Good stuff!

3 thoughts on “Episode 84 – Dolls and Magic”

  1. “A Little Princess” is my favorite book. It’s full of important magic hiding in plain sight. I will have to re-read it and pay special attention to Emily’s role!

  2. The X-Files “Theef” episode was great with the use of poppets and goofer dust. I also second the recommendation for Gordon’s Rune Soup podcast, it’s fantastic!

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