We visit old Professor Henry Ostcouch busily working away in his tower, and hear stories of magic gone awry. Each story has a special guest teller as well!
- “The Homunculus of Maimonides,” from Lilith’s Cave: Jewish Tales of the Supernatural, edited by Howard Schwartz (read by Ryan of The Red Text Podcast)
- “The Battle of the Enchanters,” from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, edited by Jack Zipes (read by Victoria Raschke of the WitchLit Podcast)
- “The Black Woodsman,” from The Silver Bullet, and Other American Witch Stories, by Hubert J. Davis (read by Aaron Oberon of the FolkCraft Podcast)
- “The Blacksmith and the Devil,” from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, edited by Jack Zipes (read by Austin of Banexbramble and the Southern Bramble Podcast)
- “Cornelius Agrippa’s Bloody Book,” from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, edited by Jack Zipes (read by Don Martin of Head on Fire Podcast)
My immense thanks to these readers, who stepped in to help me out when my voice was not up to recording all these tales due to illness, and did a marvelous job telling them, too!
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