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Episode 99 – Checking Our Owls

September 19, 2016

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Summary:

We tackle listener feedback this episode, addressing topics like discovering magical heritage, mojo bags, seasonal festivals, and adapting spells for others.

 

Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time.  Even if you can’t give, spread the word and let others know, and maybe we can make New World Witchery even better than it is now.

 

Producers for this show: Corvus, Diana Garino, Renee Odders, Ye Olde Magic Shoppe, Raven Dark Moon, The Witches View Podcast,  Sarah, Molly, Corvus, Catherine, AthenaBeth, Jen Rue of Rue & Hyssop, Shannon, Little Wren, Michael M., Victoria, and Jessica (if we missed you this episode, we’ll make sure you’re in the next one!). Big thanks to everyone supporting us!

 

Play:

Download: Episode 99 – Checking Our Owls

 

 -Sources-

We draw very much upon emails from you, our listeners, for this episode. Thank you! Some of our other sources, influences, and points of interest include:

  • Peter Paddon’s work, particularly on the process of recovering ancestral lore (such as that found in his Grimoire for Modern Cunning Folk).
  • Seriously, check out the Patreon page, because there are some cool perks to being a sponsor
  • We announced we’ll be hosting a get-together of sorts in Philadelphia in March 2017 to see the Penn Museum’s “Magic in the Ancient World” exhibit (along with other fun stuff). We are hoping to do this along with Chris & Tara from Down at the Crossroads, because they’re awesome people and will add a very magical touch to the event
  • We have a couple of posts on mojo bags, and there’s also a book on them called The Hand Book, by Talia Felix (I’ve not read it, but it looked the most interesting of the possible options available on Amazon).

We very much want your ghost stories! We’ll be doing a live Mixlr broadcast in October, and we’d love for you to join us for that and share your spookiest and ghastliest tales. If you can’t be with us live, feel free to email us your stories, or leave us a voice mail at (442)-99-WITCH (which is 442-999-4824).

We should be launching our newest podcast effort, Chasing Foxfire, this month. If you like folklore, this show will be connecting the dots between folk tales, science, nature, pop culture, literature, and more.

If you have feedback you’d like to share, email us or leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

Don’t forget to follow us at Twitter! And check out our Facebook page! For those who are interested, we also now have a page on Pinterest you might like, called “The Olde Broom.” Have something you want to say? Leave us a voice mail on our official NWW hotline: (442) 999-4824 (that’s 442-99-WITCH, if it helps).

 

 Promos & Music

Title and closing music is “Pig Ankle Rag,” by The Joy Drops, and is used under a Creative Commons License (available at Soundcloud.com).

Special Episode – Witches When and Where Roundtable

September 1, 2016

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Summary:

This episode is a special condensed version of one of our bi-monthly Patreon group discussions. The conversation was just so good, and we wanted to share some highlights of it with you. We talk about the times and places we most dream about visiting as magical folk. Enjoy!

 

Please check out our Patreon page! You can help support the show for as little as a dollar a month, and get some awesome rewards at the same time (like the full version of this conversation, for example).  Even if you can’t give, spread the word and let others know, and maybe we can make New World Witchery even better than it is now.

 

Producers for this show: Corvus, Diana Garino, Renee Odders, Ye Olde Magic Shoppe, Raven Dark Moon, Ivory, The Witches View Podcast,  Sarah, Molly, Corvus, Catherine, AthenaBeth, Jen Rue of Rue & Hyssop, Shannon, Little Wren, Michael M., and Jessica (if we missed you this episode, we’ll make sure you’re in the next one!). Big thanks to everyone supporting us!

 

Play:

Download: Special Episode – Witches When and Where Roundtable

 

 -Sources-

This show is really the result of our supporters, some of whom you can find with magical businesses, podcasts, or blogs of their own:

 

We should be launching our newest podcast effort, Chasing Foxfire, this month! If you like folklore, this show will be connecting the dots between folk tales, science, nature, pop culture, literature, and more.

If you have feedback you’d like to share, email us or leave a comment. We’d love to hear from you!

Don’t forget to follow us at Twitter! And check out our Facebook page! For those who are interested, we also now have a page on Pinterest you might like, called “The Olde Broom.” Have something you want to say? Leave us a voice mail on our official NWW hotline: (442) 999-4824 (that’s 442-99-WITCH, if it helps).

 

 Promos & Music

Title and closing music is “Dill Pickle Rag,” by The Joy Drops, and is used under a Creative Commons License (available at Soundcloud.com). Additional music is Dvorak’s “Two Waltzes,” from Op. 54, by the Musicians from Marlboro, and is used under the Creative Commons License through the Free Music Archive.

Quick Announcement – Live Broadcast of NWW on 6/26/16

June 19, 2016
By Dennis Hill from The OC, So. Cal. (via Wikimedia Commons)

By Dennis Hill from The OC, So. Cal. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Hello everyone!

I have an announcement or two that I thought you might need to know.

Firstly, we’ll be doing our live broadcast next Sunday evening (June 26th), and I believe we’ll be starting around 9pm or so Central Time (we’ll try to firm that up for you in the next couple of days via social media). We will be fielding live questions from our Patreon supporters over the phone, and we’ll also have a live chat running for all listeners as well.

We originally said we were doing this live chat via Periscope, but we’ve run into some issues with that platform and so we’re switching to a service called Mixlr. The upshot to that service is that you will be able to listen live via Facebook or Twitter instead of having a specific app on your phone or tablet. You can also use our Mixlr site page to listen and chat with us. Sorry for the change-up, but hopefully this just means listening and participating will be easier for you. We’ll also be using the recorded version of the live broadcast/chat as a Patreon-only podcast episode, which will be released after the actual live discussion.

Also, it’s worth noting that since we’ve passed our second milestone goal on Patreon (THANK YOU!), we needed to put up some new goals. We’ve done that now, and you’ll see two new milestone levels: The Devil’s Book ($1000/mo.) and The Witch’s Bridle ($3000/mo.). Each will allow us to do some new things for the show, and also will unlock some interesting rewards for you as well. Head on over to our Patreon page to check it out, and spread the word about us if you can and it will help us get there faster.

Looking forward to talking to you all soon!

Best witches 😉

-Cory & Laine

Quick Update – New World Witchery, Patreon, and You!

October 30, 2015

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Dear Readers, Listeners, Fans, & Friends.

Five years ago, we started New World Witchery as a “search for American Traditional Witchcraft.” Since then, we’ve produced more than one hundred episodes (the official count is eighty-one as of today, but including Special Episodes, one-offs, and various other entries into our feed, we’re closer to one hundred and twenty releases). We’ve got a site with nearly two hundred entries covering a dozen different branches of American folk magic, holidays, spell ingredients, book recommendations and reviews, and lots of other points of interest for fans of all things New World and witchy. More than anything, though, we’ve got you. Our fans have been the driving force behind our work, helping to guide the subjects we cover, providing folklore and personal connections to the magical stories we tell here, and even sending us love and good energy when we’ve had personal crises. Thank you all for what you’ve done.

If you’ve listened to our latest episode, you know we’re asking for your help again. For the past five years we’ve essentially run on the “tip jar” model, leaving a link up for those who want to donate to the show on the sidebar of the site, and offering a “pay-what-you-want/donations-only” email card reading service for those who wanted to help keep the show going strong. Time has meant change, though, and now we’re trying to figure out how to level up New World Witchery to make it even better. Paying for everything from the web hosting to access to research materials and technology to improve the production value of the show (and hopefully help get rid of some of the hiccups we’ve had with shows disappearing from our feed from time to time)—all of that means we need help. Sure, we can cast some prosperity spells, but it’s crucial to make sure to follow through in the mundane even if we’ve got magic on our side, right?

With that being said, we’d like to introduce you to Patreon. It’s a site that lets you—our fans—become the direct supporters of the show in a very real way. We’ve had occasional opportunities to consider bringing sponsors on, but given our size and our audience, that just didn’t seem like the way to go, because we know that not everyone who comes to our site is looking for direct-shipped health snacks or comfy underpants (well, everyone is looking for comfy undies, but that’s not our realm of expertise). What most people seem to be interested in, though, is more content from us. With Patreon, you get that. You support us directly, and we return that support as rewards directly to you. You can find all the details of our Patreon support levels and rewards at the main Patreon site, but just to give you an idea of what is available, here’s a short list:

  • Individuals giving $5 per month get a signed copy of 54 Devils and an annual mailer pack with lots of New World Witchery goodies inside (including things like postcards and—if we get enough support—even tee shirts!)
  • Individuals giving $10 per month get the same things as $5 subscribers plus access to live chat sessions (which will also be shared with those subscribers as a special bonus podcast)
  • When we reach $250 per month in total support, we’ll add extra live chat sessions and unlock things like the annual mailer tees and digital releases of future books from Cory and/or Laine
  • If we get to $500 per month in total support, we’ll even launch a second publically available podcast focused on storytelling and folklore!

See? Lots of possibilities! And we know that not everyone can support us financially, but may still want to help. If that’s you, we totally understand! Consider sharing links to our show or our Patreon page on social media or giving us a good review on iTunes! Or even just sending us an email and letting us know you like the show, that works, too!

No matter what, we’ll keep producing the main New World Witchery show and making it available to anyone who wants it. We’ve been able to keep up essentially a once-a-month schedule throughout most of our time online, and we want to maintain that going forward. And don’t worry, we won’t make a big deal out of the Patreon thing going forward–just a sentence or two at the end of each episode. As I said at the beginning of the post, we’ve been searching for American witchcraft for half a decade now. There’s still so much left to explore. We’re not anywhere near done. With your help, we can do so much more, but no matter what, we will keep up with that exploration and sharing it with you.

Thank you for getting us this far. We love you all, and can’t wait to see what comes next!

Thanks for…well, everything!

-Cory


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