Othersode #72: Witches In, Children Out / Hocus Pocus 2 with Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

Come little children and join us for our witchiest episode ever as we discuss “Hocus Pocus 2.” We’re joined by returning guests Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson, authors of “Toil and Trouble: A Women’s History of the Occult,” who contribute their expert knowledge to our conversation about the long-awaited sequel to the 90s Halloween classic. After the review, we dig into “Toil and Trouble,” covering Mel and Lisa’s favorite witchy research topics, their thoughts on witchtok, and the very real Satanic Panic we’re going through at this very moment. We also read some listener feedback from podcast superfan Susan, and from Jordan, who has waited very patiently. Read along for our next episode on 10/31 when we’ll be discussing “Our Wives Under the Sea” by Julia Armfield, and stay tuned for our 11/14 othersode on the new Netflix series “The Midnight Club.”



:30–Welcome Lisa and Melanie!
9:00–Let’s get into the movie
21:00–How does this balance nostalgia and new viewers? Likes and gripes
1:01:23–Toil and Trouble!
1:45:30–What’s on the blog? What’s up next?

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