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After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal

The Real Origins of Witches

Have you ever wondered what the ancient origins of witchcraft is? How did the black-hat-broomstick stereotype emerge? And what causes the waves of witch trials throughout history, right up to the present day?


Ronald Hutton is back on After Dark to discuss the history of the witch, in an episode from our sister podcast, Betwixt the Sheets.


This podcast was mixed and produced by Stuart Beckwith. The senior producer was Charlotte Long. 


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After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal
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