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The New Hercule Poirot + Discussing Toil & Trouble: A Women’s History of the Occult

In the first segment Jordy sits down to discuss the Jane Wunderly mystery series. This cozy yet suspenseful series is perfect for anyone looking for a spooky season recommendation that won’t leave you with nightmares. If you’re an Agatha Christie fan, this is for you. 

Then, Mariquita talks with Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson about their new book, Toil & Trouble: A Women’s History of the Occult, which explores the roles women and non-binary people have historically played in the occult. They touch on how to respectfully uplift cultural practices without appropriating them, why it is necessary to expand beyond womb-centric language, and what might have been happening in the White House during the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. 

Books mentioned by Jordy: 

Murder at the Mena House by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Murder at Wedgefield Manor by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Danger on the Atlantic by Erica Ruth Neubauer

Books and Media mentioned by Mariquita, Lisa, and Melanie: 

Toil & Trouble: A Women’s History of the Occult

Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison by Melanie R. Anderson

Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson

The Know Fear Cast podcast

Monster, She Wrote podcast

Artwork by Caitlin Keegan 

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This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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