Witches Through the Ages

Witches Through the Ages

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Witches, Day of the Dead, Halloween Candy

Episode: Witches, Day of the Dead, Halloween Candy

  • Oct 30, 2020 8:00 pm
  • 16:09 mins

Witches Through the Ages Guest: Charlotte-Rose Millar, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland, Author of "Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England" Halloween witches are a fun holiday oddity with their pointy hats and bubbling cauldrons. But their history is very dark. Thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft in Renaissance Europe. We had the Salem Witch trials in the US. How did witches become more silly, than scary in pop culture? (Originally aired Oct. 30, 2018).