Sep 29, 2022
Amanda and Sarah revisit an episode from back when they were still figuring out this whole podcasting thing and didn't have a decent mixer. It still slaps. Originally posted as Episode 23 on Oct. 11, 2018.
Because there are no rules and everything is chaos, this episode is a grab bag! Amanda talks about the real-life strength ministry Power Team and scarecrow lore. Sarah gets behind osculum infame (or the Kiss of Shame), a supposed ritual where people greeted the Devil by kissing his butt. Other subjects covered include justifiably blaming stuff on your period, a funny spousal dream, and dirty fighting with Amazon purchases.
Sarah recommends the very academic but very rewarding book "Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body And Primitive Accumulation" by Silvia Federici and "The Kiss in History" by Karen Harvey.
Amanda does not recommend watching the new Netflix film, Hold the Dark.
ThoughtCo (Scarecrow Folklore and Magic)
"Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body And Primitive Accumulation" by Silvia Federici
"The Osculum Infame: Heresy, Secular Culture and the Image of the Witches’ Sabbath" by Jonathan Durrant
"The Kiss in History" by Karen Harvey