35 minutes | Jul 8th 2020

12. The Exceptional Witchfinder

We check out the legal structures surrounding the early modern witch trials and consider how Matthew Hopkins, the infamous 17th-century ‘Witchfinder General’, was himself pestered him by diabolic familiars. 

In this episode, Heather Freeman interviews:

Dr. John Callow, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Suffolk

Dr. Vikki Carr, an independent scholar researching witchcraft beliefs of Early Modern England and Scotland

Prof. Marion Gibson Associate Dean for Education in the College of Humanities, and Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at the University of Exeter 

Prof. Ronald Hutton Head of the School of Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Bristol 

Prof. Sean McCloud Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies, and Communication Studies Faculty Affiliate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Charlotte-Rose Millar, a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. 

Guest appearances by Jeff Murphy and Quinn Murphy.

Sound Design by Charlie A. Franco https://www.instagram.com/charliepunkoi/
Additional sounds from Freesound.org, ccMixter, Free Music Archive.

Visit https://www.familiarshapesthemovie.com/episodes for the full list of music credits.

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