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The Unbundled Witch Podcast
67 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
#13 Pendulous: It's Never the Ones You Want
Jackie and Rachel discuss the intersection of witchcraft, body positivity, and diet cult....oops ... we mean wellness.Show notes:TikTok: Pondpajamas (Alice)Sonya Renee TaylorThe Body is Not An ApologyAubrey Gordon BookLizzo on body positivity"Eat, Prey, Learn Magic: Alex Mar's Spiritual Tourism" by Rhyd Wildermuth"A Tragedy Creates Potential for a National Pagan Discussion on Health"Dowsing for Divinity: In Praise of the BodySilvia Federici Book
79 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
#12 Public Eye, Not Third Eye
On this episode Jackie and Rachel discuss the intersection of witchcraft and political activism, intertwining with the women's liberation movement of the 1960's, modern witch response to the alt-right, and what it means to combine social justice and magick. Show Notes: Wicked W.I.T.C.H: The 60s Feminist Protestors Who Hexed Patriarchy By: Mary McGillWitchcraft becomes a political stance — and a booming business By: Tara Isabella Burton (The Rise of Progressive Occultism) Witchcraft as Political Resistance: Magical Responses to the 2016 Presidential Election in the United States By: Sabina Magliocco (professor of Anthropology and Religion at the University of British Columbia and formerly at California State)
36 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
#11 Evermind the Rule of Three...ya know...or don't.
Three. Count them, three takes. Third time's a charm...and stuff. On this episode, Jackie and Rachel discuss their thoughts on Wicca and author Thorn Mooney's latest YouTube upload, titled "Why I'm Still Wiccan." Find out what these witches think of her reasons.Show Notes:Thorn Mooney Video- Why I'm Still Wiccanhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdLUHtzJ7yIThorn Mooney Websitehttps://thornthewitch.wordpress.com/Thorn Mooney Video- Baby Witcheshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIsSLfNPfd4Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide by Thorn Mooney (2018)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0738753599?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-8b73-4c9a-9beb-4819111bef9a&pf_rd_r=A7MVMYJM8TKG5XYP2TKQ
1 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
An Unbundled Teaser Season 1
Just two witches deep diving into their own psyches and laying them on the table for you to peruse.
80 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
#10 My darling girl, when are going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
In the final episode of the season, Jackie and Rachel discuss what makes their friendship tick and what allows for so much honesty and understanding between them. They review the seven lessons and what makes their friendship so magical. Show notes:We fangirled Dax and Monica of Armchair Expert: https://armchairexpertpod.com/ John Mulaney and Stephen Colbert Explore Each Other's Deepest Anxieties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGf6CGBbWFU Seven Lessons of the Unbundled Witch: http://www.unbundledirreverence.com/7-lessons
50 minutes | May 21, 2020
#9 This Is That Podcast
Jackie and Rachel delve into all those times they said "that's another podcast" and revisit their beliefs from episodes 1 and 2. How have they changed. How has doing a podcast affected the way they see their practice? Show notes:Contrapoints:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1afqR5QkDM&t=683s Medium article on Tumblr Witch:https://medium.com/the-establishment/a-brief-history-of-the-tumblr-witch-8f30657849fSephora Magic Kit:https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/10/31/18042850/sephora-witch-kit-sage-urban-outfitters-magic-tarot
80 minutes | May 1, 2020
#8 Just Two Normal Witches
On this episode, Jackie and Rachel discuss what being witches looks like in their daily lives. They take one giant tangent and they psychoanalyze Rachel. You know, like every episode. Show notes:ADHD in Adults:https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-in-adults/Example of how to be a witch day to day:https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/50-Ways-To-Be-Witchy-Every-Day Interior Design Psychology:https://freshome.com/inspiration/how-your-interior-design-is-influencing-your-subconscious/
58 minutes | Apr 12, 2020
#7 Suspended Disbelief; or I'm kind of okay with just believing the demon-tale.
On this special Easter episode, Jackie and Rachel venture down the rabbit hole (sorry) to discover the origin of the holiday's name. Are the bunny and eggs really a pagan symbol appropriated by early Christians?Invented Religions: https://books.google.com/books?id=tCaLNrhkaokC&pg=PA16&lpg=PA16&dq=carole+cusack+invented+religions+archive.org&source=bl&ots=LOu8Fyt6sG&sig=ACfU3U1yr6J76z-5DAr5yXYbiADfv1TUVA&hl=en&ppis=_e&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj-loja-N7oAhUZCM0KHRktCdIQ6AEwAHoECAsQKQ#v=onepage&q=carole%20cusack%20invented%20religions%20archive.org&f=false Eostre: Spring Goddess or Neo-Pagan Assumption: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI0N-QwZtRU Eostre on Le Parisien: http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/EOSTRE/en-en/ The Burney Relief:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burney_ReliefSamuel Noah Kramer:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Noah_KramerUnited Shades of America:https://www.cnn.com/shows/united-shades-of-america
58 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
#6 I do believe in spooks, I do, I do, I do , I do, I do!
On this episode Jackie and Rachel discuss their definitions of magickal powers, what makes an expert, and what dangers lay in mixing the mundane and the magickal. Do these witches believe in magickal powers? Show notes:Definition of Magick:https://www.learnreligions.com/magic-and-magick-95856Rachel's Definition of a power: a technique cultivated or honed by an individual that helps fulfill their will. Jackie's Definition of an expert: Someone who’s able to process the information that they are taking in both solid facts experiential and psycho-social information and blend them into an experience that someone else can appreciate from a magical stand point.Owning a horse makes you live longer:https://optimalpositivity.com/science-says-horse-will-live-longer/
71 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
#5 Winging It: Let's Talk Labels; or Rachel Doesn't Know What's Happening
On this episode, Jackie convinces Rachel to spontaneously record an episode with no planning what-so-ever. The witches discuss labels, where they might come from, what they mean, and how they play out in their craft. Also, Rachel is very unconformable with the lack of control and planing. WHERE ARE THE BULLET POINTS? But to her surprise, they actually manage to make some points. Which Witch From "The Craft" Are You: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexalvarez/light-as-a-feather
58 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
#4 My Bad; or How to Make Rachel Uncomfortable
On this episode Rachel tries to find what it means to be a witch in Indiana and Jackie brings reality crashing down on Rachel's need to find meaning and order where there probably isn't any. *Rachel's exasperated sigh*Rachel's research:Tecumseh's brother the Prophet- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TenskwatawaThe Witch of Fort Wayne and The Three Fawns- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13092424-spooky-indiana?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=z861GGvIll&rank=1The Story of Irene Rey- https://blog.history.in.gov/tag/witchcraft/Interview with Daun Evema, owner of Sunrise Hive- https://www.idsnews.com/article/2017/04/bloomington-witches-discuss-misconceptions-and-reality-of-magic-witchcraftThe difference between the Satanic Temple and the Church of Satan- https://thesatanictemple.com/pages/what-is-the-difference-between-the-satanic-temple-and-the-church-of-satan
76 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
#3 The 7 Lessons of the Unbundled Witch
On this episode we discuss the seven lessons we learned from a season of intense personal and social over analysis.The 7 Lessonshttps://www.unbundledirreverence.com/7-lessonsReferences:Ego, Id, Superego: https://www.unbundledirreverence.com/eisUntrustworthy memory: https://www.newyorker.com/science/maria-konnikova/idea-happened-memory-recollectionHistory of Nutritional Science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JOQUpATCXALoftus and Palmer, Reconstructive memory: https://www.simplypsychology.org/loftus-palmer.html
46 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
#2 We Are The Weirdos
In this episode, Rachel and Jackie discuss the transitions between New Age spirituality, 90's Paganism, and Modern Millennial Witchcraft. Part history lesson, part spilled tea. Show Notes:New York Post: “According to the Pew Research Center, about 1.5 million Americans identify as Wiccan or pagan. A decade ago, that number was closer to 700,000. Presbyterians, by comparison, have about 1.4 million votaries.”https://nypost.com/2018/11/20/witch-population-doubles-as-millennials-cast-off-christianity/Origin of “New Age”https://www.britannica.com/topic/New-Age-movementHow Louise Hay’s Spiritual Pseudoscience Harmed a Generation of Gay Men By DAVID GROFFhttps://slate.com/human-interest/2017/09/new-age-guru-louise-hays-pseudoscience-harmed-the-aids-generation-of-gay-men.htmlThe Witch Wave Podcast: Episode 31- Janaka Stucky, Occult Poethttps://www.stitcher.com/podcast/pam-grossman/the-witch-wave/e/59948553Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power By Pam Grossmanhttps://www.amazon.com/Waking-Witch-Reflections-Women-Magic/dp/1982100702/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1PQWFI5QA41KR&keywords=pam+grossman+waking+the+witch&qid=1575990199&sprefix=pam+grossman%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-2Eirca Feldmann (HausWitch) and Melissa Nierman (Now Age Travel) Quoteshttps://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/modern-witches-in-salem/1957956/
73 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
#1 Witch, Unbundle Yourself
In this episode, Rachel and Jackie dive into what constitutes their individual beliefs, what makes them witches, and why they're irreverent. Joking through their tales of religious transformation and escaping reverent ways, these recovering eclectics share their experience on the path to unbundling.
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