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Southern Bramble: a Podcast of Crooked Ways

Join Austin and Marshall as they explore topics in the world of witchcraft and the cunning arts in this biweekly podcast.

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Join Austin and Marshall as they explore topics in the world of witchcraft and the cunning arts in this biweekly podcast.

Season 2, Episode 15: Ozark Folk Traditions with Brandon Weston

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In this episode, we interview Brandon Weston author of Ozark Folk Magic and Ozark Mountain Spell Book. They share all about being a generational Ozarker, a folk healer, and the research that went into writing their books. You can find Brandon at @ozarkhealingtraditions on Instagram.

Jul 05 2022

1hr 47mins

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Season 2, Episode 14: Queerness and Gender in Witchcraft

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This is an extra special episode about queerness, gender, and witchcraft. With a special blend of historical context and personal experience we share what it means to be queer, a witch, and how the ecology of the LGBTQIA community has evolved throughout time in religious and spiritual structures. Opening monologue from @plantbasedbirdgirl on tiktok.

Jun 21 2022

1hr 51mins

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Season 2, Episode 13: Traditional Wicca with Thorn Mooney

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In this episode, we interview thorn Mooney, an author and Gardnarian Wiccan to discuss her craft, differences in paths, and misconceptions about being Wiccan. You can find Thorn at @thornthewitch on Instagram and her books Traditional Wicca and The Witches Path wherever books are sold. SIDE NOTE: this was recorded back in march and Marshalls audio in this episode has several electronic interruptions that were only noticed upon completion of this recording. We apologize for any sound that is less than stellar quality. Marshall has since gotten a new mic and we will do our best to make sure this does not happen again. Luckily, it did not affect the interview or the quality of recordings from Austin or Thorn.

Jun 07 2022

2hr 9mins

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Season 2, Episode 12: Yaasss Witch Queen

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In this episode, we discuss the figure of the Witch Queen or Mother and the different goddess and liminal spirits who have contributed to their lore throughout history.

Books resourced are:
The Crooked Path by Kelden
Threading the Mill by Nigel G Peqarson
Besom Stang & Sword by Christopher Orapello and Tara Maguire

May 24 2022

1hr 42mins

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Season 2, Episode 11: Icelandic Magic with Albert Björn

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In this episode, we interview Albert an Icelandic folk magic practitioner. We talk about the history of spirituality and its evolution through time in Iceland, as well as it’s practical use for practitioners today. You’ll have to forgive a few technical difficulties that plagued the recording of this episode. Ultimately nothing important was truly lost.

May 10 2022

1hr 30mins

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Season 2, Episode 10: the Devil’s in the details

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In this episode we discuss the history of the devil. We break down the barriers between Satan, Lucifer and the devil and how this adversarial being came to be as he is today. We discuss the witch father in traditional craft and we share a bit of our practices. We also talk about the satanic panic and it’s devastating effects on some for decades. And lastly we discuss the devil in modern media.

Apr 26 2022

1hr 34mins

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Season 2, Episode 9: A Conversation with Gemma Gary

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Gemma Gary Cofounder of Troy Books Publishing and Author of Traditional Witchcraft, The Black Toad, The Devils Dozen, Silent as the Trees, and more comes to the South all the way from West Country England. Gemma shares her life in Cornwall, her inspiration for writing, her art, her craft, and everything in between. You definitely don’t want to miss out in this episode!

Apr 12 2022

1hr 30mins

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Season 2, Episode 8: Opening the Gates of Gatekeeping Pt.2

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In this episode, we discuss what is commonly mistaken as gatekeeping, elitism, and gatekeeper deities.

Apr 05 2022

58mins

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Season 2, Episode7: Opening the Gates of Gatekeeping Pt.1

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This is part 1 of a 2 part series on gatekeeping. We’ll discuss what gatekeeping is, what it’s not, cultural appropriation, gatekeeping in different practices, what it means to be a benevolent gatekeeper, and how it can be misused.

Mar 29 2022

1hr 24mins

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Season 2, Episode 6: Madi the Bone Witch pt.2

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This episode continues with the second half of our interview with Madi. We discuss working with animal bones as they pertain to the individual vs the greater collective, familiars as spirits not as literal pets, and a collective discussion on personal gnosis. If you’d like to follow Madi for more information, you can find them on Instagram @hallowed.bones

Mar 15 2022

1hr 7mins

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Season 2, Episode 5: Madi the Bone Witch pt.1

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In this episode we interview Madi the bone witch. We discussed the history and modern day practices of using animal bones and parts in witchcraft. If you’d like to follow Madi on Instagram for more, you can find them at @hallowed.bones

Mar 01 2022

1hr 30mins

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Season 2, Episode 4: Love Magic with two Queers

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TW: this episode will discuss mature and sensitive topics such as sexual assault, consent, gay sex, and masturbation. If you would prefer not to listen to this kind of discussion, this episode might not be for you.
In this episode, we discuss this topic of love magic, its history, its controversy, and common tools used in this kind of passionate sorcery. We also tackle some less spoken about topics like sex magic on your own and a frank conversation about understanding same-sex sex. With a few gay tangents and some spicy education, we think this may be one of our juiciest episodes yet.

Feb 15 2022

1hr 28mins

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Season 2, Episode 3: Crystals, Minerals, & Metals Oh My! With Nicholas Pearson pt.2

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In this episode we continue our discussion with Nicholas Pearson (@theluminouspearl) on Instagram, and we talk all about the earth beneath our very feet. We dive deeper into animism with crystals, discuss ethical mining, get to the bottom of the dreaded moldavite, and Of course we saved the best for last! Austin dares to share the story of his shocking “alchemical romance”.

Feb 01 2022

1hr 7mins

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Season 2, Episode 2: Crystals, Minerals, & Metals! Oh my! With Nicholas Pearson pt.1

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In this episode, we feature pt.1 of Southern Bramble‘s interview with Nicholas Pearson. Nicholas specializes in minerals, crystals, & gemstones & shares the myths, magic, & science of the rocks beneath our feet. The full unedited video is now available on patreon to watch & Pt.2 of this podcast will be released on Feb. 1st. (Special note: this episode was recorded right after Halloween as you hear in the opening discussion. We felt the conversation carried educational value & left it in for the benefit our listeners.)

Jan 18 2022

59mins

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Season 2, Episode 1: New Year Same Us

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A new year, a new logo, and a new intro! Who else loves a podcast facelift?!? Catch up with Austin and I as we discuss our holidays, new years traditions, and things to look forward to as we travel in time.

Jan 04 2022

1hr 23mins

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Winter holidays with Temperance Alden

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Author of Year of the Witch by Temperance Alden join SB podcast to talk about the history and modern day traditions of this time of year.

Dec 07 2021

1hr 20mins

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The Poision Path with Coby Michael

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On this episode of Southern Bramble, Austin and Marshall interview Coby Michael’s of @poisonersapothecary. He tells us all about being an herbalist in the poison path, baneful flora, it’s history in medicine, and uses in witchcraft. Coby also has a new book out now called The Poison Path Herbal.

Nov 09 2021

1hr 13mins

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Halloween, All Hallows Eve, and Samhain, Oh my!

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In this episode we discuss the history of Halloween, All Hallows eve, Samhain, and building your own traditions in between semi on topic gay tangents.

Oct 26 2021

1hr 5mins

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SouthernBramble meets ChaoticWitchAunt aka Frankie

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In this episode interview Frankie also known as ChaoticWitchAunt. We get to know a little bit about their childhood, their current passions, the ins and outs of being a witch on social media, and their new book. (Please excuse Austin’s mic near the end as there were some technical difficulties)

Oct 12 2021

1hr 44mins

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Spellcrafting Part 2

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In this episode we go more in depth with incorporating plants, minerals, metals, incantations, and methods of building power in your spellcraft. Books recommended: 21 keys to successful sorcery by Jason Miller,
Magister Officiorum, Llewelyns Complete Book of Correspondences, Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham, Traditional Witchcraft Bu Gemma Gary, The Witches Art of Incantation by Roger J Horne, Keys of Solomon.

Sep 28 2021

1hr 50mins

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