Mystic's First Episode Reviewed on The AV Club

This week, Mystic's debut episode was reviewed by The AV Club. "Weird Sisters" was included in Podmass, The AV Club's weekly roundup of the best new podcasts, alongside offerings by Crooked Media and Comedy Bang Bang.

In the words of AV Club contributor Becca James:

Hosted by Bronte Mansfield, Mystic promises a concise education on modern paganism and magic traditions through untold (and, as Mansfield puts it, “often mis-told”) stories of pagans and witches pieced together using historical records, archival audio, field reporting, and interviews... Catching its stride as it goes along, Mystic finishes strong with a focus on Margot Adler’s seminal 1979 book Drawing Down The Moon, which opened the floor for a discussion about the connections between witches and feminism. If Mansfield can continue turning forward motion into true progress, Mystic will be a strong contender in the podsphere.

Read the full review here.

Gay Witches Run Washington

It's 2017 and apparently Washington D.C. is under the control of some nefarious gay witches. Early this week, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council named Robert Maginnis bravely called the occultists out:

“If you look around Washington, you have Dupont Circle, famous for being the center of homosexuality in Washington, you have all sorts of activities down there that are pretty souring. You have a lot of witchcraft. You have a lot of hedonism. You have all the issues that—when I think of Sodom and Gomorrah, I often think of Washington, D.C. in the same thought.”

How perfect, I thought, reading this news as I edited the audio of my new podcast about witches and pagans, our benevolent, bewitching overlords will be very pleased with this podcast indeed.  

But let's be serious.

If gay witches were in charge, we wouldn't be in this mess.

The first season of Mystic premieres Monday, May 1, 2017.  Subscribe on iTunes or Google Play. And don't forget to send your senators a postcard about the magic menace in  D.C.