‘Witch Hunt’ podcast on BBC Sounds – launches 31 October 2019

Having a wee look at social media and a colleague shared this:

Serendipitous then that I had an email waiting for me from Louise Yeoman telling me about her and Susan Morrison’s new podcast – ‘Witch Hunt’ on BBC Sounds.

‘Witch Hunt’ is a six-part podcast on the Scottish Witch-Hunt from the North Berwick trials to the end of the witch hunt featuring an array of brilliant historians and experts including Louise herself and:

The first episode of ‘Witch Hunt’ is available from Thursday (appropriate as it is halloween ? ?) and covers the North Berwick trials.

The following five episodes are available one a week until 5th of December. The fourth programme on 21st of November might be particularly interesting to our members as it specifically addresses the question of why so many women were accused.

You can find out more here on the podcast website https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07rn38z

The podcast is available to listen to on BBC Sounds here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/brand:p07rn38z/p07rn41g


Several of our steering committee also recorded with Louise and Susan earlier this year for their programme ‘Time Travels‘ on BBC Radio Scotland – there’s clips here where you can have a wee listen:


Valerie Wright (University of Glasgow)


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