In the third Cutting of Season 3, Dave talks to Philosophy Tube’s Oliver Thorn, witchcraft scholar Dr. Alice Tarbuck, and historian Dr Robert Poole about the history, philosophy and ideology of persecution. Dave also considers how the legacy of Lancaster Castle, his own family tree, and an excellent twitter thread by Dr Clare Askew fit within idea that ‘we are the heirs of the witch hunters.’
This episode follows on from the last Cutting, which looked at Magic – http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/the-family-tree-season-3-cuttings-2-magic/ – and is a companion piece to this Cuttings episode from Season 2: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/the-family-tree-season-2-cuttings-2-systems-and-structures/
Zoe Prosser, who gives a reading in this episode, was a guest in this Cuttings episode from Season 1: http://thefamilytreepodcast.co.uk/cuttings/cutting-5-fantasies-and-conspiracies/
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Oliver Thorn: Twitter - @OllyThorn, @Philosophy Tube Philosophy Tube - https://www.youtube.com/user/thephilosophytube
The video featured in this episode is Witchcraft, Gender & Marxism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmk47kh7fiE
Dr. Alice Tarbuck - https://alicetarbuck.net/
Dr Clare Askew: https://twitter.com/OneNightStanzas
The twitter thread featured in the episode is this one: https://twitter.com/onenightstanzas/status/1049601689089728512
Dr Robert Poole: https://www.uclan.ac.uk/staff_profiles/dr_robert_poole.php
The book focused on in this episode is The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thomas-Wonderful-Discovery-Witches-Lancaster/dp/1874181780