The Witching Hour Podcast
A spellbinding chat about culture, pop culture, and probably vultures.
info_outline Episode 23: Send Back Sunday 01/20/2019
Episode 23: Send Back Sunday Hello, we're back with a (fun!) unreleased episode from summer 2018. Travel back in time with Andi and Kathleen as we talk intuition and red flags, compartmentalizing for survival and the witchy potency of meatspace hangouts. Kathleen questions ViaRail's Onboard entertainment selection while Andi recommends the VIP cinema experience. Plus: Ocean's 8, the women of The Sopranos, Hereditary, Princess Cyd, Aggretsuko, shaving your face and a titty orgasm!
info_outline Episode 22: Ramalama-Ding-Dong Soup 03/08/2018
Episode 22: Ramalama-Ding-Dong Soup Critics call this episode of the Witching Hour a lighthearted romp! Andi and Kathleen kvetch about passive aggressive emails, health food scams (looking at you, bone broth), and elusive bisexual anthems. Then it's time for a pop culture extravaganza: we share our favourite soothing, Canadian reality TV (Taste of the Country, Buy Herself, Come Dine With Me Canada) and our least favourite, unsoothing American reality TV (Celebrity Big Brother). Plus, the Oscars & a recipe for almond chicken soup with ginger!
info_outline Episode 21 - Burnt Cookies on the Moon 01/31/2018
Episode 21 - Burnt Cookies on the Moon It's 2018, or is it? Andi and Kathleen debate the merits of demarcating time and urge you to drink water. Kathleen shares hair-raising stories from Montreal (aka the moon) and pays tribute to her dearly departed kitty, while Andi uncovers possible family ties to Serena Williams (!). Later, we parse communication in the TimesUp era: humility, snark, hard line stances and screaming into the void. Plus, tune in to find out why "candelle" is the newest term in our candle lexicon...
info_outline Episode 20: Lean in to the Shit and Yule Be Fine 12/18/2017
Episode 20: Lean in to the Shit and Yule Be Fine Crack open some cheese as Andi and Kathleen lean in to the shit of 2017 with a chat about the end of times, collective consciousness on the internet and bad takes to watch out for. Plus: a ROWDY and R-RATED discussion of menstrual cups, inventing our own winter solstice ritual, re-branding cats and dogs, and our highlights from the year (Kristin Chenoweth live! old man pants! food!).
info_outline Episode 19: The Ghost of Jacob Marley is your Man Crush Monday 11/27/2017
Episode 19: The Ghost of Jacob Marley is your Man Crush Monday Get ready to be freaked the hell out by Andi and Kathleen's real life ghost stories! (Six spooky stories for the price of none!!) Plus, definitive proof that November is the worst month (worse than February), a look at some of the ways violence continues to haunt Canada, and some herbal remedies/cheap recipes to combat anxiety and S.A.D. And more...
info_outline Episode 18 - Horror Makes Me a Modern Girl 10/23/2017
Episode 18 - Horror Makes Me a Modern Girl Andi and Kathleen get into the blisters and boils of being a witch: canker sores, pimple remedies and festering media mogul pustules. We take refuge from sexual assault news to discuss Suspiria, Netflix's Mindhunter and a creepy experience Andi had watching the 1995 Sigourney Weaver thriller Copycat. Plus some thoughts on the shittiness of Bill 62 and a surprising use for tea tree oil!
info_outline Episode 17: She's Baaaaaaaaack! 10/01/2017
Episode 17: She's Baaaaaaaaack! Andi and Kathleen are back after a... brief hiatus with thoughts on ghosting and Agatha Christie, hating comedy, moving from paralysis to action, Policing Black Lives, One Mississippi, animal comrades and Irish goodbyes. Plus condle updates!
info_outline Episode 16: Better Call Becky with the Self Care 06/17/2016
Episode 16: Better Call Becky with the Self Care Andi and Kathleen get into: - The spiritual and therapeutic properties of tarot - Arson attempt at the only surgery clinic in Canada that performs gender affirming surgeries - Is self-care always radical? Thoughts from Audrey Lorder & Angela Davis. - Moving from self care to collective care - The importance of pleasure and an anticapitalist perspective on drug use - Personal self-care strategies: Childhood books + TV shows, food, booze, colour therapy, the dogs of high park, travel, saying no, House Hunters International, being okay with squandered time -Rants against meditation & yoga.
info_outline Episode 15: Sisterhood of the Travelling Ferrante Pants 04/06/2016
Episode 15: Sisterhood of the Travelling Ferrante Pants Andi and Kathleen are there for you this episode because we’re all about friendship! In this installment, we discuss the radical politics of women taking care of each other throughout history and today. Or is it collusion? (Justice Horkins, what’s good?) Plus, we try to figure out what it is that makes friendship so special, discuss the emotional labour of fem-friendships, and ask if it’s ok to not be part of a #squad. Also! Some stinky words for the word toilet and a very special dispatch from the front lines. XO BFF’s!
info_outline Episode 14: Crushes Can't Be Fact-Checked, and Other Relationship Truth-Bombs 03/01/2016
Episode 14: Crushes Can't Be Fact-Checked, and Other Relationship Truth-Bombs Andi and Kathleen tackle the relationship questions on YOUR mind: Why is heterosexuality so boring? Is it okay to hate being single? How did Marie Henein spend Valentine's Day? Is it okay to want to live with two friend-lovers and 17 cats? What are some great films/TV shows about relationships? Is it okay to ask your partner to pretend to be an owl when you're stressed out? What's the best and worst relationship advice you've ever received? Is it okay to kill off the first boy who had a crush on you? And more!
info_outline Episode 13: Money money money MONAY -- The Purse-onal is Politcal 01/19/2016
Episode 13: Money money money MONAY -- The Purse-onal is Politcal We've got a brand new streamlined structure for 2016! This episode we speak candidly about money, class, mental health, condles, toasters, Celine Dion, racial wealth disparity, cat fostering, intention- setting, vulva jewellery and Scottish stereotypes. Now with more kvetching, witch knowledge and Canadian content!
info_outline Episode 12: Eggnog and Hanukkah Cookies: A Full Moon Holiday ROUND UP 12/21/2015
Episode 12: Eggnog and Hanukkah Cookies: A Full Moon Holiday ROUND UP Happy Holidays, Coven! The last episode of 2015 features not one but TWO submissions to the Word Toilet. Plus, Andi, Kathleen, and Producer Dave gift listeners with their fave in holiday miscellanea and visit the ghosts of Christmas presents past. (What?) Then, it's a roundup of 2015's cultural gems and stinkers, personal highlights, lowlights, witchy triumphs and more!
info_outline Episode 11: November Spawned a Monster Identity Crisis 12/07/2015
Episode 11: November Spawned a Monster Identity Crisis Episode 11: So nice we recorded it twice (because of technical difficulties). After a supremely miserable November, Andi and Kathleen dust themselves off for a chat about identities. Aspirational happy dabbling, peak feminism and witchcraft, ANGER, invisible identities, the elusive Canadian essence... Plus queersplaining shade and flushing "intimate tactics" down the word toilet.
info_outline Episode 10: Fear Got a Hold On Me: Women and Horror 10/28/2015
Episode 10: Fear Got a Hold On Me: Women and Horror Happy Halloween! It's a t-t-t-terrifyingly feminist chat about the most p-p-p-problematic of film genres..
info_outline Episode 8: Secret Carbs (The Gender of Food) 08/26/2015
Episode 8: Secret Carbs (The Gender of Food) In our very first Interview with a Couch Potato segment we talk with a "renowned chippier" about chip trends and chip pairings, and maybe invent the best chip-dip combo of all time on the air?!
info_outline Episode 7: Wet Hot Humiliated Summer 07/26/2015
Episode 7: Wet Hot Humiliated Summer This week's ep is good for what chafes you. Andi and Kathleen call out the societal pressure to enjoy the most oppressive of seasons: SUMMER. It's a heat wave of humiliations, gendered job roles, time consuming grooming, and uhhh, boob sweat. Don't miss our musical reenactment of a classic summer jam, and a mind-blowing anecdote from Producer Dave!
info_outline Episode 5: Pam Grier, the Vampire Warrior -- #TBT Feminist Icons 06/01/2015
Episode 5: Pam Grier, the Vampire Warrior -- #TBT Feminist Icons Paging Agent Scully: Andi and Kathleen are BACK with a mighty, crowd-sourced roar! We rant about comedy predators & Facebook battles, then #TBT to our feminist cultural awakenings in TV, movies, music, etc.!
info_outline Episode 4: My So-Called Angst: Mental Illness in the 90s 05/04/2015
Episode 4: My So-Called Angst: Mental Illness in the 90s
info_outline Episode 3: Warlock Drake and a Coven of Baes 04/16/2015
Episode 3: Warlock Drake and a Coven of Baes Andi and Kathleen talk witch movies: The Craft, Practical Magic, The Witches of Eastwick! Plus Andi's magic birthday toilet seat, Producer Dave's haunted soap, and Kathleen's painfully embarrassing teenage love spell!
info_outline Episode 2 - Empowerment Is Blue Liquid On A Maxi Pad 04/02/2015
Episode 2 - Empowerment Is Blue Liquid On A Maxi Pad Andi and Kathleen talk about witchcraft, survivor comedy, porn, and Monica Lewinsky. Plus, Ted Talk voice, pee slang, Andi's psychic moments and a reenactment from the men's rights bible!
info_outline Episode 1 - True Detective Season 2: Hoo Hoo and Poo Poo 03/05/2015
Episode 1 - True Detective Season 2: Hoo Hoo and Poo Poo In this episode, we share our thoughts on what is and isn't call-out culture, re-enact a scene from True Detective, and learn all about our hosts, including which 90s band represents Andi's teenage feminism and what Kathleen called her genitals as a kid!