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Missing Witches
Missing Witches
Risa Dickens + Amy Torok

Missing Witches is a research-based, feminist, occult storytelling project. We go looking for the witches we've been missing.

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Episodes

MW Rx. 39 - These Are Not My People

This week left us feeling so lonely, so confused by the world, dropped to the bottom of the pit of... more

19 Feb 2024 · 26 minutes
WF Witch Hunt with Melissa James, Sarah Sharkey Pearce, Matthew Venus, Nick Dickinson and Michael M. Hughes

For this special episode, we invite you to begin by pausing the podcast to join us in premiering Witch Hunt:... more

16 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
MW Rx. 38 - We Have Sung In Tongues Of Angels And Then Stumbled On The Pavement

This week the prescription is to follow bright stars, trace threads of hope to see where they lead, leave our... more

12 Feb 2024 · 32 minutes
MW Rx. 37 - Don't You Treat Me Like I Was Born For Nothin'

It's Imbolc weekend and we mark the inbetween, the blurred edges between dark and light. Not the Spring but... more

05 Feb 2024 · 21 minutes
IMBOLC: Future Histories of Black Magic - Black Witch Council 2024

The halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox is the perfect time to look back at the past and... more

01 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
MW Rx. 36 - Handle With Care

After a long conversation around inadequacy, Amy and Risa realize they never hit record. So join us in falling... more

29 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
WF Dr. Marion Gibson - It Almost Feels Like They Are Waiting There For You

https://www.missingwitches.com/wf-dr-marion-gibson-were-all-sharing-our-history-together/ In this week's episode, we get to meet Dr. Marion Gibson, a leading authority on the history of the witch... more

25 Jan 2024 · 49 minutes
MW Rx.35 - Writing Love On The Ceiling

This week's Rx is about starting fresh while weighted with histories, both personal and global, and last year's snow.

22 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
MW Rx. 34 - An Inter-dimensional Being

Beaver dams and snow forts give way to notions of mortality and possibility.

15 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
WF Cara Kovacs - Business Is Personal AF

In today's episode, Amy sits down with Cara Kovacs AKA The Business Witch. We talk about entrepreneurship as a... more

11 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
MW Rx. 33 - Both Wave And Particle

Risa and Amy discuss the promise of the dawn with KRS-ONE, the 5th Dimension, and Allison Russell. "And the... more

08 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
WF Sandra Huber - I Can Only Be Of Service If I Know Myself

We saved this interview with Dr. Sandra Huber to start the new year right. Sandra talks about the tactics involved... more

04 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
2023 Solstice Special and Yuletide Party!

Thank you all for another year full of wonder, awe, heartbreak, joy, mourning and laughter TOGETHER. In this episode... more

21 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 51 minutes
MW Rx. 32 - Expand Into The Dark

Climbing and clinging. The prescription this week is to care. Feel the All Mother in the lines of your... more

18 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
MW Rx. 31 - Our Circle, Our Cauldron

Throw in whatever you bring. Empty your pockets; shake out your secrets; turn the dark corners of your past to... more

11 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
WF Sarah Potter - Anyone Can Be A Witch, Everyone Is A Witch

Sarah Potter talks about being dragged through the darkest parts of the underworld and coming out with new joy, new... more

30 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
MW Rx. 30 - The Wind

"I swear, I Really Wanted To Make A "Rap" Album But This Is Literally The Way The Wind Blew Me... more

27 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
MW Rx. 29 - Unconquerable

This week we're inspired by Jeremy Dutcher, Lakeesha Harris, Viktor Frankl, Labyrinth, Natalie Merchant, Joan Didion, and The Pointer Sisters,... more

20 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
Carolyn Taylor - What Do You Keep And What Do You Throw Away?

In this special episode, Risa talks with comedy legend Carolyn Taylor about how improvisation works and how we can use... more

16 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
MW Rx. 28 - Missing Witches Prescription with Risa + Amy

The RX is back! Join Amy and Risa as we chat about options: laughing, crying, fighting, loving, mourning, dancing,... more

13 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
WF Benebell Wen: It Meets You Where You Are, And Then It Will Take You To Higher Ground.

In this episode, Risa gets to soak in the wisdom and deep research of Benebell Wen. We explore the ancient... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour,
Samhain 2023: Altaring Grief w Mara June AKA Motherwort And Rose

We are all grieving. For this year's Samhain special we invited educator, facilitator, community weaver, writer, caregiver, death doula,... more

31 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
MW Empress Chen of Wu + Chen Jinggu - A Community of Sworn Sisters

This season every story I started spilled out to become double, then multiple. As always happens when we go looking... more

30 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
WF Julia Voss, author of Hilma af Klint: A Biography - Put Your Feelers Out

In this episode, Risa gets to interview the primary biographer of the first abstract expressionist artist, Hilma af Klint. We... more

26 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
Hilma af Klint + Anna Cassel: Life Is A Farce If A Person Does Not Serve Truth.

In this ep, Risa tells the story of the first abstract expressionist, Hilma af Klint, and her collaborator Anna Cassel,... more

23 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
WF Nadra Nittle on bell hooks: We Can Create Our Own Spirituality

LA writer Nadra Nittle, who previously appeared on the podcast to talk about her first book "Toni Morrison’s Spiritual Vision:... more

19 Oct 2023 · 54 minutes
MW Mary Kawena Pukui + Morrnah Simeona: A Unified and Unifying Force

In this episode, Risa attempts to learn more about the indigenous Hawai'ian practice of healing-in-community: Ho'oponopono.

16 Oct 2023 · 36 minutes
WF Maria Minnis: An Invitation To Explore

In today's episode, Amy is joined by tarot reader and teacher Maria Minnis (aka feminnis), author of the upcoming "Tarot... more

12 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
MW Mary Ellen Pleasant: I’d Rather Be a Corpse Than a Coward

In today's scripted episode, Amy learns about Mary Ellen Pleasant, called the mother of San Francisco civil rights and a... more

09 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
WF Tamiko Beyer, Destiny Hemphill and Lisbeth White: Poetry As Spellcasting

Language is one of the original magics. Poetry is a prayer language. In today's episode, Amy is joined by... more

05 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
MW Mary Oliver: I Got Saved By The Beauty Of The World

In today's episode, Amy fosters her friendship, and hopefully yours too, with poet Mary Oliver, who's work is a love... more

02 Oct 2023 · 25 minutes
WF Sister Roma: Is There Anything Gayer Than Religion?

We are so honoured and delighted to welcome into our circle Sister Roma of The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, the... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
MW The Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence: Promulgate Universal Joy And Expiate Stigmatic Guilt

In today's episode, Amy investigates the story of the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence, a global order of queer Drag Nuns... more

25 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Mabon 2023: Collaborating With Our Ideas w/ Christena Cleveland And Amanda Yates Garcia

Happy Equinox! In celebration of the fall equinox, we sat down with Witch/Author Amanda Yates Garcia (Initiated) and Theologian/Author... more

21 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
"New Moon Magic" Audio Book Excerpt - Chapter 13, 13th Moon: Technology, Anarchy and The Web

In the lead up to the release of our new book, AND an all new season of the Missing Witches... more

04 Sep 2023 · 11 minutes
"New Moon Magic" Audio Book Excerpt - Chapter 8 New Moon In Scorpio: The Circle

In the lead up to the release of our new book, AND an all new season of the Missing Witches... more

28 Aug 2023 · 15 minutes
"New Moon Magic" Audio Book Excerpt - Chapter 7 New Moon In Libra: Geometry

In the lead up to the release of our new book, AND an all new season of the Missing Witches... more

21 Aug 2023 · 10 minutes
"New Moon Magic" Audio Book Excerpt - INTRODUCTION

In the lead up to the release of our new book, AND an all new season of the Missing Witches... more

14 Aug 2023 · 11 minutes
WF Theresa Reed AKA The Tarot Lady: Wreck Your Deck

In this episode, Risa settles into the incomparably delightful and utterly comforting no-BS vibes of The Theresa Reed aka The... more

03 Aug 2023 · 56 minutes
Lammas 2023: Crafting Masculinities with Remy Savard, James Gardner Davis and Jonathan Ayers

For Lammas, we sit down with three thread-pullers, Remy Savard, James Gardner Davis and Jonathan Ayers, to examine craft, weaving... more

01 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
WF Liz Childs Kelly: Taking The Divine Out Of Religion And Bringing It Back To Ourselves

Liz Childs Kelly is a writer, host of the Home to Her podcast, Sacred Feminine researcher and educator, community builder,... more

20 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
MW Rx. 27 - Come Together, We're Walking With Ghosts

The prescription this week is taking breaks, meeting neighbours, the feeling of folk festivals, Come Together, Walking With Ghosts, I've... more

17 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
MW Rx. 26 - What Kind Of Power We Got? Soul Power.

With Public Enemy and the Wainwright family, the prescription this week is to consider that/how ALL songs are protest songs.

10 Jul 2023 · 15 minutes
WF Claire McMillan: Voices Through Time In Collaboration

In today's episode, Risa sits down in sheer delight with Claire McMillan, the author of Alchemy of a Blackbird (based... more

06 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
MW Rx.25 - But We're Too Strong, Proud, Unafraid.

Amy and Risa's prescription this week includes Delaney & Bonnie and Jinkx Monsoon.

03 Jul 2023 · 31 minutes
MW Rx. 24 - Missing Witches Prescription with Risa + Amy

If you want to be a bird, it might require a little flying. NOTE: This Rx should have gone... more

28 Jun 2023 · 30 minutes
Litha 2023 w Bex Carlos and Lorraine Monteagut: BRUJAS

For summer solstice, we sit down with 'Tu Tía Bruja' podcaster Bex Carlos, and 'Brujas' author Lorraine Monteagut to discuss... more

21 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
MW Rx. 23 - Missing Witches Prescription with Risa + Amy

You won't fool the children of the revolution.

19 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
MW Rx. 22 - Missing Witches Prescription with Risa + Amy

Writing letters to the rain.

12 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
WF Osunyoyin (& Chelsea): Ifa Is The Wisdom, Ifa Is The Word, Ifa Is Life

In this episode, Amy sits down for a delightful conversation with Godmother and Goddaughter, Osunyoyin and Chelsea! Osunyoyin aka Iya Linda... more

08 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
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Litha 2023 w Bex Carlos and Lorraine Monteagut: BRUJAS
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For summer solstice, we sit down with 'Tu Tía Bruja' podcaster Bex Carlos, and 'Brujas' author Lorraine Monteagut to discuss the history... more