Do your ears long for some skeptical, witchy approved content? Never fear! Here is a list of podcasts for your listening pleasure. This page will be routinely updated as more resources are available or if podcasts drop out of production.

woo-woo: unconventional beliefs regarded as having little or no scientific basis, especially those relating to spirituality, mysticism, or alternative medicine.

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Key:

🧪 indicates it’s “woo-woo” free

🔮 indicates some “woo-woo”

🦄 indicates major “woo-woo”


Community Podcast List

Podcast list has been split into community and external podcasts. Community podcasts are produced for the woo and woo adjacent communities. Over the years there have been a proliferation of shows so this is in no means a comprehensive list. Simply a recommended list for this audience.

Borealis Meditation Podcast 🧪 to 🔮 per episode

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts
Available on Google podcasts
Available on Libsyn

Borealis Meditation Podcast is a natural science podcast for spiritual people with a strong focus on geology. It is hosted by Kathleen Borealis, a life long pagan/witch who also works as a research scientist in natural hazards. The podcast has been in production off and on for 10 years and covers a variety of topics. There is a strong emphasis on teaching natural science with some woo topics sprinkled in.

Chasing FoxFire 🧪 to 🔮 per episode

Available on Website
Available on Apple Podcasts

Chasing FoxFire looks at the science behind folklore concepts and stories. This is the second podcast by Cory from New World Witchery so the production is more sporadic.

Inciting a Riot Podcast 🧪 to 🔮 per episode

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts
Available on Google Podcasts
Available on podbean

Hosted by Fire Lyte, this podcast is a mix between hosted and interview shows. This show is a sociology podcast unafraid to ask difficult questions and have uncomfortable conversations. The podcast has been in production for over 10 years so it is suggested to start with the most recent episodes.

Placebo Magick Podcast 🧪 to 🔮 per episode

Available on Stitcher
Available on Apple Podcasts
Available on Google Podcasts

Also a recommended YouTube channel. FarmCodeGary is the insightful and creative host of Placebo Magick Podcast. Through placebo magic and skepticism, FarmCodeGary helps listeners navigate practical magic from applications on smartphones to procrastination in their everyday lives. In addition to magic, there are episodes on tarot, interviews, ideologies, book reviews, politics, death, and much more. With such varying topics one is sure to learn something new and open their mind to all the possibilities of witchcraft.

Druidcast 🔮 to  🦄 per episode

Available on Apple Podcasts
Available on Libsyn

Official podcast of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (OBOD). The podcast is hosted by the musician Dahm the Bard. This podcast is a mix of music and lectures on various topics and has been in production since 2007. Episodes are released on or around the 20th of each month.

New World Witchery 🔮 to 🦄 per episode

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

Hosted by Cory and Laine, this long time podcast explores the variety of American witchcraft traditions. A mix of hands-on and academic, this podcast looks at different folk traditions and topics from the Americas.

Betwixt and Between 🦄 

Available on Apple Podcasts
Available on Libsyn

Hosted by two witches in the American South going by Betwixt and Between. This podcast covers topic-based conversations, focusing on the practical and daily life aspects of witchcraft. The hostesses have academic backgrounds in theology and psychology but always have an approach focused on the practical, personal, dirt-under-fingernails perspective.

Hollywoo 🦄 

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

Hollywoo is hosted by Joshua Conkel a practitioner and screenwriter in LA. This is a weekly podcast talking about woo-woo stuff with Hollywood types. “Topics range from the woo-woo (crystals, past lives, astrology, tarot) to the very Hollywood (fitness, celebrity gossip, career junk, etc.) Guests are writers, comedians, directors, actors, musicians, and other Hollywood stereotypes.”

A Little Juju 🦄 

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts
Available on Soundcloud

Hosted by Juju Bae, described as a “Black millennial woman from Baltimore, Maryland with ancestral roots in West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina and Alabama.” The podcast’s description one which celebrates “the rapidly growing return of Black folk reclaiming their indigenous spiritual practices, while creating a space for us to laugh, question, and re-commit ourselves to liberation through the ancestral tools given to us.”

Witch Wave Podcast 🦄

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts
Available on Stitcher

This popular podcast his hosted by Pam Grossman, the author of of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power. The podcast is conversation based and commonly features interviews.

Non-Community Podcast List

Podcast list has been split into community and external podcasts. Non-Community podcasts are produce for a mainstream audience but also cover topics that would be if interest to the seeker.

Hidden Brain🧪

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

This is an NPR podcast hosted by Shankar Vedantam. It is described as a show for “curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, and the biases that shape our choices.”

Invisibilia 🧪

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

This NPR podcast is all about the unseen forces that impact and control human behavior. Beautifully produced dive into some fascinating topics.

Oh No Ross and Carrie🧪

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

Hosted by Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy (no surprise there) this show looks at spirituality, fringe science, and the paranormal from a hands on exploration perspective. The hosts don’t just report on the topics they join in and try things out.

Ologies🧪

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

This podcast hosted by Alie Ward and explores all the different “ologies”. This is a comedic science podcast exploring and interviewing scientists from all over the world of ologies. A great way to pick a topic and listen to some of the scientists working in that field.

Radiolab🧪

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

Radiolab started as a dominantly science podcast and has morphed into well Radiolab. The early episodes take some deep dives into things like Sleep and Stress. Beautifully produced and has branched out into more topics and deep dives.

Science Vs 🧪

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

Science Vs is a relatively new show produced by Gimlet podcasts. This show takes a topic and explores the science behind and includes citations (!) for each script as well. So far they have covered topics from lab grown meat to Organisms, Astrology, and Placebo. They also have an excellent series on COVID-19.

To The Best of Our Knowledge🧪

Available on Spotify
Available on Apple Podcasts

To the Best of Our Knowledge (ttbook) is a podcast and radio show based on long form interviews focused around different ideas. They “have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.”