Bedknobs and Broomflicks

Bedknobs and Broomflicks

By Linda Castro & Jane ©️
Join Linda and Jane as they discuss witches, man-witches, sorcerers, wizards, and other magic-practitioners in movies, television shows, history, comics, games, and novels. Every other week, they're joined by Jenny or Kristin as they tell us all about a heroic and/or just-plain-awesome animal in our "Favorite Familiar" segment.
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House of the Witch: Missed Opportunities
Jane and Linda discuss the SyFy Channel movie House of the Witch. Is she really a witch? Are the diner's ketchup bottles haunted? Why can't we be watching a Lavalantula movie instead? Why aren't Linda and Jane famous and powerful screenwriters yet? Listen for answers to all these questions and more! Also, you can thank your editor, Donnie, for a new Linda-less feature in our show! Stay tuned at the end for a promo for our awesome friends from the podcast The Movie Cellar! Check them out at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/the-movie-cellar-926278.
56:11
May 22, 2020
Minisode 10: Katharina Kepler and Judy the Dog
In what I believe is our best episode yet, Jane tells us all about the accused witch, Katharina Kepler, who also happened to be Johannes Kepler's mother, and Kristin tells us all about the heroic, legendary pup named Judy! Heads up: Judy may have actually been a mythical creature. Jane wants you to know that she misspoke about the male/female trust ratio. It should be the opposite - 3 women to 1 man's testimony. You can find the book Jane refers to, The Astronomer and The Witch, at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014QMCPLE/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 P.S. We're so tired, guys! Stay tuned at the end for a promo for our friends from the Harpy Hour podcast! https://www.harpyhourpodcast.com/
1:06:50
May 14, 2020
Good Omens (novel): The Nice and Accurate Tangents
Okay. I'm not going to lie. This is mostly tangents. We're sorry, but we think they're still entertaining! We also manage to share some of our favorite parts and quotes of the book as well as our Riders of the Apocalypse names. What's yours? If you can, please vote for us at https://podcastmagazine.com/hot50/ and send us a screenshot or just tell us on Twitter (@Broomflicks) and we'll give you a shout-out on air! Also, thank you to those who have already voted for us! Stay tuned at the end for a promo from our friends at Ocho Duro Parley Hour! https://linktr.ee/ODparlayhour
1:13:36
May 6, 2020
Minisode 9: Kitsune & Wojtek the Bear
Jane covers Witchy History with Kitsune, the fox familiar of Japanese folklore! She also talks how to expose and handle Okami. We introduce our awesome friend, Kristin, to the podcast as she covers Wojtek the Bear. Wojtek was a cigarette-eating corporal and mascot in the Polish 2nd Transport Company, which later became the 22nd Artillery Supply Company.
31:01
April 22, 2020
Good Omens (2019, TV): Is Linda Okay?
We covered the amazing television version of a beloved classic by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, 'Good Omens.' This is lucky episode number 13, wherein Linda is dying from a sinus infection and forgets how to word (and no, Dave McKean was not involved with the opening credits sequence) and Jane prophecies Linda's impending doom at the hands of Jane's beloved CW. Listen in to learn some behind-the-scenes information and learn about the wise and lovely Adria Arjona (Anathema Device). Also, Linda keeps referencing Toast of London with Matt Berry. Check it out and soon you can say, 'Charismaaaaaaa' and 'Jon Hammmmm' with her. Stay tuned at the end for a promo from the Lady Justice Podcast.
56:59
April 15, 2020
Python is the Best Medicine: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Hey, there! It pretty much sucks right now, we know. So join us as we self-medicate with some Monty Python! We also talk about Jane's new running method and how amazing Mel Brooks is. Plus, Linda gets pretty dopey and calls Eric Clapton "George Clapton." Wanna chat? Hit us up on Twitter @Broomflicks! Wanna support us? Send us a screenshot of you voting for us and/or Cage's Kiss on https://podcastmagazine.com/hot50/ and you'll get a shout-out on that show! Looking for a third pod to vote for? Check out our friends at Talkin Shiz! They have a promo at the end. Take care and laugh on!
1:17:23
April 1, 2020
The Little Mermaid: Divine Inspiration
In this episode, Linda and Jane are joined by Arielle (@AirBubbles) the master cosplayer to discuss the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid. Join them as they talk about how Divine (yes, THAT Divine) inspired the appearance of Ursula, how the castle most definitely has a phallic shape, and why it sucks to grow up with a famous Disney name. Stay tuned at the end for a promo from the Lady Justice Podcast!
1:26:49
March 19, 2020
Minisode 8: Grumpy Cat!!!
Jenny tells us all about the pioneering meme cat, Grumpy Cat! AKA: Tardar Sauce! Yes, she's ascended to a higher plane, but this is a celebration of her life! If you'd like to check out and/or support Whisker City, here's their link: https://www.whiskercity.com/ For more amazing kitty pick-me-ups, check out Haggis the  Scottish Fold: https://haggisthecat.tumblr.com/ and his cousin, Monte: https://www.instagram.com/monte_carbstock/
34:46
March 12, 2020
Stardust (movie): A Bimbo, a Blueblood, and a Babe from Book of Lies
Join us as we discuss the movie version of Stardust, starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, and Michelle Pfieffer! This is a very special episode. Not just because we get to briefly discuss Red Dwarf and thought of briefly having man-bits - but because we have our first guest! And she's awesome! It's Sunni from Book of Lies!
48:16
March 4, 2020
Minisode 7: Dammit Jane! and Lonesome George
Join us this week as Jane shares a historical bedtime story about a woman accused of being a witch, Jenny brings us down further by talking about a very rad (but lonely) tortoise, and Linda brings us back up by talking about boobies and turtle sex! Promo for our friends at Friends and Flayers and a shoutout to our buds at Origin of Speakcies! Check out the Galapagos Conservancy here: https://www.galapagos.org/
43:06
February 27, 2020
Stardust (novel): The ‘R’ is Silent
This week, we’re covering our first book in the show! It’s a beloved book by one of our most beloved authors – Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Join us as we discuss a little trivia and our favorite and-not-so-favorite parts of the story, and gush about how amazing Neil Gaiman is. By the way, have you been watching the DC shows on CW? Because God damn it Jane has.
1:12:16
February 19, 2020
Minisode 6: Zhang Liang & Cher Ami
In this episode, Jane talks about the first recorded instance where a person was executed for witchcraft (warning: it's a huge downer) and Jenny tells us about the pigeon who saved 198 men in WWI. Linda discusses pigeon genitalia? To adopt a pigeon or a dove or just to give money to an awesome organization, check out Palomacy at https://www.pigeonrescue.org/
43:47
February 12, 2020
Mother of Tears (2007): No More Meowther Lachrymarum
This week, Jane and Linda discuss the final movie in Argento’s Three Mothers Trilogy: Mother of Tears (2007). Linda discusses the oogyness of directing a nude scene of your adult daughter and Jane shares her concern over ghost blueballs. Also, we talk about how amazing Moran Atias is. Keep listening at the end for a promo from our friends at Drunk Dish Podcast!
1:00:10
February 5, 2020
Minisode 5: Bear the Koala Saving Dog (Fixed)
Join us as Jenny talks about our Favorite Familiar: Bear! Bear is a dog with OCD. This means he's not the greatest dog for cuddling. However, it also means he's an amazing, heroic dog who has been able to find and rescue koalas in Australia. She also shares a way that you can help koalas who have been affected by the wildfires. Check it out!
18:01
January 29, 2020
Inferno: Follow the Hot Girl!
This week, we continue our conversation on Dario Argento's The Three Mothers Trilogy with Inferno (1980). Linda discusses words that bother people and stupid b moments in movies. Jane fawns over the perfect witch. We tried to stay positive.
55:54
January 22, 2020
Minisode 4 - The Knight Before Christmas: Sober Edition
Linda wants to start 2020 right so she comes clean and confesses an embarrassing secret. Also, the girls decided they were too harsh with The Knight Before Christmas and decided to discuss what they like about the movie. I hope you don't love Milo & Otis, because we're about to ruin it.
26:20
January 15, 2020
Suspiria (1977): Barbed Wire Room Fantasies and Barbecue Sauce Dreams
Join us as we discuss the first in Dario Argento's Mother Trilogy: Suspiria. We talk about the benefits of having a room for your barbed wire and how stupid-hot and awesome Joan Bennett was. Sorry for the audio issues. We promise the sound quality is better in our next one.
55:04
January 9, 2020
The Knight Before Christmas: Dalliance With The Douche
Happy Holidays! Linda and Jane watched The Knight Before Christmas so you don't have to!  Listen as Linda spotlights the amazing, talented Ella Kenion and Jane explains the #NotAllKnights movement!
1:00:35
December 24, 2019
Minisode 3: La Befana and Lil BUB
Did you know that there is a Christmas Witch? Did you know that she predates Santa Claus? I didn't. Jane teaches us about La Befana and Jenny tells us about the sweet, adorable, delightful treasure who was Lil BUB. If you would like to support Lil BUB's Big Fund for the ASPCA, here's the link! https://secure.aspca.org/donate/lilbub Stay tuned at the end for a promo for 3 Fat Nerds Pod!
21:50
December 18, 2019
Muppets Wizard of Oz: PrawnHub
This week, the girls discuss one of the great loves of their lives: The Muppets! Lucky for them, The Muppets made a movie involving witches: Muppet's Wizard of Oz. Linda spotlights her favorite character, Pepe, and Jane discusses one of Ashanti's latest projects. They both yearn for a better part for Statler and Waldorf. Stay tuned at the end for an amazing promo for our friends at 3 Spooked Girls!
52:00
December 11, 2019
Minisode 2: Lulu The Pig
In this, our second minisode, we finally meet our co-co-host, Jenny! She tells us the amazing story of Lulu the Pig who saved a woman's life! She also tells us about her beloved pig, Truffles, and an awesome pig sanctuary called Ironwood (http://www.ironwoodpigs.org/) Sadly, Jane's beloved kitty passed away and she (understandably) couldn't study a history story this week. In the episode, I say that her schedule wouldn't allow for it, because I didn't know if it was okay to share that information. So, do us a favor and give your furry children some extra love for us!
20:18
December 4, 2019
Suspiria (2018): They'll Hollow Me Out and...Stuff Me With Candy
This week, Linda and Jane discuss the 2018 version of Suspiria. Linda gives a brief report on the awesomeness of Tilda Swinton and Jane briefly discusses RAF and Berlin in 1977. Make sure you get a good stretch before this episode.
55:22
November 27, 2019
Minisode: The Night Witches and Sergeant Stubby
In our first minisode, Jane shares the story of some badass ladies, The Night Witches, and Linda shares the story of her next tattoo – our favorite familiar, Sergeant Stubby. Jane is kicking herself for not mentioning that Marina Rashkova recieved the first state funeral and Linda is kicking herself for not finding Stubby the Dog earlier in her life. Enjoy!
25:26
November 20, 2019
Hocus Pocus: The Virgin Homicides
In this episode, we discuss the 90's Disney cult classic, Hocus Pocus. Linda dives into some information explaining just how awesome Doug Jones is (he WAS kind of a hot zombie, right? Right?) and Jane talks about watching the movie with children and explaining how cats die. They both talk about how Binx probably spent years trying to find a way to die. Oh, yeah. Did we mention that Max is a virgin? Cuz he is. HOCUS POCUS, EVERYBODY!
58:54
November 13, 2019
Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Eggland's Best
While we cover the Angela Lansbury classic, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, we ask the most important questions, like: What would have happened if Miss Price really fought Hitler's forces? AND What's that got to do with my knob? Join Linda and Jane as we provide colorful commentary and dive deep into the history of this classic witchy movie as well as Dame Lansbury.
1:11:59
October 29, 2019
Episode 0
This is a quick introduction to our show! Every other week, Jane and Linda will cover a witchy movie, television show, or story from history, comics, or novels. We'll also cover our favorite familiars and witch's brews!
00:38
October 27, 2019