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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. In the occasional minisode, they discuss a heroic and/or just-plain-awesome animal in their "Favorite Familiar" segment.
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Linda and Jane discuss the season 1 finale of Netflix's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Witching Hour. They cover the importance of using concise wording in curses, how horrifying it would be if it started raining men, and protecting Tom Hiddleston at all costs. Jane can finally relax, because Ms. Wardwell's true identity is finally revealed and Linda adds to the list of things you should never say to your lover. You can check out Jane's kitties' IG page, here: 
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We're back! And we're talking about the 9th chapter of Netflix's 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', The Returned Man. We ask the questions you care about, like 'What happens with souls after being eaten in by the Death Eater? Are they crapped out in Heaven/Hell/Akasha?' and 'Is the Sound of Music really the sound of Hell?' We're proud to announce our affiliation with the amazing! You can purchase one of the books we've covered or will be covering and support us AS WELL AS a local bookstore! Check it out:
April 28, 2021
Leather Daddy Blackwood: The Kegeling (Sabrina, Ep 8)
Get out your cat-o-nine tails and get ready to suffer in sweet ecstasy! We are continuing our chat on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, covering the eighth episode, 'The Burial,' where Ambrose gives Sabrina another great (and deserved) kick in the ass to realize that the universe owes her nothing and to stop trying to bend it to her will. Also, Z and Daddy Blackwood turn the episode into 'Sabrina After Dark.' Linda finds Blackwood "wiggle-worthy" while Jane finds him so repulsive that her lady parts pack-up and leave town. What do you think? Let us know!
April 9, 2021
Sabrina Ep7: I Ate My Fill at the Feast of Feasts
We're finally back and we're continuing with our coverage of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In this episode, we cover episode 8, 'The Feast of Feasts.' Linda shares her favorite scene, where someone finally calls Sabrina out and off her high horse (of course, it's our favorite witch goddess, Prudence) and Jane creates the merch that will bring us our well-deserved riches. We missed you, but you know we always come back to you!
March 27, 2021
Tower of Dawn Part 2: Dr. Yrene Emo Whisperer
We told you we'd come back! But we forgot the smokes...sorry. Tune in for the thrilling conclusion of our episode on Sarah J. Maas's 'Tower of Dawn.'
February 25, 2021
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, book 6): Part 1
In this episode, we discuss two new creatures introduced into Sarah J. Maas's world of Throne of Glass: Baast cats and ruks; Linda gets way too giggly from the term "ruk riders" (whoa-oh! That's how ruk ryders roll!); we talk about Sartaq being too much man to squeeze through tight spaces; Jane shares the proper (borderline-disturbing) way to pronounce a character's name; and we notice 2 big recurring themes in Maas's stories. Part 2 will be coming out next week, on Wednesday. We're just going for a pack of smokes. We won't make you wait another two weeks. We promise. We'll be back.
February 19, 2021
Blair Witch Project: Tossing Knobs in Creeks with Florida Man Wayne
Wayne from the fantastic podcast Florida Men on Florida Man joins us to discuss the found footage classic, The Blair Witch Project! We share behind-the-scenes information on the making of the film and the impact on the actors' lives. Jane shares her scary (she argues that this should read "very reasonable") views on ill-prepared hikers and the reasons she doesn't like the movie; Linda shares the reasons why she loves the movie while totally convincing us that Carlo is alive and well; and Wayne gets us to see that the Blair Witch is really the hero of the film. After binging Bedknobs and Broomflicks, check out Wayne's brilliant podcast, Florida Men on Florida Man.
February 3, 2021
Sabrina Eps 5&6: Mommy of Demons
In this episode, we cover episodes 5 and 6 of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 'Dreams in a Witch House' and 'An Exorcism in Greendale.' We also discuss the amazing, talented Rachel Talalay, a hallway of single shoes, demonic Uncle Jesse, the tragedy of Susie, and incorrect methods of demonic disposal. Linda would like to go on record as saying that Jane was right and Jane would like to celebrate not getting us cancelled. Oh, yeah...and Ambrose! Thank you to Adrian (leothefox at Deviant Art) for letting us use his artwork for his coverage of the short story, Dreams in a Witch House by H.P. Lovecraft.
January 21, 2021
Sabrina Chapters 3 and 4: Broomflicks CSI Magic Unit
In this episode, we're covering episodes 3 and 4 of 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.' Join us as we discuss killing familiars by making them watch you during sexy times with their deceased master's partner, boredom at school, Edward Spellman stans, and a writer who definitely knows how to write a witch story and is not married to two cats...probably.
January 7, 2021
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Eps 1&2: Messing with Mortal Boys
In this episode, we're finally covering Netflix's 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' episodes 1 and 2! We discuss our love for Jeff from Coupling (Richard Coyle, who plays Father Blackwood), Miss Wardwell (Michelle Gomez), Ambrose, the Weird Sisters,  and the Aunties! We give a summary of both episodes, why that old guy with a goat is always around at Sweet 16s (wasn't he at your's too?), and finding our familiars in a catalog. Of course, we also go off on tangents about Carrie, our starkly contrasting high schools, and not-so-sweet-16s.
December 23, 2020
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass Book Series): Part 2
We conclude our discussion on the 5th book in the 'Throne of Glass' series, 'Empire of Storms.' In this episode, we cover how helpful Abraxos would be while your solving puzzles (because of course!), the importance of letting your friends know about your plans to have them sire children that your partner will claim, and some bad ass witches.
December 17, 2020
Empire of Storms - Part 1: We Need a Myrtle in our Lives
Yup! Another two-parter! We're discussing the 5th book in Sarah J. Maas's book series 'Throne of Glass,' Empire of Storms. Join us as we ruin a beach-sex scene and discuss how Elide is preparing Lorcan (for supper) and the need for a Myrtle. Part 2 will be out next week.
December 10, 2020
The Witches (2020): Octavia Spencer and the 2020 Pie
We conclude our adventure into the different tellings of the story 'The Witches' with the 2020 film, directed by Robert Zemeckis and adapted by Zemeckis, Kenya Barris, and Guillermo del Toro. It stars Anne Hathaway (who is just giving it EVERYTHING), Octavia Spencer (who we spotlight as our 'Witch of the Week'), and Jahzir Bruno (who's going to take over the world of film sometime soon). Also, you get your fill of an awesome CGI cat, Chris Rock (who's recruiting an army of child assassins), and Stanley 'The Tooch' Tucci! I'm very sorry for the delay in releasing this episode. Due to health issues, I (Linda) have been struggling to gather enough 'spoons' to get things done. Also, it doesn't help that I forgot to send Donnie (our editor) my audio file. You guys are amazing and we really appreciate your patience. Jane says, 'Hi.'
November 24, 2020
The Witches (1990 Movie):A Boy Gets a Name
We can finally stop doing our best Tall Man impersonations, with calling the child 'BOOOYYEEEE' - He's given a name in a terrifying children's movie that's packed with Henson creatures, Rowan Atkinson, and bald dudes. Join us as we discuss the original movie version of 'The Witches' and the brilliant Anjelica Huston! Stay tuned at the end for a promo from our friends at Hush Hush Society.
November 5, 2020
The Witches (novel): Show Your Sources, Grandma!
This week we're talking about Roald Dahl's 1983 story The Witches! Linda discusses a really inappropriate mis-read and we discover Jane's full name and proper titles: Jane Janerson, III, Esq, MBA, MD, DM, Magical Malfeasance Project Manager. Join us while we talk about unloved and unhealthy mice-children, grim mouse-child outlooks, mouse harems, and unproductive planning for the eradication of children.
October 22, 2020
Queen of Shadows, Part 2: Witchling Knob
Here it is! As promised, part 2 of our Queen of Shadows episode! We finish covering book 4 in Sarah J. Maas's book series, Throne of Glass. In this episode, we discuss the actual magic-practitioner characters and (our favorite) Abraxos, the puppy dragon!
October 14, 2020
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass Series, Book 4) Part 1: Emo Warrior Boy
Our apologies: This episode went way too long so we split it into 2 parts. This first part covers everything that happened in the 4th book of Throne of Glass, Queen of Shadows, with the non-witch and non-wyvern characters (and you guys know how much we love Abraxos). To make it up to you, we won't make you wait 2-weeks for the next episode. We'll be posting Part 2 next Wednesday, 10/14.  In this episode, we cover Aelin, mopey Chaol and his bromantic devotion to poor Dorian; Nesryn, the hottest and baddest guard; the rescue of Aedion; and our favorite edible Fae prince, Rowan. P.S. The message at the end is TOTALLY from Linda.
October 8, 2020
Minisode: Kitsune Story Time with Jane
We ran into scheduling conflicts this week so Jane put together something special for you! Listen while Jane tells the story of 'How a Man Was Bewitched and Had His Head Shaved by the Foxes'.
September 24, 2020
The Craft: Mac n Cheese, Magic, and Metal
This week, Jane and Linda discuss the 1996 cult classic (and fave among goth kids in the 90's), The Craft! They cover their issues with the story, the racist bs that went on behind-the-scenes, and they spotlight the amazing Rachel True! You can pre-order True's amazing new tarot deck at: Stay tuned at the end for a promo for Historical AF
September 9, 2020
Episode 23: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Break the Knob)
This week, we're going full Fungus! Linda found out how to properly pronounce Chiwetel Ejiofor's name...and still fails miserably; Jane misses having a story with substance; and we learn that Linda would be a 7-11 dark fey. Join the witchy gals as they cover the 2019 Disney film, 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.'
August 27, 2020
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass Book 3): Rowan-He's What's for Dinner
This week, the ladies talk about the third installment in Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass book series, Heir of Fire. Join them as they discuss their love of the bait beast Abraxos(!!!!), unsweetened grandmas, and valgina dentata. Also, Jane lays down a challenge with very high stakes. Sorry, we know it's long, but listen-in to hear the best way to prepare a juicy, tender, bit of fae man.
August 14, 2020
Maleficent: Fairy Fail
In this episode, the witchy duo discuss Maleficent, starring the beautiful (but too skinny, if you ask Linda. Eat something, honey. I'm worried about you) Angelina Jolie and the adorable ball of sunshine, Elle Fanning. They also ask important questions, such as: Why didn't Maleficent just curse the King's d*ck? Why don't they ever use the Queen's name? Was the crow guy kinda super friggin hot? How is this related to Nicolas Cage (Jane attempts to strangle her mic)? How do you catch a Linda in the wild? And Does Disney know anything about the Moors?
July 29, 2020
Sleeping Beauty: Flora, Fauna, & Fungus
We're covering Disney's 1959 animated classic, Sleeping Beauty! We discuss Maleficent's magnificent style, the unappreciated Queen, the importance of socializing children, and our new mascot, Merryweather - the fairy in blue.
July 16, 2020
Crown of Midnight (novel): Knobs to Come
Today, Jane and Linda are discussing the second book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, Crown of Midnight. They talk about the book's witch character, Baba Yellowlegs, and the story so far. Jane catches us up with a synopsis of the first book, Linda talks about all the feels, and Jane struggles with the demon on her shoulder that tells her to spoil everything that's coming up in the rest of the series.
July 1, 2020
Spirited Away: Miyazaki Wins
In this episode, we discuss Studio Ghibli's animated treasure, 'Spirited Away' Also, Linda discusses the difference between her cat Kami and the Shinto Kami, Jane talks about past challenges for anime lovers, and we unintentionally pick a fight with Jeff Bezos. What's the worst that could happen? Thanks to Diana Koehm for sharing the article!
June 17, 2020
Hex Wives: We Need More
Join us this week as Linda throws shade at Supernatural and gushes about how wonderful Unnatural and Mirka Andolfo are; Jane researches decomposition and shows off her amazing kitty voice; and they both talk about the amazing comic series, Hex Wives. We need more, Ben Blacker!
June 5, 2020
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
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 P.S. We're so tired, guys! Stay tuned at the end for a promo for our friends from the Harpy Hour podcast!
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 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!
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
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: For more amazing kitty pick-me-ups, check out Haggis the  Scottish Fold: and his cousin, Monte:
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!
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:
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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! Stay tuned at the end for a promo for 3 Fat Nerds Pod!
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!
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 ( 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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
October 27, 2019