Eva Schubert
Eva Schubert is a singer and songwriter based in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired by jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone, blues icons like Etta James, and — perhaps improbably — Leonard Cohen, she writes in a diverse range of styles.

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Episode 4: Salem Witch Trials – Trial and Terror

“Devil’s marks would often be found ‘in their secretest parts, and therefore require diligent and careful search'”. The witch trials in Salem involved strip searching and inspecting the bodies of accused women for any detail that could be used as evidence of a pact with the Devil. The process of the court was designed to eliminate any defense. In this episode we cover how the infamous Salem Witch Trials were conducted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OunRqVAC19A ...

Episode 3: Salem Witch Trials – The Panic Begins

“What is the name of your demon lover?” “How many years have you been a witch?” These were the types of questions hurled at people accused of witchcraft in a small town in New England. A group of young girls suffer mysterious ailments and soon the whole community is in an uproar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7pfX25J6rE ...

Episode 2: Salem Witch Trials – Burn the Witch!

“Innocent have I come into prison… innocent have I been tortured… innocent must I die. For whoever comes into the witch prison must …be tortured until he invents something out of his head.” These lines come from a letter written by a father to his daughter in 1628, as the witch craze raged across Europe. In this episode we cover this horrifying period of history and explore what caused so many executions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkj96OrKxDA ...

Episode 1: Salem Witch Trials I – The Devil in the Old World

“Witchcraft comes from carnal lust, which is in women insatiable.” – from the Malleus Maleficarum, the 1486 witch manual. Bodies swing from the gallows in the small town of Salem in New England. People have been executed on charges of witchcraft in America.  How did we get to this? The story starts in Old Europe… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JebuVI7advI ...

Salem Witch Trials Podcast Series

This is perhaps the most well known witch trial in North America, but it is a pale shadow of the witch hunts in Europe. In this mini series we explore the origins of the social concept of “witch” before turning to the shift in Church teaching that opened the door to the persecution of suspected witches. Then Puritan beliefs and culture are introduced to set the stage for the unfolding of mass hysteria and...

Episode 4: The Great Schism- The Rupture

After a century of scandal, a new Pope takes over in Rome. Leo IX has sweeping plans for reform, and then gets taken prisoner by Norman warriors. Meanwhile church controversies brew over everything from beards to communion bread until an explosive collision of personalities leads to drama in the Hagia Sophia itself. The moment that changed the Christian world forever is explained here. https://youtu.be/B4xiWZ9OQWA ...

Episode 3: The Great Schism- Game of Thrones in the Vatican

A teenaged boy inherits the Papacy and the keys to Rome, and begins a career of wild partying. John XII plays power games with dangerous military leaders, and attempts to backstab the most powerful warrior in Europe. The House of Theophylact continues to create scandal, eventually selling the Papacy to an Italian godfather. It’s Game of Thrones in the Vatican. https://youtu.be/i3QzSJV94hA ...

Episode 2: The Great Schism- House of Theophylact

Historians have called this period the “pornocracy”. Find out why in this episode when the powerful and ambitious women of the House of Theophylact take over Rome and control the Papacy. Sex, murder, blindings, and treachery: it’s a wild ride through the Dark Ages. https://youtu.be/nPyW14s6b-w ...

Episode 1: The Great Schism- Emperors and Popes

In 1054 an event occurred that split the Christian world. It has never recovered. In this mini series, we dive into the world before the Great Schism, to understand the forces that created the institutions of the Church and then tore them apart. How did we get Popes anyway? Emperors, bishops, and warriors… this is the world at the end of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Middle Ages. https://youtu.be/6TeKvoaROgg ...

The Great Schism Podcast Series

This 4 part series covers one of the most significant events to shape the Christian world. Even if you have no personal connection to religion, this division had a massive impact on European history in ways that are still visible today. Find out how and why Christianity and politics got so intimately connected, and why there are Orthodox and Catholic traditions. Along the way we meet some very colorful characters: playboy Popes and female...