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.
A history podcast with a focus on violence, religion, and gripping stories, created by Eva Schubert, history nerd, college instructor, and jazz aficionado.
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…
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.
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.
Episode 4: Salem –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.