02: The Witch – Would you Like to Podcast Deliciously?

Podcasting deliciously is unsettling, frightening, and definitely worth it. Kyle and Claire discuss director Robert Eggers’ debut film, The Witch. Claire begins with the origins of sorcery in the Mediterranean. From there she covers the evolving relationship between Witchcraft and Christianity (surprise: it used to be good), and places the Puritan view in context. Kyle delves into the production, and how hard Robert Eggers worked to portray a detailed picture of Puritan fear. Our hosts finish with a few thoughts on the film’s performance’s, language, and creativity within limitations.