WITCH HUNT PODCAST: Episode Three: An Evil Hand is Upon Them

Researching the “facts” about how a 17th. Century physician diagnosed girls and young women as coming down with a case of witchcraft affliction meant setting aside our 21st. Century sensibilities and accepting that Dr. Griggs, parents Samuel and Elizabeth Parris, and everyone else in Salem Village believed that witches were real and dangerous. They also believed that witchcraft affliction manifested itself as physical illness, not just a spiritual crisis.


Witch Hunt is a bi-weekly podcast exploring the events, places and legacies behind history’s most infamous witch hunts – literal and metaphorical. Starting September 18, 2016, we will be exploring the “Big One” – Salem 1692: The Witchcraft Trials. Witch Hunt will be available on iTunes, Stitcher and other major podcast outlets.

About Us

Podcast host/creator Nancy Mades-Byrd is a teacher, writer, and tour guide. She lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband, podcast director/producer Dan Byrd, and is the mother of four – two human and two canine.

Podcast producer Daniel Byrd is a proud nerd with a lifelong love of video games, movies, books, comic books, and history. He works for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is married to Witch Hunt Podcast creator Nancy Mades-Byrd.

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