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This fall, New Hampshire Humanities launched a new podcast series called Past Lives that explores the more unusual chapters of New Hampshire’s history, from witchcraft to UFOs, along with compelling stories about the lives of Granite Staters.
The first story is presented in a three-part series: The Real Witches of New Hampshire, a collaboration between New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) and New Hampshire Humanities. The series explores historical cases of witchcraft in New Hampshire along with the stories of modern witches, in order to understand how our idea of the witch has changed over time. The Real Witches of New Hampshire is hosted by New Hampshire Humanities’ Public Programs Manager, Dr. Tricia Peone, and NHPR reporter, Justine Paradis. Listen to all three episodes at www.nhhumanities.org/podcast, or get it wherever you listen to podcasts by subscribing to NHPR’s new podcast: Second Greatest Show on Earth.
The Real Witches of New Hampshire begins with the story of Eunice Cole in Hampton, the only person convicted of witchcraft in the state. Join Justine and Tricia for a special live presentation on the podcast series and Hampton history, and a conversation about why these stories matter. Free and open to the public.
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.