Basic Witches
“Yoga to Cope” with Kala MacDonald

“Yoga to Cope” with Kala MacDonald

February 12, 2020

If you're reading this, stop. Take a deep breath in, and audibly exhale as you let something go. We *know* that felt ahh-mazing because we did a lot of breathwork with "Yoga to Cope" founder Kala MacDonald! She graciously shared her story with us of how two major Traumas in her life led to her yoga practice and her non-profit. We chat about Taylor Swift, the effects of Trauma, how time is a construct, and Kala gives the yogi perspective of death - we guarantee this episode will *stretch* your mind. In closing, Leah and Rachel give Kala (@yogatocope/@yogawkala) a Goddess Oracle card reading.

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“Man of Magic” with Pro-Witch Mystic Dylan

“Man of Magic” with Pro-Witch Mystic Dylan

February 5, 2020

Like magic - poof! - we got the proof that "witch" is a gender-neutral term and boys ARE witches, too! Mystic Dylan joins the Basic Witches in the studio and this eclectic witch shared so much Goddess wisdom with us. From ancient witch dildos to vegan ritual sacrifices, we really cover the "then & now" of the craft. We chat practical tips for practical magic, the power behind purifying bubble baths, and we pay tribute to the first female entrepreneurs: witches & hoes. In closing, Mystic Dylan (@mysticdylanofficial) reads Leah's palm and gives Rachel a bone reading.

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“Pu$$y is God” with Adrienne Airhart

“Pu$$y is God” with Adrienne Airhart

January 29, 2020

*Trigger warning: We discuss rape, abuse, and trauma in this episode.* The witches get deep with comedian and warrior badass queen, Adrienne Airhart, who has Wiccan roots and witchy powers to boot. From the depths of the darkness, where the three of us have all been, we relay the real work we've done in order to choose happiness. We chat about vaping, divorce, our first orgasm stories, and how to take your power back after abuse/trauma. In closing, Leah and Rachel give Adrienne (@craydrienne) a Goddess Oracle Card reading.

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“Self-Kara” with Kara Connolly

“Self-Kara” with Kara Connolly

January 22, 2020

This episode will be music to your ears - quite literally - as Leah and Rachel bring singer/songwriter Kara Connolly into the coven. She blesses us with two live acoustic songs and a whole lot of witchy wisdom. Kara is healing herself and others with her empowerment through experience and song, and we got a peek behind the song-writing curtain for you. We chat hilarious horror stories of running into exes, ghost animal encounters, plant medicine downloads, how Nice Guys are hot AF, and the magic of "doing the work". In closing, Leah and Rachel give Kara (@karaconnolly) a very *fruitful* Goddess Oracle card reading.

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“2020 Astrological Forecast” with Pro-Witch Sarah Paasch

“2020 Astrological Forecast” with Pro-Witch Sarah Paasch

January 15, 2020

Witches! You won't need 20/20 hindsight this year, because we've got the foresight into 2020! Astrologer and intuitive life-coach Sarah Paasch is back in the studio and she's not holding back! Sarah looked to the stars and told us like it is - 2019 was hard AF and while 2020 isn't "lightening up", it will bring much growth and major manifestations. We chat about alignment, re-shaping the "mask-uline", conscious uncoupling, and how to "put the book down" to go within. And in true #Basic fashion, we also go through the astrological signs of all the "Friends" characters. In closing, Leah and Rachel give this Goddess (@Sarah_Paasch) a very spot-on Goddess Oracle Card reading.

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“BYOB (Be Your Own Boss)” with Delanie Fischer

“BYOB (Be Your Own Boss)” with Delanie Fischer

January 8, 2020

Co-host of the Self-Helpless podcast Delanie Fischer joins Leah and Rachel in the Comedy Store coven, and our convo was very self-helpful! We dove deep about burnout, breaking bad habits, and how to nurture a better employee/boss relationship within yourself. We're puttin' the "werk" in "self-werk", y'all! For 2020, Delanie wants to have a daily wellness practice, Leah wants more of worrying less, and Rach is all about boss moves only. And yes, chiiilllll, the three of us even give our current Netflix recommendations (#Basic). Whether it's money goals, clearing your plate, or taking a leap of faith in your career, this ep is all about doing what *you* actually want. In closing, Leah and Rachel give Delanie (@delaniefischer) a Goddess Oracle Card reading that's about inVESTAing in yourself.

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“Emotion ‘n Motion Potion” with Molly Tarlov

“Emotion ‘n Motion Potion” with Molly Tarlov

January 1, 2020

Molly Tarlov of MTV's "Awkward" joins us for an episode that is anything but awkward. Life's a ride and timing - or rather the surrender to timing - is everything. We walk through releasing 2019 and bringing in a magical 2020 while trusting our forward momentum. It's all about motion and e-motion as Leah, Rach, and Molly chat about how to ease anxiety, organic cosmic love stories, "failures" leading to better things, psychic dreams, and magic classes. In closing, Leah and Rachel give Molly (@mollytarlov) a beautiful Goddess Oracle Card reading.

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“Accepting Your Anxiety” with Courtenay Hameister

“Accepting Your Anxiety” with Courtenay Hameister

December 25, 2019

The Witches sat down with author & pessimism-enthusiast Courtenay Hameister ("Okay Fine Whatever") for an enthralling discussion on how to mine light from the darkness in life. By accepting our anxiety/mental illness,  learning how to best manage it, and adapting a "No F*cks Given" attitude, we can survive AND thrive. Leah & Rachel talk with Courtenay (@wisenheimer_pdx) about OCD, introversion/extroversion, getting out of comfort zones, and making your own magic. In closing, Courtenay shares a crazy psychic story and we give her a crazy psychic card pull!

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“Self-Lovin’ Coven” with Erin Darling Torralva

“Self-Lovin’ Coven” with Erin Darling Torralva

December 18, 2019

Fresh out the oven! It's a hot episode with actress/comedian & host of the “Hot Pizza Ass” podcast, Erin Darling Torralva! We get the deep-dish on how to do what you want, *eat* what you want, and *choose* to love yourself. Without getting cheesy, we talk about our personal experiences with eating disorders, body positivity, self-worth tied to body image, and how to make conscious choices towards change and self-love. By the last slice of the episode, we unravel the power of an authentic apology (shout-out to Eve Ensler!). In closing, Leah and Rachel give Erin (@dahhhhling) a Goddess Oracle Card reading that totally honors her *body* of work.

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“The Beauty in Break-Ups” with Pro-Witch Ashley Bledsoe

“The Beauty in Break-Ups” with Pro-Witch Ashley Bledsoe

December 11, 2019

This episode starts with a celebration of a mutual friend of Leah, Rachel, and Pro-Witch guest Ashley: Molly! And the focus on feeling good doesn't stop there. Divorce and break-up coach Ashley Bledsoe sits down with us to talk about break-ups, the power of language, grieving loss of comfort, rage rooms, anger as a life force, and Goddess hours. PS Did you know "Abracadabra" literally means "with my words I create"?! This episode will leave you equipped to process rage, to learn and *unlearn*, and teach you how to get excited about things coming to an end. In closing, we give Ashley (@ashley_bledsoe_) a Goddess Oracle card reading. Abracadabra, witches!

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