“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

Exodus 22:18 KJV

Thou Shalt Not Suffer: The Witch Trial Podcast is the show about how and why we hunt witches. Our show covers witch trials from ancient times to the present, around the globe. We talk about history, current events, and all aspects of witch trials. 

We feature historical facts and interviews with leading witch trial researchers and activists. Each episode includes an update on witch-hunts happening in the world right now. Our aim is to learn how to stop witch-hunting behavior.

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Omens with The Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery Podcast

Happy Halloween has begun on our show. Thou Shalt Not Suffer: The Witch Trial Podcast hosts The Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery podcast in a conversation around death and omens. Guest podcasters Jennie Johnson and Dianne Hartshorn share their research around burial rituals and animal signs. We discuss how omens and signs are interpreted in different ways…

A Year of Talking Witch Hunts

Thou Shalt Not Suffer: The Witch Trial Podcast, Anniversary Special. This episode was recorded live and unscripted at the Podcast Movement Conference in Denver, CO. With the anniversary of their first episode fast approaching, cohosts Josh Hutchinson and Sarah Jack take this rare opportunity to discuss their favorite things and reflect upon the past year and…

Diana Helmuth on her Memoir The Witching Year

Learn about one woman’s passage into witchcraft, the fastest growing self directed faith in America. Author Diana Helmuth is releasing her second book, The Witching Year: A Memoir of Earnest Fumbling Through Modern Witchcraft in October 2023. In this author interview, we have an unreserved conversation about the year she spent journeying into modern witchcraft practices. She…


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Our Hosts

Josh Hutchinson

Josh Hutchinson (@salemwitchhunt) is a writer and the descendant of multiple people accused of witchcraft. He has been studying witch trials for 14 years and has 8 years experience sharing what he learns online through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other online platforms.

Sarah Jack

Sarah Jack (@restingwitches) is a creative advocate for witch trial history who descends from a person hanged for alleged witchcraft. She curates online social connections for descendants, researchers and other advocates, and she facilitates the exchange of witch trial knowledge and facts.

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