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Remarkable Providences

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Remarkable Providences

Remarkable Providences

The Whisperforge

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195
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A spiritual crisis grips the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1692 that results in the deaths of twenty-five people and effectively ended a budding American theocracy. Remarkable Providences dives deep into the climate of purity and resentment that generated one of the most enduring–and misunderstood–American myths. Kate Devorak, a former Salem tour guide and current Salem nerd, takes us through the story of how fear, greed, prejudice, and zeal caused a community to nearly destroy itself from the inside out.Remarkable Providences is a podcast about Puritans and pettiness, magic and misogyny, gospel and government, and, of course, the Salem Witch Trials.

Latest Episodes

Introducing Remarkable Providences

Remarkable Providences is an exploration of Puritans and pettiness, magic and misogyny, gospel and government, and, of course, the Salem Witch Trials.

2 MIN2019 OCT. 22
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Introducing Remarkable Providences

The Parsonage

Feuds play out amongst righteously unfun Christian colonists in a sub-suburban Massachusetts Bay village looking to make a name for itself, and the only way to do that is to get a spiritual life coach. The result must rank as one of the most disastrous job searches in history. : https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences : https://twitter.com/RemarkablePod : https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

20 MIN2019 OCT. 22
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The Parsonage

Fourth Time's The Charm

A petty, neurotic, spiteful village in need of a cheap win finds its match with a petty, neurotic, spiteful man in need of a cheap win. The importance of clear and equitable contract negotiation is impressed. Portrait of Samuel Parris: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuel_Parris.jpeg :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

30 MIN2019 OCT. 22
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Fourth Time's The Charm

Under an Evil Hand

The Parris girls are afflicted; we talk about what that means and why that matters, and debunk a few common theories about it while taking the long way down Lay Off Tituba, Y'all Lane. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :https://RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

24 MIN2019 OCT. 29
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Under an Evil Hand

Remarkable Providences

We read both Mather Reports and take a look at some of the cases of supernaturally-themed bigoted political murders that Salem residents might have seen before in this ostentatiously self-titled episode. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

20 MIN2019 NOV. 5
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Remarkable Providences

Peece of Cake

Oh my god. I can't believe this is the real episode title. We discuss the very scientific method that was used to track the witch afflicting Betty and Abigail, and Samuel brings a bunch of dumbasses to town to ask for advice. The first targets of what would become the trials are named. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

17 MIN2019 NOV. 12
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Peece of Cake

What We Talk About When We Talk About Witches

This week, we're taking a deeper look at what Puritans mean by "witch," what we mean by "witch," why that's different, and why that matters. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

31 MIN2019 NOV. 19
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Witches

The Usual Suspects

The town sits back and eats popcorn while three women fight for their lives against an imaginary charge they cannot refute. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

19 MIN2019 NOV. 26
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The Usual Suspects

Tituba: Origins

While Tituba fights for her life from the witness stand, we take a step back to discuss slavery. What fun! :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

26 MIN2019 DIC. 10
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Tituba: Origins

The Woods

Heads up for some graphic depictions of colonial violence at 04:30-05:05 and 13:30-14:15. War haunts the Puritans of Salem. Trapped by their own hand in an endless cycle of bloody conflict against indigenous people, their conception of a Satanic enemy blurs with their image of the people they slaughter by the hundreds. Are the Puritans the bad guys? Additional Voices Josh Rubino as Robert Roules James Oliva as John Hathorne Danielle Shemaiah as Tituba

30 MIN2019 DIC. 17
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The Woods

Latest Episodes

Introducing Remarkable Providences

Remarkable Providences is an exploration of Puritans and pettiness, magic and misogyny, gospel and government, and, of course, the Salem Witch Trials.

2 MIN2019 OCT. 22
Comments
Introducing Remarkable Providences

The Parsonage

Feuds play out amongst righteously unfun Christian colonists in a sub-suburban Massachusetts Bay village looking to make a name for itself, and the only way to do that is to get a spiritual life coach. The result must rank as one of the most disastrous job searches in history. : https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences : https://twitter.com/RemarkablePod : https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

20 MIN2019 OCT. 22
Comments
The Parsonage

Fourth Time's The Charm

A petty, neurotic, spiteful village in need of a cheap win finds its match with a petty, neurotic, spiteful man in need of a cheap win. The importance of clear and equitable contract negotiation is impressed. Portrait of Samuel Parris: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Samuel_Parris.jpeg :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

30 MIN2019 OCT. 22
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Fourth Time's The Charm

Under an Evil Hand

The Parris girls are afflicted; we talk about what that means and why that matters, and debunk a few common theories about it while taking the long way down Lay Off Tituba, Y'all Lane. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :https://RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

24 MIN2019 OCT. 29
Comments
Under an Evil Hand

Remarkable Providences

We read both Mather Reports and take a look at some of the cases of supernaturally-themed bigoted political murders that Salem residents might have seen before in this ostentatiously self-titled episode. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

20 MIN2019 NOV. 5
Comments
Remarkable Providences

Peece of Cake

Oh my god. I can't believe this is the real episode title. We discuss the very scientific method that was used to track the witch afflicting Betty and Abigail, and Samuel brings a bunch of dumbasses to town to ask for advice. The first targets of what would become the trials are named. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

17 MIN2019 NOV. 12
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Peece of Cake

What We Talk About When We Talk About Witches

This week, we're taking a deeper look at what Puritans mean by "witch," what we mean by "witch," why that's different, and why that matters. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

31 MIN2019 NOV. 19
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Witches

The Usual Suspects

The town sits back and eats popcorn while three women fight for their lives against an imaginary charge they cannot refute. :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

19 MIN2019 NOV. 26
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The Usual Suspects

Tituba: Origins

While Tituba fights for her life from the witness stand, we take a step back to discuss slavery. What fun! :https://whisperforge.org/remarkableprovidences :@RemarkablePod :https://patreon.com/remarkableprovidences

26 MIN2019 DIC. 10
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Tituba: Origins

The Woods

Heads up for some graphic depictions of colonial violence at 04:30-05:05 and 13:30-14:15. War haunts the Puritans of Salem. Trapped by their own hand in an endless cycle of bloody conflict against indigenous people, their conception of a Satanic enemy blurs with their image of the people they slaughter by the hundreds. Are the Puritans the bad guys? Additional Voices Josh Rubino as Robert Roules James Oliva as John Hathorne Danielle Shemaiah as Tituba

30 MIN2019 DIC. 17
Comments
The Woods
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