Here are details of a podcast and a new TV series that explore the magical and the sacred:
Folklore Podcast on Magical House Protection
The latest episode of the Folklore Podcast is all about magical house protection. Podcast presenter Mark Norman talks to Brian Hoggard about his new book and research into things like witch-bottles, charms, protective marks, and concealed objects including shoes, dead cats and horse skulls. These have been used widely in history to keep members of households safe from curses and negative energy. You can listen to the episode for free via the Folklore Podcast website: https://thefolklorepodcast.weebly.com/
Sacred Wonders on BBC1
A new documentary series called Sacred Wonders is starting on BBC1 this Wednesday, 7 August, at 9pm. It looks at spectacular landmarks around the world that are connected to religions or have spiritual significance. You can find out more about it here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0007fhl
You can view Brian Hoggard's book Magical House Protection: The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft on Amazon .