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Browse and listen to all episodes in our 9-part podcast series on the Salem witch trials, which delves into one of the fascinating moments in American history.

In 1692, 19 members of a small New England community were hanged for witchcraft. Over the course of the year, young girls convulsed and barked like dogs, women confessed to flying on poles to satanic sabbaths, and villagers recounted seeing ghostly apparitions and translucent cats. How can we explain these seemingly inexplicable events? With the help of experts, we’ll delve into the historical factors that were at play in Salem to get to grips with one of the most fascinating moments in American history. Find all nine episodes below, or read more about the story of the Salem witch trials

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