Ep. 10: The Crucible

This 1996 film based on the 1953 based on the Salem Witch Trials takes some liberties with this historical record. Below, check out a selection of our sources and some further reading.

*Historian Margo Burns, associate editor of Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt (Cambridge University Press) offers her review of the inaccuracies in Arthur Miller’s original text.

*Smithsonian attempts here to unwind the mystery of Tituba, the enslaved servant whom the girls blamed for introducing them to the devil.

*Dive deeper into some of the many competing theories about what caused the village of Salem to lose their minds.

*Learn more about Virginia Beach’s own witch trial – and the 2006 pardon that finally closed the door on it.

Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale Costume Drama Rewind

The poignant last chapter of Little Women, Harvest Time, picks up five years after we last left the March girls and their supporting characters, er, husbands. We get only a brief, impressionistic glimpse of one day in their lives, but it’s enough to show us that, even though there are some shadows in the sunshine, all will be well for Meg, Jo, and Amy… sorry, Beth. In that spirit, we’re leaving off Jo March Madness – and the first season of Costume Drama Rewind – with our own Harvest Time. We’ll announce our winners, talk about the long-term cultural impact of the Little Women, and leave you with a few final, burning thoughts. 
  1. Episode 23: Harvest Time – A Farewell to Jo March Madness and Season Finale
  2. Episode 22: Jo March Madness Round 3: "Little Women" (2018) vs. (2019)
  3. Episode 21: Jo March Madness Round 2: "Little Women" 1994 vs. 2017
  4. Episode 20.5: Jo March Madness Minisode – Louisa May Alcott
  5. Episode 20: Jo March Madness Round 1: "Little Women" 1933 vs. 1949

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