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.

Season 3, Episode 5: Tainted Love Double Feature – "The Other Boleyn Girl" (2003) AND (2008) Costume Drama Rewind

Tainted love never dies – we review the BBC tv movie version of Philippa Gregory's "The Other Boleyn Girl" from 2003 and the 2008 American movie. Which is worse? Hard to say.
  1. Season 3, Episode 5: Tainted Love Double Feature – "The Other Boleyn Girl" (2003) AND (2008)
  2. Season 3, Episode 4: "Titanic" (1997)
  3. Season 3, Episode 3: "Sleepy Hollow" (1999)
  4. Season 3, Episode 2: "Operation Mincemeat" (2021)
  5. Season 3, Episode 1: "Gladiator" (2000)

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