Dr. Judd Burton – Walpurgisnacht

May 3, 2021

HOW IS it that an 8th century saint got her name connected to a pagan celebration? Dr. Judd Burton joins us to discuss Saint Walpurga, Walpurgisnacht, the history of witchcraft and its connections to ancient Mesopotamia.

SciFriday: Fowl-purgisnacht

May 1, 2020

A town in Sweden decided to enforce COVID-19 social distancing for last night’s annual Walpurgisnacht festival by spreading a ton of chicken poop in the city park.

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