Esoteric is described as of special, rare, or unusual interest.
Esoterica the Podcast is discussions and reviews of the obscure, offbeat and unusual. Music, movies, board games, books, hobbies… anything that strikes our fancy!
This week we go North of the border to talk with Canadian rock duo cleopatrick about their 2018 EP the boys. Childhood friends Ian Fraser and Luke Gruntz grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. They have been friends since age 4 and began getting interested in music around age 8 when they first listened to AC/DC. Later in … More S3E3 the boys (with cleopatrick)
On this week’s episode, we take a listen to The HU‘s 2019 debut album The Gereg. The HU is a band from Mongolia that blends heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing. The band’s name, The HU, is the Mongolian root word for human being. They call their style “Hunnu Rock,” inspired by the Hunnu, … More S3E2 The Gereg
This week we revisit a Season One favorite: Modern Baseball. This time around we’re taking a look at their 2014 release “You’re Gonna Miss It All.” Like their debut album Sports (2012), You’re Gonna Miss It All was written while the band members were attending college. Unlike Sports which only featured Lukens and Ewald, “we were just excited to have a full … More S3E1 You’re Gonna Miss It All
After listening to our latest episode, make sure to check out Three Interesting Things and hear Chris discussing Cold War spy relics, insect stings and Jarre!
President of the Cryptic Corporation and long time manager of The Residents Homer Flynn joins us once again to discuss one of my all time favorite Resident’s albums: Goosebump. Released in 1980 as a B-side to the “Diskomo” single, the Resident’s Historical site describes Goosebump thusly: “The Residents had long planned to produce a children’s … More S2E19 Goosebump
“The odds against Christmas being Christmas are 365 to 1.” Often times when people think of Star Wars and the holiday season, they think of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. But that wasn’t Lucasfilm’s only foray into yuletide cheer. In 1980, RSO Records released a charming album titled Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars … More S2E18 Christmas In the Stars
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