S1FF8 Reid Ewing

Modern Family may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean we’ve heard the last of Dylan Marshall! Actor Reid Ewing, best known for portraying Dylan, joins us for our eighth Famous Folks episode! Reid shares with us his passion for the strange, enigmatic world of iDOLM@STER: Million Live! The Idolmaster Million Live is … More S1FF8 Reid Ewing

S1FF6 Zach Avery

For our sixth entry in the Famous Folks series, actor Zach Avery joins us to talk about his favorite album, Eminem’s The Eminem Show. Gaining momentum over the last few years with his notable plot twisting roles, Zach Avery is taking his career to the next level with the recent release of Liongate’s Hitchcockian thriller … More S1FF6 Zach Avery

S1E21 Trying

After knocking back a cold Sam Adams’ Porch Rocker to celebrate our last regular episode of the season, Aaron and I discuss local band Something Saturday’s album Trying. Vocalist Aaron Christian joins us to discuss the album track by track, as well as talk about the recording process. Something Saturday was created from the ashes … More S1E21 Trying

S1FF5 Colin Mochrie

How do you follow up an interview with Greg Proops? You interview fellow Whose Line Is It? star, Canada’s own Colin Mochrie, of course! Best known for appearances on both the British and US versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Colin is also an actor, writer and producer. He has received multiple awards, including … More S1FF5 Colin Mochrie

S1E20 Singing Bones

“But until I hit the bottom, I won’t believe that it’s bottomless.” For our twentieth episode (!!), we take a listen to some gothic Americana from the alternative country band The Handsome Family. Comprising of husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks, The Handsome Family have been creating their unique sound since 1993. Aaron … More S1E20 Singing Bones

S1FF4 Greg Proops

The Smartest Man in the World, Greg Proops, joins us for our third episode of Famous Folks. Greg is best known for his energetic appearances on Whose Line Is It Anyway? In addition, Greg is a prolific actor, stand up comedian, voice over artist, as well as a television and podcast host. We discuss with … More S1FF4 Greg Proops

S1FF3 David Ury

Continuing our Breaking Bad theme, for this epsiode we are joined by David Ury, best known for his role as Spooge, the meth head crushed by an ATM. In addition to his memorable turn on Breaking Bad, David is a talented actor, stand up comedian, YouTuber, and Japanese language translation specialist. David shares with us … More S1FF3 David Ury

Esoterica the Playlist

So, our first season is winding down. We thought it only fitting to mark the occasion by creating the 2020 version of a mixed tape for our listeners: A Spotify Playlist! Check out highlights from all the albums we reviewed (with the exception of ones not available on Spotify). Enjoy!

S1FF2 Charles Baker

Joining us on our second episode of “Famous Folks” is Charles Baker, perhaps best known as Skinny Pete on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Besides being a talented actor and accomplished musician, Charlie is a hell of a cool guy. The album Charlie shares with us is XTC’s 1986 release Skylarking. This was their ninth studio album, … More S1FF2 Charles Baker

S1E17 Untainted

Special guests Jake Morse and Nick Cronin, the artists of this week’s album, join us to discuss the 2016 release “Untainted”, Jake’s newest singles “Something About U” and “Selfless Self-Improvement“, and future projects. We enjoy their discussions with Jake and Nick with a tall glass of Yoo-hoo…cue Song 2 by Blur! You can check out … More S1E17 Untainted

S1FF1 RJ Mitte

For our first episode of “Famous Folks,” we had the pleasure of talking with RJ Mitte. RJ is best known for his role as Walt Jr. on AMC’s Breaking Bad. In addition to being a talented actor, RJ is the celebrity ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy. The album RJ shared with us was God Loves … More S1FF1 RJ Mitte

S1E16 Frank & Clyde Play the Music You’ve Asked For (w/ Homer Flynn)

“The biggest little band in the land!” We’re pretty excited about this episode. Rather than discussing one of our favorite esoteric albums, we have a guest who shares his! Homer Flynn, president of the Cryptic Corporation and manager of The Residents, joins us to discuss life during the pandemic, what The Residents have been up … More S1E16 Frank & Clyde Play the Music You’ve Asked For (w/ Homer Flynn)

S1E15 Reruns

For this episode, we take a listen to Attleboro, MA based Bicycle Inn’s 2016 release Reruns. Bicycle Inn can be found on Bandcamp by clicking here. The band members (Noah Aguiar, Declan Moloney and Joshua Carrascal) met each other in 2016 through a youth ministry worship band. Self described as born again Christians, their faith … More S1E15 Reruns

Tonight at 8pm: Sh!t Fl!x

Continuing our run of Sunday evening live streams, tonight (April 19th) we will be coming to you live on Facebook! Our topic tonight is “Three Worst Movies.” Each of us will be coming with our own three worst list. Arguments are sure to ensue! Drop by our Facebook page and join the conversation!

S1E10 Wormwood

Gimme that old time religion, it’s good enough for me! In honor of Holy Week, and what has turned out to be a very subdued Easter this year, we decided to take a gander at some of the more esoteric stories in the Bible. Join us as we review The Resident’s 1998 album Wormwood: Curious … More S1E10 Wormwood

Livestream Sunday!

Hey Esoterics! We’ll be doing another livestream Sunday April 5th at 8pm on Youtube! You can now view all of our livestreams on the new livestreams tab above! We’re looking forward to interacting with you on Sunday and hoping you stay safe during these strange times.

S1E9 Cosmic

This is an exciting milestone for us here at Esoterica the Podcast. Instead of Aaron and I simply sharing our musings on an album, we were fortunate enough to have two of the band members join us via Zoom to do a track by track deep dive! Cosmic is a 2019 release from the band … More S1E9 Cosmic

S1E8 Bundle of Joy

“I’m troubled by shapeless fears. Who could live in the modern world without catching his share of them?” This episode is overshadowed by some not so shapeless fears. As Aaron and I launched into our musings, news broke that American treasure Tom Hanks had contracted COVID-19 and the government was suspending all travel from Europe. … More S1E8 Bundle of Joy

S1E7 Bay Faction

Boston based Berklee boys Bay Faction are the subject of this episode. Their eponymous album was released in 2015, and appears to have largely disappeared from their online presence. Before diving into the album, we take some time to muse on the current COVID-19 pandemic. This will more than likely permeate a number of our … More S1E7 Bay Faction

S1E5 Sports

Hello, esoterics. So this was probably the most fun we have had (to date) recording an episode. Modern Baseball may not fall into the classic definition of esoteric, but they’re an indie band and a personal favorite of Aaron. We take a deeper dive than usual going into the individual tracks this time around. I … More S1E5 Sports

Branding!

Exciting news, esoterics! First, you may have noticed our online presence has changed. No more Little People, we now have our own logo! A huge thank you to my awesome sister in law for designing it for us. Also, our website is up! One stop to find our episodes, info, news, links, Facebook and Instagram … More Branding!