For our tenth episode, we return to the world of Vince Gilligan. Joining us this time is actor Jeremiah Bitsui, best known for his role as Victor on both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Jeremiah talks with us about life during the pandemic as well as the amazing soundtrack curated for the Breaking Bad … More S1FF10 Jeremiah Bitsui
Fire up the replicator, and get yourself a hot cup of raktajino for this episode! For our ninth installment of Famous Folks, we have the honor of talking with the one and only Alexander Siddig (Deep Space Nine, Game of Thrones)! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t geeking out over this interview. Sid … More S1FF9 Alexander Siddig
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
For this episode we are joined by Broadway actress and podcaster Ellyn Marie Marsh to discuss her favorite album, Coldplay’s debut album, Parachutes. Ellyn, who has been called one of Broadway’s funniest people, has starred in shows like Kinky Boots, Pretty Woman: The Musical, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. most recently she has been … More S1FF7 Ellyn Marie Marsh
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
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
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
“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
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
Join us Sunday night, June 14th at 8pm EDT as we take a look at current events through the lens of history with the amazing, articulate Bitchy Historian! If you enjoy being schooled and want to help support continued content from Mrs. Bitchy, please consider contributing to her Patreon. Being this smart comes at a … More Livestream w/ The Bitchy Historian!
Everybody is either doing it, thinking about it, or wishing they were doing it. But nobody wants to talk about it! Mental and sexual health therapist and podcaster Erik Miley MEd, LMHL joins us for a fascinating, entertaining, and above all educational discussion about a wide range of sexual subjects. You can check out the … More Sex Talk w/ Erika Miley!
Riffing on a theme, Aaron and I start this episode off musing about our first cars. Like your first love, no matter how bad it ends, it always sticks with you. The subject of this episode is Hobo Johnson’s album Hobo Johnson’s 94 Corolla. Hobo Johnson is the stage name of American vocalist Frank Lopes … More S1E19 Hobo Johnsons 94 Corolla
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
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!
Before we discuss this album, let’s get one thing straight. Don Henley’s song “Boys of Summer” is a seasonal song, intended only to be played after Labor Day and before Spring starts. For our 18th episode, we take a listen to Neutral Milk Hotel’s 1998 release, The Aeroplane Over the Sea. This was their second … More S1E18 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Although our focus has been on music for our first season, it is our mission here at Esoterica the Podcast to shine a light on the esoteric in general. Music, movies, books, subculture, whatever tickles our fancy. To that end, we have a treat for you! Esoteric in his own right, San Francisco based stand … More S1Bonus: Bob “The Rube” Rubin
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
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
Join us tonight on Facebook as we do our weekly livestream! Link to tonight’s live stream can be found here! Be sure to check out our Newest Episode with Homer Flynn, manager of The Residents, and our first episode of our new Series “Famous Folks” with RJ Mitte, best known as Walter White Jr. from … More Livestream tonight at 8pm!
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
“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)
Join us this Sunday on our Facebook Livestream with Bicycle Inn to discuss their Release “Reruns” and their new music which can be found by clicking here. The livestream will start at 7pm on Facebook which you can view by clicking here! Be sure to check out our podcast episode reviewing Bicycle Inn and learn … More Livestream w/ Bicycle Inn Sunday!
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
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There’ll be no more pushing Joe around, no more pushing Joe around. There are artists, there are esoteric artists, and then there are outsider artists. The term “outsider art” was coined by Roger Cardinal as a synonym for “art brut” or raw art. That label was created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art … More S1E14 Hi, How Are You
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… For some of us, the last two months have turned into one long, endless blob. Weekdays are now known as Today and Otherday. Time has little meaning. Such is life in the time of COVID-19. Except for today. Today is May 4th, also known as … More S1E13.5 May the Fourth
Dr. Pepper & Cream Soda and breakups. That’s how we start off this episode. Our album for Episode 13 is “The Drug In Me Is You” from the Las Vegas based band Falling in Reverse. The album was released in 2011, and spawned the band’s first music video for the title track. You can check … More S1E13 The Drug In Me Is You
Early electronic music pioneers Jean-Jacque Perrey and Gershon Kingsley collaborated in 1966 while working at Vanguard Records and produced the album “The In Sound From Way Out,” one of the very first electronic music albums. The result was a zany, entertaining album that sounds like it came straight out of a cartoon. For this episode, … More S1E12 The In Sound From Way Out!
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!
Strange days indeed. Most peculiar. We start off episode 11 with a review of Sprite Ginger. It’s a challenge in the age of COVID-19 to come up with truly esoteric beverages, so we make do with what we can. One of the stranger things to come out of our current pandemic is the national obsession … More S1E11 Fat Boys and Little Men
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
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.
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
We’re living in strange times, that’s for sure. We’re doing a livestream on Facebook tonight. Trying something different to keep ourselves entertained. We’ll be broadcasting at 8pm EST from our Facebook page, so come check it out. We’ll be musing about life during the coronavirus and reviewing a surprise album. Viewers and join in and … More Livestream on Facebook 3/29/20!
“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
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
Dies war eine interessante Folge! We started off by sampling Flathead Lake’s Huckleberry Soda. Easier going down than some of the brands that we have tried, but a little too fruity. This was followed by a lively talk concerning ethnic pride (link to George Carlin’s take on the subject) and the newly minted Space Force. … More S1E6 A GI’s Germany!
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
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!