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Esoterica The Podcast

Esoterica The Podcast

By Esoteric Entertainment
Esoterica the Podcast discussions are a conversation that borders on the offbeat and unusual. On Esoterica the Podcast, hosts Chris Schultz and Aaron Christian offer a multigenerational look at obscure and esoteric pop culture; covering music, movies, books, or whatever grabs their interest.
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Dope Humor of the Seventies (w/ David Ossman)
Our hosts are joined by the one and only David Ossman to discuss the forthcoming album Dope Humor of the Seventies by Firesign Theatre, a 2 disc collection of previously unreleased material from the early 70's.
November 25, 2020
Musique pour Supermarché
Our hosts discuss the very definition of esoteric: Jean-Michel Jarre's 1983 Musique pour Supermarché ( Music for Supermarkets). Only a single copy was pressed and distributed, and its master plates were deliberately destroyed.
November 18, 2020
Axiom (ft. Jack Underkofler)
Vocalist and guitarist Jack Underkofler of Dead Poet Society joins our hosts to discuss their 2015 album Axiom.
November 11, 2020
Infamous Angel
On this week's episode, our hosts discuss two time Grammy nominee Iris DeMent's 1992 debut album Infamous Angel.
November 4, 2020
Trouble of This World (ft. Uncle Sinner)
Winnipeg-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Michael Bodner, also known as Uncle Sinner, joins our hosts to discuss his 2020 release, Trouble of This World.
October 28, 2020
Aaron and Chris discuss Frank Iero and the Patience 2016 release, Parachutes.
October 21, 2020
Dead Poet Society's 2016 release Dempsey is the focus of this week's episode. Join along as Aaron and Chris review this album song by song!
October 14, 2020
Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House
One dark and stormy night, our hosts sit down to review Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House. This spooky sound effects collection was released by Disneyland Records in 1964. 
October 7, 2020
Murder Ballads
Aaron and Chris discuss the 1996 release from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads. As the title implies, murder ballads are a genre of songs that relay the details of crimes of passion.
September 30, 2020
Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Our hosts discuss The Arctic Monkey's 2018 release, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.  The Arctic Monkeys are an English band, formed in Sheffield in 2002. This is their sixth studio album. tuMRULhNMz26WiX3boBU
September 23, 2020
The Small Hours w/ Stephen Clair
Garage rocker Stephen Clair hails from Beacon, NY. Stephen joins our hosts to talk about his new album The Small Hours, which is being released September 18th.
September 16, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Peter Wingsoe
Joining us on Famous Folks is CEO Peter Wingsoe, an innovator turned serial entrepreneur and veteran of start-ups with over 20 years of experience in retail management, marketing, strategic advisory, and business development. Peter shares with us his favorite album, Tina Turner's 1984 release, Private Dancer. 
September 9, 2020
Our hosts discuss Frank Iero and the Future Violents' 2019 release, Barriers.
August 26, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Webb Wilder
Webb Wilder, last of the full grown men, joins our hosts to discuss his favorite obscure album, 1964's One Eye Open by Maskman and the Agents.
August 14, 2020
Sackcloth 'N' Ashes
For their first album review of season two, Aaron and Chris discuss Denver based 16 Horsepowers 1996 album Sackcloth & Ashes. 16 Horsepower are often credited with helping to create the "Gothic Americana" genre. This album is sure to get under your skin.
August 12, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Nicole Hendizadeh
Chris and Aaron are joined by Culinary Producer of Mythical Kitchen and host of the podcast "A Hot Dog is a Sandwich" to discuss one of her favorite albums, Black Sands by the English DJ Bonobo.
August 7, 2020
Our hosts Aaron and Chris start off Season Two discussing their favorite pastime, Geocaching. If you have ever wanted to utilize multi million dollar satellites to find Tupperware containers in the woods, this is the activity for you!
August 5, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Freedy Johnston
Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston joins our hosts to discuss Van Morrison's underrated 1977 album A Period of Transition.
July 31, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Larry Hankin
Veteran actor Larry Hankin (Breaking Bad, Friends) talks to Aaron and Chris about Bob Dylan's 1965 release Highway 61 Revisited, along with some amazing stories about that era.
July 24, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Jeremiah Bitsui
Jeremiah Bitsui (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) joins our hosts to talk about The Breaking Bad soundtrack and some of his experiences filming this groundbreaking series.
July 17, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Alexander Siddig
The delightful Alexander Siddig (Deep Space Nine, Game of Thrones) joins our hosts to discuss his favorite neo-prog album, Marillion's 1983 debut album Script For a Jester's Tear.
July 10, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Reid Ewing
Reid Ewing (Modern Family) joins our hosts to discuss the enigmatic iDOLMASTER: Million Live!
July 3, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Ellyn Marie Marsh
Our hosts are joined by Ellyn Marie Marsh, Broadway star and co-host of the podcast Obsessed With: Disappeared. Ellyn discusses her favorite album, Coldplay's 2000 debut release, Parachutes.
June 28, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Zach Avery
Zach Avery (Last Moment of Clarity, Trespassers) joins Aaron and Chris to discuss Eminem's 2002 release The Eminem Show.
June 26, 2020
Aaron and Chris are joined by Something Saturday's lead singer, Aaron Christian, as they discuss their album Trying. Trying was Something Saturday's first and last full length studio album, released in 2018.
June 24, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Colin Mochrie
Our hosts are joined by Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway). They discuss Colin's favorite obscure album, Albert Brooks' 1975 release A Star Is Bought.
June 19, 2020
Singing Bones
For the twentieth episode, Aaron and Chris take a listen to some gothic Americana from the alternative country band The Handsome Family. Aaron and Chris discuss the husband and wife duo's sixth studio album, Singing Bones.
June 17, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Greg Proops
Greg Proops (Whose Line Is It Anyway, Proopcast) joins hosts Aaron and Chris to discuss Steely Dan's second album, Countdown to Ecstasy.
June 12, 2020
Hobo Johnsons 94 Corolla
Riffing on a theme, Aaron and Chris muse about their 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 an Abstract Hip Hop and Spoken Word vocalist who was kicked out of his house by father at age 19, spending time living in his car. It was in that car, a 94 Corolla, that Johnson recorded his debut album.
June 10, 2020
Famous Folks w/ David Ury
David Ury (Breaking Bad, Lodge 49, Birds of Prey) joins us to discuss his favorite obscure album, Camper Van Beethoven's 1989 release, Key Lime Pie.
June 5, 2020
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Aaron and Chris look back at the 1998 release from indie band Neutral Milk Hotel. In The Aeroplane Over the Sea is often cited as a landmark album for indie bands and one of the best albums of 1990. 
June 3, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Bob Rubin
Esoteric in his own right, comedian Bob Rubin joins our host for a free wheeling discussion about Prell, Fawn Batherton, and Esoterica the Podcast's dark MK Ultra roots.
June 1, 2020
Famous Folks w/ Charles Baker
Charles Baker, best known for his role as Skinny Pete on Breaking Bad, stops by to chat about his new movie Eleven Eleven and discuss his favorite obscure album, XTC's Skylarking.
May 29, 2020
Untainted (feat. Jake Morse and Nick Cronin)
Special guests Jake Morse and Nick Cronin, the artists of this week's album, join our hosts to discuss the 2016 release "Untainted", Jake's newest singles "Something About U" and "Selfless Self Improvement", and future projects. Your hosts enjoy their discussions with Jake and Nick with a tall glass of Yoo-hoo...cue Song 2 by Blur!
May 27, 2020
Famous Folks w/ RJ Mitte
For the first official installment of the Famous Folks series, actor RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad, Now Apocalypse) joins The Mad Wanderer and Traveler Excessive (Chris & Aaron) to discuss his favorite obscure album,  God Loves Ugly by hip hop duo Atmosphere.
May 22, 2020
Playing the Music You've Asked For (with Homer Flynn)
Special guest Homer Flynn, President of the Cryptic Corporation and manager of The Residents, joins our hosts to discuss the pandemic, upcoming Residents projects and his favorite esoteric album "Frank & Clyde Play the Music You've Asked For," a rare and relatively unknown 1962 release from Frank Hope and Clyde Smith of Indiana.
May 20, 2020
Southeastern Massachusetts local group Bicycle Inn's 2016 release "Reruns" is the subject of this week's episode! Chris and Aaron choose one movie where all but one character gets replaced by Muppets characters whilst also blowing off some steam in regards to COVID-19.
May 13, 2020
Hi, How Are You
Outsider artist Daniel Johnston's 1983 release "Hi, How Are You (The Unfinished Album) is the subject of this episode. The Austin, Texas based artist struggled with mental illness his whole life, and recorded his albums on a cassette player in his living room. Hi, How Are You was popularized by Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
May 6, 2020
May the Fourth
Aaron and Chris drop a special minisode in honor of "May the Fourth." They discuss, well, Star Wars of course. They also share their thoughts on Meco's 1983 release "Ewok Celebration."
May 4, 2020
The Drug In Me Is You
Chris and Aaron listen to Falling in Reverse's debut album "The Drug In Me Is You" and use this unique breakup album to discuss their own breakups.
April 29, 2020
In Sound From Way Out
Aaron and Chris let their imaginations run wild as they come up with stories for each track from the 1966 Perrey-Kingsley album "The In Sound From Way Out." This album is noted as one of the first ever examples of electronic music!
April 22, 2020
Fat Boys and Little Men
Chris and Aaron take a dive into local rock band Fat Boys and Little Men's debut EP "Fat Boys and Little Men" and discuss the new hit Netflix Documentary "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, Madness".
April 15, 2020
Gimme that old time religion! The boys discuss Easter, The Beaster Bunny and review The Residents 1998 release "Wormwood: Curious Stories From the Bible."
April 8, 2020
Cosmic (feat. an interview with nervous.)
Aaron and Chris have their first interview with Owen Korzec and Justin Arena as they discuss their band nervous.' debut album "Cosmic". This one is a long one but a good one!
April 1, 2020
Bundle of Joy
Our musings on the stock market are interrupted by the news of America's national treasure, Mr. Tom Hanks contracting COVID-19. We recover from the shock to review Land of the Loops 1996 outing "Bundle of Joy."
March 25, 2020
Bay Faction
Aaron and Chris discuss the collapse of civilization and review Bay Faction's (a faction of musicians by a bay) eponymous album.
March 18, 2020
A GI's Germany!
For this episode, we experience Germany as US soldiers did circa 1960, through sound and music! We also discuss Irish Pride and the wonderful absurdity of the US Space Force.
March 11, 2020
Aaron introduces us to one of his personal favorites. We take a deep dive into Modern Baseball's "Sports" and peel back the layers of Aaron at the same time.
March 4, 2020
Smarch Weather
A bonus mini episode for a bonus day! We muse on leap days and review Tim Rose's song "Long Time Man."
February 29, 2020
Use of the Headlock Dummy
In which Chris suffers from a compromised gutter lane while Aaron and he listen to "The Sound Museum Presents Use of the Headlock Dummy," a compilation of  Boston based bands recorded in 1988.
February 26, 2020
Drop Dead!
Aaron and Chris discuss the cube rule and review the 1962 album "Drop Dead! An Exercise in Horror!"
February 19, 2020
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February 8, 2020