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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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."