Debuting in August 2020, Modern Escapism was created as an outlet for our team to get together and discuss their hobbies, interests and passions in life.
Before we started, none of the team had ever met in person, only via the internet. It was our host Oodles, who had previously done other podcasts who put a call out on Discord to see if any like-minded people fancied getting creative and starting a new podcast.
With a ragtag team of people with similar interests and creativity, ideas soon flowed. The shows format was decided, logos were created and soon after, Modern Escapism was born. Over the months we became close friends, tightened up our format and even added an additional member when Candy joined the crew in May 2021. We've gone from strength to strength, building a passionate audience and honing our craft.
In June 2021 we successfully launched our Patreon and our sister podcast, a Dungeons & Dragons actual play podcast called 'Do Dragons Dream of Scorched Sheep?'. Since then we have also launched new podcasts 'Deep Dive Lounge' a half hour 1 to 1 interview special series and 'Smash That Glass', a podcast celebrating woman in media & history.
To aid and abet your procrastination, to help you get away from the doldrums of the real world for a couple hours and help you seek out new entertainment to enjoy.
The Show's Format
To achieve our mission goal, the show is split into four sections.
1. Biggie's Breaking News
Each week we discuss the latest news in pop culture across movies, tv, gaming and more.
We each bring some kind of media we've been consuming to review, dissect and discuss. This varies across all kinds of things from TV, films, games, books, music, wrestling, comics, podcasts and everything in between. Our aim is to hopefully recommend (or help you avoid) things out there that you can consume yourself.
3. Listener Feedback.
Our listeners are the most important thing about our podcast. Without you, we wouldn't be here and we thank every single of you that listens. This is why each week we encourage our listeners to write in, get involved and let us know what they've been up to. We're just as intersted in knowing what the audience has been doing as we are each other.
4. What's Up In Candyland
The inner workings of Candys mind are a thing that no one person has been able to work out. Each week Candy gets to release to those thoughts in a fun segment where she brings something weird and wonderful to us. to educate, horrify or laugh at. Her minds has no limits.
This is Modern Escapism, let us aid in your procrastination.
There's not much media that Oodles doesn't give his time to, but if there's one phrase that describes him best, it's 'gaming enthusiast'. If there's a game to be played, then Oodles has played it. On top of this, he's a musician, comic book lover and drinker of fine ale.
Film: The Dark Knight
Game: Dragon Quest XI
Book: Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
TV: The Sopranos
Album: Purple Rain by Prince
Gadget is a man of many talents, from author, musician, editor, DM and world builder, his brain is a creative wonder. He's a big fan of synth wave, gaming and dystopian sci-fi.
Film: Blade Runner
Game: Demon's Souls
Book: Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Album: Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of War Of The Worlds
The Artwork Guru
Candy is a tattoo artist by trade who designed all our amazing logos and artwork. A fantastic voice to have on the show to cut through all the male bullshit. She loves gaming and films and is also a big Bethesda nerd.
Film: The Dark Knight
Book: 14 by Peter Clines
Album: Prequelle by Ghost
The Social Media Manager
Stig spreads his interests for media across all forms, whether it be pro wrestling, gaming or music. But his biggest passion of them all is for film. Always keeping up to date on the latest releases and news, he often brings a new movie, either good, bad or weird to the show.
Film: Die Hard
Game: Half Life 2
Book: Three Worlds Cycle by Ian Irvine
TV: The Sopranos
Album: Crisis by Alexisonfire
The Sex Appeal
The dad of the show, Biggie has a passion for gaming, hip-hop and comics. If you want to learn anything about hip-hop, he’s the man to ask. He also loves cooperative online shooters, Lethal Weapon and The Thing.
Film: The Thing
Game: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Book: Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
TV: The Wire
Album: Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest