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 in a discord group to see if any like-minded people fancied getting creative to start 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 we successfully launched our Patreon and our sister podcast, a Dungeons & Dragons actual play podcast called 'Do Dragons Dream of Scorched Sheep?'
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
The achieve our mission goal, the show is split into fours sections.
1. The News
We discuss the latest news in pop cultures across movies, tv, gaming and more
2. The Nexus
After this each of us bring some kind of media we've been consuming to review, dissect and discuss. This varies across all kinds of things, ranging 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. Weekly Feature
Once we've finished the news & reviews, it's onto our weekly feature. These range across all kinds of fun ideas, from our favourite things in various media, to fun concept episodes and knockout episodes where we battle it out to determine the "best of" something. Check out the episode list on the home page to see so the things we've done so far.
4. 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 and get involved with our main topic, offering up their take on what we're discussing.
This is Modern Escapism, let us aid in your procrastination.
Film: The Dark Knight
Game: Dragon Quest XI
Book: Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
TV: The Sopranos
Album: Purple Rain by Prince
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
Film: The Dark Knight
Book: 14 by Peter Clines
Album: Prequelle by Ghost
The Social Media Manager
Film: Die Hard
Game: Half Life 2
Book: Three Worlds Cycle by Ian Irvine
TV: The Sopranos
Album: Crisis by Alexisonfire
The Sex Appeal
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
Wk 1 - Summer Blockbusters
We discussed our favourite Summer Blockbusters.
Wk 2 - The Big Hot ME BBQ
The team have to come up with their best version of a BBQ. From the food, drink, music, location, entertainment and guests. Who can make the best party of the Summer?
Wk 3 - Holidays in Fictional
We all know that in Summer people like to jet off to faraway places, but what if you could take yourself off to your favourite fictional land? Why would you go there, what would you do and who would you spent time with? Fly with us to the lands of make believe.
Wk 4 - Summer Heat
Summer is HOT and with that comes the heat. We're going to discuss our favourite media that had an intense heat about them. Think Solaris, Dune, Falling Down, Volcano etc. Bring the HEAT.