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Welcome to the Esoteric Book Club; a podcast reviewing titles in the fields of esotericism, paranormal, supernatural, and magic. Main episodes are a summary and review of a single book title or series. New Briefs episodes are a retelling of recent events or conversations with authors and people within the realm of the paranormal. (Sometimes I even talk about dinosaurs, because who doesn't love dinosaurs!?) Main episodes are released on the Full Moon and News Briefs episodes are released on t ...
 
Raquel Carter is a Published Author-Illustrator, Blogger, Real-Life Mermaid, Mystic and Founder of the 501{c}{3} Non-Profit Organization, called The Carter Settlement. She created the foundation to leave a bequest after her son was brutally murdered in 2019. She seeks to inspire women to realize their dreams, live in their worth and shares personal life experiences to help facilitate her mission to bring awareness in this age of enlightenment.
 
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Brunie Drumond joins us today from Austin Bulldog Rescue, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of unwanted English Bulldogs. Austin Bulldog Rescue works to educate pet owners on responsible dog ownership and to educate the public on the English bulldog breed. Topics Include: Compassion fatigue in the animal…
 
This episode I talk with cryptid investigator and fledgling author Les O'Dell. His group, West Virginia Cryptids and Strange Encounters is hosting an event on October 9th, 2021 at the Cheat Lake Firehall in Monongalia County, West Virginia. He joins us tonight to talk about some of his recent investigations, his first book, and upcoming events. Res…
 
Michael Schneider joins us from Pilots to the Rescue, a nonprofit aviation organization with a mission to transport animals and people at risk. PTTR supports a network of trained volunteer pilots to complete transport rescue missions. Topics Include: The benefits of aviation transports in comparison to road transports. Differing animal welfare norm…
 
Paulina Claure and Patricia Lara join us today from Wonder Paws Rescue. Located in Southern Florida, Wonder Paws Rescue is a network of community volunteers in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties with a shared mission of helping to find permanent, safe, and loving homes for animals in South Florida. Topics Include: Working as a mother-daug…
 
Today we are joined by Amber Newell. Amber is a true foster hero and board member of Fetch Foster and Rescue, a Wisconsin-based organization that specializes in transporting dogs from overpopulated Texas shelters to northern states. Topics Include: The state of animal welfare in Texas. Animal transports during COVID. Living through the Texas Winter…
 
What can we expect from our first encounters with aliens? The easiest way to anticipate that is to look at how life has developed on our own planet. The Zoologists Guide to the Galaxy: https://tinyurl.com/s6u8h3cd Theme music is courtesy of Sara Rudy and her band Hello June, and is used with their permission. The song “Fight, Don't Fight” can be do…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Ujwala Chintala, founder of the Stray Animal Foundation of India. A Florida-based organization, Stray Animal Foundation of India makes miracles happen in the lives of stray animals in India by bolstering the animal foster and adoption system to match stray animals with loving homes. Topics Include: Managing a rescue…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by social entrepreneur Betsy Saul. Betsy is the co-founder of Petfinder, Chairman of the Petfinder Foundation, founder of 911FosterPets, and founder of Heal House Call Veterinarian. Topics Include: Destigmatizing owner surrenders. The origins of Petfinder. Focusing on wins as an animal welfare organization. The enthusi…
 
In this episode of the Esoteric News Briefs I take a look at the emerging phenomenon of the Not Deer! Resources www.notdeermagazine.com https://www.notdeermagazine.com/post/appalachian-not-deer-rowan-bagley https://rootandrock.tumblr.com/post/190092197395/what-do-you-mean-by-thats-not-a-deer-in-the reddit.com/r/notdeer/ https://www.mossyoak.com/our…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Cindy Mabardy of Pit Bull Second Chance, a foster-based pit bull rescue in West Virginia, to discuss the misguided stigmatization of pit bulls and what Pit Bull Second Chance is doing about it. Topics Include: Shelter conditions for pit bulls. Where stigmatization of pit bulls originates. Pet culture in West Virgini…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Prudence Barber, founder and director of Mission Pawsible. They discuss how the solo rescue framework can help save more lives, the underappreciated value of branding in animal welfare, why you need to run your rescue like a business, and much more. Topics Include: Why you need to make it easy for people to donate t…
 
Is there a singular force that is the source for all of the paranormal? What would this force look like and can it be used by mankind? I'll go into a bit more detail in my review of The Eighth Tower by John Keel. The Eighth Tower by John Keel: https://tinyurl.com/zmha4a4y Theme music is courtesy of Sara Rudy and her band Hello June, and is used wit…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Kali Cabrera, founder of Spring Branch Rescue in Houston, Texas. Starting as a Facebook page connecting local pet owners, Spring Branch has evolved into a foster-based rescue completing animal transports to the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Idaho, and Canada. Topics Include: Pet culture in Peru where Kali grew up. Mi…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Lisa Gilbert and Guinevere Gartland from MatchDog Rescue, a New Jersey based rescue whose mission is to match the right dog with the right family and the right family to the right dog. Topics Include: Transporting dogs from Southern Texas and abroad. The nuts and bolts of developing a transport program. Tips for eff…
 
This episode I am joined by the author of Elves, Witches & Gods, Cat Heath! We talk about her background and her various interests in the fields of Heathenry and Magic! Cat's Website: www.Seohelrune.com Elves, Witches & Gods: https://tinyurl.com/tm6cpwac Articles and Books (In alphabetical order by title) A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru: http…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Sharley Hamm of Southern Cross Animal Rescue to discuss how simple solutions such as heartworm prevention and spay and neuter programs could make a big impact on animal welfare in the Southern US. Topics Include: How investing in technology empowers us to do animal welfare better. Prioritizing the adoption of older …
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Kristen Hassen of American Pets Alive! to discuss reimagining the animal welfare system to better meet the needs of animals and communities. Topics Include: Questioning our current shelter system. Human Animal Support Services (HASS). Focusing our limited resources on the optimization of our largest shelters. Integr…
 
Have you ever wondered what Viking era magical practices were like? How could these practices be used in the modern day? Find out the secrets of Galdr, Seidr, and charms in Elves, Witches, & Gods by Cat Heath. Elves, Witches, & Gods by Cat Heath: https://tinyurl.com/2ebf93sr Theme music is courtesy of Sara Rudy and her band Hello June, and is used …
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by John Dalley to discuss the dog meat trade in Asia and how activists can effectively intervene to create change and save lives. John Dalley is the Co-Founder and President of Soi Dog International. Topics Include: Understanding the supply and demand of dog meat in Asian countries. Effective and ineffective interventi…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Dr. Ellen Jefferson of Austin Pets Alive! to discuss pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs to save the animals most at risk for euthanasia. Topic Include: Transitioning from veterinary care to animal rescue. The lack of animal welfare education in veterinary school. Early experiences at a shelter with an 85%…
 
Tonight we have Dead in a Dinosaur, Athenian Chicken Curses, and How to Kill a Water Bear. Let's get weird! “New Dinosaur Discovered in Japan Named After Shinto God” by Yahoo! News: https://tinyurl.com/2b49yebm “Body of missing man found in Spanish dinosaur statue” by BBC News: https://tinyurl.com/mkrhw7tx “This 2D Material is Way Tougher Than Grap…
 
Bridget and Sydney are joined by Sydney Nicole Maggio of the Love Connection Dog Rescue, a 501(c)3 foster-based rescue whose founders have been saving dogs and making loving matches for over ten years. Topics Include: How Sydney got involved with animal welfare. Common rescue problems in Arizona. Spay and neuter initiatives. Vacation fostering. Fos…
 
Is there something that you want to do that you've been afraid to do? Do you play this song in your mind that I'm not this or that so I can't do this is that? I have been there and I know exactly how you feel. In today's episode I share with you my thoughts about perfection paralysis and how it's limited me. But if you're like me and want to live a…
 
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Bridget and Sydney are joined by The Puppy Guru, Victoria Shaffer. Victoria is the Head of Outreach for Mutt Scouts, a non-profit based in Los Angeles and San Diego, whose main goal is to rescue dogs in need and find their forever home. Topics include: Victoria’s animal rescue journey. Becoming a Mutt Scouts coordinator. Earning the title of "Puppy…
 
What creatures lurk in the shadows, using humans as their food source? There is far more than vampires, zombies, and succubi to worry about! Paranormal Parasites by Nick Redfern: https://tinyurl.com/2chpvn8j Theme music is courtesy of Sara Rudy and her band Hello June, and is used with their permission. The song “Fight, Don't Fight” can be download…
 
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