How Erik Records Podcasts in Linux

Hi everybody! In our last interview with Chuck Dunning, my co-hosts made fun of the way I record podcasts. Well, I record in Linux, and sometimes Audacity crashes, so I had to come up with an alternate solution.

Maybe you have this problem, too! If so, check out this tutorial I wrote about recording podcasts in Linux using Ecasound. I’m sorry that it’s so confusing, but Linux can be a pain in the butt when it comes to audio. Enjoy!

EP 27 – Jeremy Crow and Flambeau Noir

In this episode, we talk with Jeremy Crow, the infamous Internet Luciferian! Jeremy is the founder of Flambeau Noir, the left hand path occult conference that is going to be in Portland, Oregon, on April 27th to 29th, 2018. We thought it would be ridiculous if we didn’t interview him before his conference, so here he is!

After talking about Flambeau Noir, Jeremy and Erik dive into the left hand path and what it means. This leads to discussion of many occult techniques, dichotomies in occult thought, free will, destiny, the afterlife, and how everything is interconnected.

Technical difficulties meant that we were only able to have one interviewer. Nate really wanted to be there, but it just wasn’t able to happen. Sorry Nate!

Links and Topics

“You’re not just trying to empower yourself. You’re trying to share that knowledge with others so they can empower themselves as well.”

EP 26 – The Return of Chuck Dunning

We weren’t allowed to call this episode “Chucky 2: The Return of Chuck Dunning”, but deep in our hearts we all know that’s how it will be remembered. In the last half of the episode, we spend a lot of time talking about the nature of dualism and non-dualism in Western and Easter thought, as well as how it’s represented in Freemasonry. This is a very deep episode, with lots of introspection and extrospection (that’s a new word) from our guest and our hosts. We really hope you enjoy it.

Before listening to this, listen to Chuck’s earlier appearance on our podcast: part 1 and part 2.


We recorded this at WeWork Custom House in Portland, Oregon. There was a lot of background noise and you might hear some weird audio effects from time to time, but overall it came out pretty well.

Our brief intermission was recorded earlier at the Big Legrowlski, an excellent beer bar also in Portland.

The Beers

Everybody is drinking beer during this episode! We had some of the free WeWork beer, which was some kind of IPA. Everything else is listed below.

Topics and Links

“Because we’re all just a bunch of monkeys clinging to a rock flying through space!”

EP 25 – Marlene Seven Bremner

In this episode, we interview artist, poet, and creator Marlene Seven Bremner! Seven is a Seattle-area artist and we first encountered her work at the Esoteric Book Conference in 2016. Make sure you check out her website.

The Drinks

Seven is drinking nettle tea from her own garden. Erik is drinking a lemon La Croix. And Nate is drinking extra-oaked Old Crow and soda. Sorry, folks, no beer this episode!


"Harmonia Elementorum" by Marlene Seven Bremner

“Harmonia Elementorum” by Marlene Seven Bremner, oil on panel, 2017

"QUASIMODO" by Michael Ehle

“QUASIMODO” by Michael Ehle, gouache 1993 (Seven’s uncle)

EP 24 – Ryan Peverly of Occulture Podcast

In this episode, Erik interviews Ryan Peverly of the excellent Occulture Podcast. Our discussion centers around not only how Occulture has evolved, but how Ryan and the podcast has changed together. This subject is particularly interesting because of the amount of knowledge and growth Ryan has assimilated in the short time he’s been podcasting. Tune in and join us!

This episode was recorded over Skype for Linux. There were some weird audio effects, like echo on the line, crackling, and audio drop outs all over the place. I learned my lesson: no more Skype for Linux when I’m recording a podcast! Back to Google Hangouts.

The Beverages

Since our last episode was all about beer, there’s no beer at all in this one! Ryan is drinking dark roast mushroom coffee from Four Sigmatic, while Erik is drinking lemon La Croix.

Show Notes and Links

We mention a few individual Occulture episodes in our conversation. I won’t link to each one of them individually, but Ryan mentions episode 31 with Laurel Airica as the episode where he felt his style really changed and solidified, so go check that one out for sure.

When you want to contact Alan Moore

The infamous Occulture Alan Moore meme

“Do you think they have Russian mail-order transhumanist vegan brides?”

EP 23 – Silver Falls Brewery

In this episode, Nate and Erik trek out to Silverton, Oregon, to visit Silver Falls Brewery. Our good friend Austin was kind enough to drive us all the way out there in exchange for all the beer he could drink. We sat down with founder and brewer Eric Druliner and assistant manager/brewer Jose Ramirez to talk about small breweries, small towns, and incredible beers.

This episode is almost entirely about brewing and beer, so it’s a departure from our normal format. We tried to get Eric and Jose to talk about anything weird that happened while brewing and got maybe 10% of a Sasquatch anecdote.

The Location

Silver Falls Ale House

The Silver Falls Ale House in Silverton, Oregon, has a beautiful space and delicious beer.

Silver Falls Ale House is located at 207 Jersey St, Silverton, OR 97381.

The Beers

  • 1933 Pilsner
  • Winter Falls Stout
  • Round 1 Pacific Strong Ale
  • Silver Eclipse IPA

After recording we drank more of their beer and all of it was delicious.

“The main job of a brewer is to tell the assistant brewer, ‘Hey, you missed a spot!'”

EP E07 – The Magician Longs to See – Twin Peaks Tarot

In this solo episode, Erik reviews “The Magician Longs to See” Twin Peaks Tarot deck. This is our first episode in quite a while but we will be back soon! In the meantime, enjoy these show notes and links and hang in there.

The Beer

Erik reviews Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery.


Twin Peaks tarot reading

EP 22 – Nate Lee – OccultFan

In this episode, Erik interviews Nate Lee, known on Twitter as @OccultFan. Nate was just recently initiated into Freemasonry, so we go deep into some of the hidden occult meaning of initiations, self improvement, and understanding reality.

There’s also a brief moment with Victor, our “studio audience” who just had his petition accepted.

The Beers

pFriem Belgian style dark ale
Stone IPA
Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwasher

Weird Topics

“He’s jonesin’ for some reefer!”

“Your magic dick would need to be wicked hard.”

EP 21 – Return to Wayfinder

In this episode, Matt and Erik return to Wayfinder Brewing, exactly one year after their last visit. Things have changed a lot! We discuss the beer, occultism in popular culture, and esoteric influences on brewing.

The Beers

From Wayfinder:

  • Polybius Pale Ale
  • Pils Project #2
  • Hidden Hand Black Lager
  • Mindstürm Hefeweizen
  • Oathbreaker Saison

Hats off to Kevin Davey, the brewmaster at Wayfinder. His beers are impressive! Guest taps we tried at Wayfinder:

  • Little Beast Field Folk Five Grain Saison
  • Piraat Special Reserve Rum Barrel-Aged Triple

From Ecliptic:

  • Zenith Grapefruit Goze
  • Callisto Blackcurrant Triple
  • Fourth Orbit Imperial Mango IPA
  • Filament Winter IPA

Links and Notes

We talked about some other breweries and beers.

“Don’t give tacos to a wizard!”

EP 20 – MABcon Brewing

In this MABcon episode, Matt and Erik brew a beer! If you’re a homebrewer, you will enjoy getting some of Matt’s tips and experience. He’s been brewing for a long time and has experience as the brewmaster of a successful microbrewery. We do an all grain brew of a trippel.

This episode also features Erik and Matt’s first glimpse of Soror Tzadkiel’s Rota Tarot Internal Alchemy. We are really impressed! Go check it out.

The Beers

“In my experience, you cannot homebrew without drinking a beer.”

  • 2014 Anthem Festivus

Links and Topics