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Work in Hospitality? Wanna hear the stupid things that happen behind the scenes of Hospitality? Wanna have a good chuckle? Listen to us, two boys from Melbourne; Paddy, born and raised Melbourne boy, worked in the industry for 10 years, a bartender and was in management but then the managers wouldn't give him back his position when he came back from living overseas... cunts. Ham, Kiwi dirtbag manager, always wears a fine suit at work because he doesn't have to do any work... Or do the show a ...
 
Here at Eclectica you’ll find -all kinds- of superb music and unusual new forms of audio entertainment: From Rock to Reggae, Pop to Goth/Industrial, Trance to Middle Eastern, Happy Hardcore to Celtic & Jazz, Folk to R & B, Comedy to Early Music and much, much more, Eclectica has it ALL. We’ve even got a smattering of wonderful spoken-word pieces like poetry, audio plays and storytelling here n' there. So sit back, relax, & I hope you enjoy the journey! :):)
 
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This week, Gegard Mousasi gives his take on Douglas Lima ahead of their vacant middleweight title bout. The former Bellator champion also discusses the rise of Israel Adesanya and the forced retirement of former opponent Rafael Lovato Jr. Nathaniel Wood calls in to preview his UFC 254 bout with Casey Kenney. Petesy and Niall attack the latest MMA h…
 
This week, Coach Fernand Lopez of the MMA Factory called in to discuss the regulation of French MMA. The celebrated Cameroonian coach detailed the collapse of his relationship of heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou and underlined why Cyril Gane will headline the UFC's first visit to France. Petesy and Niall look back on an insane night of knockou…
 
Brett Johns joins the show to discuss his shock move to Bellator and discloses who he is excited to face in the bantamweight division. Charlie Leary reveals the financial strife he was in before he faced Kiefer Crosbie and the doctor's decision to stop the bout. Petesy and Niall look at all the latest news including Conor McGregor's potential bout …
 
Artem Lobov joins the show to discuss his upcoming debut for Arena. “The Russian Hammer” claims he has just two years left in his fighting career and gives says he wants Tughugov fight before he calls it a day. Fresh off becoming the latest Cage Warriors champ champ, Mason Jones plots his ideal path to the UFC and looks back on his victory over Ada…
 
One of the most popular fighters on the Cage Warriors' roster, Morgan Charriere, joins the show to discuss his championship bout at CW 116. Graham Boylan pops in to talk about how he gained government approval for the Trilogy events and the potential for winners getting to the second phase of Fight Island. Eugene Bareman, coach of UFC superstar Isr…
 
Duke Roufus stops by to discuss Tyron Woodley and Gerald Meerschaert ahead of their appearances in this weekend’s UFC card. Ross Houston calls in to preview his “perfect” debut against Bellator poster boy Michael Page. Petesy and Niall give their takes on Dustin Poirier requesting more money to face Tony Ferguson, Donald Trump’s high praise of the …
 
Gerald Meerschaert underlines how he feels disrespected by the UFC booking him to fight Khamzat Chimaev while also discussing the prospect moving on to fight Demian Maia afterwards. Brian “Boom” Kelleher explains how his activity and performances have allowed him to bolster his status during a global pandemic and gives his take on Sean O’Malley’s l…
 
Petesy and Niall give their takes on last weekend’s UFC Vegas 8 and KSW 54 cards, discussing Aleksandar Rakic’s proximity to a title shot, Neil Magny’s victory over Robbie Lawler and Mateusz Gamrot’s last fight with KSW. Brendan Loughnane joins the show to discuss his Contender Series opponent Bill Algeo being handed a UFC debut and his situation w…
 
Ahead of their (unofficial) European title bout, Darren Till and Jack Hermansson join the show. Celebrated striking coach Brandon Gibson also stops by to give his thoughts on Jon Jones moving to heavyweight. Petesy and Niall look back on Frankie Edgar’s victorious bantamweight debut and preview this weekend’s UFC event headlined by Anthony Smith an…
 
Petesy and Niall review the weekend's heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic’s and look at latest headlines in MMA. UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan joins the show to speak about what's next for him after multiple callouts on social media. Cage Warriors lightweight contender Paddy Pimblett explains why he might not be cle…
 
Petesy and Niall look forward to Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic’s trilogy bout and give their takes on the latest headlines in MMA. AKA head coach Javier Mendez sheds light on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s state of mind ahead of his clash with Justin Gaethje. Cage Warriors lightweight champion Mason Jones explains why he is moving up in weight to take on …
 
Petesy and Niall give their thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recently announced title defense against Justin Geathje and look back on Saturday night’s card headlined by Derek Brunson vs. Edmen Shahbazyan. Former Cage Warriors champion and recent UFC debutant Jai Herbert calls in to give his take on the controversial stoppage of his bout with Franc…
 
Petesy and Niall look back at the final installment of the Fight Island series headlined by Robert Whittaker and Darren Till. One of the greatest fighters in MMA history Joanna Jedrzejczyk joins the show to talk about her return to action, and Rose Namajunas' win over Jessica Andrade. Graham Boylan also stops by to discuss Cage Warriors' impact on …
 
Petesy and Niall look forward to Saturday’s final installment of the Fight Island events, topped by Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till. Joseph Duffy joins the show to give his first interview since hanging up his gloves, shedding light on how he came to the decision. Veteran combat correspondent Gareth A. Davies also calls in to discuss the return of…
 
Petesy and Niall discuss an amazing day for U.K. MMA with several wins on Wednesday’s Fight Island card. Bloody Elbow’s Karim Zidan joins the show to discuss the purpose of Abu Dhabi’s sponsorship of the Fight Island events and UFC middleweight Jack Hermansson looks forward to his co-main event bout with Kelvin Gastelum. See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
Petesy and Niall look at back on all the thrills and spills from UFC 251, including Kamaru Usman's win over Jorge Masvidal and the controversial decision in the fight between Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski. Leon Edwards calls in to underline his number one contender status and Ariel Helwani discusses how Fight Island could be a regular loca…
 
Jack Shore responds to Petr Yan’s “ducking” jibes, MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz describes the atmosphere in Abu Dhabi, and Petesy and Niall break down the card including Volkanovski v Holloway, Yan v Aldo and Usman v Masvidal. Also, the first ever edition of “My Calls Was Hot” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Petesy Carroll and Niall McGrath return with the inaugural episode of “The Bash”. Eddie Alvarez joins the show to discuss his experiences negotiating with the UFC and matchmaker Joe Silva. The lads discuss Jorge Masvidal coming to terms with the UFC for his welterweight title fight with Kamaru Usman, Fight Island, European bantamweight beef, (mista…
 
Hey everyone, soooooo I'm back... Just Paddy, no Ham... This is just a short little update from me and the show, I am going to continue, it will be filled with lots of good stuff and funny shit, more guests this time, differing opinions and live sound effects every show!!! No edits!!! Enjoy whats yet to come in your ear holes, bitches..... Word Jiz…
 
This episode is dedicated to the great Mr. Owain Phyfe, who has inspired me in so many ways since discovering his work now many, many moons ago. The picture below is exactly how I remember him; the day I first plowed dreamy-eyed but determinedly through the VA Renaissance fair, to find out where that -enchanting- music was coming from. And ever sin…
 
CeltiSode 2010! Happy (Belated) St. Patrick's Day, Everyone!! First off, let me please humbly apologize for the HUGE delay that this episode has weathered. Thank you so much for your patience! I truly hope you find the show well worth the wait. :):) Whether you hear this on St. Paddy's itself or tune in during any other time of the year, I hope thi…
 
Happy Mother's Day, Everyone!!! An Eclectican Mother's Day, 2010 Welcome one and all! There's little preamble needed for this episode, other than that I hope you enjoy this little musical tribute to mothers of all shapes, types, sorts & sizes (and hopefully that you do so with your mother. :)) There is some blues and a mother-daughter song put in h…
 
A Sickly Apology for the St. Pat's Show's Delay Greetings everyone! Unfortunately I'm sick as crud atm, and that's delayed the production on the Celtic/St. Paddy's Day show. :( Please forgive me for this delay, but know that as soon as I no longer sound as if I've been gargling gravel and can finish a sentence w/o coughing, I'll get back to recordi…
 
Eclectica's Faerie Harvest Happy harvest season, everybody! In honor of so much faerie-influence being present in my life, I've centered the next few shows on the world of Faerie, and I really hope you enjoy the music featured! It's a delight for me to share this music with you, and I hope you find just as much magic in it as I do. :) Whether you'r…
 
Eclectica Episode 7: Audible Anomalies I've been sitting on this episode for a bit; trying to decide whether or not to publish it as-it was when I first "finished" it, on the night of its creation. Since my microphone woes have not quiiite yet been resolved (though a remedy is fast approaching on the horizon- with the help of UPS ;)), it occurred t…
 
Download the blurb about E's new info here. :) From now on, if you'd like to contact Eclectica's hostess & resident creatrix (the wondrously bizarre miss DJ Selchie), you can do so via a brand new e-mail address! djselchie@gmail.com Wytherwiere@hotmail.com was just too long, complex n' hard to spell, so in order to facilitate greater hostess-listen…
 
I've been wondering about what happened to a favorite local DJ whom I no longer hear on the radio anymore, so tonight I decided to go research what was up. Un/Fortunately I found a site that discussed the problem; a station-wide "transition" from one format to another, and it inspired me to write this in response. ..It also reminded me of why Eclec…
 
Direct V-Day Show Download Okay, maybe it's not completely lovey-dovey, but upon examination of the songs I've predominantly used in this episode, some might think it's close... I'm a sap, n' it shows. ;) I tried over and over and over again to make the music I wanted to use in this episode line up to create a storytelling ep. of sorts, but nothing…
 
Download Link: Eclectica Episode 5: In Memoriam Or listen via streaming feed: This podcast is dedicated to my friend Jeff Watkins, who died recently, but who beat the odds day by day since even before the day of his birth. He was magnificently brilliant, kindhearted, sweet and strong- in mind and spirit, if not so much in body. Jeff, thank you for …
 
I am SO proud of this one!:D I figured a few tricks out w/Audacity, and this ep. doesn't have any major flubs or big issues like other previous ones have. I worked on it all night & into today (as I totally got inspired n' it lit a major fire under my butt- you fellow artists know what that's like), and I'm so glad I did. :D:D My mic still sucks, b…
 
Download: Eclectica's 1st Hallowe'en Episode, Part Deux Well, I finally had the nards to face my jacked up previous episodes, and though they may not sound perfect (I not ezzakly sure why/how my sound files keep gettin' all screwed up), I cleaned up some things and really hope you like the final result. (I realize that the quality loss is probably …
 
The next installment of Eclectica is: Happy Hallowe'en!-Part 1 I have been SO EXCITED about my Hallowe'en episode for Ecltectia!! I've been searching & searching, gathering & re-gathering music for some time now; in anticipation of making a Hallowe'en episode for you, my dear listeners- and all the folks like me who just ADORE the holiday. ^_^ Unfo…
 
While prepping the show's latest episode, I found a little story online to narrate for this demo I wanted to put forth for a particular podcast-series that I'm a big fan of. It's one of the many versions of an oooold campfire/ghost story that I'm extremely fond of; called "Taily Po." This version is written by Veronica Byrd, & I thought some of you…
 
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