Hosted by the dynamic duo Joseph and CC, the Eradicators podcast is your ticket to the heart of Vancouver’s music scene, where they dive deep into the stories, journeys, and insights of the industry’s movers and shakers. Beyond music, the Eradicators podcast doesn’t stop at just industry talk; it’s your guide to the city of Vancouver’s hidden gems and local hotspots, sharing their favourites and current obsessions. From discussions on mental health practices to exploring the latest trends and fixations, Joseph and CC provide a well-rounded listening experience for music enthusiasts, professionals, and anyone looking to unlock the secrets of Vancouver’s best-hidden gems.
What is your channel called and what is it about?
Joseph: The Eradicators! It’s about the music industry and the people who have made careers in it. Coupled with their tips for local hot spots and hidden gems, mental health practices and any other current fixations.
When did you start it? What motivated you at the beginning?
CC: We actually played squash regularly over a decade ago before I moved to Berlin. When I got back we started playing again and then got to talking about how we could incorporate our sport into some kind of rock n roll podcast. It was, and is, an incomplete idea but we’re rolling with it!
Who were you inspired by? Any influences?
Joseph: Anthony Bourdain and Bob Lefsetz.
CC: And also Sami Yafa and his rock n roll travel show.
How would you describe your audience?
Joseph: I think we’re finding that out now. But I imagined a mix of people like ourselves who may want to hear relatable voices and then probably some people coming up in the music industry who want to hear how people got to where they are.
What is your creative process? Do you have people who work with you?
CC: We basically get extremely caffeinated on Saturday mornings. Do a little brainstorming about who we’ll want as guests (international music people with interesting stories) and then get into an interview or two. We don’t have to be too creative, we leave that up to the guests! I suppose we rely on a lot of dad humour as well. We have the team at 604 Records who help with a lot of the editing and marketing stuff, and of course, making sure we have nice mics and ambience to really get into the podcaster mood.
How do you monetize your content? Do you also have another job?
Joseph: Yeah, the podcast is distributed through the 604 Podcast Network, they handle all the monetization. And we are a looong way from being full-time podcasters. So CC runs his PR company No Rules PR and I manage Light Organ Records.
What is your favourite piece of content you have created?
CC: We only have one episode out in the world so far, so it’d have to be that show!
What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?
Joseph: The best part of the podcast for me is recording them. It’s just fun to drink coffee and talk shop and get to know new people.
What are your future plans for your channel?
CC: As long as we continue playing squash we’ll have a place to meet and talk through ideas. The whole thing is contingent on the availability of The Dunbar Community Centre. We’ll definitely be meeting with a bunch of new guests over the next year and we’ll see where it goes from there!
Where can we follow you?
PAY IT FORWARD: What is another Canadian content creator that you love?
Kreative Kontrol with Vish Khanna. Turned Out a Punk with Damian Abraham.