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This week on the show, come hang out with Kyle, Laura, and Matthew along with their special guests Spencer Emmons and Katie Slockbower as they spend a lovely day at the beach. Kick back, relax, and let the sound of the ocean calm your rattled nerves. Then enjoy maybe one of the sillier episodes we have done. You see, originally our topic was going to be “The Beach”. Our memories, some fun stories, stuff like that. But before we recorded we decided we'd go down to the beach, do some boogie boarding, have a few drinks, and indulge. What resulted is this episode. Don't be afraid. It's a party. Good riffs. Serious silliness. Plus, you'll learn what SNB means and boy Kyle and Matt sure haven't stopped using it since we recorded this. Please enjoy spending a silly summer afternoon with us!

 

Check out Spence's Disneyland Youtube Channel (where Katie is a regular):https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZiAkEqYWv7pZwtWOgmstLw

 

Weekly Rads:

Matthew and Laura: The Spongebob Squarepants Musical (musical) (#joekayewasright)

Kyle: Uncle Drew (movie)

 

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Play rad! This week the summer of rad explores America's favorite pass time, baseball. And joining us is a man who truly love the sport comedian Pat Barker. Pat is a great comedian and a great sports writer and he does a great job framing baseball as an experience beyond the simple act of playing the game. We get into some great stories about sports heckling, we talk about that Simpsons softball team episode, plus Pat explains that no two baseball parks are the same. It gets deep and philosophical but we also get some pretty solid riffs. If you've watched The Sandlot a hundred times but never seen a baseball game (like Kyle) this is a great primer for understanding the sport and the best ways to experience it. So grab your mitt, make some nachos, and grab a cold drink and kick back with us as we coast into the second week of summer of rad 2018. Check out Pat's podcast Pat and Jeff Like Sports if you want more fun sports chat from Pat.

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle: A Headful of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Also Kyle: Joe Bob Briggs 24 Hour Horror Marathon on Shudder 7/13/2018

 

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Summer of Rad 2018 begins! This week on the show we are trying something a little different. We assembled an elite group of musical nerds and gave them a simple prompt: Create a 1 days music festival, 4 stages, and populate it with your fantasy music festival. No more rules than that and folks got creative. Joining Kyle, Matthew, and Laura are Keith Carey (Mean Boys), Brandie Posey (Lady 2 Lady), and Kasey Clark (Tidemouth, Dogs, anywhere that people are casually talking about Basketball). The lists are diverse and go in some interesting directions. We also reason some single single stages from twitter. Let us know what you think! Whose festival would you be purchasing tickets for? And if you happen to work for Golden Voice or I Heart Radio and feel like any of these festivals should be put on, get it touch with us. I assure you, we are very willing to hear your cash offer.

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle: Letterkenny Season 5

Matthew: Overwatch Updates 

 

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Direct download: TIR_Fantasy_Music_Festival_Final.mp3
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Criiime! Today we've got ourselves a crossover episode! Kyle and Matt welcome Rich Slaton and Jon Shefsky for a discussion of the grimy world of crime. Rich and Jon have a podcast called Criiime where they in fact talk about crime. True crime. Yes, just like that other podcast. Yes, and that OTHER podcast. True crime is very popular. Criiime is insanely fun that is absolutely worth checking out. Kyle and Rich also go way back to their early days as stand up comics. This episode is mayhem but there is a lot of fun to be had. We explore crimes across history and go pretty deep into the insane world of counterfeiting. Also we just might have a bonus Mean Boy stop by during our intro!

 

But more importantly, if you enjoy this mayhem, you can catch Kyle as a guest for Criiime's live show at The Comedy Store this Saturday (June 30th, 2018) at 9pm. Plus, if you order your tickets in advance from The Comedy Store website and use the code “lawbreaker” you'll get FREE tickets!!!!

 

Fair Warning: The language on this episode gets pretty salty. If you find yourself sensitive to our more overtly crass episodes, maybe skip this episode and we'll meet you back here next week for the start of Summer of Rad. No harm no foul but you can't say we didn't warn you. So if you tweet at us, we'll probably send you a screen cap of this message. But we still love you.

 

Weekly Rads:

Matthew: Evil Genius (show)

Kyle: Albeit Living by Sextile (album)

Keith: The Incredibles 2 (movie)

Kasey: Fruits of Gomorrah by Terminal A (album)

 

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Direct download: TIR_Criiime_final.mp3
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Sports narrative! This week Kyle sits down with his brother Kasey Clark to chat about ESPN's amazing 30 for 30 documentary series. Kasey explains the strange way he became a fan of the LA Clippers back when he was in high school (it involves Boys II Men). Kyle explains how Kasey tricked him into understanding sports and the narratives that make it engaging through this series of documentaries. They share highlights from the series and draw a lot of parallels between 30 for 30 and comic book storytelling. Look, we know sports episodes don't do well but this is a really fun episode and you should give it a chance.

 

Weekly Rads:

Burnside: Overwatch League (professional gaming)

 

Kyle: Bay Dream by Culture Abuse (album) (Kyle's summer jam: Calm E)

 

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Ruh-ruh-ruh-raaaaad. This week on the show Kyle and Matthew are joined by our very own Laura and animator extraordinaire Mike Mayfield for an indepth discussion of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This is one of everyone on the episodes favorite movies and we get deep into the production, the back story, the crazy animation tricks, and the insane copyright issues that make this movie a true one of a kind. For real, no part of this movie should work and instead it's one of the best movies ever. It's also kinda a commentary track we had it playing in the background as we talked about it so if you really, really want to you can follow along (just basically start the movie when we get past the intro and you'll be following along). If it weren't for this movie both Mike and Laura might not have gone into animation. This movie legit changed the lives of some of the folks on this episode! So sit back, relax, and enjoy four people aggressively nerding out about an awesome move.

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle and Matt review E3 2018!

 

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This week on the show, we're trying something new and exciting. After years of talking about it, this is part one of a series of episodes breaking down one of the greatest sci-fi stories ever told: Battlestar Galactica. Joining Kyle and Matthew are returning guests Anna Valenzuela and Jenny Chalikian, our newly minted official BSG experts. In this first installment we breakdown what Battlestar Galactica is, where it came from, how it came into each of our lives (Except Matthew who had not see the show when we recorded this. He's subsequently been bullied into it, don't worry), and we break down the cast of characters and the two part mini series that launched the show. Yes, this is a three hour episode and we don't even get into the series proper. This is gonna get deep and we're excited to try something new. If you love the show we have some real fun riffs for you. If you haven't watched the show, pretend you are sitting next to Matthew and maybe by the end we'll have tempted you into taking the plunge. We'll be doing these episodes periodically mixed in with regular episodes. So spin up your FTL and get ready. So say we all.

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle: The Outsider by Stephen King (book)

Matthew: Apple's AR Kit 2 (tech thingy)

Laura: Have A Great Day playlist on Spotify (music)

 

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Hey Rad Boy! This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome musician Brandon Niznik for an in depth look at one of culture's most misunderstood musical genres. Kyle and Brandon first met in college and quickly bonded over a love of vintage reggae music. Brandon is an incredibly accomplished reggae musician and his musicianship is only rivaled by his incredible knowledge of the genre. They explore the roots of reggae music in Jamaica and trace it's evolution from Ska and Rocksteady into it's own unique style They explore how reggae changed the way people look at music production and the impact reggae has had on musicians around the world. It's easy to look at reggae and just think of dudes playing “red red wine” on a cruise ship but there is some really incredible music out there for you to explore if you're down to dig deep. And Brandon gives you some great places to start. It's been a while since we've really nerded out about music and this one gets real deep.

 

Please check out Brandon's new musical project Wise Owl and their new ep “The World's on Fire”

 

Also:

Brandon made a Spotify playlist of all the music we talked about in this episode!

https://open.spotify.com/user/12139033673/playlist/7scvR9VfAKMzqiu13TLI4j?si=Nvhk6I7rSl-NI473EVO2sA

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle: Deadpool 2 (movie)

Burnside: Solo (movie)

Special Intro Guests:

Jenny: Dolores O'Riordan (of The Cranberries) (musician) and Duo Lingo (app)

Anna: Trader Joe's brand Flaming Hot Cheetos (food)

 

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Welcome to Flavortown! This week on the show Kyle, Matthew, and Laura welcome longtime listener and baker Jesse Rivera to chat about The Food Network. Well... sort of. It turns out the Food Network could be the subject of a whole series of podcasts, so not unlike many episodes before, this is the first in what will likely be a long series of Food Network episodes. But we get into it. We all confess our true feelings for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. We discuss Robert Irvine's terrifying monster arms. We debate Chopped versus Cutthroat Kitchen. (Something that if feels like we could do a whole episode on.) Plus, there are some pretty insane tangents including a pretty solid breakdown of the Xbox game “Steel Battalion.” Bleach the tips of your hair, scream “bam” as you throw around some spices, and enjoy the madness!

 

Weekly Rads:

(with special guests Katie and Becky!) 

Kyle: The Outsider by Stephen King (book)

Becky: Tokyo Ghoul (manga)

Katie: That video of the lady falling into the grapes (classic youtube video)

 

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Order up! This week Kyle and Burnside are joined by the brilliant and hilarious Andrea Allan and Emily Lubin of the Hot Mess Comedy Hour to chat about the wonderful world of diners. For some they're just a place to get a quick bite but for others, the diner can be a sacred space. They chat about do's and don'ts for ordering at a diner. They point out regional differences and what makes a good diner. Andrea and Emily discuss some of their favorite diners in New York City and Kyle and Matt give them some tips on how to get the most out of their time on the west coast. Should you get to know your waiters and waitresses? Plus, you get some real deep discussion of the age old debate of pie versus cake. So head on over to your favorite all night eatery, order some chicken fingers, and enjoy!

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle: Oh man the future by De Lux (song)

Matthew: The Week Of (movie)

Laura: The White Album by Weezer (album)

Brandon Niznik (intro guest): Evil Genius (TV series)

 

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Direct download: TIR_Diners_Andrea_and_Emily_Final.mp3
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