Tue, 10 October 2017
Booooo...too! This week the rad crew revisits the topic of Ghosts, this time taking a Radtober field trip to a former speakeasy overrun with mobsters and murderers -- better known today as the World Famous Comedy Store! The Virgil to their Dante is return guest Steve Simeone, who managed the Store back in the day and has a lot of spooky stories to tell about the mysterious things he encountered working there, particularly when he was locking up alone at night. They learn about the history of the building, starting from its beginnings as a speakeasy (you can still see the bootlegging tunnels there today) before becoming the legendary Hollywood nightclub Ciro's. Steve is an amazing storyteller, and in this episode, the most haunting thing is how quiet Kyle and Burnside are as Steve marvels them with his experiences. Sit back, dim the lights down and know in your heart Kyle will never be this quiet on an episode again. Check out Steve's new album “What's up Nerds?” and his podcast “Good Times.”
Weekly Rads: Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Halloween Is Grinch Night, Four Tet's "New Energy," and our special guest Alex Jacobs!
Raddendums: Paula Shore's Dead, A Night at Ciro's, Andrew Dice Clay
Direct download: 180_Ghosts_II_The_Comedy_Store_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:41pm PDT