This Is Rad!

This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with comedian/former sportscaster Casey Moran to talk about his journey pursuing a career in sportscasting. They discuss his obsession with sports broadcasting since he was a kid, his love of Vin Scully, his rocky start calling games in high school, and working the ranks to minor league baseball. He talks about having to give up what he worked for his whole life after wrestling with mental illness and how it's brought him to build a standup scene in Simi Valley and pursue a new career as a motivational speaker today. And since Casey and Kyle have known each other since middle school, he shares some good insight into a tweenage Kyle Clark. This episode is NOT sponsored by Farmer John Hot Dogs but rather Mack Weldon men's underwear! Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.

Weekly Rads: The San Francisco Dung-- er, Southbound, The Ruins and Habit, VR headsets, the Cleveland Cavaliers & Believeland

Raddendums: Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Vin Scully, John Roy — My Complete, Entirely Free, On-Line Comedy Class

Direct download: 109_Sportscasting_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

Wubba lubba dub-dub! Squanch on over for a new episode of This Is Rad!, where Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with return guest Ben Dunn to talk about the wicked world of Rick and Morty. They discuss the show's Channel 101 origins, the deeper Rick and Morty mythos and the dynamic of dysfunctional relationships within the show. Kyle and Ben debate the role of sci-fi, math and philosophy in Rick and Morty and whether they should come at the sacrifice of jokes. Burnside gives some updates from E3, and the gang discusses VR and its erotic possibilities ("penis vertigo," anyone?) Meanwhile, Nat has a soundboard and makes a lot of fart noises. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.

Weekly Rads: Elfen Lied, JACO: the Film, Y the Last Man

Raddendums: Harmontown, Channel 101, Doc and Mharti, 2 Girls, 1 Cup: The Show, Dogtooth, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Evil Alien Conquerors, Community, Futurama, Pocket Mortys, Saint's Row, Laser Fart, IMPC for the iPad, Infinity Blade, South Park: Fractured but Whole, Google Cardboard, Vive

Direct download: 108_Rick_and_Morty_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am PST

Welcome to a bonus episode of This Is Rad! Kyle recently visited Atlanta, Georgia, for the 7th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and recorded a podcast in the theatre with comedians Jason Webb, Max Fine, Peggy Sinnott and Abby Rosenquist. During the episode, they are interrupted by a VERY special guest… Chris Rock! No, seriously, THE Chris Rock walked in while they were recording. Enjoy hearing a little insight into comedy festivals as well as a bunch of comedians geeking out after meeting one of the patron saints of comedy (who also happens to be super nice). Other walk-in guests include Kristin Lindner, Meghan Hanley and Marc Henderson.

Direct download: 107_Laughing_Skull_Comedy_Festival_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am PST

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome This Is Rad!'s very own Marvel field correspondent Jeremy Scippio (along with comic Mark Boyd) to catch up on all the Marvel movies that have come out since their last episode. They chat about the things that worked about Deadpool and the things that didn't work about X-Men: Apocalypse. They discuss what it takes to make a good Nightcrawler and Colossus and pine for a day when the movie world gets a good version of Storm. They also celebrate the true triumph of Captain America: Civil War and the end of an endless cycle of origin stories. The guys pontificate on what we might expect from Doctor Strange and Black Panther, and Jeremy is super excited about the idea of a future Planet Hulk film. They also chat about what makes a good cinematic Spider-Man and even discuss the finer points of the Spider-Man porn. This one goes in some crazy directions. And DC fans shouldn't feel left out, there is talk about The Flash and Suicide Squad too! This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.

Weekly Rads: The 7th annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, VR

Raddendums: Deadpool, Stephen King, X-Men: Apocalypse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), Captain America: Civil War, The Flash, Jessica Jones, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Suicide Squad

Direct download: 106_Marvel_Movies_II_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

The mouse is out of the bag! This week's episode is about Disneyland Secrets! That's right, podcast palookas Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie delouse the Mouse's House with "Missy," a former Disneyland VIP tour guide - and oh boy! They're all ears! She's got the Disney dish and the Main Street scoops, from her humble start in guests relations to her ascent as tour guide to the stars! She spills the cheese with juicy blind item jewels: The Ariel Creep! The Handsy Hunk! The Bippity Boppity Boutique Boo! Behind the scenes stories, lurid tales, hidden sights, Disney ghosts and more, she squeaks all the latest gossip that's fit to print (or podcast, we suppose!). This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.

Weekly Rads: The San Francisco Dungeon, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Hidden America (and our guests Keith Carey, Billy Anderson and Brie Townsend!)

Raddendums: Larry the Cable Guy, Pauly Tamale: King of YouTube, Escape from Tomorrow, YouTube video: "Disneyland proposal goes horribly wrong in The Haunted Mansion," that Rule 34 picture of Misty with Staryu, Cats of Disneyland Instagram, DILFs of Disneyland Instagram

Direct download: 105_Disneyland_Secrets_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PST

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome podcasters Eric Grubbs ("Do You Know Who You Are?") and Hope Harrell ("The Macabrecast") to talk about progressive rock, better known as prog rock, or even better known as that super wanky, shreddy guitar music Kyle hates. As a drummer, Eric defends prog rock and discusses the origins of this controversial genre which sought to do more technically with the 2-3 minute pop song. Burnside is pro prog, Kyle is skeptical and once again Natalie doesn't believe any of these band names are actually real. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.

Weekly Rads: Podcast love <3, Loot Crate

Raddendums: The band Robocop 3,the Underground Railroad to Candyland, Genesis, Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Dragonforce, Neil Peart, Yes, Pink Floyd, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Fracture, Close to the Edge, Roundabout, Dillinger Escape Plan, Frank Zappa, Tool, "Schism," The Wall, Rush, Catherine Wheel, Jolly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Joy Formidable, Porcupine Tree, David Comes to Life by Fucked Up, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight New Moon soundtrack, Explosions in the Sky

Direct download: 104_Prog_Rock_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm PST

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