Wed, 27 July 2016
Surf’s up! This week Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura say goodbye to the Summer of Rad by kicking back with return guest Spencer Emmons at his awesome pad in Malibu to talk about their favorite summer memories. Spencer and Laura share surfing stories and summers spent at the YMCA, Kyle recalls his summers working as a camp counselor, Burnside remembers destroying his dad’s dream to visit the Hoover Dam, and Natalie has another existential freak-out about space. Plus, animal facts! Adam Murray bashing! And more! This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Spencer's apartment, soon-to-be Stranger Things
Raddendums: Shark Week, Jaws, Free Willy, Sex Wax, Chris Taloa, Blue Crush, The Birthday Boys’ “Pool Jumpers,” Jackass & Wild Boys, Kind of the Road, Rodney Mullen
Wed, 20 July 2016
This week the Summer of Rad continues as Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura get wasted away in Marga-rad-aville with good friend/evil podcast rival Adam Murray. Despite broken promises of boats, the gang gathers around Adam's pool with his dog Ludo, tiki margaritas and Burger King cheeseburgers in paradise to reminisce on Adam's love of Jimmy Buffett. Adam talks about his childhood memories and his Parrothead parents who spend their summers in Key West, Florida. Kyle talks about his love of Florida novelist Carl Hiaasen and his experience seeing The Buff-Man and Nine Inch Nails on the same day, on the same stage at Bonnaroo. Burnside cites his complaint that Jimmy Buffett sounds like kids music for adults. But at least everyone agrees that Margaritaville restaurants are great. Plus: Tropical Christmas albums! Ambient outdoor sound! And our thoughts on the new Ghostbusters! Do you know where you-a gonna go when the Rad-cano blows? This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Car Seat Headrest's "Teens of Denial," The Office (US version), white macaroni and cheese, Another Period and Kyle and Natalie's show Retro Rad on July 23rd at 7pm at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics! Follow @kyleclarkisrad to watch the event live on Periscope.
Raddendums: Landshark Beer, Key West, Fins, Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce, Carl Hiaasen, Volcano, She Went to Paris, Margaritaville, Bonnaroo, Come Monday, The Beach Boys, Lovely Cruise, Little Miss Magic, License to Chill, Live in Anguilla, Last Mango in Paris, The Coral Reefers, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, A Pirate Looks at Forty, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Christmas Island, One Particular Harbor
Wed, 13 July 2016
This week the Summer of Rad continues as Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura fire up the grill with return guest Rivers Langley ("Goods from the Woods" podcast) for a delicious evening of fun and barbeque. To tickle the tastebuds of Team Rad, Chef Rivers whips up his recipes for fall-off-the-bone ribs, collard green casserole and some passion fruit pie to die for. But perhaps the most divisive entry to the evening's menu is boiled peanuts, which divides the group along North (or as north California can be) vs. South lines. Kyle's mom Nancy also pops in as they discuss a breadth of topics including brisket vs. tri tip, the best barbecue sauces and food bloggers forced to make artisanal ketchup. 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: Pokemon GO, Crypt of the Necrodancer
Raddendums: Jack Frost, The Flintstones, Spring Street Smokehouse, YETI Ramblers and Tumblers, Tervis Tumblers, Big Green Egg, The Hotel Talisi, the Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers, The Ploy of Cooking and Blessing to the Seasoned Southern Style Mixed Greens, Marty Robbins, Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, Thin Lizzy, Soylent, Jackson Market's carrot cake, Sweet Baby Ray's, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Vicious Cycle, comedian Dave Stone, Jackass, Skyline Chili, Mojo Nixon's UFO's, Big Rigs And BBQ
Wed, 6 July 2016
Run, radsters, run! This week Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura Knight ring in the Summer of Rad by taking a field trip to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Universal CityWalk Hollywood. They marvel at the sights and sounds of CityWalk and its slutty candy stores, chomp down on some delicious shrimp and apps, and enthusiastically compete in Forrest Gump trivia. They are joined by their guest waiters Matt Hough and Rachel for a delightful summer evening of meandering conversation. This episode is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you're going to get. 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. And that's all we have to say about that.
Weekly Rads: Instead of recommending our favorite picks of the week, we opt to have a heat stroke instead
Raddendums: Doughboys, Reese's Big Cups, Ilvermorny, IT'SUGAR, Forrest Gump