This Is Rad!

Rad on, Rad off. This week on the show, Kyle, Matthew, and Laura sit down with the brilliant Kate Gaffney to talk about her favorite movie of all time The Karate Kid. This is the first time we've chatted with Kate on land, but you might remember her from last summer's boat episode. The Karate Kid is kinda a perfect storm for this group. The movie combines fun 80's montages, life lessons, dating, family dynamics, and heaping helpings of sweet sweet shots of the San Fernando Valley in the 1980's. They talk about how well cast the movie is and in general how the movie is better and more emotional than it has any right to be. And yeah, they talk about the sequels and re-makes too. Fun times. Just remember this everybody: You're the best around and nothing's ever gonna keep you down.

 

Weekly Rads:

 

Kyle – Dork by Evan Dorkin (comic)

 

Matthew – The Division 2 (video game)

 

Laura – The Umbrella Academy (specifically the Netflix series)

 

Special Intro Guest Brent Schmidt - @tallboysclub (instagram account) and “a six minute video of Tight Bros From Way Back playing like from like 10 years ago” (youtube video)

 

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We have returned as the prophecy has foretold. Kyle and Matthew welcome back Anna Valenzuela and Jenny Chalikian for the third installment of their ongoing retrospective of the Battlestar Galactica reboot. This time they take a look at season two and in the process learn that a lot of stuff they thought was from season two is actually season three and instead season two is full of crazy stuff they almost forgot. This gets intense. Kyle and Anna excitedly yell a lot. We praise Grace Park for playing two charters who look exactly and yet feel entirely different from one another. We breakdown why the Chief is maybe the most complex character. We continue our campaign to elect Laura Roslin present of everything forever. Plus, after so much talk, it has finally arrived: FAT APOLLO enters the series!

 

Weekly Rads:

 

Matthew – Getting rid of Direct TV (Thing he did)

 

Kyle – Strange Brain Parts (YouTube Channel)

 

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Pizza in the morning. Pizza in the evening. Pizza at supper time. When pizza is the subject of your podcast, you can have pizza anytime. Did I do that for the last pizza episode? I was gonna check but then I didn't and now here we are. This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome writer/comedian Matt Dwyer to the show. Besides being one of the darkest and funniest writers Kyle knows he's also become an excellent pizza chef in the last few years. Matt hails from Chicago and after our amazing episode with Steve Simone about proper New York pizza we felt it was only fair to get the second city's view on making a proper pizza. We get into some intresting territory about the lesser known approaches to pizza and Kyle learns to gain an appreciation for proper Chicago style deep dish pizza. If you are like him and have your doubts this is worth a listen. This is probably not a good episode to listen to while hungry cause it's mostly us just talking about how delicious food is. We also get into some great tangents about Tom Waits, Jerry Stahl, and the evils of corporate culture. Yeah, on the pizza episode.

 

Note: We tried an experiment with the way we opened the episode. We started and then Kyle realized that we could do the intro and the episode as one track (less editing!). So if you seem real confused, we were just trying something for the sake of trying it, fear not, we'll be back to normal format next week. Order shall be preserved and there will again be peace and freedom in the galaxy....

 

Weekly Rads:

Matthew – The Perfect Bid (documentary on Amazon Prime)

 

Kyle – 5 Below (store) and Boyfriend (rapper)

 

Dwyer – Coleman Hawkins (jazz musician) and Arbitrary Stupid Goal by Tarmara Shopsin (book)

 

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Direct download: TIR_PizzaPt2_Matt_Dwyer_final.mp3
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This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by returning guest Jozalyn Sharp. Last time Jozalyn came on and talked about dogs. Cute fuzzy wuzzy widdle doggies with their little wagity tales and flopity ears. So naturally, this time, we are talking about the ultra violent mid-2000's horror franchise Saw. Joz is a massive fan of the franchise and Kyle and Burnside are no slouches either. Joz is one of our favorite guests and she does not disappoint. The gang come to the defense of the franchise and point out that the early films have much more in common with a Law and Order-style police procedural than the “torture porn” moniker the franchise is often saddled with. They break down just what makes the franchise fun and exciting and they do their best to parse through the insane continuity of the series. They talk about their favorite Jigsaw puzzles and ruminate on how they'd fair if they found themselves playing one of Jigsaw's games. It's a fun episode and as always Joz is one of the funniest and filthiest comedians around so things get silly despite the buckets of blood and viscera.

 

Weekly Rad:

Kyle – Mister Mircle (2018) by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (comic)

 

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Direct download: TIR_Saw_Jozlyn_Sharp_final.mp3
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Okay, after almost six years of podcasting every week, it finally happened... We got so deep into a conversation that the idea originally conceived (comics) got a little lost in the shuffle. Don't get me wrong, we DO talk about comics, for like a few minutes... and then... well, it's a really fun episode! Our guest Pablo Escobosa is a very sharp, funny, and talented dude and you won't walk away disappointed. If you like riffs, consider this an all riffs episode. If you like topics, next week's episode we are back to our regularly scheduled format. For this week, find a comfy spot on the couch and come hang out with Kyle, Matthew, and Pablo as they go on a journey.

 

Weekly Rads:

(with special guest Kasey Clark, who was playing Kingdom Hearts 3 for a portion of this intro...)

 

Kasey – Roundball Rock (comedy basketball podcast)

 

Kyle – The Worst It's Ever Been by Groundhog Day (album)

 

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This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome the delightful Rosa Pasquarella to the show to discuss the brilliant Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek. Rosa and Kyle have worked together on several job and currently share an office (along with Robert from the recent Yorgos Lanthimos episode). Rosa and Matthew are big fans of Schitt's Creek and so Kyle gets to take the Burnside spot and learn about what makes the show so fun. Plus, Laura pops in with her thoughts as well. Plus, some sweet riffs and a special appearance by a certain “ghost with the most.” Schitt's Creek is currently on Netflix so go check it out!

 

Weekly Rads:

 

Matthew - Apex Legends (video game)

 

Kyle – The Haunted Forest Tour by Jeff Strand and James A. Moore, Sick House by Jeff Strand, and Pet Semetary by Stephen King (books/audiobooks)

 

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If you'd told us that there would be a Real Housewives episode of This Is Rad, when we started This Is Rad, we'd have worried you'd come from the darkest timeline. And hey, maybe you did, we don't know. But this episode is, in fact, rad. That is thanks, in no small part, to our guest, the brilliant and hilarious Annie Lockwood. Annie is in LA visiting from the ATL and sat down with Kyle and Matt to talk about her love of the many flavors of Real Housewives. Annie was Kyle's opener for his album taping back in December. They met may years ago at a mic in Atlanta and Kyle has been a fan ever since. Believe it or not, this episode has some insane tangents. Burnside turns the show into an episode of Shark Tank for a while. Tweet at us if you would buy Matt's product. Lot of talk about butts in this one. Like... a lot. Enjoy!

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle's new record label RadLand Records is doing a launch party / album release party at The Barkley in Pasadena at 8pm on February 6th, 2019. It's free and features comedy from Kyle, Solange Castro, Keith Carey, Tom Goss, Vance Sanders, and Maria Bamford! Plus, free RadLand Records stickers!

Plus: Matt and Laura will also be there, so if you come hang out you can get a picture with the whole gang! 

 

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This week Kyle and Matthew chat with comedian Meredith Casey in part two of their mini series on the wonders of parenting. Meredith is a mom and we talk about what motherhood has been like for her. She talks about doing stand up while pregnant, balancing creative life with responsibility, and the advantages of being a parent on an artsy schedule. Plus, more zoo talk than you were probably expecting. Also, they chat about exploring darkness in comedy, the wonders of cognitive behavioral therapy and Jams bands. This one goes a lot of different directions and its a real good time!

 

Weekly Rads:

 

Kyle – Resident Evil 2 (remake) (video game/an answer to years of prayer)

 

Matthew – Videos of kids falling off of scooters (video/concept)

 

Bonus: The Goofy movie/Goof Troop franchise

 

Kyle's label RadLand Records is having a launch party/show at The Barkley in Pasadena Wednesday February 6that 8pm. The show is free and features Kyle, Solange Castro, Keith Carey, Tom Goss, Vance Sanders, and Maria Bamford! Come hang out!

Also: RadLand Records' first release Solange Castro's "A Journey of Self Discovery" is out now wherever you stream or download music! 

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Man, sometimes we have good timing. This week Kyle and Mathew chat with Robert Ahn about his love for director Yorgos Lanthimos. And wouldn't you know it, Mr. Lanthimos just got nominated for Best Director for his fantastic new film The Favorite. Kyle and Robert break down what makes Lanthimos' work so compelling and they hope that like Burnside, by the end of this episode you'll give him movies a try. His mix of stylized acting and dark humor is super distinct and there's not better time to go check his stuff out so you can seem worldly and hip when your friends ask if you've ever heard of him. Plus, we go on a couple insane tangents. Burnside get's real silly. He's a fun guy.

 

Weekly Rad:

 

Kyle – Pod Minutes To Cast Night (podcast)

 

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This week Kyle takes a solo trip to long beach to catch up with his former roommate and dear friend Eric Bryan for a chat about the most underrated of musical instruments, the bass. Eric is a fantastic bass player who has hopped around numerous metal bands over the years. These days he plays with the excellent thrash band Anger As Art (who just released a new live album “Fast as F*ck”). Kyle talks about his long history of relationships with bass players, from his father, to some of his best friends, and past girlfriends. He also talks about how he has started to play more bass than guitar in recent years. They talk about what makes a good bass player and what bass brings to a band. They break down some of rock and metal's bass luminaries and how their played elevated their respective groups. They also chat about the philosophy of bass playing. There's probably more talk about the art of bass here than you are likely to find anywhere. (But if you find any sweet bass podcasts, be sure to let us know!) They also go on some pretty nerdy music tangents. If you're a fan of metal or sweet sweet low end, this episode is a good time.

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle – The Night Comes for Us (movie)

Matthew – Cuphead (video game)

Laura – The Room (ipad game)

 

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Direct download: TIR_Bass_Eric_Bryan_final.mp3
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This week Matthew is on assignment so Kyle and Laura welcome Lacretia Lyon to the show to chat about the long running cult favorite show Supernatural. They talk about handsome Dads. And handsome boys. And at one point it spins off into a chat just about cute boys in general. Plus we talk about demons. And how great monster of the week shows are. Plus, we entertain the idea of an all CW universe cross over event and how insane that might be. Lacretia has an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture stuff that rivals or maybe even surpasses Kyle. So kick back, relax and watch the references fly!

 

Weekly Rads: 

Kyle - Spider-Man: Enter The Spider-Verse (movie)

Laura - A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix series) and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (book) 

Lacretia - King of the Hill (show) 

 

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This week Kyle and Matthew chat with Katie Pajao about the Canadian teen melodrama glory that is Degrassi. They explore what exactly it is about the show that is so captivating. They discuss how Nickelodeon's deep cable spin off channels changed how a whole generation views Canadian teen life. And they talk about Drake. But also, Katie plays a large part in Kyle's becoming a stand up and you get to hear some stories of high school drama club Kyle. And who doesn't want that? It's a wild ride and there are lots of tangents. Good times man.

 

Weekly Rads:

 

From a sleepy Kyle...

 

Linda, Linda by The Blue Hearts (song)

 

We're You're Friends, Man by The Bevis Frond (album)

 

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Direct download: TIR_Degrassi_Katie_Pajao_final.mp3
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