This Is Rad!

Our second listener questions episode was so big we had to split it into two parts! On this first episode we answer about 30 of our 60ish questions for the month. We at Rad know you are cooped up and decided we'd make it rain podcasts this week. To paraphrase the Cha-Cha Slide, look out for part 2 coming soon!

 

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

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Direct download: TIR_Listener_Questions_2_Part_1_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

Kyle and Matthew are joined by their podcast friends from the great white north Richard Eden and Reid Vanier of the Doctor DC podcast. Together they celebrate the great perennial number two of the comic book industry, DC Comics. Now, we know what you're thinking “make mine Marvel or GTFO” but hear us out... What if DC was secretly the coolest comic book company and we all just never noticed? Turns out beyond Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman there is a dense and rich history of really cool (and often really WEIRD) characters and stories. If you've never been into DC or have wondered where to start, we give some fun ideas. If you're a longtime DC fan, we go deep on some fun stuff in the DC canon. We also for sure missed some stuff because the DC universe is vast, so tweet at us with YOUR favorite DC books or let us know if you end up checking out anything we recommend. A fun episode with some delightful Canadians!

 

Weekly Rads:

 

Kyle – Doom: Eternal (Video Game)

 

Matthew – “Gardening” (Totally Legal Activity)

 

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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Direct download: TIR_DC_Comics_Richard_Eden_and_Ried_Vanier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome Tara McKinney to the show. Kyle met Tara years ago when she started working as a camera operator on Talking Dead. Over the years they've become friends and it turns out Tara is a hell of a writer. This is her first podcast and while we never quite nailed down a topic we ended up on a pretty solid groove for a conversation. The title comes from the fact that if Kyle or Matt got too nerdy Tara would just space out and think about girls. She's really fun and this was a great last episode before rad goes into quarantine.

 

Concerning all the health issues, This Is Rad wants to you know we've set up plans so that unless like the whole grid goes down, we will still be bringing you episodes every week. What those look like is going to be a fun learning experience for all of us, but we just want you to know that for as long as every body is cooped up at home (or out in the world, if you're still out working) that we will be right here with you. Everybody stay safe and go wash your hands.

 

<3

Kyle, Matthew, and Laura

 

Weekly Rads:

 

Kyle – Discord (software)

 

Matthew – Ori and the Will of the Wisps (video game)

 

Tara – Vita and Virginia (movie)

 

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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Direct download: TIR_Thinkin_About_Girls_Tara_McKinney_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome Khalid Salaam for a chat about the living dead and their place in pop culture. Khalid explains his parents unorthodox use of horror movies as a tool for punishing him as a child. But that which scares you as a kid often draws you in with fascination as you get older. Kyle and Khalid have worked together in various capacities over the years and despite the fact that they both work on a show about re-animated corpses, they explore a much broader scope of the zombie. We talk classic (and underrated) movies. The best (and not the best) video games. Turns out there are books about zombies. There is a lot of zombie media out there to choose from and they give you some picks for their favorites. But part of the appeal of the zombie narrative is the concept of “survival horror” and the boys explore this topic quite a bit as well. Plus, we got our fair share of hot riffs. Even if you are sick to death of zombie BS in pop culture this episode might remind you that there was once a time where the “Z” word did no elicit groans and eye rolls. Go back with us to a simpler time...

 

Weekly Rads: 

Matthew – Joy and Anticipation (abstract concepts associated with enjoyment and good feelings)

 

Kyle - Golden Day by Ceci Beats (song)

 

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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http://www.thisisradpodcast.com

 

 

Direct download: TIR_Zombies_Khalid_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week, Kyle and Matthew try something a little different. They welcome Anna Jean to the studio, a comedian whom neither Kyle or Matt had met before. She'd contacted Kyle about doing the show after a previous guest said doing This Is Rad is a fun time. A couple of FB messages later and here we are. After about five minutes you'd have no idea that we'd never met Anna before because everybody becomes best friends as we riff on video games, comedy, and her topic Cooking. Anna's mom tried to each her some classic Haitian dish when she was growing up and she wasn't interested, now she spends a ton of her time trying to learn to cook via youtube. It's a fun journey from a very funny comedian and a new member of the extended TIR family.

 

Weekly Rads:

 

Kyle – Call of the Wild (movie)

 

Matt – Session (video game)

 

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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Direct download: TIR_Cooking_Anna_Jean_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week on the show Kyle and Matthew sit down for a KING SIZED inaugural episode of our Listener Questions series. Last ep of the month we will answer questions that you paid us a dollar (or five dollars) to ask. And we answer a whole heck of a lot of them (something like over fifty but less than sixy). This was super fun!!! You guys are great and we thank you for your questions and we thank the folks who didn't ask questions just for listening. Also, for real, this could have gone longer but Kyle had to leave to go see his brother's band play. But three and a half hours seems pretty reasonable. Please enjoy and if you have your own burning questions head over to our Patreon and holla at us!

 

Weekly Rads:

Matthew – Hunt: Showdown (video game)

 

Kyle – VFW (movie)

 

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad 

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo 

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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http://www.thisisradpodcast.com

Direct download: TIR_Listener_Questions_1_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome their dear old friend, photographer Billy Small. Billy has worked with Kyle and Matt many times in the past and ALWAYS makes them laugh. After years of doing the podcast they were both very excited to have him on. What follows is some podcast silliness. The topic is Fly Fishing but you're probably not going to learn a lot about fly fishing, but if you enjoy listening to a bunch of people get silly, this ep is gonna be a good time.

 

Also, if you are on the Patreon, make sure to get our questions in for our first “Listener Questions” episode next week!

 

Weekly Rads:

Kyle – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (band)

 

Matthew – Locke and Key (Netflix series/comic)

 

Billy – Clarke and the Himselfs (band)

 

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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Direct download: TIR_Fly_Fishing_Billy_Small_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week on the show Kyle is solo as he chat with his friend comedian Amanda Cohen about going under the sea with a self contained underwater breathing apparatus. She recounts her globe trotting adventures, resorts designed entirely around SCUBA diving, and the terrors too much nitrogen can do to your body. Plus, Amanda ran a Weird Al convention in Chicago and we talk about it. Fun and education episode!

 

Weekly Rad:

 

Kyle – Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

 

 

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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http://www.thisisradpodcast.com

Direct download: TIR_Scuba_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm PDT

No! Don't run away! This is a super interesting episode I swear! For a few years Kyle has been trying to get our guest Ray Camacho to come on for this topic. Ray is in a super rad band called Sacer and studied theology in college. These two passions have lead to him having an impressive knowledge of faith based punk bands. Religious punk has been around almost as long as punk. The idea feels inherently contradictory and yet numerous subcultures and subgenres exist and thrive today. We chat about different faiths and the bands that have come out representing them. We also just have some interesting chats about the ideas of religion and the complicated relationship between religion and culture. Its a different kind of episode but I swear it's got lots of good bits and riffs.

 

Also, we want to once again take a second and thank everyone who has joined our Patreon. We are so overwhelmed by your incredible support!

 

 

Weekly Rads

 

Kyle – The Troop by Nick Cutter (book)

 

Burnside – Waffle House Coffee mugs (object)

 

Laura – The Witcher 3 (video game)

 

Ray – Cheer (netflix series)

 

also as a group rad, Mexican food sure is great!

We started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stors/lmknight?ref_id=8178

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

Instagram: @thisisradpodcast

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http://www.thisisradpodcast.com

Direct download: TIR_Religious_Punk_Last_Minute_fix_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week Kyle, Matthew, and Laura sit down and reminisce about 300 episodes of This Is Rad. Plus, they have a very special announcement...

 

(Spoiler: It's that we started a patreon. Check it out: www.patreon.com/thisisrad)

 

Thank you for 6 years and 300 episodes of Radness.

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stors/lmknight?ref_id=8178

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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http://www.thisisradpodcast.com

Direct download: TIR_Ep_300_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm PDT

As is tradition, a new numbered Star Wars film has been released, we have waited a month, and now we have gathered with our official Star Wars experts Klee Wiggins and Ed Greer for a rousing chat about the state of the Star Wars universe. This is the first time we've all gotten together since The Last Jedi so expect some chat about Solo. Plus, some Star Wars show on a Disney streaming service appears to be pretty good. This episode isn't so much a review as much as an excuse to really get in an dissect the evolution of the most popular film franchise of all time and what it means to be a franchise in 2020.

 

Weekly Rads

 

Kyle – Prescription Sunglasses (cool thing) and the new Season of Hip Hop Evolution (show)

 

Burnside – Curb Your Enthusiasm (show)

 

Klee – Dracula (new BBC/Netflix series)

 

Ed – The Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl!

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stors/lmknight?ref_id=8178

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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Direct download: TIR_Star_Wars_Rise_of_Skywalker_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome retired Derby Girl, Tess Llanos. Kyle met Tess at a party and after an extended conversation about comics and horror movies, she started to tell him about her years in roller derby, next thing you know, we've got ourselves a podcast. If roller derby is something you've always wanted to know about, we are oddly informative this episode about the rules of the game and some of the finer points of derby culture. It's a real good time. Strap on some skates and enjoy!

 

Weekly Rad:

 

Kyle – Karen Meat “Meat Your Heart Out” (album)

 

Matthew – Instant Pot (thing you cook food in)

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stors/lmknight?ref_id=8178

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

Instagram: @thisisradpodcast

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http://www.thisisradpodcast.com

Direct download: TIR_Roller_Derby_Tess_Llanos_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

This week on the show Kyle and Matthew are joined by the Goods From The Woods (Rivers Langley, Carter Glasscock, and Sam Harter) for a look back at the 2010's. They put together some best of lists for movies, music, TV, video games, books, comics, and a whole lot of other stuff. The last ten years had a pretty profound effect on everyone on this episode and they explore where they were 10 years ago versus now. It's a long one but it's a heck of a ride. Oh, they also talk about Cats for a while up top.

 

Instead of a weekly rad this week we ask that you donate to the family of Matthew's friend Zach Reed who tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident shortly after Christmas.

 

Zach Reed Memorial Fund

Venmo: @Reed-memorial-fund

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stors/lmknight?ref_id=8178

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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Direct download: TIR_2010s_Decade_in_Radview_The_Goods_from_the_Woods.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

As we say good by to 2019, Kyle, Matthew, Laura, and special guest Taylor V-H look back at some of their favorite movies, TV, music, and video games. They also reflect on this past year. 2019 was a pretty crazy year for all parties involved Come hang out for a few hours and reminisce with us and tweet at us with your favorites from the year.

 

Also, on behalf of everybody at This Is Rad, we hope you all have a fantastic new year and we want to thank you for spending time with us every week. We'll keep doing it as long as you keep listening.

 

Stay rad everybody.

 

check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!

 

Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please...

This episode is sponsored by www.mackweldon.com use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) 

Check out our merch!

https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad

Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo

Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stors/lmknight?ref_id=8178

 

Follow us on social media or whatever!

Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt

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Direct download: TIR_Year_in_Radview_2019_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT

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