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This week on the show we welcome writer and comedian TK Kelly for a chat about one of America's greatest songwriters, the one and only Tom Petty. The gang explore Petty's career for his early days through the massive success of Damn The Torpedos to some of his incredible collaborations with the grandmasters of rock music. They break down what is is about the Heartbreakers as a backing band that works so well. Kyle highly recommends the 2007 documentary “Running on a Dream” that covers his career in detail and is a great addendum to this episode. Plus, it wouldn't be Rad without a few side tangents and we get into it about Third Eye Blind. What does that have to do with Tom Petty? You'll have to listen to find out. (Spoiler Alert: it doesn't really, but the tangent is pretty fun anyway.)


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