Tue, 28 July 2015
GOOOOAL! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with actor Demorge Brown, who serves as their soccer spirit guide through their first rad sports episode. They talk about Title IX, the World Cup, the '90s upsurge in popularity and the problems with American broadcasters. Demorge also opens up about his love of Arsenal and his experiences coaching 11 year old girls and combining soccer with Scottish accents. Check out Demorge on Harmontown!
Weekly Rads: "Don't ask me for a dollar," Shin Megami Tensei, Kid Icarus, Mr. Robot
Raddendums: Mia Hamm, Title IX, Arsenal, Dundee United, Ian Darke, Keith Jackson, the Doug Stanhope bit about rooting for the Yankees, the non-Jimmy Fallon version of "Fever Pitch" on YouTube
Direct download: 60_Soccer_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18am PDT
Mon, 20 July 2015
Sweet home Rad-a-bama! This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by comedian Matthew Broussard and Producer Natalie to talk about the South and their conflicted relationship with where they grew up. (Boo racism… but spicy mac and cheese!) Together, the gang has a semi-intelligent discussion about the state of the South and their feelings on its past and present. Check out Matthew Broussard on "Not Exactly News" on MTV2!
Weekly Rads: Rocket League, Trainwreck, This Is Rad! merch
Raddendums: Bryan Guttman, "You Were Good Too" by Ramin Nazer, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Kyle Kinane, Don't Mess with the Zohan, World War Z, Rivers Langley's Facebook post
Direct download: 59_The_South_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm PDT
Mon, 13 July 2015
This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by The Nerdist's very own Matt Mira and The Aquabats' Ian Fowles to geek out on guitars - particularly of the left-handed variety. As possessors of the "hand of the devil," they talk about the discrimination against southpaw guitar players and why righties get to have all the fun. Matt opens up about his guitar obsession and ongoing quest to get his dream Burns Bison guitar with "mad dog." Other topics include luthiering and repairs, eBay guitar shopping politics, the ABCs of Boston rock and the "Ivory Shaft." Check out Matt on SModCo's new "Talk Salad and Scrambled Eggs" podcast, among many others, and Ian on "The Aquabats! Super Show!"
Weekly Rads: The legacy of President Iwata, World War Z: The Lost Files, Trader Joe's Soft Pretzel Sticks
Raddendums: Rocksmith, Marty McFly's shredding in Back to the Future, Stew-Mac repair videos, Gibson Flying V, Steven Seagal, Premier Guitar's Rig Rundown, Peter Frampton's restored Les Paul, Retrofret in Brooklyn, Guitar Center used gear, Matt Umanov Guitars, Southpaw Guitars, Suhr Guitars, Epiphone, Ian on Fender's "Made to be Modded," NAM
Direct download: 58_Guitars_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm PDT
Mon, 6 July 2015
Wipeout! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie kick off the Summer of Rad with the lovely Gabriela Contreras. They hang ten and talk about surf rock from the past to present, including its three waves (no pun intended). Other topics include Rockabilly vs. Tiki culture, Dick Dale vs. The Beach Boys, and The Munsters vs. Addams Family (*snap snap*). Surf's up, radsters!
Weekly Rads: The Late Show Podcast with Stephen Colbert, The Black Tapes Podcast, The No Sleep Podcast, the Women's U.S. Soccer Team
Raddendums: Murder at Party Beach, Jan & Dean, Rick and Morty, Walk Hard, Agent Orange, Tiki Oasis, The Growlers, The Reigning Monarchs, Surf Rock Museum in Huntington Beach, Venice Slam Jam, Man or Astroman, Guantanamo Baywatch, Tijuana Panthers, Deadbolt, Los Straightjackets, The Red Elvises
Direct download: 57_Surf_Rock_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm PDT