This Is Rad!

Cue the spooky synth music! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with musician Kasey Clark and comedian Andy Sell to talk about the films of director John Carpenter. In the third installment of their "Rad Directors" series, they go through Carpenter's complete filmography - with a few deviations along the way. They talk about their fond memories of Big Trouble in Little China (which they can quote almost entirely from memory), that time Andy got to meet J.C. in the flesh, and Kasey shows off his sweet "They Live" tattoo. Check out Tidemouth's new album Velvet and Stone and Andy's web series "Andy Talks to Bands" and web comic "Kyle and Grandpa Forever"!

Weekly Rads: What you guys are radful for!

Raddendums: Dark Star and the song "Benson, Arizona," Shock Value by Jason Zinoman, Assault on Precinct 13, Someone's Watching Me!, Elvis, Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, El Rey, The Thing, Christine, Stephen King & Joe Hill, Starman, Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness, They Live, Joe Bob Briggs, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Body Bags, In the Mouth of Madness, Village of the Damned, Escape from L.A., Vampires, Ghosts of Mars, Masters of Horror, Pro-Life, Cigarette Burns, The Ward, Esther Williams

Direct download: 77_John_Carpenter_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm PDT

CONNNN! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with comedian Jeff May to talk about the pros of cons. From basement cons to SDCC, they discuss the wide world of fan expos and conventions: comic book, pop culture, gamer, horror, LGBT, sci-fi or otherwise. Jeff has been to literally hundreds of cons and talks about his odd experiences along the way - performing stand up, working out with an actor who shall not be named, and picking up a treasure trove of goodies from "con artists." Check out Jeff May on the "Unpopular Opinion" podcast and at Motor City ComicCon in May. And visit a con near you!

Weekly Rads: The new album "Peaks" by Tigue, delicious BBQ, Rivers Langley's hospitality

Raddendums: Con Air, Dragon*Con, basement cons, Twitch, Virgil, Glenn Shadix and Dunston Checks In, Wizarding World, Marvel Legends War Machine, Street Sharks and Big Slammu, Retrojunk, Michael Turner, Skottie Young, X-Force and X-Statix, Axel Alonso, Mike Allred, George PĂ©rez, Horrorhound, Doom Patrol, Mark Hamill, World War Z audiobook, Iron Fist, Black Cat, Bent Con, Shirtlifter, Geeks Out, C2E2 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Boston Comic Con, Mike Manohla, Art Adams, Grant Morrison, Granite Con, Baltimore Comic-Con, Hero Con, Motor City ComicCon, Emerald City Comicon, Long Beach Comic Con, Wondercon, Rob Liefeld, running the crank

Direct download: 76_Cons_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:34pm PDT

Welcome to "This Is Rad!", brother! This week Kyle and Matthew tackle their most requested episode topic since Dungeons & Dragons: Wrestling. And who better to do this topic justice than the fine fellows from the Goods from the Woods podcast: Rivers Langley, Pat Reilly and Mr. Goodnight. In this "Rad from the Woods" crossover, the boys present an in-depth historical overview of Wrestling in all its glory. Rivers teaches us carny speak and wrestling terms, Goodnight talks about the Memphis scene, Pat professes his views on '90s creative stagnation, and Kyle gets a dollar stapled to his tit.

Weekly Rads: Halo, Junji Ito, Noboru Iguchi and "F is for Fart" from the ABCs of Death, Master of None, bouncy houses

Raddendums: Marc Mero, Beyond the Mat, WWE, Tupac, NWA (National Wrestling Alliance), AWA, WWWF, Vince McMahon, Ric Flair, Andre the Giant, the Iron Sheik, Hulk Hogan & Hulkamania, Andy Kaufman, Jerry Lawler, indie wrestling, Lucha VaVOOM, Clownvis, Tartar Control, Sunny, Gorilla Monsoon & the gorilla position, GLOW, Sgt. Slaughter, Big Boss Man, Mantaur, Doink, WCW & Monday Nitro, Sting, Dusty Rhodes, Future Shock & James Brown, Big Josh, Oz, Johnny D. Badd, The Shockmaster, Sid Vicious, Harlem Heat, Jesse Ventura, Colonel Robert Parker, King Curtis Iaukea, Meng aka Haku, the Booty Man, Lex Luger, Razor Ramon, Bash at the Beach, Hollywood Hulk Hogan and "This Is the New World Order, brother," NWO, Chris Jericho, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Wolf Pack, Hollywood, X-Pac, Mike Awesome aka That 70s Guy, the Undertaker, Mick Foley, Val Venis, CM Punk, John Cena, Bloody Good Horror podcast, Brock Lesnar, How To Wrestling, Randy Orton, WWE NXT, Sasha Banks vs. Bayley, Triple H, Dee Dee Ramone, Lucha Underground, Steve Blackman, WWE Raw

Direct download: 75_Wrestling_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm PDT

Yo quiero "This Is Rad!" This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie are joined by return guest Becky Joiner to talk about her supreme love for Taco Bell. They discuss Becky's iron stomach, living in close proximity to test kitchens, Kyle's aversion to mixing sweet and savory, swap meat swap meets and "Drop the chalupa, pick up the mic." Also, Becky introduces everyone to her new holiday "Livemas."


P.S. Sorry the music at the beginning drowns us out a bit. What can we say, we love us some Das Racist.

Weekly Rads: Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, our new YouTube video "How to Make a Giant Watermelon for $50!", Nathan for You (third season), Reminder to donate to the Kickstarter for Friday the 13th: The Game

Direct download: 74_Taco_Bell_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT