This Is Rad!

3...2...1...Happy Rad Year! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie ring in the New Year by taking a look back at their favorite rad things from 2015. From Tangerine to Tomb Raider, Mad Max to METZ, and Rocket League to Review, no movie, show, album, podcast or video game is left unturned! Things also get a little intense at the end when they discuss the purpose of art and their respective creative journeys over the past year, and Kyle talks about the making of his most recent standup album. Let us know your New Year #Radsolutions by tweeting us at @ThisIsRadPod!

Yearly Rads: A Place to Bury Strangers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spiritualized, Modest Mouse's Strangers to Ourselves, METZ's II, Culture Abuse, Cursed Graves, Ghostlimb, Tidemouth's Velvet & Stone, Dogs' The Ongoing LP, Prince's HitNRun Phase One, Dame Funk, Mark Ronson & Uptown Funk, Fidlar's Too, Silversun Pickups' Better Nature, Courtney Barnett & Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, Desaparecidos' Payola, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isabelle, Clutch, Yo La Tengo, Foals, Murs, Built to Spill, Wilco, the Max Levine Ensemble, Galactic's Hey Na Na, Apple Music's Psychedelic Jazz playlist, Burton's, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, Trainwreck, Tangerine, Ted 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, It Follows, Dude Bro Party Massacre 3, Everly, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rocket League, Ori and the Blind Forest, Race the Sun, Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask for DS, South Park, Last Man on Earth, Nathan for You, Master of None, Review, Maron, The Last Podcast on the Left, Murderfist, The Black Tapes podcast, The NoSleep Podcast, The Movie Crypt podcast, Criminal

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Merry Clashmas! This week Kyle and Matthew "rad" the Casbah with returning guests Chris Estrada and Kasey Clark. They give a brief history of the The Clash, followed by an album-by-album breakdown of the band's best (and worst) songs, their musical evolution and their ideology. They explore the band's politics and how much the band was a product of their time - for better and for worst. They also yell a lot because Kyle, Kasey and Chris are all insane Clash fans. If you are new to the band, this is a great primer. If you love The Clash, listen and yell and scream at us about what you do and don't agree with. They also discuss the post-Clash works of the various members and give some records to check out if you feel like expanding into the outer Clash-iverse. This holiday season, give someone in your life the gift of The Clash and drown out all that awful Christmas music with "London Calling."

Weekly Rads: Tweet a real band name or a fake band name to @ThisIsRadPod and have Natalie guess what it is!

Raddendums: Joe Strummer, The 101ers, Fecal Matter, The Melvins, Cleveland Screaming, Police and Thieves, Clampdown, Give 'Em Enough Rope, London Calling, Guns of Brixton, Lost in the Supermarket, Train in Vain, Spanish Bombs, Sandinista!, Somebody Got Murdered, Combat Rock, Cut the Crap, Should I Stay or Should I Go?, Bankrobber, Know Your Rights, Car Jamming, Rock the Casbah, Straight to Hell, Big Audio Dynamite, The Mescaleros, Johnny Appleseed

Direct download: The_Clash_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
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Are you ready for some football??? Good!!! Cause this week Kyle and Matthew are joined by Sharon Hills (@NerdistMom), Katie Levine (@kt_money) and Benji (@NerdistDog) to talk about their love of watching pros pass around the ol' pigskin. Sharon talks about her son Chris Hardwick's "sporty" youth, her ranting on @midnight ("Fuckity fuckeroos!"), and Katie talks about football players being taken down by the dick. They close out by giving their take on the current state of sports injuries and what can be done to prevent them. Hut...hut...hike!

Weekly Rads: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, Wikipedia articles about the oldest buildings on Earth, scorpion best friend necklaces, A Very Sunny Christmas

Weekly Bads: Burnside's dislike of roller coasters

Raddendums: The Miami Dolphins, Orleans Darkwa, The Browns, The Cowboys, The Carolina Panthers, The Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, Vince Lombardi, Antonio Brown's nutcracker, The Hurricanes, The Dan Patrick Show, The Rich Eisen Show, Chris Paul, French Montana

Direct download: 80_Football_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
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The Doctor is in! This week Kyle and Matthew take a wibbly-wobbly adventure through space and time with April O'Neil and Brandon Flick. They explain what Doctor Who is and why they love the adventures of the Time Lord and his companions. Kyle retells the story of how Brandon and April first met and bonded over their love of the Doctor. They discuss their favorite versions of the Doctor and how the first version of the show a person comes into contact with influences how they feel about the show. They also talk about what creatures from the show are the scariest. Who is afraid of being exterminated by Daleks? Who is afraid that they are actively being followed by The Silence? Plus, the gang chats about the current season and predicts what they think may be in store for the future! Keep up to date with April at

Weekly Rads: Krampus, The Good Dinosaur, Fallout, The X-Files

Raddendums: Unfortunately none this week because Producer Natalie was out of town.

Direct download: 79_Doctor_Who_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
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Welcome to "This Is Brad!" That's right, this week Kyle and Matthew are sitting down with their favorite returning funnyman Brad Gage to talk about Peanuts - the comic, the cartoon... the legume? They discuss the best and worst of the Sunday funnies, bad community theatre productions of "Dog Sees God," the Peanuts holiday specials, and they get Brad's take on the new movie. Check out Brad's new web series "Rough Day" on YouTube at!

Weekly Rads:  Last Shift, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Kyle's album recording on December 4th at Meltdown Comics!

Raddendums: Charles Schultz, The documentary "Stripped," Mother's Cookies, "Snoopy can't melt steel beams," Peter and the Wolf, Wilson on Home Improvement, Dog Sees God, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Wonder Years, Scooby-Dum, the Dilbert cartoon, Dragnet hippie puts a baby in the oven, Working (with Fred Savage), The Brady Bunch Movies, Head & The Monkees, Davy Jones, Tiny Toons Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation

Direct download: 78_Peanuts_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm PDT