Wed, 28 December 2016
It's the final countdown! This week Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura are in the studio to celebrate the raddest things of the past year. They talk about their favorite video games, TV shows, music, podcasts and movies of 2016, as well as their own personal achievements and accomplishments! High fives all around! This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Video Games: Fallout 4, Inside, Pokemon Go, The Witness, Uncharted 4, Call of Duty 4 remaster, Overwatch, Doom, Laura Croft Go, Mario Run, Paper Mario, Day of the Tentacle
TV: Westworld, Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2, You're the Worst, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Loosely Exactly Nicole, Directv Now, Stranger Things, Atlanta, Channel Zero, Silicon Valley this season, SNL this season, Veep this season, White Rabbit Project, Another Period
Music: Carseat Headrest, Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid, David Bowie's Blackstar, Culture Abuse's Peach, DIIV's Is the Is Are, Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool, Beyonce's Lemonade, Lady Gaga's Joanne, Jenny Lewis' Rabbit for a Coat
Podcasts: Last Podcast on the Left, Page Seven podcast, The Wizard and the Bruiser, Abe Lincoln's Top Hat, the Bret Easton Nellis podcast, Doughboys, In the Dark, The Giant Bombcast, Killer POV/Shockwaves, The Greatest Generation, Pottercast
Movies: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Arrival, Zootopia, Green Room, Everybody Wants Some!!, The Handmaiden, Deadpool, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Horror: The Witch, Don't Breathe, Hush, Baskin, Purge: Election Year, The Invitation, Shudder
Sci-Fi: Midnight Special, the new Ghostbusters
Direct download: 136_2016_The_Year_In_Radview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54am PDT
Tue, 20 December 2016
This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with comedian Riley Jess to talk about Ancient Aliens - both the show and the ancient astronaut theory. Riley discusses getting exposed to weird alien lectures while doing closed captioning, which led to her current obsession (although she herself is not a believer). The gang discusses the inherent racism in ancient alien theories, the political landscape behind World War I, and the Anunnaki from Nibiru. They also debunk the Baghdad "battery," the Egyptian "light bulb," the golden Tolima "fighter jets," and the Nazca "landing strips." Ultimately, aren't we all just space dust? This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Fartbarf, desktop drum kits, the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer
Raddendums: Ancient Gods: Astronauts from Planet X, phantom time, The Abyss, Stephen King's 11/22/63, Michael Crichton's Timeline, Final Destination, Zecharia Sitchin, Chariots of the Gods, Ancient Aliens: Debunked, Stargate, Scott Gairdner's The Beatles 3000, Call of Cthulhu, Aliens, Clueless, Prometheus
Direct download: 135_Ancient_Aliens_-This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm PDT
Wed, 14 December 2016
Put on your yarmulke, it's time to celebrate Adam Sandler movies, quotes and song-akas! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with return guest Rebecca Joiner to explore her love of Adam Sandler movies. She talks about growing up with brothers and being exposed to gross-out humor at an early age. Other topics include prison riots, Laura's attraction to Little Nicky, Fizzy Bubblech, and the hopeful future of Happy Madison. Viva le Livemas! This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code GIFTING15 for 15% off any original Loot Crate subscription by December 19th. bit.ly/2hg6Hza
Weekly Rads: Comic book artist Jason Gonzalez (www.jgonzodesigns.com), De Palma (2015) on Amazon Prime, being gifting incredibly expensive basketball tickets, the Ludo Bird chicken sandwich at the Staples Center
Raddendums: Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, 50 First Dates, Airheads, Shooter McGavin, Grandma's Boy, Dirty Work, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, Joe Dirt, Mr. Deeds, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia, Eight Crazy Nights, Anger Management, The Longest Yard, the New Mexico State Penitentiary riot, Click, Grown Ups, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Bedtime Stories, Funny People, Just Go with It, Jack and Jill, That's My Boy, Hotel Transylvania, Blended, The Cobbler, Pixels, Ridiculous 6, Strange Wilderness, They're All Going to Laugh at You
Direct download: 134_Adam_Sandler_Movies_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14am PDT
Wed, 7 December 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew welcome comedian Rick Wood to discuss the one and only Canadian power trio: Rush. Rick aptly describes Rush as “blue collar scientists” who mix prog rock mythology with blue collar anthems. Rick talks about the evolution of Rush's back catalog from their early career as hard rockers to the band that the world knows today. In the process, he blows Kyle's mind with some of the lesser-known, cool hard rock songs in their catalog. Besides being a talented comedian, Rick is an accomplished musician. He tracks his evolution as a musician and the impact that Rush had on his early playing. From buying his first guitar from a drunk at a bar, to learning Rush bass lines to spite his Mom's new boyfriend, the rockers of the Great White North taught Rick to be ambitious in his songwriting. Other topics include Rush's dedication to keeping their lineup and stage setup simple, their creative ways of writing synth lines that Geddy Lee could play with his feet, Rush's dedicated fanbase and the once-a-year meeting of the minds that is “RushCon.” Plus, Neil Peart's appearance in the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" movie gets some love. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code GIFTING15 for 15% off any original Loot Crate subscription by December 19th.
Weekly Rads: Cauliflower mashed potatoes, Pokemon Moon, the Cancelled Too Soon podcast
Raddendums: Steve Albini, Kurt Cobain, Hugh Syme, Space Echo, 2112, Cygnus X-1, Time Stands Still, Ghost Rider by Neil Peart
Direct download: 133_Rush_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am PDT
Tue, 29 November 2016
They say the neon lights are bright on... RADWAY! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie defy gravity by talking about musicals with comedian Joe Kaye. Joe and Natalie try to win Kyle and Burnside over to the side of musical theatre by gabbing about their favorite shows. Natalie thinks "The Wedding Singer" is underrated and Joe loves "Title of Show." Meanwhile, Kyle likes the darkness of community theatre as well as the body count in "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Moana, Channel Zero, Bad Santa 2, the Las Vegas High Roller
Raddendums: Hair, The Wedding Singer, In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, Immortal Technique, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sarah Kane, Jersey Boys, Disaster, Rock of Ages, Seussical, Cannibal! the Musical, Evil Dead the Musical, Toxic Avenger, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, We Will Rock You, Title of Show, Tim Minchin's Matilda the Musical, Spring Awakening & Duncan Sheik, The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, Fun Home, The Pillowman, The 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee, Avenue Q, Spamalot, Chicago, Repo! The Genetic Rock Opera, Grey Gardens the musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Julie Taymor, Big Money Hustlas and Rustlas, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde the Musical
Direct download: 132_Musicals_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm PDT
Wed, 23 November 2016
Welcome to a bonus episode of "This Is Rad!" where we read what our listeners are radful for this year and have a nice hostful chat. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Direct download: 132_Thanksgiving_Radfuls_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm PDT
Tue, 22 November 2016
This week "This Is Rad!" crosses over with the boys and girl from the "Goods from the Woods" (Rivers Langley and Pat Reilly) and "What Did We Learn?" (Monika Scott and Luke Jensen) podcasts to have a good old fashioned and rambly Thanksgiving dinner in Dr. Pat's freezing backyard. Natalie, the vegetarian, accidentally eats sausage stuffing, Kyle clings to the mic like a life raft, Burnside discusses Midwestern traditions and Laura talks about growing up on a mesa. You can listen to Part 1 here http://goo.gl/lkQ1Ao over at "Goods from the Woods" and hear the full episode tomorrow on "What Did We Learn?" in this totally not-confusing crossover special.
Direct download: 131_Thanksgiving_Part_2_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm PDT
Wed, 16 November 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedy and creative duo The Martin Duprass (Jeremy Martin and Lauren Thomas-Martin) to talk about stop motion animation. They discuss their favorite artists and influences as well as their experiences making their own stop-mo for their low-budget remake of Smokey and the Bandit 2. But most importantly, they discuss the importance of limitations on creativity! Also, Kyle is weirded out by Gumby.
Weekly Rads: Arrival, Leonard Cohen's "Live in London," Zumba
Raddendums: Rankin & Bass, Rudolph, Little Drummer Boy, Frosty the Snowman, Mad Monster Party?, Jack Frost, The Hobbit, Return of the King, Gerry Anderson, Thunderbirds and UFO, Fantastic Planet, The Brothers Quay, Blood Tea & Red String, A Town Called Panic, The Triplets of Belleville, Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings, James and the Giant Peach, Nightmare Before Christmas, Paranorman, Mr. Bill, Kablam!'s Prometheus & Bob, Action League Now!, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Highway to Heaven, Moral Orel, Robot Chicken, Bruce Bickford, Burn the Witch, Corpse Bride, Jan Švankmajer, Anomalisa, Alice (1988), Wallace and Gromit, Marcel the Shell, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Dynamation, Ralph Bakshi
Direct download: 130_Stop-Motion_Animation_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07am PDT
Wed, 9 November 2016
This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie have a casual encounter with comedian Wendi Starling about the bizarre and wonderful world of craigslist! She discusses her love for this strange internet landscape and her early beginnings searching for "gigs," which later turned into a lucrative side business selling her used panties. She discusses findoming, mirroring and other sales techniques to increase offers! Act now, first come first serve. Must pick up and transport. Email Steve for more info. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: Stayin' Alive, The Handmaiden, making pizza at home
Raddendums: Crazy Beautiful, The Crowd Work Sessions: What's Your F@!?#ng Deal?! by Big Jay Oakerson
Direct download: 129_Craigslist__-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30am PDT
Wed, 2 November 2016
Hang time! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedian/sports writer Dave Schilling (Roundball Rock podcast) to talk about basketball, causing Kyle to realize he knows more about the sport than he thought. They discuss the white Jewish origins of the "thinking man's game," along with the culture inside basketball fandom and the connection between the NBA and fashion. They also talk about basketball video games, the unspoken alcoholism in Air Bud, and '90s team logos. Plus, they answer hard-hitting questions: Clippers vs. Lakers? Do pelicans eat other birds? And can a dog play basketball? This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: Stan Lee's L.A. Comic-Con, Gears of War, and buy, listen download or stream Kyle's new album "I'm a Person" here: http://smarturl.it/kyleclark
Raddendums: James Naismith, George Mikan, the XFL, 30 for 30's "Free Spirits" and "Bad Boys," Winning Time
Direct download: 128_Basketball_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51pm PDT
Mon, 31 October 2016
Happy Halloween! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie wrap up Radtober with comedian Keith Carey by celebrating their love of theme park Halloween haunts and mazes. Kyle and Keith used to be scared to death of haunted houses until they got older and their fright developed into fascination. They rate the best, worst and most memorable mazes from Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights and Knott's Scary Farm-- and discuss their strange feelings on the Suicide Squad scare zone at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Stick around to the bitter end because Kyle and Natalie also chat up "Tom," a theme park employee who has worked in the haunts industry for years and offers his insights over some delicious Taco Bell. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order. bit.ly/2eQQexo
Weekly Rads: Westworld, David S. Pumpkins, the Los Angeles Guinea Pig Festival
Raddendums: American Scream, Hell House, Knott's Scary Farm, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Tension Experience, Wicked Lit, Creep LA, The Shockwaves Podcast
Direct download: 127_Halloween_Haunts_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37am PDT
Tue, 25 October 2016
Wolfman's got nards! This Radtober week, Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie venture to Lawrence Mercado's monster-making studio with Chris Korn to talk about the Universal Movie Monsters! They explore their early artistic roots in German Expressionism as well as the revolutionary makeup and technology that made the Invisible Man, Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Wolfman, the Mummy and the Bride of Frankenstein possible! This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Bear Vs. Shark, David S. Pumpkins
Raddendums: James Whales' Frankenstein, Guillermo del Toro exhibit at LACMA, Scary Movies to Tell in the Dark, Jack Pierce, Cost Plus World Market, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Bela Lugosi, Freaks, Tod Browning, Hitchcock, Monster Squad, The Mummy, The Wolf, American Werewolf in London, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Night of the Hunter, the Movie Moguls of Hollywood series, Camino
Direct download: 126_Universal_Movie_Monsters_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm PDT
Wed, 19 October 2016
This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call...the Rad Zone. This week Radtober continues as Kyle and Matthew sit down with return guests Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zafran from the LA Meekly podcast to talk about the classic series: The Twilight Zone. They discuss this sci-fi/horror staple (which wasn't really all that scary), how this show was way ahead of its time and how people loved Rod Serling's socio-political commentary, as well as his love of boxing and grandmas. Kyle goes down a 1950s TV rabbit hall, Burnside talks about meth and Natalie watches footage from the Twilight Zone movie that she can't un-see. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: The documentary "The 13th," Peruvian food, Kyle's new standup album "I'm a Person" out on October 31st!
Raddendums: Tales from the Crypt, Rod Serling, The Outer Limits, Playhouse 90, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Patterns, Lil Wayne, Ray Bradbury, Dance Macabre by Stephen King, Thriller (1960) and "Pigeons from Hell," Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, "Nothing in the Dark," "In Praise of Pip," I Love Lucy, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," Charles Beaumont, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, William Shatner, "Nick of Time," "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," John Cassavetes, Ghost Dog, The Twilight Zone movie, Death Ship, meth usage, George Miller, The Regulators, "Nothing in the Dark," "Long Distance Call, "Big Tall Wish," "Walking Distance" "The Passersby," John Landis, Night Gallery
Direct download: 125_The_Twilight_Zone_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am PDT
Wed, 12 October 2016
Radtober continues its reign of terror this week as Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with director/Channel 101 vet Cullan Bruce to talk about Japanese horror, body horror and horror in general. Kyle explains how Shintoism and Buddhism color the Japanese idea of Hell. The gang also explores the influence of J-Horror in the 2000s in America, not just with remakes like The Ring but by creating the taboo "torture porn" genre in the late '80s/early '90s. They define and explain the difference between yokai and yurei. And for once, Kyle does research trying to impress a guest. Plus, Natalie learns that the "Guinea Pig" films aren't what she hoped they'd be... This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: Our patron saint Patrick, Westworld
Raddendums: Street Sharks, The Fly, Videodrome & David Cronenberg, The History of Horror podcast, Brad Warner, the Guinea Pig films, The ABCs of Death, A Serbian Film, New French Extremity, Martyrs, Tokyo Decadence, Hausu, Chungking Express, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Cigarette Burns, Ringu and The Ring, The Grudge, Pulse, Spirals, Tokyo Gore Police, The Machine Girl, Battle Royale, The Innkeepers, Junji Ito, Tomie, Suicide Club/Circle, Audition, Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2, PT, Don't Crap Your Pants, Story of Ricky, Perfect Blue, Evangelion, Corpse Party
Direct download: 124_J-Horror_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am PDT
Wed, 5 October 2016
Booooooo! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie kick off Radtober with podcast frenemy Adam Murray to talk about ghosts and their ghostly experiences in the completely empty (and allegedly haunted) Meltdown Comics. Kyle comes in fresh from a spooooky bombing at the Comedy Store! Matthew recalls a creeeeepy incident with former girlfriend "Blaura"! And Adam describes his chilling ghostly encounters, from the little girl on the highway to the dream haunter to the mysterious basement name caller. Things get so spooky that even non-believer Natalie gets scared. Fear the Hazenschnoff! This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: Fantastic Fest with our guests Alex Jacobs and D'arby Rose!
Raddendums: Haunted Mansion, Peg Entwistle, Weird New Jersey, Creepypasta, Scariest Places on Earth, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Witness, Bobby Mackey's Music World, TAPS
Direct download: 123_Ghosts_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am PDT
Wed, 28 September 2016
God dang it, Bobby! This week the rad crew is joined by the Mean Boys Podcast (Keith Carey, Joe Dosch, Connor McSpadden) to talk about the blue collar beauty of King of the Hill. They lament the fact that the show is no longer streaming anywhere because it is a show that transcended politics in a very unique way that we sure could use these days. They also talk about the strength of Mike Judge's writing and finding humor in the nuances of everyday life. But don't panic, the discussion doesn't get too classy. They also talk about pooping and socks. The gang breaks down their favorite characters and points out that everybody knows a Dale Gribble and a Bill Dauterive in their life. Plus: Joe does a haunting impression of Hank Hill! Karnock meets Lootaclaus! And you find out that Connor has a dark past with Yu-Gi-Oh! cards! Crack open a beer, stand in your favorite residential alleyway and enjoy! (Also, check out the Mean Boys Podcast on whatever platform you are using to listen to this podcast.) This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order. bit.ly/2d7wST9
Weekly Rads: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Creepoid, Don't Breathe, Forensic Files
Raddendums: Mike Judge, Beavis & Butthead, Chuck Mangione
Direct download: 122_King_of_the_Hill_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm PDT
Tue, 20 September 2016
Some are born rad, some achieve radness, and others have radness thrust upon them! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedian Samantha Hale to discuss the world of William Shakespeare...but first, they talk about how good the movie "Predator" is for some reason. Kyle and Samantha are old school drama kids and talk about their first exposure to the Bard via the Spring Shakespeare Festivals put on by the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California. They also talk about Shakespeare in a historical context and point out that he was kind of the Steven Spielberg of his time. This somehow leads to the idea of Shakespeare porn and the revelation that Kyle had music from one of his old bands used in a porn. Burnside tries to find those scenes but finds it difficult in an ocean of online pornography. We all hope his phone is ok. A great episode and the podcast stuff that dreams are made of! This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Escape rooms, Apple Watches, and our guests Jackie Kashian and Laurie Kilmartin!
Raddendums: Predator, DTASC (Drama Teachers Association of Southern California), Hamlet 2, Understanding Richard, Little Runaways 2, Titus Andronicus, 10 Things I Hate About You, Romeo & Juliet, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Tromeo and Juliet
Direct download: 121_Shakespeare_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm PDT
Wed, 14 September 2016
Bzzz! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with actress and Channel 101 regular Chris Lee to discuss all the fuss about B-movies! They debate the definition of these low-budget, culty, classics, as well as discuss their "A" and "B" movie origins, their heyday in the 1950s, and their renaissance in the '80s. Kyle geeks out about Roger Corman and William Castle! Chris geeks out about her favorite creature features! And Burnside, Natalie and Laura pitch out their erotic sequel to Jerry Seinfeld's “Bee Movie”! Plus, the gang debates the plural for “Sharktopus.” This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: The Damned, getting rid of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Vice Principals
Raddendums: Bee Movie, Antz, Season of the Witch, American Werewolf in London, The Thing, Channel 101's Pop It, Poultrygeist, The Re-Animator, Alligator People, Them, The Killer Shrews, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Videodrome, Event Horizon, Troma & Lloyd Kaufman, Roger Corman, Dawn of the Dead remake, William Castle & 13 Ghosts, Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End, Ash vs. the Evil Dead, Keith David, They Live, Hell Comes to Frogtown, Frogs, Mosquitoes, Tremors, Pumpkinhead, Night of the Creeps, Night of the Comet, Barbara Crampton, Clowny Clown Clown, The Host, The Devil, Thirst, Old Boy, The Blob, Motel Hell, Slumber Party Massacre, Shoot 'Em Up, The Search for Animal Chin, Bones Brigade documentary, Gymkata, Leviathan, Devil's Backbone, Cool World
Direct download: 120_B-Movies_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28pm PDT
Wed, 7 September 2016
Kamehameha! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedian/kung fu master/former professional rollerblader (for real!) Ron Swallow to discuss the anime epic Dragon Ball Z. They do their very best to explain to a very confused Producer Natalie all about the Sagas, the Saiyans and the sweet, sweet fight scenes. They also touch on the various versions of the show. Kyle chats about his love for the original Dragon Ball. Ron talks about the impact DBZ has had on his way of thinking and approach to life. Plus, the gang chats about the horrible, horrible movie adaptation, and they propose their own ideas for how to bring the series to the big screen. Also, they answer listener questions about the show, and Ron turns the boys onto the YouTube series "Dragon Ball Z Abridged." Blah, blah, blah, over 9,000! This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: FYF Fest, Cinema Purgatorio, Baskin, Doughnut Plant, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Raddendums: The Key & Peele Continental sketch, Dragon Ball, Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Krillin, Trunks, Frieza, Tenchi Muyo!, Caritz, Battle Royale High School, Inuyasha, Gundam, Dragon Ball Kai, Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Wild Zero
Direct download: 119_Dragon_Ball_Z_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm PDT
Tue, 30 August 2016
I'mma let you finish, but first this week Kyle and Matthew gotta sit down with comedians Rivers Langley and Jason Webb to talk about the beautiful dark twisted fantasy of Kanye West. Along the way, they realize they have all lived the same life as failed teachers and know nothing about the stock market. Other topics include their favorite “krazy” Kanye moments, the reddit theory that David Bowie predicted Kanye West's birth, and the proud Burnside family tradition of farting. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Don't Think Twice, Robert Williams & Pop Surrealism, Mr. Robot, sending Adam Murray texts of Randy Quaid naked with a banana over his crotch, Bojack Horseman, Amber Heard donating money to victims of domestic violence
Raddendums: Comedy Under the Influence, Gold Digger, The College Dropout, 808 and Heartbreak, Yeezus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, "Power,” "Runaway,” "Dirt Road Anthem,” Luke Bryan, "Bound 2,” Life of Pablo, Through the Wire
Direct download: 118_Kanye_West_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38pm PDT
Wed, 24 August 2016
Get ready to pop some tags cause this week Kyle and Matthew are sitting down with comedians Jenny Zigrino and Jasmine Ellis to talk about vintage clothing. Jenny used to buy and sell clothes on Etsy and describes her best thrifty thrills and secondhand finds. Other topics include rag houses, steampunk vs. burlesque vs. cosplay and old timey undergarments. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Metallica's new single "Hardwired," Retro Rad at NerdMelt on August 26th at 7pm (follow @kyleclarkisrad to watch the event live on Periscope), "Pool Cleaners" screening at Channel 101 on August 27th at 8 and 10 pm, and our forthcoming guide on how to make a podcast on http://thisisradpod.tumblr.com
Raddendums: The Brady Bunch, H.R. Puffenstuff, Graceland 2, Shorkie, Fairuza Balk, J. Z.'s New Album, Amadeus, Singles, Yaya Han (46:00), LARPing, Alex Gross, Rogue burlesque, the Tumblr of classroom board porns, Porn Comments, Nasty Gal and Girl Bus, Raghouse in Minnesota, Etsy, Good Hair, Jheri Curl, Fancy Ray and his Taco Bell commercial, Torrid, Special K in "Can't Hardly Wait," Smart Guy, Negativland & U2
Direct download: 117_Vintage_Clothing_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT
Tue, 16 August 2016
This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with writer/director Terry Miles (from the TANIS and Black Tapes podcasts) to talk about his love of science fiction. Terry talks about getting introduced to the genre through Dune, and from there the gang is off to the races, sharing their favorite sci-fi properties across books, movies and TV. Other topics include whether any of them will ever finish Gravity's Rainbow, a rousing chat about The Planet of the Apes (the movie franchise, not the planet) and Burnside's defense of Bubble Boy.
Weekly Rads: Burnside finally saw Radiohead!, Bad Santa 2 trailer, Rocksmith
Raddendums: Dune, The Characters on Netflix, Battlestar Galactica, Robert A. Heinlein, Michael Moorcock, Neil Stephenson & Snowcrash, Ready Player One, Isaac Asimov, Cormac McCarthy, Our Lady Peace, Kurt Vonnegut & Slaughterhouse, Thomas Pynchon & Slow Learner & Gravity's Rainbow, Alien & Aliens, Spaceballs, Terminator, Soylent Green, Children of Men, Planet of the Apes, Black Hole, Black Science, Tarkovsky & Solaris, Ex Machina, The Coma by Alex Garland, James Cameron & The Abyss, Event Horizon, The Thing, It's Alive, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Alf, Permanent Midnight, Minority Report, Every Frame a Painting web series, Under the Skin, "When Life Was Good," Grant Morrison & Doom Patrol, Bioshock, No Man's Sky, Westworld, Jurassic Park, Gattaca, The Island, Moon, Code 46, A Boy and His Dog, Death Comes to Frogtown, 12 Monkeys or La Jetée, Donnie Darko, Bubble Boy
Direct download: 116_Sci-Fi_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT
Wed, 10 August 2016
Don’t touch that dial! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with Channel 101 veterans Paul Isakson and Adam Garland to talk about the long-running L.A. institution, monthly screening competition, and comedy career launching pad founded by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab. Kyle and Natalie celebrate their own Channel 101 pilot getting picked up, and the gang swaps stories and secrets from their shoots, along with tips for making your own Channel 101 pilot. Because making stuff is rad! Submit your own pilot to email@example.com. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: Will Smith in Suicide Squad, Scare LA, Ren & Stimpy, Channel 101
Raddendums: The Most Extraordinary Space Investigations, Acceptable TV, Tom Kaufman, Laser Fart, Yacht Rock, House of Cosbys, Andy Applesauce, Dead Kevin, The Not-Invited, Intimate Indiscretions, The Nuggets, New York Stories, Cautionary Tales of Swords, Spookhouse Storytime, www.channel101.com, Ned Nerpel: All Nipple Boy Detective, Demorge Brown, Willy Roberts, Pauly Tamale, Fishbowls Are Definitely My Thing, Carjumpers, Justin Roiland, 2 Girls, 1 Cup: The Show, The Mountain, The ‘Bu, Derrick Comedy’s Bro Rape, Natasha, Pop-It, Trippin or Stylin, Twitter’s Holiday, Laser Fart, Hallelujah Mountain Springs, Kill the Baby, 3 Love, Nichole Bagby, Everything, Kinja Deals, Monoprice.com
Direct download: 115_Channel_101_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am PDT
Wed, 3 August 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedians Joleen Lunzer, Valerie Tosi and Jason Webb to talk about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They give a great rundown of show, exploring the show’s universe along with their favorite characters and episodes. Other topics include HPV, Big Bads and band dorks. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle on Comedy Central, Stranger Things
Raddendums: Joss Whedon, Firefly, Bunheads, Stargate SG-1, Felicity, The Trilogy of 31, "Hush," "The Body," Angel, Saved by the Bell, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife with Archie, Archie vs. Predator, Predator (1987), Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Light at the End by John Skipp & Craig Spector
Direct download: 114_Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48am PDT
Wed, 27 July 2016
Surf’s up! This week Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura say goodbye to the Summer of Rad by kicking back with return guest Spencer Emmons at his awesome pad in Malibu to talk about their favorite summer memories. Spencer and Laura share surfing stories and summers spent at the YMCA, Kyle recalls his summers working as a camp counselor, Burnside remembers destroying his dad’s dream to visit the Hoover Dam, and Natalie has another existential freak-out about space. Plus, animal facts! Adam Murray bashing! And more! This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Spencer's apartment, soon-to-be Stranger Things
Raddendums: Shark Week, Jaws, Free Willy, Sex Wax, Chris Taloa, Blue Crush, The Birthday Boys’ “Pool Jumpers,” Jackass & Wild Boys, Kind of the Road, Rodney Mullen
Direct download: 113_Summer_Chillin_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42am PDT
Wed, 20 July 2016
This week the Summer of Rad continues as Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura get wasted away in Marga-rad-aville with good friend/evil podcast rival Adam Murray. Despite broken promises of boats, the gang gathers around Adam's pool with his dog Ludo, tiki margaritas and Burger King cheeseburgers in paradise to reminisce on Adam's love of Jimmy Buffett. Adam talks about his childhood memories and his Parrothead parents who spend their summers in Key West, Florida. Kyle talks about his love of Florida novelist Carl Hiaasen and his experience seeing The Buff-Man and Nine Inch Nails on the same day, on the same stage at Bonnaroo. Burnside cites his complaint that Jimmy Buffett sounds like kids music for adults. But at least everyone agrees that Margaritaville restaurants are great. Plus: Tropical Christmas albums! Ambient outdoor sound! And our thoughts on the new Ghostbusters! Do you know where you-a gonna go when the Rad-cano blows? This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear and more. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Car Seat Headrest's "Teens of Denial," The Office (US version), white macaroni and cheese, Another Period and Kyle and Natalie's show Retro Rad on July 23rd at 7pm at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics! Follow @kyleclarkisrad to watch the event live on Periscope.
Raddendums: Landshark Beer, Key West, Fins, Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce, Carl Hiaasen, Volcano, She Went to Paris, Margaritaville, Bonnaroo, Come Monday, The Beach Boys, Lovely Cruise, Little Miss Magic, License to Chill, Live in Anguilla, Last Mango in Paris, The Coral Reefers, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, A Pirate Looks at Forty, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Christmas Island, One Particular Harbor
Direct download: 112_Jimmy_Buffett_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am PDT
Wed, 13 July 2016
This week the Summer of Rad continues as Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura fire up the grill with return guest Rivers Langley ("Goods from the Woods" podcast) for a delicious evening of fun and barbeque. To tickle the tastebuds of Team Rad, Chef Rivers whips up his recipes for fall-off-the-bone ribs, collard green casserole and some passion fruit pie to die for. But perhaps the most divisive entry to the evening's menu is boiled peanuts, which divides the group along North (or as north California can be) vs. South lines. Kyle's mom Nancy also pops in as they discuss a breadth of topics including brisket vs. tri tip, the best barbecue sauces and food bloggers forced to make artisanal ketchup. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: Pokemon GO, Crypt of the Necrodancer
Raddendums: Jack Frost, The Flintstones, Spring Street Smokehouse, YETI Ramblers and Tumblers, Tervis Tumblers, Big Green Egg, The Hotel Talisi, the Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers, The Ploy of Cooking and Blessing to the Seasoned Southern Style Mixed Greens, Marty Robbins, Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, Thin Lizzy, Soylent, Jackson Market's carrot cake, Sweet Baby Ray's, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Vicious Cycle, comedian Dave Stone, Jackass, Skyline Chili, Mojo Nixon's UFO's, Big Rigs And BBQ
Direct download: 111_BBQ_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19am PDT
Wed, 6 July 2016
Run, radsters, run! This week Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura Knight ring in the Summer of Rad by taking a field trip to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Universal CityWalk Hollywood. They marvel at the sights and sounds of CityWalk and its slutty candy stores, chomp down on some delicious shrimp and apps, and enthusiastically compete in Forrest Gump trivia. They are joined by their guest waiters Matt Hough and Rachel for a delightful summer evening of meandering conversation. This episode is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you're going to get. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription. And that's all we have to say about that.
Weekly Rads: Instead of recommending our favorite picks of the week, we opt to have a heat stroke instead
Raddendums: Doughboys, Reese's Big Cups, Ilvermorny, IT'SUGAR, Forrest Gump
Direct download: 110_Bubba_Gump_Shrimp_Co..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am PDT
Tue, 28 June 2016
This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with comedian/former sportscaster Casey Moran to talk about his journey pursuing a career in sportscasting. They discuss his obsession with sports broadcasting since he was a kid, his love of Vin Scully, his rocky start calling games in high school, and working the ranks to minor league baseball. He talks about having to give up what he worked for his whole life after wrestling with mental illness and how it's brought him to build a standup scene in Simi Valley and pursue a new career as a motivational speaker today. And since Casey and Kyle have known each other since middle school, he shares some good insight into a tweenage Kyle Clark. This episode is NOT sponsored by Farmer John Hot Dogs but rather Mack Weldon men's underwear! Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: The San Francisco Dung-- er, Southbound, The Ruins and Habit, VR headsets, the Cleveland Cavaliers & Believeland
Raddendums: Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Vin Scully, John Roy — My Complete, Entirely Free, On-Line Comedy Class
Direct download: 109_Sportscasting_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT
Wed, 22 June 2016
Wubba lubba dub-dub! Squanch on over for a new episode of This Is Rad!, where Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with return guest Ben Dunn to talk about the wicked world of Rick and Morty. They discuss the show's Channel 101 origins, the deeper Rick and Morty mythos and the dynamic of dysfunctional relationships within the show. Kyle and Ben debate the role of sci-fi, math and philosophy in Rick and Morty and whether they should come at the sacrifice of jokes. Burnside gives some updates from E3, and the gang discusses VR and its erotic possibilities ("penis vertigo," anyone?) Meanwhile, Nat has a soundboard and makes a lot of fart noises. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Elfen Lied, JACO: the Film, Y the Last Man
Raddendums: Harmontown, Channel 101, Doc and Mharti, 2 Girls, 1 Cup: The Show, Dogtooth, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, Evil Alien Conquerors, Community, Futurama, Pocket Mortys, Saint's Row, Laser Fart, IMPC for the iPad, Infinity Blade, South Park: Fractured but Whole, Google Cardboard, Vive
Direct download: 108_Rick_and_Morty_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am PDT
Fri, 17 June 2016
Welcome to a bonus episode of This Is Rad! Kyle recently visited Atlanta, Georgia, for the 7th Annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and recorded a podcast in the theatre with comedians Jason Webb, Max Fine, Peggy Sinnott and Abby Rosenquist. During the episode, they are interrupted by a VERY special guest… Chris Rock! No, seriously, THE Chris Rock walked in while they were recording. Enjoy hearing a little insight into comedy festivals as well as a bunch of comedians geeking out after meeting one of the patron saints of comedy (who also happens to be super nice). Other walk-in guests include Kristin Lindner, Meghan Hanley and Marc Henderson.
Direct download: 107_Laughing_Skull_Comedy_Festival_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am PDT
Tue, 14 June 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew welcome This Is Rad!'s very own Marvel field correspondent Jeremy Scippio (along with comic Mark Boyd) to catch up on all the Marvel movies that have come out since their last episode. They chat about the things that worked about Deadpool and the things that didn't work about X-Men: Apocalypse. They discuss what it takes to make a good Nightcrawler and Colossus and pine for a day when the movie world gets a good version of Storm. They also celebrate the true triumph of Captain America: Civil War and the end of an endless cycle of origin stories. The guys pontificate on what we might expect from Doctor Strange and Black Panther, and Jeremy is super excited about the idea of a future Planet Hulk film. They also chat about what makes a good cinematic Spider-Man and even discuss the finer points of the Spider-Man porn. This one goes in some crazy directions. And DC fans shouldn't feel left out, there is talk about The Flash and Suicide Squad too! This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: The 7th annual Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, VR
Raddendums: Deadpool, Stephen King, X-Men: Apocalypse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), Captain America: Civil War, The Flash, Jessica Jones, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Suicide Squad
Direct download: 106_Marvel_Movies_II_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30pm PDT
Tue, 7 June 2016
The mouse is out of the bag! This week's episode is about Disneyland Secrets! That's right, podcast palookas Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie delouse the Mouse's House with "Missy," a former Disneyland VIP tour guide - and oh boy! They're all ears! She's got the Disney dish and the Main Street scoops, from her humble start in guests relations to her ascent as tour guide to the stars! She spills the cheese with juicy blind item jewels: The Ariel Creep! The Handsy Hunk! The Bippity Boppity Boutique Boo! Behind the scenes stories, lurid tales, hidden sights, Disney ghosts and more, she squeaks all the latest gossip that's fit to print (or podcast, we suppose!). This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: The San Francisco Dungeon, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Hidden America (and our guests Keith Carey, Billy Anderson and Brie Townsend!)
Raddendums: Larry the Cable Guy, Pauly Tamale: King of YouTube, Escape from Tomorrow, YouTube video: "Disneyland proposal goes horribly wrong in The Haunted Mansion," that Rule 34 picture of Misty with Staryu, Cats of Disneyland Instagram, DILFs of Disneyland Instagram
Direct download: 105_Disneyland_Secrets_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT
Tue, 31 May 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew welcome podcasters Eric Grubbs ("Do You Know Who You Are?") and Hope Harrell ("The Macabrecast") to talk about progressive rock, better known as prog rock, or even better known as that super wanky, shreddy guitar music Kyle hates. As a drummer, Eric defends prog rock and discusses the origins of this controversial genre which sought to do more technically with the 2-3 minute pop song. Burnside is pro prog, Kyle is skeptical and once again Natalie doesn't believe any of these band names are actually real. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Give yourself a geeky gift this month! Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code thisisrad for $3 off on any new subscription.
Weekly Rads: Podcast love <3, Loot Crate
Raddendums: The band Robocop 3,the Underground Railroad to Candyland, Genesis, Dream Theater, Queensrÿche, Dragonforce, Neil Peart, Yes, Pink Floyd, Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Fracture, Close to the Edge, Roundabout, Dillinger Escape Plan, Frank Zappa, Tool, "Schism," The Wall, Rush, Catherine Wheel, Jolly, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Joy Formidable, Porcupine Tree, David Comes to Life by Fucked Up, Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight New Moon soundtrack, Explosions in the Sky
Direct download: 104_Prog_Rock_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm PDT
Wed, 25 May 2016
In the year 2000! ...Or, uh, this week in 2016, Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedians Stuart Thompson and Luke Schwartz to have a commercial-free chat about late night talk shows. Stuart and his sidekick Luke run a late night talk show at the Hollywood Improv and discuss their approach to keeping the medium alive, from the fine art of monologue jokes to the energy of late night bands. The gang also chats about the late night greats such as Groucho and Carson and debate the merits of Jimmy Fallon. They also discuss how the Internet age has changed the late night talk show landscape. Plus, Kyle shares his nerdy appreciation for Charlie Rose, and the gang has a heated discussion about the zaniness of Craig Ferguson. A great episode with great guests…for me to poop on! This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Kyle's "Black Rainbow" tour dates http://kyleclarkisrad.tumblr.com/, synthesizers
Raddendums: PBS's documentary Johnny Carson: King of Late Night, You Bet Your Life, Groucho, Dick Cavett, Charlie Rose, Conan, Eric Andre, Brody Stephenson, Zach Schwerin, Jimmy Fallon, The Late Night Show with Stuart Thompson (and Luke Schwartz) at the Hollywood Improv http://www.laughstub.com/events/451984
Direct download: 103_Late_Night_Talk_Shows_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am PDT
Tue, 17 May 2016
Nice podcasts don't wear cha-cha heels! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with the hilarious Megan Rice to chat about director, writer, artist, and general maven of bad taste, John Waters. Thrill as Megan recounts her story of meeting the man himself! Chill as Kyle rambles about a bad date that involved a screening of Pink Flamingos. And Still, Burnside has yet to confront his fear of people who wear too much make-up. Plus, singing butts! Old school DIY filmmaking! And Megan comes to grips with her title as LA Comedy's cool aunt. Papa-oom-mow-rad! Stick around until the end to hear a bonus minisode as Kyle, Nat and former guest Jake Robinson follow up on the Richard Linklater episode by talking about his newest movie: "Everybody Wants Some!!". This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Mint on Card Comedy - Jeff May's show at Blast from the Past in Burbank, Uncharted 4, Shock Waves on the Blumhouse.com Podcast Network (formerly Killer POV)
Also: Kyle is in Atlanta for the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival from June 7th -12th. Tickets here: http://www.laughingskullcomedyfestival.com/event
Raddendums: Hag in a Leather Jacket, Divine, Hairspray (1988), Corky Romano, Pink Flamingos, The Diane Linkletter Story, Female Trouble, God Bless America, Polyester, The Dead Boys, Odorama, This Filthy World, Role Models, Cry-Baby, Serial Mom, Traci Lords, Hackers, Shock Value, I Am Divine
Direct download: 102_John_Waters_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm PDT
Tue, 10 May 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by return guest D'arby Rose for their very first hip hop episode topic: Kendrick Lamar. D'arby proves herself to be the absolute coolest as she talks about growing up in Oakland, going to Rock Camp and being in her high school band The As Ifs. Other topics include the Jamie Kennedy Experiment, The Witch, and Kyle becomes insistent on Producer Natalie becoming a rapper named Nate Hazee with an album called "Straight to Hell in the ATL." This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon's fine men's underwear. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Aesop Rock's Impossible Kid, Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool, Inherent Vice on HBO GO
Raddendums: Chance the Rapper, Aesop Rock, Open Mike Eagle, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City," "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe," cloud rap, A Tribe Called Quest, Far Side, Sleater-Kinney, Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Oregon, "Cut You Off," Rock the Bells, Immortal Technique, The Coup & "The Magic Clap," Cannibal Ox & "The Cold Vein," mixtape, Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Section.80, HiiiPoWeR, The Blacker The Berry, King Kunta, Iggy Azalea, First Night 2013 with Jamie Kennedy, Kanye West, El-P + Killer Mike = Run The Jewels, Untitled Unmastered, Anderson .Paak (look up his Kimmel performance), Honus Honus of Man Man, Channel 101, Black Hippie, The Life of Pablo, horrorcore, Ho99o9s
Direct download: 101_Kendrick_Lamar_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT
Wed, 4 May 2016
It's the 100th episode of "This Is Rad!" This week we do things a little differently and celebrate the podcast's past, present and future with segments including Ask Gambit and The Newlyrad Game. We also listen to lost episode clips, answer audience questions and play rad wishes from past guests. We even have a new sponsor: Mack Weldon, purveyors of fine men's underwear. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order. Thanks to all our radsters for making this possible!
Direct download: 100_100th_Episode_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25am PDT
Tue, 26 April 2016
Spencer Emmons, come on down! You’re the next contestant on The Rad Is Right! Spencer “Serf LA” Emmons returns to This Is Rad! to share his life in the world of game shows. From his early days working with his mom on The Gong Show to working cue cards on Singled Out, Spence has seen it all. Strap in for trivia galore as they talk the Family Feud curse, that serial killer from The Dating Game and a breakdown of how live game shows are shot. Also, the gang learns what Alex Trebek looks like without a shirt. Plus, Natalie pits Kyle and Burnside head-to-head with Spencer in our first TIR Trivia Showdown!
Weekly Rads: Patience by Dan Clowes, The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way, the update for Rocket League to play basketball
Raddendums: Louie Anderson, Mark Goodson, Merv Griffin, Dick Clark, Buzzer, Tattle Tale, The Gong Show & Chuck Barris, Newlywed Game, Bob Eubanks, Bob Hope, Alex Trebek, Rayburn, Bowser from Sha Na Na, Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson, The Price Is Right, Singled Out, American Idol, Adam Lambert, Danielle Perez, Pitfall/Roulette, Finders Keepers, Masters of the Maze, Nick Arcade, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Card Sharks, Password, Game Buzzer, Nelly, MXC, Distraction, Remote Control, King of Kong, Josh Androsky the skateboard rabbi on The Price Is Right
Direct download: 99_Game_Shows_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42pm PDT
Wed, 20 April 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew talk about the '90s cultural force that swept the UK: Britpop! In their journey, they are joined by Meltdown’s resident British person Jake Robinson and the lovely Ben Morse to discuss what constitutes a proper Britpop song. Jake explains his two camps of Britpop: "Swaggery" bands and "Cheeky Fun" bands. They have a nice retrospective on the Blur/Oasis war. They also break down the less talked about Verve vs. Verve Pipe war that was waged here in the United States. They talk about the origins of Britpop, the subgenres and offshoots. Kyle and Jake recommend the BBC documentary “Seven Ages of Rock” as an excellent primer for rock music from an English perspective. They also debate who does a better version of the song “Common People”: Pulp or William Shatner. The gang also chats about the lasting effects of Britpop on both sides of the pond and Natalie learns the horrible truth about Engelbert Humperdinck. Cause maybe, this is gonna be the podcast that saves me. And after all, you’re my Rader-wall. If you're in the L.A. area, come to our special Earth Day edition of Retro Rad April 22nd at 9pm at the NerdMelt Showroom!
Weekly Rads: Sturgill Simpson's The Sailor's Guide to Earth, Trader Joe's Popcorn in A Pickle, Documentary Now
Raddendums: Stone Roses, Oasis, Second Coming, Manchester, dance-rock, Happy Mondays, Soup Dragons, Worzel Gummidge, Take That, Seven Ages of Rock, Arctic Monkeys, NME, Radiohead, Blur & Parklife, Pulp, The Verve, Definitely Maybe, Travis, Embrace, Suede, Jarvis Cocker, Separations, Definitive Class, Supergrass, Teenage Fanclub & Bandwagonesque, Primal Scream, Aphex Twin, Block Party, Echobelly & "Great Things," Engelbert Humperdinck, Trigger Happy TV, The Killers, Damien Hirst, Stuart Lee, Placebo, Robbie Williams
Direct download: 98_Brit_Pop_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53am PDT
Wed, 13 April 2016
Nineties Cartoons day is a very dangerous day. This week Kyle and Matthew take a nostalgic trip into the Aaahh!!! real animated world of '90s cartoons with comedians Keith Carey and Anna Valenzuela. They talk Nicktoons, Disney Afternoon, Cartoon Network and much more. They also discuss the delicate kid karma at play when the Northridge Earthquake ruined Kyle's chance to meet the Power Rangers. But Keith has no remorse for Kyle's house being destroyed after Kyle mentions he had the Real Ghostbusters firehouse playset. Also, Kyle and Anna chat about "Denver, the Last Dinosaur" and his lasting presence on Spanish TV. (It's kind of like if Morrissey were a dinosaur that liked to skateboard.) And the group attempts to answer one of life's great questions: How does CatDog poop? Check out Anna and Keith on the 12 Questions and Mean Boys podcasts, respectively!
Weekly Rads: Miitomo, Green Room (2016), Hot (Lean) Pockets that were on sale at the store
Raddendums: Ren & Stimpy & "Space Madness," Phi Phi O'Hara, Doug, Rugrats, When that girl pooped in the hot tub on Big Brother, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Rocko's Modern Life, American Gladiator, Hey Arnold, KaBlam!, Action League Now!, The Angry Beavers, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, CatDog, The Wild Thornberrys, Mighty Max, The Biker Mice from Mars, Roughnecks: the Starship Troopers Chronicles, Invader Zim, Reboot, The Fairly OddParents, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Fish Police, Tiny Toons, Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers, Talespin, Rocket Power, Sonic the Hedgehog, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Eek the Cat, Vin Diesel and Street Sharks, Animaniacs, Muppet Babies, Blue Clues, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Life with Louie, Bobby's World
Direct download: 97_90s_Cartoons_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:49am PDT
Tue, 5 April 2016
Whip it! Whip it good! This week Kyle and Matthew tip their fedora to comedian Caitlin Durante with a wide-reaching conversation about everyone's favorite professor of archeology: Indiana Jones. They discuss the three movies - that's right, we said THREE - as well as the video games, ride and stunt show. Along the way they break down aliens vs. God, pregnant vampires, banging hot-zis (hot Nazis), IPop (International Palace of Pancakes) and do their very best Sean Connery impressions.
Weekly Rads: Wrestlemania 32, "Oh, Hello," Cobalt
Raddendums: Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs, Space Jam, Karen Allen, Meatballs, Men in Black, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Mr. Plinkett's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Review, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade video game, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, The Pagemaster, Chex Quest, Doom, Duke Nukem, Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye, Dinosaur/Countdown to Extinction, Indiana Jones stunt show, Forrest Gump
Direct download: 96_Indiana_Jones_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm PDT
Tue, 29 March 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew close out FARCH Radness with return guests Tom Seiniger and Justin Williams by discussing the X-Men in TV shows, movies and other media - basically everything except the comics. (That's for another episode!) They compare and contrast the wide range of quality in the X-Men film franchise, get down and dirty with Mr. Sinister and the Nasty Boys, and make fun of how Justin looked in high school. Also, a brand new TIR segment is born: Ask Gambit!
Weekly Rads: "The Characters" on Netflix, Garry Shandling on "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Doughboys on Feral Audio
Raddendums: FOX Kids, Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century, Peter Pan and the Pirates, X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men, Chris Claremont, Jim Lee, Night of the Sentinels, Morph, "I love you, Cyclops," X-Men: The Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, "I'm the Juggernaut, bitch," X-Men '92, "Gambit fix car real good," X-Men: Evolution, Fantastic Four: The Animated Series, Old Man Logan, A Single Man (2009), Diarrhea Planet
Direct download: 95_X-Men-Everything_X-cept_the_Comics.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT
Wed, 23 March 2016
Go go rad rad rangers! This week, FARCH Radness continues as Kyle and Matt chat about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. To help them break down this epic franchise are podcast rival Adam Murray and Samee Junio. The gang discusses the prevalence of martial artists in the city of Angel Grove, Kyle talks about an early fit of nerd rage at a drive-in movie, and they detail the hour-and-35-minutes-of-insanity that is the 1995 Power Rangers movie. Also, there is some serious debate about what Red Ranger Austin St. John does for a living. That distinctive alarm from your weird chrome watch can only mean one thing: It's morphin' time!
Weekly Rads: Daredevil Season 2, Transparent Seasons 1 and 2, Fright Rags
Raddendums: Power Rangers Turbo, Lord Zed, Space Cases, Bulk and Skull, Zordon, Alpha 5, Chuck Negron, Big Bad Beetleborgs, G Gundam, Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, Bucky O'Hare
Direct download: 94_Power_Rangers_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41am PDT
Wed, 16 March 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew are level grinding their way through FARCH's most requested episode topic: JRPGs. On their journey, they have added Alex Jacobs and Jeff Harlow to their party. Together they have a wide-reaching conversation about Japanese role-playing games - from the past, present and future - and answer a lot of questions from fans. They also discuss why anyone would chose Pokemon Sun over Moon, the veal of the Pokemon universe and Alex's long running joke: "Based on the Novel Pokemon by Sapphire." Catch a clip at the end from Kyle, Natalie and Caitlin Durante's live show "Retro Rad" this past Friday, featuring guests Hampton Yount and Jenny Zigrino.
Weekly Rads: Ruben Medina aka Wagner: R&B Superstar's new album "Fuckboy Fridays" on soundcloud.com/fuckboyfridays, Bone Tomahawk (2015), The Division, X-Ray (1982)
Direct download: 93_JRPGs_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51am PDT
Tue, 8 March 2016
We're moving on up! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with comedian Ron Babcock to discuss Architecture for FARCH! (Or should we say, Farchitecture?) Ron talks about how growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, gave him a lifelong appreciation for architecture and how urban exploring an abandoned hotel almost gave him a torn anus. Other topics include house doilies, immersion blenders, tiny houses, abandoned theme parks, and they go gaga for Googie! Check out Ron's work over at heyron.com!
Weekly Rads: NerdTerns on "Why Would You Eat That?", Retro Rad at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics on March 11th at 9pm, eyepatches, Deadpool, Zootopia, The Downtown Boys' "Full Communism," "Guns and People" from the Subway soundtrack, LA Zine Fest
Raddendums: Ray and Charles Eames, the Eames home, the Big Lebowski house, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, comedian "Dave Stone Lives in a Van" from Modern Comedian, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hagia Sophia, Icelandic turf homes, Marie Kondo, Daniel Burnham, "Devil in the White City" and "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson, The Field Museum, the Ferris Wheel, "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough, The 99% Invisible Podcast's "Hard to Love a Brute" episode, River Country USA, "Gulliver's Kingdom" theme park in Japan, the Hard Rock Park, the Alhambra palace
Direct download: 92_Architecture_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm PDT
Wed, 2 March 2016
Snooch to the nooch! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie celebrate the first week of FARCH (Fan Appreciation Month) with a fan requested Kevin Smith episode (and another installment of their "Rad Directors" series). They are joined by return guest and Kevin Smith superfan Gabriela Contreras to talk about his movies, career and general radness. Together they discuss the awesomeness of the year 1994 for movies, Clerks I vs. Clerks II (and soon to be III), the forgotten Prince movie that never was, and Kevin Smith's aptitude as a personal storyteller and commentator. Other topics include Smith's box office unbankability, his foray into horror movies and sex in an uncomfortable place.
Weekly Rads: Dan Telfer's You Caring page (https://www.youcaring.com/dan-telfer-530253), our new sketch "Old Dogs" on our YouTube channel, Retro Rad at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics on March 11th at 9pm, Stonecutters LA: Futurama Edition at NerdMelt on March 12th at 4pm, the band Dogs at White Oak Music and Arts on March 12th at 7:30pm, Kyle at the San Luis Obispo comedy festival this weekend
Raddendums: D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" video, the Clerks cartoon, Clerks, Clerks II, the Shrek quadrology, Mallrats, Jason Leigh, Michael Rooker, the god awful Clerks sitcom pilot, Chasing Amy, Jay & Silent Bob, Dogma, Alan Rickman, Linda Fiorentino, Alanis Morissette, Bryan Cranston, An Evening with Kevin Smith, Henry Rollins, Prince, Superman Lives, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015), ToyFare magazine, Bluntman & Chronic, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Jack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out, Red State, the first six episodes of Jay & Silent Bob Get Old, the Smodcast network, The Smodcastle, Tusk, Fatman on Batman, Mallbrats, Ash vs Evil Dead
Direct download: 91_Kevin_Smith_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29am PDT
Wed, 24 February 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with actor and return guest Matt Bennett to talk about the late, great musician David Bowie. Well, that was the intent of this episode, but needless to say, they go off on a lot of tangents. That's just what happens when Kyle and Matt get to chattin' about music. They start at "Black Star" and work their way backwards through Bowie's albums, discussing the artistry he left in his wake. Look out for Matt Bennett's Lou Reed/Robin Williams inspired album "Terminal Cases" out in June!
Weekly Rads: Firewatch, taking a week off from recording to have the flu, Twine (twinery.org), Relatively Prime Season 3 Kickstarter video, Natalie's new comics on gauntygothy.tumblr.com
Raddendums: Fetty Wap, Cancer for Cure, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Black Books, Blackstar, Next Day, Lou Reed's Transformer, All the Young Dudes, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Dollar Days, Lazarus, Weezer's Pinkerton, To Pimp a Butterfly, Mike McManus' karaoke of "Five Years," Diamond Dogs, Santa Monica '72, "Space Oddity," Simon & Garfunkel, Inside Llewyn Davis, Klaus Nomi, "The Man Who Sold the World" on SNL, "Changes," "Life on Mars," Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Garth Brooks/Chris Gaines, Saving Silverman, The Us Festival, "Young Americans," Station to Station, "Heroes," Lodger, "Low," Robert Fripp & King Crimson, Lydia Lunch, Theoretical Girls, Death to Samantha, Skrillex, "Let's Dance," Tin Machine, "I'm Afraid of Americans," Labyrinth, The Hunger, After Hours (1985), Omikron the Nomad Soul, Shinobu's 10 Thermidor, Modest Mouse's Stranger to Ourselves, Fidlar, LFO's Rich Cronin on Howard Stern, Chuck Ragan, Courtney Barnett, Sleigh Bell's Treats, Run the Jewels, King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard
Direct download: 90_David_Bowie_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:39am PDT
Wed, 17 February 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with the totally tubular Tom Sibley (of the "We Watch Wrestling" podcast) to discuss Skateboarding (and since they're recording during the Super Bowl, the Super Bowl half time show as well). Tom reminiscences about his youth as a chubby skateboarder pushing mongo style and hanging out at Tara Reid's house, Burnside reminisces about doing headstands in Ohio, Kyle reminisces about being too awkward and tall to skateboard, and Natalie has asthma. Stay tuned to the very end to hear a special review of Taco Bell's new Quesalupa from Becky Joiner!
Weekly Rads: We play Superfight! Also, come to Retro Rad hosted by Kyle Clark and Caitlin Durante at the NerdMelt Showroom March 11th at 9pm!
Raddendums: Polyphonic Spree, street skating vs. vert skating, pushing mongo vs. pushing regular, Gleaming the Cube: A Brother's Justice, Rodney Mullen, Andrew Reynolds, Kenny Anderson, Bam Margera, Simon Woodstock, Heath Kirchart, Jackass, CKY2K, CKY Landslide, Leonardo DiCaprio vaping, longboarding, Ricky Allyoa, Soap shoes, Heelys, Whitmer Thomas, Clay Cassius, Death Wish, Limp Bizkit's Break Stuff, Bones Brigade, Lance Mound, The Birthday Boys' Pooljumpers, Dogtown and Z-Boys, Rolling Thunder Foundation, Girl, Leap of Faith, Spike Jones, Marc Johnson's 3-Part Fully Flared, Kenny Anderson's super long manual
Direct download: 89_Skateboarding_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm PDT
Tue, 9 February 2016
This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with writer/podcaster Steven Ray Morris to talk about his obsession with trading cards...along with action figures and the world of collectibles at large. Kyle and Steven instantly bond over their love of Michael Crichton. It's one thing for two adult men to bond over a love of dinosaurs, but things really get cute/sexy/sad when they go off on a tangent about “Congo.” Burnside expresses his love for hiding stuff in people's rooms. Kyle thinks Magic: The Gathering gets people laid. And Natalie is real amused by C-3PO's boner. Plus tips for how to get started collecting! Check out Steven's trading card unboxing videos on youtube.com/stevenraymorris, his podcast The Purrrcast, and his book Molding a Jurassic Universe.
Weekly Rads: Going to therapy, Laura, The new X-Files
Raddendums: Magic: the Gathering, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, C-3PO boner, Bill Ripken's "Fuck Face" trading card, Frank & Son Collectible Show, Jurassic Park 3D cards, Jurassic Park 3 (aka "Sideways with Dinosaurs"), The Omen 3, Event Horizon, Star Wars trading card app, Desert Storm cards, Age of Ultron cards, Alien cards by Topps, Congo trading cards, Jurassic Park: Chaos Effect toy line, Twister, Sphere, The Andromeda Strain, 13th Warrior, Michael Crichton, comic book collector cards, Marvel Masterwork series from Flair, Ghostrider, The Brothers Hildebrandt, Jinja Ito, pachinko, unseen64.net, Starship Troopers, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Denver the Dinosaur, Babylon 5, Hearthstone, Dragon’s Lair, Tomb Raider card game, Dinosaur Attacks, The Pistol Shrimps
Direct download: 88_Trading_Cards_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm PDT
Wed, 3 February 2016
One rad to rule them all… This week Kyle and Matthew have a wide-reaching conversation about the Lord of the Rings with their expert guests Clifford Broadway and Justin Sewell from TheOneRing.Net. Clifford has read all the books a zillion times over, while Justin got into it by watching the movies. They join forces to talk about the films from the first Hobbit movie to the modern-day remakes (with a detour to discuss Ralph Bakshi). They also discuss Professor J. R. R. Tolkien and his invention of languages, as well as The Silmarillion, and of course, the Beatles movie that never was. Watch Clifford and Justin on "TORn Tuesday" every Tuesday afternoon at 5pm PST on theonering.net or call them anytime at 1-530-6-4FRODO. You can also catch Clifford on ShopXSN.com.
Weekly Rads: Jonathan Blow’s Witness, Games Magazine, The Jackie and Laurie Show podcast
Raddendums: Leonard Nimoy's "Bilbo Baggins," The Frighteners, The Hobbit by Rankin/Bass (1977), Ralph Bakshi & J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, David Carradine, John Howe's preconceptual artwork, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, The Silmarillion, George R. R. Martin, Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Scandinavian death metal bands, the Air New Zealand safety video, What We Do in Shadows, Howard Shore, The Fellowship documentary, The Ring Squad on YouTube, Russian Ark, The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Direct download: 87_Lord_of_the_Rings_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02am PDT
Tue, 19 January 2016
You can feel the rad is risin', baby...This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie celebrate Kyle's birthday by recording an audio commentary for John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China. Carpenter expert and previous podcast guest Kasey Clark sits in with the gang, and there is a special drop-in from Kyle and Kasey's dad, Greg Clark. Natalie and Matthew don't get the movie's appeal but Kyle and Kasey love this childhood VHS staple starring the rugged, sandwich-chewing Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) and a pre-Sex and the City Kim Cattrall, not to mention Wang Chi, David Lo Pan, Egg Shen and the spirits Thunder, Rain and Lightning. It's a neon-filled romp with a theme song that's catchy as hell. Join us for a ride on the Pork-Chop Express!
Weekly Rads: Making a Murderer, The Goon by Eric Powell, the band Culture Abuse
Raddendums: Key & Peele's Gremlins 2 sketch, Bus Driver Stu from Pete & Pete, Man Man, Coup De Villes' Big Trouble in Little China music video
Direct download: 85_Big_Trouble_in_Little_China_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm PDT
Tue, 12 January 2016
Not so long ago in a podcast far, far away, Kyle and Matthew joined forces with comedians Ed Greer and Klee Wiggins to talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens: One Month Later! Now that everyone's had a chance to see the movie many times over, our reigning Jedis are ready to discuss the awesomeness that is Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and BB-8. They talk about seeing the movie with different audiences, their expectations and predictions, #EwokLivesMatter and of course everyone's favorite Wookiee. Warning: This episode is loaded with spoilers. You've been warned! Check out Klee and Ed's podcast at http://kleeandedtheedandkleeshow.com/ and their show at the Comedy Store on Sundays at 11pm!
Weekly Rads: The Big Short, Thomas Ligotti (Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe,The Conspiracy Against the Human Race), The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up by Marie Kondo
Side Rads: The 10th season of It's Always Sunny, the 2nd season of Fargo
Raddendums: Pollock, Jeff Bridges, True Grit, Filth, Unsung, Midnight Star, Attack the Block, John Boyega watching the Star Wars trailer, cartoon of BB-8 dreaming about how he came to be
Direct download: 84_Star_Wars_The_Force_Awakens_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm PDT
Tue, 5 January 2016
Rads...in...spaaaaace! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with Atlanta comedian Dan Immke to explore the wild frontiers of modern space travel. They discuss the past, present and future of hurtling through space as well as life on Mars and the possibility of living on a Mars colony. Also, turns out space really freaks out Natalie. Will she be won over by the radness of space? Or will they all just watch Psych reruns instead?
Weekly Rads: Zodiac by Robert Graysmith, 10 Thermidor by Shinobu
Raddendums: Wild Wild West, USA Network, Elon Musk, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Google Cardboard, Apollo 13, Project Paperclip, Gravity's Rainbow, terraforming, United Launch Alliance, New Space, Jeff Bezos from Amazon, Aerion Space, asteroid mining, the singularity
Direct download: 83_Space_Travel_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm PDT