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