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