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