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
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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
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