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