Mon, 31 October 2016
Happy Halloween! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie wrap up Radtober with comedian Keith Carey by celebrating their love of theme park Halloween haunts and mazes. Kyle and Keith used to be scared to death of haunted houses until they got older and their fright developed into fascination. They rate the best, worst and most memorable mazes from Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights and Knott's Scary Farm-- and discuss their strange feelings on the Suicide Squad scare zone at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Stick around to the bitter end because Kyle and Natalie also chat up "Tom," a theme park employee who has worked in the haunts industry for years and offers his insights over some delicious Taco Bell. 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/2eQQexo
Weekly Rads: Westworld, David S. Pumpkins, the Los Angeles Guinea Pig Festival
Raddendums: American Scream, Hell House, Knott's Scary Farm, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Tension Experience, Wicked Lit, Creep LA, The Shockwaves Podcast
Direct download: 127_Halloween_Haunts_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37am PDT
Tue, 25 October 2016
Wolfman's got nards! This Radtober week, Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie venture to Lawrence Mercado's monster-making studio with Chris Korn to talk about the Universal Movie Monsters! They explore their early artistic roots in German Expressionism as well as the revolutionary makeup and technology that made the Invisible Man, Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Wolfman, the Mummy and the Bride of Frankenstein possible! 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: Bear Vs. Shark, David S. Pumpkins
Raddendums: James Whales' Frankenstein, Guillermo del Toro exhibit at LACMA, Scary Movies to Tell in the Dark, Jack Pierce, Cost Plus World Market, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Bela Lugosi, Freaks, Tod Browning, Hitchcock, Monster Squad, The Mummy, The Wolf, American Werewolf in London, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Night of the Hunter, the Movie Moguls of Hollywood series, Camino
Direct download: 126_Universal_Movie_Monsters_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm PDT
Wed, 19 October 2016
This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call...the Rad Zone. This week Radtober continues as Kyle and Matthew sit down with return guests Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zafran from the LA Meekly podcast to talk about the classic series: The Twilight Zone. They discuss this sci-fi/horror staple (which wasn't really all that scary), how this show was way ahead of its time and how people loved Rod Serling's socio-political commentary, as well as his love of boxing and grandmas. Kyle goes down a 1950s TV rabbit hall, Burnside talks about meth and Natalie watches footage from the Twilight Zone movie that she can't un-see. 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 documentary "The 13th," Peruvian food, Kyle's new standup album "I'm a Person" out on October 31st!
Raddendums: Tales from the Crypt, Rod Serling, The Outer Limits, Playhouse 90, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Patterns, Lil Wayne, Ray Bradbury, Dance Macabre by Stephen King, Thriller (1960) and "Pigeons from Hell," Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, "Nothing in the Dark," "In Praise of Pip," I Love Lucy, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," Charles Beaumont, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, William Shatner, "Nick of Time," "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," John Cassavetes, Ghost Dog, The Twilight Zone movie, Death Ship, meth usage, George Miller, The Regulators, "Nothing in the Dark," "Long Distance Call, "Big Tall Wish," "Walking Distance" "The Passersby," John Landis, Night Gallery
Direct download: 125_The_Twilight_Zone_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am PDT
Wed, 12 October 2016
Radtober continues its reign of terror this week as Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with director/Channel 101 vet Cullan Bruce to talk about Japanese horror, body horror and horror in general. Kyle explains how Shintoism and Buddhism color the Japanese idea of Hell. The gang also explores the influence of J-Horror in the 2000s in America, not just with remakes like The Ring but by creating the taboo "torture porn" genre in the late '80s/early '90s. They define and explain the difference between yokai and yurei. And for once, Kyle does research trying to impress a guest. Plus, Natalie learns that the "Guinea Pig" films aren't what she hoped they'd be... 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: Our patron saint Patrick, Westworld
Raddendums: Street Sharks, The Fly, Videodrome & David Cronenberg, The History of Horror podcast, Brad Warner, the Guinea Pig films, The ABCs of Death, A Serbian Film, New French Extremity, Martyrs, Tokyo Decadence, Hausu, Chungking Express, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Cigarette Burns, Ringu and The Ring, The Grudge, Pulse, Spirals, Tokyo Gore Police, The Machine Girl, Battle Royale, The Innkeepers, Junji Ito, Tomie, Suicide Club/Circle, Audition, Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2, PT, Don't Crap Your Pants, Story of Ricky, Perfect Blue, Evangelion, Corpse Party
Direct download: 124_J-Horror_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44am PDT
Wed, 5 October 2016
Booooooo! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie kick off Radtober with podcast frenemy Adam Murray to talk about ghosts and their ghostly experiences in the completely empty (and allegedly haunted) Meltdown Comics. Kyle comes in fresh from a spooooky bombing at the Comedy Store! Matthew recalls a creeeeepy incident with former girlfriend "Blaura"! And Adam describes his chilling ghostly encounters, from the little girl on the highway to the dream haunter to the mysterious basement name caller. Things get so spooky that even non-believer Natalie gets scared. Fear the Hazenschnoff! 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: Fantastic Fest with our guests Alex Jacobs and D'arby Rose!
Raddendums: Haunted Mansion, Peg Entwistle, Weird New Jersey, Creepypasta, Scariest Places on Earth, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Witness, Bobby Mackey's Music World, TAPS
Direct download: 123_Ghosts_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57am PDT