Wed, 28 December 2016
It's the final countdown! This week Kyle, Matthew, Producer Natalie and Laura are in the studio to celebrate the raddest things of the past year. They talk about their favorite video games, TV shows, music, podcasts and movies of 2016, as well as their own personal achievements and accomplishments! High fives all around! This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Video Games: Fallout 4, Inside, Pokemon Go, The Witness, Uncharted 4, Call of Duty 4 remaster, Overwatch, Doom, Laura Croft Go, Mario Run, Paper Mario, Day of the Tentacle
TV: Westworld, Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2, You're the Worst, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Loosely Exactly Nicole, Directv Now, Stranger Things, Atlanta, Channel Zero, Silicon Valley this season, SNL this season, Veep this season, White Rabbit Project, Another Period
Music: Carseat Headrest, Sturgill Simpson's A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Aesop Rock's The Impossible Kid, David Bowie's Blackstar, Culture Abuse's Peach, DIIV's Is the Is Are, Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool, Beyonce's Lemonade, Lady Gaga's Joanne, Jenny Lewis' Rabbit for a Coat
Podcasts: Last Podcast on the Left, Page Seven podcast, The Wizard and the Bruiser, Abe Lincoln's Top Hat, the Bret Easton Nellis podcast, Doughboys, In the Dark, The Giant Bombcast, Killer POV/Shockwaves, The Greatest Generation, Pottercast
Movies: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Arrival, Zootopia, Green Room, Everybody Wants Some!!, The Handmaiden, Deadpool, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Horror: The Witch, Don't Breathe, Hush, Baskin, Purge: Election Year, The Invitation, Shudder
Sci-Fi: Midnight Special, the new Ghostbusters
Tue, 20 December 2016
This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with comedian Riley Jess to talk about Ancient Aliens - both the show and the ancient astronaut theory. Riley discusses getting exposed to weird alien lectures while doing closed captioning, which led to her current obsession (although she herself is not a believer). The gang discusses the inherent racism in ancient alien theories, the political landscape behind World War I, and the Anunnaki from Nibiru. They also debunk the Baghdad "battery," the Egyptian "light bulb," the golden Tolima "fighter jets," and the Nazca "landing strips." Ultimately, aren't we all just space dust? This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Fartbarf, desktop drum kits, the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer
Raddendums: Ancient Gods: Astronauts from Planet X, phantom time, The Abyss, Stephen King's 11/22/63, Michael Crichton's Timeline, Final Destination, Zecharia Sitchin, Chariots of the Gods, Ancient Aliens: Debunked, Stargate, Scott Gairdner's The Beatles 3000, Call of Cthulhu, Aliens, Clueless, Prometheus
Wed, 14 December 2016
Put on your yarmulke, it's time to celebrate Adam Sandler movies, quotes and song-akas! This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie sit down with return guest Rebecca Joiner to explore her love of Adam Sandler movies. She talks about growing up with brothers and being exposed to gross-out humor at an early age. Other topics include prison riots, Laura's attraction to Little Nicky, Fizzy Bubblech, and the hopeful future of Happy Madison. Viva le Livemas! This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code GIFTING15 for 15% off any original Loot Crate subscription by December 19th. bit.ly/2hg6Hza
Weekly Rads: Comic book artist Jason Gonzalez (www.jgonzodesigns.com), De Palma (2015) on Amazon Prime, being gifting incredibly expensive basketball tickets, the Ludo Bird chicken sandwich at the Staples Center
Raddendums: Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, 50 First Dates, Airheads, Shooter McGavin, Grandma's Boy, Dirty Work, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, Joe Dirt, Mr. Deeds, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia, Eight Crazy Nights, Anger Management, The Longest Yard, the New Mexico State Penitentiary riot, Click, Grown Ups, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Bedtime Stories, Funny People, Just Go with It, Jack and Jill, That's My Boy, Hotel Transylvania, Blended, The Cobbler, Pixels, Ridiculous 6, Strange Wilderness, They're All Going to Laugh at You
Wed, 7 December 2016
This week Kyle and Matthew welcome comedian Rick Wood to discuss the one and only Canadian power trio: Rush. Rick aptly describes Rush as “blue collar scientists” who mix prog rock mythology with blue collar anthems. Rick talks about the evolution of Rush's back catalog from their early career as hard rockers to the band that the world knows today. In the process, he blows Kyle's mind with some of the lesser-known, cool hard rock songs in their catalog. Besides being a talented comedian, Rick is an accomplished musician. He tracks his evolution as a musician and the impact that Rush had on his early playing. From buying his first guitar from a drunk at a bar, to learning Rush bass lines to spite his Mom's new boyfriend, the rockers of the Great White North taught Rick to be ambitious in his songwriting. Other topics include Rush's dedication to keeping their lineup and stage setup simple, their creative ways of writing synth lines that Geddy Lee could play with his feet, Rush's dedicated fanbase and the once-a-year meeting of the minds that is “RushCon.” Plus, Neil Peart's appearance in the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" movie gets some love. This episode is sponsored by Loot Crate. Visit www.lootcrate/thisisrad and enter the promo code GIFTING15 for 15% off any original Loot Crate subscription by December 19th.
Weekly Rads: Cauliflower mashed potatoes, Pokemon Moon, the Cancelled Too Soon podcast
Raddendums: Steve Albini, Kurt Cobain, Hugh Syme, Space Echo, 2112, Cygnus X-1, Time Stands Still, Ghost Rider by Neil Peart