Wed, 26 April 2017
Someone better call the fire department because "This Is Rad!" is smoooookin'! This week Kyle, Matthew and Natalie welcome back comedian Brandie Posey (151 episodes later) to talk about her love of Canadian comedian Jim Carrey... and how he inspired her to be a big weirdo! She appreciates his physicality and commitment as a performer and the place of anger it comes from. She's seen basically every Jim Carrey movie and has been to every Jim Carrey movie on opening day since Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. Together they talk about his early and underrated stuff, the importance of bringing your own popcorn to the movies, and why taking your kid to see Scary Movie might be irresponsible parenting. This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: John Dies at the End, Dr. Luigi, Bill Nye Saves the World
Raddendums: VH1 Award shows, The Duck Factory, Once Bitten, Teen Wolf, Peggy Sue Got Married, Earth Girls Are Easy, In Living Color, Ace Ventura: Detective, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber, The Cable Guy, Batman Forever, Liar Liar, Man on the Moon, Courtney Love's Hole & Celebrity Skin, Andy Kaufman, Cannibal Corpse, Can't Hardly Wait soundtrack, Me, Myself & Irene, Dumb & Dumber 2, Batteries Not Included, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Wayne's World 2, Three Ninjas, The Majestic, Pecan Pie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Levity, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Number 23, Yes Man, I Love You Phillip Morris, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Kick-Ass, Talladega Nights, Walk Hard, Magic Mike XXL, Ride the Snake
Direct download: 155_Jim_Carrey_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37am PDT
Tue, 18 April 2017
It's "Lifestyles of the Rad and Luxurious"! This week Kyle and Matthew welcome back comedians Monika Scott and Tom Seiniger to talk about personal luxury and comfort. Kyle and Natalie talk about their trip to a Korean spa and the massages, saunas and public nudity that followed. Monika comes bearing hydrating eye masks and talks about her years in the trenches working as an esthetician. Tom gives some cooking tips and sells Kyle on getting a tongue scraper to make his breath smell better. The conversation works to show that luxury is not something that should only be enjoyed by the super rich. By being better to your body and mind, you can live a better life without having to spend a lot of money. Plus, a certain Cajun mutant stops by to dole out some life advice. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi, pop in your headphones and enjoy! This episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Enter the promo code RAD at mackweldon.com for 20% off your next order.
Weekly Rads: Kendrick Lamar's Damn, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Mass Effect Andromeda, Persona 5, Tickled and our special guests Alex Jacobs, D'arby Rose and Jarrod Gilbreath!
Direct download: 154_Luxury_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm PDT
Wed, 12 April 2017
This week Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie welcome return guest Ron Babcock to nerd out about computer security. Ron discusses the importance of having a password manager, VPNs, and backing up your stuff (and porn) on both an external hard drive and somewhere off-site. Ron and Matt talk about the pros and cons of converting from Mac to PC. The gang also gabs about the trade-off between convenience and privacy, cleaning up your memory (and the satisfaction of "zap" noises), and everyone gives Natalie a hard time because her desktop is a cluttered wasteland but she likes it that way and everyone can go screw themselves THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Check out Ron's new album "This Guy" at http://www.ronbabcock.com. 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: Angie Tribeca, the Secret Skin podcast with Open Mike Eagle, Ben & Jerry's Cocoa Loco ice cream
Raddendums: ReBoot, Crashplan, Dashlane, Unroll.me, Appzapper, Daisydisk, Private Internet Access.com, Mr. Robot, Onion Browser
Direct download: 153_Computer_Security_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57am PDT
Wed, 5 April 2017
This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with Harry Potter fanatics Laura Knight and Klee Wiggins to talk about their love for the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. They feel like this 1920s take on the Harry Potter universe got a bad rap. They like the series and how it has reinvigorated the franchise and kept them from Harry Potter withdrawals. They discuss their favorite fantastic beasts, Dumbledore's middle names, what's the deal with Grindelwald, magical racism vs. just regular racism, how the current political climate has affected their re-reading of the books, and what was really going on with Moaning Myrtle. Plus, they debate Snape, and Kyle still hates all the camping in the 7th book. 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: Rick and Morty Season 3 premiere, Viveport subscription service, The Taxpayers' "To Risk So Much for One Damn Meal," and Look What I Did's "Minute Man for the Moment"
Raddendums: The Silmarillion, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Tolkien's adaptation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, George Lucas in Love (1999), The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Direct download: 152_Fantastic_Beasts_and_Where_to_Find_Them_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT