This Is Rad!

Cotton candy, sweet and low, let me see that Tootsie Roll! In this merry "Rad Gab," Kyle, Matthew and Producer Natalie take you to the candy shop to discuss sugar, spice and everything nice. Topics include sweet vs. sour, lollipops vs. suckers, aspartame vs. Natalie's fragile insides and Dimetapp: the sweetest candy of all?

Direct download: 18_Candy_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:36pm PST

Radtober continues its reign of terror! Kyle and Matthew welcome back their favorite horror makeup mavens Chris Korn and Lawrence Mercado to record an audio commentary for the classic 1982 horror film "The Thing." Also, it's Producer Natalie Hazen's first time seeing the movie, and needless to say, she's making all her friends get blood tests ASAP.

Direct download: 17_The_Thing_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:39pm PST

The show. The band. The food. This week Kyle and Matthew discuss Wings x 3 with guests Nolan Fabricius, Dave Kloc and Producer Natalie Hazen. Is "Wings" the best American sitcom? Is that Paul McCartney Christmas song really that bad? Is this the stupidest premise for an episode yet? Find out the answer to these questions, plus Lowell's LOLs, and more!

Direct download: 16_Wings_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:39am PST

Do you wanna party? It's party time! This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by Nancy Clark, that's right, Kyle's mom, to talk about the pop culture phenomenon that is "The Walking Dead." Learn the origins of Kyle's zombie love and the gang's zombie apocalypse survival plans. Plus, deer jerky. It's Radtober!

Direct download: 15_The_Walking_Dead_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:41pm PST

Let Radtober begin! Matthew "Burning in Hell"side and Kyle "Kill All Humans" Clark welcome back the co-hosts of Stonecutters LA, John Ungaro and Adam Murray, to discuss The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror episodes – with plenty of quotes and rambles along the way. Plus, John fights off one spoooooky hangover. Urge to kill rising...

Direct download: 14_Treehouse_of_Horror_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:29pm PST

You better werk! Kyle and Matthew are joined by squirrel friends Jarrod Gilbreath and Emily Mellin to gag on the eleganza of "RuPaul's Drag Race." Topics include the mechanics of tucking, the Drag Race curse and Michelle Visage's epic titties. Plus, Matthew and Kyle pick out their drag names. Can I get an amen?

Direct download: 13_RuPauls_Drag_Race_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:49pm PST

Psst... the secret word is "rad"! Kyle and Matthew are joined by actor/comedian Brad Gage to discuss the timeless comedy of Groucho, Harpo, Chico and occasionally Zeppo. Rambles include teenage alcoholism, prison politics and pinochle, assorted sauces and the "Cardboard Coffin."

Direct download: 12_Marx_Brothers_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:47pm PST

In this special rad-venture, our brave paladins Sir Kyle and Sir Matthew embark on a quest to ye olde Renaissance Pleasure Faire… and learn that the only items they should have equipped were their wallets. Special guests include Lady Natalie Hazen and Lady Laura Knight with a surprise drop-in from Sir Ben Trandem!

Direct download: 11_Ren_Faire_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:29pm PST

What makes a bad movie so good? Kyle and Matthew sit down with Aaron H. Baker and John Mathot, producers of "Horrible Movie Night," to talk about the thrills, chills and spills of cringe-worthy cinema. Learn about the show's history and upcoming 5th anniversary, the best movies to make fun of, and the beef with MC Kung Fu.

Direct download: 10_Bad_Movies_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

Who you gonna call? Radbusters! Kyle and Matthew call on guest Nick Veneroso to talk the Ghostbusters franchise, from movies and cartoons to action figures and breakfast cereal. The gang shares stories of childhood ghost containment units, crying over cast members, and adopting the Ghostbusters as father figures. This shit runs deep.

Direct download: 9_Ghostbusters_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:24pm PST

What's more metal than revenge? Kyle finally gets his revenge for Matthew's ska episode by welcoming on metalheads Travis Clark (comedian!) and Eric Bryan (musician!) to discuss why heavy metal music is rad.

Direct download: 8_Heavy_Metal_-This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:00pm PST

May the rad be with you! Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedians Ed Greer and Klee Wiggins, who get very opinionated about Boba Fett, The Force and America's favorite Ruff Ryder...DMX. Punch it, Chewie!

Direct download: 7_Star_Wars_Expanded_Universe_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:23pm PST

It's a bird...it's a plane...it's a bonus episode! Kyle goes on an expedition to San Diego's legendary Comic-Con and tries to make sense of it all with seasoned con-goers Benjamin Dunn, Justin Baker and Andrew Myers. It's the Real World: Comic-Con!

 

Direct download: 6_Comic-Con_-This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:12pm PST

Who loves "The Simpsons"? We do-ooo! We do-ooo! Kyle and Matthew are joined by Kyle's fellow hosts of Stonecutters L.A., Adam Murray and John Ungaro, to swap Simpsons trivia, memories and quotes…for the love of God, so many quotes.

Direct download: 5_The_Simpsons_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:23pm PST

Ska

Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedians/skaficionados Brandie Posey and Julia Prescott to talk ska music and its effects on their formative teenage years. Learn about Ska Summit 2003, "Jamaican Bacon" and other checkered pasts. Pick it up, pick it up!

Direct download: 4_Ska_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 11:15am PST

Horror has a face...but it wouldn't without these guys! Kyle and Matthew welcome special makeup and creature effects artists Chris Korn and Lawrence Mercado to discuss how they got started, making blood on a budget, "The Thing" and monster dildos.

Direct download: 3_Horror_Movie_Makeup_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Kyle and Matthew sit down with comedian Dan Telfer to discuss the wildly popular yet surprisingly deep cartoon "Adventure Time." Topics include Native American mythology, gender politics and the traumatizing aftereffects of "David the Gnome."

Direct download: 2_Adventure_Time_-_This_Is_Rad.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

Welcome to "This Is Rad!" Hosts Kyle Clark and Matthew Burnside are joined by comedian Alex Hooper to talk all things techno. Do you need drugs to rave? Does "Sandstorm" ever get old? And why aren't you listening to Fartbarf? Discover the answer to these questions and more!

Direct download: thisisrad_episode1_techno_final_version_tweeks.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:20pm PST