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Wu Tang Clan

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Release Date: 09/22/2021

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Our first guest ever returns to the show. After entirely too long, Kyle and Matthew welcome Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) to the show. It's been almost 10 years since we recorded that episode and that is entirely too long. We celebrate his return by talking about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Dan and Mattthew have put some solid time into the game. Kyle is broke but enthusiastic to listen to the boys describe this incredibly well crafted video game. They also chat design in Zelda and coin the term “dumpsterface”...   Check out Dan's RPG Company Grim and Whimsy @grimandwhimsy...

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This week Joe Raines returns to the show to tell us his personal history with two of his favorite bands of all time. T Hardy Morris has been the brains behind numerous music projects. Howling Rain has been a killer rock band for years. Joe breaks down his frustrations with neither band ever finding a larger audience but also espouses why their music is so good. Plus, Burnside is back from his cruise and we learn Joe is very suspicious of boats...   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Kyle was Swallow Daddy's first guest (podcast), Speed (movie) Matthew – Jury Duty (show on Freevee) also being on a...

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This week Burnside is on assignment and Kyle is joined by show favorites Brian Wiley and Nancy Clark to chat about the shock rocker that started it all, Alice Cooper. Brian and Nancy both share their experiences seeing Alice Cooper for the first time. Nancy talks about seeing the band in the early days and Brian tells tale of the worst version of The Misfits opening for Alice. There is like a good 20 minute stretch in this episode where Kyle doesn't even have a microphone. Wild stuff. Grab your giant snake and cuddle up next to that dead body in your freezer as we welcome you to our podcast....

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This week we are joined by Tom Goss for a chat about working security at bars. Andy Iwancio is also hanging out to share her added experience working the door at raves. Kasey Clark knows a thing or two about how live music venues work. Together they combine powers for a real banger of an episode. We got stories on stories about the wild world of crowd control at live events. Sit back, relax, and enjoy several hours of in person TIR podcast goodness...   Weekly Rads: Kyle & Andy – Human Traffic (movie) John Mulaney – Baby J (comedy special) Matthew – Bevis and Butthead Season 2...

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Kyle has returned from a trip to Japan. Special guest Adam Crosse went to Japan a few years ago. Burnside has not been to Japan but is often confused for Hello Kitty when he is out in public. They chat about the experience of traveling in a foreign country, the food, the culture, and the general vibe. Plus, reports on the Once Piece store, the Godzilla store, and an emotional breakdown of a visit to the Gundam G-Dock...   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Bros (movie) and The Woman King (movie) Matthew – Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores (video game) Adam – The Rest of the Summer in Game...

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This week we welcome Tambre Massman to chat about the ancient art of folding paper. Turns out origami is crazy and there is all sorts of crazy stuff you can do with a sheet of paper. Also, have you ever thought about how paper is kinda like tree sausage? A fun episode that is both informative and insane. Dirty Origami discussed in episode.   Ugly Baby (Tell them you heard Tambre on This Is Rad!)   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Candyman and Beast Burnside – Product Safety recall notices Tambre – Push Pull in Ballard, WA and the t-shirt “Not today Jesus!”   Check out Burnside...

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This week we take a little variation from our normal format as Matt Cole tells about his days as a bible college delinquent. We know what you're thinking, “Is this more of a Goods from the Woods episode?” and that's for the courts to decide!   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Danny Brown and JpegMafia Scaring the Hoes (Cut out looking for the song) or D&D (movie) Matthew – This morning (4-4-2023) Matt – Quincy Johnson II – Higher Fre'quincy (album) and Electric Callboy – Technotrain (album) Olivia Grace: Go support her   Check out Burnside playing video games at...

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A wild episode this week with the very funny Abraham Tadesse. Abraham knows a lot of stuff and the trio cover a lot of ground. They explore the origins of the concept of the occult and the ways these things manifest in different cultures. Plus, is God just our explanations for the collective unconscious? This is not your normal chat about runes and spells.   Kyle – Resident Evil 4 RE:make (game) Matthew – A really large dude getting thrown a far distance by an even larger really large dude (Wrestlemania) (event)   Check out Burnside playing video games at...

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This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by longtime Burnside homie and general creative rad dude Dustin Meadows for to discuss one of the finest films ever made. They pay their due respects to the classic dark 80s satire. Plus, we hear some fun stories of college ear Burnside and Dustin. See below for a link to the sketch “Oven Fresh Pizza”   Oven Fresh Pizza:     Weekly Rads: Kyle – iPhone 14pro LiDaR and Yellow Jackets and 100 Gecs Matthew - Dustin – Last of Us (show) and John Wick 4 (movie)   Check out Burnside playing video games at...

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This week we are joined by writer Fallon Walker for a chat about the wild world of sports anime! We are also joined by special guest co-host Laura Knight. Burnside injured his podcasting hand and since Laura has watched her fair share of anime, she jumps for even more sports anime hot takes and recommendations.   Weekly Rads: Kyle – A Chorus Line (movie musical) Laura – The Record ep by Boygenius (Supergroup Band) Fallon – Shorsey (show)   Check out Burnside playing video games at https://www.twitch.tv/stayindoorsburnside   Get Kyle Clark's I'm a Person: Director's...

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This week Kyle and Matthew discuss a topic that ain't nothing to [email protected] with. They are joined by one of Rad's favorite guests, the one and only Ed Greer for a rousing discussion about the music and the cultural impact of The Wu Tang Clan. What kind of impact does the idea of rappers as super heroes do to a young person's brain? What are the entry points for getting into Wu Tang and what are the essential albums? All this and several hours more will get discussed as we step into the slums of Shaolin and enter the 36 chambers...


Weekly Rads:

Kyle - Cobra Kai (show)

Matthew - Code Red Mountain Dew float (tasty treat)

Ed - The fallout from the Rocketeer reboot having a black lead (thing that happened)


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