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Backyard BBQ 2023

This Is Rad!

Release Date: 08/16/2023

Themed Cruises show art Themed Cruises

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The boys are delighted to welcome back one of the cooler humans on the planet, Annie Lockwood. Annie has had a wild couple of years that have ended in her living in NYC and working on themed festival cruises. This is one of those episodes where the guest just keeps saying wild things and the boys gasp and giggle. Wanna you wanna hear stories about drunken old people, wrestling madness, and Mini KISS? Grab a boozy milk shake, sit down in the biohazard hot tub, and strap in folks. We are setting sail!   Weekly Rads: Kyle – The Big Flop (podcast) Matthew – Getting buzzed while your best...

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This week you were gonna hear wild stories of haunted attractions, Texas-style! A little Radtober in the Springtime!   But, there were... issues.   So instead, be bring you another intimate evening with the boyz.   Next Week we will have a guest or your pizza is free!   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Podcast The Ride The Citywalk Orlando Saga: Malltiverse of Madness (podcast series) Matthew – New Season of Taskmaster, new eps Thursdays on their YouTube channel (show)   Check out Burnside playing video games at https://www.twitch.tv/stayindoorsburnside   Get Kyle Clark's...

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Burnside's time has come. Brandon Niznik returns to the show with his wife Criselda Valderrama to chat about their new joke book “Dad Jokes for Disastrous Situations”. We discuss the art of the dad joke and what went into compiling this compendium. Oh, hey, before you go listen, what's that on your shirt? Get Dad Jokes for Disasterous Situations      Weekly Rads:   Kyle – And Now for the Whatchamacallit by Psycadellic Porn Crumpets (album)   Burnside – Wavy cut toilet paper (toiletry)   Laura – The Rise and Fall of a Widwest Princess by Chappell Roan...

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This week, a guest fell out and so Matthew and Kyle had a lovely chat. Topics include: upcoming horror movies, employment, and Burnside gives some tips for the times...   Weekly Rads: Kyle – For Forever by The American Analog Set (album) and Late Night with the Devil (movie) and X-Men '97 (show) Matthew – Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (movie)   Check out Burnside playing video games at https://www.twitch.tv/stayindoorsburnside   Get Kyle Clark's I'm a Person: Director's Cut  You can go to www.kyleclarkcomed.bandcamp.com and pay what you want for the full uncut set from...

Immersive Theater show art Immersive Theater

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The podcast returns with another look at the world of immersive theater, this time from an actor's point of view. Libby Rose has been working extensively with immersive theater groups since moving to LA. We listen to her story of getting involved with immersive theater and what it requires from an actor. She tells us about some interesting private immersive performances and some of the wild things she's done.   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Punk's Dead by Soft Play (single) Matthew – The Traitors (show) Libby – A cat meme describing the events of the American revolution but with cats (meme)...

Escaping Cults show art Escaping Cults

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This week the boys are joined by comedian Uriah Wesman (@uriahjokes) for his incredible story of escaping from not one, not two, but THREE cults. And he's made a one man show about it. Uriah has a great sense of humor and some inedible insights. Plus, we debate if gmail is rad...   Uriah's one man show “Three Cults Walk into a Bar” premieres May 11th at the Lyric Hyperion in Los Angeles. Tickets:   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Problemista (movie) Matthew – RX Bandits playing The Resignation live for 20th anniversary (live) seeing a band that means a lot to you (concept) Uriah –...

Puzzles show art Puzzles

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This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by artist Maxwell Robinson to chat about puzzles. We try to break down the different subcategories and what types we personally enjoy. Are you a sudoku person or more of a crossword type? Plus, we chat about the various uses of puzzles in video game design. Plus, Maxwell tells the boys the part they played in meeting his wife. Puzzles and Love!   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Dune: Chapter 2 (movie) Matthew – Tangk by Idles (album) Maxwell – TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin' and Bobby Fingers (craft youtube channels) Game of Shrooms (art project)   Check...

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The always delightful Joe Kaye (@joecharleskaye) returns to the show to talk about the long running immersive theater experience Sleep No More. Sleep No More is a 3 hour, wordless version of Macbeth told via dance and it all takes place inside of a four story building where each floor is filled with fully explorable rooms where the scenes unfold around you in real time. It is crazy. The long running New York City show is closing in 2024 and Joe Kaye has done the experience several times in an attempt to remember this unique theatrical experience. Strap in. Get inspired. Have your mind blown....

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This week the boys are joined by comedian Britt Boyd for a conversation that takes us around the world to the island nation of New Zealand. Post Covid (and a divorce) Britt has been traveling the world and recounts her journey to the land of wonder and Peter Jackson set location tours. Plus, we explore how many “lab partners” the average high school student should have...   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Struggler by Genisis Owusu (album) and Bob Marley: One Love (movie) Matthew – Sapporo Premium Beer Can (quality object) Britt – A really nice new backpack (quality object)   Check out...

Fighting Games show art Fighting Games

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The boys are joined by the one and only Jordan Morris for a chat about fighting games. All three share their memories of the 90s fighting game heyday and why they have or haven't stuck with fighting games. They weigh in on the evolution of the Street Fighter series in the wake of the recently released Street Fighter VI. Kyle discusses dabbling in the mysterious world of SNK games. Matt compares fighting games to Overwatch.   Pre-Order Jordan's new comic “Youth Group”   Weekly Rads: Kyle - Persona 3 Reload (game) Matt - The Bear season 2 (show) Jordan - High Jack (show)  ...

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It finally happened. After numerous ritual sacrifices, This Is Rad! has finally appeased the podcasting gods. In celebration River's Langley presents us with “Oops all sides” and we discuss the shortcomings of west coast BBQ sides game. We may have learned the meats, but we still have much to learn. Also, burnside make some bangin' chicken wings, Laura made bomb ass cookies, and Taylor (with Kyle) made reese's peanut butter bars. Look below for River's recipies. We'll also share them on our social!


made reese's peanut butter bars. Look below for River's recipies. We'll also share them on our social!


Weekly Rads:

Taylor – Spider Solitare apps

Laura – Good Omens Season 2 (Show)

Matthew – Sleepstalker (1995) (film)

Rivers – Bass Pro Shop (retail chain)

Kyle - Edward Scissorhands (movie)




Funeral Potatoes AKA Hashbrown Casserole


- (1) 30 oz. Bag of frozen, shredded hash browns

- (1) 10.5 oz Can of cream of chicken soup
- (1) 8 oz Container of sour cream
- (2) Red bell pepper
- (2) Yellow onions

- (2) Garlic cloves (minced)
- (2) Small handfuls of Utz crunchy potato stix
- (1.5) Sticks of butter
- ⅔ Cup of shredded gouda cheese
- ⅓ Cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

- ½ Tablespoon of Black Pepper
- ½ Tablespoon of Smoked Paprika

Thaw out frozen hash browns and then put them in a big mixing bowl.

Pour in the entire can of chicken soup.

Pour in the entire container of sour cream.

Pour in both cheeses but leave enough to put on top at the end.

Finely chop the two onions and the two peppers. 


Put them in a skillet with the 1.5 sticks of butter and the minced garlic. 


Cook until it smells good. 


Strain the contents through a colander or cheesecloth allowing the butter to separate into a separate bowl from the vegetables.

Add in the veggies and the black pepper and then use a thick wooden spoon to combine all the ingredients.

Spread everything out evenly into a casserole dish.

Sprinkle the smoked paprika, Utz potato stix, and remaining cheese evenly on top

Take the strained butter and brush it on top of the dish.

Cook uncovered for 45 mins or so on 350°

Collard Greens


(5) bunches of collards
(2) Smoked ham hocks
(2) 32 oz boxes of chicken stock
(2) Garlic cloves (minced)
(2) Tablespoons of brown sugar
(1.5) Medium yellow onions
(1) Hot and Spicy Conecuh Sausage
(1) Splash of apple cider vinegar
(1) Splash of Texas Pete Hot Sauce
(1) Tablespoon of salt
(1) Tablespoon of Cajun or Creole seasoning
(½) Tablespoon of black pepper
(½) Tablespoon of smoked paprika
(½) Tablespoon of red pepper flakes

Dice up onions. Put them in the bottom of the crockpot.

Put all your sugar, salt, and spices into the crockpot on top of the onions.

Splash a bit of apple cider vinegar and a bit of hot sauce into the crockpot.

Wash collards and then begin slicing collards vertically away from their stems. Throw stems away and then slice them again horizontally until you make strips. Fill the crock pot with greens. Press them down to make them fit if you have to. They will all eventually get cooked and will shrink and compress in the process.


Put the two ham hocks on top of the greens.

Pour in the two containers of chicken stock.

Cover the crockpot and cook for 12-15 hours on low stirring occasionally. When greens get soft enough, submerge the ham hocks if they aren’t already.

After about 10 hours, pull the ham hocks out and let them cool. Pull out whatever meat you can and throw that back in the crockpot and dispose of the bones.

When the greens are almost done, chop up the Conecuh sausage and stir it into the greens. Let that cook for 30 minutes or so. Then turn off the crock pot and let the greens sit uncovered for 30 minutes and serve.

Coca-Cola BBQ Baked Beans


(2) Red Bell Peppers
(2) Tablespoons of dried mustard powder (like Coleman’s)
(2) Garlic cloves (minced)
(1.5) Medium Yellow Onions
(1) One pound of ground beef
(1) One pound of bacon
(1) Cup of ketchup
(1) Cup of brown sugar
(1) 20 oz. Coca-Cola
(1) 16 oz. can of red beans
(1) 16 oz. can of black beans
(1) 16 oz. can of pinto beans
(1) Tablespoon salt
(1) Tablespoon black pepper
(1) Tablespoon smoked paprika

Pour Coca-Cola, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard powder, minced garlic, black pepper, smoked paprika, and salt into a sauce pan. Turn on high and then continuously stir until it thickens up. I mean, you gotta stir this thing pretty much the whole time. Add more ketchup if you want it thicker. Once it gets viscous, set BBQ sauce aside and let it cool down a bit.

Strain three cans of beans and put them into a large mixing bowl.

Chop up onions and red peppers and put them into the mixing bowl as well.

Cook and drain 1 lb of ground beef in a skillet. Let it cool for a minute.

Cook 1 lb of bacon in the same skillet. Drain bacon but save the grease.

Run bacon through a food processor or just chop it up small and add to the mixing bowl.

Pour in the Coca-Cola BBQ sauce

Pour in ½ of the leftover bacon grease

Stir everything together.

Spread out into a casserole dish.

Cook covered in the oven for 45 mins or so on 350°. Uncover for the last 15 mins or so.


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