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Release Date: 10/06/2015

Documental show art Documental

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This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by the always wonderful Robert Ahn for a chat about the Japanese television series Documental. Robert has been a fan of the work of Hitoshi Matsumoto for many years and Documental has been the first (legal) way for folks in the US to see one of Matsumoto's game shows translated with subtitles. We discuss the madness that is this show. If you are a fan of jackass but wish it had more gambling, the show is worth checking out. That said, if you do not enjoy gross out humor or general weirdness, def proceed with caution but still enjoy the episode cause we got...

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The Sopranos show art The Sopranos

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In this supersized episode Kyle and Matt welcome Fifi Dosch to talk about the HBO series The Sopranos. Its a nice mix of gushing like super fans and explaining what it is about the show that puts it consistently in the conversation for the greatest TV show of all time. We have spoiler warnings as the episode progresses so you can jump out as needed but for those willing to brave nearly 4 hours, please enjoy!   Note: Kyle's mic is kinda hot. The volume got turned up on a zoom stand up show and he forgot to turn it back down. It's back down now. Sorry about that.   Weekly Rads:  ...

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Masquerade! This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome documentarian and ska fan Taylor Vracin-Harrell back to the podcast for her first solo episode. Taylor is a theater kid at heart and shares her lifelong relationship with the story of The Phantom. From spin off novels to her own fan fiction, to wearing Phantom costumes to pick up food, she takes the boys on a journey into the underground waterways of Paris. Go grab your opera glasses and come hang!     Weekly Rads: Kyle - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 (video game) Burnside - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 (the same video game) Taylor...

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This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by James D Hillmer for a chat about Korean actor Kang-ho Song. James is currently in a doctoral program studying Korean culture and suggested using Kang-ho Song to explore the world of Korean cinema. In the last few decades, Korean cinema has risen to international prominence. While early breakouts like Oldboy or The Host appealed to genre fans, the 2019 best picture win for Parasite shows just how much impact Korean cinema is having around the world. If you're unfamiliar with Korean cinema or saw Parasite and want to see more, this isn't a bad place to...

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Listener Questions #7 show art Listener Questions #7

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Kyle and Matt sit down for a rousing round of listener questions for August 2020.   Check out our merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records   Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!   Follow us on social media or whatever! Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt Instagram: @thisisradpodcast Tumblr: thisisradpod.tumblr.com http://www.thisisradpodcast.com

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This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by comedian and one third The Goods from the Woods, Carter Glasscock to chat about Starcraft and the general pleasure of 90's/00's PC gaming. Carter is no expert in Starcraft and we will definitely return to the subject in greater detail in an episode down the line but for this week we had a great chat about old school PC gaming in all it's glory. It ultimately becomes a fun chat about video games with some wild tangents as we go. A real thisisrad-ass ep of This is Rad.   Weekly Rads: Kyle - The New Mutants (movie) and Audible's The Sandman...

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The Magic School Bus (with an emphasis on the CD-Rom Games)  show art The Magic School Bus (with an emphasis on the CD-Rom Games)

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This week we continue our makeshift “Summer of Indoors” series with a visit from past guest and friend of the show Alexis Quasarano to chat about the classic children's science education series The Magic School Bus. But we're not just talking about Miss Frizzle and her students adventures through the body and into outer space in book form. We're not just chatting about the TV show and it's banger of a theme song. But today, to fit with our theme, we are looking at The Magic School Bus through the lens of their 90's CD-Rom games. Lot going on this episode, but a good time is had by all....

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This week Kyle and Matthew welcome comedian Jay Light to the show for a chat about one of the all time classic N64 game, Banjo Kazooie. We chat about the developer Rare and their incredible run during the N64 era and some of the trouble they had early on working with Microsoft. They also talk about the lost art of renting video games. Plus, a lot of talk about the game's talking toilet.   Check out Jay's new comedy album “Good Guy with a Gun” wherever you stream music!   Also check out the Patreon (Patreon.com/thisisrad) for Kyle's new feature length audio commentary for Teenage...

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Before there was WoW! Slightly after there was Ultima! Around the same time there was PSO! This week Kyle and Matthew welcome long time radster Nick Shades to chart about one of the all time great MMORPGs: Everquest! Nick started way back in the year 1999 and had himself a wild ride through the early days of the game. He has some great stories about shenanigans he encountered and we chat about the social dynamics of online gaming. Good times.   Also, hit up Patreon to vote for what movie you want Kyle to do a commentary track for as the July bonus ep! The Poll is live til Friday (8/15)...

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Point and Click Adventure Games show art Point and Click Adventure Games

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This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by one of Kyle's dearest friends Daniel Geminder for a chat about point and click adventure games. The topic is so vast that we'll definitely have to do more episodes but we do a pretty good job giving a sample of some of our personal favorites. We def wanna chat about these games again so tweet at us with some of your favorites!   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Supermarket Sweep (Netflix)   Matthew – Your choice of skateboarding simulator (Session or Skater XL) (video games)   Daniel Geminder – You're Wrong About (podcast)   check out...

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The horror! The horror! This week Kyle and Matthew sit down with Radtober favorites Chris Korn and Lawrence Mercado to creep through the history of horror movies. Where does horror come from? They start with German Expressionism and dive into the Universal movie monsters, the era of teenage delinquency and monster movies, the '70s film school generation, the slasher films and anthology series of the '80s, '90s found footage films and Japanese horror, the 2000s' obsession with zombies, torture porn and Paranormal Activity, up to the spooktacular indie films of today. Holy hell, this episode ended up being 3 hours long. One of us, one of us...

 

Weekly Rads: Dave & Buster's, Season 2 of Last of Man on Earth

 

Raddendums: The Strain, Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities, Bundle of Nerves on YouTube, Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Shelley, HP Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Call of Cthulhu, Fear of the Unknown: Lovecraft Documentary, The Tiger Lillies and Alex Hackes - The Mountains of Madness, Faust (1926), Nosferatu, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922), German Expressionism, The Cabinet of Caligari, The Golem (1920), Metropolis (1927) and Karl Freund, Tod Browning's Freaks (1932), Spanish Drácula (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein, Night of the Hunter, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Boris Karloff's Thriller, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Batman trailer from the '30s, Cat People, William Castle's The Tingler, House on Haunted Hill (1959), Teenagers from Outer Space, Ed Wood, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and Spellbound, Deviant: True Story of Ed Gein, Hammer Horror Films, Jason Zinoman's Shock Value, Richard Corman's A Bucket of Blood, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Dario Argento, Suspiria, Lucio Fulci, John Carpenter & Dan O'Bannon, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Alien, John Carpenter's Halloween, Wes Craven's Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, The Return of the Living Dead, Re-Animator, Hellraiser, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead, Tom Savini, Rick Baker, Rob Bottin, Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, Silence of the Lambs, Scream, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Ringu, Audition, Masters of Horror & Takashi Miike's Imprint, Mick Garris, Eli Roth & Hostel, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Shaun of the Dead, Saw, Hostel, Final Destination, Dick Smith, Let the Right One In, It Follows, The Babadook, James Wan