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Release Date: 06/08/2022

Live Shows Post-Lockdown show art Live Shows Post-Lockdown

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This week the boys are joined by the one and only Carter Glasscock from our sister podcast The Good from the Woods. The trio chat about returning to live events post-lockdown. The chat about what has changed and what has stayed the same. It's also a good excuse to talk about bands... lots of bands. Check out Carter's album “The Crystal Pistol” on Radland Records!   Weekly Rads:  Kyle – Stoned Soul Picnic by Roy Ayers (album) Burnside – Apple Music / Whale City by Warmduscher (album) Carter – Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid by Stars of the Lid (album) Lydia Loveless...

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The boys are joined by the delightful Virginia Jones to chat about the phenomenon of neighborhood lending libraries. For those who don't know, a lil library sorta like a “take a penny, leave a penny” for used books. From trash to treasure you're never sure what you might find. Virginia even shares a few celebrity lending libraries she has found in LA. Plus, Virginia went on the ill fated Coachella Cruise and shares some stories about that. That leads to some talk about music specific cruises and boy does Burnside find some gems.   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Scowl, Militarie Gun, MS Paint,...

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Grab your glow sticks as the boys sit down with comedian Jessica Lang (@nottheactresss) to chat about the world of raves. Jessica shares her story of discovering raves and the evolution in her music taste. Plus, we all nerd out about synthesizers for a minute. Drop your bean now, so you'll be peaking by mid-episode...   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Sad Park is playing the El Rey (event) Burnside – Dry Chili Salsa (food) Jessica – Cleaning something off with a hose (activity)   Check out Burnside playing video games at https://www.twitch.tv/stayindoorsburnside   Get Kyle Clark's I'm...

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The boys are joined by Kayla Rosenberg and Dean Gerard for a chat about the rise of the Cartoon Network's original animated programs. We chat about the anthology series that proved to be a testing ground for early programing. We chat about the strengths of early series like The Powerpuff Girls and Dexter's Lab and the strong identity the channel established. We compare and contrast early Cartoon Network with Nickelodeon's similar evolution.    Weekly Rads: Kyle – One Piece (Netflix series) (show) Matthew – Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (movie) and Love Island (Ohio...

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Author Mike Bockoven returns to the show to break down the finer points of Midwestern food. Matthew shares some of his favorite midwestern staples as well. Kyle learns the four food groups of Midwestern cuisine. Wheter you've eaten already or not, this episode will leave you stuffed. We also chat about Mike's new book "Killing It" about a group of stand ups trapped inside a comedy club by a crazed club owner. Kyle was a consultant on the manuscript for the details about stand up. They chat about the process of putting together a book about comedy and getting the weird little details right. P...

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Richard Eden makes his return to the show! Our favorite handsome Canadian podcaster returns with tales of his shift into the newspaper business. The boys have a grand reunion before they get down to the nitty gritty. Ai: is it gonna kill us all? Should we kill it before it kills us? Exactly HOW good is it at de-pixelating? Richard and Burnside exchange some interesting ideas about where Ai is headed. Kyle shares his experiences both with Ai easing work flow on creative projects and chatting with chat bots. It's an interesting topic that is still in it's infancy. Check back in like 10 years and...

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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...

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The podcast goblin continues its reign of terror. This week, you get a double feature. We start with a This Is Rad! first, Burnside and Laura open the show and do a segment together, without Kyle. They chat Ninja Turtles and Burnside's upcoming twitch streams. Plus, somebody may or may not have done some cool stuff for the turtle movie... Then, in part 2, Kyle sits down with Alex Blugerman and Devyn Kawata. Alex and Devyn took a trip to Japan this year and the trio chat about their adventure. They also chat projection mapping and the changing landscape of live entertainment. Plus, Devyn gives...

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The always wonderful Tess Llanos returns to This Is Rad! To chat about the 2023 cultural phenomenon that is Barbie. The crew celebrate the movie and the fun of Barbenheimer weekend. Tess talks about her own history with Barbie. Plus, we explore some of the stranger Barbies that have come along.   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Shin Kamen Rider (movie) Matthew – Barbie (Cultural Phenomenon) Tess – Barbie (Cultural Phenomenon)   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...

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Kyle got Covid so we had to delay our Summer of Rad cookout special. In the meantime, please enjoy this hermetically sealed Zoom episode. Fun stuff. Lots of wrestling talk.   Weekly Rads: Kyle – Not contracting COVID-19 Matthew – New Season of Love Island Rivers – Margo Robbie: Our Generations Brad Pitt   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 “I'm a Person” which includes 20 mins...

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This week Kyle and Matthew are joined by Ryan Burke, one half of the guitar youtube channel 60 Cycle Hum. Recently Rad got a little shout out on Ryan's show and after some introductions, he was down to chat with the rad boys. Turns out all three of them have put in some years working at DIY venues, Kyle and Matthew of course were part of NerdMelt and Ryan tells about his own experiences running DIY venues in San Diego. They, of course, chat guitars but the convo covers a pretty broad spectrum of topics. Rad is always excited to make new friends and we appreciate Ryan taking time to hang out with us!



Weekly Rads:

Kyle – The Bob's Burger's Movie (movie)


Matthew – Savory Waffles (food)


Ryan – Everything Everywhere All at Once (movie), Kids in the Hall revival (show),


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