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Release Date: 04/24/2019

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Today on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome Lyndon Tucker to chat about one of the great action movies of the 90's Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break. Kyle and Lyndon love this movie and Matthew just saw it for the first time hours before we recorded the episode. He was less in love. But the three have a fun and in depth conversation about the film nonetheless. They go deep breaking down each character and try to understand the strange alchemy that the movie has that makes it work. They also discuss Kathryn Bigelow and how she is one of the best living American directors. Oh, and there are some...

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This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome comedians Travis Tate and Jacob Leigh for a fun and casual chat about the wild world of wrestling. But believe it or not, they go on some fun tangents. Our description is short cause this episode needs to get posted in like an hour. But its a fun episode!   Weekly Rads:   Kyle – It: Chapter 2 (movie) and Hip Hop Evolution (series)   Matthew – Observer (video game) and Brew Ska Ska (event)   Check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!!   Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you...

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This week on the show we bring you another off the beaten path episode. Sometimes nobody is free Labor Day weekend to do an episode. It happens. But if you're smart, you have a conversation you had with Tom Goss while in Chicago to fall back on. Kyle and Tom sat late at night in Kyle's hotel room and ate chips and talked about comedy. If you're a stand up nerd there is a chance you might dig this episode cause Kyle and Tom explain their processes for putting together their albums. This was originally gonna be part of a bigger collection of pieces from Chicago but scheduling got kinda wacky....

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This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome comedian Rachel Wolfson for a chat about cannabis. Talking cannabis is tough cause you don't wanna fall into a bunch of lame stoner cliches. Luckily Rachel makes that easy. Join the trio for a fascinating conversation about the shifting views of cannabis in modern American culture. Plus, we get pretty existential about being the generation that became adults in the wake of 9/11. Yeah, this episode gets deep. Think of it less as a giggly stoner riff sense and more like one of those good deep conversations you have with somebody when you are sitting...

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This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome one of Kyle's oldest friends in comedy Josh Meyrowitz. If you are a fan of Roast Battle you are likely familiar with the image of Josh shirtless getting the audience to chant “Battle” on the show. Kyle and Josh chat about their early open mic days and their shared adventures in crippling anxiety. They also talk about Martial Arts movies. Josh is a fan of all things nerdy and we still can't believe we haven't done this as an episode yet. (Honestly, we're still only like 75% sure we haven't done it.) But regardless, this is one of those topics...

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And now for something slightly different. This week, Kyle is sick, two episodes got rescheduled, and we had 24 hours to get an episode recorded and posted. But at This Is Rad, we're never gonna leave you high and dry. So Kyle and Burnside sat down in Kyle's backyard and started talking about video games. They also talk about future stuff they wanna do on the podcast. If you are into any of the stuff we're thinking of doing please hit us up because we wanna keep bringing you guys new and interesting stuff because as long as you folks keep listening we're gonna work hard to bring you a quality...

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This week, Kyle and Matt are joined by comedian Matt Cole for a chat about the glorious music of the 1990's. Grunge! Smooth R&B! Hip Hop! Third Eye Blind! This episode is a veritable smorgasbord of music nerdery and we hope you enjoy. Even for as long as we talked we could still do another ten episodes like this so please hit us up with your favorite 90's jams and maybe we can add them to the list for the next one. But for now, please enjoy this super fun episode. Fun bonus note: We recorded this episode in late just before starting Summer of Rad episodes. So anytime we say something that...

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We wrap up another Summer of Rad by sitting down with Rivers Langley for our annual backyard cook out. This year Rivers brought along some of his friends (Carter Glascock, Sam Harter, and Courtney Peterson) from the Goods From The Woods universe to join us in the consuming of several pounds of fried seafood. Rivers shares his recipes for a delicious fish fry and everyone eats so much they go a little insane. If you've ever wished more podcasts had extended riffs about Chedder Bay biscuits, your prayers have been answered. Plus, in a TIR first, the weekly rads are at the END of the episode....

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This week Kyle, Matthew, and Laura welcome back Joe Kaye for a feature length commentary on the 90's animated summer classic A Goofy Movie. Thrill as every breaks down which anthropomorphized animal character was their sexual awakening. Plus, Powerlines might be the most underrated artist of the 90's. We also talk about the waking nightmare that is the new trailer for Cats. And you better believe Kyle has some strong opinions about Disney Afternoon. A fun cinematic journey into the summer of rad. As a bonus, on the intro Kyle is joined by Jen Saunderson for some extra fun riffing. They imply...

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The summer of rad gets foodie as Kyle prepares a lovely flight of popsicles for a panel of discerning palettes. Kyle and Matthew are joined by Robert Ahn, Taylor VH, and Nancy Clark for a discussion of what constitutes a popsicle versus and ice cream novelty, cartooned themed snacks, and the mysterious allure of the ice cream man. We put together a good solid half hour of chat before we start eating so if you are grossed out by people eating on mic, there is a well designated jumping off point. That said, if you can take a little bit of audible slurping (we tried to eat away from mic as much...

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This week we bring you our second ever LIVE episode from the Alaska B4U Die Festival. With Kyle up north and Matthew still down south, his role was filled by listener/festival attendee/cool dude Stephen Salazar. This ep is pretty much an hour of hot riffs and a viable template for potential future live episodes. Should we come to your town and riff with local comics? Listen and then hit us up. You never know...


Featured Guests:

Round 1:

(The Buffalo Boys!)

Don Johnson

Brian Netzel


John Lockwood


Round 2:

Anna Valenzuela

Jessica Michelle Singleton

Carlos Delgado

Jason Van Glass


Round 3:

Kass Smiley


Weekly Rads:


Matthew – Fancy/Trashy Foods (food)


Kyle – RagnarRox and The Sphere Hunter (youtube channels)


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