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Kyle Clark, Matthew Burnside and Natalie Hazen share their endless love of rad things with the world.

Kyle Clark, Matthew Burnside and Natalie Hazen share their endless love of rad things with the world.
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Kyle Clark, Matthew Burnside and Natalie Hazen share their endless love of rad things with the world.




Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

As is tradition, a new numbered Star Wars film has been released, we have waited a month, and now we have gathered with our official Star Wars experts Klee Wiggins and Ed Greer for a rousing chat about the state of the Star Wars universe. This is the first time we've all gotten together since The Last Jedi so expect some chat about Solo. Plus, some Star Wars show on a Disney streaming service appears to be pretty good. This episode isn't so much a review as much as an excuse to really get...


Roller Derby

This week on the show Kyle and Matthew welcome retired Derby Girl, Tess Llanos. Kyle met Tess at a party and after an extended conversation about comics and horror movies, she started to tell him about her years in roller derby, next thing you know, we've got ourselves a podcast. If roller derby is something you've always wanted to know about, we are oddly informative this episode about the rules of the game and some of the finer points of derby culture. It's a real good time. Strap on...


2010's Decade in Radview

This week on the show Kyle and Matthew are joined by the Goods From The Woods (Rivers Langley, Carter Glasscock, and Sam Harter) for a look back at the 2010's. They put together some best of lists for movies, music, TV, video games, books, comics, and a whole lot of other stuff. The last ten years had a pretty profound effect on everyone on this episode and they explore where they were 10 years ago versus now. It's a long one but it's a heck of a ride. Oh, they also talk about Cats for a...


Year in Radview 2019

As we say good by to 2019, Kyle, Matthew, Laura, and special guest Taylor V-H look back at some of their favorite movies, TV, music, and video games. They also reflect on this past year. 2019 was a pretty crazy year for all parties involved Come hang out for a few hours and reminisce with us and tweet at us with your favorites from the year. Also, on behalf of everybody at This Is Rad, we hope you all have a fantastic new year and we want to thank you for spending time with us every...


Xmas Riffin'

This week Kyle sat down with Brandie Posey, Keith Carey, and Jordan Leigh for a festive riff sesh... Weekly Rads: Santa – Good Will on Earth to All People check out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!! Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real... do it now... please... This episode is sponsored by use the promo code RAD and get 20% off your first order. (and tell em Sacky sent ya!) Check out...


Public Service

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome Brandii Grace for a chat about video games, getting involved in politics, and changing the world around you. Now before you go screaming into the night at the idea of an episode about politics, let us assure you there is plenty of talk about Star Trek, video games, and other fun stuff as well. But yes, we do talk about the political process and Brandii's story of getting into pubic service and running for office is inspiring. She brings the process to a...


The Decembrists

This week, Kyle and Matthew welcome back the always wonderful Joe Kaye for a chat about a band that has taken their fair share of derision over the years, The Decembrists. Now, if you are scoffing, give the episode a listen. Joe does a FANTASTIC job explaining what makes the band one of his all time favorites. Kyle shares his journey from hating the band to being a fan of their work. It's neat sometimes when we get to do an episode where we give something a second chance. And even if...


Making Stuff and Not Giving Up

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome director and one third of The People's Collective Malik McCrea for a chat about making stuff. All parties involved agree that making stuff is pretty rad. Whatever your venture, the satisfaction of looking at something you made is intoxicating. But for every high high in making stuff there are also plenty of low lows. It comes with the territory. But one of the most important things you can remember is that when things are down, you can't give up because...


Mad Max: Fury Road

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome writer Sarah Landauer and artist Alston Novak to chat about one of the greatest films of modern cinema, 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road. Sarah and Alston are the creative team behind the digital comic “Glitch” which happens to be a story that takes place in a post apocalyptic desert wasteland. Turns out, Mad Max has had some influence on their work but not in some of the ways you might imagine. This episode is fun. Everybody nerds out pretty hard. We get into...


Bone Collecting

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome artist and comedian Andrea Guzzetta to the show for a conversation about Andrea's fascinating history with collecting bones. We learn some of the finer points of bone collecting and also learn some pretty cool art you can make out of bones and hair. We also explore the pros and cons of art school. Plus Kyle and Andrea bond over finding a creative voice that feels true even if it doesn't match the perception someone might have of you on first impression....


Rap Flow

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome Josh Shakespeare to the show for a conversation about what makes a rappers flow distinct. They compare the distinct stylistic flow different artists bring to their music and compare it to the way comedians tell jokes. I bet nobody saw that comparison coming! They also reminisce about the heyday of Meltdown. If you like comedy-centric episodes, this one is your jam. Weekly Rads: Kyle – Doctor Sleep (movie) Burnside – Watchman (tv show) check...


The Alien Franchise

This week Kyle and Matthew welcome photographer Blake Griffin to the show to chat about the Alien Franchise. Everybody involved is a fan and they really go deep on this one. From the cinematic perfection that are Alien and Aliens to the triumphs and tragedies of the comics and video games. We dig into the franchise and leave very few stones unturned. So climb into your power loader and strap in because in podcasting nobody can hear you scream. (That's not true, we hear Kyle scream on this...


Halloween Special 2019

Hello kiddies and welcome to the This Is Rad 2019 Halloween Special. Join your hosts Sack Weldon and The Matt Keeper as they guide you through two dark and twisted tales. Stories: The Smallest Sacrifice by Kyle Clark and Developing The Sequel by Kyle Clark Please enjoy and have a spooky, safe, and happy Halloween! heck out Laura's new designs on TeePublic!!! Guys, Kyle's new album Absolute Terror is offfically out!!! Get it wherever you stream music... no for real......


Marilyn Manson

This week on the show the boys welcome Alexis Filth to chat about rock and roll provocateur Marilyn Manson. In a fun twist of fate we learn that while all three enjoy his music, none of them discovered him when they were in his traditional teen demographic. How do you learn to appreciate the AntiChrist Superstar as an adult? Listen and find out. Plus they explore Manson's place in the 90's/00's musical landscape, the ways he has evolved over the years, and some of the interesting side...


Body Horror

Radtober rages on as Kyle and Matthew welcome Jen Saunderson and Amy Drolet to chat about body horror. Amy, Jen, and Kyle are all on the same horror trivia and share a special love for the gooier side of horror. Let's me honest, who amongst us doesn't wanna see somebody melt sometimes? Who doesn't want to see eyes grow out of places where eyes shouldn't grow. From classic 80's movies to modern video games the gang explore some classics form the genre and just why exactly body horror is...


Guillermo del Toro

For week two of Radtober 2019 we are joined by Adam Murray for a nearly 4 hour chat about one of the greatest living directors, the one and only Guillermo del Toro! We go movie by movie and explore what makes Guillermo del Toro such a unique film maker. Are you a big fan? Then come hang out with some fellow fans and nerd out. New to del Toro? Consider this a perfect primer! Listen and if one of the movies sounds interesting go check it out. We go from his childhood in Mexico all the way...


Halloween TV Specials

Radtober 2019 is HERE!!! We kick of Radtober 2019 with a nice long chat with Brian Wiley and Jesse Dean about Halloween TV Specials. Garfield and pirate ghosts? You bet we talk about it. Are You Afraid of the Dark hour long special episodes about pirate ghosts? Oh, it's in there. That South Park with Korn where they were looking for Pirate Ghosts? Yeah dawg, we got you covered. There is also talk about things that aren't pirate ghosts, including Universal Horror Nights (on both coasts!),...



This week Kyle and Mathew welcome Kyle's longtime friend, poet Crystal Sloan. Kyle and Crystal used to work at the same school back in the day and have collaborated on many projects in the past. In the last few years Crystal has come into her own as a writer and a poet and been publishing books and traveling around doing speaking gigs with her poetry. She also knows how to hula hoop with a flaming hula hoop. Can Robert Frost do that? I didn't think so. If you dig deep talks about creative...


Point Break

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...



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...