"...the show feels a bit like the Nerdist’s id has escaped to release its own podcast."

"This Is Rad!" is a podcast where Kyle Clark and Matthew Burnside share their endless love of rad things with the world. The podcast started in July 2014 and has been going strong ever since, with new episodes up every Wednesday. In each episode, we sit down with a guest or two and talk about a rad topic they don't normally get to talk about. It's entertaining, engaging and even educational (sometimes). Listen to the latest episode below:



Kyle Clark



Kyle is a stand up comedian from Simi Valley, California. He started as a NerdMelt intern in 2011, and you can currently hear him laughing in the background of the Nerdist podcast. A stalwart of the LA comedy scene, he co-hosts the NerdMelt Open Mic, Knife Fight,  Stonecutters LA and Retro Rad. You can listen to his comedy album "Pizza Night" here and find his stand up dates here. His new album "I'm a Person" is set to drop soon.

Matthew Burnside


Born beneath the grey skies of Northeast Ohio, Matthew Burnside moved to Los Angeles with one goal in mind - not moving back to Ohio. Thankfully, he quickly began writing and acting in comedy things for Nerdist Industries, including the NerdTerns web series and The Indoor Kids podcast. Never one to stray far from the nest, he currently manages at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics, where he and Kyle Clark record their weekly podcast, This Is Rad. On the off chance that Matthew has free time, you can find him being awesome at video games and wearing comfortable clothing.








Natalie Hazen


"Producer" Natalie is a writer from Canton, Georgia. She went to NYU for screenwriting and moved out to L.A. in 2011 to write for TV. That same year, she started working as a NerdMelt intern and met these two lugs. Her work has appeared on Comedy Central's  "Trip Tank." When she's not producing This Is Rad, she draws comics, shoots sketches with Kyle and crafts up a storm. She enjoys guinea pigs, souvenir pressed pennies and the color black. You can read more about her here.

Hi, I'm Laura! I make our graphics.


Laura Knight is an artist from San Diego, CA. After some failed attempts at improv in high school and college, she realized she should make posters for shows instead of starring in them. Laura went to school for animation (with some graphic design thrown in) and loves bragging about how long she’s used Photoshop (a decade by the way in case you were wondering, but you probably weren’t). She worked on "Nerdterns" in the art departmentv but also told a very bad joke in one episode. Laura has appeared in gallery shows at the Meltdown Showroom and elsewhere. She also enjoys the color black and is totally not copying Natalie. Check out her art here.



Psst... Our rad logo was designed by Nolan Fabricius.


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Kyle's awesomely rad sticker/pin pack is now available at Estoy Merchandise. It comes with a This Is Rad! sticker designed by our good friend Aldrin Cornejo and a cartoon bear sticker designed by Natalie. Click the pic below!