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That Would Be Rad

That Would Be Rad

By Woody Brown and Tyler Bence
A Podcast that MAJORS IN: '80s/'90s Nostalgia, Comic Culture, ALL THINGS Paranormal.
And MINORS IN: Retro Video Games, Table Top RPG's, Pre-Internet Mysteries and Raising our Kids to be HALF as cool as we were back in the '80s.
Hosted by:
WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE
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S2 E42: This Is Not a Mothman Episode
This is NOT a Mothman episode...but, we do end up mentioning the Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia quite a bit... It was hard not to frankly, because this week on our show, we are focusing on two sightings of a "large, dark, headless creature" with "gigantic wings, and fire red eyes" that occurred on the other side of the world with eerie similarity to America's own Mothman. We're talking about The Blackbird of Chernobyl and The Freiberg Shrieker. In April of 1986 the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant...but, a few days prior the people living and working at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant began seeing a creature, described as a large black, bird like creature or a headless man with a 20 foot wingspan, and red eyes. Just a few years previous in September of 1978 at a mine in Freiberg, Germany miners who arrived that morning to work were greeted by a strange dark figure blocking the mine's entrance - keeping the workers from entering...moments later an underground explosion inside the mine caused a collapse that would have killed all 50 men. Are these the only sightings of a Mothman-like creature...the answer is NO.  PRESS PLAY and get ready to hear about sightings we found in history in areas all around the world dating all the way back to the 1800s. Hear our theories, and help us decide...is this figure an angel with a warning...or a harbinger of death. Thanks so much for listening, and Be Rad! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad BRAND NEW That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Brand New Website: www.thatwouldberadpodcast.com Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:22:36
August 15, 2022
S2 E41: I Survived Camp Rad Strangeness '22
Well campers - summer camp is over. But, before you hop on the bus to head home it's time to end it with a bang. Join us this episode as we premier a true story sent to us by one of our young listeners who just got back from summer camp. You'll want to be sure your flashlight is nearby as she tells one of the spookiest tales we've had on our show. We cover so much rad strangeness in this show including: Steven Spielberg's connection to several U.S. Presidents, his top-secret knowledge of UFO activity, and what Ronald Reagan had to say after the private screening of the hit movie - E.T. Unique poltergeist behavior we've never heard before The follow up to listener Mike Hall's UFO sighting in Westminster, Massachusetts The very first documented UFO sighting in the United States in 1639 Monsterland, Leominster State Forest, and Ronny Le Blanc Orbs that transform into glowing pigs The East Mountain Radar Base Betty & Barney Hill The Exeter Incident Newton Lights And so much more! This is THE episode that deservingly closes out the summer camp season and we are so excited for you to hear it. Thanks so much for listening, and Be Rad! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad BRAND NEW That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:38:29
August 08, 2022
S2 E40: Yellowstone - The Unexplained & Unexpected
Think back to the days of old when territories of North America were still wild, unclaimed, and unseen. What on earth must have the explorers and frontiersmen have thought when they first encountered some of the natural and mysterious things happening within a majestic place like Yellowstone National Park? Those that heard about it - didn't even believe it.  After the brave John Colter's solo expedition in the winter of 1807-1808, which lead to his discovery of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks, his reports were immediately disbelieved by most. Join us this week as we recount co-host Tyler Bence's recent personal exploration of the park, and dive into all of the rad and strange Yellowstone National Park has to offer. We discuss everything from: Super Volcanoes, Steamboat Geyser, The Lake Sounds (or Lake Music) Phenomenon, Death Gulch, Flesh-Eating Plants, Clouds of Bats, Extreme Micro-organisms, Zombie Wildlife and The Geyser Virus, and of course Bigfoot, and UFO sightings. Whether it's the natural biological oddities, or the inexplicable rad strangeness that surrounds Yellowstone...you won't want to miss this episode! Thanks so much for listening, and Be Rad! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad BRAND NEW That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:38:21
July 25, 2022
S2 E39: The Orb Episode - We Finally Made It
Our host Tyler has been hinting at telling his own personal ORB STORY nearly every episode since we started this podcast. At last - it's here. But, what exactly is an orb? We've all seen the photos online of what people call "orbs", or perhaps even grainy security cam footage of small orb-shaped particles floating around on every ghost hunter television show that has ever existed. That IS NOT what we are talking about in this episode friends.  We dive into Tyler's personal account of witnessing mysterious orbs of light that would come to visit him at his prior home consistently for a period of several years. Orbs of various size and colors. Sometimes a single floating ball of light...sometimes multiple. We'll dig deeper into why this is so different from the refractions of light on the lens of a camera, dust particles floating in the draft of an air conditioner, or the simply explained "backscatter" that can occur in photography. So, join us this week and hear our theories of who (or what) might have been paying Tyler a visit and how they changed when he was no longer alone in the room... Zip up your tent campers, Camp Rad Strangeness is still in session! Thank you so much for listening, BE RAD! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad BRAND NEW That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:35:42
July 18, 2022
S2 E38: Swamp Gas, Ball Lightning, and Foxfire
There is a core group of phenomenon that's often used as a universal explanation or place holder, if you like, for some of the otherworldly experiences people have had throughout history. This core group is more readily accepted by scientists, authorities, and government organizations as "naturally occurring" and easily mistaken for things such as UFOs, paranormal encounters, the orb phenomena, and even globally/culturally significant things like the will o' the wisps. The fact is - this "core group" is equally as fascinating, mysterious, and strange as the phenomenon they're being used to explain away. In this weeks episode - we will take you on our journey to uncover the truths and mysteries surrounding Swamp Gas, Ball Lightning, and Foxfire. We'll walk you through the scientific explanation of these "acceptable" phenomenon, explore some real-world reports and first hand accounts, and we'll begin to answer the questions... What causes these phenomenon? Could they be easily mistaken for visitors from another planet, dimension, or the heavens? Or rather than be mistaken, are they artifacts left over after a unique encounter? Does science hold all the answers? Can these things really be to blame for things like The Flatwoods Monster, UFOs, Bigfoot, and more? Bring your headlamps and maps for this one campers...it's time to go on our CAMP RAD STRANGENESS night hike. Thank you so much for listening, BE RAD! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad BRAND NEW That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:02:18
July 04, 2022
S2 E37: The Salyut 7, Space Angels, & UFO's
This week on our show, we look up to the skies... That's right campers - there's no way that we could in good conscious call Camp Rad Strangeness the "best summer camp in any dimension" without diving into some really amazing stories about UFOs! We kick it off featuring a story by one of our very own campers, Mike, who tells his personal UFO encounter that happened on a warm late afternoon in Westminster, Massachusetts. His compelling story made us wonder...have there been other incidents in that area? What we found quite quickly was that Mike was not alone...there have been other incidents...even abductions by the visitors from above. We'll also dive into one of the raddest and strangest cosmic phenomena that we've heard. In July 1984, Russian cosmonauts orbiting the Earth aboard their space station Salut 7 experienced an encounter unlike any we have talked about on our show before. This happened not once - but twice, and not just by a single person...but, by six individuals. All of whom reported witnessing the same exact thing. So, put your binoculars in your backpack, get a fresh water bottle, and let's head down the rabbit trail together this week as we discuss The Salut 7, Space Angels, and Unidentified Flying Objects. **Special Thanks to Mike for sharing his personal story with us! So often folks are nervous to share something they've experienced for fear of being ridiculed, treated differently, or thought of differently after sharing - and so, they never do. To us it means the world that our listeners and friends give us the opportunity to share their story with everyone here on our show - a place where they will never have to worry about any of that! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE 1950 Westminster Massachusetts Abduction - Read the full report CLICK HERE Columbian Woman who claims to speak "Alien Language" - Read/Watch CLICK HERE WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:13:17
June 27, 2022
S2 E36: Michigan Monsters & Mysteries
Ok ladies and gents - gather round, pack your gear, and kiss your moms and dads goodbye. It's time to hop on the bus and head to the 2nd annual CAMP RAD STRANGENESS. That's right campers - it is finally here. What better way to kick it off than to explore so many of the incredible MONSTERS and MYSTERIES that our very own camp counselor Woody learned about on his recent vacation to Michigan. This year at CAMP RAD STRANGENESS we have a summer full of surprises.  This week we'll touch on monsters lurking in the Michigan "mitten" such as the Isabella Bigfoot, The Michigan Dogman, The Melon Heads, Pressie, The Dewey Lake Monster, Nain Rouge, The Ada Witch, Mishipeshu, The Ogre of Seney, Mermen, Waheela, and even a Giant Green Squirrel. We don't just stop there campers...so - be sure to pack: extra bug spray, flashlights, swim suit, and pocket knives...we're headed to the wilderness of strange and rad encounters. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:30:17
June 20, 2022
S2 E35: Drowned God - Conspiracy of the Ages
A few weeks ago Woody began reminiscing about old computer games he played in middle school and high school. In the 90's computer games evolved from the more simplistic (like Oregon Trail) to the more complex (such as Wolfenstein 3D, Duke Nukem 3D, and DOOM). Even though games had taken a more three dimensional game play - the rise of the "point and click" format took a strong hold. Like most trips down "memory lane" Woody re-discovered a "point and click" game he hadn't thought about since the late nights he spent playing it at his high school buddy's house back in 1996. He remembered it being very creepy, very weird, and super intriguing. It wasn't until he began to dig a little into the game itself that he realized the true story behind the game, and most importantly the game's creator was far more captivating than he had ever known. Join us this week as we discuss DROWNED GOD: CONSPIRACY OF THE AGES. This game covers it all...ancient aliens, conspiracy, the Great Flood, the Library of Alexandria, the Knights Templar, the Philadelphia Experiment and the link to other dimensions...plus, the truth about Human History. Dust of your PC's...get your boot disks ready, and as always BE RAD! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:00:30
June 13, 2022
S2 E34: What Are Ghosts?
Almost one in five people from the United States say that they’ve seen or been in the presence of a ghost. Belief in ghosts is based on the ancient notion that a human spirit is separable from the body and may maintain its existence after the body’s death. In many societies, funeral rituals are believed to prevent the ghost from haunting the living. So...what are ghosts? Ghosts are a topic that seemingly we would have covered fully on the show before. Although we have discussed some cases of hauntings, possessed artifacts, etc...we have never really dug into what OUR own thoughts on ghosts are. After taking last week off to go on roadtrips with our families we thought it would be great to release a SUPER-SIZED episode THIS week. Join us as we give our answers to the question - WHAT ARE GHOSTS? Are they simply hoaxes, strange effects of sleep paralysis, hallucinations, or actual visitations from the dead? Press play and find out what we think! Thank you so much for listening, sharing, and all your kind words. BE RAD!   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:40:20
June 06, 2022
S2 E33: The Great American Road Trip
There's something about ROAD TRIPPING that instantly brings to mind your parents rusty station wagon, your little brother or sister crying next to you after getting a blow pop stuck in their hair, the soft foam of walkman headphones and going cross-eyed or getting car sick after playing GAMEBOY for hours on end. The mixed blessing of America is that if you have a car you can go anywhere in the country, without fear of road blocks or anything stopping you - you and quite literally take a journey across our lands and explore places you've never been before. It's the romantic characteristic of being in a touring band, a new city and a new place every night. It's the reason people sell their homes, buy an RV and pack up, gas up, and never stop. Join us this week as we talk about the joys and wonders of The Great American Road Trip! Thank you so much for listening, sharing, and all your kind words. BE RAD!   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:17:26
May 23, 2022
S2 E32: The Not Deer Episode
When you begin your journey into the world of cryptid creatures, or even if you have only the slightest interest in cryptozoology, you'll of course find ample material referencing the ALL-STAR cast of characters. There have been countless books, articles, blogs, and even podcasts dedicated solely to these popular creatures like Bigfoot, The Mothman, and the Loch Ness Monster. If you grew up in the 80s/90s like we did, then you probably even remember finding books at your school's book fair dedicated to these mysteries - where you may have even uncovered a few more creatures that were slightly under the popularity radar. On the surface, to the casual or newly curious cryptid-fan, could it seem like there haven't been any "new" cryptid creatures that have been spotted? Is it only the tried and true "senior class" of cryptids that rule the earth? On this week's show we dive into THE NOT DEER - sort of a "freshman" in the world of cryptozoology. In contrast to BIGFOOT for example (who even has his own museum in our home state of Georgia) - there really isn't a ton of information about The Not Deer. But, there have been a fair amount of incredibly interesting encounters. Join us this week as we discuss several of these first hand sightings, and hear our thoughts on what we think just might be... THE NOT DEER. Thank you so much for listening, sharing, and all your kind words. BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:10:03
May 16, 2022
S2 E31: The Watcher House
There is something really special about finding your "dream home". The moment you step inside you can quickly imagine your future inside it's rooms. The love that you will bring to the home, and potentially some of things you will change to truly make it yours. If you've ever bought a home...you'll know - the home buying process can be a stressful time. You can do everything you can on the front-end prior to moving in to make sure you're making the best decision...but, that doesn't always mean you've made the right choice. At some point things may begin to fall apart... For the Broaddus family it happened pretty quickly after they purchased 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey in 2014. It was only three days after their purchase when they received the first of what would become a series of strange, creepy, and terrifying anonymous letters in their mailbox from someone who called themselves "THE WATCHER". First the letters just seemed weird. But, later they would make reference to the Broaddus children's names, details about items inside the house that were far too difficult to see w/o intention, and eventually threatening enough to get local police, private investigators, and even the FBI to look into them. Join us this week as we explore the incredibly odd and off-putting TRUE story of THE WATCHER HOUSE. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:52:60
May 09, 2022
S2 E30: Welcome Back Tyler
The prodigal son returns! This week we welcome back co-host Tyler Bence after a multi-week hiatus from the show because of the TOP SECRET project he has been working on. We dive into the project as much as we can for now, that he's been working on with writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Moon Knight, Essex County, The Nobody). Plus we catch each other up on what's been going on for the past month. Everything from what we've been reading and watching to approaching some of the episode topics we discussed while he was away. Join us this week as Tyler defends the truth behind what his actual skills would be in a zombie apocalypse, his thoughts on the Churinga Stone, The Hand of Glory, and why having guests on a podcast can be so hard. Everything feels back to normal now that the gang's all here. Thanks so much for listening and supporting our show - it truly means the world to us. Don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:07:09
May 02, 2022
S2 E29: The Hand of Glory
When you begin to dig into our very own human history - it turns out that the truth can ABSOLUTELY be radder than fiction! This week we dive into the strange and the macabre as we explore an ancient item that was said to hold magical powers... We discuss the bizarre origins, folklore, and fascinating story of THE HAND OF GLORY. Back in medieval Europe, it turns out it was rather commonplace for people to get their hands lopped off for committing various crimes. Some of these obviously make sense (if these punishments are believed to be derived from the Code of Hammurabi) but, some of the reasons people were chopping off hands back then...well, let's just say 90% of our University bar population would have been in danger. It's no wonder then, that at some point someone discovered a use for all these "extra appendages" laying about in pub window sills or fireplace mantles. But, buried within this story AND this week's episode is an incredible connection to a case we discussed in a prior episode. This was a completely unexpected discovery during the research for this episode. You'd never guess that somehow we begin discussing The Hand of Glory - only to end up knee deep in espionage, the Tower of London, Nazi spies, and a murder mystery that we may have actually solved ON THIS SHOW. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
47:16
April 25, 2022
S2 E28: The Churinga Stone
Can objects hold supernatural power? Can they perhaps be the focus of paranormal activity? We've talked about some interesting objects before on our show like the Dybbuk Box (S2 E5), that seemingly wreaked havoc on whomever had it in their possession. But, in this week's episode - we tell you a story that honestly, is one of the craziest accounts that we've come across since we started this podcast. We are going to dive into the realm of Australian Aboriginal lore. Today, we recount a first hand story of the incredibly rad and incredibly strange things that happened to a man who found something while on an early morning hike in the Blue Mountains. This is a story about trusting your gut when you get that feeling that you should just leave things as they are...undisturbed...and as they were intended. With our current level of technology, industry, and advancement it is easy for us human beings to arrogantly think we have it all figured out in 2022. It makes it easy for us to look upon ancient belief systems or ancient ways of life as "primitive" or "uncivilized". But, there are ancient totems and artifacts that can (and will) prove otherwise. Hopefully this story and this week's episode will serve as both a guide and a warning if you ever encounter something while exploring the wilderness, regardless of where you are in the world. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
38:14
April 18, 2022
S2 E27: The Mysterious Mrs. Brown
This past week was spring break for us here in north Georgia where the That Would Be Rad headquarters is located. So, Woody packed up his kids, turned off his phone and headed out for some cryptid hunting, comic book reading, and site seeing adventures with his family. Tyler is inky knuckles deep in a top secret comic book project that has been commanding the majority of the 24 hours we have in a day - especially as the deadline for the project approaches. Although we CAN'T WAIT to tell you all about it - we can't... To give the illustrating half of our duo all the extra time he needed - Woody decided to sweet-talk this week's special guest into joining him for cocktails and a conversation. A conversation that touches on nearly all aspects of what That Would Be Rad has come to be known for. Join us this week and get to know THE MYSTERIOUS MRS. BROWN - as we talk about what skills Woody & Tyler will bring to a zombie (or zombie-free) apocalypse, the tragic truth about The Crow, quantum mechanics, and looking like a lunatic together in public. Put your hands together, raise a glass, and welcome this week's special guest host Ann Brown. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:07:21
April 11, 2022
S2 E26: Ask Us Anything
Ever since we started this podcast we have received questions, comments, ideas, theories from listeners via comments on our social media channels, direct messages, or emails.  Whether it's simply a message to thank us for what we do or, an expanded discussion on one of the topics we discussed previously on a show, topics you want us to cover in future episodes, or even just random questions - we are always grateful.   This week, we thought we'd dive into the mail bag and answer some of the questions listeners submitted so that everyone can ultimately get to know us better. We talk about everything from what our favorite cryptid creature is, what the horror franchise we would easily survive, where to listen to all of our music, and even our updated/expanded ideas on the simulation theory. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:33:48
March 28, 2022
S2 E25: Paul Amadeus Dienach - Chronicles from The Future
In 1924, Paul Amadeus Dienach a German language teacher living in Greece, became gravely ill. He was dying of tuberculosis, and he wanted to return home, for one last time, to his country of origin Switzerland before he died. But - before he left, he gave hundreds of pages of his own handwritten notes to his favorite language student Georgios Papachatzis.  Dienach thought translating his notes would help Papachatzis in his study of the German language. They said goodbye and never saw each other again. Papachatzis began to translate the pages…as he did, he wasn’t sure if he was reading the greatest novel he’d ever laid his eyes on, or the rantings of a lunatic. There were whole passages about a coming nuclear war, colonizing Mars, and a global government. Sections about flying vehicles, holographic technology, devices that resembled things we use today on a daily basis (like an iPhone) and EVEN contact with alien life. Papachatzis thought what he was reading had to be a science fiction novel.  But as more and more of the text was revealed, Papachatzis was shocked at what he discovered. This wasn't a novel at all. This was actually Dienach's personal diary. Dienach wrote about how he went into a coma and woke up 2000 years in the future...in the year 3906. Join us this week as we tell his story...a story so much more complex and intriguing than just "time travel"...a story that absolutely blew our minds. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:42:58
March 21, 2022
S2 E24: The Batman
In all honesty, this week we had an entirely different show researched, planned, and ready. BUT, after heading to the movie theater to watch the brand new released THE BATMAN...we had to turn on our mics and talk about this film immediately. Both of us being comic book fans/nerds since our youth, Tyler being a comic book artist, and both of us being GIANT-SIZED fans of Batman we knew we couldn't wait until this movie was "streaming" at home. We really had to see if Robert Pattinson could pull it off... If you haven't seen THE BATMAN yet then please don't listen to this episode until you do - we discuss all aspects of the movie...what we liked, what we didn't like, and spoiler-filled plot points. CONSIDER THIS YOUR SPOILER-WARNING FROM THAT WOULD BE RAD. You'll have to listen to this week's episode to hear what our final verdict of the movie was but - no matter what we can certainly tell you now. Don't wait to watch this movie at home when it's streaming. Spring for the IMAX ticket, see it on a BIG screen, with excellent loud sound. The cinematography, soundtrack, and sound design deserve the best venue. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com THE BATMAN released March 4, 2022 is now in theaters. Starring Robert Pattinson,, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffery Wright, Andy Serkis, John Turturro, and many more.
01:37:42
March 14, 2022
S2 E23: The Coral Castle
There’s just something wonderful about packing up the ole family car and heading out of town on an All-American road trip… All across the “lower 48” you’ll see various types of sites, roadside attractions, and truthfully you never really know what you might find. Mixed in with the world’s largest ball of twine, or dinosaurs made of gigantic pieces of welded iron - there are some that are truly mysterious, perhaps even made using other worldly technology or expertise. This week we tell the story of the eccentric genius Edward Leedskalnin, builder of the mysterious Coral Castle. Join us as we talk about young love, heartbreak, secret societies, telekinesis, telluric energy, the power of the moon, and much more! Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:06:13
March 07, 2022
S2 E22: Max Headroom & The Mystery Soda Machine
It was Sunday night November 22, 1987 during a typical Chicago Bears highlights show when suddenly the broadcast signal was disrupted...the screen went black...and then a strange figure appeared on viewers television screens. There was hardly any sound, but the image was still frightening. The figure bobbed around in front of a spinning background as a buzzing noise played. Dressed in a rubber mask and wearing sunglasses, the mysterious intruder looked like TV character Max Headroom. The screen scrambled and the broadcast signal returned - leaving a stunned Dan Roan looking dumfounded on screen. But this was just the beginning... Meanwhile on the other side of the United States - a mysterious soda machine began to baffle Seattle residents. Although initially it looked much like most soda machines, it had a single button that simply read "mystery". Thirsty customers who were brave enough to press the "mystery" button were both surprised and delighted at the resulting rare flavors of soda that dropped down. Over time every button of the machine turned into "mystery" buttons...all of them dispensing sodas unavailable or not sold in the US market. Despite its ever growing popularity - no one has ever seen who stocks the machine...and then a few years ago it disappeared completely. A note was left in it's place that read "went for a walk...need to find myself". Join us this week as we talk about 2 of our favorite pre-internet mysteries - both from an era that we all love so much. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:13:38
February 28, 2022
S2 E21: Chrissie Venn & the Ghosts of Allison Road
No matter where you grew up - chances are there were a handful of urban legends and mysteries that surrounded your town. Maybe it was an old abandoned house, a condemned factory, or perhaps even a haunted road… With origins often steeped in tragedy, shrouded in mystery, and terribly fascinating -  these stories end up becoming staples of teenage conversations. Their physical locations even becoming a part of our cultural coming of age traditions. Our super rad friend and listener Brendan* sent us his own local legend from Tasmania. 101 years ago almost to the exact date this episode is released: 13 yo Chrissie Venn left her family’s home and walked along Allison Road to run some errands in the village of North Motton, Tasmania. She never returned. What begins as a journey into the mysterious disappearance, tragic murder, and the bizarre way she was found…ends with talks of secret societies, strange portals hidden in forests, and the disembodied voices you MUST ALWAYS ignore. Not only did Brendan turn us on to this incredible story - he ALSO recorded his very own experience while exploring the haunted Allison Road for all of us to enjoy. Join us this week as we discuss Chrissie Venn & the Ghosts of Allison Road…  Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! *special thanks this week to Brendan Crates of Tasmania for: his audio, field research + exploration of Allison Road, and sharing this story with us all. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:21:53
February 21, 2022
S2 E20: Groundhog Day '93
Yes, we know it’s actually Valentines Day today - so, Happy Valentines Day! We thought we’d mix it up a little this year and instead of talking about flower bouquets and chalky candy hearts with tiny messages on them…we’re going to chat about one of our all-time favorite Bill Murray movies: Groundhog Day. This week we dive into the genius of Harold Ramis, our huge crush on Andie MacDowell, the odd but hilarious Chris Elliott, and of course the unstoppable Bill Murray. This movies concept of being stuck in a time-loop was probably the beginning of the broadening of our minds as kids to ideas and thought experiments such as this. What would you do if you were stuck in the same day... over and over? Anything you want and everything your heart desires. Like so many of our shows, although we start out talking about an early ‘90s movie - we end up going down a few rabbit trails that we’re sure you’ll enjoy. So join us as we reminisce over one of our multi-night renters from Blockbuster. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
58:33
February 14, 2022
S2 E19: Spring-Heeled Jack
Well before the streets of London were terrorized by the murderous "Jack the Ripper"...or even before the criminals of Gotham City were terrified of a winged figure lurking in the shadows...there existed a creature/being/assailant called - "SPRING-HEELED JACK". The 1837 dimly lit cobble stone streets of Victorian England would have been spooky enough but, when women began being attacked at night by a  mysterious shape-shifting figure, ghostly in appearance, and with gloves in the shape of claws - a panic swept the country. With reports of Spring-Heeled Jack being able to breath blue flames, leap over 9ft walls with no issue, and the ability to never be caught - it's hard for us to not immediately picture a steampunk Batman-like figure who was way to "handsy" making his way through London. How did these sightings/attacks happen over the span of so many years? Was it just one person who was some sort of deranged inventor getting his kicks by terrorizing others? Was it some sort of dark, secret society whose initiation involved some sort of terroristic outing? Or was it a group of copy cats who kept this legend alive as recent as 2009? Join us this week as we explore the strange mystery and legend of Spring-Heeled Jack. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
55:05
February 07, 2022
S2 E18: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon
It was 1944...anxiety was at an all time high in most of the United States as World War II raged overseas. Rumors of spies and sleeper cells whispered across small towns. So many households were left with mothers caring for their children and simultaneously working to do their part for their family or the war effort, or sometimes both. In late August, 1944 in the small industrial Illinois town of Mattoon...the town came face to face with terror in their own tiny neighborhoods. A strange figure lurking in the dark - peering through windows late at night, wearing dark clothes, a strange mask or hat, and presumably gassing victims - one house at a time. Townspeople reported strange odors permeating through their homes - causing symptoms such as paralysis, nausea, weakness, disorientation, coughing, and sometimes loss of consciousness. With most of the men fighting courageously across the sea, the women were left vulnerable, and alone. The perfect scenario for a deranged, yet potentially brilliant mind. Who was this Phantom Anesthetist? Who was this Anesthetic Prowler? Why did the attacks subside after more than 2 dozen households affected by the strange gas? Join us this week as we explore the legend of THE MAD GASSER OF MATTOON. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:03:47
January 31, 2022
S2 E17: Spontaneous Human Combustion
It's a bird, it's a plane, wait...my neighbor burst into flames?? As if we didn't have enough to worry about in the world - why not add the strange and mysterious phenomenon of spontaneous human combustion to the list. On this week's show we explore Spontaneous Human Combustion (SHC), a phenomenon that is well documented throughout history - dating back as far as the 17th Century. It is the strange and mysterious occurrence where a human body ignites and burns without any known contact with an external source of fire. In some cases the victim only suffers slight damage. In others they are reduced to ashes. But, in the strangest of cases - nearby objects somehow escape unscathed...the chair or bed the victim was lying or sitting on and sometimes even the clothes on the charred body only slightly singed. Like many mysteries and strange phenomena - many theories and attempted scientific explanations can be found...BUT, like many UNSOLVED mysteries... the true explanation with experimental data to back it up...continues to be undiscovered. Join us this week as we dive into Spontaneous Human Combustion. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:04:10
January 17, 2022
S2 E16: Welcome to the Future
After taking a nice holiday break where we unplugged, spent uninterrupted time with our families, and even vacationed from social media for the most part... We are rested, recharged, and ready to ROCK AND ROLL. Join us this week as we catch up on a lot of what we've been wanting to talk about during the past few weeks we were away. You'll hear our thoughts on Ghostbusters Afterlife, Spider-man: No Way Home, and whether or not you should watch The Matrix Resurrections. We'll discuss Woody's consistent mistake of writing "2021" on everything, what Tyler's "Red Bull" count is up to, and the loss of time/brain fog that has occurred since the last episode. So join us as we dive into 2022 - and welcome you to the future. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:12:39
January 10, 2022
S2 E15: UFOs of the Land Down Under: Part 03
This week we put the finishing touches on our three-part series about UFOs in Australia by diving deeper into the infamous disappearance of Australian amateur pilot Frederick Valentich. 43 years ago at 6:19 PM local time, Frederick Valentich took off in a rented Cessna 182L from Moorabbin Airport in Victoria. He was en route to King Island, a 130-nautical-mile journey over a body of water known as the Bass Strait. Although the strait is famous for its difficult flying conditions - on this night, the skies were clear and the winds calm. Valentich was eager to make his destination, a flight he had taken before - to score some coveted fresh seafood and relax with friends. Sadly, he would never make it to his destination. Mere minutes after take off his trip was interrupted by a strange Unidentified Flying Object which he called into air traffic control to report...the exchange transcript becomes more and more eery as you read it. The last paragraph of back and forth reads: 7:12:04 Airtraffic Control "Roger. What are your intentions?" 7:12:09 Valentich: "My intentions are—ah… to go to King Island—Ah, Melbourne, that strange aircraft is hovering on top of me again //open microphone for two seconds// it is hovering and it’s not an aircraft." 7:12:22 Valentich: "Delta Sierra Juliet" 7:12:28 Valentich: "Delta Sierra Juliet—Melbourne" //open microphone for 17 seconds// [A very strange pulsed noise is also audible during this transmission.] End of official DoT transcript To this day no wreckage has ever been recovered and the mysterious disappearance of the young Frederick Valentich remains unsolved. In this episode, we go over possible theories (including the most plausible non-paranormal), and tease some future episode topics regarding some of the other most famous cases of Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. Buckle up, get out your flight school manuals, and your aviator sunglasses and let's get ready for take off.   Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD!       ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:11:17
December 13, 2021
S2 E14: UFOs of the Land Down Under: Part 02
This week is part two of our discussion on UFOs and all the crazy things people have seen in the skies of Australia. We begin our discussion by diving deeper into the story of the Knowles family's encounter and we hop into our theories on what they saw that night in 1988. That night the Knowles family - a mother and 3 of her sons - were terrorized by what they say was a strange bright light that followed them at high speeds, seemed to be toying with them, and then ultimately lifted + dropped their car off the road. It left behind a strange dust substance on the top of their car, their minds felt as if they were being squeezed with psychic energy, and reportedly dented the top of their vehicle. What did the Knowles family see that night back in 1988? Was the family just delirious after driving for 13+ hours straight, less than halfway on their long road trip from Perth to Melbourne, Australia? Did they witness an alien craft that night or perhaps another strange Australian phenomenon sometimes referred to as "the ghost lights of Australia" aka "The Min Min Lights"? Was this some sort of strange story they concocted that night for their 5 minutes of fame? We also talk about our friends and listeners Matt(man) and Mark who were gracious enough to send us their story about a strange GIANT translucent creature in the skies above Sydney, Australia they witness around 1989/1990. Over the years the memory of that strange encounter seems to have never faded... What exactly was it that those two boys saw that day floating and then zooming away above Sydney? You'll have to listen to find out what we think! One thing is for sure - if Steven Spielburg is looking for a place for a new UFO movie...we know just the place to film it. Thank you so much for listening, don't forget to tell your friends to check us out, and as always... BE RAD!     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:07:33
December 06, 2021
S2 E13: UFOs of the Land Down Under: Part 01
In this week's episode - our super rad Australian friend and listener Matt tells us all about his own true UFO encounter he had as a kid just outside of Syndey, Australia. Matt (aka "Mattman") left us this voicemail on the That Would Be Rad hotline several weeks ago - after which immediately we wanted to share it with you. But instead, we wanted to wait so we could tell a few other incredible UFO stories from THE LAND DOWN UNDER as part one of our series of the weird, rad, and strange things lurking in the Australian skies. This week you'll hear Mattman tell you about a gigantic blue, almost Manowar-shaped object floating in the distance... The Knowles family's near-tragic encounter with a craft that lifted their car right off the road in 1988...(aka The Nullarbor Plain Incident) And finally - the strange disappearance of an Australian pilot Frederick Valentich after calling into to air traffic control to report a strange craft that was following him. You'll hear the actual voices of all 3 sets of witnesses...each one of their stories equally scary and intriguing. It begs the question...if Australia has some of the world's deadliest animals and insects on the planet...what kind of deadly things exist there up above? You'll have to listen to this episode, as we begin to find out! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving - thank you so much for listening, telling everyone else to listen to us, and as always... BE RAD!   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
33:29
November 29, 2021
S2 E12: The Thanksgiving Special
Even though we both happen to be on opposite coasts of the USA and despite traveling during one of the busiest travel periods of the year... We put together our mobile studio set-up and play catch up with one another as we talk about Woody's recent visit to New York City, how it ended up being a GHOSTBUSTERS sight-seeing trip, why you should choose to stay in Chinatown, the love/hate flavor of Durian, West Coast vs East Coast Hip Hop, and a terrifying docking experience on the Statue Ferry. We also of course talk about some of the things we are most thankful for and really serve up this slice of pie to cleanse your pallet after a few weeks of back-to-back episodes of highly conceptual and "heady" material - before jumping back in next week with an incredible trip to the other side of the planet... We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with the people you care about the most. Safe travels and BE RAD! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
43:59
November 22, 2021
S2 E11: The Simulation Theory
Are we all living in the most realistic video game of all time? I’m not sure. While looking into the idea of reincarnation and having a conversation about past lives, our conversation continued, evolved, and was impossible to ignore talking about the SIMULATION THEORY or SIMULATION HYPOTHESIS. While seemingly a relatively modern concept (perhaps because of the usage of terminology like “computers”) it’s actually been thought about even as far back as Zhuang Zhou in 370 BC, and even perhaps in Plato’s “Allegory of The Cave”. But, it seems that within the last several years the idea of our reality actually being part of a simulation is being discussed more and more. Mathematicians, modern philosophers, and thought leaders around the world have been weighing in, and of course, something that has become so ingrained in our cultural zeitgeist, the movie: The Matrix. Are we living in a simulation? What exactly does that or would that mean? Can we find clues in culturally significant religious texts? What sort of scientific approach and evidence can be found to support this theory? Does this mean that everyone is tipping toward a chaotic destiny if they discover that they’re simply a “sim”? Does this theory become the answer to so many unanswered questions like: UFO’s, cryptid creature encounters, ghosts and the paranormal, deja vu, reincarnation, memories of a past life, dreams in general? These questions and more are what we aim to find out on today’s episode! Thank you so much for listening to our show...and as always: BE RAD! ----- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com EPISODE EXTRAS + RESOURCES + LINKS Elon Musk on Simulation Theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBKRuI2zHp0
01:32:47
November 15, 2021
S2 E10: Reincarnation & Past Lives
Since we started this podcast, we’ve noticed that sometimes we just have to “give in” to whatever it is out there - in the universe - that may be steering us in a direction we hadn’t planned for, in regards to episode topic. Sometimes something just lands in our field of vision that ends up occupying our minds so fully that we spend every waking hour we can reading, discovering, and thinking about that particular phenomenon, concept, idea, theory, or event. That’s exactly what happened this week after Woody came across the story of Shanti Devi - born in India on December 11, 1926...who at the age of 4, began recanting stories of her past life in such incredible detail that it quickly became international news. It was one of the most thoroughly investigated cases, studied by hundreds of researchers, critics, scholars, saints, and eminent public figures from all parts of India and abroad from the mid-1930s on - including Mahatma Gandhi. Reading articles, abstracts, and interview transcripts from the time prompted us to dive into the topic of Reincarnation and Past Lives this week. We go over another famous story about a boy born in 1998 - James Leininger - who at the age of 2, began telling his parents about his past life memories as a downed WWII airplane crewman. We dive into our thoughts about reincarnation, past lives, mediums, other existence beyond this one we are living, different theories of reincarnation, concepts such as soul-mates, and even how to approach a topic such as this when your faith or belief system may not line up with it. For whatever reason, this topic landed at our front doorstep -  and we opened the door and invited it in for a conversation. What are your thoughts on past lives? Have you experienced any memories of a past life yourself? We’d love to hear from you and hear your story! Thank you so much for listening to our show...and as always: BE RAD! ----- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com EPISODE EXTRAS + RESOURCES + LINKS https://allthatsinteresting.com/shanti-devi https://edtimes.in/heres-the-story-of-shanti-devi-the-woman-who-convinced-mahatma-gandhi-of-her-reincarnation-and-remembering-her-past-life/ https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/shanti-devi-reincarnation-case https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/wp-content/uploads/sites/360/2017/04/REI42-Tucker-James-LeiningerPIIS1550830716000331.pdf
01:17:31
November 08, 2021
S2 E9: Halloween Forever
It’s time to dump out all your candy on the floor, eat a few handfuls of your favorites, and in the midst of a sugar rush talk about all the fun you had this Halloween. In this week’s episode, we talk about the importance of NEVER trying the so-called “healthy candy” and just going for the good stuff...otherwise - you might end up with a dental emergency much like Woody ended up having. You’ll hear our thoughts about the latest in the Halloween movie franchise “Halloween Kills”, the amazing private screening we had a few weeks ago, and why Tyler kept asking Woody who was who on screen. We also talk about some of the fun stuff we have planned for the upcoming episodes, as we usher in a new month and button-up Halloween for the year. Although...if you’re anything like us, isn’t Halloween forever? We hope you had a great Halloween, thank you so much for listening...and as always: BE RAD! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:07:24
November 01, 2021
S2 E8: The Halloween Spooktacular
Well, spooky friends - it is finally here! Halloween is upon us - and we couldn’t be more excited. We put together something extra special and extra spooky for you once again this year - 4 terrifying tales that prove that horror is all around us. First, a ghastly ghost story from the pages of a dusty volume from our shelves...a book published in 1875 called “Glimpses of the Supernatural” by The Rev. Frederick George Lee. But don’t stop there - you’ll want to keep listening as the terror unfolds… True stories of what lurks outside Tyler’s old North Georgia loft window… Or the madness that Woody’s wife once barely escaped as a teen… And lastly, another heart-pounding experience Woody had after being followed home from a college party… Our costumes are ready, our piles of candy to give out are high, and our kid’s jack-o-lantern candy buckets are ready to be filled. So, put on your headphones, turn up the volume - and LET’S GET SPOOKY. Happy Halloween to all, to all a good fright...and as always: BE RAD ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Art Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
47:22
October 25, 2021
S2 E7: The Lady in White
On Halloween, 1962, the sleepy town of Willowpoint Falls wakes up forever. Locked overnight in the school cloakroom, the victim of a Halloween prank, young Frankie Scarlatti witnesses an eerie apparition - a girl- ghost in the grip of a mysterious killer. Suddenly Frankie himself is grabbed and almost strangled. Hovering between life and death, he has another vision - of the same girl, begging him to expose the killer and put her spirit to rest. Join us this week as we talk about one of our favorite (and lesser-known) Halloween movies of all time “𝘓𝘈𝘋𝘠 𝘐𝘕 𝘞𝘏𝘐𝘛𝘌”. We’ll talk about how this 1988 release quickly topped our spooky season movie list -and- explore the fascinating global phenomena of people witnessing a 𝘓𝘈𝘋𝘠 𝘐𝘕 𝘞𝘏𝘐𝘛𝘌. We take this spooky rad strangeness to the next level and even talk about the incredible connection between 𝘛𝘏𝘌 𝘓𝘈𝘋𝘠 𝘐𝘕 𝘞𝘏𝘐𝘛𝘌 phenomena and Bigfoot! Trust us, you do not want to miss this one. Thank you for listening - stay spooky out there...and as always: BE RAD. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:17:50
October 18, 2021
S2 E6: The Beast of Gévaudan
In a small, rural region of southern France amongst the 75 miles of hills, valleys, and rugged mountains...a true monster once roamed. Between the years of 1764 and 1767, a mysterious man-eating creature took the lives of hundreds. This rural area, at the time known as "Gévaudan", was just as mysterious as its monster...simply referred to as "The Beast". Gévaudan had the reputation for being a remote, isolated region, where the forces of nature had not been fully tamed, and where the forests were indeed enchanted. Etched in France's history is this incredibly true/terrifying tale of gruesome and brutal killings that ravaged the countryside and even ended up getting the reigning King of France to take action against the mysterious beast. Almost 300 years later the origins of "The Beast", what exactly it was, and if it was in fact truly destroyed - remains a mystery. Join us today as we explore the spine-tingling tale of THE BEAST OF GÉVAUDAN Stay spooky everyone...and as always: BE RAD. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Design by Tyler Bence WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ CONNECT WITH US Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Email your Stories or Questions: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:07:13
October 11, 2021
S2 E5: Dybbuks, Demons, Ghosts, & Golems
There seem to be objects in this world that draw to themselves some sort of mysterious, dark energy. For whatever reasons unexplained forces, spirits, entities, or curses are said to gravitate towards these items, imbuing them with some ominous quality beyond our ability to explain or even comprehend. This week we kick off our annual “October Spooktacular” with one such baffling object. One that turned up for sale on the Internet nearly 20 years ago and ever since has stirred the imagination with its story of spectral entities, curses, and strange happenings orbiting it. This is the tale of what has come to be known as the “Dybbuk Box”... We'll take you on a journey through Jewish Mysticism and uncover the lore behind Dybbuks, Demons, Ghosts, and Golems. Be careful when you open this...and as always: BE RAD! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Design by Tyler Bence   WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR SHOW Buy Us A Beverage: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:16:57
October 04, 2021
S2 E4: The Andrew W.K. Conspiracy
Cryptic codes, alter egos, psychological experiments, time travel, eternal life, multiple personality disorder, ingenious marketing, secret identity, alternate reality, time travel… This week on our show we talk about one of the strangest mysteries we never knew existed.  One that, on the surface level, initially seems: easy to solve, shallow, and perhaps even non-existent. But, like us, as you delve deeper and deeper into the interesting story that is “Andrew W.K.” - you begin to realize the complexity of this genius (or deranged) mystery. Is Andrew W.K. the result of a corporate creation, a marketing genius, is this the greatest example of performance art in history, a man suffering from MPD, a brilliant mind, or a tortured soul? Find out for yourself, let us know what you think and…and as always: BE RAD! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Design by Tyler Bence LINKS FROM THE SHOW See the AWK Journal here: https://www.andrewwkmusic.com/media-archive/text/published-by-andrew-wk/andrew-wk-vision-mission-journal/ WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR SHOW Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:33:42
September 27, 2021
S2 E3: Books of Mystery: The Voynich Manuscript
Books teach us, inform us, broaden our minds, entertain us, and at times they can provoke us. But some books plainly befuddle us. They invoke mysteries that hint of something ancient, extraterrestrial, or possibly divine. On this week’s episode we discuss some of the most intriguing, strange, mysterious, and at times hilarious texts ever discovered...some perhaps dating back as far as the 13th century. You may have heard of the “VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT” before - but, some of these ancient texts we discuss you more than likely haven’t. Books such as The Rohonc Codex and The Smithfield Decretals. We’ll go over their equally mysterious “owners”, the potential origins, theories about what they mean, and the important message with which they cryptically contain. Get ready - these are going to really make you 🤔 Thanks for listening - and as always: BE RAD! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Design by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:23:31
September 20, 2021
S2 E2: The Falkville Metal Man
This week Tyler pulled a fast one on Woody by surprising him with a totally different episode topic. This is, of course, after both he and Woody had decided on a topic, prepared for the show, done the research, and clicked the "record" button... Although traditionally Tyler is pretty bad at spoilers, he kept this one close to the chest until the very last minute. This week we talk about The Falkville Metal Man (sometimes referred to as the "Metal Man of Falkville" or "The Alabama Metal Man").  This super rad story took place in the fall of 1973, about an hour north of Birmingham, Alabama - in a small town called Falkville. Late on the evening of October 17, 1973 - the off-duty chief of police Jeff Greenhaw got a telephone call that would change his life forever... A hysterical anonymous woman on the phone described witnessing some sort of UFO landing in a field just outside of town. Even though he was off-duty, and had just kicked off his shoes and sat down for dinner...he rushed out the door to protect and serve. Jeff Greenhaw didn't see a spaceship that night upon investigating, but instead something he would later regret seeing... THE METAL MAN. Join us in this episode as we dive into the details behind this fascinating tale, how it all ended up affecting Jeff Greenhaw's life, and what we think REALLY happened that night in Falkville, Alabama. Thank you for listening and as always - BE RAD! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TIMESTAMPS 0:16:19 | The Falkville Metal Man Story SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Design by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:05:03
September 13, 2021
S2 E1: The Patterson-Gimlin Film with BRYCE JOHNSON
Welcome to Season Two of our show! We couldn't think of a better way to kick off our brand new season than to have none other than Bryce Johnson on to talk about one of the most legendary artifacts in Bigfoot history: The Patterson-Gimlin Film. You know Bryce from Travel Channel's - EXPEDITION BIGFOOT, hit TV shows like - PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, hit movies such as: WILLOW CREEK, and DARKNESS RISING. He's also the co-host of Bigfoot Collectors Club, one of our all-time favorite podcasts. In this MEGA SEASON PREMIERE episode, we talk about everything from the authenticity of the Patterson-Gimlin footage, how Bryce got hooked on high strangeness, rare photos of portals, behind the scenes moments of Expedition Bigfoot, and of course...the age-old question: why did people used to call him "Vanilla Bryce". You're going to love this episode as much as we do - guaranteed. We're so glad to be back - this season is going to be HUGE. Thank you for listening and as always - BE RAD! ---- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Graphics, Art, & Design by Tyler Bence *This weeks guest art by Jesse Phillips Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:26:35
September 06, 2021
S1 (BONUS EPISODE) Time Capsule Rewind: Part 2
Our Season 2 premiere is almost here! That’s right listeners - next week SEASON 2 of THAT WOULD BE RAD kicks off and it is going to be epic. In the meantime, however, we have something special we put together we know our OG listeners and brand new listeners will enjoy. One of our favorite segments we do on our show is called "Tales from the Time Capsule" which is where we present a fascinating story complete with captivating sound design, that will make you feel like you're right there in the thick of whatever drama is unfolding. What we came to realize during Season 1 was that: almost as soon as we published the Time Capsule episode, we discovered something new or interesting about that specific story or topic. SO - in today’s BONUS episode we decided we wanted to revisit 2 of our favorite Tales and go over some of the new things we've uncovered, discovered or talked with other listeners about since we've published them. So join us as we revisit some of our favorite stories to date - The Ape Canyon Incident, and an instant favorite...The Flatwoods Monster. Thank you so much for listening - Be Rad. ---- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Artwork by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
55:16
August 30, 2021
S1 (BONUS EPISODE) The Cutting Room Floor
Is it true that we are taking a small break between Season 1 and Season 2 of our podcast? Yes. BUT, that doesn’t mean that you won’t have anything to listen to between now and the AMAZING Season 2 premiere. This week we have something special for you - for the first time ever we’re releasing one of the many “pre-show” conversations we had before one of our Season 1 episodes... This is literally the essence of why we started our podcast and frankly may even capture what our telephone conversations are like outside of the podcast, just like the ones we used to have that inspired us to start the show in the first place. We end up accidentally diving into a variety of topics ranging from Think Bars, Lucid Dreaming, Astral Projection, new music, Gordon Ramsay, and much more. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did when revisiting this audio left on the cutting room floor.   We thank each and every one of you that listen to our show. We love you, we appreciate you, get ready for even bigger/better episodes to come in Season 2, and as always... BE RAD! SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Artwork by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
46:53
August 23, 2021
S1 E50: The Deadliest & Most Haunted Lake in America - Lake Lanier
This week marks our 50th episode AND our Season 1 finale. It's also the final week of our summer theme CAMP RAD STRANGENESS. We could think of no better way to "close up camp" than to talk about the terrifying lake that is literally right in our backyard...Lake Lanier. It's one of the busiest lakes in Georgia, and sadly also one of the deadliest in America. The lake's origins are mired in controversy, entire communities were relocated, abandoned, and still exist under the 625 billion gallons of lake water... Since it was created in the 1950s, the decaying buildings,  uprooted trees, and even cemeteries hidden below are seemingly ignored or left undiscovered. Over the years though, many divers who have dared to explore Lake Lanier's depths, have reported creepy sightings beneath the murky waters. Some tell stories of horrifying catfish as big as a Volkswagen...old sunken boat wreckage, and others tell of finding decades-old human bodies still trapped below... Year after year the death count increases. Mysterious drownings, disappearances, and countless reports of locals witnessing the strange and unexplained. Since Lake Lanier opened people have reported seeing ghosts on its shores, along the roads leading to it, and even within its waters. This week we will tell you one such tale...the story of The Lady of the Lake. We've put together a great season finale for you. It's full of RAD STRANGENESS, we go over our favorite moments and episodes from this season, what we love about podcasting, and in an effort to show that podcasting isn't as easy as you might think - we have a HILARIOUS blooper reel just for you! We thank each and every one of you that listen to our show. We love you, we appreciate you, get ready for even bigger/better episodes to come in Season 2, and as always... BE RAD! SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Artwork by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
56:23
August 16, 2021
S1 E49: The Friday the 13th GIANT-SIZE Episode
Friday the 13th will land on the week this episode is released. What better time, as we are winding down our summer of CAMP RAD STRANGENESS, to finally celebrate and talk about one of the greatest and certainly highest-grossing horror movie franchises… This week we talk about ALL the FRIDAY THE 13TH movies! Despite being panned by critics - horror fans have kept these movies alive and made Jason Voorhees one of the most iconic characters of all time. Woody took on the challenge to watch every single one of these movies - on VHS no less (except the 2009 reboot, which he streamed) back to back. Obviously viewing all 12 of these films took a few weeks and talking about each of them turned this into a GIANT-SIZE episode we know you’re gonna love. We’ll take you through the good, the bad, and the so bad it’s good. *SPOILER ALERT* - if you haven’t watched any of these movies or have forgotten some of the twists, you’ll want to re-watch them prior to listening to this episode, as we discuss key pieces of info including the endings. If you’re a fan of the Friday the 13th movies, 80’s horror, summer camp slashers, and Jason Voorhees wreaking havoc in his hockey mask - then this episode is for you! We hope you’ve been enjoying your stay this summer during our “CAMP RAD STRANGENESS”. Keep coming back, bring your friends, and as always… BE RAD! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TIMESTAMPS 0:09:10 | Friday the 13th 0:21:44 | Friday the 13th Part 2 0:29:18 | Friday the 13th Part 3 0:35:59 | Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter 0:43:17 | Friday the 13th - Part V - A New Beginning 0:49:21 | Friday the 13th - Part VI - Jason Lives 0:54:10 | Friday the 13th - Part VII - The New Blood 0:58:27 | Friday the 13th - Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan 1:02:38 | Jason Goes to Hell 1:10:50 | Jason X 1:15:25 | Freddy vs. Jason 1:18:30 | Friday the 13th (2009) SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Artwork by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:30:41
August 09, 2021
S1 E48: The Great Airship Mystery of 1897
For two years between 1896 and 1897, the skies of North America were invaded by a wave of airships. Some looked like UFOs as we know them today, while many more resembled futuristic dirigibles. On last week’s episode you already heard of the alleged airship crash in Aurora, Texas, in 1897...BUT - did you know that there were many other alleged airship crashes in places like Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Iowa Falls, Iowa? Did a Martian crash-land in Lanark, Illinois? Was the dream of a little girl taken aboard a space craft by “little men” just a dream, or the repressed memory of an alien abduction? What was the airship that one witness described as “Noah’s Ark returned to Earth”? Did an Illinois storekeeper really manage to photograph an airship, and if so, where is the photo today? And finally, were the humanoid pilots of the airships inventors from the time period, aliens in disguise, or time travellers from the future just trying to “blend in?” Find out on this week's episode of That Would Be Rad. We hope you’ve been enjoying your stay this summer during our “CAMP RAD STRANGENESS”.   Keep coming back, bring your friends, and as always… BE RAD!   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence 🎧 Episode Artwork by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:09:30
August 02, 2021
S1 E47: The Aurora UFO Crash
When you hear the phrase “UFO crash,” you probably think of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. But - slow down a second...did you know that 50 years earlier on April 17, 1897, a mysterious "airship" allegedly crashed in Aurora, Texas? Not only that but The Dallas Morning News reported at the time that the airship pilot, who was killed in the crash, was “not an inhabitant of this world.” The body of the reportedly alien pilot was buried in the local cemetery. Now, you might dismiss this all as a TEXAS-SIZE TALL TALE... But, before you do know this: in the 1970s reporter, Jim Marrs managed to track down and interview a living eyewitness to the Aurora airship. Was this little Texas town the site of one of the first UFO crashes in US History? You'll have to listen to decide! We hope you’ve been enjoying your stay this summer during our “CAMP RAD STRANGENESS”.   Keep coming back, bring your friends, and as always… BE RAD!   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:11:16
July 26, 2021
S1 E46: The Aswang and Other Cryptids of the Philippines
Shortly after the end of WWII an American Christian missionary, who was called to serve in a small village in the Philippines, came face to face with a terrifying creature that shook him to his core.  An entity so vile it made him question everything he knew or even believed. Deep in the darkest heart of the Philippines sits an evil, shapeshifting creature that shares the grotesque characteristics of werewolves, vampires, and ghouls. It has no consistent image or description because its appearance varies per region. This week on THAT WOULD BE RAD, we take you across the world as we explore THE ASWANG, the most feared creature in Philippine folklore, along with some runner-ups that are sure to make your spine tingle! We hope you’ve been enjoying your stay this summer during our “CAMP RAD STRANGENESS”. Keep coming back, bring your friends, and as always… BE RAD! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:12:57
July 19, 2021
S1 E45: Fear Street Part 1: 1994
All of us here at That Would Be Rad have spent the first month of summer re-watching our favorite summer camp slashers, and even some that we had never seen before...(as heard on our previous episode S1 E42). So many of them were filmed in the '80s and while that's, of course, part of what draws us toward them...to say that it was "REFRESHING" that an upcoming horror movie was set in the '90s would be an understatement. The timing couldn't have been more perfect for Netflix to release the first installment of the FEAR STREET movies. It was 4th of July weekend, and right after we had recorded our Songs of Summer episode (S1 E44) which ended up dredging up so many '90s summer "feels" already. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE the fact that we only have to wait a week between each installment of this horror trilogy - a brilliant move in our opinion, and a perfect solution to your "what should we watch tonight" summer dilemmas. But, with a movie packed with '90s nostalgia, a killer soundtrack, fountains of blood, and super rad twists, let's just say that... You'll have to listen to this episode to find out everything Woody and Tyler thought about Fear Street Part One: 1994. Thank you so much for listening - Be Rad. ---- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing, Mixing, and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
56:42
July 12, 2021
S1 E44: Songs of Summer
We all have those songs that take us right back to a specific time, a specific place, and maybe even with a specific person. Songs that make us reminisce about old friends, days filled with no responsibility, and perhaps even make us feel like they were written just for us. THIS WEEK we give you a list of our favorite songs that no matter where we are, or even what season... they take us away immediately to warm, sunny, summer days. This idea started as a short list of 5 songs each that we would bring to the show to talk about - BUT ENDED UP much, much, much longer than that! Get your #2 pencils ready and rip out a page from your notebook  - we know you’ll agree that this might be - the best mixtape of Songs of Summer! Thank you so much for listening - Be Rad. ---- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:27:56
July 05, 2021
S1 E43: The Grunch Road Monster
In this week's episode, we take you to New Orleans, Louisiana. Aka "The Big Easy", it's much more well known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, spicy cuisine...and of course raucous costumed parades and street parties, like the annual Mardi Gras festival. It’s easy to forget, or perhaps even...ignore...the terrifying things lurking in the shadows of New Orleans. There are a few cryptid creatures that garner most of the attention in and around this area of Louisiana... the Rougarou or the Honey Island Swamp Monster for example… But legend has it that there is something perhaps even more terrifying in NOLA. Something that’s been there ever since the Big Easy’s beginning… This is THE LEGEND OF THE GRUNCH ROAD MONSTER… Thank you for listening, BE RAD! ---- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:01:56
June 28, 2021
S1 E42: The Burning, Cropsey, and The Summer Camp Slasher Legend
It's a solid fact that we can't talk about summer camp without also talking about one of our favorite subgenres of horror movies... the Summer Camp Slasher! Let's face it - we grew up with some great, iconic franchises in the Summer Camp Slasher genre. The first few that come to mind of course being the FRIDAY THE 13TH movies and SLEEPAWAY CAMP - but, we wanted to find some really good from the '80s that we hadn't necessarily seen yet. We immediately stumbled across THE BURNING - a 1981 release that neither of us had watched before. We thought this episode was going to just be about our thoughts on that movie, and why we love the subgenre... Instead, we uncovered an urban legend called "The Cropsey Maniac", that potentially spawned all of these Summer Camp Slasher movies and the campfire tales we all grew up listening to ourselves. If that wasn't enough we also uncovered a 2009 documentary called "CROPSEY" - written and directed by Joshua Zeman & Barbara Brancacci who realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; delve into the even more terrifying mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. Get ready to laugh as we go over some of our own personal summer camp experiences. Get ready to get spooky as we talk about the monster lurking outside your tents...and as always, BE RAD! Thank you so much for listening. ---- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence  Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Send your RAD Listener Stories to: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:09:02
June 21, 2021
S1 E41: The Valley of Headless Men
What a perfect way to kick off our summer at Camp Rad Strangeness than to talk about The Valley of Headless Men and the insane stuff that’s happened there over the last century! This week we take you to the Northwestern Territories of Canada, to this day some of the world's most untouched wilderness. Filled with gigantic mountain ranges, incredibly dense forests, vast rivers, hot springs, and teaming with wildlife...the area has always been a nature lover's dream. But, deep within this remote paradise of the Nahanni Valley, something strange is hiding… The mysterious river valleys of Nahanni National Park have a reputation for breathtaking scenery, hidden riches...and a trail of headless corpses. Pack your gear, strap on your packs, hop in a seaplane, and join us as we take you to THE VALLEY OF HEADLESS MEN! Thank you so much for listening campers - BE RAD! -- SHOW INFO   🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence     Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ Send your RAD Listener Stories to: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com
01:02:09
June 14, 2021
S1 E40: Songwriting with Jamie Lee Foxx
It's not every day that we get a chance to talk about our first love...SONGWRITING. We love being creative, we love storytelling, and it all started for us by writing songs together. This week we talk about how we were finally able to get together in person to do some songwriting! We talk about our process, other artists that influenced us throughout the years, and of course, even do a little workshopping with Jamie Lee Foxx. 😉 Don't miss a throwback story from when Woody convinces the band to go running to "get in shape" before our Northeast Tour, Tyler's hilarious running gear, and how he got big gains in LA. Although we talk about some of the tv shows we've been getting into lately, we also drop our big SUMMER announcement for what we have planned for our show this summer - so excited! Thank you so much for listening - and wherever you are in the world... BE RAD. -- SHOW INFO   🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence   Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:04:28
June 07, 2021
S1 E39: UFO Encounters Around The World
To so many, it may seem as though there has been an incredible increase in UFO activity across the globe. Almost daily it seems we’re reading an article or watching a viral video about UFO’s swarming Navy ships, zooming past Air Force towers, or even flying by passenger airliners. Sure recently, global governments are finally “admitting” they’ve witnessed strange things in the sky.   Even here in the USA, we’re eagerly anticipating the “promised” upcoming declassification, release, and explanation of files related to these phenomena within the next few weeks. -BUT- Is there truly an increase in UFO activity? Or...have they been happening for as long as humans have been around to talk about it? This week we take you AROUND THE WORLD to tell you three strange, less well-known, and uniquely terrifying UFO encounters - that could transform your excitement about UFOs... into horror. We know you’ll love them, and want more - of which we have many! Get ready, look to the skies, and as always… BE RAD.  -- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:01:53
May 31, 2021
S1 E38: The One They Make Us Delete
Out of all the episodes we’ve done yet - I bet this is the one that they make us delete. The truth is, we didn't set out to create something potentially "dangerous" to post...but, sometimes the conversation just gets away from us! AND - the end result is something special that we know you'll enjoy...while it's still around... THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - BE RAD -- SHOW INFO   🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence   Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
59:23
May 24, 2021
S1 E37: Bigfoot Abduction - The Albert Ostman Story
In 1924 deep within the dense wilderness of British Columbia, one of the most unique encounters with Bigfoot occurred... A young hardworking lumberman named Albert Ostman, ventured out on his own after deciding to do a bit of gold prospecting around the Toba Inlet, situated on the B.C. coast. At first, things were going perfectly. He'd hiked for several days, witnessed awe-inspiring scenery, and finally found what seemed to be a perfect campsite to build his home base for the next several weeks he'd planned to stay. This was just the kind of break he'd been looking for from his years of hard work in construction and lumber. Rumors of gold had led him to this area, and he planned on doing his best to find some of his own. About a week later a few lumberjacks noticed a disheveled man wandering out of the woods. Clearly hungry and visibly shaken, the lumberjacks took him in, fed him, and gave him shelter. It was Albert Ostman, who explained that he'd gotten lost while out prospecting for gold. It wasn't until nearly 30 years later that Ostman finally told the truth about what happened to him on that trip...and on this week's show, we talk about this absolutely fascinating encounter. Albert Ostman was awoken in the middle of the night and carried away while still in his sleeping bag by...a Sasquatch! PRESS PLAY to hear his story. Thank YOU for listening, and as always... BE RAD. SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:19:54
May 17, 2021
S1 E36: The Flight of The Navigator Episode
The list of movies that were released in 1986 is insane, and, so many movies that were released that year had a gigantic impact on our life. This week we're talking about a movie from 1986 that, for numerous reasons, we fell in love with immediately when we saw it. In this episode, we’re talking about THE FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR. Fort Lauderdale, Florida...the 4th of July, 1978... 12-year-old David Freeman walks through the woods to pick up his 8-year-old younger brother, Jeff, from a friend's house when he accidentally falls into a ravine and is knocked unconscious. When he comes to, he discovers that eight years have passed and it is now 1986. This movie has it all: loss of time, alien spacecraft, action, adventure, silly dialogue, an awesome soundtrack, '80s NASA and is full of RAD STRANGENESS + waves of nostalgia. You literally couldn't ask for more! So, grab a can of New Cokes, pop some popcorn, snag a bag of your favorite candy, and let's get ready to remember one of the great movies from our childhood together: THE FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR. (currently streaming on Disney+ or in your VCR) Thank you so much for listening - Be Rad! SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:16:39
May 10, 2021
S1 E35: The MayDay Mystery
Every year since at least 1981 a strange, cryptic “ad” can be found inside the pages of “The Daily Wildcat” - the University of Arizona’s student newspaper. On May 1st, 1981 a seemingly simple, and mysterious photo - a combination of English letters and Chinese symbols was published. The picture itself could have easily been overlooked or perhaps even ignored, and if that had been the only one of its kind...we’d wager it would have been. But, that’s not what happened. Every year since, on May 1st, a new ad can be found...more complex...more intricate...more mysterious...more strange, and thus The May Day Mystery was born. Who is spending the money to have these ads published? What does each strange mix of symbols, geographical coordinates, pictures, equations, quotes, and phrases mean? What is that strange smiley face that is seemingly scribbled on each? Who is “THE ORPHANAGE” - the group or individual who claim to be behind it all? You’ll have to listen to hear what Woody Brown and Tyler Bence have found out about this super rad pre-internet mystery. HAPPY MAY DAY and as always BE RAD! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ --- EPISODE NOTES - CLICK HERE - to learn more about The May Day Mystery
01:09:54
May 03, 2021
S1 E34: The Flatwoods Monster Episode
On a late September evening in 1952, two young brothers playing outside witnessed what looked like a ball of flame soar over their heads and crash land on a local farmer's land. Recruiting their mother and a few neighbors, the group ventured into the woods of their small Virginia town to investigate... What they found that night, or perhaps what found them, was something that would go down in history as one of the most frightening and intriguing encounters...one that would put that small Virginia town on the map. This week we are talking about The Flatwoods Monster! So get your flashlights ready, put on your headphones and let's start walking into the woods together to investigate this amazing story together! Thanks for listening and as always: BE RAD! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ --- EPISODE NOTES For more on the Flatwoods Monster - CLICK HERE -
01:11:58
April 26, 2021
S1 E33: The Ewok Adventure
It all started with an exciting purchase on eBay of an old obscure (and hard to find) '80s movie VHS... Then a few days after it arrives Woody's brother shoots him a text that says "Hey man, have you checked this out on Disney+ yet??" followed by a picture of THE STAR WARS VINTAGE COLLECTION. Much to Woody's surprise Disney+ had made some of their hardest, obscure Star Wars content available to stream. This week we're of course talking about The Ewok Adventure ... a movie that both Tyler and Woody haven't seen, in at the very least, 30 years. We will take you on a journey of nostalgia as we take a deep dive into The Ewok Adventure (and why perhaps the sequel "Battle for Endor" is another example of the Mandela Effect). We go over some really interesting trivia and behind-the-scenes info on the movie, talk about why this Star Wars Vintage Collection was an excellent find, and, how it SAVED SPRING BREAK. So join us as we go over some of our favorite memories - THANKS FOR LISTENING and as always... BE RAD --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ --- EPISODE NOTES: CLICK HERE to Watch the Warwick Davis & Eric Walker "Behind the Scenes Making of" Documentary CLICK HERE to Watch the Star Wars Holiday Special
01:15:09
April 19, 2021
S1 E32: Time Capsule Rewind - Part 1
It's official - spring is here! Despite the allergies that come along with it, we're excited about the warmer weather and spending more time outdoors. This week we have something special we put together we know our OG listeners and brand new listeners will enjoy. One of our favorite segments we do on our show is called "Tales from the Time Capsule" which is where we present a fascinating story complete with captivating sound design, that will make you feel like you're right there in the thick of whatever drama is unfolding. What we have come to realize is that: almost as soon as we publish the Time Capsule episode, we have discovered something new or interesting about that specific story or topic. SO - we decided we wanted to revisit 2 of our favorite Tales and go over some of the new things we've uncovered, discovered, or talked with other listeners about since we've published them. So join us as we go over some of our favorite stories to date - The Man from Taured, and of course, Sam The Sandown Ghost Clown. THANKS FOR LISTENING and as always... BE RAD SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:24:41
April 12, 2021
S1 E31: Everyday Chemistry & The Snyder Cut
This week Tyler FINALLY pulls off being able to completely surprise Woody with a story without even so much as the slightest hint. Not only is this a miracle in and of itself (because of how TERRIBLE Tyler is typically with spoilers) but, turns out it's a pretty fascinating story that Woody (a HUGE Beatles fan) has never heard about... We dive into the unknown, never-before-released Beatles album EVERYDAY CHEMISTRY - well, at least never-before-released in our dimension. We'll go into the origins of this strange record, how it was "discovered" by a man that goes by JAMES RICHARDS, and the interdimensional traveling man named JONAS who allegedly comes from a dimension where The Beatles never broke up + are still touring regularly. Before we get into this strange tale together - Woody and Tyler go over what they thought about the Snyder Cut of the Justice League. Why does the Snyder Cut exist anyway? Is it worth sitting through 4 hours of the Synder cut? What does the existence of the Snyder cut mean for all of us comic fans? Get these questions answered and more on this week's episode! Thank you for listening and BE RAD. --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ --- EPISODE NOTES CLICK HERE to listen to EVERYDAY CHEMISTRY The Beatles album from another dimension
01:07:15
April 05, 2021
S1 E30: The Knights of the Rad Table
This week we discuss the greatest game ever invented that you can play with a group of people. As a special treat we’ve invited our friends and adventuring companions Luke Pilgrim and Ellis Treece (Sozo Bear Films) from our Dungeons and Dragons group...to share the epic, the hilarious, the tragic, and the legendary moments from our mini campaign that we completed a few weeks ago. Even if you’ve never played Dungeons and Dragons or have little to no interest in the game - WE KNOW you’re going to love this episode and by the end...might even be thinking about joining a campaign of your own. So, come laugh along with us as we describe how a grumpy old dwarf cleric, a fragile but powerful bladesinger elf, and an extremely strong but hardly intelligent half-orc barbarian became unlikely heroes. Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. It has been published by Wizards of the Coast since 1997. The core of D&D is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. Thank you for listening and as always BE RAD! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ --- EPISODE NOTES CLICK HERE to connect with Luke, Ellis, and Sozo Bear Films CLICK HERE to listen to the Friends From Film School Podcast CLICK HERE TO Watch Encounters Episode 2 (starring Woody Brown) CLICK HERE to learn more about Dungeons and Dragons
01:06:35
March 29, 2021
S1 E29: The John Titor / Time Traveller Episode
A second Civil War splinters America into five factions, leaving the new capital based in Omaha. World War III breaks out in 2015, starting with Russia and the U.S. trading nukes and ending with three billion dead. Then, to top it all off, a computer bug delivers where Y2K sputtered, destroying our world as we know it. ⚠️ 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 𝗜𝗦 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗣𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗘𝗧𝗦 𝗕𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗞 𝗙𝗨𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 ⚠️ That is unless an audacious time-traveling soldier from 2036 can successfully traverse the space-time continuum to change the course of future history. In 1998, that person sent 2 faxes to Art Bell - then host of Coast to Coast AM describing time travel and the dire future that was in store for us all. Then again in late 2000 that person signed on to the internet and gave us his name: 𝙹𝚘𝚑𝚗 𝚃𝚒𝚝𝚘𝚛 Join us this week as we dive into the story of one of the most captivating tales of time travel we have ever heard! Thank you for listening and as always: BE RAD! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/ --- EPISODE NOTES John Titor resources: http://johntitor.com/ Transcripts from the message boards/original John Titor posts: 1. https://bbs.timetravelinstitute.com/topic/754-time-travel-paradoxes/?tab=comments#comment-7605 2. https://bbs.timetravelinstitute.com/topic/813-topics-limited-to-11-pages/
01:38:51
March 22, 2021
S1 E28: WandaVision Finale, Knee Surgery, & Good Manners
How could we not talk about the WandaVision finale? I mean...come on. As Woody preps for knee surgery he and Tyler talk about what they liked and didn't like about Marvel's first Disney+ series. What do they think about what this says about the future series to come? Who ended up being their favorite characters? How will this show tie into the others? You'll have to listen to find out. Oh and yes, knee surgery...but, before Woody's zonked out on pain meds and enjoying recovery... he and Tyler also end up talking about everything from Street Fighter II, Captain Marvel, Pinball, how to know if you're the oldest at a birthday party, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, and of course Good Manners. If you're a fan of WandaVision or the Marvel cinematic universe then you'll love this episode! Thank you for listening and as always BE RAD! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
47:57
March 15, 2021
S1 E27: The Stanford Abduction Episode
In January 1976 three Kentucky women, after a celebratory birthday dinner at one of their favorite restaurants, experienced something strange, terrifying, and incredibly intriguing. On the ride home is when their enjoyable girl's night out took a frightening turn. A large object the size of a football field appeared across both lanes of the road in front of them, disappeared and then re-appearing behind them seemingly took control of the ‘67 Chevy Nova they were driving. Despite their attempts to regain control of the car, it reached speeds over 80mph, the dark night’s landscape flying by their window...and then… - POOF - The next thing they knew they were on the outskirts of a small Kentucky town with little to no memory of the 8 miles they had covered to get there -or- the 90 minutes that had surprisingly past. This is their story, of all that happened during those lost 90 minutes and what is one of the most terrifying abduction stories WOODY and TYLER have ever heard. Thank you for listening and as always BE RAD! SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:05:31
March 08, 2021
S1 E26: The Mega Mandela Effect Episode
This week TYLER tricks WOODY into finally talking about The Mandela Effect. Have you ever remembered something from your childhood - only to later find that it is now completely different? Jif peanut butter for example...didn’t it used to be called “Jiffy”?!? Symptoms of the Mandela effect include: * remembering something as slightly different in wording or appearance as it originally was * a large number of people recounting the same way of remembering Is this bizarre phenomenon the result of “collective false memories”, “confabulation”, or is the Mandela effect evidence of a rift in the space/time continuum?? Is it perhaps the result of experiments on particles and matter happening as we speak? Find out what our hosts think about this intriguing phenomenon on this weeks episode! Thank you for listening and as always BE RAD! SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:50:30
March 01, 2021
S1 E25: The Sword & The Sonja
This week we take on the seemingly impossible to decide which movie is greater...The Sword and the Sorcerer or Red Sonja. Get ready for a three-bladed sword, a lizard-skinned sorcerer, a wall of hellish faces, Brigitte Nielsen with a STRONG '80s mullet, Conan who's not really Conan, and Ernie Reyes Jr. In the second fantasy face-off episode, our hosts WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE face the difficult task of deciding who will move on to the next round and who will lay defeated in the arena of THE GREATEST '80S FANTASY MOVIES. So...get out your tankard of ale, sharpen your long swords, and let's get to it. I hope you have your vcr ready to pop in that beautiful vhs tape. Thank you for listening and as always BE RAD! SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
49:47
February 22, 2021
S1 E24: The Weird Side of Rock & Roll
Conspiracy theories, myths, and legends have existed in rock & roll even long before the music has existed. From stories of musicians trading their souls in for immeasurable talent, or being replaced by look-alikes after fatal accidents, or even faking their own deaths to disappear into anonymity…This week WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE cover the weird side of rock & roll. Thank you for listening and as always BE RAD! SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
58:40
February 15, 2021
S1 E23: Super Bowl Sunday
This week we have a special SURPRISE guest host. Someone who's plugged directly into the next generation of video gamers, movie watchers, comic book lovers, and the UFO curious. We couldn't be more excited to introduce them to our listeners. So, grab a few extra leftover nachos or chicken wings, and be ready to enjoy! Thank you for listening and as always - BE RAD SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
32:45
February 08, 2021
S1 E22: WandaVision
If you're anything like our hosts WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE then you've probably watched (and re-watched) all the Marvel movies on Disney+ a countless number of times since the quarantine began in 2020. So, the prospect of brand new Marvel Cinematic Universe content debuting in Jan. 2021 was extremely exciting, especially after Wonder Woman 1984 (hear our thoughts on that in S1 E19)! This week join our hosts as they discuss their thoughts on the first 2 episodes of WandaVision. Can Tyler make it through an entirely black and white episode without calling it quits? Will the premise of The Scarlet Witch and Vision living in a retro sitcom, complete with a laugh track and corny one-liners, survive their criticism? Find out when you PRESS PLAY. Thank you so much for listening and BE RAD. SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:04:55
February 01, 2021
S1 E21: First Comes Thunder
Join our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE in this week's episode as they go over which '80s cartoon they preferred: Thundercats or He-Man. They dive into Woody's favorite TV show of all time, (of which Tyler has never seen a single episode) and how it ended up being what he decided to binge while laying in bed with "the virus". Plus, the winner of ROUND ONE of the '80s FANTASY FACE OFF:  The Beastmaster vs. Krull. The Beastmaster - (1982) - starring Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn, and John Amos. Krull - (1983) - Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones, and Francesca Annis. Who will it be? You'll have to listen to find out! But, first comes thunder... Thank you for listening and as always - BE RAD SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
49:08
January 25, 2021
S1 E20: The Ape Canyon Incident
In today’s episode, our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE take you on a journey back to July 12, 1924. The night five gold miners who ventured toward Mount St. Helens returned from their work not with gold, but with claims they had fought off giant “ape-men”, who seemed to appear from nowhere. Listen to the fascinating, if not terrifying TALE FROM THE TIME CAPSULE of these men’s harrowing escape from mysterious and violent creatures. This sonic, binaural experience will make you feel like you are right there IN THE CABIN with this band of prospectors. What would you do if this happened to you?? Should we take a trip out to Ape Canyon and see if we can find any Bigfoot? As one of the most fascinating encounters out there we know you'll enjoy being transported to 1924 with us as we take you through the eventful and terrifying experience. Thank you for listening and as always BE RAD! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
58:01
January 18, 2021
S1 E19: Wonder Woman 1984
After taking a break for the holidays and an extra week off for Woody to recover from “the virus” WE’RE BACK! And BOY HOWDY it feels good to be back! Just like everyone our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE were pretty stoked to see Wonder Woman 1984 during the break. This movie being "set in 1984" made us feel like we HAD to cover it on the show. Hear their thoughts about the movie, what it got right - what it definitely got wrong, and a slew of things they go into over the holidays... Thank you for listening and as always - BE RAD --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:15:12
January 11, 2021
S1 E18: The Christmas Special
It’s here. The magical week so many of us have been waiting for. Although this year is certainly different than many in Christmas past - our hosts WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE have put together a fabulous SUPER SIZED CHRISTMAS SPECIAL just for you. So climb into Santa's sleigh, hold on tight and get ready to enjoy the big day with us. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and as always... BE RAD! SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:19:42
December 21, 2020
S1 E17: The Spooky Side of Christmas
When you turn on your radio in December or walk into any store, you can't help but hear Christmas music playing loudly over the speakers. After all, it's the BEST TIME OF THE YEAR...right? Well, it hasn't always been thought of in that way across the globe. In fact, when you start paying closer attention to some of these Christmas songs we all know so well...hidden within them are little clues to the SPOOKY traditions of Christmas past... In this episode, our hosts WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE take you across the world to explore the traditions of cultures for this time of year that predate Christianity, and why being "naughty or nice" meant a lot more than getting presents or a lump of coal... So...sit back, make sure your hot chocolate is nice and hot, grab a blanket and maybe even something to defend yourself with and let's jump into the SPOOKY SIDE OF CHRISTMAS! Thank you for listening and as always: BE RAD --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:04:45
December 14, 2020
S1 E16: The Christmas Movie Episode
There are a handful of movies that our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE have spent their lives debating with others about whether or not they are Christmas movies. I'm sure you know some of them, or at least have spent your fair share of Holiday get-togethers arguing one way or the other. So grab your goose mug, pour some egg nog, and snuggle up next to the fire with us as we go over the Christmas movies from the '80s and '90s that REALLY SHOULD be on YOUR Christmas movie list. Our hosts will also take you through their more "traditional" must-see Christmas movies to kick off December and this holiday season. 'Tis the season to BE RAD --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
56:19
December 07, 2020
S1 E15: The Lost Colony of Roanoke
There are plenty of unsolved mysteries that our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE are obsessed with...but, this one is not only perhaps America's oldest it's also one that centuries later remains UNSOLVED. This week we open the doors to one of the most intriguing and mysterious legends of our history - the lost colony of Roanoke. Put in your headphones and turn up the volume for another "Tale from the Time Capsule"  and then get ready to hear all of the not-so-typical theories behind how these 115 English settlers may have met their fate. Not to mention the super incredible synchronicity with our hosts and The Dare Stones... - CROATOAN - Thanks for listening and BE RAD! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
51:21
November 30, 2020
S1 E14: Wizards & Witches
In this Episode our hosts WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE visit one of their favorite stores that exists on planet earth...Wizards Video Games: a magical place filled with relics of the past and keys to the future. They take you along on this journey on a “behind the shelves” look at what WIZARDS has to offer and the incredible find that they come across on this particular visit. Next, our hosts discuss the 1990 film “The Witches” based on the book by Roald Dahl (written in 1983), their initial reaction watching it as 10 year olds, and whether or not they think they should watch it with their kids now. Somehow in their discussion of Angelica Huston, they land on the street beef between Jean-Claude Van Damme and none other than Steven Seagal. This is episode covers it all: their love for 80s/90s movies, Dungeons & Dragons, comics, who would really win in a fight between JCVD and Seagal and where you can find all of the above to purchase (Wizards). Enjoy - and as always: BE RAD --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
57:14
November 23, 2020
S1 E13: The Superstition Episode
What are the odds that our 13th episode would fall on Friday the 13th? And furthermore, in this week’s episode our hosts WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE explore the history and origins of some of the most common superstitions. Coincidence or Synchronicity? We’ll let you decide. As always - thank you for listening and BE RAD. --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:06:03
November 13, 2020
S1 E12: Cryptozoology 101
There are creatures here on Earth so amazing and bizarre that throughout history they were once thought to be "myths" by scientists. Creatures so strange that the stories about them were quickly dismissed as "tall tales" villagers would share with expeditionists around a campfire. Creatures that are now so familiar to us that it's almost impossible for us to believe they were one time thought to be legends or fairytales. Did you know the Gorilla is an example of this? This week our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE give you an introductory course of CRYPTOZOOLOGY. Cryptozoology is the search for and study of animals (commonly referred to as "cryptids") whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated. They'll take you through a quick history of animals that were discovered to be more than "mythical" and recognized by the scientific community not too far in the very recent past. They go over some of the cryptids that are being chased down and hunted today and give an excellent primer for future deep dive episodes into some of these creatures and the fascinating encounters that have occurred all around the world for hundreds of years! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING and BE RAD. --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:03:07
November 09, 2020
S1 E11: Consumption Junction Episode #2
This week you’re in store for another CONSUMPTION JUNCTION episode - where we dive into what our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE have been getting into lately, obsessing over and frankly what they won’t shut up about! We all know there’s nothing better than that feeling of sharing something that has become a NEW OBSESSION with your best friends. So, sit back and get ready to enjoy! You’ll leave with a REALLY EPIC stack of comics to pick up, SUPER RAD TV shows to stream and a recommendation for GAME NIGHT that will turn your fantasy INTO reality! Get those dice ready and as always: THANK YOU FOR LISTENING and BE RAD. --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
57:12
November 04, 2020
S1 E10: The Halloween Spooktacular
This week is Halloween and we couldn’t be more excited over here at That Would Be Rad! So, we prepared a KING-SIZED EPISODE for you full of treats we know you will enjoy. Our hosts WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE share their own real-life horror stories. You’ll hear from the winner of the listener-submitted scary stories and listen to their horrifying experiences throughout their life. But, don’t put down your candy bag yet goblins and ghouls...because our very special guest Michael McMillian from BIGFOOT COLLECTORS CLUB stops by our Midnight Radio Studios to share a story with you that is SURE to make your skin crawl. This is the October Spooktacular Finale - and we are going BIG. So lock all the doors. Pick up your favorite candy. And Let’s Get Spooky! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:21:25
October 26, 2020
S1 E9: Halloween in the '80s
Halloween has always been our favorite since we were little kids back in the ‘80s and ‘90s running around our neighborhood’s trick or treating. In this week’s episode, our hosts WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE talk about all the reasons why Halloween captivated them back then and even now. With hilarious tales of costume choices from childhood, their introduction into horror, and everything in between - WE KNOW you’re going to LOVE this episode! So open up a bag of candy, get in this Delorean and get ready to remember the best time in history for Halloween! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:14:58
October 19, 2020
S1 E8: Night of the Harlequin
This week our hosts dive into a series of REAL-LIFE encounters that span a man’s life all throughout his childhood into adulthood. WOODY BROWN & TYLER BENCE explore the terrifying experiences of Dan Mitchell who, since he was a young boy, has been continuously visited by what he calls The Harlequin. Turn up the volume and hear about the fascinating history and folklore that surrounds this character, the horrific experiences Dan Mitchell and his family have undergone, and the eerily strange similarities to one of our other favorite tales… This story begs the question...what do you do when you hear something GO BUMP in the night? THANK YOU FOR LISTENING --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:10:13
October 12, 2020
S1 E7: Sam The Sandown Clown
We are kicking off our OCTOBER SPOOKTACULAR with one of the most equally terrifying and intriguing legends we’ve told yet... Today’s episode is about Sam The Sandown Ghost Clown. If the combination of “ghost” and “clown” used to describe a creature doesn’t scare you enough then, perhaps referencing it as a “creature” did the trick. Join WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE - put your headphones on, turn up the volume and be prepared to get SPOOKY! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:17:59
October 05, 2020
S1 E6: The 80s Movie Crush Episode
Growing up during the 1980s/1990s there was certainly no shortage of gorgeous girls for young dudes like us to fall madly in love with. In today's episode, our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE explore the list of their top crushes from movies in the '80s. Some may be obvious choices but compared to the lists you're most likely used to - I think you'll agree that our hosts do an impressive job of narrowing it down to 5 each + provide some not-so-obvious contenders. Who'd they leave off the list? You decide and let them know: THANK YOU FOR LISTENING!! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
55:29
September 28, 2020
S1 E5: Consumption Junction Episode #1
One of the best things in the world is to find something new and then become obsessed. Whether it's a tv series, a movie, a video game, a song, an album, a new book or comic or even new podcast! Sharing that NEW OBSESSION with your best friends is EQUALLY EPIC and that's exactly what our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE decided to do for today's episode. So sit back and get ready to hear about what these guys have been getting into this week and recommend for you to check out. You'll leave with a solid (and obviously rad) playlist to listen to, what movies you NEED to stream this weekend, our ultimate favorite podcast (besides ours) AND find out if the rumors are true about an upcoming, LEGENDARY...Van Damme Episode... Thank you so much for listening - and as always...Be Rad! --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
55:59
September 18, 2020
S1 E4: The Man From Taured Episode
In this episode, our hosts WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE really have something special in-store. Another "Tales From The Time Capsule" kicks the episode off with a story that will chill you right to the bone. Put on your headphones and get ready to dig into not only the legend of The Man From Taured but TYLER'S own personal STRANGE EXPERIENCE! Have you ever lost time? Have you ever felt like something was just slightly different than you remembered? LET US KNOW by email: thatwouldberadpod@gmail.com --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:07:39
September 11, 2020
S1 E3: The '89 Batman Episode
There were a lot of important events that happened in 1989 - but for WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE, the release of Tim Burton's BATMAN was one of the most memorable and monumental for them both. In this episode, our hosts go over their fond memories about the film and take a deep dive into everything from the bizarre audition list, Jack Nicholson's crazy demands while filming, Danny Elfman, and of course the intense comic-fan backlash about Michael Keaton starring as Batman. You'll laugh, you'll remember, and most of all you'll agree that this movie may go down in history as one of THE GREATEST BATMAN films of all time. --- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
59:04
September 04, 2020
S1 E2: The Polybius Episode
We all remember the sweet sound a quarter makes as it's dropped into an arcade cabinet. We have fond memories of hanging out with our friends, listening to good music, playing our hearts out for the HIGH SCORE, and maybe even having the courage to talk to your crush. But - in 1981 - during the first wave of video games and arcades: a mysterious black arcade cabinet began appearing in the Portland, Oregon area called "POLYBIUS". In this episode, WOODY BROWN and TYLER BENCE talk about THE MOST DANGEROUS ARCADE GAME IN THE WORLD. -- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
47:42
August 28, 2020
S1 E1: The Origin Story Episode
Every Superhero or Supervillain has an origin. Every story has a beginning. This is ours. Meet the hosts Woody Brown and Tyler Bence and learn why they decided to start this podcast. -- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence 🎧 Editing and Sound Design by Woody Brown 🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/thatwouldberad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
27:36
August 21, 2020
That Would Be Rad : Season 1 Trailer
Season One Trailer for THAT WOULD BE RAD with Woody Brown and Tyler Bence -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SHOW INFO 🎧 That Would Be Rad is written and produced by Woody Brown & Tyler Bence   🎧 That Would Be Rad is recorded at Midnight Radio Studios 🎧 Editing, Mixing, Music, and Sound Design by Woody Brown   🎧 Mixing and Mastering by Tyler Bence   🎧 Episode Graphics, Art & Design by Tyler Bence Support our Show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thatwouldberad That Would Be Rad Merch: https://thatwouldberad.myspreadshop.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thatwouldberad/
01:04
August 14, 2020