The Grapes of Rad
Summary: Ben Parsons and Aaron Mason bring you the Grapes of Rad: a not-boring, well-produced podcast about nonsense that will drastically improve the quality of your life. Listen like your sense of humor depends on it.
‘Tis the season, Listener! Deez Grapes have gathered at Genevieve’s home studio for a special intimate episode chock full of holiday cheer. We play a couple classic Grapes holiday tunes, and Nick tells us all about his new love: the Nintendo Switch he bought himself for Christmas. Also real vs. fake trees, old band names, Ray Stevens, and lots more! Happy Holidays to you all! See you next year!
Topics include: avoiding social media, The Room, Wild Things, don’t be a jerk, gross men getting what’s coming to them, American Evangelicalism, it sucks to live in North Korea, the rich are stealing from us, Nick looks up some clean jokes, and more!
Topics include: Aaron’s trip to the ER, Halloween candy, saying “Millie Bobby Brown” is fun and you should try it, Nick & Aaron ate endless shrimp but don’t even really love shrimp, Genevieve opens a mysterious package, we have a little “tech talk” answering a listener email about podcast loudness, and more!
Topics include: Vieves’ took twitter off her phone, Nick & Aaron saw their favorite podcast live, restaurants lying about chicken to the return of our new hit segment “King Me” where we all share our feelings on the movie It, and more!
As the poet Aaron Lewis once sang, “It’s been a while…” Well we’re back, baby! Topics include: Aaron is back from his 3rd Burning Man and he & his girlfriend Ariel aka “Skip” (a first-timer) share their experience at Black Rock City, Genevieve co-hosted a major drive-time radio show, Aaron discovered his estranged father made a movie about an estranged father, and more! FACEBOOK EXCLUSIVE ALERT! Stay tuned to facebook.com/grapesofrad for 2 bonus Grapes episodes coming in the next few days. We recorded two episodes before our break that never made it to air, so for you completists, we’ll be posting both eps as one piece of bonus audio, but it won’t be in your podcast feed. Available only on Facebook.
Topics include: Bagels vs donuts, Vieves is going camping, late-onset hangovers, Chick-fil-Anthropy, Florida Man is at it again… literally… he’s stealing forklifts again, we blow off some Trump steam, and more! Have a blessed day!
Topics include: Hats vs Headbands, more on “Contract to Kill,” Aaron & Nick took their first trip to a Sizzler, our celebrity dopplegangers, commercials are still too darn loud, separating art from the artist, and more!
Topics include: A TV Theme Song game, Genevieve shares a personal story about her disabled friend’s dating life, weird foreign American pop-culture trading cards, Eating Segel: The Trilogy, big game gets revenge, real world Mario Kart is coming, a Nick movie review, and more!
Topics include: Nick got busted!, our friend Sean DeTore crashes recording for a few minutes to talk about the new parody song he & Aaron wrote, Steven Segal is a ridiculous man, sex with a ghost, lots of space talk, and much more!
Topics include: Nick brought what he thinks might be the best article he’s ever brought to the show, Aaron was a feature reporter on afternoon drive time, Double Dare revisited, Good Idea/Bad Idea: President The Rock, a dating app designed to slow everything down, and more!
Topics include: A brief cameo appearance and audio-thrill-ride-disguised-as-a-sandwich-story by our friend Andrew Walsh, Genevieve talks about the time Bill O’Reilly said her name on-air, Just the Headline, it’s been a few weeks but we look back at the Fyre Festival, Steve Harvey, we get a ridiculous update on a terrible person, and more!
Topics include: Will Nick’s game work?, lots of TV talk including The Leftovers, Silicon Valley, and MST3K. But what about podcasts? Don’t worry! Genevieve doesn’t like Missing Richard Simmons, but we all love S-Town. Also, Vieve’s finally reads her much-demanded Naked Chicken Chalupa review, Nick’s on a soup kick, and much more! We hear you, Listener. You’re right, you deserve better. So… we’ll be posting one hour-long show each week!
Topics include: Nick’s new phone, Get Out, clowns, “Fresh Goss”, lots of TV talk, a real sharknado in Earth’s Florida, we play Nothin’ But Net… Worth, and more!
Topics include: Genevieve is back from Costa Rica and the TSA are staunchly anti-salsa, we taste #meatchips, when strangers suddenly go racist, holding the ball politically, we play “Who Said It: Bieber or Trump?”, eating Jason Segel, Taco Bell weddings, we check in on the latest Kirk Cameron Podcast, and more! Closing music: “Constant Headache” by Joyce Manor
Genevieve is out of town, so the mice will play! (That made sense, right?) The boys are joined by Aaron’s co-worker and your new best friend, comedian Drew Barth. Come for the comedy nerd-talk, stay for Aaron’s experiment he’s been secretly conducting around women for months. Is it as creepy as it sounds? You’ll have to listen to find out!