Rad or Sad

Rad or Sad

We’re Zach and Lexi, two twenty something college grads staring into the void. We play games, talk pop culture, and/or flash back to weird moments in our childhoods in a desperate attempt to be slightly less sad all the time. Hang out with us each week for a beautiful mess of oddly specific things you never thought you'd relate to, but somehow do.

Episodes

May 9, 2021 26 min
Zach and Lexi celebrate Mother's Day today by doing what all good children do: calling their moms.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-68-our-moms

First Twitch stream is May 10th at 8pm EST, follow us hereee: https://www.twitch.tv/radorsad
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Zach and Lexi are back and ready to reeeeaaaad, baby. They crack open some childhood favorites, confess to AR Point sins, and rediscover their childlike wonder, if only for a moment.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-67-ya-novels-we-grew-up-on

Follow us on Twitch: twitch.tv/radorsad
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Zach and... Conor ?? That's right, no Lexi this episode. Instead Zach, Conor, and their guest, Ella Dawson, talk all about the toys of their childhoods. From huge Lego sets to weird squish toys, to things that weren't even toys at all, get ready for a nostalgic spiral into Toyland.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-66
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March 22, 2021 51 min
Zach and Lexi— the ultimate deliberators of morality— scour r/AmItheAsshole for conflict and strife, deciding once and for all who is or is not The Asshole.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-65-reddit-aitas
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March 15, 2021 55 min
Zach and Lexi take us back to the temporarily divided rooms of attending conferences. Poorly styled dress clothes? Oh yeah. Boxed lunches? Of course. Fleeting, teenage love? Wouldn't be a real conference without it.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-64-conferences

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-64-conferences

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March 8, 2021 62 min
Zach and Lexi pull some games out of the vault and decide whether these radio classics are rad or sad. Also in this episode Zach is drunk.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-63-radio-games
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Zach and Lexi bring on a friend to try something a little different... It's a battle of the wits and the letters as the Rad or Sad crew see if they've retained anything from the spelling tests of days past.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-62-the-rad-or-sad-spelling-bee-ft-ryan-mersmann
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Zach and Lexi get some international radness and sadness from two new friends! Robyn and Eric Kanius, two Canadian podcasters and the hosts of Do We Like?, bring us some of the impactful PSAs that graced their childhood televisions.

Check out Beaned Media and all their podcasts: beanedmedia.com

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-61-canadian-childrens-psas
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February 14, 2021 54 min
Zach and Lexi celebrate Valentine's Day with the internet's date ideas and a game designed to destroy their love.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-60-valentines-day-special
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February 8, 2021 60 min
Zach and Lexi revisit the hallowed halls of the malls of their youth. They bounce from store to store, stop by the food court, and maybe snag a graphic tee or two.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-59-malls
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Zach and Lexi bring us the latest installment in this thrilling trilogy of card games, hard decisions, and weird, weird energy.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-58-would-you-dilemmas-the-devilish-rathers-pt-3
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January 25, 2021 54 min
Have you ever stopped to wonder about the immense cultural influence you are connected to but mostly missed out on by being a baby the year you were born? Well, Zach and Lexi did, and now they're duking it out to see whose birth year is the raddest. We'll sell you your whole seat, but you'll only need the edge etc. etc.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-57-battle-of-the-birth-years
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January 18, 2021 57 min
Zach and Lexi make a mellow episode this week talking about cool people, good reads, and a whole lots of recs.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-56-our-media-diets
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January 11, 2021 49 min
Zach and Lexi have shamelessly mined social media for topics and recast their favorite movies as Muppets! Honestly, are we even a little surprised?

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-55-muppeting-our-favorite-movies
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December 28, 2020 1 min
Zach and Lexi are taking the holidays off! Rad or Sad will return on Monday, January 11th, 2021.
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December 21, 2020 59 min
Zach and Lexi lay out all the raddest and saddest parts of their family Christmas traditions both past and present.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-54-our-christmas-traditions
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December 14, 2020 58 min
Zach and Lexi had no idea just how many fictional bears there are, and so today they're digging in like never before! It's the wonderful bears you know and love with fun twists and deeeep rabbit holes along the way.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-53-fictional-bears
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December 10, 2020 29 min
A bonus episode ?? Is it Christmas already ??? Zach and Lexi tracked down the glorious meat sticks that Lexi used to sell for fundraisers, and so— naturally—​ the Rad or Sad team tries them all.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-525-country-meats-meat-sticks
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Zach and Lexi dissect their indoctrination into capitalism a.k.a. the fundraisers they had to sell stuff for as wee children. In the process, they drag all of their parents into the mix.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-52-things-we-had-to-sell-as-kids-ft-our-parents
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Zach and Lexi bring on a longtime Raddie and Zach's cousin, Renzo, to talk about all the most wild, disgusting, and/or accidentally violent antics from our school days.

Episode thread: https://www.radorsadpodcast.com/episode-threads/ep-51-things-we-got-in-trouble-for-at-school-ft-renzo-stainer
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