Spawned from the minds of Brenton Harris and Mike Speakman is an inspirational/entertainment podcast, RADULTS.The podcast showcases people who have said “fuck that” to the idea that growing up and becoming an adult meant giving up on their dreams. Guests include musicians, authors, comic creators, tattooists, artists, screenwriters just to name a few. These guests maintain the passion of their youth, while surviving as an adult (some even have kids and houses, even a mortgage!).

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Just when you thought it was safe to put down Animal Crossing and go outside, Radults drops drop their geekiest episode ever, as Brenton and Mike are joined in conversation by Tim Biggs. Tim has been researching and writing about video games for more than 10 years. His master's thesis was on the place of games in social theory and his articles have appeared on the likes of IGN and Kotaku. He's currently the Technology Editor at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, where he writes weekly reviews and has travelled the world chasing gaming scoops, as well as covering more serious tech and other issues. Tim also happens to be an old uni mate of Brenton's (they met in Philosophy class) and as a result has been on the receiving end of a LOT of stupid tech questions via messenger, so you can add 'patience of a saint' to his list of unlocked achievements. 

This conversation took place during the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when millions of people are inside, playing video games as a means of survival,  making it the ideal time for a thoughtful and at times inspiring deep dive into the ever evolving world of video games. 

Episode topics include: How Tim got started as a games journalist, when he first fell in love with games, the philosophy of gaming as it relates to social connectivity, the current and future role of gaming in childhood development and education, the evolution of video games, his love of retro gaming, the role games are playing in human lives during the current pandemic and much much more. The boys also find out which next generation console Tim thinks will be the likely winner, force him to choose between some of his favourites in a very geeky Radbreak and as is custom, get Tim's Tips for being a Radult! So stay home, stay inside, turn it up and get inspired to geek out with Radults.

You can find Tim's writing here
You can find Tim on Twitter here

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

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Episode 26 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike in conversation with Matt Saincome, founder of the popular satirical news sites The Hard Times and Hard Drive and co-founder of revolutionary freelance payment system OutVoice.  

A former punk rock musician and music journalist, who turned taking a good natured dig at the scene he loved into an ever growing satirical media empire, Matt is a total Radult with a wealth of insight into how to make your dreams a reality.  As massive fans of The Hard Times and Hard Drive, Matt is also partly responsible for making both Brenton and Mike laugh their assess off,  pretty much every day, so it's perhaps no surprise to learn that he manages to conjure more than a few giggles from the guys during this episode.  

Episode topics include: Matt's history in the punk rock scene, the origins of The Hard Times, the evolution of the Hard Times, the addition of Hard Drive,  finding appropriate advertisers, the difference between direct and programmatic advertising, merchandise,  memorable reactions to Hard Times stories including what happens when someone doesn't get the joke, what the future holds for the Hard Times, what inspired him to create OutVoice and of course, we put his scene cred to the test with a Rad break. 
This episode is essentially one long "Tip for being a Radult".

So stay home, stay inside, turn it up and get inspired to make your own creative dreams a reality. 

You can find The Hard Times at https://thehardtimes.net/
You can find Hard Drive at https://thehardtimes.net/harddrive/
You can find OutVoice at: https://outvoice.com/

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

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Radults returns for our first episode of 2020 with a very special guest in the form of Stephanie Ashworth, bassist for Australian alt-rock icons Something for Kate! 🤩

Stephanie has spent the last 22 years of her life, writing, recording and touring with Something for Kate, making vital and instantly recognisable contributions to some of the finest alt-rock songs in Australian music history. 

Having made her recorded debut on Something for Kate's  'monster' breakthrough album Beautiful Sharks, it's fair to say that Stephanie's life has been a pretty wild ride ever since! With over 700'000 records sold, 14 entries in Triple J’s Hottest 100, 11 ARIA Award nominations, multiple Rolling Stone Awards, Live Music Awards, countless sold-out national and international tours, and the priceless experience of performing alongside some of rock music biggest idols and icons, this Radult has truly lived the rock 'n' roll dream! Heck, she even turned down a personal invitation from Courtney Love to join grunge icons Hole

Somehow amidst all of this success, Stephanie and her husband/bandmate, Paul Dempsey have found the time to be adoring parents to two children, all the while maintaining musical and other artistic passions, both inside and outside the realms of Something for Kate. 

Following the release of Something For Kate's fantastic new single "Situation Room", Stephanie was kind enough to spend an hour with Brenton and Mike, for an inspiring and career-spanning conversation, providing unfiltered insight into the life and creative workings of one of Australia's most loved bands, and giving priceless advice for aspiring creatives. 

Episode topics include: when her love for music originated, how the decision to play bass came about, the early stages of her career with Sandpit, how the opportunity to join Something for Kate came about, what the experience of being in a band that was blowing up on a national and international level was like, the creative process of Something for Kate, the importance of maintaining passions outside of music, the creative and personal dynamics between Stephanie and Paul as a couple, the changing face of the industry throughout Something for Kate's career, the impact COVID-19 is having on the music industry, finding the right balance as a rockstar parent and of course, Stephanie's tips for being a Radult! 

So stay home, stay inside, turn it up and get inspired to make your own creative dreams a reality. 

You can find Something for Kate here.

You can watch the video for "Situation Room" via YouTube and stream/download via all digital services here.

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

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Episode 24 of Radults is an Australian Tattoo Expo Special featuring 12 absolute Radults all sharing their individual stories and experiences of life as a tattoo artist with Brenton as he hung out on the final day of the Australian Tattoo Expo in Melbourne.

Each of these Radults has made their dream of working in the tattoo industry a realty and they all provide invaluable insights and advice for those looking to pick up the tattoo gun themselves. Artists featured are: Sara Fabel, Troy Slack, Bec Embers, Kevin Plane, Matt Reid, Elric Gordon, TKO Tattoos, Jay (The Cheshires Grin) Karlla Mendes, Joe Metrix, Shell Valentine and Mr. Heggie.

Timestamps:

[0:51] - Sara Fable @sarafabel

[13:00] – Troy Slack @troyslackink

[20:36] – Bec Embers @becemberstattoos

[26:47] – Kevin Plane @kevinplane_tattooer

[33:58] – Matt Reid @mattreidart

[38:38] – Elric Gordon @elricfch

[45:31] – TKO Tattoos @tkotattoos_

[50:29] – Jay (The Cheshires Grin) @the_cheshires_grin

[1:06:49] – Karlla Mendes @karllamendes_

[1:17:17] – Joe Metrix @joemetrix

[1:25:00] – Shell Valentine @shell_valentine_tattoo

[1:36:00] – Mr Heggie @mr_heggie

Shout out to the Australian Tattoo Expo for hosting us and to Emma from Witchin’ Wares for helping out after Mike was a late scratching due to an incident with some stairs.

 

 

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Episode 23! Join Mike and Brenton as they sit down with Jimmy Kyle! Jimmy is perhaps best known as a member of the band, Chasing Ghosts. When Jimmy isn't touring with Chasing Ghosts, he MC's nearly every tattoo event all over Australia! What a busy dude! In this episode, we talk about music (duh!), tattoos (double duh!!), racism, and where to find the best coffee in Melbourne. 

You can find Chasing Ghosts on Instagram here: @chasingghosts
You can find Chasing Ghosts on Facebook here: @chasingghostsmusic
www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/chasing-ghosts
chasingghostsmusic.bigcartel.com/

You can find Radults on Facebook & Instagram here: @radults
Twitter here: @radultspodcast
EMAIL: radultspodcast@gmail.com

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Join Radults host Brenton as he has a jolly old chinwag with Rou Reynolds, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of Enter Shikari, ahead of their upcoming appearance on Good Things.

One of the most innovative and dedicated acts to emerge from the heavy music genres in the UK, over the last two decades, Enter Shikari have grown from high school kids in St Albans (UK) with an improbable dream, to genuine arena rockers.

Having released five full-length records, each markedly different each other, Enter Shikari are a band that truly do things on their own terms, playing what they want and saying what they want without compromise. Anyone who has attended one of the 2000 plus live shows they have played will be able to testify that the creative vision of Enter Shikari doesn't stop in the studio, it extends to the stage and beyond into other artistic realms, creating an immersive multi-sensory experience. 

The career path of Enter Shikari is a perfect example of what can happen when you refuse to believe that growing up means giving up on your dreams and instead turn those dreams into your reality. 

Episode topics include: artistic evolution, innovation, the bands approach to songwriting, the bands willingness to be openly political, life on the road, how they continuously reinvent their stage show, Rou's recent book Dear Future Historians, Good Things Festival and of course, Rou's very own tips for being a Radult. 

Note: This episode comes to you as a Radults Bite. A short form version of the Radults podcast that is published outside of our usual schedule to take the edge off your hunger for more! If you're not feeling satisfied and you haven't already,
check out all of the full length episodes NOW! 

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

 Enter Shikari return to Australia this December for the Good Things Festival
Tickets, dates full line-up and all other details can be found at www.goodthingsfestival.com.au 

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Join Radults host Brenton as he chats with Dennis Lyxzen, front-man for the legendary Swedish hardcore band Refused.

One of the most unique and influential bands of the modern era, Refused have had an enormous influence on the shape of modern punk and hardcore, thanks in large part to their iconic album The Shape of Punk to Come.

As the voice and most instantly recognizable member of Refused, Dennis has become an icon in the world of punk and hardcore and it was a genuine thrill for Brenton get the chance to spend fifteen minutes talking to him in the lead up to the release of Refused's new album War Music

Episode topics include: The inspiration behind War Music, the current state of the world, fan reaction to Refused's 2012 return, the mixed response to their 2015 album Freedom and what they learned from making the record that helped them when writing War Music, the ongoing legacy of The Shape of Punk to Come, the importance of punk rock in 2019 and of course, his very own tips for being a Radult!

Note: This episode comes to you as a Radults Bite. A short form version of the Radults podcast that is published outside of our usual schedule to take the edge off your hunger for more! If you're not feeling satisfied and you haven't already,
check out all of the full length episodes NOW! 

Refused's new album War Music drops Friday 18 October. 
To purchase/stream head here:  http://caroline.lnk.to/Rev001

Pregame by checking out the video for the incendiary track "Economy of Death" here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GsHM3mkqZ4

Radults on Instagram/Facebook: @radults | Radults on Twitter: @radultspodcast

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Episode 22 of the Radults podcast features record producer, audio engineer and mixing engineer, Catherine J MarksCatherine has over 10 years of experience working in studios worldwide. Her production, mixing and engineering credits include Wolf Alice, Manchester Orchestra, St. Vincent, Foals, PJ Harvey, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes, Frank Turner,  Kanye West, Ian Brown, MIA, Placebo and The Killers to name a few. Having worked alongside legendary producers, Alan Moulder and Flood, Catherine has gone on to achieve considerable acclaim as a producer in her own right, including winning the coveted MPG Producer of the Year Award in 2018. 

Now based in London, native Melbournian Catherine was kind enough to spend an hour of her time during a recent trip home, to talk us through her career, providing  invaluable insight into how she managed to turn her interest in music into her career in music production and the challenges that she faced in the process of doing so, passing on some priceless advice for people looking to become producers in the process. 

You can find Catherine J Marks on Twitter https://twitter.com/cjmarks
You can find Catherine J Marks on Instagram: https://instagram.com/cjmarks/

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

 

 

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Season three of Radults starts off with a bang as USA Today best selling author, Russell Nohelty joins Brenton and Mike for one of the most informative and empowering episodes of Radults to date. 

Russell Nohelty makes cool things. He's a writer, speaker, and a publisher. He's written graphic novels, novels, children's books, articles and yes, of course, he hosts a podcast. He's also the man behind the invaluable educational resource The Complete Creative and is a crowdfunding wizard, having several successful Kickstarter campaigns to his name. 

Fresh off the launch of his latest campaign Ichabod Jones Monster Hunter 5 the man behind titles Ichabod Jones:Monster Hunter, Katrina Hates the Apocalypse, Katrina Hates the Dead, The Vessel, Invasion, Pixie Dust, Cthulu is Hard to Spell (featuring our very own Mike Speakman!), Sell Your Soul: How to Build Your Creative Career and many more, spends an hour providing an overview of his career, providing invaluable insight for aspiring creatives. 

Episode topics include: Developing a voice as a writer, establishing a readership, expanding your creative horizons, running successful crowdfunding campaigns, marketing, fan/customer interaction and management, the business of art, his tips for being a Radult and of course a super fun RadBreak. This episode is basically one giant tip for being a Radult. So tune in, get educated and get inspired to make your own creative dreams a reality. 

You can find Russell Nohelty here.You can back Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter 5 here. You can find the Complete Creative here.

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

 

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Join Radults host Brenton as he has a chat with the very rad Jordan Dreyer, vocalist of Michigan post-hardcore superstars La Dispute, ahead of their 15 date Australian tour in September. 

Over the past decade La Dispute has been responsible for some of the most uncompromising, experimental music and have carved a reputation as one of post-hardcore’s most singular voices. As the literal voice of La Dispute, and the man behind the bands unique and in-depth lyrical approach, Jordan plays a massive part in the soundscape, identity and performance of La Dispute.

A man responsible for penning lyrics that are inked into thousands of bodies worldwide, Jordan is refreshingly aware of the responsibility that being in a position of such visibility comes with and he and the rest of La Dispute work tirelessly with charitable organisations and show organizers to ensure that La Dispute shows are a safe environment, that also offer an opportunity to give back to the community that have given so much to them. 

An absolute Radult, Jordan spends 20 mins of a rare day off discussing the bands rise, his personal artistic evolution, his writing style, the bands ethics, the importance of all ages shows, the creation of the bands new record Panorama, the inspiration behind their extended Australian tour and of course, his tips for being a Radult. It's an inspiring, albeit at times, spiderweb affected, chat with one of the most instantly recognizable voices in modern music. 

Note: This episode comes to you as a Radults Bite. A short form version of the Radults podcast that is published outside of our usual schedule to take the edge off your hunger for more! If you're not feeling satisfied and you haven't already,
check out all of the full length episodes NOW! 

You can find La Dispute @ladispute on everything and at their official website. 
Panorama is out now via all of the usual digital and physical outlets.

La Dispute
hit Australian shores for the Panorama tour this September.
Dates are as below with tickets available NOW here

Thursday 5 September – Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+

Friday 6 September – Newport Hotel, Fremantle 18+

Sunday 8 September – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide Lic A/A

Tuesday 10 September – Barwon Club, Geelong 18+

Wednesday 11 September – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave 18+

Thursday 12 September – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+

Friday 13 September – Pelly Bar, Frankston 18+

Saturday 14 September – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne All Ages

Sunday 15 September – Metro Theatre, Sydney Lic A/A

Tuesday 17 September – The Basement, Canberra 18+

Wednesday 18 September – Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong 18+

Thursday 19 September – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Lic A/A

Friday 20 September – The Triffid, Brisbane Lic A/A

Saturday 21 September – Coolangatta Hotel. Gold Coast 18+

Sunday 22 September – Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast 18+

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