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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!).

Episodes

Episode 18 of Radults sees Brenton and Mike joined at Radults secret headquarters by Ben Rechter, vocalist/guitarist for Melbourne’ prog-rock powerhouses Circles.

Ben is a total Radult who not only crushes it on a global scale with Circles, but also works as a composer and producer, meaning he spends most of his waking hours completely immersed in music, giving him a unique and valuable perspective on both the creative and business aspects of the music industry.

An open and engaging conversationalist, Ben speaks in-depth about a number of topics including artistic evolution, the importance of surrounding your band with the right team, the financial realities of the music industry, the need to continue to educate and empower yourself to be able to do more so you can outsource less, navigating line-up changes, what it’s like to tour the world and support bands that you idolize, his tips for being a Radult and more. There’s also tangents aplenty, including a particularly lengthy one about the career arc of Daniel Johns and a Rad Break in which he cheat-codes his way into a spot in his own supergroup!

Give it a listen, then head to Spotify and spin some Circles, so he can get a few cents and you can find your new favourite band and get inspired to live life a little more Radult. 

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Episode 17 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike chatting with Finnish illustrator/comic book artist JP Ahonen, the man behind much-loved titles Villimpi Pohjola and Belzebubs and one of the humans partly responsible for the brilliant graphic novel Sing No Evil (Perkeros). JP is an absolute Radult with a unique illustrative style, who has found a way to turn his mutual love of black metal and comic books into a career incorporating both. 

JP talks us through his own origin story including his formative influences, the comic book culture in Finland, the role that black metal played in shaping his life and illustrative style, how his various projects came to be, how he managed to find his niche and continue to progress artistically and personally while catering to his audience expectations, managing the demands of different projects, his tips for being a Radult and is a willing participant in the most metal Rad Break yet. It's an absolute blastbeat of an episode that fits all of this Radness into half-an-hour. So tune in and get inspired to live a little more Radult by the story of JP Ahonen. 

You can find JP Ahonen online here: https://jpahonen.com

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

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Episode 16 of the Radults podcast sees Brenton and Mike joined by music journalist and host of the UK’s most popular heavy music podcast, That’s Not Metal, Terry “Beez” Bezer!

One of Rock and Metal's most respected, multimedia journalists,  Beez work prior to launching That’s Not Metal includes stints with Kerrang! Magazine, Metal Hammer Magazine, Scuzz TV and The Pulse Radio show among countless others and he has a wealth of knowledge to share about what the reality of being a music journalist is in 2019 and what it takes to make your name within that landscape.

He goes in depth on a number of topics and experiences that will be invaluable for anyone looking to break into music journalism or media in general. Beez is an enthusiastic and energetic conversationalist who speaks at a speed-metal pace so we have an absolute blast-beat of a time in his company as we fire through a dizzying array of topics and go on some wild tangents (Roads? Where we’re going we need Randy Rhoads).

Episode topics include: Getting started as a music journalist, working for Kerrang and Metal Hammer, his time as a TV host with Scuzz TV, the changing face of the industry, navigating the ‘death of print’,  branching out into podcasting with That’s Not Metal and what lead to that decision, managing the wants and demands of editors/labels/publicists, the importance of establishing and protecting your voice as a writer, what it’s like to rub shoulders with your musical idols for your job and an absolute rager of a Rad Break that may or may not feature the prospect of a Devils Den match between Josh Homme and Tim Armstrong! (TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY and MAKE IT HAPPEN!) and a bonus round where we make him CHOOSE HIS FAVOURITE GALLAGHER BROTHER! (Oh the humanity!) 

THAT’S NOT METAL is an entirely independent weekly podcast that brings fans the very best from the world of heavy music, every single Friday. Combining hilarious, passionate, incomparable honesty with the widest breadth of rock knowledge, the show is unlike anything you’ll find in the current sphere of music media. We highly recommend you hit that subscribe button (after you've hit it on Radults!

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

 

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Episode 15 of Radults sees hosts Brenton and Mike jump chat with the one and only, Pat Shand. Pat Shand is a writer who has penned multitudes of issues of Charmed, Grimm Fairy Tales and Robyn Hood, as well as his own creator-owned content Destiny New York, Breathless and Snap Flash Hustle. Pat has put his name to a handful of Marvel novels. It doesn't stop at writing though, Pat is a hip-hop connoisseur and could school anyone on the subject - he even drops some bars for us to prove his cred! 

Episode topics include: Getting started as a writer, balancing 'for hire'  work with creator owned work demands, his many creator owned comics, crowd-sourcing, working alongside his wife, the inspiration behind his different comic books, his love of hip-hop, his advice for young writers, tips for being a Radult and an absolute all-timer of a Rad Break featuring some truly next level predictive analysis of hip-hop beefs! 

It's one of our favourite episodes of Radults ever, so tune in, then go get one of EVERYTHING the man has written, he's a little bit brilliant. 

Find Pat Shand and therefore ALL of his amazing work @PatShand 

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

 

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Join Radults host Brenton has he 'conversates' with Nate Young, drummer for much beloved Floridian rockers Anberlin who will be heading to Australia to play their first run of dates outside of their hometown in over five years in late May. Before walking away amicably in 2014, Anberlin had sold over one million records across the globe, acquiring a devout worldwide fanbase that hung on every note of each of their 7 studio albums and stellar live performances. As a founding member and primary creative force of Anberlin, Nate was there for every moment and has a lifetime of experiences and advice to share with us all. 

Episode topics include: the career arc of Anberlin, finding your unique voice as a musician, drumming technique, composition, the evolution of the bands sound, the decision to call it a day, the reason for their temporary reunion run of Australia, advice for young drummers, which Anberlin songs started out as a beat, the creative process, his number one tip for being a Radult and of course his very own Rad Break: The Hot Seat! 

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! 

Anberlin hit Australia in May for shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.Tickets and other details can be found here: https://sbmpresents.com/tour/anberlin/

If you happen to be at the Melbourne show, come say hi! We'll both be there singing our lungs out. <3 

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Episode 14 of the Radults podcast sees Brenton and Mike road trip out to the Deathproof offices in deepest hipsterville, Fitzroy, to chat with company co-founder and Director of Publicity and Creative, Emily Kelly.  

After nabbing a fancy looking Bachelor degree in media, Emily has worked in the Australian music industry for 15 years , cutting her teeth as an overeager assistant in the Shock Records PR department, before jumping ship with her best friend Rebecca Reato to give self employment a crack under the moniker Deathproof.

The industry called immediately, landing them work on huge arena tours, niche punk rock releases and even as Soundwave’s on-site PR for it’s mammoth Metallica-headlined festival run! Since then Deathproof has gone from strength-to-strength becoming one of Australia’s premiere agencies and the first choice for many of the most notable names in the heavy music scene! (They’ve seriously worked with freaking EVERYONE)

As director of Creative, Em thrives on cooking up challenging concepts that stray beyond the confines of conventional public relations.

Episode topics include: getting started in the music industry, what exactly a music publicist does, how Deathproof choose who to represent, the importance of work/life balance, networking, knowing your audience, taking advantage of opportunities, understanding your own value, some favourite clients, expanding and evolving your skills, how personal and business ethics impact her role, how much per year being able to wear a t-shirt and no shoes to work is worth, and of course a Quintin Tarantino themed Rad Break that segues rather unexpectedly into a discussion on the notion of separating the art from the artist.

Oh and there’s a LOT of FUCKS. So yeah, explicit language warning.

You can find Emily Kelly and the rest of her awesome Deathproof family here

We highly recommend you follow them on Twitter too. They're good value. 

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

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Join Radults host Brenton as he flaps his gums with one of pro-wrestling's biggest personalities and the man who ignited the Monday Night Wars, the one, the only, Eric Bischoff! 

The Eric Bischoff story is extraordinary: In the mid-80s, Bischoff entered the wrestling community as a “C-Team Announcer,” and a few short years later, he was President of Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling. He signed Hulk Hogan and started Turner Network Television’s Monday Night Nitro, created the nWo, and beat Vince McMahon’s Monday Night RAW head-to-head in Monday Night Wars 83 consecutive times. Eric Bischoff can now be heard on his weekly podcast 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff.  The show features Bischoff and popular wrestling podcaster Conrad Thompson taking a deep dive into the highs and lows of Bischoff’s unparalleled success in the wrestling business!

Eric Bischoff is bringing his 83 WEEKS WITH ERIC BISCHOFF 'NO BRAG JUST FACTS' tour to Australia and was kind enough to spend 20 minutes with Radults talking about his wild life in the wrestling business. 

Episode topics include breaking into the business, the Monday Night Wars, working as an onscreen talent, missed opportunities, landmark achievements, evolution, his transition to podcasting, his insight on what it takes to make it in the wrestling business and if he could play Dr. Frankenstein and genetically engineer a wrestler - what three wrestlers that creation would consist of, he even cuts a damn "go home" promo! Thank POD it's Monday folks! 

Hit that play button and don't forget to like, rate, comment and subscribe, because THIS IS AWESOME! *clap, clap, clap, clap, clap*

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! 

83 WEEKS WITH ERIC BISCHOFF 'NO BRAG JUST FACTS' tickets can be found: here

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Thirteen, unlucky for some, rad for us! As episode thirteen of Radults sees Brenton and Mike joined by the one and only Pat Fox! Pat is a Melbourne based Art Director & Graphic Artist who has created some of the most memorable Australian music-related artwork of the last decade. 

Pat has collaborated with world beaters Tash Sultana, Vance Joy, The Amity Affliction, Northlane, Hellions,In Hearts Wake, Trophy Eyes among many others and  has also had his art featured on the stages of festivals including Soundwave, Unify, Harvest, Vans Warped Tour Australia and The Hills Are Alive. 

Pat has lent his significant creative talents in a variety of mediums from digital design, to handcrafted illustrations to elaborate and surreal photo manipulation based work and now he's generously lent his brilliant creative mind and killer comedic instincts to Radults for an in-depth, hilarious and informative chat about his lifelong journey to becoming a certified Radult. 

Episode topics include: art direction, illustration, photography, origami, graphic design, starting your own business, the creative process, finding inspiration, working with his incredibly talented family, his love of music, his tips for being a Radult and meeting Michael Jordan (seriously). 

Note: Episode also features a near world record level of bad dad jokes despite none of us having any children. We're not sorry. 

You find Pat's art adorning many of your favourite records, you can also find him at www.patfox.com.au , https://www.instagram.com/patfoxart/

Feel free to get in touch to discuss projects big and small, a beer or a high five.

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VIDEO GAMES! Now that we've got your attention, we'd like to introduce Episode 12's guest, Goldie Bartlett!

Now let's drop a bit of a knowledge bomb on you about our fabulous guest!

Goldie Bartlett is an illustrator and art director who has found herself working in the indie video games scene in Melbourne. She has worked on titles such as Apple Design Award winning mobile game ‘Florence’, which was also recently curated as one of TIME Magazine’s top ten games of 2018. Goldie is currently creative directing and writing a game called ‘Wayward Strand’, which is set in rural Victoria in 1978, as well as art directing Freeplay, the oldest Independent Games Festival in the world, happening in Melbourne in May. Marigold was a recipient of Film Victoria’s 2017 Women in Games Fellowship, and enjoys teaching at RMIT from time to time. Her love for comics, punk and illustration have all been an exciting addition to the world of game development. For the record, she doesn't like Mountain Dew and Doritos or gamer culture.

Episode topics include: art, video games, Daniel Clowes, teaching and learning, and finding the way through life.

Goldie on Instagram/Twitter: @ghosttowngoldie

 

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Join Radults host Brenton as has he chats with Eddie (Ed) Breckenridge,  bass player for much loved Californian rockers Thrice ahead of their first headlining tour of Australia in over a decade
 
Topics include: artistic evolution and inspiration, Thrice's soon to be released "Deeper Wells" EP, record store day, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and of course Ed's tips for being a Radult!

Note: This episode comes to you as a Radults Bite or RadBite if you like, 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 inspiration!
If you're not feeling satisfied and you haven't already, check out all of the full length episodes NOW! 

Over their 21 year career, THRICE have remained committed to pushing creative boundaries, re-writing the rule books with each release to become one of the most innovative and ambitious rock bands of their generation.

Tickets and dates for Thrice's Australian tour in May can be found here

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