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

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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Episode 20 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike in the company of writer, producer and part owner of Robot Army Productions, Ryan Chamley. 

Ryan is best known for the online sensation “Rostered On”, which after notching up over 250 millions views online, was acquired by Netflix in 2018, making "Rostered On" the first independent long form web series in Australian history to achieve that honour. 
 
Following the success of the first season of "Rostered On"  7 Mate  commissioned a second series, earning "Rostered On" a piece of Australian television history as the first ever scripted comedy commissioned by the network.  
Ryan’s second title “Jeremy the Dud” won fans worldwide for its insight into disability. The trailer instantly went viral racking up millions of views, also gaining the interest of TV networks and production companies all over the world it won best film at the “Flicks for Change film Festival in LA, and the Melbourne Independent Film Festival. Jeremy the Dud is currently being developed into a TV series! 
Ryan is quite clearly an absolute Radult (and with four kids at home, a Dadult too) and his episode is one of the most insightful, inspiring and hilarious yet, making it the perfect way to finish off season 2. 

Episode topics include how to get 250 million views, viral marketing, meme marketing, starting your own production company, dealing with criticism, the challenges of writing and producing TV, his goals and aspirations for the future, Jeremy The Dud, his tips for being a Radult and of course, some rather entertaining Rad Breaks! 

Watch  Rostered On on 7 Mate and NetFlix and you can find Robot Army here:
You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com

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Episode 19 of Radults finds Brenton and Mike joined by Australian punk and hardcore icon Graham Nixon of Resist Records. Resist is a retail store, record label, touring company, management and booking agency that specialises in hardcore and punk music. As the driving force of Resist, Graham has played an enormous part in the rise and rise of Australian hardcore and punk, facilitating the release of many of the genres biggest and most influential records, and a lot of cult hits as well. Through Resist Graham has worked with the likes of Australian scene luminaries Mindsnare, metalcore monoliths Parkway Drive, rising stars Polaris and pretty much everyone in-between, as well as been responsible for tours and releases by many of the worlds best punk rock acts. Graham is an absolute Radult and we had a blastbeat discussing the circle pit of life with him. 

Episode topics include: How Resist came to be, how the industry has changed in the last 20 years, the challenges of running a record label and a retail store, landmark moments in Resist's history, his favourite under-the-radar Resist releases, his own personal journey into hardcore punk, how he chooses who to work with, what continues to inspire him, what bands he is vibing  at the moment, tips for being a Radult and a Rad Break where he books potentially the best hypothetical hardcore show of all time. 

You can find Resist record @ www.resistrecords.com 
Drop in to the retail store and say hi if you're ever in Sydney, make sure you take some extra cash because it is wall-to-wall must-have records in there! 

You can find Radults @Radults on Facebook and Instagram
@radultspodcast on Twitter. radultspodcast@gmail.com if you want to get in touch! 

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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

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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 

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

 

 

 

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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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