The Grapes of Rad
By Aaron Mason, Nick Ahlers & Genevieve Haas
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A podcast dressed like a radio show, Deez Grapes has been designed to keep you engaged & entertained while at your job where you wear headphones to try and distract yourself from how things didn't quite turn out the way you'd hoped. Serious topics like our religious upbringings, getting divorced, and battling cancer are interwoven with dick jokes, lunatic news stories, and even more dick jokes into a tapestry more entertaining than this lame description. Occasionally insightful commentary by consistently ridiculous people. Since 2008.
||294: The Handiest of Mans||Topics include: Aaron’s back from Burning Man :), but it’s Nick & Aaron’s last show as roommates :(, Nick almost set his break room on fire, bands we love (and also Rockapella), a Florida drive-thru, listen to TANIS, Hillary in HONY,||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||293: I’m Alone, No You’re Not with JOSEPH||If you’re a Listener, these women need no introduction. Meegan and Natalie Closner of the band Joseph return to the show for the third time to tell Aaron about all the exciting new changes since we last heard from them. Playing on The Tonight Show,||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||292: Trapped in the Closet||Aaron is away at Burning Man, but before he left we all crammed into a closet and recorded a show! Topics include: Why it sounds funny, Joseph is coming back on the show!, the Prisma app, Tim Heidecker’s amazing face, psychos don’t yawn, Trump Talk,||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||291: Sharknader||Topics include: Aaron was on not ONE, not TWO, but THREE episodes of TBTL, Genevieve took off her own braces when she was 13, Bus Tales (“a-woo-hoo”), you gotta love The ‘Gute, having fun at & cleaning up after parties, Hillary Clinton,||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||290: Nothing Rhymes with Ninety||Topics include: Aaron will be guest-hosting 2 episodes of TBTL, we play “Pokemon or House DJ”, we got new pictures taken, your voicemails, Nick fell down went boom, Pokemon Go!, and more!||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||289: Racism in America with Draze||These are troubling times, and we wanted to take a moment to talk about it. On this special episode, we’re joined by Seattle rapper, musician, and social activist Draze to take part in a painfully honest discussion about race in The United States of Am.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||288: Speaking of Segues…||Topics include: Joseph was on The Tonight Show!, Aaron was actually on the radio LIVE, Led Zeppelin didn’t steal Stairway, professional broadcaster Ron Upshaw (Ron & Don) dips in for a second to bash the Olympics with Genevieve,||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||287: Reducing Demand with the Ultimate Aim to Minimize Use||Topics include: The return of Foisting a Character on Aaron, Gay Ghost makes a quick stop by the studio, more Inexplicable 1-Star Reviews, another Aaron song parody, an oral treatise on Baja Blast, and much much more!||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||286: The Continually Surprising Weight of Pure Emptiness||Fan favorite Stephanie Drury is back on the program! Topics include: Aaron wrote TWO new Trump parody songs, what to eat when you wake up from a coma, Steph explains “Bernie Bros” to Aaron, Juggalos, the DC Talk cruise, Just the Headline,||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||In the Whale In the Studio||One of our favorite bands came back through Seattle last week, so we’ve got a hot bonus episode for your face! In The Whale’s Nate & Eric join Nick & Aaron to kick it, catch up, and even play an acoustic tune live in-studio. Visit inthewhalesucks.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||285: Cool Glasses||Topics include: movies that make you Listeners cry, a new song parody, Aaron makes the definitive ruling on Snapchat, a Canadian mother rapping about transgender bathrooms, Lebowski 1-star reviews, yearbook pranks, emails, voicemails, and much more!||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||284: Crinkling Papers into Microphones||Topics include: Genevieve’s cats both ran away, Aaron walked in on his sister in an intimate moment with Nick, we get an r/grapesofrad update, Aaron was wrong about Prince, your emails (one of which is incredibly graphic), and so much more!||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||283: Sean’s Colonoscopy||Topics include: Our friend Sean DeTore joins us to talk about his recent colonoscopy, we read your (good AND bad) Vievesback about our new third host, what to do now that there’s no more OJ on TV (Dateline, anyone?),||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||282: A Pair of X Chromosomes Walk Into a Bar||Everyone, welcome our new Grape: Ms Genevieve Hass! You know her, you love her, and if you don’t – you will. But enough about not OJ… Topics include: The People vs OJ Simpson, we were written about in Seattle Mag, r/grapesofrad,||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||281: MAKE AMERICA GRAPE AGAIN with Ben Parsons||WE’RE BACK! And so is Ben Parsons! That’s right, the OG (“original grape” obvs) joins us as we all get caught up on Ben’s life since leaving the show, Aaron’s new dream job, and how Nick’s been handling the loss of his brother PJ.||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Short Update||We’ve been absent from both The Grapes of Rad and The Leap Home: A Look Bakula for several weeks, and in this short update we explain why and when we expect to return. PJ Ahlers passed away at home on January 13th.||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||280: In The Whale||We won’t shut up about them, and now In The Whale is finally on Deez Grapes! Get to know Nate Valdez & Eric Riley as Nick & Aaron sit down with one of their favorite up-and-coming bands. “We’re comin’ after you,||12/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||279: Our 69th Anniversary!||(We’re bad at math.) Topics include: Water, not Coca-Cola, is an essential requirement for Chimpanzees, ’Tis the Season! (for Aaron’s Santa themed Miley Cyrus parody), Nick’s new job, it’s our anniversary, Aaron in Portland, your emails,||12/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||278: Some Kind of Podcast||Topics include: Our Quantum Leap LIVE show experience, Aaron joins Nick in unemployment (we’re doing great!), how to properly play Mario Kart, The Pope goes Prog, Aaron hearts Bernie, and lots more! PJ’s podcast about having cancer – I’m Dying Her||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||277: People in Their 30s||Aaron’s back from Burning Man and tells some tales while answering questions from Nick and a bunch of Listeners via social media. We talk about other stuff, too. But not much. Here are some links you should click: PJ’s podcast about living with termin||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||276: It’s Been a While||Order your The Leap Home: A Look Bakula shirt now and you’ll have it before THE LIVE SHOW! You only have until AUGUST 31 to order. Then they’re locked in the Disney vault alongside a mountain of those hugh-ass plastic VHS cases.||8/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||275: Gauche about Cancer||Nick’s brother PJ joins us for a special episode where he tells us all about having Stage 4 terminal colon cancer. PJ is candid, honest, and holds nothing back as we talk about the moment he found out, what life is like with colostomy bag,||7/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||274: Hard Out||Topics include: our guest Sean DeTore, when jobs are over, show business, Nick went to the doctor for the first time as an adult, CRYSTAL PEPSI IS COMING BACK, the genius of Nate Fernald, Get in the Box Pat, our cable-less life, and more!||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||273: Stephisode Before You Wrephisode||Topics include: Stephanie Drury is back again, whipped cream v. cottage cheese, Dads & Grads, relationship advice for Steph’s 13 yr-old son, Taco Bell, grief, the metaphysical, and Nick diving into a pile of money. All of that and more!||6/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||272: FOIST||Topics include: The system is down, Nick & PJ met Jimmy Pardo, the return of Foisting a Character on Aaron, Nick doesn’t know his directions, an email from Listener Mike, Aaron dresses Nick for a job interview, Caitlyn Jenner, and more!||6/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Edgy, yet smooth as glass.
If you're not listening, you're missing out. I had to change my pants twice in one hour from laughing so much. I can't say enough about these guys, so I won't.
Best. PodCast. Ever.
What is there not to love, from their weekly that's messed up to awful poetry (which is TRULY awful) this podcast has it all. Combine it all with their witty banter and insightful comments (who am I kidding, I listen to hear Ben laugh uncontrollably while chatting about his weekly traffic reports) this podcast is a pure delight.
Wish it was more frequent
The Grapes of Rad is among the best podcasts I've found. I only wish it came out more often. The commentary is always funny and the production is genuinely impressive. It would be worth while for the "Hey Bartender" segment alone.