The Grapes of Rad
By Aaron Mason, Nick Ahlers & Genevieve Haas
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A podcast dressed like a radio show, The Grapes of Rad is designed to keep you engaged & entertained at your job where you wear headphones to 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 song parodies, lunatic news stories, and bad jokes into a tapestry more entertaining than this description. Occasionally insightful commentary by consistently ridiculous people. Since 2008.
||316: Merry Switchmas!||‘Tis the season, Listener! Deez Grapes have gathered at Genevieve’s home studio for a special intimate episode chock full of holiday cheer. We play a couple classic Grapes holiday tunes, and Nick tells us all about his new love: the Nintendo Switch||12/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||315: Why Not Leno?||Topics include: avoiding social media, The Room, Wild Things, don’t be a jerk, gross men getting what’s coming to them, American Evangelicalism, it sucks to live in North Korea, the rich are stealing from us, Nick looks up some clean jokes, and more||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||314: Don’t Sleep on the Whoppers, Y’all||Topics include: Aaron’s trip to the ER, Halloween candy, saying “Millie Bobby Brown” is fun and you should try it, Nick & Aaron ate endless shrimp but don’t even really love shrimp, Genevieve opens a mysterious package,||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||313: D’oh Boys||Topics include: Vieves’ took twitter off her phone, Nick & Aaron saw their favorite podcast live, restaurants lying about chicken to the return of our new hit segment “King Me” where we all share our feelings on the movie It, and more!||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||312: Daft Punk is Playing the Trash Fence||As the poet Aaron Lewis once sang, “It’s been a while…” Well we’re back, baby! Topics include: Aaron is back from his 3rd Burning Man and he & his girlfriend Ariel aka “Skip” (a first-timer) share their experience at Black Rock City,||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||311: Funky Children with Some Words on Our Tongues||Topics include: Bagels vs donuts, Vieves is going camping, late-onset hangovers, Chick-fil-Anthropy, Florida Man is at it again… literally… he’s stealing forklifts again, we blow off some Trump steam, and more! Have a blessed day!||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||310: dwaynewayne.com||Topics include: Hats vs Headbands, more on “Contract to Kill,” Aaron & Nick took their first trip to a Sizzler, our celebrity dopplegangers, commercials are still too darn loud, separating art from the artist, and more!||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||309: It’s a-me! Orlando!||Topics include: A TV Theme Song game, Genevieve shares a personal story about her disabled friend’s dating life, weird foreign American pop-culture trading cards, Eating Segel: The Trilogy, big game gets revenge, real world Mario Kart is coming,||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||308: Check the Oven Mitts||Topics include: Nick got busted!, our friend Sean DeTore crashes recording for a few minutes to talk about the new parody song he & Aaron wrote, Steven Segal is a ridiculous man, sex with a ghost, lots of space talk, and much more!||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||307: Dine and Dash||Topics include: Nick brought what he thinks might be the best article he’s ever brought to the show, Aaron was a feature reporter on afternoon drive time, Double Dare revisited, Good Idea/Bad Idea: President The Rock,||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||306: The Last Cuban from Julia’s||Topics include: A brief cameo appearance and audio-thrill-ride-disguised-as-a-sandwich-story by our friend Andrew Walsh, Genevieve talks about the time Bill O’Reilly said her name on-air, Just the Headline,||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||305: Talkin’ ‘Tainment||Topics include: Will Nick’s game work?, lots of TV talk including The Leftovers, Silicon Valley, and MST3K. But what about podcasts? Don’t worry! Genevieve doesn’t like Missing Richard Simmons, but we all love S-Town. Also,||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||304: No You Don’t, Oprah||Topics include: Nick’s new phone, Get Out, clowns, “Fresh Goss”, lots of TV talk, a real sharknado in Earth’s Florida, we play Nothin’ But Net… Worth, and more!||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||303: Wag the Pod||Topics include: Genevieve is back from Costa Rica and the TSA are staunchly anti-salsa, we taste #meatchips, when strangers suddenly go racist, holding the ball politically, we play “Who Said It: Bieber or Trump?”, eating Jason Segel,||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||302: Meet Drew Barth||Genevieve is out of town, so the mice will play! (That made sense, right?) The boys are joined by Aaron’s co-worker and your new best friend, comedian Drew Barth. Come for the comedy nerd-talk, stay for Aaron’s experiment he’s been secretly conduc||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||301: Hey Nick, You’re an Ahl-star!||Topics include: Genevieve marched in Washington DC, what to do now that Trump is President, Aaron’s band opened for Aaron Carter, the latest from Kirk Cameron’s podcast, The Joker reads Trump tweets, Nick brings a game: Christian song lyric or passa||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||300: Listeners on the Line!||Happy 300 episodes, everybody! To celebrate, we held a live call-in spectacular, and you guys didn’t disappoint. Besides taking your live phone calls, this special episode features Listener Ryan’s White Hot Top 5,||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||299: The Grapes of Christmas Past||Merry Christmas, Listener! We got you something… A Holiday Spectacular! Join Aaron, Nick, and Genevieve as we play our favorite holiday bits from years past and present: original Christmas songs, parodies, Awful Poetry, and more!||12/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||298 – Puddle of NickelCreed II: A Puddle of NickelCrap||Topics include: The glorious return of Puddle of NickelCreed, Kirk Cameron has a podcast, Aaron had a birthday & co-hosted a radio show, Nick is showing 90s movies to his 9yr-old niece, Genevieve looks for White Elephant ideas,||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||297: A Car Full of Kit Kats||Topics include: Gearing up for Trump’s America without getting depressed, a Cheeto eagle, Dr. Phil is a piece of s**t, Listener emails, Nick cried at the movies, Genevieve’s post-election speech writing, we play Nick’s “Fictional Presidents” g||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||296: The Optimism Before the Sh*tstorm||Topics include: We’re time traveling from before the election and our optimism is adorable, Westworld (no spoilers, though you should definitely be watching), Aaron’s Halloween shenanigans, new music, which social media platform we would keep if we||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||295: Homies with Ben Parsons||The Grapes of Rad co-founder Ben Parsons is back! Topics include: how to properly hang art on your walls, Ben’s new biz, don’t mess with Michelle’s garden, iOS 10 is a first-world turd, Aaron plugs his other podcasts, The Parsons went to Disneylan||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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.
Smells of lemon fresh zest after a shower...
This is an excellent work of art. Mr. Parsons and Mr. Mason bring an intriguing world view to the table that makes the listener crave more at each segments conclusion. I would highly recommend this podcast to any person of even a modest intelligence.
Aaron Mason's luscious rumpcakes
This is a great little podcast. These guy's will entertain you. If you've ever found yourself deep in thought while on public transport, riding your bike or in the express lane than this is made for you. No topic is safe. Ben and Aaron, keep up the good work! IGNORE ME!!!!!