33 episodes

Live from the year 1996, it’s the comedy talk show Totally Rad! Host Alyssa Sabo and sidekick Ben Cassil play character versions of themselves (Alyssa’s character is 16 and loves rollerblading and evangelism, Ben’s character is 36 and married), and welcome real comedian guests for interviews, jokes, and games. It’s a fun, silly talk show that will leave you feeling upbeat–as long as you don’t mention Alyssa’s sister, Jackie!

@totallyrad1996 @Alyssa_Sabo @BenCassil totallyrad1996@gmail.com

Totally Rad‪!‬ Ben Cassil, Alyssa Sabo

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Live from the year 1996, it’s the comedy talk show Totally Rad! Host Alyssa Sabo and sidekick Ben Cassil play character versions of themselves (Alyssa’s character is 16 and loves rollerblading and evangelism, Ben’s character is 36 and married), and welcome real comedian guests for interviews, jokes, and games. It’s a fun, silly talk show that will leave you feeling upbeat–as long as you don’t mention Alyssa’s sister, Jackie!

@totallyrad1996 @Alyssa_Sabo @BenCassil totallyrad1996@gmail.com

    Third Anniversary Talent Show! With Patrick Babbitt, Jiavani Linayao, Kiki Milner, Nick Mandernach, and Kevin T. Porter!

    Third Anniversary Talent Show! With Patrick Babbitt, Jiavani Linayao, Kiki Milner, Nick Mandernach, and Kevin T. Porter!

    It's Totally Rad's third anniversary since beginning as a live talk show at the UCB theatre in Los Angeles! To celebrate, we invited some of our past guests and all of our crew to put up a talent show! Thanks for listening and supporting the show, here's to the next three years!

    Featuring Talents from:
    Patrick Babbitt (@patrickbabbitt) "Is This The Chorus?"
    Jiavani Linayao (@jiavani) "Student Council Stump Speech"
    Nick Mandernach (@mandernick) "How To Draw a Stussy"
    Kiki Milner (@addictedtovibes) "Goth Poetry"
    Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) "Three Distinct Musical Pieces"

    And our faithful Totally Rad crew!
    16-year-old host: Alyssa Sabo (@Alyssa_sabo)
    36-year-old sidekick: Ben Cassil (@bencassil)
    Bandleader: Janine Hogan (@j9_Hogan) "Why Sister Mary Clarence Should Replace Alyssa"
    Professional Audience Member: July Diaz (@julydiaz) "July's Journal"
    Intern: Miranda Rae Hart (@Miranda__Hart) "Showtunes"

    Theme song by Ben Cassil. Email us TotallyRad1996@gmail.com, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow @totallyrad1996 for video content!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Monica Loomba, Chelsea Morgan, & KP Parker!

    Monica Loomba, Chelsea Morgan, & KP Parker!

    High School Soccer Girls (Comedy Team Best Actress) Monica Loomba, Chelsea Morgan, & KP Parker joined 16-year-old host Alyssa (@alyssa_sabo) and 37-year-old sidekick Ben (@bencassil) in 1996 to talk about the crime of graffiti, soccer positions in life, and whether Alyssa can be in their friend group even if she is a born-again Christian!

    Comedy team Best Actress (IG: @bestactressLA) is Monica Loomba (IG: @monloombie), KP Parker (IG: @kpifthatscool), and Chelsea Morgan (@dootiecream)! Check out their website bestactresscomedy.com for some hilarious comedy videos!

    Theme song by Ben Cassil. Email us TotallyRad1996@gmail.com, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow @totallyrad1996 for video content!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Matt Apodaca!

    Matt Apodaca!

    Matt Apodaca (@MattApodaca) joins 16-year-old host Alyssa (@alyssa_sabo), 37-year-old sidekick Ben (@bencassil), and professional audience member July (@julydiaz) in 1996 to hear Matt's new rules about the mall, work out some bully issues, and play the hit game "What's With These Homies Talkin' 'Bout Boy Stuff?"

    Follow Matt Apodaca on Twitter or Instagram @MattApodaca to hear funny jokes and about his podcasts What's With These Homies Talkin' 'Bout Weezer and How Did This Get Played.

    Theme song by Ben Cassil. Email us TotallyRad1996@gmail.com, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow @totallyrad1996 for video content!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Carl Foreman Jr.!

    Carl Foreman Jr.!

    Comedian Carl Foreman Jr. (@C42YaDoor) joins 16-year-old host Alyssa (@alyssa_sabo), 36-year-old sidekick Ben (@bencassil), and bandleader Janine (@j9_hogan) in 1996 to talk about Catholicism and Dharma & Gregg, perform a classic skit, and play a lively round of Sticky Situations!

    Follow Carls Instagram @carlforemanjr, Twitter @C42YaDoor) and check out his website www.carlforemanjr.com!

    Janine Hogan does regular live-streaming music, follow her on Twitter for updates @j9_hogan!

    Theme song by Ben Cassil. Email us TotallyRad1996@gmail.com, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow @totallyrad1996 for video content!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Julie Brister!

    Julie Brister!

    Comedian Julie Brister (@bristahsouljah) joins 16-year-old host Alyssa (@alyssa_sabo), 36-year-old sidekick Ben (@bencassil), and professional audience member July (@julydiaz) in 1996 to talk about gerbils coming back to life, favorite hymns, and how menstruation changes you!

    Follow Julie Brister on Instagram and Twitter @bristahsouljah, and if you're interested in improv, Julie is one of the best teachers in the world! You can take classes with her at www.wgimprovschool.com and losangeles.ucbtrainingcenter.com.

    Theme song by Ben Cassil. Email us TotallyRad1996@gmail.com, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow @totallyrad1996 for video content!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Angela Giarratana!

    Angela Giarratana!

    Freshman star of Johnstown High School's "Sound of Music" Angela (comedian Angela Giarratana IG @giovanagiarratana) joins host 16-yr-old host Alyssa (@alyssa_sabo), 36-yr-old sidekick Ben (@bencassil), in 1996 to talk about breathing into each others' mouths, sing show tunes, and sing their feelings!

    Check out Angela on instagram @giovanagiarratana!

    Theme song by Ben Cassil. Email us for advice TotallyRad1996@gmail.com, PLEASE rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts. Follow @totallyrad1996

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

WaltEpithet ,

This pod is *freaking* cool

This podcast has truly the wildest energy! I cannot get enough.

hannahpilkes ,

LOVE

I’m obsessed with alyssa and this pod truly. The best kind of bizarre!!!

pgrucker ,

Deliriously Hilarious

This show has been a favorite new find. Alyssa, Ben, and the rotating cast of characters are all hilarious. The world they create is bonkers fun, and I look forward to a new ep each week!

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