Return to the '80s

Return to the '80s

Return to the '80s covers a wide range of topics from movies to music to television, from the most awesome decade. There are also interviews, as well as the monthly series "Return to 1989"... Show More

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June 25, 2020 61 min

Del and Paul cover the 1986 classic - Aliens

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April 23, 2020 62 min

Welcome back as we Return to 1985 and review the coming-of-age classic, St. Elmo's Fire. In this episode, Paul is joined by Lizzie Newton and Del Roehling to discuss this movie as well as the music. Whether you love this movie or hate it, this is the place for you! 

Come and hang with your favorite Brat Pack, and enjoy the show!

 

You can find Lizzie on Instagram at @LIzzieDNewton
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March 15, 2020 108 min

It's that time of year again! While all sporting events, and pretty much everything else in life is on hold right now, Return to the 80s March Madness lives on! This year's March Madness will feature the 80s Queen of Pop, Madonna.
Voting in the Sweet 16 begins right now, and will close at midnight on March 19. Also, if you are on Twitter, you can look for the polls on @ReturnToThe80s.
Also, please check out the special ...

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May 10, 2019 57 min

Lizzie and Paul are back with a new crossover episode between Liz Laugh Cry and Return to the '80s. This time, they are covering the classic '80s movie, The Breakfast Club.

 

First, Paul gives a recap of the Rubix Kube concert he attended, Then Lizzie recaps the Cher concert that she attended. 

 

Then they get into the main topic - The Breakfast Club. Lizzie had never seen the movie before, and Paul gets to relive his '...

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April 30, 2019 116 min

Todd, Del, and Paul Return to March 1989 to go over news events, movie releases, and album releases.

 

News Events

March 2 Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial

 

- NY Mets stars Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry famously nearly come to blows in front of reporters and TV crews at spring training

 

March 9 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy

March 12 15th People's Choice Awards

Mar...

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April 12, 2019 64 min

Good friends, Lizzie and Paul, are diggin' The Dirt - the Mötley Crüe movie on Netlfix. Lizzie, of the Liz Laugh Cry podcast, is a Millennial who has a love of the '80s. Check out this episode as Lizzie and Paul discuss The Dirt, and have a blast talking 80s music, and pop culture across both generations. Come join in on the fun!

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March 27, 2019 54 min

Todd, Del, and Paul Return to February 1989 to go over news events, movie releases, and album releases.

News Events

Feb 3 Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay

Feb 10 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

 

Feb 15 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends

 

Feb 21 Paul leaves for Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, IL

 

Feb 22 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happ...

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March 19, 2019 40 min

After the success of last year's Hall & Oates March Madness, this year Prince's top songs of the '80s will be doing battle against each other. We will begin with the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday, March 21, 2019. In this episode, we go over the first round brackets.

When voting opens, you can visit https://rtt80s.com/, Twitter - @Returntothe80s, and the Return to the '80s Facebook page and Facebook group.

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Welcome Helen O'Hara, from Empire Magazine and The Telegraph, as well as author of the new book, Best Movies of the 80s.

Helen and Paul discuss Helen's awesome new book, Best Movies of the 80s (available on Amazon). They also dive into one of the movies that is covered in the book - The Princess Bride. They talk about the actors and characters, as well as some behind the scenes stories, and not to mention, a philosophical d...

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February 12, 2019 39 min

Welcome to a new podcast series called, Return to 1989. Inspired by T.G Monahan's Dreamin' in '89, we decided to take a look back and see what happened 30 years ago. Todd "T.G." Monahan Return to 1989 to go over news events, movie releases, and album releases. This month, we Return to January.

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January 23, 2019 93 min

Robert and Paul welcome Ty Ray, from the Beats and Eats podcast, to the show. The guys Return to 1981, and count down the year's top songs, movies, and television shows. Also, find out what the biggest selling toys were in 1981, and reminisce on the big news stories of the year. As this current decade comes to a close, come join us to Return to the greatest decade ever, and check out the awesome year of 1981! Check out the web ...

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Paul and Del welcome author Todd "T.G." Monahan. T.G. has released a novel that takes place in a time that is near and dear to our hearts - the 80s! The story takes place in the summer of 1989. It is a coming-of-age story as Seb deals with bullies, tries to win the attention of a girl, and goes on a mission to make enough money to buy the Dreamin' and become a world-renowned radio-controlled pilot, earning his father...

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September 19, 2018 37 min

We welcome Del Roehling to the show! He hosts 80s at 8 on WEDM FM on Saturdays and Sundays at 8am. He also gives us Each Remember That Song trivia. Del, Robert, and Paul each discuss a concert they went to this summer. Check out the show notes at http://rtt80s.com

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Robert and Paul coincidentally saw the Journey and Def Leppard concert 2 nights apart. So we discuss this awesome tour! **WARNING: SPOILER ALERT IN THIS EPISODE!!!** If you plan on seeing this concert, and want to be surprised with the set list, please come back after the show. Robert and Paul cover every song and solo played during this show. Go to https://rtt80s.com/2018/08/02/episode-20-journey-and-def-leppard-2018-tour/ for th...

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April 28, 2018 37 min

2 interviews in 1 episode! I had the honor of interviewing members of the band Rubix Kube, just before their show in Foxboro, on April 21, 2018. First up is Cherie and Scott - the lead singers, and John, the drummer. Then the second interview is Steve Brown and PJ Farley the guitarist and bassist, respectively, for both Rubix Kube and Trixter.

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Come join Toni McAlister and me as we get psyched up for the most awesome race - The 80s Rad Retro Race. This will be State #7 as the Rhode Runner travels to Atlanta, Georgia for this May 5 race. Toni and I discuss the history of this race, and talk some 80s as well.  And, we may love to Return to the 80s, but the chip technology for this race is on the cutting edge. So whether you're an elite runner, or you like taking you'...

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January 28, 2018 12 min
Welcome to Rhode Runner Radio! This episode is just a little introduction to myself and my running history. Check me out at https://therhoderunnerjourney.com.
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October 20, 2017 75 min

We welcome Scott Ryan back to the show. This is the first of our Billy Joel album series. The gang discusses the loss of Tom Petty. Then there is some Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination talk. We have our regular segments, Play This, Not That, featuring the other Piano Man, Remember That Song, and '80s Trivia. Then we get into our main topic - Billy Joel's Glass Houses album. Go to www.scottryanproductions.com to find out...

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July 4, 2017 112 min

The Return to the '80s Podcast is back! We return in a big way, talking about one of the most iconic '80s movies. Robert and Paul are joined once again by Marissa (who last appeared on the '80s Crushes episode). So come cut loose with Return to the '80s, where dancing IS allowed, and join in on the discussion of this classic movie, and enjoy some great music along the way!

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We welcome Scott Ryan to the show. Paul and Scott discuss Scott's new book (available June 7, 2017) thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history. But, that's not all! We look back on the lives of the late Erin Moran and Don Rickles. This week's Play This, Not That features Billy Joel, which leads to a discussion of Billy Joel. There is also a new Remember That Song and '80s Trivia, along with some more '80s talk. ...

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