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.

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May 7, 2021 52 min

Another Return to the '80s podcast episode is finally here! After several mishaps, the Whitney Houston March Madness Tournament is finally complete. Even though there were some setbacks, it was still a blast!
And this podcast episode is an absolute blast! The "Rad" Caroline and Claire join us in this fun episode! We talk Whitney, music videos, album covers, and the good ole days of liner notes. Enjoy the show!

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On January 30, 2021, we had the time of our lives with the '80s Radical Sabbatical virtual festival! Once again, Paul and Del welcome Claire Young and Caroline Connelly, founders of this incredible event, and recap that day.
This is a great episode whether you attended the festival or not. We talk about each segment, from '80s aerobics to Sebastian Bach to the incredible Grandmaster Flash segment to the cover bands that ble...

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Leading up to the '80s Radical Sabbatical festival, Paul and Del were lucky enough to welcome the legendary rock photographer, Mark "Weissguy" Weiss. You've definitely seen his work, which consists of some iconic album covers including Twisted Sister's Stay Hungry, and Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet, and not to mention, countless photos in rock magazines including Circus.

Not only has Mark taken incredible con...

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On today's episode, Paul and Del welcome Claire Young and Caroline Connelly, founders of the upcoming '80s Radical Sabbatical Virtual Festival. This incredible event will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 beginning at 12:00pm Central/1:00pm Eastern, and will be at least 8 hours. Check out the episode to get all the exciting details!

 

Once again, the following people will be performing:

  • Bret Michaels
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Grandma...
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    December 22, 2020 44 min

    After 6 months, Return to the '80s is finally back with a new podcast episode! This should be worth the wait, as we have the incredible Stan Bush joining us. Just in case you are not familiar, Stan is best known for his 1986 smash hit, "The Touch" from The Transformers: The Movie as well as "Never Surrender" from the 1989 movie, Kickboxer.


    While most of our favorite 80s rock artists fell by the wayside in the &...

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    June 25, 2020 61 min

    Del and Paul cover the 1986 classic - Aliens

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    April 24, 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
    And check out her podcast Liz, Laugh, Cry o...

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    March 16, 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 28, 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.

    Also, ...

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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 20, 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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