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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March 31, 2022 67 min

It’s that time of year again! Welcome to the 5th Annual Return to the ’80s March Madness Tournament. If you are new to this site, each year one artist is chosen for the March Madness Tournament. We pit their own hit songs against each other. As with last year, voting will be done right here on the site, Twitter – @Returntothe80s,  And the Return to the ’80s group page on Facebook.

Previous winners have been:
2018 – “Out of To...

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Welcome to a new episode of Return to the '80s! This Valentine's Day week, the gang talks about their '80s crushes and '80s ballads. This is sort of a sequel to Episode 10 from 2017, which did not include ballads, and an #80sCrushes Crossover event from that same week. Please comment below with you're favorite crushes and ballads. In the meantime, enjoy this show! Round 1

Caroline
Crush: Patrick Swayze
Ballad: &...

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Welcome to the first podcast episode of the year! This is also our first collaboration with Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews. We will podcast and she will post a blog article as a companion piece. You can go ahead and check out her post before listening to the show.

Later on in the year, Gill will appear on the podcast. In the meantime, Gill will be writing a monthly trailer review to complement some of this podcast’s new content...

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December 21, 2021 45 min

What!?! Two Return to the '80s podcast episodes in one week?!?! I don't know about you, but if I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am right now. But, here we are. Come along with Caroline, Claire, Del, and Paul to celebrate Christmas Vacation with the Griswolds.

You can follow ’80s Radical Sabbatical at https://80sradsab.com/ as well as on the following social media ac...

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December 20, 2021 42 min

Welcome to the party, Pals! Return to the '80s is back just in time for Christmas week! Caroline, Claire, Del, and Paul celebrate the Christmas classic, Die Hard. I can assure you, our party does not get interrupted by thieves (exceptional or otherwise). So sit back and enjoy the show. Yippee Ki-Yay!!!

You can follow ’80s Radical Sabbatical at https://80sradsab.com/ as well as on the following social media accounts:

Facebook: ...

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December 11, 2021 68 min

And now for something completely different! A horror movie podcast during Christmas season! Return to the '80s teamed up with Crazy Cat Paranormal for a very special crossover episode. Throw in a couple of cousins and long time buddies, add a good helping of Poltergeist discussion, stir it up with a little bit of Freddie Kruger and you get whatever the heck this episode devolved into!
We had so much fun, and this is entertainin...

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November 24, 2021 71 min

How can we celebrate '80s Thanksgiving any other way than to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles?! This John Hughes classic stars two legends - Steve Martin and John Candy, and features many awesome cameos.
This year, the Return to the '80s family has grown as Del and I sit around the Thanksgiving episode table with Claire and Caroline!
Obviously we cover this awesomely hilarious movie. We also talk about each of our Thank...

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October 28, 2021 83 min

Return to the '80s is finally back with a brand new podcast episode! Caroline and Claire join Del and I to talk all about Halloween. This is a huge range of topics, including music, movies, and candy, as well as Halloween memories. This was a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy!
What are some of your favorite Halloween memories? Do you have any favorite Halloween themes music, movies, or television shows/specials? Is there any can...

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Today was an unexpected podcast. Back in February, my @Returntothe80s Twitter account of 17,000 followers was hacked and stolen. I tried to get it back, but to no avail. So I started over. Then I just got an email today from Twitter saying that it has been rectified. I now have my old account (and most followers) back!
While I was in a good mood, I wanted to give a special shout out to my close friends and followers that I coul...

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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!

- Mishaps
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February 26, 2021 54 min

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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