The RETROZEST Podcast

The RETROZEST Podcast

This is a podcast wherein we have a ZEST for all things RETRO! Join your host Curtis Lanclos as he picks a subject about anything RETRO-related (Music, Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, Toys, Pop Culture, etc.) and provides commentary which is interesting and entertaining. Enjoy the nostalgia!... Show More

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February 26, 2021 40 min

On Episode 047 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis discusses PRETTY IN PINK in honor of its 35th Anniversary (it was released in the US on February 28, 1986)! This discussion contains great content about John Hughes, Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, James Spader, Kate Vernon, Annie Potts & Andrew Dice Clay.

Additionally, Curtis does a "retro guilty pleasure" segment about the short-lived TV sitcom YOU AGAIN?,...

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On Episode 046 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of 40th Anniversary of the classic rock album WORKING CLASS DOG by Rick Springfield!

For this celebration, Curtis is joined by superfans of Rick Springfield, Mike & Shelley Meier! Like Curtis, Mike & Shelley are alumni of both 80s in the Sand and The 80s Cruise. In addition to discussion about the album, this episode also includes talk about M...

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On Episode 045 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of 40th Anniversary of the classic rock album MOVING PICTURES by his favorite rock band of all time, RUSH!

This episode also features input by our friends at the Ridiculous Rock Record Reviews Podcast, Vicki Hudson of The Spirit of RUSH Tribute Band, Matt Karweick of Fat Bearded Vinyl Guy, and Steve & Jerry of Something For Nothing: A RUSH Fancast...

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On Episode 044 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis discusses the current retro-themed TV sitcom, The Goldbergs, and shares his Top 5 favorite episodes!

The Goldbergs stars Jeff Garlin, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone, George Segal and Patton Oswalt. It is currently in the middle of its 8th season!

Contact Curtis at podcast@retrozest.com, on the RETROZEST Facebook page (facebook.com/zestr...

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On Episode 043 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 45th Anniversary of two great American television spinoff series!

The Bionic Woman and Laverne & Shirley!

You may obtain the show notes for this episode at retrozest.com/EP043.

Contact Curtis at podcast@retrozest.com, on the RETROZEST Facebook page (facebook.com/zestretro/) or on Twitter (twitter.com/RetroZest).

Also, check out our blog at www.retrozest.co...

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On Episode 042 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the BBC TV Mini-Series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! This series was originally broadcast from January 5 - February 9, 1981 on UK television station BBC Two. It was created by the late, great Douglas Adams.

The fact that Episode 042 of the RetroZest podcast coincided with this particular anniversary is a sign that the podcast is forti...

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On Episode 041 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis discusses three Classic Rock Albums with a landmark anniversary in January 2021:

  • ZZ Top - ZZ Top's First Album
  • Released on 1/16/1971 (50th Anniversary)
  • Listen to the album for FREE on YouTube by clicking HERE.
  • Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!
  • Released on 1/6/1976 (45th Anniversary)
  • Listen to the album for FREE on YouTube by clicking HERE.
  • Styx - Paradise Theatre
  • Released o...
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    On Episode 040 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis shares a top 5 list of his favorite retro-related podcasts dedicated to a specific classic rock band. These podcasts are:

  • Zilch! A Monkees Podcast!
  • Website
  • Facebook Page
  • Cheap Talk With Trick Chat - A Cheap Trick Podcast
  • Website
  • Facebook Page
  • PodKisst / The KISS Room
  • Website
  • PodKisst Facebook Page
  • PodKisst Twitter Page
  • The KISS Room Facebook Page
  • The KISS Room Twitter Page
  • Something For ...
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    On Episode 039 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the life of legendary drummer and lyricist NEIL PEART (of the Canadian progressive rock band RUSH) who passed away on 1/7/2020 (1 year ago this week) at 67 years of age. Curtis is joined by guest co-host VICKI HUDSON (lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Atlanta-based RUSH tribute band THE SPIRIT OF RUSH), and they discuss and celebrate Neil’s life and music.

    Vicki also ...

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    On Episode 038 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of the lives and careers of Ernie Hudson (actor from the Ghostbusters film franchise), Peter Criss (former drummer for the American Rock Band KISS) and Nicholas Meyer (writer/director of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home & Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country), each of whom turned 75 years of age in December 2020.

    Add...

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    On Episode 037 (our CHRISTMAS DAY 2020 Episode!) of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis conducts an exclusive interview with LYDIA CORNELL (aka Sara Rush) in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the great TV sitcom, TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT (which premiered on November 11, 1980)! This series starred Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault, Deborah Van Valkenburg, Lydia Cornell, Jm J Bullock, Audrey Meadows and Deena Freeman.

    Other aspects of Lydia&...

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    On Episode 036 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of the lives and careers of the late, great DAVID PROWSE and also the late, great JEREMY BULLOCH (who physically portrayed the characters of Darth Vader and Boba Fett respectively in the original Star Wars Trilogy).

    Contact Curtis at podcast@retrozest.com, on the RETROZEST Facebook page (facebook.com/zestretro/) or on Twitter (twitter.com/RetroZest).

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    On Episode 035 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis conducts an exclusive interview with MELODY ANDERSON (aka Dale Arden) in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Dino De Laurentiis cult classic film, FLASH GORDON (released on December 5, 1980)!

    Other aspects of Melody's career are discussed as well. Please avail yourself of the following links:

    Flash Gordon

  • Watch the 1980 FLASH GORDON movie on Amazon Instant Video...
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    On Episode 034 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis discusses an interesting connection between two completely different British bands: Pink Floyd and Duran Duran. The question is, "Was all of this coincidence, or was any of it intentional?"

    The three songs discussed on this episode are:

  • Pink Floyd - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5)"
  • Duran Duran - "New Religion"
  • Pink Floyd - "Allons-y (Part 1)"
  • ...

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    On Episode 033 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis discusses the TV Sitcom BOSOM BUDDIES in honor of its 40th Anniversary (it premiered on the ABC Television Network on November 27, 1980)! It starred Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Wendy Jo Sperber, Donna Dixon and Telma Hopkins.

    You may watch episodes of BOSOM BUDDIES for free at Dailymotion.com by clicking HERE.

    Additionally, Curtis discusses the Stuck in the '80s podcast as a R...

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    On Episode 032 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis discusses Celebrity Landmark Birthdays for the month of November 2020.

    Included are:

  • Martha Plimpton
  • Ben Stiller
  • Elizabeth Perkins
  • Amanda Wyss
  • Amy Grant
  • Kim Wilde
  • Maria Shriver
  • Whoopie Goldberg
  • Howie Mandel
  • Billy Idol
  • Markie Post
  • Steven Van Zandt
  • Ed Harris
  • Neil Young
  • Terry Gilliam
  • Diane Ladd
  • And several more!

    Contact Curtis at..

  • podcast@retrozest.com
  • RETROZEST Facebook Page
  • RETRO...
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    On Episode 031 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis completes a two part series on Classic Rock Albums with a landmark anniversary in November 2020. The three albums discussed on this episode are each celebrating a 40th anniversary:

    John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy

  • Released on 11/17/1980 (40th Anniversary)
  • Listen to the album for FREE on YouTube by clicking HERE.
  • Motörhead - Ace of Spades

  • Released on 11/8/1980 (40th Annive...
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    On Episode 030 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis begins the first of a two part series on Classic Rock Albums with a landmark anniversary in November 2020. The three albums discussed on this episode are debut albums celebrating a 50th anniversary:

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  • Released on 11/20/1970 (50th Anniversary)
  • Listen to the album for FREE on YouTube by clicking HERE.
  • The J. Geils Band - The J. Gei...

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    On Episode 029 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of the life and career of the late, great legendary actor SEAN CONNERY, who passed away on October 31, 2020.

    In addition to rating all of the James Bond 007 films starring Connery from least favorite to most favorite, Curtis also shares his four favorite roles by Connery outside of the Bond franchise.

    Contact Curtis at..

  • podcast@retrozest.com
  • ...
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    On Episode 028 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of the life and music of the late, great TONY LEWIS (of the band, The Outfield), who passed away on October 19, 2020.

    A few of Curtis' friends and listeners also pay their respects towards the end of the episode.

    For more information about the 80s in the Sand event discussed on this episode, please go to thesands.rocks.

    Contact Curtis at..

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