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!

Episodes

July 30, 2021 41 min

On Episode 069 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of the lives and careers of Cheryl Ladd (of Charlie's Angels fame) and Lynda Carter (of Wonder Woman fame), each of whom turned 70 years of age in July 2021.

Additionally, other celebrities with Landmark Birthdays in July 2021 are discussed.

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On Episode 068 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis shares a Top 2 list of Classic Rock Albums with a 35th Anniversary in the month of July 2021. The albums discussed are:

GTR's GTR, released 7/1986. This is a supergroup featuring Steve Hackett of Genesis and Steve Howe of Yes and Asia.

David Lee Roth's Eat'Em and Smile, released on 7/7/1986. It features Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan and Greg Bissonette.

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On Episode 067 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis shares a Top 4 list of Classic Rock Albums with a 40th Anniversary in the month of July 2021. The albums discussed are:

The GoGo's - Beauty and the Beat (Released on 7/8/1981)

Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna (Released on 7/27/1981)

Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry (Released on 7/6/1981)

Journey - Escape (Released on 7/17/1981)

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On Episode 066 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of 40th Anniversary of the 1981 action/adventure film RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK! The film stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies, Ronald Lacey, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Don Fellows, William Hootkins and George Harris.

Joining Curtis on this episode are two VERY SPECIAL GUESTS: actor/pilot Fred Sorenson (who...

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On Episode 065 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of 95th Birthday of comedy genius MEL BROOKS! Additionally, the 50th Anniversary of WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (which stars one of Mr. Brooks' contemporaries, the late, great Gene Wilder) is heralded. The episode is concluded by celebrating other Celebrity Landmark Birthdays for the month of June 2021.

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On Episode 064 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of 40th Anniversary of the 1981 James Bond 007 film FOR YOUR EYES ONLY! The film stars Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris, Michael Gothard, Jill Bennett, Jack Hedley and Walter Gotell.

Joining Curtis on this episode a VERY SPECIAL GUEST! He is the actor who portrayed the villain Aristotle Kristatos i...

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On Episode 063 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of 35th Anniversary of the 1986 Motion Picture FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF! The film stars Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Jeffrey Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Edie McClurg and Charlie Sheen. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

Joining Curtis on this episode are three supporting actresses from the film: ...

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Since the RetroZest Podcast recently celebrated a 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY (on May 22, 2021), on Episode #62 of the show Curtis shares excerpts from six celebrity interviews from the year. This includes: Diane Franklin (episode #16), Melody Anderson (episode #35), Lydia Cornell (episode #37), Dean Cameron (episode #48), Barry Tubb (episode #59) and Jean Louisa Kelly (episode #60).

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On Episode 061 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 35th anniversary of Journey's ninth studio album, RAISED ON RADIO! This includes an amazing discussion with the drummer for Journey on the '86-'87 Raised on Radio Tour, MICHAEL BAIRD! Mike shares his thoughts about the album, and talks about his experiences with the band on the road (as well as other aspects of his long career as a drummer).

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On Episode 060 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the podcast with a discussion with actor and singer JEAN LOUISA KELLY! Jean is best known for her roles in Uncle Buck, Mr. Holland's Opus, and the TV Sitcom Yes, Dear. In addition to discussing these great projects, Jean's involvement in other great films like The Fantasticks and Ant-Man are covered. 

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On Episode 059 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of 35th Anniversary of the Blockbuster 1986 Motion Picture TOP GUN! The film stars Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt.

Joining Curtis on this episode is actor Barry Tubb, who portrayed "Wolfman" (the radar intercept officer for "Hollywood") in the movie! Barry shares a lot of great stories about bei...

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On Episode 058 of the RETROZEST podcast, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Curtis shares his Top 5 List of Best Retro TV Show Teachers.

Incidentally, you may help the podcast by purchasing a T-Shirt or two (many different designs and colors!) from our store at store.retrozest.com/home.

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

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On Episode 057 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of 40th Anniversary of the classic rock album FAIR WARNING by his favorite American rock band of all time, the mighty Van Halen!

In this episode, Curtis has discussions with two prominent rock journalists about this amazing album. First of all he speaks with Martin Popoff (author of Van Halen: A Visual Biography and Unchained: A Van Halen User's Ma...

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On Episode 056 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis participates in a celebration of the lives and careers of Peter Davison (the 5th Doctor from the Doctor Who franchise), Tony Danza (of Taxi and Who's The Boss fame) and Ace Frehley (former lead guitarist for the American Rock Band KISS), each of whom turned 70 years of age in April 2021.

Additionally, other celebrities with Landmark Birthdays in April 2021 are discussed.

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On Episode 055 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis is joined by his friend Lou Fiorito for a celebration of 40th Anniversary of the classic rock album DON'T SAY NO by the legendary Billy Squier! The album was released on April 13, 1981!

Additionally, check out a great interview with Billy Squier by David J. Criblez on the ROCK QUARRY Podcast by clicking HERE.

Finally, check out 80s in the Sand, the great retro-themed event wh...

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On Episode 054 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis discusses in detail how the final two albums by the American rock band KISS seem to contain a total of at least 7 callbacks to classic rock songs from the 1960s through the 1980s (by AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Mountain, Krokus, Sammy Hagar and Poison).

This episode is similar to Episode 034 of the podcast, wherein it was discussed how a 1982 Duran Duran song possibly paid ho...

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April 2, 2021 61 min

On Episode 053 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis is joined by his friend John Britton for a celebration of 45th Anniversary of the classic rock album 2112 by their favorite rock band of all time, RUSH! The album was released on April 1, 1976!

 

Check out a track-by-track analysis of 2112 by the Ridiculous Rock Record Reviews podcast by clicking HERE.

Check out a track-by-track analysis of 2112 by the Something For Nothing: A Rush Fa...

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On Episode 052 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis ends the month of March 2021 with a Top 4 list of Classic Rock Albums with a landmark anniversary. He receives a little help from Aaron Martel from the Ridiculous Rock Record Reviews podcast (aka the R4 Podcast). The albums discussed are:

 

Jethro Tull - Aqualung (50th Anniversary)

Van Halen - 5150 (35th Anniversary)

KISS - Destroyer (45th Anniversary)

Led Zeppelin - Presence (45th An...

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On Episode 051 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis celebrates the life of William Shatner, who turned 90 on March 22, 2021! The 3 recurring roles which defined his career as an actor are covered:

- Star Trek - Captain James T. Kirk

- T.J. Hooker - Thomas Jefferson Hooker

- The Practice/Boston Legal - Denny Crane

Additionally, Curtis celebrates the other Landmark Celebrity Birthdays for March 2021, and also pays homage to the late, gre...

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On Episode 050 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis discusses THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO in celebration of its 40th Anniversary (it premiered on the ABC Television Network on March 18, 1981!). The show starred William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, Michael Paré and Faye Grant.

Curtis also shares a Top 4 List of Ralph's best "non-Superman-like" powers while wearing the supersuit!

You may watch the show on The Roku Chann...

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