This Was Rad! Podcast

The podcast about two friends who look back at 80’s movies to see if they see if are still Rad Today!

Ep. 141: Night of the Creeps

February 24th, 2019

When aliens release a brain eating slug into a quaint little town, only a hardnose detective and a wallflower college student can rescue everyone from the Night of the Creeps! From an alien opening, to a 50's interlude to 80's prom, this movie has stuff. Is it rad? We see, but we can all agree the raddest film never made is Night of the Living Bros!

The Fly (1986)

February 4th, 2019

Take one DNA strand from a human, one strand from a pest, add in a sprinkle of Gena Davis with just a dash of Jeff Goldblum and you get The Fly! The 1986 remake of the classic Vincent Price movie where science should've done more testing. Don't lose your teeth listening to this one!

Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey

January 26th, 2019

Whoa dudes and dudettes, some killer robots from the future have come for the most excellent band in the universe sending them on a Bogus Journey! The Wyld Stallyns themselves Bill and Ted have died and need the help of Death himself to get mack in time for the Battle of the bands. Listen and enjoy the or else we give ya the melvin!

Highlights:
-we discuss B & T 3
-what do you do with excess foam?
-we go down a 23 and Me rabbit hole
-what is a Melvin? We'll tell you!
-then we really fawn over william Sadler's Death
-we each have a mini heart attack during the credits

Silver Bullet (1985)

January 18th, 2019

When the full moon rises, the terror begins and the only way to save this small town is with a Silver Bullet! We revel in another Steven King cinematic world where a young Corey Haim with his alcoholic uncle Gary Busey must find the source of the recent killings and take it down. So keep your oven warm because we got some buns for you!

Highlights:

-the naps of grindelwald
-we fawn over steven king yet again!
-volunteering for town drunk
-"hey, remember the good times"
-gotta get that polaroid film
-we share fireworks stories
-what does the bible say about werewolves

Friday the 13th The Final Chapter (1984)

October 25th, 2018

Is it Sunday the 14th? Or Monday the 15th? No one really knows, but it all started on a Friday the 13th and this books reached it Final Chapter! Yeah that stunk, but 4 of these movies i'm out of puns. Listen in as Paul and Greg review the '"last" Jason movie where he hunts yet another groups of hapless teens. Not even Quirky Crispen Glover can excape the machete wielding maniac. So grab your fedora, defend m'ladies honor and help us decide if we've found the origins of the Incels!

 

Friday the 13th The Final Chapter greatest hits:
-This Was Spider-Man on PS4
-black boxes, the original pirate bay
-Jason is the original Incel
-Crispen can't dance
-Jason Loves his Spear gun
-Paul continues his defense of Shelly
-Dr. Jason Vorhees
-Mom finally sees her way out
-Jason the dead beat dad

 

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Ep. 135: TAPS

September 23rd, 2018

When you military mentor accidently shoots a kid, you either end up taking over your school or raising the flag to play TAPS! Another in the lost line of kids taking over the school themes from the 80's, in this one we find Timothy Hutton (not Sutton), Sean Penn and Tom Cruise all defending the school they love so much. Thankfully George C. Scott is here to bring gravitas to the film. Lets just hope you don't listen on groundhog's day!

 

TAPS greatest hits:
-Paul starts with an unusual question
-And we crown Ronnie Cox our number one TWR guest star
-you dont rent a crane, you buy the crane
-we rave about George C. Scott
-Paul mistakes hutton and dalton
-what about the female cadet camp across the lake?
-advertising the release of your chldren
-we have a lot of theories on this movie including 2 different endings

 

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Toy Soldiers (1991)

August 23rd, 2018

When a terrorists take over your school, hopefully all your schoolboy hijinx will help you become Toy Soldiers. The NOT 80's movie starring Samwise himself finds a group of near-do-wells facing off against bumbling terrorists. With a little know how, gumption, and a wet towel, they work to save their school. Let just hope it goes better than a heist by Don Karnage!

toy soldiers greatest hits:
-is america ready for a 3rd way of ska
-we totally mis-remember this movie
-our bad guy is not very smart
-we take the way back machine to the phone sex line
-the disappointing mafia son
-the ol "im already in prison" defense
-we do an after the credits

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Ep 133 Hreatbreak Ridge

August 16th, 2018

Lost love, lost respect, and lost womens magazines lead Clint Eastwood on a jounry to reclaim the glory found on Heartbreak Ridge! The 80's movie that find Clint taming a group of marines to become a elite fighting force in this man's army. We can only hope theres a cosmo quiz that can give him all the answers.

Heartbreak Ridge greatest hits:
-a salute to the troops!
-Paul deffinitely saw this movie despite having never seen it
-Dorf on Army (remember him?)
-so many shirtless men
-we ask "is there a reject group in the military?"
-Clint loves Cosmo quizzes

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Little Monsters

July 29th, 2018

Peanut butter on the tv screen? dog ate your homework? Bike left in the drive way? Dont blame your little brother, blame the troublemakers under your bed, those Little Monsters! Fed Savage and Howie Mandel star is their first movie as a little kid discovering the world of Little monsters. From a Dark Souls underworld to Boy's pal Bwion Greg and Paul tackle it all. You know what, just play the clip.

Little Monsters greatest hits:
-paul and greg grossly forget the movie for a moment
-setting friend levels
-another Greg Theory rises up
-Set designers hate kids
-A stange confession occurs
-we plan our salute to the troops
-paul asks greg to explain Rad yet again

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Lethal Weapon 2

July 21st, 2018

When a car full of gold coins explodes on the street, you'll need the two best LA cops around to pull a Lethal Weapon 2! Riggs and Murtaugh are back this time dealing with South African smugglers and trying to keep Murtaugh's house in one piece. From domestic Pesci to thoughts on drive-thru's, we cover this sequel like only we can. And we planked em!

Lethal Weapon 2's greatest hits:
-Greg and Paul reminisce on bygone east coast eats
-we ask, how much does Murtaugh pay in insurance premiums
-We once again bring up the greatest TV show
-Paul describes eating Crandberry sauce
-Then Paul tells the "cheeseburger" story
-Danny Glover's bad improve

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