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 111: Bloodsport

September 23rd, 2017

When you fight for the honor of your master, you must know the rules of kumate. But, since there are no rules, the whole contest turns into a Bloodsport! We tackle our first ever Jean-Claude Van Damme movie as he protrays real life kumate sensation Frank Dux. As JR would say, its gonna be a real slobber-knocker!

Bloodsport's greatest hits:
-following the career of Newt Arnold
-scratching the golden girls sketch off the bucket list
-Paul is the lorax of the weeaboo's
-women like a particular type of magician
-WWE's own JR calls the Kumate
-questioning the Tales of Dux
-boodsport of the Rings finale
-choosing the best 80's martial arts movie

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Ep 110: Police Academy (1984)

September 18th, 2017

The streets are rife with crime. The police are short handed and every citizen is struck with a mid-life crisis. Maybe they can become a force at the Police Academy! Come along and join Mahoney, Tackleberry, Hooks, and Hightower as they try their best not to be the very worst.

Police Academy greatest hits:
-we discuss the most unlikely of premises
-Punky Brewster and the "reading' episode
-the career defining sounds of Michael Winslow
-Sax or sex the game show
-middle america spoke and Police Academy listened
-Lessard and his demented sense of humor
-we play a new game
-#pausedtocount

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Ep 109: The Dead Zone (1983)

September 10th, 2017

Life going great until a milk truck crosses your path? If you wake up 5 years later with psychic powers, you may find yourself in the Dead Zone! Christopher Walken is Johnny Smith, a man with the power to see the future. Using those powers he tries to save the lives of those around him. Cramed with more winks then you can shake a stack, we put together the greatest buddy cop show ever!

The Dead Zone greatest hits:
-Going full winky-mode in this the "documentary" The Dead Zone
-Asking hows much DOES it cost to rent an amusement park
-the Rain is an allegory
-the buddy cop show we all need
-gettng all 10's for creatvity
-make the Dead Zone Great Again
-choosing movies - harder than it looks

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Ep 108: Harrey and the Hendersons (1987)

September 2nd, 2017

Helping your son bag his first kill is always a good time, unless you hit a bigfoot and take it home. Then you'll need teach Harry how to live with the Hendersons! The 1987 comedy that brings abominable laughs to the screen, matches up a sasquach with a suburban family. This cast includes hunting, professoring, printing!

Harry and the Henderson's greatest hits:
-digging into how watching kids movies as adults is a VERY different experience
-asking if mini-fridges are essential camping equipment
-when is it appropriate to call in the army
-remembering the artform of porn parodies
-jaques Le Flur, the Indiana Jones of Bigfoot hunting
-listening to the smooth sounds of a printer
-Harry deciding to just give George some space

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Ep 107: (Mad Max) The Road Warrior (1981)

August 27th, 2017

The wasteland warrior rides again, this time against a ruthless biker gang who craves the juice. Only one as mad as Max could be the Road Warrior! Mel Gibson reprises his role as Max, a nomad in the wasted Outback who inadvertently becomes a savior. This extra 'spicy' episode is choke full of good ol' violence and insanity as only a Mad Max movie could bring. Get down on the ground and wind it all around!

The Road Warrior's greatest hits:
-Bartering for crossbows
-pondering the vehicle maintenance schedule of the wasteland
-discussing Humungus' workout routine
-putting together the greatest band in the wasteland
-and bringing it home with a country song

-Bonus Greatest hit: Baby Spice!!!

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Ep 106: Videodrome (1983)

August 19th, 2017

TV is reality and reality is TV. Long live the new flesh and death to Videodrome! The 1983 illusionary shock movie Videodrome is this weeks movie. The boys sit down and discuss David Croneberg's ode to the rise of destructive media. Greg does a great job breaking the film down to hits components while Paul overshares on blacking out.

Videodrome greatest hits:
-trying to avoid the noid
-reminiscing about the old school days of pronography
-exploring the subterranean market
-auditioning for the Videodrome
-and pondering the consequences of misdirected packages

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Ep 105: Sleepaway Camp (with live audio commentary)

August 11th, 2017

How does one cope when their partner is killed in a boating accident? I suspect its not suddenly change the gender of one of your children causing innumerable deaths some years later at a co-ed kids camp, but who are we to judge. This episode marks a lot firsts and lasts.

To start, this episode was recorded in June, planned for July, and releasing in August. Quite a bit has changed since then. First, we got the old opening song. a classic to be sure. Next, we have for the first time a real LIVE audio commentary of the film in its entirety. You can skip to minute mark 10:10 to get right to it, just make sure you got the original movie queued up. Finally, you'll hear a familiar voice from TWR previous. While not Willows official last episode at the time, this marks her last full appearance on the show.

Of course there are gags a plenty including wondering why everyone is at a 9.5 on the anger scale, enjoying the couselors Steve Perry and AC Slater-Baio, and asking "where is the curling iron going?"

So sit back, turn on this campy schlock-filling summer camp horror movie, and listen to the dulcimer tones of our voices as we do our best mediocre MST3K impression. Thanks and enjoy!!!

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Ep 104: Total Recall (1990)

August 5th, 2017

Does you humdrum life of being a adonis-like construction worker and hot blonde wife with a million dollar house got you
down? Then why not take a trip down memory lane and later, you can have a Total Recall of it later! Yes, 1990 strikes again
as we watched Total Recall. Another Paul Verhoeven vehicle that keeps you asking "what the hell is going on" long after
you wanted too. Listen in as Arnold tries to seperate dream from reality and Greg proposes a whole new take on the plot.

Total Recall's greatest hits:
-Chekhov's nuclear wessels
-Everyman angry entitled ronny cox
-Union concessions lead to the deaths of thousands
-Hauser and Cohagen missing one hell of a party
(special music- And the waltz goes on composed by Sir Anthony

Hopkins)

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Ep 103: Creepshow (1982)

July 29th, 2017

Dad getting on your case about those scary comics you read? Better cut out the voodoo doll ad in the back of Creepshow! The 1982 anthology movie from the mind of Steven King and directed by George A. Romero Creepshow follows 5 tales of spooky and creepy horror including the Lonely Death of Jordy Verrill and The Crate.

This weeks greatest hits include:
-What would our 8 year old selves want in our room
-Steven King's commitment to realism
-Crevenent! people are dying for 'em!
-Pick your Burial Mound the game show
-Taking a class in the De-masculating of the american husband

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Ep 102 Iron Eagle (1986)

July 21st, 2017

When your fighter pilot dad is captured and you're the only one willing to go in and save him, then steal an f-16, recruit Lou Gossett Jr. and swoop in like an Iron Eagle! The SECOND of 2 fighter pilot movies from 1986 this one has a team of teens saving ones father from certain death. In this cast we do some actual fact checking on airplane speeds, question how one would would get papers into the mainframe, and then award the 4chan medal of trolling. All this plus America! F*** Yeah! Follow us on Facebook and twitter and become a patron at thiswasrad.podbean.com

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