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 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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opening theme can be found here


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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opening theme can be found here


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!!!


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


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opening theme can be found here