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 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 79: Big Top Pee Wee (1988)

January 17th, 2017

Good Times Great Movies and This Was Rad present the Pee Wee Herman crossover event as we watched Big Top Pee Wee. While we will delve into who got the better of the two movies in this cast Paul is obsessed with kidnapped celebrity dogs, Greg is a bit skeptical of Pee Wee's nobel prize chances and then gives us a very different ending. All this plus Willow gives Gregory the business. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and facebook and Follow GoodTimesGreatMovies as well. And subscribe on ITunes or at


Ep 78: Tremors (1990)

January 10th, 2017

If you gotta waz make sure you check the ground your standing on, otherwise you might not notice all the Tremors! The 1990 b-movie inspired desert comedy-horror movie abot giant worms terrorizing a small Nevada town. This week we have special guest Scott from our friends at Ink-LARP who helps us discuss the landholdings of Walter Chang, we formulate the Rhona-graboid conspiracy, and Willow giving the boys another geography lesson. All this plus rusty playgrounds! Follow us on facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and subscribe at ITunes and podcast shout outs too Pocast 1289, Cadavercast and GoodtimesGreatMovies.


Ep 77: Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom (1984)

January 4th, 2017

Thugee cults, lounge singers, and a sidekick named Short Round make life diffuclt for Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom. While we don't have wire hangers we do have the second of the Indy original trilogy here for your listening pleasure. In this cast John and George Lucas are back to explain how they sold the movie, Willow unleashes the pizazz, and Paul suggests a new nethod of worshipping Kali. All this plus we learn about puppy guarding. Become a patron at, subscribe nd leave a review on ITunes, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Ep 76: Die Hard

December 28th, 2016

Its the holidays and your spouse is estranged and during your first visit to California her workplace is over taken by Germany Bank robbers. You can either run and hide or fight and Die Hard! Yes! The action packed Bruce Willis vehicle is here and we break it down for you like Hans Gruber explaining where Takagi went. In this cast, Willow nails what each TWR host looks for in a movie, We imagine what it would've been like if John McClane had social media, Paul is very curious how one gets expelled from a terrorist organization. All this plus we smother praise on the late great Alan Rickman. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter an subscribe on ITunes or at


Ep 75: Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure (1988)

December 20th, 2016

Need to get a history report done before your dad sends you to an Alaskan military school? Then jump in the phonebooth and take a tour on Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure! The movie about two dudes just trying to graduate high school. In this cast we have an in studio guest, superfan Shaina who starts us off but letting us know how engaging our recording sessions are, Paul cannot handle Bills "mom" and dad, Greg is very cocnerned about Ted's little brother, and we learn don't pick Socrates as your wingman. All this plus future present Willow meets future Willow. Subscribe at ITunes, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and become a patron at


Ep 72: Aliens (1986)

November 30th, 2016

You think this is a bug hunt? Hell no. These Colonial Marines are gonna kick some Aliens butt! Oh yeah, the sequal to the movie that introduced us to the Ripley and the xenomorph is this weeks movie. We cover a lot of ground which includes the gang being really exicted smoking makes a comback, Paul imagines a more liberal xenomorph society, and Willow help us completely re-imagine the ending. All that plus the Girl from Impanema! Become a patron at, Subscribe at ITunes and follow us on facebook, instagram, and twitter.


Ep 70: Secret of NIMH (1982)

November 15th, 2016

Lights in your rosebush keeping you upat night? Maybe you have a group of rats keeping the Sceret of NIMH! The 1982 Don Bluth movie about magic rodents and clumsy crows. In this cast Willow draws all of Mrs. Brisby's problem to her sick son Timmy, Paul makes sure everyone knows how to spell NIMH, and imagines Dragon the cat after hitting rock bottom. All that plus George Orwell references! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and subscribe on ITunes and at