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This Was Rad! Podcast

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

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

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25 Ratings
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great concept

By Skinkweasal - Feb 07 2017
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Take a movie you remember as being rad and watch it with a teen. Love the movies you pick!

Totally Rad

By Themets69 - Feb 03 2017
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Totally rad podcast 80s was the best era in film.

iTunes Ratings

25 Ratings
Average Ratings
20
1
2
1
1

great concept

By Skinkweasal - Feb 07 2017
Read more
Take a movie you remember as being rad and watch it with a teen. Love the movies you pick!

Totally Rad

By Themets69 - Feb 03 2017
Read more
Totally rad podcast 80s was the best era in film.
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This Was Rad! Podcast

Latest release on Sep 09, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ep 99: Jaws 3-D (1981)

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Attractions in the water. Dolphins in the water. People in the water. Coral in the water. Shark in the water. And they're all 3-D!!! This week dive right into the third installment of the Jaws franchise Jaws 3-D. Where this week we ask who would buy our oversized bumper sticker, question the commitment of Seaworld to a good attraction, and wonder if sharks only like crispy human skin. All this plus shark summer camp! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and subcribe with a 5 star review i ITunes.

Jun 30 2017

54mins

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Rank #2: Ep 57: Weekend at Bernies (1989)

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When your boss asks you to join him in the Hampton's hope he doesn't die or else its like your living Weekend at Bernies! In this cast, we address the life of a part time robber, we think one peeping mobster enjoys his job a little too much, and Willow lets us in on the last country still drinking Instant Coffee. All that plus Greg's fantasy restaurant Pantera Bread! listen at thiswasrad.podbean.com or download from ITunes.

Aug 19 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: Ep 100: robocop (1987)

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Part cyborg. Part cop. 100% full on kick ass radness! No bones about it we watched Robocop. The 1987 sci-fi action thriller about a man who gets transformed into a crime fighting super cop. This week Greg and Paul delve into ED-209's team of cyborg technicians, the proper etiqutte of management bathrooms, and the production value placed on a death threat video. All this plus the return of wink wink and 80's Italian Pope! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and subscribe with a 5 star review on ITunes.

Jul 07 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #4: Ep 101 RoadHouse

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Riff raff scummin' up your rundown bar? Better call in the best bouncer in the world to clean Road House! Patrick Swayze once again graces our podcast in this ass-kickin' honky tonk movie. In this cast Paul and Greg dream up thier own fantasy bouncer league, ask if everyone keeps their college degree with their medical records, and then realize they've been watching The Dark Bouncer Rises the whole time. Follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. Then leave us a 5 star review on ITunes.

Jul 15 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #5: Friday the 13th The Final Chapter (1984)

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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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Oct 25 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: Toy Soldiers (1991)

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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 creditshttp://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

Aug 23 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Ep 59: Weird Science (1985)

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Take one floppy disk, a sky full of lightening, and a picture of Kelly LeBrock and you too could make sex pot using Weird Science! The '85 movie about two nerds who create their fantasy woman. In this cast, Willow lets us know she's no longer a disney kid, Greg asks what would we create through science, and John Hughes (or a poor facimile) stops by. All that plus more peepers! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and rate us on ITunes!

Sep 02 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #8: Little Monsters

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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 againhttp://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

Jul 29 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: Ep 56: The Last Unicorn (1982)

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When the red bull comes for your friends, you may end up the Last Unicorn! The 1982 animated film by Rankin/Bass sets the stage this episode as Paul eventually reveals his favorite Christmas movie, a long discussion on the endowment of trees ensues, and Paul asks, "How far WAS the prince willing to go to love the Unicorn forever?" All that plus a bikini bottom full of spongebob references. Become a patron at thiswasrad.podbean.com, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and rate us ITunes.

Aug 09 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: Ep 103: Creepshow (1982)

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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 husbandhttps://www.stephenking.com/library/movie/creepshow.htmlhttp://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

Jul 29 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #11: Silver Bullet (1985)

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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!

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-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

Jan 18 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #12: Lethal Weapon 2

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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 improvehttp://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

Jul 21 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 135: TAPS

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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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Sep 23 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: Ep 133 Hreatbreak Ridge

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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 quizzeshttp://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

Aug 16 2018

55mins

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Rank #15: Young Guns (1988)

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When the law is against you, the beef trade sn'tgoing as planned and your father figure is gunned down, its time to mount up, regulate and draw your Young Guns! the 1988 cowboy movie about Billy the Kid and his gang is this weeks feature. So come on little doggies and ride with us as we see if this Billy can still rustle up a rad. Just don't be a party pooper like Greg!Young Guns greatest hits:reminiscing on the western crazeSandra Bernhard - romantic lead of the 80swe put together the Hair metal Regulatorsthe great undergarment debateCowboy Hank HillGreg is a Party Pooperhttp://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

Jun 19 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #16: Superman 2 (1980)

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Before digitally removed moustaches and red tights became a thing of the past, Clark Kent wasnt kneeling before anyone in Superman 2! Yes, the almost Richard Donner sequel is this weeks movie as we discuss all things Super, Zod, and even Luthorian. Will Superman get his powers back and defeat the most evilist of Generals? Maybe if he psych's himself up he can!Superman 2's greatest hits:-the ol bait and switch opener-we discuss Kryptonian Eugenics-We hope the french finally check their redundant elevator safety systems-That time DC went full pickle jar-Suburban Zod is fed up-more like the fortress of inconvienent to get too-who's the real villian here?-#PZcover-waiting for godot/Superman

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May 24 2018

1hr 38mins

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Rank #17: Ep 126: Chopping Mall

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High end fashion boutiquets, greasy fast food court, and killer robots on every floor? Get your credit card and let go to the Chopping Mall! The low end robot come to life movie that surrisingly pre-dates Short Circuit follows a group of partying teenagers as they fight for their right to live. Will this all work out for them? Listen in and Have a Nice Day!Chopping Mall greatest hits:-robbing, faster then getting a job-gushing over Roger Cormen-the 80's robot shared universe-the agony of being chased by a robot AGAIN-shooting a film in sequence is a choice-Five words to remake this moviehttp://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

May 14 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: BONUS CAST: A Quiet Place (2018)

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Ths is a special bonus cast of This Was Rad. This week we discuss the taunt silent thriller "A Quiet Place". In this episode we discuss workshopping ideas, Bill the Boom guy, Paul's stance on procreation, and give each other a couple virtual high fives! So leave the batteries behind and enjoy! 

May 13 2018

47mins

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Rank #19: Full Metal Jacket

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When sarge is beating you down, donuts are in short supply, and the only guy getting respect is nicknamed Joker maybe its time to load the clip with those bullets made of FUll Metal Jacket! The Stanley Kubrick war masterpeice is this weeks subject. We go from bootcamp to jungle and let you know what we think. Just be sure to buy some of our "Zombie Juice"!Full Metal Jacket greatest hits:remembering the soundbard prank phone callgiggling costs you your main roletaking Sgt. HArtman up on his offerwhy does Hartman hate unlocked footlockerswe find out how long a thousand yard stare realy isand try and sell you "Zombie Juice"http://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

Apr 29 2018

58mins

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Rank #20: Batteries Not Included (1987)

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When the world moves on and big business comes to take the last semblence of your life away, youfind your miracle but Batteries Not Included! The 80's family(?) film about little robots from space that can rebuild anything even your believe in the salvation of the humanity. We can only hope it doesnt lead to an eternity in the menagerie!Batteries Not Included's greatest hits:we ask which demographic was this movie made forjimmy the intern gets his big breakmobster retirement home the TV Show!we try our best to get current and failhttp://thiswasrad.podbean.com/https://www.facebook.com/thiswasradpodcast/https://twitter.com/ThisWasRadhttps://www.instagram.com/this_was_rad_podcast/end music care of http://vampirestepdad.com/opening theme can be found here https://audiojungle.net/item/80s-modern-synthwave/19196562?s_rank=16

Apr 15 2018

1hr 7mins

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