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Episode 27: The Breakfast Club

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Lizzie and Paul are back with a new crossover episode between Liz Laugh Cry and Return to the ’80s. This time, they are covering the classic ’80s movie, The Breakfast Club.

First, Paul gives a recap of the Rubix Kube concert he attended, Then Lizzie recaps the Cher concert that she attended.

Then they get into the main topic – The Breakfast Club. Lizzie had never seen the movie before, and Paul gets to relive his ’80s days.

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Podcast: Liz Laugh Cry

Return to the ’80s

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Episode 26: The Dirt

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Good friends, Lizzie and Paul, are diggin’ The Dirt – the Mötley Crüe movie on Netlfix. Lizzie, of the Liz Laugh Cry podcast, is a Millennial who has a love of the ’80s. Check out this episode as Lizzie and Paul discuss The Dirt, and have a blast talking 80s music, and pop culture across both generations. Come join in on the fun!

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Podcast: Liz Laugh Cry

 

Return to the ’80s

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Return to 1989: February

Return to 1989 February logoCheck out this podcast episode as Todd, Del, and Paul Return to February 1989! We talk about the news events, movie and music releases of that month 30 years ago.

News Events

Feb 3 Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay


 
 
 
 

Feb 10 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame


 
 

Feb 15 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends

Feb 21 Paul leaves for Navy boot camp at Great Lakes, IL

Feb 22 31st Grammy Awards: Don’t Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman

Record of the Year

Linda Goldstein (producer) & Bobby McFerrin for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Album of the Year

George Michael (producer & artist) for Faith

Song of the Year

Bobby McFerrin for “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Best New Artist

Tracy Chapman

Feb 24 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman’s home, claims to be his wife


 
 
 
 
 
 

Feb 25 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title


 
 
 
 
 
 
Feb 26 Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career


 
 
 
 
 
 

Feb 28 Memo by Bryant Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public


 
 
 
 
 
 

Movies

February 3  

Her Alibi

Who’s Harry Crumb?

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects

February 10

Cousins

The Fly II

February 16 

The Mighty Quinn

February 17 

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

The `Burbs

True Believer

Music

February 1

The Great Radio Controversy by Tesla

Don’t Tell a Soul by The Replacements

February 6

Beyond the Blue Neon by George Strait

Dylan & the Dead by Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead

February 7

As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew

Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison

Spike by Elvis Costello

February 20

The Raw and the Cooked by Fine Young Cannibals

Storm the Studio by Meat Beat Manifesto

February 22

Jed by Goo Goo Dolls

February 27

Oranges & Lemons by XTC

February 28

Indigo Girls by Indigo Girls

If you’d like to contact Todd, and/or order the book, he can be reached in the following places:

tgmonahan.com – can get a signed copy

Amazon: Dreamin’ in ’89: A Novel

Twitter: @tgmonahan
Instagram: @tgmonahan

Facebook: Author TG Monagan

Citrine Publishing – http://www.citrinepublishing.com/

Also, you can check out Del’s radio show, 80s at 8 in Saturday and Sunday mornings at 8am Eastern on http://www.wedmfm.com/

Return to the ’80s

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Episode 24: Helen O’Hara – Best Movies of the 80s/The Princess Bride

Welcome Helen O’Hara, from Empire Magazine (and Empire Film Podcast) and The Telegraph, as well as author of the new book, Best Movies of the 80s.

Helen and Paul discuss Helen’s awesome new book, Best Movies of the 80s (available on Amazon). They also dive into one of the movies that is covered in the book – The Princess Bride. They talk about the actors and characters, as well as some behind the scenes stories, and not to mention, a philosophical discussion about female titles in film (or a lack thereof).

Enjoy the show! And get Helen’s book, Best Movies of the 80s, and follow her on Twitter @HelenLOHara. Also, if you can’t get enough of her here, go check her out on The Empire Film Podcast.

Contact Helen

Twitter @HelenLOHara

Empire Magazine

Be sure to get Helen’s book, Best Movies of the 80s. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Return to the ’80s

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You can also get the film, The Princess Bride, from Amazon:

The song sample at the very end of the podcast is “Storybook Love” by Mark Knopfler:

Return to 1989: Episode 1 – January

Welcome to a new podcast series called, Return to 1989. Inspired by T.G Monahan’s Dreamin’ in ’89, we decided to take a look back and see what happened 30 years ago. Todd “T.G.” Monahan Return to 1989 to go over news events, movie releases, and album releases. This month, we Return to January. If you have anything you would like us to discuss, or if you had any personal stories or milestones from this year, please let us know. You can either comment below, or email us at Returntothe80s@gmail.com.



Jan 8 “42nd Street” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances and “Starlight Express” closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 performances

Jan 9 “Pat Sajak Show” premieres on CBS
The Pat Sajak Show is an American late-night television talk show which aired on CBS from January 9, 1989 to April 13, 1990.

 

 

 

Jan 10 LA Kings center Wayne Gretzky becomes NHL’s all-time leading scorer in combined regular season & playoff points; 4 assists in 5-4 home win over Edmonton brings his total to 2,011, 1 more than Gordie Howe.

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 13 “Ryan’s Hope” ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV

 

Jan 20 George H. W. Bush inaugurated as 41st US President, Dan Quayle becomes 44th Vice President

 

 

Jan 22 Super Bowl XXIII, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16; MVP: Jerry Rice, SF, WR

 

 

Jan 28  46th Golden Globes: “Rain Man”, Dustin Hoffman, & Jodie Foster win

Movies

January 13

Gleaming the Cube

DeepStar Six

The January Man

January 27

No Retreat, No Surrender 2

Parents

Physical Evidence

Three Fugitives

 

Music

 

January 9 A Show of Hands – Rush

January 10 New York – Lou Reed

January 23 Oh Yes I Can – David Crosby

Lōc-ed After Dark – Tone Lōc

January 24 Electric Youth – Debbie Gibson

Skid Row – Skid Row

January 25 After the War – Gary Moore

January 30 Fabulous Disaster – Exodus

Technique – New Order

January 31 Life Is…Too Short – Too Short

 

 

 

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich – Warrant


If you’d like to contact Todd, and/or order the book, he can be reached in the following places:

tgmonahan.com – can get a signed copy

Amazon: Dreamin’ in ’89: A Novel

Twitter: @tgmonahan
Instagram: @tgmonahan

Facebook: Author TG Monagan

Citrine Publishing – http://www.citrinepublishing.com/

Return to the ’80s

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Episode 23: 1981 Year in Review

On this episode of Return to the ’80s, Robert and Paul welcome Ty Ray, from the Beats and Eats podcast, to the show. The guys Return to 1981, and count down the year’s top songs, movies, and television shows. Also, find out what the biggest selling toys were in 1981, and reminisce on the big news stories of the year.

As this current decade comes to a close, come join us to Return to the greatest decade ever, and check out the awesome year of 1981!


10. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon

9. “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton


Top 10 Movies of 1981

10. Time Bandits

9. The Four Seasons

8. For Your Eyes Only

7. Chariots of Fire

6. The Cannonball Run

5. Stripes

4. Arthur

3. Superman II

2. On Golden Pond

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark


8. “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbit

7. “Kiss On My List” by Hall & Oates

Hall & Oates March Madness


Top 10 Television Shows of 1981

10. One Day At a Time
9. M*A*S*H
8. ABC Monday Night Movie
7/6 tie Too Close for Comfort and The Dukes of Hazzard
5. Alice
4. Three’s Company
3. The Jeffersons
2. 60 Minutes
1. Dallas


6. “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang

5. “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield


Toys

Barbie Perfume Maker
Star Wars figures
Rubik’s Cube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon

 

3. “Lady” by Kenny Rogers


Sports

NFL
Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 – January 25, 1981 at the Louisiana Superdome

NBA

Boston Celtics beat the Houston Rockets 4-2

NHL
New York Islanders defeat the Minnesota North Stars 4-1

MLB
LA Dodgers beat the New York Yankees 4-1

News Events

January 20 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed

March 6 Walter Cronkite signs off of CBS Evening News

March 30 Reagan Assassination attempt

April 18 The Longest Game – Pawtucket Red Sox tie Rochester Red Wings 2-2 in 32 innings (game resumed 23rd June)

May 11 Cats premieres in London

May 13 Assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II

Jun 2 Barbara Walters asks Katharine Hepburn what kind of tree she would be

Jun 5 AIDS Epidemic officially begins when US Centers for Disease Control reports on pneumonia affecting five homosexual men in Los Angeles

Jun 12 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike

July 29 Royal Wedding

Aug 1 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM

Aug 3 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike; US President Ronald Reagan offers an ultimatum to workers: ‘if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated’

Sep 12 “The Smurfs” animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America

Sep 25 Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

Dec 11 Muhammad Ali’s 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

Dec 28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia

Dec 31 CNN Headline News debuts


2. “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

1. “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes


Contact

Ty Ray
Twitter – @BeatnEats

Check out Ty Ray and Nick Gelso’s awesome Beats and Eats podcast on:

iTunes (aka Apple Podcasts)
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Episode 22: T.G Monahan – Dreamin’ in ’89

We are finally back with a new podcast episode of Return to the ’80s! On this show, Paul and Del welcome author Todd “T.G.” Monahan. T.G. has released a novel that takes place in a time that is near and dear to our hearts – the 80s! The story takes place in the summer of 1989. It is a coming-of-age story as Seb deals with bullies, tries to win the attention of a girl, and goes on a mission to make enough money to buy the Dreamin’ and become a world-renowned radio-controlled pilot, earning his father’s respect. It has all the elements of a great ’80s story, and actually takes place in the ’80s.
So, check out this episode as Todd discusses his book with us, and we talk a little ’80s and ’90s.

If you’d like to contact Todd, and/or order the book, he can be reached in the following places:

tgmonahan.com – can get a signed copy

Amazon: Dreamin’ in ’89: A Novel

Twitter: @tgmonahan
Instagram: @tgmonahan

Facebook: Author TG Monagan

Citrine Publishing – http://www.citrinepublishing.com/

Also, you can subscribe to the Return to the ’80s podcast on

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Episode 21: Summer Concert Series 2018

Welcome to a new episode of Return to the 80s! This was a hard fought battle to get this posted. Del and I had recorded another episode a week before this one, and it did not come out at all. So we had to have a do-over, and Robert was able to join us this time. In case you are wondering who Del is…he’s the one giving you the Remember That Song every day. He also hosts an 80s radio show, which we discuss in this episode.
Speaking of this episode, we each had gone to a concert, which we discuss in this episode.

– Welcome Del Roehling from 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM, and from the legendary Return to the 80s, “Remember That Song” fame
Stream WEDM at 8am on Saturdays and Sundays for Del’s show, 80s at 8
– Paul misses Def Leppard and Journey at Fenway Park
– Robert’s review of Rick Springfield, and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
– Del’s review of the band, Yacht Rock Review
– Paul’s review of Chicago and REO Speedwagon, and the great Chicago controversy

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Episode 20: Journey and Def Leppard 2018 Tour

We finally Return for another podcast episode! Paul traveled to Denver, Colorado. While there, Journey and Def Leppard were playing at Coors Field. After an awesome Journey set, Paul texted Robert to tell him about it. It turns out that Robert had seen the same show 2 nights earlier in Lincoln, Nebraska! So, a new podcast episode was born!

**WARNING: SPOILER ALERT IN THIS EPISODE!!!**
If you plan on seeing this concert, and want to be surprised with the set list, please come back after the show. Robert and Paul cover every song and solo played during this show.



– High School Reunion
– The Rhode Runner – Just for J 5k in Denver
– Oh, while I’m in Denver, I may as well go to the Journey and Def Leppard concert
– Crazy coincidence – 2 nights before Paul sees Journey and Def Leppard, Robert had seen the same concert in Lincoln, Nebraska
– The Pretenders opened for the show in Denver
– The Journey experience
– The Def Leppard experience
– Next up for Robert: Pat Benatar and Rick Springfield
– Paul wins an 80s Trivia contest from iHeart80s 103.7

You can get the rest of the tour dates from either Def Leppard or Journey.

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Email: returnto80s@gmail.com

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Episode 19: Rubix Kube/Trixter

This was absolute blast interviewing my favorite band – Rubix Kube. Two of the members of Rubix Kube is also 1/2 of Trixter. So, here are 2 interviews in 1 episode! First up is Cherie and Scott – the lead singers, and John, the drummer. Then the second interview is Steve Brown and PJ Farley the guitarist and bassist, respectively for both Rubix Kube and Trixter.

– Meet Cherie, Scott, and John
– How the band got started
– How the bad got it’s name
– Why Rubix Kube, and not Rubik’s Cube
– Choosing a set list
– You can request a song to be played
– Stage props
– The late, great David Z. got to justify his crazy 80s memorabilia collection
– Scott’s dad’s involvement with Jim Henson’s Muppets
Rubix Kube’s appearance on The Cake Boss
– Don’t eat fondant
– Where the band tours
– Played for the troops
– Don’t peek at the set list!
– Thanks to John, for putting this interview together
– Where did Animal go?
– Find the band online. Just misspell the name, and you’ll find them

– More Rubix Kube band members – who also happen to be members of the band Trixter – Steve Brown and PJ Farley
– Awesome debut album. Then came the dark period for all of us ’80s music fans – Grunge
– Other projects
– Reunited in 2008
– Yes, Paul just compared Trixter to Bon Jovi and Def Leppard
– New Audio Machine and Human Era
– Eric Martin and the Trixters. The guys tour with Mr. Big’s Eric Martin
– Maybe we will hear more from these guys
– Steve Brown’s tenure with Def Leppard – Do all those Mutt Parts

Rubix Kube articles on Return to the 80s:

“Cake Boss” goes ‘Back to the 80s’

Rubix Kube – My First ’80s Tribute Band Experience

Return to…The Kube!!

Rubix Kube 3: Return of the ’80s

You can check out and contact Rubix Kube at:

http://rubixkube.com/

Facebook

Twitter – @RubixKubeBand

Instagram – @RubixKubeBand

Also, you can follow Trixter on:
Facebook and Twitter – @trixterrocks

Any questions, comments, or feedback? Email us at returnoththe80s@gmail.com

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