Category Archives: Podcast

Episode 41: Christmas Vacation

What!?! Two Return to the ’80s podcast episodes in one week?!?! I don’t know about you, but if I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am right now. But, here we are. Come along with Caroline, Claire, Del, and Paul to celebrate Christmas Vacation with the Griswolds.

You can follow ’80s Radical Sabbatical at https://80sradsab.com/ as well as on the following social media accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80sRadSab

Twitter: @80sRadSab

Instagram: @80sRadSab

Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM as well the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter:  @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

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Episode 40: Die Hard

Welcome to the party, Pals! Return to the ’80s is back just in time for Christmas week! Caroline, Claire, Del, and Paul celebrate the Christmas classic, Die Hard. I can assure you, our party does not get interrupted by thieves (exceptional or otherwise). So sit back and enjoy the show. Yippee Ki-Yay!!!

You can follow ’80s Radical Sabbatical at https://80sradsab.com/ as well as on the following social media accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80sRadSab

Twitter: @80sRadSab

Instagram: @80sRadSab

Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM as well the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter:  @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

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Stitcher
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Episode 38: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

How can we celebrate ’80s Thanksgiving any other way than to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles?! This John Hughes classic stars two legends – Steve Martin and John Candy, and features many awesome cameos.
This year, the Return to the ’80s family has grown as Del and I sit around the Thanksgiving episode table with Claire and Caroline!
Obviously we cover this awesomely hilarious movie. We also talk about each of our Thanksgivings, as well as Caroline and Claire’s real life Planes, Trains and Automobiles ordeal.
So get your hand out from between those pillows, throw on your best Del Griffith shower curtain earrings, beat Kevin Bacon to the cab this time, and come join us as we dig in to Planes, Trains and Automobiles!


You can follow ’80s Radical Sabbatical at https://80sradsab.com/ as well as on the following social media accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80sRadSab

Twitter: @80sRadSab

Instagram: @80sRadSab

Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM as well the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter:  @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

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Stitcher
Spotify
iHeartRadio
Podbean
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Episode 37: Retro Halloween

Return to the ’80s is finally back with a brand new podcast episode! Caroline and Claire join Del and I to talk all about Halloween. This is a huge range of topics, including music, movies, and candy, as well as Halloween memories. This was a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoy!
What are some of your favorite Halloween memories? Do you have any favorite Halloween themes music, movies, or television shows/specials? Is there any candy you loved or hated? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to comment below, or contact us on any of the social media outlets listed towards the end of the post.

– Music
– Thriller
– Spotify playlist

– Costumes
– Claire’s Halloween birthday
– Movie talk – Just don’t mention R-A-T-S
The Shining

– Psych – Heeeeere’s Lassie!

– Halloween Kills
– Friday the 13th franchise
– Paul vs. Freddy
– Vampire genre
– St. Louis trick-or-treaters earn candy with jokes
– Candy
– Trick-or-Treating
– Television – “I got a rock”
– More movie talk

You can follow ’80s Radical Sabbatical at https://80sradsab.com/ as well as on the following social media accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80sRadSab

Twitter: @80sRadSab

Instagram: @80sRadSab

Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM as well the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter:  @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

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Special Podcast: Twitter Hacks (and Recovery), Shout-Outs, and Patreon

Today was an unexpected podcast. Back in February, my @Returntothe80s Twitter account of 17,000 followers was hacked and stolen. I tried to get it back, but to no avail. So I started over. Then I just got an email today from Twitter saying that it has been rectified. I now have my old account (and most followers) back!
While I was in a good mood, I wanted to give a special shout out to my close friends and followers that I could think of, as well as promote some newer retro podcasts I’ve been loving.
Finally, I have started a Patreon page. It was started for my Rhode Runner side of things. But, there is ’80s extras in there as well.
You can visit https://www.patreon.com/TheRhodeRunner to check it out, and see if you’d like to donate $3. Currently, there is a podcast episode about The Romantics self-titled debut album, as well as a short story I wrote about my boot camp experience in 1989.

Podcast mentions:

Buzzn The Tower

Genx Voice

The Untitled Genx Podcast

Choose 80s

You can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter:  @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

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Episode 35: Whitney Houston Madness Tournament

Another Return to the ’80s podcast episode is finally here! After several mishaps, the Whitney Houston March Madness Tournament is finally complete. Even though there were some setbacks, it was still a blast!
And this podcast episode is an absolute blast! The “Rad” Caroline and Claire join us in this fun episode! We talk Whitney, music videos, album covers, and the good ole days of liner notes. Enjoy the show!

– Mishaps
– Slow Dancing with Robert “Kool” Bell
– Tournament Results
– Videos, album covers, and liner note discussion

You can follow ’80s Radical Sabbatical on the following social media accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80sRadSab

Twitter: @80sRadSab

Instagram: @80sRadSab

Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM as well the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter:  @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

Apple Podcasts
Stitcher
Spotify
iHeartRadio
Podbean
PlayerFM

Episode 34: ’80s Radical Sabbatical Recap

On January 30, 2021, we had the time of our lives with the ’80s Radical Sabbatical virtual festival! Once again, Paul and Del welcome Claire Young and Caroline Connelly, founders of this incredible event, and recap that day.
This is a great episode whether you attended the festival or not. We talk about each segment, from ’80s aerobics to Sebastian Bach to the incredible Grandmaster Flash segment to the cover bands that blew us away to Jim Peterik (along with Cathy Richardson) who absolutely blew everybody away to the legendary Bret Michaels, and much, much more, and many more ’80s legends.
This episode is a blast, and it will make you look forward to another ’80s festival!



You can connect with the ’80s Radical Sabbatical at https://80sradsab.ticketspice.com/80sradsab to get more information, and to check out some merch.

You can also follow ’80s Radical Sabbatical on the following social media accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80sRadSab

Twitter: @80sRadSab

Instagram: @80sRadSab

 

Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM as well the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
In the episode we mentioned how the Return to the ’80s Twitter account was hacked, so we renamed it to @rtt80s. However, the original account is back up and running again at  @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

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Episode 33: Mark Weiss and the Decade That Rocked

Leading up to the ’80s Radical Sabbatical festival, Paul and Del were lucky enough to welcome the legendary rock photographer, Mark “Weissguy” Weiss. You’ve definitely seen his work, which consists of some iconic album covers including Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry, and Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet, and not to mention, countless photos in rock magazines including Circus.

Not only has Mark taken incredible concert photos, and has done photo shoots for just about every rock star of the ’80s, but he has also gone out on the road with some bands, including Ozzy and Motley Crue. So, he has some great stories! He shares some of these stories here on today’s show, and he will also be telling stories at the ’80s Radical Sabbatical festival as well as doing a Q&A.

85920_1607543026947-mark_weiss_v2And if that isn’t enough, Mark has a phenomenal book out right now – The Decade That Rocked: The Photography Of Mark “Weissguy” Weiss. It is a huge book that goes through a journey of the 80s Rock world with hundreds of incredible, high quality photos. Relive the ’80s through this book! This is also required for any ’80s rock music fan.
The book can be purchased through the ’80s Radical Sabbatical site – 80sRadSab.com.

You can also check out Mark’s site and get the book and more merchandise at https://thedecadethatrocked.com/

Enjoy the episode!

In addition to the ’80s Radical Sabbatical site – 80sRadSab.com and https://thedecadethatrocked.com/, Mark can be reached at:

Twitter: @markweissguy
Instagram: @markweissguy
Facebook
YouTube


Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM as well the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter: @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

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Stitcher
Spotify
iHeartRadio
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Episode 32: ’80s Radical Sabbatical Virtual Festival

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On today’s episode, Paul and Del welcome Claire Young and Caroline Connelly, founders of the upcoming ’80s Radical Sabbatical Virtual Festival. This incredible event will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 beginning at 12:00pm Central/1:00pm Eastern, and will be at least 8 hours. Check out the episode to get all the exciting details!



Once again, the following people will be performing:

  • Bret Michaels
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Grandmaster Flash (who will be taking us on a journey on the history of rap and hip-hop)
  • Sebastian Bach’s Vinyl Wino (You get a package of 4 bottles of wine, and he will be doing segments of drinking wine and talking music)
  • Lita Ford
  • Ray Parker Jr.
  • A Storytellers session with Jim Peterik of Survivor and Cathy Richardson of Jefferson Starship
  • Jessie’s Girl (an awesome 80s tribute band)
  • Resurrection (a Journey tribute band)
  • SupersonicBlonde (a band who will be playing a one-hit wonder song on the top of each hour from each year of the 80s)
  • Moriah Formica a young rock singer who got a 4-chair turn on The Voice.
  • A Q&A session with Mark Weiss, author of the book, The Decade That Rocked
  • In addition to all these, the festival kicks off with an aerobics class.
  • There will be a cooking clinic with Claudia Wells (the original Jennifer from Back to the Future) who will be cooking from the Back to the Future cookbook, which you can also get.
  • There is also a virtual photo booth, trivia, and all other games, including a costume contest and junior costume contest, and prizes.

There are all kinds of packages you can get with this festival. It is so exciting! And if that’s not enough, you can also do a video call with Sebastian Bach. Quantities are limited. So act now if you’d like to do that.

To get tickets, go to https://80sradsab.ticketspice.com/80sradsab

You can also connect with the ’80s Radical Sabbatical on the following social media accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/80sRadSab

Twitter: @80sRadSab

Instagram: @80sRadSab

Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM as well the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter: @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

Apple Podcasts
Stitcher
Spotify
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Episode 31: Dare to Dream with Stan Bush

After 6 months, Return to the ’80s is finally back with a new podcast episode! This should be worth the wait, as we have the incredible Stan Bush joining us. Just in case you are not familiar, Stan is best known for his 1986 smash hit, “The Touch” from The Transformers: The Movie as well as “Never Surrender” from the 1989 movie, Kickboxer.

While most of our favorite 80s rock artists fell by the wayside in the ’90s, Stan Bush has been continuing to work. He has just released a fantastic album called Dare to Dream. This has all the elements of the 80s music we love, while still being current. There are rock anthems as well as power ballads, and even an anthem for us called, “The 80’s.” 

Stan was very cool and generous, and we had a great time! So check out this awesome episode of Return to the ’80s, and check out Stan’s new album. You don’t want to miss it!

Stan Bush can be found at https://stanbush.com/, and is also on Twitter at @Stan_Bush

Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM. Even though the station is not on the air right now during these Corona days, you can still follow Del on the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.

And you can follow Return to the 80s at:

rtt80s.com
Find Return to the ’80s on Facebook
Twitter: @returntothe80s
Email: returntothe80s@gmail.com

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

Apple Podcasts
Stitcher
Spotify
iHeartRadio
Podbean
PlayerFM