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The Monkees, Fame, and Cats — PR030

Guest: Cullen Douglas -- Hey, hey, it's The Monkees! We get groovy recalling our love for Davey and the boys, and Cullen shares a few six-degrees-of-separation stories. Then we chat about Fame -- the movie and the TV show. Did you know that Irene Cara was actually a student at the school on which the show is based? There's also a bit of talk about Cullen's "bionic" cat. Listen in! Connect with Cullen: Cullen's IMDB page Cullen's Twitter Cullen's Instagram Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


Cliques, The Go-Go’s, and Cats — PR029

Guest: Amy Payne -- We "clique" our heels and go back in time to recall the good, the bad, and the ugly of school friend groups. Then, we each have a Go-Go's related story: one features tennis racquets and the other involves a kiss. And what would an episode be without cat talk? Oh, and the new game has music this week! Listen in! Livin' it up at CatCon! Order the 2019 Highly Professional Business Cats calendar! Connect with Amy: website shop website


Heathers, 80s Candy Obsessions, and Cats — PR028

Guest: Francesco Marciuliano -- We dive into the depths of dark humor while dissecting the 1989 cult classic, Heathers. How Very! Then ... what don't we discuss? Chit chat about the The Brady Bunch, Laff-a-Lympics, Marathon candy bars, Don Ho, Def Leppard, and cats in vests? Those topics only scratch the surface of this episode. Listen in! Connect with Francesco Facebook Amazon Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind


Pretty in Pink, Duran Duran, and Cats — PR027

Guest: Cynthia Mance ** We geek out over Pretty in Pink and learn we're both Team Duckie and thought Andie's prom dress was hideous. Then we discuss Duran Duran's presence in the mega-video for Band Aid's "Do They Know it's Christmas?" Plus, we wonder who forked over major moolah for skin-tight Gloria Vanderbilt or Guess jeans. Oh, and there's a bit of cat chat -- of course. When Cynthia (lucky dog) got to meet Duran Duran: Connect with Cynthia: Marcy Very Much website Marcy Very Much...


Three’s Company, Happy Days, and Cats — PR026

Guest: Daniel Quagliozzi ** Daniel and I pull up a couple of bar stools at the mythical Regal Beagle and recall the slapstick-y goodness of Three's Company. Then, do you remember the year the Happy Meal was introduced? Finally, we decide Fonzie was made of magic. Oh, and there's cat chat ... naturally. Connect with Daniel: Go, Cat, Go! website Go, Cat, Go! Facebook Go, Cat, Go! Twitter Go, Cat, Go! Instagram Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind


The Day After, After School Specials, and Cats — PR025

Guest: Stacy Pershall ** We step back into 1983 to discuss The Day After, the iconic TV movie that depicts the devastation of nuclear holocaust on small-town Kansas residents. Then we recall the epic, cheesy drama of ABC After School Specials. Oh, and who can deny the impact of music during our high school years? And of always, there's kitty-cat chat. Connect with Stacy: Stacy's Poshmark store Reuse, Recycle, Resell Instagram Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


Golden Girls, Rick Springfield, The Cure, and Cats — PR024

Guest: Alana Grelyak ** We rewind back to Miami and the ladies of Golden Girls, while Alana shares which of her cats is a Dorothy. Then there's talk of an awkward experience involving Rick Springfield. And of course, cat chat. Connect with Alana: Alana Grelyak Amazon There's a Cat in the Fridge Blog Cat CATastrophes YouTube Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


Babysitting, Family Vacations, and Cats — PR023

Guest: Sarah Donner ** We compare notes on teenage babysitting gigs and discover I was sorely underpaid. Then we fondly recall family vacations and realize arcades seemed much bigger back then. And then, as always, there's some kitty-cat chat. Listen in! Connect with Sarah: Sarah Donner website Kittens Slay Dragons website Sarah Donner Facebook Sarah Donner Twitter Sarah Donner Instagram Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


Slumber Parties, Operation Game, and Cats — PR022

Guest: Jessica Spawn *** We get down with some girl talk about slumber parties, including: the glories of blanket forts, prank calls, and Doritos for breakfast. Then, can Jessica (or you) pick the body parts that are included the classic Operation game? Plus, we share details about kids' money-making schemes ... and some cat chat. Connect with Jessica: Jessica Spawn website Instagram Cat Mom Facebook Instagram Cat Mom Twitter Instagram Cat Mom Instagram


The Breakfast Club, a Golden Girls Connection, and Cats — PR021

Guest: Mario Arbore ** Architect and "Cat Tower King," Mario Arbore, and I get chatty about The Breakfast Club. Then Mario shares a Golden Girls connection story that involves hangovers and the hora dance. And will the Magic 8 Ball instruct us to talk about Grease, The Facts of Life, or the horrors of being grounded? Plus, cats! Connect with Mario: Square Paws website Square Paws Facebook Square Paws Twitter Square Paws Instagram Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind


80s Collections, Footloose, Passing Notes, and Cats — PR020

Guest: Kate Benjamin ** Cat style expert Kate Benjamin and I get goofy about her crazy childhood sticker, lip gloss, shoelace collections ... and the disastrous accident with the nail polish remover. Then we recall the wonder that was the Footloose soundtrack and have no idea how we ever had that kind of dancing energy. And were you a note passer? We were. There's cat talk, too. Listen in! Connect with Kate: Hauspanther website Hauspanther Facebook Hauspanther Twitter Hauspanther Instagram...


Roller Skating, WKRP in Cincinnati, and Cats — PR019

Guest: Gwen Cooper ** New York Times bestselling author, Gwen Cooper, and I reminisce about our oh-so-glam roller skating days in the 70s and 80s. Then we reveal if we're more Bailey or Jennifer from WKRP. Bonus: video game chat ... and CATS. Connect with Gwen: Gwen Cooper's website Homer Blind Wondercat Facebook Homer Blindcat on Twitter Gwen Cooper on Instagram Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind


Charlie’s Angels, TV Dinners, and Cats — PR018

Guest: Glori Anibarro ** We discuss the Angels' fabulous hair and decide Charlie was just plain lazy. Then we remember the TV dinners that burned the crap out of our mouths. Bonus: Partridge Family convo. Oh, and then, of course, CATS. Connect with Glori: Gato Avocado blog Gato Avocado Facebook Gato Avocado Twitter Gato Avocado Instagram Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


Remembering Cosmo the Cat — PR017

My fiancé Chris and I recall life with Cosmo during his final months living with oral cancer. Then Chris interviews me about how Cosmo came into my life, as well as The Cos-man's endearing quirks that made him the king of the fur-shaped man panties.


LA Rock Scene, Repo Man, 80s Makeup, and Cats — PR016

Guest: Janiss Garza ** Janiss shares her memories as a rock journalist in the 80s and her involvement with the cult classic, Repo Man. We then remember our very cool signature makeup tricks and, of course, talk CATS. Connect with Janiss: SparkleCat, Featuring Summer blog SparkleCat, Featuring Summer Facebook Summer's Twitter Summer's Travel's Instagram In the 80s, Janiss got to do cool stuff like this: Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


Shopping Mall Shenanigans, Favorite Classes, and DOGS — PR015

Guest: Gia Doutre ** One of my oldest friends and I recall hanging out together at the mall in the 80s, and the shenanigans that ensued. We also discuss our favorite high school classes and have giggly recollections of eating an entire cake in Biology class. And then, just for this episode, we talk DOGS! No, this is not April Fool's Day, friends. Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


80s Proms, Madonna Videos, and Cats — PR014

Guest: Tamar Arslanian ** We relive the John Hughes-ness of prom in the 80s, and share our favorite memories. Then we discuss the very important subject of Madonna's risqué, but totally awesome videos. And then, guess what? We talk cats. Connect with Tamar: I Have Cat blog I Have Cat Facebook I Have Cat Twitter Tamar Instagram Shop Cats of New York book Tamar's foxy prom pic: Kissy-Kissy at Purina Farms: Petie! His hashtag on Instagram is #petiebear: Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


Judy Blume, Trapper Keepers, and Cats — PR013

Guest: Daphne Phillips ** We get real while discussing books by Judy Blume, the iconic YA author of the 70s and 80s. Then Angie reveals which Duran Duran band member's photo she slid over the kitten image on her Trapper Keeper. And then, as always, we talk cats. Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind:


Mork and Mindy, VCRs, and Cats — PR012

Guest: Adrienne Martens ** We get other-worldly with some Mork from Ork goodness and agree no one could've worn those rainbow suspenders better than him. Then Adrienne recalls childhood VCR mishaps -- mostly at the hands of her brother. And for some reason, there's a "spanking" theme throughout the episode. And cats -- but not "spanking" and cats. Pics from the ever-so-glamorous karaoke night discussed in the episode. Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind.


80s Music Videos, Old School Posters, and Cats — PR011

Guest: JaneA Kelley ** We flash back to classic 80s videos, the MTV craze, and coolness of Friday Night Videos. Then we ask the question, "What was hanging on your bedroom wall back in the day?" And yes, there are cats. Connect with Janea: Paws and Effect Website Paws and Effect Facebook Paws and Effect Twitter Paws and Effect Instagram Cool stuff inspired by Paws Rewind: