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Episode 1: Introduction

Welcome to Rhode Runner Radio! This episode is just a little introduction to myself and my running history. Check me out at


Glass Houses

We welcome Scott Ryan back to the show. This is the first of our Billy Joel album series. The gang discusses the loss of Tom Petty. Then there is some Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination talk. We have our regular segments, Play This, Not That, featuring the other Piano Man, Remember That Song, and '80s Trivia. Then we get into our main topic - Billy Joel's Glass Houses album. Go to to find out more about Scott, and to purchase his book, thirtysomething at...


Episode 16: Footloose

The Return to the '80s Podcast is back! We return in a big way, talking about one of the most iconic '80s movies. Robert and Paul are joined once again by Marissa (who last appeared on the '80s Crushes episode). So come cut loose with Return to the '80s, where dancing IS allowed, and join in on the discussion of this classic movie, and enjoy some great music along the way!


episode fifteen: thirtysomething at thirty

We welcome Scott Ryan to the show. Paul and Scott discuss Scott's new book (available June 7, 2017) thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history. But, that's not all! We look back on the lives of the late Erin Moran and Don Rickles. This week's Play This, Not That features Billy Joel, which leads to a discussion of Billy Joel. There is also a new Remember That Song and '80s Trivia, along with some more '80s talk. So, hop in the Delorian, and enjoy the ride of this episode of Return to the...


Episode 14: Never Seen It - Highlander

We welcome Doug McCoy to the podcast. Doug is a podcasting veteran, hosting shows such as 80s Anthologies, In the Theater, Crazy Creepy Cool Movies, The Pappy and the Pastor, and Never Seen It. In the spirit of Never Seen It, we decided to review a film that at least one of us had not seen - Highlander. In addition to our review of this classic movie, Robert has a concert review of Asia and Journey, a new Play This, Not That, and an all new Remember That Song and 80s Trivia.


Episode 12: This Week in March 1984

We Return to the week ending March 10, 1984, and count down the top 10 hits from that week, as well as see what the top movies were at this time. We also take a look at what was on television this week.


Episode (Turn it up to) 11: This is Spinal Tap

Return to the '80s welcomes back Scott Compton from 80s Mixtape AutoReverse and 80's Reboot Overdrive. The guys geek out over the classic rockumentary, This is Spinal Tap! Come and listen as we walk that fine line between stupid and clever.


Episode 9: Foreigner

New One Day At a Time show on Netflix, based on the original series; Listen to This, Not That - Quarterflash; '80s Innovations; Remember That Song; '80s Trivia; Main Topic: Foreigner


Episode 8: 1980 Year in Review

R.I.P. Debbie Reynolds; Play This, Not That - John Waite; Remember That Song; Top 10 Songs of 1980; Top 10 Movies of 1980;Top 10 Television Shows of 1980; Most Popular Toys of 1980; Long Distance Dedication; News Events of 1980


Episode 5: Slippery When Wet

We welcome Scott Compton of 80's Mixtape Autoreverse and 80s Reboot Overdrive to the show; "Rock & Roll" Hall of Fame voting; R.I.P. Florence Henderson; Remember That Song; '80s Trivia; Main topic: Slippery When Wet


Episode 1: Journey

Welcome to the Return to the '80s Podcast! Paul and Robert introduce themselves, then bring you some Not Necessarily the '80s News, Trivia games, and the main topic - Journey! Paul and Robert take a look back at Journey's history, then go over 5 songs each. Please send us your feedback to