54 minutes | May 31, 2023
Newhart "The Prodigal Daryl" (w/ Todd Killian)
What's up, dudes? Once again, I’ve got Christmas Clatter host Todd Killian here to discuss the back door Christmas in May “Newhart” episode ‘The Prodigal Daryl!’ Either the writer really loved Christmas or there was a Christmas episode they hadn’t used and really wanted to! Joanna decides to take Christmas card pictures early since she and Dick always miss the opportunity during the season. They deck the hall—or inn, rather—with a Christmas tree, garland, wreaths, etc. Their patrons even get involved and even help trim the tree!Meanwhile Larry, his brother Daryl, and his other brother Daryl win $30K in a jingle writing contest! When his brother Daryl takes his share of the money and blows it on wanton decadence, Larry asks Dick to help him track him down and bring him back. As the Loudons are about to take their Christmas card photo, the brother Daryl returns to his family! It's a Christmas in May miracle! Yes, this one’s got it all! Popcorn jingle? Check. Beautiful live tree? Yep. Daryl in a track suit? Definitely! So grab $10K, party with Dave Coulier, and take a Christmas card pic with this episode!Christmas ClatterFB: @christmasclatterIG: @christmasclatter Twitter: @XmasClatter Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
73 minutes | May 28, 2023
Amy Grant (w/ Rehya Stevens)
What’s up, dudes? I've got critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Rehya Stevens here to talk all about Amy Grant Christmas ventures in the '80s! There was her 1983 release "A Christmas Album," her 1986 endeavor with Art Garfunkel and Jimmy Webb "The Animals' Christmas," and her 1986 tv special Headin' Home for the Holidays! After completing her recent tour, Amy and her husband Gary head home for Christmas. Unfortunately, someone forgot make sure the truck had gas (looking at you, Gary)! And so, an unplanned stop in Montana forces the Christian pop superstar couple to meet some locals, do some shopping, and, of course, sing in the town Christmas show! Oh, Art Garfunkel and Jimmy Webb decide to join them to plug their latest album as well!It's a sweet special, even if Ed Begley Jr. plays an odd shopkeeper. And you know you're in the biz when your collaborators rush out to join you in a local Christmas performance! Arrowheads and sheep hoof lamps and campfires! Oh my! So grab your hot pink parachute pants, jump in your rental truck, and drive on down to this episode all about Amy Grant Christmas! Rehya StevensFB: @rehya.stevens IG: @stevensrehya Spotify: Rehya Stevens Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
4 minutes | May 22, 2023
1987 Holiday IDs by E/P/A Recording Artists
What's up, dudes? Time is a cruel master, and since I have no DeLorean, it got away from me. So, here are a few holiday IDs from 1987 by the Epic, Portrait, and CBS Associated Families! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
72 minutes | May 18, 2023
Michael B Moynahan: Zoobilee Zoo’s Lookout Bear
What’s up, dudes? Acting legend Michael B Moynahan joins me to talk about his run as Lookout Bear in the 1986 show Zoobilee Zoo! Talking the "Winter Wonderland" episode, we dive into some of the fun details of that special Christmas and wintery episode. We get into some very touching and emotional experiences he had as well! A truly amazing talent, and just super rad, we also talk about the camaraderie between the cast! So sit back and enjoy this fun conversation with such a prolific performer as we talk Zoobilee Zoo!Zoobilee Zoo PodcastThe Beach Toys Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
48 minutes | May 15, 2023
Darcy Marta: Star of "A Mouse, a Mystery and Me"
What’s up, dudes? I’ve got Darcy Marta, star of "A Mouse, a Mystery and Me" here with me to tell me about her experience with this cute Christmas special! Not only was she fun to talk to, but she also answered quite a few questions I had with the special! Was it conceived as a lead-in to a series? Was it always just a half hour special? What was it like on set? Yes, she filled me in on all of it! A consummate professional, Darcy, who’s also super kind and sweet, really fielded my relentless questions with ease! So grab your mouse co-author, shove him in your purse or backpack, and go investigate this episode! Also, be sure to check out Darcy's Frame of Mind Hypnotherapy to help with anxiety, fear, or anything else you need to feel better and succeed!Frame of Mind Hypnotherapy Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
63 minutes | May 8, 2023
They’re Playing with Fire (w/ Shawn, Jaime & Pax)
What’s up, dudes? B-movie queen Sybil Danning bares it all in this Christmas(?) tale of seduction and murder, and I’ve got Shawn, Jaime, and Pax from Cult Film Club, Crestwood House, I Read Movies, Plastic Rocket Pop, and more to talk all about it! That's right! It's the 1984 erotic thriller "They're Playing with Fire!"Literature professor Diane hires her student Jay to varnish her yacht’s woodwork. After seducing him, she convinces him to help her and her husband Michael get their inheritance. Jay will break in Michael's mom Lillian's house scaring her enough to move to a nursing home so Diane and Michael can move in. Jay breaks in, but is chased away by Lillian. An unknown assailant then kills Lillian. Meanwhile, Jay's ex-girlfriend is killed by a man in a Santa Claus suit in a play room decorated for Christmas. As suspicion falls on the trio, blame and thoughts of revenge are thrown around. Oh, yeah, and there's an incestuous love child step-brother of Michael hiding out somewhere. Forgot to mention that. Long story short, Michael is killed and Jay and Diane inherit everything and fly off to Hawaii.Killer Santa? Check. Evil long lost brother? Yup. Awkward love scenes? Definitely! So grab your baseball bat, put on your most ill fitting swimsuit, and board your yacht for this episode about "They're Playing with Fire!"Cult Film ClubFB: @CultFilmClub Twitter: @CFCPod IG: @cultfilmclub ShezCraftiCavalcade of Awesome Hellbent for Letterbox Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
10 minutes | May 4, 2023
Chris Squire “Run with the Fox”
What’s up, dudes? It’s a prog rock Christmas! Yes, we’re talking Chris Squire and Alan White’s “Run with the Fox!” This single along with B-side “Return of the Fox” was recorded and released in 1981 on Atlantic Records. The song is a masterclass on pedal point, syncopation, and suspended chords, with a driving beat and occasional mixed meter just to keep things interesting.Chris Squire and Alan White played bass and drums respectively for progressive rock band Yes, and co-wrote the Christmas song with King Crimson lyricist Peter Sinfield. How? You ask. Well, Yes frontman Jon Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman had left the group in 1980, replaced by Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn from The Buggles. After an album and tour, Yes disbanded in ‘81 and Squire and White continued to work together, composing “Return of the Fox” with Squire on vocals. Naturally it got a lot of airplay through the ‘80s and early ‘90s during the Christmas season.Synths? Check. Pedal tones? Yup. Obscure metaphoric lyrics? Definitely! So grab your bass, call your backup choir, and run with this episode! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
68 minutes | May 1, 2023
Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis in “A Christmas Dream” (w/ Bradley Lyndon)
What’s up, dudes? I pity the fool who misses this episode all about the toughest man in the world! Yes, Bradley Lyndon from Million Monkey Theater joins me to talk all about the team up between Mr. T and Emmanuel Lewis in this wacky 1984 special! Mr. T stars as Benny, a Salvation Army-style Santa who meets a young latch-key kid, played by Emmanuel Lewis of TV's Webster, who seems to have lost his Christmas spirit. Mr. T sets out to change Billy's mind, taking him around the city to all the touristy must see spots! First up is FAO Schwartz, where David Copperfield gives him an ‘80s cigarette smoke filled magic lesson. There’s even an Olympic figure skater routine at Rockefeller Center! The duo then proceed to Radio City Music Hall, where Maureen McGovern serenades them with Christmas songs. In typical kid fashion, Webster falls asleep watching a rehearsal and consequently imagines himself as one of the toy soldiers in the Rockettes' Christmas Show. Oh yeah, he also meets Willie Tyler and his dummy Lester. Naturally, in the big holiday finale, he’s moved to realize the true meaning of Christmas, before being reunited with his workaholic parents.This one’s got it all! ‘80s icons? Check. Former variety show stars? Yup. The true meaning of Christmas? As only Mr. T could tell it! So grab your gold chains, pack your trick quarter and cigarettes, and take an incredibly expensive carriage ride to this episode!Million Monkey TheaterFB: @MillionMonkeyTheaterIG: @millionmonkeytheater Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
137 minutes | Apr 25, 2023
3rd Annual Totally Rad Christmas Awards
What’s up, dudes? It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! That’s right! I’m here with my cohosts, the ‘Tis the Podcast elves Julia, Anthony, and Thom, for the 3rd Annual Raddies!! After the Academy refined the nomination and voting process last year, the star-studded evening went off without a hitch...sort of! Everyone from Rad Santa to Ashley Dunbar to CJ Bélanger was looking fantastic and ready to bring the glamour of Christmas podcasting to the world! Who did you vote for? Did they win? Find out to the max in the 3rd Annual Raddies! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
40 minutes | Apr 25, 2023
Raddies Red Carpet Pre-Show (w/ Charlyn Lewis)
What’s up, dudes? It's time for the 3rd Annual Totally Rad Christmas Awards, colloquially known as the Raddies! Join me and Charlyn Lewis from Take a Chic Peek as we interview a few of the guests and nominees as they make their way down the red and green carpet! This Raddies pre-show has it all!Take a Chic PeekFB: @takeachicpeekTwitter: @TakeAChicPeekIG: @takeachicpeek Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
76 minutes | Apr 20, 2023
Throwback Thursday: Time Life Treasury of Christmas
What's up, dudes? Time to kick it old school! We were visited by the Ghost of Christmas Rad to take us back to our very first episode! We relive the magic of my first ever episode where I’m joined by my two brothers, David and Danny to talk 1986/7's Time Life Treasury of Christmas. Crooners? Yup. Strings and brass? Definitely. Synths? To the max! So grab a hold of the Miami Vice-style jacket of the Ghost of Christmas Rad, jump in his Knight Industries Time Traveling Two Thousand (K.I.T.T.T.T.) Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, and drive to the past blasting this episode! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
3 minutes | Apr 14, 2023
Totally Rad Christmas full theme song
What’s up, dudes? Happy 3 year anniversary! Yes, it’s been 3 years of ‘80s Christmas to the max! Enjoy my full theme song! I originally released this to celebrate 100 days to Christmas! Even though I want to redo a few things in the recording, hopefully this helps make your season bright…or at least start getting you into the spirit of things! Anyway, enjoy! Oh, and special thanks to Matt McGrath from Nostaljunk who did some mixing/mastering for me! Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
64 minutes | Apr 4, 2023
Kay·Bee Toys (w/ Nicholas and Matt)
What's up, dudes? Shopping for toys should be one of the JOYS OF CHRISTMAS! That’s right! I’ve got Nicholas Pepin of Pop Culture Roulette and Santa Ambassador Matt Spaulding from North Pole Radio here to talk all about Kay·Bee Toy & Hobby Shops, known later as KB Toys! It was the toy store in the mall, and we loved it! When mom and dad went to check out the deals on new appliances at Sears, we checked out the aisles full of action figures and playsets! Fully stocked shelves and NES games behind the counter, Kay·Bee took our fun seriously! And they definitely never treated us like a grinch!It gave us good service, good prices, good selection, and convenient locations in shopping malls across the country. Billed as full-time, year-round toy specialists, they had large selections in all categories. They were fully stocked with an immense variety of toys, dolls, games, hobbies, HO trains, road racing, doll house miniatures, and much, much more! In fact, you could even pick up these items in they’re “what Santa forgot” after Christmas sales!As well, they wanted us to be around after the holidays (presumably to buy more toys, of course). G.I.Joes? Check. Garbage Pail Kids? By the register. Puppets in their commercials? Definitely! So call up your crew, head to the mall, and hang out in this episode!Pop Culture Roulette FB: @PopCultureRouletteTwitter: @popcultrouletteIG: @popcultroulette Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
88 minutes | Mar 27, 2023
Moonlighting pt2 (w/ Michael, Karen and Ken)
What’s up, dudes? If your stocking gets stolen and your tree can't be found, you may as well call us 'cause we'll be around. We have to work Christmas, so if you're in a pinch, just give Blue Moon a jingle and ask for the Grinch. That’s right! Karen Flieger from The Retro Network, Ken Kessler from Sounds of Christmas, and Michael Christelman of the Saturday Morning Mafia are here to talk the “Moonlighting” Christmas episode It’s a Wonderful Job!When the staff rebels after being forced to work on Christmas, Maddie (Cybill Shepherd) wishes she had never kept Blue Moon Detective Agency open. Enter Albert, her angel, the Clarence to her George Bailey. Albert shows her how everyone’s lives could’ve turned out had her wish been granted, ultimately culminating in her alternate self’s apparent suicide. With her wish to live renewed and the dawning realization of the impact their lives have on each other, Maddie celebrates Christmas and gives the office staff time to do likewise! Oh, and there’s a juicy kiss with David too! Will they? Won’t they?Yes, “Moonlighting” had it all! Fletch’s boss as an angel? Check. Cheryl Tiegs cameo? Yup. Dynamic chemistry? Definitely! So grab your angel, let him show you around, and take the elevator to this fourth wall-breaking episode!The RetroNetworkFB: @TRNSocialTwitter: @TRNSocialIG: @trnsocialSounds of ChristmasFB: @SOCMusicTwitter: @SOCMusicIG: @socmusic Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
84 minutes | Mar 20, 2023
Batman Monthly (w/ Thom and Matt)
What’s up, dudes? Christmas Eve in Gotham: uptown, the streets are filled with last-minute shoppers and the cheering jingle of chimes. But here, in the forgotten part of the city, the streets are almost deserted, save for a handful of scavengers and their unfortunate victim—and the very special sort of vengeance which lurks in the sheltering shadows! That vengeance is Santa Ambassador Matt Spaulding from North Pole Radio and Thom Crowe from ‘Tis the Podcast who join me to talk “Batman Monthly,” a 1988 UK comic from London Editions Magazine which reprinted older Batman stories. Volume 6 contains two classic Batman stories. In "Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas," Batman races to rescue a young girl from death by suicide. In his way stands the Blockbuster! In "Silent Night, Deadly Night," Denny O'Neil tells a tale of redemption when Batman helps a desperate and disgruntled former employee of a toymaker make up for his misdeeds.With the likes of Len Wein, Denny O'Neil, and Dick Giordano on these stories in "Batman Monthly," the Batman's humanity shines through! Christmas tree lot fight? Yup. Attempted strangulation with Christmas lights? Of course. Bruised and beaten Santas? Definitely. So grab your pipe tobacco present, hop in the Batmobile, and drive into this episode!‘Tis the PodcastFB: @tisthepodcastTwitter: @tisthepodIG: @tisthepodcast Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
95 minutes | Mar 13, 2023
Nintendo Power (w/ Mike and Chad)
What's up, dudes? NES was the greatest thing ever in the '80s! In fact, it was so great they made a magazine about it! I've got Mike Westfall of Advent Calendar House and Chad Young from Horror Movie BBQ here with me to dive into the memories of the ‘88 and ‘89 November/December issues of the bimonthly Nintendo Power magazine! Beginning in 1988, Nintendo Power was the brainchild of Howard Phillips and Gail Tilden, and was the natural evolution of the Nintendo Fun Club, used as a customer retention marketing tool and sales predictor. Yo, and it worked! From favorites to flops, we get into all of it! Remember Faxanadu? We sort of do. What about Track and Field II? No? Think Olympic button smasher! I know you remember Mega Man II, Super Mario Bros 3, Castlevania, Metroid, and more! There were also polls and articles, contests and cartoons! That’s right! Howard and Nester showed us both sides of gaming and kept us in stitches at the same time! Draw your faves on an envelope or write to a game counselor! Win a trip to Disney or maybe Bill and Ted’s phone booth. Either way leave the power glove, take the control pad! So grab your snacks, get your bean bag chair ready, and marathon this episode!Advent Calendar HouseFB: @adventcalendarhouseTwitter: @adventcalhouseIG: @adventcalendarhouseHorror Movie BBQFB: @HorrorMovieBBQTwitter: @HorrorMovieBBQIG: @horrormoviebbq Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
81 minutes | Mar 6, 2023
Chuck E. Cheese (w/ Ashley, Thom, and Ron)
What's up, dudes? I’ve got three Pizza Time Players—Ashley from The Magic of the Season, Ron from Film Strip, and Thom from ‘Tis the Podcast—here to talk all things Chuck E. Cheese! From roots dating back to Pong and Atari, Chuck E. Cheese emerged! Pizza and games and animatronics! Oh my! There was even a not-quite-complete Christmas special, “The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t!” Oh yeah, and something about Pixar too! So grab your cigar and bowler, head to the North Pole, and scarf down this episode!The Magic of the SeasonIG: @themagicoftheseasonpodcast‘Tis the PodcastFB: @tisthepodcastTwitter: @tisthepodIG: @tisthepodcastFilm StripFB: @filmstrippod Twitter: @FilmStripPodIG: @filmstrippod Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
64 minutes | Feb 28, 2023
LOST EPISODE: Zoobilee Zoo (w/ Chad, Tommy, and Derek)
What's up, dudes? It's a LOST EPISODE!! Yes, that's right! Due to technical issues this episode recorded last year was never aired! Finally, you can hear Chad, Tommy, and Derek from Horror Movie BBQ, Pop Daddy, and Thank Pod It's Funny talk with me about the Zoobilee Zoo episode "Winter Wonderland!" We get into all things Zoobles, even the 1986 Hollywood Christmas Parade! Did my guests enjoy Lookout Bear's winter adventure? Did they sing along to the theme song? Did they wish the Predator was in the episode? Well, grab your snow shoes, say the magic words, and hop into this painting of an episode all about Zoobilee Zoo to find out!Horror Movie BBQFB: @HorrorMovieBBQTwitter: @HorrorMovieBBQIG: @horrormoviebbqThe Pop DaddyFB: @ThePopDaddyTwitter: @ThePopDaddyIG: @the_popdaddy Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
86 minutes | Feb 27, 2023
McDonald’s (w/ Vinnie and Kristin)
What’s up, dudes? Remember McDonald's at Christmas in the '80s? They had the coolest stuff! My friends Vinnie Brezinsky from Huey and Bax and Kristin Seering from Holidays After Dark joined me to reminisce about the awesome tie-ins, the commercials, and the McNuggets! Gotta have the McNuggets! Yes, McDonald's Christmas was something else. From introducing brand new sauces to showing Scrooge throwing a fancy Christmas party, we had it all! Ronald helps a little boy ice skate, convinces Lindsey to stay with her folks, and rescues a fallen star! And all the tie-ins were rad! "Santa Claus: The Movie" and "Little Mermaid" and "Muppet Babies!" Oh my! So grab your McNugget gift certificates, hop in your Fry Kid sleigh, and head to McDonaldland for this episode all about McDonald's Christmas! Holidays After DarkIG: @holidayspodcastTwitter: @holidayspodcast Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
86 minutes | Feb 21, 2023
A Smoky Mountain Christmas (w/ Ashley, CJ, and Anthony)
What’s up, dudes? Ever wonder what Snow White would be like with ‘80s country and mountain orphans? Dolly Parton did, and so Ashley Dunbar from the Magic of the Season, CJ Bélanger from Christmas Sessions, and Anthony Caruso from ‘Tis the Podcast join me to talk about her movie “A Smoky Mountain Christmas!” ‘80s country synth? Check. Nosy paparazzo? Yep. Mountain magic? Uh….yes? So grab your camera, play your guitar, and sing along with this episode!The Magic of the SeasonIG: @themagicoftheseasonpodcastChristmas SessionsFB: @ChristmasSessionsPodcastTwitter: @xmassessionspod IG: @christmassessionspod ‘Tis the PodcastFB: @tisthepodcastTwitter: @tisthepodIG: @tisthepodcast Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!