315 episodes

It's a show about the raddest time of year in the baddest decade ever! That's right! We talk all things Christmas in the '80s to the max! Toys, movies, specials, music, books, games, comics, decorations, food, fashion, and fads--if it was gnarly during Christmas in the '80s, we got it covered!

Totally Rad Christmas‪!‬ Gerry D

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 60 Ratings

It's a show about the raddest time of year in the baddest decade ever! That's right! We talk all things Christmas in the '80s to the max! Toys, movies, specials, music, books, games, comics, decorations, food, fashion, and fads--if it was gnarly during Christmas in the '80s, we got it covered!

    Hollywood Squares (w/ Matt and Vinnie)

    Hollywood Squares (w/ Matt and Vinnie)

    What’s up, dudes? Matt Spaulding from North Pole Radio and Vinnie Brezinsky from Huey and Bax join me to talk all about the game show “Hollywood Squares!” It’s a full size tic tac toe with celebrities giving zingers and singing songs!In a 1987 episode, it’s Scott versus Becky with guest panelists Joan Rivers, Jim J. Bullock, Tracey Gold, Alyssa Milano, and Gary Coleman. The secret square contained a trip to Disney World! Talk about a prize! As it turns out, Scott came out with $150 and a bike...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Clue and Who Done It: The Clue Documentary (w/ Jeff C. Smith)

    Clue and Who Done It: The Clue Documentary (w/ Jeff C. Smith)

    What’s up, dudes? I've got Jeff C. Smith with me to talk about the dynamic stroke of comedy genius that is 1985's "Clue!" Jeff is the writer/director/producer of "Who Done It: The Clue Documentary," and he shared some cool stuff! But waitasec, Gerry! I love the film, but it isn't a Christmas movie! Well, it was a Christmas season release, premiering in December of '85! When six strangers are invited to a mysterious mansion for dinner, murder is on the menu. Mr. Boddy, the host, is...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Kate Bush “December Will Be Magic Again” (w/ Rusty and Mike)

    Kate Bush “December Will Be Magic Again” (w/ Rusty and Mike)

    What’s up, dudes? I’m running up that hill with Mike and Rusty from Snow in Southtown to talk about Kate: Kate Bush Christmas Special and her song “December Will Be Magic Again!” Released in 1979, it proves that the singer, only 21 at the time, was already a tour de force. A year later she released the Christmas song as a single.The special is a mix of live performances and choreographed dance to prerecorded music. The live portion was recorded BBC Pebble Mills Studios in front of an audience...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Inscrutable Dr. Baer and the Case of the Two-Faced Statue (w/ Jerzy Drozd)

    The Inscrutable Dr. Baer and the Case of the Two-Faced Statue (w/ Jerzy Drozd)

    What’s up, dudes? It’s a bonus episode! I’m talking with author, illustrator, teaching artist, cartoonist, and podcaster Jerzy Drozd! It’s all about his ’80s fantasy and horror graphic novel The Inscrutable Dr. Baer and the Case of the Two-Faced Statue! Doctor Baer, expert in the occult, never once wanted to be an adventurer. But when years of hard work are demolished along with an ancient stone guardian that rendered harmless his collection of dangerous magical objects, he will have to ...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Funny Farm (w/ Danny Davila)

    Funny Farm (w/ Danny Davila)

    What’s up, dudes? It's the 250th episode! So, we'll open up Rad Santa's Mail Fanny Pack and answer some listener questions! Then special guest Danny Davila and I dive into the Christmas-adjacent movie "Funny Farm!" Starring Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith, it's a squirrel out of water story! Er...fish out of water! Andy and Elizabeth Farmer leave the big city to live in the quaint little town of Red Bud. Andy has aspirations to be a novelist. Misadventures ensue! First, their movers get l...

    • 1 hr 29 min
    ‘80s Wrestling pt3 (w/ The Wrestling Bros)

    ‘80s Wrestling pt3 (w/ The Wrestling Bros)

    What’s up, dudes? It's all about WWF Prime Time Wrestling Christmas 1986, battle royale style with Jeremy Phelps the Alamo City Santa, CM Chuck from Just Another Friday Night, Joe from Now Watch This, Manny from Feliz Christmas, Merry Navidad, and CJ from Christmas Sessions! We talk Bobby the Brain and Gorilla! We dive into Hogan and Savage! We body slam Junkyard Dog and Harley Race! This episode has it all! Airing December 23, 1986, the matches begin with Jimmy Jack Funk taking on Blac...

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

KBMC2013 ,

Totally Rad!

As a Gen Xer (kid in the 80’s, teenager in the early 90’s) this podcast hits every nostalgic sweet spot. Gerry is a delight and it’s obvious he has a real affinity for everything he covers. I definitely prefer when he covers movies and TV and generally skip the episodes where he dissects pieces of music and specific songs. Most of the guests add a lot of fun insight to the discussions. A few exceptions were the two annoying, drunk ladies on the Who’s the Boss episode and the woman who seemed really bored and disinterested in the NKOTB episodes. I was really looking forward to those episodes, but the cohosts made them unlistenable. Also, you would think the Rankin Bass “expert” (Rick something) would be a treasure trove of information, but his voice and delivery is like watching paint dry 😴 Fortunately there have only been a few misses in a string of great episodes.

(Mario500) ,

A Review of "Totally Rad Christmas!"

I had often found what I had believed to had been certain parts of what I had believed to had been certain installments of this "Totally Rad Christmas" to had been interesting, enjoyable, likeable, and unlikeable (or unenjoyable, ridiculous, vulgar, insulting, and detrimental).

Scott in Dayton ,

Awesome! Totally Awesome!

If you grew up in the 80s, you won't find a better podcast than Totally Rad Christmas. Gerry's a great host, and I'm not saying that just because he's had me on so many times.

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