Archive for the 'The 80's' Category

Episode 147: Such Heroic Nonsense!

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Back in 1984, kids had lost interest in most of the toy lines of the day.  Then, Hasbro released the Transformers line, and kids now had toys that could be cars, trucks, jets, and guns, as well as kick-ass robots! Now the Geek Salad team of Joe, Andy, and Mike discuss the toy line, as well as the multiple cartoon and comic book series and the 1986 animated movie.

 

Then, they’ll put their film school nerd caps on to discuss everything wrong with the dumpster fire that is the Michael Bay Transformers series.  It’s at this point that Andy will go off on proper character motivation and action sequencing while Joe and Mike bang their heads against the coffee table trying to figure out how, in God’s name, you can screw up the Dinobots!!!!

 

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Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 146: Boombox Barbecue

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Ahh, summer! Kids are out of school, adults are still at work being resentful of summer vacation, and people generally want to be outside and go on trips or just relax by the pool. On those hot summer weekends, when you're firing up the grill and need some tunes for entertainment, what are some of the best songs to crank the boombox to? Well worry no longer, for the Geek Salad crew is here to give some entries to their summer playlists with Geek Salad episode 146: Boombox Barbecue!

Andy, Mike, Joe, and Katherine all have very different ideas about what makes a great summer playlist, so even if one song doesn't work for you, there is sure to be a better one around the corner. Who will have the most eclectic mix? Who's playlist was primarily picked by their daughter? If you've been listening for any length of time, you probably already know the answers. But if not, then let the burgers sizzle and enjoy Boombox Barbecue! And even if you know the answers, go ahead and enjoy anyway, because... what the hell? And be sure to stick around after the conversation as Andy, Mike, and Joe give their review of Wonder Woman.

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

 Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 143: Syndicated Incorporated

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Syndicated television shows really come in a few of different forms. There are the shows that were created for networks, first aired there, and then moved to syndicated after their run ended. There were shows that started on networks, but moved to syndication due to poor ratings and/or quality. And then there were the shows that were first aired on syndication. Well all three of these types will be discussed in Geek Salad episode 143: Syndicated Incorporated!

Join Andy, Mike, Joe, and Katherine as they go over their many memories of syndicated TV. From the highs of Xena to the lows of Small Wonder and a whole lot of the in betweens, they go through both the joys and scars of their childhood memories of TV shows that couldn't quite make it to the big networks.

Be sure and stick around till the very end as the crew revives Trailer Park in honor of The Last Jedi trailer!

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Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

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Episode 141: The Tan That Walks Like a Man Meets Space Mountain

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Ring the bell...ring the F*cking Bell!!! Wrestlemania time is here again, and so is guest host Mike Rossi as he joins Mike and Andy to discuss the greatest missed opportunities in Wrestlemania history.

 

From not having Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair headline WM 8, to missing out on an epic Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar match at WM 31, to CM Punk not being the one to beat the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania, the team will cover a lot of ground.

 

Then stick around for their discussion on the upcoming NXT Takeover and Wrestlemania 33 cards and their thoughts on who wins, who loses, and who jerks the curtain.

 

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

 

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 139 (Side B): Joshua Tree 2, The Destruction of Bruno

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Thanks for turning the record over, for now it is time for Geek Salad Episode 139: Joshua Tree 2, the Destruction of Bruno (The Albums), where Andy, Mike, Katherine, and Joe discuss some of the best albums released in the entire decade!

 

Enjoy a rollicking discussion that encompasses several diverse genres of music, from the Industrial Goth of the Sisters of Mercy, the Soulful Pop of Whitney Houston, the High School Encompassing Def Leppard, the Sonic Mayhem of Husker Du, as well as a bunch of others….and yes, U2’s “The Joshua Tree” gets a full discussion! 

 

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

 

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 139 (Side A): Joshua Tree 2: The Destruction of Bruno

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

1987….The year that yielded some of the best music of the entire decade.  So why does the Top of the Charts look and sound like it was frozen in a time capsule from 1961?  Andy, Mike, Katherine, and Joe try to discover the answer in Geek Salad’s Episode 139:  Joshua Tree 2:  The Destruction of Bruno, where they attempt to break through the notable singles of the year. 

 

While there were some timely stalwarts of 80’s music; Madonna, Bon Jovi, U2, etc…the pop charts were littered with the likes of Lisa Lisa, Billy Vera (who wrote the breakup song to end all breakup songs for “Family Ties”), and Gregory (who?) Abbott…

 

…also, Mike will be hearing Kenny G’s “Songbird” for the first time, so be nice to him…!!!

 

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Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 136: Leg ‘er Down a Smack ‘em Yak ‘em!

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Well, 2016 has been a bit of a drag….and the Geek Salad team has decided to liven things up!  So with your help, Andy, Mike, Joe, and Katherine are counting down the Top 25 comedy movies of all time!

 

Thanks to the over 125 individual movie entries submitted, the team has been able to boil down the Top 25, which includes some all time classics, some new favorites, and an obvious top 2 (Ni!)….!

 

So sit back and enjoy this 2 hour plus episode (there *were* 25 movies to recap after all!) and remember the laughter!!!

 

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

 

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 135: The Rise and Fall of the Crystal Lake Hockey League

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Lovers of alcohol, drugs, and pre-marital sex, start running, because Geek Salad is doing their annual Halloween episode and this time, they are talking all things Friday the 13th! Yes, it's Geek Salad episode 135: The Rise and Fall of the Crystal Lake Hockey League.

In 1980, horror movie fans were introduced to a new franchise which survived and thrived when so many other slashers failed to find an audience. Friday the 13th certainly found an audience with certain members of the Geek Salad crew. So break out your machete and hockey mask and enjoy as the gang goes over the highs and lows of Jason Voorhees.

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek SaladPodcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

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Episode 134: Sir Not Appearing in This Podcast

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

It is known as one of the greatest legends of all time.  It has been called a great epic story!  It’s also been called “Only a Model……”  And on this night, Geek Salad calls it Episode 134:  “Sir Not Appearing in this Podcast.”

 

Join Andy, Mike, Joe, Katherine, and special guest “Also Joe” as they discuss the legend of King Arthur in the realms of popular culture.  From literature, to music, to television, to movies, the Geek Salad team has you covered, including a not so lengthy discussion on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

 

Special thanks to David McLain for his contribution to the historical film renditions of the Arthurian legend.  Help him out by buying his book “The Time Traveler’s Resort and Museum” and contributing to his Indie Go Go page, www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-time-traveller-s-resort-and-museum#/

 

 

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  Geek Salad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

 

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  Geek Salad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek Salad Podcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

 

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Episode 133: The Sausage King of Little China (Part 2)

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Geek Salad is back with the second half of episode 133: The Sausage King of Little China!

We know you've all been waiting with baited breath to find out how they can possibly top the first half, so now I can safely reveal that they get to talk about some of their personal favorite films from the year, 1986. Will Big Trouble in Little China make someone's list (as if you couldn't tell from the episode's title)? Could Iron Eagle make the cut? And might we see a certain musical based on an alien plant?

Small hint, all answers point to "Yes".

Geek Salad is available at www.geeksalad.podbean.com, or can be subscribed to at the iTunes store by using keyword “geek salad.”  GeekSalad is also part of the Stitcher family.  Download the app for your Android, iPhone, or Blackberry at www.stitcher.com!

Also, check out the Podbean App where you can stream and download the entire Geek Salad archive right from your Android or iPhone!  You can get the app at either the Google PlayStore or the Apple App Store! 

Contact Geek Salad at geeksaladradio@gmail.com.  GeekSalad is also available on Facebook under the group heading “Geek SaladPodcast.” Check out their website at www.geek-salad.com, and please subscribe to their Twitter feed: @geeksaladradio

Geek Salad is intended for adult listeners and contains coarse language and profanity.  Listener discretion is advised.

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