Jan. 18, 2022

Top 5 Most Iconic Super Bowl Musical Performances!

We are less than a month away from the world's biggest sporting event, The Super Bowl! Some people watch for the football, some people watch for the commercials, and some watch for the iconic musical performances (and the mi...

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Dec. 23, 2021

A Christmas Story (1983) vs. Home Alone (1990): Part 2

Oh Fudge! Home Alone and A Christmas Story are holiday favorites now but how did they do during their initial run at the theaters? We will dive into the stories behind the production and ultimate performance at the theaters...

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Dec. 20, 2021

A Christmas Story (1983) vs. Home Alone (1990): Part 1

"A Christmas Story" and "Home Alone" have become some of the most beloved holiday classics of all time! They are both played relentlessly during the Christmas season. This week we dive into the stories behind their creation...

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Dec. 14, 2021

Run-DMC's "Raising Hell" (1986): Track by Track!

In 1986, Run-DMC, along with visionary producer Rick Rubin, changed the face of popular music by fusing Rock and Rap in the game changing "Walk This Way" remake. This song, along with other classics on this album, cemented r...

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Dec. 7, 2021

History of Rap and Run DMC 1973-1986 (feat. Def Dave)

Now put your hands in the air! And wave ‘em like you just don’t care! Join us today as we discuss the History of Hip hop and Run DMC with our special guest, hip hop guru, David Wright aka Def …

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Nov. 30, 2021

Beastie Boys' "Licensed to Ill" (1986): Track by Track!

In 1986, three young white rappers took MTV by storm, releasing the party anthem of the 80's! This week we again welcome hip hop expert, DefDave as we discuss the Beastie Boys (in the process we missed two classes with …

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Nov. 23, 2021

Beastie Boys Way Back in History (feat. DefDave)

In 1986, Hip-hop hit the mainstream. Two bands changed the face of music, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. It started way back in history... but how? Join us and special guest, author David Wright, (aka DefDave) as we discuss …

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Nov. 16, 2021

Top 10 Movies since Y2K!: 100th Episode Special!

We both agree that the best movie era was before the days of Y2K, but that doesn't mean that there weren't great movies since we flipped to the new millennium! Join us on this special 100th episode of the Surely …

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Nov. 9, 2021

Young Guns (1988) vs. Young Guns II(1990) vs. Tombstone (1993): Part 2

The legends of Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp were forged in the the year 1881, 140 years ago. This week we dive in for part two of our discussion regards the movies "Young Guns", "Young Guns II" and "Tombstone". …

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Nov. 2, 2021

Young Guns (1988) vs. Young Guns II (1990) vs. Tombstone (1993)

In the year 1881 there were two events that shaped the legend of the old west and the imagination of many for years to come. Those events were the shootout at the OK Corral and Pat Garrett shooting Billy the …

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Oct. 26, 2021

An American Werewolf in London (1981) vs. The Howling (1981): Part 2

During this Halloween season we are breaking down two of the best werewolf movies of all time, that just happened to be released within six months of each other in 1981. In this episode we discuss the impact of these …

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Oct. 19, 2021

An American Werewolf in London (1981) vs. The Howling (1981): Part 1

1981 was the year of the werewolf! During that year there were four major werewolf movies released including "An American Werewolf in London" and "The Howling". During this episode, we will discuss the incredible transforma...

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Oct. 12, 2021

"M" (1931) vs. "Psycho" (1960) vs. "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991):…

When these three movies were released they chilled people to the bone! Some people described these films as dark, morbid, even grotesque! Join us as we take a deep dive into these three chilling thrillers with our good frie...

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Oct. 5, 2021

"M" (1931) vs. "Psycho (1960) vs. "The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Every 30 years or so a movie comes along that introduces a character that simultaneously scares, repulses and attracts us. Characters like ultra intelligent Dr. Hannibal Lector, the friendly Norman Bates and the mysterious H...

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Sept. 28, 2021

Use Your Illusion II (1991): Track by Track!

As a follow up to the biggest selling debut album of all time, "Appetite for Destruction" Guns N' Roses released not just one album, but two. The second of the two "Use Your Illusion" albums released on September 17, 1991 …

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Sept. 21, 2021

Use Your Illusion I (1991): Track by Track!

On September 17, 1991 Guns N' Roses released their long awaited follow up to "Appetite for Destruction" with not one album but two! The first of those albums, called "Use Your Illusion I", offered a change in sound and style...

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Sept. 7, 2021

Metallica's Black Album (1991): Track by Track!

In August of 1991, Metallica released their self titled album, commonly referred to as the "Black Album". WIth mainstream rock anthems like "Enter Sandman" and "Wherever I May Roam" and beautiful rock ballads like "The Unfor...

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Aug. 31, 2021

Metallica: Beginnings of Black (1991)

When Metallica released their fifth album in August of 1991, hardcore fans of old noticed a change in style under mega producer Bob Rock. It was this change that brought Metallica to the masses! Join us this week as we …

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Aug. 24, 2021

The Origin of Pearl Jam and Ten Track by Track

Want to listen to Pearl Jam's Ten with us? Well come on! Among the mass of killer albums released in the fall of 1991, this debut album of a band that would go on to stand the test of time …

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Aug. 17, 2021

The History of Nirvana and Nevermind Track by Track

In the Fall of 1991, some of the greatest albums of the decade were release within just weeks of each other, and the face of music was about to shift. Alternative Rock, Seattle Sound, or Grunge... Whatever you call it, …

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Aug. 10, 2021

Terminator (1984) vs. Terminator 2: Part 2 of 2

The blockbuster of the summer in 1991 was the sequel to the first "Terminator". It turned out to be one of the biggest grossing R rated movies of all time. How does it compare with the original? Arnold is back …

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Aug. 3, 2021

Terminator (1984) vs. Terminator 2 (1991): Part 1

In 1984, Jim Cameron, a first time director, got his big break in a big way. After a disturbing nightmare, he wrote and amazing screenplay (which he storyboarded himself) and changed cinema history. Hear the incredible stor...

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July 27, 2021

Alien (1979) vs. Aliens (1986): Part 2

Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen! Grab your pulse rifle and motion tracker again this week as we dive into the amazing stories behind these two iconic, thrilling science fiction classics! We will discuss the filming p...

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July 20, 2021

Alien (1979) vs. Aliens (1986): Part 1

Alien (‘79) or Aliens (‘86)?! Dan O’Bannon was homeless, sleeping on a couch and eating hot dogs when he wrote Alien. James Cameron was an Alien fanboy with only a couple of bad B-movie to his credit when he wrote …

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July 13, 2021

Purple Rain Soundtrack: Track by Track

Dearly beloved, few albums in the '80s have been as successful, and as wildly revered as Prince's "Purple Rain". This record was incredibly diverse, expertly weaving elements of rock, pop, funk and soul, and yet somehow mana...

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July 6, 2021

Footloose Soundtrack (1984): Track by Track!

Even if you never saw the movie "Footloose", if you listened to the radio or watched MTV during the summer of 1984, chances are you were very familiar with the songs on the soundtrack! Of the nine songs on the …

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June 29, 2021

Purple Rain (1984) vs. Footloose (1984): Movie to Movie Pt 2

Dearly beloved we have gathered here today to listen to part 2 of the Footloose vs. Purple Rain comparison podcast. No need to purify yourselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka, just kick off your Sunday shoes and join us …

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June 22, 2021

Footloose (1984) vs. Purple Rain (1984)" Movie to Movie Pt 1

During the summer of 1984 the music from these two movies ruled MTV and Top 40 radio, but how good were the movies? Jump into the DeLorean and travel back with us as we discuss the amazing origin stories and …

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June 15, 2021

Gremlins ('84) vs. Ghostbusters ('84) Part 2

During the summer on 1984 you couldn't go anywhere without hearing Ray Parker's chart topping hit, "Ghostbusters" and every store in the mall sold Ghostbusters gear! In this episode we talk about the single biggest risk for I...

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June 8, 2021

Ghostbusters ('84) or Gremlins ('84)

On June 8, 1984, two of the greatest and first and most iconic comedy/horror movies were released side by side. Join us as we discuss the stories behind their creation, production, casting, and behind the scenes details that ...

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June 1, 2021

Huey Lewis and the News "Sports" vs. Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the…

Huey Lewis and the News hit it big with their third studio album "Sports". It seems like everyone had a copy of this album during the summer of 1984. This album had 5 tops 40 hits, great hooks, sweet harmonies …

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May 25, 2021

Huey Lewis and the News: Up Next Sports!

Before Huey Lewis and the News' breakout album, "Sports" became only one of five total #1 albums of 1984, the hand a long and interesting journey. Join us as we explore the days of young Huey the athlete, how he …

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May 20, 2021

Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" (1984) vs. Huey Lewis "Sports" …

In 1984, Bruce Springsteen released his most successful album of all time "Born in the USA" that includes an incredible 7 top ten hits. Jump in with us as we explore the history of the album and the stories behind …

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May 17, 2021

Bruce Springsteen: "Born to Run" to "Born in the USA"

We kick off our deep dive into the Summer of 1984 with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. That summer started a global sensation of what became known as "Bossmania". "Born in the USA" was a commercial …

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May 11, 2021

Happy Gilmore (1996) vs. Caddyshack (1980)

The Price is Wrong, Bob! (TV Edit) Welcome back, everyone, for Part 2 of the Golf Comedy Championship! We return with our friend, Adam Weinrib, host of the SportFire Podcast to continue our discussion on Caddyshack vs. Happy ...

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May 4, 2021

Caddyshack ('80) or Happy Gilmore ('96)?!

Hey, you want to make $14 the hard way? Join us and our guest host, Adam Weinrib, of the SportFire Podcast as we discuss the two greatest golf comedies of all time. We will dive into the creation and casting …

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April 27, 2021

No More Tears('91) or Get a Grip ('93)?

Which of these masterpieces will win the day? Join us in our final episode in the Get a Grip vs No More Tears as we deep dive into No More Tears track by track, then give you our final decision …

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April 20, 2021

The History of OZZ

Some blokes from Birmingham fascinated by the occult and people's interest in scary movies develop a brand new genre of music. Their lead singer, Ozzy Osbourne, becomes the Godfather of Heavy Metal. But, the Great and Powerfu...

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April 15, 2021

Aerosmith's "Get A Grip" (1993) vs. Ozzy's "No More Tears" (1991)

In 1993, the kings of 70's Rock put the stamp on their return to the top of the rock world with the release of the incredible "Get A Grip" album. In this episode we go track by track, exploring the …

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April 13, 2021

Aerosmith's "Get A Grip" (1993): A Brief History

Born in Boston in the early 70's, Aerosmith was a force with which to be reckoned. With a charismatic lead singer, gifted musicians and great songs, what could go wrong? Join us a we descend into the drug fueled decline, …

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April 6, 2021

Dumb and Dumber (1994) vs. There's Something About Mary (1998): Part 2

Join us for part 2 as we head to Aspen and discuss the classic 90's comedies "Dumb and Dumber" vs. "There's Something About Mary". In this episode we continue our deep dive behind the scenes with more stories about shooting …

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March 30, 2021

Dumb and Dumber (1994) vs. There's Something About Mary (1998): Part 1

In 1994 the world was introduced to Bobby and Peter Farrelly, brothers from Rhode Island, and their zany brand of humor. This was also the year that many woke up to the humor of Jim Carrey. The two combined forces …

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March 22, 2021

Flash Gordon (1980) vs. Highlander (1986): Part 2

Who wants to live forever? That line shared by both "Flash Gordon" (1980) and "Highlander" (1986). Grab your katana, hop on the nearest rocket cycle and join us for our second part podcast on these two cult classics and fin...

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