The very first episode of The Rad Carpet is now live!
Thom, Art, Whalen, and CJ offer a window into their respective film tastes (or lack thereof) by running down their favorite films from the first half of the 1980s year by year, relishing the madcap delights of Airplane!, celebrating the alien brilliance of John Carpenter’s The Thing, and roasting with vigor The Right Stuff, among other 80s highlights. The Rad Carpeteers also heat up some takes on the Guy Ritchie universe for an inaugural round of “In or Out”.
The Rad Carpet is, above all, a club, and we want you, the listener, to join in! Unfurl your takes in the comments section below: Were any of your early-80s favorites overlooked? Do any of the 80s touchstones celebrated on The Carpet fail to hold up for you? Are you In or Out on these Guys? Is it possible to be Out on Jason Statham?
Keep an eye out on this site and on Twitter for the second part of the Rad Carpet 1980s rundown, as well as for announcements on the upcoming Rad Carpet curriculum. Thanks for listening… stay rad!
00:00 – Intro
01:50 – In or Out
12:10 – The 1980s, Year by Year
13:45 – 1980
20:00 – 1981
25:45 – 1982
33:45 – 1983
43:35 – 1984
49:00 – Closing credits