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Our latest Stuck in the 80s podcast is now online. And this episode is historic. Why? Because it features the final performance of St. Pete Times television critic Chase Squires, who's heading west to Colorado for a new job at the end of today. Chase's love for the 80s is surpassed possibly only by my own, and the Stuck in the 80s gang is devastated by his impending absence.

But before he left, Chase sat down with me for an hour and helped record one of the best podcasts we've done to date. To honor him, we chose his favorite 80s topic: Miami Vice. So download the podcast and enjoy:

-- Chase's dead-on, Marlboro-throated imitations of Don Johnson.

-- Some great clips from the show, including the guest appearance by Glenn Frey.

-- Some of the tunes that made Miami Vice the revolutionary force it was for TV.

-- News about the upcoming movie version of Miami Vice, starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.

-- Chase's sad, tearful rendition of "Rocky Mountain High."

We're hoping Chase returns as a guest star once we get our telephone recording operations up and running. In the meantime, you can also enjoy two other episodes that featured Chase: TV in the 80s and Ferris Bueller. When you hear those, you'll wonder why we didn't have him with us every week.

Take care, Chase. Watch out for mountain lions and keep your eye on the trail. (And queue the John Denver music one last time.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:17pm]


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