194 episodes

1980s Now is a weekly examination of the importance of 80s pop culture and its continued influence today. We demonstrate that nostalgia alone doesn’t account for the contemporary fascination with our favorite decade. Instead, we share personal experiences and interview experts--including icons from 80s music, movies and TV--to demonstrate the “era of greed” bore the greatest moments in movies, music, television and sports. The show is equally entertaining and informative.

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1980s Now is a weekly examination of the importance of 80s pop culture and its continued influence today. We demonstrate that nostalgia alone doesn’t account for the contemporary fascination with our favorite decade. Instead, we share personal experiences and interview experts--including icons from 80s music, movies and TV--to demonstrate the “era of greed” bore the greatest moments in movies, music, television and sports. The show is equally entertaining and informative.

    Ten Uniquely 1980s Movie Tropes

    Ten Uniquely 1980s Movie Tropes

    Will, Kat and Jon return for their first new show in 2023. First, they challenge themselves to identify the 1980s movie trope Dreamkid has scored. Then, they discuss current 80s news including a sequel to "History of the World," Madonna's upcoming tour, De La Soul's premiere on streaming and the possibility of a Short Round movie.
    Introduction - :00
    Announcement - 4:05
    *Interviews will be published as bonus episodes later in the week. This week, here our chat with social media sensation, the synthwave musician Dreamkid.
    1980s News - 12:57
    Ten Uniquely 1980s Movie Tropes - 39:15
    Your Favorite/Hated Tropes - 1:10:15
    Your Emails - 1:16:10
    For the many ways to support the show, visit www.1980snow.com/support.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.
    Learn more about Jon's podcast and Youtube channel at www.GenXGrownup.com.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    1980s News Wrap-Up for 2022

    1980s News Wrap-Up for 2022

    Will, Kat and Jon randomly review the 1980s news stories they skipped throughout the year. This episode was recorded while streaming before a live audience on Facebook. To join us on a future show, follow our Facebook page.
    Introduction - :00
    Announcement - 4:15
    *We're taking January 2023 off.
    1980s News - 7:20
    Wrap-Up and Thanks - 1:18:30
    For the many ways to support the show, visit www.1980snow.com/support.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.
    Learn more about Jon's podcast and Youtube channel at www.GenXGrownup.com.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Craziest Indiana Jones Movies Never Made

    The Craziest Indiana Jones Movies Never Made

    Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including death-defying training for Top Gun stunts, the new "Beastie Boys" museum Exhibit, and the stars reaction to the "Quantum Leap" series renewal.
    Then, the trio discusses the official plots of the craziest Indiana Jones sequels that were never made (and thank goodness). Thoughts? Emails us at will@1980snow.com.
    Introduction - :30
    1980s News - 3:38
    The Craziest Indiana Jones Movies Never Made - 29:30
    Wrap-Up and Thanks - 1:15:41
    For the many ways to support the show, visit www.1980snow.com/support.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.
    Learn more about Jon's podcast and Youtube channel at www.GenXGrownup.com.
    References:
    https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/the-indiana-jones-films-that-never-were/
    https://screenrant.com/indiana-jones-unmade-cancelled-movies-reasons-explained/
    https://bloody-disgusting.com/editorials/3457215/indiana-jones-supernatural-horror-movie-almost/
    https://filmschoolrejects.com/unmade-indiana-jones-movies/
    https://www.eightieskids.com/indiana-jones-and-the-monkey-king-the-sequel-too-mad-to-get-made/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Doctor Who and the 80s w/ John Walsh

    Doctor Who and the 80s w/ John Walsh

    Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including the director of the "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" sequel, the 1984 secret programming code just revealed, and the pole-sitting craze that swept the 80s (but really didn't).
    Then, Will speaks John Walsh, author of the forthcoming "Dr. Who & The Daleks: The Official Story of the Films." Pre-order your copy everywhere books or sold or here: http://bit.ly/3YgguXe
    Introduction - :30
    What Jon Would Do for Money - 4:30
    1980s News - 9:14
    Doctor Who Recollections - 37:25
    John Walsh - 43:10
    Wrap-Up and Thanks - 1:14:50
    For the many ways to support the show, visit www.1980snow.com/support.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.
    Learn more about Jon's podcast and Youtube channel at www.GenXGrownup.com.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    80s Board Games w/ Jim & Donna Pressman

    80s Board Games w/ Jim & Donna Pressman

    Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including a new Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer just dropped, some behind the scenes details about Disney+’s new Willow series, and the trailer-and name of-the forthcoming Indiana Jones sequel are here.
    Then, the trio chats with Jim and Dnna Pressman. Jim is the former president of Pressman Toy, makers of many of the toys and games that we played during our youths. Together, they have just published of fascinating chronology of the company. "A Century of American Toys & Games: The Story of Pressman Toy" is now available wherever books are sold.
    Which board games did/do you play? Email us your thoughts to will@1980snow.com.
    Introduction - :30
    1980s News - 3:32
    The Games in Our Lives - 31:57
    Jim and Donna Pressman - 42:38
    Thanks - 1:06:51
    Find your next game at www.recess.net.
    For the many ways to support the show, visit www.1980snow.com/support.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.
    Learn more about Jon's podcast and Youtube channel at www.GenXGrownup.com.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Flashback: Is This a Christmas Movie?

    Flashback: Is This a Christmas Movie?

    In this episode, we flash all the way back to when 1980s Now was still a couple of idiots for the 80s. Here, Will and Ray determine which of seven 1980s films are Christmas movies in spite of what you may think. Did you agree with our definitive, unquestionable assessment? Write us at will@1980snow.com.
    New Introduction - :15
    Criteria for Christmas Movies - 1:48
    "Trading Places" - 5:12
    "Less Than Zero" - 9:12
    "Gremlins" - 10:55
    "Rocky IV" - 15:29
    "Ghostbusters II" - 17:50
    "Lethal Weapon" - 20:15
    "Die Hard" - 24:50
    For the many ways to support the show, visit www.1980snow.com/support.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.

    • 32 min

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