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Everything 80s is your one-stop shop to look back on the movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music, and everything you loved about a decade like no other. Join host Jamie Logie as he takes you on a dizzying journey through topics like Transformers the birth of Apple Computers and the format war of VHS vs BETA! Great Scott! Jump into your Delorean as we travel back in time to the 1980s!

Everything '80s Curiouscast

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    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

Everything 80s is your one-stop shop to look back on the movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music, and everything you loved about a decade like no other. Join host Jamie Logie as he takes you on a dizzying journey through topics like Transformers the birth of Apple Computers and the format war of VHS vs BETA! Great Scott! Jump into your Delorean as we travel back in time to the 1980s!

    50 Years of Atari

    50 Years of Atari

    If you're listening to this episode the day it's released, it marks 50 years to the day when the world first met Atari. From there, the groundbreaking company forever changed what home video games could be.
    Today, I cover the history of the iconic company, how they made the home video game market a billion-dollar industry, and take a deep dive into some of the most beloved games. We also look at how classic Atari games are being preserved for future generations. This is a story that includes Star Wars, Apple Computers, E.T., and even dog food (you'll see how...).
    So press play, and journey back with me to the golden age of video games!
    Support the show and get access to bonus audio content like the Everything 80s Movie Review Podcast: Patreon.com/80s
    Artwork by Janet Cordahi
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    • 38 min
    The Brilliant Disaster of New Coke

    The Brilliant Disaster of New Coke

    On the hundredth anniversary of Coca-Cola, the iconic beverage company decided to shake things up. And boy did they ever. They shook things up by taking away their classic cola and introducing a whole new one: New Coke.
    This is a look back on a decision that enraged the public, caused severe backlash, and forced the company to bring back the original formula--in less than three months. But was this their plan all along? Did they want us to appreciate and miss what we once had with original Coke? Listen up to learn the story of one of the biggest brand debacles of all time...
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    Artwork by Janet Cordahi
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    • 29 min
    The Birth of the Walkman

    The Birth of the Walkman

    There's a good chance you're reading this on your phone right now as our devices obviously provide us with portable entertainment. But before cell phones, iPods, and MP3 players, there was one device that forever changed the way we consumed music: The Walkman.
    For the first time ever, the Walkman allowed us to take our personal music anywhere we went. It became a symbolic image of the 80s, sold hundreds of millions of units, and today, we look back at one of the most iconic devices ever made. 
    Support the show and get access to bonus audio content over at Patreon.com/80s
    Artwork by Janet Cordahi
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    • 22 min
    How the Nintendo Entertainment System Saved an Industry

    How the Nintendo Entertainment System Saved an Industry

    It's hard to imagine, but there was a time when video games were dying. It was 1983, and because of the Great Video Game crash, many companies wanted to distance themselves from video games.
    Enter a nearly 100-year-old company from Japan. Nintendo would not only rescue the video game industry but take it to heights never thought imaginable. So ready player one, press play and let's journey back to a brand new age of video games.
    Support the show and get access to bonus audio content: Patreon.com/80s
    Artwork by Janet Cordahi
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    • 23 min
    The Story of Transformers

    The Story of Transformers

    It was a classic battle between good and evil and it gave us one of the greatest toys of all time. Today, we journey back to revisit the history of the iconic Transformers.
    From their early days in Japan to dominating TVs and toy shelves in North America, this is another defining 1980s toys franchise that was also a masterclass in marketing. So hit play and let's roll out!
    Support the show and get bonus audio content at Patreon.com/80s
    Artwork by Janet Cordahi
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    • 30 min
    Halloween in the 80s

    Halloween in the 80s

    Welcome to the Everything 80s Halloween Spooktacular! Today, we journey back to the 80s to learn the origins of Trick-or-treating, look at what the most popular Halloween costumes were for each year, and discover the most popular candy of the decade.
    Then, we take a quick look at how many iconic horror films came out in the 1980s and finish with the most popular PG Halloween movies based on each U.S. state. So grab some cider, light the pumpkin, and hit play as we journey back to Halloween in the 80s.
    Support the show and get bonus audio content like the Everything 80s Movie Review Podcast: Patreon.com/80s
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Fairwaysbilly ,

Such a great trip into my youth

Absolutely love this show. Fond memories with a real backstory. Jamie has a great voice and I enjoy hearing about his personal memories. Did you ever get your Soundwave? If you didn’t, I’d happily give you mine😊

Beansandco ,

So fun to relive the 80s

I was aged 3-12 during the 80s. The movies! The fashion! The hair! The memories! Great podcast revisiting so many pop culture moments from the 80s. I just recently found this podcast (from That 90s Podcast) and was thrilled to learn there are a bunch (100+) of episodes to listen to. Plus - the host is a Canadian! Currently enjoying this podcast immensely.

CashiusCane ,

Nostalgic Overload!!

As an 80s baby (born in 1980) and as a Canadian (Calgary stand up!) I love how this podcast brings me back to my childhood and has a but of Canadian references to bring it close to home.
As a fellow podcaster the tone, pacing and audio of this podcast is all top notch in my opinion.
Been binging this podcast all day and dread the day when I get through all 170+ episodes and have to impatiently wait for a new one to drop on Wednesdays. Love the Podcast!! Keep it up....and if you're looking into a 90's spin off and want a co-host....hit me up.

Thanks for the feels man!!

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