100 episodes

The Everything '80s Podcast looks back at the greatest decade. It's your one-stop shop for everything to do with movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music and everything in between.
Jamie Logie is here to share some of the big topics such as Transformers and Saved By The Bell but to get more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you might not be aware of. Do you know why VHS won the format wars against BETA? Or why the PG-13 rating was created? You'll find all that and more as we look back at the greatest decade.

The Everything '80s Podcast Jamie Logie

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 20 Ratings

The Everything '80s Podcast looks back at the greatest decade. It's your one-stop shop for everything to do with movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music and everything in between.
Jamie Logie is here to share some of the big topics such as Transformers and Saved By The Bell but to get more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you might not be aware of. Do you know why VHS won the format wars against BETA? Or why the PG-13 rating was created? You'll find all that and more as we look back at the greatest decade.

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    Was Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure the poor man's Back to the Future? This week, I'm looking back on a movie that had the unfortunate task of being another 1980s time travel movie.
    We'll look at how this movie started out as a comedy sketch, how Keanu Reeves completely changed the direction of it, and some of the original plot intentions that were even weirder. We'll also look at why this movie sat on the shelf for two years before they released it, and why the movie was almost about a trio rather than a duo.
    Show Notes: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Support the Show: Patreon.com/80s 

    • 19 min
    The Popeye Movie: The Blockbuster That Wasn't

    The Popeye Movie: The Blockbuster That Wasn't

    Oh, what could have been. It's not that the Popeye movie was terrible: it just wasn't close to what was expected. This movie was expected to be a gigantic hit, and it fell short. This is a look back on the Popeye movie, the origin of the Popeye character, how Annie set the stage for the movie, and how it introduced Robin Williams to the world. 
    Show Notes: The Popeye Movie
    Support the Show: Patreon.com/80s

    • 26 min
    Why Jaws is the Most Important Movie in Film History

    Why Jaws is the Most Important Movie in Film History

    It can be easy to dismiss Jaws. It may seem like a common movie today, but it really changed Hollywood forever. If it wasn't for Jaws; movies, as we know them, might not exist. Jaws was the first true blockbuster. It changed how movies were released and marketed, and it created the summer movie season. This is a look back on how important Jaws is in the history of film, and how it allowed Steven Spielberg to bring his artistic visions to the world. 
    Show Notes: Jaws
    Support the Show: Patreon.com/80s

    • 23 min
    Everything 80s Rewind: The Story of the Walkman

    Everything 80s Rewind: The Story of the Walkman

    This is a legit rewind as not only is this a look back at a classic episode: it also features a device that did a lot of rewinding--the Walkman. The Walkman was a much more culturally significant device than most people realize. This is when music became truly personal. No device had ever been marketed like this before, and it would help pave the way for Apple and the iPod. 
    Let's take a look back at the Walkman: the first portable music player. 
    Show Notes: The Walkman
    Support the Show: Patreon.com/80s

    • 33 min
    10 Crazy Movie Fan Theories

    10 Crazy Movie Fan Theories

    How well do you really know your favorite 80s movie? You may think you know it inside out, but then a fan theory comes along that completely changes the way you see it.
    Today, I'm looking at 10 of the best fan theories from 1980s movies. Some of them you may know--and some are pretty out-there. But they all help to give the movies we love a fresh presentation. Some of the movies we'll look at include Indiana Jones, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Grease, The Karate Kid, and Back to the Future. 
    Show Notes: 10 Crazy Movie Fan Theories
    Support the Show: Patreon.com/80s

    • 27 min
    What Was the Best Summer For Movies in the 1980s?

    What Was the Best Summer For Movies in the 1980s?

    Today, I'm ranking each year of summer movies during the 80s to see which is the best. How does the summer of 1986 compare against 1981? Is the summer of 1985 the best--or does it come up short?
    This is one of the toughest--and most fun--episodes I've ever put together.
    I'll look at the notable movies from each summer, the one specific theme that runs through each summer, and a summary of how I feel it ranks against the others. I'm sure I'll get canceled for my number 8 choice--but I'm ready to face the music. 
    Support the Show: Patreon.com/80s

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

booooouuuuy ,

Love this podcast

I’m in my 40s, and have been sitting here for the last 15 years or so assuming that I was the only one who experienced the 80s in a particular way. Nope. Along comes The Everything 80s Podcast and what a wonderful trip down memory lane it is. Looking forward to many more episodes. Keep up the great work.

jemgirljeri ,

Needs a female voice/view

I enjoy the podcast but the views are obviously of the host individually. The best cartoon list matched almost perfectly to the favourite toy list and included obscure toys and shows and are all very male focused. It would be refreshing to have a female input along with the male view for those lists. Mention of a sister who loved She-ra, perhaps it s time you bring her on. No Jem and the Holograms listed in top 10 cartoons, now that’s just crazy 😜

Uncle Pauly... ,

Amazing Podcast!

Great facts of the best decade ever !.. keep them coming... any chance you can do a episode on the movie burbs? Thanks

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