119 episodes

1980s Now (formerly The 80its) is a weekly examination of the importance of 1980s 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 1980s 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 (formerly The 80its) is a weekly examination of the importance of 1980s 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 1980s 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.

    1980s Romantic Comedies (Mostly)

    1980s Romantic Comedies (Mostly)

    While Ray and Kat enjoy the week off, Will is joined by special guest co-host (and his wife) Kimberly. Will and Kimberly discuss current 1980s news including a restaurant/1980s museum they'd love to visit and the new Apple+ series set in the 1980s. Then, the couple discusses the 1980s celebrity crushes, movies and music that first inspired romance within them. What's your favorite romantic film, TV show or song from the 1980s? Write us at will@1980snow.com or message us on Facebook.
    It's the last week to nominate 1980s Now for two podcast awards. Please visit podcastawards.com and nominate us for People's Choice and TV and Film awards.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.

    • 47 min
    Raising A 1980s Kid w/ Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

    Raising A 1980s Kid w/ Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

    Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including the return of the Trapper Keeper and the value of Indiana Jones's fedora. Then, the trio discuss some of the steps they've taken to raise their children in 80s pop culture. Finally, Will speaks with award-winning actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ("Kim's Convenience") about when to introduce your child to "The Predator" and Asian representation in 1980s films.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bonus: Indiana Jones Sequel Rumors

    Bonus: Indiana Jones Sequel Rumors

    On this bonus episode, Will, Ray and Kat take a break from their July vacation to make a few announcements including the Facebook Live QandA with Diane Franklin ("Better Off Dead," "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure") on Saturday, July 17 at 8:30pm Eastern. Then, the trio discusses the zaniest and more reliable Indiana Jones sequel rumors and how the new film may be connected to an unproduced Indy script.
    1980s Now returns next week with a full episode and interview with Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, star of "Kim's Convenience."
    Please vote for 1980s Now on www.podcastawards.com for People's Choice and TV and Film awards.
    Bring your questions to the Facebook Live QandA with Diane Franklin ("Better Off Dead," "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure") on Saturday, July 17 at 8:30pm Eastern on The 80s Ruled Facebook page.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.

    • 41 min
    1980s Hip-Hop w/ Sir Mix-A-Lot

    1980s Hip-Hop w/ Sir Mix-A-Lot

    Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including Harrison Ford's latest injury and the trailer for the latest Halloween film. Then, Will speaks with Grammy Award-winning, double platinum certified hip-hop artist Sir Mix-A-Lot.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.

    • 48 min
    Best/Worst 1980s Novelty Rap Songs

    Best/Worst 1980s Novelty Rap Songs

    Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including the discovery of a Van Halen video lost for 40 years and Kevin Bacon will make a good villain in the upcoming Toxic Avenger. Then, the trio reviews some of the best and worst novelty rap songs from the 1980s. Do you remember these songs? Which other songs should've been included?
    For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.

    • 54 min
    1980s TV Show Themes That Were Hit Songs

    1980s TV Show Themes That Were Hit Songs

    Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including whether Hugh Grant is the villain or NPC in the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie and when the in-production Indiana Jones sequel may be set. Then, Will challenges Ray and Kat to identify 1980s TV show themes that were also on the Billboard Hot 100 with just a few clues. Can you recognize the tunes before they do?
    For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com.
    And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled.com or facebook.com/80sruled.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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Enjoyable, knowledgeable, fun and enlightening

This is a great podcast that manages to walk the line of celebrating 80s culture while also recognising its ridiculous aspects and examining it critically. I particularly recommend the Hadley Freeman interview.

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