180 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.

    Best 80s Movie Songs

    Best 80s Movie Songs

    Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including a real-life floating Max, James Earl Jones retires as Darth's voice lives on, and even more stars return for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley.
    Then, we chat about the curious details about the best songs from 1980s movies as ranked by Billboard. What's your favorite movie song? Email us your thoughts to will@1980snow.com.
    Introduction - :35
    Did Harrison Ford Praise Crystal Skull? - 2:30
    1980s News - 6:34
    Best Songs from 1980s Movies - 25:00
    Thank You and Wrap-Up - 56:40
    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.
    Love soundtracks? Check out our chat with legendary 80s film composer Harold Faltermeyer here: https://bit.ly/382uR8L.

    • 59 min
    The Most Valuable 1980s Toy Shopping Spree

    The Most Valuable 1980s Toy Shopping Spree

    Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including how it's curtains for the Phantom, the original Quantum Leap character that stars in the reboot, and a confirmed Karate Kid film.
    Then, the Will takes Kat and Jon back to a toy store the 1980s where they go on a shopping spree (with $75). And after they return back to 2020, they learn who has the more valuable toy collection. What would you have purchased? Email us your thoughts to will@1980snow.com.
    Introduction - :47
    Announcements - 3:26
    *Join us on Facebook Live on Wednesday, September 28, at 9pm Eastern for 1980s Trivia. Winner gets a $50 e-gift card.
    1980s News - 5:42
    The Most Valuable 1980s Toys - 39:49
    Thank You and Wrap-Up - 1:03:07
    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 5 min
    1982 Vs. Today: Top 5 Hit Songs

    1982 Vs. Today: Top 5 Hit Songs

    Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including what Michael Myers was doing during the pandemic, Indiana Jones 5 footage at D23, and the passing of the inventor of the scrunchie.
    Then, the trio determines how long they can endure each of the current Top 5 songs for the week ending September 10, 2022. Will the any of the contemporary songs last 30 seconds without being buzzed by the hosts? And what were the Top 5 songs this week in 1982? Email us your thoughts to will@1980snow.com.
    Introduction - :30
    1980s News - 4:02
    Top 5 Songs: Today vs. 1982 - 38:30
    Thank You and Wrap-Up - 1:04:55
    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 7 min
    New 1980s Music w/ Bradley Scott of Emarosa

    New 1980s Music w/ Bradley Scott of Emarosa

    Recorded with streaming on Facebook Live, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including whether David Lee Roth should actually retire already, an exciting Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley casting update, and possible more films for Top Gun and the Karate Kid (Cobra Kai). Then, the trio interview Bradley Scott, frontman of Emarosa, about the band's new 1980s-inspired tracks. Follow Emarosa on Facebook for more information here: https://www.facebook.com/emarosa.
    Introduction - :30
    Unboxing Kat's Amazing Gifts - 4:24
    1980s News - 10:25
    Diane Franklin Book Giveaway- 31:12
    Interview w/ Bradley Scott of Emarosa - 33:50
    Thank You and Wrap-Up - 1:03:13
    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 6 min
    Star Wars Unearthed w/ Brian Volk-Weiss

    Star Wars Unearthed w/ Brian Volk-Weiss

    Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 80s news including the return of a discontinued monster cereal and the trailer for "Confess, Fletch."
    Then, Will challenges Kat and Jon to determine whether the long-held rumors about Star Wars are bantha poodoo.
    Finally, the trio chats with Brian Volk-Weiss, the founder and CEO of The Nacelle Company, the creators of the hit Netlix series "The Toys That Made Us" and "The Movies That Made Us." Brian's latest entertaining documentary series "Icons Unearthed: Star Wars" is now available on ViceTV (via your TV provider).
    Introduction - :30
    1980s News - 9:38
    Star Wars Rumors: True or Poodoo? - 28:34
    Icons Unearthed: Star Wars w/ Brian Volk-Weiss - 39:42
    Thank You and Wrap-Up - 1:19:40
    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.
    To hear more from Atlas Neon visit https://www.instagram.com/atlasneon/.
    To watch "Icons Unearthed: Star Wars" visit https://www.vicetv.com/en_us/show/icons-unearthed-star-wars.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Is This 80s Show Authentic?

    Is This 80s Show Authentic?

    Will and Jon discuss current 80s news including a Ferris Bueller spinoff, John Hughes soundtrack boxset and the 1980s movie nearly deemed too pornographic for release.
    Then, the pair chats with filmmakers Rand Vossler and Christopher Smith to determine what makes a contemporary show set in the 1980s authentic. Our guests are wrestling with that criteria as they develop their own movie set in 1988. What is your favorite new show or film set in the 1980s? Email us your thoughts to will@1980snow.com.
    Introduction - :30
    Announcement - 3:28
    *Join us on Facebook Live on Tuesday, August 30, at 9pm Eastern for 1980s trivia. Winner receives a $50 e-gift card. We'll be joined by an actor who appeared in some of our favorite 1980s films.
    True Tale from the 1980s - 4:50
    1980s News - 17:42
    Our Favorite New "80s" Shows - 40:47
    Is This 80s Show Authentic w/ Rand Vossler and Christopher Smith - 46:28
    Thank You and Wrap-Up - 1:28:24
    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.
    Pre-order "Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions" here: https://www.orderofcosmicchampions.com/the-novel.

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

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Release the Clowns ,

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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