200 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. (80s is aka '80s.)

1980s Now 1980s Now

    • TV & Film
    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings

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. (80s is aka '80s.)

    Gen X vs. Millennials

    Gen X vs. Millennials

    First, Will and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    1981's Wizardy is getting a digital makeover1984's Transformers coming to theatersTransformers One debuts in SeptemberTransformers/G.I. Joe mash-up film has been green lit
    Then, we respond to viral Millennial TikTok videos that invoke the good name of our generation.
    Introduction - 00:00
    Announcement - 5:25
    1980s News - 08:00
    Gen X vs. Millennials - 36:25
    Wrap-Up & Your Feedback - 01:15:35
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1980snow.
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/1980snow
    Check out Will on Post Finale.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    80s True Crime: The George Bosque Heist

    80s True Crime: The George Bosque Heist

    Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including the new Knight Rider Pinball DLC, and update on the live-action "Thundercats," and The Hollywood Reporter ranked all the "Ghostbusters" in the most egregious way.
    Then, Will shares the true tale of how George Bosque stole nearly $2 million in 1980 and the crazy thing he did with it.
    Introduction - 00:00
    Announcements - 2:30
    *Listen to Will on Forever 80s Podcast
    1980s News - 05:00
    80s True Crime: George Bosque - 35:00
    Wrap-Up & Your Feedback - 01:35:30
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1980snow.
    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
    Learn more about Jon's podcast and Youtube channel at www.GenXGrownup.com.
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Interview: Lucinda Dickey

    Interview: Lucinda Dickey

    First, Kat explains why she became a ninja. Then, Will chats with Lucinda Dickey, star of "Breakin'," "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" and "Ninja III: The Domination," all of which premiered in 1984.
    Introduction - 0:00
    Interview with Lucinda Dickey - 9:20
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/1980snow.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.

    • 55 min
    1984: The Best Year in Movies?

    1984: The Best Year in Movies?

    First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    Road House: the most successful Apple movieKevin Smith's movie set in 1986Scorpion’s “Rock You Like a Hurricane” was nearly R-RatedNetflix just added these 20 films from 1984 to their catalog
    Then, Will challenges you and his co-hosts to identify 1984 films from a clue. How many can you name?
    Introduction - 00:00
    1980s News - 07:40
    Was 1984 the best year for movies? - 35:30
    Name the 1984 Movie - 48:00
    Wrap-Up & Your Feedback - 01:11:00
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1980snow.
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/1980snow
    Check out Will on Forever 80s Podcast.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Road House (1989) vs. Road House (2024)

    Road House (1989) vs. Road House (2024)

    First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    DNA just solved a 1980s murderDNA testing was discovered in 1984Ghostbusters is a billion dollar franchiseJohn Williams made a musical mistake in Star Wars
    Then, the trio compares the original "Road House," starring Patrick Swayze, with the one just released on Amazon Prime starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Warning: There are some minor spoilers.
    Introduction - 00:00
    1980s News - 04:25
    Road House vs. Road House (with Spoilers) - 40:00
    Wrap-Up & Your Feedback - 01:26:30
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@1980snow
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1980snow.
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com
    Learn more about Jon's podcast and Youtube channel at www.GenXGrownup.com.
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/1980snow

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Curious Origin of Prince's 1999

    The Curious Origin of Prince's 1999

    First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    New live-action Popeye movieJohn Mellencamp is mad againThe best place to get abducted by aliensThe people most likely to get abducted by aliensFirst look at "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice"
    Then, in true crime fashion, Will shares the tale of how Prince was inspired to write the title track from his career-defining album "1999." Special thanks to Marcus Taylor for researching and writing the story.
    Introduction - 00:00
    1980s News - 03:30
    The Curious Origin of Prince's 1999 - 37:00
    Wrap-Up & Your Feedback - 01:22:05
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@1980snow
    Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1980snow.
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/1980snow
    For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com
    Learn more about Jon's podcast and Youtube channel at www.GenXGrownup.com.
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Krupp68 ,

Simply the best 80’s Podcast

This is an excellent podcast which thoroughly covers the 1980’s culture. Will, Kat & Jon are interesting, funny, entertaining and very knowledgeable. The dynamics between the three hosts is what really makes it work so well. Please don’t give it a low rating without valid reasons; if its not for you then move on to something else or give constructive feedback to the hosts before you leave your review.

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.

Steetwise ,

WHAAAT!?

An 80s pod with no eps on the nighttime soaps of the era! SERIOUSLY! WHAAAT! Prime time soaps - Dallas, Dynasty, Knots, Falcon Crest, The Colbys etc - ruled TV screens through out the 80s, so why has this pod ignored them? Makes no sense. So many repetitive eps, the same subjects come up again & again, yet the soaps still ignored? Maybe the hosts aren’t fans…too bad, the soaps WERE the 80s. Take the decade seriously or stop.

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