Dreamland: The RetroBlasting Podcast covers everything Generation X, and gives you a jolt of nostalgia along with things you never knew about your childhood. Everything from fads, foods, music, movies, cartoons, toys and more - it's every Gen Xer's favorite place to hang out. It's RetroBlasting as a podcast! Check us out at www.retroblasting.com!
Join Melinda and Aaron as they descend into the somewhat cringey fever dream that is 1980’s Xanadu. Where roller skating, disco, and big Hollywood musicals crash head-on into Greek mythology and romance, you’ll find… Xanadu.
The 'Burbs (1989)
We delve into the seedy underbelly of American suburbia, look at our neighbors’ house and ask, “What’s he building in there?” And we talk about the cult classic 80s film starring Tom Hanks.
Cover Songs and Space Travel
Melinda and Aaron have fought through the COVID-19 malaise and are each back with a surprise topic. Melinda delves into what makes a great cover song, with a handful of interesting examples, while Aaron recalls our hopeful visions of space travel from the 80s.
Dot and the Kangaroo (1977 film)
In another fun foray into Australian pop culture, Melinda gets Aaron to watch one of her all-time favorites, Dot and the Kangaroo. Is it really as sad as she remembers? Does the Bunyip actually exist and is it coming for us? Will there be a special mention of Dead Can Dance? Listen and find out.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
Michael joins Aaron and Melinda to discuss his favorite Christmas special, the Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Rankin-Bass from 1985. Based on the 1902 book by L. Frank Baum (you know, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), it adds a pagany, Tolkien-esque, Dickensian feel to the holiday in an animagical way.
Secret of NIMH / Rocko's Modern Life
Melinda and Aaron delve into their favorite anthropomorphized cartoon animals in this 50/50 episode. First we reveal the origins and backstory of the groundbreaking animation classic The Secret of NIMH, followed by a discussion of themes in the 90s’ Rocko’s Modern Life.
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Fantastic podcast - covers subjects that intetest me in an informative and charmingly opinionated manner. I’ve already been inspired to buy an album from the way it was analysed by Melinda and Aaron. Great work - keep it up!
Desperately unfunny -
Only listened to one episode (on The Colbys) and found the two hosts so tragically unfunny that I won’t listen to another one...interruptions, tangents, random points...honestly awful. Both hosts are like ‘oh, I never even heard of anything about it’, but then proceed to clearly have researched the whole show, yet think it’s funny to keep laughing at not even understanding soap. So dumb.
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Can’t get enough of the dreamland podcast! More more more please😁