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The Everything 80s Podcast is your one-stop shop to look back on the movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music, and everything you loved about the 1980s. Jamie Logie is here to cover all the big topics like Transformers and Apple Computers but gets more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you may 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 journey back to the greatest decade.

Everything '80s Jamie Logie / Curiouscast

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The Everything 80s Podcast is your one-stop shop to look back on the movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music, and everything you loved about the 1980s. Jamie Logie is here to cover all the big topics like Transformers and Apple Computers but gets more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you may 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 journey back to the greatest decade.

    The TGIF Friday-Night Lineup Begins

    The TGIF Friday-Night Lineup Begins

    If you grew up in the 1980s, you know how sacred Saturday morning cartoons were. But as we got older, they faded away, and our interests changed. Would anything be able to fill the void of that beloved TV-watching ritual? Enter TGIF on the ABC network.
    Though it may feel more like a 90s institution, TGIF began in the late 80s with roots going all the way back to 1985. This episode looks back at the origins of the beloved Friday night lineup, the importance of following a formula, the real meaning behind TGIF, and the importance of branding specific nights. Ultimately, this is a story about the power of our beloved routines, traditions, and the people we share them with.
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    • 33 min
    The Royal Family During the 1980s

    The Royal Family During the 1980s

    No matter what our feelings are about the Royal Family, we've been living through historical times. And, for the Royals, there may be no era more significant than the 1980s. This was a decade where--thanks to the growth of media, cable, and networks--awareness of their every move was at an all-time high.
    The 1980s gave us two royal weddings, four royal births, multiple threats to the Queen, and a humorous public relations disaster. This is also a time when we began to see cracks in the facade of what was supposed to be a "perfect family." And, in the 1980s, the world would meet a young nursery school assistant who would soon become the most famous human being on earth.
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    • 26 min
    A Look Back at the Year 1986

    A Look Back at the Year 1986

    What are your memories of 1986? Depending on your age, they may be quite vivid. Or you may only remember bits and pieces. But how do you sum up a year that had many amazing moments, but also some terrible setbacks? If you had to describe the year 1986, it may be one step forward, two steps back.
    Today, we look back on all the great movies, TV shows, technology, sports, and music that 1986 gave us--and it sure was a humdinger. But, unfortunately, this was the year that contained two of the worst disasters of the decade. And in between those, was a seminal moment that made all of us look up...
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    • 37 min
    The MTV Generation Begins

    The MTV Generation Begins

    Whether you grew up in the 80s or not, MTV has probably impacted you at some point. Even though the all-music channel debuted way back in 1981, it continues to influence pop culture to this day. This is a look back on a risky idea that went on to define the entire 1980s and changed the way we consume music.
    In this episode, we'll look back at the origins of MTV (that involves New Zealand and The Monkees), the immediate impact it made, the rise of giant stars like Madonna and Michael Jackson, and the controversies that have been a part of the channel since it first launched.
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    • 41 min
    The Stores We Loved & the Changing Face of Retail

    The Stores We Loved & the Changing Face of Retail

    What stores do you remember best from your childhood? If you're Canadian, one such store may be Zellers--which looks to be making a comeback--but you no doubt have your own favorites. However, this episode is about so much more than a classic Canadian store; it's about how many of our retail favorites are no longer with us. It's about the changing retail landscape that is drastically different than the way we remember it.
    This show is a look back on the stores that made us, the rise and fall of mall culture, and the life-long power of brands. Ultimately, this episode is about how powerful nostalgia is, and why giant corporations continue to bank on its undeniable impact.
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    • 31 min
    Halley's Comet: The "Twice-in-a-Lifetime" Event

    Halley's Comet: The "Twice-in-a-Lifetime" Event

    Are you old enough to remember Halley's Comet? If you are, I'm sure you remember what a big deal its return was in 1986. For kids of the 80s, it was astounding to be able to see something that last appeared in 1910. And if you were of a certain age, there's a chance you'll get to see it again, as Halley's Comet will make its return in 2061.
    But the story of Halley's Comet is about much more than just a comet. This was a look at ourselves and the astonishing progress we had made by the mid--80s. Compared to 1910, 1986 was like living in a future no one could have predicted. Halley's Comet marked our progress, our technological advancements, but also, our setbacks, as its return would be sandwiched right between two of the worst disasters of the 20th Century. 
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

UteFam ,

GenX/Kid of the 80’s

You take me back to my childhood in a way movies can’t. You have all the fine details of products, movies, Retail, fashion, video games, action figures. You cover it all amazingly, thank you!

Natenatenateman ,

Great fun and great info.

I just started listening to this podcast, and I am really enjoying this fun walk down memory lane. If you grew up in the 80s or are just curious about the decade, this is definitely a good listen.

LukeKnowsBJJ ,

80s

Great show

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