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.)

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 78 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.)

    No Smell Policies, Freddy's Inspiration and Eminem/Steve Miller

    No Smell Policies, Freddy's Inspiration and Eminem/Steve Miller

    Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    03:55 - Cyndi Lauper announces final tour
    17:41 - The true story of greatest horror movie?
    31:41 - Steve Miller has reacted to Eminem’s interpolation
    43:00 - Jon Bon Jovi can’t listen to this song
    52:23 - Comic Book store has new smell policy
    01:04:00 - Wrap-Up and Thank You
    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
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Interview: Jonathan Betuel | A "Last Starfighter" Sequel?

    Interview: Jonathan Betuel | A "Last Starfighter" Sequel?

    Beginning in 2015, fans of 1984's "The Last Starfighter" were thrilled when a potential sequel was teased. That excitement was buoyed when “Rogue One” scribe Gary Whitta announced he was working with Jon on the project—and ultimately released concept art for the film in 2021. Sadly, however, those hopes were dashed in September 2022, when Whitta responded to a fan on Twitter, writing, “To be honest there's a decent chance it never happens.” And since then, there have been no updates.
    On this episode, Will chats with Jonathan Betuel, the writer of "The Last Starfighter," about the origins of the film, his experience with arcade games, and whether a potential sequel is still in the works.
    00:00 - Introduction
    06:05 - Interview: Jonathan Betuel
    42:25 - Wrap-Up
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@1980snow
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    • 45 min
    Furiosa and the Future of Theater

    Furiosa and the Future of Theater

    Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    02:30 - Announcement
    *Listen to Will talk about "The Road Warrior" on Movies That Made Us Gay
    04:25 - Live action "He-Man" has been cast (again)
    14:00 - George Lucas compares himself to Michelangelo
    27:55 - Richard Dreyfuss upsets audience at "Jaws"
    36:25 - Walton Goggins talks about opening scene of "Fallout"
    44:00 - "Furiosa" fizzles and the future of theater
    01:08:30 - Wrap-Up and Thank You
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    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Interview: Jack Hues of Wang Chung

    Interview: Jack Hues of Wang Chung

    Will speaks with Jack Hues, co-founder and frontman of Wang Chung. The band is currently on performing with other 1980s acts as part of the Abducted by the 80s tour. Visit abductedbythe80s.com for ticket information. Visit August Day Recordings to learn more about their orchestral mashups of hit 80s tracks.
    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
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.

    • 40 min
    Wang Chung, the Brat Pack and Deathstalker

    Wang Chung, the Brat Pack and Deathstalker

    Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    09:30 - What Wang Chung didn’t know
    18:55 - The Jason Universe
    32:00 - 9 to 5 documentary
    42:40 - Brat Pack documentary
    53:15 - Deathstalker reboot
    1:04:40 - Wrap-Up and Thank You
    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
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mike Tyson, Ghosts, and The Future of Mad Max

    Mike Tyson, Ghosts, and The Future of Mad Max

    Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    4:00 - Mike Tyson’s peers fear for Tyson in his upcoming fight
    17:11 - Whoopi Goldberg explains how ghosts work
    25:22 - Road House sequel is in the works
    36:12 - A Terminator anime is in our near future
    46:10 - The future of the Mad Max franchise
    50:10 - Wrap-Up and Thank You
    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
    Email us at will@1980snow.com or kat@1980snow.com.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

MaxH42 ,

Like talking with your friend for Gen Xers.

I normally don't like podcasts, and I'm hooked on this one!

Killian#4 ,

Loving this!

Fun and funny. Relevant to today and hugely reminiscent a must listen.

Pvt_Idaho ,

Love the nostalgia!

I love listening to this podcast. These three hosts are very entertaining and their chemistry is clear. They do a great job of conjuring nostalgia for the greatest decade between the 70’s and the 90’s. Do yourself a favor and tune in!

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