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 • 77 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.)

    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
    80s Song Mystery Was Solved

    80s Song Mystery Was Solved

    Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    01:55 - Gedde Watanabe is not offended by Sixteen Candles
    08:55 - Country legend releases AI-generated song
    21:50 - Michael J. Fox: Being famous was harder in the 1980s
    26:10 - Gen Z doesn’t want to work to get a job
    40:20 - The source of that 80s mystery song has been found
    01:04:20 - Wrap-Up
    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 6 min
    New Clue, Rocky II's Real Injury, Gross Jell-O and More

    New Clue, Rocky II's Real Injury, Gross Jell-O and More

    Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including:
    08:00 - Sony buys "Clue" TV and film rights
    20:30 - The painful origin of Rocky's injury in "Rocky II"
    28:30 - 1980s favorite returns to Dr. Who
    37:00 - Creator of "The Naked Gun" doesn't approve of reboot
    46:44 - Jell-O introduces two new flavors
    55:10 - Plus, the strange flavors Jell-O has (wisely) discontinued
    01:00:55 - Fruity Pebbles introduces a new take on their cereal
    01:03:00 - Dr. Pepper adds new flavor for the summer
    01:10:00 - Wrap-Up
    Check out Desperately Seeking the 80s podcast.
    Play Star Wars trivia on May 4 at 8pm Easern on Facebook/YouTube live.
    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 12 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 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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