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20TH CENTURY POP! is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past. Each episode hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s. Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.

20th Century Pop! Not A Hologram

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20TH CENTURY POP! is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past. Each episode hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s. Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.

    THE SIMPSONS: TREEHOUSE OF HORROR I, II & III

    THE SIMPSONS: TREEHOUSE OF HORROR I, II & III

    Nothing says Halloween like the annual network broadcast of IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN, so thanks again, 2020. In its absence, Bob and Tim are watching another animated classic now owned by another streaming service. It's the first three SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORRORS, back when it was still known as THE SIMPSONS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL and before it was called ANOTHER EPISODE OF THAT SHOW I USE TO WATCH. Good grief, its the first time they're talking about The Simpsons!
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    • 56 min
    DISASTER & A TWO WEEK HIATUS

    DISASTER & A TWO WEEK HIATUS

    Normally you’d be hearing “Hey everyone every, my name is Tim Blevins” followed by "20TH CENTURY POP!," or “MENAGE A POP” or some other podcast with the word “pop” in it. But there’s been a glitch. Not in the Matrix but in the production of the show. So here’s that name Tim Blevins telling everyone ever an explanation on what the eff happened, where the eff the shows are and when the eff they are coming back (full disclosure, its in the title of the episode).

    MENAGE A POP RETURNS MONDAY, OCTOBER 26th & 20TH CENTURY POP! RETURNS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th!(that's two exclamation points).

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    • 4 min
    THE RETURN OF THE POP 5!

    THE RETURN OF THE POP 5!

    It's been a while since the show featured a POP 5. In case you forgot, the Pop 5 was an intermittently reoccurring segment from the earliest days of this podcast. Its something Tim always thought would take off, while Bob just hoped it would drop off. Well today neither one gets their wish as it makes a fanfare-less return with probably the only Bill Bixby reference this show will ever make.
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    • 34 min
    THE HALLOWEEN THAT ALMOST WASN'T

    THE HALLOWEEN THAT ALMOST WASN'T

    Trick or treating has been (understandably) called off. But does that mean Halloween is canceled? Last time this was proposed the world plunged into despair and only Judd Hirsch in a cape could rescue it. Wait... what was that last sentence? TAXI’s Judd Hirsch? Apparently he was at the center of a late ‘70s debacle known as THE HALLOWEEN THAT ALMOST WASN’T. And while its not something Bob or Tim grew up watching, their inaugural viewing might be just the thing to save their spooky holiday. Or... at the very least ... get the DEAR JOHN theme out of their heads.

    00:00:00 UNLICENSED AUDIO - Breaking News

    00:00:37 HALLOWEEN BLITZED- brought to you by Lows Business Department Store LLC

    00:07:33 HOW DID THEY MISS - THE HALLOWEEN THAT ALMOST WASN’T? - and kids love Taxi

    00:13:29 THAT ‘70s CAST - dressing up your network stars

    00:22:27 NOT DIGGING THIS PLOT - and maybe that’s the wrong protagonist

    00:31:59 CONJOURING YOUR DEMON-GRAPHIC - and an unintentional plot line

    00:37:33 WHY AM LEGION? - hodgepodge, repetition or sincere

    00:47:07 THE NOSTALGIA THAT ALMOST WASN’T - aka the Night Bob Canning Saved Nostalgia

    00:52:09 CLOSING - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase

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    • 56 min
    GLORIFED RERUN: HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

    GLORIFED RERUN: HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

    Last week Bob and Tim spun some controversy with conflicting takes on Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy. So to cool things off, and with no actual related segue between the two topics, they are reposting this cool episode about horns, harmonicas and maybe more horns. Its an album by album analysis of one of the biggest draws on the 1980s... Huey Lewis And The News. And even 1991's "Hard At Play" got a listen. Yes. They listened to "Hard At Play."

    (Originally streamed April 20th, 2017)
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    • 52 min
    PEARL JAM: VITALOGY

    PEARL JAM: VITALOGY

    Bob and Tim don’t always have to agree. In fact, it often makes for a more interesting podcast. And while they have both proclaimed a fandom for Pearl Jam, this listening party of their third album got a bit heated. Who loved it? Who loathed (parts) of it? And what does it all mean for their '90s credibility? Hear a divisive discussion on an overly packaged disc that did not include the dance hit "Vibeology." It's Pearl Jam's 1994 VITALOGY (look THAT word up).


    00:00:00 PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - note-taking practices

    00:00:54 THE CD IS NOT …. SPELLBOUND — how a Paula Abdul episode might start

    00:03:06 THE CD IS … VITALOGY - package art

    00:06:03 LAST EXIT - not all aboard the Pearl Jam train

    00:10:59 SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE - (pssst, its about records)

    00:18:13 NOT FOR YOU - third album problems

    00:25:04 TRMOR CHRIST - not-so religious experience

    00:26:37 NOTHINGMAN - can’t find a Vedder Man

    00:31:24 WHIPPING - manifesto metamorphosis

    00:37:09 PRY, TO - and try to not be a song

    00:43:28 CORDUROY - can’t find a better vest

    00:45:13 BUGS - would they rather hear “Pry, To” again

    00:48:35 SATAN’S BED - and still talking about “Bugs”

    00:51:02 BETTER MAN - can’t be briefer, man

    00:52:28 AYE DAVANITA - brought to you by Google Chrome

    00:54:04 IMMORTALITY - could have ended here

    00:54:53 HEY FOXYMOPHANDLEMAMA, THAT’S ME - art project or art product?

    00:58:28 VITAL STATISTICS - does this work as an album?

    01:01:36 CLOSING - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase

    01:04:38 SPECIAL BONUS AUDIO - finger distance

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Citybluesgirl ,

Children of the 80s: A MUST listen.

Fantastic podcast. The hosts are a great duo. The production quality is top notch. Very interesting topics and nostalgia for folks like myself who grew up in the 80s-90s. Keep up the excellent work.

coolhandjennie ,

These guys know their $#!%

Of the many things I love about this podcast, Bob & Tim's love of the subject--whatever it might be--is my most favorite thing. We live in a cynical world, as a 20th century film icon once said, yet this podcast celebrates the things we love instead of tearing them down. Which is not to say the guys don't take a realistic & analytical look at those things, and sometimes find them wanting. The show is fun, interesting, sometimes silly and always thought provoking. Also, I cannot oversell the soothing nature of Tim's dulcet tones. 5/5 recommend.

Smokescreen38 ,

Nostalgia, insight, humor. A must listen for 30-40 somethings

I can’t get enough of this show! Keep up the great work, Tim and Bob!

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