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Nostalgic trip down memory lane, engaging in after-school-type conversations about everything from 90’s Sitcoms to fast food mascots.  👋 Please subscribe, review and share. 

After School Special Podcast After School Special Podcast

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Nostalgic trip down memory lane, engaging in after-school-type conversations about everything from 90’s Sitcoms to fast food mascots.  👋 Please subscribe, review and share. 

    Unraveling The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 📺: From Philly Streets to Hollywood Royalty

    Unraveling The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 📺: From Philly Streets to Hollywood Royalty

    Ever wondered how a kid from the streets of Philly ends up living amongst Hollywood royalty? Get ready to jiggle out some nostalgia as we unravel the beats behind the iconic 90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

    From the personal experiences that led Benny Medina to inspire the principal character, to how he ended up under the tutelage of music mogul Barry Gordy, we take you on a ride back in time to the creation of the Fresh Prince!

    Buckle your seat belts as we zoom into Will Smith's fashion choices and music career, and the indelible influence they had on the show. Remember the Air Jordan Sixes or the Nike Air Quantum Force? 

    We take a look at how Smith's personal style found its way into the series, becoming a representation of the Philadelphia culture he came from. And let's not forget his music career that ran parallel to his acting - we've got the scoop on how his hit songs like 'Parents Just Don't Understand' and 'Summertime' influenced the show. 

    From laughter to tears, Fresh Prince has given us some intense and memorable moments. Hold on to your seats as we revisit episodes that continue to resonate today, like when James Avery, playing Will's estranged father Lou, visited him in Bel-Air. 

    We also delve into controversial moments off-screen, like Janet Hubert's departure and the subsequent introduction of Daphne Maxwell Reid. And wouldn't you want to know about the new Bel Air reboot, which promises a closer look at Benny Medina's real-life story? Come join us on this nostalgic journey, where we promise to hit you with the best of Fresh Prince, and a little bit more.
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    • 58 min
    (Bonus) Retro Rewind ⏪ : Nostalgic Journey through the Music Video Classics

    (Bonus) Retro Rewind ⏪ : Nostalgic Journey through the Music Video Classics

    Ready for a trip down memory lane? We're throwing it back to the iconic music videos of the early 90s and 2000s that defined our adolescence. Starting with the unforgettable Kylie Minogue's 2001 sensation "Can't Get You Out of My Head".

    We move to the era of DMX's zenith with "Party Up", and not to forget the revolutionary "Thong song." by Sysque – a video ablaze with unforgettable visuals. Join us, as we look back at the music videos that continue to resonate with us, long after our teenage years.

    This episode isn't just about reminiscing though, it's about acknowledging the evolution of music and the narratives told through the medium of music videos. Delve into an era where Gwen Stefani sported the punk rocker look and Eve collaborated with her on the hit "Let Me Blow Ya Mind". 

    We also spotlight Nas's "One Mic" in which he bared his soul about his love for music over the glitz and glam of fame, and Mark Morrison's "Return of the Mack" – his tale of heartbreak. Let's not forget Andre 3000's "Hey Ya!" video, a cultural milestone with a cameo by Ryan Philippi. 

    So, buckle up and prepare to be transported back to the beats of your past. Whether you're a 90s baby or not, this trip down memory lane is sure to get your head bobbing and your heart nostalgic.
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    • 31 min
    Music Videos 🎥 and Beyond: A Retrospective on the 80s and 90s Impact

    Music Videos 🎥 and Beyond: A Retrospective on the 80s and 90s Impact

    Get ready, Double D and Staffman are about to transport back in time, through the kaleidoscopic journey of music videos, from the humble beginnings of the Illustrated Song in 1894 to the groundbreaking 90s era. 

    This sonic adventure promises to unravel the intricate layers of the music video evolution and its societal impact. 

    We pause to marvel at the Beatles' innovation in 1965, when they had to promote their tracks sans personal appearances - a pivotal moment leading to the creation of their first music video. 

    We also reflect on the youth-infused essence of hip hop and grunge, and how these genres mirrored the spirit of the 90s.

    The cultural landscape of the 80s and 90s underwent a dynamic shift, influencing the music industry in profound ways. We examine the rise of MTV, the transformative role of music video directors, and the emergence of influential black female artists in the creation of house music and techno beats. With references to iconic films like Home Alone and Goodfellas, we aim to paint a vivid picture of this transformative era.

    Our passage through the 90s deepens as we uncover the story of Vanilla Ice, a pioneer for white rappers in predominantly black clubs, and his trailblazing influence on artists like Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. The New Jack Swing style of R&B, G-Funk era, and the ascendance of Bad Boy Records under Sean "Puffy" Combs - we leave no stone unturned. 

    Furthermore, we reflect on how Generation X influenced not only the music but also the societal norms of the 90s. From conscious music videos with social messages to the rise of MTV, we dissect the cultural revolution of this memorable era. 

    Stay tuned for more nostalgic discussions on the directors, artists, and unforgettable music videos of the 90s. Let's rewind and replay the tapestry of music video evolution!
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    • 38 min
    Sneakers: Inside the Revolution of Michael Jordan's Shoes 👟

    Sneakers: Inside the Revolution of Michael Jordan's Shoes 👟

    Ever wondered why the youth camp outside stores, braving the elements just to get their hands on the new Air Jordans? Or why people, even on tight budgets, lust after those designer shoes?

    Join us as we take you on a journey through the captivating world of sneaker culture - from the back-alley basketball courts to the front rows of fashion weeks. Hear the shocking story of a young boy's tragic end over a pair of coveted Jordans and understand the allure of these sneakers that had such a profound impact.

    Imagine a time when the mighty Michael Jordan was yet to sign with Nike, and his mother was busy playing negotiator. We'll take you behind the scenes of this historic deal and show you how Nike cleverly capitalized on the 'forbidden' nature of Jordan's shoes.

     Reminisce the 90s, the era when sneaker culture was emerging and brands like Nike, Adidas, and Jordan were evolving into household names. Touch upon the cultural impact of Detroit Piston's 'Bad Boys' era and Raider's influence on fashion and how they fueled the rise of sneaker culture.

    We aren't just talking shoes here. This is about music, identity, and self-expression. It's about the comfort of Vans versus the allure of Yeezys, and how your shoe choice can be a reflection of your personality.

    Join us as we explore the acquisition of Converse by Nike, the unique features of LA Lights, and how Birkenstocks went from hippie to haute couture.

     We're not just discussing footwear; we're revealing the heart of individuality, identity, and inspiration. So, tune in – this is a journey you don't want to miss.

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    New episodes every Friday.

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    • 43 min
    Aaron's Back! Maybe?🤷‍♂️ - Exploring Pop Culture, Body Image, and Hilarious Hypotheticals

    Aaron's Back! Maybe?🤷‍♂️ - Exploring Pop Culture, Body Image, and Hilarious Hypotheticals

    Ever found yourself caught in a debate about the superior actor between Deborah, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' and Jill from 'Home Improvement'? Well, we sure did and it's as riveting as it sounds! Back from his hiatus, our co-host Aaron joins us as we wander through a maze of topics.

    From an honest conversation on the overlooked prowess of Danny Glover to the hilarious mention of Chris Tucker's fleeting presence in Jackie Brown, you'll find our chat a rollercoaster of thought-provoking humor and nostalgia. Moreover, we pay tribute to the iconic Simpsons and find uncanny similarities with South Park - quite the intriguing discovery!

    What's the irony of Stephen Collins' role in 7th Heaven? Join us as we explore this among other intriguing topics, including Rick Moranis and John Mulaney's splendid acting performances. In our quest to dissect pop culture, we find ourselves discussing the evolving beauty standards for white women.

    We dive headfirst into an entertaining discourse on Leonardo DiCaprio's choice of The Beach over American Psycho and Jessica Biel's memorable role in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's a thrilling journey through the intricacies of pop culture and body image!

    Have you ever imagined Studio 54 but with animals? We did and it's just as hilarious as it sounds! From Aaron's various online profiles to an exciting sneak peek into our upcoming show, we leave no stone unturned.

     As we unpack board games at Gamma and discuss the cultural divide between East Coast and West Coast, we find ourselves amidst an enlightening conversation on Kawhi Leonard, K-A-W-A-I-I, and SacAnime. We even provide a guide on how to stay out of trouble in Detroit! Don't forget to join us every Friday for a stimulating ride through an array of topics, guaranteed to leave you in stitches!

    🚨Please subscribe and share this podcast.

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    • 32 min
    Speculating on the Future with AI and Empathy🤖

    Speculating on the Future with AI and Empathy🤖

    Have you ever wondered what could happen if artificial intelligence (AI) was given the entire history of Earth? Would it seek to modify us, enhance us, or perhaps even eradicate us?

     Dive headfirst with us into this ocean of speculation, as we explore the potential outcomes, inspired by our discussion of William Defoe's 'The Lighthouse' and its intriguing Promethean themes. In addition, we'll share our thoughts on John's new AI assistant, 'Emo', and the possibilities it presents.

    Next, we light a fire under the ever-contentious debate: Nicholas Cage, Kevin Costner, and Keanu Reeves - genius actors or overrated stars? We dissect their acting skills, the roles they pick and even dream up a hypothetical movie casting all three.

    Hold on tight as we shift gears from Hollywood to the younger generation's unparalleled opportunities and diversities. From social media influencers to OnlyFans models to the comical reality of baby showers and gender reveals, we dissect the passion, the paths, and the price of empathy in today's world.

    Finally, in a world shaped by screens and social media, we explore how this impacts the identity and outlook of youth. As film aficionados, we muse about how actors like Nicholas Cage, William Defoe, and Robert Patterson color our cinematic experiences. And to top it all off, we open the envelope on a recent audience poll about which shows we all want to binge before the year runs out.

    So, buckle up, this is going to be one thrilling conversation rollercoaster!

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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