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Dueling Decades is the totally awesome adult retro game show you've been looking for! Listen as the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s square off and do battle! Because it's your history, we just fight for it!

The rules of our game are simple! A coin flip shall decide who picks first, out of the 5 dueling decades categories (Movies, TV, Music, News, & Hot Products).

The judge’s ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category.

The first 3 rounds are worth 1 point each. With rounds 4 and 5, worth 2 points apiece. The winning decade shall be decided by the highest overall score after all 5 rounds.

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    • 4.7 • 39 Ratings

Dueling Decades is the totally awesome adult retro game show you've been looking for! Listen as the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s square off and do battle! Because it's your history, we just fight for it!

The rules of our game are simple! A coin flip shall decide who picks first, out of the 5 dueling decades categories (Movies, TV, Music, News, & Hot Products).

The judge’s ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category.

The first 3 rounds are worth 1 point each. With rounds 4 and 5, worth 2 points apiece. The winning decade shall be decided by the highest overall score after all 5 rounds.

    The Brazen Badass from Beantown Dave Schultz selects who had the best June 1975, 1985 or 1996!

    The Brazen Badass from Beantown Dave Schultz selects who had the best June 1975, 1985 or 1996!

    This week Duelers, we have a best of June duel just in time for summer! Back behind the bench, this week is the bald Brazen Badass from Beantown, the one and only Dave Schultz. We may need a bigger boat when Mancrush brings the best of June 1975. Marc James takes it down to Paradise City with some rockin’ picks from June of 1985. Mike Ranger channels his inner Zack Morris and gets his homework totally wrong and brings the best of all of 1996! This is a wild one that's even better on YouTube!
    Don't miss this explosive episode with Judge Schultz, he may have the final say, but that doesn't mean that everyone agrees! In this episode, you might hear something about dead presidents, a hit song that uses the same word 86 times, hippie chicks in Baltimore, an epic trade that changes the fate of two franchises, the murder of a music icon, hitchhiking with Slash, 70-foot phalluses, B-rated DC characters, the worst game controller ever, Mr. Smith's Earth Welcoming Committee, the perfect movie to watch before heading to the beach, boobie traps, shoulders for days, a sports columnist for Newsday and his wacky family, the TV Wonderboy, and lot's more!!
    Do you agree with Dave's rulings? Let us know what you think!
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Teenage Dirtbag Brendan B. Brown of Wheatus tells us who had the worst May 1979, 1989 or 1999!

    Teenage Dirtbag Brendan B. Brown of Wheatus tells us who had the worst May 1979, 1989 or 1999!

    Hello again, fellow Duelers! Before we get into this week's episode notes. We wanted to remind you that we're now on YouTube! If you weren't aware, your favorite retro battleground is now on video. Matter of fact, some episodes are "taped live with a studio audience", so please go and subscribe (https://www.youtube.com/c/duelingdecades). We hope to see you in the chat! Anyways, we got another good one for you this week! Well, a bad one? I suppose it depends on how you look at it, but we're back with another "Worst of May" match-up! This week, we're joined by the amazing frontman of the band Wheatus, Brendan B. Brown! Brendan tossed some teenage dirtbag out of his chair, grabbed the gavel, and he was ready to judge these contestants: First up, from parts kinda known, Joe Findlay digs deep, and brings us the worst May 1979 has to offer. Next up, straight from a late-night Round House screening, Marc James brings a double deuce of picks from, May 1989. Finally, rounding out the competition, the man voted most likely to not wear JNCOs, Mancrush delivers the worst of May 1999!
    Stick around after the competition for a campfire chat with Brendan, AND a live rendition of "Teenage Dirtbag" that will give you chills. In this episode, you might hear something about dirty judges, a boat that should have sank, young republicans that Brendan doesn't buy, Marvel tries again, a ship that DOES sink, models taking dumps, Jim West is not a rapper, 28-minute songs, sweaty cocaine music, television murders, assassinations and riots, the tale of the hero sausage, an operation you never played, Japanese stuff, worthless toys that caused a commotion, and just what is the story behind Teenage Dirtbag anyway?! All this week and more!
    Do you agree with Brendan's rulings?


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    • 2 hr 8 min
    Less Than Jake frontman Chris DeMakes his decision on who had the best week in May 1978, 1988 or 1998!

    Less Than Jake frontman Chris DeMakes his decision on who had the best week in May 1978, 1988 or 1998!

    Welcome back everyone for another retro battle of epic proportions! This week we are joined by one of the coolest guys in the music business, Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake! Having gotten to see Less Than Jake in concert several times, this was an absolute treat. Finally, a musician tells us a story from the road that he's never divulged before; and that's just the tip of the iceberg for this episode! Strap on your seatbelts, it's another week experience! Let's take a look at our contestants, and the eras they will be fighting for! First up, Mike Ranger throws on his Mr. Kotter afro and goes way back to late May 1978. Smack dab in the middle, Mancrush sports his best Chris DeMakes' mullet, with a heavy helping of late May 1988. And rounding out the competition this week, Marc James got his tips frosted and his butterfly clips, and heads back to late May 1998!
    With all of the stuff Chris has going on these days, it's a shock he had time to swing the gavel. Chris DeMakes a podcast, Chris DeMakes a book, Chris DeMakes a solo project, Chris DeMakes a tour, and Chris DeMakes us all howl on this episode! Check out all of the stuff Chris has coming out! But in the meantime, you may hear something in this episode about our brand new death metal band with Chris DeMakes, Mancrush's childhood memories, a TV show that almost has the initials HPV, naughty nurses, nursery rhymes for the hearing impaired, Marc goes dark, the 70s version of Hanson, a solo effort DeMakes hates, not C. Thomas Howell, Mandy gets dissed, dudes with anger issues, Mancrush goes to the movies with mommy, Chris Farley's forgotten gem, coed naked grand theft auto, David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar, strippin' for a whippin', I'm fat but you're ugly, the heroic Terenzi brothers, bootleg bears, blasts from the past, punk rock, and sorry our live stream died abruptly! All this week and more!


    Do you agree with Chris's rulings? Look for us tonight at 9pmEST with Brendan B. Brown of Wheat on YouTube!


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Emo kid Mike Henneberger hits Rock Bottom and tells us who had the best week 1976, 1988 or 1995!

    Emo kid Mike Henneberger hits Rock Bottom and tells us who had the best week 1976, 1988 or 1995!

    Welcome back, Duelers! We're back to deliver some more nostalgia for this week, and we brought another special guest judge along with us. Mancrush has spoken ad nauseam about not having time to read books and his massive Audible book collection. Well, after listening to the book "Rock Bottom at the Renaissance: An Emo Kid's Journey Through Falling In and Out of Love In and With New York City", he was so blown away, he asked the author to come on the show! And since May is Mental Awareness month, his invitation made a lot of sense. All rise for an author, and Emmy Award-winning producer, Mike Henneberger! Now let's take a look at the contestants and the decades they will be fighting for. First up, going back to before he was even a glimmer in his father's eye, Drew Zakmin delivers his best mid-month week from May of 1976. His first opponent, coming off a surprising victory last week, Mancrush brings the best of his week in May of 1995. And rounding out the competition, Marc James heads back to childhood with his best week experience of May 1988.
    Stick around after the game, and listen to Mike Henneberger talk about his fantastic book! 50% of the proceeds from this book will be donated to mental health charities and artist relief funds to help out-of-work music industry crew members, so please check it out. I promise it's a fantastic read (or listen to the amazing Tyler Posey narrated version)! But, in this particular episode, you may hear something about: Ninety dollar VHS tapes, comedians on couches, the legend of Dick Pole, Drew gives us all intestinal problems, Vagisil ads, Jack Forrest cheats on his wife, Slash rides a banana bike with a top hat, Kirby's Silver Surfer is the only true Silver Surfer, living your life a quarter-mile at a time 70s edition, award ceremonies, mic drop moments in history, Mike Tyson is a generous dude, boring political stuff, Mary Jane enjoys it hard and fast, he wants your girlfriend to be his girlfriend too, philanthropy, Ambien, and did I mention Vagisil? All this week and more!
    Do you agree with Mike's rulings? Play at home and judge for yourself! Join us Wednesday 5/19/21 at 9pmEST on YouTube for a live episode with Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake!


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Media King of the North Joe Findlay returns to rule over May of 1974, 1984 & 1994!

    The Media King of the North Joe Findlay returns to rule over May of 1974, 1984 & 1994!

    Dueling Decades is back with another live episode where we examine the best the month of May has to offer! Mancrush flips through the pages of May of 1974 and finds a really big pair of….Umm, picks! Marc James is poppin’ and lockin’ his way through the best of May 1984. Rounding out the field, "The Professor" Drew Zakmin is back with the best of May 1994 in another stellar repeat performance! Behind the bench this week is the host of Miscast Commentary and the man known the world over as the Media King of the North! (and by the world over I mean the import store in the mall) It’s The Honorable Judge Joe Findlay!
    It's always fun to watch Joe work his judicial skills while simultaneously producing the show! That's right, "watch". If you didn't know, you can now WATCH the fellas on their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/duelingdecades (https://www.youtube.com/c/duelingdecades)). Anyhow, in this episode, you might hear something about Clint Eastwood's cheery demeanor, the reason Marc used to carry cardboard everywhere, The Professor becomes The Repeater, Mel Garner throws his chips at Jodie Foster, the NFL gets a 15-yard penalty for thievery, Dick Clark on a pyramid of women and tiny pickles, Fonzie has to get a job, Bruce Campbell like you've never seen him, Prince giveth and taketh away, Lee Dorsey gets his Yoo-hoo Guaranteed, ganja jams that lead to optical inventions, the biggest bust to ever hit Playboy, fat boys, Holly undoes his sweater in the garage with surf wax and Jonas, and the debut of Stanley Rosiello!
    Do you agree with Joe's rulings? Play at home and judge for yourself!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    AJ Diaferio frontman of We’re Wolves judges this horror showdown between 1977, 1987 & 1997!

    AJ Diaferio frontman of We’re Wolves judges this horror showdown between 1977, 1987 & 1997!

    This week we bring you a frighteningly good episode where we scare up all the best horror-themed selections from 1977, 1987, and 1997! Behind the bench, this week is AJ Diaferio frontman from the heavy metal band “We’re Wolves” AJ is a man of many talents and a huge fan of horror culture and movies so we knew he would be the right man to serve as judge, jury, and executioner for this delightfully dark duel! Marc James brings the scream greats from 1977 as Mancrush this time is back to the big bad ’80s with the horror of 1987! Mike Ranger is back and this time he wrangles up all the best frights from 1997!
    I highly suggest listening to AJ's band We're Wolves softly in the background as you digest this episode! In this episode, you might hear something about nursery rhymes that begin with Klaatu Barada Nikto, the Torrance High School slayer, Lee Grant goes to Hell and hunts for dinner, massacre on Evergreen Terrace, vengeful wood carvings, evil French ticklers, sketchy Multiplex glory holes, Thunder in Paradise, spider wranglers, Marc goes SciFi, William Shatner saves the day, shapeshifting, Type O Negative covers Seals and Crofts, caught in a mosh with Stephen King, the real reason Mel Gibson became Martin Riggs, We're Wolves videos, you'll like my mother, The Weeknd is frightening, and Pluto is a gentleman! All this week and more!
    Do you agree with AJ's rulings? Play at home and judge for yourself!


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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Pnkindrblic ,

Excellent! Not your cookie cutter retro “review” show.

This was a waltz down memory lane. There is so much cool stuff crammed into one episode, I can visualize my childhood! From one 80’s kid to obviously 3 others, thank you!

MadCinema ,

Retro-tainment at its finest!

As a pop culture nerd. This podcast/game show hits all the right notes. Hosts are hysterical they get some amazing guests. Give it a listen to scratch your retro itch

RanDeeVeeUs ,

Retro-tainment; time traveling made fun

Dueling Decades an absolute unique and entertaining listening experience in retro-tainment appreciation! I think I just invented a catch phrase... I hereby surrender my trademark catch phrase of “retro-tainment appreciation” to the wonderful team of Dueling Decades. Ya know!

-Thank you for producing such an amazing audio experience in which one can truly say they’ve travelled back in time with the help of their friends at Dueling Decades. Sincerely, Randy

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