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Everything 80s is your one-stop shop to look back on the movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music, and everything you loved about a decade like no other. Join host Jamie Logie as he takes you on a dizzying journey through topics like Transformers the birth of Apple Computers and the format war of VHS vs BETA! Great Scott! Jump into your Delorean as we travel back in time to the 1980s!

Everything '80s Curiouscast

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    • 4.9 • 147 Ratings

Everything 80s is your one-stop shop to look back on the movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music, and everything you loved about a decade like no other. Join host Jamie Logie as he takes you on a dizzying journey through topics like Transformers the birth of Apple Computers and the format war of VHS vs BETA! Great Scott! Jump into your Delorean as we travel back in time to the 1980s!

    Knight Rider

    Knight Rider

    There are many TV shows and movies that perfectly embody the 1980s--and right at the top of that list is Knight Rider. Knight Rider is the story of Michael Knight and his crime-fighting automotive assistant: KITT.
    The premise was simple: What would a modern version of the Lone Ranger look like with a car instead of a horse? Combine that with some other sci-fi elements--and one of the coolest cars of all time--and you have a show that was a worldwide hit and a merchandising powerhouse.
    This is a look back on one of the most beloved shows of the 80s: Knight Rider.
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    Artwork: Janet Cordahi
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    • 34 min
    How the 'Memphis Design' Created the Look of the 80s

    How the 'Memphis Design' Created the Look of the 80s

    Close your eyes and picture what the 1980s looked like. What do you see? When you get past the giant perms and shoulder pads, what does the aesthetic look like? You may picture bright colors, geometric shapes, and a lot of bold designs. Just look at the logo for this podcast and you'll get an idea of what I'm referring to.
    This was a distinctive style known as the Memphis Design. It was created by the Memphis Group; an Italian art collective that may be the most important 1980s group you've never heard of, as the 80s as you recognize it wouldn't have happened without them.
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    Artwork: Janet Cordahi
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    • 35 min
    The Bizarre Story of Max Headroom

    The Bizarre Story of Max Headroom

    If you grew up in the 80s, it was hard not to be aware of Max Headroom. From TV to magazines and billboards; he was everywhere. But this robotic, artificial intelligence character was much more than just New Coke commercials.
    Max Headroom began with a movie and TV show and had an entire backstory and mythology--a mythology that warned us about the very world we find ourselves in today...
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    Artwork: Janet Cordahi
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    • 32 min
    A Look Back at 1987

    A Look Back at 1987

    We're deep into the 1980s, and our world seems to be changing by the minute. Besides the usual political strife, we continue to experience Cold War tension and a crazy economy. But while all this is going on, we get one of the best years of the entire decade--and 20th century--for pop culture.
    Not only is there an endless amount of timeless movies, but the release of some truly iconic music and the introduction of some TV shows that would change pop culture as we knew it. So gather round as I take you back to the year that had a bit of everything: 1987.
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    Artwork by Janet Cordahi
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    • 34 min
    The Punch-up in Piestany

    The Punch-up in Piestany

    What do you get when you combine a fierce sporting rivalry between the East and West and set it during the height of the Cold War? You have a ticking time bomb ready to explode. And that's exactly what happened in 1987 at the World Junior Hockey Championship.
    Canada was playing the Soviet Union, and with six minutes left in the second period--all hell broke loose. But was this an intentional act by the Soviets to disqualify Canada and cost them the gold medal? This is a look back on the night the lights went out in the town of Piestany.
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    Artwork by Janet Cordahi
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    • 27 min
    Rewind: 10 Groundbreaking Inventions From the 80s

    Rewind: 10 Groundbreaking Inventions From the 80s

    It's easy to look back at 1980s creations as old-fashioned and quaint, but this was a time of remarkable progress. Some of these innovations still seem advanced even by today's standards.
    Welcome to rewind and an all-new version of one of my favorite 1980s topics: the groundbreaking inventions and innovations. In this episode, I cover some inventions that you may not realize come from the 1980s including astounding new technology, advanced medical breakthroughs, and even changes to the way we consumed entertainment. And they all happened in the 80s...
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    Artwork by Janet Cordahi
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

drummer9119 ,

Love it. But please fix the gating of the mic.

I was but a wee kid in the 80s (born in ‘82). But I was a part of, and remember, so much of this. I get nostalgic as I learn new facts about stuff I remember, or discover stuff about the 80s I didn’t know. Great material and delivery, Jamie.

That said, the last handful of episodes I have listened to have been hard get through due to the recording/mix. It sounds like there is a really heavy gate on the mic resulting in the first sound of each sentence being slightly cut off, especially “P” and “B” consonants, and a slight pop when sound does come in. If you start a sentence with “But”, it sounds like “[popping sound]Ut…” I understand gates are useful and sometimes necessary to dry up the recording and cut out breathing and other extra noise. But it seems excessive to the point of distracting. Maybe it’s the platform on which I’m listening? But it’s in the uploading? I’m not a podcaster so I don’t know, but I am a musician and recording artist, so I can hear it. I won’t stop listening, it would just be nice if this gets better. Thank you.

David Cortese ,

A must listen pod for 80s fans!

This show is well researched, well presented and teaches me something new in every episode. Thank you.

Kilo P. Hour ,

Great Podcast

If you love the 80s then this podcast is for you. I’m burning through all the shows. It’s easy to do.

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