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The pinnacle of infotainment! Crazy stuff you didn’t know about the greatest movies and music of the 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. Hilarity ensues as a research professor and a pop culture savant are pitted against each other in a debate to determine what entertainment icons of film, music, and games are the best of the best of Generation X. https://www.thesurelypodcast.com/

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    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

The pinnacle of infotainment! Crazy stuff you didn’t know about the greatest movies and music of the 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. Hilarity ensues as a research professor and a pop culture savant are pitted against each other in a debate to determine what entertainment icons of film, music, and games are the best of the best of Generation X. https://www.thesurelypodcast.com/

    Video Games of 1981 Level 3: Frogger

    Video Games of 1981 Level 3: Frogger

    Listen to hear how one young woman's courage led to the success of one of the greatest arcade games in history. Plus the music, the ways to die, and a very special high score. Grab your quarters and join us in our series of the greatest video games of 1981!

    • 21 min
    Games of 1981: Galaga turns 40!

    Games of 1981: Galaga turns 40!

    1981 was the greatest year ever for stand up arcade games. That year saw the release of the game "Galaga" which took the foundation laid by "Space Invaders" and combined the colors and sounds of "Galaxian" to make an all-time classic. Join us as we take a deep dive into its creation and pull back the curtain on some behind the scenes stories you've never heard! Challenging Stage is next (just don't shoot your own ship!).

    • 18 min
    Donkey Kong is 40 years old! (Best of the arcade games of 1981)

    Donkey Kong is 40 years old! (Best of the arcade games of 1981)

    The game that was almost Bluto, Popeye, and Olive Oil; Where the characters got their names; The lawsuit that almost crushed them just as they were getting off the ground; and How they immortalized their attorney?! Come listen to hear all this and more in our series on the Best Video Games of 1981: Level One - Donkey Kong!

    • 24 min
    History of the Games of 1981

    History of the Games of 1981

    1981 is arguably the greatest year in arcade video game history. So, get out your quarters and join us for a brief crazy history of arcade video games leading up to the games of 1981. In this episode before we compare Donkey Kong, Ms Pac Man, Frogger, Defender and Galaga, we discuss the landmarks that lead the way: Pong, Space Invaders, and Pac Man ...or was it "Puck Man?"

    • 21 min
    Bon Jovi: New Jersey (1988) vs. Slippery When Wet (1986) Part 3

    Bon Jovi: New Jersey (1988) vs. Slippery When Wet (1986) Part 3

    In 1988 Bon Jovi released "New Jersey" which was their follow up to their smash album "Slippery When Wet". It produced five top ten hits (a first for a hard rock band), a world wide tour and several memorable videos. Join us as we discuss in detail each song and the incredible stories behind the scenes. We've been to school and baby, we've been the teacher!

    • 53 min
    Best Super Bowl Commercials 2021

    Best Super Bowl Commercials 2021

    Join us on this special episode where we discuss the prevalence of throw back ads this year, talk half time performance, and give our picks for the best commercials of Super Bowl 2021. TheSurelyPodcast.com

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Seaneech ,

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I tapped one star on accident but followed up with 5. I hope that goes noticed. Great podcast. I love pop culture and these guys hits the best of the best of music and movies. Keep up the good work.

bradmoore72 ,

Great podcast!

If you grew up in the 80’s as I did, and are a fan of the movies and music of that era, then you owe it to yourself to check out this podcast! Fun and informative; it’s a great listen. Each segment compares similar movies and music of one the greatest eras for either. I’ve always been a fan actor’s and musicians autobiographies on audio, but this is definitely more enjoyable. I commute 30 minutes to and from work each day and this podcast makes me look forward to it!

Royalsfan83 ,

My new favorite podcast!

This is such a fun show that reminds me of the friendly debates my friends and I used to have in high school! The hosts are very upbeat, informed, and their enthusiasm for the music/movies is infectious. It's also one of the few podcasts I can listen to with kids in the car and not worry about profanity. Keep up the great work and I can't wait for the next episode!

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