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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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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 79 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/

    Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

    Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

    If you are like us, you've been waiting for this movie since the summer of 1986.  After the release date was pushed back 5 times, "Top Gun: Maverick" is finally in theaters.  In this episode we discuss the history and behind the scenes of Maverick (before we watched it), then we give our opinion after we watched the movie.  Check us out before you watch, we'll make sure to tell you when you are entering the spoiler zone!

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    • 50 min
    Top Gun (1986)

    Top Gun (1986)

    During the summer of 1986, Tom Cruise entered the Danger Zone and flew movie audiences up with the best of the best.  Come join us as we give the behind the scenes stories with the US Navy's Top Gun program, the actors and actresses that became stars from this film, and the ultimate crash and burn of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer.  We also cover the iconic soundtrack!  Now, its time to Buzz the Tower!  Great balls of fire!

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977): Track by Track!

    Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977): Track by Track!

    In 1977, fueled with the power of the Bee Gees and tremendous disco songs, the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack was released.  Since its release it has sold more than 40 million copies showcasing the pinnacle songs of the disco era.  In this episode we discuss the incredible success of the album, the rise, fall and revival of the Bee Gees and celebrate songs that make you want try to understand the New York times effect on man.  Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin' and get the wings of heaven on your shoes for this episode!

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Dirty Dancing Soundtrack (1987): Track by Track

    Dirty Dancing Soundtrack (1987): Track by Track

    This week we tackle the fourth best selling albums of the 1980s!  This album contains iconic top ten hits from the 50s, 60s and 80s but the stories behind the music will blow you away!  This week we run the gamut covering triumph, tragedy and true crime.  We even sprinkle in tidbits from the Beach boys to early hip hop as we cover the best selling soundtrack of the 80s!  Nobody puts Surely in a corner!

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Saturday Night Fever (1977) vs. Dirty Dancing (1987): Pt 2

    Saturday Night Fever (1977) vs. Dirty Dancing (1987): Pt 2

    Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother you will enjoy this week's podcast matching up two pop culture nuclear bombs!  This week we dive into the fascinating stories of the production, release and legacy of these two iconic films.  You might not have the wings of heaven on your shoes and you may not be able to lift your dancing partner high in the air, but you can still join us and have the time of your life!

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    • 53 min
    Saturday Night Fever (1977) vs. Dirty Dancing (1987): Part 1

    Saturday Night Fever (1977) vs. Dirty Dancing (1987): Part 1

    In 1977 Disco got a second life after the surprise success of the film "Saturday Night Fever".  This pop culture nuclear bomb also made John Travolta a movie star.   Similarly in 1987, "Dirty Dancing" was surprise success that vaulted Patrick Swayze to A list movie star.  Join us as we celebrate the 45th and 35th anniversaries of these iconic, impactful movies.  We discuss their beginnings, the castings and the incredible stories behind the scenes!  It'll make you feel like dancing!

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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Cfhbcgnvd ,

The Best Gen-X Nostalgia Pod

Hands down the best 80s/90s podcast out there. Fun and incredibly well-researched conversations about movies and music - including tons of great shows pitting two classics against each other. If you’re a GenXer or live that era, this is a must-listen.

realKD2020 ,

Music Lover

Good podcast! I look forward to seeing the movie. Prayers for Caleb’s head and Jason’s stones. Keep up the great work.

TheDisKids ,

Writing checks the podcast can’t cash!

This podcast is like a warm hug of nostalgia every week! 80s and 90s movies, music and pop culture! If it’s time to schedule your first colonoscopy, you’ll love this podcast! I especially recommend the episodes where they go track by track on Pearl Jam and Nirvana! High-quality well researched stuff!

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