Jay and Matt talk about toys, junk food, the holidays, movies and retro geek stuff. Sometimes a weird robot joins in.
The 1989 Macy‘s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Join us for a deep dive into the 1989 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! This extra-special parade featured everyone from ALF to The Joker!
Eight Great Skeletons!
We're celebrating Halloween with a look at eight great SKELETONS from all walks of pop culture! Listen now, or we'll have a bone to pick with you.
Spooky Songs, Volume VIII!
Our annual Spooky Songs show is here! We're naming 10 more tracks that NEED to be on your Halloween playlist. Enjoy the tunes, and hopefully us too!
The 1990 Horror Hall of Fame Awards!
We dive deep into this famous TV special that featured everything from spiders winning statues to Chucky wearing a white tuxedo. The Horror Hall of Fame Awards rocked!
The Monster Cereals Tribute!
We're celebrating Count Chocula, Franken Berry and all of their pals with a whole show dedicated to the Monster Cereals! Listen... if you dare.
The FIRE Show!
Since we can't beat the heat, we're joining it! This is our FIRE show, where everything we talk about has something to do with fire! This episode is HOT.
Generations of Purple Stuffers
Not only does this 49-year-old man love listening to Jay and Matt; both my 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son request The Purple Stuff when we go to the city for some fast food. Obviously the best podcast to listen to when you’re chowing down at the drive thru, but so much more than that. They capture sincerely and legitimately so many of the memories of youth: special cravings and anticipations, comfort foods, and moments that were so deliciously scary (in retrospect), like imagining an alien is looking in your bedroom window after some late-night TV viewing. They get the nostalgia “feels” and nail them down and communicate them so effectively that we relive them ourselves — or even feel them vicariously (they’ve sometimes made me feel nostalgic for stuff I’d never even heard of before 😂). That’s some special kind of talent. Keep dishing up the stuff, boys, and may it always be satisfyingly purple.
My favorite podcast, hands down. Matt and Jay cater to the 80’s and 90’s kids who are “adults” now and miss the best times. I came for the Halloween love and stayed for the banter and pop culture fun. They’re not just Halloween purists either- there’s good coverage of all of the different holidays which is refreshing and adds a fun element to the holiday season. Always something to look forward to!
The best podcast, period
Matt and Jay have the best podcast…that is all