The Speakeasily Hour Minute Podcast and Speakeasily Vs. The '80s are audio shows of ill-repute that grew out of the Speakeasily comedy collective. Morphing from a live Bay Area burlesque show into a web-based video burlesque talk show into a sketch comedy thrupple, the hydra-headed Speakeasily now provides comedy podcasts for your listening pleasure.
Speakeasily Vs The 80s is a rip-roaring trip down the drain of '80s trash cinema with special guests from the live performance, podcast, and film worlds.
The Speakeasily Hour Minute Podcast provides interviews with cutting edge performers and comedians, plus reviews of films and snacks -- the only two things in life that matter.
Speakeasily's comedy sketches and podcasts stretch the boundaries between surreal and shtick, intellectual and gross-out, counterculture and trash culture.
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s: C.H.U.D. (1984)
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s welcomes comics industry luminary & C.H.U.D.thusiast Jann Jones (AKA Pickles Kintaro) to discuss the great Regan-era tale of government environmental conspiracy. C.H.U.D. – an acronym that has become a noun, verb, adjective, and even a dance. We dive deep into its underground origins in the hellacious New York City of 1984. We also get into gender equality and accountability in comics, poodle hair and dirty Keds, Childlike Humanoid Urban Muchachos, and the worst boyfriend ever.
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s: Better Off Dead (1985)
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s welcomes Bay Area art curator, artist, Dj, actor, activist, and overall ‘80s pop culture nerd Jeff Bostic to discuss the 1985 feel-good suicide classic Better Off Dead! From dare-devil skiing to guitar-playing hamburgers to psychotic paperboys, this one has it all. The first film in the Savage Steve Holland teen trilogy really knows how to put its testicles all over you and we’re about to learn a little too much about one of the featured actors.
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s: Flash Gordon (1980)
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on because Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s welcomes “Flash” Gordie The Mailman Adams of the Gordcast and Zardozen Minutes podcasts for the space opera spectacular Flash Gordon (1980)! Prepare to blast off for Mongo, and don’t forget your S&M gear, green Twinkies, and cha-cha heels because I hear we’re in for some hot hail.
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s: 9 to 5 (1980)
Pour yourself a cup of ambition because Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s welcomes Jamie Bancroft (AKA Dolly Trauma), a founder of Austin International Drag Festival and the upcoming website The Drag Channel, to discuss the sexual harassment classic, 9 to 5 (1980). Are you thirsty for Dabney?
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s: Vibes (1988)
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s welcomes two titans of podcasting – Mogwai Minute’s Neil Brown and Bat Minute’s Niall McGowan – to vibe out with us for the 1988 romantic occult comedy VIBES. Cindi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, and Peter Faulk make up the wackiest and sexiest version of the Three Stooges since Moe Howard gave up mini-skirts.
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s: Troll 2 (1990)
Speakeasily Vs. The ‘80s welcomes all, the way from Liverpool, fashion photographer/blogger Lal Gall and Jonfen Parker, the host of podcasts Bat Minute and Hedwig: Inch by Angry Inch, for a close encounter with Troll-kind. Yes, a film that’s so good it doesn’t need a Troll 1 – we’re talkin’ ‘bout Troll 2! Besides being blatant anti-vegetarian propaganda, this is a cautionary tale of what happens when you let Italians go to Utah.
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THEY LIVE...FOR THE 80s
Follow Odessa and Shecky and Klingon Vanna White — the hottest necrophiliacs cruising the information superhighway — as they hunt down the zombie that is 80s trash cinema!
Like a Nagel print hanging upside down over your last can of OK Cola this podcast will have you reconsidering your angle on bad taste! Incredibly entertaining and NSFW banter and conversations with amazing guests sharing insights and breakdowns of all manner of 80s cinematic garbage.
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There are thousands of comedy podcasts where a few loud people just yak - yak - yak about weird topics/ they grind out a couple hundred episodes and have 3k+ 5-star reviews and they just absolutely BLOW. Five minutes in and you feel exhausted and need an Advil...
But “SpeakEasily Hour Minute Podcast” is way different - it’s very surreal in the way it uses sound effects, background sounds, and its fictional characters.
I took to it in a way that no other FM Radio “Morning Zoo Gang” comedy podcast could ever hope to do.
Funny and thought provoking
Absolutely hilarious and amazing voice acting. Really makes you think about what would happen if once dead writers and fictional characters came back to life today. I'll be up all night pondering this now. I can't wait for the second episode! What is going to happen to that pig??!