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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG takes a look back at different beloved parts of pop culture from our formative years (1980-2000) and decides if they hold up today. On twitter, facebook, and themfp.org WWWYshow.

When We Were Young - an 80s and 90s pop culture podcast When We Were Young podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 45 Ratings

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG takes a look back at different beloved parts of pop culture from our formative years (1980-2000) and decides if they hold up today. On twitter, facebook, and themfp.org WWWYshow.

    "In the End It's All Nice" - Requiem For A Dream

    "In the End It's All Nice" - Requiem For A Dream

    As if 2020 couldn't get any more depressing, we sat down to rewatch Darren Aronofsky's "REQUIEM FOR A DREAM" for our latest episode. Is this acclaimed film about drug addiction just as traumatizing to watch today as it was back in the year 2000?

    • 1 hr 32 min
    “You’re The Moron That’s Been Invading My Turf?” - Hackers

    “You’re The Moron That’s Been Invading My Turf?” - Hackers

    In cyberspace, there is no right or wrong… there’s only fun and boring! At least, that’s what 1995’s techsploitation thriller HACKERS would have you believe in Part 2 of our "net-trospective."

    • 1 hr 6 min
    “Give Us The Disk And We’ll Give You Your Life Back” - The Net

    “Give Us The Disk And We’ll Give You Your Life Back” - The Net

    You’ve got podcast! In our latest episode, we’re flashing back to the bygone days of floppy disks, away messages, and actually disconnecting from the world wide web sometimes. It’s a two-part When We Were Young Net-rospective as we reminisce on all things internet, including the cyber-conspiracy thrillers that were Hollywood’s first attempt at cashing in on the dot-com boom of the 90s. In Part 1, our hosts recall their earliest memories of both the net and THE NET — the 1995 techno-thriller that raised issues of online privacy long before social media made being tracked and manipulated by sinister forces part of our everyday lives.















    First, we share our memories of chat rooms, CD-ROMs, and what it was like to dial-up with a modem every time we wanted to get online. Then, we learn a little about why 1995 was such a seminal year for the information superhighway, before diving into that year’s surprisingly prescient Sandra Bullock flick — made back when ordering a pizza on the internet was still just a bit of movie magic.















    So close out that chat with CyberBob, get a virtual fire started, and whatever you do, don’t push the ESC key — because we’ve only just begun hacking into the 90s!



















    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts so more folks check out the show!















    Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

    • 1 hr 18 min
    “It’s So Tasty, Too!” – Nick At Nite Part 2

    “It’s So Tasty, Too!” – Nick At Nite Part 2

    Does the phrase “Bewitched Be-Wednesdays” ring a bell? If so, you may remember that the mid-90s spawned a revival of classic sitcoms from the 50s, 60s, and 70s through Nick At Nite’s Block Party Summer programming, allowing a whole new generation of viewers to binge “oldies” like I Love Lucy, The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, and Welcome Back Kotter for the very first time.















    In Part 1 of our return visit to TV Land, we checked in on the seminal, groundbreaking Mary Tyler Moore Show — which is still fresh and funny nearly 50 years after its debut — and the horror-inspired sitcom The Munsters, which is… less so. In Part 2, our look back at Nick At Nite’s Block Party Summer continues, starting with “Lucy Tuesdays” and an appreciation of TV’s mischievous redhead goddess of physical comedy, Lucille Ball.















    Join us as we revisit seven beloved Nick At Nite shows to see which ones still taste just like candy, and which go down like a spoonful of Vitameatavegamin now that our TV palettes have matured. So fold your arms, twitch your nose, and toss your hat up in the air as we take you back to a long-ago era before we were young, when entertainment was sweeter, simpler, and way more sexist. Yeah… these shows have some ‘splainin’ to do!















    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts so more folks check out the show!















    Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

    • 1 hr 26 min
    80: “I Hate Spunk” – Nick At Nite Part 1

    80: “I Hate Spunk” – Nick At Nite Part 1

    Hello, friends! In the latest episode of When We Were Young, we are sitting on the sofa, there’s a TV in the corner, we are watching Major Nelson… and Mary, Lucy, Samantha, Herman, Horshack, and Sergeant Joe Friday, too.















    Does the phrase “Bewitched Be-Wednesdays” ring a bell? If so, you may remember that the mid-90s spawned a revival of classic sitcoms from the 50s, 60s, and 70s through Nick At Nite’s Block Party Summer programming, allowing a whole new generation of viewers to binge “oldies” like I Love Lucy, The Munsters, I Dream of Jeannie, Welcome Back Kotter, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show for the very first time.















    We revisited seven of these beloved shows to see which ones still taste just like candy, and which go down like a spoonful of Vitameatavegamin now that our TV palettes have matured. So fold your arms, twitch your nose, and toss your hat up in the air as we take you back to a long-ago era before we were young, when entertainment was sweeter, simpler, and way more sexist. Yeah… these shows have some ‘splainin’ to do!















    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts so more folks check out the show!















    Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

    "We End Up In Bed Together" - The X-Files Part 2

    "We End Up In Bed Together" - The X-Files Part 2

    In the second part of our X-Files discussion, we revisit impactful and fan-favorite episodes from the show, and the X-Files Movie: Fight The Future - and we discuss the cultural impact of The X-Files and its online fan community. Part 2/2

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Jemetta ,

Just Delightful

Hi Gang,
Just started listening to this gem. I was in my 20’s and 30’s when all these movies, TV shows and music came out but I love revisiting them through your eyes.

I love the way you play off each other. I can’t believe the amount of research you all do. I love your humor. You are the best.

If I had the time I would binge listen to the three of you for hours. Keep making these. Absolutely love them.

Sincerely,
Jenetta M.

Quinny8385 ,

I Love it as much as Kel loved Orange soda

Hi Guy,

Huge fans here, I was born and grew up and England so there are a few episode that went over my head as we didn’t get them there but even they were enjoyable. I now live in Boston MA and my parents blame me loving on watching so many American TV show and movies growing up

The TV and Film geek in me gets so excited when a new episode come out, I especially loved the Jurassic Park episode (I have seen all 5 movies opening day) Scream, saved by the bell, back to the future

Even though sometimes your opinions drive me crazy I still love you guys, back to the future and ace Ventura come to mind

I would love to see a freaks and geeks episode

Thanks

Paul Quinn

jarvi23 ,

Great episodes

Love when you talk about things you love. (Justice for spice girls)

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