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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
    • 4.2 • 70 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

    131: “This Must Be Pop” – *NSYNC

    131: “This Must Be Pop” – *NSYNC

    Following the breakout success of the Backstreet Boys in the mid-to-late 90s, a wave of warbling wannabes took to the airwaves, all vying for coveted poster space on the walls of teenagers across the globe. For many 90s kids, the latter half of the decade is best remembered as a hunky blur of chiseled abs, soulful harmonies, and frosted tips.















    But only one band had what it took to be a true rival to the Backstreet Boys. That is, of course, *NSYNC, another Orlando-bred quintet whose origin story is strikingly similar to BSB’s. That other major boy band’s breakout in the U.S. took place in 1998, when “I Want You Back” announced the arrival of five new dreamboats for impressionable young girls to obsess over. (Or hate with fiery vengeance, if they were BSB 4 LYFE.)















    In this episode, the When We Were Young podcast revisits Lance, Chris, J.C., Joey, and Justin and tries to classify the type of thing they do. We also discuss our favorite and least favorite members of the group (prepare for surprises!), and debate whether their music still gets us high, or if we’re prepared to say “Bye Bye Bye” to *NSYNC’s entire catalog.















    Did we drive ourselves crazy overdosing on bubblegum pop for this two-parter on the top gentleman crooners of the late 90s? You bet. But God must have spent a little more time on this episode of the podcast, because after chatting about every *NSYNC single, we still find time to reminisce about boy band also-rans like 98 Degrees and 5ive. 







    *NSYNC die-hards, proceed with caution. We can’t guarantee this discussion won’t tear up your heart!























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    Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which include recording remotely, 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 25 min
    "Oh My God, We're Back Again" - Backstreet Boys

    "Oh My God, We're Back Again" - Backstreet Boys

    Are they original? Are they the only one? Are they sexual? The When We Were Young podcast answers all these questions and more as we discuss the Backstreet Boys, the larger than life bubblegum pop pioneers of the late 90s and early 2000s.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    "I Guess I'm A Pretty Sick Guy" - American Psycho

    "I Guess I'm A Pretty Sick Guy" - American Psycho

    Christian Bale’s star turn as suave psychopath Patrick Bateman in 2000's AMERICAN PSYCHO is memed across the internet, and even emulated by some audiences as a role model. Are both fans and critics misunderstanding a razor sharp, truly subversive satire?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    "Say Goodnight To The Bad Guy" - Scarface

    "Say Goodnight To The Bad Guy" - Scarface

    When We Were Young celebrates the holidays the only way we know how - with narcotics, chainsaws, and expletives galore, all courtesy of Brian De Palma’s ultraviolent 1983 crime classic SCARFACE.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    "NOW A Warning?!" - Death Becomes Her

    "NOW A Warning?!" - Death Becomes Her

    Meryl Streep & Goldie Hawn found the secret to living forever: starring in the beloved cult horror comedy DEATH BECOMES HER (1992). Has time been kind to this Robert Zemeckis hit, or is "Death Becomes Her" a rotting corpse covered in spray paint?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    "I Award You No Points, And May God Have Mercy On Your Soul" - Adam Sandler's 90s Comedies

    "I Award You No Points, And May God Have Mercy On Your Soul" - Adam Sandler's 90s Comedies

    Put on your yarmulke, it’s time to celebrate ADAM SANDLER! We revisit Sandler's SNL career and his 1990s comedy hits BILLY MADISON, HAPPY GILMORE, and THE WEDDING SINGER. Do you have any more gum?

    • 2 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Sam_Hypnotoad ,

Content- Copyright

How do you get permission and authorization to use clips and theme songs from movies?

Professor Atomic ,

My how things change

These relatable goobers breaking down the movies and tv that me and my dumb eight year old friends cherished in 1993 - and which I’ve totally forgotten about for decades. It’s fascinating to see what aged gracefully and what was really just playing off lazy stereotypes that we were too small to understand. If you’re a grown up now, bring that grown up perspective for conversations that are usually silly but sometimes serious. Great stuff y’all

Welcome2primetime ,

They hate everything

These people are talking about movies from the 80’s and they don’t even enjoy them. They don’t know how to enjoy anything or just watch something for fun. Boring, moaning about everything, no research into anything. If you want to hear people whine about everything like 5 year olds, this podcast is for you

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