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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 • 50 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.

    "Take Me To Bed Or Lose Me Forever" - Top Gun

    "Take Me To Bed Or Lose Me Forever" - Top Gun

    Take a deep breath, get inverted, and select your wingman carefully, because we’re heading right into the danger zone of Reagan-era jingoism and mid-80s machismo as Part One of our Tom Cruise sets sail revisiting TOP GUN!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    "There Is No Dana, Only Zuul" - Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters II

    "There Is No Dana, Only Zuul" - Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters II

    This Halloween season we look back at Ivan Reitman's groundbreaking action-comedy GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) and its spooky, silly sequel GHOSTBUSTERS II (1988). We ain't afraid of no ghosts... but we are a little anxious about the wrath of Ghostbusters fanboys!

    • 2 hr 19 min
    “Draw A Crazy Picture, Write A Nutty Poem" - Shel Silverstein

    “Draw A Crazy Picture, Write A Nutty Poem" - Shel Silverstein

    If you’re a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a magic bean buyer, or just hate doing dishes and taking the garbage out, you’ll surely find something to love in our episode on celebrated author, illustrator, poet, and Renaissance Man Shel Silverstein.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    "He Can't See Without His Glasses" - My Girl

    "He Can't See Without His Glasses" - My Girl

    In When We Were Young's Manic My Girl Monday episode, we reflect on how we spent summers as kids before launching into our discussion of MY GIRL, the Anna Chlumsky and Macaulay Culkin movie that made children (and adults) everywhere break down in tears.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    94: “Okay To Go” – Men In Black & Contact

    94: “Okay To Go” – Men In Black & Contact

    It's Part Two of (deep breath) the When We Were Young Early Late Mid-to-Late 90s Summer Alien Invasion Spectacular, taking on the top alien flicks to invade 1997! In our latest episode, here come the MEN IN BLACK (clap clap), Barry Sonnenfeld's massively successful action-comedy starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and a slew of Oscar-worthy makeup effects.















    We also take a look back at Robert Zemeckis's metaphysical and emotional drama CONTACT, which launched Jodie Foster into space to meet a very different kind of alien. (Or did it?!) Despite being released at the peak of UFO mania in the 1990s, these films could not be more different.















    Jump on our spaceship as we fly through a wormhole back to 1997 to decide if the Men in Black still make the summer blockbuster look good, or if we'd rather make contact with a movie adapted from an astrophysicist's book.















    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!















    Give us some sugar to 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

    "Now That's What I Call A Close Encounter" - Independence Day & Mars Attacks!

    "Now That's What I Call A Close Encounter" - Independence Day & Mars Attacks!

    In Part One of our Mid-90s Alien Invasion Blockbuster Extravaganza, we celebrate the 4th of July looking up in awe at Roland Emmerich’s record-smashing INDEPENDENCE DAY and attempt to shield ourselves from Tim Burton’s sci-fi send-up MARS ATTACKS!

    • 2 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

HAH1Dlover ,

Love this

This brings me back to my childhood I was born in the early 90s so I grew up in the 90s until the 2000s came very well done deceived my childhood very well

IndieMcGee ,

Some men get the world, some men get ex-hookers and a trip to Arizona ... I thankfully got this pod

If i close my eyes, these pods take me back to my common room at USC sitting around at 2 am talking with my friends about films and music I've loved my whole life. Each episode is filled with such intensity, specificity and emotion you know these hosts care as deeply as you do. Do yourself a favor, smash that like and subscribe, and then do what I'm doing and re-watch everything after the pod. Thanks y'all, keep up the great work.

Baelnorn85 ,

Woke garbage

Seriously whining that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is “appropriating Asian culture?” Complaining about fat jokes in a 30+ year old movie? If you like a bunch of humorless latte liberal white people complaining about EVERYTHING this is the podcast for you. There are plenty of better nostalgic podcasts out there. Don’t waste your time with these losers

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