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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, 40 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.

    74: "There's Something Very Familiar About All This" - Back To The Future Parts II & III

    74: "There's Something Very Familiar About All This" - Back To The Future Parts II & III

    We've already passed the future depicted in BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART II (1989) and Westerns were already dated by the release of BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART III (1990). Do these sequels hold up more than 30 years later, or sink like a hoverboard over water?

    • 58 min
    73: "You're Safe and Sound Now, Back in Good Old 1955" - Back To The Future

    73: "You're Safe and Sound Now, Back in Good Old 1955" - Back To The Future

    Great Scott! We're back! BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) is still one of the most beloved films from the 1980s, but does the trilogy's premier installment stand the test of time? Join our debate, and stay tuned for Part 2 later this week!

    • 1 hr
    72: "Whatever Happened to Predictability?" - TGIF

    72: "Whatever Happened to Predictability?" - TGIF

    If you've been waiting for us to tackle ABC's family-friendly Friday night programming block known as TGIF - you've got it, dude!

    • 1 hr 44 min
    71: "I Am Jack’s Medulla Oblongata” - Fight Club

    71: "I Am Jack’s Medulla Oblongata” - Fight Club

    It’s been 20 years since David Fincher’s savagely funny and brutally violent satire of Gen X male angst debuted in theaters, so we’re breaking Rule #1 and Rule #2 and talking all about FIGHT CLUB!

    • 1 hr 42 min
    70: "Don't You Ever Laugh as the Hearse Goes By" - Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

    70: "Don't You Ever Laugh as the Hearse Goes By" - Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

    They eat your eyes, they eat your toes - but all we're asking for is your ears to listen to us revisit SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, the book series featuring stories retold by Alvin Schwartz and nightmare-inducing illustrations by Stephen Gammell. There was nothing more exhilarating to an 80s and 90s tween than flipping through these books under the covers with a flashlight, both hoping for and dreading the scares you'll get before you go to sleep.















    The "Scary Stories" series remains popular with kids, is not so popular with a certain sect of overprotective parents who still hope the books get banned from their children's libraries, and is finally getting a big-screen adaptation 38 years after the release of the first book. But now that we're adults, are the stories really all that scary? Are Gammell's watercolor drawings as creepy as we remember them? And can someone tell us why the car behind us is repeatedly flashing their high beams? Join us for our latest episode -- if you dare!















    When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes 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

    • 57 min
    69: “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid” - Disney’s Renaissance Era 1989-1994

    69: “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid” - Disney’s Renaissance Era 1989-1994

    Look at these films, aren’t they neat? Any Disney fan’s movie collection’s complete if it includes THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989), BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1991), ALADDIN (1992) and THE LION KING (1994). These movies aren’t just the four most popular films from Disney’s Renaissance period (which lasted a full decade and includes 10 animated flicks); they’re also responsible for saving the animation department at the Mouse House and making an unprecedented mark on animation, Broadway and pop culture in general.















    Instead of watching Disney’s “live action” remakes of these classics, we took a magic carpet ride back to the late 80s and early 90s to revisit the films themselves. Are Ariel, Belle and Jasmine modern feminist icons, or are they still stuck in traditional gender roles? Does The Lion King still rule our hearts? And who's the hottest prince of them all? Hurry and listen to our latest episode before the last rose petal falls and we all turn into furniture forever!















    When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes 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 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

NoamB ,

Great banter filled with laughs and hilarity

You all have such energy, excitement and love for what your covering. I love how you all interact, laugh l, and cover these generational topics that surround our time growing up amongst Pop culture and cult-classic culture.
Keep it up and remember, “Don’t our salt in your eye, don’t our salt in your eye, don’t our salt in your eye ... put salt in your eye.”
Hugs to Becky!

Amelia Maldonado ,

I adore this podcast and these hosts!

When We Were Young is a cerebral, hilarious, and effervescent little nugget of a podcast. Every episode is thoughtfully researched and endlessly funny.

Chris, Becky, and Seth take a deep dive into your childhood and use their film school super brains to dissect every last bit of it. I find myself laughing out loud as they joyfully agree and pugnaciously clash with one another. Your precious podcast time is well spent with this lovable lot of cinephiles.

Fingers crossed for episodes on Clueless, Pee-Wee Herman, Beetlejuice, or Newsies!

Fergrunner ,

Terrible show

Nothing they watch holds up. It’s offensive, it’s something phobic, blah blah very predictable show.

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