Stuck in the '80s explores that MTV-generation nostalgia that still stirs up emotion no matter what the age. Whether it's '80s movies, pop culture, music or old-school memories, this engaging podcast will help you reminisce and chuckle about a defining era of history. Rad!
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We honor the songs from 1978 that stopped their chart crawl at the No. 2 spot, including tunes by Randy Newman, Roberta Flack, Gerry Rafferty and Foreigner. Seggies include Mystery Movie Moment and Name that ’80s Tune. Stuck in the ’80s is sponsored this week by Uqora. Try Uqora risk-free for 30 days and say goodbye
Can you believe “Uncle Buck” is 30 years old? We honor the John Candy classic in this week’s show. Also, full seggies are back, including I Want My Mystery TV Theme Song and What’s Your ’80s Obsession. Stuck in the ’80s is sponsored this week by Bombas, the most comfortable socks ever. Send your kids
Are you ready to wrap your brain around this? Fox Sport soccer analyst (and longtime Stuck in the ’80s listener) Alexi Lalas joins the show this week to talk about favorite albums from 1989. Music this week includes tunes by The Cure, Skid Row, Billy Joel and Alexi himself. Full playlist here.
Pop culture journalist and writer Whitney Matheson joins to show to talk about nostalgia, her latest projects and more. Also, full seggies and a tribute to a longtime podcast friend. Stuck in the ’80s is sponsored this week by Bombas, the most comfortable socks ever. Send your kids back to school with the socks that
Photographer Michael Galinsky joins the show today to talk about mall culture in the ’80s and his new book The Decline of Mall Civilization. Find out how you can help his project on Kickstarter. Also this week: Full seggies, our Top 5 list of malls in movies and a tribute to the late Rutger Hauer.
It’s not the heat of this podcast that will kill you – it’s the humidity. Or maybe this is a dry heat podcast. In any case, Brad, Steve and Jen return with their favorite “hot, hot, hot” songs and movies of the summer. Please support Stuck in the ’80s for the People’s Choice Podcast Award (entertainment
We had so much fun covering the songs that reached No. 2 on the charts in 1976 but no higher that we’ve returned to honor the same songs from 1977. It’s our “Close But No Cigar” series! Please support Stuck in the ’80s for the People’s Choice Podcast Award (entertainment category). Just go to http://www.podcastawards.com and for
What was it with movie dads in the ’80s? Their intentions were good but their methods of showing love were … well, often quite bad. In this week’s podcast, Brad, Jen and Steve decide which movie dads were bad or good. Lots of laughs but a fair amount of tears as well. Movies include: Parenthood,
This week, we set the podcast time machine back to 1976! Why? To discover all the amazing tunes that topped out at NUMBER 2 on the charts! It’s a weird and nostalgic show, but aren’t they all? Away Travel is back as a sponsor of our podcast. Both Brad and Spearsy are happy and loyal
Remember when summer movies were all the rage? Yep, during the late ’70s and ’80s. That’s why this week we pit the summer movies of 1979 vs. the summer movies of 1989 for the title of – well, there’s no title at stake. But we did have a heck of a lot of fun. Today’s
We love hearing new music from our ’80s heroes. In this episode, we highlight new singles from Howard Jones, Berlin and Tiffany. And we have a very odd conversation about body powder and candles. Today’s episode of Stuck in the ’80s is sponsored by a brand-new partner. It’s Blue Chew. BlueChew brings you the first
Everything has to come to an end, and that includes our favorite TV comedies in the ’80s. In this week’s episode of Stuck in the ’80s, your hosts each share the finale that meant the most to them, including MASH, Newhart, Cheers and Family Ties. And we ask for your input on future episodes on
We have the latest additions to the lineup for the 2020 voyage of The 80s Cruise! It’s Bret Michaels, Loverboy and Grandmaster Flash. We have some other lineup news as well. And we talk to cruise production manager Joey Fairchild about other news and gossip on our upcoming journey. This episode of Stuck in the
This week, Spearsy and Jen with One N go deep with “Standing the Test of Time” as we examine which of our loves in the ’80s have fared well over the following decades. From movies, TV shows, fashion and even snack food in the ’80s, we discuss the pros and cons of our favorite things.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a new class of artists enshrined in their museum, but some of their songs sound awfully familiar. Yes, even rock gods recorded cover songs in the ’80s. Spearsy and Jen with One N share three of their favorites, including tunes by The Cure, Roxy Music and Janet
It’s April Fool’s time again, but this year, we’re going to wrap our arms around it and proudly admit to what us shamelessly laugh in the ’80s. Brad, Jen and Spearsy confess to the songs, movies and people who gave us so much joy in our favorite decade. Stuck in the ’80s is a proud
We celebrate our 500th episode of Stuck in the ’80s with a live interview of original MTV veejays Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood on board The 80s Cruise. We cover everything from Live Aid to the Us Festival to career regrets, the Rock Hall and more. This episode of Stuck in the ’80s
We’re back from The 80s Cruise and our listeners were waiting for us with their suggestions for favorite “Two-Hit Wonders” from our favorite decade. We also give you our favorite moments from the 2019 voyage of our epic vacation. Stuck in the ‘80s this week is sponsored by Robinhood … Robinhood is an investing app
In the ’80s, we were just SO EXCITED. Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with One N share the events and milestones that got them “so excited” in our favorite decade. Don’t forget to download all our podcasts FOR FREE via your favorite podcast app. And don’t miss our upcoming podcasts, including Episode 500, live from The
It hurts to be dubbed a “one-hit wonder.” Does being a “two-hit wonder” feel any better? We list of top 5 ranking of two-hit wonders of the ’80s, including bands such as … well, we don’t want to give it away just yet. Stuck in the ‘80s this week is sponsored by Robinhood … Robinhood
The ’80s had a ton of musical duets – some good, some bad. Okay, some were really bad. But a handful were so unlikely that we’re amazed they even happened. So this week Spearsy, Brad in LA and Jen with One N share their favorite unlikely music duets of the ’80s. Special thanks to Mint
“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” is 30 years old?!? No way! Yes way, Ted! Spearsy, B-Rad and Dave Dirt remember the movie’s best lines and underrated music in this tribute show. Also, we have the latest scoop on the new movie “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” WAGER ON THE SUPER BOWL WITH A
We have the scoop on some news about the 2019 and 2020 sailings of The 80s Cruise. This week’s show features an interview with Joey Fairchild, one of the creators of the cruise. We have details about some of the 2019 performances and the sailing dates and ship name for the 2020 cruise – and
Do you ever crave a fresh start? A comeback? Just a do-over? A handful of amazing actors, musicians and artists staged incredible comebacks in the ’80s, so we celebrate their “new starts” in our first show of 2019. Stuck in the ’80s is happy to welcome back Care/Of as a sponsor of the podcast. Care/Of
It’s the holiday season and that means it’s time for our annual stocking stuffer episode: the outtake reel. Brad and Spearsy relive their favorite moments of 2018 and then we unleash the insanity of the moments you never got to hear. This week’s episode of Stuck in the ’80s is brought to you by Robinhood,
Die Hard – is it a Christmas movie or not? Brad and Spearsy try to answer the question, but does anyone really care? It’s just an amazing movie and it just turned 30 years old! We honor “Die Hard,” share our favorite stories about the movie and even have a “Die Hard” quiz for
Nick Heyward has made some amazing music over the last several decades, beginning with his ’80s band Haircut 100 and then continuing into a solo career that gave us a new sound and new take on life. This week, Nick joins Spearsy for an incredible conversation that covers his early influences, his new home in
Looking for the perfect present for the ’80s fan in your life? You’re in luck because this week on the podcast we share a bunch of cool ideas in the gift-giving department. Plus, we share our ideas of the “dream” gift for each of us. Find the links to all these ideas on our blog
True story: Stuck in the ’80s has never done a full episode on Talking Heads. So we fix that – times two – this week by covering the movie “True Stories” and its signature soundtrack. Special guest host is cartoonist and musician Douglas Arthur. Stuck in the ’80s is proud to have Robinhood as a
Jen with One N, B-Rad and Spearsy had to reach a compromise on this week’s Thanksgiving-themed podcast: We decided to honor both the biggest “turkeys” of the ’80s – movies, songs and more that were huge busts – but also agreed to hand holds and say what we were thankful for. (Spearsy was thankful that
Oh yes, 1988 seemed like the dark ages for some music fans in our beloved decade. The magic of the early ’80s was gone, and FM waves had been invaded by hair metal and teen pop queens. But there were some albums still worth discovering, including Tracy Chapman’s self-titled album and a really fun (if
We’ve been waiting seemingly forever to get our first look at the new Queen bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody, and now the Stuck in the ’80s gang is ready to give you our review.
Ben Foster and Mark Dennis are co-directors of a “Time Trap,” a new movie that takes inspiration from many of the time travel movies of our beloved ’80s. They join the show this week to talk about the latest work, Hollywood’s love affair with ’80s remakes and more. This episode of the podcast is sponsored
Just in time for halloween, we honor the ghost with the most, the after-world’s greatest bio-exorcist. Thirty years after we loved him in the cineplex, we finally are ready to celebrate Beetlejuice. We are happy to welcome a new sponsor to Stuck in the ’80s. It’s Mack Weldon, manufacturers of comfortable and functional clothes. The
Oh, October 1988 … you truly were a mixed bag at the old cineplex. Still, Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen With One N each found one movie to honor on its 30th anniversary: Tapeheads, Lair of the White Worm and Mystic Pizza. (Which co-host picked the chick flick? You won’t know until you listen.) This week’s
We’re not TOTALLY stuck in the ’80s … we still listen to new music from ’80s artists. So this week, we put the spotlight on four new albums from musicians we loved in the ’80s: Dee Snider, Tony Lewis, Judas Priest and Kim Wilde. This week’s show is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Set sails
We tip our cowboy hats to the Bandit. It’s our tribute show to the late Burt Reynolds, featuring our favorite movie clips and stories about the late actor. Special thanks to our sponsor Gametime. For $15 off your first purchase, visit usegametime.com/80s and use promo code 80s. And don’t forget to join us on The 80s
The ’80s were full of amazing cover songs, but only three topped the charts when they were originally released and again in the ’80s. We talk about those tunes from Club Nouveau, Banarama and Kim Wilde. Plus, full seggies, including a rare edition of PPTMN. Special thanks to our partner The 80s Cruise. Use the
The summer is over and the Stuck in the ’80s hosts are taking the podcast time machine back to the season-ending moments from their beloved decade. We talk about the movies, music and memories of Summer in the ’80s. Stuck in the ’80s is a proud partner of The 80s Cruise. Use the promo code
For every “Family Ties” in the ’80s, there was a “Small Wonder.” For each “A-Team,” a “Manimal.” Forgotten TV podcast host Chris Cooling joins the show this week to share his picks for the Top 5 TV Misfires of the ’80s. Stuck in the ‘80s is happy to announce we have another new sponsor. It’s
What a roller-coaster week for ’80s fans! We get new music from Steve Perry. Madonna turns 60. And we lost Aretha Franklin. We explore it all and relive our 2011 interview with Steve Perry (included in this show). Special thanks to our Sponsor Simple Contacts. Try it for yourself & save $20 on your lenses by
Actor Graham Verchere is our special guest as we talk about his new movie “Summer of ’84,” a thriller set in our beloved ’80s. You can see “Summer of 84” in select theaters August 10th and on VOD and digital platforms August 24th. Also this week, the return of “Please Please Tell Me Now.” As
Mike Hipple is the author of a new book about our decade: “80s Redux: Your Favorite Musicians Today.” He joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about his book and his encounters with some of the most beloved artists of our decade, including Dave Wakeling of the English Best, Cindy Wilson of the B-52s
Remember way back in ye olden days when Stuck in the ’80s promised to do more shows on metal? Well, we did one. And now we’re doing another. Special guest host Dave Dirt joins to show to give up the goods on three amazing metal albums that turned 30 in 2018. Stuck in the ’80s
What’s that quote from Tom Cruise in “Cocktail?” All things end badly – otherwise they wouldn’t end. So how did the ’80s end? With a bang or a whimper? Or was it just a overly choreographed music video from some one-hot wonder. On this week’s podcast, we revisit an older episode and second-guess our picks
The 2019 voyage of The 80s Cruise is shaping up to be truly unique. A new ship. New theme nights. New bands, of course. And to help us all wrap our nostalgia-filled brains around it, The 80s Cruise production manager Joey Fairchild visits the podcast to give us the latest scoop. Plus, Spearsy tries to
Midnight Run, probably the best road movie of the ’80s, is now 30 years old. Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin gave us one of the best anti-buddy flicks of our time, so our hosts gather to honor the film – and Spearsy continues to work out issues related to “Lasangerie Girl.” Plus, there’s an
We don’t like to “work negative” when it comes to our love of the ’80s, but this week’s episode of Stuck in the ’80s shines a light (and throws some … well, you know) at movie sequels in our decade. We also name the movies for which we’d still love to see a sequel. B-Rad
Listen to new music from Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins along with the latest releases from The English Beat and Tony Hadley. Plus, what to watch on TV this summer and more. Also, we give you the latest scoop on a holiday sale at The 80s Cruise. Plus, special offers from Green Chef and ForHIMS.com.
Ever wonder when the ’80s “sound” really began? It wasn’t on Jan. 1, 1980. In fact, the roots of ’80s music go back 50 years – at least – when bands such as the Velvet Underground were roaming the recording studios of the world. It evolved further in the ’70s thanks to Roxy Music, David
Summer time in the ’80s meant one thing: Beaches, booze and … books?!? Yes, for the first time ever, Stuck in the ’80s has compiled a Summer Reading List. It’s full of books set in or about the ’80s. Plus, we have our listener picks for great books as well. Listen to the show to
It’s summertime again. Time to oil up the time machine and go back to the decade of memories, music and movies. Hear our favorite songs and movie clips. B-Rad and Spearsy also share their favorite summer moments. And we revisit a podcast episode we recorded 10 years ago! This episode of Stuck in the ’80s
Do you pine for the days when Hall and Oates ,Juice Newton, Sheena Easton and Olivia-Newton John ruled the pop charts? You know, the year 1982. This week’s podcast celebrates six songs from 1982 that were huge hits – and yet we rarely hear them anymore. B-Rad, Jen with One N and Spearsy pick their
There’s been a lot of chatter about “Cobra Kai,” the 10-episode sequel to the “Karate Kid” movies on YouTube Red. This week, Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen With One N give you their honest review of what they’ve seen so far. We strike fast, strike hard and show no mercy. This episode of Stuck in the
Are you still kicking yourself for a concert you missed in the ’80s? Maybe you have a bucket list of artists you want to see BUT you have a specific venue in mind. That’s the premise our “Dream Concerts of the ’80s” episode. B-Rad, Just Drew and Spearsy reveal their picks AND we share our
So many amazing albums were released in 1988, it was tough for Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with One N to just pick three. Today includes tributes to Prince, the Smithereens and They Might Be Giants. Also, we reveal the full 10 songs in that tricky piano montage for Name that ’80s Tune AND we give
Which three ’80s celebrities would you invite to your dinner party? Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen With One N give you their picks. Plus, we honor our favorite picks from our listeners. Also this episode, the latest edition of Take This Job and Shove It. And Jen With One N has a new round of her
We had some AMAZING summer movies back in 1988 – and then we had a few that are so epic in their awfulness that we only dub them as the “summer stinkers.” Here are our top 5 picks for worst movies from the summer of 1988. This week’s show is sponsored by Care.com, the ultimate
Spearsy and Jen with One N decide to take a break from the ’80s and honor the nostalgia of two years outside our beloved decade. It’s our “Spring Fling” episode. Steve honors 1976 while Jen reps 1991. Stuck in the ’80s has partnered with HelloFresh to help you make better meals in 2018. Save $30
This week Spearsy and B-Rad review the movie “Ready Player One,” but no worries – they don’t give away any big spoilers. Also this week: the return of Mystery Movie Moment and Listener Mailbag. And our picks for the top 5 movies that are nostalgic for the ’80s. This week’s episode is sponsored by BevStow.
So here’s a first in our 13-year history: Spearsy and B-Rad recorded a show in front of a live audience during @The80sCruise! It was pretty nerve-wracking at first, but we got the handle on things. We invited some special guests onto the stage to talk with us about what they love most about our crazy-fun
We are mere hours away from the end of the 2018 voyage of The 80s Cruise. We review some of the amazing shows and tell you what happened during our special trivia session with Katrina. As always, we give a shout-out to our friends at HelloFresh, official sponsors of the podcast for all of 2018.
Hello from Ocho Rios in Jamaica, where the Celebrity Summit is docked for a day of fun during The 80s Cruise. In today’s mini-episode, we review concerts by Lou Gramm and Billy Ocean, and we give you a taste of the trivia questions we’ve been asking so far. Come join us for 2019. As always,
Hey, remember us? We’re at sea today on The 80s Cruise. It’s Day 3 already and we’re just now logging in to give you the 411 of the trip so far, including reviews of Mike and the Mechanics, Loverboy and Katrina. (Hint: Katrina is AMAZING). We’ll be back later this week with more podcasts from
Oh, 1981 – how could we ever forget you? You gave us infamous tunes by Rick Springfield, Kim Carnes and Sheena Easton. But you also gave us some tunes we haven’t heard in a while. We’re looking at you, Santana and Manhattan Transfer. In this week’s podcast, B-Rad, Spearsy and Jen with One N revisit
We’re back to throw some love on more acoustic versions of classic ’80s songs. This week, Jen with One N, B-Rad and Spearsy honor acoustic tunes by Van Halen, John Waite and Tommy Tutone. Stuck in the ’80s is proud to support the partners that support us. For 2018, that includes HelloFresh. Save $30 when
We did something very unusual in this week’s podcast, which honors Dirty Dancing. Two new hosts put their unique spin on the movie. And we decide once and for all: Is Dirty Dancing charming or just cheesy? We’re happy to have HelloFresh as a returning sponsor for 2018. Save $30 when ordering your first box
John Williams composed the very soundtrack of the ’80s – and so many other decades. But during our beloved decade, he gave us 15 brilliant pieces of work. In this week’s podcast, B-Rad, Just Drew and Spearsy pick their top 5 John Williams scores of the ’80s – and a few that fell outside our
Our unique salute to Valentine’s Day – “Strange Loves” – continues this week with our guilty pleasures in the areas of ’80s food and ’80s television. Fair warning: Spearsy’s food talk might make you queasy. If fact, if it doesn’t, there’s something very very wrong with you. This episode of Stuck in the ’80s is
We lost John Mahoney to cancer this past weekend. The fatherly figure starred in ’80s classics such as Say Anything, Tin Men, Moonstruck and Eight Men Out. Spearsy and Brad talk about his legacy and revisit our Say Anything show, recorded in 2014 to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary.
Admit it: You loved some pretty strange things in the ’80s – parachute pants, velcro shoes, Milli Vanilli. This week, our podcast crew reveals their strangest loves in music and movies. It’s part one of our Valentine’s Day special: Strange Loves in the ’80s. We are proud to announce that HelloFresh has returned as a
We’re not going to candy-coat it. Our stories about jobs we had in the ’80s as teenagers are pretty far out there. In this week’s show, Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with One N share some amazing stories about how we made a living in our high school and college days. You’ll scream that some of
Nearly four decades ago, we were all still listening to the disco-infused anthems of Kenny Loggins, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson and more. And who could forget the image of Fleetwood Mac performing with the USC marching band? Here are our favorite “forgotten” hits of 1980. Stuck in the 80s is a members of
Eighties News Now returns with items on the Go-Go’s, Retro Futura Tour’s lineup for 2018, Rick Springfield’s latest news and the return of Michael J. Fox. Stuck in the 80s is sponsored by Hello Fresh, the perfect way for ’80s Nation to enjoy healthy, quick meals. Use the promo code RADICAL 30 for $30 off
It’s a new year. Time to strip down and focus on the basics. The songs, we mean! We begin a new series of shows today on Acoustic Takes on ’80s Classics. Today’s show features songs by Rick Springfield, The Cure and Asia. Send in your suggestions for acoustic songs to feature in future installments of
Happy New Year and welcome to our annual bloopers reel here at Stuck in the ’80s. This year we had 53 shows worth of outtakes to pick from. That’s a record number of shows for a year! Stuck in the ’80s is now a proud member of the CLNS Media Network. We welcome HelloFresh.com back
Broadcast News and Moonstruck were both released on the exact same day: Dec. 16, 1987. Both were Oscar-nominated movies with stellar casts. But which was the better romantic comedy? Guest hosts Jen with One N and Gayle in DC join the show this week to render judgement. Plus full seggies and a special offer from
Pee Wee Herman, Alf and even He-Man had holiday TV specials in the ’80s. But were they any good? (One is just downright bizarre. Okay, so all three were.) Here are the holiday TV specials we grew up with in our beloved decade – along with three other classics from previous decades. This episode of
Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens is gone too soon. We remember the rocker with his music and our memories. This week’s guest co-host is Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast.
Not just another podcast about ’80s Christmas music. We go dark for the holidays with our depressing songs of the season playlist. Oh, Brad tries to save the day with happier songs, but his choices are suspect at best. Featuring songs by The Waitresses, Erasure and more. This episode is sponsored by Draft Kings. Listen
How did we go this long in Stuck in the ’80s history without honoring “The Untouchables?” Maybe we were just waiting for the right moment – like the flick turning 30 years old. Still, Spearsy and Brad in LA do their best to show why “The Untouchables” is still untouchable. The story. The city. The
Stuck in the ’80s has been around nearly 13 years, but we still get questions from time to time from listeners who want to peek behind the curtain. Who are we? Why inspired us to talk about the ’80s for so long? In our latest episode, longtime listener (and occasional guest-host) “Gayle in DC”
Back in 2006, Stuck in the ’80s was just a year old, but we felt fancy enough to honor Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album. The show, just 30 minutes long, was one of the first episodes we really felt good about when we were done. And not just for all the suggestive humor. Now, on Thriller’s
What happens when 900 crazy fans of the ’80s descend upon a luxury all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean? You get 80s in the Sand. Spearsy reviews his week in Punta Cana, which included performances by Starship, Howard Jones, Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins, Berlin, Loverboy, Night Ranger, Nu Shooz, Jody Watley, Kip Winger, Animotion and