1980s Now

1980s Now (formerly The 80its) is a weekly examination of the importance of 1980s pop culture and its continued influence today. We demonstrate that nostalgia alone doesn’t account for the contemporary fascination with our favorite decade. Instead, we share personal experiences and interview experts--including icons from 1980s music, movies and TV--to demonstrate the “era of greed” bore the greatest moments in movies, music, television and sports. The show is equally entertaining and informative.

https://www.1980snow.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 52m. Bisher sind 127 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 10 hours 30 minutes

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episode 107: Duran Duran in the 1980s w/ Annie Zaleski


Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including a sequel to "Twins" and whether David Lee Roth is above opening for other bands. Then, the trio discusses their first recollections of Duran Duran just before Will challenges his co-hosts to identify iconic 1980s bass lines. Finally, Will and Kat interview Annie Zaleski regarding Duran Duran and her new book "33 1/3: Duran Duran's Rio." To support the show on Patreon visit www.patreon.com/1980snow...


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episode 106: Another 1980s True "Crime" Story: Nine Lives


Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including a changes to upcoming 1980s sequel release dates and a Dungeon Master who makes $125/hour to run an RPG campaign. Then, Will shares a true "crime" story that began in the 1980s and was only solved in 2018. To support the show on Patreon visit www.patreon.com/1980snow. For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com. And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled...


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episode 106: Another 1980s True "Crime" Story: Nine Lives


Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including a changes to upcoming 1980s sequel release dates and a Dungeon Master who makes $125/hour to run an RPG campaign. Then, Will shares a true "crime" story that began in the 1980s and was only solved in 2018. To support the show on Patreon visit www.patreon.com/1980snow. For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com. And for even more 1980s awesomeness visit the80sruled...


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episode 105: 1984 Vs. Today: Top 5 Hit Songs


Will and Kat are joined by guest host Jon (host of GenXGrownUp podcast). They discuss current 1980s news including the fued between two legendary rockers and a change to a classic Star Wars ship. Then, the trio discusses each of the Top 5 songs from the week ending September 4, 1984. And the group determines how long they can endure each of the current Top 5 songs...


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episode 104: Best 1980s Movie Montages


Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including a sequel to "Big Trouble in Little China" and the upcoming "Karate Kid" the musical. Then, the trio reviews some of the best movie montages from 1980s films. And they find a surprising connection between the early 20th century origins of the montage and "Rocky IV." To support the show on Patreon visit www.patreon.com/1980snow. For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com...


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episode 103: 1980s Fantasy Novels w/ R. A. Salvatore


Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including the new "Cobra Kai" season 4 trailer and a special Guns N' Roses milestone. Will challenges Ray and Kat to identify the rock songs from 1980s horror movies. Finally, Will and Ray speak with legendary fantasy author R. A. Salvatore about starting his career in the 1980s. [2:26] 1980s News (including "Name the 1980s Horror Movie from the Rock Song" game) [22:00] Interview with R.A...


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 2021-08-17  1h10m
 
 

Bonus: Diane Franklin's 1980s Films w/ Diane Franklin


We'll be back next week with a full new episode! Meanwhile, enjoy Will's chat with Diane Franklin about her iconic work in the 1980s during a recent Facebook Live. Follow 1980s Now on Facebook for information regarding the next live interview with a 1980s icon. You'll be able to ask our guest your questions during the show. To support the show on Patreon visit www.patreon.com/1980snow. For more episodes of 1980s Now (formerly The 80its) and information about the show visit www.1980snow.com...


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 2021-08-10  54m
 
 

episode 102: Sampling in 1980s Hip-Hop w/ Professor KJ Greene


Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including the new "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" trailer and director Jason Reitman's breakdown of it. Then, the trio discusses the basics of sampling in the 1980s. Next, Will challenges Ray and Kat to identify the rock song sampled by a hip-hop artist. Finally, Will and Kat speak with law professor K.J. Greene about the impact of copyright law on 1980s hip-hop...


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 2021-08-02  1h10m
 
 

episode 101: 1980s Romantic Comedies (Mostly)


While Ray and Kat enjoy the week off, Will is joined by special guest co-host (and his wife) Kimberly. Will and Kimberly discuss current 1980s news including a restaurant/1980s museum they'd love to visit and the new Apple+ series set in the 1980s. Then, the couple discusses the 1980s celebrity crushes, movies and music that first inspired romance within them. What's your favorite romantic film, TV show or song from the 1980s? Write us at will@1980snow.com or message us on Facebook...


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 2021-07-26  47m
 
 

episode 100: Raising A 1980s Kid w/ Paul Sun-Hyung Lee


Will, Ray and Kat discuss current 1980s news including the return of the Trapper Keeper and the value of Indiana Jones's fedora. Then, the trio discusses some of the steps they've taken to raise their children in 80s pop culture. Finally, Will speaks with award-winning actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee ("Kim's Convenience") about when to introduce your child to "The Predator" and Asian representation in 1980s films...


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 2021-07-19  1h7m