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Relive the '80s music, movies and culture with Tampa Bay Times correspondent Steve Spears. A teen during the greatest decade ever, Steve is obsessed with everything from Duran Duran to Journey, John Hughes to John Cusack, and parachute pants to big hair. Stuck in the '80s covers the music, movies and culture of the 1980s.

Relive the '80s music, movies and culture with Tampa Bay Times correspondent Steve Spears. A teen during the greatest decade ever, Steve is obsessed with everything from Duran Duran to Journey, John Hughes to John Cusack, and parachute pants to big hair. Stuck in the '80s covers the music, movies and culture of the 1980s.
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Relive the '80s music, movies and culture with Tampa Bay Times correspondent Steve Spears. A teen during the greatest decade ever, Steve is obsessed with everything from Duran Duran to Journey, John Hughes to John Cusack, and parachute pants to big hair. Stuck in the '80s covers the music, movies and culture of the 1980s.

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Episodes

481: Our Halloween Tribute to Beetlejuice

10/21/2018
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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 folks at Mack Weldon are confident you’ll like the product. If you aren’t happy with your first pair of boxers, briefs, whatever you wear (probably something...

Duration:00:52:36

480: Movies Turning 30 in October

10/14/2018
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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 show is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Set sails with Kenny Loggins, Sheila E., OMD, Berlin, The Fixx, Grandmaster Flash, Cutting Crew, Club Nouveau, The English Beat, Starship and more this...

Duration:00:50:18

Bonus Episode: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Nominees

10/10/2018
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Brad and Steve gather for a quick show to assess the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019, which includes several '80s acts and the bands that influenced them.

Duration:00:12:54

479: New Music from Dee Snider, Tony Lewis, Judas Priest and Kim Wilde

10/7/2018
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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 with Kenny Loggins, Sheila E., OMD, Berlin, The Fixx, Grandmaster Flash, Cutting Crew, Club Nouveau, The English Beat, Starship and more this spring. Go to www.the80scruise.com to book and use the promo...

Duration:00:41:24

478: Freddy Krueger, Eddie Murphy, Steve Perry News

9/30/2018
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Eighties News Now returns with news items on The Goldbergs, Eddie Murphy's latest movie and the third single from Steve Perry's new solo album. Plus, we share listener emails about 30-year reunions. Stuck in the '80s is happy to have HIMS as a sponsor of our podcast. Save $20 off your first month of the HIMS Anti-Aging Kit. Go to forhims.com/80scare. We're also proud to announce we're now partners with Audible, the world's leading audio book provider. Get your first audiobook free and...

Duration:00:41:15

477: We Remember Burt Reynolds in the '80s and Beyond

9/16/2018
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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 Cruise this spring. Featuring performances by Kenny Loggins, OMD, Berlin, Sheila E, Grandmaster Flash, English Beat, The Fixx and many more, the cruise sets sail March 2 out of...

Duration:00:46:59

476: No. 1 Hit Cover Songs in the '80s

9/9/2018
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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 promo code STUCK to get your best rates for new cruises. The Celebrity Infinity leaves March 2 from Fort Lauderdale. Performers include Kenny Loggins, OMD, The Fixx, English Beat,...

Duration:00:40:47

475: End of Summer in the '80s

9/2/2018
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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 AUGUST when booking to get your best deal on select cabins and a pair of free drink packages. The ship leaves from Fort Lauderdale on March 2. Bands on the Celebrity Infinity this year include Kenny...

Duration:00:54:27

Bonus episode: Interview with 80s Cruise Director

8/31/2018
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In this special bonus episode of Stuck in the '80s, we talk to JT Watters, the cruise director of The 80s Cruise. JT will tell us his favorite secret getaways on the ship, his favorite port activities for 2019 and his memories of a very bawdy rendition of Twister on the 2016 voyage. Don't forget to use the special promo code AUGUST to save big on select cabins and to score free drink packages.

Duration:00:29:04

474: Top 5 TV Misfires in the '80s | Bad Television | Chris Cooling

8/26/2018
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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 Gametime - the top destination for last-minute tickets to sporting events, concerts and shows. For $15 off your first purchase, visit usegametime.com/80s and use promo code 80s. Stuck in the '80s is...

Duration:00:49:44

473: Steve Perry's New Music | Madonna Turns 60 | Queen of Soul Passes

8/18/2018
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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 going to simplecontacts.com/RADICAL or entering the code RADICAL at checkout. Also special thanks to Away Travel, our favorite way to travel. For $20 off a suitcase, visit ...

Duration:01:07:59

472: Summer of '84 movie review and Graham Verchere interview

8/8/2018
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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 always, we thank our longtime partner HelloFresh for their support. HelloFresh is our favorite meal kit delivery service because they shop, plan and deliver step by step recipes and pre-measured...

Duration:00:36:25

471: '80s Redux author Mike Hipple interview

8/4/2018
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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 and more. Mike is also giving away a free signed copy of his book for this week's seggie winner. Also, always we thank our sponsors for making Stuck in the '80s happen. This week, that...

Duration:00:46:21

470: Epic Metal Albums Turning 30

7/29/2018
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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 is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Use the promo code SIT80s to get a free drink package on select cabins. And then start prepping for our Big '80s Trivia challenges, hosted by B-Rad, Spearsy and Jen with One N next...

Duration:00:47:45

469: Revisiting the Songs that Ended the '80s

7/22/2018
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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 for songs that ended the '80s. Stuck in the '80s is proud to announce we've partnered with Simple Contacts, the easiest way to order contact lenses using your mobile phone. Try it for...

Duration:01:00:41

468: The 80s Cruise Theme Night Reveal with Special Guest

7/18/2018
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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 stump Brad in LA and Jen With One N with a special cruise trivia challenge. Special thanks to music contributions by Kenny Loggins (I'm Alright), Check Battery Daily (theme music) and Kevin...

Duration:00:36:11

467: Midnight Run Turns 30

7/15/2018
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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 unrelated but epic fight over ... Star Trek?!? Stuck in the '80s is a proud partner of HelloFresh. Save $30 off your first order when visiting this link and using the promo code RADICAL30. It's time to...

Duration:00:40:42

466: Best and Worst Movie Sequels of the '80s

7/8/2018
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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 and Jen With One N return to this week's show, which includes special offers from HelloFresh for ForHIMS.com. Stuck in the '80s is a proud member of the CLNS Media Network.

Duration:00:50:53

465: Eighties News Now - New Music from '80s Icons

7/1/2018
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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. Stuck in the '80s is a proud member of the CLNS Media Network. Be sure to share our links to the latest episode with your friends on social media. Let's grow '80s Nation in 2018.

Duration:00:42:24

464: Revisiting the Sounds that Started the '80s | '70s and '80s Music

6/24/2018
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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 Bowie, Blondie and The Knack. We revisit a podcast we recorded five years ago in this week's episode. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise and HIMS.com. Listen to the show for special offers from...

Duration:01:04:20