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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

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...

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

463: 30th Anniversary of the movie Big

6/17/2018
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It's been 30 years since Tom Hanks first made a wish to make it "Big." We honor the anniversary of his 1988 film with clips, trivia and more. Also this week, full seggies including Listener Mailbag, Mystery Movie Moment and Name that '80s Tune.

Duration:00:45:15

462: A Summer Reading List for '80s Fans

6/9/2018
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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 find out why we like them. But we also promised people we'd list them here as well. So here you go: Opening music: "Read a Book" by Falco Bonus song: "Everyday I Write the Book" by Elvis Costello Gayle's book...

Duration:00:49:55

461: Music, Movies and Memories of Summers in the '80s

6/2/2018
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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 is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Come join B-Rad, Spearsy and Jen with One N on the 2019 voyage to the Western Caribbean along with Kenny Loggins, Dee Snider, Sheila E, Berlin, OMD, The...

Duration:00:57:47

460: Forgotten Hits of 1982

5/26/2018
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Do you pine for the days when 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 favorites and tell you the stories behind the tunes. This week's podcast is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Use the promo code STUCK when booking to save hundreds off advertised rates. The ship sails March 2,...

Duration:00:45:26

459: Our Review of "Cobra Kai" on YouTube Red

5/19/2018
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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 '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Set sail with B-Rad, Jen and Spearsy in March 2019 on the Celebrity Infinity. The 7-day cruise includes stops in Key West, Cozumel, Costa Maya and Belize. Artists...

Duration:00:51:24

348: Our Dream Concerts of the '80s |'80s Music

5/12/2018
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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 favorite listener picks. Stuck in the '80s is proud to partner with HelloFresh and HIMS for this episode. Stay tuned for special offers from our sponsors.

Duration:00:51:59

457: Great Albums Turning 30 | 80s Music

5/6/2018
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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 you another brand-new montage to solve. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Join our hosts in 2019 on the Celebrity Infinity along with Kenny Loggins, Dee Snider, Berlin, OMD, The Fixx,...

Duration:00:38:22

456: 80s Dinner Party

4/29/2018
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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 trivia game. PLUS, there's some other random big news. This episode of Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by Care.com, the more extensive online guide to caregivers, petsitters and more. Save 30 percent off...

Duration:00:49:36

455: Summer Movie Stinkers Turning 30 | 80s Movies

4/22/2018
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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 online guide to caretakers, petsitters and more. Save 30% off a premium membership when signing up at care.com/eighties. Stuck in the '80s is a member of the CLNS Media Network. Enjoy this show and many other...

Duration:00:43:59

454: Years We Love Outside the '80s

4/15/2018
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Spearsy and Jen With One N take a break from the '80s and explore the nostalgia of other years outside our beloved decade.

Duration:00:46:44