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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

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

453: Ready Player One Review + Top 5 Nostalgia Movies

4/8/2018
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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. Save 25 percent off when ordering by using the promo code PODFAN25. Also, special thanks to our good friends at HelloFresh. The ultimate meal-delivery service is a godsend to Brad and...

Duration:00:34:26

452: Live Audience Podcast on The 80s Cruise

3/31/2018
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So this is new: Spearsy and B-Rad record a podcast before a live studio audience while on The 80s Cruise! Special friends of the podcast join us on stage to tell us what they love most about the '80s. Plus, reviews of Berlin and Rick Springfield.

Duration:00:37:31

451: Final Days of the Third Annual 80s Cruise

3/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:20:49

450: Live from The 80s Cruise, Part 2

3/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:12:56

449; Day 1-3 of The 80s Cruise

3/19/2018
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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 the Celebrity Summit.

Duration:00:11:15

448: Forgotten Hits of 1981 | '80s Music | Soft FM Radio

3/11/2018
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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 the forgotten hits of 1981. Plus Listener Mailbag and "Take This Job and Shove It." Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by HelloFresh. Save $30 off your first order when using the promo code...

Duration:00:37:14

447: Acoustic Classics from '80s Hits | '80s Music

3/4/2018
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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.

Duration:00:33:14

446: Dirty Dancing | '80s Movies | '80s Soundtracks

2/25/2018
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There's something very, very different about this week's podcast on Dirty Dancing. A new pair of hosts give the movie a unique spin in the show. Also this week, our trivia seggie returns, and we have three contestants instead of two.

Duration:00:49:47

445: Best John Williams Scores of the '80s | '80s Movie Soundtracks

2/18/2018
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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 decade. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by HelloFresh. Save $30 off your first order when using the promo code RADICAL 30 when ordering.

Duration:00:42:07