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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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Auckland, New Zealand

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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

507: Summer Movies 1979 vs. Summer Movies 1989

5/24/2019
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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 episode of Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by a brand-new partner. It's Blue Chew. BlueChew brings you the first chewable with the same FDA-approved active ingredients as Viagra and Cialis so you know they work. You can take them...

Duration:00:47:20

506: New Music from Our '80s Heroes

5/19/2019
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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 chewable with the same FDA-approved active ingredients as Viagra and Cialis so you know they work. You can take them anytime, day or night--even on a full stomach--and since...

Duration:00:42:27

505: Favorite TV Comedy Series Finales

5/12/2019
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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 this topic. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored this week by Care/of. Care/of is a subscription service that makes it easy to get vitamins, protein powders, and more, personalized just for you and delivered...

Duration:00:50:29

504: Lineup Additions to The 80s Cruise | Special Interview

5/1/2019
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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 '80s is sponsored by Skylight. Skylight is a photo frame you can email photos to—any time, from anywhere. It sets up in under 60 seconds! Now, as a special Mother’s Day offer, you can...

Duration:00:38:20

503: Standing the Test of Time in the '80s

4/27/2019
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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. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored this week by Skylight Frame. Skylight is a photo frame you can email photos to—any time, from anywhere. It sets up in under 60 seconds! Just plug in, use the touch screen to...

Duration:00:52:40

502: Cover Songs by Rock Hall of Fame Artists

4/11/2019
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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 Jackson. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored this week by Robinhood. Robinhood is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptos, all commission-free. Robinhood is giving...

Duration:00:47:29

501: April Fool's Day - What Made Us Shamelessly Laugh in the '80s

3/31/2019
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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 parter of The 80s Cruise. And the 2020 cruise is going to be even MORE epic than the first four journes. We have a new ship, new destinations and a larger than ever lineup of artists. Join us on March 8-15 on...

Duration:00:48:36

500: Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood Interview

3/24/2019
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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 is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Get $200 cabin credit when booking a stateroom on the 2020 voyage when using the promo code STUCK. Artists performing on the Explorer of the Seas will include the...

Duration:00:49:48

499: Listeners Pick Their Two-Hit Wonders | 80s Cruise Recap

3/16/2019
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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 that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptos, all commission-free. While other brokerages charge up to $10 for every trade, Robinhood doesn’t charge any...

Duration:00:39:21

498 Part 2: On The '80s Cruise - Podcast 2

3/7/2019
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Wow, the performances just keep amazing everyone this year on The 80s Cruise. On today's quick show, we recap performances by Kenny Loggins and Sheila E. And we give you the lineup for the 2020 voyage.

Duration:00:16:49

498: The 80s Cruise 2019 Podcast 1

3/5/2019
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Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with One N have finally reported from on board the Celebrity Infinity with what's happening on The 80s Cruise. Some strange tales for sure - but it's all in good fun.

Duration:00:15:25

497: I'm So Excited - What We Looked Forward to in the '80s

2/23/2019
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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 80s Cruise.

Duration:00:44:35

496: Two Hit Wonders of the '80s

2/16/2019
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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 is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETFs, options, and cryptos, all commission-free. While other brokerages charge up to $10 for every trade, Robinhood doesn’t charge any commission fees, so...

Duration:00:43:34

495: Unlikely Music Duets in the '80s | Valentine's Day in the '80s

2/9/2019
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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 Mobile for sponsoring the show. Listen to the episode for a special deal from Mint Mobile.

Duration:00:47:52

494: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure turns 30

2/3/2019
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"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."

Duration:00:40:10

493: More Cover Songs in the '80s

1/20/2019
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We're constantly amazed how some of our favorite songs of the '80s turn out to be cover songs. And most of the time, nobody really appreciated the original. Go figure. In this week's show, Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with One N share cover songs by Toni Basil, Big Pig and Hall & Oates. Stuck in the '80s is a proud partner of The 80s Cruise. Use the promo code PARTY to get amazing discounts on cabins for the 2019 voyage, featuring performances by Kenny Loggins, Sheila E, OMD, The Fixx, Starship,...

Duration:00:36:00

492: Breaking News on The 80s Cruise

1/16/2019
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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 more. Stuck in the '80s this week is brought to you by Robinhood - not the movie, the investing app. Robinhood lets you buy and sell stocks, options, cryptos and more - all commission-free. And because...

Duration:00:38:02

491: New Starts and Comebacks in the '80s

1/8/2019
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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 is the monthly subscription vitamin service that delivers completely personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door. Hey, it's a new year, and that means you probably made your...

Duration:01:03:05

490: Annual Holiday Outtakes Show

12/22/2018
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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, the investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks and more all commission-free. Because your a friend of Stuck in the '80s, you get a special offer. Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE...

Duration:00:31:33

489: Is Die Hard the ultimate Christmas movie?

12/16/2018
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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 you on this week's episode of Stuck in the '80s. We're sponsored this week by Skylight Frame, a photo frame you can update instantly - by email - from anywhere. It takes less than 60 seconds to set it up - plug it in,...

Duration:00:46:13