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Stuck in the '80s Podcast

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Stuck in the '80s explores that MTV-generation nostalgia that still stirs up emotion no matter what the age. Whether it's '80s movies, pop culture, music or old-school memories, this engaging podcast will help you reminisce and chuckle about a defining era of history. Rad!

Stuck in the '80s explores that MTV-generation nostalgia that still stirs up emotion no matter what the age. Whether it's '80s movies, pop culture, music or old-school memories, this engaging podcast will help you reminisce and chuckle about a defining era of history. Rad!

Location:

Auckland, New Zealand

Description:

Stuck in the '80s explores that MTV-generation nostalgia that still stirs up emotion no matter what the age. Whether it's '80s movies, pop culture, music or old-school memories, this engaging podcast will help you reminisce and chuckle about a defining era of history. Rad!

Language:

English


Episodes

645: Great Albums Turning 40 - Rush, Simple Minds and Billy Joel

9/24/2022
Get ready to put on your old-man glasses and slide-on shoes as we celebrate three albums turned 40 years old this month: Rush's "Signals," Simple Minds' "New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)" and Billy Joel's "Nylon Curtain." Special guest co-host Chuck Coverly joins the show. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes:...

644: Olivia-Newton John Tribute

9/5/2022
We remember Olivia Newton-John through her songs and movie roles. Cindy Gaber, co-writer of ONJ's memoir, joins the show to share her memories of working with Olivia. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The Church, Kim Wilde, Morris Day and the Time, Howard Jones, Living Colour, Jody...

Duration:00:47:58

643: Nostalgia Triggers of the 1980s

8/21/2022
What songs, commercials and other pop culture touchstones trigger your nostalgia for the '80s? Brad and Steve reveal their darkest secrets on this episode. Also full seggies! Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The Church, Kim Wilde, Morris Day and the Time, Howard Jones, Living...

Duration:00:42:03

642: 'The Beastmaster' turns 40 | 80s sword and sorcery movies

8/10/2022
Kodo, Podo and Dar take a bow on the 40th anniversary of "The Beastmaster," a sword and sorcery movie that was beloved on cable networks in the '80s. Where does it rank among the competition? We talk about that and more, including full seggies. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The...

Duration:00:43:17

641: Diane Franklin talks 'Last American Virgin' on its 40th anniversary

7/23/2022
Diane Franklin joins Stuck in the '80s host Steve Spears this week to talk about "The Last American Virgin" on its 40th anniversary. How well does her part of Karen hold up? We also chat about "Better Off Dead" and even the latest Bill & Ted movie. It's an epic conversation we've been waiting a lifetime for! Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip...

Duration:01:28:28

640: No. 2 Hits of 1988 Part 2 | Close But No Cigar

7/7/2022
How well do you remember the chart-topping songs from 1988? How about the songs that only got to No. 2 on the chart but no further? This week, we look at more songs from 1988 that topped out at No. 2 on the chart, including hits by Richard Marx, Johnny Hates Jazz and the Mouth Breathers. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The...

Duration:00:53:29

639: Midge Ure Interview | 2022 Tour with Howard Jones

6/30/2022
Midge Ure, the Ultravox frontman and co-founder of Live Aid and Band Aid, joins the show to talk about his 2022 tour with Howard Jones, his latest music projects and the role of music as a healing force these days. An amazing conversation with a titan from our decade. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes:...

Duration:00:38:11

638: 'Lawn Darts and Lemonade' author Steven Manchester

6/19/2022
Our favorite '80s author Steven Manchester returns to the show to talk about his new book set in the summer of 1984 - "Lawn Darts and Lemonade." Plus, full seggies. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The Church, Kim Wilde, Morris Day and the Time, Howard Jones, Living Colour, Jody...

Duration:00:38:26

637: 'Top Gun: Maverick' review

6/2/2022
Did anyone seriously think a sequel to "Top Gun" was a good idea when you first heard about it a dozen years ago? Color us convinced in Tom Cruise's vision now that we've seen the final, amazing product. Here's our review of "Top Gun: Maverick." Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The...

Duration:00:33:54

636: Albums Turning 40 - The Clash and 38 Special

5/25/2022
So many amazing albums were released 40 years ago in May 1982. This week, we honor two of them: "Special Forces" by 38 Special and "Combat Rock" by The Clash. Also, a review of the Cruel World music festival in Southern California. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The Church, Kim...

Duration:00:55:20

635: 'Iron Eagle' soars with '80s goodness

5/12/2022
Who dares to call the movie 'Iron Eagle' a turkey? It's full of '80s music glory, some fun roles and lots of cheesy explosions. In other words, it could be the perfect '80s movie. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The Church, Kim Wilde, Morris Day and the Time, Howard Jones, Living...

Duration:00:42:40

634: No. 2 Hits of 1988 Part 1 | Close But No Cigar Series

5/1/2022
We return to our "Close But No Cigar" series of songs that made it to No. 2 on the charts - but no further. This week's show includes tunes by the Bangles, Pet Shop Boys and more. Special guest host Chuck Coverly returns! Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has just been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The Church, Kim Wilde,...

Duration:00:38:30

633: TV Ad Jingle Earworms Part 3 | Our Favorite '80s Commercials

4/19/2022
Those dreaded TV ad jingles! What's the story behind them? Today we look at spots by Kellogg's, Diet Coke, the Army and Nestles in part 3 of our commercial earworm series. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has just been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The Church, Kim Wilde, Morris Day and the Time, Howard Jones, Living...

Duration:00:42:52

632: Changing Up the Hits from 1986

3/28/2022
Remember the radio in 1986? Nonstop tunes from Lionel Richie, Pet Shop Boys, Dream Academy and Bananarama. But were those the "best" songs from those bands that year? This week's episode changes up the songs we loved from that beloved year. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has just been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: Devo, Bret Michaels, The...

Duration:00:41:02

631: 'In Search of Tomorrow' director David Weiner talks '80s sci-fi

3/18/2022
If you love '80s sci-fi, don't miss this chat with "In Search of Tomorrow" director David Weiner. We talk about his new documentary film, our love of "Dune" and "Star Wars" toys and so much more. Find out more about his project and how you can watch the film at 80sscifidoc.com. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2023 lineup has just been announced. Join Steve and Brad on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas on March 3-10 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The...

Duration:00:49:51

630: Modern English's Robbie Grey

2/23/2022
Brad and Steve are alive! They return with a newish episode. Sure, it's an old interview, but the comedy before and after is all original. Enjoy the chat with Modern English's Robbie Grey and be sure to catch the band on their 2022 North American Tour. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2022 cruise is just about to leave port, but stay tuned for an announcement on the lineup for the 2023 voyage, which will sail out of Los Angeles. Our podcast is listener-supported via...

Duration:00:46:14

629: Heartthrobs of the '80s | Valentine's Day in the '80s

2/6/2022
The ladies of Stuck in the '80s return to celebrate their male heartthrobs of the '80s in this special Valentine's Day episode. Honorees include the entire cast of "The Outsiders" and 50 more names in music, movies and the arts. Plus, a pop quiz and "Stuck in the Arcade." Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include Night Ranger, The...

Duration:00:45:53

628: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Nominees

2/3/2022
Duran Duran has FINALLY been nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its 2022 class. We look at all 17 possible inductees, with our eyes on the '80s artists, including Pat Benatar, Judas Priest and more. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include Night Ranger, The Human League, ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Cameo, Berlin, Paul...

Duration:00:21:31

627: Movie Weddings and First Dance Songs in the '80s

1/23/2022
Spearsy got married! Our co-host relives his wedding while we honor the best movie weddings and first dances of the '80s. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include Night Ranger, The Human League, ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Cameo, Berlin, Paul Young and many more. Go to the official site now to book. Use the promo code STUCK to get $200...

Duration:00:56:43

Bonus Episode: The 80s Cruise - final update for 2022

1/13/2022
This is a bonus episode of the podcast featuring a chat with The 80s Cruise's Joey Fairchild. We have the latest on the COVID rules, theme night details, and a change in the lineup. Plus, odd talk about cocktail onions, pickle juice and other assorted weirdness. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include Night Ranger, The Human...

Duration:00:30:05