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The pinnacle of infotainment! Crazy stuff you didn’t know about the greatest movies and music of the 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. Hilarity ensues as a research professor and a pop culture savant are pitted against each other in a debate to determine what entertainment icons of film, music, and games are the best of the best of Generation X. https://www.thesurelypodcast.com/

The pinnacle of infotainment! Crazy stuff you didn’t know about the greatest movies and music of the 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. Hilarity ensues as a research professor and a pop culture savant are pitted against each other in a debate to determine what entertainment icons of film, music, and games are the best of the best of Generation X. https://www.thesurelypodcast.com/

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The pinnacle of infotainment! Crazy stuff you didn’t know about the greatest movies and music of the 80’s, 90’s, and beyond. Hilarity ensues as a research professor and a pop culture savant are pitted against each other in a debate to determine what entertainment icons of film, music, and games are the best of the best of Generation X. https://www.thesurelypodcast.com/

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English


Episodes

Games of 1981: Galaga turns 40!

2/25/2021
1981 was the greatest year ever for stand up arcade games. That year saw the release of the game "Galaga" which took the foundation laid by "Space Invaders" and combined the colors and sounds of "Galaxian" to make an all-time classic. Join us as we take a deep dive into its creation and pull back the curtain on some behind the scenes stories you've never heard! Challenging Stage is next (just don't shoot your own ship!).

Duration:00:18:24

Donkey Kong is 40 years old! (Best of the arcade games of 1981)

2/23/2021
The game that was almost Bluto, Popeye, and Olive Oil; Where the characters got their names; The lawsuit that almost crushed them just as they were getting off the ground; and How they immortalized their attorney?! Come listen to hear all this and more in our series on the Best Video Games of 1981: Level One - Donkey Kong!

Duration:00:25:00

History of the Games of 1981

2/16/2021
1981 is arguably the greatest year in arcade video game history. So, get out your quarters and join us for a brief crazy history of arcade video games leading up to the games of 1981. In this episode before we compare Donkey Kong, Ms Pac Man, Frogger, Defender and Galaga, we discuss the landmarks that lead the way: Pong, Space Invaders, and Pac Man ...or was it "Puck Man?"

Duration:00:22:04

Bon Jovi: New Jersey (1988) vs. Slippery When Wet (1986) Part 3

2/9/2021
In 1988 Bon Jovi released "New Jersey" which was their follow up to their smash album "Slippery When Wet". It produced five top ten hits (a first for a hard rock band), a world wide tour and several memorable videos. Join us as we discuss in detail each song and the incredible stories behind the scenes. We've been to school and baby, we've been the teacher!

Duration:00:54:33

Best Super Bowl Commercials 2021

2/8/2021
Join us on this special episode where we discuss the prevalence of throw back ads this year, talk half time performance, and give our picks for the best commercials of Super Bowl 2021. TheSurelyPodcast.com

Duration:00:08:54

Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet (1986) vs. New Jersey (1988): Part 2

2/2/2021
In 1986 Bon Jovi released their third album "Slippery When Wet" and changed the face of rock music. With songs like "You Give Love A Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead Or Alive" they took the world by storm and never looked back. Join us as we take a deep dive into this amazing album and the stories behind the songs you know and love!

Duration:00:43:33

Bon Jovi: Slippery When Wet ('86) vs. New Jersey ('88) Part 1

1/26/2021
Before the the iconic "Slippery When Wet" album, Jon Bon Jovi had a hit song and no band. Listen to us go in depth on how he founded one of the biggest bands of the 80's, what he has to do with R2-D2 and the amazing stories leading up to the amazing "Slippery When Wet" album. Grab your talk box and double necked guitar and let it rock!

Duration:00:32:21

Season 2 Preview: What we have in store for 2021!

1/19/2021
All kinds of great 70s, 80s, & 90s topics coming up this season! Don't forget to subscribe so that you don't miss a single episode!

Duration:00:01:55

Star Wars Holiday Special (Part 2)

12/24/2020
More laughs, more trivia, more Star Wars! We're back for Part 2 of the Star Wars Holiday Special episode with the 30Something Movie Podcast guys. Talking Boba Fett's first appearance, whether we would rather watch the Star Wars Holiday Special or The Last Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker or whatever movie we hated most, and what the Mandalorian, Jon Favreau, and Dave Filoni have done to save the franchise. Happy Life Day everyone!

Duration:00:40:28

The Star Wars Holiday Special ('78) with our guests from the 30Something Movie Podcast (part 1)

12/23/2020
Listen and laugh as we are joined by the 30Something Movie Podcast guys. We discuss the Star Wars Holiday Special ('78), Star Wars Trivia, where we rank on the Star Wars Nerd Knowledge scale, our first memories of the movie Star Wars, and just some general geeking out. (You know, the usual.) "Oh... oh... we are excited, aren't we?"

Duration:00:43:50

Lethal Weapon (1987) vs. Die Hard (1988) (Pt 3) Christmas Movies?

12/22/2020
In our final episode of our comparison of 'Lethal Weapon" (1987) vs. Die Hard (1988) we take a deep dive behind the scenes, cover the music and composer of each, breakdown whether each movie is a Christmas movie and give our final judgement! Do wanna jump? If so, welcome to the party, Pal!

Duration:00:41:59

Lethal Weapon (1987) vs. Die Hard (1988) (Pt. 2): Urban Gunslingers

12/21/2020
In this episode we further our discussion on Lethal Weapon vs. Die Hard and compare them as "Urban Gunslinger" movies. We discuss villains, friends and heroes while dropping some awesome behind the scenes stuff that you may not know from these 80's action classics. Come join us for the fun! You might even find yourself humming "Ode to Joy"!

Duration:00:36:46

Lethal Weapon (1987) v. Die Hard (1988)

12/15/2020
During the late 80's producer Joel Silver gave us two of the greatest Christmas action movies of all time. Both "Lethal Weapon" and "Die Hard" are considered some of the best ever in their genre. Join us as we take a deep dive into the behind the scenes making of these two powerhouses! Yippee-Ki-Yay!

Duration:00:52:31

U2's Joshua Tree ('87) vs. Prince's Sign O' the Times ('87) (part 2)

12/1/2020
Every song has a story! Join us as we dive into the stories behind each track of the Best Album of one of the best years in music history, U2's Joshua Tree. Then hear our final determination of which album from March of 1987 is the best, Joshua Tree or Prince's Sign O' the Times.

Duration:00:50:26

U2's Joshua Tree ('87) vs. Prince's Sign O' the Times ('87) (part 1)

11/24/2020
It could be argued that 1987 was the best year in the 80s for music, and in 1987, the album of the year was Joshua Tree by U2. It is without question one of the best albums of all time but was it really better than Prince's Sign O' the Times? Join us as we explore the fascinating stories behind U2 and the development of this iconic album. Don't miss the magic mushrooms story!

Duration:00:39:04

Prince's "Sign O' the Times" (1987) vs. U2's "The Joshua Tree" (1987)

11/17/2020
In March of 1987 two of the most beloved and respected artists of their generation released what many consider to be their greatest album. This week we cover the amazing history, epic songs of "Sign O' the Times" while discussing what could have been. Next week we will discuss in detail U2's "The Joshua Tree" that was released just a few weeks prior in '87. So grab your starfish and coffee and play in the sunshine with us! It's gonna be a beautiful night!

Duration:01:17:39

Super Bowl Shuffle 1985 - 35th Anniversary

11/10/2020
In 1985 the Chicago Bears are the biggest, baddest, meanest football team in the NFL so they decide to rap, sing and dance in a music video! Join us as we revisit the "Super Bowl Shuffle" 35 years after its release! We ain't here to cause no trouble...

Duration:00:13:42

Shelby's Story

11/3/2020
Join us in this mini episode to hear the story of Shelby's amazing contribution to the world of film. Don't miss it! And, don't forget to sign up at patreon.com/surelypodcast to receive our special prizes! (limited time)

Duration:00:13:39

Fright Night ('85) or The Lost Boys ('87)?! [Episode 2]

10/27/2020
Neck and Neck! Unlike the sequels and reboots to these movies, Episode 2 of Fright Night vs The Lost Boys might be better than the first. Join us as we talk about special effects, crazy stories, soundtracks, and of course the sexy saxophonist! In this, our second episode where the two best vampire movies of the 80s face off and we give you our final judgment on which is the best.

Duration:00:49:04

The Lost Boys ('87) vs. Fright Night ('85): Battle of the 80s Vampire Movies Part 1

10/20/2020
I vant to suck your blood! Vampire movies of the early 80s had become a joke. But, Fright Night by Tom Holland and The Lost Boys by Joel Schumacher brought them back from the dead. Join us in our two part Halloween episode comparing the greatest vampire movies of the 80s to discover the fascinating stories behind these iconic thrillers. You're so cool, Brewster!!! Become an Executive Producer of this podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/surelypodcast

Duration:00:53:49