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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.

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.


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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.




Stone Temple Pilot's "Core" (1992): Track by Track!

In September of 1992, Stone Temple Pilots released their debut album, "Core" and solidified themselves as one of the next big bands of the 90s. With songs like "Wicked Garden", "Creep" and "Plush" the were darlings of MTV and radio. Their albums sold like crazy but money, fame and addiction would end up being their downfall. Come with us and go track by track through one of the great albums of the 90s and stay for the tragic epilogue. Advertising Inquiries:...


Stone Temple Pilots: The History of STP

On September 29, 1992 Stone Temple Pilots released their best seller, "Core". With tons of hits and great songs it became a favorite for a new generation. Four guys from different parts of the country came together to make some of the most memorable songs of the 90s. In this episode we will explore the history of the band leading up to that album in 1992. Are you smelling like a rose? Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


Alice in Chains' "Dirt" (1992): Track by Track!

30 years ago, grunge music made its way into the mainstream music charts as well as MTV. Alice in Chains' stormed to the top of the charts with their second album that combined rock guitars and introspective lyrics and became a huge hit for the band. Please go down in a hole with us on the 30th anniversary of this album as we go track by track discussing the stories behind each of the songs! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


Alice in Chains: History in a Nutshell

When grunge hit the music scene in the early 90s, Alice in Chains was one of the bands at the forefront. Led by Jerry Cantrell's aggressive guitars and Layne Staley's growling vocals, the band quickly became one of the biggest of that generation. In this episode we will deep dive in their glam past, their rise to fame and the impact or drugs on their career. Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


Jaws the Revenge (1987): What the heck happened?

During the summer of 1987 the fourth of the Jaws movies was released and has been called on of the worst movies of all time. This week we dive into "Jaws the Revenge" with our friends from the AFilmBy Podcast and ask the important questions. Do sharks have ESP? How do sharks travel a few thousand miles in just a few days? Can sharks roar? Join us as discuss these crazy questions and give away the Craptastic Crown to either "Superman IV" or "Jaws the Revenge"! Advertising Inquiries:...


Superman IV (1987): What the heck happened?

The summer of 1987 gave us two of the biggest box office stinkers of the 1980s in "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" and "Jaws the Revenge". Over the next two weeks, we will discuss, debate and dissect these two movies and ask the question "What the heck happened?" This week we dive into "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace". With Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman and Mark McClure all back again what could possible go wrong? Turns out, it's a lot. Join us and our friends Jeff and...


Prey (2022) Everything you need to know - SPOILER FREE!

35 years after the original Predator, Dan Trachtenberg gives us the prequel to the franchise. The reaction to this Hulu movie has been overwhelmingly positive, but does it really hold up to the hype? Join us as we discuss how this movie came to be and all the incredible, crazy, and hilarious stories about the cast, crew, music composer, and production of the film. And, finally, our judgment about where this movie ranks among to all the other Predator movies. Do it! Do it NOW! #preymovie...


Robocop (1987) vs. Predator (1987): Part 2

For action movie fans, the summer of 1987 was epic! Robocop and Predator both introduced us to some of the most iconic and successful characters and franchises of the decade. Jump back in to our discussion where we conclude with our own final judgment between these two giants. Also, always remember: if it bleeds, we can kill it! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


Robocop (1987) vs. Predator (1987): Part 1

During the summer of 1987, two movies were released that defined 80's action movies, John McTiernan's "Predator" and Paul Verhoeven's "Robocop". Both of these became iconic franchises that spawned multiple sequels, outshoots and now prequels. One of these had a cast of macho 80s alpha action stars and one had virtual unknowns. This week we give you the stories behind the making of these two movies. Which do you choose? Your move, creep! Advertising Inquiries:...


Mötley Crüe's "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1987): Track by Track!

Despite being in the grips of addiction, during the summer of 1987 Mötley Crüe managed to release their most commercially successful album to that point, "Girls, Girls, Girls". Not only did the album reach the #2 position on the sales charts in the US (Nikki Sixx claims the album should have been #1) they also managed to provide an anthem for strippers everywhere! Join us, along with special guest James Buckley, as we go track by track through this album discussing the stories behind each...


Whitesnake's "1987" (1987): Track by Track!

After two years of delays, fights, surgery and recovery, the dream team of David Coverdale, John Sykes, John Kalodner, released the long awaited self titled Whitesnake album (also known as "1987"). It contained some of the biggest and most beloved hair metal songs of the 80s including "Still of the Night", "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love". With these songs were included some of the most iconic music videos of the 80s that included the beautiful Tawny Kitaen doing gymnastics on the hood...


Here I Go Again: The History of Whitesnake

In the Spring of 1986, David Coverdale was practically unknown in America, 3 million dollars in debt and pushing his broken down white Jaguar out of an intersection in LA. But things were looking up, he had recently recovered from sinus surgery, he was finishing up long overdue Whitesnake album and he was on a date with a lovely new woman in his life, Tawny Kitaen. That's when the story gets really interesting. Join us as we begin our series on the Summer of 1987 covering the history of...


Def Leppard's "Hysteria" (1987)

After 5 long years away, Def Leppard triumphantly returned in the summer of 1987 with their comeback album, "Hysteria". The album was a slow burn for much of '87 but really took hold in 1988 to become one of the biggest selling albums of the 1980s. Step inside, walk this way and join us as we go track by track through the album, a rerelease of a podcast from Season 1, and get us ready to discuss the summer of 1987. Hey! Hey! Get 20% OFF @manscaped + FREE SHIPPING with promo code SERIOUS20...


Def Leppard's "Pyromania" (1983)

In 1983, Def Leppard released the mega-selling smash hit album, "Pyromania". With the combination of catchy, irresistible radio friendly rock songs, youthful good looks and the new music television channel MTV, the album propelled the band to new heights. Join us as we go track by track through this album, a rerelease of a podcast from Season 1, discussing all the stories behind the music and fun of this album. Rock! Rock! Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code SERIOUS20 at...


Top Gun Soundtrack (1986): Track by Track with Bonus Tracks!

Great Balls of Fire! This week we do an aileron roll right into the Top Gun (1986) soundtrack breaking down each song track by track. Along with the unforgettable classics such as "Danger Zone, Playing with the Boys" and "Take My Breath Away' we also cover four bonus songs including "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'", "Great Balls of Fire", "Hold My Hand" and "I Ain't Afraid". Which song will claim the coveted Top Gun trophy as the best song? Grab your Aviator sunglasses, some coconut oil and...


Blade Runner (1982) vs. The Thing (1982) vs. E.T. (1982): Part 3

Join us this week for our epic conclusion as we finish our comparison of three classics released in June of 1982. This week we discuss the big questions! Is Deckard a replicant? Which of the remaining guys is "The Thing"? Why are there so many versions of Blade Runner? Is E.T. a Jedi? We tackle these fun questions and offer our own final judgment! Grab your Reeses Pieces and Beeeeee Goooood! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:


Blade Runner (1982) vs. The Thing (1982) vs. E.T. (1982): Part 2

June of 1982 was one of the greatest movie months of the 80s! This week we further our discussion of the behind the scenes stories involving the production and filming of E.T., Blade Runner and The Thing. We also discuss the cast, performances and little known facts from behind the scenes. This episode is so interesting it will make your heart glow red and make you want to kiss the prettiest girl in school! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:...


Blade Runner (1982) vs. The Thing (1982) vs. E.T. (1982): Part 1

June of 1982 gave us three of the greatest science fiction movies of the 1980's (and maybe all time)! Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" and John Carpenter's "The Thing" may have gotten buried at the box office by Steven Spielberg's "E.T." but they have since become appreciated as 80s classics finding their audience through cable and VHS. This episode we deep dive into the origins of these movies telling the stories of how they came to be. We also cover some of the unexpected connections between...


Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

If you are like us, you've been waiting for this movie since the summer of 1986. After the release date was pushed back 5 times, "Top Gun: Maverick" is finally in theaters. In this episode we discuss the history and behind the scenes of Maverick (before we watched it), then we give our opinion after we watched the movie. Check us out before you watch, we'll make sure to tell you when you are entering the spoiler zone! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:...


Top Gun (1986)

During the summer of 1986, Tom Cruise entered the Danger Zone and flew movie audiences up with the best of the best. Come join us as we give the behind the scenes stories with the US Navy's Top Gun program, the actors and actresses that became stars from this film, and the ultimate crash and burn of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. We also cover the iconic soundtrack! Now, its time to Buzz the Tower! Great balls of fire! Advertising Inquiries: Privacy &...