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Dueling Decades

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Dueling Decades is the totally awesome adult retro game show you've been looking for! Listen as the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s square off and do battle! Because it's your history, we just fight for it! The rules of our game are simple! A coin flip shall decide who picks first, out of the 5 dueling decades categories (Movies, TV, Music, News, & Hot Products). The judge’s ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category. The first 3 rounds are worth 1 point each. With rounds 4 and 5, worth 2 points apiece. The winning decade shall be decided by the highest overall score after all 5 rounds.

Dueling Decades is the totally awesome adult retro game show you've been looking for! Listen as the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s square off and do battle! Because it's your history, we just fight for it! The rules of our game are simple! A coin flip shall decide who picks first, out of the 5 dueling decades categories (Movies, TV, Music, News, & Hot Products). The judge’s ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category. The first 3 rounds are worth 1 point each. With rounds 4 and 5, worth 2 points apiece. The winning decade shall be decided by the highest overall score after all 5 rounds.

Location:

United States

Description:

Dueling Decades is the totally awesome adult retro game show you've been looking for! Listen as the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s square off and do battle! Because it's your history, we just fight for it! The rules of our game are simple! A coin flip shall decide who picks first, out of the 5 dueling decades categories (Movies, TV, Music, News, & Hot Products). The judge’s ruling will determine who wins each round, allowing the victor to choose the next available category. The first 3 rounds are worth 1 point each. With rounds 4 and 5, worth 2 points apiece. The winning decade shall be decided by the highest overall score after all 5 rounds.

Language:

English


Episodes

Did you grow up on Cannon Films? It's a Cannon deep dive between 1982, 1984 & 1986!

6/16/2021
If you've listened to this show before, you know about our deep-rooted love for all things Cannon Films. We don't know exactly what it is about this company, but we can never stop talking about them. Ninjas, Chuck Norris, Charles Bronson, break dancing, sex comedies, Jean Claude Van Damme, and lots of shlock! What's not to love?! So this week, we brought in our new friend, Austin Trunick, the author of "The Cannon Film Guide Vol 1" (volume 2 is coming soon) to judge this all Cannon battle....

Duration:02:17:55

The Brazen Badass from Beantown Dave Schultz selects who had the best June 1975, 1985 or 1996!

6/9/2021
This week Duelers, we have a best of June duel just in time for summer! Back behind the bench, this week is the bald Brazen Badass from Beantown, the one and only Dave Schultz. We may need a bigger boat when Mancrush brings the best of June 1975. Marc James takes it down to Paradise City with some rockin’ picks from June of 1985. Mike Ranger channels his inner Zack Morris and gets his homework totally wrong and brings the best of all of 1996! This is a wild one that's even better on YouTube!...

Duration:02:04:07

Teenage Dirtbag Brendan B. Brown of Wheatus tells us who had the worst May 1979, 1989 or 1999!

6/2/2021
Hello again, fellow Duelers! Before we get into this week's episode notes. We wanted to remind you that we're now on YouTube! If you weren't aware, your favorite retro battleground is now on video. Matter of fact, some episodes are "taped live with a studio audience", so please go and subscribe (https://www.youtube.com/c/duelingdecades). We hope to see you in the chat! Anyways, we got another good one for you this week! Well, a bad one? I suppose it depends on how you look at it, but we're...

Duration:02:37:02

Less Than Jake frontman Chris DeMakes his decision on who had the best week in May 1978, 1988 or 1998!

5/26/2021
Welcome back everyone for another retro battle of epic proportions! This week we are joined by one of the coolest guys in the music business, Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake! Having gotten to see Less Than Jake in concert several times, this was an absolute treat. Finally, a musician tells us a story from the road that he's never divulged before; and that's just the tip of the iceberg for this episode! Strap on your seatbelts, it's another week experience! Let's take a look at our...

Duration:01:41:05

Emo kid Mike Henneberger hits Rock Bottom and tells us who had the best week 1976, 1988 or 1995!

5/19/2021
Welcome back, Duelers! We're back to deliver some more nostalgia for this week, and we brought another special guest judge along with us. Mancrush has spoken ad nauseam about not having time to read books and his massive Audible book collection. Well, after listening to the book "Rock Bottom at the Renaissance: An Emo Kid's Journey Through Falling In and Out of Love In and With New York City", he was so blown away, he asked the author to come on the show! And since May is Mental Awareness...

Duration:01:50:36

The Media King of the North Joe Findlay returns to rule over May of 1974, 1984 & 1994!

5/12/2021
Dueling Decades is back with another live episode where we examine the best the month of May has to offer! Mancrush flips through the pages of May of 1974 and finds a really big pair of….Umm, picks! Marc James is poppin’ and lockin’ his way through the best of May 1984. Rounding out the field, "The Professor" Drew Zakmin is back with the best of May 1994 in another stellar repeat performance! Behind the bench this week is the host of Miscast Commentary and the man known the world over as the...

Duration:01:42:00

AJ Diaferio frontman of We’re Wolves judges this horror showdown between 1977, 1987 & 1997!

5/5/2021
This week we bring you a frighteningly good episode where we scare up all the best horror-themed selections from 1977, 1987, and 1997! Behind the bench, this week is AJ Diaferio frontman from the heavy metal band “We’re Wolves” AJ is a man of many talents and a huge fan of horror culture and movies so we knew he would be the right man to serve as judge, jury, and executioner for this delightfully dark duel! Marc James brings the scream greats from 1977 as Mancrush this time is back to the...

Duration:02:00:25

Sean Kanan shows us The Way of The Cobra in this martial arts duel between 1975, 1985 & 1995!

4/28/2021
This week the Dueling Decades clan kick things into action with a special Martial Arts themed duel and we could not think of a better judge for this episode than the man who famously played “Karate Bad Boy” Mike Barnes in Karate Kid III. Actor, author, and producer, Sean Kanan returns to the show to share some stories and impart some wisdom from his new book ``The Way of The Cobra” but what will be the way to victory in this battle? The Media King of the North, Joe Findlay is Kung-Fu...

Duration:01:09:25

Joe La Scola jumps out of the Movie Dumpster to judge this birthday battle between 1979, 1986 & 1998!

4/21/2021
We're back with another episode of everyone's favorite retro game show, Dueling Decades! This week a new friend grabs the gavel, we're joined by Joe La Scola from the Movie Dumpster podcast! Coincidentally, it turns out that Joe and Mancrush were both at this past Friday's - Monster Squad showing at the Mahoning Drive-In. How's that for a small world?! You'll have to tune in and find out if any underhanded deals were made to give Mancrush the edge. It was actually Mancrush's birthday this...

Duration:01:47:48

Which week ruled? Judge Dave Schultz is back for this battle between 1970, 1980 & 1990!

4/14/2021
For the first-ever live episode of Dueling Decades, we bring you a most excellent Week Experience battle. Listener favorite Judge Dave Schultz returns to the show and steps back behind the bench for a contentious battle over the best first week of April. Marc James jumps back to April for some of the sounds of 1970. Mancrush is back in black with the first week of April 1980 and Mike Ranger bum rushes April of 1990 with some fantastic selections! In this episode you may hear something about...

Duration:01:13:43

The Monster Squad’s Andre Gower proves he’s got nards when he competes in this battle between 1977, 1986 & 1993!

3/31/2021
We're back with a special episode of Dueling Decades! It's one thing to ask one of our celebrity guest judges to part with an hour or two of their lives to deal with the Dueling Decades crew. Trust us, that in itself is a serious undertaking. When Monster Squad's Andre Gower joined Dueling Decades back in November as a guest judge, he told the crew he wanted to come back to play the game. Andre wasn't just being polite, he ACTUALLY showed up to compete! With that, Andre brushed up on the...

Duration:01:54:23

Taking a Million Miler with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White Ts in this battle between 1978, 1986, & 1996!

3/24/2021
It's not every day you get a Grammy-nominated musician willing to guest judge an episode, but this week we got lucky. Although his band Plain White T's didn't blow up until the 2000s, Tom Higgenson is in love with the 80s! Matter of fact, he loves them so much, he started his own synth-pop solo project that's just dripping with nostalgia! So after you listen to this, head out and take a listen to his new solo work, Million Miler. Tom is a fantastic judge, and he calls em as he sees them!...

Duration:01:28:34

Former gum merchant Scott Schiaffo returns for the worst of March 1976, 1983 & 1994!

3/17/2021
It's that time of the week again! Your three favorite decades are back to battle for supremacy, in this week's "worst of" March duel! For this worst of episode, we went straight to the gum merchant himself, Scott Schiaffo to judge this tomfoolery! As it turns out Scott's a pretty positive thinking guy. So deciding which decade was the pits was really difficult for him to do! Don't you worry though, Scott still swings that gavel, and picks the biggest loser. First up, Joe Findlay does what he...

Duration:01:26:23

Keith Coogan and his toy soldiers March back for the week experience 1979, 1988 & 1998!

3/10/2021
Once again, the judging is doneeee, man! You asked for it, and Keith obliged. Back by popular demand, Keith Coogan is behind the bench to judge this battle between our favorite decades in, "the week experience"! Let's take a look at his toy soldiers this week. First up, a man that knows a little too much about adventures in babysitting, Trevor Gumbel takes his first crack at life in the 70s, with the best of the first week of March 1979. Next, a man that hasn't been hiding out from the win...

Duration:01:14:48

Tee off with Joel Murray in this battle between March 1977, 1987 & 1997!

3/3/2021
Everyone's favorite adult retro game show is back and we tee off the month with a best of March battle. This week we are honored to have the incredibly versatile writer-director-actor Joel Murray pick up the gavel. One Crazy Summer is one of our favorite films here at Dueling Decades and Joel’s portrayal of the best friend everyone wanted to have, George Calamari definitely left its mark on us. Joel has had an amazing career in film, TV, and animation, working on some of our favorites like...

Duration:01:30:05

Mike Ranger gets all achy breaky over the worst of February 1975, 1982 & 1993!

2/24/2021
This week Duelers, we relish in the misfortunes of others with a wild and woolly worst of battle. With Mancrush soaking up the sun in South Beach we asked a longtime friend of the show Brent Hand of the Hysteria 51 podcast to step up and tackle the worst of February 1993. The Professor, Drew Zakmin is back with a vengeance and the absolute worst of February 1975! Finally, Marc James competes with the worst offerings from February 1982. A fan favorite, Mike Ranger returns behind the bench to...

Duration:00:55:54

The team behind the Nickelodeon documentary The Orange Years returns to judge the stupid criminals of 1974, 1980 & 1998!

2/17/2021
We had so much fun the last time they were on the show we could not wait for the return of Adam Sweeney and Scott Barber the duo behind the fantastic documentary film "The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story". This time around we turned off the kid-stuff and threw them a curveball for some fun, as we investigate the idiots of dumb crime and capers! Mancrush swings into the 70s with 1974 and a slew of “hot” picks. Marc James is on a mission from God and hopes all the dumb criminals of 1980...

Duration:01:18:20

Robert Tepper returns to judge this birthday battle between 1978, 1984 & 1995!

2/10/2021
With Marc turning 43 this week, we're ready for a retro birthday extravaganza! So for a birthday bash, we needed someone who knows the crew really well. A man that takes no prisoners, believes there's no easy way out, the angel of the city himself, Robert Tepper! This cast favorite is back for his third appearance behind the bench, and as usual, he proves that he's "Better Than the Rest" when it comes to judging. Tepper swings the gavel harder than most, and even proclaimed "I love this...

Duration:01:10:47

Wax returns with a vengeance to adjudicate this battle between 1976, 1985 & 1992!

2/3/2021
Welcome to another episode of your favorite adult, retro gameshow! We're happy to welcome back one of our favorite judges, the same man who created our sweet theme music, Wax! Wax brought his unique insight to the bench and a potential movie idea that we began to flesh out pre-recording. Unfortunately, we weren't recording at the time, wuh waah. Anyways, Wax has been here a few times, he knows the lay of the land, and he's up on his pop culture. So let's get this thing started! The first...

Duration:01:33:39

Bum Wine Bob is behind the bench for this bodacious booze battle between 1971, 1981 & 1991!

1/27/2021
Since most people can't go to the bar, we decided to bring the bar to you! Do you have an abundance of leftover holiday spirits? Grab a cold one, relax, and join us for this retro booze battle! To judge an episode on booze, we couldn't rely on just anyone to swing the gavel. We needed someone who could really handle their liquor! That man, Bum Wine Bob! The host of "Bumming with Bobcat" showed up with a quarter, two Colt 45s, and a great attitude! The first contestant of the week, drinking a...

Duration:01:28:13