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The Everything '80s Podcast looks back at the greatest decade. It's your one-stop shop for everything to do with movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music and everything in between. Jamie Logie is here to share some of the big topics such as Transformers and Saved By The Bell but to get more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you might not be aware of. Do you know why VHS won the format wars against BETA? Or why the PG-13 rating was created? You'll find all that and more as we look back at the greatest decade.

The Everything '80s Podcast looks back at the greatest decade. It's your one-stop shop for everything to do with movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music and everything in between. Jamie Logie is here to share some of the big topics such as Transformers and Saved By The Bell but to get more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you might not be aware of. Do you know why VHS won the format wars against BETA? Or why the PG-13 rating was created? You'll find all that and more as we look back at the greatest decade.
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The Everything '80s Podcast looks back at the greatest decade. It's your one-stop shop for everything to do with movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music and everything in between. Jamie Logie is here to share some of the big topics such as Transformers and Saved By The Bell but to get more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you might not be aware of. Do you know why VHS won the format wars against BETA? Or why the PG-13 rating was created? You'll find all that and more as we look back at the greatest decade.

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Episodes

Ready Player One: Comparing The Book To The Movie

9/18/2019
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Ready Player One is a book written by Ernest Cline, which is like a love-letter to the 80s and pop culture. Steven Spielberg put out the movie version and you may wonder what the key differences are. In this podcast, I breakdown how Ready Player One the movie compares to the book. Show notes: Ready Player One

Duration:00:30:11

The Origin Of The PG-13 Rating

9/11/2019
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Until 1984, there was a large gap between PG-rated movies and R-rated ones. This would all change because of Indiana Jones and Steven Spielberg which would usher in the PG-13 rating era. This is the story of the origin of PG-13 and how it forever changed movies. Show notes: PG-13 Rating

Duration:00:18:42

Review- The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance

9/4/2019
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The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance is a ten-part Netflix series that takes us back into Jim Henson's Dark Crystal. In this review, I look at the original movie, breakdown each new episode, and look at everything that went into this, and the original movie. Show notes: Dark Crystal review

Duration:00:50:01

Pound Puppies: Cabbage Patch Kids In Dog Form?

8/28/2019
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The Pound Puppies were a popular 80s toy that came out in 1984. They were released by Irwin and then by Tonka. The Pound Puppies were plush stuffed dog dolls that had droopy eyes and floppy ears. They weren't invented by who you may think but led to a cartoon show in 1985 and the toys would make over $300 million throughout their run. Show Notes: Pound Puppies

Duration:00:25:45

Was Captain Power Too Ahead Of Its Time?

8/21/2019
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Captain Power was a 1987 science fiction/live-action "kids" show that incorporated in computer-generated images. Toys were used that could interact with the show during certain segments by hitting sensors on the screen and being hit in return. It was a huge project by Mattel and would only last one season as it may have been too advanced for its time. Show Notes: Captain Power

Duration:00:28:49

The Story Of Jenga

8/14/2019
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Everyone has played Jenga, and it is one of the most popular games of all time. Contrary to popular belief, it never existed before the 80s and was actually an original creation first invented by an English woman. This is a look back on the simple - but addicting - game of Jenga; one of the best games of the 80s, and all time. Show Notes: Jenga

Duration:00:24:13

The G.I. Joe USS Flagg: The Greatest Toy Ever!

8/7/2019
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The G.I. Joe USS Flagg was put out by Hasbro in 1985. They considered it the biggest toy ever measuring in at over 7 feet long. This is the story of how the 'greatest toy of all time' came to be. Show notes: USS Flagg

Duration:00:22:31

How A Pair Of Socks Brought Us The Popples

7/31/2019
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The Popples were a brightly colored bear-like stuffed animals that could roll up into a pouch. Their inspiration may have come from a pair of socks and they were created by the same lady who brought us Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. This is a look back on how the Popples came to be, the popular cartoon, and how Shelley Duvall is somehow involved in all this... Show notes: Popples

Duration:00:19:45

Who Was Max Headroom?

7/24/2019
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If you grew up in the 80s, you definitely knew Max Headroom especially from commercials and music videos. You may not know how much further back he goes to a TV movie from England in 1985. Max Headroom was played by Matt Frewer but created by a group of people as a take on the growing use of soulless TV news reporters. This episode is all about the very deep mythology and backstory to the character of Max Headroom and how he was a lot more than just a usage in commercials for New Coke. Show...

Duration:00:22:49

Flight Of The Navigator

7/17/2019
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Flight Of The Navigator is a Disney live-action film that came out in 1986 and is the story of a kid abducted by a spaceship and dropped back to Earth 8 years in the future. He hasn't aged but everyone else has and the story revolves around him trying to get to his true home. This was actually a movie that was not originally created by Disney and they took over later on in development. The movie also features some early use of CGI and this episode looks back at everything that went into...

Duration:00:21:36

The Complete Stranger Things Season 3 Recap: Part Deux

7/12/2019
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This is the second part of my two-part review on Stranger Things season 3. In this second part, we'll break down the last four episodes, explore the themes and plot, look at the character arcs, and analyze the ending and the whole season. We'll also look at all the 80s references including music, movies, TV shows, and a lot of things you may have missed! Show notes: Season 3 Review

Duration:00:54:39

The Complete Stranger Things Season 3 Recap: Part 1

7/10/2019
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This is the first of a two-part episode where I break down the entire third season of Stranger Things. We'll look at all eight episodes, discuss the plot, themes, characters and all the 80s music, movies, and references that make Stranger Things season 3 so great. Show notes: Season 3 review

Duration:00:45:57

The 20 Best Bands Of The 80s

7/10/2019
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The 80s are a pretty iconic time for music. You've got news styles and genres coming out like hip-hop and new wave and its setting the stage for a huge new music movement. You've got the start of MTV, and also the Walkman - both of which are changing the way we consume music. This episode looks back on 20 of the very best bands of the 1980s. Show notes: 20 Best Bands

Duration:00:35:09

Madballs: Love By Kids, Hated By Parents!

7/3/2019
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The Madballs were a series of grotesque looking foam balls made up of different characters. They were a moderate hit in the 80s and would lead to comic books and cartoon spinoffs. They have a very interesting origin story that involves the game of "Hot Potato" and there may be a main reason behind their success. Show notes: Madballs

Duration:00:21:41

Stranger Things Season 3 Preview Show

6/28/2019
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It's almost here... If you love Stranger Things as much as I do there's no doubt you're salivating waiting for the third season. I thought I would do a preview show that looks at why this show has been so successful, a recap of season's 1 and 2, and what to expect from season 3. We'll also look at some theories and maybe a few spoilers... Show notes: Season 3 preview

Duration:00:34:19

Did The Gobots Set The Stage For Transformers?

6/26/2019
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Transformers and Gobots were huge in the early 80s but the Gobots may have beaten them to the punch while ending up as the second-class citizen. This episode shares the history of the Gobots, their origins in Japan, and how they may have set the standard for toys - and cartoons - that the Transformers, and many others, copied with better success. Show Notes: Gobots

Duration:00:23:57

Was Honey I Shrunk The Kids A Disney Horror Film?

6/19/2019
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Honey, I Shrunk THe Kids was a live-action comedy/adventure released by Disney in 1989. It tells the story of an inventor who accidentally shrinks down his, and his neighbors' kids and they have to journey through their backyard to safety. The movie has a lot of horror elements and was making Disney nervous during production. This episode looks back on everything that went into making the movie and a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff you may not have been aware of! Show notes: Episode 22

Duration:00:20:32

12 Things That Made The 80s The Greatest Decade

6/12/2019
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The 80s were a golden age of so many things including movies, TV shows, music, cartoons, toy, and technology. This episode looks back on 12 of the best things that made this decade such an epic one. show notes: episode 21

Duration:00:38:49

The Story Of Inspector Gadget

6/5/2019
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Inspector Gadget was a cartoon that came out in 1983 and was a beloved part of the 80s. It told the story of a dimwitted cyborg/man that was basically a dumbed down RoboCop. We'll look back on the development of the show, the characters, what the show was originally intended to be, and some bizarre fan theories! Show notes: Episode 20

Duration:00:20:34

Micro Machines: Not Just For Stepping On!

5/29/2019
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The Micro Machines were a series of miniaturized toy cars and vehicles that were released in the 80s. They were meant as a unique alternative to other toy cars like Hot Wheels and became a massive hit most partly in thanks to their unique ads featuring worlds fastest talker, John Moschitta Jr. Show notes: Episode 19

Duration:00:24:06