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Relive the '80s music, movies and culture with Tampa Bay Times correspondent Steve Spears. A teen during the greatest decade ever, Steve is obsessed with everything from Duran Duran to Journey, John Hughes to John Cusack, and parachute pants to big hair. Stuck in the '80s covers the music, movies and culture of the 1980s.




420: Stormy Moments of the '80s | 80s film | 80s TV

As Spearsy digs out from Hurricane Irma, we take a quick look at the stormiest moments of the '80s. Plus the answer to a tough Mystery TV seggie and a special deal from our sponsor FanDuel!

Duration: 00:35:54

419: Favorite Teachers in the '80s | 80s Film | 80s TV

In the '80s, we were so hot for the teachers. In this show, we honor our favorite movie, TV and real teachers from the 1980s, including figures from Head of the Class, Stand and Deliver, Better Off Dead and more. Plus, Jen With One N introduces a brand-new game show that we play during the seggies. Sponsored by Fan Duel, the best tool for playing fantasy football. New users get free entry into the NFL Sunday Million - with over $1 million in cash prizes - when you make your first deposit...

Duration: 00:37:54

418: Rockers Gone Solo, Vol. 4

We honor three more rockers who went solo in the '80s: Dennis DeYoung, Jane Wiedlin and Jerry Harrison. Also, full seggies!

Duration: 00:42:25

417: Richard Blade Interview | Sirius XM First Wave | 80s in the Sand

Richard Blade, the voice of Sirius XM First Wave and KROQ pioneer, joins Spearsy for a chat about his career, his friendship with Depeche Mode, his upcoming biography and his appearance at '80s In the Sand. Also included in this week's show: The saddest letter yet from "Wearybear" on love mistakes, return of Mystery TV Theme Song and an amazing deal from our new sponsor Away.

Duration: 01:00:11

416: Cover Songs in the '80s | Eighties Music | The '80s Cruise

Part 6 of our series on amazing tunes from the '80s that are actually covers from earlier years. Featuring guest co-host Gayle in DC. Also full seggies and a special alert about our promo code expiring soon for the '80s Cruise.

Duration: 00:40:44

415: Cobra Kai, Journey Trouble, Miami Vice and More

So much news to discuss this week: a spinoff of the Karate Kid, troubles with Journey, Miami Vice's return to TV and so much more. Plus, we have special news about the promo code for The 80s Cruise.

Duration: 00:36:33

414: Underrated Movies Turning 35 | '80s Movies

We honor two underrated movies from the summer of 1982: Night Shift and The Beastmaster. So stirring is our tribute that you'll immediately want to adopt ferrets as pets - or become pimps. One or the other. This episode also features full seggies and the answers to our trivia challenge. Enjoy.

Duration: 00:40:18

413: Loverboy guitarist Paul Dean interview

Loverboy co-founder and lead guitarist Paul Dean joins the show to talk about the band's start in Canada, the inspiration behind some of the band's biggest hits and their upcoming performances at 80s in the Sand and The 80s Cruise. Plus, we have Reader Mailbag and the return of I Want My Mystery TV Theme Song. And we throw down a challenge to fans of the Bangles and Go-Go's.

Duration: 00:57:52

412: Ready to Party? Final Theme Nights for '80s Cruise

The '80s Cruise director reveals the final lineup of theme nights for the 2018 voyage. Also, trivia challenge for you at home and full seggies!

Duration: 00:48:39

411: '80s Cult Movie Classics | '80s Movies

Were they midnight movies or just classic cult flicks? We love them all the same. This show we honor Heavy Metal, Ladies and Gentlemen - The Fabulous Stains, Rock n' Roll High School and Where the Buffalo Roam. Featuring guest hosts Just Drew and Jen with One N.

Duration: 00:43:07

410: Movies Turned TV Shows in the '80s | 80s TV

We rarely talk about TV in the '80s, do we? That changes this week when we honor three '80s flicks that became noteworthy (if short-lived) TV series: Blue Thunder, Fast Times and Alien Nation. Featuring a special guest host! Don't forget to check out Hello Fresh, our sponsor and our favorite meal delivery service. You can save $30 off your first order if you use RADICAL 30 as your promo code when ordering. And email us for our special promo codes for '80s in the Sand and The 80s Cruise....

Duration: 00:36:00

409: Listener Picks for Summer Songs | Summer 80s Playlist

We asked for your favorite sounds of summer from the '80s and you delivered, along with some fun letters. Plus, full seggies. Sponsored by The 80s Cruise, 80s in the Sand and Hello Fresh. Save $30 off your first Hello Fresh order by using the promo code RADICAL 30.

Duration: 00:38:46

408: Movies Turning 30: Dragnet and Roxanne

Here are two '80s movies that nobody talks about: Roxanne and Dragnet. But why? We honor these flicks on their 30th anniversary. Also, the return of I Want My Mystery TV Theme Song. And we say goodbye to a special friend of the show and our '80s family. Sponsored by Hello Fresh. Save $30 off your first order when using the promo code RADICAL 30. And don't forget to reach out to us at for promo codes to The 80s Cruise and 80s in the Sand.

Duration: 00:32:25

407: Our Summertime Playlist | 80s Cruise | '80s Music

B-Rad, Speary and Jen with One N return with their fave songs of the summer. Sponsored by The '80s Cruise. Save $1,000 or more when using the promo code STUCK. Also, visit our partner Hello Fresh and save $30 when using the promo code RADICAL 30.

Duration: 00:38:08

406: Thirtysomething at 30 | Author Scott Ryan | 80s TV

Author and podcaster Scott Ryan joins the show to talk about his new book "Thirtysomething at 30." Enter for a chance to win a signed copy of his book, which interviews all the main players in the landmark '80s TV show. Also, full seggies. Sponsored by 80s in the Sand and HelloFresh. Save $30 off your first HelloFresh order using the promo code RADICAL 30.

Duration: 00:50:44

405: Graduation in the '80s | Back to School |Say Anything | The 80s Cruise

It's graduation season. Time to think back to the movies that colored our view of high school and college graduation in the 80s, including Back to School, St. Elmo's Fire, Say Anything and more. B-Rad, Spearsy and Jen with One N share their own stories too. Sponsored by Hello Fresh. Save $30 off your first order when using the promo code RADICAL 30.

Duration: 00:42:54

404: U2 Concert Review | Top Gun 2 | Roger Moore RIP

'80s News Now returns with a review of U2 at the Rose Bowl, some disturbing news about a op Gun sequel and the passing of screen legend Roger Moore.

Duration: 00:31:41

403: Martha Quinn Interview | MTV | I Heart the '80s

Martha Quinn talks about her radio show, Journey and Steve Perry's reunion and the future of the '80s Revolution in this long-awaited interview.

Duration: 00:53:04

402: Movie and TV Moms of the '80s | 80s Movies |80s TV

We honor our favorite TV and movie moms of the '80s on Mother's Day, including moms from Valley Girl, Thirtysomething, Better Off Dead and more. Plus, full seggies and a special offer from HelloFresh for '80s Nation.

Duration: 00:50:28

401: Movie Remakes in the '80s | 80s Movies | The '80s Cruise

Do you hate remakes of '80s movies? There were just as many remakes in the '80s, including some movies you swore had to be original. Spearsy, B-Rad and Gayle in DC share some of their favorite movies that were actually remakes. Plus, the return of Mystery TV Theme Song.

Duration: 00:57:30

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