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Stuck in the '80s Podcast

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Do you believe in John Hughes, day-glo colors, Han shot first, new wave music, Reaganomics, lip syncing on American Bandstand, standing in line for concert ticket wristbands, Alex P. Keaton, American Top 40 long distance dedications, and the existence of music videos on MTV? Then this podcast is fo… read more

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639: Midge Ure Interview | 2022 Tour with Howard Jones

June 30th, 2022


Midge Ure, the Ultravox frontman and co-founder of Live Aid and Band Aid, joins the show to talk about his 2022 tour with Howard Jones, his latest …

638: 'Lawn Darts and Lemonade' author Steven Manchester

June 19th, 2022


Our favorite '80s author Steven Manchester returns to the show to talk about his new book set in the summer of 1984 - "Lawn Darts and Lemonade." …

637: 'Top Gun: Maverick' review

June 2nd, 2022


Did anyone seriously think a sequel to "Top Gun" was a good idea when you first heard about it a dozen years ago? Color us convinced in Tom Cruise's …

636: Albums Turning 40 - The Clash and 38 Special

May 25th, 2022


So many amazing albums were released 40 years ago in May 1982. This week, we honor two of them: "Special Forces" by 38 Special and "Combat Rock" by The Clash. Also, a review of the Cruel World music festival in Southern …

635: 'Iron Eagle' soars with '80s goodness

May 12th, 2022


Who dares to call the movie 'Iron Eagle' a turkey? It's full of '80s music glory, some fun roles and lots of cheesy explosions. In other words, it …

634: No. 2 Hits of 1988 Part 1 | Close But No Cigar Series

May 1st, 2022


We return to our "Close But No Cigar" series of songs that made it to No. 2 on the charts - but no further. This week's show includes tunes by the Bangles, Pet Shop Boys and more. Special guest host Chuck Coverly …

633: TV Ad Jingle Earworms Part 3 | Our Favorite '80s Commercials

April 19th, 2022


Those dreaded TV ad jingles! What's the story behind them? Today we look at spots by Kellogg's, Diet Coke, the Army and Nestles in part 3 of our commercial earworm series. 

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632: Changing Up the Hits from 1986

March 28th, 2022


Remember the radio in 1986? Nonstop tunes from Lionel Richie, Pet Shop Boys, Dream Academy and Bananarama. But were those the "best" songs from those bands that year? This week's episode changes up the songs we loved …

631: 'In Search of Tomorrow' director David Weiner talks '80s sci-fi

March 18th, 2022


If you love '80s sci-fi, don't miss this chat with "In Search of Tomorrow" director David Weiner. We talk about his new documentary film, our love of "Dune" and "Star Wars" toys and so much more. Find out more about his …

630: Modern English's Robbie Grey

February 24th, 2022


Brad and Steve are alive! They return with a newish episode. Sure, it's an old interview, but the comedy before and after is all original. Enjoy the …

629: Heartthrobs of the '80s | Valentine's Day in the '80s

February 6th, 2022


The ladies of Stuck in the '80s return to celebrate their male heartthrobs of the '80s in this special Valentine's Day episode. Honorees include the entire cast of "The Outsiders" and 50 more names in music, movies and …

628: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Nominees

February 3rd, 2022


Duran Duran has FINALLY been nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its 2022 class. We look at all 17 possible inductees, with our eyes on …

627: Movie Weddings and First Dance Songs in the '80s

January 23rd, 2022


Spearsy got married! Our co-host relives his wedding while we honor the best movie weddings and first dances of the '80s.

Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for …

Bonus Episode: The 80s Cruise - final update for 2022

January 13th, 2022


This is a bonus episode of the podcast featuring a chat with The 80s Cruise's Joey Fairchild. We have the latest on the COVID rules, theme night …

625: More Unlikely Cover Songs of the '80s

January 11th, 2022


Behold our bejillionth installment of Unlikely Cover Songs of the '80s, including tunes by Whitney Houston, Animotion and Pat Benatar. Plus, all new …

624: Stocking Stuffer - 2021 Roundup, Bloopers and Outtakes

December 23rd, 2021


We wrap up the year 2021 with our memories, mistakes and mustaches. Well, no mustaches. Actually, Brad grew one but just shaved it off. Anyway, we …

623: No. 2 Hits of 1987 Part 2 | 80s Music

December 20th, 2021


We're finally back and ready to continue our "Close But No Cigar" series with more songs from 1987, including hits by George Michael, Whitesnake, Prince and more. Plus, an unexpected discussion of the TV show "Eli …

622: Throwback Episode - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

November 25th, 2021


We're giving you some Thanksgiving leftovers early this year. It's our 2006 tribute to "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," with a new introduction by Spearsy live from NYC. 

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621: Bonus Episode - Interview with 80s Cruise's Joey Fairchild

November 20th, 2021


The 2022 voyage of The 80s Cruise is just around the corner now so we catch you up on the latest news featuring ECP's Joey Fairchild. This is a bonus episode of the podcast.

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620: 'Dune' Remake Gets The Official Review

November 12th, 2021


There's a new "Dune" movie out there and - surprise - we love it. Listen to our official review of the new movie and watch it on HBO before it leaves the streaming service.

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619: The Goonies' Book for Kids Featuring Author Brooke Vitale

November 6th, 2021


How do you turn a beloved '80s film masterpiece like "The Goonies" into a book for children? We find out from author Brooke Vitale. Plus, silliness, seggies and tears.

Find out more about Brooke's work here:

618: Albums Turning 40 - October 1981 Showdown

October 30th, 2021


A lot of amazing albums turned 40 this year, but October featured two breakthrough albums by The Human League and Depeche Mode. We square off on "Dare" and "Speak & Spell."

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617: Interview with Michael Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel

October 20th, 2021


Gene Loves Jezebel's Michael Aston joins the podcast this week to talk about the band's history, his experience working with members of the Velvet Underground and his upcoming shows on The 80s Cruise for the 2022 …

616: Forgotten Hits of 1986 | 80s Music

October 12th, 2021


We didn't "forget" these songs from 1986, but they don't get the love they deserve. This week's show includes tunes by A-Ha, Bruce Hornsby, Andy Taylor, Billy Joel, GTR and more.

Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The …

615: ABC's Martin Fry (2008 interview)

October 4th, 2021


Martin Fry is one of the most genuine and gracious pop stars of the '80s. Here's our interview with the ABC frontman back in 2008, when ABC was on the road with the Regeneration Tour. ABC and Martin will also be onboard …

614: Rolling Stone Revises Its List of 500 Greatest Songs

September 22nd, 2021


Rolling Stone magazine has revised its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, so music journalist and Rolling Stone voter Annie Zaleski joins …

613: Interview with Dramarama's John Easdale

September 14th, 2021


Dramarama singer/songwriter John Easdale joins the show to talk about the band's career, his take on the bands that influenced him and the upcoming voyage of The 80s Cruise.

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612: Celebrating 'Stand By Me' on its 35th Anniversary

September 6th, 2021


"Stand By Me" turns 35 years old. We compare Stephen King's book with the Rob Reiner movie and more. No leech stories, we promise. 

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611: Val Kilmer - A Look at the New Documentary of the '80s Actor

August 23rd, 2021


Val Kilmer's life and career is examined in the new Amazon Prime documentary "Val." We review the film and share our own thoughts about his work from the '80s and beyond. Plus, startling and unsettling news about …

610: Soccer Commentator Roger Bennett Talks '80s and His New Book

August 7th, 2021


"Men in Blazers" star Roger Bennett talks about his love of the '80s pop culture in America and his new book "(Re)born in the USA."

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609: No. 2 Hit Songs of 1987 Part 1 | Close But No Cigar

July 30th, 2021


Our "Close But No Cigar" series returns to uncover the songs from 1987 that reached No. 2 on the charts - but no higher. Get ready for some Janet Jackson, Crowded House, Duran Duran and more. Featuring guest co-host …

608: Ad Jingle Earworms of the '80s Part 2 | 80s TV

July 21st, 2021


We have more TV commercial jingles from the '80s to haunt you forever, including ones from McDonalds, Shasta, Nair and more. Also some fun seggies and random stories about mud yards and shaving back hair.

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607: Ultimate '80s Road Trip Playlist

July 15th, 2021


Are you heading out on the road for a summer vacation? Better bring the right '80s tunes with you. For our ultimate '80s road trip playlist, we've …

606: Movies To Watch in a Heat Wave | Summer '80s Flicks

July 3rd, 2021


Are you melting? Time to stay indoors and watch these summer movies of the 1980s. This week we honor Stand By Me, Weekend at Bernie's and Summer …

605: Changing Up the Hit Songs from 1982

June 27th, 2021


Are you tired of the most overplayed songs of the '80s? That's okay. This week's, we're doing out first "Change Up" show and picking different songs by those same bands. Plus, we through you a few more curve balls in …

604: Duran Duran's Rio with Music Writer Annie Zaleski

June 20th, 2021


Were you a fan of Duran Duran all the way back to the beginning. We're betting you'd still learn a ton from music writer Annie Zaleski, who just authored a book about the band's "Rio" album. She joins the show this week …

603: Forgotten Hits of 1985 | '80s Music

June 13th, 2021


We haven't really "forgotten" the hits of 1985, but the rest of the world sure has. This week, we honor nine songs - NINE songs - that have fallen off our radar over the last few decades, including tunes by Night …

602: New Music from Duran Duran, Cheap Trick and more

June 2nd, 2021


Our '80s heroes are making new music, so we listen to singles from Duran Duran, Cheap Trick, Dee Snider and Hoodoo Gurus this week. Plus, odd tales of dance lessons, Hogan's Heroes and more. 

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601: Top 10 Dance Movies of the '80s

May 23rd, 2021


If the '80s were the decade of dance, then what were the Top 10 dance movies for our beloved moment in history? We unveil our favorite 10 dance movies of the 1980s, including Fame, Footloose, Tap, Girls Just Want To …

600: Square Pegs and Anne Beatts tribute | '80s TV | '80s Pop Culture

May 9th, 2021


Were you a square peg in high school in the '80s? Then the TV show 'Square Pegs' felt like a documentary, didn't it? We honor the one-season wonder …

599: No. 2 Hit Songs of 1986 - Part 2

May 2nd, 2021


Are you ready to tackle the second half of 1986 and the hit songs that topped out at No. 2 on the charts in the U.S.? This week's show features songs by Robert Palmer, Glass Tiger, Tina Turner and more. Featured guest …

Mother's Day Rerun: Moms in '80s TV and Movies

April 30th, 2021


To celebrate Mother's Day this year, we're re-gifting you a present from 2017: our podcast featuring TV and movie moms of the '80s. We hope you enjoy this blast from the past featuring moms from Valley Girl, Better Off …

598: Rush's 'Moving Pictures' Turns 40 - A Deep Dive

April 25th, 2021


Rush's epic album 'Moving Pictures' is now 40 years old. This week's show tackles the album track by track for a closer look behind this masterpiece …

Celebrating the Legacy of Prince: 5 years since his passing

April 21st, 2021


We lost Prince five years ago. It seems like 5 minutes ago. It seems like 5 decades ago. His absence left a huge hole in the heart of '80s fans. To …

597: No. 2 Hits of 1986 - Part 1

April 18th, 2021


Our "Close But No Cigar" series celebrates the hits from 1986 that reached No. 2 on the Billboard Chart in the U.S. but got no further. Songs by the Bangles, John Mellencamp, Survivor and more.

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596: Summer Movie Season Showdown - 1981 vs. 1991

April 11th, 2021


Are you ready for the summer? This week, we decide which summer movie season was better: 1981 or 1991. We have a lot of classics to consider including Superman II, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Arthur and more. Oh, and some …

595: Unlikely Covers in the '80s - All-Female Edition

April 4th, 2021


In honor of the new HBO documentary "Tina," this week's podcast honors four unlikely cover songs from the '80s - including two by Tina Turner. Other tunes include signature hits by Juice Newton and Cher. 

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594: TV Commercial Earworms of the '80s | '80s Pop Culture

March 28th, 2021


Are you ready to be a Pepper? Maybe you need to remember what the "best part of waking up" is all about? This week's show honors five TV commercials …

Happy Breakfast Club Day: A Replay of our 10th Anniversary Special

March 24th, 2021


Back in 2015, Stuck in the '80s celebrated its 10th anniversary by redoing our tribute to "The Breakfast Club." Because today is the infamous date of their detention, we're playing this episode again. Enjoy!

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593: Three Great Albums Turning 40 Years Old

March 19th, 2021


Albums from 1981 are now FORTY years old?!? How is that possible? Oh, that's right - we're senior citizens now. This week's episode features music by …

592: Best Instrumentals of 1976 | '80s Music Podcast

March 14th, 2021


We start a new series this week - maybe - about the best instrumentals of the decade, beginning - of course - in 1976. Hey, it will make make sense - eventually. 

Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The …

591: 'Coming 2 America' Review | '80s Movies

March 8th, 2021


We waited 33 years, but we finally have the sequel to 1988's "Coming to America." So how is "Coming 2 America." Brad, Spearsy and Gayle in DC tackle the new movie, available now on Amazon Prime. (Thank god we didn't pay …

590: Oscars vs. The Razzies for the Best and Worst Movies of 1981

February 21st, 2021


Let's go back 40 years and find out which movies from 1981 impressed Oscar and Razzie voters. Titles include Chariots of Fire, On Golden Pond and - …

589: No. 2 Hits of 1985 - Part 2 | Close But No Cigar Songs

February 14th, 2021


Time to wrap up the No. 2 songs of 1985. This week's show includes hits by Tina Turner, Prince, Glenn Frey, Kool & the Gang and more. Plus, a …

588: Unrequited Love in the '80s | Movies and Songs

February 8th, 2021


It's time for our annual '80s salute to Valentine's Day. This year we honor the movies and songs about unrequited love in our decade. Plus, some unfortunate stories about Brad and Steve in 7th Grade. You've been warned.

587: Which '80s Movies Deserve the 'Cobra Kai' Treatment?

February 1st, 2021


Are you addicted to the Netflix series "Cobra Kai?" Don't you miss Hollywood would take more '80s movies and give them the same treatment? On this …

586: 35th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion

January 28th, 2021


Five years ago, Brad and myself recorded a short podcast - "A moment in time" we called it - about the 30th anniversary of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Today, on the 35th anniversary, we listen to our …

585: No. 2 Hits from 1985 Part 1 | Close But No Cigar

January 24th, 2021


It's hard to forget the biggest hits of 1985, but what about the songs that reached No. 2 on the charts but no farther? We honor those tunes by Billy Ocean, Glenn Fry, Jack Wagner, Madonna and more in this episode.

584: Shabba-Doo and his epic movie Breakin'

January 18th, 2021


Shabba-Doo was a street dancing icon and made his mark in the movies too, including 1984's Breakin'. We honor him in this episode, featuring the dancing, fashion and music from the film.

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583: End-of-Year Episode with 2020 Bloopers

December 31st, 2020


It's time for our annual outtakes episode of Stuck in the '80s, featuring all the behind-the-scenes bloopers we recorded in 2020. Also, we have an amazing "Requiem for the Cougarettes" email to share!

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582: Flash Gordon turns 40 | Superhero movies of the '80s

December 24th, 2020


We honor Flash Gordon and actors Sam Jones and Max Von Sydow on the movie's 40th anniversary and decide once and for all if the flick is campy or classic. 

Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 …

581: Five Great Albums Turning 40 Years Old | Best Albums of 1980

December 15th, 2020


Can you wrap your mind around the fact that albums released in 1980 are now FORTY YEARS OLD?!? We obviously couldn't, which is why we didn't do our …

580: John Lennon - 1980 Playlist with author Tim English

December 6th, 2020


What music inspired John Lennon during his break from the recording business from 1975 to 1980? What bands turned him on? What songs did the former Beatle love as he began preparation for "Double Fantasy." We got all …

579: Unlikely Cover Songs in the '80s - Part Whatever

November 29th, 2020


You know that a lot of the songs we adored in the '80s were actually cover songs from decades ago, right? Everyone better be holding their hands up! …

578: A Closer Look at Peter Gabriel 'Melt'

November 22nd, 2020


It's been 10 years since we brought our favorite Peter Gabriel expert onto the show to do a deep dive on an '80s album. Mark "Bassnote" Kenneally returns this week to give us a better understanding of Peter Gabriel's …

577: No. 2 Songs from 1984 - Close But No Cigar

November 15th, 2020


Here we are again - back in safe, ol' 1984 when the air was dirty but the music was perfect. We continue our series on songs that reached No. 2 on …

576: An Insider Look into 'Top Gun'

November 8th, 2020


Ever wonder how much of 'Top Gun' is real and how much is pure Hollywood? We get the scoop this week from retired Navy aviator Dave Baranek, who was …

575: New York City in '80s Movies | NYC in the '80s | '80s Movies

October 31st, 2020


Was there an era more devoted toward capturing the magic of New York City than the ‘80s? The films of our decade are FULL of movies set in New York City, but also movies where the city itself practically plays a …

574: '80s Costume Ideas with Special Guest Lori Ferraro

October 24th, 2020


If you don't follow Lori Ferraro on Instagram, you should! The part-time work-from-home mom in Portland, Oregon, has been dressing as an '80s movie …

573: Westerns make a comeback with 'Silverado'

October 19th, 2020


A whole podcast about the movie 'Silverado' - are you sure? Yep, let's drink to our Midnight Star. This week's show honors the 1985 western that …

572: Remembering the legendary Eddie Van Halen

October 11th, 2020


Why is it so hard to say goodbye to Eddie Van Halen? Because he was so much a defining icon of the '80s. Because we'll still be humming his music 10 and 20 years from now. Because of that smile. Special guest host Alexi …

571: What '80s Pop Culture Teaches Us About Today's Workplace author Chris Clews

October 4th, 2020


Do you find yourself quoting '80s movies to coworkers and friendly endlessly? You aren't wasting everyone's time - you're providing useful workplace …

570: Interview with David Diamond, Berlin co-founder and guitarist

September 27th, 2020


David Diamond, co-founder and guitarist for Berlin, joins the show this week to talk about what the band - including Terri Nunn and John Crawford - is up to these days and discuss his long history in music, flying and …

569: '80s Movies That Deserve a Remake

September 20th, 2020


Hollywood has long been busy remaking our favorite '80s movies. But has anyone asked us for our picks? Nope! That's why we endorse these 10 movies - …

568: Close But No Cigar - The No. 2 Songs of 1983

September 14th, 2020


This week, we honor the songs that reached No. 2 on the charts in 1983 but got no further. It's our "Close But No Cigar" show, featuring tunes by …

567: Our Tribute to Xanadu on its 40th Anniversary

September 7th, 2020


We finally went to a place where nobody dared to go: Our tribute to Xanadu on its 40th anniversary. We honor the music - and the message - of the movie while discussing its many shortfalls and misfires. Included is an …

566: Blast from the Past - Our 2008 interview with Journey's Ross Valory

August 30th, 2020


This week's episode is a throwback to 2008 and our interview with Journey's bassist Ross Valory. (He's since left the band.) Sorry for the rerun, but everyone else was on vacation this week!

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565: Years We Love Outside the '80s - 1979 vs. 1990

August 23rd, 2020


We're not TOTALLY stuck in the '80s. Jen with One N returns to the show as we honor two years we love outside the '80s: 1979 and 1990. Enjoy a romp down amnesia lane with the Muppet Movie, Breaking Away, A Different …

564: Crazy Covers from '80s Classics Part 2

August 16th, 2020


Are you ready for another round of "Crazy Covers from '80s Classics?" (That was rhetorical, boys...) This week's show features some truly painful …

563: Video Montage Mania with The Hood Internet

August 1st, 2020


We enjoy the music montages of the '80s by The Hood Internet and its creative minds Steve Reidell and Aaron Brink, who join the show to talk about their series and upcoming projects.

Find all the videos mentioned on the …

562: Our 15th Anniversary Episode Featuring Our Favorite Interview Moments

July 25th, 2020


We finally reached our 15th birthday. For this episode, we share our top 15 favorite interview moments from Stuck in the '80s history, including chats with Brian Johnson, Martha Quinn, Deborah Foreman, Steve Perry, John …

561: Weirdest Covers of '80s Classics

July 12th, 2020


Are you ready for this? These are YOUR picks for the Weirdest Covers of '80s Classics. Songs by Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Depeche Mode and other acts …

560: Summer Movie Season Battle - 1980 vs. 1985

July 5th, 2020


What do Caddyshack, Airplane, Better Off Dead, Back to the Future and Xanadu all have in common? They were summer movies in either 1980 or 1985. But which summer is superior? We battle it out on this week's show. Oh, …

559: New Music by Our '80s Heroes

June 28th, 2020


What do Limahl, Dennis DeYoung, Tony Hadley, Erasure and Jon Anderson have in common? Okay, you cheated. They all have new music featured on this week's episode. It's almost two shows in one because we also have three …

558: The Blues Brothers turns 40 | 80s Movies

June 22nd, 2020


Is it blasphemy to say this episode of the podcast is on a mission from God? Okay, so we'll just call it our tribute to the movie The Blues Brothers on its 40th anniversary. The classic flick starred Dan Aykroyd and …

557: Forgotten Hits of 1984 | 80s Music and TV

June 14th, 2020


We honor six forgotten hits from 1984, including tunes by the Romantics, Olivia Newton-John, Ollie & Jerry, KC and more. 

If you're interested in sailing on the 2021 voyage of The 80s Cruise, you can get $200 cabin …

556: Review of Valley Girl Musical Remake

June 7th, 2020


The new Valley Girl musical remake gets the full Stuck in the '80s review treatment this week. We tell you why we actually ADORED this version, …

555: No. 2 Hits from 1982 | '80s Music | Stuck in the '80s

May 31st, 2020


In 1989, six songs had the fortune of reaching the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ... and got no further. This week we honor those hits including tunes by the Go-Go's, Toto, John "Don't Call Me Cougar" …

554: Top 10 Sci Fi Movies of the '80s | Empire Strike Back turns 40

May 24th, 2020


Can you believe Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is 40 years old?!? We celebrate the milestone by announcing our list of the Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies …

553: Worst Movie Moms of the '80s | Mother's Day Episode

May 9th, 2020


"No more movie moms in this podcast EVER! Do you hear me?!" Too bad, this week's episode ranks our Top 10 favorite "worst moms from '80s movies" from our beloved decade to honor Mother's Day. Some obvious picks come …

552: John Parr Interview | Live Facebook Chat

May 3rd, 2020


John Parr spent an hour with us during a special Facebook chat last week, sponsored by The 80s Cruise. We talked about the cruise, the early years of his career, his success in the MTV era and his amazing track record …

551: Unlikely Cover Songs in the '80s

April 26th, 2020


Some of the songs we loved in the '80s weren't written in that decade at all. In this week's show about unlikely cover songs, we probe tunes by …

550: No. 2 Songs of 1981 Part 2 | Close But No Cigar

April 19th, 2020


The success these songs had in 1981 would make a grown man cry. Tunes by the Rolling Stones, Foreigner, Juice Newton, Joey Scarbury and the Pointer …

549: Our Quarantine Movie Suggestions from the '80s

April 12th, 2020


Are you getting antsy during this quarantine time? We have movie suggestions for '80s fans for all the online streaming services, including High …

548: Interview with New York's '80s Tribute Band Jessie's Girl

April 5th, 2020


The New York-based '80s tribute band Jessie's Girl is our special guest this week. Our interview with the band was recorded in front of a live audience on the 2020 voyage of The 80s Cruise. Find out more about Jessie's …

547: Remembering Kenny Rogers

March 29th, 2020


Was Kenny Rogers the first real pop icon of the 1980s? A star of songs, movies and even fast food, it's a compelling argument. This week, we honor the late singer with our favorite songs and memories.

This episode of …

546: Berlin Interview on The 80s Cruise

March 22nd, 2020


Berlin joined Stuck in the '80s for a live podcast on board the Explorer of the Seas during the 2020 voyage of The 80s Cruise. Original members Terri Nunn, Dave Diamond and John Crawford were there to talk about the US …

545: Live from the 80s Cruise - Final Two Days

March 14th, 2020


The 80s Cruise is almost over, but we're back with one more update on the craziness on board the Explorer of the Seas. We'll post our Berlin and Jessie's Girl podcasts once we return to dry land.

544: Live from the Caribbean - 80s Cruise Update for Days 1-3

March 11th, 2020


We're alive .... ALIVE! Brad and Spearsy check in from off the coast of San Juan with our first update from the 2020 voyage of The 80s Cruise. Some really big news too!

543: No. 2 Songs from 1981

March 1st, 2020


We continue our "Close But No Cigar" series today with songs from 1981 that reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart but got no further. Tunes include hits by John Lennon, George Harrison, Grover Washington Jr. and …

542: Going Back to the '80s with author Steven Manchester

February 23rd, 2020


Author Steven Manchester, author of "Bread Bags and Bullies: Surviving the '80s," joins the show this week to talk about his new book. Plus, we go a …

541: New Music from Our '80s Heroes

February 16th, 2020


Our '80s heroes are delivering a lot of new music these days. In this week's show, we review new tunes by Huey Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Psychedelic Furs, Jack Hues of Wang Chung and Marc Almond. 

We also have the single …

540: Love's Journey Through Music - Our Valentine's Day Tribute

February 9th, 2020


Our annual Valentine's Day show this year marks the journey of love through music. We feature songs about longing, first love, first heartbreak, misery and finally "love at long last." We include songs from Depeche Mode …

539: 80s Cruise Update with Theme Night Schedule

February 8th, 2020


Here's a bonus edition of the podcast: 30 days before our voyage, Joey Fairchild of The 80s Cruise reveals the theme night schedule and other …

538: Our Favorite Ad Campaigns of the '80s

February 2nd, 2020


For Super Bowl Sunday, we honor our favorite ad campaigns of the '80s, including famous marketing plots for Wendy's Hamburgers, Apple's Macintosh computer, California Raisins and more. Guest hosts include Jen with One N …

537: The Razzie Awards | Worst Movies of 1980

January 29th, 2020


The Razzie Awards were born in the '80s, beginning with the movies of 1980. We recount the history, including nods to Jazz Singer, Can't Stop the Music and more. Plus some fun seggies.

536: Our Firsts in the '80s

January 19th, 2020


Steve, Brad, and Jen with one N share some stories from the '80s - first cars, first R rated movies, and many more... 

Stick around for the seggies, we've got a new one this time out!

535: A Tribute to Rush's Neil Peart

January 11th, 2020


Interview highlights and song memories of Neil Peart, Rush's legendary drummer who passed away at age 67. 

534: No. 2 Songs of 1980 | Close But No Cigar

January 5th, 2020


We're finally back in the 1980s here at Stuck in the '80s with our Close But No Cigar show about songs from '80 that peaked at No. 2 on the charts. This week's show includes songs by Dan Fogelberg, Air Supply, The …

533: Stocking Stuffer - Annual Outtakes Show

December 28th, 2019


It's our last show of the decade! Our annual Stocking Stuffer show returns to feature a collection of our outtakes from a full year of podcasts. …

532: Sounds of the Holidays Before the '80s - Part 2

December 22nd, 2019


Our listeners picked all the songs for this week's episode - Sounds of the Holidays Before the '80s. We have five songs recorded between 1975 and …

531: December 1979 albums - Clash vs. Cross

December 17th, 2019


Our infatuation with the late '70s continues for at least one more show as we honor the albums released in December 1979. Actually, we just focus on "London Calling" by The Clash and "Christopher Cross" by ... well, you …

530: Holiday Songs from Before the '80s

December 8th, 2019


We've tried to wipe so many of them from our memory, but there were some fun Christmas songs in the late '70s. This week we go back in time to relive classics by Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Kenny Loggins and more. 

529: Holiday Movie Season Showdown - 1979 vs 1989

November 24th, 2019


It's time for another showdown on holiday movie seasons. Again we pit the plucky year 1979 vs. the stuffy but solid work from 1989. How will "The …

528: Same Title, Different Songs Part 2 - Oh, Canada!

November 19th, 2019


Oh, Canada - we're sorry if you felt insulted by the previous Stuck in the '80s episode, so we're doing a Part 2 right away to honor songs with the …

527: Songs with the Same Title Part 1 | 80s Music

November 13th, 2019


Hey hey, we start a new series this week by honoring "Songs with the Same Title in the '80s." It sounds better than the title, trust us. Plus, we sprinkle in some nice seggies for flavor. 

Tunes this week includes hits …

526: Halloween Tribute to Goofy Vampire Flicks of the '80s

October 27th, 2019


This year, we celebrate Halloween by honoring (or maybe dis-honoring) two goofy vampire flicks of the '80s: "Once Bitten" and "My Best Friend is a …

525: Lori Majewski Talks Rock Hall and More

October 20th, 2019


"Mad World" author and Sirius XM Volume Host Lori Majewski is our special guest this week to talk about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations, …

524: No. 2 Songs from 1979 | Village People | Donna Summer

October 13th, 2019


Oh, we're so close to the actual '80s, we can almost taste it. Well, you definitely can't hear it because the hit songs from 1979 bear little resemblance to the songs we'd love in our decade. This episode, we honor the …

523: Our Ric Ocasek Memorial | The Cars | '80s New Wave

October 7th, 2019


It took us a while to find the words. Maybe that's because we were so focused on the music. Here's our tribute to the late Ric Ocasek, the frontman of The Cars who passed away September 15, 2019.

522: We Honor 'Working Girl' | Harrison Ford | '80s Rom Coms

September 28th, 2019


The movie Working Girl is 31 years old now (but she doesn't look a day over 29). Okay, bad joke. Hosts Jen with One N and Gayle in DC take the lead …

521: Forgotten Hits of 1983 | 80s Music

September 22nd, 2019


It's tough to find forgotten hits in 1983. We had to dig deep this week, and we're pretty sure you'll still remember these "somewhat forgotten" tunes by Ric Ocasek, Jackson Browne, Shalamar, Dave Edmunds, 38 Special and …

520: No. 2 Songs from 1978 | Close But No Cigar

September 15th, 2019


We honor the songs from 1978 that stopped their chart crawl at the No. 2 spot, including tunes by Randy Newman, Roberta Flack, Gerry Rafferty and Foreigner. Seggies include Mystery Movie Moment and Name that '80s Tune.

Bonus Episode: The '80s Cruise reveals its 2020 Theme Nights

September 12th, 2019


We now know the six theme nights for the 2020 voyage of The 80s Cruise - including three new themes for this trip. Joey Fairchild, production manager of the cruise, joins the podcast to explain the theme night and other …

518: Uncle Buck turns 30 | 80s movies | John Hughes

September 7th, 2019


Can you believe "Uncle Buck" is 30 years old? We honor the John Candy classic in this week's show. Also, full seggies are back, including I Want My …

517: Larry the Duck Interview

August 28th, 2019


Larry "the Duck" Dunn is a legend in the radio business, especially during our beloved decade. On this episode, he joins us to talk about his days at Long Island's WLIR and his take on "new music" in the '80s. He'll …

516: Alexi Lalas and Albums from 1989

August 18th, 2019


Are you ready to wrap your brain around this? Fox Sport soccer analyst (and longtime Stuck in the '80s listener) Alexi Lalas joins the show this week to talk about favorite albums from 1989. 

Music this week includes …

515: Interview with pop culture writer Whitney Matheson

August 10th, 2019


Pop culture journalist and writer Whitney Matheson joins to show to talk about nostalgia, her latest projects and more. Also, full seggies and a …

514: Malls in the '80s with Photographer Michael Galinsky

July 28th, 2019


Photographer Michael Galinsky joins the show today to talk about mall culture in the '80s and his new book The Decline of Mall Civilization. Find out …

513: Interview with Asia Featuring John Payne

July 22nd, 2019


Hard to believe but John Payne was the frontman of Asia for 15 years before the band broke into two separate touring units. During that time he recorded six studio albums and toured the world, playing the hits of the …

512: Hot Hot Hot Movies and Songs of the Summer

July 16th, 2019


It's not the heat of this podcast that will kill you - it's the humidity. Or maybe this is a dry heat podcast. In any case, Brad, Steve and Jen return with their favorite "hot, hot, hot" songs and movies of the summer. 

511: The No. 2 But No Higher Songs of 1977

July 1st, 2019


We had so much fun covering the songs that reached No. 2 on the charts in 1976 but no higher that we've returned to honor the same songs from 1977. It's our "Close But No Cigar" series! 

Please support Stuck in the '80s …

510: Interview with Loverboy's Mike Reno

June 27th, 2019


"Rerun? What's a rerun?" This week's show features our 2014 interview with Loverboy's Mike Reno. But we added brand-new seggies and more to the show. It's a great chat with the legendary frontman, who will be returning …

509: Movie Dads in the '80s - Good or bad?

June 15th, 2019


What was it with movie dads in the '80s? Their intentions were good but their methods of showing love were ... well, often quite bad. In this week's podcast, Brad, Jen and Steve decide which movie dads were bad or good. …

508: Close But No Cigar - Songs That Only Reached No. 2 in 1976

June 5th, 2019


This week, we set the podcast time machine back to 1976! Why? To discover all the amazing tunes that topped out at NUMBER 2 on the charts! It's a weird and nostalgic show, but aren't they all?

Away Travel is back as a …

507: Summer Movies 1979 vs. Summer Movies 1989

May 24th, 2019


Remember when summer movies were all the rage? Yep, during the late '70s and '80s. That's why this week we pit the summer movies of 1979 vs. the summer movies of 1989 for the title of - well, there's no title at stake. …

506: New Music from Our '80s Heroes

May 19th, 2019


We love hearing new music from our '80s heroes. In this episode, we highlight new singles from Howard Jones, Berlin and Tiffany. And we have a very odd conversation about body powder and candles.

Today's episode of …

505: Favorite TV Comedy Series Finales

May 12th, 2019


Everything has to come to an end, and that includes our favorite TV comedies in the '80s. In this week's episode of Stuck in the '80s, your hosts each share the finale that meant the most to them, including MASH, …

504: Lineup Additions to The 80s Cruise | Special Interview

May 1st, 2019


We have the latest additions to the lineup for the 2020 voyage of The 80s Cruise! It's Bret Michaels, Loverboy and Grandmaster Flash. We have some other lineup news as well. And we talk to cruise production manager Joey …

503: Standing the Test of Time in the '80s

April 27th, 2019


This week, Spearsy and Jen with One N go deep with "Standing the Test of Time" as we examine which of our loves in the '80s have fared well over the …

502: Cover Songs by Rock Hall of Fame Artists

April 12th, 2019


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a new class of artists enshrined in their museum, but some of their songs sound awfully familiar. Yes, even rock …

501: April Fool's Day - What Made Us Shamelessly Laugh in the '80s

March 31st, 2019


It's April Fool's time again, but this year, we're going to wrap our arms around it and proudly admit to what us shamelessly laugh in the '80s. Brad, …

500: Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood Interview

March 24th, 2019


We celebrate our 500th episode of Stuck in the '80s with a live interview of original MTV veejays Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood on board The 80s Cruise. We cover everything from Live Aid to the Us …

499: Listeners Pick Their Two-Hit Wonders | 80s Cruise Recap

March 17th, 2019


We're back from The 80s Cruise and our listeners were waiting for us with their suggestions for favorite "Two-Hit Wonders" from our favorite decade. We also give you our favorite moments from the 2019 voyage of our epic …

498 Part 2: On The '80s Cruise - Podcast 2

March 7th, 2019


Wow, the performances just keep amazing everyone this year on The 80s Cruise. On today's quick show, we recap performances by Kenny Loggins and Sheila E. And we give you the lineup for the 2020 voyage.

498: The 80s Cruise 2019 Podcast 1

March 5th, 2019


Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with One N have finally reported from on board the Celebrity Infinity with what's happening on The 80s Cruise. Some strange tales for sure - but it's all in good fun. 

497: I'm So Excited - What We Looked Forward to in the '80s

February 23rd, 2019


In the '80s, we were just SO EXCITED. Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with One N share the events and milestones that got them "so excited" in our favorite decade.

Don't forget to download all our podcasts FOR FREE via your …

496: Two Hit Wonders of the '80s

February 17th, 2019


It hurts to be dubbed a "one-hit wonder." Does being a "two-hit wonder" feel any better? We list of top 5 ranking of two-hit wonders of the '80s, including bands such as ... well, we don't want to give it away just yet. 

495: Unlikely Music Duets in the '80s | Valentine's Day in the '80s

February 9th, 2019


The '80s had a ton of musical duets - some good, some bad. Okay, some were really bad. But a handful were so unlikely that we're amazed they even …

494: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure turns 30

February 3rd, 2019


"Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" is 30 years old?!? No way! Yes way, Ted! Spearsy, B-Rad and Dave Dirt remember the movie's best lines and …

493: More Cover Songs in the '80s

January 20th, 2019


We're constantly amazed how some of our favorite songs of the '80s turn out to be cover songs. And most of the time, nobody really appreciated the original. Go figure. In this week's show, Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with …

492: Breaking News on The 80s Cruise

January 16th, 2019


We have the scoop on some news about the 2019 and 2020 sailings of The 80s Cruise. This week's show features an interview with Joey Fairchild, one of the creators of the cruise. We have details about some of the 2019 …

491: New Starts and Comebacks in the '80s

January 8th, 2019


Do you ever crave a fresh start? A comeback? Just a do-over? A handful of amazing actors, musicians and artists staged incredible comebacks in the …

490: Annual Holiday Outtakes Show

December 22nd, 2018


It's the holiday season and that means it's time for our annual stocking stuffer episode: the outtake reel. Brad and Spearsy relive their favorite …

489: Is Die Hard the ultimate Christmas movie?

December 16th, 2018


Die Hard - is it a Christmas movie or not? Brad and Spearsy try to answer the question, but does anyone really care? It's just an amazing movie and …

488: Nick Heyward Interview | 80s Music | New Wave | Haircut 100

December 9th, 2018


Nick Heyward has made some amazing music over the last several decades, beginning with his '80s band Haircut 100 and then continuing into a solo …

487: Holiday Gift Guide for '80s Fans

December 2nd, 2018


Looking for the perfect present for the '80s fan in your life? You're in luck because this week on the podcast we share a bunch of cool ideas in the …

486: Talking Heads' True Stories | '80s Movies |'80s Soundtracks

November 25th, 2018


True story: Stuck in the '80s has never done a full episode on Talking Heads. So we fix that - times two - this week by covering the movie "True …

485: Turkeys of the '80s | Movie Busts | Music Flubs | Product Snafus

November 17th, 2018


Jen with One N, B-Rad and Spearsy had to reach a compromise on this week's Thanksgiving-themed podcast: We decided to honor both the biggest "turkeys" of the '80s - movies, songs and more that were huge busts - but also …

484: Two More Great Albums Turning 30 | Albums from 1988

November 10th, 2018


Oh yes, 1988 seemed like the dark ages for some music fans in our beloved decade. The magic of the early '80s was gone, and FM waves had been invaded by hair metal and teen pop queens. But there were some albums still …

483: Review of Bohemian Rhapsody movie | Queen bio-pic

November 7th, 2018


We've been waiting seemingly forever to get our first look at the new Queen bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody, and now the Stuck in the '80s gang is ready to give you our review. 

482: Interview with directors of Time Trap

October 28th, 2018


Ben Foster and Mark Dennis are co-directors of a "Time Trap," a new movie that takes inspiration from many of the time travel movies of our beloved '80s. They join the show this week to talk about the latest work, …

481: Our Halloween Tribute to Beetlejuice

October 21st, 2018


Just in time for halloween, we honor the ghost with the most, the after-world’s greatest bio-exorcist. Thirty years after we loved him in the cineplex, we finally are ready to celebrate Beetlejuice.

We are happy to …

480: Movies Turning 30 in October

October 14th, 2018


Oh, October 1988 ... you truly were a mixed bag at the old cineplex. Still, Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen With One N each found one movie to honor on its …

Bonus Episode: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Nominees

October 10th, 2018


Brad and Steve gather for a quick show to assess the nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019, which includes several '80s acts and …

479: New Music from Dee Snider, Tony Lewis, Judas Priest and Kim Wilde

October 7th, 2018


We're not TOTALLY stuck in the '80s ... we still listen to new music from '80s artists. So this week, we put the spotlight on four new albums from musicians we loved in the '80s: Dee Snider, Tony Lewis, Judas Priest and …

478: Freddy Krueger, Eddie Murphy, Steve Perry News

September 30th, 2018


Eighties News Now returns with news items on The Goldbergs, Eddie Murphy's latest movie and the third single from Steve Perry's new solo album. Plus, …

477: We Remember Burt Reynolds in the '80s and Beyond

September 16th, 2018


We tip our cowboy hats to the Bandit. It’s our tribute show to the late Burt Reynolds, featuring our favorite movie clips and stories about the late …

476: No. 1 Hit Cover Songs in the '80s

September 9th, 2018


The '80s were full of amazing cover songs, but only three topped the charts when they were originally released and again in the '80s. We talk about …

475: End of Summer in the '80s

September 2nd, 2018


The summer is over and the Stuck in the '80s hosts are taking the podcast time machine back to the season-ending moments from their beloved decade. We talk about the movies, music and memories of Summer in the '80s.

Bonus episode: Interview with 80s Cruise Director

August 31st, 2018


In this special bonus episode of Stuck in the '80s, we talk to JT Watters, the cruise director of The 80s Cruise. JT will tell us his favorite secret getaways on the ship, his favorite port activities for 2019 and his …

474: Top 5 TV Misfires in the '80s | Bad Television | Chris Cooling

August 26th, 2018


For every "Family Ties" in the '80s, there was a "Small Wonder." For each "A-Team," a "Manimal." Forgotten TV podcast host Chris Cooling joins the …

473: Steve Perry's New Music | Madonna Turns 60 | Queen of Soul Passes

August 18th, 2018


What a roller-coaster week for '80s fans! We get new music from Steve Perry. Madonna turns 60. And we lost Aretha Franklin. We explore it all and …

472: Summer of '84 movie review and Graham Verchere interview

August 9th, 2018


Actor Graham Verchere is our special guest as we talk about his new movie "Summer of '84," a thriller set in our beloved '80s. You can see "Summer of 84" in select theaters August 10th and on VOD and digital platforms …

471: '80s Redux author Mike Hipple interview

August 4th, 2018


Mike Hipple is the author of a new book about our decade: "80s Redux: Your Favorite Musicians Today." He joins us on this week's podcast to talk about his book and his encounters with some of the most beloved artists of …

470: Epic Metal Albums Turning 30

July 29th, 2018


Remember way back in ye olden days when Stuck in the '80s promised to do more shows on metal? Well, we did one. And now we're doing another. Special …

469: Revisiting the Songs that Ended the '80s

July 22nd, 2018


What's that quote from Tom Cruise in "Cocktail?" All things end badly - otherwise they wouldn't end. So how did the '80s end? With a bang or a …

468: The 80s Cruise Theme Night Reveal with Special Guest

July 18th, 2018


The 2019 voyage of The 80s Cruise is shaping up to be truly unique. A new ship. New theme nights. New bands, of course. And to help us all wrap our …

467: Midnight Run Turns 30

July 15th, 2018


Midnight Run, probably the best road movie of the '80s, is now 30 years old. Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin gave us one of the best anti-buddy …

466: Best and Worst Movie Sequels of the '80s

July 8th, 2018


We don't like to "work negative" when it comes to our love of the '80s, but this week's episode of Stuck in the '80s shines a light (and throws some ... well, you know) at movie sequels in our decade. We also name the …

465: Eighties News Now - New Music from '80s Icons

July 1st, 2018


Listen to new music from Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins along with the latest releases from The English Beat and Tony Hadley. Plus, what to watch on TV this summer and more. 

Also, we give you the latest scoop on a …

464: Revisiting the Sounds that Started the '80s | '70s and '80s Music

June 24th, 2018


Ever wonder when the '80s sound really began? It wasn't on Jan. 1, 1980. In fact, the roots of '80s music go back 50 years - at least - when bands such as the Velvet Underground were roaming the recording studios of the …

463: 30th Anniversary of the movie Big

June 17th, 2018


It's been 30 years since Tom Hanks first made a wish to make it "Big." We honor the anniversary of his 1988 film with clips, trivia and more. 

Also …

462: A Summer Reading List for '80s Fans

June 9th, 2018


Summer time in the '80s meant one thing: Beaches, booze and ... books?!? Yes, for the first time ever, Stuck in the '80s has compiled a Summer …

461: Music, Movies and Memories of Summers in the '80s

June 2nd, 2018


It's summertime again. Time to oil up the time machine and go back to the decade of memories, music and movies. Hear our favorite songs and movie clips. B-Rad and Spearsy also share their favorite summer moments. And we …

460: Forgotten Hits of 1982

May 26th, 2018


Do you pine for the days when Juice Newton, Sheena Easton and Olivia-Newton John ruled the pop charts? You know, the year 1982. This week's podcast …

459: Our Review of "Cobra Kai" on YouTube Red

May 19th, 2018


There's been a lot of chatter about "Cobra Kai," the 10-episode sequel to the "Karate Kid" movies on YouTube Red. This week, Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen With One N give you their honest review of what they've seen so far. We …

458: Our Dream Concerts of the '80s |'80s Music

May 12th, 2018


Are you still kicking yourself for a concert you missed in the '80s? Maybe you have a bucket list of artists you want to see BUT you have a specific venue in mind. That's the premise our "Dream Concerts of the '80s" …

457: Great Albums Turning 30 | 80s Music

May 6th, 2018


So many amazing albums were released in 1988, it was tough for Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen with One N to just pick three. Today includes tributes to …

456: Our Celeb Picks for the Ultimate 80s Dinner Party

April 29th, 2018


Which three '80s celebrities would you invite to your dinner party? Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen With One N give you their picks. Plus, we honor our …

455: Summer Movie Stinkers Turning 30 | 80s Movies

April 22nd, 2018


We had some AMAZING summer movies back in 1988 - and then we had a few that are so epic in their awfulness that we only dub them as the "summer …

454: Years We Love Outside the '80s

April 15th, 2018


Spearsy and Jen With One N take a break from the '80s and explore the nostalgia of other years outside our beloved decade.

Stuck in the '80s is a …

453: Ready Player One Review + Top 5 Nostalgia Movies

April 8th, 2018


This week Spearsy and B-Rad review the movie "Ready Player One," but no worries - they don't give away any big spoilers. Also this week: the return of Mystery Movie Moment and Listener Mailbag. And our picks for the top …

452: Live Audience Podcast on The 80s Cruise

March 31st, 2018


So this is new: Spearsy and B-Rad record a podcast before a live studio audience while on The 80s Cruise! Special friends of the podcast join us on stage to tell us what they love most about the '80s. Plus, reviews of …

451: Final Days of the Third Annual 80s Cruise

March 23rd, 2018


We are mere hours away from the end of the 2018 voyage of The 80s Cruise. We review some of the amazing shows and tell you what happened during our special trivia session with Katrina. 

450: Live from The 80s Cruise, Part 2

March 21st, 2018


Hello from Ocho Rios in Jamaica, where the Celebrity Summit is docked for a day of fun during The 80s Cruise. In today's mini-episode, we review concerts by Lou Gramm and Billy Ocean, and we give you a taste of the …

449; Day 1-3 of The 80s Cruise

March 19th, 2018


Hey, remember us? We're at sea today on The 80s Cruise. It's Day 3 already and we're just now logging in to give you the 411 of the trip so far, including reviews of Mike and the Mechanics, Loverboy and Katrina. (Hint: …

448: Forgotten Hits of 1981 | '80s Music | Soft FM Radio

March 11th, 2018


Oh, 1981 - how could we ever forget you? You gave us infamous tunes by Rick Springfield, Kim Carnes and Sheena Easton. But you also gave us some …

447: Acoustic Classics from '80s Hits | '80s Music

March 4th, 2018


We're back to throw some love on more acoustic versions of classic '80s songs. This week, Jen with One N, B-Rad and Spearsy honor acoustic tunes by Van Halen, John Waite and Tommy Tutone. 

446: Dirty Dancing | '80s Movies | '80s Soundtracks

February 25th, 2018


There's something very, very different about this week's podcast on Dirty Dancing. A new pair of hosts give the movie a unique spin in the show. Also this week, our trivia seggie returns, and we have three contestants …

445: Best John Williams Scores of the '80s | '80s Movie Soundtracks

February 18th, 2018


John Williams composed the very soundtrack of the '80s - and so many other decades. But during our beloved decade, he gave us 15 brilliant pieces of work. In this week's podcast, B-Rad, Just Drew and Spearsy pick their …

444: Strange Loves of the '80s Part 2 | 80s TV | 80s Food

February 11th, 2018


Our special Valentine's Day show continues with Strange Loves of the '80s, Part 2. This week we reveal our irrational loves in television and food. Spoiler alert: Spearsy's food picks will leave you queasy. Jen with One …

443: Remembering John Mahoney and Say Anything...

February 7th, 2018


We lost John Mahoney to cancer this past weekend.  Spearsy and Brad talk about his legacy and revisit our Say Anything show, recorded in 2014 to celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary.

442: Our Strange Loves of the '80s | Valentine's Day Show Part 1

February 4th, 2018


For Valentine's Day this year, Spearsy, Brad in LA and Jen with One N decide to confess their "strange loves" in the '80s. Not relationships - but rather our strange loves in music, movies and more. This is part 1 of …

441: Crazy Job Stories from the '80s

January 28th, 2018


We all had crazy part-time jobs in the '80s. Here are our favorite untold stories about how we made a living as teenagers. Plus, some big news from …

440: Forgotten Hits of 1980 | 80s Music

January 21st, 2018


Nearly four decades ago, we were all still listening to the disco-infused anthems of Kenny Loggins, Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson and more. Here are our favorite "forgotten" hits of 1980. 

Stuck in the 80s …

439: News on Michael J Fox, Go-Go's, Rick Springfield

January 14th, 2018


Eighties News Now returns with items on the Go-Go's, Retro Futura Tour's lineup for 2018, Rick Springfield's latest news and the return of Michael J. Fox.

Stuck in the 80s is sponsored by Hello Fresh, the perfect way …

438: Acoustic Takes on '80s Classics | 80s Music | Rick Springfield

January 7th, 2018


It's a new year. Time to strip down and focus on the basics. The songs, we mean! We begin a new series of shows today on Acoustic Takes on '80s Classics. Today's show features songs by Rick Springfield, The Cure and …

437: End-Of-Year Bloopers Show from Stuck in the '80s

December 30th, 2017


Happy New Year and welcome to our annual bloopers reel here at Stuck in the '80s. This year we had 53 shows worth of outtakes to pick from. That's a …

436: Broadcast News vs. Moonstruck | 80s Films

December 23rd, 2017


Broadcast News and Moonstruck were both released on the exact same day: Dec. 16, 1987. Both were Oscar-nominated movies with stellar casts. But which was the better romantic comedy? Guest hosts Jen with One N and Gayle …

435: Holiday TV Specials in the 80s | 80s TV Shows | Stuck in the 80s

December 17th, 2017


Pee Wee Herman, Alf and even He-Man had holiday TV specials in the '80s. But were they any good? (One is just downright bizarre. Okay, so all three …

434: Remembering Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens | '80s Music | Stuck in the '80s

December 15th, 2017


Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens is gone too soon. We remember the rocker with his music and our memories. This week's guest co-host is Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast.

433: Happy and Sad '80s Christmas Songs (Mainly Sad)

December 10th, 2017


Not just another podcast about '80s Christmas music. We go dark for the holidays with our depressing songs of the season playlist. Oh, Brad tries to …

432: The Untouchables |Movies Turning 30 | 80s Movies

December 3rd, 2017


How did we go this long in Stuck in the '80s history without honoring "The Untouchables?" Maybe we were just waiting for the right moment - like the …

431: Revisiting Michael Jackson's Thriller 35 Years Later | 80s Music

December 1st, 2017


Back in 2006, Stuck in the '80s was just a year old, but we felt fancy enough to honor Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album. The show, just 30 minutes …

429 Corrected: An Interview with the Stuck in the '80s Hosts

November 27th, 2017


This is the correct file for Episode 429: The Steve and Brad interview. We mistakenly had an older episode showing up in your RSS feeds. Please use …

430: 80s in the Sand Review and Wrapup | 80s Vacations | 80s Music

November 26th, 2017


What happens when 900 crazy fans of the '80s descend upon a luxury all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean? You get 80s in the Sand. Spearsy reviews …

429: An Interview with Steve and Brad

November 19th, 2017


Gayle in DC joins Steve and Brad to ask a ton of questions about the show:  how did it start, how does it get made, and how much longer do we think we'll keep at it?  We gaze deep into our '80s navel on this one!

And …

Extra Bonus Episode: Day 6 from 80s in the Sand

November 16th, 2017


Here's our final (maybe) report from 80s in the Sand in Punta Cana. We're live at the Breathless Resort in the Dominican Republic for reviews of concerts by Howard Jones, Loverboy, Tom Bailey and Berlin. Plus, our …

Bonus Episode: Live from 80s in the Sand

November 14th, 2017


Spearsy is alive - sort of - and reporting live from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic where Loverboy, Berlin, Howard Jones and so many more bands are performing this week. Hear what he's done so far. 

428: '80s Songs About Nostalgia | '80s Music

November 12th, 2017


Steve and Brad go meta with a top-ten list of '80s songs that aren't just nostalgic but that specifically address the passage of time.  It's like they knew we were going to be thinking about them!

Come for the sad …

427: Underrated Fall Movies from 1987 | 80s Movies

November 5th, 2017


We honor two movies most of '80s Nation has never seen or forgotten: "Made in Heaven" and "No Man's Land." 

Also full seggies plus a sneak peak at …

426: Halloween Songs of the '80s Part 2 | '80s Music | Goth & New Wave Music

October 29th, 2017


We're back with Part 2 of our Halloween Songs of the '80s series. This time, we let you - our listeners - pick your favorite songs. And to be honest: We like your picks better than ours!

This episode is sponsored by

425: The Princess Bride Turns 30 | 80s Movies | 80s Podcast

October 22nd, 2017


"The Princess Bride" is now 30 years old?!? How did that happen? Only Miracle Max knows for sure, but Spearsy and B-Rad celebrate their favorite …

424: Creepy '80s Songs for Halloween

October 15th, 2017


Looking for creepy songs for an '80s Halloween playlist? Spearsy, B-Rad and Jen With One N offer up their personal Top 10 list of spooky songs from the '80s.

Is your favorite '80s Halloween song missing from our list? …

423: Remembering Tom Petty

October 8th, 2017


Tom Petty was a hero and a hell-raiser. He made music for every decade. He made music people will still be listening to 50 years from now. He may be gone, but he'll never be forgotten.

In this week's podcast, our three …

422: Albums Turning 30 This Fall | 80s Music

September 30th, 2017


Three more noteworthy albums just turned 30, so we honor them on this week's show. Music by Rush, The Smiths and INXS. Brad in LA, Jen with One N and …

421: Underappreciated Jim Belushi Movies Turning 30 | 80s Film | Star Trek Cruise

September 24th, 2017


Two more underappreciated movies just turned 30 years old this morth, and they both star the same guy: Jim Belushi. We honor "Real Men" and "The …

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

September 17th, 2017


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!

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

September 10th, 2017


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, …

418: Rockers Gone Solo, Vol. 4

September 3rd, 2017


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

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

August 27th, 2017


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 …

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

August 20th, 2017


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 …

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

August 13th, 2017


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.

414: Underrated Movies Turning 35 | '80s Movies

August 6th, 2017


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 …

413: Loverboy guitarist Paul Dean interview

July 30th, 2017


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 …

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

July 23rd, 2017


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!

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

July 16th, 2017


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 …

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

July 9th, 2017


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 …

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

July 2nd, 2017


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 …

408: Movies Turning 30: Dragnet and Roxanne

June 25th, 2017


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 …

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

June 18th, 2017


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 …

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

June 11th, 2017


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. …

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

June 4th, 2017


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 …

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

May 28th, 2017


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

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

May 21st, 2017


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. 

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

May 14th, 2017


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. …

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

May 7th, 2017


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 …

400: Berlin's Terri Nunn Part 2 | Interview | 80s Cruise | 80s in the Sand

April 30th, 2017


Part 2 of our interview with Berlin's Terri Nunn. Terri talks about the early days of the band, the US Festival, her acting career, and her reunion with John Crawford. (Warning: Some salty language)

399: Berlin's Terri Nunn Part 1 | Rock n' Roll interview | New Wave | 80s Cruise | 80s in the Sand

April 23rd, 2017


Berlin's Terri Nunn talks about The 80s Cruise, 80s in the Sand and her upcoming performance at Epcot in Orlando. Also her early music influences and reaction to David Bowie's passing. This is Part One of the Stuck in …

398: Best '80s Movie Villain | '80s movies | Join Us at 80s in the Sand

April 16th, 2017


Our tournament is over and you have decided on who was the best movie villain of the '80s. Plus, the return of I Want My Mystery TV Theme song. 

397: Favorite Albums of 1987 | Rock and Roll | New Wave | The Cars | Oingo Boingo

April 9th, 2017


We explore the music of 1987 and feature albums that were maybe a little more off the radar, including records by The Cars and Oingo Boingo. Plus Mystery Movie Moment and Name That '80s Tune. Featuring hosts Spearsy, …

396: Favorite Albums from 1987 | Rock and Roll | New Wave

April 2nd, 2017


So many great albums to choose from in 1987, right? Spearsy, B-Rad and J With One N each pick one disc that they loved back in the day. Plus the return of I Want My Mystery TV Theme Song.

395: Movie Villain Tournament Continues | '80s movies | Sci-fi

March 26th, 2017


We reveal the results of round 1 and 2 of the movie villain tournament and the round 3 matchups. Plus, full seggies.

394: Movies Turning 30 | Blind Date | Tin Men | '80s Movies

March 19th, 2017


Spearsy and B-Rad talk up two movies from March 1987 that are largely forgotten: Blind Date and Tin Men. Also a brand-new seggie on TV theme songs.

393: Vote for the Best '80s Movie Villains | Bill Paxton Tribute | Movies

March 12th, 2017


It's the return of our annual Stuck in the '80s tournament - The National Eighties Tournament. NET, baby! This year, we ask you to vote for your …

392: The '80s Cruise Review | Trivia Challenge

February 24th, 2017


Brad and Spearsy wrap up The 80s Cruise one final time. But hey, there are also fresh seggies for the second half of the show! And some trivia questions!

391: Day 6 of The 80s Cruise | Morris Day | Star Trek

February 16th, 2017


Oh my god! What have you missed? Everything! Morris Day! Cheap Trick! Playing Star Trek trivia with Information Society. Find out what else.

390: Day 4 of The 80s Cruise | Concert Reviews | Tom Bailey

February 14th, 2017


The cruise is halfway over?!? That's not possible. We have stories on Tom Bailey, Howard Jones and Terri Nunn in one of the greatest shows we've ever seen.

389: The 80s Cruise Begins | Concert Reviews | Vacation Review

February 13th, 2017


Were the VJs drunk? How did Tom Bailey sound on Night One? And what else crazy is happening on The '80s Cruise? We answer all this and more.

388: Favorite Couple of the '80s | Movie Couples | Valentine's Day

February 9th, 2017


Steve, Brad, and guest host Jen talk about our favorite couples of the 1980s - our favorite fictional couples, our favorite real-life couples, and …

387: Movies and TV Shows Turning 30 | 1987 | Movies | Television

January 20th, 2017


With a new year upon us, Brad and Steve look back at the movies, music and TV shows that made news 30 years ago. Plus seggies!

385: Rest in Peace, George Michael | MTV | Wham!

December 26th, 2016


When you can't find the words to honor a beloved icon, borrow his. Thanks for lending yours to us, George Michael.

384: Dark Holiday Movies of the '80s

December 22nd, 2016


Our hosts go dark this holiday season with their top 5 favorite "dark" holiday movies. Plus the darkest PPTMN ever!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 383 (12.17.2016)

December 17th, 2016


Thirty years ago, pop culture faced its biggest crisis to date. Three decades later, we tell the tale.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 382 (11.22.2016)

November 22nd, 2016


Time to revisit one of our favorite holiday podcasts from 2006 while still giving you fresh seggies! 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 381 (11.9.2016)

November 9th, 2016


No political parties. No campaign signs. Only winners in this special "Reunification" show where we aim to find common ground for '80s Nation.


Stuck in the '80s Episode 380 (11.6.2016)

November 6th, 2016


The gang honors three more albums that they connected with in 1986, including gems from XTC, Queen and the Smithereens. Plus full seggies.


Stuck in the '80s Episode 379 (10.25.2016)

October 25th, 2016


No, we haven't been meditating all month - just wrestling with a crocodile of a technical problem.  But we're BAAAACK with a quick look at this week's '80s news!

Join Steve, Brad, and guest host Jen to hear what …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 378 (9.25.2016)

September 25th, 2016


Dane Butcher, the master of ceremonies onboard The '80s Cruise, joins us to talk about the 2016 trip and to give us the scoop on the 2017 voyage. …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 377 (9.11.2016)

September 11th, 2016


Lots of time to record, so little news to talk about. Wait. Strike that. Reverse it. 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 376 (8.21.2016)

August 21st, 2016


Eighties pop princess Tiffany joins the show to talk about the early days of MTV, why she's coming back to the '80s Cruise in 2017 and the reason she …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 375 (8.7.2016)

August 7th, 2016


We discover four more '80s classics that weren't originally from the '80s. Plus the craziest podcast time machine letter to date. Guest hosts include Just Drew and Gayle in DC. 

374: MTV turns 35 years old!

August 2nd, 2016


A Stuck in the '80s moment in time. Brad and Spearsy reflect on possibly the most important moment in '80s pop culture history: the birth of MTV. 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 373 (7.20.2016)

July 21st, 2016


Are you planning on seeing the new Ghostbusters movie? Brad, Jen and Spearsy did on opening weekend and give their report. Plus, full seggies. 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 372 (7.3.2016)

July 3rd, 2016


You won't believe the movies that SOME hosts think are bad. Be ready to sound off after listening to Brad, Drew, Jen and Steve on this week's weird …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 371 (6.18.2016)

June 18th, 2016


We wrap up some news this week on Highlander, Ferris Bueller and more. Plus, we reveal the Theme Nights for the 2017 '80s Cruise. And another podcast time machine letter for reader mailbag.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 370 (6.5.2016)

June 5th, 2016


Spearsy, Brad, Drew and Jen each pick a personal fave album that turns 30 years old this year. Plus a mysterious fan letter recently uncovered after …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 369 (6.3.2016)

June 3rd, 2016


Steve and Brad try out a new format for album reviews - starting with ABC's new record "Lexicon of Love II." 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 368 (5.28.2016)

May 28th, 2016


Top Gun is 30 years old?!? Guess it's time to buzz the tower with special guest "Jeff in Cuba." Let's decide once and for all whether this movie …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 367 (5.11.2016)

May 11th, 2016


Everyone's favorite Valley Girl, Deborah Foreman, is back to talk about the 30th anniversary of April Fools Day and her adventures with online …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 366 (4.30.2016)

April 30th, 2016


How do you take the life of an artist like Prince and condense it into a podcast? You can't. But with the help of Brad in LA, Dr. Dim and Jen with One N, we still try to drown the tears by standing in the purple rain.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 365 (4.23.2016)

April 24th, 2016


So much new to cover! Plus, we have the saddest Podcast Time Machine letter ever. And we have a fresh new "Let's Get Trivial" seggie with Eric from Cincinnati. And Spearsy forgot to ask him about chili! 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 364 (4.03.2016)

April 3rd, 2016


We honor new renditions of classics by Modern English, The Cure, Hall & Oates, Young Fresh Fellows and more in this episode, which features the first appearance of guest co-host "Gayle in DC." And just you wait for …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 363 (3.20.2016)

March 20th, 2016


We have a new seggie starting this episode - Let's Get Trivial - and if you play along with us, you'll have an edge for next year's trivia sessions on The '80s Cruise. Also, news on AC/DC, a Beetlejuice sequel, …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 362 (3.6.2016)

March 6th, 2016


The first ever The '80s Cruise might be over, but it went out with a bang. We review Naked Eyes, Wang Chung, Jessie's Girl and give you the scoop on the 2017 cruise.

Stuck in the 80s Episode 361 (3.5.2016)

March 5th, 2016


We review Movie Costume Night, Richard Marx and much on the final day of The '80s Cruise.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 358 (3.1.2016)

March 1st, 2016


It's Day 2 onboard the '80s Cruise as Steve and Brad report all the amazing details and mischief on the Holland America Eurodam. 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 357 (2.16.2016)

February 16th, 2016


Steve and Brad bring you a quick '80s News Now to tide you over until the start of long-awaited '80s Cruise, with updates on a One Crazy Summer sequel, the summer concert tour lineup, and good news about Rick …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 356 (2.7.2016)

February 7th, 2016


For this year's Valentine's Day show, we honor the movie "Somewhere in Time," featuring guest co-host Carol Janssen.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 355 (1.24.2016)

January 20th, 2016


As we near the 30th anniversary, Steve and Brad discuss 1986's Challenger disaster in our first "Moment in Time" podcast.

354: Our look back at 'Trading Places'

January 17th, 2016


Steve and Brad discuss rags-to-riches, riches-to-rags, and the vagaries of the Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice commodities markets in our long-awaited review of 1983's Trading Places.  "We are moving, we are moving!"

Stuck in the '80s Episode 353 (12.22.2015)

December 21st, 2015


Steve and Brad talk about the year's high points and share the outtakes from 2015 in this year's "Stocking Stuffer" episode.  Thanks for listening, and we'll see you in 2016!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 352 (12.01.15)

December 1st, 2015


Steve and Brad are joined by guest host Dr. Dim as we run through Rocky Balboa's life in the movies - from 1976's Rocky to the new release Creed.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 351 (11.22.15)

November 22nd, 2015


The '80s Cruise is just about three months away, so we check in with cruise director Dane Butcher for the inside scoop on what to expect. Plus, we have news on a shockingly amazing new discount on cabins. 

Also, items …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 350 (11.13.15)

November 13th, 2015


Tina Turner, Ric Ocasek, and Jonathan Richman are on the roster as Drew joins Steve and Brad for the third installment of our Rockers Gone Solo …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 349 (10.20.15)

October 20th, 2015


Steve and Brad talk about Back to the Future II - what it got right about the future, what it got wrong about the future, and where it fits into the …

S348: Covers in the '80s Part 4 (9.21.15)

September 21st, 2015


Steve, Brad, and guest host Carol go back to the well once again to talk about some of our favorite cover songs, including a couple that might …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 347 (9.7.15)

September 7th, 2015


Steve, Brad, and guest host Marty talk about three of their favorite nerd movies of the '80s - Real Genius, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (which isn't at all a pretentious title), and …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 346 (8.16.15)

August 16th, 2015


Steve, Brad, and Beatles fanatic Drew finally put the finishing touches on a series we started back in January 2014, discussing what John Lennon and Ringo Starr got up to in our favorite decade.

Stick around for the …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 345 (7.29.15)

July 30th, 2015


Steve sits down with Mike Score to talk about the classic New Wave band A Flock of Seagulls, including their US Festival set and his upcoming …

Stuck in the '80s 10th Anniversary Special - Episode 344 (7.22.15)

July 22nd, 2015


Steve and Brad are joined in detention by guest hosts Carol and Marty as we celebrate ten years of Stuck in the '80s podcasts!

We talk about the …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 343 (7.12.15)

July 12th, 2015


Belinda Carlisle, Bryan Ferry, Robbie Robertson and Lou Reed make Part 2 of our new Rockers Gone Solo in the '80s series. Plus, a special movie …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 342 (6.29.15)

June 29th, 2015


Steve and Brad bring you another episode of '80s News Now, with updates on Duran Duran's new single, a new "behind the scenes" Back to the Future …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 341 (6.24.15)

June 24th, 2015


Steve and Brad are joined by special guest Kevin Wuench, who writes the Stuck in the '80s blog "Lost and Found" series.  We discuss how Kevin makes his selections, and highlight some of his favorite picks from over the …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 340 (6.18.15)

June 18th, 2015


Steve and Brad kick off a new series this episode - Rockers Gone Solo!  It's like this - we talk about four solo artists that started out as members …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 339 (6.11.15)

June 11th, 2015


Steve and Brad talk about some of their favorite classic rock songs that were covered in the '80s.  We apologize for the clicks and pops in the first …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 338 (5.23.15)

May 23rd, 2015


Guest host and resident rocker Dave Dirt takes Steve and Brad on a journey to the Metal side, featuring glam metal from our favorite decade.

Come for the rawk, stay for the seggies!

CLICK HERE to listen to this week's …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 337 (5.10.15)

May 10th, 2015


Steve and Brad wrap up this year's March (?) Madness tournament and crown the champion of our movie sidekick bracket.

Plus more seggies than you can imagine!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 336 (4.26.15)

April 26th, 2015


Steve, Brad, and guest host Dave Dirt run down the Excellent 8 and Rad 4 matchups and announce the sidekicks that are moving on to the Championship.  Second bananas have never been so celebrated.

Plus seggies and a …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 335 (4.1.15)

April 1st, 2015


Steve and Brad discuss the Sweet 16 matchups - the upsets and the Sure Things - and see who moves into the round of 8 for this year's March Sidekick Madness.

Plus all your favorite seggies and some news about Ready …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 334 (3.25.15)

March 25th, 2015


We review the results from round two of our Sidekick Madness bracket and lay out the blockbusters for round three in this week's show.

Plus seggies …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 333 (3.19.15)

March 19th, 2015


Round one results get reviewed, round two matchups get discussed in this week's March Sidekick Madness podcast.

Plus reader mailbag and a few deals …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 332 (3.6.15)

March 6th, 2015


March Madness!  Steve and Brad run down the first round matchups in this year's bracket:  Movie Sidekicks.

Plus a couple great letters and a brief tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

VOTE HERE in Round One!

CLICK HERE to listen …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 331 (2.26.15)

February 26th, 2015


Steve, Brad, and guest host Drew take the volume to eleven running through our top ten bands appearing in '80s movies.  

Stick around for the seggies …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 330 (2.11.15)

February 11th, 2015


Steve and Brad are joined by guest host Carol Janssen, who shares her lists of best and worst romantic duets of the 1980s. 

Stick around for tales of …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 329 (1.27.15)

January 27th, 2015


Steve and Brad cover 80s News Now, and more seggies than even Han Solo can imagine.


Stuck in the '80s Episode 328 (1.12.15)

January 12th, 2015


Steve and Brad kick out the mental jams with the first Albums Turning 30 show of 2015.  (Holy crap, it's 2015!)

Plus full seggies, including a …

Stuck in the '80s Stocking Stuffer!

December 25th, 2014


Here's a little something to wrap up 2014 - two years of outtakes to amuse and astound you.

Thanks for listening, Steve and Brad will be back at it in 2015!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 327 (12.24.14)

December 24th, 2014


Steve and Brad talk about Mogwai, the Bathroom Buddy, and other monstrosities from 1984's Gremlins.

Wham's Last Christmas - Ambient Style

Stuck in the '80s Episode 326 (12.11.14)

December 11th, 2014


Steve and Brad discuss the finer points of buffet wrecking as we pay homage to Beverly Hills Cop on its 30th anniversary.

Plus a full slate of your …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 325 (11.26.14)

November 26th, 2014


Steve and Brad both pick remade Iggy Pop songs in the second installment of our "Covers in the '80s" series.

After the dust settles, we read a couple …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 324 (11.9.14)

November 9th, 2014


Steve, Brad, and guest host Dr. Dim spend some time reviewing three albums turning thirty this year - The Replacements' "Let it Be," Depeche Mode's "Some Great Reward," and INXS' "The Swing."

After savoring these …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 323 (10.30.14)

October 30th, 2014


Steve rises from the mostly-dead to join Brad for another '80s News Now show.  We talk about everybody's favorite Time Travel Trilogy, Molly …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 322 (10.9.14)

October 9th, 2014












Brad sits down with Keva Rosenfeld to discuss the year he spent with Torrance High School's Class of 1984 - and the amazing …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 321 (9.25.14)

September 25th, 2014


Steve interviews Loverboy lead singer Mike Reno.  You'll be lovin' every minute of it!

Plus great seggies and the introduction of some new show swag!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 320 (9.6.14)

September 6th, 2014


Steve and Brad cover a pile of sad stories this week, starting with the death of Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison.

Plus a three-fer reader mailbag and the triumphant return of Mystery Movie Moment and Name that '80s …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 319 (9.1.14)

September 1st, 2014


Steve, Brad, and guest host Drew talk about a few of our favorite cover songs of the 1980s.  Looks like a ripe topic, I'd expect a few more shows on this subject...

Also, a Reader Mailbag with a vicious twist and PPTMN!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 318 (8.21.14)

August 21st, 2014


Steve gets a chance to talk with Tom Bailey ahead of his US dates this summer.  Listen to the interview, buy your Retro Futura tour tickets, and stick around for this week's seggies!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 317 (8.15.14)

August 15th, 2014


With heavy hearts, Steve and Brad talk about the force of nature that was Robin Williams, who passed away earlier this week.

Godspeed, Mork.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 316 (8.6.14)

August 6th, 2014


Steve interviews Ultravox's Midge Ure and we talk about this summer's Retro Futura tour.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 315 (7.31.14)

July 31st, 2014


Steve and Brad give '80s News Now another go, with a Valley Girl tour, a Purple Rain anniversary, and a conversation with an '80s fan who had gone to great lengths to find out - just who is The Girl In That Video?

Plus …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 314 (7.27.14)

July 27th, 2014


Steve, Brad, and guest-host Drew look back to three albums turning 30 this year - Wang Chung's "Points on a Curve," The Cars' "Heartbeat City," and …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 313 (7.13.14)

July 13th, 2014


Steve, Brad, and guest host Marty spend some time with one of our favorite comedies, 1984's Ghostbusters.  

Stuck in the '80s Episode 312 (6.23.14)

June 23rd, 2014


Steve and Brad try to counter the summer doldrums with a little something to keep you company poolside - an '80s News Now episode with plenty of …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 311 (6.3.14)

June 3rd, 2014


Steve, Brad, and guest host Drew discuss George Harrison, the "Quiet Beatle," and his output in the '80s - as a solo artist, supergroup member, and …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 310 (5.14.14)

May 14th, 2014


Steve and Brad return with an 80s News Now show, featuring segments on the 30th anniversary of 16 Candles, the recent Atari excavation in Alamagordo, and quick hits on movie remakes and summer tours.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 309 (4.25.14)

April 25th, 2014


Steve, Brad, and special guest host Carol Janssen look back at Cameron Crowe's directorial debut "Say Anything," released 25 years ago this month. …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 308 (4.12.14)

April 13th, 2014


Steve, Brad, and special guest Drew review the Excellent 8, Rad 4, and Championship matches for March Soundtrack Madness and announce the winner of our month-long quest!  Listen to find out what song stands alone atop …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 307 (3.31.14)

March 31st, 2014


Steve, Brad, and special guest Drew take a look at the round three Soundtrack Madness matchups and talk about the upcoming Excellent 8 battles.

Plus, …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 306 (3.24.14)

March 24th, 2014


Steve and Brad review the round two matchups in the March Soundtrack Madness tournament, and announce the four finalists in the Soundtrack NIT tourney - listen and find out if your favorites made it through.

Sweet …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 305 (3.17.14)

March 17th, 2014


March Soundtrack Madness is in full swing at Stuck in the '80s!

Listen as Steve, Brad, and special guest Marty review your votes for all the first …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 304 (3.7.14)

March 7th, 2014


Steve, Brad, and guest host Carol "She's A Beauty" Janssen dissect three of 1983's less-than-stellar performers - Dr. Detroit, Staying Alive, and Bad …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 303 (2.26.14)

February 26th, 2014


Harold Ramis, the nicest funny guy in showbiz, passed away this week. Steve and Brad offer this reflection on one of the greats of our decade. See …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 302 (2.1.14)

February 1st, 2014


Steve, Brad, and guest host Jeff in Cuba (tm) spend some time reviewing listener pics for the best and worst of 1981's Hot 100!  Listen and find out if your favorites are "Still Awesome" or "Lame Then, Lamer Now."

Stuck in the '80s Episode 301 (1.15.14)

January 15th, 2014

Steve, Brad, and guest host Drew kick off our new "Beatles in the '80s" series with a look at how Sir Paul McCartney spent the '80s.

Plus, a full …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 300 (1.1.14)

January 1st, 2014


Steve and Brad welcome a very special guest to celebrate the landmark 300th episode of Stuck in the '80s!


Stuck in the '80s Episode 299 (12.12.13)

December 12th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and guest host Marty get to the bottom of 1988's Scrooged, and talk about where the Ghost of Christmas Past might take them for a little …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 298 (11.27.13)

November 28th, 2013


In the final episode of the epic "Start and End of the '80s Sound" four-show story arc, Steve, Brad, and guest host Drew discuss listener picks for the Last Song of the '80s.

Show links:  Episode 298 Playlist - Listener …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 297 (11.14.13)

November 15th, 2013


Who unplugged the stereo?  Steve, Brad, and guest host Drew present their picks for songs that turned out the lights on "the '80s sound."

Show links:  Episode 297 Playlist:  The End of the '80s Sound (with bonus tracks!)

Stuck in the '80s Episode 296 (10.29.13)

October 29th, 2013


Just in time for Halloween, Steve and Brad are joined by guest host Jim "Dr. Dim" Fitzsimmons to discuss John Landis' 1981 classic horror / comedy …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 295 (10.20.13)

October 20th, 2013


Steve and Brad savor a totally awesome interview with Valley Girl's Heidi Holicker!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 294 (9.27.13)

September 27th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and guest host Drew return to the scene of the crime to discuss listener picks for the songs that kicked off the "Sound of the '80s."

All that plus Reader Mailbag and that rarest of segments, PPTMN!

Links …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 293 (9.20.13)

September 20th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and guest host Marty deconstruct 1985's Rob Reiner classic "The Sure Thing."

Does somebody shotgun a beer?  Stay tuned, listeners...

Stuck in the '80s Episode 292 (8.23.13)

August 21st, 2013


Steve, Brad, and guest host Drew spend an entire episode answering one particularly perplexing PPTMN Question:  What song was the first to bring us …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 291 (8.15.13)

August 15th, 2013


Steve and Brad wrap up this year's Stuck in the '80s Road Trip to Las Vegas.

Also, check out these links:

Hash House a Go Go

Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame


Stuck in the '80s Episode 290 (7.29.13)

July 29th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and guest host Jen Chaney take a look at your top 5 picks for 1980!  Listen and find out if your favorites are "Still Awesome" or "Lame Then, Lamer Now."  Also, we're offering a chance to win a KITT …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 289 (7.19.13)

July 19th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and new guest host Dr. Dim return to 1983 to discuss albums turning 30 this year.

In this installment we cover releases by Men At Work, The Eurythmics, and The The.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 288 (7.11.13)

July 11th, 2013


Steve and Brad finally get off the fence about a Stuck in the '80s Road Trip for 2013.  Join us in Vegas for the Lost '80s Live show on August 10th at Mandalay Bay!

287: Nina Blackwood interview | MTV | The 80s Cruise | 80s in the Sand

June 15th, 2013


Steve and Brad talk with Nina Blackwood about life as an MTV VJ and the new book VJ:  The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave.

Listen for your chance to win an autographed copy!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 286 (5.31.13)

May 31st, 2013


Steve spends some time with Adam Ant as he prepares for a summer tour of the US, and we discuss our favorite '80s album cuts from His Antness.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 285 (5.16.13)

May 16th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and special guest host Drew return to 1983 to discuss albums turning 30 this year.

In this installment we talk about Genesis, Depeche Mode, and the Talking Heads.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 284 (4.26.13)

April 26th, 2013


The return of '80s News Now, with Weird Science, National Geographic's '80s miniseries, and some sad news about Christina Amphlett of the Divinyls.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 283 (4.17.13)

April 17th, 2013


Brad cons Steve and Marty into discussing the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  Is that wrong?

Stuck in the '80s Episode 282 (3.26.13)

March 27th, 2013


That's right, it's a new series!  Steve, Brad, and special guest host Drew discuss albums turning 30 this year.

In our first installment we cover …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 281 (3.20.13)

March 20th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and special guest host Jen Cheney delve deep to unearth the pop culture bombs of 1982.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 280 (2.7.13)

February 7th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and special guest Drew try to settle one of the great questions of our time:  What was U2's best album of the '80s?

Stuck in the '80s Episode 279 (1.23.13)

January 24th, 2013


Steve, Brad, and special guest host Marty Yu dissect the 1984 John Hughes classic "Sixteen Candles."

Stuck in the '80s Episode 278 (1.1.13)

January 1st, 2013


Is it an actual show ... or the start of something new for 2013? 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 277 (12.16.12)

December 17th, 2012


Steve and Brad discuss 1987's "A Very Special Christmas."  Is it the best Christmas album of the '80s? 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 276 (12.5.12)

December 5th, 2012


Stuck in the '80s returns, now with host Steve Spears in Orlando and new co-host Brad Williams in Los Angeles.  In this '80s News Now episode, Steve …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 275 (10.23.12)

October 23rd, 2012


Our final studio-produced podcast features calls from longtime friends and fans. What comes next? We'll figure it out together.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 273 (9.25.12)

September 25th, 2012


Pat Benatar's musical (and romantic partner) Neil Giraldo chats about success in the '80s and beyond.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 271 (8.24.12)

August 24th, 2012


'80s News Now, including Dirty Dancing, the '80s Olympics and Twisted Sister

Stuck in the '80s Episode 270 (8.6.12)

August 6th, 2012


Our final installment of rock dinosaurs of the1980s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 269 (7.6.12)

July 6th, 2012


Anniversaries for Dexy's Midnight Runners and Atari, trouble for Tom Cruise, return of a special co-host and a brand-new seggie!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 268 (6.29.12)

June 29th, 2012


Top five patriotic songs of the '80s, including tunes by Night Ranger, Lee Greenwood and Neil Diamond.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 267 (6.21.12)

June 21st, 2012


The possible reunion of Wham!, a 70th birthday for a Beatle turned '80s star, and do we really need a Top Gun 2? We answer it all in '80s News Now.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 266 (6.14.12)

June 14th, 2012


The stage-to-screen musical Rock of Ages gets reviewed by Spearsy and Daly

Stuck in the '80s Episode 265 (5.22.12)

May 22nd, 2012


The 30th anniversary of Duran Duran's "Rio" album allows Daly and Spearsy to make jokes about anything except the actual topic of conversation.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 264 (5.3.12)

May 3rd, 2012


Movie busts of 1981 get the Steve and Sean treatment. This ongoing series honors movies that were box office or critical busts -- but ones we still love anyway. This episode honors SOB, Victory and Caveman.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 263 (4.27.12)

April 27th, 2012


Saturday Night Live legend Kevin Nealon joins the show

Stuck in the '80s Episode 262 (4.20.12)

April 20th, 2012


We honor the passing of Men at Work's Greg Ham, among other '80s News Now items

Stuck in the '80s Episode 261 (4.6.12)

April 6th, 2012


'80s News Now, featuring items recommended by Stuck in the '80s fans and friends

Stuck in the '80s Episode 260 (3.29.12)

March 29th, 2012


Marc Price, Skippy from TV's Family Ties, joins us

Stuck in the '80s Episode 259 (3.22.12)

March 22nd, 2012


Comedian Martin Short is our special guest

Stuck in the '80s Episode 258 (3.9.12)

March 9th, 2012


U2's Joshua Tree turns 25; celebrating John Belushi, interview with B-52's Fred Scheider

Stuck in the '80s Episode 257 (2.15.12)

February 15th, 2012


Interview with former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung

Stuck in the '80s Episode 256 (2.6.12)

February 6th, 2012


How did Madonna perform at the Super Bowl? We'll sound off. Also items on Van Halen and Ferris Bueller.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 255 (1.27.12)

January 27th, 2012


We honor the 30th anniversary of Conan the Barbarian and seek the answer to the riddle of steel. Includes trivia quiz, MMM, What Makes Spearsy Cry and Name That '80s Tune

Stuck in the '80s Episode 254 (1.12.12)

January 12th, 2012


Rock Dinosaurs of the '80s part 4, including The Who, Chicago and The Monkees.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 253 (12.23.11)

December 23rd, 2011


Cheap Trick's Robin Zander pays an in-person visit to the Stuck in the '80s boys to promote an upcoming Dream Police concert in St. Petersburg.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 252 (12.9.11)

December 9th, 2011


Rock Hall of Fame, Madonna in Super Bowl, under-loved Christmas movies.

251: Steve Perry interview (11.18.11)

November 18th, 2011


Three incredible words: Steve Perry interview! The former lead singer of Journey and solo artist talks about the band's beginnings, what tore them …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 250 (11.11.11)

November 11th, 2011


Simple Minds' Jim Kerr is our special guest, plus full seggies

Stuck in the '80s Episode 249 (10.28.11)

October 28th, 2011


A Halloween tribute to our favorite vamp movie, 1987's The Lost Boys

Stuck in the '80s Episode 247 (9.30.11)

September 30th, 2011


Simon Le Bon interview and more '80s News Now items on Rock Hall of Fame and R.E.M.'s breakup

Stuck in the '80s Episode 246 (9.20.11)

September 20th, 2011


Interview with Modern English founder and lead singer Robbie Grey

Stuck in the '80s Episode 245 (9.9.11)

September 9th, 2011


Wrapup of our LA trip, with items on Freddie Mercury and Eddie Murphy

Stuck in the '80s Episode 244 (9.3.11)

September 3rd, 2011


Live from L.A. outside the Hollywood Bowl for Totally '80s concert roadtrip

Stuck in the '80s Episode 243 (8.26.11)

August 26th, 2011


Streets of Fire seduces the boys with its rock and roll fable

Stuck in the '80s Episode 242 (8.11.11)

August 11th, 2011


Our glorious return, featuring news on Duran Duran, Say Anything and Stand By Me

Stuck in the '80s Episode 241 (6.30.11)

June 30th, 2011


'80s News Now, with Footloose, Night Ranger, Superman II and more

Stuck in the '80s Episode 240 (6.29.11)

June 29th, 2011


Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is our special guest as we go hair-metal for a change

Stuck in the '80s Episode 239 (6.21.11)

June 21st, 2011


Interview with Psychedelic Furs bassist Tim Butler

Stuck in the '80s Episode 238 (6.9.11)

June 9th, 2011


'80s News Now, celebrating Michael J. Fox's 50th birthday

Stuck in the '80s Episode 237 (6.2.11)

June 2nd, 2011


Interview with John Cafferty on his Beaver Brown work and soundtrack hits

Stuck in the '80s Episode 236 (5.25.11)

May 25th, 2011


A special '80s primer for the kids in South Carroll High School

Stuck in the '80s Episode 234 (5.4.11)

May 4th, 2011


The new Cars album, our L.A. trip and Star Wars Day

Stuck in the '80s Episode 233 (4.28.11)

April 28th, 2011


Our love for Greg Kihn is never in jeopardy as he joins the show

Stuck in the '80s Episode 232 (4.25.11)

April 25th, 2011


Debbie and Tiffany kiss and make up, our love for Adrian Balboa and more

Stuck in the '80s Episode 230 (4.12.11)

April 12th, 2011


Top Gun returns to theaters, Commodore 64 returns to nerds in this week's 80s New Now

Stuck in the '80s Episode 229 (4.8.11)

April 8th, 2011


50 years of Eddie Murphy, including our favorite stand-up routines and top 5 movies in the '80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 228 (3.30.11)

March 30th, 2011


Review of new Duran Duran album All You Need is Now

Stuck in the '80s Episode 227 (3.25.11)

March 25th, 2011


College hoops and March Madness in the '80s, featuring special guest Times columnist Tom Jones

Stuck in the '80s Episode 226 (3.21.11)

March 21st, 2011


'80s News Now, with items on Sammy Hagar, Duran Duran and more

Stuck in the '80s Episode 225 (3.16.11)

March 16th, 2011


Charlie Sheen in the '80s, from Red Dawn to Major League

Stuck in the '80s Episode 224 (3.9.11)

March 9th, 2011


A new '80s movie, Phil calls it quits and Blade Runner lives again

Stuck in the '80s Episode 223 (2.27.11)

February 27th, 2011


The lads experiment with a new format for the show, focused on the news of the week

Stuck in the '80s Episode 222 (2.4.11)

February 4th, 2011


Our newest series ... best movie busts of 1980

Stuck in the '80s Episode 221 (1.21.11)

January 21st, 2011


Our tribute to great albums of the '80s continues with Journey's Escape

Stuck in the '80s Episode 220 (1.6.11)

January 6th, 2011


We salute the '80s musical Rock of Ages, including an interview with star Constantine Maroulis

Stuck in the '80s Episode 219 (12.23.10)

December 23rd, 2010


Tron and Tron Legacy are honored ... and roasted ... featuring special guest Lou Mongello from Walt Disney World Radio

Stuck in the '80s Episode 218 (12.9.10)

December 9th, 2010


Queen's The Game is celebrated on its 30th anniversary

Stuck in the '80s Episode 217 (11.23.10)

November 23rd, 2010


Interview with former Foreigner frontman and solo artist Lou Gramm

Stuck in the '80s Episode 216 (11.5.10)

November 5th, 2010


Rick Springfield is our guest as we discuss his new memoir

Stuck in the '80s Episode 215 (10.29.10)

October 29th, 2010


Buddy movies are the next logical step for roomies Steve and Sean

Stuck in the '80s Episode 212 (9.22.10)

September 22nd, 2010


Interview with Poison frontman Bret Michaels

Stuck in the '80s Episode 211 (9.13.10)

September 13th, 2010


The first mystery podcast topic. One of 50 to come!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 210 (8.27.10)

August 27th, 2010


Back-to-school time as we salute the great high schools of the '80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 209 (8.19.10)

August 19th, 2010


Our Vegas 2010 wrapup show, featuring a special guest caller

Stuck in the '80s Episode 208 (08.13.10)

August 13th, 2010


Our first remote live from Las Vegas from Lost '80s Weekend

Stuck in the '80s Episode 207 (8.6.10)

August 6th, 2010


The horrible hits of 1989, including tunes by Cher and Milli Vanilli

Stuck in the '80s Episode 206 (7.23.10)

July 23rd, 2010


Interview with Cyndi Lauper and our top five fave Lauper tunes from the '80s

205: Celebrating Live Aid's 25th anniversary

July 16th, 2010


Celebrating Live Aid's 25th anniversary with Spearsy, Sean and Tom Jones. 

Stuck in the '80s Episode 204 (7.8.10)

July 8th, 2010


Weird Al Yankovic joins the show; Steve and Sean do their top 5 Weird Al songs; More reasons to come to Vegas!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 203 (7.1.10)

July 1st, 2010


Captain EO returns to Epcot Center and Sean and Steve are there to celebrate

Stuck in the '80s Episode 202 (6.25.10)

June 25th, 2010


The horrible hits of 1988, including tunes by Elton John, UB40 and Phil Collins

Stuck in the '80s Episode 201 (6.17.10)

June 17th, 2010


The sci-fi flick Cocoon turns 25 years old, featuring interview with Times film critic Steve Persall

Stuck in the '80s Episode 200 (6.6.10)

June 6th, 2010


Our 200th show, featuring the top 10 episodes from our first five years as chosen by our listeners.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 199 (5.14.10)

May 14th, 2010


The influence of N.W.A., including an interview with Ice Cube by Times TV/media critic Eric Deggans

Stuck in the '80s Episode 198 (5.5.10)

May 5th, 2010


Mother's day special: TV and movie moms of the '80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 197 (4.17.10)

April 17th, 2010


Horrible hits of 1987, including tunes by ... well, we're not going to ruin it for you.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 196 (4.9.10)

April 9th, 2010


Chicago, featuring an interview with keyboardist and founding member Robert Lamm

Stuck in the '80s Episode 195 (4.1.10)

April 1st, 2010


Sean and Steve name the top 10 makeout songs of the '80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 192 (3.4.10)

March 4th, 2010


Top 10 movie scores of the '80s, with special guest film critic Steve Persall

Stuck in the '80s Episode 190 (2.19.10)

February 19th, 2010


We salute the Miracle on Ice on its 30th anniversary, featuring co-host Times sports columnist Tom Jones

Stuck in the '80s Episode 189 (2.12.10)

February 12th, 2010


We honor Peter Gabriel's album So, featuring a special guest co-host

Stuck in the '80s Episode 188 (1.21.10)

January 21st, 2010


Our top 10 girls-next-door of the '80s from movies and television

Stuck in the '80s Episode 187 (1.11.10)

January 11th, 2010


The horrible hits of 1986, including tunes by Rod Stewart, Simply Red and more

Stuck in the '80s Episode 186 (12.30.09)

December 30th, 2009


We return to New Years Eve 1989 and relive the end of our beloved decade

Stuck in the '80s Episode 185 (12.17.09)

December 17th, 2009


The 12 Songs of Christmas, including some that are naughty and nice

Stuck in the '80s Episode 184 (12.2.09)

December 2nd, 2009


Interview with Foreigner's Mick Jones, plus extra-long seggies for the real fans

Stuck in the '80s Episode 183 (11.19.09)

November 19th, 2009


Our interview with Carl Weathers from Rocky, Action Jackson, Predator and other classics

Stuck in the '80s Episode 182 (11.6.09)

November 6th, 2009


Steve and Sean debate the top 5 John Cusack movies of all time

Stuck in the '80s Episode 180 (10.13.09)

October 13th, 2009


Interview with Police drummer Stewart Copeland

Stuck in the '80s Episode 179 (9.18.09)

September 18th, 2009


We remember actor Patrick Swayze, who left us too early

Stuck in the '80s Episode 178 (9.6.09)

September 6th, 2009


Horrible hits of 1985, including tunes by Jack Wagner and Duran Duran

Stuck in the '80s Episode 176 (8.20.09)

August 20th, 2009


John Hughes, our muse and patron saint of Stuck in the '80s, is gone. We offer a humble tribute -- seggies free.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 175 (8.15.09)

August 15th, 2009


Air Supply's Russell Hitchcock is our guest, and he invites Spearsy and his date backstage for the Tampa show.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 174 (8.9.09)

August 9th, 2009


Def Leppard's Joe Elliott is our special guest, and we introduce some new catch phrases for SIT80s fans

Stuck in the '80s Episode 173 (7.31.09)

July 31st, 2009


Top 10 musicians turned actors in the 80s, including Prince, Madonna, Cher and David Bowie. Guest co-host Steve Persall. Co-host Sean Daly on segments.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 172 (7.20.09)

July 20th, 2009


The Last Starfighter is honored as Steve and Sean geek out in an old-fashioned sci-fi sausage hang.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 171 (7.3.09)

July 3rd, 2009


The horrible hits of 1984, including tunes by Huey Lewis and Culture Club. Also your letters about our breakup show.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 170 (6.25.09)

June 25th, 2009


Breaking up in the '80s and beyond, featuring an interview with Deborah Foreman from Valley Girl.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 169 (6.19.09)

June 16th, 2009


We salute the movies, music and culture of Chicago in the '80s as the Regeneration Tour stop in the Second City finally arrives

Stuck in the '80s Episode 168 (6.12.09)

June 12th, 2009


Wang Chung frontman Jack Hues visits the show as Regeneration Tour 2009 gets ready to start

Stuck in the '80s Episode 167 (6.5.09)

June 5th, 2009


A tribute to the Greatest American Hero, featuring an interview with star William Katt

Stuck in the '80s Episode 166 (5.28.09)

May 28th, 2009


The horrible hits of 1983, including tunes by ... oh, we're not ruining it for you

Stuck in the '80s Episode 165 (5.6.09)

May 6th, 2009


Star Trek in the '80s with guest co-host Times film critic Steve Persall

Stuck in the '80s Episode 164 (4.28.09)

April 28th, 2009


Spinal Tap's Michael McKean joins us for a chat about the upcoming Unwigged and Unplugged Tour

Stuck in the '80s Episode 163 (4.14.09)

April 14th, 2009


John Oates from Hall and Oates visits Steve and Sean, as they honor the duo and top mustaches of the '80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 162 (4.8.09)

April 8th, 2009


More great movies about the '80s that were NOT made in the '80s, including American Psycho, Starter for 10 and the new Adventureland

Stuck in the '80s Episode 161 (3.27.09)

March 27th, 2009


Colin Hay joins the podcast as we honor his top 5 hits

Stuck in the '80s Episode 160 (3.20.09)

March 20th, 2009


Finally, Steve and Sean bow to their critics and do the show people were begging for.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 159 (3.13.09)

March 13th, 2009


The horrible hits of 1982, including tunes by Elton John, Rolling Stones and John Cougar

Stuck in the '80s Episode 158 (2.26.09)

February 26th, 2009


Olivia Newton-John visits the boys before her tour gets started. Find out if she's Good Sandy or Bad Sandy!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 157 (2.20.09)

February 20th, 2009


The Awesome '80s Prom, featuring an interview with creator Ken Davenport

Stuck in the '80s Episode 156 (2.10.09)

February 10th, 2009


Famous couples of the '80s, including Charles and Diana and Spearsy and VGF

Stuck in the '80s Episode 155 (1.23.09)

January 23rd, 2009


The Smiths, featuring the return of co-host Cathy Wos

Stuck in the '80s Episode 154 (1.11.09)

January 11th, 2009


Top 10 chick flicks of the '80s, including Dirty Dancing, Beaches and Moonstruck

Stuck in the '80s Episode 153 (12.20.08)

December 20th, 2008


The top 20 holiday movies of the '80s, with special guest Times sports columnist Tom Jones

Stuck in the '80s Episode 152 (12.6.08)

December 6th, 2008


Songs by actors-turned-musicians of the 80s, including Jack Wagner, Michael J. Fox, Alyssa Milano and more

Stuck in the '80s Episode 151 (11.29.08)

November 29th, 2008


Trivia battle between Spearsy and Vegas Girlfriend

Stuck in the '80s Episode 150 (11.15.08)

November 15th, 2008


Horrible hits from 1981, including tunes by Air Supply (duh!) and Marty Balin

Stuck in the '80s Episode 149 (11.8.08)

November 8th, 2008


James Bond in the '80s, featuring guest co-host Steve Persall of the St. Petersburg Times

Stuck in the '80s Episode 148 (11.1.08)

November 1st, 2008


Our love but mostly our hatred of New Kids on the Block, featuring a thankfully short interview with Danny Wood

Stuck in the '80s Episode 147 (10.28.08)

October 28th, 2008


Messed-up date movies with Steve and Vegas Girlfriend, featuring The Hunger, Blue Velvet and more.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 146 (10.18.08)

October 18th, 2008


The top 10 movie songs of the 80s, featuring an unusually spazzy Sean Daly.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 145 (10.11.08)

October 11th, 2008


Our audio commentary for 1978's Halloween, live from the Spears Lair. Get your DVD out and join us for a night we wish we could forget.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 144 (9.27.08)

September 27th, 2008


Remakes and sequels to classic '80s movies, with guest co-host Steve Persall, Times film critic

Stuck in the '80s Episode 143 (9.20.08)

September 20th, 2008


Former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor joins the show; more surprise guests; top 5 underrated DD songs

Stuck in the '80s Episode 142 (9.13.08)

September 13th, 2008


Best football movies of the 80s, featuring sports columnist Tom Jones. Also our reader-submitted list of John Hughes porn movie titles

Stuck in the '80s Episode 141 (9.6.08)

September 6th, 2008


The worst show we've ever done! No joke. Sadly, it's about the 1985 flick Weird Science

Stuck in the '80s Episode 140 (8.30.08)

August 30th, 2008


Sean and Steve wrap up the summer concert season and share their wish list for coming years

Stuck in the '80s Episode 139 (8.23.08)

August 23rd, 2008


The horrible hits of 1980, including tunes by the Rolling Stones, Leo Sayer and Pink Floyd

Stuck in the '80s Episode 138 (8.16.08)

August 16th, 2008


Stuck in the '80s interviews Pete Byrne of Naked Eyes.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 137 (8.9.08)

August 9th, 2008


Recap of Las Vegas trip to see Morris Day, The Time and the Regeneration Tour

Stuck in the '80s Episode 136 (8.5.08)

August 5th, 2008


Red Scare movies of the 80s, featuring a very special guest

Stuck in the '80s Episode 135 (7.25.08)

July 25th, 2008


Journey's rebirth, featuring an interview with bassist Ross Valory

Stuck in the '80s Episode 134 (7.18.08)

July 18th, 2008


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers rock Tampa Bay, and Sean and Steve recount the night

Stuck in the '80s Episode 133 (7.12.08)

July 12th, 2008


Top 10 Phil Collins solo tunes of the 80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 132 (6.28.08)

June 28th, 2008


Sean and Steve relive 80s Night at Tropicana Field, featuring a special trivia challege and Kool and the Gang tunes

Stuck in the '80s Episode 131 (6.21.08)

June 21st, 2008


The Human League's Phil Oakey joins the show to talk about the Regeneration Tour and his work in the 80s.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 130 (6.14.08)

June 14th, 2008


ABC's Martin Fry is our special guest, plus special ticket giveaway for 80s Night at Tropicana Field

Stuck in the '80s Episode 128 (5.31.08)

May 31st, 2008


Our salute to summer, including the top summer movies and songs

Stuck in the '80s Episode 126 (5.17.08)

May 17th, 2008


The Indiana Jones trilogy, featuring guest co-host Times film critic Steve Persall

Stuck in the '80s Episode 125 (5.10.08)

May 10th, 2008


Top 10 TV themes songs of the 80s, with special co-hosts Eric Deggans and Stephanie Hayes

Stuck in the '80s Episode 124 (5.3.08)

May 3rd, 2008


Our Bon Jovi concert review brings us bags of hate mail

Stuck in the '80s Episode 123 (4.26.08)

April 26th, 2008


Reader mailbag special, including the angriest letter ever!

Stuck in the '80s Episode 122 (4.19.08)

April 19th, 2008


Deborah Gibson visits the studio and serenades Steve and Sean

Stuck in the '80s Episode 121 (4.5.08)

April 5th, 2008


Spring break in the 80s, featuring movies, music and memories

Stuck in the '80s Episode 120 (3.29.08)

March 29th, 2008


Baseball movies of the 80s, including special guest Times sports columnist Tom Jones

Stuck in the '80s Episode 119 (3.18.08)

March 18th, 2008


One-hit wonders of 1988, including songs by Johnny Hates Jazz, Bobby McFerrin and Boy Meets Girl

Stuck in the '80s Episode 118 (3.11.08)

March 11th, 2008


Great songs from bad movies, including tunes from Xanadu, Golden Child and Electric Dreams

Stuck in the '80s Episode 117 (3.4.08)

March 4th, 2008


They Might Be Giants, featuring interview with John Linnell

Stuck in the '80s Episode 116 (2.26.08)

February 26th, 2008


The John Hughes bio-pic She's Having A Baby

Stuck in the '80s Episode 115 (2.16.08)

February 16th, 2008


Oscars in the 80s, featuring Times film critic Steve Persall

Stuck in the '80s Episode 114 (2.9.08)

February 9th, 2008


Romance in the 80s -- if you can handle it -- featuring the movies and music that made your heart ooze.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 113 (1.24.08)

January 24th, 2008


Novelty songs of the 80s, with Sean, Steve and Stephanie

Stuck in the '80s Episode 112 (1.12.08)

January 12th, 2008


Night Ranger's Jack Blade joins Sean and Steve on this week's show

Stuck in the '80s Episode 111 (1.2.08)

January 2nd, 2008


One-hit wonders of 1987 with Sean and Steve

Stuck in the '80s Episode 110 (12.27.07)

December 27th, 2007


New Year's Eve playlist of 80s tunes, featuring live calls from our listeners

Stuck in the '80s Episode 108 (12.7.07)

December 7th, 2007


Listeners share their sad stories of heartbreak and the songs that go with them

Stuck in the '80s Episode 107 (12.1.07)

December 1st, 2007


Quiet Riot and the late Kevin DuBrow, a trivia quiz and the weekly 80s contests

Stuck in the '80s Episode 106 (11.20.07)

November 20th, 2007


We worship the Scorpions, and special guest Klaus Meine

Stuck in the '80s Episode 105 (11.13.07)

November 13th, 2007


Invisible Touch by Genesis, one of the definitive albums of the 80s and the reason Steve sobs like a baby when he hears In Too Deep

Stuck in the '80s Episode 104 (11.03.07)

November 3rd, 2007


Top 10 most depressing songs of the 80s, according to the very wimpy Sean Daly

Stuck in the '80s Episode 103 (10.27.07)

October 27th, 2007


Wedding Singer on stage? Believe it. Steve interviews Adam Sander's writer partner, Tim Herlihy

Stuck in the '80s Episode 102 (10.16.07)

October 16th, 2007


Interview with REO Speedwagon's Kevin Cronin

Stuck in the '80s Episode 101 (10.11.07)

October 11th, 2007


The 1983 classic Strange Brew along with our beer stories from the 80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 100 (9.29.07)

September 29th, 2007


Our epic 100th show, featuring our favorite stories and clips from special guests including Huey Lewis, Martha Quinn and Brian Johnson

Stuck in the '80s Episode 99 (9.18.07)

September 18th, 2007


Sean and Steve relive the one-hit wonders of 1986

97: Martha Quinn interview | MTV| '80s Music

August 23rd, 2007


Interview with former MTV veejay Martha Quinn

Stuck in the '80s Episode 95 (8.03.07)

August 3rd, 2007


Canadian music of the 80s, featuring former VJ Stu Jeffries and 15 songs picked by our Canadian listeners

Stuck in the '80s Episode 94 (7.27.07)

July 27th, 2007


Repo Man, the cult punk rock classic starring Emilio Estevez

Stuck in the '80s Episode 93 (7.19.07)

July 19th, 2007


Rush fans -- surly or just hard to please? We share the hate mail we got after reviewing them in concert

Stuck in the '80s Episode 92 (7.15.07)

July 15th, 2007


Movies about the 80s that weren't made in the 80s, including Wedding Singer, Donnie Darko and 200 Cigarettes

Stuck in the '80s Episode 91 (7.5.07)

July 5th, 2007


Interview with comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Warning: contains adult language and profanity

Stuck in the '80s Episode 89 (6.18.07)

June 18th, 2007


The movie Sid and Nancy -- great flick or merely depressing? Steve and Cathy decide.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 88 (6.06.07)

June 6th, 2007


The Asia reunion, featuring an interview with drummer Carl Palmer

Stuck in the '80s Episode 87 (5.28.07)

May 28th, 2007


A tribute to Styx, featuring an interview with Chuck Panozzo

Stuck in the '80s Episode 86 (5.17.07)

May 17th, 2007


Our loyal audience attacks the defenseless hosts over our one-hit wonders episodes. Fearing music from a-Ha, Paul Young, Big Country and more.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 85 (5.7.07)

May 7th, 2007


St. Elmo's Fire -- guilty pleasure, overrated or merely bad. We decide once and for all.

84: Heart's Nancy Wilson interview | Rock and roll | Cameron Crowe

April 30th, 2007


Interview with Heart's Nancy Wilson, who talks about her band's twists and turns and her musical collaboration with husband Cameron Crowe

Stuck in the '80s Episode 83 (4.23.07)

April 23rd, 2007


The one-hit wonders of 1985, including a-Ha, Scritti Politti, Dead or Alive and 'Til Tuesday

Stuck in the '80s Episode 82 (4.19.07)

April 19th, 2007


Interview with Dukes of Hazzard's Tom Wopat, now touring as headliner in Chicago

Stuck in the '80s Episode 80 (3.29.07)

March 29th, 2007


The gang returns to find out they set the time machine back a little too far.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 79 (2.25.07)

February 25th, 2007


Love gone bad -- an Anti-Valentine show from Stuck in the 80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 77 (2.8.07)

February 8th, 2007


Second installment of our trivia challenge, featuring music, movies and the return of Cathy Wos.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 76 (1.29.07)

January 29th, 2007


Test your 80s trivia with Sean and Steve and special guest as they prepare for the World Series of Pop Culture

Stuck in the '80s Episode 75 (1.22.07)

January 22nd, 2007


Some Kind of Wonderful -- a little-known John Hughes classic

Stuck in the '80s Episode 74 (1.7.07)

January 7th, 2007


The one-hit wonders of 1984, including songs by Nena, Ray Parker Jr. and Icicle Works

Stuck in the '80s Episode 73 (1.3.07)

January 3rd, 2007


Review of Molly Ringwald in Sweet Charity

Stuck in the '80s Episode 72 (12.27.06)

December 27th, 2006


Drinking in the 80s, featuring the drinking movies, songs and stories from the gang. Recorded at the Green Iguana Bar and Grille in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 71 (12.20.06)

December 20th, 2006


The toys and games of the 80s along with a Trivial Pursuit challenge

Stuck in the '80s Episode 69 (12.05.06)

December 5th, 2006


An interview with Molly Ringwald, 80s teen queen and star of the touring musical Sweet Charity

Stuck in the '80s Episode 68 (11.30.06)

November 30th, 2006


Planes, Trains and Automobiles along with holiday travel stories

Stuck in the '80s Episode 67 (11.21.06)

November 21st, 2006


The Stuck in the 80s gang goes to a Cheap Trick concert

Stuck in the '80s Episode 66 (11.15.06)

November 15th, 2006


Greed is good? Only in the 80s and in the movie Wall Street.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 65 (11.9.06)

November 9th, 2006


The kings and queen of pain look at The Police's Synchronicity

Stuck in the '80s Episode 64 (11.02.06)

November 2nd, 2006


Reader calls and requests from around the world, blog battles and more in this special mailbag episode

Stuck in the '80s Episode 63 (10.25.06)

October 25th, 2006


Halloween in the 80s, including our favorite 80s horror movies, pranks, stories and costumes

Stuck in the '80s Episode 62 (10.18.06)

October 18th, 2006


Relive the one-hit wonders of 1983, including songs by Big Country, Thomas Dolby and the Red Rockers

Stuck in the '80s Episode 61 (10.12.06)

October 12th, 2006


Scandal's Patty Smyth joins the show and discusses her band's reunion, Van Halen rumors and the overall appeal of the 80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 59 (9.24.06)

September 24th, 2006


A concert roadtrip to the "We Are The 80s" Tour featuring interviews with Patty Smyth, Loverboy and Rick Springfield.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 58 (9.20.06)

September 20th, 2006


Cathy, Steve and their guest explore their dark obsession with Robert Smith and The Cure.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 57 (9.14.06)

September 14th, 2006


Are you ready to go Back to the Future with the Stuck in the 80's gang? Sean, Steve and Kathy examine the masterpiece by Michael J. Fox, Crispin Glover and Christopher Lloyd

Stuck in the '80s Episode 56 (9.08.06)

September 8th, 2006


The hits from 1982 continue with Tommy Tutone, Asia, Frida, Peter Gabriel and lots more.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 55 (8.31.06)

August 31st, 2006


Former Wall of Voodoo frontman Stan Ridgway is our guest

Stuck in the '80s Episode 54 (8.24.06)

August 24th, 2006


The musical hits (and misses) of 1982 - Part 1

Stuck in the '80s Episode 53 (8.17.06)

August 17th, 2006


Former MTV VJ Adam Curry calls in to share stories from the good old days of Music Television, including a memorable trip to Red Square, a sad tale …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 52 (8.13.06)

August 13th, 2006


MTV is 25 years old. Fans call in with their MTV stories from the old days, and the hosts interview their favorite listener from New York City

Stuck in the '80s Episode 51 (7.27.06)

July 27th, 2006


It's our one-year anniversary as we celebrate Duran Duran

Stuck in the '80s Episode 50 (7.20.06)

July 20th, 2006


Honoring 80s comedy king Michael Keaton

Stuck in the '80s Episode 49 (7.13.06)

July 13th, 2006


The gang looks at Michael Jackson's "Thriller"

Stuck in the '80s Episode 48 (7.6.06)

July 6th, 2006


Pretty In Pink - The best film of the 80's?

Stuck in the '80s Episode 46 (6.22.06)

June 22nd, 2006


Oingo Boingo - The Best 80's band no one remembers

Stuck in the '80s Episode 45 (6.15.06)

June 15th, 2006


Go on a Vision Quest with Steve and Sean

Stuck in the '80s Episode 44 (6.8.06)

June 8th, 2006


Joey, do you like comedies about Airplanes?

Stuck in the '80s Episode 43 (6.1.06)

June 1st, 2006


Steve, Sean and guest Cathy Wos wade through the shallow end of the 80's talent pool

Stuck in the '80s Episode 42 (5.25.06)

May 25th, 2006


Yes! YES! It's "When Harry Met Sally."

Stuck in the '80s Episode 41 (5.18.06)

May 18th, 2006


You love 'em, you hate 'em, you can't live without 'em - The One-hit wonders of 1981 are featured in this week's show with host Steve Spears and co-host Rick (aka "Rich") Gershman

Stuck in the '80s Episode 40 (5.11.06)

May 11th, 2006


Relive the joys and horrors of prom in the '80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 39 (5.4.06)

May 4th, 2006


Halen fans - David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar?

Stuck in the '80s Episode 38 (4.27.06)

April 27th, 2006


Flamingos, Ferraris and South Beach: It's Miami Vice time

Stuck in the '80s Episode 37 (4.20.06)

April 20th, 2006


Relive the one-hit wonders of the year 1980

Stuck in the '80s Episode 36 (4.13.06)

April 13th, 2006


The alternate universe comedy "Better Off Dead"

Stuck in the '80s Episode 35 (4.6.06)

April 6th, 2006


Hollywood comes of age in the 80's with some great flicks about sex and love.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 34 (3.30.06)

March 30th, 2006


Supergroup Asia invades Stuck in the '80s

Stuck in the '80s Episode 33 (3.23.06)

March 23rd, 2006


Movies in the 80s rocked. And we have the soundtracks to prove it. Part 2 of a two-part podcast.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 32 (3.16.06)

March 16th, 2006


Movies in the 80s rocked. And we have the soundtracks to prove it. Part 1 of a two-part podcast.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 31 (3.9.06)

March 9th, 2006


The ultimate '80s hard rock band: AC/DC or Guns N' Roses?

Stuck in the '80s Episode 30 (3.2.06)

March 2nd, 2006


Guy movies of the '80s! Caddyshack! Stripes! Terminator! Grab a beer, some pizza and your buddies and enjoy the best guys-only movies of the '80s.

Stuck in the '80s Epsiode 29 (2.23.06)

February 23rd, 2006


The hosts tackle the topic of breakup songs -- the sad, sappy ones that turn you into a sobbing mess, and the rallying tunes that help you close the door on that unappreciative, unloving excuse for a human being.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 28 (2.16.06)

February 16th, 2006


Ever make a mix tape to woo the opposite sex? Of course you did. Hosts Steve and Sean share stories and music of the great mix tapes of the '80s.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 27 (2.9.06)

February 9th, 2006


Mohawks, leg-warmers and rubber bracelets. It's the fashion and hair of the '80s.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 26 (1.26.06)

January 26th, 2006


Fast Times at Ridgemont High is awesome, totally awesome.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 25 (1.19.06)

January 19th, 2006


In our gala 25th episode, enjoy a trip back through time with the funniest clips, bloopers and more from the cast of Stuck in the '80s. It's our Best-of-Stuck-in-the-'80s tribute.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 24 (1-12-06)

January 12th, 2006


Pat Benatar hits us with her best shot. And the '80s addicts love it.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 23 (1.5.06)

January 5th, 2006


Ask Joel. Sometimes you gotta say what the heck, and record a podcast about Risky Business.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 22 (12.29.05)

December 29th, 2005


Heathers, the darkest of the '80s dark cinematic comedies, divides our '80s addicts.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 21 (12.22.05)

December 22nd, 2005


Have a very '80s holiday! The '80s hosts relive their Christmas and holiday memories and play their favorite holiday tunes from pop stars of the era.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 20 (12.15.05)

December 15th, 2005


Relive the music and adventures of Boy George, the gender bender turned bad boy, with our 80s addicts.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 19 (12.8.05)

December 8th, 2005


Billy Idol turns 50 this week! Our 80s hosts practice their sneers and give a rebel yell for the birthday boy.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 18 (12.1.05)

December 1st, 2005


to take the day off with Ferris Bueller. He's a righteous dude, say our Stuck in the '80s hosts.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 17 (11.15.05)

November 15th, 2005


Where U2 goes, hosts Steve and Gina will follow. Our '80s addicts examine the magic and stamina of the band and its music.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 16 (11.10.05)

November 10th, 2005


The rise of Ronald Reagan, the fall Communism, labeling album covers, and more. It's all part of politics in the '80s. Times media critic Eric …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 15 (11.3.05)

November 3rd, 2005


When it comes to Depeche Mode, everything counts in large amounts. Our '80s podcast heroes invite Times pop critic Sean Daly to join their tribute to the gloomy English electronica band.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 14 (10.27.05)

October 27th, 2005


You better love somebody .... might as well be Rick Springfield. Co-hosts Gina and Steve, along with St. Petersburg Times pop critic Sean Daly, put …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 13 (10.20.05)

October 20th, 2005


In this week's '80s podcast, Gina and Steve are honoring "Valley Girl" Nicholas Cage ... "I Melt With You" ... sushi ... Hollywood vs. the Valley ... …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 12 (10.13.05)

October 13th, 2005


Where's Alex P. Keaton, Sony Crockett and Edna Garrett when we really need them? Stuck in '80s television, of course. Hosts Gina and Steve welcome Miami Vice addict and Times TV critic Chase Squires to their tribute on …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 11 (9.29.05)

September 29th, 2005


When it comes to rockin' podcasts, this one goes to 11. Hosts Gina and Steve invite Times pop critic and '80s addict Sean Daly to join their tribute to Spinal Tap.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 10 (9.22.05)

September 22nd, 2005


Greetings, program! It's time to talk technology. The '80s were about a lot more than music and movies. Join hosts Gina and Steve as they relive the …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 9 (9.15.05)

September 15th, 2005


Hosts Gina and Steve only want to see you dancing in the Purple Rain. Whatever that means! Our '80s aficionados fight over the legacy of Prince's first movie and its outstanding soundtrack.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 8 (9.8.05)

September 8th, 2005


They make you cringe. And swear. And maybe even drive you to want to stick a pencil through your eardrum. They're the most overplayed songs of the 1980s and our hosts share the pain one more time.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 7 (9.1.05)

September 1st, 2005


Ready for some Journey -- any way you want it? That's the way you need it. Times pop critic Sean Daly drops by to admire co-host Steve's concert t-shirt and to discuss the '80s arena rock phenomenon of Journey.

Stuck in the '80s Episode 6 (8.25.05)

August 25th, 2005


Remember the movie Say Anything? John Cusack plays a character by which every girl would measure their boyfriends against. It's the first movie …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 5 (8.19.05)

August 19th, 2005


Gabba gabba hey! Any Blitzkrieg Boppers out there? This is your week. Hosts Gina and Steve take on the Ramones, the pioneering band that helped create the American punk rock movement. A special guest shares his own …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 4 (8.10.05)

August 10th, 2005


Happy anniversary, Sean Penn and Madonna! Almost. The movie and music icons of the '80s married 20 years ago this week. Hosts Gina and Steve, along with Times pop music critic Sean Daly, wonder how two stars with …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 3 (8.04.05)

August 4th, 2005


The hosts chat about their love affair with Footloose, Kevin Bacon and Kenny Loggins' hit 1984 song. However, guest Steve Persall, the Times movie critic, sets them straight on how bad the movie is. The '80s songs are …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 2 (7.28.05)

July 28th, 2005


Hosts Gina and Steve love tunes from the '80s, but they can't agree what to make of Paul Anka's new tribute album to the songs of their youth. Hear …

Stuck in the '80s Episode 1 (7.22.05)

July 22nd, 2005


In the first Stuck in the '80s episode, our hosts Gina and Steve discuss the glory days of high school, and the movie that defined and disrupted a …

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