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The Purple Bike Podcast with Karen Morgan

50 EpisodesProduced by Karen MorganWebsite

Pedal back to a simpler time when nobody wore a bike helmet but everybody had fun. Host Karen Morgan helps us remember how much fun we had on this groovy trip down memory lane. The Purple Bike Podcast covers four decades of nostalgia from 1975 to 2015: music, movies, television, current events and a… read more

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The Cousin Oliver Effect

October 12th, 2021


In this episode, we chat about GenX (and Boomer) TV shows: The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, and the Cousin Oliver Effect.

GenX Rules

September 30th, 2021


Welcome to Season 2 of the Purple Bike Podcast! Get ready to dive deep into the pop culture of Generation X this season. Whether you are a GenXer, a …

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2015 - Star Wars & Schitt's Creek

July 20th, 2021


2015 was a great year for The Force Awakens, Schitt's Creek & Uptown Funk. Oh, and someone got their second purple bike.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2014 - What We Do in the Shadows & Last Week with John Oliver

July 13th, 2021


2014 was a great year for Guardians of the Galaxy, Silicon Valley and Pharrell Williams. Oh, and some people dumped buckets of ice on their heads.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2013 - The Goldbergs & The Heat

July 6th, 2021


2013 was a great year for Selfies, Drunk History and Frozen. Oh, and some people did the Harlem Shake.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2012 - Hunger Games & Girls

June 29th, 2021


2012 was a great year for Mumford & Sons, Veep, and rocking Gangnam Style. Oh, and some people opened an ice cream shop.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2011 - Bridesmaids & Badgers

June 22nd, 2021


2011 was a great year for Game of Thrones, Adele, and Downton Abbey. Oh, and some people went planking.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2010 - Despicable Me & The Walking Dead

June 15th, 2021


2010 was a great year for Leap Year, Angry Birds, and iPads. Oh, and some people did their first triathlon.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2009 - The Middle & Modern Family

June 8th, 2021


2009 was a year for Parks & Rec, The Black Eyed Peas, and The Hangover. Oh, and some people drank Rum Chata.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2008 - Step Brothers & Summer Heights High

June 1st, 2021


2008 was a year for True Blood, Twilight and Breaking Bad. Oh, and some people built bunk beds to have more room for activities.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2007 - Mr. Bean & Beyonce

May 25th, 2021


2007 was a year for iPhones, Flight of the Concords and the last Harry Potter book. Oh, and some people said Yes to the Dress.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2006 - 30 Rock & Talladega Nights

May 18th, 2021


2006 was a year for Cars, Borat, and Larry the Cucumber. Oh, and The Devil Wore Prada.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2005 - The Office & Fever Pitch

May 11th, 2021


2005 was a year for YouTube, Kelly Clarkson & The 40-year-old Virgin. Oh, and some people did the iPod shuffle.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2004 - Boston Red Socks & Backyardigans

May 4th, 2021


2004 was a year for Napoleon Dynamite, The Black Eyed Peas & Facebook. Oh, and the Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2003 - Elf & Evanescence

April 27th, 2021


2003 was a year for Finding Nemo, Dirty Jobs and Buddy the Elf. Oh, and it was Five O'Clock Somewhere.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2002 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding & Bourne Identity

April 20th, 2021


2002 was a year to Lose Yourself, for Lilo & Stitch and to go back to Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and some people had their third child.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2001 - Bob the Builder & A Beautiful Mind

April 13th, 2021


2001 was a year for Monsters, Inc., Harry Potter and iTunes. Oh, and some people bought Ugly Dolls.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 2000 - Best in Show & Clifford the Big Red Dog

March 30th, 2021


2000 was a year for Cast Away, Caillou, and The Chicks. Oh, and some people had a daughter.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1999 - Sponge Bob & Smash Mouth

March 23rd, 2021


1999 was a year for Freaks & Geeks, Mambo Number 5 & The Matrix. Oh, and some people worried about Y2K.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1998 - A Bug's Life & Barenaked Ladies

March 16th, 2021


1998 was a year for You've Got Mail, the Powerpuff Girls and Elmo's World. Oh, some people had their first child.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1996 - Blue's Clues & The Birdcage

March 2nd, 2021


1996 was a year for the Atlanta Olympics, Fargo, and The Crocodile Hunter. Oh, and some people moved clear across the country and got married.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1995 - Weird Al Yankovic & Windows 95

February 23rd, 2021


1995 was a year for Toy Story, French Kiss, and Hootie & the Blowfish. Oh, and some people went on a blind date.

The Purple Bike Podcast: Half Way There! Violent Femmes, White Animals & School House Rock

February 16th, 2021


The half way mark on The Purple Bike Podcast is a great place to talk about some fun things we forgot to mention in the first 20 years. Oh, and some people learned how to count by 3's.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1994 - 4 Weddings and a Funeral & 10,000 Maniacs

February 9th, 2021


1994 was a year for the Wonderbra, Forrest Gump & ER. Oh, and OJ Simpson went on a drive in a white Bronco.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1993 - Sleepless in Seattle & The Spin Doctors

February 2nd, 2021


1993 was a year for Frasier, Gin Blossoms, and Jurassic Park. Oh, and some people (not me) drank Zima.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1992 - Mad About You & My Cousin Vinny

January 26th, 2021


1992 was a year for Toad the Wet Sprocket, Wayne's World and Barney. Oh, and some people started law school.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1991 - Shiny Happy People & Sun Chips

January 19th, 2021


1991 was a year for Nirvana, Delbert McClinton and Silence of the Lambs. Oh, and Arnold Schwarzenegger came back.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1990 - Pretty Woman & Pump Up the Jam

January 12th, 2021


1990 was a year for Wings, Home Alone, and MC Hammer. Oh, and some people headed down the Atlanta Highway to the Love Shack.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1989 - Parenthood & Paula Abdul

January 5th, 2021


1989 was a year for Seinfeld, Steel Magnolias and the Funky Cold Medina. Oh, and Harry Met Sally.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1988 - Big & Bobby McFerrin

December 22nd, 2020


1988 was a year for Eddie the Eagle, Lyle Lovett & Mystery Science Theater 3000. Oh, and some people for Glamour Shots.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1987 - Push It & The Princess Bride

December 15th, 2020


1987 was a year for Moonstruck, John Hiatt & The Simpsons. Oh, and some people Wang Chunged.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1986 - Peter Gabriel & Pretty in Pink

December 8th, 2020


1986 was a year for Top Gun, Cool Ranch Doritos & being Addicted to Love. Oh, and some people graduated from college.

The Purple Bike Podcast: Interview with Bill Tush

December 1st, 2020


In this episode, we chat with television legend Bill Tush, who started on the ground floor at a humble Atlanta TV station that eventually became CNN. Bill had a lot of fun along the way, and he shares some great stories …

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1985 - Pictionary & Pee-wee Herman

November 24th, 2020


1985 was a year for Blockbuster Video, The Breakfast Club & Brothers In Arms. Oh, and some people bought CDs.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1984 - Madonna & Miami Vice

November 17th, 2020


1984 was a year for Ghostbusting, Spinal Tapping, and Frankie going to Hollywood. Oh, and Love was a Battlefield.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1983 - Force Ghosts & Flashdance

November 10th, 2020


1983 was a year for sweating at football games, painting with Bob Ross, and Trading Places. Oh, and some people were doing the Safety Dance.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1982 - Leg Warmers & Lifeguards

November 3rd, 2020


1982 was a year for The Go-Go's, Reese's Pieces, and high school graduation. Oh, and some people put Sun In in their hair which turned it orange.

The Purple Bike Podcast: Interview with Van Temple of The Producers

October 27th, 2020


Karen chats with Van Temple, founding member of the Atlanta band The Producers (from our 1981 episode). The Producers are still performing together over 40 years later with original members Van Temple (guitar and …

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1981 - Ric Flair, Rick Springfield & Rick James

October 20th, 2020


1981 was a year for MTV, Indiana Jones and Super Freaks. Oh, and some people had fake IDs.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1980 - Bulldogs & B52s

October 13th, 2020


1980 was a year for preppy clothes, music from Athens, Ga., and a funny movie about golf. Oh, and a college football national championship.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1979 - Breaking Away & Buck Rogers

October 6th, 2020


1979 was a year for the Sony Walkman, Rapper's Delight, and Sci-Fi TV shows. Oh, and a baby doll that ate food and pooped her pants.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1978 - Disco & Dallas

September 29th, 2020


1978 was a year for Disco, Grease, JR Ewing. Oh, and a wholesome movie about going to college.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1977 - Orthodontia & Obi-Wan Kenobi

September 15th, 2020


1977 was a year for big collared shirts, Star Wars and shiny metal braces. Oh, and the evergreen 8-Track Tape.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1976 - Bicentennials & Bionics

September 1st, 2020


1976 was a year for America's Bicentennial, the Olympic Games and a very popular poster. Oh, and don't forget powder leisure suits.

The Purple Bike Podcast: 1975 - Sharks & Sleestaks

August 21st, 2020


1975 was a year for wide-legged hip hugger jeans, a killer shark movie and crazy Saturday morning television. Oh, and everybody was Kung Fu fighting.

The Purple Bike Podcast with Karen Morgan: Trailer

August 13th, 2020


The Purple Bike Podcast with Karen Morgan: Trailer

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