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The Everything '80s Podcast looks back at the greatest decade. It's your one-stop shop for everything to do with movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music and everything in between.
Jamie Logie is here to share some of the big topics such as Transformers and Saved By The Bell but to get more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you might not be aware of. Do you know why VHS won the format wars against BETA? Or why the PG-13 rating was created? You'll find all that and mor… Continue Reading >>
The Everything '80s Podcast looks back at the greatest decade. It's your one-stop shop for everything to do with movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music and everything in between.
Jamie Logie is here to share some of the big topics such as Transformers and Saved By The Bell but to get more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you might not be aware of. Do you know why VHS won the format wars against BETA? Or why the PG-13 rating was created? You'll find all that and more as we look back at the greatest decade. << Show Less
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Did the Sugar/Junk Food Explosion of the 80s Create a Health Crisis? The 1980s not only gave us an explosion of pop culture, but a new era of snacks, beverages, and junk foods. A lot of this was only possible because of one specific ingredient: High fructose corn syrup. This is a look back on the explosive growth of sugar consumption going into the 1980s and how it may have created some significant health issues. We also look at another ingredient introduced in the 80s that also has a very sordid history of its own: aspartame. This episode is a combination of politics, economics, marketing, health, government corruption, and a bit of good old nostalgia. *potential trigger warning: in this episode, we discuss some health and food-related issues including obesity and other health conditions which may be problematic for some listeners Support the Show and Get Access to the Everything *0s Movie Review Podcast: Patreon.com/80s
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Snippet of The Everything '80s Podcast: Ghostbusters - Movie Review How much did the Ghostbusters movie cost to make? How did the cast really disintegrate the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? In this episode of The Everything '80s Podcast, host Jamie Logie flexes some serious movie buff knowledge in his rapid-fire round-up of Ghostbusters trivia.
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Did the Sugar/Junk Food Explosion of the 80s Create a Health Crisis? The 1980s not only gave us an explosion of pop culture, but a new era of snacks, beverages, and junk foods. A lot of this was only possible because of one specific ingredient: High fructose corn syrup. This is a look back on the explosive growth of sugar consumption going into the 1980s and how it may have created some significant health issues. We also look at another ingredient introduced in the 80s that also has a very sordid history of its own: aspartame. This episode is a combination of politics, economics, marketing, health, government corruption, and a bit of good old nostalgia. *potential trigger warning: in this episode, we discuss some health and food-related issues including obesity and other health conditions which may be problematic for some listeners Support the Show and Get Access to the Everything *0s Movie Review Podcast: Patreon.com/80s
Jolt Cola: The Story of the Infamous Soda Before there was Red Bull, Monster, or 5-Hour Energy Shots, there was the original energy drink: Jolt Cola. If you grew up like me, you may remember Jolt Cola being kind of mythical. This drink apparently had enough caffeine to take down a horse and we all heard urban legends of the kid who died drinking it. It turns out Jolt didn't actually have that much caffeine. What it did have was the opposite approach to the diet cola movement that was taking place. This is the look back on how the "bad boy of cola" entered an ultra-competitive market, the demographic it went after, how it never intended to compete with Coke or Pepsi, and how it defied all industry expectations to last over three decades.  If you're interested in supporting this show--and getting access to the Everything 80s Movie Review Podcast--you can check out Patreon.com/80s to learn more.
The Rise and Fall of Kmart If you were alive in the 1980s, you definitely went to K-Mart at some point. The store had everything and was a huge part of our lives. But how did the company go from retail giant to almost nothing? As of the time of this recording, there are only three K-marts left. This is a look back on the rise and fall of a giant company with a history that goes all the way back to 1899.  If you want to support this show--and get access to the Everything 80s Movie Podcast--check out Patreon.com/80s to learn more. Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya... Show Notes: The Rise and Fall of Kmart
The Story of the First WrestleMania Even if you're not a wrestling fan, you can't deny the massive influence it has had a pop culture. This influence was never more prominent than it was in the 1980s. This is the story of the very first WrestleMania and the massive risk Vince McMahon took in creating it.  The story of WrestleMania is as much the story of the early days of the (then) WWF, the changing landscape of entertainment, cable TV, MTV, and a new phenomenon named Hulk Hogan. Support the Show: Patreon.com/80s Show Notes: The Story of WrestleMania
The Late Late Breakfast Show Incident If you're from the UK, and of a certain age, you probably remember the Late Late Breakfast Show incident of 1986. Even if you've never heard of this--it's a pretty crazy story. The Late Late Breakfast Show was a variety show aired on the BBC in the early 80s. It was kind of like the early days of David Letterman. One feature on the show involved putting regular citizens into death-defying, movie-level stunts. You can obviously see where this is going, and the tragedy that happened in 1986 would lead to reform in broadcasting still followed to this day. Disclaimer: there are a few situations in this episode you may find disturbing.  If you're interested in supporting this show--and getting access to the Everything 80s Movie Review Club--you can check out Patreon.com/80s. Tell 'em Large Marge sent ya.  Show Notes: The Late Late Breakfast Show Incident
The 7 Most Overrated Movies of the 80s *Takes deep breath* OK, this may not go over well but here is my countdown of what I believe are some of the most overrated movies of the 1980s. I need to point out that these are not bad movies--not at all. They are in fact really, really good movies, I just find them to be more on the overrated side than the all-time classic side. We've got 7 choices to look at which include a classic coming-of-age tale, a beloved action movie, and a technological marvel, just to name a few.  Speaking of movies, if you want to get access to the Everything 80s Movie Review Club--and support the show at the same time--check out Patreon.com/80s to learn more
A Look Back at the Year 1984 1984 is more than just George Orwell, it's a huge year when it comes to all things pop culture. Some of the best movies and TV shows of not just the 80s--but of all time--debuted in 1984. We also look back at the music, technology, and major sporting events that went into this pretty remarkable year. We'll also touch on the whole 1984, Orwellian connection, and take a quick look at some other things that were going on in the world.  If you're interested in supporting the show--and getting access to the Everything 80s Movie Review Show--you can check out Patreon.com/80s to learn more.
Showtime! The L.A. Lakers Dynasty of the 80s The L.A. Lakers of the 80s may be the decade-defining team during an era of decade-defining teams. This is a look back at a true sports dynasty and the one year which may be the best of all time: 1986-87. This is also a look at how the Lakers brand of "Showtime basketball" would change the way we watched sports. The Lakers took basketball from simply a game to a full entertainment experience. Even if you don't like sports, this is an interesting look back on a period of sports we may never see again.  If you're interested in supporting the show--and getting access to the Everything 80s Movie Review Club--please check out Patreon.com/80s.  Show Notes: The Showtime Lakers
Action Park: The Story of the Most Dangerous Theme Park Ever What do you get when you combine, teenagers, dangerous rides, alcohol, and New Jersey? You get Action Park: the most dangerous amusement park of all time. This is a look back on the notoriously famous park and how it came to be. We look at how safety was not a concern in the design of the attractions and why it could be a genuinely dangerous place to visit. There is also violence, fraud, and a lot of injuries. This episode also explores how Action Park was the personification for many 1980s attitudes and why the 80s were a truly different era for kids.  Disclaimer: there are a few disturbing stories regarding some of the accidents. If you're interested in supporting this show--and getting access to the Everything 80s Movie Review Club--you can check out Patreon.com/80s to learn more.  Show Notes: Action Park
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