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GenX Stories is a podcast about how the so-called “Lost Generation” found itself at midlife. Join hosts Eve, Lori, Chris & Courtney every other Wednesday for a fun and frank discussion about what made us and what’s next. We all have a GenX story. What’s yours?
 
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GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS! We’ve decided to kill a bottle of wine and dish on 1989’s cult classic Heathers starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty. It’s no secret this film is "so very" with its dark humor and colorful characters (#teammartha), so we invite you to join our clique as we get into the red scrunchie of it all. But …
 
We all recognize that some albums produce more hits than others. Some even set records for singles released or Top 5 singles. On this episode we take a DEEP dive into the GenX albums that produced at least 5 singles of significance. It's a long and winding road that leads up to a major release with double digit hits...and Dave hates them all. Twitt…
 
Not sure what to expect this holiday season? According to our gang, pie is a must, kale belongs in the garbage and bathtub carp is a thing. Head down a tasty rabbit hole with us for this fun chat about the mashies vs stuffing debate, holiday tamales, matzo ball sinkers and the unexpected lure of Icelandic fish. It's time for a good old food fight. …
 
Episode 161: TV Supporting Characters Chris and Derek run down their personal top 5 favourite TV supporting characters of all time. Those characters that were meant to be more of a sidekick, but in some cases ended up as the breakout star of a TV show. The guys play a game called “TV Best Friends”. Chris gives Derek the name of a ‘best friend’ and …
 
Pull up a chair as we dish on the iconic Thanksgiving episodes of Who's the Boss? and The Cosby Show! We're talking turkey about The Cosby Show —"Bonjour, Sondra" (Season 1, Episode 10) and Who's the Boss? — "Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's" (Season 2, Episode 9). Consider it all of the best parts of Thanksgiving as we serve up extra helpings of the…
 
This year for Thanksgiving we do the thing you aren't supposed to do during the holidays, talk politics...kinda. We actually start out just talking and wind all over the map. We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving with lots of turkey and dressing. And thank you for listening to us this year. Twitter Facebook Instagram projectgenxpod@gmail.com…
 
Episode 160: “The Rock” (1996): Movie Review As part of their Sean Connery appreciation, Derek and Chris go back and watch the 1996 Michael Bay film, “The Rock” (this movie was nominated for the podcast by Derek). They discuss some aspects of the film’s production, its performance at the box office and some behind-the-scenes trivia of the film. The…
 
WE ARE THE YOUTH GONE WILD! Join us as we rock out to an album near and dear to our 8th grade hearts — Skid Row’s 1989 self-titled debut album. Crank the volume as we discuss all the *ahem* feelings Sebastian Bach’s low-rise leather pants and high cheekbones gave us, while revisiting the music videos of the singles from this anthem-rich album. Come…
 
Episode 159: “Time Bandits” (1981): Movie Review As part of their Sean Connery appreciation, Derek and Chris go back and watch the 1981 Terry Gilliam film, “Time Bandits” (this movie was nominated for the podcast by Chris). They discuss some aspects of the film’s production, its performance at the box office and some behind-the-scenes trivia of the…
 
The 90's were a golden time for Generation X and the comedies that were produced are classics. This episode we dive into our favorite comedy movies from the 1990's and along the way talk about Dave's gay shirt. You can get in touch with us through the links below and let us know about your favorite 90's comedies. Facebook Twitter Instagram projectg…
 
Cue the glitter cannon! We’re kicking off our Sunday shoes to dish on 1984’s classic feel-good film, Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, SJP, and a red boot-wearing Lori Singer. Join us as we talk about tractor chicken, the effect of rock-and-roll's "gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality" on our adolescence, manic pixie dream gir…
 
If you don’t think our generation uses MacGyver as a verb, the GenX Stories gang will prove you wrong. How? Because we (ironically) recorded this technology themed episode using Eve’s plan D, Mercury retrograde headphone mic. No, we’re not kidding. From the truth about old school TV clickers, to long telephone cord strategies, to why we absolutely …
 
What do Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, Anthrax and Justin Timberlake all have in common? We love their music videos! On this episode we dive into our favorite video hits from the past four (yes, four) decades. To see the videos in question head on over to our YouTube page for a complete list and be sure to let us know about your favorites with the l…
 
Sean Connery’s Best Performances Derek and Chris run down their Top 5 best Sean Connery movie performances. Since the movie icon passed away recently, the guys wanted to pay tribute to his legendary film career. Chris debuts his new song, which has a familiar lyric or two. The guys talk about their recent pop culture experiences and Chris shares hi…
 
Our pop-culture origin story starts like so many origin stories ... with a virgin — Madonna’s iconic 1984 album, Like a Virgin, that is. This was the album that started it all for us. And by “started it all”, we're talking cul-de-sac lip-sync battles courtesy of our pastel pink boombox. See for yourself: Madonna - Like A Virgin (Official Music Vide…
 
Best of Pop Goes Your World 8: Fun With Yancy Based on the positive feedback we have received in regard to the “Fun With Yancy/Fun With Caveman” segments of the podcast, we have put together a “Best of” episode containing only the final segment of the show. If you enjoy Millennial trivia, Generation-X trivia, movie facts, music quizzes, game shows …
 
This episode we present our Halloween Watch List for 2020. Be warned that we go way off the rails multiple times. And I mean WAAAY off the rails. But along the way we give you twelve hours of Halloween goodness. Check out our YouTube page to see supplemental material and follow/like/contact us through the links below. Happy halloween!! Twitter Face…
 
Since we like making lists this episode we present our lists of our favorite 80's horror movies. Make sure and stick around through the outro to hear a little extra listicling. As always make sure and check out caffeineandsleepingpills.com for more supplemental material and get in touch with us at the following links: projectgenxpod@gmail.com Twitt…
 
“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (1994): Movie Review Derek has Chris watch the 1994 film, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”. In addition to discussing the film scene-by-scene, the guys debate drag in film and on stage. Chris then quizzes Derek about movies involving gender-bending. You can contact Chris & Derek: …
 
We’ll go ahead and say it - this celebrity crushes episode may be the funniest we’ve ever produced. But prepare yourself: Courtney was ON FIRE. This week, we admit to our youthful celebrity obsessions (Jake - call me!), pre and post pubescent infatuations, and even name a few of our current hall passes. Along the way, there are bad boys, adorkable …
 
Sometimes there are songs that make you a little unsettled and maybe a little creeped out. On this episode we explore our personal favorite scary songs and explain why they creep us out so much. Go to our YouTube channel for a playlist of the songs covered here and also follow us on social media: Facebook Instagram Twitter caffeineandsleepingpills.…
 
Sometimes a film franchise decides to talk a detour through a completely unrelated story and leaves fans wondering why. This episode we are covering Halloween III: Season of the Witch and how it should've just been a stand alone movie. Along the way we take detours through Bowling Green, KY, candy calories and Don Post costumes. Check out our YouTu…
 
“Tootsie” (1982): Movie Review Chris has Derek go back and watch the 1982 film, “Tootsie”. In addition to discussing the film scene-by-scene, the guys debate whether this movie is a comedy or a drama. They also discuss the stellar supporting cast and delve into the epic battles between director Sydney Pollock and the film’s star, Dustin Hoffman. De…
 
As if Al Capone's vaults weren't enticing enough Geraldo Rivera found an even more enticing subject: SATAN!! This episode we run down the lunacy that was the Satanic Panic which ran rampant through the 70's and 80's (or the 90's if you are Canadian). Go to our YouTube page to see a playlist of supplemental material. And go to the Prodigal Witch to …
 
In 1989 Stephen King's novel Pet Sematary was adapted to the silver screen and freaked out millions of people worried about a reanimated toddler with a scalpel under their bed. This episode we talk about the movie, the book and the 2018 remake. Plus we geek out on the Ramones. Projectgenxpod@gmail.com Twitter, Facebook, Parler and Instagram: @proje…
 
Van Halen Songs With the passing of Eddie Van Halen, Derek and Chris run down their personal top 5 favourite Van Halen songs of all time. Chris then quizzes Derek about trivia about the band. You can contact Chris & Derek: Twitter: @cmcbrien @Ameron_DM Email: chris@popgoesyourworld.com derek@popgoesyourworld.com Theme song – “Fantasy Life” by H-Bea…
 
OctoberFest is in full effect and this episode we talk about that one story about you heard from a friend of a friend that totally was there when it really did happen. That's right, urban legends are everywhere and we are here to dispel and even confirm some of your favorites. Contact us at projectgenxpod@gmail.com to tell us your really real stori…
 
Best of Pop Goes Your World 7: Fun With Yancy Based on the positive feedback we have received in regard to the “Fun With Yancy/Fun With Caveman” segments of the podcast, we have put together a “Best of” episode containing only the final segment of the show. If you enjoy Millennial trivia, Generation-X trivia, movie facts, music quizzes, game shows …
 
“Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001): Movie Review Derek has Chris go back and watch the 2001 epic, “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and they discuss the film. The guys provide some discussion about the cast, some behind-the-scenes insights and a scene-by-scene breakdown of the movie. Chris then quizzes Derek about …
 
Today’s show was recorded on September 20th, just 2 days after the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The original plan was just add a few minutes to our previously recorded Rocking the Vote episode, but not with this gang. We had such a great chat about RBG that deserved its very own episode. Hear about what she meant to us as GenXers, her legacy mov…
 
The 80's produced a wealth of great movies and on this episode we talk about SOME of our favorites. It wasn't easy to keep the list small but we (kinda) did it. Check out our YouTube channel to see trailers and go to caffeineandsleepingpills.com for more articles. You can email us at projectgenxpod@gmail.com to tell us about you favorites. You can …
 
“Fletch” (1985): Movie Review Chris has Derek go back and watch the 1985 Chevy Chase movie, “Fletch” and they discuss the film. The guys provide some discussion about the supporting cast, some behind-the-scenes insights and a scene-by-scene breakdown of the movie. Derek then quizzes Chris about Chevy Chase’s Canadian co-stars. You can contact Chris…
 
Almost Famous is celebrating its 20th anniversary so we take a dive into the movie. And along the way we talk about the sad state of the music business, what movies should've won an Oscar and why the blues isn't as good as the music it inspired. Go and check out our hub at caffieneandsleepingpills.com and our YouTube page for more information and s…
 
Music Videos Chris and Derek talk about the history, influence and impact of music videos on pop culture over the years. They discuss early music videos from the 1950’s right through the 1970’s and into the MTV era. Derek educates Chris on the state of music videos in the current generation of online streaming services. Chris then quizess Derek abo…
 
Music does so much to enrich our lives and one of its key ingredients is the lyrics. On this episode we discuss the lyrics that have moved us and changed our lives. Please contact us and let us know some of your favorite lyrics and for a list of the songs mentioned go to our YouTube page. Also, check out caffeineandsleepingpills.com for all our con…
 
“Star Trek” (2009): Movie Review Derek has Chris watch the 2009 J.J. Abrams movie, “Star Trek”. Chris used to watch the original TV series as a young boy. Certainly, this is the one Gen-X/Millennial crossover that he will finally like, right? Chris then asks Derek about Star Trek trivia. You can contact Chris & Derek: Twitter: @cmcbrien @Ameron_DM …
 
In this episode we delve into the art of the mixtape and its cultural place in our lives. Co-host Courtney may have gone a little overboard with, “the mixtape were musical vignettes to tell the stories of our lives”, but okay Court! We’re rolling with it. As for the rest of us, Eve, Lori and Chris saw the mixtape as a magical way to express our mus…
 
Is there any more of a cultural touchstone for Generation X than Star Wars? This episode we have a special guest to talk about the original trilogy and dip a toe into the expanded universe. Along the way we do our usual side quests into all things geeky. So please, enjoy our special 50th Episode!! caffeineandsleepingpills.com YouTube Playlist Scent…
 
Best of Pop Goes Your World 6: Fun With Yancy Based on the positive feedback we have received in regard to the “Fun With Yancy/Fun With Caveman” segments of the podcast, we have put together a “Best of” episode containing only the final segment of the show. If you enjoy Millennial trivia, Generation-X trivia, movie facts, music quizzes, game shows …
 
“The Mighty Ducks” (1992): Movie Review Derek and Chris are joined by guest Robbie Baseball to review the 1992 movie, “The Mighty Ducks”. This is one of Robbie’s favourite movies of all time. Even though it’s a Gen-X movie, Chris has never seen it. Chris is Canadian. He loves movies. He loves hockey. He’ll love this movie, too, right? Derek then qu…
 
Reality television is a true den of iniquity and a trash wasteland. So of course we are going to talk about the 2001 movie Series 7: The Contender. Along the way we take many, many detours through reality television, one host's gambling stories and finally land on whether or not Paula Dean's restaurant was good. I can't explain it either. Check out…
 
Foreign Films Derek and Chris run down their top 5 foreign films of all time. Chris quizzes Derek about foreign films that have been nominated for Academy Awards. You can contact Chris & Derek: Twitter: @cmcbrien @Ameron_DM Email: chris@popgoesyourworld.com derek@popgoesyourworld.com Theme song – “Fantasy Life” by H-Beam provided by Music Alley. “T…
 
GenX Stories is a podcast about how the so-called “Lost Generation” found itself at midlife. Join hosts Eve, Lori, Chris & Courtney every other Wednesday for a fun and frank discussion about what made us and what’s next. We all have a GenX story. What’s yours? Connect with us Subscribe to GenX Stories in your favorite podcast app Visit our site Joi…
 
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