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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 m ...
 
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Look at the logo for this podcast. Picture the "Saved by the Bell" intro, or envision Pee Wee's Playhouse. The look that you associate with the 80s wouldn't have come about if it wasn't for the Memphis Group. This episode is a look back at this groundbreaking artistic collective, and how their Memphis Design changed the look of the world. Support t…
 
This is for all you Brits out there! Even if you're not from the U.K., you'll still find the story of Bananaman very interesting. Bananaman was a genuine comic book character that appeared in Dandy, Beano, and had his own cartoon show in the 1980s. This is a look back on the potassium-filled superhero and why he was England's answer to Superman and…
 
The Far Side was a comic strip created by Gary Larson that ran from 1979 to 1995. May consider it the funniest comic strip ever created. This is a look back on the evolution of the Far Side, how it influenced science, why it went away—and why it's back after all these years. Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/80s TheFarSide.com Show notes: Th…
 
This is a look back on a McDonald's commercial that masqueraded as a movie: MAC and Me. The movie was convinced with noble intentions, but that all took a back seat to corporate interests. Today, we'll look back on how this movie came to be, how McDonald's took over it, and what its lasting legacy is. Show notes: https://www.everything80spodcast.co…
 
Welcome to a 1980s Halloween Spooktacular! This is the day when we celebrate Halloween and the 80s all rolled into one. So here's what we're going to do: we will look back at the classic Monster cereals, then we'll remember the 1988 classic Beetlejuice, and finish with a deeper look at a Halloween musical staple and the greatest music video ever ma…
 
We were pretty spoiled in the 80s. There were so many monumental toys that came out, that it was hard to keep up with it all. In this episode, I'm looking at what the stats say for the best-selling toy for each year from 1980 to 1989. A few of these will definitely surprise you! Check out: some 80s toys you can still buy…
 
Today, we're diving back into the Billboard charts to look at which song was number one each year from 1980 to 1989. These days, it's hard to determine a number one hit as there are many factors including sales, streaming, chart position, YouTube views, etc. But in the 80s, it was all determined by Billboard. I guarantee there will be some number o…
 
It seems bizarre to think, but there was a time when tourists stayed away from New York City. Coming out of the 70s, and into the early 80s, New York was a dangerous, dirty, and nearly bankrupt city. It would take an advertising campaign to help bring the city back to life. This is a look back on the famous campaign going into the 80s and a logo th…
 
"New York's history is America's history." Today on the podcast my very special guest is Greg Young, co-host of the Bowery Boys Podcast. Greg is here to talk to us all about NYC during the 80s. We discuss what the landscape was like—both politically and physically, the state of entertainment from Broadway to movies and TV, and what the music scene …
 
Jim Henson has made a lot of beloved content, but was 1981's "The Great Muppet Caper" his very best? This is a look back on the only muppet movie Henson directed, the making of the movie, why it was set (and filmed) in England, and a bunch of great behind-the-scenes things. Show notes: https://www.everything80spodcast.com/the-great-muppet-caper/…
 
The boombox, or Ghetto Blaster, was a symbolic part of the 1980s. Not only was it a way to take a party everywhere you went, but it also gave rise to a new art form called Hip Hop. In this episode, we'll look at how the boombox gave rise to a new culture and allowed the sharing of creativity. Show notes: https://www.everything80spodcast.com/boombox…
 
Follow That Bird is a movie released by Sesame Street and Jim Henson Productions in 1985. It tells the story of Big Bird leaving Sesame Street to go live with other birds. Sounds pretty standard, doesn't it? The problem is, this film might have been a bit too much for kids with some intense themes that you wouldn't expect. We'll explore this whole …
 
It can't be understated what a phenomenon Pac-Man was. This billion-dollar arcade game led to a massive amount of merchandise, along with the very first cartoon show based on a video game. We'll look at the success of the video game, the merchandising, and how this cartoon show was completely commerce-driven. Show notes: https://www.everything80spo…
 
In 1981, McDonald's introduced the world to one of the most popular fast food items ever: Chicken McNuggets. This is a look back on the item that caught McDonald's off guard and lead to a chicken shortage in North America. We'll also see how they were designed by a French chef, the questionable ingredients that went into them, and how McDonald's ha…
 
"Everything in moderation." We hear this so often that it starts to lose all its meaning. What exactly is moderation when it comes to nutrition? And how does this idea potentially set you up for failure? This episode looks at the issue of moderation and how it may be doing you more harm than good.By Jamie Logie
 
In the 80s, there was no bigger thrill than picking up your photos from the developer. Those days are long gone, but photography has moved into a new age. The Kodak company not only pioneered and advanced the industry—but they also changed it: and it's what led to their downfall. This is a look back on when Kodak ruled the world of pictures, and th…
 
1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was a groundbreaking movie. Not only was it a technical marvel, commercial, and critical success, but an astonishing collaboration between studios. The number of character licenses and intellectual properties used in one film could never even be attempted today—but Steven Spielberg made it happen. This is a look bac…
 
People have always been fascinated by Bigfoot, and we finally got to see one on the big screen in the 1980s. In Harry & the Hendersons, we got a more humanistic, light-hearted approach to the sasquatch. This is a look back on the beloved movie, the production, how the marketing failed, and the evolution into the TV show. Show notes: Harry and the H…
 
There are some video games that are pretty much unbeatable, and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out is at the top of the list. This is a look back on one of the most popular—and best-selling—NES games in history. We'll look at the rise of Mike Tyson, the gameplay, easter eggs, and why Mike Tyson did not like this game. Show Notes: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!…
 
You might not know the name Frank Welker, but if you grew up in the 1980s—you definitely heard him. Welker is one of the most important voice actors of the decade and provided some of the most iconic voices in cartoons like Scooby-Doo, The Smurfs, and Transformers. This is a look back on the career of this phenomenally talented man. Show notes: Fra…
 
This is a look back on my interview with WWE Hall of Famer, the great Diamond Dallas Page, and the DDP yoga benefits he has created. But it’s more than a look at his own health journey, it’s about the transformative impact that DDP Yoga has had on thousands of people. Whether it’s a professional […] The post DDP Yoga Benefits with Diamond Dallas Pa…
 
When the Oakland Raiders went up 28-9 early in the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII, viewers expected to see a replay, but instead—the screen went black. Some ominous music then greeted them with the black-and-white image of a marching army of drones. What followed was one of the most iconic ads in history that would change the way marketing and t…
 
Rubik, The Amazing Cube was a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon show that debuted in September 1983. It was put together to capitalize on the red-hot popularity of the Rubik's Cube. It failed to find an audience with the onslaught of new kids' programming, but actually took a ground-breaking approach in the show's premise. Show Notes: Rubik, The…
 
In this episode, I want to look at the importance—and power—of nostalgia during times of crisis. There is a reason we return to the same movies, TV shows, books, and other forms of entertainment when feeling stressed. We'll also look at why it's been harder to start new things during a time like this—and why that's not necessarily a bad thing. Show…
 
It's not often that a small little toy can change the world, but that's what happened with Cap'n Crunch cereal, and a random little whistle included as the toy inside. This small whistle set in motion the series of events that would lead us to Apple computers and the technology that would change our world. Show Notes: Cap'n Crunch…
 
Kidd Video was an animated/live-action Saturday morning show that came out in 1984. It attempted to blend animation, live-action, song covers, and original music aiming to capitalize on the success of MTV. It had success, but not really in North America. This is a look back on a novel idea that just didn't pan out. Show notes: Kidd Video…
 
This is the final review in the Indiana Jones trilogy - the Last Crusade. We'll look back on what made this movie so incredible and what makes it hold up today. We'll look at some behind-the-scenes things and explore the themes of the movie. And yes, I touch on The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as we conclude this epic trilogy. Show notes: Indiana J…
 
Is everything you’re reading, watching, and listening to actually damaging your health? Is the news making you sick? Well, it actually is. But it’s not just you, it’s all of us. And I’m not meaning sick as in ‘sick and tired’ but actually physically ill. We’re learning more and more about the damage that the […] The post Is The News Making You Sick…
 
In 1988, a relatively unknown actor was chosen to play the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton's upcoming film; Batman. And people went nuts. The great Michael Keaton backlash of 1988 was swift and severe -, especially in a time before social media. This is a look back on the controversy behind the casting of Batman. Show Notes: The Great Michael Keaton B…
 
Today I am reviewing the second installment of the Indiana Jones franchise: The Temple Of Doom from 1984. We'll break down the plot, look at some behind-the-scenes stuff, and explore some of the themes explored and how the violence in this movie changed the way movies would be made forever. Show notes: Indiana Jones…
 
Punky Brewster was a beloved show from the 1980s, but was it too intense for kids? This episode is a look back on how this show came together, but some of the absurdly intense themes the show covered over the years. We'll also look at some unique production aspects of the show that had never been done before. Punky Power! Show Notes: Punky Brewster…
 
Today we are reviewing the classic 1981 action-adventure film, Indiana Jones & The Raiders Of The Lost Ark. George Lucas produced the movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, and stars Harrison Ford. We'll break down the plot, look at some behind-the-scenes stuff, and discuss some of the movie's themes. Show notes: Indiana Jones…
 
This is a tough time if you’re a gym rat. Many are now forced to take their fitness outside the gym, but this can be a good thing. This podcast is a look back on how exercise is everywhere, and it doesn’t have to be limited to just a gym. A gym is great, but […] The post Taking Your Fitness Outside The Gym appeared first on Regained Wellness.…
 
Today we are reviewing the 1985 classic, The Goonies. Produced by Steven Spielberg, and directed by Richard Donner, The Goonies is the story of the kids from the Goon Docks on a pirate treasure hunt of the famous One-Eyed Willie. We'll break down the movie, look at some behind-the-scenes stuff, and explore various themes throughout the movie such a…
 
The Nintendo R.O.B. or Robotic Operating Buddy was a robotic assistant for the NES that would play the games with you. The hype behind it was huge, but it turned out to be pretty lackluster. But this may not have been the point. Was the R.O.B used as a way to promote the NES as more of a "toy" compared to a "video game" which now had a bad name aft…
 
This is a pretty crazy time, and if you don’t know what a dopamine fast is, this would be the time to learn about it. This podcast episode is a look into our dependence on technology – specifically our phones – and the stress that comes from constantly checking things like social media and the […] The post Using A Dopamine Fast During Quarantine ap…
 
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