Hosted by Glenn and Phil, this podcast is a virtual trip back in time to the halcyon days of our childhood - the 1980s (and early 1990s). Every week we explore at least one facet of 80's pop culture, discuss questions from our listeners, and report the news from at least 4 of the main franchises of the 80's that are still around today!

Andy from the Smorgaspod joins us again this week, but not to talk about Transformers. This time he's here to talk about another of Hasbro's Eighties projects, the Visionaries.

We'll be exploring the Spectral Knights, the Darkling Lords, all of the awesome toys and fiction, and asking why didn't Galadria and Virulina ever get toys?

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Direct download: Episode_338.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:34pm UTC

It's time to re-join Jenny and Glenn as they conclude their journey into classic 80s ads, and pick out their absolute favourites!

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Direct download: Episode_337.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:30pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn take a look at Sylvester McCoy's (eventual) darker take on the Doctor this week, as they traverse the choppy, clownish waters of his first season, to the even more torrid seas of the Cartmel Masterplan, and it's truly sad end.

But fear not, because there was a Byronish romantic figure waiting on the horizon...

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Direct download: NB_Ep_13.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:51pm UTC

This week's episode is the first of a two parter, all about mine and Jenny's (from the World of Crap) favourite and well-remembered ads of the 1980s!

If YOU have any favourites, don't be shy, let us know and we'll do another episode all about your best adverts from our favourite decade!

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Direct download: Advert_Avalanche1.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:30am UTC

We're joined this week by Amy Walker from the Eccentric Earth podcast to talk about one of her favourite movies, the 1986 cult classic from John Carpenter, Big Trouble in Little China!

Thankfully Lo Pan does NOT make an appearance. He's a bit scary, that one.

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Direct download: Episode_335.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:57pm UTC

It's not only about the stories this week, it's about the politics, too. BBC politics, that is. When Colin Baker was cast as the Sixth Doctor, the knives came out, not only for him, but JNT and the whole of Doctor Who as well. This is (part of) the story of how they weathered the storm, and gave Doctor Who a stay of execution, for a while, at least.

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Direct download: NB13.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:40pm UTC

It's just been Wrestlemania time again, and Glenn is joined by Harriett (aka MangaGirl) to look at what went down, as well as look to the past for their own Wrestlemania memories!

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Direct download: Episode_334.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:59pm UTC

It's a big hello to Brad Rhodes from the Transformers YouTube Community this week, as he joins Glenn for a bit of a chat about the various things that he's into from back in the day...until it devolves into a big ol' natter about how much we both love Star Wars.

And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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Direct download: Episode_333.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:19am UTC

Leigh and Glenn are travelling to 1982-1984 this week, to examine Peter Davison's time in the TARDIS as the Fifth Doctor. From a crowded time machine, to ultra-violent Cybermen, from a new and deadlier Master to dying companions, this episode covers it all.

Brave heart, gang.

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Direct download: NB12.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:22pm UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod is back this week to have a bit of a natter about Transformers - where the franchise is currently, where it goes from here, and more importantly, where it came from.

Prepare from some retro robotage from 1980-something, as we talk about our favourite robbits in disguise!

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Direct download: Episode_332.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:35pm UTC