Hosted by Glenn, Sam, Becca, Paula 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!
Episode 254 - Food Glorious Food

It's a feast of fun this week as Sam, Becca, Paula and Glenn take a look at the various foods they ate in the Eighties, as well as what they would have put them in - the mighty Eighties lunchboxes.

So prepare to be all Thermos'ed up for the next couple of hours, get the pineapple chunks and squares of cheese out of the cupboards, and have your flask of weak lemon drink at the ready as we raid the pantry of the 1980s and ask ourselves how we didn't all have horrendous indigestion ALL OF THE TIME.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:42pm UTC

Episode 253 - Up the Wooden Hills to Bedfordshire

Jenny for World of Crap's back this week (yay!) and this time she's all about the state of bedrooms in the 80s, from the cabin beds, to the duvet covers, from the wall coverings to the carpets and curtains.

We also give you our opinions on a range of subjects from Snatch the Dog to Victoria Plum, so join the gang as we talk about all of this and much, much more.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:00pm UTC

Episode 252 - Always Five, Acting As One

It's Glenn's turn to spotlight this week, and he's chosen to look at something that reminds him mainly of school holidays, sat in front of the television - it's the repurposed Ninja Science Team Gatchaman, sanitised and shortened for the benefit of Soccer Moms everywhere - Battle of the Planets!

We'll be taking a look at the adventures of the fearless young orphans of G Force, and their battles with the evil Spectra and ther leader Zoltar, who totally, completely had a sister. It wasn't him. No, really.

We'll also have some Toy Fair news, as well as all of the other things that held our interest over the last seven days, so join Glenn, Becca, Paula and Sam as they protect Earth's entire Galaxy.

Dedicated! Inseparable! Invincible!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:04pm UTC

Episode 251 - Stephen King: The Maine Man

It's all about the horror this week (and some sci-fi and fantasy too) as Becca spotlights the legend that it Stephen King this week, with Glenn and horror novice Paula in attendence as well - there's also some HP Lovecraft and Poe thrown in as well, and a discussion on horror in general, including parodies such as the amazing Garth Marenghi's Darkplace!

Enjoy the podcast, people, just don't listen with the lights off...

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:38pm UTC

With Glenn away, Sam, Becca and Paula decide to regress into childhood to talk about those playground games we used to play at school. Tig/Tag/It, Kiss Chase, Simon Says and more!

 

Plus, Sam decides to sell the concept of Super Sentai to Becca. Will it yield results?

 

 

 

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:52pm UTC