Hosted by Glenn and his very special guests, 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!

It's something a little different this week, as someone who wasn't around in the Eighties is going to talk about Transformers, and specifically, her experiences watching the Beast Era for the very first time!

Everyone make Claude feel everso welcome, because she has a lot to say about her thoughts and feelings about the shows, and especially about her boy Dinobot!

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Direct download: Episode_370.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:01am UTC

In what I hope will be something that happens again going forward, this latest episode is all about TV theme tunes. Specifically, some of the favourites of our guest this week, Masters of the Universe Chronicles' host and good friend to the show, Chris Vint!

He's going to give us six of his best TV themes, and discuss why he loves them and why they keep rattling around in his head long after he's seen the shows themselves.

If you'd like to take part, let me know!

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Direct download: Episode_369.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:39am UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod's back to talk about Transformers: The Movie! One of the formative films from our childhoods (we know this, because we spent it together), why do we love it so much, and why has it stayed at the forefront of our collective memories as fans for 33 years?

Spoiler: Because it's AWESOME, and because we're nerds.

Further Spoiler: Glenn recorded this with a head cold. Apologies for any coughing.

Smorgaspod: smorgaspod.com

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Direct download: Episode_368.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:25am UTC

This week is all about the classic Eighties' Schwarzenegger movie (very loosely based on a story by Stephen "Richard Bachman" King) The Running Man!

To delve deep into this awesomeness, we've enlisted the help of Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs, so please join us as we look at the game show to end all game shows, and see what last season's contestants are up to!

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Direct download: Episode_367.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:59pm UTC

Jenny from World of Crap and Glyn from This, That and The Other are back this week to talk to us all about those lunchtime kid's programmes that the 80's spawned...those ones that were usually on before the One O'Clock News, and had the BBC's See Saw idents introducing them.

We also talk about Crackerjack, Look and Read, and Threads. It's all connected.

Jenny's also doing a Stardew Valley livestream for charity on the 24th Feb 2019 - More HERE: worldofcrap.co.uk/2019/02/19/stardew-valley-charity-twitch-marathon

World of Crap: worldofcrap.co.uk

This, That & The Other: ttato.co.uk

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Direct download: Episode_366.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:05pm UTC

It's time for Leigh and Glenn to look at the very last two episodes of Matt Smith's run as the Doctor, and it's two very special stories indeed, the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, and his regeneration episode The Time of the Doctor!

We're not *too* emotional about it, we promise. 

Honest.

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Direct download: DDNB.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:50pm UTC

We're joined by Dave and Emalie this week (from the TFYTC and The Forged Serket) to talk about Transformers, TF Nation, collecting toys, and even ice hockey gets a mention! It's all good stuff, and it's always lovely to have them on!

It's also TFNation ticket buying Saturday as well people, so let's all get purchasing those tickets, and I'll see you there!

The Forged Serket: facebook.com/Theforgedserket

The Transformers YouTube Community: facebook.com/groups/ttfytc

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Direct download: Episode_365.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:47am UTC

Amy from the Eccentric Earth podcast is with us again, and this time we're talking about Jim Henson's criminally underrated 1982 high fantasy classic, The Dark Crystal!

Amy's going to tell us all why we should definitely revisit this hidden gem of a movie, and also talk about why the fantasy genre is important to her. We also discuss the genre in the Eighties, and beyond (whilst getting some 40k in there too, natch)

Enjoy!

Eccentric Earth Podcast: podbean.com/podcast-detail/v7j6p-62b23/Eccentric-Earth-Podcast

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Direct download: Episode_364.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:56pm UTC

Brad from the Transformers YouTube Community is back with us, to talk about Transformers, his love of them, his collecting habits, and well...everything!

There's also plenty of other stuff we have a natter about too, and yes, we do talk about Star Wars again. Because Star Wars, amirite?

The Transformers YouTube Community: facebook.com/groups/ttfytc

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Direct download: Episode_363.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:19am UTC

We're joined again by Andy from the Smorgaspod, and in this episode, it's all about the 'Bee.

Bumblebee has made his solo live action debut, set in the Eighties, and inspired by Eighties movies such as the John Hughes movies and Short Circuit, all set to a bangin' soundtrack of all our favourite hits from - you guessed it - the Eighties.

But is it any good? Is Travis Knight better at directing Robots in Disguise better than Michael Bay? And when John Cena is on screen, can you actually see him? All these questions and more will be answered!

Smorgaspod: smorgaspod.com

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Direct download: Episode_362.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:00pm UTC

Happy New Year, Eighties fans!

In our very first episode of this year we're joined by Duncan from Stacebob & The Dweebs to go over the Eighties back catalogue of one of it's greatest action heroes - Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger!

From Conan to Red Heat, from Raw Deal to The Terminator, all your favourites are here! We even talk a bit about Hercules in New York!

Next week: we'll be back.

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Direct download: Episode_361.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:17am UTC

As Series 11 has now come to a close with the New Year's special, Leigh and Glenn thought it best to review the second half of the series, and how they think it went.

Spoiler Alert: We're as fair as we can be.

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Direct download: NB_Ep_22.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:08am UTC