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!

With Christmas coming at us fast and furious now, it's time to spotlight another great 80s movie, and this time it's totally unambiguous as to whether or not it's a Christmas movie!

Join Glenn and always special guest Duncan Sparrow, as they look at Richard Donner's 1988 classic Scrooged, starring the inimitable Bill Murray!

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Direct download: Episode_318.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:02pm UTC

We're finally into December, and Christmas will soon be upon us! With that in mind, we're going to be spotlighting a classic 80's Christmas movie full of tinsel, lights, food, and the abject horror of taking a gift home, only to find that it turns into a demon that wants nothing more than to kill you and your whole family. Yes, it's Joe Dante's classic, Gremlins! Joining us to unwrap this Christmas treat is none other than the lovely Claire Vaughan, all the way from Chapter Arts in Cardiff!

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Direct download: Episode_317.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:57pm UTC

It's all about Transformers in 1987 this week, as Andy Welch from the Smorgaspod joins Glenn again, as they have a bit of a natter about probably their favourite era of the Robots in Disguise, where everything went a bit mental, neon colours became the norm, and the term "Masters" got thrown about a bit liberally!

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Direct download: Episode_316.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:34pm UTC

Welcome, Watchers of Illusion, to the Castle of Confusion, to join Glenn and this week's guest, the awesomely talented writer George Daniel Lea, who wants nothing more than to talk about one of this favourite things from the 1980s - the evergreen, amazing game show (for kids, mind) - Knightmare!

Will he be successful in his quest, or will the Catacomb Bite devoure him before the exit to Level 2? Beware, team!

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Direct download: Episode_315.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:26pm UTC

We're joined again by Mr Christ Vint this week, to talk about a classic piece of British telly that he truly loves, the seminal dramedy from 1983, penned by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais - Auf Wiedersehen, Pet!

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Direct download: Episode_314.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:24am UTC

Uncle Dunkle's back! Yes, Duncan from Podcast In A Half Shell joins us again this week, and brings with him a VERY early Christmas present, as we spotlight possibly the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever - Die Hard!

Yippee-Kai-Ay, motherlickers.

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Direct download: Episode_313.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:59pm UTC

It's a blast from the past this week, as co-founder of Back to the Eighties, Jeremy joins us to check on how the podcast is doing - so quick, look busy! The Boss is here!

We'll also be doing some reminiscing, this time about GI Joe, Cobra, the state of the franchise, and asking why Hasbro doesn't seem to care less about one of it's heritage properties right now.

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Direct download: Episode_312.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:20am UTC

Leigh and Glenn reconvene to have a bit of a chat about the second Doctor this week - a Doctor borne out of necessity, but also a Doctor that literally rewrote the rules and everything we thought we knew about the character!

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Direct download: NB7.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:16pm UTC

Claire Vaughan from Chapter Arts joins us this week to talk about a movie that's very close to both of our geeky hearts, a film maybe not considered good at the time, but has certainly become a massive cult classic now, and worthy of anyone's nerdy nostalgia - 1980's Flash Gordon!

If you're ever in Cardiff and want to visit Chapter, here's their website address: chapter.org

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Direct download: Episode_311.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:25pm UTC

We have the awesomely awesome Chris Vint with us this week, to chat about a subject close to both our hearts (especially as Chris used to podcast about this very subject on the Masters of the Universe Chronicles) - Masters of the Universe, along with She-Ra and the Great Rebellion!

Nyahhhh.

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Direct download: Episode_310.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:24am UTC