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!

It's another quizzy type podcast this week, so join Sam, Paula and Becca as they go quizzing again - see how many YOU can get right, and let us know how you get on!

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Direct download: Episode_293.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:53am UTC

It's time to listen to another classic readalong story, this time from Ladybird, and Action Force, the International Heroes who stood for GI Joe in Europe for much of the 1980s.

In this adventure, Flint goes back home on his holidays, but soon stumbles upon a Cobra plot to rule the world, this time involving dastardly subliminal messaging...

FULL FORCE!

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Direct download: AFFL.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:38pm UTC

It's all about the little things on this week's episode, but don't think we're not talking about anything of importance. It's an overload of things which wouldn't necessarily make a whole episode, but things we all loved as kids!

So, expect lunchboxes, pencil cases, stickers, erasers, and all manner of awesome ephemera, so join Glenn, Becka, Paula and Sam as we go down the rabbit hole to everyone's favourite decade, to check out their sticker collections!

What were YOUR favourite bits of 80s ephemera? Let us know, and we'll read out your answers on a future show!

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Direct download: Episode_292.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:10pm UTC

It's all about the 1986 classic Transformers: The Movie this week, as Glenn, Paula, Sam, Becca and special guest Andrew reminisce and collect their thoughts and memories of this piece of essential Eighties ephemera.

What are YOUR memories of Transformers: The Movie? Do you still watch it, and when? Is it a tradition in your house, or just whenever you feel like it? Let us know, and we'll read your answers out in a future show!

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Direct download: Episode_291.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:54pm UTC

This week's episode is all about the 1987 Joel Schumacher vampire classic, The Lost Boys!

So, join Becca, Sam and Paula as they travel back to Santa Carla of the mid-80s, huntin' vampires. Including a pre-Bill Alex Winter. Wooooooooo!

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Direct download: Episode_290.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

This week it's all about Eighties Batmania, as Tim Burton's version of the Dark Knight swept all before it in 1989! Join Glenn, Paula and Becca as they reminisce about not only Batman, but also Batman Returns, and see how they compare to today's vision of Batman!

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Direct download: Episode_289.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:02pm UTC

It's Paula's turn to host this week, so please join her, along with Becca and Sam as they go after the Lost Ark, brave the Temple of Doom, join the Last Crusade, and the Other One!

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Direct download: Episode_288.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:17pm UTC

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

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Direct download: Episode_287.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:12pm UTC

Episode 284 - These Romans Are Crazy

It's a trip to ancient Gaul this week, as Paula spotlights the indomitable village, still holding out against the invading Romans as they have been since 1959! It's Asterix the Gaul and his friends, everybody!

These podcasters are crazy!

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Direct download: Episode_284.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:44am UTC

Episode 283 - BSB's Sitcom Nightmare

This week's spotlight focuses on a sitcom that helped bring down BSB, the satellite broadcasting company that should have been where Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television is today - and all because a former Spitting Image writer wanted to satirise US 1950's sitcoms -by using Nazis. No, really.

So join Paula, Sam and Glenn as the delve into the murky past of 1990's satellite telly to spotlight "Heil Honey - I'm Home!"

Next week: We visit a small village of rebel Gauls, holding out against the invaders.

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Direct download: Episode_283.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:42am UTC