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 special guest time on JFA, and it's our pleasure to welcome a Superman superfan on in the shape of Tasmin, otherwise known as the Aspiring Kryptonian! 

Please join Glenn and Dave as they talk to Tasmin all about the Big Blue Boy Scout and why she loves him so much!

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Direct download: JFATD1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod is back with us to talk about 80's and 90's video games, including what microcomputers and consoles we had as kids growing up! 

It's all Sega vs Nintendo, Atari vs the ZX Spectrum, tape players, disks and carts, oh my!

To be this good really does take ages.

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Direct download: Episode_415.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:19pm UTC

He's back! Comedian, barber, raconteur Wil Hodsgon returns to take us on another nostalgic journey through the BTTE Era, touching on subjects like 80s UK comics, music, TV programmes we loved and even adverts get a look in. We actually talk about Look-In, too.

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Direct download: Episode_414.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:21pm UTC

Ghostbusters Day was a couple of weeks ago, and in honour of that John "Bordersdude" Grieve  and I sat down and had a bit of a natter about Ghostbusters and all it's spin offs, including the cartoons, the toys, the 2016 version, the 2021 movie, and a whole slew of other things all related to the busting of ghosts.

Please join us as we ask - Who Ya Gonna Call?

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Direct download: Episode_413.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:45pm UTC

Jer Bear's back! And this time, he's brought the lovely Miss Rebecca with him, as they've recently gotten into collecting together!

This episode is all about what happens when a mummy and a daddy love each other very much and decide to start collecting toys, which toys they like to get, what properties are good to get into, and how many times you can buy that Black Widow Funko Pop before it just gets very silly indeed.

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Direct download: Episode_412.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:43am UTC

We're off back to 1980 for this episode, and the Terrance Dicks drama that Bidmead didn't want. Like, at all. However, it does happen to be one of the best stories of a season that's only just now starting to be appreciated.

Join Leigh and Glenn as they take a look at Season 18's State of Decay, as well as take a look at Jenny's WHOpinions, and remember - don't have nightmares!

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Direct download: NB37.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:17pm UTC

It's been a few years, but he's back with us, comedian, barber, friend to the podcast and all round good guy Wil Hodgson's back with us to talk about...well everything nostalgic, weird and wonderful, really. 

Please join us as we talk about subjects as diverse as Diana Dors, the Green Cross Code Man, Littledean Jail and much more!

Also, just to be clear without going round the houses: Black Lives Matter. 

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Direct download: Episode_411.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:18pm UTC

Brad's back to talk about Star Wars again - and yet again, we completely forget to talk about Transformers. One of these days, we'll do that. But this is not that day. This is the day we talk about the latest developments in the Galaxy far, far away, and how much we love it.

Please, join us!

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Direct download: Episode_410.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:50pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn return, this time to look at a story that may have some significance in the UK right now, as an oppressive regime wants to move on from tragedy and look only towards false happiness...

There's also an article from our good friend Jenny, we also check out the latest Who news, including a lockdown drama, and Four and Ten teaming up against the Daleks!

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Direct download: NB36.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:36pm UTC

Andy from The Smorgaspod joins us again, and this time he's here to talk about those Knights of the Magical Light - 1987's Visionaries!

From the toys, to the cartoons, to the short-lived comic and all the way back to today - should Hasbro take a risk on them again, especially as their eBay prices suggest there's a demand for them? Or has their time in the light passed?

Please, join us to find out what we think!

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Direct download: Episode_409.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:34pm UTC

Amy and Glenn take a look at 1995's Batman Forever in this episode, and discover that at it's beating heart, Joel Schumacher created a film that's far closer to Batman Begins than any of the first run of Batman films Warner produced.

I know. We were surprised, too.

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Direct download: JFA11.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:21am UTC

Party on, dudes! Duncan joins us this week, to talk all about the not-heinous movie from 1988 that introduced us to two radical dudes by the names of Bill S. Preston Esquire, and Ted "Theodore" Logan, also known as Wild Stallyns; Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure!

Please pull up a seat and join us, and most importantly, be excellent to each other!

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Direct download: Episode_408.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:29pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn take a look at the first story of the 14th season of Doctor Who, the penultimate Sarah Jane story, the introduction of a new TARDIS set and the beginning of great change for the Doctor - the Masque of Mandragora!

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Direct download: NB35.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:45am UTC

Jenny from World of Crap is back, and this time she's all about the arcade ticket-spewing machines that gave so much joy (and plushie toys, rubbers and giant pencils) throughout the 80s and beyond. 

From Donkey Derbys to Whack-A-Mole, to that Addams Family one where it pretends to electrocute you, they're all here. JOIN US.

Original article: worldofcrap.co.uk/2016/05/25/a-tribute-to-seaside-arcade-machines

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Direct download: Episode_407.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:45pm UTC

We're joined by a new friend to the podcast this week - Timmus TSET is here, and they're all ready to talk some WRASSLIN'!

If it's 80s, and it's about the squared circle, you can bet we'll be reminiscing about it this week, in the way that only we can at BTTE Towers. Now, say your prayers, drink your milk, and take your ster-I mean, vitamins, and RING THAT DAMN BELL!

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Direct download: Episode_406.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:16am UTC

Join Leigh and Glenn as they navigate the murky time eddies of the Coronavirus Era, and wonder why a certain former Doctor Who writer has decided to block everyone who disagrees with him on Twitter, before asking each other all manner of Doctor Who questions in order to stave off the forces of the world on perpetual pause...

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Direct download: NB34.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:50pm UTC

Chris Vint joins us this week, he of the Masters of the Universe Chronicles and a million other worthy ventures, to talk all about He-Man and his mates on Eternia - but this time we're mainly focusing on the toys and print media - we're saving Filmation for another episode!

So, if it was a toy, a comic, mini-comic and something else entirely, we'll try and talk about it here! Please, join us!

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Direct download: Episode_405.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:05am UTC

Amy, David and Glenn assemble once more to talk all about DC Comics, and this time, it's all about those people who have replaced established heroes, albeit on a temporary basis (sometimes, more than once!)

What do you think of our picks? Who would you choose? Let us know, and we'll discuss them on the next episode!

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Direct download: JFAE10.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:53am UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod is back once again, and this time we're chatting all about GI Joe! Or Action Force, as we would have known it in the UK up until 1990. We talk about it's early beginnings as an offshoot of the Action Man line, all through the various Hasbro influenced changes, the comics, the cartoons, and beyond!

Please join us, or Baron Ironblood might get you!

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Direct download: Episode_404.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:54pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn are back with more Doctor Who ramblings, this time with a double whammy of the gloriousness of Donna Noble from Modern Who - and with the sad news of the passing of Pip Baker, we take a look at one of their most famous stories, from the Trial of a Time Lord cycle, it's murder on the Galactic Express as we confront the Terror of the Vervoids!

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Direct download: NB33.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:57pm UTC

Duncan's back again, this time to talk about Batman, and how he was transformed in the Eighties from a Caped Crusader who wasn't all that popular anymore, into a global icon whose popularity hasn't waned since. And as it's Duncan, we also talk about stuff like Batman Beyond and the Justice League cartoons, because why not. Please join us, and give us a listen!

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Direct download: Episode_403.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:43pm UTC

David, Amy and Glenn come together again, this time to talk about their favourite heroes and villains who aren't part of the "top tier", the second stringers, shall we say. This in no way means we don't think they're not brilliant, as you'll find. But they're also not the ones who continually make it into the top 5 lists, and we think that's not fair, so please, give us a listen!

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Direct download: JFA9.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:49pm UTC

Kirsty and Amy join us once more, this time to talk some Trek! Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1993 to be exact (it's within the remit, honest!), which also happens to be Glenn's favourite Trek series.

Please join us to see why Sisko is the best captain, Worf was better here than on TNG, and believe that Garak really IS just a humble tailor. Honest.

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Direct download: Episode_402.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:25am UTC

Leigh and Glenn take a look at two Doctor Who stories this week - from 1977, it's The Invisible Enemy (otherwise known as that story where K-9 first appears) and Heaven Sent (otherwise known as one of the best Who outings EVER).

We also do our usual reminiscing about everything Who, so please join us and forget the world just for a little while!

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Direct download: NB32.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:01pm UTC

Jenny from World of Crap is back with us, this time to talk all about one of her favourite subjects, that of Rainbow's very own Bungle Bear, and this time, it's all about those brave souls who have portrayed him over the years (and one who definitely didn't, but had to announce that fact).

We also mention Jenny's Kickstarter to produce a shiny new World of Crap Annual, so keep your eyes peeled for that - coming soon!

World of Crap: worldofcrap.co.uk

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Direct download: Episode_401.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:15pm UTC

We're back - yes it's been a while, but Justice For All is back with you. In this first episode back it's all about catching up, with DC comics, movies, TV shows, and various other media!

Yes, we also talk about Marvel's New Warriors. How could we not?

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Direct download: JFA8.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:21pm UTC

It's episode 400! And I wish that the circumstances of that were better than they are right now, because it's weird out there right now. But Back to the Eighties will be going for the duration, so stay tuned!

This week sees myself and John "Bordersdude" Grieve take on a subject often neglected here, that of the Centurions, those men and machines that, when combined, become power EXTREME!

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Direct download: Episode_400.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:43pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn are taking a look at the Third Doctor's second ever story in this episode, "Doctor Who And The Silurians" - so get ready for action, adventure, reptile people with limited peripheral vision, and the Doctor trolling petty bureaucrats!

The blueprint for his whole era, you might say. We love it.

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Direct download: NB31.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:33pm UTC

Rejoice all, as Jenny from World of Crap is back to grace our lugholes, but wait - there'a a twist! She brings with her fanfiction of the Sonic the Hedgehog kind, to warp our brains and confuse our souls.

Needless to say, we're only poking gentle fun at the efforts of these would-be writers, at least they're being creative, right? Also, this episode is most definitely NSFW. Like you wouldn't BELIEVE.

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Direct download: Episode_399.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:53am UTC

We have a brand new guest joining us this week, all the way from that there Canada! Mandy from Little Geek Lost drops in to talk all about one of her specialist subjects, that of 80's horror.

There's also some UK/Canada crossover, with some inevitable Degrassi talk, and also that weird Huckleberry Finn series...

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Direct download: Episode_398.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:43pm UTC

It's Nerva Beacon time again, and to mark the passing of the late, great Nicholas Parsons, Leigh and Glenn take a look at a piece of JNT's stunt casting that backfired in a rather lovely way, as we brave the Curse of Fenric.

We also have a quick look at how season 12 was going at time of recording, of course, and set ourselves up for the season finale - which now we all know about, and we'll take a look at that next time...

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Direct download: NB30.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:17pm UTC

Well, that's it - we're 10 years old! For a decade we've been telling you all how great the Eighties were, and sharing all our memories of the Best Decade Ever.

And joining us on this very special show is  the guy whose idea it was in the first place: The Mighty Jer Bear is back!

Join us please, as two middle-aged men who should know better discuss just how much better it is now for us nostalgia geeks in 2020, than it was in 2010...

Thanks for listening, and here's to the next 10 years!

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Direct download: Episode_397.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:13pm UTC

Well, that went by quickly. It's been almost 10 years since the very first Back to the Eighties episode, and that's something we should definitely celebrate!

In this first Very Special Episode, Phil comes back to co-host! We'll talk about nerdy 80's stuff, and also how the nerd landscape has changed over the last ten years - basically, we've never had it so good!

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Direct download: Episode_396.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:30pm UTC

Amy and Kirsty are back to tell us all about a creepy urban legend of a man who, if you say his name five times in a mirror, comes back and kills you dead! It's Tony Todd - well, a the character he plays ate least in the 1992 horror classic, Candyman!

Joins us...if you dare.

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Direct download: Episode_395.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:09pm UTC

It's time to check in on an eighties franchise we do sometimes neglect - the Teenage Mutant Ninja (Hero) Turtles! And joining us for the first time in a little while, it's the co-host with the co-most from Podcast in a Half Shell, Duncan Sparrow!

Join us for some Turtle talk about everything to do with the Green Machine, along with some choice Turtley Tangents!

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Direct download: Episode_394.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:30am UTC

It's been out a while now, so it's probably safe to start talking about the latest Star Wars movie and the climax (for now) of the whole Skywalker Saga! Needless to say, if you HAVEN'T watched the movie yet, here be spoilers.

Marvel as Brad and Glenn stay true to form and be the most uncritical Star Wars fans EVER.

Also, we talk some about The Mandalorian, and how much we want a Mayfield spin-off series. And also one about Babu Frik.

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Direct download: Episode_393.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:13pm UTC

It's off to the Roaring Twenties in this episode, as Leigh and Glenn take a look at one of the historicals of the JNT era, as the Doctor and his companions take part in a mystery involving intrigue, danger, mistaken identity and...cricket. It's Black Orchid, everybody!

They also review the first two episodes of season 12 - are they any good?

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Direct download: NBBO29.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:38am UTC

It's our first episode proper of 2020, and we start off with a movie that wasn't out in the Eighties, but it certainly shaped the decade to come. We called it Star Wars, but now it's Episode IV: A New Hope!

So please join Andy from the Smorgaspod and myself, as we try to explain just why this (and the Star Wars franchise as a whole) was so important to us when we were growing up.

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Direct download: ANewHopeFINAL.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:28pm UTC