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!

Our last episode of 2020 concerns one of the Christmas specials that seems to get short shrift, and we don't really know why here at the Nerva Beacon - all the way back from 2016 it's The Return of Doctor Mysterio! Steven Moffat's take on superheroes, this was where we learned that Nardole was now the Doctor's companion, AND that the Doctor himself was partly responsible for the creation of the world's premier superhero, the Ghost!

Thanks as always for listening, and have a safe and Happy New Year if you can, right?

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Direct download: Doctor_Mysterio.mp3
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It's the odd period of time between Christmas and New Year, so what better time to spend it listening about Christmases past, especially 1988, with John the Bordersdude! As he's from Scotland, why don't we throw in a bit of Hogmanay whilst we're at it?

Have a very happy and safe New Year gang, and here's hoping 2021 is a way better year than 2020. The bar is astonishingly low.

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Direct download: Episode_435.mp3
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Merry Christmas, 80's Gang! Things are a little different this year, but let us try and bring a bit of cheer and tinsel to proceedings! Joining us is Wil Hodgson, to take on a nostalgic ramble through Christmasses gone by, and we also take a look at what was on the telly Christmas night of 1985!

Again, Merry Christmas to you all, have a safe one, and thank you for all of your support this year!

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Direct download: Episode_434.mp3
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This week we're joined by YouTube creator, actor, podcaster and all round good guy Adam Martyn to talk about his love of idents and presentation, especially around Christmastime! And to ensure that he has a totally unbiased view of the Eighties, he did us the favour of being born 20 years after they finished!

We also take a look at the TV listings from 1987, so please join us, and get excited for Christmasses past!

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Direct download: Episode_433.mp3
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This week, Amy, Dave and Glenn choose some of their favourite DC Heroes from the long, long list of available ones - who will be their best super guys and gals?

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Direct download: JFAFH2020.mp3
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Christmas is coming! And our first guest during the festive period is Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs, who's here to talk about his memories of a late Eighties Christmas! We also take a look at the TV listings from 1989 and see what we would have been watching that Christmas season!

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Direct download: Episode_432.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:03am UTC

It's time for a chat with a very special guest to Justice For All - actor, teacher, raconteur and Superman Superfan himself, Peter Spellos!

Join us as we talk all about the Man of Tomorrow, all the different versions of him we've loved, and some of other DC's heroes to boot!

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Direct download: JFASpellosSupes.mp3
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