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 time to welcome back our old friend comedian, barber, raconteur and all round great guy Wil Hodgson for a nostalgic ramble through the Eighties stopping at places like Public Information Film woods, and Long Forgotten Cartoon island!

I think I might have pushed this analogy too far. 

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Direct download: Episode_452.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:56am UTC

It's time to look at what April 1985's Transformers comics frm Marvel UK had to offer! I'm joined as usual by my old pal from school (and the Smorgaspod) Andy, so let's take a look! There's the continuing story of "The Enemy Within" - will Brawn be taken down for his haywire behaviour? There's a very strange inserted real-life story of a submarine - and there's all the usual "fun" of the Chromobots and Machine Man!

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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Direct download: Episode_451.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:49am UTC

The lovely TimmusTSET joins us again, and this time we're delving into the world of British comics in the 1980s. From the Beano to the Dandy, from Buster to Whizzer and Chips, even 2000AD and Viz get a Look-In here!

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Direct download: Episode_450.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:15am UTC

It's off to Necros for the latest episode of Nerva Beacon, as Leigh and Glenn check out what's going on at the planet-wide funeral home of Tranquil Repose! Why has the Doctor been summoned there? And why is Davros just a head? And why were so many people woefully miscast? And just the hell was Clive Swift's problem, anyway?

Join us to find out!

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Direct download: NBRev.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:11pm UTC

It's BTTE time again, and we have a brand new guest joining us, metal, nerd, YouTuber, Metal DJ and horror fan, Eliza Hyde! She's here to guide us through two worlds, those of 80's metal, and 80's horror, and what a ride it's going to be! 

Join us, and have your hair stand on end! (And that's because of the metal!)

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Direct download: Episode_449.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:33am UTC

Andy's back to go through two months' worth of Eighties Transformers comics, as we take a look at the Marvel UK content from February and March of 1985!

Join Andy from the Smorgaspod and myself as we go through the UK's premier transforming robots comic of the 80s!

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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Direct download: TFANDY448.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:12pm UTC

It's finally here! The long-awaited Snyder Cut has come out against all the odds and is available to watch, so we watched it! Now, what did we think of it?

Join Amy, Dave and Glenn as they pick apart some of the main differences between Zack Snyder's version of the movie that Joss Whedon originally had a crack at, and discuss why it was ultimately important that it was made in the first place.

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Direct download: JFAZSJL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am UTC

The lovely Wil Hodgson is back with us again, to go on another nostalgic ramble through the 80s. What will we find this time, in those dusty and forgotten parts of our minds? Join us to find out!

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Direct download: Episode_447.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:28am UTC

Tasmin the Aspiring Kryptonian joins us again this week to talk about the Man of Steel, because he's everywhere at the moment! Comics, TV, and also Zack Snyder's Justice League which premieres for most of us tomorrow! 

There's also the usual DC Comics chatter, so please, JOIN US.

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Direct download: jfa19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm UTC

We're all off back to November 1993 this week, as Leigh and Glenn take a look at one of the more divisive episodes of Doctor Who, the Children in Need charity adventure set in Albert Square, Dimensions in Time!

We also take a look at some of the recent Who news, and Jen returns with another WHOpinion, obviously DIT-themed. In fact, let's be honest, this whole episode is dedicated to Jen and her immense love for this story!

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Direct download: DimInTime.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:55pm UTC

In our last foray into the Nineties for a while, we're joined by comedian and all round lovely person Abby Denton, for an insight into what it was like in the USA during the Nineties, because, as luck would have it, she's American! Fancy that. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch also gets said quite a bit. JOIN US.

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Direct download: Episode_446.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:13pm UTC

Amy, Dave and Glenn are back to talk about some DC Comics, and this time they're discussing the upcoming Superman and Lois (not yet seen in the UK!) and also Zack Snyder's Justice League, and their various excitement levels for them! There's also the usual comic book nerdery, so please JOIN US!

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Direct download: JFACAT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am UTC

We're welcoming someone new this week - all the way from Sonic The Comic The Podcast, it's the very lovely Dave Bulmer! He's here to talk about the Mr Men, and a musical he documented himself in the late Eighties, in an exercise book he was given at a birthday party - but we'll get to that. If you're a Mr Men fan, you definitely need to join us this week!

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Direct download: Episode_445.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:09pm UTC

Wil Hodgson's back again, and this time we're off on a nostalgic ramble through the Nineties for Nineties month - it's replete with Spice Girls, Channel 5, comics and cartoons and all the other nostalgic goodness you've come to expect! So pull up a pew, grab a cuppa, and enjoy!

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Direct download: Episode_444.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:14pm UTC

Nineties month continues, and John aka the Bordersdude is back with us again, this time to talk about his experiences of the Nineties - expect lots of video games talk, as well as all of the pop culture that was around in that most full and neon of decades! Join us!

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Direct download: Episode_443.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:40pm UTC

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us again this week to talk about what he got up to in the Nineties - the music, movies, TV shows and video games that made him the way he is. Which might explain a lot, to be honest.

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Direct download: Episode_442.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:14pm UTC

It's all about the video games this week, as we're joined by the wonderful TimmusTSET to talk some Nineties videogaming, including not only the systems and consoles of the time, but also what we were playing down the arcades of a Saturday afternoon!

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Direct download: Episode_441.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:11am UTC

We're kicking off Nineties month and kicking it off LARGE with one of the biggest franchises ever in videogaming or otherwise, from Nintendo it's the mighty Pokémon!

Pokémon experts Kirsty and Amy join me to talk about how, as kids of the Nineties themselves, the discovered the pocket monsters and what their memories are.

Now...PREPARE FOR TROUBLE!

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Direct download: Episode_440.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:44pm UTC

It's time for another special guest to the Beacon, and this time it's actor, podcaster and Whotuber Adam Martyn who pays us a visit to talk about what Leigh and Glenn talked about last week, K9 & Company! Adam doesn't see this through the lens of rose-tinted nostalgia though, so how will his opinions differ to the two ancient relics from last week? Tune in to find out!

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Direct download: NBAK9.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:34am UTC

New Year, new Transformers comics! And a new beginning in a very real sense, as we finally get to some original Marvel UK TF content in the form of the very first UK-only story, Man of Iron!

Join Andy from the Smorgaspod and myself as we go through the UK's premier transforming robots comic of the 80s!

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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Direct download: Episode_439.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:12pm UTC

In the first of two episodes covering the 1981 Doctor Who spin-off K-9 & Company, Leigh and Glenn sit down to have a bit of a natter about it, and see if it's aged like a fine wine, or if it's a bit of a tin dog egg?

Next time, WhoTuber Adam Martyn does the same, but from the perspective of someone who didn't see it at the time...

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Direct download: k9l.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:15pm UTC

Phil joins us for the first time in a little while, to talk about all of the TV programmes announced at the Disney investor's meeting late last year - basically the wishlist of every 80's kid, and all of the Star Wars and Marvel content we could have ever wanted!

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Direct download: Episode_438.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:58pm UTC

Join Dave, Amy and Glenn as they go through their favourite DC Event comics, and see if there's any "crossovers" between them!

NOTE: this episode was recorded before Christmas, so apologies for all the excitable Yuletide talk.

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Direct download: JFADCEvents.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:12pm UTC

Brad from the TFYTC is back with us again, as we take another trip into the Star Wars Universe, this time with particular focus on the excellent Disney+ series, The Mandalorian!

This WAS recorded before the finale though, so at least this time around you'll be spared the sound of two grown men crying over the fate of a Muppet. Next time though...

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Direct download: Episode_437.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:55am UTC

Marvel UK's Transformers first Christmas was not a very Christmassy affair, as they seemed to have a lot of US Transformers material to get through - you'd think that maybe they could have sacrificed the Machine Man comics, though. Oh well.

Join Andy from the Smorgaspod and myself as we go through the UK's premier transforming robots comic of the 80s!

If you want to follow along with us, scans can be found here: https://britishcomics.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/transformers/

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Direct download: Episode_436.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:24pm UTC