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Stuck in the '80s explores that MTV-generation nostalgia that still stirs up emotion no matter what the age. Whether it's '80s movies, pop culture, music or old-school memories, this engaging podcast will help you reminisce and chuckle about a defining era of history. Rad!

Steve Spears


    • Nov 25, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 44m AVG DURATION
    • 631 EPISODES

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    622: Throwback Episode - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 43:19

    We're giving you some Thanksgiving leftovers early this year. It's our 2006 tribute to "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," with a new introduction by Spearsy live from NYC.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to book. Use the promo code STUCK to get $200 cabin credit. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    621: Bonus Episode - Interview with 80s Cruise's Joey Fairchild

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 18:17

    The 2022 voyage of The 80s Cruise is just around the corner now so we catch you up on the latest news featuring ECP's Joey Fairchild. This is a bonus episode of the podcast. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to book. Use the promo code STUCK to get $200 cabin credit. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    620: 'Dune' Remake Gets The Official Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 38:24

    There's a new "Dune" movie out there and - surprise - we love it. Listen to our official review of the new movie and watch it on HBO before it leaves the streaming service. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to book. Use the promo code STUCK to get $200 cabin credit. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    619: The Goonies' Book for Kids Featuring Author Brooke Vitale

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 50:22

    How do you turn a beloved '80s film masterpiece like "The Goonies" into a book for children? We find out from author Brooke Vitale. Plus, silliness, seggies and tears. Find out more about Brooke's work here: Twitter: @Vitale.Brooke Instagram: @Brooke.Vitale Publishing company is @chargemommybooks Facebook: @brookevitalebooks The website is brookevitale.com Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to book. Use the promo code STUCK to get $200 cabin credit. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    618: Albums Turning 40 - October 1981 Showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 40:28

    A lot of amazing albums turned 40 this year, but October featured two breakthrough albums by The Human League and Depeche Mode. We square off on "Dare" and "Speak & Spell." Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to book. Use the promo code STUCK to get $200 cabin credit. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    617: Interview with Michael Aston of Gene Loves Jezebel

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 56:11

    Gene Loves Jezebel's Michael Aston joins the podcast this week to talk about the band's history, his experience working with members of the Velvet Underground and his upcoming shows on The 80s Cruise for the 2022 voyage. Warning: the interview contains some adult language. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is open again for booking, and we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to book. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    616: Forgotten Hits of 1986 | 80s Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 58:59

    We didn't "forget" these songs from 1986, but they don't get the love they deserve. This week's show includes tunes by A-Ha, Bruce Hornsby, Andy Taylor, Billy Joel, GTR and more. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    615: ABC's Martin Fry (2008 interview)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 21:58

    Martin Fry is one of the most genuine and gracious pop stars of the '80s. Here's our interview with the ABC frontman back in 2008, when ABC was on the road with the Regeneration Tour. ABC and Martin will also be onboard the 2022 voyage of The 80s Cruise.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    614: Rolling Stone Revises Its List of 500 Greatest Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 43:12

    Rolling Stone magazine has revised its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, so music journalist and Rolling Stone voter Annie Zaleski joins the show to talk about the songs picked. Plus, we're giving away copies of Annie's new Duran Duran book. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    613: Interview with Dramarama's John Easdale

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 63:42

    Dramarama singer/songwriter John Easdale joins the show to talk about the band's career, his take on the bands that influenced him and the upcoming voyage of The 80s Cruise. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    612: Celebrating 'Stand By Me' on its 35th Anniversary

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 54:50


    "Stand By Me" turns 35 years old. We compare Stephen King's book with the Rob Reiner movie and more. No leech stories, we promise.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.


    611: Val Kilmer - A Look at the New Documentary of the '80s Actor

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 39:33

    Val Kilmer's life and career is examined in the new Amazon Prime documentary "Val." We review the film and share our own thoughts about his work from the '80s and beyond. Plus, startling and unsettling news about Pop-Tarts. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    610: Soccer Commentator Roger Bennett Talks '80s and His New Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 66:51


    "Men in Blazers" star Roger Bennett talks about his love of the '80s pop culture in America and his new book "Reborn in the USA." Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.


    609: No. 2 Hit Songs of 1987 Part 1 | Close But No Cigar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 59:24

    Our "Close But No Cigar" series returns to uncover the songs from 1987 that reached No. 2 on the charts - but no higher. Get ready for some Janet Jackson, Crowded House, Duran Duran and more. Featuring guest co-host Chuck Coverly. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    608: Ad Jingle Earworms of the '80s Part 2 | 80s TV

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 50:03

    We have more TV commercial jingles from the '80s to haunt you forever, including ones from McDonalds, Shasta, Nair and more. Also some fun seggies and random stories about mud yards and shaving back hair. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    607: Ultimate '80s Road Trip Playlist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 65:32

    Are you heading out on the road for a summer vacation? Better bring the right '80s tunes with you. For our ultimate '80s road trip playlist, we've enlisted the help of author Tamara Dever. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    606: Movies To Watch in a Heat Wave | Summer '80s Flicks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 53:06


    Are you melting? Time to stay indoors and watch these summer movies of the 1980s. This week we honor Stand By Me, Weekend at Bernie's and Summer School. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.


    605: Changing Up the Hit Songs from 1982

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 57:29

    Are you tired of the most overplayed songs of the '80s? That's okay. This week's, we're doing out first "Change Up" show and picking different songs by those same bands. Plus, we through you a few more curve balls in this episode. Get ready. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    604: Duran Duran's Rio with Music Writer Annie Zaleski

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 47:51

    Were you a fan of Duran Duran all the way back to the beginning. We're betting you'd still learn a ton from music writer Annie Zaleski, who just authored a book about the band's "Rio" album. She joins the show this week to talk about her work, our shared love of Duran Duran and the reason they're not yet in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    603: Forgotten Hits of 1985 | '80s Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 61:59

    We haven't really "forgotten" the hits of 1985, but the rest of the world sure has. This week, we honor nine songs - NINE songs - that have fallen off our radar over the last few decades, including tunes by Night Ranger, Sting, Kool and the Gang, Kim Carnes, Cyndi Lauper, Paul McCartney, the Hooters and more. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    602: New Music from Duran Duran, Cheap Trick and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 52:38

    Our '80s heroes are making new music, so we listen to singles from Duran Duran, Cheap Trick, Dee Snider and Hoodoo Gurus this week. Plus, odd tales of dance lessons, Hogan's Heroes and more.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    601: Top 10 Dance Movies of the '80s

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 67:32

    If the '80s were the decade of dance, then what were the Top 10 dance movies for our beloved moment in history? We unveil our favorite 10 dance movies of the 1980s, including Fame, Footloose, Tap, Girls Just Want To Have Fun and more. Guest co-hosts this week with Jen With One N and Gayle in DC. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    600: Square Pegs and Anne Beatts tribute | '80s TV | '80s Pop Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 51:15

    Were you a square peg in high school in the '80s? Then the TV show 'Square Pegs' felt like a documentary, didn't it? We honor the one-season wonder and its creator, the late Anne Beatts. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    599: No. 2 Hit Songs of 1986 - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 56:20

    Are you ready to tackle the second half of 1986 and the hit songs that topped out at No. 2 on the charts in the U.S.? This week's show features songs by Robert Palmer, Glass Tiger, Tina Turner and more. Featured guest co-host: Chuck Coverly! Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    Mother's Day Rerun: Moms in '80s TV and Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 50:29

    To celebrate Mother's Day this year, we're re-gifting you a present from 2017: our podcast featuring TV and movie moms of the '80s. We hope you enjoy this blast from the past featuring moms from Valley Girl, Better Off Dead and more.  (Feel free to fast forward through the Hello Fresh ad - anyone nostalgic for the days when we had sponsors?) Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    598: Rush's 'Moving Pictures' Turns 40 - A Deep Dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 49:34

    Rush's epic album 'Moving Pictures' is now 40 years old. This week's show tackles the album track by track for a closer look behind this masterpiece and examine's Rush's place among rock power trios. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    Celebrating the Legacy of Prince: 5 years since his passing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 55:44

    We lost Prince five years ago. It seems like 5 minutes ago. It seems like 5 decades ago. His absence left a huge hole in the heart of '80s fans. To mark his legacy, here's our tribute show recorded shortly after his passing in April 2016.

    597: No. 2 Hits of 1986 - Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 52:58

    Our "Close But No Cigar" series celebrates the hits from 1986 that reached No. 2 on the Billboard Chart in the U.S. but got no further. Songs by the Bangles, John Mellencamp, Survivor and more. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking. Go to the official site now to join the waiting list. Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    596: Summer Movie Season Showdown - 1981 vs. 1991

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 52:45

    Are you ready for the summer? This week, we decide which summer movie season was better: 1981 or 1991. We have a lot of classics to consider including Superman II, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Arthur and more. Oh, and some from 1991 too.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is almost sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    595: Unlikely Covers in the '80s - All-Female Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 45:02

    In honor of the new HBO documentary "Tina," this week's podcast honors four unlikely cover songs from the '80s - including two by Tina Turner. Other tunes include signature hits by Juice Newton and Cher.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is almost sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    594: TV Commercial Earworms of the '80s | '80s Pop Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2021 44:38

    Are you ready to be a Pepper? Maybe you need to remember what the "best part of waking up" is all about? This week's show honors five TV commercials earworms of the '80s, including Dr. Pepper, Folgers, Toys 4 Us and more.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is almost sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    Happy Breakfast Club Day: A Replay of our 10th Anniversary Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 78:59

    Back in 2015, Stuck in the '80s celebrated its 10th anniversary by redoing our tribute to "The Breakfast Club." Because today is the infamous date of their detention, we're playing this episode again. Enjoy! Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is almost sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    593: Three Great Albums Turning 40 Years Old

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 35:01

    Albums from 1981 are now FORTY years old?!? How is that possible? Oh, that's right - we're senior citizens now. This week's episode features music by Rick James, Ozzy Osbourne and the Go-Go's. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The March 2022 voyage is almost sold out, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    592: Best Instrumentals of 1976 | '80s Music Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2021 43:46

    We start a new series this week - maybe - about the best instrumentals of the decade, beginning - of course - in 1976. Hey, it will make make sense - eventually.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    591: 'Coming 2 America' Review | '80s Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 42:13

    We waited 33 years, but we finally have the sequel to 1988's "Coming to America." So how is "Coming 2 America." Brad, Spearsy and Gayle in DC tackle the new movie, available now on Amazon Prime. (Thank god we didn't pay to see it in theaters!) Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    590: Oscars vs. The Razzies for the Best and Worst Movies of 1981

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2021 57:41

    Let's go back 40 years and find out which movies from 1981 impressed Oscar and Razzie voters. Titles include Chariots of Fire, On Golden Pond and - yes - Mommie Dearest. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    589: No. 2 Hits of 1985 - Part 2 | Close But No Cigar Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2021 58:26

    Time to wrap up the No. 2 songs of 1985. This week's show includes hits by Tina Turner, Prince, Glenn Frey, Kool & the Gang and more. Plus, a brand-new seggie! Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    588: Unrequited Love in the '80s | Movies and Songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 53:47

    It's time for our annual '80s salute to Valentine's Day. This year we honor the movies and songs about unrequited love in our decade. Plus, some unfortunate stories about Brad and Steve in 7th Grade. You've been warned. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    587: Which '80s Movies Deserve the 'Cobra Kai' Treatment?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 44:07

    Are you addicted to the Netflix series "Cobra Kai?" Don't you miss Hollywood would take more '80s movies and give them the same treatment? On this week's podcast, Spearsy and B-Rad share their picks for four movies that deserve the Cobra Kai treatment. We also read suggestions from listeners. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    586: 35th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 21:07

    Five years ago, Brad and myself recorded a short podcast - "A moment in time" we called it - about the 30th anniversary of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Today, on the 35th anniversary, we listen to our show again. Much has changed in the last 5 years - politically, economically, you name it. But I think we can all stand together in this tribute.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    585: No. 2 Hits from 1985 Part 1 | Close But No Cigar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2021 60:14

    It's hard to forget the biggest hits of 1985, but what about the songs that reached No. 2 on the charts but no farther? We honor those tunes by Billy Ocean, Glenn Fry, Jack Wagner, Madonna and more in this episode. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    584: Shabba-Doo and his epic movie Breakin'

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 56:19

    Shabba-Doo was a street dancing icon and made his mark in the movies too, including 1984's Breakin'. We honor him in this episode, featuring the dancing, fashion and music from the film. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    583: End-of-Year Episode with 2020 Bloopers

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 23:24

    It's time for our annual outtakes episode of Stuck in the '80s, featuring all the behind-the-scenes bloopers we recorded in 2020. Also, we have an amazing "Requiem for the Cougarettes" email to share! Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    582: Flash Gordon turns 40 | Superhero movies of the '80s

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 45:02


    We honor Flash Gordon and actors Sam Jones and Max Von Sydow on the movie's 40th anniversary and decide once and for all if the flick is campy or classic.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is now listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.


    518: Five Great Albums Turning 40 Years Old | Best Albums of 1980

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 47:57

    Can you wrap your mind around the fact that albums released in 1980 are now FORTY YEARS OLD?!? We obviously couldn't, which is why we didn't do our "epic albums" show until the final days of 2020. This show honors 1980 albums by Devo, Dolly Parton, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar and Judas Priest. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is now listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    580: John Lennon - 1980 Playlist with author Tim English

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2020 56:31

    What music inspired John Lennon during his break from the recording business from 1975 to 1980? What bands turned him on? What songs did the former Beatle love as he began preparation for "Double Fantasy." We got all the answers from music historian Tim English, the author of the new book "John Lennon: 1980 Playlist." Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is now listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    579: Unlikely Cover Songs in the '80s - Part Whatever

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2020 34:42

    You know that a lot of the songs we adored in the '80s were actually cover songs from decades ago, right? Everyone better be holding their hands up! This week we reveal three more '80s tunes that are cover songs, including hits by the Go-Go's, Tina Turner and The Damned.  Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is now listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    578: A Closer Look at Peter Gabriel 'Melt'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2020 58:04

    It's been 10 years since we brought our favorite Peter Gabriel onto the show to do a deep dive on an '80s album. Mark "Bassnote" Kenneally returns this week to give us a better understanding of Peter Gabriel's third solo album - sometimes called "Melt" or "Peter Gabriel 3" - and to explain why it's an important album for the entire decade. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is now listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    577: No. 2 Songs from 1984 - Close But No Cigar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2020 60:28


    Here we are again - back in safe, ol' 1984 when the air was dirty but the music was perfect. We continue our series on songs that reached No. 2 on the charts - but got no further. This week's show includes anthems by Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Wham, Kool & The Gang, Rockwell, Bruce Springsteen and more. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is now listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.


    576: An Insider Look into 'Top Gun'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2020 47:14

    Ever wonder how much of 'Top Gun' is real and how much is pure Hollywood? We get the scoop this week from retired Navy aviator Dave Baranek, who was a Top Gun instructor in Miramar when the iconic '80s movie was made.  Read about Dave's Top Gun books on his official website. Also, win an autographed copy of his book if you play this week's seggies. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is now listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

    575: New York City in '80s Movies | NYC in the '80s | '80s Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2020 63:51

    Was there an era more devoted toward capturing the magic of New York City than the ‘80s? The films of our decade are FULL of movies set in New York City, but also movies where the city itself practically plays a character. So for today’s show, we’re going to give this city a much needed hug and honor the movies from the ‘80s that honored New York City. Special guest host "Gayle in DC" pens the "Every Day I Write the Book Blog." Find it here. Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2021 voyage has been postponed to March 2022, but we'll still be there - along with all the original bands - for this amazing trip. Headliners include The Human League, ABC, 38 Special, Belinda Carlisle, Morris Day & The Time, Berlin and many more. Get $200 cabin credit for first-time guests when you use the promo code STUCK during booking.  Our podcast is now listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

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