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Stuck in the '80s Podcast

Do you believe in John Hughes, day-glo colors, Han shot first, new wave music, Reaganomics, lip syncing on American Bandstand, standing in line for concert ticket wristbands, Alex P. Keaton, American Top 40 long distance dedications, and the existence of music videos on MTV? Then this podcast is for you.

Join Steve Spears and Brad Williams for a weekly dose of your favorite decade - the 1980s - here at and the official Stuck in the '80s webpage!

Aug 18, 2018

What a roller-coaster week for '80s fans! We get new music from Steve Perry. Madonna turns 60. And we lost Aretha Franklin. We explore it all and relive our 2011 interview with Steve Perry (included in this show). 

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Aug 9, 2018

Actor Graham Verchere is our special guest as we talk about his new movie "Summer of '84," a thriller set in our beloved '80s. You can see "Summer of 84" in select theaters August 10th and on VOD and digital platforms August 24th.

Also this week, the return of "Please Please Tell Me Now."

As always, we thank our...


Aug 4, 2018

Mike Hipple is the author of a new book about our decade: "80s Redux: Your Favorite Musicians Today." He joins us on this week's podcast to talk about his book and his encounters with some of the most beloved artists of our decade, including Dave Wakeling of the English Best, Cindy Wilson of the B-52s and more.

Mike is...


Jul 29, 2018

Remember way back in ye olden days when Stuck in the '80s promised to do more shows on metal? Well, we did one. And now we're doing another. Special guest host Dave Dirt joins to show to give up the goods on three amazing metal albums that turned 30 in 2018. 

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Jul 22, 2018

What's that quote from Tom Cruise in "Cocktail?" All things end badly - otherwise they wouldn't end. So how did the '80s end? With a bang or a whimper? Or was it just a overly choreographed music video from some one-hot wonder. On this week's podcast, we revisit an older episode and second-guess our picks for songs that...