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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 10, 2019

Pop culture journalist and writer Whitney Matheson joins to show to talk about nostalgia, her latest projects and more. Also, full seggies and a tribute to a longtime podcast friend.

Stuck in the '80s is sponsored this week by Bombas, the most comfortable socks ever. Send your kids back to school with the socks that...


Jul 28, 2019

Photographer Michael Galinsky joins the show today to talk about mall culture in the '80s and his new book The Decline of Mall Civilization. Find out how you can help his project on Kickstarter.

Also this week: Full seggies, our Top 5 list of malls in movies and a tribute to the late Rutger...


Jul 22, 2019

Hard to believe but John Payne was the frontman of Asia for 15 years before the band broke into two separate touring units. During that time he recorded six studio albums and toured the world, playing the hits of the supergroup and songs he and Geoff Downes wrote together. He joins the podcast this week to talk about...


Jul 16, 2019

It's not the heat of this podcast that will kill you - it's the humidity. Or maybe this is a dry heat podcast. In any case, Brad, Steve and Jen return with their favorite "hot, hot, hot" songs and movies of the summer. 

Please support Stuck in the '80s for the People's Choice Podcast Award (entertainment category). Just...


Jul 1, 2019

We had so much fun covering the songs that reached No. 2 on the charts in 1976 but no higher that we've returned to honor the same songs from 1977. It's our "Close But No Cigar" series! 

Please support Stuck in the '80s for the People's Choice Podcast Award (entertainment category). Just go to