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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!

Feb 23, 2020

Author Steven Manchester, author of "Bread Bags and Bullies: Surviving the '80s," joins the show this week to talk about his new book. Plus, we go a little bonkers over non-existent David Bowie theme songs, Cocoa Pebbles and Imaginary Whiskey.


Feb 16, 2020

Our '80s heroes are delivering a lot of new music these days. In this week's show, we review new tunes by Huey Lewis, Ozzy Osbourne, Psychedelic Furs, Jack Hues of Wang Chung and Marc Almond. 

We also have the single greatest love story from the '80s ever received as part of Listener Mailbag.


Feb 9, 2020

Our annual Valentine's Day show this year marks the journey of love through music. We feature songs about longing, first love, first heartbreak, misery and finally "love at long last." We include songs from Depeche Mode and The Cure (of course), but also some unlikely tunes by Styx, the Smithereens, REO...


Feb 8, 2020

Here's a bonus edition of the podcast: 30 days before our voyage, Joey Fairchild of The 80s Cruise reveals the theme night schedule and other surprises for our 2020 trip. 


Feb 2, 2020

For Super Bowl Sunday, we honor our favorite ad campaigns of the '80s, including famous marketing plots for Wendy's Hamburgers, Apple's Macintosh computer, California Raisins and more. Guest hosts include Jen with One N and Gayle from DC.