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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!

Jun 24, 2018

Ever wonder when the '80s sound really began? It wasn't on Jan. 1, 1980. In fact, the roots of '80s music go back 50 years - at least - when bands such as the Velvet Underground were roaming the recording studios of the world. It evolved further in the '70s thanks to Roxy Music, David Bowie, Blondie and The Knack....


Jun 17, 2018

It's been 30 years since Tom Hanks first made a wish to make it "Big." We honor the anniversary of his 1988 film with clips, trivia and more. 

Also this week, full seggies including Listener Mailbag, Mystery Movie Moment and Name that '80s Tune. 


Jun 9, 2018

Summer time in the '80s meant one thing: Beaches, booze and ... books?!? Yes, for the first time ever, Stuck in the '80s has compiled a Summer Reading List. It's full of books set in or about the '80s. Plus, we have our listener picks for great books as well.

Listen to the show to find out why we like them. But we...


Jun 2, 2018

It's summertime again. Time to oil up the time machine and go back to the decade of memories, music and movies. Hear our favorite songs and movie clips. B-Rad and Spearsy also share their favorite summer moments. And we revisit a podcast episode we recorded 10 years ago!

This episode of Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by...


May 26, 2018

Do you pine for the days when Juice Newton, Sheena Easton and Olivia-Newton John ruled the pop charts? You know, the year 1982. This week's podcast celebrates six songs from 1982 that were huge hits - and yet we rarely hear them anymore. B-Rad, Jen with One N and Spearsy pick their favorites and tell you the stories...