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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!

Dec 17, 2017

Pee Wee Herman, Alf and even He-Man had holiday TV specials in the '80s. But were they any good? (One is just downright bizarre. Okay, so all three were.) Here are the holiday TV specials we grew up with in our beloved decade - along with three other classics from previous decades. 

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


Dec 15, 2017

Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens is gone too soon. We remember the rocker with his music and our memories. This week's guest co-host is Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast.


Dec 10, 2017

Not just another podcast about '80s Christmas music. We go dark for the holidays with our depressing songs of the season playlist. Oh, Brad tries to save the day with happier songs, but his choices are suspect at best.

Featuring songs by The Waitresses, Erasure and more.

This episode is sponsored by Draft Kings. Listen...


Dec 3, 2017

How did we go this long in Stuck in the '80s history without honoring "The Untouchables?" Maybe we were just waiting for the right moment - like the flick turning 30 years old.

Still, Spearsy and Brad in LA do their best to show why "The Untouchables" is still untouchable. The story. The city. The style. Here endeth the...


Dec 1, 2017

Back in 2006, Stuck in the '80s was just a year old, but we felt fancy enough to honor Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album. The show, just 30 minutes long, was one of the first episodes we really felt good about when we were done. And not just for all the suggestive humor.

Now, on Thriller's 35th anniversary, we go back...