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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!

May 26, 2024

If you're a fan of Michael J. Fox, which "small-town boy makes good" movie do you prefer: "Secret of My Success" or "Doc Hollywood?" That's what we will decide in this week's '80s movie battle. 

The 2025 lineup of The 80s Cruise is now available and includes Adam Ant, Squeeze, Christopher Cross, Men at Work and Andy...


May 16, 2024

Martha Davis of The Motels talks with Spearsy about the band's history, her love of songwriting, and the upcoming Abducted By The '80s Tour, which includes Naked Eyes, Men Without Hats, and Wang Chung. Spearsy and Martha share tales of writing, soundtrack hits, and her performance of "We Never Danced" from the movie...


May 6, 2024

So many great songs were hits of the '80s despite not being sung in English. This week's episode honors tunes by Kraftwerk, Trio, Falco and Righeira. Special guest co-host Chuck Coverly returns with Spearsy. Also this week: Stuck in the Arcarde, Please Please Tell Me Now, and our favorite foreign-language movies of...


Apr 19, 2024

Daryl Hall and John Oates are no more. So says John anyway. We discuss the shocking news, share our deep-cut favorites and relive our 2009 interview with John Oates in this special podcast. 

The 2025 lineup of The 80s Cruise is now available and includes Adam Ant, Squeeze, Christopher Cross, Men at Work and Andy Bell...


Apr 16, 2024

Are "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" and "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" any good? How do the two new "Ghostbusters" movies compare with the original 1984 film? We talk all things "Ghostbusters" and take the ultimate "Ghostbusters" trivia quiz with special guest co-host and quiz book author Tamara Dever.

The 2025 lineup of The...