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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!

Sep 24, 2023

We've covered all the songs that reached No. 2 but no farther in the United States - our Close But No Cigar series - but what about the UK? This episode of Stuck in the '80s is our debut of the new series: Just Missed the Biscuit. We begin with songs from 1973 to 1975 including tunes by David Bowie, Queen, the...

Sep 13, 2023

Steve Kilbey of The Church has been turning heads with his band's unique sound and lyrics since forming in Australia in the early '80s. He joins the podcast this week to talk about an upcoming tour of North America, his thoughts on "Unguarded Moment," why the future must be dystopian and the band's new album,...

Aug 31, 2023

Let's go back 40 years to the summer of 1983 and take a closer look at the deep hits from the albums released that steamy season. We give you forgotten classics from Paul Young, Men at Work, Kajagoogoo, Jackson Browne, The Fixx and Stevie Nicks. 

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Aug 20, 2023

Cast your mind back to the summer of 1986 in the new romance book "The Not So Nice Girl." Author Skye McDonald joins Spearsy this week to talk about the book. Also seggies and PPTMN.

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Aug 12, 2023

The concert film "Stop Making Sense" is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a re-release in 2023. Spearsy and guest co-host Doug Arthur review the Talking Heads' masterpiece.

The Stuck in the '80s podcast is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. The 2024 lineup has been announced. Join all your '80s friends on the Royal...