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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!

Jun 24, 2024

"Purple Rain" - the movie, the album, the pop culture milestone - turns 40 years old this summer. Guest co-host Patty Lin and Spearsy celebrate Prince's summer on top of the world in this special episode of Stuck in the '80s.

Read more about Patty Lin and her book "End Credits: How I Broke Up With Hollywood." Here's her...

Jun 19, 2024

Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia is home to several epic Dirty Dancing Weekends each year. Spearsy and his wife review their recent visit to the resort where much of the 1987 movie was filmed, including an interview with Mountain Lake Lodge CEO Heidi Stone. 

Get the 2025 Dirty Dancing Weekend dates here.

The 2025 lineup...

Jun 14, 2024

The music of 1984 was amazing, but that summer was incredibly special for bands just starting their careers. We honor six of the best debut albums from the summer of 1984, including records by Sheila E., the Fat Boys, WASP, Stryper, Sade and more.

The 2025 lineup of The 80s Cruise is now available and includes Adam Ant,...