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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!

Jul 15, 2024

Our listeners hated our One-Hit Wonder series of podcasts so much, we decided to double down. Welcome to Part 1 of our "Two-Hit Wonders" of the '80s podcasts. We'll honor artists who might have had a deep catalog of great music, but still only had two hits on the Billboard Top 40 charts in the U.S. This week, the...


Jul 11, 2024

Alex Foley is back, along with all our old friends, for "Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F" on Netflix. Does Eddie Murphy acquit himself after the debacle of "Coming 2 America?" Find out when we review the fourth movie in the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise. Also, full seggies including TV Party Tonight and You Spin Me Round. And...


Jul 1, 2024

Have you seen Andrew McCarthy's new documentary "Brats" on Hulu? His take on the Brat Pack years is attracting a lot of attention. Susannah Gora, author of the book "You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation," joins the podcast this week to talk about...


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...