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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!

Aug 10, 2022

Kodo, Podo and Dar take a bow on the 40th anniversary of "The Beastmaster," a sword and sorcery movie that was beloved on cable networks in the '80s. Where does it rank among the competition? We talk about that and more, including full seggies.

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Jul 23, 2022

Diane Franklin joins Stuck in the '80s host Steve Spears this week to talk about "The Last American Virgin" on its 40th anniversary. How well does her part of Karen hold up? We also chat about "Better Off Dead" and even the latest Bill & Ted movie. It's an epic conversation we've been waiting a lifetime for!

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Jul 7, 2022

How well do you remember the chart-topping songs from 1988? How about the songs that only got to No. 2 on the chart but no further? This week, we look at more songs from 1988 that topped out at No. 2 on the chart, including hits by Richard Marx, Johnny Hates Jazz and the Mouth Breathers.

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Jun 30, 2022

Midge Ure, the Ultravox frontman and co-founder of Live Aid and Band Aid, joins the show to talk about his 2022 tour with Howard Jones, his latest music projects and the role of music as a healing force these days. An amazing conversation with a titan from our decade.

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Jun 19, 2022

Our favorite '80s author Steven Manchester returns to the show to talk about his new book set in the summer of 1984 - "Lawn Darts and Lemonade." Plus, full seggies.

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