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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 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. 

The Stuck in the '80s podcast is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Join all your '80s friends on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas on Feb. 29 to March 7 for a weeklong trip back to the '80s. The lineup includes: 38 Special, Air Supply, The English Beat, Soft Cell, Debbie Gibson, Sebastian Bach, Steve Pearcy of Ratt, Ray Parker Jr., Sheena Easton, Wang Chung, Midnight Star, Animotion, Real Life, Escape Club, When in Rome UK, Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg and more. Original MTV veejays Alan Hunter and Mark Goodman will be there to host along with Downtown Julie Brown. 

Listen to the show to get our promo code for $200 of cabin credit for first-time guests. The 2024 cruise is sold out but you can still join the wait list and make it!

Our podcast is listener-supported via Patreon. Members get special swag and invitations to patron-only Zoom happy hours with the hosts of the podcast. Find out more at our official Patreon page.

The Stuck in the '80s podcast is hosted by creator Steve Spears and Brad Williams. Find out more about the show, celebrating its 18th year in 2023, at