History of the 90s

History of the 90s

On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora as we journey through the History of the 90's every other Wednesday.


May 31, 2023 38 mins
Today marks 25 years since Spiceworld was hit with a band-splitting jolt when Ginger Spice officially dropped the bomb that her Girl Power days were over. The announcement on May 31, 1998, by Gerri Halliwell sent shockwaves worldwide just days before the Spice Girls were to begin a mega-hyped North American tour. Gerri was considered the guru of the band’s Girl Power philosophy….so we thought this would be a great opportunity to re...
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On September 26, 1991, four men and four women embarked on an unprecedented mission in the Arizona desert. In one of the most exciting and controversial experiments of the 20th century, they created a mini version of earth under a glass and metal structure and planned to live inside it for 2 years. On this episode of History of the 90s we look at how the privately funded project called Biosphere 2 went from a media darling to what ...
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May 3, 2023 33 mins
In March 1991, a media circus descended on the normally quiet New Hampshire town of Exeter to witness a trial that some journalists were calling the sex, lies and murder case. The trial, which saw a young woman accused in the murder of her husband, was the first ever to be covered gavel to gavel live on US television. It was a landmark moment for cameras and the criminal justice system and marked the beginning of the true crime med...
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April 19, 2023 36 mins
It's been 30 years since the deadly stand-off in Waco, Texas that killed 75 people, including 25 children. Among the dead was David Koresh, the leader of the Branch Davidians, one of several Doomsday cults that made news at the end of the 20th century. On this episode of History of the 90s, first broadcast in May 2020 as part of a series on Doomsday cults we look back at what happened in Waco and why. Contact: Twitter: @1990shistor...
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April 5, 2023 37 mins
In March 1997 the Cartoon Network in the United States introduced a block of programming unlike anything ever seen before on a kids channel. From 4pm to 7pm each weekday young viewers could enjoy three hours of animated action shows from Japan. When Toonami put anime on TV in the prime after-school timeslot, it was the evolution of a slow steady climb that saw anime grow from an underground hobby in North America to a massive multi...
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March 22, 2023 40 mins
When a relationship comes to an end it can be hard for anyone, but when you factor in millions of dollars, pre-nups, and accusations of infidelity things can get down and dirty. In the 1990s news of several high profile break-ups dominated tabloid and mainstream media with juicy details and shocking allegations. On this episode of History of the 90s we look back at some of the messiest breakups of the decade. SHOW CONTACT: Twitter:...
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March 8, 2023 33 mins
When Johnny Depp and his business partners opened a nightclub in 1993 it instantly became one of the coolest places to hang out in West Hollywood. 20 something actors and musicians flocked to the tiny music venue at the corner of Sunset Blvd and Larrabee which catered to their wild habits. On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora takes you inside the Viper Room in the 1990s. GUEST CONTACT: Chris Epting, author of 4...
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March 1, 2023 4 mins
This week we’re introducing something special: Back Issue from Pineapple Street Studios. Back Issue is back with a brand new season! Back Issue reminisces on moments in pop culture’s past that have shaped our present. Each episode brings personal reflection, incredible guests, and plenty of deep belly laughs. This season host Josh Gwynn has invited some very special guest co-hosts to share their perspective on some of the most form...
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February 22, 2023 35 mins
On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at one of the most intense events in Canadian history. It might sound impossible today but 28 years ago the country was on the verge of breaking apart. This is the story of the 1995 Quebec Referendum. GUEST CONTACT: Dave Trafford, Executive Producer of iContact Productions Twitter: @davetrafford www.icontactproductions.com SHOW CONTACT: Twitter: @1990shistory Fa...
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February 8, 2023 48 mins
In the 1990s a new generation of female country artists dominated Nashville with a look and sound that had never been seen before. Stars like Shania Twain, Faith Hill and The Chicks broke the rules, topped the music charts and crossed over into mainstream. These women paved the way for singers like Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert and many of more of today’s artists. But there has never been another time like the 1990s for women in...
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January 25, 2023 36 mins
For over 25 years Alan Eagleson ruled the professional hockey world by convincing the players he represented through his roles as agent and union boss that he was a benevolent leader with their best interests in mind.   When cracks started to appear in the façade he had created it would take the efforts of dozens of players like Carl Brewer along with other hockey agents and dedicated journalists to finally knock Eagleson off his p...
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January 11, 2023 33 mins
In February 1993 a thunderous explosion rocked the parking garage below the World Trade Centre carving out a crater in the floor that was 100 feet wide and several stories deep. Initially it was believed that a transformer may have exploded because the idea of terrorism on United States soil seemed impossible. On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at an event that marked the beginning of a new era of ...
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December 28, 2022 43 mins
1993 was a year filled with shocking crimes and unexpected losses. There was also hope for peace in the middle east, while at the same time we saw the beginning of a new phase of terrorism that hinted at much worse things to come in the new millennium. On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora looks back at 10 of the most memorable stories from 1993. Show Contact Info: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory I...
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December 14, 2022 38 mins
On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora takes a look at another powerhouse show from Aaron Spelling and Darren Starr. A show that grew out of the teen classic Beverly Hills 90210 and despite a rough star became one of the most outrageous and compulsively watchable TV shows of the 1990s. This is the story of Melrose Place. Guests: Tara Ariano and Sarah D. Bunting, co-hosts of the podcast: Again With This: Beverly H...
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November 30, 2022 47 mins
When the Aaron Spelling show Beverly Hills, 90210 debuted on the Fox Network in September 1990, it was panned by TV critics who called it shallow and stereotypical. Some predicted it would be cancelled before the end of the season. Instead, the show went on to dominate the TV landscape for the rest of the decade and along the way redefined the teen drama genre. On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks at how ...
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November 16, 2022 27 mins
From 1964 to 1966, The Beatles played only a handful of shows in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Each show was pandemonium but the story of the Beatles in Canada goes far beyond that. From their first visit to Canada in Winnipeg, to the famous Bed-In in Montreal in 1969. Support: patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/craigU Donate: canadaehx.com (Click Donate) E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: twitter.com/c...
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November 2, 2022 32 mins
It was a classic battle between good and evil and it gave us one of the greatest toys of all time. Today, we journey back to revisit the history of the iconic Transformers. From their early days in Japan to dominating TVs and toy shelves in North America, this is another defining 1980s toys franchise that was also a masterclass in marketing. So hit play and let's roll out! Support the show and get bonus audio content at Patreon.com...
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October 19, 2022 39 mins
When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, 1992, George H.W. Bush was still the US President….The Canadian Prime Minister was Brian Mulroney….Roseanne was the number one sitcom……Hook was the number one movie…..and the Super Nintendo was the hot new gaming system everyone wanted.  In this episode, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at a year when musicians made history, ventured into new territory, proved their worth in ways that mad...
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October 5, 2022 32 mins
The 1990s was a tumultuous era for British singer George Michael. He began the decade as one of the biggest popstars in the world, riding high on his wildly successful debut solo album. But secretly the singer was struggling with many personal demons including coming to terms with his sexual identity, something he was forced to confront after an embarrassing arrest in 1998. On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora ...
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September 21, 2022 34 mins
In the 1990s a vicious turf war between the Hell’s Angels and rival bike gang The Rock Machine turned the streets of Montreal into a deadly battleground. Over an eight year period bombings, arsons and brazen shootouts terrorized Quebec, leaving more than 160 people dead including innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire. On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the Quebec Biker War. GUEST: Julian S...
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