Sliders and Wings

Sliders and Wings

Hosted by Rachel Cox and Valerie Temple, Sliders and Wings is a podcast about the TV shows Sliders, Wings, and all the other forgotten TV shows of the 90s.

Episodes

May 25, 2022 42 min

This week Val and Rachel welcome special guest Nita Pom-Pom discuss Parker Lewis Can't Lose, an American teen sitcom that originally aired on Fox from September 1990 to June 1993. It was produced by Clyde Phillips Productions in association with Columbia Pictures Television. During the last season, the series rebranded to Parker Lewis. The series depicts the tribulations of the title character Parker Lewis (played by Corin Neme...

Share
Mark as Played

This week Val and Rachel discuss The Outer Limits,  a television series that originally aired on Showtime, Syfy and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The Outer Limits series that aired from 1963 to 1965. The Outer Limits is an science fiction anthology of distinct story episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end. The revival series maintained an anthology format, but occasionally f...

Share
Mark as Played
April 27, 2022 40 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Grace Under Fire, an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 29, 1993, to February 17, 1998. The show starred Brett Butler as a single mother learning how to cope with raising her three children alone after finally divorcing her abusive husband. The series was created by Chuck Lorre and produced by Carsey-Werner Productions.

  Hot Topics include: 1.) Feeling stupid is the worst 2.) Val ge...
Share
Mark as Played
April 13, 2022 49 min

This week Val and Rachel and Special Guests Aaron and Greg (their respective spouses) discuss Get a Life, a television sitcom that was broadcast in the United States on the Fox Network from September 23, 1990, to March 8, 1992. The show stars Chris Elliott as a 30-year-old paperboy named Chris Peterson. Peterson lived in an apartment above his parents' garage (Elliott's parents are played by Elinor Donahue and his real-life...

Share
Mark as Played

This week Val and Rachel discuss two radio workplace sitcoms from different eras: Newsradio and WKRP in Cincinnati. 

NewsRadio is an American sitcom television series that aired on NBC from March 21, 1995 to May 4, 1999, focusing on the work lives of the staff of a New York City AM news radio station. It had an ensemble cast featuring Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney, Vicki Lewis, Joe Rogan, Khandi Alexander, Jon ...
Share
Mark as Played

This week Val and Rachel sit down with our friend Nicole Restaino for an innovative new format: we'll be contrasting and comparing 90s TV show My So-Called Life with current HBO show Euphoria. Both shows depict teenagers with complexity and have passionate fan bases.

We also finally break the one-hour mark, so hold onto your hats, dear listeners!  

My So-Called Life is an American teen drama television series created by Winnie...

Share
Mark as Played
March 2, 2022 49 min

This week Val and Rachel chat with special guest Bennett Madison about Sisters, an American family drama television series that aired on NBC for six seasons from May 11, 1991 to May 4, 1996. Sisters focused on four very different sisters living in Winnetka, Illinois. Their recently deceased father, Thomas Reed, a doctor, had been absent and a workaholic, while their long-suffering mother, Beatrice, turned to alcoholism to cope with...

Share
Mark as Played
February 16, 2022 43 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Diagnosis: Murder, an American action-comedy-mystery-medical crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son Steve, a homicide detective played by Van Dyke's real-life son Barry. The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman, became a series of three television films, and then a weekly television series t...

Share
Mark as Played
February 2, 2022 35 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Men Behaving Badly, an American sitcom television series that ran on NBC from September 18, 1996, to December 17, 1997. It is based on the earlier British sitcom of the same name. Set in Indianapolis, Indiana, the show starred Rob Schneider, Ron Eldard, and Justine Bateman. Kevin (Eldard) and Jamie (Schneider) were college buddies sharing an apartment and living out a second childhood, much to the c...

Share
Mark as Played
January 20, 2022 39 min

This week Val and Rachel and Special Guest (and Val's very own "pool boy")  Aaron Lange discuss Red Shoe Diaries, "an American anthology erotic drama series that aired on Showtime cable network from 1992 to 1997 and distributed by Playboy Entertainment overseas. It is a spinoff of an earlier film by the same name, also directed by Zalman King. Most episodes were directed by either Zalman King, Rafael Eisenman or bot...

Share
Mark as Played
January 12, 2022 22 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Boston Common, an American sitcom television series created by David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (from Will and Grace), and aired on NBC from March 21, 1996, to April 27, 1997. The series was one of the 10 highest rated shows in its first season as it ranked 8th in the yearly ratings with a 15.6 household rating, but with a move to Sundays in its second season, the show dropped from 8th to 52nd place. 

...
Share
Mark as Played
January 6, 2022 23 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss The Commish, an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC in the United States from September 28, 1991, to January 11, 1996. The series focuses on the work and home life of a suburban police commissioner in Eastbridge, New York. The series stars Michael Chiklis as Anthony J. "Tony" Scali, a former NYPD detective who is now the police commissioner in the small fictional suburb...

Share
Mark as Played
December 22, 2021 30 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss an American fantasy drama television series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, and ran for 211 episodes over nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. The series stars Roma Downey as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their...

Share
Mark as Played
December 15, 2021 27 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Profiler, an American crime drama that aired on NBC as part of its Thrillogy block and CNBC Europe from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the fictional FBI Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ally Walker starred as profiler Dr. Samantha Waters during the first three seasons (1996–99), and was later replaced by Jamie Luner as pr...

Share
Mark as Played
November 24, 2021 39 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Early Edition, an American fantasy comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from September 28, 1996, to May 27, 2000. Set in Chicago, Illinois, it follows the adventures of a man who mysteriously receives each Chicago Sun-Times newspaper the day before it is actually published, and who uses this knowledge to prevent terrible events every day. Created by Ian Abrams, Patrick Q. Page, and Vik R...

Share
Mark as Played
November 17, 2021 37 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, an American Western drama television series starring Jane Seymour, who plays Dr. Michaela Quinn, a physician who leaves Boston in search of adventure in the Old American West and settles in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The television series ran on CBS for six seasons, from January 1, 1993, to May 16, 1998. In total, 150 episodes were produced, plus two television movies wh...

Share
Mark as Played
November 10, 2021 31 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss The Ben Stiller Show, an American sketch comedy series that aired on MTV from 1990 to 1991, and then on Fox from September 27, 1992 to January 17, 1993. The Fox program starred Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo and Bob Odenkirk. The program featured numerous filmed comedy segments, many of which parodied middle of the 1980s to beginning of the 1990s pop culture. Despite mostly positive review...

Share
Mark as Played
November 3, 2021 42 min
This week Val and Rachel discuss The Heights, an American musical drama series that aired Thursday at 9:00 pm on the Fox network from August to November 1992. The Heights centered on a fictional band (also called The Heights) made up of mostly working-class young adults. Episodes regularly featured one of their songs.  

The eventual theme song for the show, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" (sung by cast member Jamie Walters), ...

Share
Mark as Played
October 27, 2021 33 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Eerie, Indiana, an American horror science fiction television series that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1991, to April 12, 1992. The series was created by José Rivera and Karl Schaefer, with Joe Dante serving as creative consultant.

  Hot Topics Include: 1.) Comparisons to X-Files, Pete and Pete, Encyclopedia Brown, 3-2-1 Contact and Odd Squad 2.) Connections to Hocus Pocus and Picket ...
Share
Mark as Played
October 20, 2021 29 min

This week Val and Rachel discuss Northern Exposure, an American Northern comedy-drama television series about the eccentric residents of a fictional small town in Alaska that ran on CBS from July 12, 1990, to July 26, 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It received 57 award nominations during its five-year run and won 27, including the 1992 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, two additional Primetime Emmy Awards, fou...

Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    The Daily

    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Morbid: A True Crime Podcast

    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.