The 80its

The 80its

An objective defense of 1980s pop culture. From a couple of idiots.... Show More

Episodes

October 19, 2020 47 min
Will and Ray speak with Derek Wilson, star of "Preacher," "Future Man" and "Birds of Prey," about whether one of the best "1980s" sci-fi/comedy TV shows actually debuted in 2017.
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October 12, 2020 40 min
Will and Ray discuss the impact the legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen had on pop culture beyond rock and roll.
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Will and Ray speak with Diane Franklin, 1980s icon and star of "The Last American Virgin," "Better of Dead" and "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure."
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September 28, 2020 52 min
Will and Ray speak with Austin Trunick, author of "The Cannon Film Guide Volume I: 1980–1984" about the impact of the B-movie studio.
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September 14, 2020 61 min
Will and Ray speak with esteemed author and ufologist Jerome Clark and UFO phenomenon in the 1980s.
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August 31, 2020 70 min
Will and Ray speak with Alex Winter, filmmaker and star of "Bill & Ted Face the Music."
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August 23, 2020 67 min
Will interviews Harold Faltermeyer, the composer of several iconic 1980s film scores and much more. Will challenges Ray's knowledge of other musicians turned 1980s film composers.
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August 18, 2020 30 min
Ray challenges Will to "impossible" 1980s trivia. *Next week: Back to defending the 1980s with a 1980s icon.*
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August 10, 2020 63 min
Will and Ray speak with author Kevin Mattson about his new book "We're Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan and the Real Culture War of 1980s America."
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August 3, 2020 41 min
Will and Ray discuss 1980s sequels they love, they hate and they wish they would've gotten.
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Will and Ray speak with the dynasty gamer Ernie Gary Gygax, Jr. about growing up with Dungeons & Dragons in the 1980s.
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July 20, 2020 47 min
Will quizzes Ray on whether 1980s hits are covers of songs from prior decades.
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Will and Ray discuss lessons they learned from 1980s films and speak with columnist, author and 1980s cinephile Hadley Freeman.
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July 5, 2020 52 min
Will and Ray speak with 1980s award-winning, chart-topping performer Taylor Dayne.
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July 2, 2020 8 min
Apparently inebriated, Ray takes over the podcast and records a unique bonus episode without music or Will.
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June 28, 2020 48 min
Will and Ray discuss hit songs featured in 1980s films and some of the curious details surrounding them.
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June 21, 2020 75 min
Will and Ray speak with television writer/producer Don Todd, who wrote (and much more) for 1985's "Misfits of Science" and has created, written and/or otherwise produced many popular TV shows in the decades since.
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June 14, 2020 48 min
Will and Ray reflect on a their first year podcasting as The 80its.
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Will and Ray speak with Don Hall from Literate Ape about some of the problematic and not so problematic films of the 1980s.
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May 31, 2020 46 min
Will tests Ray's knowledge about 1980s TV show spin-offs (while broadcasting live on Facebook).
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