The Nostalgia Test Podcast

The Nostalgia Test Podcast

🎙Join longtime friends Dan & Manny 👬 as they put their mainstream pop-culture past to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST!

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January 11, 2022 32 min

Dan & Manny talk about Hollywood's obsession with rebooting 80s classics by putting the news of a possible 🍻 Road House reboot starring Jake Gyllenhaal to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST (NOW)! Manny is on FIRE 🔥 this episode and puts Hollywood on BLAST for even trying to reboot 🍻Road House. They discuss why it's impossible to reboot any 80s movie, how MGM should cast Regé-Jean Page in the ...

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Dan & Manny look back on 2021 in Nostalgia Test Podcast history. They reminisce and give out 🏆"awards" for: 

  • Favorite Episode
  • Best Episode
  • Episode They Thought Would Be More Popular
  • Episode They Were Surprised Did So Well
  • Best Guest
  • Best Drop
  • Most Ridiculous Episode
  • What Episode We Want to Re-test----more----
  • Episodes mentioned in this episode: 

  • Episode 40: 🎥🧡The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story w/...
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    Dan & Manny welcome Brendan Ryan of The Adult Babies Podcast on this amazing Christmas versus journey as they put 🦌Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & ⛄Frosty The Snowman to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! This episode is a comedic masterpiece, driven by extreme confusion. They try to unpack why Santa is such an a**hole to Rudolph and all the elves, is Santa the head of a weird North Pole Cult, how Elf literally...

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    December 8, 2021 51 min

    Dan & Manny go head-to-head to find the best 👽trippy bedroom items and put them all to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Their lists are: 

    Manny's List:

  • 🌋Lava Lamp
  • 🌌Black Light
  • 🔮Plasma Ball
  • Dan's List:

  • 🛋️Inflatable Couch
  • Glow in the Dark Stars
  • 🎆Fiber Optic lamp
  • This has to be the weirdest episode this season. Dan & Manny talk about the grossness that is an inflata...

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    November 23, 2021 45 min

    Dan & Manny take on 🦃Thanksgiving for this special holiday lightning round and put some 🦃Thanksgiving staples to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! 

  • 😜Friendsgiving
  • 🤑Black Friday
  • 🔴Cranberry Sauce
  • 🏈Football
  • 🎺The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • They talk about giving November back to 🦃Thanksgiving, kicking the Greenbean Casserole off the table and to the curb, Dan...

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    Dan & Manny put Pixar's 🚀Lightyear to the ultimate test on the very first Nostalgia Test Now! This episode has everything, Manny talks about Lightyear being part of a Toy Story future-multiverse, the guys go into a quick Rocky tangent (of course), and there's plenty of Nostalgia Test Podcast confusion. 

    And much more, including: ----more----

  • Dagobah
  • X-Wing
  • Toy Story Franchise
  • The Reinvention of Sid: Creativity an...
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    November 2, 2021 48 min

    Dan & Manny go head-to-head to find the best desk object or toy and put them all to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Their lists are: 

    Manny's List:

  • 🔮Newton's Cradle
  • ⛰️Desktop Shifting Sandscape
  • 📍3D Metal Pin Art
  • Dan's List:

  • 🦆The Original Drinking Bird
  • Hourglass
  • 🧲Desk Magnetic Sculpture
  • This episode is the Spencer Gifts of The Nostalgia Test Podcast. It's fun but has no real...

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    October 26, 2021 45 min

    Dan & Manny walk down memory lane, 🎃 Halloween style, and talk about their favorite Halloween memories from childhood to adulthood. 

    Dan talks about his dad's intense trick-or-treating strategy in Ozone Park, Queens, Manny explores his love for dressing up, and Dan & Manny try to understand why their parents and every other adult was okay with teenagers vandalizing property and each other for one single night a...

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    October 19, 2021 60 min

    Dan & Manny put a bunch of 😎📺90s Mentos commercials to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. We encourage you to watch all these amazing commercials here: Mentos The Freshmaker 90s All Commercials

    This episode sets the tone for how weird things are going to get this new season, so get ready! Dan & Manny try to figure out if Mentos gives you special powers, why there aren't any consequences in the Men...

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    October 5, 2021 52 min

    Dan & Manny put 5 🎛️Techno songs to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. The 5 songs are: 

  • Robert Miles - 👶Children
  • Ivan Van Dahl - 🏰☁️Castles In The Sky
  • Scooter - ✨I'm Raving
  • Barry Harris - 🏊Dive In The Pool (featuring Pepper MaShay)
  • Alice DJ - 🥳Better Off Alone
  • Dan & Manny reminisce about their short-lived "raving" period, Manny sings the classic Mineola hit "Mike Thi...

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    Dan & Manny invite Matt, Steve, & Ryan from 🍍STATTfest to a battle of the ⛱️Summer Hits playlists to see which songs survive the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. The competing playlists are: 

    The Nostalgia Test Podcast:

  • 🚙Nelly- Ride Wit Me
  • 🎛️DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Summertime
  • 🛹Sublime - What I Got
  • STATTfest:

  • 🏝️Weezer - Island In The Sun
  • 🌅 Sugar Ray - Every Mor...
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    Dan & Manny bring back their longtime friend Steve Herrera to put his🥊Rocky Ranking to the ultimate test--THE 🥊ROCKY RANKING REDEMPTION TEST! After Steve's blasphemous comments about 🥊Rocky 4 on Ep. 27: 🍾2020 Wrap-Up Hangout, Dan & Manny gave him a chance to rethink & plead his Rocky Ranking case. Also, the guys debate🥊Rocky 2 vs 🥊Rocky 3, the 🥊Rocky 3 vs ...

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    Dan & Manny bring back their longtime friend and veteran guest Billy D'Elia to put 🥊Rocky Balboa (2006) to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. The guys go the distance in this epic conversation about the last 🥊Rocky film in the franchise. They do impressions of all of Rocky's dad jokes, try to figure out why Rocky's son is such a spoiled brat, why isn't there a 🥊Rocky-themed Comic-Con,...

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    Dan & Manny invite Jessica Kwazz from Second Chance Movies Podcast to put the infamous 🥊Rocky 5 to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. This is the episode Dan & Manny have been dreading since the start of this 🥊Rocky journey, but Jess made it more fun than expected. Dan, Manny, & Jess talk about the extreme time travel that happens from 🥊Rocky 4 to 🥊Rocky 5, those insulting "montag...

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    Dan & Manny invite Mo & Max from Buzzn The Tower to put the most successful 🥊Rocky movie in the franchise,🥊Rocky 4to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. This episode is a celebration of the greatest 80s film of all time, released on Sylvester Stallone's birthday! WHAT!? There's no need for any more introduction. Settle in, get a drink, & come along as we talk about an 80s masterpiece. DRAGOO...

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    Dan & Manny celebrate their 1-year podcast anniversary with Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars to put Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Vol. 1-3 to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! Long Island, NY & New Jersey come together on this super East Coast episode. Dan, Manny, & Brian reminisce on their Top-5 lists from the 3 Billy Joel Greatest Hits albums. Brian brings a ton of Billy Joel love, knowledge, and heartfelt tangent...

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    June 22, 2021 77 min

    Dan & Manny continue their journey through the 🥊 Rocky franchise and put the 1982 classic 🥊 Rocky 3 to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. This episode is filled with emotions. Manny professes his love for Carl Weathers, Dan talks about how many times he cried, and Adrian gets her props for her amazing beach monologue and cueing almost every montage in the 🥊 Rocky franchise. 

    And so much more, includ...

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    Dan & Manny invite Rob McCaffery from the Sanity is Overrated podcast to put the 1979 classic 🥊 Rocky 2 to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Buckle up for this one, because they get super deep on this episode. Dan, Manny, & Rob attempt to figure the age difference between Rocky & Paulie, Dan sees 🥊 Rocky 2 as a movie about bad financial decisions, and they come up with the perfect way to expand the ...

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    Dan surprises Manny with a grab bag of early 2000s fashion, hairstyles, and a random drink from Manny's past to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! Some of the things they discuss are: 

  • 🧁👱Frosted Tips
  • ⛓️Chain Wallets
  • 👖Jnco Jeans
  • 👕🩳Short Sleeves Over Long Sleeves & Shorts Over Sweatpants
  • And much more, including:----more----

  • 1 min 14 sec: Manny is in Tuesday while Dan is in Monday! T...
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    Dan & Manny invite special guest Pop singer Kadence to help put 5🎵🎺Ska & Punk Cover Songs to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. The 5 songs are: 

  • 🚶MXPX - (I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles
  • 🎈Goldfinger - 99 Red Balloons
  • ⚡Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
  • 💕New Found Glory - The Glory Of Love
  • 🥰Reel Big Fish - Take On Me
  • Dan, Manny, & Kadence have one of the deepest conversations on...

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