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GenX and “Distraction” Media

Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: David Lee Roth prodded Sammy Hagar Salem’s Lot may never see daylight Draft Star Wars script sold at auction Then, we discuss the current (and potential future) state of media and ask whether the 1980s was part of that evolution. Finally, they give away a collectible thanks to http://www.kokomotoys.com. Introduction – 00:00 1980s News – 3:30 Did 1980s media/technology lead to TikTok? – 31:00 Wrap-Up & Your Feedback – 1:02:42 Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@1980snow. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1980snow. Become a patron at http://www.patreon.com/1980snow For more

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The 1980s were a formative time for Will Padilla. The founder and co-host of the 1980s Now podcast likens the decade to the European Renaissance from centuries ago.

“Unlike decades since and many decades prior, it has had a bigger influence on what continued after it, in terms of media, than any other,” Padilla says. “There was such an influx of new tech and globalization that burst these new forms of music and movies that continue today.”

You’ll hear all about those movies…”