Wang Chung, the Brat Pack and Deathstalker

Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: 09:30 – What Wang Chung didn’t know 18:55 – The Jason Universe 32:00 – 9 to 5 documentary 42:40 – Brat Pack documentary 53:15 – Deathstalker reboot 1:04:40 – Wrap-Up and Thank You Subscribe to our YouTube channel: […]

Mike Tyson, Ghosts, and The Future of Mad Max

Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: 4:00 – Mike Tyson’s peers fear for Tyson in his upcoming fight 17:11 – Whoopi Goldberg explains how ghosts work 25:22 – Road House sequel is in the works 36:12 – A Terminator anime is in our near […]

80s Song Mystery Was Solved

Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: 01:55 – Gedde Watanabe is not offended by Sixteen Candles 08:55 – Country legend releases AI-generated song 21:50 – Michael J. Fox: Being famous was harder in the 1980s 26:10 – Gen Z doesn’t want to work to […]

1980s News: New Clue, Rocky II’s Real Injury, Gross Jell-O and More

Recorded before a live Facebook (and YouTube) audience, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: 08:00 – Sony buys “Clue” TV and film rights 20:30 – The painful origin of Rocky’s injury in “Rocky II” 28:30 – 1980s favorite returns to Dr. Who 37:00 – Creator of “The Naked Gun” doesn’t approve of […]

Gen X vs. Millennials

First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: 1981’s Wizardy is getting a digital makeover 1984’s Transformers coming to theaters Transformers One debuts in September Transformers/G.I. Joe mash-up film has been green lit Then, we respond to viral Millennial TikTok videos that invoke the good name of our generation. Introduction – 00:00 Announcement […]

80s True Crime: The George Bosque Heist

Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including the new Knight Rider Pinball DLC, and update on the live-action “Thundercats,” and The Hollywood Reporter ranked all the “Ghostbusters” in the most egregious way. Then, Will shares the true tale of how George Bosque stole nearly $2 million in 1980 and the crazy thing he […]

Interview: Lucinda Dickey

First, Kat explains why she became a ninja. Then, Will chats with Lucinda Dickey, star of “Breakin’,” “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” and “Ninja III: The Domination,” all of which premiered in 1984. Introduction – 0:00 Interview with Lucinda Dickey – 9:20 Become a patron at http://www.patreon.com/1980snow. For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about […]

1984: The Best Year in Movies?

First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: Road House: the most successful Apple movie Kevin Smith’s movie set in 1986 Scorpion’s “Rock You Like a Hurricane” was nearly R-Rated Netflix just added these 20 films from 1984 to their catalog Then, Will challenges you and his co-hosts to identify 1984 films from […]

Road House (1989) vs. Road House (2024)

First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: DNA just solved a 1980s murder DNA testing was discovered in 1984 Ghostbusters is a billion dollar franchise John Williams made a musical mistake in Star Wars Then, the trio compares the original “Road House,” starring Patrick Swayze, with the one just released on Amazon […]

The Curious Origin of Prince’s 1999

First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: New live-action Popeye movie John Mellencamp is mad again The best place to get abducted by aliens The people most likely to get abducted by aliens First look at “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” Then, in true crime fashion, Will shares the tale of how Prince was inspired […]