Wed, 29 July 2015
Twist away the gates of steel and step into the future...by taking a walk back to the 1980s. (The last decade Gen X was ever happy!)
Burn out your retinas on all that neon!
Hear synthesizers and drum machines in your sleep.
Remember how cool hanging out at the mall was? (We wonder what happened to that guy who mastered Dragon's Lair at the mall arcade -- what is he doing today?)
Oh yeah, don't forget the shadow of complete planetary annihilation hanging over us all ("Damn, commies!") during what many consider the happiest times America has ever seen...
We begin this episode by talking about our best -- and worst -- memories from the 80s. After that, we discuss some favorite things from the time: music, movies, and television in particular.
What did we think were the big news stories about the 80s? Find out before we discuss what we consider the technological events of the decade.
Then we imagine we have a time machine and the power to change the world. Find out what we would do if we could go back to the 80s and make one change about the decade. After that, we talk about our greatest accomplishments in the 80s.
We devote some time to the best and worst things to come out of the 80s, and then we wrap up the episode talking about the one word we'd use to describe the decade.
We know we have an audience spanning many decades; we'd love to hear your thoughts about the 80s in the comments.