Branded in the 80s Podcast
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The Branded in the 80s Podcast is a show that remembers what it was like to be a kid growing up in the 1980s. Cartoons, movies, music, toys, and junk food.
||CleanEpisode 13 - Star Wars Then and Now||On this episode of the show I take a minute to talk about the Star Wars films, in particular how the years of official canon affect how our perceptions of the movies and characters change over time. There are spoilers for Episodes 7 & 8, so...||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Walter Kellog Cereal Detective||On the latest episode of the Branded in the 80s podcast I’m going to attempt to solve a mystery, a cold case 30 years in the making. It’s a twisted tale of deception, a famous advertising slogan, mistaken identities, and murder. ...||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpsiode 11 - Refining the Quest to Collect||In this episode of the show I switch gears from looking backwards to what it's like to be a collector in the modern age. How does getting older change the way I look at collecting, and how can I refine and focus my efforts to best accomplish my...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Passing Down the Matrix of Nostalgia||The second season of the All New Branded in the 80s podcast continues with episode 10 where I talk a bit about passing the torch of nostalgia to the next generation. Having had the opportunity to babysit my nephew, a 10 year-old Transformers...||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Cartoon Liner Notes||The All New Branded in the 80s Podcast returns for season 2 with an episode that takes a look at creator attribution behind the scenes of our favorite 80s cartoons. From voice actors to the musicians behind the theme songs, why is it so...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Unsung Heroes of the 80s||On this episode of the All New Branded in the 80s podcast I take a look at a couple of documentaries that highlight some unsung heroes of the decade that had a vast influence on the pop culture of the day, Candyman, the David Klein Story, and The Rock..||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Nostalgia, the Weirder, the Better||On this episode of the All New Branded in the 80s podcast I spend some time talking about what it's like to be a nostalgia addicted guy in the world of pop culture collecting. Though I adore most all 80s nostalgic kid's stuff, these days it...||8/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - The Marty McFly Theorem||In this week's episode of the All New Branded in the 80s podcast I talk a little bit about the Marty McFly Theorem, or how there are really two completely different Marty McFlys in the first Back to the Future film. If you want to chat about the...||7/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Thrashin' and Trashin'||On this week's episode of the new Branded in the 80s podcast I take a moment to make a confession. I was an 80s skateboarding poser. I talk a bit about my obsession with the skating culture, the boards I had as a kid, and how being a...||7/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Thunder in Your Heart||In this episode of the All New Branded in the 80s podcast I dig a little deeper into one of my favorite 80s era anthems, the badass Thunder in Your Heart by John Farnham from the soundtrack to the 1986 cult BMX film Rad. I recently discovered...||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - The Ghostbusters Novelization||On this episode of the all new Branded in the 80s podcast I spend little time talking about one of my favorite 80s era collectibles, movie tie-in novelizations! I cover a bit of the reason why I love them as a concept before diving into some...||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Reconsidering Billy Francis Kopeke||In this week's episode of the Branded in the 80s podcast I take a minute to talk about finding new perspectives on the pop culture that we know and love so much that it's started to lose some of its luster. To this effect I reconsider the...||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Ecto Cooler||On this first episode of the new Branded in the 80s Podcast I talk a little bit about the 10th anniversary of the website, get excited about the return of Hi-C Ecto Cooler to store shelves, and discuss the power of positivity on the internet. I...||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun and Relatable
For a one-man-show podcast, it is professionally very well done. It’s fun to listen to with wonderful material and our host is quite relatable, bringing the magic of nostalgia alive for us retro heads. PLEASE KEEP THESE COMING!
A Nostalgic high!
Love this podcast! The only single negative I can come up with is that there are too few episodes. Maybe if the episodes were longer to lengthen the experience? It’s hard to improve on an already stellar podcast. Looking forward to many more great episodes, thanks for the experience and keep up the great work!
Love this show!
Branded in the 80's is a deep dive into a specific retro topic each episode. From movies to songs to toys and food, Shawn covers it all with thoughtful reflection, considerable research, and candor. Keep it up!