When We Were Young - an 80s and 90s pop culture podcast
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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG takes a look back at different beloved parts of pop culture from our formative years (1980-2000) and decides if they hold up today. On twitter, facebook, and themfp.org WWWYshow.
||Explicit60: “Do You Have The Time To Listen To Me Whine?” - 1994 Alternative Music||If you loved alternative music in the 90s, welcome to paradise! When We Were Young rewind 25 years back to rediscover iconic tracks from Beck’s “Loser” to Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” to see which 1994 breakouts stand the test of time.||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit59: "Earn This" - Shakespeare in Love vs. Saving Private Ryan||For Your Consideration: When We Were Young relive one of the 90s most memorable Oscars telecasts, when Steven Spielberg’s knockout WWII epic SAVING PRIVATE RYAN vied with the Harvey Weinstein-backed costume rom-com SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE for Best Picture||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit58: "She's Evil! She's Brilliant!" - Michael Douglas Erotic Thrillers||Michael Douglas has starred in the top 3 highest-grossing erotic thrillers of all time: FATAL ATTRACTION (1987), BASIC INSTINCT (1992) and DISCLOSURE (1994). We take a look back at their deranged femme fatales and the man that ties them all together!||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit57: "A Run-By Fruiting" - Mrs. Doubtfire||In this episode of the podcast, we look back at the tradition of funnymen dressing as funny-looking women. Then it’s time to say “Hellooooooo!” again to MRS. DOUBTFIRE (1993), cinema’s most successful cross-dresser. Does this broad comedy still||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit56: "She's So Lucky, She's A Star" - 1999 Pop Girls||The When We Were Young podcast heads back to 1999 to revisit Britney Spears' instant domination in pop culture with the release of 'Baby... One More Time,' as well as the debuts of Christina Aguilera, Mandy Moore and Jessica Simpson.||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit55: "Another Reason To Hate Christmas" - Gremlins||Never get them wet. Avoid bright lights. Don't feed them after midnight. And whatever you do, don't miss When We Were Young's holiday episode as we revisit the horror-comedy franchise GREMLINS!||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit54: "...And I'm All Out Of Bubblegum" - 80s Dystopias Part 2||In When We Were Young’s latest episode, Reel Gents podcast host Travis Dukelow joins us to dissect a cornucopia of dystopias unleashed in the 80s. Part 1 covers Terry Gilliam's BRAZIL (1985) and Part 2 revisits John Carpenter's THEY LIVE (1987).||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit53: "My Complication Had A Little Complication" - 80s Dystopias Part 1||In When We Were Young’s latest episode, Reel Gents podcast host Travis Dukelow joins us to dissect a cornucopia of dystopias unleashed in the 80s. Part 1 covers Terry Gilliam's BRAZIL (1985) and Part 2 revisits John Carpenter's THEY LIVE (1987).||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit52: "Come With Me If You Want to Live" - The Terminator & Terminator 2: Judgment Day||It's Judgment Day on When We Were Young as we revisit THE TERMINATOR & T:2. We also sit down with Ben Foster, co-director of the new sci-fi adventure TIME TRAP, to discuss the hardships of indie filmmaking and why people are so drawn to time travel tale||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit51: “Everyone’s Entitled To One Good Scare” - Halloween||This October, we’re celebrating Halloween by celebrating HALLOWEEN. The podcast welcomes wife-and-husband duo Chelsea and Dan to discuss all matters of splatter, then looks back at the original Halloween in observance of its 40th anniversary.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit50: “Reader Beware, You’re In For A Scare!” – Goosebumps||When We Were Young invites GOOSEBUMPS fanatic Daniel Montgomery onto the show to turn back the cuckoo clock of doom and revisit three classic titles. Do these books still dish out the deep trouble, or was R.L. Stine just crying monster all along?||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit49: "3 Minutes To Wapner" - Rain Man||Take a break from memorizing that phone book and make sure you’re wearing the proper underwear, because When We Were Young is about to make like Wapner and judge whether RAIN MAN soars like Qantas or sucks like Kmart just in time for its 30th annivers||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit48: "Put Me Back In! Put Me Back In!" - Look Who's Talking||Our Summer Bruce Willis trilogy - Bruce Willogy, if you will - comes to a close as we return to the womb and the year 1989 to reexamine Amy Heckerling's hit comedy LOOK WHO'S TALKING. When We Were Young's 2nd anniversary episode brings bundles of joy!||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit47: "Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board" - The Craft||With the help of returning guest Krissy, When We Were Young explores the dark arts via 1996's THE CRAFT, starring Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk as teenage witches Sabrina wouldn't be caught dead with.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit46: "For I Compose the Music of the Night" - Andrew Lloyd Webber||Our latest episode explores the magical musical world of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, the man who pretty much composed the soundtrack to Broadway, the West End, and our childhoods in the 1980s and 90s.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit45: “Is That Hair Gel?” – There’s Something About Mary||THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998) - Bad taste. Bad behavior. Bad hair. There's a lot to be offended by in the Farrelly Brothers' 1998 hit comedy, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this month.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit44: “Come Out To The Coast, We’ll Get Together, Have a Few Laughs” – Die Hard||DIE HARD (1988) - Welcome to the party, pal! In this episode, we’re celebrating Christmas in July with the 30th anniversary of DIE HARD, a (debatable) holiday favorite. John McTiernan’s 1988 hostage thriller posed Bruce Willis as a kinder,||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit43: “Prepare the World for Bad News” – Deep Impact & Armageddon||Grab some tissues, because in our latest episode, we’re sharing the movies that made us cry when we were young! - In the summer of 1998, two blockbusters hurtled into theaters with virtually the same premise: astronauts blasting up into space to b...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit42: “Life, Uh, Finds A Way” – Jurassic Park||JURASSIC PARK (1993), THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK II (1997), and JURASSIC PARK III (2001) - Dodgson! Dodgson! We’ve got Dodgson here! Does the fact that JURASSIC PARK is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month make you feel like a dinosaur?||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit41: “A Waste of Perfectly Good Yearbook Space” - 1999 Prom-Coms||In our latest episode, we look back to the teen movie explosion of the late 90s via SHE'S ALL THAT, NEVER BEEN KISSED, and 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, all released in the first few months of 1999, and all culminating at — where else? — the prom! (Ga||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit40: “Laughter, Secrets, Cheesecake” – The Golden Girls||THE GOLDEN GIRLS (1985-1992) - Hungry for a midnight snack? Cozy up in the kitchen with your three best audio-friends and help yourself to a slice of rich, satisfying comedy cheesecake, because it's time to visit THE GOLDEN GIRLS!||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit39: “I’m Erect, Why Aren’t You Erect?” – Showgirls||SHOWGIRLS (1995) - You can't touch us, but we can touch you. In When We Were Young's raw, uncensored NC-17 episode, we reveal our most inappropriate pop culture encounters from childhood, then set our sights on the Las Vegas underbelly (and undercarri..||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit38: “I Wanna Really, Really, Really Wanna Zig-A-Zig Ah” – The Spice Girls||THE SPICE GIRLS - So here's the story from A to Z: you wanna get with us, ya gotta listen carefully! In this episode, we're headed back to the years of 1996-1998 when the world collectively spiced up its life big time with the introduction and pop do.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit37: “Thank You, Mario! But Our Princess is In Another Castle” – Video Games||NINTENDO Video Games & THE WIZARD (1989) - Sliding down drainpipes... chucking smiley-faced vegetables at ghost-faced villains... transforming into a raccoon and flying through the air... either we just took a large dose of LSD,||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit36: “You’re a Lebowski, I’m a Lebowski” – The Big Lebowski||THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) - A rug that really tied the room together until it got peed on. A hippie burnout who kept burning. A Vietnam vet who drags everyone else into his world of pain. Add to this a case of mistaken identity,||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit35: “Express Yourself, Don’t Repress Yourself” – Madonna||MADONNA - Before there was Britney. Before there was Beyonce. Before there was Gaga. There was one woman who reigned the radio waves in the 80s and 90s — Her Madgesty, now and forever the Queen of Pop. - Ms. Ciccone is known for her iconic,||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit34: “Can I Keep You?” – 90s Teen Idols||90s TEEN IDOLS JONATHAN TAYLOR THOMAS, DEVON SAWA, JONATHAN BRANDIS, BRAD RENFRO, ANDREW KEEGAN, and RIDER STRONG - For our very special Valentine's Day episode, we're taking a look back at the fanatic love we had back in the day for the 1990s' bi...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit33: “My Recipe For Disaster” – Dante’s Peak & Volcano||DANTE'S PEAK and VOLCANO (1997) - Don’t look back. The pressure is building. This thing’s gonna blow, and it’s hotter than hell! No, this is not When We Were Young’s episode on the best porn of the 90s — it’s the pyroclastic flow of natural||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32: “The Royal Penis is Clean, Your Highness” – Coming to America||COMING TO AMERICA (1988) Eddie Murphy was already a huge star when "COMING TO AMERICA" was released in 1988, and he went on to make a few more hits (and, let's be honest, a few clunkers). But the story of Prince Akeem's trip to Queens,||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31: "Deck Them Halls and All That Stuff" - Christmas TV Specials||In our first holiday episode, When We Were Young looks back on Christmas and Hanukkah traditions from childhood, debates the pros and cons of believing in Santa Claus, and shares favorite festive pop culture (or mourns the dearth of good Hanukkah music)||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30: “The Water is Freezing and There Aren’t Enough Boats” - Titanic||To mark the 20th anniversary of a film as gargantuan and ambitious as the ocean liner itself, When We Were Young once more opens the door on James Cameron’s 1997 disaster-romance TITANIC.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29: “We Gladly Feast On Those Who Would Subdue Us” - The Addams Family||Just in time for Thanksgiving, When We Were Young revisits the altogether ooky Addams family in their big screen outings - THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) and its sharper sequel ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (1993).||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28: “No TV and No Beer Make Homer Something Something” – The Simpsons’ Golden Years||THE SIMPSONS (1989-1999 Seasons) - Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie and the seemingly unlimited citizens of Springfield have been up to their TV hijinks for nearly thirty years. But chances are every episode you love from THE SIMPSONS likely ai...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27: “I’m Everything You Ever Were Afraid Of” - Stephen King & Stranger Things||Stranger things have happened than what happened on Stranger Things. In honor of the nostalgia-fest’s 2nd season, When We Were Young takes a look at the 80's oeuvre of its biggest influence: horror legend Stephen King.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26: “Smart, Clean, Totally Decent Human Being… Gay!” – The Birdcage, Ellen and In & Out||Come one, come all, and COME OUT ALREADY — it's When We Were Young’s most same-sex-loving episode yet! In honor of Coming Out Day, we take a furtive glance back at the gay 90s with THE BIRDCAGE, ELLEN'S "The Puppy" episode, and IN & OUT.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25: “Glitter in the Dark” – Blade Runner||BLADE RUNNER (1982) - Do androids dream of electric sheep? Do replicants dream of unicorns? Does Sean Young dream of being in a movie where she isn’t manhandled by a major movie star? In Episode 25 of When We Were Young,||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24: “How I Became the Prince of a Town Called Bel-Air” – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR (1990-1996) - This is a story all about how Will Smith's life got twist-turned upside down when he seamlessly transitioned from rap star to sitcom star with his hit NBC series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23: “Take This Pink Ribbon Off My Eyes” – No Doubt||Sorry we're not home right now, we're walking into 1995 to discuss No Doubt's breakthrough album TRAGIC KINGDOM in our latest episode! - We've already repeatedly mentioned Tragic Kingdom on the podcast,||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22: “Dirt in the Skirt” – A League of Their Own||A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) - Did a baseball diamond used to be your playground? If so, you’re probably one of the fans who made the Rockford Peaches stars of the most successful baseball movie of all time.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21: “Einhorn is Finkle! Finkle is Einhorn!” – Jim Carrey’s 1994 Movies||Somebody stop us! In Episode 21, the When We Were Young podcast says “alrighty, then!” to a trip back to 1994, when Jim Carrey soared to superstar status in three back-to-back blockbusters: DUMB & DUMBER, THE MASK, and ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE. -||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20: “You Remind Me of the Babe” – Labyrinth and Dark Crystal||Turn back, Sarah - we're headed into the imaginative mind of Jim Henson on this week's episode, and anything could happen! Though many think of The Muppets or Sesame Street when they think of Jim Henson, if you were coming of age in the mid-80s and int.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19: “You Could Never Be Jell-O!” – My Best Friend’s Wedding||Dearly beloved, we gather today to celebrate the union of a pretty woman, Ms. Julia Roberts, and a talented filmmaker, Mr. PJ Hogan. If anyone can show just cause why they should not be joined — well, that's too bad!||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18: “Your Mother’s A Tracer!” – Chasing Amy||The WHEN WE WERE YOUNG podcast isn't even supposed to be here today! But in this episode, we took a fresh look at Kevin Smith's influential 90's romantic comedy CHASING AMY, and touched on CLERKS, DOGMA and the rest of the "View Askewniverse." -||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17: “Game Over, Man!” – The ALIEN Franchise||Encounter the xenomorph in WHEN WE WERE YOUNG's ickiest episode yet! First, the gang discusses their personal experiences with body horror, including bruised ears and splinters in places there should not be wood. - Then,||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16: “Here We Are Now, Entertain Us” – Nirvana||Bring your friends and your anti-depressants to the 16th episode of the WHEN WE WERE YOUNG podcast, when we revisit Nirvana - the band that later became known as the entire musical genre called "grunge." -||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15: “Businesswoman’s Special” – Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion||Is that an earthquake? In honor of the 20th anniversary of their 10 year reunion, we join the Madonna twins and a big giant girl who smokes and says "s**t" a lot to revisit 1987 and 1997 in ROMY & MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION. Watch out, Tucson! -||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14: “I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Drawn That Way” – Who Framed Roger Rabbit||Robert Zemeckis' WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (1988) effortlessly blended live action and animation in a cinematic experience never seen before (and rarely since). It was also a colossal hit for Touchstone Pictures (aka the Mouse House, Disney!||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13: “In An MMMBop, They’re Gone” – Now That’s What I Call Music||Heya, Barbie! Wanna go for a ride? How about all the way back to 1998, when boy bands were just starting to be a “thing” (again), we listened to music on compact discs, and the blonde brothers Hanson seemed like they might have long-lasting relevanc||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12: “She Saved the World A Lot” – Buffy the Vampire Slayer||In every generation, there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the podcasts. She is the slayer. In When We Were Young's 12th episode, Chris shares his teenage infatuation with Buffy The Vampire Slayer.||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11: “Now I’ll Never Be a Teen Model!” – The Brady Bunch Movie||In the latest episode of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, we discuss what made us laugh the most growing up. If you thought THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE (1995) and A VERY BRADY SEQUEL (1996) were the funniest (and most quotable) movies ever made, you're in good company!||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10: “Hailing a TAXI CAB” – Jagged Little Pill||Why are you so petrified of silence? See if you can handle this as the When We Were Young podcast revisits Alanis Morissette's 1995 monolithic album JAGGED LITTLE PILL. One of the best-selling albums of all time,||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9: “Who Needs Reasons When You’ve Got Heroin?” – Trainspotting||WHEN WE WERE YOUNG travels back to the mid 1990s, when Hollywood was inundated with an exciting new class of independent filmmakers who would change the movie business as we knew it. People - yes, even us youngsters - were paying attention to films wit.||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8: “I Gave My Panties To A Geek” – Molly Ringwald||Your first crush. Detention. The prom. That time your entire extended family was horrendously racist toward a foreign exchange student. In Episode 8, When We Were Young takes you back to simpler times (and a song from Simple Minds) with the Molly Ringw.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7: “Some Wes Carpenter Flick” – Scream||What's your favorite scary movie? If you grew up in the 90s, there's a good chance your answer is SCREAM. In Episode 7, WHEN WE WERE YOUNG plunges bone-deep into the millennial teen horror craze with the franchise that (re)started it all,||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6: “Song As Old As Rhyme” – Disney Pop Hits||The 1990s were an innocent time where cassette singles ruled and Disney pop songs were a regular fixture on the Billboard charts. The singles released during this decade earned the Mouse House multi-millions in sales and more often than not scored some.||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5: “Welcome to Being Dead” – Don Bluth||Hey, kids! Do you like cartoon mice? Catchy songs? And lots and lots of death? If your answer to these questions is "yep, yep, yep!," then have we got the podcast for you! In Episode 5, When We Were Young revisits our childhoods through the filmography.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4: “Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That” – Seinfeld||"Seinfeld" is the most successful and arguably the most beloved sitcom of all time. But how do the antics of TV’s favorite self-absorbed foursome hold up today? - In this episode of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG,||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3: “Harmonious and Productive” – Election||Movies, Music, TV and More... Nothing is Safe. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG takes a look back at beloved parts of pop culture from our formative years (1980-2000) and decides if they hold up today. Episode 3 of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG assesses the candidates and...||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2: “A Serious Cackling” – The Blair Witch Project||In October of 1994, three podcasters disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland. Police were baffled by the podcasters' vanishing... mostly because podcasting had not been invented yet. A year later the MiniDisc player they recorded to was d.||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1: “We Got Cows” – Twister||WHEN WE WERE YOUNG takes a look back at different beloved parts of pop culture from our formative years (1980-2000) and decides if they hold up today. - Strap yourself down to a pipe with us and enjoy our first episode as we revisit TWISTER,||9/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best. Podcast. Ever.
If you’re looking for a podcast full of pop culture, humor, and incredible nostalgia, then look no further!! I listen to When We Were Young every day on the way to work. Every episode has its own charm and the hosts are full of personality and charisma. They each bring their own style, sense of humor, and pop culture knowledge to the table each episode. Thank you guys so much for making this show! It truly is always one of the highlights of my day!!
A 'must listen' for the nostalgia junkies!
I could not be happier to have stumbled upon this podcast. I have plowed through probably a dozen episodes the past few months, keeping me wildly entertained while commuting or recently on a long road trip. I’m admittedly a sucker for pop culture nostalgia, but these folks hit the sweet spot with mostly 90s movies and music. The themed episodes are amazing where several similar topics are discussed, compared, and looked at to see how well they have (or have not) aged with time.
The hosts bring a critical view, personal stories, and non-stop humor to the table. I related over my love of several seminal CDs from my youth (Alanis, No Doubt, etc), fondly re-watched classic movies like League of their Own and Jurassic Park with a new perspective, and again laughed a lot along the way. Their take of the now cringe-worthy movie Ladybugs nearly had me peeing my pants, while their track-by-track review of Now That’s What I Call Music! had me reliving all the awkwardness of junior high. And I pretty much lost it when the Pure Moods completion CD was covered…apparently I was not the only person to lose my virginity to that mood-setting ‘masterpiece’, lol. That poor, poor girl.
Becky runs the show, bringing sharp analysis, reflection, and wit. Meanwhile, Chris has impeccable taste, is hilarious, and I could just tell is sexy as could be. Seth is OK too.
This podcast is a must listen, and I look forward to more episodes to come!
This is one of my favorite podcasts about things that were popular when I was young! It's funny and I like the hosts, I often find myself saying the same things they say at the same time. I like when they argue and show me a different perspective too. You keep casting and I'll keep listening!