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When We Were Young - an 80s and 90s pop culture podcast

When We Were Young podcast

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When We Were Young - an 80s and 90s pop culture podcast

When We Were Young - an 80s and 90s pop culture podcast

When We Were Young podcast

35
Followers
141
Plays
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The website of the When We Were Young podcast. When We Were Young takes a look back at different beloved parts of pop culture from our formative years (1980-2000) and decides if it holds up today.

Latest Episodes

“I Learned That From A Rat” - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

EIf you thought this podcast was done discussing everyone’s favorite gang of pubescent crime fighting reptiles, we’ve got news for you! Go ninja, go ninja, go listen to part two of our podcast — back by bodacious demand.

62 MINJUL 4
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“I Learned That From A Rat” - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

76: “They’re Heroes In A Half-Shell, And They’re Green” - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

EThe world’s most fearsome podcast team unleashes its most tubular episodes yet — a deep dive into the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES franchise. Do we still feel the Turtle Power after all these years?

81 MINJUL 1
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76: “They’re Heroes In A Half-Shell, And They’re Green” - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

75: “Sal’s Famous Pizzeria is Here to Stay” - Do The Right Thing

ESpike Lee’s seminal modern classic DO THE RIGHT THING is no less urgent in 2020 than it was upon its 1989 release, so our cohosts discuss just how difficult it is to “Fight the Power” or do the right thing when that power is armed with a license to kill without cause. Black Lives Matter — and that’s the truth, Ruth.

122 MINJUN 13
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75: “Sal’s Famous Pizzeria is Here to Stay” - Do The Right Thing

"There's Something Very Familiar About All This" - Back To The Future Parts II & III

EWe've already passed the future depicted in BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART II (1989) and Westerns were already dated by the release of BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART III (1990). Do these sequels hold up more than 30 years later, or sink like a hoverboard over water?

58 MINAPR 18
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"There's Something Very Familiar About All This" - Back To The Future Parts II & III

"You're Safe and Sound Now, Back in Good Old 1955" - Back To The Future

EGreat Scott! We're back! BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) is still one of the most beloved films from the 1980s, but does the trilogy's premier installment stand the test of time? Join our debate, and stay tuned for Part 2 later this week!

60 MINAPR 15
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"You're Safe and Sound Now, Back in Good Old 1955" - Back To The Future

72: "Whatever Happened to Predictability?" - TGIF

EIf you've been waiting for us to tackle ABC's family-friendly Friday night programming block known as TGIF - you've got it, dude!

104 MIN2019 OCT 28
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72: "Whatever Happened to Predictability?" - TGIF

71: "I Am Jack’s Medulla Oblongata” - Fight Club

EIt’s been 20 years since David Fincher’s savagely funny and brutally violent satire of Gen X male angst debuted in theaters, so we’re breaking Rule #1 and Rule #2 and talking all about FIGHT CLUB!

102 MIN2019 OCT 9
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71: "I Am Jack’s Medulla Oblongata” - Fight Club

70: "Don't You Ever Laugh as the Hearse Goes By" - Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

EThey eat your eyes, they eat your toes - but all we're asking for is your ears to listen to us revisit SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, the book series featuring stories retold by Alvin Schwartz and nightmare-inducing illustrations by Stephen Gammell. There was nothing more exhilarating to an 80s and 90s tween than flipping through these books under the covers with a flashlight, both hoping for and dreading the scares you'll get before you go to sleep. The "Scary Stories" series remains popular with kids, is not so popular with a certain sect of overprotective parents who still hope the books get banned from their children's libraries, and is finally getting a big-screen adaptation 38 years after the release of the first book. But now that we're adults, are the stories really all that scary? Are Gammell's watercolor drawings as creepy as we remember them? And can someone tell us why the car behind us is repeatedly flashing their high beams? Join us for our latest episode -- if you dare! When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes so more folks check out the show! Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

57 MIN2019 AUG 9
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70: "Don't You Ever Laugh as the Hearse Goes By" - Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

69: “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid” - Disney’s Renaissance Era 1989-1994

ELook at these films, aren’t they neat? Any Disney fan’s movie collection’s complete if it includes THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989), BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1991), ALADDIN (1992) and THE LION KING (1994). These movies aren’t just the four most popular films from Disney’s Renaissance period (which lasted a full decade and includes 10 animated flicks); they’re also responsible for saving the animation department at the Mouse House and making an unprecedented mark on animation, Broadway and pop culture in general. Instead of watching Disney’s “live action” remakes of these classics, we took a magic carpet ride back to the late 80s and early 90s to revisit the films themselves. Are Ariel, Belle and Jasmine modern feminist icons, or are they still stuck in traditional gender roles? Does The Lion King still rule our hearts? And who's the hottest prince of them all? Hurry and listen to our latest episode before the last rose petal falls and we all turn into furniture forever! When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes so more folks check out the show! Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

113 MIN2019 JUL 19
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69: “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid” - Disney’s Renaissance Era 1989-1994

68: “Suck Me, Beautiful” - American Pie

EFeeling patriotic this July? Well, if there’s one thing more American than apple pie, it’s a questionable attitude toward sex — and that’s exactly what we’re serving up in our latest episode! To commemorate the 20th anniversary of AMERICAN PIE, When We Were Young looks back at the wave of 80s teen sex comedies that inspired it, from the problematic peep-show that is Porky’s to lewd, lowbrow early roles from Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, and John Cusack. It’s no secret that these films peddled T&A to get butts in seats back then, but how titillating does all that groping, leering, and objectification of females look from a modern vantage point? Then, it’s time to ogle American Pie all over again. The rude and raunchy sleeper hit comedy helped launch the careers of Jason Biggs, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Seann William Scott, and Natasha Lyonne amongst others, with memorable turns from comedy legends Eugene Levy and Jennifer Coolidge, too. But how does a story about four horny teen boys making a pact to lose their virginity by prom night hold up in 2019? Is American Pie still a solid laugh-and-cringe fest, or have changing sexual mores over the last two decades made its comedic prowess go limp? No flute, baked good, or suspiciously murky beer escapes scrutiny in our latest episode! When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes so more folks check out the show! Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

78 MIN2019 JUL 5
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68: “Suck Me, Beautiful” - American Pie

Latest Episodes

“I Learned That From A Rat” - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

EIf you thought this podcast was done discussing everyone’s favorite gang of pubescent crime fighting reptiles, we’ve got news for you! Go ninja, go ninja, go listen to part two of our podcast — back by bodacious demand.

62 MINJUL 4
Comments
“I Learned That From A Rat” - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

76: “They’re Heroes In A Half-Shell, And They’re Green” - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

EThe world’s most fearsome podcast team unleashes its most tubular episodes yet — a deep dive into the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES franchise. Do we still feel the Turtle Power after all these years?

81 MINJUL 1
Comments
76: “They’re Heroes In A Half-Shell, And They’re Green” - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

75: “Sal’s Famous Pizzeria is Here to Stay” - Do The Right Thing

ESpike Lee’s seminal modern classic DO THE RIGHT THING is no less urgent in 2020 than it was upon its 1989 release, so our cohosts discuss just how difficult it is to “Fight the Power” or do the right thing when that power is armed with a license to kill without cause. Black Lives Matter — and that’s the truth, Ruth.

122 MINJUN 13
Comments
75: “Sal’s Famous Pizzeria is Here to Stay” - Do The Right Thing

"There's Something Very Familiar About All This" - Back To The Future Parts II & III

EWe've already passed the future depicted in BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART II (1989) and Westerns were already dated by the release of BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART III (1990). Do these sequels hold up more than 30 years later, or sink like a hoverboard over water?

58 MINAPR 18
Comments
"There's Something Very Familiar About All This" - Back To The Future Parts II & III

"You're Safe and Sound Now, Back in Good Old 1955" - Back To The Future

EGreat Scott! We're back! BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) is still one of the most beloved films from the 1980s, but does the trilogy's premier installment stand the test of time? Join our debate, and stay tuned for Part 2 later this week!

60 MINAPR 15
Comments
"You're Safe and Sound Now, Back in Good Old 1955" - Back To The Future

72: "Whatever Happened to Predictability?" - TGIF

EIf you've been waiting for us to tackle ABC's family-friendly Friday night programming block known as TGIF - you've got it, dude!

104 MIN2019 OCT 28
Comments
72: "Whatever Happened to Predictability?" - TGIF

71: "I Am Jack’s Medulla Oblongata” - Fight Club

EIt’s been 20 years since David Fincher’s savagely funny and brutally violent satire of Gen X male angst debuted in theaters, so we’re breaking Rule #1 and Rule #2 and talking all about FIGHT CLUB!

102 MIN2019 OCT 9
Comments
71: "I Am Jack’s Medulla Oblongata” - Fight Club

70: "Don't You Ever Laugh as the Hearse Goes By" - Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

EThey eat your eyes, they eat your toes - but all we're asking for is your ears to listen to us revisit SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, the book series featuring stories retold by Alvin Schwartz and nightmare-inducing illustrations by Stephen Gammell. There was nothing more exhilarating to an 80s and 90s tween than flipping through these books under the covers with a flashlight, both hoping for and dreading the scares you'll get before you go to sleep. The "Scary Stories" series remains popular with kids, is not so popular with a certain sect of overprotective parents who still hope the books get banned from their children's libraries, and is finally getting a big-screen adaptation 38 years after the release of the first book. But now that we're adults, are the stories really all that scary? Are Gammell's watercolor drawings as creepy as we remember them? And can someone tell us why the car behind us is repeatedly flashing their high beams? Join us for our latest episode -- if you dare! When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes so more folks check out the show! Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

57 MIN2019 AUG 9
Comments
70: "Don't You Ever Laugh as the Hearse Goes By" - Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

69: “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid” - Disney’s Renaissance Era 1989-1994

ELook at these films, aren’t they neat? Any Disney fan’s movie collection’s complete if it includes THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989), BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1991), ALADDIN (1992) and THE LION KING (1994). These movies aren’t just the four most popular films from Disney’s Renaissance period (which lasted a full decade and includes 10 animated flicks); they’re also responsible for saving the animation department at the Mouse House and making an unprecedented mark on animation, Broadway and pop culture in general. Instead of watching Disney’s “live action” remakes of these classics, we took a magic carpet ride back to the late 80s and early 90s to revisit the films themselves. Are Ariel, Belle and Jasmine modern feminist icons, or are they still stuck in traditional gender roles? Does The Lion King still rule our hearts? And who's the hottest prince of them all? Hurry and listen to our latest episode before the last rose petal falls and we all turn into furniture forever! When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes so more folks check out the show! Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

113 MIN2019 JUL 19
Comments
69: “Shining, Shimmering, Splendid” - Disney’s Renaissance Era 1989-1994

68: “Suck Me, Beautiful” - American Pie

EFeeling patriotic this July? Well, if there’s one thing more American than apple pie, it’s a questionable attitude toward sex — and that’s exactly what we’re serving up in our latest episode! To commemorate the 20th anniversary of AMERICAN PIE, When We Were Young looks back at the wave of 80s teen sex comedies that inspired it, from the problematic peep-show that is Porky’s to lewd, lowbrow early roles from Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, and John Cusack. It’s no secret that these films peddled T&A to get butts in seats back then, but how titillating does all that groping, leering, and objectification of females look from a modern vantage point? Then, it’s time to ogle American Pie all over again. The rude and raunchy sleeper hit comedy helped launch the careers of Jason Biggs, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari, Seann William Scott, and Natasha Lyonne amongst others, with memorable turns from comedy legends Eugene Levy and Jennifer Coolidge, too. But how does a story about four horny teen boys making a pact to lose their virginity by prom night hold up in 2019? Is American Pie still a solid laugh-and-cringe fest, or have changing sexual mores over the last two decades made its comedic prowess go limp? No flute, baked good, or suspiciously murky beer escapes scrutiny in our latest episode! When We Were Young is a podcast devoted to the most beloved pop culture of our formative years (roughly 1980-2000). Join us for a look back to the past with a critical eye on how these movies, songs, TV shows and more hold up now. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @WWWYshow, on Facebook at Facebook.com/WWWYShow and email your episode suggestions to wwwyshow@gmail.com. Don’t forget to subscribe and review us on iTunes so more folks check out the show! Help us defray the costs of creating this show, which includes purchasing movies/shows/music to review, delivery food to eat our feelings, and producing & editing in-house at the MFP Studio in Los Angeles, California, by donating to our Patreon account at patreon.com/WhenWeWereYoung

78 MIN2019 JUL 5
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68: “Suck Me, Beautiful” - American Pie
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