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The Rediscover the 80s Podcast features several unique shows celebrating '80s pop culture. Original episodes use a format similar to VH1's "I Love The 80s" TV show with a panel commenting on several topics from music, movies, TV, fads, and much more. Also listen to specialty shows including Memory Jogger which chronicles the lives of the two lifelong friends, "Rank 'Em" which counts down '80s favorites in a Top 5 format, "Rediscovered" reviews obscure TV, film, and animation and "Memories" w ...
 
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We start the show talking about some of our least favorite cartoons growing up in our Retro Roundtable. Some of the picks were expected and others blew our minds. Let us know your least favorite cartoon, or what you thought of our pics on Facebook! The we welcome Rob McCallum back to the show to discuss his upcoming documentary called Faking Filmat…
 
Girl Power! Yes? No? Maybe? It's a little complicated when boy toy tropes arrive on the girl toy aisle, especially smack dab in the middle of the 1980s. Filmation and Mattel tried to straddle the line with She-Ra, Hordak and their assorted supporting castmates, in this spin-off of the wildly popular He-Man toyline and cartoon. Pemmy and James break…
 
We welcome video game speed runner and record holder Steve Lynn, aka 8bit Steve, this week to first recall our most difficult video games in our Retro Roundtable. We look at games like Battletoads, Super Star Wars, Ninja Gaiden, and others that tested our tempers and patience. Let us know your pick on Facebook! Then we talk with Steve about his car…
 
Shazam! "Out of Focus" October 16, 1976 ​An aspiring filmmaker captures a robbery on film. Now, the thieves are out to get the film, but he sees it as his ticket to success in a local film festival. Can Captain Marvel and Isis ensure this film makes it to the screen while keeping the young Spielberg safe? It's the final episode of the Shazam! serie…
 
We welcome legendary voice actor Pat Fraley this week! Pat has voiced thousands of characters over the years but is probably best know for his portrayals of BBQ and Ace in G.I. Joe, Buzz Lightyear in many Toy Story specials and video games, Max Ray in Centurions, Wildcat in Talespin, and of coarse, Krang, Casey Jones, Slash, and Baxter Stockman fro…
 
We welcome comic creator Nina Eveliina to help us first name some of the best “edge of your seat” moments from throughout pop culture in our Retro Roundtable. We look at Cliffhanger, The Avengers, Spider-Man, Breaking Bad, and others, as we name the moments that we’ll never forget. Let us know yours on Facebook! Then we turn our attention to Niina …
 
With an all-star cast of voice acting legends, wild ghost designs and out-there ideas for stories (including some by J Michael Strazynski!) this cartoon that followed on the heels of the 1984 movie was a resounding hit on ABC and in syndication. Pemmy and James look at some of the stranger episodes from the second season, “Chicken, He Clucked” and …
 
We welcome Johnathan Etzwiler and Trent Raber of Red Sash Publishing to first discuss our favorite table top games in the Retro Roundtable! We look at role playing games as well as your most basic boardgames. Ever play Risk, Clue, or Hungry, Hungry Hippos? Then you’ll find something in here you’ll like. Let us know your pics on social media! Then w…
 
Isis "Year of the Dragon" October 9, 1976 ​A Chinese teen wins a prize for a competition at school and tries to avoid having her father show up for the awards ceremony. She goes to such lengths to avoid it that she places herself and her father in danger. John and Richard are back in the RV and making their final stops along the highways and byways…
 
We welcome the legendary Rob Paulsen to the show to hang out and discuss how he got into voice acting, some of the characters he’s given life to, an encounter with Mel Brooks on the set of ‘Spaceballs’, his journey battling with throat cancer, and much more! Have you ever wanted to hear Pinky read the Jokers lines from ‘The Dark Knight’, or hear Ya…
 
A Toylines/ People of Eternia crossover Special guest Pixel Dan Eardley joins us as we discuss his new upcoming book The Toys of He-man and the Masters of the Universe. Dan shares the origin of 'Pixel Dan' and his rise to becoming a prominent YOUTUBE personality. We talk about all of the Mattel's reveals from their recent shareholders meeting and m…
 
We welcome Jeff Wittenhagen of Premium Edition Games this week to first help us recall some of our favorite games in the Retro Roundtable! We look at games you have probably heard of, like 'Super Meat Boy', some you probably haven’t, like 'Papers, Please’, and everything in between! Let us know your favs on social media! Then we talk with Jeff abou…
 
Penny Dreadful herself, Actress/Writer Danielle Gelhrter has graced People of Eternia with her rise from fandom to becoming one of the premier writers of He-man including the Dark Horse series of books to the biography writers for Mattel. Listen how this fan turned professional started at the second city school to creating her own horror show. The …
 
We welcome writer Debbie Lynn Smith to the show this week to first help us recall romances that went bad in our Retro Roundtable. We look at Games of Thrones, Double Jeopardy, James Bond, Jurassic Park and many more. Let us know your picks on Facebook! Then we turn our attention to Debbie to talk about her writing career and her publishing company,…
 
We are honored to welcome the amazing Larry Kenney to the show this week! Larry voiced Lion-O and Jackalman in ThunderCats, Bluegrass in Silverhawks, and still is the voices of Count Chocula and Sonny the Coco Puffs Bird! We talk with Larry about his career, getting these awesome roles and how he brought them to life, and then end with Larry readin…
 
Writer Frank Martin joins us this week to first help us recall our favorite explorers from throughout pop culture in our Retro Roundtable. We look at explorers and shows like Scrooge McDuck, Marco Polo, The Land of the Lost, Star Gate, and more. We also spend a fair amount of time looking and laughing at Sea Quest. Let us know your picks on Faceboo…
 
We welcome back writer Ruben Romero to first remember some of our favorite magic and magicians from pop culture in our Retro Roundtable. We look at Harry Potter, Frosty the Snowman, the magic Disney theme parks offer, and more. Let us know your picks on Facebook! Then we talk with Ruben about his new comic, The Illusion Witch! When a famous illusio…
 
We welcome two members of the Star Trek themed band, The Beverly Crushers, Rob Kassees and Tom Monaghan! We talk with them about their musical inspirations, how they became friends, the other members of the band, and get the story behind some of their songs. This is some great music, and I promise you don’t have to know alot about Star Trek to enjo…
 
We welcome director and cinematographer Paul Brenno to the show to first help us remember some of our favorite public service announcements in the Retro Roundtable. We recall such PSAs as “This is your brain on drugs. Any Questions?”, the classic “From you alright?! I learned it by watching you!”, Mr. T’s approach of intimidating rather than inspir…
 
We welcome back comedian Kevin Gootee this week to first help us remember some of the worst moments of 2020 in our Retro Roundtable! Lots to choose from, and we don’t go for the low hanging fruit either. Let us know your picks! Then we turn our attention to Kevin to follow up on his Amazon Prime show Comics Watching Comics, as well as his podcast w…
 
In this episode, we welcome a true legend to the show! You’ve seen him in the Police Academy films, Spaceballs, Cheech & Chong, and many more. We welcome The Man of 10,000 Sound Effects himself, Michael Winslow! We talk with Michael about older comedy that was ahead of its time, his experiences with Cheech & Chong, and the evolution of how we enter…
 
Happy Holidays everyone! We open this years episode with not only a song, but a holiday themed Retro Roundtable where we look at holiday specials that may have been forgotten over the years, as well as a Marvel comics Christmas story. Then we welcome Zordon himself, David J. Fielding, to the show to catch up and to talk about The Mandalorian season…
 
We welcome legendary artist Dave Dorman to the show this week to first help us talk everything and all things Star Wars in our Retro Roundtable. We talk about Dave’s contribution to the SW galaxy, the extended universe that Disney said wasn’t canon anymore, the comic series, and more! A convo for any Star Wars fan. Then we talk with Dave about his …
 
Randy and Jack welcome playwright and writer Billy Van Zandt to the show to discuss how he got into the entertainment business, the numerous stage shows and sitcoms he’s written and worked on, and gives advice for anyone coming up in the entertainment business. Check it out! Billy’s Book https://www.amazon.com/GET-CAR-JANE-Adventures-Wasteland-eboo…
 
We welcome back Nacelle Company CEO Brian Volk-Weiss to discuss the new season of The Holiday Movies That Made Us, The second season of A Toy Store Near You, and whats new in Brian’s toy collection. Don’t miss the new seasons of Brian’s shows, and certainly don’t miss this episode! @BrianVolkWeiss @ToysThatMadeUs @themoviesNetflix @NacelleCompany C…
 
We are honored to welcome voice actor Renae Jacobs to the show, who you might know best as April O’Neil from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Renae tells us how she got into the voice over business, how she brought April to life, some other characters she’s voiced that you may not be aware of, and much more. We had a great time with Renae…
 
We are joined by Middagh Goodwin to talk about his many endeavors and how he uses all his resources to put on some very unique convention experiences. Being a resident of Modesto, California, also George Lucas’s hometown, Middagh has put on several Star Wars themed events to celebrate not only the films, but the birth place of Star Wars. We talk ab…
 
We welcome legendary voice over actor Neil Ross to the show to first help us recall some of our favorite henchmen in our Retro Roundtable! We look at examples like Starscream, Oddjob, monkeys with wings, and more. Let us know your favorites on Facebook and Twitter! Then we turn our attention to Neil to discuss his amazing career in voice over, as w…
 
We welcome writer, director and producer Thomas J. Churchill, "Church" as people call him, this week to tell us how he first became interested in film, the trials and tribulations of being a young film maker in the 80’s with the limited technology, and how he came to form Church Hill Productions and create many star studded movies. Don’t miss this …
 
We start this episode talking about The Last Ronin #1, the first issue of a 5 part mini series written by Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman, and Tom Waltz. Beware, this episode is full of SPOILERS. Then we welcome back TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman to talk about the creation of this story, the creative team and their contributions, and what to possibly ex…
 
We welcome Curtis Brown, AKA King Curt, of the Head Nerds In Charge podcast to first help us recall our favorite fictional leaders in our Retro Roundtable! We look at some picks you might expect, like Captain America, and a few you wouldn’t, like Skeletor. Let us know your favorites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Then we turn our attention to…
 
Happy Halloween everyone and welcome to our annual Halloween Special! This year we start by telling creepy stories and experiences we’ve had, a look at some cryptids Ohio has to offer, and the true story of Sawney Bean that inspired Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes. Our first guest of the episode is actor Aaron Dalla Villa of the Hulu horror films …
 
We welcome comedian and podcaster Jeff Dwoskin of “The Jeff Dwoskin Show” this week to first help us recall some of the stupidest decisions made throughout pop culture in our Retro Roundtable. Whether it be Spider-Man revealing his identity to the public, or Batman taking a young boy into horrible danger, or Aquaman deciding that bright orange was …
 
We welcome the amazing funny and talented Liz Priestly to the show to talk about her years playing violin and learning opera, her journey into acting, and her first role along side Caleb McLaughlin and Idris Elba in their upcoming movie “Concrete Cowboys”. This was an amazing episode with lots of laughs, don’t miss it! CannedAirPodcast.com @CannedA…
 
A very special episode this week as we get the opportunity to speak with Dr. Beverly Crusher herself, Gates McFadden! We talk with Gates about her growing up, the state of the world out our windows, working with Jim Henson on “Muppets Take Manhattan” and “Labyrinth”, and of coarse, STAR TREK! We also discuss her new upcoming podcast from NacelleCas…
 
This week we welcome writer and director Richard Burgin to the show to first help us remember some of the most memorable mutations from throughout pop culture. We look at some of the desired mutations, the less desired, and just some of the abominations to exist through mutation. Let us know your pics on Facebook and Twitter! Then we turn our atten…
 
We bring you our conversation with the talented voice actors who bring to life the main characters from the Adult Swim cartoon, TIGTONE. We welcome Nils Frykdahl (Tigtone) and Debi Derryberry (Helpy) this week to talk about their starts in the entertainment business, finding a voice for a character, and how much fun they have making TIGTONE! Don’t …
 
We welcome Chief Operation Officer of her production company Twenty Five Eight Studios, Stacey Toy to the show to first help us remember our favorite good guy/bad guy cross overs. Sometimes a villain, or hero, can realize that they are on the wrong side and with. Let us know your favorites on Facebook and Twitter! Then we turn our attention to Stac…
 
Special episode this week as we welcome The Nacelle Company CEO, and the creator of “The Toys That Made Us”, Brian Volk Weiss back to the show to discuss the newest addition to The Nacelle Company, NecelleCast Studios! Brian and his company are now exploring the world of podcasts and are filling their network with quality content, like the new show…
 
Shazam!"The Sound of aDifferent Drummer"October 9, 1976 Curtis is a young man blessed with great shortstop skills in baseball, but he prefers to focus his practice time on being a violinist. His teammates have other ideas and will stop at nothing to get him to play in an important game. Will Billy, Mentor, Captain Marvel, and Maury Wills himself be…
 
We are in Dayton, Ohio at the historic Wiley’s Comedy Club for this recording, and are joined by comedian and club owner Don Smith! We start the episode listing some of our favorite, and least favorite, stand-up comedians. Let us know your picks on Facebook and Twitter! Then we turn our attention to Don and talk about everything this busy guy has o…
 
We welcome DJ and executive producer Darren Bruce to the show to first help us recall all of our favorite soundtracks in our Retro Roundtable! Highlander, Queen Of The Damned, Dumb & Dumber, and many more make this list. Let us know your picks on Facebook and Twitter! Then we turn our attention over to Darren to talk about his online series called …
 
Isis "The Cheerleader" October 2, 1976 ​A student at school cheats on a chemistry test and then frames the head of the cheerleading squad in the hopes of taking over the position. John and Richard are back in the RV and making their final stops along the highways and byways of the land exploring those two Saturday morning series of the 70s we loved…
 
We have a full house this week as we welcome the hosts from ThConGuy.com, Jim Frye, Luke Cheeseman, and Ben Kliewer to the show! We first go around sharing some our our favorite and least favorite finds or experiences at conventions. Many interesting stories await in this Retro Roundtable. Let us know your favorite, or least favorite, experiences o…
 
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