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Hey Now! Hey Now! is the podcast where two childhood friends discuss their favourite childhood movies. Each week, longtime BFFs Emily & Barney take a trip down memory lane, with episodes jam-packed with throwback trivia, talk of teenage crushes and full of cringy noughties memories that will transport you back to a simpler time. Now THAT is what dreams are made of! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Instantly Dated uncovers the stories behind your memories of 70s, 80s and 90s retro nostalgia, including B-movies 70s and 80s sci-fi TV, 70s, 80s and 90s technology, 70s and 80s toys, retro video games old commercials, the drive-in, video stores, VHS, Betamax, laserdiscs, CEDs and more.
 
The Retro Rewind Podcast is hosted by Francisco Ruiz, Paul Powers, and a rotating guest host. We take a fresh look at movies and video games from 15 or more years ago—discussing and reviewing them as Classics, Nostalgics, or Tragics. Prepare for an entertaining, clean show (except for the occasional potty humor) that dives into the nostalgia of adults that grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and whether or not the movies/games we enjoyed as kids are still worth revisiting today. If you enjoy l ...
 
This podcast is dedicated to self-growth, emotional well-being, and becoming the best versions of ourselves possible! You will find everything to do with personal development and self-help with topics ranging from anxiety relief, cultivating joy, conscious living, motivation, psychology, emotional intelligence and more! It's never too late to make positive changes. Let's make life extraordinary!
 
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What do Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and the rest of the gang have to tell us about the staggering loneliness at the heart of the American experience? Blake Scott Ball is a professor of history at Huntingdon College and the author of Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts. In this conversation, we trace the history of Charles Schu…
 
Today's episode discusses the psychology behind why we tend to romanticize the past so much and long for the way things were, and offers strategies for how we can finally let go and move forward in our lives. It talks about "rosy retrospection" , which is a psychological phenomenon in which we tend to judge the past disproportionately more positive…
 
Kyle Riismandel, author of Neighborhood of Fear: The Suburban Crisis in American Culture, 1975-2001, returns to talk about the idea of generations, both as useful historical dividers and as complicated, constructed cultural identities. Are you Gen X? Boomer? Millennial? Zoomer? Does any of this shit matter? In this conversation, we reflect on what …
 
This episode discusses a cognitive distortion in psychology called "splitting", which is often referred to as "black and white thinking" or "all or nothing thinking". We can think of it as the failure in our thinking to bring together the dichotomy of both positive and negative qualities of the self and others into a cohesive, realistic whole. It i…
 
On Episode 5, we take a look at the period 1956-1963, when the United States attempted to create an anti-communist state called South Vietnam, with a well-connected Catholic-Confucian politician named Ngo Dinh Diem as its president. When JFK takes over in 1961, Diem's violent repression of the Vietnamese population accelerates, and a homegrown resi…
 
Elizabeth Becker is an award-winning author and journalist; her latest book, You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War (2021), profiles three journalists whose groundbreaking work rearranged the history of the Vietnam War. In this conversation, Becker explains how Kate Webb, Catherine Leroy, and Frances Fitzgerald each develop…
 
*Strums Fender* We are "whelmed" to say that today’s season finale covers 10 Things I Hate About You. We burn, we pine, we perish for this 90’s movie, and are so glad you guys requested it. Shakespeare is smiling in his grave right now (and probably has a bratwurst hard on*) at the thought of us discussing Heath Ledger singing Frankie Valli and Jos…
 
Donald Borenstein is a freelance video director, editor, and one of my favorite online friends, whose posts on politics, culture, and media have been a highlight of my feed for years. This week we finally get to meet face to face (on Zoom) and talk about two of our respective favorite films, Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983) and Slava Tsukerman…
 
After a player died from being hit by a pitch in 1920, Major League Baseball banned the "spitball." But it allowed 17 players whose careers were determined to be dependent on it to continue throwing it. A century later, baseball is still dealing with what it now calls the "foreign substances" issue. The physics and history of baseball's dirtiest pi…
 
On this week’s episode we explore the world of CIA spookery unleashed in Vietnam as the French exited the region and the United States began escalating its involvement in Vietnamese affairs. From the gangster-style machinations of the Dulles brothers to the psychological warfare practiced by characters like Edward Lansdale and Dr. Tom Dooley, this …
 
The kids are crazy for Columbo! This week our friend Bill Black drops by to talk about the long-running detective show starring Peter Falk that’s seen an unlikely resurgence in the COVID era. From its weird class dynamics and parade of villainous guest stars to Falk’s truly iconic performance, we explore what makes Columbo’s stories, characters, an…
 
Allan Cooper is a professor of political science at North Carolina Central University. He joins us to discuss his latest book, Africa and the Global System of Capital Accumulation, which describes the strategic role Africa plays in the global capitalist economy, where exploitation of labor and resources sustains the world’s middle class and consoli…
 
17 years later, and we’re still waiting for Sidarthur’s comeback tour, and for someone to sell Coca-Cola necklaces on Etsy. In today’s episode we’re discussing a movie that ROCKS! - Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen’. So light some prayer candles, put on your I love NY tee, and for god sake - don’t get so distracted listening yo…
 
In the late Sixties through the Seventies, John Brisker was widely known as the meanest, toughest man in professional basketball. After winning ABA titles in Pittsburgh and punching his way through a few tumultuous seasons with the Supersonics of the NBA, John Brisker visited Africa, came back to the US, told his friends he was off to Africa again,…
 
On this week's episode of NAM-TV, we continue our story with a look at the First Indochina War (1946-1954), in which France attempted to reconquer Vietnam by fighting the Viet Minh, Ho Chi Minh's increasingly powerful revolutionary movement. With the United States secretly funding the French side, and the rest of the world more or less staying out …
 
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF STRANGER THINGS & THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CONCEPT OF NOSTALGIA As we await Season Four of Stranger Things, I thought it would be fun to do a tribute & deep dive into some of the psychological principals and concepts that make the show so popular. This episode brings us back to the eighties and talks about why the decade is so appealing,…
 
Aaron Lecklider is a professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the author of Love’s Next Meeting: The Forgotten History of Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture. In this conversation, we talk about the intersection of sexuality and radical politics in the pre-Stonewall era, from 1920-1960, as we explore qu…
 
Celine Dion would want you to turn off her album for 50 minutes and listen to today’s episode - Bridget Jones's Diary. This 00’s film is the definition of naughtyyyyy (we’re looking at you Hugh Grant & Colin Firth), and made us swear to never wear big knickers again. So get comfy in your reindeer jumper or penguin pyjamas, and be sure to share this…
 
This week Claudia and I continue our movie series with two 1980s Hollywood comedies about the lives of working class women, Pretty in Pink (1986) and Working Girl (1988). Our conversation explores how each film reflects a pre-”Lean In” pop feminism, with central characters that seek class mobility and romantic independence in the context of a vapid…
 
Sweatpants? In a pandemic? Groundbreaking. Today we’re discussing the Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep classic - The Devil Wears Prada. This film made us never look at belts in the same way again, and fear every lady who wears sunglasses inside. So put down your copy of Runway, tell Dolce to wait on hold, and join our Stanley Tucci STAN CLUB. oh and …
 
Guest: Jen Howard (@JenHoward) author of Clutter: an Untidy History on Belt Publishing. Her book looks at the social, economic, and political causes of our addiction to Stuff, and our talk ranges from Marie Kondo to the Container Store to the Montgomery Ward Outlet. Why do we have all this crap and what is the right thing to do about it? It's not a…
 
Kyle Riismandel teaches American history at the New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers-Newark, and is the author of Neighborhood of Fear: The Suburban Crisis in American Culture, 1975-2001. He joins us to explain how fear became an organizing ideological principle of the American suburbs in the post-Vietnam era, as hysteria about crime, sexual …
 
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