Episode 255: We’re Still Preoccupied With 1985 Part One: The Whitest Decade Ever
Episode 255: We’re Still Preoccupied with 1985 Part 1: The Whitest Decade Ever
This week Host Dave Bledsoe gives up, retreats into 80’s nostalgia and (…is…is he wearing Parachute Pants and Members Only way too small for him?…Oh god, he is!) On the show this week, we turn away from the horrors of modern existence and take a look at the decade that made ALL of this, and we mean ALL of it, possible. (Yeah, we mean Trump.)
Along the way we talk Reaganomics, how everyone thought they would be rich (if they were white) how movies and television help America delude itself and how music went from the ultimate expression of rebellion and idealism to the ultimate expression of homogeneity and conformity! (Huey Lewis, we blame Huey Lewis) This is Part One of a two part special that will conclude next week unless the virus takes us all.
Our Sponsor this week is The Gipper, it all comes down to him. We open with the most famous 80’s speech ever and close with a Ska Version that is SO much better than the original!
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