So, diving back into the online world after the last couple of months not only means more articles in the works at Branded, but I’ve also switched back on my microphone and honored to be asked to guest host (or take part on a panel) on a number of podcasts.
First up, I was part of an 11-blogger panel on the first episode of the Rediscover the 80s Podcast (and I’ve been remiss in getting the word out as this show went live at the end of May!)
The brainchild of Jason Gross, this is one mammoth show done in the style of VH1’s Do You Remember series where the panel discusses all sorts of 80s pop culture facets and we provide a running commentary. From Ghostbusters to Turbo Teen there’s a lot of ground covered and pretty darn fascinating getting so many of us pop culture histories talking about these movies, cartoons, commercials and musical acts! Gross is currently hip deep in putting together the 2nd and 3rd installments and I can’t wait to hear them! So head on over and give it a listen, well worth your time if you’re a child of the 80s…
Next up (an a much more recent announcement ;) ), I was asked to come on to the Forgotten Filmcast to discuss one of my top ten favorite flicks from the 80s, Streets of Fire! I chatted with host Todd all about Walter Hill, Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem DaFoe, the rad music (in particular the work of Face to Face as the real band behind Ellen Aim and the Attackers), and some spiritual film connections!
Todd is a really knowledgeable and charismatic guy who knows his cult films! I had a blast on the show and can’t wait to hear what he covers next. Check out episode 8: Streets of Fire and tell him Branded sent ya!
Last, but certainly not least, a new episode of the Nerd Lunch Podcast dropped today, episode 91, where I joined hosts CT, Pax, and 4th chair guest Howie Decker to discuss the 80s era G.I. Joe A Real American Hero toyline!
We discuss what we had, what we coveted, what we lost, and what we’d like to acquire in our collecting over the past 30 years. Head on over, give the episode a listen, and weigh in on whether or not Crystal Ball, Raptor, and Dr. Mindbender need to reunite for a soul singing trio called No Shirts Required!