About Stuck in the ’80s

Steve and Brad

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Stuck in the ’80s is an award-winning weekly podcast devoted to the movies, music and pop culture of the greatest decade ever. Co-hosts Steve Spears (“Spearsy”) and Brad Williams (“Brad in L.A.”) take fans on a journey through the ‘80s. The show also features the beloved Seggies, where listeners can win swag by answering music and movie-themed questions.

With a combined digital and social reach of 50,000+ fans, Stuck in the ‘80s draws a truly global audience of listeners across North America and in such faraway outposts as Australia, Austria, Russia, Turkey, China and even the South Pole. Podcast advertisers have included marquee national brands such as Away Travel, HelloFresh, BarkBox, FanDuel and more.

Recording episode 500 with original MTV VJs Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter

Inspired by his 20th high school reunion, award-winning writer and editor Steve Spears launched the podcast in 2005 at the Tampa Bay Times. A blog on the newspaper’s website soon followed.

In 2019, Stuck in the ‘80s celebrated its 500th episode with a special podcast recorded on board The 80s Cruise. Brad and Steve have co-hosted the wildly popular, standing room only Big 80s Trivia events on the cruise every year since its inaugural sailing in 2016.

Stuck in the ’80s has been recognized with many of journalism’s top accolades, including: Best Online Commentary from the Online News Association, an Eppy Award for Best Media-Affiliated Entertainment Blog and the FSNE award for Innovation in Driving a Digital Audience.

Stay connected to Stuck in the ‘80s. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and share your favorite podcast and ‘80s moments with our hashtag #SIT80s. For editorial or advertising inquiries, email us at podcast@sit80s.com.

8 comments

  1. Hello from the 80s girls with the Duran Duran license plate in the Trader Joe’s parking lot. I laughed out loud when I found your card in my window. You made my day!

  2. Been listening for years! In fact, I just started listening from the beginning again – WOW – “MOMMA NO!”
    Keep up the awesome work!

    Forever – Stuck in the 80’s!

  3. Late to the party but loving this podcast! I have been listening to the older shows and they are great. I can’t imagine how you have been doing this since the mid 2000’s and I never knew about it. I argue with you all a lot when I am alone in my car driving to work every day. Sometimes I even agree! Please don’t stop doing these podcasts ever.

  4. Thanks for all you do for those of us blessed enough to sail aboard “ The 80’s Cruise” and for carrying on that 80’s spirit!

  5. I am so glad I found you guys! I am an 80’s addict (and some late 70’s that bled into early 80’s) and I just feel like I’ve found my nostalgic home base. My hubby didn’t get exposed to the pop culture and all that is associated with it in a group home so that is one area of my marriage that we just can’t connect on. Now that void has finally been filled! I can listen to you while I work, get my nostalgia fix and then head on home and feel more fulfilled! You may have saved my marriage. I am starting all the way back to early episodes but can already tell you I love the two of you doing this way better than the early years. Thanks for doing this!

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