20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.

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UNSOLICITED COMMENTARY: "Waaaaaugh." (1986)  Marvel Studios surpassed 5 billion in ticket sales this weekend,  so we're celebrating the one that contributed $12 dollars to the tally.  "Howard The Duck" was the first super hero film Tim ever saw on the big screen.  But, even bigger, it showed that 10 year-old the new-wave hairdo he was going to become.

00:00:00 - EARLY RISIN' - Last minute recording, first thing in the morning
00:00:29 - BOB CANNING IS MISSING - and a quick synch tutorial / "Hunger City"
00:04:05 - SYNCHED IN A WORLD HE NEVER MADE - Tim's complete audio commentary for "Howard The Duck"
01:38:45 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “Theme from Jem"

Watch the original theatrical trailer that claims a mid-life crisis occurs at 27 HERE

Applaud oscar winner and relevant activist Tim Robbins performance in this the 1986 music video for the film's theme song "Howard The Duck" HERE.

Wonder aloud exactly who the target audience for this film was with this original teaser featuring Tim's live action-conjuring of Jem from the Holograms, Lea Thomspon, HERE.

And go behind the scenes of what was briefly Tim's favorite recording artist(s) HERE.

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“Hunger City” performed Cherry Bomb from the 1986 original motion picture soundtrack to HOWARD THE DUCK. 

"Jem Theme" performed by Jem And The Holograms with guest vocals by The Misfits as featured on the original 1985 television series JEM.

The use of these songs are for entertainment purposes and without the expressed permission of the recording artist.

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BOB CANNING will return to 20TH CENTURY POPCAST next week with BINGE AND PODCAST ... right?