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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LIST-A-RAMA-A-GO-GO: "Who knows what the mid-90s will hold?" (1993): Its another crappy end to yet another crappy year so why not put on the blinders of nostalgia and celebrate 1993 instead.  That's what Bob and Tim are attempting to do with this year-end look-back at an age that predates Clerks, Friends and The Spice Girls.  Come drop a ball on their first year together complete with a Chevy Chase Show shout-out.

00:00:00 - PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - end of the year relief
00:01:21 - RINGING IT IN - forced traditions with forced friends / “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
00:05:21 - YEARS IN REVIEW - looking back at retrospectives
00:11:14 - GOOD READS ’93  - books?
00:11:25 - SMALL SCREEN ’93 - robot silhouettes and not Chevy Chase
00:21:46 - WIDE SCREEN ’93 - stop motion solace and a tolerable Mike Myers
00:27:32 - CDS ’93 - Boston based bands and record store bootlegs
00:42:30 - CURATION ’93 - why the year mattered  
00:48:20 - SUMMATION ’93 - here’s your list in review / “Livin’ On The Edge”
00:54:49 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / ‘Feed The Tree”
00:57:06 - BONUS FEATURES - wringing it out 

Revisit Rolling Stone's year-end retrospective on the 1993 that originally aired on FOX HERE.

Witness the blight on 1993 that was THE CHEVY CHASE SHOW HEREHERE and HERE.   

Count down the final moments of 1993 with Dick Clark in live, East Coast fashion HERE.

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“Are You Gonna Go My Way?” performed by Lenny Kravitz from his 1993 studio album ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY. 

"Livin' on The Edge" performed (with no "g") by Aerosmith from their 1993 Cow-udder album GET A GRIP.

"Feed The Tree" performed by Belly from their 1993 full-length debut release STAR.

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next year with BINGE AND PODCAST.