BEST OF 2018

20th Century Pop! 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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Its the end of the calendar year which means … self-indulgent year-end retrospectives.  And, even though we are a show forever entwined in years already past .. we were still able to assemble a montage of past episodes from 2018.  So enjoy this cop-out "best of" of a bonus episode.

00:00:00 PRE-SHOW CLARIFICATION - its a cilp show
00:00:55 CAIRO-TASTROPHE - episode 067: Raiders Of The Lost Ark
00:06:29 BASKIN IN DISCOMFORT - episode 56: Big
00:13:11 MISE EN SCREEN - episode 78: Summer Blockbusters Of the 1980s
00:17:06 NOT SO FINALE - episode 62: Roseanne, The X-Files and Will & Grace
00:22:02 DANCE WHO? CRASHERS -  episode 75: The Twenty-four More Episodes And We Hit One Hundred Celebratory episode
00:27:39 HA FIDELITY - episode 53: Denis Leary: No Cure For Cancer
00:28:36 THE OTHER CPR - episode 63: Star Trek 2 The Wrath Of Khan with Jason Smith
00:32:37 JERKIES - episode 052: Trekkies
00:34:47 THWIP—episode 72: Steve Ditko
00:38:24 CULT MEMBRANE- episode 082: Teen Witch
00:44:12 JAWA 2: ON THE MOVE - episode 70: Star Wars Toys By Kenner with Chris Nicini
00:46:33 CASULTY VIEWERS- episode 076: Buffy The Vampire Slayer with Bonita Gutierrez
00:50:47 DESPISING WITH EFFORT- episode 065: Radiohead The Bends
00:54:46 PODCASTING THE DICE - episode 085: What If Pop Culture Doesn’t Matter?
00:58:36 DISCORDANT DECOR - episode 077: Oasis
01:04:28 A GOOD PROBLEM WITH NOSTALGIA - episode 068: Brat Pack America with Kevin Smokler
01:08:16 NO PLAN B- episode 080: The Far Side
01:10:10 EXCELSIOR-RAMA - Remembering Stan Lee
01:17:06  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch phrase
01:18:57  SPECIAL FEATURES - A Dab of Coleman 

This episode of 20TH CENTURY POP! was recorded by CAST, an online audio platform that lets you create and record a multi-guest podcast straight from your web-browser.    

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“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at   Cleared for public domain use through Creative Commons under a CCO 1.0 Universal License.   

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