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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POOP CULTURE: "Num nums, stummy aches and questionable mascots.” (1978-1998) Bob and Tim stepped up to the USB mic to record an entire episode about childhood snacks. And now ... much to their surprise … they have an entire episode about childhood snacks. So eff that apple, screw those saltines and forget all about your Ssips juice box, as its a sugar bender to remember. Which means… maybe just a couple Ssips.

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - Bob’s beat-box
00:00:53  SENSORY UNDER-LOAD - so the topic is “snacks?”
00:09:06  FROM THE TOPPS - trying to talk about gum
00:16:10  THE REAL SNACK SHADY - now they’re just describing M&Ms
00:24:24  THE SUGAR OF OUR DISCONTENT - and this section is just naming breakfast foods
00:31:47  FUDGE ROUND FETISHIZING -  and why not just an apple?
00:39:01  PANTRY RAID - and how are they STILL talking about snacks?
00:43:39  PASS THE TURKEY ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE - and FINALLY digesting the topic
00:50:10  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catch-phrase

Tease that hair and snort that coke to the tune of the most 80s M&M COMMERCIAL Tim could find.

Pity the talking taste buds of our Northern neighbors with this 1988 CANADIAN M&M COMMERCIAL.

Insert your own sports pun and then watch THE BASEBALLCARD MOVIE, a documentary about collecting Topps baseball cards by filmmaker CASIMIR NOZKOWSKI.

Rot away for nearly 30 minutes with 33 CAP’N CRUNCH COMMERCIALS FROM 1964-1973.

Spit out a filling and focus on THE UNTOLD TRUTH OF HOSTESS CAKES as exposed on the food porn site MASED.COM.

Tune to Utica’s Big Frog 104 and bust out a couple fatty-boom-batty TURKEY JOINTS WITH TAD AND POLLY.

And then stock up for this holiday season by visiting the Oneida-treasure NORA’S CANDY SHOP for your own jar(s) of Canning-endorsed TURKEY JOINTS (now with hazelnuts).

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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 Freemusicarchives.org.   Cleared for public domain use through Creative Commons under a CCO 1.0 Universal License.   

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20TH CENTURY POP! will return next week to feast with friends … and that jerk Ross.