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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Talk about you Phillip K. Dick moves, this week’s episode is actually an older episode in which Bob and Tim discuss the 1990 Quato-caper, TOTAL RECALL. But amidst its singular reference to corn flakes, they find a strange reflection between this sci-fi mind-bender and their own adolescent lives. So make that token “get your ass to somewhere” reference and listen to some podcast naiveté from two years prior (come on, you know its the podcast of your dreeeeams).

Portions of today’s episode were originally recorded by ZENCASTR, a high fidelity podcast recording platform that records multiple guests from multiple zip-codes all as if they were in the same room.   The intro and exit audio was recorded by CAST, an online audio platform that lets you create and record a multi-guest podcast straight from your web-browser.    


“Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons” performed by The Pixies on their 1991 album TROMPE LE MONDE.

”Life On Mars” as performed (we’ll call it “performed”) by Barbara Streisand of her 1974 album BUTTERFLY.

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

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20TH CENTURY POP! will get its ass BACK from Mars next week.