The Best 80s Podcasts To Listen To Right Now!

By Mark Nobes, chief editor

If you're a fan of the 80s (as you're on an 80s website, my guess is that you are), then you're going to love my pick of the very best podcasts which, like myself, are obsessed with the greatest decade ever! They cover a wide range of subjects, from Adam Ant to Psycho II, so there is definitely something for everyone here.
You can listen to them all for free on Amazon Audible (via the picture links - no subscription required) and on Spotify using the text links. So why not take a listen and also be sure to follow your favourites to receive the latest episodes.

The 80s Rewind Show

After recently being contacted by Rob 'the face for radio' Burgess, who kindly informed me of his new UK-based podcast, I was eager to take a listen.
Well, I'm so glad I did, because Robbie's show is just brilliant. There's no doubt that his passion for the great decade really shines through, as you listen to him in engaging conversations with some much-loved 80s pop stars.
So far, he has interviewed Nick Heyward, Owen Paul, Peter Coyle from The Lotus Eaters and Kevin Patterson from Fiction Factory, to name but a few. He also revealed to me that interviews with Francis Dunnery (It Bites)
Ed Tudor Pole and David Grant are in the pipeline - I am really looking forward to those!

This is definitely my top choice, and the podcast has already reached over 1000 downloads and streams. Being a relative newcomer to the scene, Robbie needs all the support he can get, so go take a listen - you won't be disappointed.

Living in the 80s Podcast with Rob Frught


Living in the 80s

Produced by Rob Fraught, this well-established podcast from the U.S. recently produced its landmark 100th episode. It features just about everything from the 1980s, with memories galore and many special guests. They actually interviewed Robbie Burgess (see the podcast above) back in August 2022, who discussed what it was like growing up in the 80s in the UK.
Subjects they have covered so far include Live Aid, Stranger Things, 80s Summertime Blockbusters, Our Favourite 80s Video Games, Heartthrobs, Love Songs and a whole lot more.
This one is certainly not short of variety, so head over to Spotify or Amazon and take a listen.

Acceptable in the 80s Podcast with Kunt and the Gang


Acceptable in the 80s

Okay, so with its regular use of the "C" and "F" word, this might not be to everyone's taste, but I found it a hoot! Bursting with nostalgia-fuelled humour from Kunt and the Gang, with his mate of 40 years, Roy, each episode looks back at what happened in a month from the 80s. So, for instance, the Sept 23rd 2022 episode looks back at Sept 1982.
This one is broadcast from the UK, so if you're British (like myself) you'll find a lot you can relate to. In the latest episode, they discuss OMD, Adam Ant and Wham (the chew bar, not the band).

The 80's Montage Podcast


The 80's Montage

Since July 2019, the two crazy Aussies, Jay Jovi and Sammy Hardon (from Melbourne) discuss everything 80s, including movies, music, TV shows, ads and toys, and also discuss growing-up in the decade.
There is regular use of the "F" word, but despite the humour, there are also some pretty serious, in-depth discussions, which gives a very nice balance. The latest 2022 episode takes a look back at the John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club, and it's a particularly good one.

Neon Braniacs (80s Horror Podcast)

Ben, Gregg and Lance discuss not only the biggest 80s horror movie blockbusters, but also the more obscure releases in this totally excellent podcast, which started back in September 2017. There are several episodes each month, and occasionally they go back to the 70s and 90s, as in the Oct 5 2022 broadcast featuring the 1974 movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Other movies reviewed include Cheerleader Camp, Pyscho II, Jaws; The Revenge, and The Thing.
There is the occasional use of the "F" word, but with plenty of humour. If you're an 80s horror fan, then this podcast is essential listening! Sadly, this one is not available on Amazon Audible, but you can listen to it on Spotify.

Brain Rot 80s Horror Podcast


Brain Rot - An 80s Horror Podcast

Staying with the horror theme, Stevie Webb and a different guest in each episode delve into the world of the best worst horror films of the 80s and 90s, and more recently have reviewed Waxwork, The Incubus, Ghoulies, Blood Theatre and The Lair of the White Worm.
This podcast is perfect for discovering those old horror flicks you may have completely forgotten about or even never heard of. It takes me back to a time when I would pop down to the local VHS rental store on a weekday evening and browse through the horror section. How I miss those days!  

Everything 80s Podcast with Jamie Logie and Curioscast


Everything 80s

Starting back in May 2019, this well-established, US-based podcast presented by Jamie Logie and Curioscast, covers a wide range of subjects, including video games and consoles, cartoons, VHS, movies, toys and music. In one of their more recent episodes, they discussed "15 classic albums that just turned 40". Each episode is last for around half an hour, so it's short and sweet, but ideal for those of you with less time on your hands.
 In one of their more recent episodes, they discussed "15 classic albums that just turned 40". Each episode is last for around half an hour, so it's short and sweet, but ideal for those of you with less time on your hands.

Rediscover The 80s Podcast with Jason Gross


Rediscover the 80s 

This is one of the longest-running podcasts, which celebrates 1980s pop culture, and started back in May 2013. In each episode, US-based Jason Gross and his friend Wyatt, randomly choose from a list of topics, which means each episode is totally unscripted, making for a really interesting listen. Subjects include obscure TV shows, films and cartoons, and a regular feature 'Rank 'em', features Top 5 lists.

80s Underground Podcast with Jeff Shelton


80s Underground

This musical podcast resurrects the best 80s indie, punk, post-punk, college, new wave and modern rock music, featuring quality bands such as Psychedelic Furs, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Simple Minds - definitely no Stock/Aitken/Waterman! Although the main focus is on the music, there is also some engaging chat in-between tracks, and as I write, the podcast has produced 115 episodes.

Around The world in 80s Movies Podcast with Vince Leo


Around the World in 80s Movies

Vince Leo gives a 30-40 minute in-depth analysis of films from the 1980s, many of which you may have never watched or even heard of, so this 4-year-old podcast will certainly help you to discover those films you may have missed growing up back then. Recent movies include Blow Out (1981), Dressed To Kill (1980) and Bates Motel (1987).
I love everything about this podcast, from its creative title to the straightforward, in-depth analysis of each film. There's no fluff or silliness, so if humour is your thing, I would look elsewhere.

Stuck in the 80s Podcast with Steve Spears


Stuck in the 80s

This award-winning podcast by Steve Spears and Brad Williams pays homage to the music, movies, TV and pop songs from the 1980s. They also interview the stars from the decade, and have already had an egaging chat with Midge Ure, Cyndi Lauper, Huey Lewis, Steve Perry, and many more besides.
It actually to me an age to scroll back through every episode, as the first one was streamed way back in July 2005, making it the longest-running podcast on this page!

Laser Graves 80s Podcast with Maria Rose and E K Wimmer


Laser Graves

Despite its spooky title, this one is not actually dedicated to just horror (although there is quite a lot of it), and actually covers a whole range of rad stuff from the 80s. Maria Rose and E. K. Wimmer produce the podcast on a weekly basis, and have recently covered the 1985 classic Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and the overlooked slasher movie Strange Behaviour (also know as Dead Kids). 
As of October 2022, the duo have produced 145 episodes and started back in October 2019, reviewing The Adventures of a 2-Minute Werewolf, which is a movie I definitely need to see!

1980s NOW Podcast


1980s Now

Being both entertaining and informative, this weekly U.S. podcast examines the importance of 80s pop culture and its influences, with the hosts sharing their own personal experiences, and also interviewing some icons from the decade.
There is plenty of humour, making for an entertaining listen, and the most recent 180th episode covered the best 80s movie songs. The very first episode was in June 2019, so it's now pretty well-established.

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