• Wham! "Make It Big" (1984): Track by Track!

    Welcome to "Surely You Can't Be Serious," the podcast where hosts Jason and Dee delve deep into the realms of music nostalgia, dissecting iconic albums and the stories behind them. In this episode, join us on a journey back to the 1980s as we shine a spotlight on one of the era's most beloved pop duos – Wham!

    Grab your neon yellow fingerless gloves and "Choose Life" t-shirts as we dive headfirst into Wham!'s sophomore album, "Make It Big." From infectious pop melodies to heartfelt ballads, each track on this record has left an indelible mark on music history.

    Join us as we explore the genesis of Wham!, tracing their humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to fame. Through anecdotes and insights, we unravel the dynamic between George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, the creative masterminds behind the band's infectious sound.

    But the journey doesn't stop there. Beyond Wham!'s collective success lies the remarkable solo career of George Michael. From chart-topping hits to personal struggles, we dissect the enigmatic persona of this iconic artist and his enduring impact on pop culture.

    Throughout the episode, we'll analyze each song on "Make It Big," uncovering the inspirations and stories behind the music. From the upbeat energy of "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" to the poignant introspection of "Careless Whisper," prepare to rediscover the magic of Wham! in a whole new light.

    So, whether you're a die-hard fan or simply curious about the heyday of '80s pop, join us for an engaging discussion that's equal parts nostalgia and musical discovery. Tune in to "Surely You Can't Be Serious" as we pay homage to Wham!'s "Make It Big" and celebrate the timeless allure of '80s pop perfection.



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    S5E9 - 1h 2m - Apr 9, 2024
  • Tears For Fears "Songs from the Big Chair" (1985): Track by Track!

    Welcome to "Surely You Can't Be Serious," the podcast where hosts Jason and Dee take a deep dive into the music that shaped our lives. In this episode, we're dissecting the iconic Tears for Fears album "Songs from the Big Chair."

    Join us as we unravel the layers of each track, exploring the genesis of the songs and the anecdotes behind the music. From the anthemic "Shout" to the introspective "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," we'll explore the themes, inspirations, and creative process behind each masterpiece.

    As we dissect each song, we'll uncover the influences that shaped Tears for Fears' sound, from their childhood experiences to their musical inspirations. We'll discuss the emotional depth of tracks like "Head Over Heels" and "Mother's Talk," and explore how they resonate with listeners decades later.

    But the conversation doesn't end here. Join us next week as we compare "Songs from the Big Chair" to Wham's "Make It Big" album. It's a clash of the titans as we examine two seminal albums from the 1980s, exploring their impact on pop culture and music history.

    So tune in, grab your headphones, and prepare to journey through the sonic landscapes of Tears for Fears. This is "Surely You Can't Be Serious," where the music never stops and the conversation never ends.



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    S5E9 - 1h 3m - Apr 2, 2024
  • "The Karate Kid" (1984) vs. "The Last Dragon" (1985): Part 2

    Welcome to "Surely You Can't Be Serious," the podcast where hosts Jason and Dee dive deep into the world of classic karate movies from the mid-eighties. In this episode, they're pitting two iconic films against each other: "The Karate Kid" and "The Last Dragon."

    Join Jason and Dee as they dissect the origins of each movie, exploring the creative vision behind them and how they became cult classics in their own right. They'll delve into the details of the cast, sharing insights into the performances that brought these beloved characters to life.

    But that's not all—Jason and Dee aren't afraid to tackle the tough questions. In this episode, Jason poses the ultimate query: "Who is the biggest A-hole?" as they analyze the characters and their motivations in "The Karate Kid."

    Throughout the episode, they'll break down the pivotal moments in each movie, discussing the memorable scenes that have left an indelible mark on pop culture. From iconic fight sequences to heartfelt moments of triumph, no stone will be left unturned.

    And of course, it all leads to the ultimate showdown: which movie reigns supreme as the better karate flick? With their in-depth analysis and passionate opinions, Jason and Dee will each make their case before rendering their final verdict.

    So whether you're a die-hard fan of Daniel LaRusso's underdog journey or Leroy Green's quest for the glow, join Jason and Dee for a lively discussion that's sure to leave you saying, "Surely you can't be serious!"



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    S5E8 - 1h 2m - Mar 26, 2024
  • "The Karate Kid" (1984) vs. "The Last Dragon" (1985): Part 1

    Welcome to "Surely You Can't Be Serious," the podcast where hosts Jason and Dee dive deep into the world of classic karate movies from the mid-eighties. In this episode, they're pitting two iconic films against each other: "The Karate Kid" and "The Last Dragon."

    Join Jason and Dee as they dissect the origins of each movie, exploring the creative vision behind them and how they became cult classics in their own right. They'll delve into the details of the cast, sharing insights into the performances that brought these beloved characters to life.

    But that's not all—Jason and Dee aren't afraid to tackle the tough questions. In this episode, Jason poses the ultimate query: "Who is the biggest A-hole?" as they analyze the characters and their motivations in "The Karate Kid."

    Throughout the episodes, they'll break down the pivotal moments in each movie, discussing the memorable scenes that have left an indelible mark on pop culture. From iconic fight sequences to heartfelt moments of triumph, no stone will be left unturned.

    And of course, it all leads to the ultimate showdown: which movie reigns supreme as the better karate flick? With their in-depth analysis and passionate opinions, Jason and Dee will each make their case before rendering their final verdict.

    So whether you're a die-hard fan of Daniel LaRusso's underdog journey or Leroy Green's quest for the glow, join Jason and Dee for a lively discussion that's sure to leave you saying, "Surely you can't be serious!"



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    S5E3 - 48m - Mar 19, 2024
  • Miami Vice Soundtrack (1985): Track by Track with a Bonus Track!

    Welcome back to the Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast, where we delve into the realms of iconic pop culture phenomena! In this episode, hosts Jason and Dee embark on a thrilling journey through the mesmerizing world of the Miami Vice Soundtrack. But they're not alone in this adventure; they're joined by a very special guest: author, YouTuber, and Miami Vice aficionado, Morgan Richter.

    Together, they take a track-by-track exploration of the legendary soundtrack, dissecting each song's significance and its seamless integration into the fabric of Miami Vice. From the pulsating beats of Jan Hammer's iconic theme to the sultry melodies of Glenn Frey's "You Belong to the City," no stone is left unturned. They also throw in a bonus song used in Miami Vice Season 1, "She's A Beauty" by the Tubes!

    But the discussion doesn't stop there! With Morgan Richter's expert insights, they unravel the deeper connections between the soundtrack and the specific Miami Vice episodes they underscore. Drawing from Morgan's extensive knowledge of the show's behind-the-scenes dynamics, they uncover fascinating anecdotes and trivia that shed new light on the creation of this groundbreaking series.

    From the neon-lit streets of Miami to the intricate layers of synthwave magic, join Jason, Dee, and Morgan Richter as they unravel the sonic tapestry of the Miami Vice Soundtrack, rekindling nostalgic memories and uncovering hidden gems along the way. So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a ride through the sun-soaked soundscape of the '80s like never before. Pastels only, and no socks allowed!



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    S5E5 - 1h 0m - Mar 12, 2024
  • Beverly Hills Cop Soundtrack (1984): Track by Track with a Bonus Track!

    Welcome to the Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast with your hosts Jason and Dee! In this special episode, we're diving deep into the iconic Beverly Hills Cop Soundtrack, track by track, dissecting the magic behind each song that made this album a timeless classic.

    Join us as we journey through the infectious beats and electrifying melodies of Harold Faltermeyer's "Axel F," a tune that has become synonymous with 80s nostalgia. From there, we'll groove to the smooth sounds of Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On," capturing the essence of Eddie Murphy's legendary on-screen persona.

    But the fun doesn't stop there! We'll also explore the funky vibes of Patti LaBelle's "New Attitude," the soulful rhythm of The Pointer Sisters' "Neutron Dance," and the catchy hooks of Junior's "Do You Really (Want My Love)."

    As a special treat for our listeners, we'll be including two bonus tracks that perfectly complement the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack experience. First up, Vanity 6's "Nasty Girl," a provocative anthem that adds an extra edge to our playlist. And let's not forget Bob Seger's "Shakedown," a rock-infused track that amps up the energy and rounds out our musical journey.

    So grab your headphones and get ready to groove along with us as we celebrate the music of Beverly Hills Cop and beyond on the Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast!



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    S5E4 - 59m - Mar 5, 2024
  • "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) vs. "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987): Part 2

    In this episode of Surely You Can't Be Serious, hosts Jason and Dee dive deep into the world of 80s action cinema with a comparison of two iconic films: "Beverly Hills Cop" and its high-octane sequel "Beverly Hills Cop II." Join us as we take a trip down memory lane to revisit Axel Foley's wild adventures in the sunny streets of Beverly Hills.

    First, we explore the adrenaline-pumping action sequences and the evolution of Eddie Murphy's character, Axel Foley, from a Detroit detective with street smarts to a fish-out-of-water cop causing chaos in the glitzy world of Beverly Hills. We'll discuss how "Beverly Hills Cop II" builds upon the success of its predecessor, ramping up the stakes and delivering even more thrills.

    But it's not just about the action - we'll also delve into the humor and charm that made the first film a classic, comparing it to the comedic elements of the sequel. From the unforgettable one-liners to the chemistry between the characters, we'll examine what sets each film apart and what keeps audiences coming back for more.

    Finally, after weighing the pros and cons of each film, Jason and Dee will render their final judgment on which movie reigns supreme. Will "Beverly Hills Cop II" surpass its predecessor in their eyes, or will the original remain the undisputed champion? Tune in to find out!

    So grab your popcorn and get ready for a nostalgic trip back to the 80s as we explore the action-packed world of "Beverly Hills Cop II" on Surely You Can't Be Serious!



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    S5E3 - 40m - Feb 27, 2024
  • "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) vs. "Beverly Hills Cop II" (1987): Part 1

    Get ready for a double dose of action and comedy as hosts Jason and Dee on the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast dive into the high-octane world of Axel Foley in this special episode comparing the 1984 classic "Beverly Hills Cop" to its thrilling sequel, "Beverly Hills Cop II" from 1987.

    Join Jason and Dee as they dissect the iconic characters, pulse-pounding plotlines, and uproarious humor that define both films. From the streets of Detroit to the glitz and glamor of Beverly Hills, our hosts explore the evolution of Eddie Murphy's character, Axel Foley, and the dynamic chemistry between the cast members.

    In this episode, Jason and Dee delve into the action-packed sequences, analyzing the stunts, car chases, and explosive set pieces that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. They also discuss the cultural impact of both films, from their memorable soundtracks to their enduring popularity in the '80s and beyond.

    But that's not all – the hosts also compare the directing styles, writing, and overall tone of "Beverly Hills Cop" and its sequel, offering insightful commentary on how each film stands on its own while maintaining the spirit of the franchise.

    As the podcast unfolds, Jason and Dee engage in a lively debate, sharing their favorite moments, quotes, and behind-the-scenes trivia from both movies. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the franchise or a newcomer eager to explore the world of Axel Foley, this episode promises to be a thrilling ride through '80s cinema.

    So, grab your popcorn, buckle up, and join Jason and Dee on the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast as they compare and contrast "Beverly Hills Cop" with "Beverly Hills Cop II," delivering laughs, excitement, and plenty of nostalgia along the way.



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    S5E3 - 42m - Feb 20, 2024
  • Top 5 Songs of 1984

    Get ready to step into the musical time machine with hosts Jason and Dee on the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast as they unveil a sonic journey through the Top 5 songs of 1984! In this special episode, our dynamic duo takes you back to the era of neon lights, big hair, and unforgettable tunes.

    Jason and Dee meticulously curate a playlist of the hottest tracks that dominated the charts in 1984. From synth-pop anthems to power ballads that still tug at the heartstrings, they leave no stone unturned in exploring the musical landscape of this iconic year.

    So, tune in and crank up the volume as Jason and Dee guide you through the Top 5 songs of 1984, providing a perfect soundtrack for your journey down memory lane. Whether you're a dedicated '80s enthusiast or just looking for a musical escape, this episode of the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast is not to be missed!



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    S5E2 - 48m - Feb 13, 2024
  • Purple Rain Soundtrack (1984): Track by Track!

    Prepare to be immersed in Lake Minnetonka as the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast takes you on a musical journey through the legendary 1984 best-selling album, the "Purple Rain" soundtrack! In this electrifying episode, our hosts dissect each track with meticulous detail, exploring the profound moments they create in the accompanying film and the astounding chart success that solidified the album's place in music history.

    From the opening chords of Prince's iconic "Let's Go Crazy" to the soulful ballads that resonate with raw emotion, our hosts unravel the sonic tapestry of the "Purple Rain" soundtrack. Dive deep into the magic of the film as they discuss how each song seamlessly weaves into the narrative, creating an unforgettable auditory and visual experience for fans.

    The podcast goes behind the curtain to uncover the stories behind the creation of each track, shedding light on Prince's genius and the collaborative efforts that brought the soundtrack to life. Whether you're a devoted follower of Prince's musical prowess or a newcomer eager to explore the magic of "Purple Rain," this episode promises to be a sonic feast for the senses.

    As our hosts guide you through the musical landscape, they also delve into the chart success of each song, revealing the unprecedented dominance of the "Purple Rain" soundtrack on music charts. From Billboard triumphs to cultural resonance, our hosts break down the numbers and celebrate the enduring impact of this groundbreaking album.

    Whether you're a fan of '80s nostalgia or a lover of musical masterpieces, this episode is a front-row ticket to the phenomenon that is the "Purple Rain" soundtrack. Join the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast as they pay homage to Prince's legacy, track by track, exploring the magic, the moments, and the monumental success of the "Purple Rain" soundtrack!



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    S2E26 - 59m - Feb 9, 2024
  • IMDb MVP: Who's Movie Collection Would You Want on a Desert Island?

    🎙️ Welcome to a blockbuster edition of the "Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast"! In today's episode, our hosts, Jason and Dee along with Amit and Michael of the "Famous and Gravy Podcast" and Jeff Johnson of the "A FIlm By Podcast" dive deep into the fascinating world of cinematic excellence as they attempt to answer the burning question: "Which actor would be the IMDb MVP?"

    Join us as we explore the extensive filmography of four remarkable actors—Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Bill Paxton, and Fred Willard. Picture this: you're stranded on a desert island, and you can only have the complete body of work of one actor to keep you company. Who would you choose?

    Our dynamic hosts dissect the iconic roles, memorable performances, and unparalleled versatility of each actor. Samuel L. Jackson, with his commanding presence and unforgettable characters, Gary Oldman, the chameleon of the silver screen, Bill Paxton, the everyman with a diverse range, and the comedic genius Fred Willard—all present intriguing options.

    The conversation delves into the factors that make an IMDb MVP, including range, impact, and the ability to captivate audiences across genres. As our hosts banter back and forth, sharing insights and personal favorites, you'll find yourself contemplating which actor's filmography would be the ultimate survival kit on that deserted island.

    Get ready for a rollercoaster of laughs, nostalgia, and cinematic appreciation. Whether you're a film buff or just love a good debate, this episode promises to be a cinematic feast for your ears. So, grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite listening spot, and join us on the "Surely You Can't Be Serious Podcast" as we embark on this entertaining journey to crown the IMDb MVP! 🎬🌴



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    S5E1 - 1h 5m - Feb 7, 2024
  • Footloose Soundtrack (1984): Track by Track

    Get ready for a musical journey like no other as the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast delves into the iconic 1984 best-selling album, the "Footloose" soundtrack! In this special episode, our hosts take you track by track through this chart-topping masterpiece, exploring each song's significance, its unforgettable moments in the "Footloose" film, and its remarkable success on the charts.

    From the infectious beats of Kenny Loggins' title track to the soulful ballads that tug at your heartstrings, our hosts leave no note unturned. They discuss the seamless integration of music and storytelling in "Footloose" and how each song contributes to the overall vibe of the film. Whether you're a fan of the energetic dance numbers or the poignant melodies, this episode has something for everyone.

    As the podcast unfolds, our hosts provide fascinating insights into the behind-the-scenes creation of the soundtrack, sharing anecdotes about the artists, the production process, and the impact these songs had on popular culture. Discover the magic behind each musical moment that defined a generation and made the "Footloose" soundtrack a timeless classic.

    But that's not all – the episode also delves into the chart success of each track, highlighting the soundtrack's dominance on music charts during its release and its enduring popularity over the years. From Billboard hits to cultural phenomena, our hosts analyze the numbers and celebrate the legacy of this unforgettable soundtrack.

    Whether you're a dedicated fan of "Footloose" or simply a lover of '80s music, this episode promises to be a toe-tapping, head-bobbing celebration of a soundtrack that continues to resonate with audiences worldwide. So, tune in and join the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast as they explore the magic, the memories, and the music of the "Footloose" soundtrack!



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    S2E28 - 48m - Feb 5, 2024
  • "Footloose" (1984) vs. "Purple Rain" (1984): Movie to Movie Part 2

    Welcome back to Part 2 of our lively discussion on the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast! In this episode, we dive deep into the iconic 1984 film "Footloose" and draw intriguing comparisons with another cinematic gem, "Purple Rain." Join our hosts, Jason and Dee, as they unravel the cultural significance, musical brilliance, and cinematic excellence of both films.

    We explore the dynamic worlds created by "Footloose" and "Purple Rain," examining the unique storytelling, character development, and the impact each movie had on the audience of its time. From the rebellious spirit of Kevin Bacon's character in "Footloose" to the electrifying performance of Prince in "Purple Rain," our hosts leave no stone unturned in their exploration of these timeless classics.

    As the discussion unfolds, our hosts engage in a friendly debate, weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each film. The podcast navigates through the dance sequences of "Footloose" and the mesmerizing musical moments in "Purple Rain," drawing parallels and contrasts that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

    In the final segment, the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast team delivers their ultimate judgment on which movie takes the crown as the best. Will it be the rebellious beats of "Footloose" or the musical genius of "Purple Rain"? Tune in to find out as our hosts bring their expertise, humor, and passion to this riveting conclusion.

    Don't miss this exciting episode filled with nostalgia, laughter, and the definitive answer to the age-old question: which movie truly deserves the title of the ultimate '80s classic? Stay tuned, because on the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast, the fun is only just beginning!



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    S2E27 - 40m - Feb 2, 2024
  • "Footloose" (1984) vs "Purple Rain" (1984): Movie to Movie Pt 1

    Step back into the neon-soaked era of the '80s with the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast as we bring you a riveting episode comparing two iconic films that left an indelible mark on the decade – "Footloose" and "Purple Rain." Join our hosts as they unravel the dance-filled tales of rebellion, self-expression, and the pulsating beats that defined these cinematic gems.

    In this special episode, our hosts take you on a journey through the small town of Bomont in "Footloose," exploring the vibrant world where dancing is forbidden. Then, we dive into the electrifying world of "Purple Rain," where Prince's musical genius takes center stage. Our hosts draw parallels between the two films, examining their cultural impact, thematic elements, and the unforgettable soundtracks that continue to resonate with audiences.

    Discover the common threads and unique qualities that distinguish "Footloose" and "Purple Rain" as our hosts engage in a lively discussion. From the dance sequences that defined a generation to the powerful performances that left audiences in awe, this episode promises to be a delightful trip down memory lane for fans of '80s cinema.

    Whether you're a footloose fan or ready to groove to the purple rain, this podcast episode offers a side-by-side comparison of two cultural phenomena that shaped the landscape of '80s entertainment. So, put on your dancing shoes, crank up the volume, and join us as we revisit the magic of "Footloose" and "Purple Rain." Surely, you can't be serious about missing this epic cinematic dance-off!



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    S2E26 - 57m - Jan 31, 2024
  • Huey Lewis and the News "Sports" (1983): Track by Track!

    Get ready to turn back the clock and dive deep into the iconic album that defined an era – "Sports" by Huey Lewis and the News. In this special episode of the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast, join our hosts as they take you on a nostalgic journey through the tracks of this legendary album, unpacking the stories and melodies that shaped the sound of the '80s.

    From the infectious energy of "The Heart of Rock & Roll" to the soulful vibes of "I Want a New Drug," each track on "Sports" has a story to tell. Our hosts will guide you through the album, discussing the inspiration behind the lyrics, the musical nuances that set each song apart, and the cultural impact of this musical masterpiece.

    Explore the behind-the-scenes anecdotes, from the recording studio to the stage, as the podcast takes you on a track-by-track exploration of "Sports." Learn about the creative process, the collaborations, and the anecdotes that make each song unique. Whether you're a longtime fan or discovering the magic of Huey Lewis and the News for the first time, this episode promises to be a treat for music enthusiasts of all kinds.

    So, grab your Walkman, dust off your cassette tapes, and join us on a musical adventure through the unforgettable "Sports" album. Surely, you can't be serious about missing this one!



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    S2E24 - 53m - Jan 29, 2024
  • Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" (1984): Track by Track!

    Prepare to be transported back to the heartland of American rock as the "Surely You Can't Be Serious" podcast delves into the iconic album that defined a generation – Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." Join our hosts on an unforgettable journey as they dissect each track of this monumental album, unraveling the tales and melodies that echo the spirit of the working class.

    From the thunderous beats of the title track to the reflective tones of "I'm on Fire," every song on "Born in the USA" tells a story. In this special episode, our hosts guide you through the album track by track, exploring the roots of the lyrics, the musical nuances that captivate audiences, and the cultural significance embedded in each note.

    Delve into the behind-the-scenes narratives, from the recording sessions to the live performances, as the podcast unveils the secrets behind the creation of "Born in the USA." Gain insight into Bruce Springsteen's artistic process, the collaborations that shaped the album, and the profound impact these songs had on the social and political landscape of their time.

    Whether you're a die-hard Springsteen fan or discovering the magic of "Born in the USA" for the first time, this episode promises a rich exploration of the music that became an anthem for a generation. So, plug in those earphones, turn up the volume, and join us on a journey through the heartland with Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA." Surely, you can't be serious about missing this musical odyssey!



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    S2E22 - 46m - Jan 26, 2024
  • 2024 Surely You Can't Be Serious Trailer!

    Check out our trailer where we discuss the movies matchups, music matchups and Top 5 Lists you can expect from us in 2024!




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    S4E39 - 1m - Jan 25, 2024
  • "Five Minutes of Fire": China's Under Martial Law, Rock and Roller Cola Wars

    Immerse yourself in the historical symphony of "Five Minutes of Fire," the podcast series unraveling the layers within Billy Joel's timeless anthem, "We Didn't Start the Fire." Join us twice a day for a succinct and captivating exploration of the historical names and events that have etched themselves into the 20th-century narrative.

    In today's episode, the flames of history roar with the echoes of the Tiananmen Square events of 1989, a defining moment in the struggle for freedom that captivated the world. We then pivot to the business battlegrounds with the Coke and Pepsi Wars of the 80s, a fizz-filled rivalry that shaped the beverage industry.

    In just five minutes, we'll guide you through these historical snapshots, providing context, anecdotes, and a deeper understanding of the individuals and events that defined their times. Whether you're a devoted Billy Joel fan or someone eager to explore the stories behind the lyrics, "Five Minutes of Fire" is your daily ticket to historical enlightenment.



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    S4E38 - 5m - Jan 23, 2024
  • "Five Minutes of Fire": Crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the Shore

    Step into the dynamic streets of the 80s with "Five Minutes of Fire," the podcast series that unveils the historical narratives embedded in Billy Joel's iconic anthem, "We Didn't Start the Fire." Join us twice a day for a brief yet profound exploration of the historical names and events that have left an indelible mark on the 20th century.

    In today's episode, the flames of history flicker with the shadows of the crack cocaine problems of the 80s, a tumultuous era that reshaped communities and left enduring scars. We then navigate the gritty streets with the infamous story of Bernie Goetz, a subway vigilante whose actions sparked a nationwide debate. The narrative takes a haunting turn as we explore the mysterious appearance of hypodermic needles on the New Jersey shores, a visceral symbol of the challenges faced by society.

    In just five minutes, we'll guide you through these historical snapshots, providing context, anecdotes, and a deeper understanding of the individuals and events that defined their times. Whether you're a devoted Billy Joel fan or someone eager to explore the stories behind the lyrics, "Five Minutes of Fire" is your daily ticket to historical enlightenment.

    Subscribe now to join us as we unravel the verses of "We Didn't Start the Fire," offering insights that breathe life into the captivating tales behind the names etched into the song. "Five Minutes of Fire" - where history unfolds swiftly and vibrantly, twice a day. Don't miss your daily spark of historical exploration!



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    S4E37 - 5m - Jan 23, 2024
  • "Five Minutes of Fire": Foreign Debts, Homeless Vets, AIDS

    Embark on a daily time-travel experience with "Five Minutes of Fire," the podcast series that unravels the historical layers within Billy Joel's iconic anthem, "We Didn't Start the Fire." Join us twice a day for a quick and insightful exploration of the historical names and events that have shaped the 20th century.

    In today's episode, the flames of history burn bright with the Latin American Debt Crisis of 1982, a pivotal moment that reverberated across the global financial landscape. We then shift our focus to the pressing issue of the homeless veteran problem, shedding light on a concerning societal challenge. The narrative takes a somber turn as we delve into the AIDS epidemic, an era-defining crisis that brought forth both tragedy and resilience.

    In just five minutes, we'll guide you through these historical snapshots, providing context, anecdotes, and a deeper understanding of the individuals and events that defined their times. Whether you're a devoted Billy Joel fan or someone eager to explore the stories behind the lyrics, "Five Minutes of Fire" is your daily ticket to historical enlightenment.

    Subscribe now to join us as we unravel the verses of "We Didn't Start the Fire," offering insights that breathe life into the captivating tales behind the names etched into the song. "Five Minutes of Fire" - where history unfolds swiftly and vibrantly, twice a day. Don't miss your daily spark of historical exploration!



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    S4E36 - 4m - Jan 22, 2024
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