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This monthly podcast looks back at the pop culture of Generation X, from an African-American perspective.

Aug 1, 2019

Topics: 1984 Olympics, Prince, Purple Rain (LP/Film), Cosby Show. (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound)

 

1984 Notes

General Snapshots

1. President: Ronald Reagan

2. Jan - US Bell System is broken up Bell System divestiture breaks AT&T into 24 independent units.

3. Jan - Wendy's "Fluffy Bun" advertisement is first...


Jul 1, 2019

Topics: The Cold War, Run-DMC, New Edition, Bill Cosby (Himself), Eddie Murphy (Delirious). (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco)

 
1983 Notes
 
1. Ronald Reagan President
 
2. Feb - The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, setting a record for most-watched television broadcast in American history.
 
3. Mar - Strategic Defense...


Jun 1, 2019

Topics: Reaganomics, MJ vis-a-vis Prince, 48 Hrs. (Film). (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound)
 
 
1.    1982 Notes
 
2.    General Snapshots
 
3.    Ronald Reagan President
 
4.    Oct – The 1982 Chicago Tylenol murders occur when 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting capsules laced with potassium cyanide.
 


May 1, 2019

Topics: Black Hair/Jheri Curls, Luther Vandross, Ragtime (Film) - Howard Rollins Jr., Nell Carter (Tv). (Bonus Artist: Luck Pacheco)

 

1981 Notes

1.      Snapshots

2.      Ronald Reagan is President

3.      Jan - Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States. Minutes later, Iran releases the 52...


Apr 1, 2019

Topics: Pac-Man & the start of the "Gaming" culture, Zapp, Fame (1980 Film), Eddie Murphy. (Bonus Artist: hidingtobefound)
 
1980
 
1.    Jimmy Carter President
 
2.    Jan – The comic strips The Far Side debuts in newspapers
 
3.    Feb – The XIII Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.[1]
 
4.    Feb –...