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The podcast dedicated to understanding 1980s pop culture, Beyond the Neon looks past the nostalgia to get beneath the skin of the decade of excess. With guest contributors from across the academic world, each documentary show looks at a different aspect of the era and examines the social, political and economic climate of the day.

Aug 29, 2018

Exploring the superhero landscape of  the 1970s, how this translated to decade that followed, and how a new president changed the way Hollywood looked at heroism in comics, tv and film.

 

Guest contributors

Dr Joan Ormrod, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and researcher in women in comics and...


Jul 3, 2018

The podcast dedicated to the 1980s continues to plumb the depths of the decade and ponder its wildest, most wonderful moments...

In the second of a two-part epic show, I continue my journey into one of the most important toy franchises of the 1980s (and my childhood) The Transformers.

I'm joined by guests including The...


Mar 27, 2018

The podcast dedicated to the 1980s continues to plumb the depths of the decade and ponder its wildest, most wonderful moments...

In the first of a two-part epic show, I delve head-first into easily the most important toy franchise of my childhood - and one I still cherish today - The Transformers.

Ahead of a new...


Feb 25, 2018

The podcast dedicated to the 1980s returns, with a new look and a whole new purpose. Adventures in VHS Too plumbs the depths of the decade to ponder its wildest, most wonderful moments - and answer some of its most perplexing questions.

In episode 1, I delve deeper into some of the questions raised by the original...