Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

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 Adventures in VHS podcast and book. Were the 80s a place of harmless fun or was it too scary for a wide-eyed child with an appetite for film, TV, comics and pop culture.

I explore the paranoia of the decades that led us there, look at some of the more impactful movies and shows of the day, and speak to experts like Richard Daniel Curtis (author and child behaviour expert) and Anastasia Dedyukhina (author and founder of Consciously Digital) about how our modern world shapes up in comparison.

Music by Isidor:

Richard Daniel Curtis:

Anastasia Dedyukhina: