’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast

Riley Roberts Caddyshack

Podcast: Under-All the golfer and gopher jokes, CADDYSHACK says sexy means slutty.

By Tara McNamara / May 22, 2020 /

Caddyshack is a film for guys with humor about golf, farts, and one-upping snobby judges. Teen and tween boys of the ’80s boys grew up watching and quoting this comedy classic over and over again, but it’s got some weird messaging when it comes to women. Film authorities Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts,…

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Riley Roberts FAME

Podcast: How FAME inspired GenX to follow their dreams…with mixed results

By Tara McNamara / May 15, 2020 /

A look at the impact of FAME (1980).

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Riley Roberts porky's

Podcast: The misogynistic influence of PORKY’S goes all the way to the Supreme Court.

By Tara McNamara / May 11, 2020 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcasters Riley Roberts and Tara McNamara look at the influence of PORKY’S on Generation X.

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Riley Roberts Delirious

Podcast: Eddie Murphy’s DELIRIOUS is a shocking reminder of how socially screwed up we were in 1983.

By Tara McNamara / April 23, 2020 /

The ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast looks at Eddie Murphy’s 1983 comedy special DELIRIOUS with historical perspective as well as a modern lens.

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ferris bueller's day off podcast tara rile

Podcast: FERRIS BUELLER Inspired Teens to Also Take a DAY OFF

By Tara McNamara / April 17, 2020 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast examines the impact that John Hughes’ FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF made on Gen X.

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riley roberts prince

Podcast: PURPLE RAIN taught love is colorful — purple…black…and blue.

By Tara McNamara / April 10, 2020 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast hosts Riley Roberts and Tara McNamara with their take on PURPLE RAIN.

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Daniel Waters Riley Roberts Tara McNamara 80s Movies interview

Cherry Slushies with HEATHERS writer Daniel Waters: how he hoped his 1989 classic would put an end to teen suicide, but is still waiting for his “school shooting residuals.”

By Tara McNamara / February 12, 2020 /

HEATHERS screenwriter Daniel Waters

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Riley Roberts Toga Animal House

Podcast: ANIMAL HOUSE Was So Good, It Ruined a Generation

By Tara McNamara / December 7, 2019 /

The ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast looks at NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE, the 1978 screw-ups rule comedy classic that impacted a generation for the worse.

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Terminator Riley Roberts Linda Hamilton

Podcast: THE TERMINATOR teaches that Masculinity is Guns and Muscles

By Tara McNamara / November 8, 2019 /

In the latest ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast, Tara McNamara and Riley Roberts look back at how THE TERMINATOR affected ’80s kids and the adults they would become.

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THE LOST BOYS Riley Roberts

Podcast: THE LOST BOYS – So Much Subtext in the Shadows

By Tara McNamara / October 25, 2019 /

The ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast looks at THE LOST BOYS (1987) for what it reveals about and impacted Gen X teens

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