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

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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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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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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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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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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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Podcast: GHOSTBUSTERS – Con Your Way to Success!

By Tara McNamara / October 17, 2019 /

In this episode of the ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast, GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) is put through the modern day lens to show why the movie is so great — and so damaging.

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THE SHINING Shined a Light on the Horrors of Domestic Abuse; Here’s How Life for Teens is More Chilling Today

By Tara McNamara / October 3, 2019 /

Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING provides insights into family relations in 1980.

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Podcast: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Innovated Horror, But Sluts Still Get Cuts

By Tara McNamara / September 24, 2019 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast takes a Gen X and Gen Z look at Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984).

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Podcast: BEETLEJUICE – Suicide is Funny?

By Tara McNamara / September 5, 2019 /

Color us black and white – it’s almost Halloween! It’s this time of year when parents think of sharing with their kids the one ’80s horror comedy that seems appropriate – Beetlejuice! And, in the ’80s, the Tim Burton classic was considered a children’s film with special effects makeup and monster creations all wrapped up…

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Podcast: Did HEATHERS Lead to a Darker High School Experience Today?

By Tara McNamara / August 16, 2019 /

Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on HEATHERS (Paramount, 1989) on her podcast ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents.

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