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The best podcasts for Remembering your childhood

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Who am I?

We’re a couple of lifelong friends who love to make one another laugh. We celebrate and indulge in all kinds of geek culture; TV and movies, books and comics, toys and games… if it existed in the 80s and 90s it’ll eventually make an appearance on one of our shows. We’ve been podcasting since 2015 and we’re still going strong. We grew up watching more TV than we should have, eating more sweets than heathy children should have, and getting more toys than we deserved. We are 80s kids, and we never really grew up. We still have toys on our shelves, a terrible sweet tooth and endless access to all the tv shows that shaped our childhoods thanks to the internet. Most people grow out of their childish obsessions, but ours have grown with us.

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What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

When Wagon Wheels Were Bigger (W4B) is a weekly podcast that watches kids' TV from the eighties and nineties, and casts a more cynical eye on the shows we used to love. A lot of nostalgia content wears rose-tinted glasses, but we can see clearly, albeit through some very middle-aged frames. Always funny, sometimes educational, occasionally traumatising, we ruin a small part of your childhood week by week.

What is my podcast playlist about?

We’re just two silly grown ups who haven’t grown up, and this list is a reflection of that mentality. We look back at the eighties and nineties, sometimes fondly and sometimes with regret, but always with a cynical eye and an emphasis on humour. If you enjoy good friends sharing memories and having a laugh, as well as honest reviews and reflections of times gone by, you’ll find something to like in all of these shows.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. CheapShow

Why this podcast?

Whether they’re discussing tat from charity shops, reviewing crisps and snacks, listening to old records or playing old board games, Paul and Eli have an incredible “naughty school boy” energy which is always hilarious. They are somehow able to joke about the most disgusting topics whilst maintaining an innocent loveable nature, and that’s no easy feat. In their own words; “CheapShow is an anarchic comedy podcast celebrating the best of the cheap and cheerful. It’s a mix of stand up, chat show and twisted games and challenges all based around the hunt for long lost treasures or bargain basement deals.  There is nothing amusing about austerity, but CheapShow aims to find the humour in amongst the bric-a-brac of charity shops, junk sales and Poundlands of the UK.  It’s a unique, crazed podcast with a rowdy, scatological and sometimes surreal energy.  The show is hosted by 2 comedians who specialise in storytelling, performance and improvised stand up, so each episode feels fun, fresh and chaotic.”

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CheapShow

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CheapShow is a comedy podcast all about getting the very best out of the worst! Be it Poundlands, Charity Shops, Car Boot Sales or Bargain Bins, hosts Paul Gannon & Eli Silverman poke around in the corners of the high streets and internet to find treasure in the trash. One week it could be a studio based show, the next, a live comedy event. It could even be a location report or a scripted adventure! A few things it is, however, is rude, crude, silly and drizzled in pop culture, nostalgia and plenty of verbal violence! It has guests, videos, songs, reviews, games and dares. We apologise in advance! www.thecheapshow.co.uk

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2. OSW Review: Old School Wrestling Review

Why this podcast?

We all used to love WWF and WCW when we were kids, and OSW review shines a spotlight on all the wrestling we remember from our childhoods. They manage to combine brutal honesty with genuine love, as well as hilarious commentary on classic pay-per-views and storylines from eighties and nineties wrestling. Colourful characters wearing even more colourful trunks, ridiculed and revered in equal measure. OSW Review makes you feel like a kid again, and you’ll be rolling around almost as much as the jobbers in the ring. In their own words; “Hello and welcome to OSW Review : The Old School Wrestling video podcast! We chronologically critique old WWF (WWE) Pay-Per-Views. We are a roundtable podcast, cut to Video Footage of the event! Hosting the show from Dublin, Ireland, are longtime friends and 20+ year wrestling fans, Jay Hunter, Steve (Mr. OOC) and Steve (V1). Featured on Botchamania.com and home of “WHAT BAR is he?”, our ~monthly show finished with the Hulkamania Era (WrestleMania 1 – SummerSlam 92) and moved on to covering story arcs in any wrestling company or timeframe, as well as some Brucie Bonus episodes along the way!”

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Watch the VIDEO version of our show at www.OSWreview.com! OSW Review (Old School Wrestling Review) is the #1 Wrestling video podcast in the world! As seen on Botchamania.com, and the biggest independent wrestling page on Facebook, PiledriverWrestling.net. We chronologically critique classic events from the Hulkamania Era in the WWF (WWE). Hosted by Jay Hunter, OSW Review features a panel of longtime (20+ years) wrestling fans. All Irish, All awesome!

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3. Two Geeks Two Beers

Why this podcast?

Over the course of an episode, Tom and Morgan will enjoy a carefully considered themed beer whilst having an in-depth but light-hearted discussion about a TV show, movie or game. You’ll be entertained, amused and possibly even educated by the end of each show. In their own words; “Nerdy obsessions. Drunken ramblings. A nostalgia podcast about TV, film and video games. Tom and Morgan are two mates who love talking nonsense about pop culture, while also enjoying a beer. We've taken our drunken ramblings from the pub to the studio to teach each other about all kinds of films, TV shows, video games and more. From '80s cartoons to '90s kids shows, action film franchises to cult games, we'll chat about anything remotely geek-related, often with plenty of confusion, bickering and fond nostalgia.”

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Tom and Morgan are two mates who love talking nonsense about pop culture, while also enjoying a beer. We've taken our drunken ramblings from the pub to the studio to teach each other about all kinds of films, TV shows, video games and more. From '80s cartoons to '90s kids shows, action film franchises to cult games, we'll chat about anything remotely geek-related, often with plenty of confusion, bickering and fond nostalgia. Follow us @twogeekscast on socials.

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4. The Greatest Generation

Why this podcast?

Despite its portrayal of a hopeful futuristic utopian society, the sad truth is that loving Star Trek used to get kids beaten up. The hosts of The Greatest Generation are embracing their secret Trekkie shame to bring you an episode-by-episode rundown of all the most ridiculous, problematic and downright embarrassing moments from Star Trek: The Next Generation and beyond. Even if you love Trek, you’ll find yourself agreeing that maybe shame is still the correct emotion to feel once you’ve listened to a few episodes… In their own words; “The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about Star Trek, beloved by everyone from people who’ve never seen an episode to hardcore nerds who are fluent in Klingon. Once a week Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica watch an episode of Star Trek and tell you what’s great, what’s bad, and what’s hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do. It’s a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben’s most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods.”

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Adam Pranica and Benjamin Harrison review Star Trek

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A Star Trek podcast by two guys who are a bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast. After reviewing all of Star Trek: The Next Generation, DS9, and Voyager, we’re reviewing Star Trek: Enterprise from beginning to end. Check out Greatest Trek, our companion podcast about all the new Star Trek series!

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5. Everyone Dies In Sunderland: A podcast about growing up terrified in the eighties and nineties

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Whilst “Everyone Dies in Sunderland” is primarily a true crime podcast, the conversation between the hosts is often largely about what was on TV at the time, and what it was like growing up in the 80s and 90s. Despite the nature of some of the more serious subject matter, this is mostly a light-hearted and amusing podcast which is bound to strike a lot of chords with anyone who remembers what it was like being a kid without access to mobile phones or the internet. In their own words; “Everyone Dies In Sunderland is a podcast about growing up terrified in the eighties and nineties. Ah, the good old days. People left their front doors unlocked. Children played out in the street. Everyone got burgled. Children got murdered, like, most days. Then there was Mad-Cow Disease and the Animals of Farthing Wood. It was a truly terrifying time to be a child. And those children are adults now. Adults with children and mortgages and Senseo Machines and jobs with actual responsibilities.And three of them have started a podcast where they laugh nihilistically at their own childhood trauma. Each week John, Gareth and Claire travel back to a year of their childhoods in North East England - like a True Crime Geordie Quantum Leap - and talk about what scared and scarred them that year, taking a closer look at one of the notorious crimes which were happening within walking distance of their childhood homes while they were watching Going Live.”

Everyone Dies In Sunderland is a podcast about growing up terrified in the eighties and nineties. Ah, the good old days. People left their front doors unlocked. Children played out in the street. Everyone got burgled. Children got murdered, like, most days. Then there was Mad-Cow Disease and the Animals of Farthing Wood. It was a truly terrifying time to be a child. And those children are adults now. Adults with children and mortgages and Senseo Machines and jobs with actual responsibilities.And three of them have started a podcast where they laugh nihilistically at their own childhood trauma. Each week John, Gareth and Claire travel back to a year of their childhoods in North East England - like a True Crime Geordie Quantum Leap - and talk about what scared and scarred them that year, taking a closer look at one of the notorious crimes which were happening within walking distance of their childhood homes while they were watching Going Live.

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