Thursday, January 19, 2017

Memory Jogger Podcast Special: '80s Innovations

In this special episode, Wyatt and Jason discuss innovations from the 80s and how they impacted their lives. We brainstormed a list of many items from technology to toys to pop culture in general and chose our Top 3 favorites. We then run down the rest of the list and even share some instant feedback from Twitter. It was a real fun conversation about how unique the 1980s decade truly was.

Our podcast is part of another 80s League crossover event! We invite you to continue the #80sInnovations topic by visiting the contributions from our friends!


  • The 80s Reboot Blog discusses big hair, CD players, and the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Listen to the 80s Overdrive Podcast as Dave, Rose, and Scott talk about what innovations impacted their lives.
  • RealWeegieMidget Blog talks about the impact of the Rubik's Cube, John Hughes films, and the Nintendo Game & Watch gadgets.
  • Return to the 80s Blog is all about cable, the VCR, and hair bands.
  • Killer Kitsch Blog highlights personal computers, CD players, and the space shuttle.

Mentions and Name Drops: Walkman, Discman, Answering machine, VCR, Camcorder, Arcades, Video game consoles, Tabletop arcade games, Personal computer, Car phones, Cell phones, Cordless phones, Space shuttle, MTV, Microwave, Teddy Ruxpin, Magic Mike Robot, Gameboy, Electronic Fuel Injection, McRib, Shamrock Shake


You can find the new Memory Jogger Podcast as part of the Rediscover the 80s Podcast feed. Search for it in your favorite podcast app or find it on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher. You can also find the show on the Throwback Network of podcasts and listen to the raw audio from our recording session on the RD80s YouTube channel...