Totally 80s Podcast Travels Back to 1981!

Duran Duran in 1981
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Don't think too hard about this: it's 40 years since it was 1981. The second full year of the '80s was packed with plenty of great music - and the Totally 80s Podcast is here to dive into it all over the next few episodes!

This time, Lyndsey Parker and John Hughes are joined by Scott T. Sterling, a prolific writer who's been published by Billboard, Rolling Stone and NPR - not to mention a contributor to this very site! Lyndsey's West Coast upbringing and John and Scott's Midwestern adolescences made for some unique '80s listening experiences, and the resultant chat is nothing short of awesome, with plenty of discussions on Duran Duran's debut, The Human League's Dare and the birth of MTV - and maybe even some fun stories about the bands all three used to play in back in '81!

Read More: February 1981: Duran Duran Debut with "Planet Earth"

Watch the first part of their chat above, or tune in wherever you get your podcasts to listen!

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The Bangles breathed new life into the Prince-penned song and scored themselves a Top 10 hit.
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Released in August 1983, Construction Time Again marked a new chapter in the thrilling Depeche Mode series. 

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The guitarist's son shared his thoughts.

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