Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Jovial Jay and Shua are Trading Places! It's the 40th anniversary of a classic comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy that tells the story of social class, stock markets, and greed. It's beef jerky time on Enjoy Stuff! 


In 1983 John Landis created a movie that became more popular than just about anyone thought was possible. It lit fire to the box office and propelled Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, and Jamie Lee Curtis to stardom. This is Trading Places. 



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What we’re Enjoying

Jay finally got around to watching the blockbuster hit Barbie. He was impressed with the story, performances, and messages of the whole thing. Shua likes the new AppleTV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. It’s an interesting take on the Monsterverse which features Wyatt and Kurt Russell playing the same character in different time periods. 


Sci-Fi Saturdays

This week on Sci-Fi Saturdays Jay looks back at the 2000 movie featuring yet another story set on Mars, Red Planet. Though it was very en Vogue to feature our nearest planetary neighbor back then, this one may not have entirely hit the mark. Check out his article to see why. He has also been updating locations from Marvel TV and movies, including the Loki series. Play around with the interactive map on MCULocationScout.com. Plus, you can tune in to  SHIELD: Case Files where Jay and Shua break down each episode of the Loki series and more.  


Enjoy Movies! 

Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) is not the nicest of rich white guys. (Who woulda thunk?) That’s when two other not very nice dudes (or is that Dukes?) decide to make a bet to find out if he is a product of nature or nurture. They destroy his life and put con man Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) in his place. But things turn around when both men discover the bet. They enlist Louis’s new, prostitute friend Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis) and his faithful butler Coleman (Denholm Elliot). It’s a class struggle with Trading Places.


Plus, we pick a few commodities and see what kind of money we would make if we’d held on to them for 40 years. 


What’s your Trading Places experience? How much have you made on the stock market? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Buy low, sell high” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com


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