Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Jovial Jay and Shua look back on the often forgotten and surprisingly entertaining 1980 musical Xanadu. Plus, we look back at what it was like during the holidays in a 1980 mall on Enjoy Stuff!


Grab the hand of your muse and roll with us back to the year 1980 to revisit the Olivia Newton John musical Xanadu. And then head out of the theater into the mall to see what it was like during the holidays as we kicked off a new decade. 



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Enjoy Movies!

1980 marked the beginning of a new decade full of promising prosperity. The movie Xanadu was a peppy sendoff to the era of roller disco, with a surprisingly amazing soundtrack. Join us as we look back at this often forgotten musical that will get your skates back out on that rink!


Do you remember shopping at the mall in 1980? We look back at what it was like to visit the malls we grew up with in the early heyday of those shiny, new shopping centers. Join us for a trip down memory lane, located just past Orange Julius and across from the Hickory Farms store. 

Have you ever experienced Xanadu? What do you remember about malls in the 80s? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Olivia Newton John is my muse” 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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