DiscoverWhat the HELL Were You Thinking?Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985 Part Two: Blame It On the Rain, I Guess
Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985 Part Two:  Blame It On the Rain, I Guess

Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985 Part Two: Blame It On the Rain, I Guess

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This week Host Dave Bledsoe finds himself kicked out of all the Zoom Happy Hours for angrily ranting about why women don’t wear shoulder pads anymore. (Hint: they have good taste) On the show this week it is the conclusion of our two part episode on the Decade that Made Us, the 1980’s. We shoot down the walls of heartache with the scandals that ended the decade.

Along the way we learn ALL about the political, economic, social and fashion crimes that ended the Whitest Decade Ever. (Dave killed parachute pants all by himself!) From the White House, to Wall Street to the recording studio, if it made a white dude rich off some shady shit, we talk about it.

Programming note, there will NOT be a new episode next week as we prepare for our Fifth Anniversary Extravaganza, assuming the world is still here in two weeks. Also, Dave appears on the podcast Just Checkin’ In with Marla and Jeremy, so check in with all three of them here: https://open.spotify.com/show/5I1SViZhQ6s7hBuIBuJQCK

Our Sponsor this week is The Boesky Boys Investing Podcast who wants you to know it isn’t illegal if no one cares you are breaking the law. We open with the last shreds of idealism from the 80’s and we close with the band and ended it all.

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Citations Needed

Iran Contra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Contra_affair

The Bush family and the S&L Scandal
http://www.rationalrevolution.net/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

Financial Villains: Where Are They Now?
https://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0310/financial-villains-where-are-they-now.aspx

It’s True: Milli Vanilli Didn’t Sing : Pop music: The duo could be stripped of its Grammy after admitting it lip-synced the best-selling ‘Girl You Know It’s True.’
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-11-16-ca-4894-story.html

Milli Vanilli
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milli_Vanilli#Lip-syncing_exposure_and_media_backlash,_1989%E2%80%931991

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Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985 Part Two:  Blame It On the Rain, I Guess

Episode 256: We're Still Preoccupied With 1985 Part Two: Blame It On the Rain, I Guess

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