Mall Memories on The Purple Stuff Podcast!

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When I need something, I just go on my Amazon app and order it. Obviously, that wasn’t always an option. The mall was the #1 place to go if you needed something, wanted to hang out with friends, or wanted to grab a quick meal. It was such a part of life that we would basically live at the mall all day on the weekends. The mall wasn’t just a place to buy stuff, but also to keep updated on what’s out, what’s trending, who’s holding hands with who, etc. Sounds a lot like a brick and mortar Twitter doesn’t it? In a way, it really was.

I was lucky, I grew up sandwiched in between 2 of the prominent New Jersey malls and it afforded me the opportunity to walk to either of them on a whim. I even worked at one of them through some of high school and college. To say that these malls are ingrained in my DNA would not be hyperbole. Being that I was spoiled in terms of my proximity to these giant malls, I’m sure a mall was even more of an event in a more rural state where a mall might have been one of the few big attractions for a night out.

All this lead Dinosaur Dracula and I to whip up a show all about our memories of The Mall. We stop into stores that we loved (Sam Goody, Spencer Gifts, and Heroes World to name a few!) and even drop by the food court! It was a fun time and I know you’ll be getting some flashbacks to a time when malls were the place to be. Check it out wherever you listen to your podcasts or you can click the link above to play it right here!

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Unsolved Mysteries on The Purple Stuff Podcast!

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The Purple Stuff Podcast has put on its trench coat and is ready to explore episodes of Unsolved Mysteries. Matt and I have wanted to record this episode for quite a long time and it’s finally happened! Unsolved Mysteries was a show that captured both of our imaginations when it first aired. Not every segment was mind blowing, but the truly memorable ones stuck with us. We will be discussing segments that include Ghosts, UFO’s, and Toxic Goo. It’s all here and we hope you enjoy it…hanks for reading and listening!

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Purple Stuff Podcast: THE FUTURE OF THE PAST!

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As a kid, my thoughts on the future were fully built by Movies, cartoons, toys, and clothing trends. Obviously, The Jetsons still get referenced as a popular view of the future. In many ways we are advanced, but we’re still not zooming around in flying cars or eating dinner pellets. On the new episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast, Dinosaur Dracula and I bring a pretty rag-tag group of things that were futuristic to us when we were kids. It was quite a fun exploration of stuff, including The Terminator, the Laser Tag phenomenon, Hypercolor clothing, and a rad Rick Springfield music video. As always, there were still so many selections that we didn’t have a chance to present. As you listen to this episode on your podcast app on your phone or your fancy computer, think about the technology we have compared to where pop culture expected us to be at by this time! I hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening!

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Purple Stuff Podcast: 2001 Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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It’s so hard to believe that the holidays are here are already. This year has obviously been abysmal for so many reasons, so The Purple Stuff Podcast is here to at least give you some good holiday feels. We’ve covered Thanksgiving Parades of the past on the show before, but this time we opted to go a little more modern. 2001 seemed like a perfect choice. The Tri State area was still in mourning after 9/11, NYC especially. What made this parade significant, was not only that it marked the 75th anniversary of the parade itself, but also the fact that the show went on despite the devastation that occurred in September. The idea was to come together with the American spirit at a difficult time and try to enjoy this annual tradition.

I watch the parade every year. As a person who isn’t the most hardcore Thanksgiving fan, the parade is a must for me, in fact, it’s not Thanksgiving without it. I could easily do without Turkey and Sweet Potatoes, but not without the parade. In the long lineage of the Macy’s Parade, this is one of the standouts, a show filled with a ton of uplifting, positive vibes.

In this episode, Matt from Dino Drac and I feast on a few of our favorite moments from the parade. It’s a given that these choices are probably not what you’d expect, well, aside from WWE, that’s an obvious selection. We’re also discussing Usher, Kenny G, Tim Curry and Pikachu!

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Purple Stuff Podcast: The Great Pumpkin and Garfield’s Halloween Adventure!

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As the Halloween season enters the home stretch, The Purple Stuff Podcast is back with a new episode that will surely bring Halloween memories flooding back. In our new episode, Matt from Dinosaur Dracula and I break down the fine details of the original broadcast of Garfield’s Halloween Adventure from October 1985. Although it was the first airing of Garf’s special, it also served as a lead-in to the annual tradition It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.  Not only do we get into the specials themselves, but also the commercials that aired during the breaks.

This is the perfect time capsule to October 1985. Considering these are two of the most iconic animated Halloween specials ever, it doesn’t get much more festive for Halloween than this. Join us to hear about Linus’ badassery, Binky’s workout regimen, a hot theme song for sandy cereal, and a TRU commercial that’s pure Halloween eye candy. This is a fun one and we hope you enjoy it. You can check it out wherever you listen to podcasts, i.e Spotify, Apple Podcasts etc. Thanks for being a part of the spooky season with us and have a Happy Halloween!

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Purple Stuff Podcast: Spooky Songs 7!

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The 7th edition of SPOOKY SONGS is coming at you on The Purple Stuff Podcast! It’s hard to believe that we’ve come this far, but Dinosaur Dracula and I love doing the Spooky Songs show. It’s one of our most fun episodes. In light of a really odd year, it’s nice to just cozy up into your Halloween 6 blanket with some pumpkin coffee and chill out while listening to some tunes. We’ve got 10 tracks for you that smack with spooky vibes. We’re getting into some rare territory which is very cool! Expect the unexpected here, but we’ve got you covered. You’ll here us talk about songs from horror movies, late night TV show intros, and GHOSTBUSTERS! It’s a damn good time and I’m happy we’ve arrived at it. We hope you dig this one and as always, your support is appreciated! I hope you are enjoying your Halloween season!

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Purple Stuff Podcast: VAMPIRES!

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The Purple Stuff Podcast recently turned 5 years old. What’s even more preposterous is that we’ve never done a show on VAMPIRES! Well, here it is folks. More than likely it won’t include the obvious selections that you’d think might get brought up. In this episode Dinosaur Dracula and I have gathered up quite a fiendish list for you. With the Halloween season kicking off, we’re here to help create that spooky atmosphere. You can hear us delve into Draculas and various vampires from all over pop culture, no limits here. This time around we’ve got animation, animatronics, and advertising. It’s all here for you to sink your teeth into! You can listen here or your favorite podcast app. As always, thank you so much for listening and reading. If you’d like to support the show, we are on Patreon where we present a monthly bonus show!

Purple Stuff Podcast: SODA SHOW!

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Soda was kind of a sacred thing in my house growing up. It was literally put on a pedestal, not a shrine, but high atop the fridge, way out of my reach at the time. If I was a good kid I was able to have it sparingly. That may sound nuts by todays standards, but back then it was pretty normal. I had friends who were only allowed to drink milk and water! Some kids I went to school with weren’t even allowed Hi-C because it had too much sugar. The struggle was real. Not too long after, soda became way more of a nightly thing for me. I adored it. I didn’t overdo it either. I knew that if we had a newly opened 2 or 3-liter bottle in the house I didn’t want to run out of that too quickly. This explains my appreciation for this fine bubbly beverage. It also happens to be our topic on the latest Purple Stuff Podcast!

In this new episode, Matt and I discuss SODA. It’s a vast theme but we’ve managed to come up with some sodas that naturally aren’t the norm. Some of these choices are selections we’d like to see come back, ones we obsessed over, and some that totally stand out in the crowded soda aisle in the grocery store. We even do a taste test of a couple of our picks which was a lot of fun. From cans that resemble Indiana Jones treasure to possible the greatest tasting soda ever, this ep is a must listen. Whether you drink soda or not, I think you’ll enjoy it! Listen wherever you get your podcasts! Leave us a positive review if you can! Thank you for your support as always! You can also visit us on Patreon where we post a monthly exclusive bonus show just for the Patronies!

Purple Stuff Podcast: Friday the 13th: The Series

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The Purple Stuff Podcast returns with a new episode! In this one, we dissect a VHS recording of an episode of Friday the 13th: The Series from 1988. Dinosaur Dracula and I get into detail about the episode as well as many of the commercials that aired during the broadcast that night. There was some crazy stuff that went on in this ep and the commercials sandwiched in between will either bring you fondly back in time or make you seriously wonder about the ad wizards who made them. So let me run this down, we talk about Friday the 13th the Series, 7Up Gold, Roger Rabbit, a sports instructional video for a sport that I don’t even play, and a couple of defunct overpriced 1-900 HOTLINES! It’s a total smorgasbord. You might recall, we did a show like this previously focused on a VHS tape of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter so check that one out if you haven’t yet. Thank you for listening and reading. As always, your support is very much appreciated and if you would like to support the podcast please visit us on Patreon.com/PurpleStuff

Purple Stuff Podcast: Sea Monsters!

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On the new episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast, Matt and I swam the treacherous depths of the scariest parts of the worlds oceans to net you 8 SEA MONSTERS. Obvious choices like JAWS are out of the question, of course. You know us by now. While some of our choices may not be actual “monsters,” they still belong on our list and you can listen to the episode to see if you agree! We’ve got everything from Octo-human hybrids to the Trench warriors from Aquaman to the Sando Monster from The Phantom Menace. Think of it as a sea monster sampler platter, only much less appetizing than one you’d order at Red Lobster in the early ’90s! We had a lot of fun recording this episode, but before you listen, make sure you have your wetsuit and engage your underwater breathing apparatus before diving in with us! Thanks for checking it out. If you would like to support the show you can visit our Patreon where we release monthly bonus episodes.