80's Flick Flashback

80's Flick Flashback

The 80's Flick Flashback Podcast is for everyone who either grew up watching movies in the 80's or discovered the joy of these cinematic treasures.  On each episode Tim Williams along with a guest co-host will discuss an 80's flick by sharing their memories, favorite scenes, and even learning some behind the scenes facts and stories along the way.

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#82 - "Platoon" (1986) with JB Huffman from "Manly Movies" Podcast

May 26, 2023

Since its release this 80’s flick is still considered by many to be one of the best war movies ever made. The director — who himself was wounded twice while serving with the US Army in Vietnam — famously put his cast through…

#81 - "Brewster's Millions" (1985) with Nicholas Pepin (from "Pop Culture Roulette" Podcast) and Chad Sheppard

May 12, 2023

Based on a 1902 novel of the same name, this 80’s flick brought together two of the 80’s greatest funnymen and an established director who wasn’t prone to making comedies. Despite primarily negative reviews, it still did we…

#80 - "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (1984) with Laramy Wells from "Moving Panels" Podcast and Charlie Cotter

April 28, 2023

This 80’s Flick has one of the most inaccurate titles ever which is easy to forgive when the movie also happens to be considered by fans of the franchise as one of the best in the series. So get ready to revisit Crystal Lak…

#79 - "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) with Nicholas Pepin from "Pop Culture Roulette" Podcast

April 14, 2023

The 80s is often seen as the defining era of “the teen movie”. While “The Breakfast Club” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” might have garnered all of the attention, it was this 80s flick that took the “teen movie” from raunchy…

#78 - Special: "Predator" (1987) Retro Life 4 U with Chris Adams Replay

March 31, 2023

For the month of March, I am taking a break from recording new episodes so that I can highlight some of the other fantastic podcasts that I have had the privilege of being a guest co-host on. This week, I will be replaying p…

BONUS: "The Best 80s Directors" Panel with Nicholas Pepin, Chad Sheppard, and Laramy Wells

March 29, 2023

The 1980s were a transformational time for movies, with plenty of lesser-known debut directors being given creative freedom to make unique and innovative projects, many of which we still consider to be all-time classics toda…

About the Hosts

Chris McMichen

Guest Co-Host

Born in the Early 1970's
Non-Podcasting Job or Career: HS Chorus/AP Theory Teacher & Music/Arts Minister
Favorite 80's movies: "Top Gun", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Beverly Hills Cop", "Dead Poet’s Society", "Road House", "The Princess Bride", "War Games", "Christmas Vacation"
Favorite 80's movie quote: “Hello, my name is Enego Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
Hobbies: I love listening to music of most every type & watching sports
Tell us about your family: I have a wonderful wife Pam who is a Professional Counselor and 2 super girls: Cadence (French horn player & vocalist) and Kendall (dancer & artist)
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Before deciding to be a music teacher, I really wanted to be Speed Racer & drive the Mach 5
Where did you grow up? I grew up in the Morrow area of Clayton County (Georgia)

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Gerry D.

Guest Co-Host/Creator and Host of "Totally Rad Christmas" Podcast

Born in the Early 1980's
Non-Podcasting Job or Career: Christmas Light Sales at DW Pro Lights
Favorite 80's movies: "Krull", "Back to the Future", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Clash of the Titans", "Big Trouble in Little China", "The Terminator", "Predator", "The Last Starfighter", "Clue", "Fletch", "Purple Rain" and so many more!
Favorite 80's movie quote? “To make a long story short…Too late.”
Hobbies: I love playing guitar and singing (sometimes in various bands and groups), bowling, tennis, liturgy, and podcasting
Tell us about your family: I’m the oldest of 3 brothers and have been married for 10 years. We have 3 kids who sometimes show up on the pod!
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A superhero and a paleontologist
Where did you grow up? South Texas in the Rio Grande Valley

Jeff Atkins

Guest Co-Host

Born in the mid-1970's
Non-Podcasting Job or Career: Team Lead for AARP
Favorite 80's movies: "Dead Poet's Society", "Good Morning Vietnam", "Real Genius", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Hobbies: Investing, music, reading, and watching movies.
Tell us about your family: Most of my family lives in the Middle Tennessee area, including my brother, and my parents who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this summer.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Astronaut
Where did you grow up? Hendersonville, TN. The home of Johnny Cash.

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Bethany Wells

Guest Co-Host

Born in the Late 1980's
Favorite 80's movies: "Steel Magnolias", "When Harry Met Sally", "Footloose", "On Golden Pond", "The Princess Bride", & "Back to the Future"
Favorite 80's Movie Quote: "A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste."
Hobbies: I am a theatre nerd and I crochet, so I'm basically the coolest person you have ever met.
Tell us about your family: My husband, Laramy, is a fellow guest host, and I have two awesome kids (ages 8 and 3)
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Does a Pretty Pink Princess count?
Where did you grow up? Georgia

Laramy Wells

Guest Co-Host/Creator and Host of the "Moving Panels" Podcast

Born in the early 1980's
Non-Podcasting Job or Career: High School Math Teacher
Favorite 80's Flicks: "Die Hard", "Clue", "Evil Dead", "The Thing" (just to name a few)
Favorite Movie Quote: "Welcome to the party pal!"
Hobbies: Making a podcast, reading comics, and theater
Tell Us About Your Family: Wife and 2 daughters
As a Kid What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up? Tall
Where Did You Grow Up? Georgia

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Tim Williams

Creator and Host

Tim Williams was born in the 1970's and fell in love with movies at a young age. Whether he saw an 80's flick in the movie theater, on HBO, on VHS or even edited for television during a network "Movie of the Week", each one made an impression (good or bad) and developed his appreciation for cinema.
Tim is happily married with one daughter and when he's not podcasting, you can find him working his administrative day job, traveling with his family, or volunteering at the local community theater.
Some of his favorite 80's flicks are "Back to the Future", "Batman", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Fletch", and "The Goonies".