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.

Recent Episodes

#71 - "Scrooged" (1988) with Gerry D. ("Totally Rad Christmas" Podcast) & Nicholas Pepin ("Pop Culture Roulette" Podcast)

Dec. 9, 2022

Since the publication of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol nearly 200 years ago, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge has become familiar fodder for adaptations of all sorts—from ballets to operas to a mime performance by Marcel …

#70 - "Annie" (1982) with Hanna Williams

Nov. 25, 2022

Little Orphan Annie has been a part of American pop culture for nearly a century now—first as a comic strip which made its debut in the summer of 1924, then as a popular radio show in the 1930s, which spun off into a couple …

#69 - "The Untouchables" (1987) with Nicholas Pepin from "Pop Culture Roulette" Podcast

Nov. 11, 2022

1930. Prohibition has transformed Chicago into a City at War. Rival gangs compete for control of the city’s billion dollar empire of illegal alcohol, enforcing their will with the hand grenade and the tommy gun. It is the ti…

The "Weird" Bonus Episode - "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" (2022) with Nicholas Pepin from "Pop Culture Roulette" Podcast

Nov. 7, 2022

We don't normally sway away from our regular 80's Flicks only podcast formula, but when "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" premiered on the Roku Channel this past weekend, we had to cover this 80's icon and the hilarious film th…

#68 - "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988) with Charlie Cotter

Oct. 28, 2022

As of October 2022, there have been 11 films that continue or reimagine the story of the character known as “The Shape” that was first laid out in John Carpenter’s Halloween released in 1978. At this point in its history, th…

BONUS - "House" (1986) with Laramy Wells from the "Moving Panels Podcast"

Oct. 21, 2022

After working together on the first three "Friday the 13th" movies, Steve Miner and producer Sean S. Cunningham re-teamed for something a little more kooky. From a story by Fred Dekker and a screenplay by Ethan Wiley, this f…

About the Hosts

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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".

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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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

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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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

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)