Go With The Heat
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An enthusiasts podcast for the cultural phenomenon that was Miami Vice. Each week Dominic, John, and Jenna break down an episode of Miami Vice starting at episode 1 and running through the entire course of the show.
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This Week in Vice 06 – April 1 – May 5, 1985
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Hi pals, this week on Go With the Heat we talk about season 1, episode 22 of Miami Vice titled Evan. On This Week in Vice we'll be taking a look at when this episode aired and entire month that passed between episodes from April 1 – May 5, when Miami Vice was King.
April 23 – Coca-Cola introduced New Coke and is widely considered to be one of the biggest blunders in brand history. The new formulation received immediate backlash and announced the return of Coke Classic in just three months. The hostile response and decline in sales has influenced business and popular culture in the 30 years since its release. New Coke would be rebranded as Coke II and would be available into the 90's.
On May 1, President Reagan declared a trade embargo against Nicaragua stating "…find that the policies and actions of the government of Nicaragua constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States..". The declaration may have been stoked by fears of Nicaragua's ties with Cuba and the Soviet Union. The embargo would eventually be lifted by President George H. W. Bush in March 1990.
Replacing Phil Collins at the top of the Hot 100 is the supergroup USA for Africa and the charity song We Are the World. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, We Are the World became the fastest selling pop song in American history. The song included over 20 soloists and 50 total musicians contributing to the song. We Are the World became a politically important song raising awareness for the humanitarian efforts in Africa.
After 4 weeks at the top, Police Academy 2 finally gives up the top spot. For one week, the Burt Reynolds crime story Stick) held the box office before giving way to