70 minutes | Sep 22, 2016
Episode 011 - Toys & Games
In this episode, Brian wraps up his on location reporting in Fargo, ND with trusty boyfriend sidekick Shaka and his friends Danni and Derek, who compiled an array of 90s era toys and games to play with in person. Join the margarita-fueled fun as we play a thrilling game of “What’s in the Box” (unfortunately, Gwyneth Paltrow’s head was not in it), get all SJW up in this crib about the gendering of toys, rehash the painful consequences of Skip It, learn how to psychologically manipulate parents into getting the Christmas/Birthday presents you actually wanted, and mourn the deaths of all our digital pets. There is also some bonus 90s karaoke singalong of Sixpence None The Richer that cannot be missed. You’re welcome. The 90s Called, and it’s Steve! Steve has a crush on you! Thanks, Electronic Talking Dream Phone from Milton Bradley!
71 minutes | Sep 8, 2016
Episode 010 - Full House
We're back! Season 2 is starting off with a road trip all the way to Fargo, North Dakota to talk with Full House MegaFan Deb (follow her on Twitter: @debadeedebadah) Everything is on the table in this one: John Stamos's belly button, Uncle Joey's lack of romantic action (except for Mr. Woodchuck), the infamous "Full House Awwwww" moments, and if The Olsen Twins got too big for their britches (figuratively, of course - they be skinny). We also segue into another San Francisco set masterpiece "The Room", Alanis Morissette, and, obviously, the attractiveness of Steve from "Blues Clues." The 90s Called, but it was after 8pm. How Rude!
44 minutes | Mar 10, 2016
Episode 009 - Nicktoons
Ask your mom if you can eat your bowl of Fruit Loops in the living room, because Nicktoons are on! Brian’s sister Jill is on to reflect on Rugrats, Aaaahh! Real Monsters, Hey Arnold, and all the other Nickelodeon-based toons of the 90s! We put our collective memories together to figure out just how Ren and Stimpy didn’t spark a parental censorship campaign, why cartoon characters don’t gradually age, the sunny and fun trend of dead mothers in children’s entertainment, and which end of Cat Dog was the unlucky one that had to deal with #1 and #2. There’s also some bonus discussion on Snick and how Brian somehow psychologically tortured his older sister with a piece of red foam. The 90s Called, and they want to know if you want to go to The Beets concert with them.
58 minutes | Feb 26, 2016
Episode 008 - Video Games
Attach your Game Genie and ask your mom for some Capri Suns, because we're getting into video games! Don't try this at home, kids, but I met a stranger from the internet who turned out to be super cool: His name is Curt Moe, and he's on to reminisce about arcade and console games we enjoyed in the 90s. We tackle the rivalry of Mario vs. Sonic, why Brian could not handle the fatalities in "Mortal Kombat", Curt getting blood lust after a few hours of "Grand Theft Auto", and the pangs of regret when your mom sells your old Nintendo at a garage sale for pennies. The 90s Called, and they don't give a crap about the quarters you put down on the machine. Wait your stupid turn. Audio note: Curt has a booming, manly voice while I am apparently a meek flower who didn't talk directly into the microphone, so be warned of volume discrepancies. Or, am I doing a power play and forcing you to listen closely in order to hear me? You decide. Also my dog decided to run a marathon across the wooden floor of our recording space and drink water. Sorry.
59 minutes | Feb 11, 2016
Episode 007 - Spice Girls
Strap on your platform boots, try on your union jack dress, and slam your body down and wind it all around because we’re talking Spice Girls! Brian’s college friend and certified Spice Girls superfan Lawrence Stahl traveled all the way from Taiwan to be on the podcast and guide us through all things ginger, sporty, posh, baby, and scary. Say you’ll be there as we defend the Spiceworld movie, debate the girls’ solo careers, and divide on who our favorite member was. Also, is there a need for a save haven and community for straight men who love belting out “2 Become 1” unironically? We think so. Join us, Spice Bros: We understand you. The 90s Called, and they’re wondering what a “Zig-a-zig-ah” really is.
57 minutes | Jan 29, 2016
Episode 006 - Fashion
Close your caboodle for a sec and listen in as comedians Hessley Rey (tuesdaynightcomedyshow.com) and Sarah McPeck are on to take us through the fashion highs and lows of the 90s. Hear all about how to deplete the ozone layer with Aquanet, the best way to accessorize your bodysuit, professional grade makeup application tips, why eyebrows just didn’t matter, and the dangers of walking in off-brand JNCO jeans. This one goes off the rails just a bit, so there is some bonus content about public urination and Gwyneth Paltrow (trust me, it’s worth it.) The 90s Called, and they want the Zubaz you borrowed back like right now.
57 minutes | Jan 14, 2016
Episode 005 - SNL
Well isn’t that special? Brooke Schaffer is on to look back at the casts, sketches, and moments of Saturday Night Live in the 1990s. We go in depth on some schweddy balls, whore nuns, the entire Delta Delta Delta sorority, the Gap Girls, and a Canteen Boy. We also fight the real enemy with Sinead O’Connor and struggle to name all the Popes of the last 3 decades. The 90s Called, and they’re living in a van down by the river.
60 minutes | Jan 1, 2016
Episode 004 - Quizzes
The final episode of 2015 finds Brian at home alone like a Scrooge huddling under his blankets for warmth. With no guest, he courageously answers Buzzfeed-esque '90s themed quizzes for your amusement, and eventually Shaka Farr joins the fray to help discover if Brian is a Britney or Christina, an Andrew Keegan or Rider Strong, and just how much of a '90s kid he really is. The 90s Called, and they're hosting their own quiz on Angelfire.
63 minutes | Dec 10, 2015
Episode 003 - Boy Bands
Did you really think we'd get far into "The 90s Called" without talking boy bands? Come on. Mary Beth Beckman (www.mbbeckman.com) is here discussing the tragedy that is Justin Timberlake's 90s hair, finding Chris Kirkpatrick's only fan (spoiler: It's Mary Beth), who had the best facial hair in BSB, forming a Canadian boy band, and how Hanson turned Brian into a 5th grade bully. The 90s Called, and it thinks it's fly when girls stop by for the summer. For the summer.
58 minutes | Nov 25, 2015
Episode 002 - Junk Food
Grab a can of Surge and your bag of Butterfinger BBs - We're talking '90s junk food with guest Jason Dixon. We're deep diving into what sugary, teeth rotting, licensed character promoted products every kid in the '90s craved. I'm sure you remember begging your mom to buy a box of Oreo O's but instead got off brand Kix in a bag. The struggle was real, friends.The 90s Called, and they need another 8 sticks of Fruit Stripe Gum in order to maintain flavor.
70 minutes | Nov 11, 2015
Episode 001 - Saved by the Bell
The wait is over! Episode #1 of "The 90s Called" is here for your earhole pleasure (dirty). In this episode, join Brian and guest Matt French (www.facebook.com/MFRENCHMUSIC) as they grab a booth at The Max and talk about rampant drug use at Bayside, Kelly's sex appeal, where the cast is now, and what it's like running into a drunk Mr. Belding at a college events convention (Spoiler Alert: It's creepy). The 90s Called, and it wants its Zack Morris phone back. Thanks for listening!