Adventures in VHS Too – Episode 1: Were the 80s too scary?

The podcast returns with a new look and purpose. Adventures in VHS Too plumbs the depths of the 80s to ponder its wildest moments and answer some of its most perplexing questions. Get it right here:

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In the first of a new series of shows, I delve deeper into some of the questions raised by the original Adventures in VHS podcast and book. Were the 80s a place of harmless fun or was it too scary for a wide-eyed child with an appetite for film, TV, comics and pop culture?

I explore the paranoia of the previous decades, look at some of the most traumatising movies and shows of the day, and speak to experts like Richard Daniel Curtis (author and child behaviour expert) and Anastasia Dedyukhina (author and founder of Consciously Digital) about how our modern world shapes up by comparison.

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