The Nostalgia Test Podcast
Episode 55: 🥊 Rocky 5 (1990) w/ Jessica Kwazz

Episode 55: 🥊 Rocky 5 (1990) w/ Jessica Kwazz

July 20, 2021

Dan & Manny invite Jessica Kwazz from Second Chance Movies Podcast to put the infamous 🥊Rocky 5 to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. This is the episode Dan & Manny have been dreading since the start of this 🥊Rocky journey, but Jess made it more fun than expected. Dan, Manny, & Jess talk about the extreme time travel that happens from 🥊Rocky 4 to 🥊Rocky 5, those insulting "montages," they try to figure out why Paulie was in charge of the money, and is Rocky just a recovering coma patient living in Mickey's condemned gym, who never married Adrian, and is just wandering the streets of Philadephia with his buddy Paulie since the end of 🥊Rocky 1?

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This was recorded on July 6th, 2021.

The intro and outro music ('Neon Attack 80s') is by Emanmusic.

Chaka Demus & Pliers - "Murder She Wrote" interlude covered by Bryce Larsen

The other music ("ABCD") is by Pudge. Any other music you hear, The Nostalgia Test Podcast does not own.

Episode 54: 🥊 Rocky 4 (1985) w/ Buzzn The Tower

Episode 54: 🥊 Rocky 4 (1985) w/ Buzzn The Tower

July 6, 2021

Dan & Manny invite Mo & Max from Buzzn The Tower to put the most successful 🥊Rocky movie in the franchise,🥊Rocky 4to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. This episode is a celebration of the greatest 80s film of all time, released on Sylvester Stallone's birthday! WHAT!? There's no need for any more introduction. Settle in, get a drink, & come along as we talk about an 80s masterpiece. DRAGOOOOOOO!!! Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 53: 🎹Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits w/ Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars

Episode 53: 🎹Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits w/ Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars

June 29, 2021

Dan & Manny celebrate their 1-year podcast anniversary with Brian Colburn of Playlist Wars to put Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Vol. 1-3 to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! Long Island, NY & New Jersey come together on this super East Coast episode. Dan, Manny, & Brian reminisce on their Top-5 lists from the 3 Billy Joel Greatest Hits albums. Brian brings a ton of Billy Joel love, knowledge, and heartfelt tangents, Manny puts his Top-5 together on the spot, and Dan can't believe "Uptown Girl" is considered part of the Greatest Hits

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Episode 52: 🥊 Rocky 3 (1982)

Episode 52: 🥊 Rocky 3 (1982)

June 22, 2021

Dan & Manny continue their journey through the 🥊 Rocky franchise and put the 1982 classic 🥊 Rocky 3 to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. This episode is filled with emotions. Manny professes his love for Carl Weathers, Dan talks about how many times he cried, and Adrian gets her props for her amazing beach monologue and cueing almost every montage in the 🥊 Rocky franchise. 

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Episode 51: 🥊 Rocky 2 (1979) w/ Rob McCaffery

Episode 51: 🥊 Rocky 2 (1979) w/ Rob McCaffery

June 15, 2021

Dan & Manny invite Rob McCaffery from the Sanity is Overrated podcast to put the 1979 classic 🥊 Rocky 2 to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Buckle up for this one, because they get super deep on this episode. Dan, Manny, & Rob attempt to figure the age difference between Rocky & Paulie, Dan sees 🥊 Rocky 2 as a movie about bad financial decisions, and they come up with the perfect way to expand the 🥊Rocky universe.

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Episode 50: ⚡Lightning Round 2 Early 2000s Grab Bag

Episode 50: ⚡Lightning Round 2 Early 2000s Grab Bag

June 8, 2021

Dan surprises Manny with a grab bag of early 2000s fashion, hairstyles, and a random drink from Manny's past to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST! Some of the things they discuss are: 

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Episode 49: 🎵🎺Ska & Punk Cover Songs w/ Kadence

Episode 49: 🎵🎺Ska & Punk Cover Songs w/ Kadence

June 1, 2021

Dan & Manny invite special guest Pop singer Kadence to help put 5🎵🎺Ska & Punk Cover Songs to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. The 5 songs are: 

Dan, Manny, & Kadence have one of the deepest conversations on record about the genre of Ska music, they take New Found Glory to task, and it wouldn't be The Nostalgia Test Podcast if Manny didn't bring up Cobra Kai. 

And much more, including:

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Episode 48: 💋💀Kiss of Death by Jadakiss (2004) w/ Dave Kucich

Episode 48: 💋💀Kiss of Death by Jadakiss (2004) w/ Dave Kucich

May 25, 2021

Dan & Manny are joined by their longtime friend & cross-country road trip companion Dave Kucich (Kuce BBQ) to help put the 2004 Hip Hop album 💋💀Kiss of Death by Jadakiss to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. In this episode, Dan, Manny, & Dave dive into their favorite rhymes from 💋💀Kiss of Death, tell stories about their cross-country road trip, and Dan calls his favorite song the wrong title over and over again. 

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Episode 47: 🎶Early 2000s One-Hit Wonders w/ Bryce Larsen

Episode 47: 🎶Early 2000s One-Hit Wonders w/ Bryce Larsen

May 18, 2021

Dan & Manny invite special guest musician Bryce Larsen to help put 5 🎶One-Hit Wonders from the early 2000s to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. The 5 songs are: 

Bryce reminisces about being on American Idol, they have a deep discussion about 😉Khia's - "My Neck, My Back", and Manny, Dan, & Bryce try to figure out if the Flobots were singing about present-day 2021 in 🚲"Handlebars."

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Episode 46: 🥊 Rocky (1976) w/ Measuring The Score

Episode 46: 🥊 Rocky (1976) w/ Measuring The Score

May 11, 2021

Dan & Manny invite Chris & Leslie from the Measuring The Score podcast to put the Oscar-winning film, 🥊 Rocky to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Chris & Leslie teach Dan & Manny the difference between a musical score and a soundtrack, Manny yells & screams over everyone, and they talk about all the fun mistakes in the film that are now iconic Rocky moments. 

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Episode 45: 🔮 Big (1988)

Episode 45: 🔮 Big (1988)

May 4, 2021

Dan & Manny put the 1988 Tom Hanks comedy classic 🔮Big to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. They talk about Josh's (Tom Hanks) friend Billy possibly having no parents, the iconic Robert Loggia /Tom Hanks piano scene in FAO Schwarz, and the unsettling relationship between Susan (Elizabeth Perkins) and Josh. Watch the original trailer for Big here.

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Episode 44: 💥📹 1999 VMA Breakthrough Video

Episode 44: 💥📹 1999 VMA Breakthrough Video

April 27, 2021

Dan & Manny return to the1999 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) to put the Breakthrough Video category to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. They really try to find some light at the end of this VMA category. The nominees they discuss are:

Dan & Manny cover anthropomorphic talking carrots, they try to figure out the difference between Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video, and why the hell is 🙌Fatboy Slim – "Praise You" even on the list. 

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Episode 43: 🤢Gross Toys

Episode 43: 🤢Gross Toys

April 20, 2021

Dan & Manny put 4 Gross Toys to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Our nostalgia-obsessed hosts discuss: 

Dan & Manny discover the meditative properties of 🤪🥚Silly Putty, they learn how the military created some of these toys and uses one of these toys in combat, and Manny gets
🤮GAK stuck in his hair and beard. 

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Episode 42: 🎥🎶1980s Movie Music

Episode 42: 🎥🎶1980s Movie Music

April 13, 2021

Dan & Manny put music from 5 movies from the 1980s to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Our nostalgia-obsessed hosts discuss the songs: 

Dan & Manny try to figure out which of these songs can be played in a bar, urge everyone to see the movie The Last Dragon, and give everyone a glimpse into what a Rocky IV episode would be like. There's also a ton of bad singing, inconsistent facts, and so much confusion around Queen's song "Flash." 

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Episode 41: 🏄😎 Airborne (1993)

Episode 41: 🏄😎 Airborne (1993)

April 6, 2021

Dan & Manny invite actor Rob McCaffery from the Sanity is Overrated podcast to put the 1993 cult-classic Airborne to the ultimate test--THE NOSTALGIA TEST. Dan, Manny, and Rob attempt to make sense out of Mitchell Goosen's choice to bring a surfboard to land-locked Cincinnati, Ohio in the middle of winter, they try to figure out if this a surfing movie or a rollerblading movie, or a hockey movie, and who can forget all of Goosen's Baja Hoodies. Read the rest of this entry »

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