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Thirty Twenty Ten

A pop culture time machine! Each episode covers that very week from 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago, which means each show is loaded with forgotten movies, timeless TV episodes and songs best left to the past. We'll examine TV, movies, music and video games from the 90s, 2000s, and 2010s. Come remember with us!
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Now displaying: 2023
Dec 23, 2023

Dec 22-28: The most under-rated Batman movie, Lemmon and Matthau are grumpy, terrifying Mexican Santa, a legendary Zelda bomb, Nicole Kidman gets cold, Steve Martin’s got too many kids, Ben Affleck’s in it for the paycheck, Rocky fights Raging Bull, Keanu fights ronin, Ben Stiller daydreams, and the Doctor turns Scottish. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Dec 19, 2023

Lord of the Rings closes out the greatest trilogy of all-time, MTV makes two incredible debuts in the same week, Ron Burgundy returns to the new, John Grisham strikes again, Disney Disney-fies it's own history, an all-star Hustle, and Bob's Burgers has the best Christmas episodes!

Dec 9, 2023

Sister Act and Wayne's World get sequels, GTA goes mobile while one of the most important games of all time hits PC, The Hobbit Trilogy is almost done, Charlie Brown's Christmas gets a sequel, and is this the Farrelly Brothers best movie?! All that and more this week 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Dec 5, 2023

Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Dinklage break out, Pennsylvania is depressing, Tom Cruise is turning Japanese, holiday specials are heating up, plus Chrismukkah, Dogecoin and Rick and Morty debut! All that and more on this week's Thirty Twenty Ten

Nov 23, 2023

Disney's biggest animated success in ages, a different kind of Christmas classic, both Brian Griffin and Paul Walker die, Cartoon Network's first original program, and (arguably) Nickelodeon's greatest live-action series and Robin Williams most enduring performance. Plus special guest Sonya Ballentine joins us to talk about one of the biggest live tours of the decade!

Nov 19, 2023

Nov 17-23: Two Oldboys go head to head, Atari’s last chance, Anthony Hopkins represses himself, Kathy Ireland is an alien, Sam and Max hit the road, Snoop Dogg finds the perfect drink, Halle Berry is insane, South Park gives a history lesson, Matthew McConaughey drops the weight, Dr. Who hits 50, and an entire network devoted to food? All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Nov 10, 2023

Another modern Chrismas Classic, Captain Russell Crowe becomes a beloved underdog, a Looney Tunes move done right, Pacino is Lation again, a great week for infamous game music, and the biggest week ever for debuts on The New Mickey Mouse Club. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten!

Nov 6, 2023

Steven Universe and the Nanny debut, while Robocop, The Matrix, and the talking baby movies close out their trilogies. We've also got a modern Christmas classic, the worst Marvel movie(?), a sacriligious religious sequel, and the most difficult to watch Best Picture Oscar winner we've ever had to discuss!

Oct 28, 2023

Ron Howard is the world’s greatest narrator, Ned Fladers is the devil, witches take over Broadway, Eliza Dushku talks to dead people, a drama of mothers and mahjongg; erotic thrillers get their Naked Gun, Michael Bay shoots Aaron Burr, Mike takes over the Satellite of Love, Meg Ryan gets dirty, Joaquin Phoenix gets animated, The Hangover for boomers, and finally! A World War II video game!  All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Oct 21, 2023

The No Country For Old Men sequel you never knew existed, baseball is wrapping up while two football movies teach us how to feel, Comedy Central's biggest shake up yet, wrapping up the legacy of Super Mario Advance, and Jackass gets THREE SPINOFFS in a single week. All that an more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten. 

Oct 13, 2023

Try and guess the most underrated movie and soundtrack of 1993. Also, Carrie and Texas Chainsaw Massacre get respectable remakes, Arnold and Sly team up twenty years too late, TV's most connective character turns in his badge, South Park drops the ball, Mystic River Revisted, and The Beverly Hillbillies is sorta not bad?! All that and more 30, 20 and 10 years ago!

Oct 9, 2023

Tarantino releases half a movie, Stallone hunts Wesley Snipes in the future, The Simpsons biggest parody to date, Hulk goes Mom, the Coen Bros worst, Uwe Boll rises, Gettysburg is long, Nokia changes mobile gaming forever, and Bruce Campbell’s greatest performance ever?! All that and more this week 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

Oct 1, 2023

Sep 29-Oct 5: Alec Baldwin is God, Bill Murray is lost in Japan, the Jamaican bobsled team triumphs, Homer wins a Grammy, a perfect GoodFellas follow-up, Grace Under Fire, Denzel’s out of time, a jukebox musical worth walking 500 miles, Michael Sheen masters sex, and happy anniversary Kenan Thompson. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Sep 29, 2023

Cloudy with a Chance of Puffy Shirts! The Rock's got his first giant role, a quiet movie about the last day of high school in the 70s slowly becomes a classic, Boy Meets World debuts, Dexter says goodbye, and CBS will unleash two of the biggest hits in television history. Miley wrecks it, the semi-forgotten inaugural MCU TV series, and Kevin McCallister KILLS! All that and more, this week on Thirty Twenty Ten.

Sep 16, 2023

Sept. 15-21: Martin Scorsese gets high-class, Bruce Willis is on a boat, the NYPD gets blue, Rocko gets modern, Martha Stewart conquers everything, thirteen-year-olds gone wild, Beyoncé fixes the choir, Hugh Jackman gets grim, Brooklyn cops get silly, and Diana gets her own movie. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Sep 9, 2023

Sept. 8-14: Bill Nye brings the science, Saved by the Bell has a new class, Ricki Lake and Ellen and Conan start talking, a brand-new Superman, Paul Giamatti is a comic-book legend, Kathleen Turner is undercover, HBO goes to the circus, Robert De Niro’s family gets meta, Eli Roth has the fever, British gangsters get peaky, and the Warner Bros. and the Warner sister Dot. All that and more as we look 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Sep 7, 2023

Chevy Chase was the worst late night host of all-time, David Duchovny is not the lead you’re looking for this week, Calendar Girl and Calendar Girls are thankfully not a franchise, Vin Diesel comes crawling back to another franchise, Dickie Roberts is terrible and Mac is back, baby!

Aug 29, 2023

Stephen King closes Castle Rock, Mario get his first remaster while we get the last ever F-Zero, looking back on when MTV's award shows were can't-miss entertainment, John Cusack hunts humans, Power Rangers turns 30, Mel Gibson's directorial debut, and Bruce Cambell's biggest post-Ash role was too good for TV

Aug 19, 2023

The end of of Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy, the greatest debut in the history of professional wrestling, the movie most worthy of cancelation stars Lisa Kurdrow and isn't the two directed by Woody Allen, and John Woo comes to American. 

Aug 12, 2023

Aug. 11-17: Laurence Fishburne plays chess, Robert Downey Jr. is haunted, Brittney Murphy moves uptown, Kevin Costner returns to the west, Kick-Ass rides again, Breaking Bad’s endgame begins, Paw Patrol rescues your kids’ boredom and Duck Tales and Futurama are back…again. All that and more on our weekly report on the state of 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Aug 11, 2023

Aug. 4-10: The last action rocket, Fry sells his soul to the Robot Devil, heavy metal murder, a Black superhero hit by a meteor, Deadpool spins off, too many TV adaptations, no one calls it The OC, Dane Cook flies, Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston’s road trip, a zom rom com, and magic gets gathered. All that and more this week 30, 20 and 10 years ago!

Aug 1, 2023

Mel Brooks introduces the world to Dave Chappelle, 2 Guns is 2 inessential, the rise of Mario Golf, Miyazaki's second to last retirement, Mike Meyers steps out of Wayne's World, Rising Sun is too racist for 1993, and Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's offscreen relationship ignites one of the biggest bombs in movie history. All that and more this week 30, 20 and 10 years ago!

[Apologies for the audio quality this week]

Jul 21, 2023

July 21-27: Janet Jackson gets poetic, Bill Maher gets politically incorrect, Bob Dylan makes a movie, Tobey Maguire loves horsies, FX gets edgy, Reno’s finest bust criminals, backup singers in the limelight, Aubrey Plaza’s got stuff to do, Steve Carell is a bad stepdad, and the worst excuse for a Nintendo game. All that and more on our weekly report on the state of 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

Jul 17, 2023

The dawn of Queer Eye and KOTOR, WB simultaneously saves and dooms a whale, Hocus Pocus and Bad Boys compete over becoming the slowest moving franchise in Disney history, Mr Bean is James Bond, Teen Titans start serious, and Ryan Reynolds becomes a snail and ghost cop ON THE SAME DAY!

Jul 7, 2023

July 7-13: Clint Eastwood stops an assassin, Sean Connery forms a league, the Sharknado strikes, Nick goes to Weinerville, Netflix goes to prison, Ryan Coogler shows off Oakland, Adam Sandler hangs out with his friends some more, there’s no rule says a kid can’t play major league baseball, and we get drunk and talk about history. All that and more on our weekly report on the state of 30, 20, and 10 years ago!

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