Talk2TheHand 90s

Jimmy and Beth

Beth and Jimmy rewind to the 90s to unpick the stories of famous and infamous names, shows, and events of the 90s and find out what happened next. Laugh and reminisce with us as we stay deliberately lost down Memory Lane, you’ll never be closer to the 90s. Talk2TheHand is an independent podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we’ll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with 1990s nostalgia released on Tuesdays. Give us a follow and we’ll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Get in touch with us to suggest future episodes, tell us whether you are enjoying the podcast, or just to have a chinwag about the 90s. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk Did we say we loved the 90s? read less
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Euro 96 - Football's Coming Home
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Euro 96 - Football's Coming Home
In this special 50th episode of the podcast, we take you back to the summer of 1996, a time when football fever swept across England during the UEFA European Championship, commonly known as Euro '96. As the host nation, England was under immense pressure and excitement, with fans dreaming of reliving the glory of their 1966 World Cup triumph. We begin by setting the stage, exploring the atmosphere in England leading up to the tournament and the high expectations placed on the shoulders of the national team. The narrative continues as we delve into the group stage, where England faced Switzerland, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Each match was a rollercoaster of emotions, with unforgettable moments such as Alan Shearer's goalscoring prowess and Paul Gascoigne's iconic celebration against Scotland. We'll break down the tactics and pivotal moments that defined England's performance, detailing how they managed to progress to the knockout stages. As we move to the quarter-finals, the drama intensifies with England's nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Spain. The tension was palpable, and the nation's hopes soared as they advanced to the semi-finals against old rivals Germany. We'll revisit the match in all its glory and heartbreak, from the euphoria of Shearer's early goal to the agony of Gareth Southgate's missed penalty.  In the aftermath of the semi-final defeat, we'll explore the impact of Euro '96 on English football and its legacy. The tournament marked a turning point, rejuvenating the national team's image and rekindling the country's passion for the sport. We'll discuss how Euro '96 paved the way for the Premier League's rise in popularity. The episode will highlight the lasting memories and cultural significance of the tournament, from the anthemic "Three Lions" to the widespread optimism it inspired. Finally, we reflect on the enduring legacy of Euro '96, examining how it continues to resonate with football fans today. Join us as we relive the magic of Euro '96, a tournament that left an memorable mark on the heart of English football. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
S Club 7: Bring It All Back for the Podcast
Jul 2 2024
S Club 7: Bring It All Back for the Podcast
In this episode, we take you on a nostalgic journey through the vibrant story of S Club 7, the iconic British pop group that took the world by storm in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Formed by the legendary music manager Simon Fuller, S Club 7 quickly became a household name with their catchy hits, infectious energy, and a unique blend of music and television. Join us as we explore the group's meteoric rise to fame, their impact on pop culture, and their enduring legacy. Our journey begins with the formation of S Club 7 in 1998. We'll delve into how Simon Fuller, the mastermind behind the Spice Girls, handpicked the seven members – Tina Barrett, Paul Cattermole, Jon Lee, Bradley McIntosh, Jo O'Meara, Hannah Spearritt, and Rachel Stevens – from thousands of hopefuls. We'll discuss their early days, the rigorous training and preparation, and the launch of their debut single "Bring It All Back," which skyrocketed to the top of the UK charts and set the stage for their global success. Next, we explore the unique fusion of music and television that set S Club 7 apart from other pop acts. Their TV show, "Miami 7," premiered in 1999 and followed the group's fictionalised adventures in Miami, blending humor, drama, and music. This innovative format not only showcased their talents but also endeared them to millions of fans worldwide.  As S Club 7's popularity soared, so did their achievements. We’ll recount their impressive discography, featuring hits like "S Club Party," "Reach," and "Don't Stop Movin'," which became anthems for a generation. The group won numerous awards and embarked on sold-out tours. However, their journey was not without challenges, including Paul Cattermole's departure in 2002 and the eventual disbandment in 2003. We'll examine these pivotal moments and their impact on the group and their fans. Finally, we reflect on the legacy and reunion of S Club 7. Despite their split, the group's music continued to resonate, and their influence remained strong. In 2014, they delighted fans with a highly anticipated reunion tour, "Bring It All Back," celebrating their enduring appeal and timeless hits. We'll discuss the lasting impact of S Club 7 on pop culture, their contributions to the music and television landscape, and their place in the hearts of fans old and new. Tune in for a heartfelt tribute to a pop phenomenon that brought joy and inspiration to millions around the world. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Free The Weatherfield One - When Coronation Streets Deidre Barlow storyline took over the nation
Jun 25 2024
Free The Weatherfield One - When Coronation Streets Deidre Barlow storyline took over the nation
In this episode, we dive into one of the most iconic and impactful storylines in British soap opera history: the "Free Deirdre" campaign from Coronation Street. In 1998, the nation was gripped by the wrongful imprisonment of Deirdre Barlow, a beloved character played by Anne Kirkbride. Join us as we explore the plot's origins, the public's overwhelming reaction, and the storyline's lasting impact on both the show and British culture. We begin by setting the scene: Deirdre Barlow's life takes a dramatic turn when she becomes entangled with a charming conman, Jon Lindsay. Unbeknownst to her, Jon is involved in fraudulent activities that eventually lead to Deirdre's arrest and conviction for crimes she didn't commit. We'll discuss the meticulous crafting of this plot by the show's writers and the intense drama that unfolded on screen, captivating millions of viewers. Our episode then delves into the unprecedented public reaction to Deirdre's imprisonment. Fans of Coronation Street were outraged by the injustice faced by their beloved character, sparking a nationwide "Free Deirdre" campaign. We’ll highlight the extraordinary measures fans took, including writing letters of support, organising protests, and even visiting Risley Prison, where Deirdre was fictionalised to be held. This outpouring of support demonstrated the profound connection between the audience and the show. The "Free Deirdre" campaign reached new heights when it caught the attention of British politicians. The storyline was mentioned in Parliament, with MPs expressing their concern and calling for Deirdre's release. This unprecedented involvement of political figures underscored the cultural significance of Coronation Street and the powerful role of television in shaping public discourse. Finally, we reflect on the lasting legacy of the "Free Deirdre" storyline. The campaign not only solidified Coronation Street's place in television history but also demonstrated the profound impact a fictional narrative can have on real-world events. The storyline remains a testament to the power of storytelling and the deep emotional connection between a show and its audience. Tune in to relive this unforgettable chapter in Coronation Street's history and appreciate the enduring power of soap opera drama. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Events of the 90s - Rebellion and Reform: The Poll Tax Riots of 1990
Jun 18 2024
Events of the 90s - Rebellion and Reform: The Poll Tax Riots of 1990
In this episode, we delve into one of the most turbulent periods in recent British history: the introduction of the poll tax and the subsequent riots that shook the nation. The poll tax, officially known as the Community Charge, was introduced by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s government in the late 1980s. Intended as a reform of local government finance, it quickly became one of the most controversial and unpopular policies of the era. Join us as we explore the origins, implementation, and widespread backlash against the poll tax. We begin by examining the rationale behind the poll tax. Designed to replace the old system of rates based on property values, the poll tax was meant to be a fairer way of funding local governments by charging every adult a fixed amount. However, this approach sparked outrage as it disproportionately affected low-income individuals and led to accusations of unfairness and regressive taxation. We'll discuss the government's motivations and the economic and political climate that led to this policy. Our episode then moves to the public's reaction and the rise of resistance. Across the UK, citizens from all walks of life organised protests, formed anti-poll tax unions, and engaged in acts of civil disobedience. The widespread refusal to pay the tax highlighted the deep-seated anger and frustration among the populace. We’ll highlight key figures and groups that spearheaded the opposition, showcasing the grassroots movement that gained momentum and captured the public's imagination. The climax of this opposition was the poll tax riots, particularly the infamous riot in Trafalgar Square on March 31, 1990. We will provide a detailed account of the events leading up to this day, the scale of the demonstration, and how a peaceful protest escalated into violent clashes with the police. The chaos and destruction of that day shocked the nation and marked a significant turning point in public opinion and government policy. We'll analyse the immediate and long-term consequences of the riots on British society and politics. Finally, we reflect on the legacy of the poll tax and the riots. The immense pressure and public outrage ultimately forced the government to abolish the poll tax, leading to the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister. We'll discuss how this episode reshaped the relationship between the government and the governed and its lasting impact on policy-making and protest in the UK. Tune in for an in-depth exploration of a pivotal moment in history that highlights the power of collective action and the enduring struggle for fairness and justice. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Shows of the 90s - Londons Burning - Back to Blackwall
Jun 11 2024
Shows of the 90s - Londons Burning - Back to Blackwall
Welcome to our latest episode, where we dive into the iconic British television drama series, "London's Burning." This beloved show, which aired from 1988 to 2002, captivated audiences with its gripping portrayal of the lives of firefighters at the fictional Blackwall Fire Station in East London. Join us as we explore the origins of the series, its compelling storylines, and the talented cast that brought these unforgettable characters to life. "London's Burning" started as a one-off drama on ITV in 1986, written by Jack Rosenthal. Due to its overwhelming success, it was developed into a full-fledged series two years later. The show offered a raw and realistic glimpse into the challenges and heroism of firefighting, balancing intense action scenes with the personal lives and camaraderie of the firefighters. It wasn't just about putting out fires; it was about the brotherhood, the sacrifices, and the personal struggles faced by these everyday heroes. Our episode takes a closer look at the key characters that made "London's Burning" a household name.  It inspired a generation of viewers and influenced future television dramas that sought to portray emergency services with the same level of realism and respect. The show's success paved the way for similar series and remains a benchmark for drama productions. Tune in as we celebrate this remarkable series and the exceptional talent that made it unforgettable. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Y2K Bug - The Biggest Non-Event Of The Century
Jun 4 2024
Y2K Bug - The Biggest Non-Event Of The Century
As the clock ticked down to the year 2000, a wave of fear and uncertainty gripped the world. In this riveting episode, we delve into the phenomenon known as the Y2K Bug, a computer glitch that threatened to bring modern civilisation to its knees. We'll explore how a seemingly simple date formatting issue sparked a global frenzy, prompting widespread fear of technological collapse. Our journey begins with a look at the origins of the Y2K Bug, tracing its roots back to the early days of computing when programmers used two-digit year formats to save memory. Join us as we unravel the widespread implications of the Y2K Bug and how it captured the public's imagination. From doomsday predictions to sensational media coverage, we'll examine how the threat of the millennium bug permeated everyday life.  As we recount the buildup to January 1, 2000, we'll explore the various scenarios that experts feared: power outages, financial system failures, infrastructure breakdowns, and planes falling out of the sky. Our discussion highlights the immense scale of the preventative measures taken, including the billions spent on software updates, testing, and contingency plans. We'll also discuss the psychological impact of the Y2K Bug on the public, as people stockpiled supplies and braced for the worst, all while a nervous world watched and waited. The dawn of the new millennium brought relief for many, as the anticipated chaos largely failed to materialise. We'll dissect the immediate aftermath of the Y2K rollover, analyzing why the dire predictions didn't come true and whether the massive efforts to fix the bug were justified. Was it a testament to the success of the global remediation efforts, or was the threat overblown from the start? We'll tackle these questions and more, offering a balanced perspective on what has since been dubbed "the biggest non-event of the century." Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - Jeremy Beadle - The Prankster Prince of TV Comedy
May 28 2024
Stars of the 90s - Jeremy Beadle - The Prankster Prince of TV Comedy
In our 44th episode, we delve into the fascinating life and career of Jeremy Beadle, the beloved British television presenter, writer, and prankster. From his humble beginnings to his rise to fame, Beadle's journey is one of resilience, creativity, and boundless wit. Born on April 12, 1948, in Hackney, London, Beadle's early years were marked by adversity as he battled with Poland Syndrome, a rare condition affecting the development of his right hand. Despite this challenge, Beadle embraced life with gusto, developing a keen sense of humour and an unwavering determination to succeed. Beadle's career in television began in the 1970s, where he gained recognition as a writer and presenter on various comedy shows. However, it was his role as the host of "Game for a Laugh" in the 1980s that catapulted him to stardom. With his trademark cheeky grin and mischievous demeanor, Beadle captured the hearts of millions of viewers across the UK. Throughout his career, Beadle became synonymous with practical jokes and hidden camera pranks, earning him the title of Britain's King of Pranks. From unsuspecting celebrities to everyday people, Beadle's antics brought joy and laughter to audiences of all ages. Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Jeremy Beadle, a true icon of British television whose laughter-filled career continues to inspire and entertain generations.  Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Shows of the 90s - Grange Hill - Lessons in Legacy
May 21 2024
Shows of the 90s - Grange Hill - Lessons in Legacy
Step back in time with us as we embark on a journey down memory lane to revisit one of the most beloved and iconic television series of the 20th century - Grange Hill. Join us in this special episode as we delve into the history, impact, and enduring legacy of this groundbreaking British drama series that captivated audiences for over three decades. We kick off our exploration by tracing the origins of Grange Hill, from its inception in 1978 by Phil Redmond, the creative mind behind other seminal British dramas like Brookside and Hollyoaks. Set in a fictional London comprehensive school, Grange Hill revolutionised children's television by tackling gritty and controversial issues that were often considered taboo for its target audience. Explore the groundbreaking impact of Grange Hill on British television and society as a whole. From its portrayal of issues such as bullying, drug abuse, and teenage pregnancy to its diverse and inclusive cast, Grange Hill challenged stereotypes and sparked important conversations about the realities of adolescence. No discussion of Grange Hill would be complete without paying homage to its iconic theme tune and memorable musical moments. From "Chicken Song" to "Just Say No," we celebrate the infectious tunes that became synonymous with the series and left an indelible mark on popular culture. Despite bidding farewell to our screens in 2008 after an impressive 30-year run, the legacy of Grange Hill lives on in the hearts and minds of fans old and new. Reflect on the lasting impact of the series on television, education, and the lives of those who grew up watching it. Join us as we bid a fond farewell to Grange Hill, celebrating its timeless appeal and the cherished memories it continues to evoke. Whether you're a lifelong fan or discovering the series for the first time, this episode is sure to reignite your passion for one of the most iconic shows in British television history. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Toys of the 90s - Exploring the Tamagotchi Phenomenon
May 14 2024
Toys of the 90s - Exploring the Tamagotchi Phenomenon
Welcome to our podcast episode dedicated to exploring the fascinating world of Tamagotchis, those beloved virtual pets that captured the hearts of millions around the globe! In our first segment, we'll delve into the origins of Tamagotchis, tracing their roots back to Japan in the 1990s. Developed by Bandai, these pocket-sized digital pets quickly became a cultural phenomenon, captivating both children and adults alike with their simple yet addictive gameplay. Next, we'll explore the mechanics behind Tamagotchis, revealing the intricate systems that govern these virtual creatures' lives. From feeding and grooming to playing games and disciplining, we'll uncover the secrets to raising a happy and healthy Tamagotchi and discuss the challenges that come with balancing its needs. We'll take a trip down memory lane as we reminisce about the Tamagotchi craze of the 1990s. From playgrounds to classrooms, Tamagotchis were everywhere, sparking a worldwide obsession and even prompting schools to ban them due to disruptions in class caused by their constant beeping. Moving on, we'll explore the enduring legacy of Tamagotchis and their impact on popular culture. Despite facing competition from other virtual pet devices and the rise of mobile gaming, Tamagotchis have managed to maintain a loyal fanbase, with new generations continuing to discover and enjoy these iconic toys. Finally, we'll discuss the resurgence of Tamagotchis in recent years, fueled by nostalgia and a renewed interest in retro gaming. With modern iterations offering new features and connectivity options, Tamagotchis are once again finding their way into the hands of enthusiasts young and old, proving that even in the digital age, there's still a place for these timeless virtual companions. Join us as we embark on a journey through the history, mechanics, and cultural impact of Tamagotchis, celebrating the enduring charm of these iconic virtual pets. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - Cilla Black - A Journey of Music, Love, and TV Stardom
May 7 2024
Stars of the 90s - Cilla Black - A Journey of Music, Love, and TV Stardom
Join us on a captivating journey through the life and career of one of Britain's most beloved entertainers: Cilla Black. From her humble beginnings as a singer in Liverpool to her iconic role as a television presenter, Cilla's story is one of talent, perseverance, and enduring love. We'll start by tracing Cilla's rise to fame in the 1960s music scene, where she captivated audiences with her powerful voice and infectious personality. With hit songs like "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "You're My World," Cilla became a chart-topping sensation, earning her a place in the hearts of fans around the world. But Cilla's talents weren't limited to the stage. In the 1980s and 1990s, she transitioned to television, where she found even greater success as the host of popular shows like "Blind Date" and "Surprise, Surprise." With her warmth, wit, and charm, Cilla became a household name, earning accolades and adoration from viewers of all ages. Beyond her professional achievements, we'll explore the love story between Cilla and her husband, Bobby Willis. From their whirlwind romance to their enduring partnership, theirs was a love that stood the test of time. Together, they navigated the highs and lows of fame, building a life filled with laughter, joy, and unwavering support for each other. As we celebrate the legacy of Cilla Black, we'll reflect on the impact she had on generations of fans and aspiring entertainers. Join us as we pay tribute to the life and career of a true icon, whose legacy continues to shine bright.   Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Shows of the 90s - Saved By The Bell - Returning to Bayside High
Apr 30 2024
Shows of the 90s - Saved By The Bell - Returning to Bayside High
In this special episode, we're taking a trip down memory lane to revisit the iconic TV series that defined a generation: "Saved By The Bell." From its debut in 1989 to its lasting impact on pop culture, we'll explore the highs and lows of life at Bayside High. First, we'll delve into the origins of the show and its journey to becoming a cultural phenomenon. Created by Sam Bobrick and originally titled "Good Morning, Miss Bliss," the series underwent a transformation to become the beloved teen sitcom we know and love today. We'll uncover the casting process, behind-the-scenes secrets, and the evolution of fan-favorite characters like Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowski, and A.C. Slater. As we reminisce about the golden age of Saturday morning television, we'll also take a closer look at the cast of "Saved By The Bell" and where they are now. From Mark-Paul Gosselaar's continued success in television to Mario Lopez's thriving career as a host and actor, we'll explore how the stars of Bayside High have fared since the show's end. But it's not just about the cast members who found fame after leaving Bayside. We'll also examine the challenges and triumphs faced by actors like Dustin Diamond and Lark Voorhies, whose post-"Saved By The Bell" journeys have taken unexpected turns. From legal troubles to personal struggles, their stories remind us that life after the spotlight isn't always easy. As we celebrate the legacy of "Saved By The Bell," we'll reflect on the show's lasting impact on television and popular culture. Its blend of comedy, drama, and heartfelt moments made it a staple of '90s nostalgia, and its themes of friendship, love, and growing up continue to resonate with audiences of all ages. Join us as we revisit the halls of Bayside High, where every day was an adventure and every problem had a solution. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual viewer, this trip down memory lane is sure to bring back fond memories of the show that captured the hearts of millions. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Albums of the 90s - The Most Streamed 90s Albums Today - Part 2
Apr 23 2024
Albums of the 90s - The Most Streamed 90s Albums Today - Part 2
Step back in time to the nostalgic era of the 1990s with our latest podcast episode as we delve into the cultural phenomenon of the most streamed albums of that decade. Join us as we explore the top 20, with this episode running down the top ten. This concluding episode will see us visit acts like Oasis (again!), Dr. Dre, Meatloaf, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Nirvana and more. We unravel the secrets behind the various album's unprecedented success and their enduring appeal across generations.  From the recording studio to the concert stage, we uncover the behind-the-scenes anecdotes and memorable moments that shaped the album's journey to becoming a cultural touchstone. Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane as we celebrate the most streamed albums of the 90s and their lasting impact on music history. Whether you're a longtime fan or discovering these iconic tracks for the first time, this episode promises to reignite your love for 90s music and leave you craving more. This episode was inspired by Steve Wright, who recently passed away. Steve recorded a show on this topic late last year which was only discovered by us in the aftermath of his death. RIP Steve Wright. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Albums of the 90s - The Most Streamed 90s Albums Today - Part 1
Apr 16 2024
Albums of the 90s - The Most Streamed 90s Albums Today - Part 1
Step back in time to the nostalgic era of the 1990s with our latest podcast episode as we delve into the cultural phenomenon of the most streamed albums of that decade. Join us as we explore the top 20, starting in this episode with the countdown from 20 to 11. This first episode of two will see us visit acts like 2Pac, Lauryn Hill, Eminem, Shania Twain, Radiohead, Oasis, The Verve and Alanis Morissette. We unravel the secrets behind the various album's unprecedented success and their enduring appeal across generations.  From the recording studio to the concert stage, we uncover the behind-the-scenes anecdotes and memorable moments that shaped the album's journey to becoming a cultural touchstone. Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane as we celebrate the most streamed albums of the 90s and their lasting impact on music history. Whether you're a longtime fan or discovering these iconic tracks for the first time, this episode promises to reignite your love for 90s music and leave you craving more. This episode was inspired by Steve Wright, who recently passed away. Steve recorded a show on this topic late last year which was only discovered by us in the aftermath of his death. RIP Steve Wright. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - Celine Dion - Her Heart Does Go On
Apr 9 2024
Stars of the 90s - Celine Dion - Her Heart Does Go On
Join us as we talk through the extraordinary life of Celine Dion, a global icon whose talent made her a worldwide star. In this episode, we explore the remarkable journey of a young girl from Charlemagne, Quebec, who overcame adversity to become one of the most celebrated vocalists of all time. Celine's story begins with a childhood marked by tragedy and triumph. We delve into the harrowing accident she experienced at the age of five, when she was struck by a truck. Despite sustaining serious injuries, Celine's spirit and unwavering determination propelled her towards her destiny as a music sensation. As Celine's star ascended, she reached new heights of fame with her iconic rendition of "My Heart Will Go On," the timeless ballad from the blockbuster film Titanic. We explore the genesis of this epic song and its profound impact on Celine's career, catapulting her to international superstardom and earning her numerous accolades, including Grammy Awards and an Academy Award. Amidst the triumphs, Celine's personal life was marked by profound sorrow and loss. We delve into the tragic passing of her beloved husband and manager, René Angélil, in 2016, and the subsequent loss of her brother Daniel just days later. Despite these devastating setbacks, Celine's unwavering strength and resilience shone through as she navigated the darkest chapters of her life with grace and dignity. Throughout her career, Celine has cemented her legacy as a global icon. We explore her legendary Las Vegas residencies, where she mesmerised audiences with her powerhouse vocals and made an absolute fortune! Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - East 17 - Stay Another Podcast
Apr 2 2024
Stars of the 90s - East 17 - Stay Another Podcast
Join us on another nostalgic journey as we delve into the story of East 17, the iconic British boy band that were a regular presence in the charts in the 1990s. In this episode, we trace their humble beginnings, from their formation in Walthamstow, London, in 1991, to their meteoric rise to fame with hits like "House of Love" and "It's Alright." With their unique blend of pop, R&B, and dance music, East 17 quickly captured the hearts of fans worldwide. However, amidst their success, East 17 faced their fair share of controversies, including headline-grabbing incidents involving drugs, public disputes, and clashes with the media. We explore how these controversies impacted the band's reputation and ultimately led to internal tensions, resulting in lineup changes and the departure of key members. We discuss their subsequent reunions and attempts to recapture their former glory. From triumphant comebacks to a punch up between Tony and Brian, we uncover the highs and lows of East 17's journey in the music industry. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - Mark Morrison - Another Return of the Mack
Mar 26 2024
Stars of the 90s - Mark Morrison - Another Return of the Mack
Delve into the electrifying rise, captivating fall, and triumphant resurgence of Mark Morrison in this gripping podcast episode. From his humble beginnings to the dizzying heights of fame, listeners will be transported through the tumultuous journey of the British R&B sensation. There is one section where Suge Knight and Daniel O'Donnell are, for the first time in the world ever, mentioned in the same paragraph. The episode unravels Morrison's groundbreaking single, "Return of the Mack," a timeless anthem that captured the essence of '90s pop music and skyrocketed him to international acclaim. We find out what Beth thinks a Mack is. As the track climbed the charts, Morrison's magnetic stage presence and soulful voice captivated audiences worldwide, cementing his status as a musical icon. However, behind the glitz and glamour lay a tumultuous personal life plagued by legal troubles and controversy. Explore Morrison's entanglement with the law, including his well-publicised legal battles and stints in prison. From brushes with firearm charges to allegations of assault, the podcast sheds light on the darker side of Morrison's journey, revealing the challenges he faced both professionally and personally. We end with where he is now in his life - and its good! Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - OJ Simpson - The Trial of the Century
Mar 19 2024
Stars of the 90s - OJ Simpson - The Trial of the Century
In this riveting podcast episode, we delve into the complex and controversial life of O.J. Simpson, a name synonymous with both athletic greatness and legal infamy. Our narrative begins on the football field, where Simpson became a legend with his exceptional skills, earning accolades such as the Heisman Trophy and a successful career in the NFL. However, the episode takes a dramatic turn as we explore the infamous trial of the century – the trial of O.J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. We unravel the events leading up to that fateful night in Brentwood and the subsequent legal battle that captivated the world. The trial, marked by intense media scrutiny, celebrity involvement, and a glove that became a symbol of legal maneuvering, is examined from multiple perspectives. As the podcast delves deeper, we navigate through the nuances of race, fame, and justice that permeated the trial. We explore the impact of the verdict on the public's perception of the justice system and the broader implications for societal conversations around race relations in America. Beyond the courtroom drama, we scrutinise the aftermath of the trial – Simpson's life post-acquittal, his brushes with the law (including his prison sentence for robbery), and the lingering questions surrounding the case.  Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - The Beautiful South- Made in Sheffield, Fed in Surrey
Mar 12 2024
Stars of the 90s - The Beautiful South- Made in Sheffield, Fed in Surrey
In this latest Talk2TheHand podcast episode, we delve into the melodious world of The Beautiful South, an English pop rock group that left a memorable mark on the music scene. Formed in 1988 by Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway, both former members of The Housemartins, the band embarked on a unique musical journey that fused poignant lyrics with irresistible pop-rock beats. Our exploration begins with the band's inception, tracing the roots of Heaton and Hemingway's collaboration and the addition of talented musicians who shaped The Beautiful South's distinct sound. We unravel their discography, from the debut album "Welcome to the Beautiful South" to the poignant "Choke" and the critically acclaimed "0898 Beautiful South." The episode highlights the band's evolution, introducing female vocalists like Briana Corrigan, Jacqui Abbott, and Alison Wheeler, each leaving their mark on the group's harmonious landscape. We discuss the controversy surrounding tracks like "36D" and the band's unapologetic stance on challenging societal norms. We'll also explore the challenges faced by the band, including lineup changes and varying success on different sides of the Atlantic. Join us on a sonic journey that encapsulates the essence of The Beautiful South, celebrating their musical brilliance, lyrical depth, and the enduring impact they've had on the landscape of pop and rock.  Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - Coolio - Fantastic Voyage Beyond Gangsta's Paradise
Mar 5 2024
Stars of the 90s - Coolio - Fantastic Voyage Beyond Gangsta's Paradise
Welcome to another episode of Talk2TheHand, where we delve into the life and career of influential 90s. In this episode, we turn our attention to the one and only Coolio, the Grammy-winning rapper whose iconic anthem "Gangsta's Paradise" became a cultural touchstone of the '90s. Our journey begins with Coolio's early life, exploring the streets of Compton, California, where he grew up amidst the challenges of urban life. We unravel the experiences that shaped his perspective, from prison and drug addiction to his time as a fireman, leading him to find solace and expression through music. From early influences to his first foray into the rap scene, we uncover the roots of Coolio's distinctive style. As we transition into his breakthrough moment, "Gangsta's Paradise," we explore the impact this chart-topping single had on Coolio's career and its resonance with fans worldwide.  The episode delves into Coolio's multifaceted career, beyond the shadow of his biggest hit. We examine his ventures into acting, cookbook writing, and philanthropy, shedding light on the diverse talents that define Coolio's legacy. Join us on this immersive journey as we uncover the untold stories, triumphs, and challenges that defined Coolio's extraordinary life. From the highs of Grammy success to the lows of personal struggles, this episode invites you to explore the layers of an artist who transcended the boundaries of hip-hop, leaving an enduring impact on the world of entertainment. Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk
Stars of the 90s - 5ive: Closer to Chaos
Feb 27 2024
Stars of the 90s - 5ive: Closer to Chaos
We dive into the inception of the iconic boy band, 5ive. Explore the early days as five individuals - Scott Robinson, Ritchie Neville, Abz Love, J Brown, and Sean Conlon - come together to form a group that would soon take the music scene by storm. From auditions to their initial struggles, this episode sets the stage for the meteoric rise that would define 5ive's career. Chart-topping hits, energetic performances, and a distinctive sound - this episode delves into 5ive's dominance in the pop music scene.  Not everything glittered as gold for 5ive. We peel back the curtain to reveal the highs and lows of their journey. Delve into the personal and professional challenges faced by the band members, from internal conflicts, bullying, fights, to the inevitable pressures of fame. Gain insights into the decisions that shaped their trajectory and get a closer look at the dynamics within the group. We reveal the reasons behind their eventual hiatus, and the twists and turns that led to various reunions. Reflect on the enduring fandom and the nostalgia that continues to surround 5ive, leaving a unique mark on the boy band phenomenon.  Talk2TheHand is an independent throwback podcast run by husband and wife, Jimmy and Beth. Obsessed with 90s nostalgia and 90s celebrities, we'll rewind the years and take you back to the greatest era of our lives.   New episodes bursting with nostalgia of the 90s released on Tuesdays. Please subscribe to our podcast and we'll keep you gooey in 1990s love. Find us on Twitter @talk2thehandpod or email us at jimmy@talk2thehand.co.uk or beth@talk2thehand.co.uk