Time to unwrap another holiday-season podcast, this time about the pop culture topics of the December 1988 issue! What Now serves up smog, some Sassy superfan sisters, a book giveaway, what the stars want for the holidays, and “grotty”! Reviews include R.E.M.’s Green (featuring a legendary gaffe by our fearless leader Jane), Mystic Pizza, Clara’s Heart, Bon Jovi’s New Jersey, and Tom Waits’s Big Time, which we talk about…a lot. One To Watch is certified A-lister — well, okay, B — Christian Slater! And the feature profiles go deep on R.E.M. — more Green content — and a truck-racing Jason Bateman seconds before he gave up the sport forever. Take off your fuzzy earmuffs and listen!
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"Ozone In Air Found Damaging To Condoms" at APNews
Wicomico County Health Department's HIV/AIDS program, current owner of 1-800-234-TEEN (8336)
Mystic Pizza on Netflix
Big Time on Paramount Plus
The December 1988 mixtape on Spotify
Athens, GA - Inside/Out on FlixFling
Jason Bateman's bad racing crash on YouTube
"How We Started a Racing Series That Almost Killed Jason Bateman" at Road And Track
Bateman himself discussing the crash on his podcast, Smartless (starting 01:07:30)
The Again With This podcast on Patreon