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ON REPEAT: That Latchkey Kid Life — with Whit Honea!

ON REPEAT: That Latchkey Kid Life — with Whit Honea!

August 9, 2022

This very special ON REPEAT episode has Lori unsupervised with author Whit Honea to talk about the good, the bad, and the junk food of that latchkey kid life of the '70s and '80s.

Whit and Lori dive deep into the research findings of the latchkey phenomenon and share their home alone mishaps and unexpected gifts. They also credit Whit as the accidental inventor of foam parties, chat breaking and entering as a way of after school life, and detail the very real dangers of flipping the bird.

Get to know Whit Honea:

Whit is the author of The Parents’ Phrase Book and producer at Limey Yank Productions. He was deemed “the activist dad” by UpWorthy and one of the “funniest dads on Twitter” by Mashable. He’s also a loving husband and father, and all-around likable fella.

Purchase The Parents' Phrase Book

The Honea Express

@whithonea on Twitter

@whithonea on Instagram

Whit Honea on Facebook


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ON REPEAT: Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

ON REPEAT: Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

August 2, 2022

If you’re looking for romance, you’ve come to the right place! We spread the love ON REPEAT with Season 1's recap of 1993’s romantic comedy blockbuster Sleepless in Seattle starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Romantics and cynics unite as we talk love at first sight, believing in signs, marriage over 40, broken engagement rings, internet stalking, and of course, tiramisu.


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ON REPEAT: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983)

ON REPEAT: Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983)

July 26, 2022

We honor British badass new wave duo, the Eurythmics in this ON REPEAT Season 1 episode dedicated to their sophomore triumph 1983’s Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).

In addition to recounting the childhood trauma of this iconic music video, we celebrate the sheer genius of the album itself, but not before chatting about staying friends with exes, getting a seat at the table, cows in conference rooms, and how totally gross eyeballs are.

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Official Video)

Eurythmics - Love Is a Stranger (Official Video)


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ON REPEAT: Anti-Drug PSAs of the 1980s

ON REPEAT: Anti-Drug PSAs of the 1980s

July 19, 2022

DISCLAIMER: As a matter of public health and safety, we strongly believe in the importance of trusted, accessible alcohol and drug education and resources for everyone. The Untitled GenX Podcast does not condone the use of illegal substances and would like to remind you party people to enjoy the legal stuffs responsibly.

On this very special ON REPEAT Season 1 episode, Cate and I tackle the weird, wishful-thinking anti-drug PSAs of the 1980s. From "your brain on drugs" to “I learned it by watching you”, we have a lot to say about the oversimplified "Just Say No" movement.

We chat about drugs in suburbia, uncovering a parent's stash, "moral failures," experimentation, and one very serious Pee-wee Herman.

Pee-Wee Herman: 'Crack Isn't Cool'

'I Learned It by Watching You'

'This is Your Brain on Drugs' 1987

'This is Your Brain on Heroin' 1997

Corey Feldman Anti-Drug PSA

Narcotics Task Force NYC Housing Authority Anti-Drug PSA

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 'Drug Dealers Are Dorks'


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ON REPEAT: Clueless (1995) — with Amber Dorsey!

ON REPEAT: Clueless (1995) — with Amber Dorsey!

July 12, 2022

DISCLAIMER: This episode contains discussions surrounding the use of cannabis and cannabis-related products. The Untitled GenX Podcast would like to remind listeners to enjoy the legal stuffs responsibility.

As if I'd leave this episode off repeat! I'm totally buggin’ in the best possible way to welcome my friend, flatlay specialist and cannabis champion Amber Dorsey to gossip and gush all over 1995’s stylish high school satire, Clueless

We keep it real as we discuss teenaging '90s style, Thomas Guides, personal makeovers, negotiating grades, speaking up, clothing as characters, and of course, shopping to clear your head.

Get to know Amber Dorsey:

Amber is a writer, photographer, digital strategist and creative content director. She is the owner of Elevated Flatlays, a creative company that specializes in compelling, unique and captivating high quality brand content within the wellness, lifestyle, and beauty categories for both cannabis and ancillary brands. She is also an active champion of the cannabis industry, committed to normalizing its use among women and mothers, while working to erase the stigmas attached to it.

@fromcarpools2cocktails on Instagram

@carpools2cannamom on Instagram

@elevatedflatlay on Instagram

Elevated Flatlays

Amber Dorsey on the web


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ON REPEAT: Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA (1984) — with Serge Bielanko!

ON REPEAT: Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA (1984) — with Serge Bielanko!

July 5, 2022

In celebration of Season 2's most popular episode, I'm thrilled to welcome writer, rock star, and lifelong Springsteen fan Serge Bielanko ON REPEAT to gush all over the heavy grace and poetry of Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 triumph, Born In the U.S.A.

Serge recounts his time on stage and in the recording studio with Springsteen as both a man and a mentor. He also get candid about the many ways Springsteen's legendary music continues to inspire him as an artist, writer, and cool rockin' daddy in the USA. Join us as we chat lyrics, deeper meanings, music videos, true fandom, and the longstanding legacy of the man behind this beloved album.

Get to know Serge Bielanko:

Thunder Pie: Throat Punch Essays by Serge Bielanko

More incredible essays by Serge Bielanko

"The Walkin' Talkin' American Mongoose Blues" by Serge Bielanko

Follow Serge Bielanko on Instagram @bielanko


Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (Official Video)

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In the Dark (Official Video)

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark rehearsals

Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire (Official Video)

Bruce Springsteen - Glory Days (Official Video)


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ON REPEAT: 1980’s Slumber Parties

ON REPEAT: 1980’s Slumber Parties

June 28, 2022

On this very special ON REPEAT episode from Season 2, Cate and I are coming to you from our very own slumber party in mismatched jammies and cocktails in hand to discuss — you guessed it — slumber parties!

Live from sunny Palm Springs, we recount the best (and worst) slumber party experiences of our young lives, admit to some pretty questionable sleepover behavior, and play a game of "Truth or Truth" you won't want to miss!

Slumber Parties as Rites of Passage by Alina Mansfield, University of Oregon

89 Best Truth or Dare Questions and Dares


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ON REPEAT: Cocktail (1988)

ON REPEAT: Cocktail (1988)

June 21, 2022

In the spirit of Maverick and all things Tom Cruise, this ON REPEAT episode will take you back to the danger zone of Season 1 when Cate and I thought a round of cocktails and dreams might warm our collective spirits. Pull up a bar stool as we drink up 1988’s blockbuster film, Cocktail starring Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Bryan Brown, and Kelly Lynch.

Sip and stay for the convo involving vacation romances, pretty criers, sex on the beach, rooting for the wrong person, surprise twins, and water as the ultimate cure-all.


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Patreon Bonus: My So-Called Life - ”In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” (aka ”How My So-Called Life Left Us Hanging”) (1995) — with Cate!

Patreon Bonus: My So-Called Life - ”In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” (aka ”How My So-Called Life Left Us Hanging”) (1995) — with Cate!

June 14, 2022

Because free is fun, I'm offering you a sneak peak of The Untitled GenX Podcast's Patreon! If you're into it, I invite you subscribe at For $5 or more per month, you'll unlock access to exclusive episodes like this one and nab yourself an official sticker. Plus, you can feel really good about helping to support the pod!

My childhood bestie and Season 1 co-host Cate joins me to deconstruct the disappointment of how My So-Called Life ended. 

Yes, we’re talking about the series finale, Season 1, Episode 19 titled "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" (aka "How My So-Called Life Left Us Hanging") (aka "My So-Called Life Wasn’t Supposed to End this Way").
In between our recurring dreams, love of all things flannel and Catalano, Cate's parallel Angela journey, our friendship snag in high school, and even a surprise spoiler alert of "Our Town", we attempt to break down that last look between Angela and Brian in an effort to finally lay the season ending that became a series ending that became the ultimate GenX question mark — to rest.
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Season 3 Reflections

Season 3 Reflections

June 7, 2022

Although we've come to the end of Season 3, I just can't let you go without a proper farewell that includes a look back at the amazing guests and pop culture this season gave us! 

From thank yous, real talk, and that time my teenage son almost burned the house down while I was recording, to my sincere apology, your feedback, and answers to this season's infamous lightning round questions, I share it all with deep appreciation for your support.

Revisit Season 3's remarkable guests:

Cate: Beaches (1988)

David Vienna: Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)

Jill Smokler: Dirty Dancing (1987)

Kenny Stach: The Outsiders (1983)

Ann Imig: Annie (1982)

Pat: Dead Poets Society (1989)

Jessica Ashley: The Parent Trap (1998)

Jess Sanfilippo: George Michael - Faith (1987)

Buzz Bishop: Pump Up the Volume (1990)

Rowan Harrison: David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)

Michelle Newman: Duran Duran - Rio (1982)

Tugené Davis: School Daze (1988)

Nina Badzin: Steel Magnolias (1989)

Jeannette Guignard: Working Girl (1988)

And remember GenXers, if the wait for Season 4 feels just too far away, Patreon is your home for exclusive content and so much more!


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