The Purple Stuff Podcast
Jay and Matt talk about toys, junk food, the holidays, movies and retro geek stuff. Sometimes a weird robot joins in.
Wrestlers Gone Hollywood!
We’re naming 10 pro-wrestlers who gave acting a shot. Get set for Bane, Zeus, Captain Freedom and more!
We’re kicking off the Purple Stuff’s 2019 Halloween season with a tribute to EVIL CLOWNS from all walks of pop culture!
Top 10 Summer Songs!
The Purple Stuff Podcast begins its SUMMER SATURDAYS event with 10 awesome summertime tunes!
Minisode #2: Movie Night!
Jay and Matt go to see a horror movie, and live to tell the tale!
1990 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
We dive deep into the 1990 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on this very special episode of the Purple Stuff Podcast!
Episode #52: Michael Myers Mishmash!
Jay and Matt tackle the Halloween franchise with memories of the movies, toys, games and more!
Episode #46: Christmas Songs III!
Jay and Matt return with another 12 Christmas songs to give your holiday playlists a shot of adrenaline!
The Pink Show!
The Purple Stuff Podcast’s series of color-themed shows continues! From Strawberry Quik to The Blob, we’re ready to THINK PINK!
Jaws 3 on Network TV in 1993!
It’s another one of our famous VHS dives! Join us as we watch a July 1993 network television broadcast of Jaws 3! We’ll tell you all about the infamous 3D movie, and a bunch of the commercials that aired during it! If you’d like to see the TV spots we’re featuring, we also put them on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kIQUGIqnV7I
The Glow in the Dark Show!
Hit the lights and join us for a tribute to things that GLOW IN THE DARK! From Kryptonite Rocks to Dream Glow Barbie, this show will make you feel totally radioactive.
Unsolved Mysteries, Part II!
We’re going back to Stack with another look at classic segments from Unsolved Mysteries! Come for the ghosts, stay for the sea monster.
Eight Great Cereals, Volume III!
It’s breakfast time again on the Purple Stuff Podcast! Grab a spoon and join us as we celebrate another eight discontinued cereals, from G.I. Joe Action Stars to Morning Funnies!
The McDonald’s Halloween Show!
We’re kicking off the 2023 Halloween season with a celebration of spooky things from McDonald’s! Everything from The Evil Grimace to The Real Ghostbusters Happy Meal!
Spooky Songs, Volume X!
The annual tradition continues! We’re giving your Halloween playlists a boost with Spooky Songs, Volume X! Ten more terrifying tracks to score your season!
Episode #59: New Old Stuff!
We’re celebrating the new year with a look at some new OLD stuff — like New Coke and New Kids on the Block!
A Very Special McDonald’s Christmas!
We’re celebrating the holidays with a look back at Christmas-themed McDonald’s stuff from the ’80s and ’90s! Everything from Happy Meals to TV commercials to special McNugget sauces. Enjoy!
Purple Stuff Podcast Patreon Promo
Here are the details on our new Patreon page, where you can score monthly bonus shows. This is just a promo; don’t get too excited!
The 1988 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Join us as we run through the highlights of the 1988 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, starring everyone from Garfield to Sandy Duncan! We’ve even got the original commercials that aired during it! We’ve uploaded the entire broadcast, if you’d like to watch along with us: https://youtu.be/WiC4x0Jz-Sc
Episode #49: WrestleMania Minutiae!
It’s our annual WrestleMania show! We’re tackling 10 “minor” moments WrestleMania history!
1980s eBay Halloween Search Party!
It’s the spooky sequel to last month’s episode! This time, we’re searching eBay for the best and weirdest Halloween & horror collectibles from the 1980s! Come for Beastur, stay for Count Creepyhead.
Episode #43: Spooky Songs IV!
Jay and Matt return with another batch of spooky songs for your Halloween playlist!
1990s Halloween eBay Search Party!
We’re diving deep into eBay to pluck out the best and weirdest Halloween collectibles the 1990s had to offer! Join us if you dare!
Eight Great Robots!
We’re tackling eight great robots from all walks of pop culture. Everything from Metroplex to the Killbots from Chopping Mall!
Spooky Songs, Volume IX!
Our annual tradition continues! We’re naming 10 more eerie & awesome tracks for your Halloween playlist — from movie themes to something sung by Grimace!
We pay tribute to the Universal Monsters as only we can — with references to Power Rangers and The Real Ghostbusters.
1990 TV Broadcast of Creepshow 2!
Join us as we dive deep into a 1990 network television broadcast of Creepshow 2, with original commercials and all!
Flea Market Adventure!
Jay and Matt hit a New Jersey flea market and report back with their “amazing” finds.
Grab your pajamas and join us for an hour-by-hour breakdown of SUMMER SLEEPOVERS in the ’80s and ’90s!
We Found NEW COKE!
Jay and Matt enter THE UPSIDE DOWN to sample cans of NEW COKE. We’re telling the whole weird story in this special Purple Stuff minisode!
Eight MORE Great Cereals!
We had so much fun talking about old cereals last month, we decided to do it again! Join us as we celebrate everything from Cinnamon Mini Buns to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Cereal!
Episode #61: The RED Show!
We’re naming ten awesome RED things, from Lydia’s wedding dress to cherry Starburst. It’s our RED show!
Eight Great Cereals!
We’re naming eight of our all-time favorite breakfast cereals, from Oops All Berries to The Addams Family Cereal! Grab a spoon and dive in.
Disney’s DTV Monster Hits from 1987!
We’re diving deep into the October 1987 television broadcast of Disney’s DTV Monster Hits, a Halloween special that paired spooky Disney cartoons with assorted pop songs. We’ll tell you about the broadcast, plus the commercials that aired during it! Nostalgia overload!
We unwrap the mysteries of eight great MUMMIES from all walks of pop culture. Join us if you dare!
Episode #54: The Best of the 2018 Halloween Season!
From scary movies to strange cheeseburgers, we’re naming the best parts of the 2018 Halloween season!
The CHOCOLATE Show!
Join us for a delicious dive into ALL THINGS CHOCOLATE, past and present! Everything from Striped Chips Ahoy to Superman Hot Cocoa, and beyond!
Episode #50: Ice Cream and Frozen Treats!
Jay and Matt return with their huge tribute to ICE CREAM! We’re covering 16 of our favorite frozen treats in this special summer episode!
The Burger King Show!
It’s The Purple Stuff Podcast’s BURGER KING show! Join us as we revisit the chain’s best promos, lost menu items and more! All hail the king, baby.
Episode #47: Super Bowl Commercials!
Jay and Matt name 10 of their all-time favorite Super Bowl commercials, featuring everything from Bugle Boy jeans to Crystal Pepsi!
The Santa Claus Show!
For our special Christmas episode, we’re naming eight of our favorite Santa Clauses from all walks of pop culture. (Even the one who met Pac-Man!)
Episode #44: Creepy Questionnaire!
Jay and Matt return just in time for Halloween to answer a bunch of creepy questions sent in by Purple Stuff listeners!
The 1989 Macy‘s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Join us for a deep dive into the 1989 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! This extra-special parade featured everyone from ALF to The Joker!
Minisode #4: Escape from Castle Dracula!
Jay and Matt visit a “escape room” attraction in Philly, where things feel… eerily familiar.
Eight Great Skeletons!
We’re celebrating Halloween with a look at eight great SKELETONS from all walks of pop culture! Listen now, or we’ll have a bone to pick with you.
The Purple Stuff Podcast:The Car Show!
Jay and Matt chat about 12 awesome cars from all walks of pop culture!
Spooky Songs, Volume VIII!
Our annual Spooky Songs show is here! We’re naming 10 more tracks that NEED to be on your Halloween playlist. Enjoy the tunes, and hopefully us too!
Awesome Christmas Songs, Part 5!
Our holiday tradition continues! We’re naming 10 more tracks that would be perfect on your holiday playlists!
The 1990 Horror Hall of Fame Awards!
We dive deep into this famous TV special that featured everything from spiders winning statues to Chucky wearing a white tuxedo. The Horror Hall of Fame Awards rocked!
10 Awesome Christmas Commercials!
We’re kicking off the holiday season with a look at 10 awesome Christmas commercials. Nostalgia overload!
The Monster Cereals Tribute!
We’re celebrating Count Chocula, Franken Berry and all of their pals with a whole show dedicated to the Monster Cereals! Listen… if you dare.
Spooky Songs: Volume VI!
We’re naming another ten tracks that you need to add to your Halloween playlist. It’s the sixth volume of Spooky Songs!
The FIRE Show!
Since we can’t beat the heat, we’re joining it! This is our FIRE show, where everything we talk about has something to do with fire! This episode is HOT.
We’re ending Summer Saturdays with a celebration of all things PIZZA! From Pizza the Hutt to Freddy Krueger’s soul pizza, it’s our cheesiest episode ever.
More Snacks We Want Back!
We’re paying tribute to ten more discontinued foods, from PB Max to Paradise Punch Bubblicious! Get ready to be hungry.
Summer Saturdays continues! This week, Jay and Matt answer summer-themed questions from Purple Stuff listeners.
The BLUE Show!
We’re naming eight of our favorite BLUE things, from Casey the Robot to that weird zombie from The Video Dead.
Burger King’s Upside Down Whopper!
New minisode! It’s more Stranger Things madness as Jay and Matt hunt down an “Upside Down Whopper” from a NYC Burger King!
Join us as we revisit our all-time favorite mall stores, from Kay-Bee Toys to Waldenbooks and beyond!
Ten Wonderful Witches!
From Hocus Pocus to Troll 2, we’re naming 10 of our favorite witches! Pour some tea and hit the lights.
Classic Unsolved Mysteries Segments!
We dive deep into the original UNSOLVED MYSTERIES series to name six of our favorite creepy segments.
The Best TV Theme Songs, Part II!
Jay and Matt name another ten of their favorite TV theme songs — everything from Jem to Cheers!
The Future Show!
Travel with us to the future! We’re looking at things that were either set in the future, or that just seemed futuristic in their time!
Episode #60: ALIENS!
This week, we’re tackling ten space aliens from all walks of pop culture. It’s our tribute to beings from another world!
Christmas Songs, Volume 6!
Our annual tradition continues! We’re naming another 10 of our favorite Christmas songs, with artists ranging from Kylie Minogue to Alpha 5!
Episode #58: Christmas Traditions!
Jay and Matt celebrate Christmas by naming 8 of their favorite holiday traditions!
The Gremlins Show! (Salem Horror Fest 2020)
Originally released as an exclusive for Salem Horror Fest 2020, our tribute to all things Gremlins is now available to ALL Purple Stuff listeners. Enjoy!
Episode #56: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!
Jay and Matt pay tribute to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — perhaps the greatest Christmas movie ever!
The 2001 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
We’re revisiting the 2001 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — and checking in with everyone from Tim Curry to Cheesasaurus Rex along the way!
Episode #55: 1994 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Jay and Matt review the 1994 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, featuring everything from Skeleton Warriors to Kenny G!
Brach’s Turkey Dinner Candy Corn! (Minisode)
We’re taste-testing Brach’s Turkey Dinner Candy Corn — a whole Thanksgiving meal in candy corn form! It’s as gross as it sounds.
Episode #53: Halloween 2018 Movie Review! (SPOILERS)
SPOILER WARNING! We’ve seen the new Halloween movie, so naturally, we had to talk about that.
CBS Halloween Specials from 1985!
We’re diving into the 1985 broadcasts of Garfield’s Halloween Adventure and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Episode #51: Spooky Songs Part V!
Jay and Matt kick off the 2018 Halloween season with 12 more SPOOKY SONGS for your playlist!
Spooky Songs, Volume VII!
We’re naming another ten tracks that you totally NEED to put on your Halloween playlists!
Minisode #8: Star Wars ”Solo” Menu at Denny’s!
Jay and Matt visit Denny’s to try out their weird new Solo-themed menu!
Eight Great Vampires!
Spooky time! We’re naming eight great vampires — from Count Koopula to Dracula himself!
Episode #48: 10 Great GREEN Things!
Jay and Matt name 10 awesome GREEN things. You weren’t expecting that, were you?
The Soda Show!
We’re naming eight great sodas from the past and present — everything from Pepsi Blue to Apple Slice!
Minisode #7: Star Wars Cocktails at AMC Theatres!
Jay and Matt prepare for The Last Jedi by trying two strange Star Wars-themed cocktails, now available at AMC Theatres!
Friday the 13th: The Series!
We’re diving into a 1988 episode of Friday the 13th: The Series — and all of the old TV commercials that came with it!
Episode #45: Home Alone!
Jay and Matt pay tribute to HOME ALONE, one of the best holiday movies ever!
Eight Great Sea Monsters!
We dive into the depths and report back on eight great sea monsters from all walks of pop culture!
Minisode #6: Monster Mini Golf!
Jay and Matt play a round of Monster Mini Golf, and live to tell the tale!
8 Creepy TV Commercials!
From spooky fruit snacks to driving lessons from the Gremlins, we’re naming eight of our favorite spooky TV commercials in the latest Purple Stuff Podcast!
Minisode #5: Krispy Kreme’s Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts!
Jay and Matt got up at 5AM for a crack at Krispy Kreme’s pumpkin spice doughnuts, which were available for one day only!
WPIX’s Shocktober 1992 Horror Marathon!
We dive into WPIX’s Shocktober ’92 broadcast of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, and relive the thrill of watching horror movies on broadcast TV!
Minisode #3: Hunting for Halloween Goodies!
Jay and Matt hit Dollar General and Kmart on the hunt for Halloween goodies!
Dick Tracy from the Summer of 1990!
For us, the summer of 1990 was all about Dick Tracy. In this extra-long ep, we sort through our memories of monster mobsters and Breathless Mahoney.
Minisode: The Hunt for Halloween Candles!
Jay and Matt barely survive a wicked thunderstorm all so they can buy some overpriced candles.
Episode #57: Christmas Songs IV!
The Purple Stuff Podcast returns with 10 more holiday tunes that need to be on your Christmas playlist!
The 1986 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The annual tradition continues! Join us for a deep dive into the 1986 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, featuring everything from He-Man to Barbie! This was one of the best ever, by far! After listening, you can watch the highlights on YouTube, too: https://youtu.be/MIqQUTCAS8o?si=MD_4J72Fu_-rPj4e
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 36!
Matt and Jay suggest another 12 Christmas songs for your holiday playlist!
Purple Stuff Bonus Episode Promo!
The Purple Stuff Podcast – Episode 3!
Jay and Matt play a little game of HALLOWEEN WORD ASSOCIATION on this edition of The Purple Stuff Podcast.
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 1!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 10!
Jay and Matt talk about GHOSTS from all walks of pop culture… some famous, some not!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 11!
Matt and Jay cover ANOTHER 13 spooky songs that would be perfect for anyone’s Halloween playlist!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 12!
Jay and Matt discuss their Halloween & horror GUILTY PLEASURES.
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 13!
To celebrate the end of the spooky season, Jay and Matt determine the ABCs of Halloween!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 14!
The Purple Stuff Podcast CONTINUES with a tribute to discontinued snacks that we want back! From Pizzarias to Crystal Pepsi, there are few finer junk foods than these!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 15!
Jay and Matt wax nostalgic about childhood board games, from Fireball Island to Electronic Talking Battleship!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 16!
It’s our special STAR WARS episode! Join us for an hour of Star Wars memories as we await the debut of The Force Awakens!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 17!
It’s our special Christmas episode! Jay and Matt talk about twelve of their favorite holiday tunes!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 18!
Jay and Matt talk about their favorite pop culture mascots, from Geoffrey the Giraffe to the Cadbury Bunny!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 19!
This week, Jay and Matt cover THE NEWS. (Don’t worry, we mean stuff like soda, toys and movies.)
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 2!
Jay and Matt talk about their biggest CHILDHOOD FEARS in the second episode of The Purple Stuff Podcast!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 20!
Jay and Matt celebrate 11 of the best things that came out in 1986, from My Pet Monster to Lazer Tag!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 21!
Get ready for HE-MANIA! Matt and Jay talk about all things Masters of the Universe!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 22!
Who ya gonna call? Jay and Matt revisit their greatest Ghostbusters memories in this special one hour episode!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 23!
Jay and Matt rediscover 1989’s Batman… love that Joker!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 24!
In honor of WrestleMania weekend, Jay and Matt share their WWE memories!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 25!
Jay and Matt reminisce about 1992, covering the year’s biggest movies, geek fads and more!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 26!
Not your average scares! Jay and Matt discuss 12 things that are way spookier than they should be.
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 27!
Jay and Matt celebrate 12 of their favorite TV theme songs — from Charles in Charge to Game of Thrones!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 28!
ECTO COOLER IS BACK! Jay and Matt celebrate with a special bonus episode!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 29!
Jay and Matt celebrate the very best things about 1990 — from Gremlins 2 to Vanilla Ice!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 30!
From sharks to Super Soakers, Jay and Matt rattle off 10 of their favorite summer memories!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 31!
Jay and Matt celebrate 1988’s best movies, foods, toys and more!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 32!
We’re kicking off the 2016 Halloween season with a look at 12 seriously scary movie scenes!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 33!
Jay and Matt suggest another 10 SPOOKY SONGS for your Halloween playlist!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 34!
Get into the Halloween spirit with another list of things that are way scarier than they should be!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 35!
Jay and Matt are BACK, and they’re ready to GIVE THANKS for 10 strange things.
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 37!
SNOW DAY! This week, Jay and Matt talk about 12 of their favorite wintery things!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 38!
The Purple Stuff Podcast returns with a 75 minute tribute to FRIDAY THE 13TH!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 39!
Jay and Matt return with their tribute to A Nightmare on Elm Street!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 4!
Matt and Jay talk about what old Halloween things they’d bring back if they had the powers of Dr. Frankenstein!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 40!
Jay and Matt celebrate WrestleMania with this look at 12 awesome WWE entrance themes!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 41!
The Purple Stuff Podcast returns with a one-hour SHARKSTRAVAGANZA, covering everything from Jaws to Street Sharks!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 5!
Jay and Matt design their idealized Halloween television marathon, filled with movies, toons and mayhem!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 6!
It’s a Halloween Q&A session! Several listeners sent in spooky questions… now it’s Matt and Jay’s turn to answer them!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 7!
Jay and Matt talk about PUMPKIN MONSTERS from all walks of pop culture in another special Halloween episode!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 8!
Jay and Matt take turns pitching songs for the PERFECT Halloween playlist. How spooky!
The Purple Stuff Podcast: Episode 9!
Jay and Matt play a Halloween-themed game of FACT OR FICTION. Why not play along?