A podcast about history

That's not stuck in the past


Bobby Mardis had one hit song in the 1980s and then hung up his leather pants and retired his dreams of pop music stardom. Thirty years later he was re-discovered, thanks to a random encounter at the Oakland museum. The surreal night of partying that followed shows what can happen when you get to re-live the glory days of your youth—for a single, sweaty night. 

Chungtech at the Oakland Museum, 2016
Bobby Mardis with Dam-Funk at Sweater Funk in San Francisco, 2016

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