Retroist Retro Podcast

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 Apr 15, 2022

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 Oct 28, 2019
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 Jul 9, 2018

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For over a decade, The Retroist Podcast has taken a nostalgic look back at the last 40+ years of retro themed pop culture. The show attempts to connect or reconnect you to things from your past through storytelling and discussion of compelling milestones and forgotten tidbits of pop culture.

Episode Date
Retroist Podcast Episode 283 (Sega Dreamcast)
32:32

The Sega Dreamcast was an amazing console that should have cemented Sega as an ongoing player in the console wars, but sadly it failed.  On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the rise and too quick fall of this wonderful system.

Sep 30, 2022
Retroist Podcast Episode 282 (K·B Toys)
32:31

K·B Toys was the premier mall toy store for decades, but sadly didn't survive.  On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the rise and fall of this storied purveyor of toys.

Sep 16, 2022
Retroist Podcast Episode 281(Trivial Pursuit)
31:50

In the early 1980s, trivia mania swept across America. The cause? A board game from Canada that no one saw coming, Trivial Pursuit. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I look at the history of this long-running phenomenon.  

Sep 02, 2022
Retroist Podcast Episode 280 (The Six Million Dollar Man Toys)
23:41

Welcome to the 7th episode of the 15th season of the Retroist Podcast. Today’s episode is all about the toys from the seventies sci-fi classic, The Six Million Dollar Man.

This episode was a surprise to me. I had recorded a section about toys during my Six Million Dollar Man podcast. When I listened back to it, I had two problems.

  1. The segment was too long to be a part of a podcast.
  2. I didn’t like the flow. It was missing something.

So when I released the episode, I removed most of the discussion of toys outside my initial story and thought I would try to rerecord. This episode is the result of my efforts.

It is slightly different from my standard podcast in that I mostly discuss the toys. So a little but more opinion and a lot more retro audio. I hoped you find it as fun to listening to it as I did putting it together.

The show starts with a little discussion about something I content with as a collector, “what do we hold onto?” Then I move into the toys!

Aug 19, 2022
Retroist Podcast Episode 279 (The Six Million Dollar Man)
30:59

On this new episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk all about this classic Seventies TV show, The Six Million Dollar Man. An amazing superhero show that was way ahead of its time. It was so successful that it spawned a 2nd series and lingered in movies after being canceled for a decade.

Aug 05, 2022
Retroist Podcast Episode 278 (Real Genius)
35:37

In 1985, the sci-fi comedy, Real Genius, hit theaters. Perhaps ahead of its time, its message made it a bit different from many other college-themed films that had come before it.

While not a blockbuster, the film would develop a cult following and had a great run on cable TV and home video. 

Jul 22, 2022
Retroist Podcast Episode 277 (Willow)
35:57

Willow is a charming fantasy film from 1988 that often gets overlooked.  On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I look at the conception, production, and reception of this wonderful movie.

Jul 08, 2022
Retroist Podcast Episode 276 (The Bard’s Tale)
32:45

Grab your lute, call up your fellow adventurers, and join me as I take a look back at the highly influential, and very replayable, video game computer classic, The Bard's Tale.  

Jun 24, 2022
Retroist Podcast Episode 275 (Krull)
37:22

Today's show is all about the 1983 cult classic film, Krull. This memorable film has a great cast, wonderful score and one of the coolest throwing weapons to ever appear on-screen.

Jun 10, 2022
Retroist Shrinky Dinks Podcast
30:11

In 1973, the magical shrinking craft toys, Shrinky Dinks, first appeared. They would quickly take the country by storm and while their popularity peaked in the 1980s, they are still well-known today.  Learn all about them on this episode of the Retroist Podcast.

May 27, 2022
Retroist Memories Special II
26:27
On an all new Retroist Podcast Special, supporters of the show share some of their own memories of things I discussed this season.
Apr 29, 2022
Retroist Love Boat Podcast
40:39
The Love Boat is a classic show filled with a talented cast and an amazing array of guest stars. On this episode of the podcast, I board the Pacific Princess to discuss the series.
Apr 15, 2022
Retroist Emergency! Podcast
41:51
On this episode of the podcast, I discuss Emergency! A TV show with a great cast that effortlessly combined the medical drama and action-adventure genres while popularizing the idea of paramedics and EMS in America.
Apr 01, 2022
Retroist Capacitance Electronic Disc Podcast
25:46
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the often overlooked disc video format, Capacitance Electronic Disc or CED. This technology is dying quickly, I hope people can learn a little about it and appreciate it before it is gone completely.
Mar 18, 2022
Retroist Mappy Podcast
25:55
On this all new episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the arcade classic, Mappy. This often overlooked game should be in everyone's top 10. Hopefully I can persuade you to try it.
Mar 04, 2022
Retroist Mac Tonight Podcast
27:22
Mac Tonight was a smash success, but quickly faded from the scene, only to be revived by Mcdonald's sporadically. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I look at the history of this famed spokesmoon.
Feb 18, 2022
Retroist The Wizard (1989) Podcast
32:57
In 1989, the film classic, The Wizard, was released. While not a smash hit at the time, it has grown into a cult classic. In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss this film that is a lot more than just a feature-length commercial for Nintendo.
Feb 04, 2022
Retroist Sid Meier’s Pirates! Podcast
36:06
In 1987, Sid Meier’s Pirates! was released. It is a near perfect game that gets overshadowed by Meier’s other colossal accomplishment, Civilization. On this Retroist Podcast, I take a deeper look at the game’s inception, development, and follow-ups.
Jan 21, 2022
Retroist The Wizard TV Show Podcast
23:18
The Wizard was a short-lived show, but it captured the imagination of many who were lucky enough to see it. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about this cult classic 80s TV show.
Jan 07, 2022
Retroist The Year Without A Santa Claus Podcast
29:36
In 1974, The Year Without a Santa Claus, expanded the Christmas character canon by giving us more Mrs. Claus and introducing the Miser Brothers. On this episode of the show, we take a look at this holiday classic.
Dec 22, 2021
Retroist Atari Lynx Podcast
24:39
The Atari Lynx is a great "what if" in the history of hand-held consoles. Far from perfect, it was an interesting alternative to the Donkey Kong-sized gorilla that was the Game Boy. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I take a look back at the rise, fall, and legacy of the Atari Lynx.
Dec 10, 2021
Retroist Automan Podcast
31:04
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1983 cult classic TV show, Automan. This TRON-influenced show was short-lived, but it is well-remembered by people who watched it at the time.
Nov 26, 2021
Retroist The Net Podcast
26:08
In 1995, the techno-thriller, "The Net," hit theaters. It was a box office success, but it was also way ahead of its time on issues related to privacy and security that are still important today. On this episode of the Retroist, I take a look at this Nineties classic.
Nov 12, 2021
Retroist Mad Monster Party Podcast
29:22
In 1967, Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Part was released in theaters. A couple of years later they would start showing it on TV and for many it became a Halloween tradition. The newest episode of the Retroist Podcast is all about this underrated holiday classic.
Oct 29, 2021
Retroist Re-Animator Podcast
34:13
On the newest episode of the Retroist Podcast, I take a look back at the 1985 horror comedy classic, Re-Animator, starring Jeffrey Combs.
Oct 15, 2021
Retroist GI Joe: The Movie Podcast
30:08
GI Joe: The Movie went straight to video in 1987. It introduced a slew of new fun characters and has one of the best GI Joe vs. Cobra fights ever animated in the first five minutes.
Oct 01, 2021
Retroist GI Joe Animated Series Podcast
31:59
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was one of the definitive cartoons of the eighties. While it accomplished its goals of selling toys, it also brought a very talented group of people together to create an enduring and well-remembered TV show.
Sep 17, 2021
Retroist GI Joe Comic Books Podcast
32:46
GI Joe hit comic shelves in 1982 and would run for over a decade. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the book, the talent behind it, and its rise and fall.
Sep 03, 2021
Retroist GI Joe Toys Podcast
39:39
The resurgence of GI Joe in the 1980s was a high water mark for toys during that decade. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I take a look at the history of the figures leading up to this monumental toy release.
Aug 20, 2021
Season 14 of the Retroist Podcast
02:28
I am happy to announce the next season of the Retroist Podcast is on its way. Here is what you can expect to hear this season.
Aug 10, 2021
Retroist Memories Special I
20:07
To finish this season of the Retroist, I asked some people to share some of their own memories of subjects I covered during this season. I put them together in a new episode I am calling the "Memories Special."
Jun 25, 2021
Retroist Pizza Hut Podcast
36:52
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I take a look at the history of the pizza-producing powerhouse Pizza Hut from its humble origins to its current status as a globally recognized food brand.
May 07, 2021
Retroist King’s Quest Podcast
26:25
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the ground-breaking game, King's Quest. This was a genre redefining game brought to the world by the brilliant Roberta and Ken Williams.
Apr 23, 2021
Retroist LaserDisc Podcast
28:00
The LaserDisc lasted for over two decades and was very influential on the optical formats that would follow in its footsteps. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the LaserDisc from its inception to its demise just after the turn of the millennium.
Apr 09, 2021
Retroist Quincy ME Podcast
32:52
Quincy ME was a groundbreaking show with a passionate and charismatic lead actor, Jack Klugman. It is one of my favorite TV shows and I am happy to cover it as my 250th episode of the Retroist Podcast.
Mar 26, 2021
Retroist McDonald’s McRib Podcast
24:11
The McRib is a fascinating bit of food science that refuses to be defeated. Time and again when it has been counted out, it starts appearing again. On this episode I discuss its history, creations and ability to endure.
Mar 12, 2021
Retroist Atari Jaguar Podcast
30:21
The Atari Jaguar didn't last long, but it was an interesting attempt by an iconic company to jump back into an industry they helped to define. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss this too short-lived console.
Feb 26, 2021
Retroist In Search Of Podcast
31:01
In Search Of was a show that dealt with the mysterious and unexplained phenomena. Hosted by Leonard Nimoy, it was a popular show at the time and a cult hit now. It was also more influential on modern television than you realize.
Feb 12, 2021
Retroist Batman 1989 Podcast
38:54
Batman '89 was a cultural phenomenon. Its a good film, but the deeper you got into Batman and embraced Batmania, the more enjoyable it is. So join me as I jump back to 1989, put on my cowl and talk about Batman.
Jan 29, 2021
Retroist Defender Podcast
29:20
Defender is a fast-paced and innovative game, that belongs up there in the pantheon of most influential early arcade games. Not only was it a mega-hit, but it put into motion game trends that would help to define modern gaming.
Jan 15, 2021
Retroist The Rocketeer Podcast
28:39
In this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the 1991 classic, The Rocketeer. This cult classic was epic in scope and has a slew of dedicated fans. I am one of them and couldn't wait to cover it in an episode.
Jan 08, 2021
Retroist Die Hard Podcast
39:15
In 1988, Die Hard would hit theaters and action films would never be the same again. It is a film that would alter our heroes, the expectations of our villains, and would eventually make people question their definition of Christmas films.
Dec 18, 2020
Retroist Mr. Mom Podcast
20:27
On today's New episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss Mr. Mom. A hit film that had a good run on cable television and entertained a generation. In recent years it has lost some of its momentum. I hope I can steer some people back to it.
Dec 11, 2020
Retroist Diff’rent Strokes Podcast
26:14
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the 1978 sitcom, Diff'rent Strokes. Almost everyone I talk to has heard of this show, but I am surprised how many have not yet seen an episode. I hope I can change that.
Nov 13, 2020
Retroist Halloween III: Season of the Witch Podcast
22:37
Halloween III: Season of the Witch has not always received the respect other Halloween films have gotten. It is time to abandon your expectations of a Michael Myers kill-fest and embrace the genius of a film that combines, Stonehenge, microchips and the catchiest horror film jingle ever made.
Oct 30, 2020
Retroist Teen Witch Podcast
22:12
Teen Witch is a messy earnest mixture of teen fantasy, rap music, and magic. No wonder this 1989 film has earned a reputation as a cult classic.
Oct 23, 2020
Retroist Freddy’s Nightmares Podcast
20:51
In 1988, Freddy's Nightmare started being broadcast on TVs across America. A lot of people freaked out that a show this racy could make it onto over-the-air television and feared that it would confuse and desensitize youth. This, of course, just made the show more appealing to the youth they were trying to protect.
Oct 16, 2020
Retroist Fright Night Podcast
26:48
Fright Night is a 1985 horror classic that expertly combines horror, humor and a bit of self-awareness. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the creation, success and enduring popularity of this amazing film.
Oct 09, 2020
Retroist Inhumanoids Podcast
26:43
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the Inhumanoids. This toyline and animated series combined, humor, horror, sci-fi and animation like no other. It is well worth your time.
Jul 20, 2020
Retroist Mattel Aquarius Podcast
20:39
The Mattel Aquarius is merely a blip in the history of computers. But to some people, this was their first machine. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I take a look at the Mattel Aquarius. A computer that wanted to be more than it turned out to be.
Apr 13, 2020
Retroist Kodak Disc Podcast
19:06
The Kodak Disc was a technological marvel. It excelled at capturing the imagination and money of a whole lot of people. Sadly it didn't excel at taking photos. Nowadays people look back on it as an icon of the eighties, but many people might not realize what a costly failure it was for the company that made it.
Mar 02, 2020
Retroist Garfield’s Thanksgiving Podcast
14:08
Happy Thanksgiving! On today's episode of the Retroist Podcast, I would like to talk to you about the late eighties holiday classic, Garfield's Thanksgiving.
Nov 27, 2019
Retroist Tempest Podcast
17:54
I finally return to the arcade, this time covering the vector-based masterpiece Tempest. I might be terrible at this game, but I am in love with its aesthetics.
Nov 11, 2019
Retroist Werewolf Podcast
16:32
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the 1987 TV horror show, Werewolf. This was a one season wonder produced by Frank Lupo that was part of the Fox Networks inaugural season. Unfortunately it just didn’t last. I start off by talking about how I found the show, but also what it…
Oct 29, 2019
Retroist Major League Podcast
18:33
On the newest episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the baseball comedy classic, Major League. This is a fun summer film about America's sport. I hope listening to the show might persuade you to check it out,
May 20, 2019
Retroist Mac and Me Podcast
19:41
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I tackle the 1988 cult classic, Mac and Me. Despite knowing that his film is unintentionally funny, I find it charming and worthy of watching unironically.
Apr 10, 2019
Retroist The Private Eyes Podcast
17:23
On this week's Retroist Podcast I discuss the 1980 comedy classic, "The Private Eyes," starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway. An underrated classic that I hope you will check out.
Mar 05, 2019
Retroist Trading Places Podcast
21:55
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the eighties comedy classic, "Trading Places." It is a perfect film to watch this holiday season. Even if you don't listen to the show, I hope this reminds you to rewatch the movie.
Dec 22, 2018
Retroist Hunt the Wumpus Podcast
18:26
On today's show I talk the groundbreaking early computer game, Hunt the Wumpus. I begin the show talking about how accessible the game was to a young me and how it was the highlight of my early time in my High School Computer Club. After that I move onto the game itself.
Nov 14, 2018
Retroist Halloween Special VII
20:37
Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Retroist Halloween Special Podcast. On today’s show, I finally shut up and turn the microphone over to other people who tell their Halloween stories. The Retroist Podcast is divided into two sections. A smaller section where I tell a story related to the subject of the podcast and…
Oct 30, 2018
Retroist Halloween Commercials Special Podcast
29:00
On today's show, I share with you a few of my favorite from the past on the Retroist Halloween Commercial Specials Podcast. From food to haunted mansions, I play a wide array of ads, all of them focused around this most creepy of holidays.
Oct 25, 2018
Retroist Halloween II Podcast
22:57
More of the night he came home!
Oct 18, 2018
Retroist CHiPs Podcast
21:10
Listen to the season 11 premier episode of the Retroist Podcast, CHiPs. Join Ponch, Jon and the rest of the California Highway Patrol as they fight crime, have fun and look great doing it.
Oct 08, 2018
Retroist Season 11 Fall Preview Podcast
10:04
Welcome to the Retroist Season 11 Fall Preview! On today's show I hope to give you a glimpse into the new season and entertain you a bit.
Sep 10, 2018
Retroist Lazer Tag Podcast
22:06
This week’s Retroist Podcast is about the classic toy from World’s of Wonder, Lazer Tag. I start the show with a story about how my friends and I spent a good part of an amazing summer playing Lazer Tag together. It is a cherished memory that would not have happened without Lazer Tag. Then I…
May 14, 2018
Retroist Night Court Podcast
23:40
This week’s Retroist Podcast is about the classic sitcom, Night Court. I begin the show talking about how Harry Anderson inspired my love of magic, even though I am not that good at it. I was not planning on doing a Night Court podcast this season. It was a subject I tried to record a…
Apr 23, 2018
Retroist Gymkata Podcast
17:43
This week’s Retroist Podcast is about the 1985 cult film classic, “Gymkata” I begin the podcast talking about my first exposure to the film. How I found the concept of combining gymnastics and karate compelling at first, but ultimately came to find this idea strange. Finally I summarize my own martial arts style and how…
Apr 16, 2018
Retroist Roseanne Podcast
21:15
This week’s Retroist Podcast is about a show that recently returned after a long break, “Roseanne.” on the Retroist Roseanne Podcast I start off talking about why I watched Roseanne during its first run and why I will be checking out the reboots. I tried recording this show a few years ago and was never…
Apr 09, 2018
Retroist Foul Play Podcast
14:02
This week’s Retroist Podcast is all about the 1978 comedy-thriller, “Foul Play”. I start off by talking about how I briefly lived my dream of reenacting a scene from this movie after I moved to California. It was glorious. Then I talk about the writer/director, the cast, the locations, the soundtrack, the TV series, and…
Apr 02, 2018
Retroist Three Amigos Podcast
19:56
This week on the Retroist Podcast I tackle a film I have attempted to record a few times in the past, Three Amigos. I start off talking about quoting and emulating films will always be popular and how the infamous Three Amigos salute was banned in my school. Which naturally just made it a lot…
Mar 26, 2018
Retroist Toys R Us Podcast
19:07
On this week’s show, I talk about the world’s biggest toy store, Toys R Us. I open by talking about how I felt special going to Toys R Us because it felt like it was a store meant for me. I originally attempted to record this show a few years ago and was not happy…
Mar 19, 2018
Retroist Sega Genesis Podcast
25:41
On this week’s show I talk about the storied video game console, the Sega Genesis or Mega Drive. I begin the episode by discussing how the Genesis would become my entry point to the world of retro gaming, well before that was a thing. This episode has been requested by lots of people over the…
Mar 12, 2018
Retroist Press Your Luck Podcast
19:52
On today’s show, I talk about the game show classic, Press Your Luck. I kick off the show talking about how comforting it was to watch great shows like this when I was home from school. Then I talk a little about how I turned the Whammies from the show into monsters in my Dungeons…
Mar 05, 2018
Retroist Point Break Podcast
20:32
I recently watched the Fast and the Furious for the first time. Its similarities to Point Break drove me to rewatch Point Break. This despite having some negative feelings about the film. So I talk about those feelings, where they come from, and how some things are worth revisiting despite your feelings. Then I move…
Feb 23, 2018
Retroist 9 to 5 Podcast
20:53
On today’s show, I talk about the eighties comedy classic, 9 to 5. I start off talking about how I would lay around listening to Dolly Parton, much to my sister’s confusion. If only she had joined me, she would have been much happier, but she was just too much of a punk. A lot…
Feb 16, 2018
Retroist Moon Patrol Podcast
17:47
On today’s show I talk all about the video game masterpiece, Moon Patrol. I start by talking about how obsessed I was with finding arcade games as a kid. It was a remarkable and magical time, but obsession with anything can take away from other things, like a once in a lifetime vacation experience. Then…
Feb 09, 2018
Retroist Thriller Podcast
21:58
Welcome to the Retroist Thriller Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the music video masterpiece, Thriller. I start off talking about how I was terrified by the monologue from this song while visiting a Ground Round. Then I move onto Michael Jackson and the song, album, and video he brought to the world.…
Oct 31, 2017
Retroist Breakout Podcast
22:49
Welcome to the Retroist Breakout Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the video game masterpiece, Breakout. I start the show talking about how I bonded with my eldest sister over Breakout and how I do not resent that she is better at Breakout than me. Not at all. Then I move onto the…
May 19, 2017
Retroist River Raid Podcast
20:02
Welcome to the Retroist River Raid Podcast. On today’s show I talk about the Atari 2600 classic, River Raid. I begin the show by discussing how while I miss a lot of the stuff from the past, being connected and online has its advantages. Especially when it comes to high scores in video games. Then…
Mar 20, 2017
Retroist Dinosaurs Podcast
18:36
Welcome to the Retroist Dinosaurs Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the nineties TV cult classic, Dinosaurs. I begin by talking about my mixed feelings about how this show ended and how I feel about sitcoms who have “unique” endings. Then I move onto the show itself. First I talk about the show’s creation…
Mar 03, 2017
Retroist MacGyver Podcast
33:05
Welcome to the Retroist MacGyver Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the classic TV show, MacGyver. I start off talking about what a poor MacGyver I would make since I lack subtlety in my handiness. Then I move onto the show itself. I talk about the cast, the people in front of and behind…
Jan 23, 2017
Retroist Rubik the Amazing Cube Podcast
20:34
Welcome to the Retroist Rubik the Amazing Cube Podcast. On today’s show I start off by talking about the dark urges one feels when challenged to solve a puzzle they are not capable of solving. Needless to say, it is not pretty. After I unburden myself of this, I move onto the subject of the…
Jan 01, 2017
Retroist Mazes and Monsters Podcast
19:03
Welcome to the Retroist Mazes and Monsters Podcast. On today’s show, I start off by talking about my encounters with the film, but more importantly how my family reacted to it. As it turns out, I have a pretty cool family. After I get through that, I start talking about this 1982 telefilm. I talk…
Oct 15, 2016
Retroist Xanadu Podcast
23:55
It took me a while, but I am finally releasing the Retroist Xanadu Podcast. In this episode, I start off talking about how I liked to enjoy this film as a kid. This leads to an encounter with one of my sister’s boyfriends that did not go well (for him). Then I move onto the…
Sep 14, 2016
Retroist Buckaroo Banzai Podcast
30:39
Welcome to the Retroist Buckaroo Banzai Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the film classic, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. I start off talking about how lucky I was to see the movie as a kid and then how difficult it was trying to convince everyone that the movie was…
Jun 20, 2016
Retroist BJ and the Bear Podcast
20:35
Welcome to the Retroist BJ and the Bear Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the classic TV show trucking with a chimp comedy, “BJ and the Bear”. I start off talking about my experience with CB Radio and how it became a bit of an obsession. Then I talk about this amazing TV show.…
May 15, 2016
Retroist Duck Hunt Podcast
20:28
Welcome to the Retroist Duck Hunt Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the seminal video game shooting classic, Duck Hunt. I start off talking about my early experience with Duck Hunt and how it fueled my desire for a Nintendo Entertainment System. Then, in between butchering people’s names, I talk about the game itself.…
Mar 01, 2016
Retroist Newhart Podcast
19:21
Welcome to the Retroist Newhart Podcast. On today’s show I talk about the eighties’ sitcom hit, “Newhart”. I start off talking about how I would and still do run a good catchphrase into the ground (it is a compulsion of mine), then I move onto the show. I talk about the cast, the creator, the…
Feb 03, 2016
Retroist RAD Podcast
23:30
Welcome to the Retroist RAD Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the 1986 epic BMX-themed masterpiece, RAD. I start off talking about my short-lived bike helmet, then I move onto the movie. I talk about the Director, writers, cast, plot, reception and I throw in a few surprises here and there. It still surprises…
Jan 09, 2016
Retroist Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Podcast
22:32
Welcome to the Retroist Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. I have tried to release this episode during past Thanksgiving seasons, but it never came together. I hope you enjoy it. I start off talking about how special this holiday is when it…
Nov 25, 2015
Retroist Halloween Special VI Podcast
27:41
Welcome to the Retroist Halloween Special VI Podcast. Today’s show is all about Halloween memories! That’s right it is time for the 6th Annual Retroist Halloween Special. It was a fun show to put together and many of the folks associated with the site joined in to share their Halloween memories. You will hear Tom…
Oct 29, 2015
Retroist House on Haunted Hill Podcast
19:45
Welcome to the Retroist House on Haunted Hill Podcast. On this episode of the show, I talk about the Vincent Price/William Castle horror classic, “House on Haunted Hill“. I start off by discussing my parents’ love of this film and how they introduced me to many things I didn’t understand at the time but love…
Oct 24, 2015
Retroist Blob Podcast
21:46
Welcome to the Retroist Blob Podcast. In this episode of the show, I talk about the horror classic, “The Blob”. I start off by discussing the way that different generations can enjoy the same things and still feel nostalgia for those things, just in different ways, then I move on to the subject of our…
Oct 11, 2015
Retroist Summer Rental Podcast
20:12
Welcome to the Retroist Summer Rental Podcast. On today’s show, I start off by talking about how my family would change completely when we took longer vacations “down the shore” and why I think it is a good idea for all families to have similar vacations. Then I start talking about the subject of this…
Sep 08, 2015
Retroist Desperately Seeking Susan Podcast
24:42
Welcome to the Retroist Desperately Seeking Susan Podcast. On today’s show, I start off by talking about how mysterious and dangerous I found New York City as a kid and how my sister would risk life and limb to adventure there. Then I start talking about the subject of this episode, Desperately Seeking Susan. I…
Aug 29, 2015
Retroist Berzerk Podcast
22:05
Welcome to the Retroist Berzerk Podcast. On today’s show, I start off by talking about how after breaking an Atari joystick while playing Berzerk, I grew closer to one friend and further apart from another. Then I jump into the star of this episode, the Stern arcade classic, Berzerk. I talk about the people and…
Jul 26, 2015
Retroist Black Hole Podcast
24:36
Welcome to the Retroist Black Hole Podcast. On this episode I talk all about Disney’s late seventies science fiction classic, “The Black Hole”. I start off by talking about how films like “The Black Hole” played an important part in my discovery of the entertainment that shaped my “tastes”. Then I get into the film.…
Jun 13, 2015
Retroist Stripes Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Stripes Podcast. On this episode, I talk all about the eighties comedy classic, Stripes. I start off explaining why I would watch movies dozens of times when I was younger and why it might still be important to do so. Then I get into the film. I talk about the stars…
May 23, 2015
Retroist Small Wonder Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Small Wonder Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the eighties cult sitcom, Small Wonder. I start off talking about how I often enjoyed this show during its initial run. Then I talk about the people in front of and behind the camera, the plot, the show’s distribution, and much…
Apr 25, 2015
Retroist Gauntlet Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Gauntlet Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the 1985 arcade classic, Gauntlet. I start off talking about how this game helped me save face when I had some misgivings about seeing the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in the theater. Then I talk about the development of the game and its…
Apr 03, 2015
Retroist Just One of the Guys Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Just One of the Guys Podcast. On today’s show, I start off talking about my time working at the video store (again). And about how videotape pausing was not restricted to “Fast Times”. Then I talk about the subject of this episode, the 1985 comedy classic, “Just One of the Guys.”…
Mar 14, 2015
Retroist Voyagers Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Voyagers Podcast. In this episode of the show, I talk about cult time travel TV classic, Voyagers! I start off talking about my love of history in books and why this TV show was perfect for me (and my grandmother). I then talk about the people behind the camera, the tragic…
Feb 20, 2015
Retroist Breakfast Club Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Breakfast Club Podcast. On this episode of the show, I talk about the 1985 John Hughes classic, “The Breakfast Club”. I start off talking about how surprisingly pleasant my detention experiences could be in High School, then I move on to talk about the show. I talk about the people in…
Feb 06, 2015
Retroist Bionic Woman Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Bionic Woman Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the seventies sci-fi action TV series, The Bionic Woman. I start off talking about how the Bionic Woman added extra facets to my childhood play with friends. Then I move onto the show and talk about the cast, the plot, the…
Jan 26, 2015
Retroist National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist National Lampoons Christmas Vacation Podcast. On this episode of the show, we talk about the holiday classic, “Christmas Vacation.” I start off talking about my memorable experience decorating the house with holiday lights when I was a kid and how that did not go as planned. Then I talk about the…
Dec 19, 2014
Retroist Karate Kid Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Karate Kid Podcast. On this episode of the show, I talk about the eighties martial arts dramedy classic, The Karate Kid. I begin by talking about a friend of mine who was really into the Karate Kid and how I never found out why (and how I regret that). Then I…
Dec 12, 2014
Retroist Carnival of Souls Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Carnival of Souls Podcast. On this episode of the show, I start off by talking about how my entire family discovered the film Carnival of Souls together. While not exactly a family film, Carnival of Souls enchanted my family. Since seeing it that first time, I have never been able to…
Nov 07, 2014
Retroist The Last Man on Earth Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist The Last Man on Earth Podcast. On this week’s show I talk all about the 1964 cult film classic, “The Last Man on Earth”. I start off talking about how the movie put me on edge after the first time I watched it. Then I talk about book it is based…
Oct 24, 2014
Retroist Fat Albert Halloween Special Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Fat Albert Halloween Special Podcast. On this episode of the podcast, I start off by talking about a much-missed Halloween pal from years ago. Then I talk about one of the specials we watched together, The Fat Albert Halloween Special. I talk about the man behind the special, Bill Cosby, the…
Oct 17, 2014
Retroist Night of the Creeps Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Night of the Creeps Podcast. In this episode, I talk all about the eighties cult classic, “Night of the Creeps”. I start out by talking about the magic of working at a video store and how it could expose you to new films. Then I move onto the movie and talk…
Oct 10, 2014
Retroist Tales from the Darkside Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Tales from the Darkside Podcast. In this episode of the show, I start off talking about how my earliest exposure to Tale from the Darkside was through the too-thin walls of my family’s house. Then I talk about the people behind the scenes on Tales from the Darkside, the show’s reception,…
Oct 03, 2014
Retroist Square Pegs Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Square Pegs Podcast. In this episode, I talk all about the short-lived 1980s sitcom, Square Pegs. I start off talking about how my sister turned me onto a lot of great television and how with this particular show I did not need any extra encouragement. After all, this show had DEVO…
Sep 26, 2014
Retroist Club Paradise Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Club Paradise Podcast. In this episode of the show, I talk all about the 1986 Robin William’s comedy, “Club Paradise”. I start off talking about how I can’t believe more people don’t like this film, and then I move onto the cast, the plot, the music, and much more. As you…
Sep 19, 2014
Retroist Cannonball Run Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Cannonball Run Podcast. On today’s show, I am going to talk about the cult comedy classic, “The Cannonball Run”. I start off talking about how much I enjoy driving and the first drive I took to the far end of New Jersey. Then I get to the film. I talk about…
Aug 15, 2014
Retroist BurgerTime Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist BurgerTime Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the 1982 arcade classic, BurgerTime. I begin the show by talking about how I worked out a system to get free credits on the video games in my town. Then I talk about the company that created BurgerTime, Data East and their DECO…
Aug 01, 2014
Retroist Silent Running Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Silent Running Podcast. On this week’s show I talk about the 1972 Sci-Fi classic, Silent Running. I start off by talking about how I miss the act of discovery and randomness with how I used to consume entertainment. Then I move on to the film and talk about the people who…
Jul 11, 2014
Retroist Atari 7800 Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Atari 7800 Podcast. On today’s show, I start off by talking about how my Atari buddy and I kept waiting for the Atari 7800 and how a love for Atari turned him against Nintendo and into the arms of Sega. Then I talk about the Atari 7800 console. I talk about…
Jun 27, 2014
Retroist Fast Times at Ridgemont High Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Fast Times at Ridgemont High Podcast. Aloha! On today’s show, I talk all about the classic 1980’s comedy, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. I start off with a story about working in a video store and how Fast Times was a video that was very popular and had to be replaced…
Jun 13, 2014
Retroist Heavy Metal Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Heavy Metal Podcast. On this week’s show I start off by talking about how a cool Uncle can sometimes do uncool things by showing young kids confusing films. Then I move into talking about the 1980s animated classic, Heavy Metal. I talk about the cast, the crew, the plot, my favorite…
May 30, 2014
Retroist Godzilla the Animated Series Podcast
21:42
Welcome to the Retroist Godzilla the Animated Series Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about how the 1978 Godzilla Animated Series. I begin by talking about how my angelic singing voice got me into some social awkwardness during some school-time public speaking. Then I talk about the people who made the show, the talented voice…
May 16, 2014
Retroist Frogger Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Frogger Podcast. On today’s show I talk about the arcade classic, Frogger. This is a game I have always adored, so I am happy to finally be covering it in a podcast. I start off by talking about the not so world-class arcade video game team my friends and I tried…
May 09, 2014
Retroist Wizards and Warriors Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Wizards and Warriors Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the short-lived fantasy TV show from 1983, Wizards and Warriors. I start off by talking about how pleasantly surprised I was to have this show, even though it replaced another show I really enjoyed. Then I talk about the people in…
Apr 25, 2014
Retroist Jewel of the Nile Podcast
20:46
Welcome to the Retroist Jewel of the Nile Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk about the 1980’s romantic action-adventure comedy sequel, Jewel of the Nile. I start out talking about how HBO could, through repeated showings, get me to like anything. Then talk about the writer, director, cast, plot, and much much more. Vic…
Apr 18, 2014
Retroist Romancing the Stone Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Romancing the Stone Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk about the 1980’s romantic action-adventure comedy, Romancing the Stone. I start out talking about my naive tactics for seeing rated R films. Sometimes in life, you really try too hard for silly things. After recounting that I move onto the film…
Apr 04, 2014
Retroist Blues Brothers Podcast
23:57
Welcome to the Retroist Blues Brothers Podcast. In this week’s show, I talk about the timeless musical comedy classic, The Blues Brothers. I start by talking about my first exposure to The Blues Brothers and how it lead me down a path of denial and misinformation that I sort of miss nowadays. Then I talk…
Mar 21, 2014
Retroist Cosmos Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Cosmos Podcast. On today’s show I talk about the 1980 education science classic, Cosmos. First, I discuss my first exposure to this wonderful series. Then, I talk about the show itself, covering the creator and host of the show Carl Sagan, the show’s reception, its release on home video, and much…
Mar 14, 2014
Retroist Hawaii Five-O Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Hawaii Five-O Podcast. On this week’s show, we talk about the long-running police procedural drama, Hawaii Five-O. I start off talking about my early exposure to the show and why I have returned to it as I have gotten older. Then, I talk about the people in front of and behind…
Feb 28, 2014
Retroist RoboCop Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist RoboCop Podcast. On this week’s show, we talk about the 1987 sci-fi classic, RoboCop. I start off by talking about clearance toy stores and the value of older sibling guilt. Then I talk about the novelization, the video games, the people in front of and behind the camera, the music, plot,…
Feb 14, 2014
Retroist Facts of Life Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Facts of Life Podcast. On this week’s show we talk about the longest running sitcom of the 1980s, The Facts of Life. I start off by talking about how I met a future roommate and friend while watching The Facts of Life. Then I talk about the people in front of…
Jan 31, 2014
Retroist X-Files Podcast
28:48
Welcome to the Retroist X-Files Podcast. On this week’s show, we talk about the iconic, sci-fi, horror TV show, The X-Files. I start off by talking about what sort of a UFO nut I was as a kid and how I really just want to believe. Then I talk about the people in front of…
Jan 17, 2014
Retroist Planet of the Apes Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Planet of the Apes Podcast. On this week’s show, we talk about the greatest film about a world run by apes, 1968’s “Planet of the Apes”. I talk about how easily distracted I am by anything Planet of the Apes related when they are on the television. Then I talk about…
Jan 10, 2014
Retroist Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas Podcast. On this week’s show, we talk about the Muppet holiday classic, “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas“. I start off by talking about an Emmet Otter based school project. Then I talk about the book, the people in front of and behind the camera, the music, plot, various…
Dec 24, 2013
Retroist How the Grinch Stole Christmas Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist How the Grinch Stole Christmas Podcast. On this week’s show we talk about the 1960’s animated holiday classic, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” We cover a lot of fun info in this episode. I talk about the book and the very talented author who created it. Then I discuss…
Dec 20, 2013
Retroist The Secret of My Success Podcast
21:09
Welcome to the Retroist The Secret of My Success Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the 1980s cult classic, The Secret of My Success. I begin by talking about my time in corporate America and how I would not ever be able to deal with the office intrigues of this film. After sharing…
Dec 13, 2013
Retroist Electric Dreams Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Electric Dreams Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the 1980s cult classic, Electric Dreams. This is one of my favorite movies and probably the finest example of a man/woman/computer love triangle ever filmed. This is my 150th episode of the show. I never thought I would make this many…
Nov 15, 2013
Retroist Snorks Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Snorks Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the 80s cartoon, The Snorks. Despite what people might say, this is not JUST a pale imitation of The Smurfs. During the show I talk about the creators, the talented people who gave voice to the Snorks, merchandise, home video and much…
Nov 08, 2013
Retroist Halloween Special V Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Halloween Special V Podcast. Today’s show is all about Halloween memories! That’s right it is time for the 5th Annual Retroist Halloween Special. It was a fun show to put together and many of the folks associated with the site joined in to share their Halloween memories. You will hear Charleton…
Oct 30, 2013
Retroist John Carpenters The Thing Podcast
25:39
Welcome to the Retroist John Carpenters The Thing Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the horror sci-fi classic, John Carpenter’s The Thing. We talk about the cast, the plot, the people behind the camera and much much more. Vic Sage is back with a new Why Should I Know This Person. This week…
Oct 25, 2013
Retroist Twilight Zone Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Twilight Zone Podcast. On today’s show, we talk all about the Sci-Fi TV classic, The Twilight Zone. I talk about the show’s creator, its writers, the people in front of the camera, its reception, remakes, the nature of The Twilight Zone, and much much more. I am joined this week by…
Oct 11, 2013
Retroist Back to School Podcast
21:06
Welcome to the Retroist Back to School Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the Rodney Dangerfield comedy classic, Back to School. On this show, I talk about the people behind and in front of the camera, the plot of the film, the soundtrack, where you can find the film today, and my brief…
Sep 13, 2013
Retroist Fast Food Memories Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Fast Food Memories Podcast. This week I am joined by a large crew of folks who are here to share their memories about fast food. I hope you enjoy the show and that it triggers some positive memories about your favorite fast-food restaurant or experience. I have a lot of people…
Aug 30, 2013
Retroist Road Trip Memories Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Snorks Podcast. Welcome to the Retroist Road Trip Memories Special. On this week’s episode, Robot Voice and I hit the open road. Along the way we listen to many talented contributors who share their stories of their favorite road trip memories. Will we make it to our destination? Will Robot Voice…
Aug 16, 2013
Retroist Head of the Class Podcast
21:58
Welcome to the Retroist Head of the Class Podcast. On this week’s show I talk about the 80s sitcom classic, Head of the Class. I start off talking about my time in school and how my mother was terrified at the prospect of my being put into “academic enrichment.” Then I get on with the…
Aug 02, 2013
Retroist Galaga Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Galaga Podcast. On today’s show I talk about the video game classic, Galaga. I begin by talking about my experiences with Galaga. After that, I talk about the game itself. I discuss the people behind the game, how the game is played, its reception and much more. I am joined in…
Jul 14, 2013
Retroist Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Dobie Gillis Podcast. On this week’s show I talk all about the legendary sitcom, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. I talk about the characters, the cast, being alone with one TV show to enjoy, and much much more. I am joined this week by Vic Sage with a new “Why…
Jul 06, 2013
Retroist On the Right Track Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist On the Right Track Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk all about the Gary Coleman comedy classic, On the Right Track. This film was very popular on cable TV in the 1980s. I think I watched it every time it was on. This week I am joined this week by…
Jun 21, 2013
Retroist Ms Pac-Man Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Ms Pac-Man Podcast. On this week’s show I talk all about the legendary video game, Ms. Pac-Man. This is one of my favorite arcade games and I thrilled to finally get to cover it. I begin the episode talking about my child Ms. Pac-Man shirt and how it almost got me…
Jun 14, 2013
Retroist Leave it to Beaver Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Retroist Leave it to Beaver Podcast. On this week’s show I talk all about the classic TV sitcom, Leave it to Beaver. The show begins with me talking about comfort television and how important Leave it to Beaver is to me. Then I moved onto the show itself. I cover the…
May 31, 2013
Retroist Christine Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Christine Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the John Carpenter film, Christine. I talk about the cast, the music, the plot, and where you can find the film today. I originally recorded this episode two Halloweens ago, but it did not work out, but I think it works very well…
Apr 19, 2013
Retroist Silver Spoons Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Silver Spoons Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk all about the 1980’s sitcom Silver Spoons. This a sitcom that is near and dear to me, so very happy to cover it. I hope by sharing it, I will get a few people to give it a try. In this episode,…
Apr 05, 2013
Retroist 1941 Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist 1941 Podcast. On this week’s show I talk about the messy epic Steven Spielberg comedy, 1941. This film is sometimes maligned, but it has a lot of bright spots. Hoping that by talking about it here, I can get more people to revisit it. During the show, I talk about the…
Mar 29, 2013
Retroist Arcade Memories Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Arcade Memories Podcast. On this week’s show I am joined by Rob O’Hara, Doug McCoy, Weird Paul Petroskey, Vic Sage, Zerb and Shelly, Vinvectrex, Paxton Holley and metagirl who all share their memories of the arcades of their youth. It was a fun show to put together and I would like…
Mar 08, 2013
Retroist Midnight Madness Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Midnight Madness Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk all about the cult Disney Film from 1980, Midnight Madness. If you like a young Michael J. Fox and scavenger hunts, this could be the film for you. I am joined again this week by Vic Sage who has a brand new…
Mar 01, 2013
Retroist Batman the TV Series Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Batman the TV Series Podcast. On this week’s show, we talk all about the TV cult classic of the 1960s, Batman. This wonderfully silly is perhaps one the more iconic TV shows that have been broadcast. I hope that I am able to do it justice. This week I am joined…
Feb 15, 2013
Retroist Yars Revenge Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Yars Revenge Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk all about legendary Atari 2600 title, Yar’s Revenge. I begin by talking about how a prank by my sister allowed me to bond with my Grandmother over video games. Then I talk about the game itself I am joined this week by…
Feb 01, 2013
Retroist Dungeons and Dragons the Animated Series Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Dungeons and Dragons the Animated Series Podcast. On this week’s show, we talk all about the Saturday morning cartoon classic, Dungeons, and Dragons. I begin by talking about why I was attracted to Dungeons and Dragons and why I think people should enjoy it renewed popularity. Then I talk about the…
Jan 25, 2013
Retroist Cloak and Dagger Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Cloak and Dagger Podcast. On this week’s show we talk all about the cult 1980s classic, Cloak and Dagger. The show starts with me talking about how this movie inspired some real like “spy games” at our new local mall. Then I talk about the movie itself. I discuss the people…
Jan 18, 2013
Retroist Christmas Commercials II Podcast
32:39
Welcome to the Retroist Christmas Commercials II Podcast. Christmas is almost here. You know what that means? Time to buy stuff! That’s why this week’s show is all about the Christmas commercials that we love. I tried this format last year and people liked it. So be warned, this show has a bit of a…
Dec 21, 2012
Retroist Its a Wonderful Life Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Its a Wonderful Life Podcast. It is the holiday season, which is a great time to watch Its a Wonderful Life. If you own a TV, odds are you will have ample opportunity to do so. On the show, I share some of my childhood experiences playing at Christmas time. Then…
Dec 14, 2012
Retroist Wonder Years Podcast
28:55
Welcome to the Retroist Wonder Years Podcast. On this week’s episode, we talk all about the legendary TV Show, The Wonder Years. I am joined this week by Vic Sage with a new “Why Should I Know this Person?”, Doug McCoy with a new “Also Ran” and metagirl with a new “Top 5 List”. Listener…
Dec 07, 2012
Retroist Last Starfighter Podcast
27:10
Welcome to the Retroist Last Starfighter Podcast. On this week’s show, we talk all about the 1980s Sci-Fi classic, The Last Starfighter. I am joined this week by Vic Sage with a new “Why Should I Know this Person?”, Doug McCoy with a new “Also Ran” and Rob “Flack” O’Hara with a great new “Talking…
Nov 30, 2012
Retroist Too Close for Comfort Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Too Close for Comfort Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the classic 1980s TV show, Too Close for Comfort. I talk about the cast, the plot, my shrine to the stars and much more. I am joined this week by Vic Sage with a new “Why Should I Know…
Nov 09, 2012
Retroist Teen Wolf Podcast
25:30
Welcome to the Retroist Teen Wolf Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the 1980s film classic, Teen Wolf. I talk about the stars, the plot, the sequels and the lack of character likability. I am joined this week by Vic Sage with a new “Why Should I Know this Person?” and Doug McCoy…
Oct 29, 2012
Retroist Halloween Special IV Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Halloween Special IV Podcast. This is a couple of days early, just in case you wanted to get a jump on the Halloween season or if you wanted to have something to listen to on Halloween morning. Today’s show is all about Halloween memories! That’s right it is time for the…
Oct 19, 2012
Retroist Crocodile Dundee Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Crocodile Dundee Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about 1980s film classic, “Crocodile” Dundee. I talk about the stars, the plot, the sequels how hard it is to do an Australian accent and more. I am joined this week by Vic Sage with a new “Why Should I Know this…
Sep 21, 2012
Retroist Wonderful World of Disney Podcast
28:47
Welcome to the Retroist Wonderful World of Disney Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about The Wonderful World of Disney and the shows that preceded and proceeded it. Disney is a big subject on the web, with lots of experts. I try to give an overview of the Disney Network TV experience. If you…
Aug 31, 2012
Retroist First Blood Podcast
27:03
Welcome to the Retroist First Blood Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about Rambo: First Blood and touch on other Rambo stuff. I start off talking about my experience with the wave of Vietnam vet exploitation that starts in the 1970s and peaked in the 1980s. Then I get into the film itself, talking about…
Aug 03, 2012
Retroist Qbert Podcast
28:36
Welcome to the Retroist Qbert Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the classic 1980s arcade games, Q*bert. This is a game I am a big fan of, even while I am terrible at it. I am joined this week by metagirl with a new and controversial top 5 list and by Vic Sage with…
Jul 20, 2012
Retroist Golden Girls Podcast
28:02
Welcome to the Retroist Golden Girls Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the well-respected sitcom, The Golden Girls. I talk about the show’s creation, its characters, its stars and much much more. I am joined this week by metagirl with a new top 5 list and by Vic Sage with a brand new segment,…
Jul 13, 2012
Retroist Meatballs Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Meatballs Podcast. On today I talk about the 1979 Bill Murray comedy classic, Meatballs. I start off talking about the downside of stranger danger, but then I put that behind me and focus on the plot, the stars of the film, the people behind the scenes, the sequels and a much…
Jul 06, 2012
Retroist Summertime Special Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Summertime Special Podcast. In this very special episode of The Retroist, I learn, with help from some friends, that maybe Summer isn’t so bad after all. Who helps me on this journey to an epiphany? Vic Sage, The Six Million Dollar Jedi, metagirl, Peachy, Doug McCoy, Flack, Robot Voice, Commodore 64,…
Jun 29, 2012
Retroist Black Cauldron Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Black Cauldron Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk about the underrated Disney animated classic, The Black Cauldron. The show starts with me sharing a story about a movie birthday party experience I had as a kid. ThenI talk about the movie’s creation, the talented people behind it, the controversy surrounding…
Jun 22, 2012
Retroist Animalympics Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Animalympics Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the Lisberger made animated classic, Animalympics. I talk about the creation, the talented people behind the movie, the reception, its tie to the real Olympics, and much more. While the DVD is not available from the US market, there are people selling…
Jun 15, 2012
Retroist DuckTales Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist DuckTales Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the Disney Afternoon anchoring powerhouse, DuckTales. I talk about the creation, the input of comic creators, the reception, the movies, video games, and much more. As you might guess, I am a big fan of this mighty cartoon and all its derivative…
Jun 08, 2012
Retroist Whiz Kids Podcast
21:59
Welcome to the Retroist Whiz Kids Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the 1980s one season wonder that was Whiz Kids. We talk about the stars, the characters, the plot, the music and a little about the wonderful retro tech. It is not a show available on DVD currently, so write your local…
Jun 01, 2012
Retroist Eight is Enough Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Eight is Enough Podcast. Today’s show is all about the classic 1970 drama/comedy Eight is Enough. In this episode, I talk about the cast, the theming, the music, the ratings, and much more. Music on the show was provided by Peachy. Subscribe and Support If you have a moment please stop…
May 04, 2012
Retroist Rubiks Cube Revisited Podcast
26:31
Welcome to the Retroist Rubiks Cube Revisited Podcast. I know what your thinking, didn’t you cover this subject already? Yes, I did, in episode 1 and since then I have been wanting to recover the subject. It was going to be my 100th episode before the Atari 2600 podcast happened, so I waited a few…
Apr 20, 2012
Retroist He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Podcast
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By the power of Greyskull! Welcome to the Retroist He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about He-Man and his pals and enemies. It is such a big subject, so I try and give an overview of the initial wave of He-Mania and how it came to be.…
Apr 13, 2012
Retroist 21 Jump Street Podcast
26:05
Get ready to jump! Down on Jump Street. Welcome to the Retroist 21 Jump Street Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the classic 1980s/1980s TV hit, 21 Jump Street. I talk about the cast, the people behind the show, the theme song, the upcoming motion picture, and much much more. Music on the show…
Mar 09, 2012
Retroist Mr Do Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Mr. Do Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the arcade and home video game hit, Mr. Do! Mr. Do is a game that is in every way superior Dig Dug, despite what all those arcade snobs are saying. I talk about some of the companies that made Mr. Do! (and…
Mar 02, 2012
Retroist Manimal Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Manimal Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the cult TV show, Manimal. I talk about some of the folks involved, the people behind the show, and other fun Manimal related stuff. This cult classic gets made fun of a lot, but it was a fun show. I hope I can…
Feb 24, 2012
Retroist Revenge of the Nerds Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Revenge of the Nerds Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk all about the classic film, Revenge of the Nerds. A lot of people talk about rebooting this film, but I am not sure anything approaching its effect could happen today. I start off the show discussing how you find your…
Feb 17, 2012
Retroist Commodore VIC-20 Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Commodore VIC-20 Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk all about the Commodore VIC-20. I talk about the company that made it, the people involved, the technology inside, and much much more. Music on the show was provided by Peachy. This was the first computer that I owned, so it is…
Feb 03, 2012
Retroist Murder She Wrote Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Murder She Wrote Podcast. Alright, we are back. After an all too lengthy break, we finally have a new episode of The Retroist Podcast. This is one all of you have been clamoring for, Murder, She Wrote. You haven’t? Okay, perhaps not a true clamor. But this show is wonderful. I…
Jan 13, 2012
Retroist Atari 2600 Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Atari 2600 Podcast. Today’s episode is a milestone in Retroist Podcast history, The 100th episode. Hard to believe, but here it is. To celebrate number 100, we are covering a subject near and dear to my heart, the Atari 2600 (VCS). We talk about how it was made, some of the…
Dec 02, 2011
Retroist Galaxy High Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Galaxy High Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the short-lived cult Saturday Morning cartoon classic, Galaxy High. This classic show was one of my favorites when I was younger. I am pleased to finally get to talk about it. On the show I talk about how it was made,…
Nov 11, 2011
Retroist The Fog Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist The Fog Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the legendary horror film, John Carpenter’s, The Fog. I talk about how it was made, the people behind it, the cast, the remake and much much more. Halloween season is coming to end, so it is a good time to sit…
Oct 28, 2011
Retroist Halloween Special III Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Halloween Special III Podcast. This is a couple of days early, just in case you wanted to get a jump on the Halloween season or if you wanted to have something to listen to on Halloween morning. Today show is all about Halloween memories! That’s right it is time for the…
Oct 21, 2011
Retroist Twilight Zone 1985 Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Twilight Zone 1985 Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the too short lived TV revival, The Twilight Zone. Which is sometimes called The New Twilight Zone or just The Twilight Zone. I talk about how it was made, the people behind it, the narration and its release on home…
Oct 14, 2011
Retroist Poltergeist Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Poltergeist Podcast. They’re here! On today’s show I talk all about the legendary horror film, Poltergeist. I discuss how it was made, the people behind it, the Curse of the movie, the controversy around its direction, its sequels, and much much more. Halloween is coming, so it is a good time…
Oct 07, 2011
Retroist Zork Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Zork Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the groundbreaking text adventure game, Zork. We talk about how it was made, the people behind it, how to play and much much more. For those with Java on their computer, who have never played Zork or who just want a refresher,…
Sep 02, 2011
Retroist Jetsons Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Jetsons Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the hit Sci-Fi cartoon series, The Jetsons. I talk about the pre-production, the cast, production of the show, its reception in the US, and much much more. This is a very special episode because I get to talk with Judy Jetson herself,…
Aug 19, 2011
Retroist Man from Atlantis Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Man from Atlantis Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the 1970 Sci-Fi series, The Man from Atlantis. We talk about the pre-production, the cast, production of the show, its reception in the US and overseas and much much more. This is a very special episode because in this episode…
Jul 29, 2011
Retroist Short Circuit Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Short Circuit Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the 1980s Sci-Fi comedy hit movie, Short Circuit. I discuss the pre-production, the writers/directors, the cast and cameos, production, and much much more. While this movie does have some elements that are dated, it is still one of the best movies…
Jul 22, 2011
Retroist John Candy Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist John Candy Podcast. On today’s show, we talk about the remarkable and talented, John Candy. For anyone who grew up in the eighties and liked movies, I can almost guarantee you have a favorite John Candy movie or scene. So on the show, I talk about his TV and movie work,…
Jul 08, 2011
Retroist Candid Camera Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Candid Camera Podcast. On today’s show, I talk about the groundbreaking long-running hidden camera show, Candid Camera. If you watch reality TV or anything on YouTube, you might be surprised by just how influential this show was. I talk about the show’s creator, its various incarnations, its reception, its writers, and…
Jun 24, 2011
Retroist Coleco Adam Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Coleco Adam Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the much-maligned, but somehow also well-loved computer system, The Coleco Adam. I start off talking about how the undependability of the Adam ruined a birthday party I went to as a kid. Then I talk about the company who made the…
Jun 17, 2011
Retroist Adventure Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Adventure Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the video game classic Atari 2600 Video Game, Adventure. I talk about the game’s creations, gameplay and its many variations and ports. This is one of the first video games to contain an easter egg, so naturally, I discuss that as well.…
May 27, 2011
Retroist Clue Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Clue Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the classic game, movie, TV show and videogame, Clue. I begin by talking about my experience with winning a very special edition of Clue as a kid at a party. Then I talk about the game’s creations, gameplay, and its many variations…
May 06, 2011
Retroist Dig Dug Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Dig Dug Podcast. On today’s show, we talk all about the video game classic, Dig Dug. A pretty good game, although it is not as good as Mr. Do! I talk about the game’s creations, gameplay, and its many variations and ports. Music throughout the show was provided by Peachy. Subscribe…
Apr 22, 2011
Retroist Airplane Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Airplane Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the 1980 comedy hit movie, Airplane! This is a movie that is very quotable. So if you hear people making hilarious movie reference, odds are they are from this film or Caddyshack. On the show, I talk about the pre-production, the writers/directors,…
Apr 08, 2011
Retroist Teddy Ruxpin Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Teddy Ruxpin Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the classic 1980s/1990s talking toy, Teddy Ruxpin. We talk about the creation of this amazing toy and the talented people behind it. We also talk about the TV shows based on Teddy and his different versions. Teddy Ruxpin has become something…
Mar 25, 2011
Retroist Threes Company Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Three’s Company Podcast. On today’s show, we talk all about the comedy television series, Three’s Company. We talk about the characters and actors on the show, the talent behind the show, the cast changes, and its availability today. What are the best episodes of Three’s Company? You will find out because…
Mar 11, 2011
Retroist Dragons Lair Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Dragons Lair Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Dragon’s Lair. I talk about the game’s creations and creator, gameplay and its many variations and ports. This classic video game gobbled up a lot of my quarters when I was a kid. Still, I loved it…
Feb 25, 2011
Retroist Battlezone Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Battlezone Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Battlezone. I talk about the games creations and creator, gameplay and its many variations and ports. The music throughout the show was provided by Peachy. Additional audio in the show was provided by 8-bit Weapon and the song…
Feb 11, 2011
Retroist Game of Life Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Game of Life Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the super-popular board game, The Game of Life. I talk about the games creator, Milton Bradly, the game rules, changes over the years, and reference in pop culture. This game is wildly successful, but not a lot of people know…
Jan 28, 2011
Retroist Back to the Future Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Back to the Future Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the 1980s mega hit movie, Back to the Future. I talk about the pre-production, the stars, casting issues, production and much much more. This is one of the most important films to be released in the eighties. I almost…
Jan 21, 2011
Retroist Project UFO Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Project U.F.O. Podcast. Finally the episode you have all be clamoring for, the late 1970’s 2 season powerhouse, Project U.F.O. On today’s show, I talk all about this Jack Webb produced Sci-Fi classic. I start off talking about my night spent in a mosquito-infested field staring up at the starts, then…
Jan 07, 2011
Retroist Tron Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Tron Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the pioneering 1980s classic, Tron. Yes, just in time for you to catch up on the film before Tron Legacy (funny how that happened). I talk about the movie’s plot, production, the cast and people behind the camera and Tron stuff in…
Dec 10, 2010
Retroist Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Planes Trains and Automobiles Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the 80s comedy classic, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. This is a classic been of Holiday cinema that is definitely worth revisiting this Thanksgiving. In this show we talk about the movie’s plot, production, the cast and the people behind…
Nov 25, 2010
Retroist Centipede Podcast
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On today’s show, we talk all about the video game classic, Centipede. I talk about the game’s creations and creator, gameplay, strategy, and its many variations and ports. The music throughout the show was provided by Peachy. The song at the end of the show is by 8-bit Weapon and is called “Bombs Away”. Subscribe…
Nov 19, 2010
Retroist Incredible Hulk Podcast
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On today’s show, we talk all about the television series, The Incredible Hulk. We talk about the characters on the show, the talent behind the show, its amazing music, and the show’s legacy and potential reboot. We also have a brand new top 5 list from metagirl and a lot of great audio from Peachy.…
Nov 13, 2010
Retroist Dutch Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Dutch Podcast. On today’s show, we talk all about the 90’s comedy classic, Dutch. Okay, I know it is not a classic to everyone, but I think it is a film worth revisiting this holiday season and I hope I can perhaps inspire you to give it another shot. In this…
Nov 06, 2010
Retroist Halloween Special II Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Halloween Special II Podcast. This is a couple of days early, just in case you wanted to get a jump on the Halloween season or if you wanted to have something to listen to on Halloween morning. Today show is all about Halloween memories! That’s right it is time for the…
Oct 26, 2010
Retroist Monster Squad Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Monster Squad Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the eighties horror classic, The Monster Squad. This film is a cult classic that sometimes gets overlooked in the crowded field of eighties cult films. I start off by talking about how having missed seeing the film when it came out…
Oct 15, 2010
Retroist Suspense Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Suspense Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the creepy old time radio classic, Suspense. I talk about the show’s creation and the talent behind its birth and continuing success. This is a great show to kick off the Halloween season and I hope it can help people try OTR…
Oct 01, 2010
Retroist Adventures of Superman Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Adventures of Superman Podcast. On today’s show, we talk all about the great and venerable TV show, The Adventures of Superman. This is a little more retro than I usually go, so I hope everyone enjoys me jumping further back in time than usual. I talk about the characters on the…
Sep 24, 2010
Retroist Tetris Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Tetris Podcast. On today’s show, we talk all about the video game classic from behind the “Iron Curtain”, Tetris. The show begins with me talking about how video games can almost ruin a really good working opportunity, but how an understanding supervisor set me straight. Then I move onto the game…
Sep 12, 2010
Retroist Missile Command Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Missile Command Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the Atari classic, Missile Command. I begin by talking about how I was a Missile Command legend in my own mind. A game that everyone knows, but somehow still comes across as underrated. I talk about the game’s creation and creator,…
Aug 27, 2010
Retroist Adam-12 Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Adam-12 Podcast. On today’s show, we talk all about the groundbreaking police series, Adam-12. In my opinion, it is one of the best shows of the 1970s. We talk about the characters on the show, the talent behind the show, its amazing music, and the show’s legacy. I am a big…
Aug 20, 2010
Retroist Amazing Stories Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Amazing Stories Podcast. Amazing Stories was an anthology TV series that went way before it’s time. I talk about the idea behind the show, the talent behind the show (some guy named Spielberg), its amazing soundtrack and the show’s legacy. Then I throw in a few surprises here and there. The…
Aug 08, 2010
Retroist McDonaldland Memories Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist McDonaldland Memories Podcast. On today show we talk about that magically delicious commercial world of McDonaldland. We concentrate on the main characters of the land and discuss their first appearance and the talent behind them. We also talk about the rise and fall of this magical kingdom and speculate just a…
Jul 23, 2010
Retroist Lost Boys Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Lost Boys Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the 80s horror classic, The Lost Boys. I begin by talking about my experience with people in my hometown dressing like the people in this film. Then I move onto the film, I talk about the movies’ plot, production, the printed…
Jul 09, 2010
Retroist Pole Position Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Pole Position Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the video game classic, Pole Position. I begin by talking about my first experience with the cockpit version of Pole Position and how it hypnotized me. Then I move onto the game itself. I talk about the game’s creation and success,…
Jun 26, 2010
Retroist Kolchak the Night Stalker Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Kolchak the Night Stalker Podcast. Due to technical difficulties last week, this week we have a rare Monday Retroist Podcast and on today’s show I talk all about the horror classic, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. I talk about the characters, the cast, the show’s writers and its influence on other shows.…
Jun 14, 2010
Retroist Star Wars Droids Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Star Wars Droids Podcast. On today’s show Artoo and I talk all about the 80s cartoon, Star Wars: Droids. While on my way to my interplanetary vacation my special guest and I talk about the plot, the characters the cast, and its place in the Star Wars Universe. We also talk…
Jun 04, 2010
Retroist Dark Crystal Podcast
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Welcome to The Retroist The Dark Crystal Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the cult film, The Dark Crystal. I begin by talking about how a friend of mine did a dead on impersonation of a character from The Dark Crystal and how it can ruin a friendship. Then I talk about the…
May 29, 2010
Retroist Greatest American Hero Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Greatest American Hero Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the cult classic tv show, The Greatest American Hero. I talk about the plot, the characters the cast, and its successes and failures. We also talk about its success away from the main show, its attempt at a spin-off, the…
May 14, 2010
Retroist Outer Limits Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Outer Limits Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the cult classic tv show, The Outer Limits. This show is legendary. I talk about the creation of the show and its constant comparisons to the Twilight Zone. Then I talk about its music, actors, writers and the show’s reboot in…
May 07, 2010
Retroist Sonic the Hedgehog Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Sonic the Hedgehog Podcast. Sega fans unite! On today’s show I talk about the world-famous Sega mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. This blue blaze has been near and dear to my heart since I got my first Sega console many years ago. Sonic was not their first attempt at a mascot. So…
Apr 30, 2010
Retroist ALF Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist ALF Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the cult classic tv show, ALF. I begin by talking about how a nickname can be a terrible thing, especially when that nickname really bothers you. It is one to grow on! Then I move onto the show itself, I talk about…
Apr 23, 2010
Retroist Gummi Bears Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Gummi Bears Podcast. Are you ready to bounce? Well you better because on today’s show I talk all about the smash Disney cartoon, The Adventures of the Gummi Bears. Which is one of Disney’s three best modern TV animation creations. I talk about the story, the cast, and its successes. Then…
Apr 16, 2010
Retroist Ghostbusters Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Ghostbusters Podcast. On today’s show, I talk all about the smash comedy Ghostbusters. This movie was one of my favorites as a kid and I am happy to revisit it on the podcast. I talk about the story, the casting, and the films success and release. Then I move on and…
Apr 09, 2010
Retroist Atari Cosmos Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Atari Cosmos Podcast. In this episode I talk all about the almost forgotten Atari Cosmos. I talk about the people behind the system explore the technology and concepts behind what could have been the 1st generation holographic gaming system. I love Atari history and the Cosmos has always intrigued me. It…
Apr 02, 2010
Retroist The Neverending Story Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist The Neverending Story Podcast. This podcast made it to episode number 50? Who would have thought it, but here we are. This week I talk all about the hit movie The Neverending Story. I talk about the making of the movie, its cast, plot, characters, and it’s legacy. Subscribe and Support…
Mar 19, 2010
Retroist Happy Days Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Happy Days Podcast. This week we talk all about the hit show Happy Days. I start off talking about when I was bit by the acting bug and my first appearance on stage. It does tie in with Happy Days so bear with me. Then I talk about Happy Days. I…
Mar 12, 2010
Retroist Thundarr the Barbarian Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Thundarr the Barbarian Podcast. That is right, this week I talk all about the sword and sorcery cartoon Thundarr the Barbarian. First I talk about my protracted sword & sorcery phase and how it got me ready to watch Thundarr. Then I move onto the show and talk about its making,…
Mar 05, 2010
Retroist ET the Extra-Terrestrial Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist ET the Extra-Terrestrial Podcast. This week I talk all about the alien who stole our hearts, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. I talk about the making, the casting, its receptions, and much more. Then I jump out of the film and talk about E.T. products and sponsorship. AND of course, we touch on…
Feb 26, 2010
Retroist Max Headroom Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Max Headroom Podcast. This week I talk all about everyone’s favorite spokeshead Max Headroom. I start by talking about a memory I have of early computer animation and how I had way too high expectations of it in the 1980s. Then I talk about the mighty Max. I talk about his…
Feb 19, 2010
Retroist New Coke Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist New Coke Podcast. This week I talk about the soft drink debacle of the mid-1980s, New Coke. I have mixed feelings about this era in history, so I am happy to get to discuss it. After sharing some New Coke memories, I talk about the reasoning behind the switch, the chief…
Feb 12, 2010
Retroist Asteroids Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Asteroids Podcast. This week I talk about the video game classic, Asteroids. I kick things off by sharing a personal story about myself and Asteroids. Then I talk about the game’s development, its specs, its success and its various ports. I have a lot of great audio this week including the…
Feb 05, 2010
Retroist Fraggle Rock Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Fraggle Rock Podcast. This week I talk about the 1980s Jim Henson classic, Fraggle Rock. While I love the Muppets, their cave dwelling cousins also have a place in my heart. So I am very happy to finally get this show recorded. I talk about the show’s concepts, its characters, the…
Jan 29, 2010
Retroist Vectrex Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Vectrex Podcast. This week we talk about the 1980s all-in-one console, The Vectrex. I start off by discussing the magic that retro gaming can bring to the modern office and then I move into information about this venerable system. I talk about its development, the hardware, the games and of course…
Jan 22, 2010
Retroist Tales of the Gold Monkey Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Tales of the Gold Monkey Podcast. This week on the show, I talk about what should have been a smash TV show, “Tales of the Gold Monkey.” After telling you a story about the show, I moved onto the facts. I talk about the development, the plot, the cast and its…
Jan 15, 2010
Retroist Jaws Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Jaws Podcast. This week I talk about the book and the film Jaws. It is one of my favorite films and I cover a lot of great stuff. I talk about the production of the film, its cast, the differences between the book and the movie, and much more. Subscribe and…
Jan 08, 2010
Retroist Christmas Commercials Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Christmas Commercials Podcast. Christmas is almost here, so you know what that means? Time to buy stuff! That’s why this week’s show is all about the Christmas commercials that we love. The show has a bit of a different format this week. Instead of covering one subject, I focus on holiday…
Dec 23, 2009
Retroist Christmas Story Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist A Christmas Story Podcast. You’ll shoot your eye out kid! On today’s show I talk about a slightly more modern holiday classic, “A Christmas Story“. This is a movie that is very dear to many people, so I am happy I finally get to talk about it. I talk about the…
Dec 18, 2009
Retroist Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Podcast. Christmas comes a little earlier to the Retroist and we love it. On today’s show I talk about the Rankin/Bass classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This is one of my favorite holiday specials, so I was very excited about this episode. I talk about the history…
Dec 11, 2009
Retroist Intellivision Podcast
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I do try and listen to your feedback. So I am happy to finally present the Retroist Intellivision Podcast! On this week’s show I talk about the often overshadowed video game console, The Intellivision. I discuss the history of the game, the hardware, the addons and the software. Of course, I also touch upon the…
Dec 04, 2009
Retroist Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Podcast. This week’s podcast is a little early and is all about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade I talk about the history of the parades, its broadcast and of course the various balloons that we see every year. We have a nice treat this week. We have…
Nov 25, 2009
Retroist Dungeons & Dragons Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Dungeons & Dragons Podcast. I begin by talking about one of my earlier experiences with the game. Then I talk about the creation of D&D. How it moved from supplement to game. How it grew HUGE and the various iterations over the years. I bring up the TV shows, movies, video…
Nov 20, 2009
Retroist Pitfall Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Pitfall Podcast. Which is aptly all about the David Crane masterpiece, Pitfall! This Activision game was one of the best games for the Atari 2600 and I just loved it. I start off the show sharing some my memories of Pitfall! Then I share some facts. I talk about its creator,…
Nov 13, 2009
Retroist Magnum PI Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Magnum PI Podcast. Today’s show about that quintessential 1980s detective show, Magnum P.I. I begin by talking about how I enjoyed the show as a kid and then move onto the show itself. I talk about the shows creation, the actors and characters, and the future of the Magnum character. This…
Nov 06, 2009
Retroist Halloween Special Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Halloween Special Podcast. I feel so clever, the Halloween show is episode number 31. How cool is that? Oh well. Today’s show is a little different. Instead of the normal retro pop culture subject discussion, I have asked various contributors to share with me Halloween memories and stories. I am joined…
Oct 30, 2009
Retroist Halloween Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Halloween Podcast, by “Halloween”, I am of course referring to the John Carpenter classic, “Halloween”. This is one of my favorite horror films. It is the perfect film to watch during the Halloween season. After I tell you a little story about my experience with the film, I talk about the…
Oct 23, 2009
Retroist It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Podcast. On this week’s show I talk about the Halloween TV classic, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I discuss the creator of the Peanuts, Charles Schultz. Then I explore the origin of animatedPeanuts and trace the trajectory of the special, including it references in…
Oct 16, 2009
Retroist A Nightmare on Elm Street Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist A Nightmare on Elm Street Podcast. On this week’s show I talk about the amazing 80s horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street. I talk about the movie’s creator, Wes Craven and how he came up with the idea for Freddy and the Nightmare concept, the production, the stars, its jump…
Oct 09, 2009
Retroist Night Gallery Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Night Gallery Podcast. This week, I will be covering the Twilight Zone’s oft-overlooked younger brother, Night Gallery. I talk about the shows creator, Rod Serling, the controversies around the show’s production and syndication, the music and the show’s ever-changing format. Great news list fans, metagirl is back with a great new…
Oct 02, 2009
Retroist Monopoly Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Monopoly Podcast. On today’s show I talk about the board game classic, Monopoly. I start off talking about one my more memorable nights of Monopoly play and how it turned into an evening of nightmares. Then I move onto the history of the game. I also talk about its convoluted development…
Sep 25, 2009
Retroist Space Invaders Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Space Invaders Podcast. On this week’s show, I talk about the late 70’s Arcade Classic Space Invaders. I start off talking about the first time I saw a Space Invaders arcade machine at the Jersey Shore. Then I talk about the company that built it, Taito. The game’s influences and it’s…
Sep 18, 2009
Retroist V Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist V Podcast. On this week’s show I start off by talking about how my Grandmother instilled in me a love for TV mini-series, then I move onto the subject of the podcast, “V”. I talk about how the series was conceived, its massive success and its many many influences. List fans…
Sep 11, 2009
Retroist Donkey Kong Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Donkey Kong Podcast. Well, I finally did it. Here is a podcast about the legendary video game classic, Donkey Kong. On today’s show I start off talking about how while I was playing Donkey Kong, someone lit me on fire. After recalling that trauma and singing the praises of my sister…
Sep 04, 2009
Retroist Knight Rider Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Knight Rider Podcast. On today’s show I start by talking about how I thought that the height of automobile technology had finally arrived in the 1980s when my friend’s family got a talking car. Then I talk about the TV show Knight Rider. I talk about the cast, creator, characters, its…
Aug 28, 2009
Retroist Mr. Belvedere Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Mr. Belvedere Podcast. Today’s show is about the 1980’s television classic, Mr. Belvedere. After relating a little about my experience with Belvedere, I get into the facts. I talk about the origin of the Belvedere character. His transition from book to movie to television. I also talk about some of the…
Aug 21, 2009
Retroist Friday the 13th Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Friday the 13th Podcast. Today’s show is about the 1980s horror classic, Friday the 13th. I start off talking about how I missed out on my only summer camp experience because of a very protective Mother. A decision I am sure saved me from certain death at the hands of Jason…
Aug 14, 2009
Retroist Sega Master System Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Sega Master System Podcast. Today’s show is about the often overlooked console, the Sega Master System. The show starts with me talking about my experiences with the system. Then we get into the system itself. I talk about the evolution of the system, its struggles, its triumphs and of course the…
Aug 07, 2009
Retroist WarGames Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Retroist WarGames Podcast. On today’s show I start off by talking about how lucky I feel to have had early computer influences in my life. Computer got me through my formative years and have served me well as an adult. Then I move onto a film that I found very influential,…
Jul 31, 2009
Retroist A-Team Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist A-Team Podcast. Today’s show is about that staple action show from the mid-1980s, The A-Team. I start off talking about how I was the unlikely Mr. T of my group of friends’ pretend A-Team. Then I talk about the creation of the show, the shows characters, the upcoming movie, and much…
Jul 24, 2009
Retroist Gremlins Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Gremlins Podcast. Today’s show is about the 1980s film classic, “Gremlins”. I start off talking about how terrifying seeing Gremlins was to me, but how it also became a great gateway horror film. Then I discuss the origin and history of the gremlin. How the movie got created. Its far-reaching effect…
Jul 17, 2009
Retroist Nintendo Entertainment System Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Nintendo Entertainment System Podcast. Today’s show is about the venerable granddaddy of Nintendo gaming, the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES. I start off talking about my long-term quest to get my very own NES. Then I talk about its creation in Japan, its ability to ignore the great North American Video…
Jul 10, 2009
Retroist Smurfs Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Smurfs Podcast! On today’s show I talk about the half century old pop phenomenon, The Smurfs. I start off talking about bonding over Smurfs with a good friend. Then I talk about their creator, Peyo, how he created the Smurfs, their spread across the world, their lingering presence and much much…
Jul 03, 2009
Retroist Pac-Man Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Pac-Man Podcast. Today’s show is about one of the greatest video games of all time Pac-man. On the show, I start off talking about some of my earliest encounters with Pac-Man at the Jersey Shore, then I talk about its creation in Japan, its migration to America, its many ports and…
Jun 26, 2009
Retroist Pee-wee Herman Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Pee-wee Herman Podcast. Today’s show is about the 1980s legend, Pee-wee Herman. I start off talking about how I got into a sticky situation while seeing Pee-wee at the movies. Then I talk about his origins, his meteoric rise and his embarrassing fall. Also on the show, metagirl talks about the…
Jun 19, 2009
Retroist Cabbage Patch Kids Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Cabbage Patch Kids Podcast! That’s right, on today’s show is about the 1980s legend, The Cabbage Patch Kids. I start off by talking about my childhood Cabbage Patch Kid, Damien and then I talk about how the doll was created, how it was marketed, its rise and fall, its lingering presence…
Jun 12, 2009
Retroist Colecovision Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Colecovision Podcast. Today’s show is about the too short lived video game console, the Colecovision. I kick off the show talking about how I almost got a Colecovision when I was a kid by accident. Then I talk about the Coleco company and how it got its start. How it got…
Jun 05, 2009
Retroist Land of the Lost Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Land of the Lost Podcast. Today’s show is about the cult TV show and soon to be major motion picture, “Land of the Lost”. I talk about the original series and its cast, the 1991 reboot and briefly touch on the upcoming film (spoiler and plot free). List fans rejoice, metagirl…
May 29, 2009
Retroist Leonard Nimoy Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Leonard Nimoy Podcast! Today’s show is about the life and career of the multi-talented Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy is best know for his work as Spock in the hit Sci-Fi series “Star Trek”, but he had worked on several other successful series. He is a talented actor, director and artist who has…
May 22, 2009
Retroist VCR Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist VCR Podcast. Today’s show is about the history, the struggles and the demise of a formerly ubiquitous technology, the VCR. I start off talking about my experience drinking soda while too close to my family’s VCR. Then I move onto the history of this wonderful piece of technology. List fans can…
May 08, 2009
Retroist Atari 5200 Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Atari 5200 Podcast. Today’s show is about the less popular younger sister of the Atari 2600, the Atari 5200. I talk about the technology behind the system, its strengths and weaknesses, the games and its small contribution to Eighties pop culture. List fans rejoice, metagirl is back again, this time with…
May 01, 2009
Retroist Miami Vice Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Miami Vice Podcast. Today’s show is all the 80s cultural phenomenon, Miami Vice. I talk about the genesis of the show, its characters and actors, the music and of course the movie of the same name. This week metagirl is back again with her Top 5 Miami Vice Guest Stars. Interested…
Apr 24, 2009
Retroist Scooby-Doo, Where are You? Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Scooby-Doo, Where are You? Podcast. Today’s show is all about Scooby-Doo, Where are You? I start by talking about how I watched the show as a kid. Then I go into the history of the show, the actors who gave voice to the legendary characters, and touch briefly on the shows…
Apr 17, 2009
Retroist Famous Nintendo Missteps Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Famous Nintendo Missteps Podcast. On today’s show I start off by talking about my slow adoption of the NES, then I move onto the 3 most famous Nintendo missteps (R.O.B, The Power Glove and the Virtual Boy). I also do my very first and maybe last Top 5 List (I got…
Apr 10, 2009
Retroist Saturday Supercade Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Saturday Supercade Podcast. Do you like cartoons? How about video games? Well, you came to the right place. This week’s Retroist Podcast is about the CBS early 1980’s Saturday Morning Masterpiece “Saturday Supercade”, which hit the airwaves on September 17, 1983, and ran for two seasons. I talk about all the…
Apr 03, 2009
Retroist Rubik’s Cube Podcast
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Welcome to the Retroist Rubik’s Cube Podcast. I am proud to announce the premiere of the Retroist Podcast. Today’s show is all about one of my favorite pop culture icons, “The Rubik’s Cube”. During the show I mention some fun facts about the Magic Cube, listen to some great old commercials and of course discuss…
Mar 24, 2009