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The Retroist Podcast takes a nostalgic look back at the last 30 years of retro themed pop culture. Get your regular fix of retro with interviews, reviews and fun filled information. If you enjoy retro pop culture and the 1980s you are in for a real treat.



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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. 
Topics: retro, nostalgia, podcast, emergency, tv show, 1970s, retroist, Jack Webb
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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.
Topics: retroist, retro, nostalgia, podcast, love boat, 1970s, 1980s
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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.
Topics: Capacitance Electronic Disc, CED, Podcast, RCA, Nostalgia, selectavision, nostalgia, retro, retroist
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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.
Topics: Retro, Nostalgia, Mappy, Namco, Podcast, 1983, Retroist
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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.
Topics: retro, nostalgia, retroist, podcast, 1986, mcdonalds, mac tonight, fast food, commercials, mascot
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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.
Topics: retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, pirates!, sid meier, microprose, retrogaming
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In 1989, the film classic, The Wizard, hit theaters.  While not a huge hut at the time, it has grown into a cult classic. In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss this fun film that is a lot more than just a feature-length commercial for Nintendo.
Topics: Retro, nostalgia, movies, film, the wizard, nintendo
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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.
Topics: nostalgia, podcast, retroist, retro, rankin, bass, christmas, 1974, tv special
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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.
Topics: 1986, retro, nostalgia, retroist, The Wizard, TV, Television, retro, podcast
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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 ride, fall, and legacy of the Atari Lynx.
Topics: retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, video games, consoles, lynx, atari, epyx
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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.
Topics: tron, automan, tv, podcast, retro, nostalgia, retroist
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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.
Topics: Rankin Bass, Retro, nostalgia, halloween, specials, tv, television, retroist, film, movies, horro,...
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In 1995, the techno-thriller 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.
Topics: Retro, nostalgia, nineties, computers, the net, Bullock, movies, film, retroist
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Welcome to Episode 5 of the 14th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the Eighties' horror classic, Re-Animator. Now you might be looking back at the post I did at the start of this “season” and note that Re-Animator was not included in that list. I have been listening to feedback from people on Discord and decided I should do something horror-related during the Halloween season. What better than this amazing film. I start off by talking about my attempts to build a...
Topics: nostalgia, retro, retroist, movies, re-animator, lovecraft, podcast
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Welcome to Episode 1 of the 14th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss that most patriotic of toylines, GI Joe. I have been thinking wanting to release a GI Joe Podcast for a while now. It always just felt too big a subject to cover in the way that I do podcasts. The answer to how I should cover it was pretty straightforward. I would do it as a multi-part podcast. So this podcast is part one of three episodes of GI Joe podcasts. I start off talking about how my friends and...
Topics: retroist, nostalgia, podcast, toys, GI Joe
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Welcome to Episode 4 of the 14th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the straight-to-video cartoon film classic of 1987, G.I. Joe: The Movie. This is part four of a four-part series on the early-eighties incarnation of the GI Joe franchise. If you are interested in learning more about the toy line and comic series, please check out, the GI Joe toys, GI Joe Comics, and GI Joe: A Real American Hero podcasts. I begin the show by talking about my last attempt at a hurrah with...
Topics: GI Joe, Retroist, Podcast, Sunbow, Hasbro, Buzz Dixon
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Welcome to Episode 3 of the 14th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the well-remembered cartoon, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. This is part three of a four-part series on the early-eighties incarnation of the GI Joe franchise. If you are interested in learning more about the toy line and comic series, please check out, the GI Joe toys and GI Joe Comics podcasts. I start off by discussing my appreciation for the animated series and how it became appointment television...
Topics: retroist, gi joe, retro, nostalgia, sunbow, podcast
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Welcome to Episode 3 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1989 Tim Burton film, Batman. This film was a phenomenon, that seemed to take over the world for much of 1989 and when I think back on it, I continue to be amazed at that summer. I start the show by talking about how I chose to be first in line to see Batman in my town rather than going to Burger King. It was the first time I was first in line for anything and since it was a...
Topics: Batman, Retroist, Retro, Nostalgia, Tim Burton
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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 of course its contribution to popular culture. Metagirl drops by with a new top 5 list. This week she covers the top 5 Pac-Man variations. This was a real fun show to put together, I hope you enjoy it.
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On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the 1989 Thanksgiving TV special,  Garfield’s Thanksgiving . I start off the show talking about the pecking order of holiday specials. It is my belief that you should give some of the “B-Team” specials a chance and I hope I can ease you into moving away from the larger ones with  Garfield’s Thanksgiving . After my story, I move onto the special itself. I discuss the man who created Garfield and its evolution in the comic strip, the...
Topics: retro, retroist, podcast, garfield, thanksgiving
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Welcome to Episode 8 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the optical disc format, LaserDisc. I have always been fascinated with LaserDiscs and their capabilities, so this was a fun episode to do. I learned a lot. I start the show back in the video store because when I worked at a store that sold videotapes, we also sold LaserDiscs. The customers who enjoyed LaserDiscs were always extremely knowledgable and well-informed. They were the first people who taught...
Topics: Retro, nostalgia, laserdisc, gauss, podcast, retroist, discovision
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Welcome to the final episode of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I invited people to submit some of their own memories of the subjects I covered on the show. This is similar to other specials I have done in the past, but I think I tightened the format a bit. That should make it move along faster. I do open the show by talking a little about my process in selecting episodes and why I cover certain topics while others are still in a holding pattern. I am joined by three...
Topics: retroist, memories, podcast, batman, king's quest, laserdisc, nostalgia
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Welcome to Episode 10 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the pizza-producing powerhouse, Pizza Hut. I had attempted to record this show once about 6 years ago and it long and rambling. I wanted a show that gave a nice overview of the history of the company. Hopefully it will fire up your interest in its history and/or its pizza. I start the show by talking about pizza in my hometown growing up. Our area had a great number of solid pizza offerings. So it did...
Topics: nostalgia, pizza hut, retro, retroist, podcast, pizza, food history
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On today's show I discuss the comedy film classic, Trading Places. I begin the show talking about the meteoric rise of Eddie Murphy and what a revelation he was to audiences in the eighties.  After praising Eddie for a while I move onto talking about the film itself. I discuss the films writers, producers, and stars.  I explain the origin of one of my favorite lines from the film and even try to explain exactly what was going on at the end of the film. It's a little confusing, but stick with...
Topics: Retroist, podcast, trading places, movies, comedy, eighties, 1980s
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Welcome to Episode 2 of the 14th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss Marvel’s formerly long-running comic book title, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. This is part two of a three-part series on the early-eighties incarnation of the GI Joe franchise. If you are interested in learning more about the toy line, that was covered in my first episode, GI Joe toys. I begin the show by talking about what a revelation this comic was to my group of friends. It was so well-done that...
Topics: GI Joe, Larry Hama, Marvel Comics, podcast, retro, nostalgia, retroist
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In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1978 sitcom, Diff’rent Strokes. This show was both controversial and well-received at the time. Its life and reputation were extended by its long run in syndication. I begin the episode discussing very special episodes of television. I find them fascinating in how effective they were back then to a young me verses how easy they are too chuckle about now. Technology and availability of EVERYTHING has really changed out expectations of...
Topics: nostalgia, retro, retroist, podcast, gary coleman, diffrent strokes, tv, sitcoms, 1978
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Welcome to Episode 4 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I talk about the classic television show, In Search Of. Hosted by Leonard Nimoy, this well-received show explored the mysterious and unexplained in a documentary format. I start off the show by talking about my family’s love for the show. I never questioned why it sat next to more normal family-friendly shows on our TV set until much later. It all started to come together when I noticed my parents’ book...
Topics: Nimoy, television, podcast, In Search Of, Alan Landsburg
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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 metagirl who covers the Retroist Top 5 episodes of The Twilight Zone.  Vic Sage returns with another great Why Should I Know this Person.  He covers the tragically short life of writer, Charles Beaumont.   This is one of my favorite...
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Topics: Retro, Rod Serling, Twilight Zone, Nostalgia, Podcast, TV, Sci-Fi
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Commercials are an important part of pop culture.  They reflect the time we live in and can trigger strong feelings of nostalgia.  So 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 shows, all of them focused around this most creepy of holidays. Some of the shows are local selections.  I really enjoy when they mention unique locations and places.  So if a...
Topics: retro, halloween, commercials, podcast, nostalgia, tv, advertising
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I am happy to announce the episodes that will be a part of Season 14 of the Retroist Podcast. This took forever to figure out what I was going to cover. Too many subjects and never enough time. This list is tentative and not in the right order, but here are some of the episodes you should be hearing this season on the show. One thing I know is that episodes 1-3 will be about GI Joe. This will be my first “series” of podcasts. I hope you enjoy them. – Atari Lynx – Love Boat – Mappy –...
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Today’s show is all about Scooby Doo, Where are You? I start by talking about how I watcht the Show and then go into the history of the show, the actors who gave voice the legendary characters and touch briefly on the shows that were influenced by Scooby Doo. New talent this week! I would like to welcome metagirl to the crew. She is presenting the top 5 list this week and we are very pleased to have her aboard. The Retroist Podcast family keeps growing – we might need to build some new...
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Welcome to Episode 9 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the ground-breaking adventure game, King’s Quest. I can’t believe its taken me this long to finish this podcast. It was fun to record, but also fun to play King’s Quest again. I begin the show talking about my earliest experience with King’s Quest. It was at a store called Computerland. This was a national chain that no longer exists (only in my heart). That store was filled with very...
Topics: retro, nostalgia, sierra online, retroist, podcast, pcjr
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Welcome to season 13 of the Retroist Podcast! In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1991 cult classic film, The Rocketeer. This film was not a huge hit at the time, but instantly found a slew of rabid fans. I count myself as one of those fans, so I was very happy to put this episode together. I begin the episode by talking about my disbelief that not everyone in the world was not praising this film upon its release. I then wax philosophically about geekdom and the magic of...
Topics: rocketeer, nostalgia, podcast, movies, film, retro, retroist
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On today’s show we talk all about the too short lived TV revival, The Twilight Zone, 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 video. Halloween is coming, so it is a good time to sit down and watch a good spooky TV series.
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On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1985 horror classic, Fright Night. A movie that deftly combines horror and humor in a slick eighties package. This movie was rightfully very popular at the first video store I worked at and deserves to continue to find new fans. I start off by talking about why it was so great to be a kid who could walk to the movies, especially after watching a horror film. Then I move onto the film itself. I discuss the people in front of and behind the...
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Topics: movies, podcast, retro, retroist, nostalgia, fright night, film, horror, 1985
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In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1988 action classic, Die Hard. This film has become iconic since its release in 1988 and is almost universally beloved. I have attempted to cover the film correctly a few times and I am happy to finally release this episode. I begin the episode by talking about when I saw the film in the theater and how much it suspended my disbelief. I have only had a handful of movie-going experiences like this in my life and I will treasure it forever....
Topics: retro, retroist, nostalgia, 1988, die hard, bruce willis, podcast, retroist podcast
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Welcome to Episode 7 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the groundbreaking television drama, Quincy ME. This is a show I watch a lot. It is one of my favorite detective shows and that has a lot to do with the charisma of Jack Klugman. I begin the show talking about watching TV at work and how lucky I was to be able to do it for a while when I was younger. While I liked the TV at the time, now I can’t help but think of how it let me bond with someone much...
Topics: retro, nostalgia, tv, podcast, quincy me, jack klugman, retroist
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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 the camera.  After that I touch upon the movies, the comics, the reboot and much more.  This is a timely episode for me since I am in the middle of a re-watch of the original.  It is a great show,...
Topics: Retro, retroist, retroist podcast, macgyver, tv, 1980s, 1990s, eighties, nostalgia
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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 fan of this little show and I hope I can convince you to check it out or re-check it out at least.
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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 bit on the reason why. Warning: If you enjoy McDonald’s food, this show might make you hungry.
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In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1983 comedy classic, Mr. Mom. This film had mixed reviews on release, but thanks to strong word-of-mouth and a stellar cast, it did well at the box office. It would become a classic to generation once it made it to cable television, where it had a long run. I begin the episode by discussing my attempt to get my friends to play coupon poker and my sister’s disappointment in my chronic uncoolness. My only regret is that I didn’t score...
Topics: retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, Keaton, Garr, 1983, Mr. Mom
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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 years and I did not think I could do this amazing system the service is deserves in the length of episode I like.  So hopefully you enjoy what I have put together.  If you like it, there are 1000s...
Topics: retro, retroist, nostalgia, retro gaming, sega, genesis, video games
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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 with the result. While I eventually planned to attempt it again, I thought that with the chain being in the news recently that I would take another shot at recording.  On the show, I talk about the person who founded the store,...
Topics: Retro, retroist, nostalgia, podcast, toys-r-us
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Welcome to Episode 5 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I talk about the last true hurrah for Atari, the Atari Jaguar. This console might just be a blip on the console radar, but its history and release were important. I begin the show by talking about my fandom for Atari. It was difficult for me to let go of that brand and move onto other consoles. Then right when I was moving on, Atari decides to release a new console. It was an exciting and inevitably disappointing...
Topics: retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, 1993, Atari, Jaguar, Tramiel
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In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1982 horror classic, Halloween III: Season of the Witch. This film was not well-reviewed when it came out, but over the years it has developed a much-deserved fanbase. I begin the episode discussing the novelty of an outlier in a horror franchise and how it can ruin masks for you if you have too much imagination. Then I move into the film itself. I talk about the people in front of and behind the camera, the production, what it has in...
Topics: horror, movies, John Carpenter, Halloween, podcast, retro, retroist, nostalgia, movies, film
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Welcome to Episode 2 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1981 blockbuster video game, Defender. Defender is a legendary game that does not get the attention befitting its true status, not just as a playable game, but one that was so influential, and wildly successful. My experience with the game started in the arcade. Where I was terrible like most people. Then I got my copy for the Atari 2600 and played for hours. I thought those...
Topics: retroist, retro, nostalgia, podcast, defender, williams, arcade games, video games
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On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about a technological icon of the eighties, the Kodak Disc Camera. I start off sharing a little background on my experience with cameras. I want to illustrate how far we have come in photography in such a short time and how much of a leap Kodak Disc technology was at the time. It really looked and felt like the future. After my story, I move onto the camera and film. I discuss the technology that made it happen, warn people about the hazards of...
Topics: retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, history, camera, kodak, disc
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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 about the people in front of an behind the camera, including the author of the original book, Rona Jaffe.  Then I talk about the inspiration for the story, the plot and so much more. The episode...
Topics: Retro, Retroist, Nostalgia, Podcast, Tom Hanks, RPG, Roleplaying, Dungeons and Dragons, Mazes and...
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Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Retroist Podcast.  On today's show, I finally shut up and turn the microphone over 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 a longer section about the subject.  If you enjoy those smaller section, you will enjoy this podcast.   In this episode of the show, I am joined by some new contributors and a couple of Retroist...
Topics: Retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, halloween
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This week we talk all about the hit show Happy Days. We talk about the making of the show, its cast, plot, characters and its legacy.
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Welcome to Episode 6 of the 13th season of the Retroist Podcast. In this episode, I discuss the legendary or infamous (depending on who you ask) pork fast food sandwich, McDonald’s McRib. I am a fan of fast food and enjoy reading about the fast-food industry. This episode is a celebration of the McRib and a discussion of its history and creation. I start the show talking about quests. I enjoy seeking things and fast food has given me many opportunities to seek things over the years. From...
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This week's Retroist Podcast is all about the 1980 comedy classic, The Private Eyes.  The movie starred Don Knotts and Tim Conway as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson style characters. This was an amazing show to catch when it ran on HBO in the eighties, it was the primary place I consumed it, usually on lazy afternoons alone or with my friends. After sharing my memories of watching the film, I moved onto the film itself.  I discuss the people in front of and behind the camera, the production,...
Topics: Retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, movies, film, Don Knotts, Tim Conway, The Private Eyes
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This week's show is all about the the 1989 sports comedy classic, Major League.  I start off by talking about my time as a not so great third baseman in little league baseball, then I move onto the move itself.  I discuss the plot of the film, the cast, the alternate ending, the music and much more. Major League is one of just a few great baseball movies and it is filled with great actors.  So if you like baseball or not, I think you will enjoy it.
Topics: baseball, major league, movies, retro, 1989, podcast, retroist
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Well we finally did it, a podcast on the 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. Then I talk about how the game was conceived, its massive success, its many many influences and much much more.
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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 it initial run.  Then I talk about the people in front of and behind the camera, the plot, the show's distribution and much more.  This is a great show that I would put into my "comfort TV" category, so I hope I can do my part to get you to check it out.
Topics: Retro, nostalgia, TV, eighties, Small Wonder, Retroist, Podcast, Memories, Storytelling
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On today’s show we talk all about the hit Sci-Fi cartoon series, The Jetsons. We 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 in this episode I get to talk with Judy Jetson herself, Janet Waldo! We talk about working on the Jetsons, how she landed the role, the process of working on the show, her work on Battle of the Planets, working with Bing Crosby and much much more. It was a real honor...
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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. Just a reminder to drop by our forums to discuss Adventure. Music throughout the show was provided by Peachy.
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This week we talk all about everyone’s favorite spokeshead Max Headroom. We talk about his UK origins, his jump to America and his work outside of his two TV shows.
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On today’s show we talk all about the super popular board game, The Game of Life. We talk about the games creator, Milton Bradly, the games rules, changes over the years and reference in pop culture.
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On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the eighties toy line, Inhumanoids.  This toyline and animated series combined, humor, horror, sci-fi and animation like no other.  It is well worth your time.
Topics: Inhumanoids, Hasbro, toys, podcast, retro, retroist
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Today’s show is all about the John Carpenter classic, “Halloween”. We talk about the conception, creation and reception of this horror classic. We discuss the actors involved, its abbreviated shooting schedule, the great music it has and of course its legacy of sequels and remakes.
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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 podcast.  I talk about this underrated gem, which I honestly love despite its ludicrous writing and plot.  During the show, I discuss the production, talent and much more.   Vic Sage is back on the...
Topics: retro, retroist, podcast, rubik's cube, nostalgia, retroist podcast, metagirl, vic sage
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Welcome to the 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 shows ever-changing format. Great news list fans, metagirl is back with a great new Top 5 List.
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On today’s show we talk all about the classic game, movie, tv show and videogame, Clue. I talk about the game’s creations, gameplay and its many variations and jumps to different entertainment mediums.
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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 few years ago, but was unhappy with it. With Harry Anderson passing away recently, I decided to take another pass on this show.  I am glad I did, because this show was very meaningful for me durings its...
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Topics: Harry Anderson, Night Court, Retro, Nostalgia, Podcast, Retroist, Must See TV, 1980s, Eighties
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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.  I talk about the stars of the film, the plot, the production, the robots, the special FX and much more. It is my sincere hope that you will check out this wonderful film either before or...
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Topics: film, movies, podcast, retro, nostalgia, storytelling, retroist, disney, black hole, robots, Sci-fi
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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 80s pop culture. List fans rejoice, metagirl is back again, this time with the 5 rarest Atari 5200 games of all time.
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Welcome to the Retroist Dungeons & Dragons Podcast. I begin by talking about one of my earlier experiences with the game. The 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 games and so much more. The episode contains a great audio treat that was put together by Retroist author, blogger and collector Greg ( RetroArt ). Greg tracked down the legendary dice wizard ...
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On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the short-lived late eighties/early nineties horror anthology TV series, Freddy’s Nightmares. This TV version of A Nightmare on Elm Street was a great way for many burgeoning horror fans to get access to Freddy. Especially those of use who found film Freddy a little too scary. I start off talking about using this show as a gateway and then move onto the series itself. I discuss the people in front of and behind the camera, the production,...
Topics: horror, tv, anthology, Freddy Krueger, Wes Craven, 1989, podcast, retro, nostalgia, retroist
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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 rejoice, metagirl is back with the top 5 list.
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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 its development, release, re-release, the company who made it, the people who bought that company, the peripherals, the games and much more.
Topics: retro, retroist, nostalgia, atari, video games
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On today’s show we 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). We talk about the movie’s plot, production, the cast and people behind the camera and Tron stuff in print and in video game format.
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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 more popular. Than I move onto the film itself.  I discuss the other attempts to get the film off the ground, the production, the people in front of and behind the camera, and play a clip of Steve...
Topics: retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, three amigos, movies, film, 1980s
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On today’s show we talk all about the 1980 comedy hit movie, Airplane!. We talk about the pre-production, the writers/directors, the cast and cameos, production and much much more.
Topics: retro, nostalgia, movies, podcast, airplane, comedy, retroist
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On 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, then the show’s reception, the narration, music, the Monsters TV series, the film and much more.  metagirl makes her triumphant return to the show and presents the Retroist Top 5 episodes of Tales from the Darkside. 
Topics: Retro, Nostalgia, Horror, TV, Tales from the Darkside, Podcast, Retroist, Romero