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A weekly podcast about women in the sport and hobby of pinball. News, interviews and great conversations about our favorite thing, pinball! Hosted by Lauren Gray and a different guest host(s) each episode.
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2020 TWIPY Recap

2020 TWIPY Recap

2021-04-0201:23:18

On this episode, we are joined by Jen Ruper for a recap of the 2020 TWIPYs! The drama, the excitement, the "what the..." moments!!! Hear Lauren get super salty about what a mod is, give some love to lady creators, Hot Wheels and more! Watch the TWIPYS on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWiNaMLO73Y) https://twipys.com/ https://twipys.com/2020-twipy-results-percentages/ https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/ Jen Ruper on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnW8iN7bWnnqx_7q-48J6Ng) Pinball Profile Interview with Hot Nudge (https://www.pinballprofile.com/episode-301-anna-neal-rebecca-hinsdale-hot-nudge/) The Faculty on IMDb (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133751/)
In this episode we talk to the wonderful human, Frieden Johnson. She is the creator and organizer of the group, Pinball Superfriends. We chat pinball news, Led Zeppelin, awful memes, the cookie dive turnout and why Pinball Superfriends should have chapters everywhere! (Recorded Feb 3, 2021) https://www.facebook.com/pinballsuperfriends Zofia Ryan Interview: https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/superawesomepinballshow/id/17745410 American Pinball Article: https://www.american-pinball.com/news/zofia-ryan-added-as-senior-mechanical-engineer https://www.facebook.com/4evertheflip/ https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/ https://www.girlscoutsnyc.org/en/whatgirlsdo/gs-troop-6000.html https://www.chiditarod.org/
The Hurry Up Challenge

The Hurry Up Challenge

2021-01-2101:17:58

In this episode, we meet Beck Gallagher and Jordan Allen, hosts of the TWIPY nominated YouTube Channel "The Hurry Up Challenge". We learn about their picks for the TWIPYs, deep-dive on Guns 'N' Roses, and chat about new pin rental venture, pinswaprentals.com. Join us! Hurry Up Challenge on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSiXUBFPm_63cZUSCytsdQw/featured) https://www.twitch.tv/hupchallenge https://www.twitch.tv/hupchallenge https://twitter.com/hupchallenge https://www.facebook.com/HUpChallenge/ https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/pinball-hall-of-fame-interview-with-tim-arnold/ https://twipys.com/2020-twipys-ballot/ Castlevania TV Show on Netflix (Its defiently for adults) (https://www.netflix.com/title/80095241) https://buffalopinball.com/ https://www.deadflip.com/ https://www.twitch.tv/welovepinball
Laura Fraley

Laura Fraley

2021-01-1801:07:23

This week we have the organizer of the Quarantopia Selfie Tournament and a good friend of the show, Laura Fraley. We chat about her TWIPY nominated selfie event, how she could get a matching sequin jacket like mine, how she sold Jurassic Park for Avengers (the horror), and reminisce about the magic of Pinburgh. Also, I may have uttered the phrase "Songbird Multiball"...yes that is a Kenny G reference. Join us! https://twipys.com/2020-twipys-ballot/ Pinbalm: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pinbalm Here is the wonderful MatchPlay Website: https://matchplay.events/ http://tiltforums.com/ Elizabeth Dronet's shop: https://www.upkickpinball.com/#/ Elizabeth Cromwell's Pin cafe: https://www.kickbackpgh.com/ And some Kenny G....You're Welcome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN2RnjFHmNY
Episode 61: Fliptronic

Episode 61: Fliptronic

2021-01-1401:31:42

Rebecca Salam and Jordan Burgar are the hosts of the TWIPY nominated Pinball Stream, Fliptronic. In this super-sized episode, we chat TWIPYs, Hot Wheels, how Jordan outbid me on a part of pinball history, and an interesting connection between crafting and Roger Sharpe. https://www.twitch.tv/fliptronic https://www.instagram.com/fliptronicatx/ https://twipys.com/2020-twipys-ballot/ Houston Arcade Expo: https://www.arcadecenter.com/ https://www.american-pinball.com/games/hot-wheels/
Ella Reese is our newest little flip. She loves pinball, Girl Scouts, and dogs. Her dad, Taylor has challenged her to sell 100K boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. We chat cookies, dogs Game of Thrones, and more! Don't worry there is some pinball in there! #puppy4ella #cookietime Thank you to Taylor, Kristen and Jessica for making this episode happen! Buy cookies from Ella HERE (https://app.abcsmartcookies.com/?fbclid=IwAR2tbg656tCaXLW-UTfmzBhv4ql47Y8Xw89ofb6Q8caM-n203ZeYEoxz37M#/social-link-landing/cc7fc70b-5053-450b-bb57-f01b07d9d7d7) Learn more about Girl Scouts USA: https://www.girlscouts.org/ This is a Pomsky (https://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/pomsky)
Join me as we chat with Emily Cosson, the #1 player in Australia! We talk about Guns n Roses, Pinball Expo, and more! Emily is a joy to chat with and so much fun. (Recorded in October 2020) News Source: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/
The Backbox Pinball Podcast is back to kick this year to the curb! Welcome to the 2020 Dumpster Fire Holiday Extravaganza with special guest Elizabeth Cromwell. We chat Zepplin, Avengers, Pinburg, and how happy we are to see 2020 in the rearview mirror! Happy Holidays y'all! Support Elizabeth's pinball cafe: https://www.kickbackpgh.com/ The offical pinbalm of pinball - lip smackin' awesome: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pinbalm Elizabeth Dronet's awesome christmas ornaments: https://www.upkickpinball.com/#/ Pinball News source: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/
Make new friends y'all! In this episode, we hear about the upcoming Battle of the Belles taking place during the virtual Pinball Expo on October 15, 2020. Our guests this week are: Tish Edwards, Jen Ruper, and Frieden Johnson with special guests Deborah Tahlman and Phoebe Smith. Hear from this awesome group of ladies how you can be a part of this fun event! Registration/Sign up: https://forms.gle/GniQfqrAH8MTekpD7 Tournment Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2655730224737038/?active_tab=about Games/Tables https://www.sesamestreet.org/games?id=25653 Apps: The Pinball Aracde or THe Stern Pinball App. Go Girl: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5005 Rat Race: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=3718 Pinball SuperFriends: https://www.facebook.com/pinballsuperfriends/ or email: pinballsuperfriends@gmail.com https://www.johnprine.com/ Spongebob Pinball: https://www.ebay.com/c/1204310936 Girl Scout Sing Along: https://my.girlscouts.org/content/dam/girlscouts-vtk/local/aid/meetings/D14DP04/Making-New-Friends-Song.pdf Become a Pateron: https://www.patreon.com/backboxpinballpodcast
Pinball Expo 2020 Preview

Pinball Expo 2020 Preview

2020-10-0901:03:53

BONUS EPISODE: Rob Berk and special guests David Fix and Jeff Ohler stop by to chat about Pinball Expo 2020. Hear about what you can expect from this amazing, virtual and FREE event! Join us! www.pinballexpo.com https://m.twitch.tv/pinballexpo Belles and Chimes virtual Tourney: https://fb.me/e/2ZFC0VHbZ
We welcome back to the show competitive pinball player, Kery Wing! She filled us in on her newest endeavor, Solid State Pinball Supply and we chat pinball news and desert island collections! http://www.solidstatekc.com/ Our News source: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stern Heads-Up Pinball Invitational: https://youtu.be/i-Ii82BOCvQ EM Jungle Queen: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1340
Krystle and I went to deeproot Pinball last weekend and we have much to discuss! Join us as we comment on our adventure, the aftermath, and the expansive TWIP article. Thanks to Rober Muller and the wonderful deeproot family for inviting us in to your pinball home. This podcast does hevely reverence the article below from Jeff Patterson: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/deeproot-pinball-platform-pinbar-pinarmor-ecosystem-future-games-and-future-plans/ Links https://deeprootpinball.com/ The Plumb Pinball Podcast: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-dhjyb-d45e23
I'm back from hiatus, and we are going to the movies! We chat in this special episode with filmmaker, Candace Fields. She is the director and producer of the Babes in Pinland documentary released earlier this year. Babes in Pinland Documentary: https://vimeo.com/419341302 https://www.babesinpinland.com/ Show Links Candace's Website: https://candaceoriginal.wixsite.com/cmfcinema Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candaceofchiaroscuro/ Comic Saga: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/saga Refernced Pins Black Knight 2000: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=311 Game of Thrones: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=6307 Referenced Films Captian Fantastic: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3553976/ Children of Men: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634 Birdman: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2562232 Death Proof: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1028528 Mad Max Fury Road: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392190 Fellowship of the Ring: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120737 Legend: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089469 Gladiator: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172495 Big Trouble in Little China: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090728
Episode 56: Alyson Rae

Episode 56: Alyson Rae

2020-08-2401:05:44

Come join us with our guest Alyson Rae as we sing songs around the virtual campfire! Alyson was the founder and director for the 2020 Northwest Pinball Summer Camp. We get to hear about how this great idea came together. We also chat, Centaur, podcasts, and leggings! Smores for everybody! News: www.thisweekinpinball.com (https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-8-10-20-centaur-colors-hot-wheels-code-dutch-pinball-hiring-and-alien-rules/) https://www.pinballprofile.com/ https://jjppodcast.libsyn.com/ PHoF Photo/Article (https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/twip-tuesday-8-11-20-heist-profiles-tmnt-code-the-walking-dead-simpsons-version-and-spooky-interview/) https://shortydog.com/ Babes in Pinland documentry (https://vimeo.com/419341302) Soft Plunge + Double Danger Basement (Leggings) (www.ddpinball.weebly.com!) Official archive www.nwpinballcamp.com FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/nwpinballsummercamp/ www.pinballcampshirt.com is still open for gear! Host of the Ultimate Pinball Game Show https://www.facebook.com/geekgamertv/ Kayla Greet and Graham Klym: https://www.facebook.com/skillshotpincast/ Jessica Kent: https://www.twitch.tv/enteryouringredients Jon Shaiman (Campfire Chat host) https://www.twitch.tv/goblinjuggler Jon Shaiman (Campfire Chat host) https://www.twitch.tv/goblinjuggler Babes in Pinland (https://www.babesinpinland.com/) Twitch gaming counselors Alyson didn't have a chance to mention. Michael Adcock (twitch.tv/adcockm) ran the virtual tournament with support from Zen Studios, and Bre Lloyd) (twitch.tv/killabreezplays) and Clinton Peterson (twitch.tv/doczillaSWL) both ran Jackbox games and helped raise over $500 for our local BLM chapter. "Shoot...for the CAMERA' photography gallery, curated by Alyson and Gene. (www.orangephotography.com) Special thanks to Dan Halligan, Shawn McManus, Candace Fields, Keith Elwin, Joe Ciarvino, Skill Shot Zine, Gina Collechia, Daryl Johnson, Bill Lascher, Cryss Stephens, Charles Acosta, and Christian Larsen. https://www.facebook.com/groups/nwpinballsummercamp/photos/?filter=albums&hc_location=ufi
Episode 55: Stephanie Traub

Episode 55: Stephanie Traub

2020-08-2401:06:19

In episode 55, we hang out with Stephanie Traub from Washington DC. She is the co-host of the pin twich stream, One iPod One Pinball and the 2020 INDISC Women's champ. We discuss snacks, the Karate Kid, virtual cons, and a whole lot more! Photo: Orange Photography https://orangephotography.com/ News from https://www.thisweekinpinball.com (https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-8-3-20-quantum-leaps-legends-of-valhalla-and-tmnt-talk/) LINKS https://www.twitch.tv/oneipodonepinball https://www.facebook.com/oneipodonepinball/ http://www.caextreme.org/ Star Gazer Pin (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2346) Frontier Pin (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=959) The Karate Kid 3 (https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=959) (the GF is Robin Lively who was in the movie Teen Witch. This will make sense after you listen) The Wizard (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098663/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1) The Dinosaur Park (https://www.cabazondinosaurs.com/)
In this episode of BPP, we chat with the new ladies on the streaming scene, Hot Nudge! Hosts Anna Neal and Rebecca Hinsdale talk about how their stream came together, the challenges and wins of creating pinball content, and of course all the Hot Nudge goodness! We also chat about news (GnR, Wizard modes, and more). I can confirm there is some singing in the episode. #whodoesntloveforeigner #hotnudgin www.twitch.tv/hotnudge IG: @hotnudge https://www.facebook.com/hotnudge/ News: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/ Pin Family Member: What's Brewing www.sacoffeeroasters.com Dead Flip https://www.deadflip.com/howtostreampinball Farfalla https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=824 Robocop Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp9kyduR1U8
Episode 53: Mrs. Pin

Episode 53: Mrs. Pin

2020-07-2701:13:43

It is the crossover episode, y'all! We welcome Mrs. Pin, AKA Sarah Line to the podcast. We chat pin crafts, news, Dr. Pin's debut on the podcast scene, our love of swag and so much more, come listen right now! Mrs.Pin's Podcast http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/mrspin Mrs. Pin's FB page: https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Just-For-Fun/Mrs-Pins-Pinball-Podcast-1962454560736663/ News Links: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-7-20-20-new-wizard-modes-sportscenter-and-themes/ Heist Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/676976978 The article on Kenny that lead to Sports Center - Click here (https://wjbq.com/loyal-customer-cant-come-to-nh-arcade-bar-so-they-bring-it-to-him/?fbclid=IwAR34wV4H4Q2xCs-NyEgwe_akAH4qBJGI-wdHBNzLq51pXplwOK8Tj_8ljqI) The Pinball Players Podcast with Jeff Parsons and Joe Lemire https://pinballplayerspodcast.libsyn.com/ This episode's new PIN FAMILY member - Nerd Pins www.nerdpins.net https://www.facebook.com/richmondpinballcollective/ The Snorks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4F-pYwZA4Y Ghost Dog Pin Giveaway! Comment on the Mrs. Pin podcast episode post and you will be entered for the Enamel Pin Drawing for the Ghost Dog Pin (https://nerdpins.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/ghost-dog-pin-translucent) and a BPP pin. You can comment on IG, Facebook or Discord; however, it is only one entry per person. The contest ends on August 1st at 11:59pm and the drawing will be Aug 2nd.
We welcome current top 5 player (#2!!!), Louise Wagensonner to the show. We chat about P3, virtual events, California pinball and turtle love. I debut a new segment (#dreamstreams) and we don't expect the Spanish Inquisition to show up. News: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-7-13-20-legends-of-valhalla-and-p3-profile-system/ Links: California Extreme: http://www.caextreme.org/ https://www.pinballprofile.com/ https://store.replayfx.org/collections/clothing/products/pinburgh-2020-short-sleeve-t-shirt https://www.nwpinballcamp.com/ https://www.freegoldwatch.com/ Pinball Alps Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/jdl_pinball dreamstream Pride Pinball Host: Shawn Wilson Live stream: www.twitch.tv/pridepinball YouTube: www.youtube.com/pupontop (or just search pride pinball on YT) Instagram: www.instagram.com/pridepinball
Join me as a chat with Pinball Mafia member, Kelly Moncla. We talk pinball news, pin buying tips, best birthday cake ever and her sweet drop catch moves on twitch. Recorded May 19th 2020 Show Links: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-may-18th-2020/ https://www.twitch.tv/thepinballmafia https://www.facebook.com/The-Pinball-Mafia-102987991163494/ Upkick Pinball Repair - https://www.facebook.com/UpKickPinball/
We made it! Backbox turns a year old and celebrates our 50th episode. My friend and one of ourSA lles league coocoordinators, Tina Rottman joins me for this episode. We chat some about pinball, a bunch about covid and a bit more on snacks. Join us! Backbox Discord Server link: https://discord.gg/hTTT9yp Final Round Pinball: https://www.facebook.com/finalroundpinball/ I'll be on a game show this weekend too => https://www.facebook.com/events/574025509972843/ Tina and her husband stream on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/familygames
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Mark

I do not want to dance with Steve Ritchie.

Oct 12th
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Mark

Yes, Keri Wing is in fact a Monster player. :D

Aug 24th
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