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Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

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REWIND: Radio Shack

REWIND: Radio Shack

2024-02-1546:43

“Breaker, breaker 1-9, I just eyeballed a bear trap with a bunch of Evel Knievels about 10 miles past the coop. So if you don’t want a bear bite back it down.” Huh? That was just some CB talk in honor of this week’s Backtrack Topic all about Radio Shack! Any GenX’er who was into anything electronic will have a story about visiting a Radio Shack. They were the place to go when you needed a hard to find part or when you wanted to speak with some knowledgeable people about CB radios, computers or anything that used electricity. Unfortunately, they couldn’t keep up with the times and made some bad turns that led to a few bankruptcies and its eventual downfall. Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes A brief history » bit.ly/2y697Go Archive of Radio Shack Catalogs » www.radioshackcatalogs.com/history.html Realistic brand products on Amazon » amzn.to/2xRa1aJ The Tandy Leather Company » en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandy_Leather_Factory The TRS-80 » oldcomputers.net/trs80iii.html CB Radio History » www.mortaljourney.com/2010/10/1970-trends/cb-radio CB Radio slang » www.wearecb.com/cb-radio-lingo.html A History of Misses » nyti.ms/2P35KY2 The Hobby Town partnership » bit.ly/2uMN0TK Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
REWIND: Long Car Rides

REWIND: Long Car Rides

2024-02-0827:08

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? How many times have we spoken those words to our parents on those long car trips? How in the world did we survive those trips without DVD players, phones and Game Boys? Well, in this episode we look at the things that helped keep our parents from killing us. Stop touching me! Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Rumble seats remembered! » goo.gl/kkUFM7 Car games » goo.gl/iwqjwn More car games » goo.gl/vf4x4R Forced perspective car photography » goo.gl/wAfEie Water toys on Amazon » amzn.to/2n1T2wL Toy army men on Amazon » amzn.to/2n0TZ8I MadLibs » www.madlibs.com MadLibs on Amazon » amzn.to/2n1dhuq Invisible ink Yes and Know books on Amazon » amzn.to/2mYAmOz Merlin TV Commercial » goo.gl/kUMgGE Merlin on Amazon » amzn.to/2n1jPZZ Quiz Wiz remembered » goo.gl/BU95QC Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We likely all remember that moment in school when our English teacher passed out that first novel to the class. Whether you reacted with joy or terror, assigned material no doubt had an impact on your attitude and enjoyment of reading. So, in this Backtrack, we’re remembering and discussing the shared GenX experience of required reading in school. Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Quora What books did GenX read when they were teens? » bit.ly/3ScYFWQ reddit r/AskOldPeople » bit.ly/3vKz9AL 20 Indispensable High School Reads » edut.to/4baEOju 17 Required reading we ended up loving » bit.ly/4b7zBZS 50 Classics From (almost) Everyone’s High School Reading List » bit.ly/493XNdT 80s and 90s Middle Grade Books » bit.ly/3SdAqrg Retro 80s Flashback: 14 Books I Read As A Middle-Grader and Their Modern-Day Equivalents » bit.ly/3UdVdh8 Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ted, eXoDOS 6, & Steam Link

Ted, eXoDOS 6, & Steam Link

2024-01-2501:11:02

We find out if Seth Macfarlane’s teddy bear films have enough stuffing to fill out a tv series, take a legendary arcade classic on-the-go with a new handheld gadget, and revisit the world of Portal with a new mod that breathes fresh life into Aperture Labs! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes The Brothers Sun » youtu.be/oU8f8QrUCOM?si=11yIERK7r7hqMyEm ted » youtu.be/aq2Vt7OvQG0?si=Ev4cKQbWXx8TrESw Next Goal Wins » youtu.be/pRH5u5lpArQ?si=R-pSVf3CGkc5977J My Arcade Galaga Pocket Player Pro » amz.run/7jUg (affiliated) eXoDOS 6 » www.retro-exo.com/exodos.html Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown » www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/prince-of-persia/the-lost-crown Steam Link » store.steampowered.com/app/353380/Steam_Link/ Portal Revolution » www.portalrevolution.com/ Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1984 - Van Halen

1984 - Van Halen

2024-01-1801:00:54

Forty years ago, rock band Van Halen released their sixth studio album. Together, Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen & Michael Anthony produced a hard rock album that kicked off what would come to be one of the best years for music ever. In this Backtrack, we remember and play through what is arguably one of Van Halen’s best albums ever, 1984! Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Van Halen’s ‘1984’ Turns 40 » bit.ly/48L3AVp The Story Behind the Rebelliously Angelic ‘1984’ Van Halen Album Cover » bit.ly/3vm5yNC Van Halen Fan-Made 1984 Documentary » www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOM7Id-wJhsiGpOKYH8Gz9-4u5S9yZK-S 39 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’ » loudwire.com/van-halen-1984-anniversary/ Van Halen’s ‘1984’ At 30: Classic Track-By-Track Review » bit.ly/47s3WPQ Eddie Van Halen revisits Van Halen’s landmark ‘1984’ album » bit.ly/48MB7ig Graded on a Curve: Van Halen,1984 » bit.ly/3TNIfGN Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We watch a new animated series that explores how humanity might react to the end of the world, review an economical display solution to supplement or even replace your computer monitor, and play a surprising new indie game that channels one of our favorite arcade classics! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Gen V » youtu.be/mmkLMXN_lpI?si=IrsMKnSs133FZtMg Carol and The End of the World » youtu.be/RlFvhRhY2Nc?si=8p9idXHE68vCsSUF Time Bomb Y2K » www.imdb.com/title/tt26786629 Ember Smart Mug » amz.run/7Mhg (affiliated) KYY 15” Portable Monitor » amz.run/7aBp (affiliated) Blast from the Past (Happy Cactus Games) » store.steampowered.com/app/1751970/A_Blast_From_The_Past/ Hot Takes Card Game » amz.run/7bFC (affiliated) Echo » youtu.be/AFUKnherhuw?si=-mN1S7lX12Ty43K5 True Detective » youtu.be/WkL7cpG2UhE?si=JrI27FzwqpKS9LO3 Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
GenX Television Commercials

GenX Television Commercials

2024-01-0401:03:361

Before the days of streaming & DVDs, live television was the only game in town, and our favorite shows were regularly interrupted by commercial breaks. Back then, they either an annoyance or a chance to go grab a snack, but over the years we’ve grown fond of those vintage ads. In this Backtrack, we look back and some of the most memorable TV commercials & campaigns from our youth! Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Food and Drink Wendy’s “Where’s The Beef” » www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug75diEyiA0 Grey Poupon » youtu.be/tvDazrJuSdA Max Headroom » youtu.be/IzxHDqUz8Sk Dunkin Doughnuts » www.youtube.com/watch?v=petqFm94osQ Tootsie Pop » youtu.be/5ZtbCOpx8Sk Kool-Aid » youtu.be/_fjEViOF4JE Life Cereal » youtu.be/CLQ0LZSnJFE Miller Lite Taste Great/Less Filling » www.youtube.com/embed/V_yuS8txoUU?feature=oembed&rel=0&showinfo=0&autoplay=1 Eggo » youtu.be/5uL8FZsYrf0 Folgers » youtu.be/I4kNl7cQdcU Toys and Stuff Connect Four » www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN3nohBw_CE Teddy Ruxpin » youtu.be/8EshrR-xk2E Clapper » youtu.be/cfgN5tUgjb8 Chia Pet » youtu.be/tzY7qQFij_M Life Alert » youtu.be/bQlpDiXPZHQ Toys R Us » www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vUEKQQm-rY&ab_channel=80scommercialsforever Celebrities Jason Alexander McDonalds » youtu.be/Eh1kmVwS4Hw?si=KdhGGW9-JgrThc8f Michael J. Fox Pepsi » youtu.be/H_qykQWQgsc Geoffrey Holder 7UP » www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUbV0BjzPeY Vincent Price Wine Cooler » youtu.be/uVMXkj9DvMk?si=PIJkxe8dy-fwnaGk Jack Black for Pitfall » www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfLgSdAAHMA&ab_channel=TheMuseumofClassicChicagoTelevision%28www.FuzzyMemories.TV%29 Our Favorites Jon – Zest Soap » youtu.be/f1I1uzX0O1Q George – Bob Uecker Miller Lite » www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs_66S1Oa24 Mo – Coca Cola Christmas Commercial 1977 » youtu.be/8o96qi5eIdo?si=CNpnwsRNznoqu3zC Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We head to the theatre to see the origin story for our favorite movie chocolatier, evaluate a new solution to improve the quality of your 3-D printing projects, and tell you about a ton of free PC games you probably already own, if only you knew where to look. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Poor Things » youtu.be/RlbR5N6veqw?si=wFR9tR6Ye5mXKaMM Wonka » youtu.be/otNh9bTjXWg?si=jqeVMSwij4fwzs6C Reacher S02 » youtu.be/tC-rRhQcnlI?si=tv6AzhjiRIAdda6R Orca Slicer » blog.octoeverywhere.com/orca-slicer-all-you-need-to-know-and-how-to-get-started-for-free/ Taito Super Pocket Review » youtu.be/jmf1FV-Dc8Q Blaze Taito Super Pocket » amz.run/7XJZ Amazon Prime Gaming » h Dave the Diver » store.steampowered.com/app/1868140/DAVE_THE_DIVER/ Cocoon » www.cocoongame.com/ Destroy All Neighbors » youtu.be/-az86gQy4pY?si=OfVKZKvT3UTF1BjS Doctor Who Christmas Episode » youtu.be/AMaz8rC-HAg?si=8cUU_6QFSAvIHmmS Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Four decades ago, just when video games seemed to be the next big thing, the bottom dropped out. Compounding problems like market confusion, consumer confidence, and game quality to name just a few, nearly demolished a seemingly unstoppable new industry. They ultimately made a comeback, but the future looked bleak when the Video Game Crash of 1983 swept across North America.  Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Watch Jon’s videos about getting his copy of E.T. youtu.be/eODuuB4C6nY?si=SPfCaYZcQ6PjBq_H youtu.be/DLWfa2Phq4w?si=1Ngr7XecHkzF8-Yc The Video Game Crash of 1983: How Nintendo Saved the Industry » bit.ly/3GzXmMh What Was the Video Game Crash of 1983 and Why Did It Happen? » bit.ly/41leC12 10 Factors That Caused The Video Game Crash Of 1983 » bit.ly/41gHKqg VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY COMES DOWN TO EARTH » nyti.ms/41mlrzM The Great Video Game Crash of 1983: What Caused It And Why? » bit.ly/3Rf3w9v Atari’s Bad E.T. Game Wasn’t Responsible For The 1983 Video Game Crash, Capitalism Was » bit.ly/3RDmR5w Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We head to the theatre for what moviegoers are calling the best Godzilla movie in decades, test drive a gadget from our Geek Gift Guide that one of us couldn’t wait for Christmas to buy, and play a brand new game that you could easily mistake for a classic arcade platformer! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Godzilla Minus One » youtu.be/VvSrHIX5a-0?si=N5ORGoi8n3Fwt16n Obliterated » www.netflix.com/title/81413928 Silent Night » youtu.be/yBnTqn0lBDA?si=Y-4a4-MtdCUstzd0 Backbone » amz.run/7M8G (affiliated) SmartDevil » amz.run/7TuG (affiliated) Watch Jon’s Pac-Man Advent Videos » genxgrownup.com/pacman24 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar » amz.run/7Tu1 (affiliated) Humble Bundle Daily Holiday Bundles » bit.ly/3NiK4ar George’s Livestream for new Atari 50 Holiday Updates » youtube.com/live/4Kx0p2JCdCg?feature=share Jon’s Holiday Update Editorial » youtu.be/kL-WuxIX6gA Candy Creeps » store.steampowered.com/app/2198640/Candy_Creeps/ Wonka » youtu.be/wYmtRhKvmVE?si=j6DA6MPTJccMiDZk Doctor Who Christmas Special » youtu.be/S4NDb6XCS4M?si=kVd2xJQZL1a85DsK Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Picking just the right holiday gift for the GenX nerd in your life can be challenging, but we’re here to help. Each year around this time we release our Geek Gift Guide – recommendations for products we’d like to receive ourselves! Once more this year, we run down some great gift ideas for the 2023 holidays, regardless of your budget! Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Full Amazon Collection » amz.run/7Sn7 (affiliate) Under $25 PopSockets Wallet » amz.run/7M8B (affiliate) Slice Mini Safety Cutter » amz.run/7MhY (affiliate) Wireless Charging Station » amz.run/7OqD (affiliate) Under $50 Alan/Hex Wrench Set » amz.run/7LZL (affiliate) Arcade Game Typography: The Art of Pixel Type Paperback » amz.run/7Mhd (affiliate) Waves Iridescent Jigsaw Puzzle » amz.run/7OqK (affiliate) Under $100 Atari Gamestation Pro » amz.run/7MuB (affiliate) Backbone One » amz.run/7M8G (affiliate) Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2 » amz.run/7Mhg (affiliate) Under $250 LEGO Icons Back to The Future Time Machine » amz.run/7M8T (affiliate) Divoom Times Gate » amz.run/7Opz (affiliate) Meta Quest 2 – 128GB Holiday Bundle – Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset » amz.run/7Mhj (affiliate) Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We watch the new AppleTV+ Kaiju monster series that builds on the Godzilla mythology, discuss and debate the pros and cons of the various PC game stores and platforms, and head to the table to explore the latest crowd-funded expansion for the awesome Return to Dark Tower board game! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Fargo Season 5 » youtu.be/8SVZXA2PhC8?si=fecIPh-TgyXVsd1l Monarch » youtu.be/JLHsM4bpfxY?si=i90c3eMWIzf7LWvR Killing Floor – Lee Child » amz.run/7Mkx (affiliate) KONSIDEN Desk Fan Bladeless » amz.run/7Mky (affiliate) Atari 2600+ » amz.run/7Mkz (affiliate) Watch Jon’s Full Review of the 2600+ » youtu.be/xlzB64ZpOKc?si=X379Go_Sj-gvCQTh Mr. Run and Jump » amz.run/7MkS (affiliate) Return To Dark Tower Covenant Expansion » restorationgames.com/shop/return-to-dark-tower/ Steam » steamcommunity.com/ Epic Games » store.epicgames.com/en-US/download Curse of Oak Island » youtu.be/tyD7v5PSlAk?si=L5bwFYODwU5MIRmt Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special » youtu.be/f6Z7JI8j0bk?si=Eyw9ePdT1aqZAAwF Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

2023-11-2301:02:13

Thirty-five years ago, the spirits of a deceased couple were being harassed by the family that moved into their home. Against their better judgment, they ultimately summoned a malicious spirit for help but get way more than they bargained for. In this Backtrack, we’re looking back at the landmark GenX supernatural comedy, Beetlejuice! Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes 15 Things You Might Not Know About Beetlejuice » bit.ly/3syOC5y 20 Strange and Unusual Secrets About Beetlejuice » eonli.ne/49yH9UM The Afterlife of Beetlejuice » Smithsonian Magazine » bit.ly/3ufbrM3 Beetlejuice was weird and iconic and fun and we should never, ever make a sequel » bit.ly/40EnkHv ‘Beetlejuice 2’ Sets 2024 Release Date » bit.ly/3QGkehK Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We watch a new animated series following the crew of a damaged deep space freighter stranded on a beautiful but dangerous planet, check out some powerful yet economical tech to get all of those various game consoles & electronics under control, and play Atari’s latest Recharged title based on an iconic franchise they just recently acquired! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Invincible » youtu.be/tyqiQWxPz0c?si=uBWr0jRsLv3c_S6a The Disappearance of Toby Blackwood (2022) » amz.run/7Ij5 (affiliate) Scavengers Reign » youtu.be/NWQH8cMpWTU?si=UkZR1RI4lOTRu6K2 Avedio HDMI Switch 3 in 1 Out » amz.run/7ICb (affiliate) Opus Clip » opus.pro Yeti USB Microphone for PC » amz.run/7Id4 (affiliate) Demeo playthrough with King of Nerds » youtu.be/SGYuK8No9pc?si=hUNujtf_6TFV9s2S Demeo Battles » www.resolutiongames.com/demeobattles Robocop Rogue City » www.robocop-roguecity.com/en Berzerk: Recharged » atari.com/products/berzerk-recharged Watch Jon’s Live Play of Berzerk Recharged » www.youtube.com/live/KX6REa8urpw?si=RhwquhZBKaZ3OD9N Fargo Season 5 » youtu.be/8SVZXA2PhC8?si=fecIPh-TgyXVsd1l Doctor Who » youtu.be/tEkC6InjWQ8?si=Xt8GZqQAJDNXarEB Next Goal Wins » youtu.be/pRH5u5lpArQ?si=jCpGbfFKa-e48jj1 Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit

2023-11-0957:00

For most GenX’ers, board games were a big part of how we played together. In 1981, a new game came along where rolling the dice and moving your piece was secondary to your knowledge of trivia and pop culture. In this Backtrack, we’re going around the board collecting pie pieces as we look back on the history of Trivial Pursuit! Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Who Invented Trivial Pursuit? » bit.ly/3SlOssT How Trivial Pursuit launched the board game rush of the 1980s » bit.ly/3QlZSKk Five?Amazing Facts about Trivial Pursuit » bit.ly/45SJtD0 ’80s Board Game Answered Our Need to Know » bit.ly/45ZvivL List of Trivial Pursuit Editions » en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Trivial_Pursuit_editions Trivial Pursuit: Classic Edition » amz.run/7GAL (affiliate) Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars the Black Series Edition » amz.run/7GAF (affiliate) Trivial Pursuit: Totally 80s » amz.run/7GAJ (affiliate) Trivial Pursuit: Horror Ultimate Edition » amz.run/7GAP (affiliate) Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shortly after Jon shifted to full-time focus on GenXGrownUp, he was invited to appear on Digitally Creative with Vincent Ferrari. In this interview, first published December 2022, Jon talks about his motivation and reasoning for eschewing the standard workforce and choosing to focus instead on a full-time content creation experiment. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Digitally Creative on Apple » https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/digitally-creative/id1464978711 See the Video of this Episode » https://youtu.be/yS36e6371fM Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We check out not one but two franchises getting a new lease on life, compare and contrast options for live stream multicasting, and play a creepy new take on the very first survival horror game! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Frasier » youtu.be/oz–6tGukuw?si=mLh963xkGBSGTkdJ Pet Sematary: Bloodlines » youtu.be/1IgQpRyfwbE?si=P3MWvC3KEbR4ufl0 Killers Of The Flower Moon » youtu.be/7cx9nCHsemc?si=QXpKINVf3W4bb6Gx 8BitDo Xbox Controllers » amz.run/7FG7 (affiliate) Saferwatch » www.saferwatchapp.com/ Haunted House » atari.com/products/haunted-house-1 Alan Wake II » www.alanwake.com/ Return to Dark Tower » restorationgames.com/return-to-dark-tower/ Berzerk: Recharged » atari.com/products/berzerk-recharged Quiz Lady » www.hulu.com/movie/quiz-lady-7eddb1d7-1ff3-474a-9db7-8d708fc1308a Pencils vs Pixels » youtu.be/bjmlmXwVzAc?si=Zm6bk6ofBUVVlowy Invincible » youtu.be/tyqiQWxPz0c?si=uBWr0jRsLv3c_S6a Two Designers Walk into a Bar » www.twodesignerswalkintoabar.com Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Super Friends

Super Friends

2023-10-2601:06:48

Most Saturday mornings during our GenX youth were spent watching cartoons. One in particular brought our favorite DC heroes & villains to life and left us longing to visit the Hall of Justice! In this Backtrack, we remember the classic ABC cartoon series, Super Friends! Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Super Friends Wiki » superfriends.fandom.com/wiki/Hanna-Barbera%27s_Super_Friends Cincinnati Union Terminal » en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Union_Terminal Super Friends Members » bit.ly/499f4TY The Many Intros Of Superfriends » bit.ly/3QvAeV0 Behind the Voice Actors » bit.ly/45IdPIi Super Friends Episode Guide » bit.ly/3rWDoHV Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We watch a new alien invasion film with equal parts sci-fi & horror, check out some handy tech to make international travel less challenging, and revisit an updated version of an Atari 2600 classic! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL Audible » amz.run/6yhR TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Savior Complex » youtu.be/QKSxtrzZHDM?si=44FZ6EScjhDjlg4O No One Will Save You » youtu.be/IcA02w6rm44?si=hafK0l3r8CsFPlWs The Irrational » youtu.be/gmHiSRUp_cE?si=7eXSTe63-u_hasUR Skisea CarPlay/Android Auto Screen » amz.run/7CBP (affiliate) MEE audio Connect Air in-Flight Bluetooth Wireless Audio Transmitter Adapter » amz.run/7CSF (affiliate) Yars Recharged » store.steampowered.com/app/2019990/Yars_Recharged/ Bulletstorn Full Clip » bulletstorm.com/ Assassin’s Creed: Mirage » bit.ly/3S6RZuO Our Flag Means Death » youtu.be/y0fVBD2ltBw?si=xuP420wFMgrt2UUE Berzerk: Recharged » youtu.be/CW3qZOWaxXQ?si=ugGDEWQ1lUhnc6iu Killers of the Flower Moon » youtu.be/7cx9nCHsemc?si=3389psFGPwVV-rx_ Two Designers Walk Into a Bar Podcast » www.twodesignerswalkintoabar.com Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the early ’80s, if you were a fan of standup comedy, or SNL, or just paying attention to pop culture at all, then you know Eddie Murphy’s star was on the rise. In 1983, at the tender age of just 22, the up-and-coming comic toured the country with and ultimately released the now-legendary, HBO Special. ” Now, on the fortieth anniversary of that stand-up special we were all quoting in the schoolyards, we look back on Eddie Murphy’s “Delirious!” Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast (google.com) Pocket Casts » pca.st/8iuL TuneIn » tunein.com/radio/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-p1020342/ Spotify » spoti.fi/2TB4LR7 iHeart » www.iheart.com/podcast… Amazon Music » amzn.to/33IKfEK Show Notes Eddie Murphy – Movies, Children & Wife » bit.ly/45aBPUj Eddie Murphy Still Cringes at His Old Stand-Up Material » bit.ly/3RFRrfd Comedy classics revisited: Eddie Murphy, Delirious » bit.ly/3PRu699 How Do Eddie Murphy’s Delirious and Raw Hold Up? » bit.ly/3tadwbC Ice Cream Truck! » youtu.be/Ft4kEk5CHrE?si=xVuL0R-lufH0Qiie Cookouts! » youtu.be/vc4Wt3ckNis?si=4i_BqYBAKx9CWt0_ Shoe Throwing! » youtu.be/f6S79fvc0oI?si=Qzf0zXgJi7JADyuj Cursing in the House! » youtu.be/jTr_5QZ4fsg?si=09rKbwmczJJbeOl4 Mail the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Rick Lorentson

I can remember when I was on the road using the TV Guide web site to find what channels were what. but this was 10 years ago now so times have changed.

Jul 12th
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