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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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We head back to the theatre for latest kaiju team-up movie from Legendary pictures, check out a capable mini computer with a budget price that just might surprise you, and play a new arcade-style indie game featuring a cow with a pickaxe gathering gems! 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 CastBox » castbox.fm/channel/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-id2943471?country=us 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 x Kong » youtu.be/qqrpMRDuPfc?si=qB5LH-aMzJ73bnJg Civil War » youtu.be/cA4wVhs3HC0?si=sjr7l0afxYpmtsb4 Scott Pilgram Takes Off » youtu.be/dLvRvqByxUI?si=zTqA8pkmuozEHnUN Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra » www.samsung.com/us/smartphones/galaxy-s22-ultra-lite/ Beelink » amz.run/95kW (affiliate) Deus Ex Mankind Divided » bit.ly/3Jp1ZKc Atom Eve » youtu.be/o6e_L3P7tzQ?si=ng1CDB5j7DeW0zAq Cash Cow DX » pixel.games/cashcow/index.html Abigail » youtu.be/xtAL2x58hns?si=4RAfR8M-zdU7TJHF Sasquatch Sunset » youtu.be/GFbw0VwSKhU?si=TpHD8m1tV5hyTY5c Welcome to Wrexham » youtu.be/e-HSHH8C4FQ?si=KWIK05HhPHgAdf40 Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Forty years ago, now, a Russian software engineer wrote a simple puzzle game in his spare time. It featured a variety of geometric shapes falling into a well, and in short order, the world was in love with his creation. In this episode, we dive into one of the most iconic and enduring video games of all time, Tetris. 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 CastBox » castbox.fm/channel/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-id2943471?country=us 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 Fun Facts about Tetris » tetris.com/fun-facts Somebody Beat Tetris! » youtu.be/GuJ5UuknsHU?si=9WgPfnzDCBtZaDUZ Anchor looks down on gaming » youtu.be/H-8SVMPQSF8?si=BT7dJahdZm2o5rS1 The 25 most interesting facts about Tetris » www.dailydot.com/parsec/tetris-game-facts/ 10 Weirdest Facts About Tetris » screenrant.com/weird-facts-about-tetris/ Brief History of Tetris » tetris.com/history-of-tetris Original ‘Tetris’ Creators Reveal Game’s Wild Espionage Origin Story » bit.ly/3U0Bdyf The Story of Tetris » youtu.be/_fQtxKmgJC8?si=AOVG7MTkxoQ3eB1W 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 a demonic possession horror film unlike any we’ve seen before, check out some innovative inkjet printer tech that does away with those hated ink cartridges, and spin up a few hundred classic computer games with a new pint-sized gaming gadget from our friends at Atari! 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 CastBox » castbox.fm/channel/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-id2943471?country=us 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 Icons Unearthed Lord of the Rings » youtu.be/fvymWfqmVuE?si=JB4UR28w32ZgjpFf Batman » youtu.be/sCEn_HxzysY?si=t4S6X_-N_cvYKVwE Late Night with the Devil » youtu.be/cvt-mauboTc?si=U2VF6nsIcdKum4ew The Completely Made Up Stories of Dick Turpin » youtu.be/kq5TmH7Np1M?si=VENCIssJ7qiGNEoF HP Smart Tank 7301 » amz.run/92Sx (affiliate) RealTruck TruXedo Soft Roll up Truck Bed Cover » amz.run/92Wb (affiliate) Steam Sale List » steamdb.info/sales/history/ THE400 Mini » amz.run/7hC1 Our THE400 Mini Review » youtu.be/Lfi_vsbxceE Monkey Man » youtu.be/aqa3YTtwvaU?si=cdRjPN_OagNMdat2 Civil War » youtu.be/cA4wVhs3HC0?si=sjr7l0afxYpmtsb4 Lego Ideas » ideas.lego.com/projects/bcbf8d71-21c4-49e9-86a9-48e761fa6ba0 Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
GenX Travel Experience

GenX Travel Experience

2024-03-2801:04:38

They say it’s not the destination, but the journey that matters. Striking out on a trip — be it for business or pleasure — has changed dramatically since our days growing up as Generation X’ers. In this Backtrack, we’re exploring all the ways that the travel experience has evolved from how we first experienced it in the ’70s & ’80s! 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 CastBox » castbox.fm/channel/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-id2943471?country=us 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 Listen to some of our travel related Backtracks Roadside Attractions » genxgrownup.com/bt_roadside_attractions/ Long Car Rides » genxgrownup.com/car-rides/ Disney » genxgrownup.com/backtrack-genx-disney/ Travel Through the Decades » bit.ly/499uciP 50 Ways Air Travel Has Changed Over the Last 100 Years » bit.ly/4asBT4J Travel Now vs 40 Years Ago: which was better? » bit.ly/3PFXVZJ How have our travel habits changed over the past 50 years? » bit.ly/3TTbfg1 The Changing Face of Travel » on.natgeo.com/3VsqkpX Modern History of the Hospitality Industry: The Last 100 Years » bit.ly/49a2lio 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 medieval fantasy film starring Hawkins, Indiana’s favorite daughter, assemble some fun with a cryptic building toy gifted to us by one of our fourth listeners, and spin up the latest release of our favorite video emulation front-end to see what’s new! 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 CastBox » castbox.fm/channel/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-id2943471?country=us 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 Dune Part 2 » youtu.be/U2Qp5pL3ovA?si=GWMwCn3oGWbitcC3 Damsel » www.netflix.com/title/80991090 Ricky Stanicky » www.imdb.com/title/tt1660648/ 1983 Parker Brothers Q*bert » youtu.be/hCHe59pWuhQ Hodag – Northwoods Bricks » www.northwoodsbricks.com/product/Hodag/1 Harold Halibut (DEMO) » slow-bros.com/harold-halibut Just Cause 3 » store.steampowered.com/app/225540/Just_Cause_3/ Launchbox 13.12 Update Info » www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RlJ9PMF3Ao Godzilla x Kong » youtu.be/qqrpMRDuPfc?si=glcu3JEOZiiCqhXg THE400 Mini » atari.com/products/atari-400-mini-1 Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire » youtu.be/X7Di42uUaF0?si=s5tH3QhIYxNYhIXc Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter

2024-03-1455:40

Four decades ago, young Alex Rogan got the highest score ever on his favorite game: Starfighter. He’s shocked to find out the game was a training & recruitment tool for actual intergalactic pilots, and his performance has earned him entry into an elite space force! Now, on its fortieth anniversary, we are remembering and celebrating the landmark GenX sci-fi adventure film, The Last Starfighter! 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 CastBox » castbox.fm/channel/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-id2943471?country=us 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 the original trailer » youtu.be/UwZ-kdHgTi8?si=qsMKOLc0gTWAwxpe Roger Eberts original review (1984) » www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-last-starfighter-1984 Rotten Tomatoes Review » www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_last_starfighter Is The Last Starfighter 2 Still Happening, Or Is It Game Over? » bit.ly/3IqhSQ8 38 Facts about the movie The Last Starfighter » bit.ly/48Fr65V 39 Years Ago, One Heartwarming Sci-Fi Classic Quietly Changed Everything » bit.ly/3uZrD4N 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 theatres to see a new comedy/horror film that would feel right at home in the ’80s, check out some tech that delivers crystal-clear free content to your fancy Smart TV, and dive into the latest from the Life is Strange franchise where your superpower is psychic empathy! 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 CastBox » castbox.fm/channel/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-id2943471?country=us 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 Avatar Last Airbender Live Action » www.netflix.com/browse?jbv=80237957 Lisa Frankenstein » www.imdb.com/title/tt21188080 The Greatest Night In Pop » www.netflix.com/title/81720500 Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ » amz.run/8nlk (affiliated) Digital TV Antenna for Smart TV » amz.run/8uG4 (affiliated) Life Is Strange: True Colors » store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/936790/ Just Cause 4 » justcause.square-enix-games.com/en-us/ Deliver Us Mars » store.steampowered.com/app/1345890/Deliver_Us_Mars/ Dune Part 2 » youtu.be/U2Qp5pL3ovA?si=GWMwCn3oGWbitcC3 Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story » youtu.be/4uIW8Qd-7rE?si=5scABRMthVU_N8MT Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire » youtu.be/X7Di42uUaF0?si=s5tH3QhIYxNYhIXc Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
TV Game Shows

TV Game Shows

2024-02-2901:08:111

Before the days of media streaming & binging, we were often glued to our sets to watch contestants compete for cash and prizes! From quizzes, to puzzles, to trivia and more, game shows both entertain and allow us to play along at home. So, hands on your buzzers: it’s time to look back at some of our favorite GenX-era TV game shows! 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 CastBox » castbox.fm/channel/GenXGrownUp-Podcast-id2943471?country=us 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 Game Shows – Pioneers of Television » to.pbs.org/49ES1Qa 10 of the Oldest Game Shows in America » bit.ly/3UO0SLb From ‘Jeopardy’ to ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ Archive Will Preserve Game Show History » bit.ly/42OiQzd 12 Longest Running Game Shows In Television History » bit.ly/3T3KuoD 14 Best TV Game Shows of All Time » bit.ly/3UKvwF9 The Rigged Quiz Shows That Gave Birth to ‘Jeopardy!’ » bit.ly/4bLByeJ Museum to Create a National Archives of Game Show History » nyti.ms/48moj1f 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 movies to see Jason Statham’s latest film where he’s a one-man vengeance machine, check out some innovative and entertaining tech designed to be used in the shower, and play a brand new game that evolves the classic, Pong, into a methodical action adventure! 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 Beekeeper » youtu.be/SzINZZ6iqxY?si=lAvaI0dah4A8r-7i Who Let the Dogs Out? » www.imdb.com/title/tt9617782/ American Fiction » youtu.be/i0MbLCpYJPA?si=Qj8nz3TeBw1ARJz0 TCL 55″ Class S Class 4K UHD HDR LED Smart TV with Google TV » amz.run/8cc7 (affiliated) Ampere Shower Power » ampere.shop/products/shower-power-the-hydropower-shower-speaker?variant=35012412539014 Atari Gamestation Pro Community Firmware » youtu.be/eOJjCMKuK0Y SNL Dune Popcorn Tin Skit » youtu.be/Rl_Xhvgkxrk?si=-XKWXygwwP01-_Zf Left 4 Dead » store.steampowered.com/app/500/Left_4_Dead/ qomp2 » atari.com/products/qomp2 Watch Jon’s Live Stream of qomp2 » youtube.com/live/MqFewzmGAfI The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live » youtu.be/vn1iu73g6Zs?si=xXMcPR2UfLzCO60u THE400 Mini » atari.com/products/atari-400-mini-1 Dune 2 » youtu.be/VC7-OcFvVEw?si=IqHtSaEeoSv_F4Wv Email the show » podcast@genxgrownup.com Visit us on YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
REWIND: Radio Shack

REWIND: Radio Shack

2024-02-1546:431

“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

2024-01-1801:00:541

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
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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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