GenXGrownUp Backtrack28 Videos

Backtrack: Dead Brands

About This Episode Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s there were brand names that seemed like they would go on forever: Pan Am, Woolworth, A & P. But due to bad management, not keeping up with the changing times, or competition, many have died away leaving only memories. Join us as we venture into […]

Backtrack: Fraggle Rock

About This Episode When I first watched Fraggle Rock, I never thought of it as a show depicting four species that are dependant on one another for their survival. I just thought that the Fraggles liked to have fun, Doozers like to work and the Gorgs were…. well Gorgs! Like all great shows, Fraggle Rock […]

Backtrack: Lunch Boxes

About This Episode Sadly, not all of us were able to participate in the joy of owning lunch boxes. Some were not able to show all their friends which TV shows they liked, which cartoons were the coolest, or use that awesome thermos. But at least two of the hosts of GenXGrownUp were part of […]

Backtrack: Remembering Pluto

About This Episode In 1930, a ninth planet was added to the list of planets in our solar system. Then in 2006, it was removed and reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” For some of the folks who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, this was sacrilege! Join us for this Backtrack as we have […]

Backtrack: GenX TV Theme Songs

About This Episode “Here’s the story, of a lovely lady….” If you can finish the rest of that song then you want to listen to this week’s Backtrack. That’s because it’s all about TV theme songs! We each pick out some of our favorites from growing up in the ’70s and ’80s and talk about […]

Backtrack: The Space Race

About This Episode From the mid-1950s the Soviet Union and the United States were engaged in a race to be the first to conquer outer space. When President Kennedy challenged the country in 1962 to go to the moon and come back within the decade, it seemed like an impossible task: something that was science […]