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Backtrack: Retired Advertising Icons

About This Episode Back in the 70s & 80s, nothing sold a product better than a great mascot or spokesperson. Everyone knew Mr. Wipple, Chalie the Tuna, and the Maytag repairman, and they became almost synonymous with the products they represented. We thought that they’d be around forever but times change and many of our […]

Pensacon 2019 Live Stream Special Edition

About This Episode GenXGrownUp was in attendance at Pensacon 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. After a full day of taking in the sights & sounds at the Bay Center, Jon, George, & Mo gathered around a microphone in the hotel for a first-ever live streamed podcast episode. Originally airing live on YouTube and Facebook, this Special Edition […]

Backtrack: Payphones, Pagers, & Passing Notes

About This Episode It’s hard to image that there was a time where you couldn’t get in contact with just about anybody, anywhere, anytime. In this week’s episode, we look at how our lives were different growing up as GenX’ers and how the way we communicated affected our lives. How did we survive? We did […]

Backtrack: GenXGrownUp’s Top Ten Weird Al Parodies

About This Episode They say you haven’t really made it in the music industry until Weird Al Yankovic makes a parody of one of your songs. Well, if you ask folks like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Coolio, Micheal Jackson, and Nirvana (well you can’t really ask the last two but you know what I mean) then […]

Galaga 40th Anniversary

About This Episode Four decades ago, the video game, Galaga, first appeared in arcades. Its combination of action, strategy, and iconic design have resulted in it regularly being praised as one of the greatest video games of all time. So in this episode, we’re celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the greatest space shooter to ever […]

Backtrack: Pizza Arcades

About This Episode Video arcades did not suddenly spring up overnight. They started small, with a machine or two scattered here and there in pizza parlors, convenience stores, and gas stations. They grew into the full arcades and ultimately moved on to create places like Chuck E.Cheese’s and ShowBiz Pizza. In this episode, we talk […]