GenXGrownUp Podcast

The GenXGrownUp Podcast is the audio companion to, and extension of, our YouTube channel and other media. Subscribe with your favorite podcasting app, or click straight through and listen to some of our recent episodes.

A new episode releases every other Thursday, and then a “Backtrack” episode is released on the alternating Thursdays — so there’s a new show to enjoy every week!

All Episodes

Atari 2600+, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, & PC Gaming Platforms

About This Episode 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 » […]


About This Episode 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, […]

Scavengers Reign, Opus Clip, & Berzerk: Recharged

About This Episode 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 […]

Trivial Pursuit

About This Episode 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 […]

Killers of the Flower Moon, Saferwatch, & Alan Wake II

About This Episode 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 » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » “Grown Up” […]

Super Friends

About This Episode 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 » » » […]

The Irrational, CarPlay Screen, & Assassin’s Creed: Mirage

About This Episode 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 » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » “Grown Up” by […]

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

About This Episode 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 […]

Krapopolis, New Wave Ghouls n’ Ghosts, & Days of Doom

About This Episode We watch the new FOX animated series about dysfunctional humans, gods, & monsters, check out the latest advancements in scale arcade cabinets with the newest offering from New Wave Toys, & play an unexpected new turn-based apocalyptic strategy game from none other than Atari! Patreon » » » » […]

Movies You Can’t Make Today

About This Episode We all love movies and have a particular affinity for the films we watched and enjoyed growing up in the ’80s. But we often hear it said of some of our favorites, “That movie would never be made today!” That got us thinking, so in this Backtrack, we run through a few […]

Atari Gamestation Pro, Strange Planet, & The Making of Karateka

About This Episode We watch a new animated series that mixes relevant social commentary with its over-the-top humor, check out the much-anticipated new Atari plug-and-play from manufacturer My Arcade, and blast off for outer space with Bethesda’s big new sci-fi action RPG! Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » […]

70s & 80s Home Decor

About This Episode When you look a photos from our youth, the dead giveaway of the time is the iconic way our homes were decorated. Most of those trends have faded away, some have evolved, and still others are just the way we remember them. In this Backtrack we look back at GenX household decor […]
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