GenXGrownUp Podcast

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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

Gift Guide for Geeks 2022

About This Episode 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. Once more this year, we’re going to run down some great gift ideas for the 2022 holidays, regardless of your […]

Spirited, T-Mobile, & Atari 50

About This Episode This week, we hit the theater for a black comedy horror film that might ruin your appetite, try out a simple piece of tech to help you get all those chargeable gadgets under control, and explore the latest release from Atari that’s not a game, but is a game, but also kind […]

Howard Scott Warshaw Talks Atari & Yars 2

About This Episode GenXGrownUp sat down with legendary Atari developer, Howard Scott Warshaw, to discuss his book, Once Upon Atari, his history at Atari, details on the forthcoming Yars’ Revenge Sequel, and how he made the migration from engineer to therapist. See the Video Interview » ONCE UPON ATARI is an intimate view into […]

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

About This Episode In 1982, faith in the Star Trek franchise was waning. The lackluster performance of 1979’s Motion Picture could have marked the end for Kirk, Spock, & company. But just in the nick of time, a second film hit theaters and it was not only good, but so remarkable that it set box […]

Atari Mania, Avenue 5, & iPhone 14 Pro Max

About This Episode We see the return of a sci-fi comedy set on an outer space cruise ship, play an adventure puzzle game that mashes together fifty years of Atari gaming history, and check out what innovations Apple has packed into their most recent smart phone. Patreon » » » » […]

Q*bert 40th Anniversary

About This Episode Four decades ago, a rookie developer working for a pinball company was tasked with creating a new video game in order to break into the booming market. The result was an isometric action puzzler starring a fuzzy orange hero with a filthy mouth. In this backtrack, we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of […]

Q*bert Creator, Warren Davis Interview (SFGE 2022)

About This Episode GenXGrownUp had a great time at the 2022 Southern Fried Gaming Expo in Atlanta, GA. While there we had the additional treat of interviewing the creator or Q*bert, Warren Davis! He speaks about creating Q*bert, what it was like working in the arcade industry in the ’80s, his book, and much more!  […]

Andor, Smart Deadbolt, & Monkey Island

About This Episode We watch the new Star Wars series that takes us back to the origins of the Rebellion, check out a piece of gear to improve the connection between your car and your smartphone, and play the new deceptively-simple mind-bending puzzle game from none other than Atari! Patreon » » » […]

Life Before Cell Phones

About This Episode Younger listeners who didn’t grow up GenX’ers sometimes question how people were ever able to leave the house without a cell phone. Every app on your phone had a pre-smartphone way to get the same thing done, and in this episode, we run through our typical day before cellphones were a thing. […]

Barbarian, Prowlarr, & Chronology

About This Episode We watch an oddly structured new horror film that’ll have you second-guessing that next Airbnb reservation, test-drive the latest indexer application to help with your internet public domain acquisitions, and play a card game where the path to victory is is paved with your knowledge of world history! Patreon » » […]

The Incredible Hulk ’78

About This Episode Forty five years ago, one of Marvel comics’ most popular characters was brought to life for the small screen. For five seasons, David Banner wandered the country trying to find “a way to control the raging spirit that dwells within him.” In this episode, we remember the 1978 CBS television series, The […]

Sandman, Brave, & Yars: Recharged

About This Episode We review the Netflix series based on a legendary Neil Gaiman comic book property, test drive a web browser that promises tighter security with zero compromises, and play Atari’s latest game release that reimagines a system-defining Atari 2600 title. Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » […]
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