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

Mini Arcade Commerce (SFGE 2022 Panel)

About This Episode We had the great opportunity this year to host a panel at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo on Mini Arcade Machine Commerce. We love the fact that they are creating varying versions of the arcade cabinets we all loved growing up as GenX’ers, but are they worth it? How good are they? […]

ECW: Extreme Championship Wrestling

About This Episode When the Monday Night wrestling wars were in full swing, a small upstart promotion from Philadelphia hired a visionary promoter and together, they took sports entertainment to the EXTREME! In this Backtrack, we cover the origin, talent, and eventual demise of ECW. Patreon » » » » » […]

Gaming in the BBS Era (SFGE 2022 Panel)

About This Episode This year we decided to just go to the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo and have fun. But fun for us includes doing panels and connecting with the great folks who attended this awesome convention. We recorded the panel on BBSes that we hosted and want to share it with all of our Fourth […]

Resident Evil, Stray, & Quoridor

About This Episode We head to Raccoon City for the latest reboot of a horror series based on a video game, get a little artistic with some fantasy RPG miniatures, and play an adventure game where you are a lone kitty cat in a world of robots. Patreon » » » » […]

Films of Rob Reiner

About This Episode Most of us were introduced to Rob Reiner through his portrayal of Archie Bunker’s son-in-law, Meathead in All in the Family. But that was just the beginning of a long and successful career as not just an actor, but more importantly, the director of some landmark GenX-era films. In this episode, we’re […]

The Black Phone, Final Vendetta, & Online Eyeglass Shopping

About This Episode We watch the newest from the MCU as the god of thunder returns to theatres, check out an economical option for those prescription glasses you probably need, and play a new PC game that could easily be mistaken for an ’80s arcade classic. Patreon » » » » […]

Free-Play Arcades

About This Episode The video game arcade we knew as kids is sadly gone, but in the last decade, there has been a trend toward free-play arcades. For just the cost of entry, dozens if not hundreds of original arcade & pinball machines are available to play with no need for quarters. In this episode, […]

GenX Summertime Toys & Play

About This Episode It’s mid-June, school is letting out for the summer, and youngsters will be filling their next few weeks with warm-weather activities. In this episode, we remember how we spent our summer months growing up as Generation X kids! Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » […]

Fourth Listener Feedback: Star Wars

About This Episode Who knew that there were so many Star Wars fans out there? Well, we did! This is why we were not surprised at the number of Fourth Listener emails we received about our Backtrack celebrating the original 1977 Star Wars movie! So many of you contacted us that we decided to take […]

Top Gun: Maverick, Gravitar Recharged, & LunaPic

About This Episode We return to the skies and the screen with CAPT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, check out some hardware to improve your home computer workstation for work or play, and play an action RPG where you are a man-eating shark on the prowl for revenge! Patreon » » » » […]

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

About This Episode It was forty years ago that a small alien visitor was accidentally stranded on our planet. He befriended a young boy and his family, developed a taste for _Reese’s Pieces_, and absolutely dominated the box office. In this episode, we look back on four decades of Steven Spielberg’s GenX masterpiece: E.T. the […]
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