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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!

 

 

Searching, Qi Charging, & Iron Fist 2
September 13, 2018 In this week’s exciting episode, Jon brags about the Galaxy Watch’s awesome battery life, Mo is jealous of his awesome battery life and finds an old YouTube video from the MCU, and George discovers the joy of wireless charging! Plus ...

Backtrack: Playing Outside
September 6, 2018 One, two, three…. NOT IT! How many times have you started an exhausting game of tag with those words? In this week’s GenXGrownUp Backtrack we remember playing outside. Sometimes because we wanted to and sometimes because our parents banned us ...

Happytime Murders, Galaxy Watch, & Dying Light
August 30, 2018 This week, we all admit to crying while watching a movie, George vehemently defends a TV show, Jon gives his feeling on using retro game ROMs and Mo finds a site that talks about the failed comic book heroes and ...

Backtrack: Back to School
August 23, 2018 In honor of back to school time we take a look back on things we remember from going back to school after summer vacation. Everything from getting supplies to overloading your backpack with all the new textbooks, we talk about ...

Special Edition: Episode Zero
August 17, 2018 On the date of the one-year anniversary of the launch of our podcast, we offer this special edition release. A few weeks before the first episode you heard, we did a conference call as a proof-of-concept and brainstorming session discussion ...

The Meg, SiNKR, & We Happy Few
August 16, 2018 In this episode, George finds a great resource for the comic book folk, Jon introduces us to both a PC and mobile game, and Mo sees The Meg. All this and more as we approach our one year anniversary of ...

Backtrack: Movie Rental Stores
August 9, 2018 Remember walking down aisles of seemingly endless choices of movies? How about renting a movie based only on its cover and finding gems but more often terrible movies? Do you remember making mad dashes to the video store at 2am ...

Castle Rock, Thimble Box, & Völgarr the Viking
August 2, 2018 This week, Jon bravely admits that he is looking forward to “The Meg,” Mo is confused about whether or not he liked “Batman Ninja,” and George talks about two great streaming shows: one new and one returning. Plus hear our ...

Backtrack: Evolution of Digital Storage
July 26, 2018 Today most of us walk around with hundreds of gigabytes of storage in our pockets and think nothing of it. In the not too distant past, to have a few megabytes of storage was considered a ton! For those of ...

The Rain, X-Cube, & Neon the Ninja
July 19, 2018 George talks about the great shows he’s discovering on streaming, Mo vehemently warns off the listeners from what he sees as a Netflix train wreck and Jon solves some crazy cube puzzles. All this plus the usual rants and digressions! ...

Backtrack: TV Guide
July 12, 2018 Probably the magazine that was in more homes than any other was the TV Guide. Back in the days of our GenX youth, it was the only way to see what’ll be coming on so you could properly plan your ...

Luke Cage 2, ReviewMeta, & Captain Spirit
July 5, 2018 This week, Jon brags about his amazing cubing skills, Mo finds a helpful site for navigating Amazon reviews, and George talks about some of the great shows returning to streaming services.! As usual, this is only part of what we ...

Backtrack: Dawn of Music Videos
June 28, 2018 “Ladies and gentlemen… rock and roll.” Those are the opening words spoken on August 1, 1981 that launched MTV and the music video revolution. But it actually started before that in smaller forms with artists like David Bowie and Queen pushing ...

Special Edition: Billy Mitchell Interview
June 23, 2018 All of us at GXG have a love for those classic arcade games we grew up playing in our corner arcades, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve been closely following the controversy surrounding Billy Mitchell. Mitchell, the ...

Incredibles 2, GoCube, & Vampyr
June 21, 2018 Two conventions in two weekends leaves a lot to talk about! In this episode Mo gets Jon and George interested in two new games from the makers of Life is Strange, Jon gets Mo and George to buy yet another ...

Backtrack: Schoolhouse Rock
June 14, 2018 “I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill…” “Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?” “Three, is a magic number…” If you are a GenX’er then all three of these lyrics should’ve started the music running through your head and brought back memories of ...

Solo, Atari VCS, & Dude Stop!
June 7, 2018 Jon and Mo are forced to admit that George won our Spring movie blockbuster wager (and of course George was the picture of grace and dignity about it). On top of that, Mo talks about Solo, Jon recommends a game ...

Backtrack: Fads of Generation X
May 31, 2018 We’ve all experienced fads as part of growing up. The Baby Boomers had things like the poodle skirts, the hula hoop, and the yo-yo and GenX had things like Swatches, Rubik’s Cube and Tickle me Elmo! We do our best ...

Deadpool 2, Key Collector, & Twincop
May 24, 2018 We talk about Deadpool 2, lament over the possibility of Timeless getting cancelled, and Jon discovers something that most of us have known for years! This plus our usual collection of tech toys, media and gadgets!     Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » ...

Backtrack: Photography
May 17, 2018 Imagine a time when you didn’t know if your pictures came out for days or weeks after you took them. Imagine only being able to take a limited number of pictures at one time before having to change film. Imagine ...

Infinity War, Cobra Kai, & Zoom H1n
May 10, 2018 WARNING! We hold a spoiler-rich discussion of Infinity War in this episode,  so when you hear us give you the heads-up, skip ahead from 12 min 30 sec to 20 min 53 sec to skip that part of the conversation. If you do ...

Backtrack: GenX Era Comedians (feat. Kevin Gootee)
May 3, 2018 Pretty much everybody knows who Ellen is, along with Roseanne, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and Eddie Murphy. But did you know they all got their start back in the 70’s and 80’s? We talk about them and other comedians that ...

Coronary, Maskatron, & Giant Space Invaders
April 26, 2018 In this installment of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, Mo is underwhelmed by a video game, Jon finds yet another great show for us to get hooked on and George goes to back-to-back comic book conventions! As usual, all this and much ...

Backtrack: GenX Horror Franchises
April 19, 2018 Horror movies really came into their own when we were growing up in the 70s and 80s. Many of these movies have become the standard and sparked a huge number of sequels. In this episode, we talk about some of ...

Ready Player One, Zencastr, & Far Cry 5
April 12, 2018 We are trying a new technology for recording our podcasts for this episode so please forgive us for any quality changes you might hear! We’re obsessive about quality so be assured that we are already on the path to return ...

Backtrack: Walkman & Discman
April 5, 2018 There’s probably not a GenX’er out there who wasn’t somehow impacted by the introduction of the Sony Walkman. The ability to carry the music you want to hear and listen to it wherever you go was seen as nothing short ...

Tomb Raider, DJI Osmo Mobile, & Alto’s Odyssey
March 29, 2018 Welcome to another installment of the GenXGrownUp podcast! We discuss the return of the Timeless TV show, the new Tomb Raider movie and how awesome Humble Bundle can be! As usual, all this and more!     Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website ...

Backtrack: GenX Disney Memories
March 22, 2018 What has over 27 thousand acres of land, is the number one theme park in the world and gets more than 19 million visitors a year? Walt Disney World of course! Take a listen as we recount our experiences with ...

Jessica Jones, Part-Time UFO, & Galaxy S9
March 15, 2018 We hit the random milestone of 16 episodes (even more random if you count Backtracks, making it 31)! To celebrate, Jon talks about the best arcade game he’s played on a mobile device, Mo chimes in on the second season ...

Backtrack: GenX Sitcoms
March 8, 2018 Sitcoms of the 70’s and 80’s ran the gamut of different types. Some were focused on the family, some on the workplace and more than one had aliens! Listen to us reminisce about the shows we watched and loved as ...

Black Panther, A/V Gear, & Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
March 1, 2018 In this installment; Jon over-analyzes a stop-motion movie, Mo tries to not geek out over a superhero movie, and George ties to find something nice to say about an Al Pacino movie! All this and more!     Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » ...

Backtrack: After-School TV
February 22, 2018 So back in a GenXer’s younger days, we knew the value of a good education. The first thing we did when we got home was study and do our homework……. BWA-HA-HA-HA! Sorry, I couldn’t keep a straight face with that ...

Altered Carbon, Falcon Heavy, & Dark Tower
February 15, 2018 The guys reflect on some recent Netflix fare, updates on a couple of recent YouTube live streams, and Jon acquires a copy of bucket list board game, and much more!     Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » ...

Backtrack: Local Radio Experience
February 8, 2018 Listening to music was a different experience when we were kids. DJs were local, you had to wait to hear your favorite song, and trying to record something off the radio took skill, patience and luck! Listen as we talk ...

Counterpart, Comics Databases, & Playstation Now
February 1, 2018 In lucky episode thirteen we talk about everything from the latest “twist” in Star Trek Discovery (no major spoilers), an old superhero show that only lasted two seasons, and a great new game that is coming out in a couple ...

Backtrack: Long Car Rides
January 25, 2018 Are we there yet? Are we there yet? How many times have we spoken those words to our parents on those long car trips? How in the world did we survive those trips without DVD players, phones and Game Boys? ...

Black Mirror, iPhone X, & Little Nightmares
January 18, 2018 The long-awaited return of George to the podcast means another drone update! But that’s not all. Other George-welcoming topics on the docket include Mo’s decision to stay on the dark side, an old game gets new life with some clever ...

Backtrack: Vintage Board Games
January 11, 2018 We’ve already spent a whole show on Monopoly but that is only one of many, many games we played as kids. Who remembers playing games like Mouse Trap and Uncle Wiggly? We do! In this episode we look back at ...

The Toys That Made Us, Vintage Atari Haul, & Darkest Dungeon
January 4, 2018 In this episode, Jon starts down the path of appearing on “Hoarders” when he comes across a “few” classic video games at a flea market, Mo laments over getting a great Christmas gift, and we are joined once again by ...

Backtrack: Christmas TV Specials
December 28, 2017 You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall, the best Christmas tradition of all? It’s watching those amazing Christmas TV specials from our childhood, of course! Come along for ...

Mind Hunter, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, & DK Restoration
December 21, 2017 In this episode, Jon sits next to an annoying Star Wars fanboy at The Last Jedi, Mo geeks out about Doctor Who, and special guest Emceemur shares a game glitch which actually forced him into a great gaming experience! All ...

Backtrack: The GenX Fast Food Experience
December 14, 2017 Fast food is the same now as it’s always been… or is it? We delve deep into our memories of the fast food experience and explore how much grabbing a quick burger an fries has changed over the years.     YouTube ...

The Runaways, Plex, & Wolfenstein
December 7, 2017 In this episode, George falls off the wagon and buys more drone stuff, Jon gets his dream collectible and Mo watches Marvel’s The Runaways! All this and much, much more!     Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Theme: “Grown ...

Backtrack: Old Computer Games
November 30, 2017 There was a time where you had to actually read in order to play computer games! Before computer gaming was mainstream and universal, it was the domain of the hobbyist. In this Backtrack, we talk about the computer games we ...

Justice League, Ancestry, & Juanito Arcade Mayhem
November 23, 2017 In this installment of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, we talk about how Justice League is in our top 4 DC movies, a raunchy new sci-fi comedy on Hulu, flea market finds which will likely drive Jon crazy trying to get them ...

Backtrack: Breakfast Cereal
November 16, 2017 The crinkle of the cellophane, the tinkling of spoon in a bowl, the crackle of ice-cold milk poured over the top — it’s breakfast time, and that means breakfast cereal. In this Backtrack we discuss the importance of breakfast cereal ...

Stranger Things 2, Ragnarok, & Zoom H1
November 9, 2017 In this week’s show we talk about Jon’s cheating skill at beating his friends in Nidhogg 2, our impressions of Stranger Things 2, and what we think of the latest addition to the movie experience: D-Box motorized theater seats! Of course, ...

Backtrack: Introduction of VHS
November 2, 2017 In this Backtrack episode we go back to the early days of the “video home system” or VHS cassettes and discuss how it changed the way we consumed movies and TV!     YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Theme: ...

Batman v Two-Face, Golf Tech, & Life Is Strange
October 26, 2017 Join us as we talk about Star Trek: Discovery, an animated movie which continues the 1960s Batman tradition, George’s (bordering on manic) excitement over the Walking Dead Season 8 premiere, an interview with the co-host of the #WhoWouldWin podcast, the ...

Backtrack: Rotary Phones
October 19, 2017 This week’s backtrack topic is those most wonderful of clicky communication devices; the rotary phone!     YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Show Notes Rotary Phones on Wikipedia Get Your Own Rotary Phone Email the show ...

The Gifted, Blue Yeti, & Oxenfree
October 12, 2017 Discussions range from updates on The Orville, a little more Firefly pain, some not-ready-for-primetime Microsoft AR tech, a deep Atari throwback, a better alternative to Inhumans, Blade Runner 2049, and some vibrating theater seats.     Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » ...

Backtrack: Action Figures
October 5, 2017   Time to backtrack again. This week’s topic: action figures!     YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Show Notes Fisher Price Playsets & Figures » amzn.to/2k7UVZG Green Army Men » amzn.to/2x1y08B G.I. Joe Action Figures » amzn.to/2xM8BhO Six Million Dollar Man ...

Discovery, Oculus, & LogicBots
September 28, 2017 Among other things we discuss a couple of notable new sci-fi shows, play with the Oculus Rift, recommend a mobile game, and much more.     Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Show Notes Star ...

Backtrack: Saturday Morning Cartoons
September 21, 2017 Join us as we Backtrack to a time when Saturday mornings meant the TV belonged to the kids for cartoons.     YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Website » GenXGrownUp.com Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Show Notes 50 Greatest Saturday Morning Cartoons » goo.gl/QWeHHa Get the ...

Stephen King’s IT, Retro Atari, & The Orville
September 14, 2017 Lots of new media, games & tech to talk about this week.     Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Show Notes Little Evil on Netflix » goo.gl/gxBjon Get Shorty on Epix » goo.gl/DSZSNA Inhumans on ABC » goo.gl/W39rdr IT on ...

Backtrack: My First Video Game Console
September 7, 2017 Join us as we Backtrack to the 70s and reminisce about the first video game consoles we owned.     YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Website » GenXGrownUp.com Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Show Notes Sears Tele-Games Pong » youtu.be/ueZd_kTFdPs Sears Cartridge Tele-Games System » youtu.be/zjX2gGz8NhM Get your ...

Defenders, Logan Lucky, & Prey
August 31, 2017 This week we talk about George’s experience diving into podcast listening. Further topics include Defenders, Death Note, Logan Lucky, Arcade Classics, Prey and Ticket to Ride.     YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Website » GenXGrownUp.com Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Show Notes Limetown ...

Backtrack: Monopoly
August 24, 2017 In this Backtrack, we talk about a board game almost anyone can relate to; Monopoly.     YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Website » GenXGrownUp.com Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Show Notes Get Classic Monopoly on Amazon » amzn.to/2vS00sZ 5 Monopoly House Rules You Should Ditch ...

Room 104, Valerian, and Cheap PC Games
August 17, 2017 In this inaugural episode of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, the guys talk about topics as diverse as Blade Runner, G.I. Joe, Room 104, Valerian, the ALL Controller, PC gaming bundles, Nidhogg 2, Defenders, and more.     YouTube » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Website » ...

GenXGrownUp Podcast Trailer
August 6, 2017 GenXGrownUp is spinning up a companion podcast! This is a sneak preview, and the first full episode will drop August 17, 2017, and every other Thursday until the end of ever.  

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