Jon

Jon Reddick is a well-credentialed nerd of the 80s, classic game fan, and technology geek. He merged those interests into the creation of GenXGrownUp: a weekly podcast and YouTube channel which explores and celebrates media, games, tech, toys, comics, and pop culture of yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

Long Distance Phone Calls

About This Episode Today we grab our cell phones and call pretty much anybody, anywhere, without a second thought. But it used to be that placing a call to anyone more than a few miles away could result in a hefty phone bill at the end of the month! In this Backtrack, we look back […]
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Basic Fun Tiny TV Classics – Back to the Future Retro Quick Look

Basic Fun is known for its collectible games and toys, especially the Arcade Classics line. But now they’re just introducing a new line of Basic Fun Tiny TV Classics featuring four different televisions across different decades, and including clips from pop culture film and TV classics. In this video, we take a quick look at […]

The GenX Mall Experience

About This Episode Today, shopping malls are struggling to keep their doors open, but a few decades ago they were booming. To many kids who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, the mall was a favorite hangout, an entertainment center, a cafeteria, and even a date night destination! In this episode, our parents have […]
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Live GenX ’70s Music Quiz! – Tamara Dever’s Ultimate Mix Tape

Join GenXGrownUp for Perks! » bit.ly/395HEr9 Have fun and win prizes in The Ultimate Mix Tape live GenX music quiz! Guest and author, Tamara Dever, joins the stream as we take a trip down musical memory lane to test your ’70s music knowledge. Mo’s Review » youtu.be/BteZiQEDwx4 #genxgrownup #musicquizwithanswers #70smusicquizwithanswers #80smusicquizwithanswers #musicquizguessthesong Visit Totally Cool […]