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Top 10 GenX Schwarzenegger Films

About This Episode In the late ’70s, a young Austrian bodybuilder tried his hand at acting and soon became one of the biggest box office action superstars of the GenX era. He went on to star in many of the most notable films and franchises of our youth. In this episode, we will be running […]

Donkey Kong 40th Anniversary

About This Episode Forty years ago we first dropped a quarter into a pale blue arcade cabinet for a few minutes of gaming fun. Controlling a little plumber in an attempt to rescue a girl from a giant gorilla, we knew it was something special, but couldn’t have imagined just how special. In this episode […]

The Blues Brothers

About This Episode Four decades ago, Jake Blues was released from Joliet prison and he and his brother, Elwood, embarked on a mission from god. Their adventure became one of the most successful and beloved GenX-era musical comedies, so in this episode, we’re looking back at The Blues Brothers. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord […]

Ice Cream Truck Experience

About This Episode As a kid playing outside with our friends, when we heard that tinny, out-of-tune rendition of “twinkle twinkle little star”, we knew we were in for a treat. It meant the Ice Cream Truck was not far away! In this episode, we remember that shared Ice Cream Truck experience from growing up […]

CompUSA

About This Episode During the explosive growth of home electronics but before the rise of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores were a mecca for GenX electronics nerds. In this episode, we look back at the origin, history, and ultimate demise of computer super-retailer, CompUSA! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter […]

John Hughes Films: Road Trip Edition

About This Episode John Hughes was behind some of the most successful and beloved films of the ’80s and ’90s: too many, in fact, to be contained in a single show. So in this episode, we’re looking back at four Hughes films that take place during a road trip! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord […]