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Backtrack: Retired Advertising Icons

About This Episode Back in the 70s & 80s, nothing sold a product better than a great mascot or spokesperson. Everyone knew Mr. Wipple, Chalie the Tuna, and the Maytag repairman, and they became almost synonymous with the products they represented. We thought that they’d be around forever but times change and many of our […]

Backtrack: Payphones, Pagers, & Passing Notes

About This Episode It’s hard to image that there was a time where you couldn’t get in contact with just about anybody, anywhere, anytime. In this week’s episode, we look at how our lives were different growing up as GenX’ers and how the way we communicated affected our lives. How did we survive? We did […]

Backtrack: Pizza Arcades

About This Episode Video arcades did not suddenly spring up overnight. They started small, with a machine or two scattered here and there in pizza parlors, convenience stores, and gas stations. They grew into the full arcades and ultimately moved on to create places like Chuck E.Cheese’s and ShowBiz Pizza. In this episode, we talk […]

Backtrack: GenXGrownUp’s Top Ten Weird Al Parodies

About This Episode They say you haven’t really made it in the music industry until Weird Al Yankovic makes a parody of one of your songs. Well, if you ask folks like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Coolio, Micheal Jackson, and Nirvana (well you can’t really ask the last two but you know what I mean) then […]

Backtrack: Christmas Is For Kids

About This Episode So everybody knows about Rudolph, but do you know how Donner and Blitzen joined Santa’s Team? Or what about the moose that wanted to pull Santa’s sleigh? If not then you are missing out on some “should be” classics that Jon shares with us from his favorite childhood Christmas Album, “Christmas is […]

Backtrack: Lunch Boxes

About This Episode Sadly, not all of us were able to participate in the joy of owning lunch boxes. Some were not able to show all their friends which TV shows they liked, which cartoons were the coolest, or use that awesome thermos. But at least two of the hosts of GenXGrownUp were part of […]