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Backtrack: Roadside Attractions

About This Episode If you’re looking for the world’s largest ball of twine, Foamhenge, or a house made out of beer cans, then you’re looking for some amazing roadside attractions! In this episode, we talk about some of the more famous ones around the country. Some of these our parents stopped for; some they didn’t! […]

Just Say No

About This Episode In the late ’80s & early ’90s, Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign strove to keep our nation’s youth from illicit drug use. The approach and effectiveness of the program is often debated, but there’s no debate that it was front-and-center if you grew up as a GenX’er in the U.S.. So […]

Backtrack: GenX Future Predictions

When Generation X dreamed about the future, we pictured either a technological paradise with flying cars, helpful robots, no illness and rocket ships or we pictured a wasteland brought on by some human action. Neither came true (luckily in the latter), but we’re still a ways off from where we thought we would be by […]

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: 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 […]

Collectible Drinking Glasses

About This Episode Do you remember trying to collect a full set of promotional drinking glasses from your favorite fast food joint? So do we! What were your favorites? Still have a couple in the back of your cabinets? We remember collectible drinking glasses in this episode. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownupDiscord » GenXGrownUp.com/discordFacebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUpTwitter » […]