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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: Discontinued Snacks & Candy

About This Episode There are some snack foods in the world that will be there forever. Hershey’s bars, M & M’s, SweeTarts, Space Dust….. wait, Space Dust? “What the heck is that,” you ask? Not everything survives the forces of the free market and candy is no exception. In this episode we look back at […]

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: GenX Kids’ Books

I didn’t ask for much as a kid but the exception was when the Scholastic Book Fair was coming to my school! They had so many books that it was difficult to choose! Many of us developed our love for reading back then, so join us as we look back at some of the book […]

Backtrack: One-Hit Wonders of the ’80s

About This Episode WARNING: Listening to this podcast could result in incessant humming, loud singing in your car, or in some extreme cases, earworms. The only known treatment is to listen to some of GenXGrownUp’s favorite one-hit wonders of the 1980s. Playlist and links provided below, but listen before you read further if you want […]

Backtrack: GenX Music Platforms

About This Episode As a GenX’er I still remember the thrill of buying a new record album, running home and carefully opening the record, putting it on the turntable, then listening to the entire album while looking through the album cover for behind-the-scenes pictures and lyrics. I’m not saying that this is better than CDs […]