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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 […]

REWIND: Radio Shack

About This Episode Originally Aired October 04, 2018 “Breaker, breaker 1-9, I just eyeballed a bear trap with a bunch of Evel Knievels about 10 miles past the coop. So if you don’t want a bear bite back it down.” Huh? That was just some CB talk in honor of this week’s Backtrack Topic all […]

’80s Detective TV Shows

About This Episode A cornerstone of the GenX latchkey kid experience was the world’s best babysitter: the television. In this episode we’re running down some of our favorite 1980s detective tv shows that we enjoyed growing up! Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » » “Grown […]

TV Game Shows

About This Episode Before the days of media streaming & binging, we were often glued to our sets to watch contestants compete for cash and prizes! From quizzes, to puzzles, to trivia and more, game shows both entertain and allow us to play along at home. So, hands on your buzzers: it’s time to look […]

Star Wars

About This Episode A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a swashbuckling science fiction film came out of nowhere to capture our imaginations and change filmmaking forever. In this episode, we’re remembering the landmark space epic, Star Wars, and discussing just what made it such a touchstone for Generation X and beyond. […]

Billboard Hits of 1981

About This Episode Forty years ago, pop music was just finding its voice in a post-disco environment. In this episode we remember the top hits of 1981 as determined by the Billboard music charts. Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » “Grown Up” by Beefy » […]