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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: Fads of Generation X

We’ve all experienced fads as part of growing up. The Baby Boomers had things like the poodle skirts, the hula hoop, and the yo-yo and GenX had things like Swatches, Rubik’s Cube and Tickle me Elmo! We do our best to cover this vast topic on the fads we most remember growing up in the […]

Mister Rogers

About This Episode We remember a man who spent more than four decades creating quality children’s television programming and if you watched TV growing up as a GenX’er, he was probably one of your childhood friends. We are talking about the life, work, and legacy of Mister Rogers. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownupDiscord » GenXGrownUp.com/discordFacebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUpTwitter […]

Special Edition: Billy Mitchell Interview

All of us at GXG have a love for those classic arcade games we grew up playing in our corner arcades, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve been closely following the controversy surrounding Billy Mitchell. Mitchell, the first man to ever get a perfect score on Pac-Man, was in the news more […]

Backtrack: Breakfast Cereal

The crinkle of the cellophane, the tinkling of spoon in a bowl, the crackle of ice-cold milk poured over the top — it’s breakfast time, and that means breakfast cereal. In this Backtrack we discuss the importance of breakfast cereal to a young GenX’er, our favorite brands, and the rules & struggles of getting our […]