GenXGrownUp Podcast

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A new episode releases every other Thursday, and then a “Backtrack” episode is released on the alternating Thursdays — so there’s a new show to enjoy every week!

All Episodes

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 […]

Russian Doll, Anthem, & Cord Cutting

About This Episode Jon, George, and Mo all have shows you need to watch, after years (literally) of delays Jon is finally getting a much-anticipated video game sequel, George brags about his incredible high score, and Mo is jealous of George’s incredible high score. All this plus we dedicate our entire tech section to answer a […]

Looking Back on Looking Forward 2018

About This Episode On each episode of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, we talk about the things we’re looking forward to. Often we follow up on these topics on a subsequent episode, but sometimes those topics slip through the cracks. In this Special Edition podcast, we’ve scoured every episode to find anything we were looking forward to […]

Backtrack: Battle of the Network Stars

About This Episode Back in the ’70s and ’80s, when you only had original programming on three channels (PBS didn’t count), there was a dark thing called “reruns.” This was when all the new shows were just repeated week after week while we waited for the new season to arrive. But there was a bright light […]

True Detective, Slidey, & Weezer’s No Scrubs

About This Episode This week, George laments over Weezer’s cover of “No Scrubs,” Mo is meh about the latest Keanu Reeves movie, Replicas, and Jon talks about a creepy doll… and the horrible movies based on it! All this and much more on the GenXGrownUp Podcast! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter […]

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: 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 […]

Bandersnatch, Lemmings Mobile, & Oculus Go

About This Episode Happy New Year! The people at GenXGrownUp are thinking some (unusually) deep thoughts going into the new year. George wonders, “Is watching a movie on an Oculus Go with other people in the room rude?” Mo wonders, “What can I build to justify owning a 3D printer?” And Jon has the deepest […]

Backtrack: Bulletin Board Systems

About This Episode There was once a time when it took hours to download a file, when you had to find out from friends and magazines the numbers to the best… well.. let’s call them “sites,” and when your home phone (no mobile back then) was the same line that you used to access remote […]

The Rookie, Anki Overdrive, & Just Cause 4

About This Episode This year is almost over and in this, our last podcast of the year, George tells us of a TV series and movie that are worth your time, Jon and Mo discuss Just Cause 4 and how it’s not a bad game, just not a great sequel, and we each give one […]

Backtrack: Celebrity Charity Events

About This Episode Back in the 80’s Bob Geldof, a singer and activist, started Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Whether it was intentional or not, that started a wave of celebrity activism which raised millions for various causes and created a few number one music hits as well. In this […]
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