GenXGrownUp Podcast

The GenXGrownUp Podcast is the audio companion to, and extension of, our YouTube channel and other media. Subscribe with your favorite podcasting app, or click straight through and listen to some of our recent episodes.

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

Dangerous Toys We Shouldn’t Have Had

About This Episode We’re Generation X kids who grew up largely unsupervised and left to our own devices. That often resulted in “play” time being a bit rougher and more hazardous than those who grew up in later generations. In this Backtrack, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane littered with the most dangerous toys […]

Fallout, Lunar Lander Beyond, & Progression of AI

About This Episode We watch a post-apocalyptic TV series based on an equally post-apocalyptic game franchise, explore how artificial intelligence is creeping its way into our lives, and play a brand new game that adds a layer of story onto a 1979 Atari arcade classic. Patreon » » » » » […]

Full Motion Video Games

About This Episode Photo-realism in video games is commonplace now, but for decades, storage and technology limitations meant blocky figures were the best we could get. But as the tech evolved, the use of actual video started to enhance the game experience. In this Backtrack, we look back at the rise and legacy of FMV: […]

Garry Kitchen on Donkey Kong, Activision, & MORE!

About This Episode One of the coolest benefits of being a content creator is having the opportunity to actually speak with some of the key figures who laid the foundation of the video game industry, and my guest for this video is without a doubt one of those individuals. He was there in the very […]

Civil War, Beelink Mini PC, & Cash Cow DX

About This Episode We head back to the theatre for latest kaiju team-up movie from Legendary pictures, check out a capable mini computer with a budget price that just might surprise you, and play a new arcade-style indie game featuring a cow with a pickaxe gathering gems! Patreon » » » » […]

Tetris 40th Anniversary

About This Episode Forty years ago, now, a Russian software engineer wrote a simple puzzle game in his spare time. It featured a variety of geometric shapes falling into a well, and in short order, the world was in love with his creation. In this episode, we dive into one of the most iconic and […]

Late Night with the Devil, THE400 Mini, & HP Smart-Tank Printers

About This Episode We head to the theatre for a demonic possession horror film unlike any we’ve seen before, check out some innovative inkjet printer tech that does away with those hated ink cartridges, and spin up a few hundred classic computer games with a new pint-sized gaming gadget from our friends at Atari! Patreon […]

GenX Travel Experience

About This Episode They say it’s not the destination, but the journey that matters. Striking out on a trip — be it for business or pleasure — has changed dramatically since our days growing up as Generation X’ers. In this Backtrack, we’re exploring all the ways that the travel experience has evolved from how we […]

Dune II, Northwoods Hodag, & Harold Halibut

About This Episode We watch the new medieval fantasy film starring Hawkins, Indiana’s favorite daughter, assemble some fun with a cryptic building toy gifted to us by one of our fourth listeners, and spin up the latest release of our favorite video emulation front-end to see what’s new! Patreon » » » […]

The Last Starfighter

About This Episode Four decades ago, young Alex Rogan got the highest score ever on his favorite game: Starfighter. He’s shocked to find out the game was a training & recruitment tool for actual intergalactic pilots, and his performance has earned him entry into an elite space force! Now, on its fortieth anniversary, we are […]

Lisa Frankenstein, Audio Technica, & Deliver Us Mars

About This Episode We head to the theatres to see a new comedy/horror film that would feel right at home in the ’80s, check out some tech that delivers crystal-clear free content to your fancy Smart TV, and dive into the latest from the Life is Strange franchise where your superpower is psychic empathy! Patreon […]

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 […]
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