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

Billboard Hits of 1983

About This Episode Forty years ago, pop music was still finding its voice in the post-disco landscape of the early ’80s. Many of our favorite songs, albums, and artists were vying for supremacy on radio and in our record stores. In this episode, we look back on the top hits of 1983 as determined by […]

Muppets Mayhem, SofaBaton Remote, & Strange Brigade

About This Episode We head back to the theatre for the latest adventures of Drax, Rocket, Starlord, and the gang, check out a unifying gadget to get all your entertainment center electronics under control, and play a modern homebrew remake of a classic arcade title for the Atari 2600! Patreon » » » […]

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

About This Episode In the summer of 1983, the third installment in George Lucas’s blockbuster science fiction series hit theater screens. The Force was stronger than ever as Return of the Jedi brought a thrilling and satisfying conclusion to the original trilogy, and laid the groundwork for what would come decades later. In this episode, […]

Evil Dead Rise, Retro Flip Clock, & Shapez

About This Episode We head to the theater to see what Sam Raimi’s Deadites have gotten up to lately, check out a nostalgic & decorative timepiece that can add some retro flair to your home, and play a new indie game that puts you in charge of building an increasingly complex factory assembly line! Patreon […]

The Six Million Dollar Man

About This Episode It’s been nearly fifty years since “Col. Steve Austin, Astronaut. A man barely alive” got his bionic implants and leapt onto our television screens. That kicked off decades of cybernetically-enhanced adventures that have had a profound impact on all of media and pop culture to this day. In this episode, we’re visiting […]

The Super Mario Bros. Movie, LEGO Galaxy Explorer, & Everspace 2

About This Episode We head to the theatre to see the unlikely adventure of two Brooklyn plumbers addicted to mushrooms, check out some meatball-adjacent shelving solutions to upgrade your home, and play a computer adventure game based on a popular pen-and-paper franchise! Patreon » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » […]

GenX School Lunch Experience

About This Episode We’ve spoken several times on this show about our GenX educational experiences. But one particular part of school keeps coming up time & time again. It was part social club, part study hall, part hangout — oh, and by the way, you could also eat lunch! In this episode, with help from […]

John Wick 4, Divoom Pixoo 64, & Diablo 4

About This Episode We head to the theatre to see the kind of chaotic bloodshed that only the most excellent assassin can deliver, build a sweet LEGO model suitable for intergalactic bounty hunting, and test-play the beta for the fourth installment in a classic RPG dungeon-crawling computer game series! Patreon » » » […]

Dungeons & Dragons

About This Episode If you spent any time in your youth talking about saving throws, half-elf paladins, gelatinous cubes, alignment charts, or encumbrance, then this Backtrack belongs in your bag of holding. We’re going back to the basement to remember the origin, impact, and lasting legacy of the granddaddy of pencil-and-paper role-playing games, Dungeons & […]

65, LEGO Landspeeder, & Gotham Knights

About This Episode We check back in with the unorthodox head coach of AFC Richmond in the hit comedy from Apple TV+, test drive some cool new tech to upgrade your home network, and play an updated Atari classic that will once again have you on the search for the golden chalice! Patreon » […]

GenX Stuff We Can’t Stand!

About This Episode We’re always focused on celebrating the things we love about being GenX’ers, but not everything from our generation is worthy of celebration! In this Backtrack, we run down the products, trends, and pop culture associated with our generation, but that we absolutely cannot stand! Patreon » » » » […]

Cocaine Bear, ReMarkable, & RetroMania Wrestling

About This Episode We head to the theater to see a friendly black bear that gets its paws on some contraband, test the latest in digital tablets that would like to replace your pencil & paper, and jump in the ring with a new wrestling video game that has some serious GenX roots! Patreon » […]
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