Jon

Jon Reddick is a well-credentialed nerd of the 80s, classic game fan, and technology geek. He merged those interests into the creation of GenXGrownUp: a weekly podcast and YouTube channel which explores and celebrates media, games, tech, toys, comics, and pop culture of yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

Hamilton, Jydge, & Death of a Vlogger

About This Episode This week we take in the hit Broadway musical that’s making a splash on Disney+, play a puzzle game that combines espionage with comic book panels, and celebrate some newly-acquired fast food memorabilia inspired by a recent Backtrack episode. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownupDiscord » GenXGrownUp.com/discordFacebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUpTwitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitterWebsite » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » GenXGrownUp.com/podMerchandise […]

As Seen On TV

About This Episode If you grew up in front of the TV in the ’70s & ’80s, more than once you were invited to buy a Clapper, a Chia Pet, or a set of Ginsu steak knives. If I told you we were doing an episode all about the “As Seen On TV” phenomenon, how […]

Dragon Con Cancels 2020 Convention Amid Pandemic

In Its Place, Organizers Launch a Virtual Convention That Will Be Free to The Universe ATLANTA – July 6, 2020 – For the first time in 34 years, Dragon Con, the internationally known science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture convention, will not be held, a decision made in response to the ongoing pandemic facing the […]
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Lego-Style Buildable Arcade Cabinets from Arcade Classics

Basic Fun has taken their Arcade Classics line to the next level with their new buildable cabinets and we’re happy to share them with you along with some interesting facts about these all-time greats. #genxgrownup #arcadeclassics Buy Yours! » amzn.to/3dNLJAl (affiliate) Subscribe » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Discord » […]

Crossing Swords, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, & Galaxy S20+

About This Episode In this episode we watch a new animated medieval comedy from the producers of Robot Chicken, one of us got a sweet new flagship cell phone, and we’ll play an early access game that puts you in the spacesuit of an orbital salvage crew. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownupDiscord » GenXGrownUp.com/discordFacebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUpTwitter » […]
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yars’ Revenge!

Yars’ Revenge Is one of the best Atari 2600 games of all time. There’s so much more to Yars’ than meets the eye, though. From Easter Eggs to secret meanings, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the classic home console hit! #genxgrownup #atari2600 Get Yars’ Revenge » amzn.to/31c6uDg Subscribe » GenXGrownUp.com/yt Patreon […]