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37 minutes | 2 days ago
Retroist Pizza Hut Podcast
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I take a look at the history of the pizza-producing powerhouse Pizza Hut from its humble origins to its current status as a globally recognized food brand.
26 minutes | 16 days ago
Retroist King’s Quest Podcast
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the ground-breaking game, King's Quest. This was a genre redefining game brought to the world by the brilliant Roberta and Ken Williams.
28 minutes | a month ago
Retroist LaserDisc Podcast
The LaserDisc was short-lived, but very influential on the optical formats that would follow in its footsteps. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the LaserDisc from its inception to its demise just over two decades later.
33 minutes | a month ago
Retroist Quincy ME Podcast
Quincy ME was a groundbreaking show with a passionate and charismatic lead actor, Jack Klugman. It is one of my favorite TV shows and I am happy to cover it as my 250th episode of the Retroist Podcast.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Retroist McDonald’s McRib Podcast
The McRib is a fascinating bit of food science that refuses to be defeated. Time and again when it has been counted out, it starts appearing again. On this episode I discuss its history, creations and ability to endure.
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Retroist Atari Jaguar Podcast
The Atari Jaguar didn't last long, but it was an interesting attempt by an iconic company to jump back into an industry they helped to define. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss this too short-lived console.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Retroist In Search Of Podcast
In Search Of was a show that dealt with the mysterious and unexplained phenomena. Hosted by Leonard Nimoy, it was a popular show at the time and a cult hit now. It was also more influential on modern television than you realize.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Retroist Batman 1989 Podcast
Batman '89 was a cultural phenomenon. Its a good film, but the deeper you got into Batman and embraced Batmania, the more enjoyable it is. So join me as I jump back to 1989, put on my cowl and talk about Batman.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Retroist Defender Podcast
Defender is a fast-paced and innovative game, that belongs up there in the pantheon of most influential early arcade games. Not only was it a mega-hit, but it put into motion game trends that would help to define modern gaming.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Retroist The Rocketeer Podcast
In this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the 1991 classic, The Rocketeer. This cult classic was epic in scope and has a slew of dedicated fans. I am one of them and couldn't wait to cover it in an episode.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
Retroist Die Hard Podcast
In 1988, Die Hard would hit theaters and action films would never be the same again. It is a film that would alter our heroes, the expectations of our villains, and would eventually make people question their definition of Christmas films.
20 minutes | 5 months ago
Retroist Mr. Mom Podcast
On today's New episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss Mr. Mom. A hit film that had a good run on cable television and entertained a generation. In recent years it has lost some of its momentum. I hope I can steer some people back to it.
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Retroist Diff’rent Strokes Podcast
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the 1978 sitcom, Diff'rent Strokes. Almost everyone I talk to has heard of this show, but I am surprised how many have not yet seen an episode. I hope I can change that.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
Retroist Halloween III: Season of the Witch Podcast
Halloween III: Season of the Witch has not always received the respect other Halloween films have gotten. It is time to abandon your expectations of a Michael Myers kill-fest and embrace the genius of a film that combines, Stonehenge, microchips and the catchiest horror film jingle ever made.
22 minutes | 7 months ago
Retroist Teen Witch Podcast
Teen Witch is a messy earnest mixture of teen fantasy, rap music, and magic. No wonder this 1989 film has earned a reputation as a cult classic.
21 minutes | 7 months ago
Retroist Freddy’s Nightmares Podcast
In 1988, Freddy's Nightmare started being broadcast on TVs across America. A lot of people freaked out that a show this racy could make it onto over-the-air television and feared that it would confuse and desensitize youth. This, of course, just made the show more appealing to the youth they were trying to protect.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
Retroist Fright Night Podcast
Fright Night is a 1985 horror classic that expertly combines horror, humor and a bit of self-awareness. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the creation, success and enduring popularity of this amazing film.
27 minutes | 10 months ago
Retroist Inhumanoids Podcast
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the Inhumanoids. This toyline and animated series combined, humor, horror, sci-fi and animation like no other. It is well worth your time.
21 minutes | a year ago
Retroist Mattel Aquarius Podcast
The Mattel Aquarius is merely a blip in the history of computers. But to some people, this was their first machine. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I take a look at the Mattel Aquarius. A computer that wanted to be more than it turned out to be.
19 minutes | a year ago
Retroist Kodak Disc Podcast
The Kodak Disc was a technological marvel. It excelled at capturing the imagination and money of a whole lot of people. Sadly it didn't excel at taking photos. Nowadays people look back on it as an icon of the eighties, but many people might not realize what a costly failure it was for the company that made it.
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