Retrotone News

Retrotone News

Tired of the malarkey coming from the mainstream media? Well that stuff's history! Retrotone News gives you a snappy summary of the news. Modeled after the Movietone News reels of the 1930s, we cut the baloney and give it to you straight. Add a couple licks o' music and some color commentary from our host Rodge Bigsby (David Allen Moss), and you've got the picture.... Show More

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October 17, 2019 7 min

Hear the latest media and fast food blunders, as well as what’s happening in the music and entertainment industries.

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August 22, 2019 6 min

Rodge is wrangling escaped aliens from Area 51. He’ll be back someday. We hope.

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August 8, 2019 7 min

In this news update, Football season is upon us and we’ve got the inside info on which team has the best tailgating fans! Say “howdy” to your text-door neighbor and big news for plaid clothing! Rodge mourns the victims of both the El Paso and Dayton shootings with a poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye.

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August 1, 2019 6 min

On this episode of Retrone News Minute: Democratic Debaters go head to head in the Motor City, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars past another box office milestone, Rodge dolls it up with some end-of-summer trends and features the fan-favorite Bigsby’s Beat of the Week. Let ‘er rip!

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July 25, 2019 6 min

On this episode of Retrone News Minute: Robert Mueller is back in the headlines! Congress needs a lesson in finance as the national debt grows to epic proportions! A car accident turns bust and Shirley Bassey sings about money as we tap our toes.

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July 18, 2019 5 min

America has a lot to offer – from Lady Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge. This week Rodge travels off the beaten path to give you the beat on 5 unique vacation destinations in 2019. Check it out!

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July 11, 2019 7 min

On this episode of Retrone News Minute: Two massive earthquakes roar through Southern California; The US Women’s National Team return as four time World Cup Champions - making history and headlines; Amazon workers boycott Prime Day; Backlash against black “Little Mermaid” makes Rodge mad. Great trembling tectonic plates!

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July 4, 2019 8 min

Rodge reports on all things "Stars & Stripes" in this episode. It's Fireworks, Flyovers, Hotdogs, the National Anthem and even where to buy your last minute picnic items! Be careful and keep those fingers away from bottle rockets!

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June 27, 2019 7 min

Rodge dives into the World’s more wacky and bizarre headlines this week from alien signs to singing seals. Get the skinny on the most hipster summer reading list and wackiest world cup soccer drills.

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June 20, 2019 6 min

It’s no secret Rodge was in hiding. It’s like he never left. But somehow, he came back… different. He sees the world through a new lens. Could be Kodak. He’s definitely keen to thank his rescue team, take on the truth, bear his hip hoppier side, and salute the Siberian Tiger (among other musings).

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June 13, 2019 6 min

Rodge hops on the gossip train in this week’s episode of Retrotone News Minute. He divulges the latest in Celebrity Feuds featuring a Peace Treaty between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry; the Corporate Giant Break Up between FedEx and Amazon a.k.a. Fedmazon; the Twitter smack down between Justin Beiber and Tom Cruise; and we remember our favorite fuzzy friend, Otto the Otter passes. Let’s get on the chatter!

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June 6, 2019 7 min

In this episode of Retrotone News, Rodge delivers a heartfelt update on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day including the stirring commemoration by our world leaders and over 300 veterans that took place in Portsmouth, England. Bigsby wraps up this news minute with some uplifting headlines on the environmental efforts of Iron Man and a German Circus’ high-tech attempts to end animal cruelty. It’s one for the books, folks!

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May 30, 2019 8 min

It’s a disaster. It’s a lot of disasters. Bill shut down on the house floor. Hiker missing for 17 days. Tornadoes in real life and in film. What else could go wrong?

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May 23, 2019 3 min

RODGE IS MISSING!

RODGE IS MISSING! Where is Rodge? Four weeks ago, your beloved newscaster risked his life to bring you the latest conspiracy updates. Today he dials in from an undisclosed location...

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May 16, 2019 6 min

A Rhode Island school usurped the peanut butter from jelly; Rodge translates an angelic numerology report from the ‘Trusted’ Psychic Medium Network; We say goodbye to icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood; Spaghetti-O’s blessed our presence this day in 1965; and we top off this episode of Retrotone News Minute with a visit to Polly’s Poetry Corner. Let’s get on the bubble!

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May 9, 2019 6 min

Rodge wraps up an entertainment recap for this episode of Retrotone News, including the low down on the Dragon Queen, a Disney controversy with the Lady and the Tramp reboot, and the mourning of our beloved Chewbacca. In addition, a totally random unconventional vacation hot-spot leads the pack while Rodge tops it off with some fake news and Bigsby’s beat of the week.

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This week Rodge takes big risks to bring you the stories THEY don’t want you to hear. Find out the controversy behind Ecuadorian officials allegedly receiving bribes in connection to the Julian Assange arrest. Can a calendar be cursed? Rodge asks this very question in relation to some mysterious events in history being linked through one very suspect date. And what do Beyonce, Barbara Walters, and Bieber have in common?... Read more

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April 25, 2019 5 min

In this episode of Retrotone News, Rodge breaks down the not-so-epic Putin and Kim Jong Un meeting, calls out Big Pharma and the The Rochester Drug Co-Operative scandal amidst the long-standing opioid crisis in the U.S., and threatens those who might be holding Britney Spears against her will #FreeBritney. And that’s one for the Republic!

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April 18, 2019 7 min

Paris mourns, Trump Vetoes, Carter Lives and Tiger Wins, Again!

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April 11, 2019 7 min

Get ready for the ride with Rodge as he sizes up a summer of epic entertainment and events. From the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert Festival to the new Star Wars Ride Galaxy’s Edge and even, details on how to meet “THE” Rodge Bigsby in-person, we’ve GOT all the goods – let’s give it up for Westeros, Watkins Glen and Wookies in this whirlwind episode of Retrotone News.

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