GenXGrownUp Podcast

GenXGrownUp Podcast

We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the late '70s & '80s. All of that stuff has shaped who we are today as adults. And those nostalgic things are still very much a part of how we live our lives & see the world in the 21st century. Through this show we look at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

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May 6, 2021 64 min
We check out the latest attempt to bring Mortal Kombat to the big screen, unpack the most recent Marvel Collector Corps box from Amazon, and play a puzzle game where you can finally use all that stuff you learned in high school chemistry class! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Mer...
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Some of the most memorable sitcoms ever on television came out of the ’80s. And the music that kicked off each of these shows would explain the premise, set the mood, or just generally get you in the right frame of mind for the fun you were about to have. In this episode we are running down our Top Ten picks for the very best TV sitcom theme songs to come out of the 1980s! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com...
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We watch what happens when women in Victorian London develop superpowers, try yet another new way to replay some classic Atari 2600 titles, and check out a new party word-game where you fill in a film’s missing dialogue! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.c...
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April 15, 2021 39 min
We remember a man who spent more than four decades creating quality children’s television programming and if you watched TV growing up as a GenX’er, he was probably one of your childhood friends. We are talking about the life, work, and legacy of Mister Rogers. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGr...
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We take to the skies with Amazon Prime’s new animated superhero series, find out if you can get a pair of quality wireless earbuds for under $50, and play a mobile puzzle game that’ll make you feel like a hacker detective! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp...
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April 1, 2021 46 min
Before the rise of smartphones, voicemail, and texting, the way we avoided missing important calls was with a tape recorder plugged into the wall. Now nearly extinct, the answering machine used to be standard equipment in most every home. In this episode, we remember this abandoned tech and the role it played in our lives. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » Gen...
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It's time for the 2021 Podcast Switcheroo! Enjoy this sample episode from "My handle is Johnathanblade." https://anchor.fm/johnathanblade https://twitter.com/Johnathanblade?s=09 Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up”...
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We talk about how the COVID vaccine affected a small, animated mountain town, review some new tech from Amazon to supercharge your home wi-fi, and absorb your free time with an addicting little color-matching mobile game! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp....
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March 18, 2021 57 min
As a GenX kid, one of the best ways to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon was to tune your local UHF station for a monster movie marathon. And Godzilla was the reigning king of the movie monsters. In this episode, you’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know, and more, about everyone’s favorite prehistoric nuclear lizard: Godzilla! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twi...
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March 11, 2021 55 min
We watch a new series about agents investigating the scattered wreckage of an alien spacecraft, crack open a newly-found vintage role-playing handbook, and play a new action-driving game that promises to be the spiritual successor to Crazy Taxi! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Me...
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March 4, 2021 54 min
When Atari’s Pong released in 1972, it ignited our fascination with electronic games. It wasn’t long before companies were cranking out miniature electronic games that you could hold in the palm of your hand, In this episode, we’re remembering those vintage GenX-era handheld & tabletop video games that held us over until our next trip to the arcade! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » ...
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February 25, 2021 57 min
This week, we investigate a new series set in the “Silence of the Lambs” universe, build an inexpensive gadget that plays hundreds of Atari classics, and make our 26th and final entry in the Humble Bundle game series! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/...
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February 18, 2021 56 min
As a kid, what could’ve been better than a new toy and a tasty snack? How about a new toy FOR FREE WITH your tasty snack? In this episode, we remember all those cool toy surprises that were packed into the food we pestered our parents to buy. Hear more of our guest, Will, on his show… The 80its Podcast » www.the80itspod.com/ Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » G...
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We check out a new series about an alien posing as a small-town doctor, review the hot new flagship smartphone from Samsung, and play a new game where you can turn into a werewolf! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » be...
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February 4, 2021 55 min
Forty years ago, pop music was just finding its voice in a post-disco environment. In this episode we remember the top hits of 1981 as determined by the Billboard music charts. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyn...
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January 28, 2021 67 min
We catch up with a psychological horror series about a couple in grief who hire a nanny to care for a doll, see if the latest e-reader from Amazon is a worthy addition to your tech collection, and play a puzzle game for your phone that’s sure to reduce your productivity! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcas...
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January 21, 2021 54 min
If you’re a fan of horror, action, or science fiction films from the ’70s & ’80s, then you’re a fan of John Carpenter. This American director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and composer celebrated his 73rd birthday this past week, so in this episode, we celebrate some of our favorite Carpenter films and discuss just what makes them so memorable. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb....
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In this episode, we learn the history of some of our favorite profanities, take a trip to the red planet for some action-adventure platforming, and unpack a long-delayed piece of gaming gear that has finally arrived. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/m...
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January 7, 2021 83 min
On each episode of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, we talk about the things we’re looking forward to. Often we follow up on these topics on a subsequent episode, but sometimes those topics slip through the cracks. For this show, we’ve scoured every episode from the past year to find anything we were looking forward to that sort of dropped off the radar and we didn’t talk about it again. What happened? Did we see/do that thing? If yes, was...
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December 31, 2020 63 min
This week we take a trip to the other side in Pixar’s latest animated adventure, take multitasking to the next level with some new gear from Logitech, and play a game where you’re a paranormal investigator unraveling the creepy secrets of a ’70s mining village. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGr...
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