In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod and New England Podcast

In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod and New England Podcast

The In My Footsteps Podcast is a mix of Cape Cod and New England history, tips on New England travel, fun lifestyle topics, a slice of retro nostalgia from the 1980's and 1990's, and much more. Created and hosted by New England author Christopher Setterlund.

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May 22, 2024 50 mins

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Sharpening young minds with some 1980s kids' television shows. Melting young minds in the 80s with Tetris. Some television channels that are no longer around.
Episode 145 rings in summer (unofficially) as Memorial Day Weekend approaches.
The show kicks off with some of the shows that helped teach the youth of the 1980s. Spanning math, science, and overall basic skills there was no shortage of cla...

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The 30th anniversary of the movie The Crow. Some amazing diet and exercise fad fails of the 1970s. MTV shows that came and went in the 1980s. The very first McDonald's restaurant.
Episode 144 will super-size your nostalgia cravings.
It kicks off with a look back at the movie The Crow on the week of its 30th anniversary. Marred somewhat by the tragic on-set death of star Brandon Lee this movie is ...

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The beloved Sweet Pickles books. Some forgotten 90s musical acts. The most toxic workplace I've experienced.
Episode 143 of the podcast has a bit of everything.
It begins with the return of a podcast staple, Restaurant Storytime. This 8th installment is a segment 143 episodes in the making. Toxic workplaces are unfortunately all too common. This segment reveals the most toxic place I've bee...

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Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the iconic comedy group The Three Stooges. An educational short film about life in 1800. Some long-forgotten discontinued sodas.
Episode 142 of the podcast covers a lot of ground.
It begins with a look at the Three Stooges and their legacy in comedy as their very first short film Woman Haters debuted 90 years ago this week. Though it is nearly impossible to sum up ...

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Was the Winnebago Man truly the Angriest Man In America? Were any of these board games on your family fun nights in the 1980s? How about some of the forgotten 1970s cartoons?
Episode 141 of the podcast is unique in a few ways. It includes a first, that being a review of a full documentary, The Winnebago Man. Jack Rebney became a viral sensation in the early days of YouTube thanks to his profanity-laden ou...

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The rise and fall, and rise again(possibly) of Ames Department Stores. Old school trips to the mall to get professional photos taken. The best-selling Atari 2600 games ever.
Episode 140 returns after a week off filled with fun nostalgia.
It begins with the story of a Northeast staple for decades. Generations of those who grew up in that part of the United States likely have fond memories of shopping a...

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The death of a Gen-X icon 30 years later. Memories of Old Country Buffet plus tips on how to be a meat carver. Some heavy-hitting stores that closed in the 1980s and 1990s. The legacy of TV Guide magazine.
Episode 139 of the podcast runs the gamut from heavy to light but is filled with nostalgia.
30 years ago this week the world of music, the world of pop culture, and a generation overall, lost a gian...

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Some of the biggest failures of 1990s products. Some of the most dangerous vehicles ever created. The rise of Napster and the dawn of music downloading in general. The nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island.
Episode 138 of the podcast has warm and fuzzy nostalgia, horrific and scary events, some laughs and some head-shaking all in one show.
It begins with a look back to the bygone days of the 1990s. So...

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Products that were here and gone in a flash. A serious 70s educational short film with some underlying humor. One of the most infamous unsolved crimes of the 20th century. Some of the best long songs.
Episode 137 has nostalgia in bloom as the calendar turns to spring.
It begins with a look at some products that were here and gone so fast that they barely had time to leave a mark. In the initial Blink ...

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Memories of when a trip to the video store was a must on a Friday night. What were the original games released with the Nintendo Entertainment System? How about the bad guys of advertising?
Episode 136 is chock full of all of that and more!
It begins with a time when renting movies was as much fun as watching them. In the days before streaming and on-demand features if someone wanted to see a movie th...

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The Goonies as writing inspiration. Urban legends 1980s kids will remember. What music played on MTV's first day?
Everyone has their origin story, how they ended up where they are or doing what they are doing. In Episode 135 of the podcast, I share my story of how I first got interested in being a writer. It goes all the way back to 2nd Grade, my favorite teacher ever, and a surprising inspiration, t...

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It's March, spring is arriving. The sun will bring some warmth and so will a new subscriber-only bonus episode of the podcast! This is the 6th monthly installment in the series where I review a blog I had written called Initial Impressions which I began in 2010.
For those who might be new here, this blog was meant to be a behind-the-scenes look at my trav...

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Some of the most memorable commercial jingles of the 90s. A trip back to Cape Cod's beloved Bassett's Wild Animal Farm. Historical Leap Day events.
Episode 134 takes a trip back to simpler times. First, it begins with a trip back to the days when a petting zoo was popular entertainment. In the time before the Internet and smartphones, young people had fewer options for fun on Cape Cod. One such ...

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A driver's ed film that scarred children of the 1960s. Stories of my time as a degenerate Las Vegas gambler. Some of the best 1980s teen movies, and more.
All of this is front and center on Episode 133 of the podcast.
Las Vegas is called 'Sin City' for a reason. All of the excesses that you could want are within arms reach. Even if you are a resident you cannot escape the pull of some ...

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Happy Valentine's Day! Love is in the air on Episode 132 of the podcast.
Helen Keller was an icon of the 20th century and a true testament to the will of the human spirit due to her achievements despite being rendered both bling and deaf at an early age. One of the loves of her life was the many trips that she made to Cape Cod during her childhood through early adulthood. We will look at her connecti...

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It is the dead of winter and Episode 131 will try to bring the warmth. It begins with a trip back to a long-since-forgotten Cape Cod establishment. The Chequesset Inn of Wellfleet, the Grand Resort of the Outer Cape, was an oasis of luxury in the late 19th and early 20th century. However, it has been all but lost to time. We'll look back at its story this week.
For 70 years one magazine has captured ...

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Hello subscribers!
It's February so here is a Valentine from me to you with a new subscriber-only bonus episode of the podcast! This is the 5th in the series where I review a blog I had written called Initial Impressions which I began in 2010.
For those who might be new here this blog was meant to be a behind-the-scenes look at my travel trips but ended up as a fever dream ...

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The first day at a new job can be exciting, it can also be nerve-racking. In Episode 130 of the podcast we look at a day of work that was a mixture of both. In Restaurant Storytime VII: A Great First Impression I share the details of my first shift ever in the hospitality industry. For it to be on the podcast you know it was not an ordinary day.
1994 was a monumental year for the music industry. There wer...

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Let's go to the mall! Words that were always music to the ears of anyone who grew up in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. A visit to the mall was always a special and exciting time back then.
The indoor mall is still a popular destination today, however, its heyday was definitely the '70s through the '90s. 
You didn't need much money as the 'mall rat' identity only...

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An AI Therapist? A Pixelated Talking Parrot? Ruining the Lives of Sims? These are just a few of the possibilities one could have found 30 years ago during the rise of the MS-DOS computer game. Episode 128 of the podcast will reminisce about some legendary titles that helped pave the way for the modern wonders of gaming.
Mill Hill in West Yarmouth on Cape Cod was a haven of entertainment for nearly a cent...

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