Come aboard as your 3 wacky octo-hosts dive deep into the 70s, 80s & 90s to discuss things like classic gaming, movies, tv shows, cartoons, music and even toys!
Larry Blamire returns again (for the first time) to talk all about his newest books "Still At Large" and "Flapjack Alley". One is out now, the other is on the way, but both as chock full of delightful absurdist humor that is sure to either split your side, or possible leave it in stitches.
Later on, we get Larry to do the reminiscing thing about the early days of his career working for the stage in Boston. You'll hear how he met ...
Blocks, bricks and other toys you build are the topic of the week on this episode of the Retro Ridoctopus cephalopodcast!
We spend the first half of the episode on this history of LEGO, shining our headlamps on some of our favorite sets and more. Then, after constructing our Octoponder, we'll switch gears to present some lesser known building toys we loved over the years. Tune in and see how things stack up!
And later, Parasite St...
Richard Thomas is the award-winning author of seven books: three novels—"Disintegration", "Breaker", and "Transubstantiate" as well as three anthologies and over 150 published short stories!
We locked him up in THE BRIG to talk about his newest release "Spontaneous Human Combustion" which has made the final ballot for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards! The discussion turns to famous authors who have helped him along the way and plenty o...
Are all video game movies really that bad? Absolutely not!
For this episode, we breakdown 6 films based on video games that we feel are worth talking about! Some are good, some are not so good, but our opinions on which ones are which might just surprise you!
Later on, we read a metric ton of Retroid answers for this week's OCTOPONDER THIS and 8-bit Alchemy will drop a B-segment on your laps that is sure to make you SQUIRM!
Author, screenwriter, poet, professor and winner of all the awards, L. Marie Wood enjoyed her first stay in THE BRIG so much, she's back for a second round! We get to talking about her new books and how it feels to be nominated twice (same category, same year) for the Bram Stoker Awards! And later on, she reads her story "Upperville" from "The Tales of Time", proving there are some places you can never truly leave.
Raw, energetic ...
I think we can all agree that biodegradable recreational foam has never been more fun than when its being fired at your best pal's face! That's why that in this episode of the Retro Ridoctopus cephalopodcast, we aim to lay down NERF history and pull the trigger on some cherished childhood memories all revolving around this classic toy line!
After that, we'll switch to round table mode and present 6 of our favorite NERF guns. Tack ...
Hey kid. Do you wanna know about this thing called INERTIA? How about some of that cool WATER PRESSURE or maybe how to pick up an ICE CUBE with a piece of STRING??
Well you're in luck because this week on the Retro Ridoctopus cephalopodcast, we're talking all about SCIENCE SHOWS! The ole nostalgia ray is being aimed at Mr. Wizard, Beakman's World and of course, Bill Nye The Science Guy. We cover the basics of each show, and spill ...
For many of us, rushing home to plop our butts in front of the Disney Afternoon was a seminal part of childhood! From Gummi Bears, Ducktales and Rescue Rangers to Goof Troop, Tail Spin, Gargoyles and beyond, these were some of the best produced children's cartoons on television and a whole bunch of 'em of them spawned some terrific video games!
In this episode, Nintenjoe leads us through a discussion of 6 of our favorite Disney Af...
Peter N. Dudar & L. L. Soares are two talented best buds who definitely know their way around horror!
The Bram Stoker Award-Nominated, Dudar, having written such memorable titles as "A Reqiuem For Dead Flies", "Blood Cult of the Booby Farmers" and "Goat Parade" unleashed his newest grimy Grindhouse nightmare in late 2022, "The Mississippi Glory Hole Mutilations" from Grinning Skull Press.
And because truth is stranger than fic...
Season 5 begins with a barrage of stars and swipes as we spotlight everyone's favorite men in black (pajamas)... NINJAS!
Over the decades, appearing on just about every console since the Atari 2600, ninjas have been a true staple of video games. For this episode, we spotlight some of out favorite appearances from the 8bit and 16bit eras and beyond!
Later on, we'll tell you which Ninja Turtle is the most popular to play as (accordi...
It's that time again, Retroids! Time to stick the proverbial fork in another season of the Retro Ridoctopus cephalo-podast.
For this episode, we reminisce about the episodes that challenged us, the topics we were nervous to tackle and the guests we still can't believe agreed to come on.
Later, we do our annual thing of talking about a classic film that we FINALLY JUST watched for the first time! After giving you our picks, we have...
Jason David Frank joined Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the 17th episode of its first season. Green with Evil was the title, but fans latched onto the character of Tommy almost immediately. and while he was introduced as the "evil" Power Ranger, Tommy wouldn't stay that way for long, going on to become the show's longest running cast member and by far the most popular.
For this episode, we pay tribute to his memory.
The 988 Suici...
For 30 years, Kevin Conroy has been the voice of one of the most beloved comic book characters of all time and to say his loss was one that hit us hard is an understatement. Without that dulcet baritone, it feels like the world has gotten a little darker.
For this episode of The Crow's Nest, we spend about an hour celebrating Kevin's historic performance and describe why, in so many ways, he was OUR Batman.
We may be smarter than the average bear, but for our second episode devoted to the animation powerhouse Hanna Barbera, we needed a little help.
Enter the Velvet Joker himself, Mr. Rich Davis from Splash Pages The Comic Book Club podcast! Together, we'll celebrate 8 classic cartoon shows from the 60s to the 90s while playing you blocks of theme songs along the way! This may be our longest episode all season so strap into your Flint...
Let us take you on a musical journey through a landscape forged mostly of rock and metal. Each Octo-host will present 4 albums that are not just favorites of ours but important. We'll wax about how each one helped make us into the people we are today and why they will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Later on we'll ask you to name an important concert you attended, before finally dropping another new game that plays like...
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Jammed in between the incredibly popular N64 and Wii consoles, Nintendo released a really great system with a tons of exclusive games that unfortunately made a much smaller splash. We are here to celebrate the GameCube just before it's 21st birthday! Nintenjoe will lead the discussion and cover the technical stuff before we start presenting some of our favorite games!
Later on, we'll read the results of our Octoponder This poll to...
Lots of toys came in GLOW IN THE DARK varieties, but do you know how they worked? For this episode, we drop a little history and pinch of science of your butts all to answer the question... how do glow in the dark things work?
And before you can say SCARE GLOW, we swing things around to our normal format and each present a handful of phosphorescent fun we remember from when we were kids. Tack on some incredible answers to this wee...
Learn more about the fabulous new book we dished on in the episode by visiting the publisher's page for HEART, WINGS and FIRE!
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Mysterious fires! Untimely deaths!! Bolts of lighting hitting Italian churches!!! Can a movie production truly be cursed? We present the evidence for 6 famously maligned films and leave it up to you (The Retroids) to decide!
And later on, after a particularly creepy Octoponder This, the one called Parasite will bellyache about a random video game boss in another edition of DIE MONSTER!
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