Acid Washed Memories

Acid Washed Memories

Are you ready to rewind? It’s Acid Washed Memories, a retro pop-culture celebration! Each week, we’ll put a new spin on the past. Whether it’s TV shows, music, video games, or anything else on the pop culture spectrum, you’re sure to take a nostalgia-filled ride back to a simpler time.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 62 mins

This week, we're examining the transparent history of a curiously clear Cola:  CRYSTAL PEPSI!

We'll discuss the thought process, the launch, and the unintentional "limited" run that this strange beverage had in the marketplace.

Drink up!

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BUCKLE UP! This week we're cruising back to the past to discuss the road more travelled:  the highway? Where we're going, we DO need roads.

Just drive safely ok?

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This week, we're staying up late to discuss the oft-forgotten Tonight Show competitor:  The Pat Sajak Show?! We'll do our best to solve the puzzle of why CBS offered the Wheel of Fortune Guy a shot against reigning incumbent, Johnny Carson, how it all went, and most importantly, another formidable competitor who entered the fray at the same time.

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January 29, 2024 104 mins

Welcome to the next level!

This week, it's all about SEGA!

We'll cover the rise and fall of the video game maker who also happened to be a major player as a console manufacturer for many years.

The trials, the tribulations, the 32X - it'll all be covered!

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January 22, 2024 162 mins

This week, we're taking a trip to visit The Tanners.

We'll cover the inception, making, and each season of a beloved 80s and 90s sitcom:  Full House! So have mercy as we delve into the details and explain just how and why this show captured the hearts and minds of so many. Oh, and CUT IT OUT!

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January 15, 2024 71 mins

This week, we'll cover a bizarre yet memorable 1994 incident involving two world-class figure skaters.

We'll talk about who, what, where, when, and how.

But most importantly:  WHY?!

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This week, we're continue the Mario journey with not a sequel, but a PREQUEL:  Yoshi's Island! We'll cover why this is a thing, baby Mario's cry, and of course we'll catch up with all of the wonderful* 1994 Mario games as well! Follow on Twitter @awmpodcast

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January 1, 2024 50 mins

HAPPY NEW YEAR! This week, we take a look back at an odd blip of our memories:  The Y2K bug.

We'll cover what it is, the hysteria that ensued, and ultimately, why not much happen when the year 2000 rolled around.

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December 24, 2023 108 mins

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals! This week, we're eating junk and watching rubbish as we discuss a beloved 90s film: Home Alone. We'll talk its A) making 2) legacy, and D) sequels.

Just make sure you go easy on the Pepsi! Crowbars up!

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December 18, 2023 104 mins

This week, we're grappling with the explosive popularity of 1980s wrestling!

From its odd origins, early popularity and detonation into the pop culture zeitgeist, we're pinning down the weird, wonderful, wacky world of wrestling. From our vantage point, of course.

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This week, we're discussing the rise, the fall, and the legacy of a beloved memory*:  Toys R Us.

From bikes to trains to video games, it truly was the biggest toy store there was* - and we'll talk all about why generations of kids didn't want to grow up.

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December 4, 2023 83 mins

This week, the Mario series continues with an all-star lineup for 1993! We'll cover Mario going missing, back in time, and into an enduring 16-bit collection! Also, something about a safari. Follow on Twitter @awmpodcast

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November 27, 2023 79 mins

This week, it's all about a staple of our childhood television:  INFOMERCIALS!

From its initial experiments through its glory days, we'll talk all about the products, the pitchmen, and the paid programming that was a fixture of "why am I up this late" TV viewing. Sorry, no C.O.D.s

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This week, we're cooking up some juicy details about the tasty history of Kentucky Fried Chicken!

From its humble gas station origins, the white-suited visionary, (and his help from a certain hamburger icon), to its failures and success, we'll cover everything KFC! Is it finger lickin' good?  You decide.

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November 13, 2023 77 mins

Can you hear us now? This week, we're calling up the interesting history of a now-ubiquitous device:  the cellular phone. From its surprisingly early origins, niche market, and finally its widespread adoption, we'll cover* every aspect of the cell phone's rise to prominence. (*standard rates apply)

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November 6, 2023 88 mins

This week, we continue our Mario series with a look at the year 1992! From an artistic achievement, a racing revelation, and a side-scrolling sequel, 1992 was certainly a unique and fun year in the world of Mario, and we'll tell you all about it!

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This week, we're delving into the interesting history of the less-lauded but still crucial form of TV distribution:  first-run syndication!

Plus we'll cover a laundry list of shows, good and bad, that aired in this format throughout our childhoods. Just check your local listings.

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This week, we explore the series that explained just what happened between the first two Street Fighter games.

From its origins as a stop-gap before part III, to its legacy on its own merit, listen as we break down every detail of the Street Fighter Alpha games!

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October 16, 2023 75 mins

This week, we're descrambling the tangled, interesting history of PPV television.

From its unorthodox origins to a surge in the 80s and 90s, we'll cover every facet of this concept, which still lives on to this day. Follow on Twitter @awmpodcast

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This week, Mario's journey continues as he helps launch Nintendo's 16-Bit Era! We'll pick it up with the success and aftermath of Super Mario Bros. 3, Mario's sudden medical degree, and his role in helping the Super Nintendo become a formidable contender in the war against Sega. Plus:  YOSHI! Follow on Twitter @awmpodcast

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