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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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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/twit…
 
Facilitated by Your Brain on Facts Podcast, this episode we are engaging in a little criss-cross. Today's episode is a heaping helping of musical nostalgia from The GenXGrownUp Podcast! They are talking about one-hit wonders of the 1970s! It hurts my heart that I remember any of these songs from their time of release 😁. Enjoy! genxgrownup.com https…
 
Will and Ray discuss current 1980s news including the record-breaking price paid for an opened Super Mario Bros. cartridge from 1986. Then, the 80its determine the elements that made 1980s fantasy films successful. Finally, the duo speak with Tami Stronach, who appeared in the iconic "The Neverending Story." She is producing and starring in a new m…
 
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/gen…
 
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 » GenXG…
 
Will and Ray discuss current 1980s news including a possible "requel" to "The Last Starfighter." Then, the 80its reminisce about their sports experiences in the 1980s. Finally, the duo chat with author Dan Flaherty about moments in the 1980s that changed professional sports today. [2:15] A Big Announcement [2:52] 80s News [13:00] Sports Moments Fro…
 
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/twitt…
 
Will and Ray discuss current 1980s news including a recent auction of guitars built by Eddie Van Halen. Then, the 80its reminisce about great 1980s movies that were adapted into terrible TV shows (except for the one starring our guest). Finally, Will chats with actor Dean Cameron ("Summer School") about finding success in the 1980s and keeping the …
 
Will and Ray discuss current 1980s news including a forthcoming "Terminator" anime and a brief review of "Coming 2 America." Then, the 80its quickly decide the outcome of the Elite 8 round of Smash Madness 2021. Finally, Will challenges Ray to identify which 1980s hits were covers of earlier songs. [1:32] 80s News [13:12] Quick Review of "Coming 2 …
 
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…
 
Will and Ray discuss current 1980s news including the cast of the forthcoming "Dungeons & Dragons" film and a reboot of "Silent Night, Deadly Night." Then, the 80its decide the outcome of the Sweet 16 round of Smash Madness 2021, but it's not without controversy and the duo can't agree on one match. Finally, the 80its speak with Dr. Brian Cogan abo…
 
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…
 
Will and Ray discuss current news including the return of "Yo! MTV Raps" and the first live-action video game adaption that makes sense. Then, the 80its determine the outcome of 16 Thunderdome-style matches between iconic 1980s heroes and villains in Smash Madness 2021. [1:00] Introduction and show announcements [3:30] 80s News [14:56] 1980s Heroes…
 
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 W…
 
Will and Ray are joined by Jon from The GenXGrownUp Podcast. Together the trio discusses current 1980s news including Iron Maiden's reaction to a possible Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction and a new "Running Man" film. Then, the 80its and guest reminisce and review some of the strangest cartoons from the 1980s. [1:48] Show announcements [3:14] 80s…
 
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/g…
 
Will and Ray discuss current news related to 1980s media, including the inclusion of 1980s greats among Rock Hall inductees. Should genres other than rock be admitted to the Hall? Then, the duo discusses their youthful adventures in theme parks. Finally, Will and Ray speak with Seth Porges, the writer/co-director of "Class Action Park," a documenta…
 
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 » Ge…
 
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 » GenXGr…
 
Will and Ray discuss current news related to 1980s media, including Liam Neeson rebooting a classic franchise and latest about "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." Then, the duo reviews some of the quirkiest novelty songs from the 1980s. Finally, the 80its speak with the deadliest half of the comedy band Ninja Sex Party, Dr. Brian Wecht. Time code: Interview…
 
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 »…
 
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. P…
 
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 We…
 
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 an…
 
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/Gen…
 
A conversation with Matthew Didner. He is the associate artistic director for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and was the associate director on the Drama Desk Award winning Nation Folksbiene Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof, but it both feels like yesterday and a lifetime ago that he was helping me embody my Chandler Bing on stage…
 
TV shows have a long tradition of presenting a “special Christmas episode” around the holidays. For this show we re-watch some of our favorite Christmas-themed episodes to help get you in the spirit! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrown…
 
We watch a new documentary about disco-era supergroup, the Bee Gees, test out a piece of high-tech gear to simplify your home’s security, and head to Night City for a look at the newly-released Cyberpunk 2077! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »…
 
Christmas season is upon us and toy shopping in high gear. And while most of that shopping these days is done online, we’re devoting this episode to remembering the nearly-extinct brick and mortar toy stores we enjoyed growing up! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.…
 
We review the latest installment in the Marvel superhero film franchise, check out some tech to make your computing life more productive, and play a mind-bending game where perception shapes your reality! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenX…
 
Picking just the right holiday gift for the GenX nerd in your life can be challenging, but we’re here to help. At the request of our listeners, in this episode we run down some great gift ideas for the 2020 holidays, regardless of your budget! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter »…
 
This week we take a look at the new Showtime comedy about aspiring astronauts and a moon base in the Arizona desert, check out the new tabletop version of a classic Don Bluth-animated laserdisc arcade machine, and we get medieval as a Viking assassin in the latest entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord …
 
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