You have to grow older, but you don't have to grow up...
We're GenX'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the 70s, 80s, & 90. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Gen X'ers who refuse to grow up. "Escape Room" is our 3-part audio drama celebrating Halloween.
Backtrack: Walkman & Discman
There's probably not a GenX'er out there who wasn't somehow impacted by the introduction of the Sony Walkman. The ability to carry the music you want to hear and listen to it wherever you go was seen as nothing short of a miracle in technology. In this episode, we talk about the Walkman's history and our personal experiences with this life changing piece of tech.
- The history of the Walkman » goo.gl/Bu5JgG
- Watch the original commercial » youtu.be/xOTfzZCyCmo
- Great Wikipedia page on the Walkman » en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkman#Cassette-based
- So what exactly is a mixtape? » en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixtape
- Kids react to the Walkman » youtu.be/Uk_vV-JRZ6E
- Enter the Discman » en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discman
- Sony stops producing MiniDisc Walkman » goo.gl/ja2PL3
- Sony MiniDisc Walkman on Amazon » amzn.to/2Je4jDV