You have to grow older, but you don't have to grow up...

We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the 70s, 80s, & 90s, and all that stuff shaped who we are today as adults. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Gen X'ers who refuse to grow up.

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Barbarian, Prowlarr, & Chronology

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Episode 132...
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The Incredible Hulk '78

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You wouldn't like me when I'm angry....
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Sandman, Brave, & Yars: Recharged

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Episode 131...
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GenX Roller Skating Rinks

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Please clear the floor for "Couples Skate!"...
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She-Hulk, LEGO Atari 2600, & Cursed to Golf

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Episode 130...
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Atari 2600 45th Anniversary

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Have you played Atari today?...
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Nope, Castle Kong, & Bluetooth Turntable

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Episode 129...
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Mini Arcade Machine Collecting & Investing (SFGE 2022 Panel)

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Small fingers recommended!...
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ECW: Extreme Championship Wrestling

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Oh my god!...
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Gaming in the BBS Era (SFGE 2022 Panel)

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Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!...
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Resident Evil, Stray, & Quoridor

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Episode 128...
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Films of Rob Reiner

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Meathead movies!...
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The Black Phone, Final Vendetta, & Online Eyeglass Shopping

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Episode 127...
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Free-Play Arcades

GenXGrownup
No quarters needed....
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Jurassic World: Dominion, Steam Summer Sale, & D&D Computer Labyrinth

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Episode 126...
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GenX Summertime Toys & Play

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No more teachers, no more books!...
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Fourth Listener Feedback: Star Wars

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All Fourth Listeners, all the time....
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Top Gun: Maverick, Gravitar Recharged, & LunaPic

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Episode 125...
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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Phone home....
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Obi-Wan Kenobi, IQ Dungeon, & Mercury Reader

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Episode 124...
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Greatest Movie ABOUT Generation X Tournament FINALE

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There can be only one....
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Top Gun

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We feel the need. The need...for speed!...
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Fourth Listener Feedback: Top 10 '80s Movie Soundtracks

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It's just a difference of opinion....
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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Wikiwand, & A Juggler's Tale

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Episode 123...
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Greatest Movie ABOUT Generation X Tournament: North Bracket

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A multi-show tournament event!...
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Billboard Hits of 1982

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The top of the charts for 1982!...
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Kevin McDonald & The 2022 Kids in the Hall Revival

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I'm crushing your head!...
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The Baby, Everything, & CodyCross

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Episode 122...
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Kevin McDonald @ the Southern Shakespeare Festival

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Kids in the Hall meets Shakespeare...
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Star Wars

GenXGrownup
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away......
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Apollo 10 ½, Q*bert RepliCade, & Wordle

GenXGrownup
Episode 121...
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GenX Childhood Autonomy

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"Back in my day..."...
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Moon Knight, Return to Dark Tower, & BOSS Car Audio

GenXGrownup
Episode 120...
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APRIL FOOLS' 2022: Hash, Toothbrush, & Tic-Tac-Toe

GenXGrownup
Episode 0401...
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'80s Detective TV Shows

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From private dicks to police detectives and more...
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The Batman, Atari Legacy Cabinet, & Elixir

GenXGrownup
Episode 119...
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Stand with Ukraine: Humble Bundle

GenXGrownup
A great cause and a great deal....
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GenX Films of John Landis

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Trading Places, Coming to America, Schlock, and more!...
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Guardians of Justice, Cassette Digitizer, & Garfield Kart

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Episode 118...
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GenX Playgrounds

GenXGrownup
The merry-go-round was a rite of passage!...
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REWIND: Bulletin Board Systems

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Top 10 '80s Movie Soundtracks

GenXGrownup
Which albums bring the movie back to life in our Walkman?!...
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Moonfall, Vivaldi, & The Superhero League

GenXGrownup
Episode 117...
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GenX TV & Movie Cars

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Station Eleven, BetterHelp, & God of War

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Episode 116...
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Groundhog Day

GenXGrownup
It's me! Ned Ryerson! Bing!...
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Cobra Kai S4, Meater Plus, & Micro Center

GenXGrownup
We check out the latest developments from Daniel, Johnny, & the All-Valley Karate Tournament, review perhaps the nerdiest cooking accessory ever t...
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'90s Monday Night Wrestling Wars, Part 2

GenXGrownup
Get ready to rumble!...
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'90s Monday Night Wrestling Wars

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Get ready to rumble!...
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'90s Monday Night Wrestling Wars, Part 1

GenXGrownup
Get ready to rumble!...
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Spider-Man: No Way Home, Asteroids: Recharged, & BinaxNOW

GenXGrownup
We watch Spider-Man’s triumphant return to the big screen in No Way Home, review a powerhouse graphics card that can make a beast out of your gami...
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GenX Adaptations of "A Christmas Carol"

GenXGrownup
The timeless holiday classic re-interpreted for films of our youth....
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Arcane, Shark Air Purifier, & while True: learn()

GenXGrownup
We review the final season of an animated Netflix series centered around a typical family in the 1970s, check out some tech to improve your home’s...
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Batman '66

GenXGrownup
Same Bat-Time, same Bat-Channel!...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife, DisplayLink Video Adapter, & Tiny DDR

GenXGrownup
We review the new cinematic entry in the Ghostbusters franchise, discover a creative light source for your next outdoor gathering, and run down so...
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Gift Guide for Geeks 2021

GenXGrownup
Helping find the perfect gift for the geek in your life!...
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Eternals, Apple Watch 7, & Tents and Trees

GenXGrownup
This week, we review Marvel’s latest big-screen adventure all about a team of ancient superheroes, check out what’s new in Apple’s updated wearabl...
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Ghostbusters

GenXGrownup
Who you gonna call?...
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Dune, Tiny Atari 2600, & In Sound Mind

GenXGrownup
Mo finally gets to share his fanboy thoughts on the new cinematic version of Dune, we check out some new and versatile studio gear to up your prod...
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Horror Movie Debates

GenXGrownup
A Jury of Fourth Listeners helps decide what makes a great horror movie!...
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No Time to Die, Far Cry 6, & Xbox One Elite 2 Controller

GenXGrownup
We review the new thriller from A24 titled after a barnyard animal, test-drive some kitchen tech to help you get that morning jolt of caffeine...
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Evel Knievel

GenXGrownup
We remember the legendary, GenX-era daredevil!...
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Squid Game, Deathloop, & NAS Solutions

GenXGrownup
We check out the popular Netflix series about a high-stakes competition with deadly consequences, explore solutions for reliable mass data storage...
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Sequels Better Than the Originals

GenXGrownup
We’re living in a world of sequels and reboots that tend to be flops compared to the originals. But that’s not how it has to be, and we have the p...
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Life is Strange: True Colors, Oculus Quest 2, & What We Do in the Shadows

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We catch up on the latest exploits of a house full of vampires living in Staten Island, step into new worlds with some cool virtual reality gear, ...
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Galaga 40th Anniversary

GenXGrownup
One of the greatest video games of all time turns forty this year!...
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The Green Knight, Mpix Photo Lab, & Forbidden Island

GenXGrownup
We check out the new Hulu comedy-murder-mystery series starring two of the three amigos...
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Long Distance Phone Calls

GenXGrownup
GenXGrownUp is calling collect. Will you accept the charges?...
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SFGE 2021, Snake Eyes, & Reservation Dogs

GenXGrownup
Episode 105...
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The GenX Mall Experience

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C'mon, Mom. Please drop us off at the Mall!...
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Old, Numskull Galaga, & Days Gone

GenXGrownup
We find out if M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film is worth your time, test drive a premium quarter-scale arcade cabinet from manufacturer...
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Netflix

GenXGrownup
With over 208 million subscribers and billions in annual revenue, it can be easy to forget that Netflix started life before the turn of the Millen...
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Black Widow, Duskers, & Baba Is You

GenXGrownup
George takes the lead in the GenXGrownUp desktop PC arms race, we review a new film where Nicolas Cage fights to get back his stolen truffle pig....
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Top 10 GenX Schwarzenegger Films

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In the late ’70s, a young Austrian bodybuilder tried his hand at acting and soon became one of the biggest box office action superstars of the Gen...
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The Tomorrow War, Tozo Ear Buds, & Cloudpunk

GenXGrownup
Episode 102...
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Donkey Kong 40th Anniversary

GenXGrownup
Forty years ago we first dropped a quarter into a pale blue arcade cabinet for a few minutes of gaming fun....
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Windows 11, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, & Stela

GenXGrownup
We review the raunchy action/comedy film...
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The Blues Brothers

GenXGrownup
We"re on a mission from god....
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Loki, PowKiddy RGB10 Max, & Retro Bowl

GenXGrownup
This week we take a look at the new Disney+ series centering around the God of Mischief, test drive a new handheld retro-games emulation platform...
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Ice Cream Truck Experience

GenXGrownup
As a kid playing with our friends, when we heard that tiny, out-of-tune rendition of “twinkle twinkle little star,” we knew we were in for a treat...
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InfinityCon Tallahassee 2021 Special Edition

GenXGrownup
Hotel room audio FTW!...
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Spiral, Broken Age, & Lockpicking Kits

GenXGrownup
We decide how the latest entry in the Saw franchise measures up to its predecessors....
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CompUSA

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During the explosive growth of home electronics but before the rise of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores were a mecca for GenX electronics ...
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Wrath of Man, NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro, & Pikuniku

GenXGrownup
We see how Netflix’s take on the troubled superhero genre compares to the competition, upgrade our network with some cutting-edge tech from NETGE...
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GenXGrownUp Four-Year Anniversary Special

GenXGrownup
Four more years! Four more years!...
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John Hughes Films: Road Trip Edition

GenXGrownup
John Hughes was behind some of the most successful and beloved films of the ’80s and ’90s: too many, in fact, to be contained in a single show....
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Mortal Kombat, My Arcade SFII, & Sokobond

GenXGrownup
We check out the latest attempt to bring Mortal Kombat to the big screen, and unpack the most recent Marvel Collector Corps box from Amazon,...
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Top 10 Sitcom Theme Songs of the '80s

GenXGrownup
The best of the best sitcom themes!...
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Thunder Force, Atari Flashback, & What The Dub?

GenXGrownup
We watch what happens when women in Victorian London develop superpowers, try yet another new way to replay some classic Atari 2600 titles, and ch...
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Mister Rogers

GenXGrownup
We remember a man who spent more than four decades creating quality children’s television programming and if you watched TV growing up as a GenX’e...
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Godzilla vs. Kong, Mpow X6 Earbuds, & Peek a Phone

GenXGrownup
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, ...
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Answering Machines

GenXGrownup
Before the rise of smartphones, voicemail, and texting, the way we avoided missing important calls was with a tape recorder plugged into the wall....
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Switcheroo: My handle is Johnathanblade

GenXGrownup
Sloof Lirpa!...
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Justice League: Snyder Cut, Amazon Mesh Wi-Fi 6, & I Love Hue 2

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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...
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Justice League: Snyder Cut, Amazon Mesh Wi-Fi 6, & I Love Hue Too

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Episode 94...
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Godzilla!

GenXGrownup
As a GenX kid, one of the best ways to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon was to tune your local UHF station for a monster movie marathon....
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Debris, Tiny Frogger, & Taxi Chaos

GenXGrownup
We watch a new series about agents investigating the scattered wreckage of an alien spacecraft, crack open a newly-found vintage role-playing hand...
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GenX Handheld Electronic Games

GenXGrownup
When Atari’s Pong released in 1972, it ignited our fascination with electronic games....
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Clarice, Atari Pi, & Pac-Man Monopoly

GenXGrownup
This week, we investigate a new series set in the “Silence of the Lambs” universe, build an inexpensive gadget that plays hundreds of Atari classi...
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Prizes In Food

GenXGrownup
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 reme...
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Resident Alien, Samsung S21 Ultra, & GoldenEye XBLA

GenXGrownup | E:91
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 w...
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Billboard Hits of 1981

GenXGrownup
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 ...
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Mr. Mayor, Unity, & XCOM

GenXGrownup
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...
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Xbox Apologizes, Konami Dissolves, & Game Boy Revives

GenXGrownup
Turns out Cyberpunk 2077 is still broken even after a recently released patch. Also, Xbox apologizes to everyone, Konami dissolves it's production...
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Films of John Carpenter

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If you’re a fan of horror, action, or science fiction films from the ’70s & ’80s, then you’re a fan of John Carpenter....
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History of Swear Words, Atari VCS, & Waking Mars

GenXGrownup
n 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...
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Looking Back on Looking Forward 2020

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Dotting the I's and Crossing the T's...
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Soul, Logitech M720, & Ethan Carter

GenXGrownup
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 Logit...
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Christmas TV Episodes

GenXGrownup
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 Chr...
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The Bee Gees, Cyberpunk 2077, & Lost Worlds

GenXGrownup
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...
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Toy Stores

GenXGrownup
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 ...
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Freaky, Dual-HDMI KVM, & Superliminal

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...
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Gift Guide for Geeks

GenXGrownup
We help you pick the perfect gift for the nerd in your life!...
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Moonbase 8, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, & Dragon's Lair

GenXGrownup
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 ve...
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GenX Movie Remake Debates

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As Hollywood mines GenX pop culture for new projects, many great films from our youth are getting the remake or reboot treatment....
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Escape Room, Epilogue

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Bonus Episode...
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Truth Seekers, Google Activity, & NSFW

GenXGrownup
This week we check out several new TV series all based in the supernatural or super-normal, tell you how to find out just how much Google knows ab...
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Escape Room, Part III

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Escape Room, Part II

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In this episode, George suffers a horrible injury, Mo is feeling the effects of a rash decision, Jon is trying to keep everyone on track, and Rach...
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Escape Room, Part I

GenXGrownup
Jon, George, and Mo thought it would be a great idea to bring their unpaid intern (and Mo’s daughter) Rachel with them to experience a brand new t...
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Introducing: Escape Room (A Special Production From GenXGrownUp)

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After being invited to attend and try out the pre-opening of an elaborate new Generation X-themed escape room experience, George, Mo, Jon, & Rache...
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Bly Manor, Object Desktop, & Star Wars: Squadrons

GenXGrownup | E:83
We take a look at the new Disney+ series that chronicles NASA’s race to the moon, test-drive a bundle of apps that promise to augment your Windows...
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The Early Internet

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Today, life screeches to a halt when your wi-fi goes down, but just three short decades ago, the internet was a brand new thing that we had no ide...
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Utopia, Satisfactory, & Google Routines

GenXGrownup
We check out a new Amazon series about a mysterious comic book that predicts the end of humanity, test drive some open source software to improve ...
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Just Say No

GenXGrownup
In the late ’80s & early ’90s, Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign strove to keep our nation’s youth from illicit drug use. The approach and eff...
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The Social Dilemma, NASA Online, & DKC: Tropical Freeze

GenXGrownup
In this episode we click on a new documentary that explores the impact of social networking, discover a wealth of unexpected resources available f...
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GenX Action Heroes

GenXGrownup
This week we go back to that local theater from our childhoods to remember and celebrate some of the greatest action heroes of the GenX era. Wheth...
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Tenet, CR-6 SE 3D Printer, & Ape Out

GenXGrownup | E:80
In this installment we try to wrap our brains around Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bending feature film, share our initial experiences with a cr...
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Old-School... School!

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It may be 2020, so it may be a little weird, but it is back-to-school time once again. In this installment we look back on our GenX grade-school e...
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High Score, Evercade, & Mean Greens

GenXGrownup | E:Episode 79
In this episode we discuss the premiere of the HBO monster show set in Jim Crow-era America, test drive a new portable hand-held retro gaming plat...
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Ancient Online Gaming

GenXGrownup
Playing games together across the internet is more popular than ever these days, but in this episode we look back on online multiplayer gaming bef...
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Star Trek: Lower Decks, Muppets Now, & Carrion

GenXGrownup
This week we find out if the latest incarnation of the Muppet Show lives up the legacy, discover some online tools to help keep track of all those...
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Star Trek Debates

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In this episode we’re revisiting some of the most divisive debates in all of Star Trek fandom: What’s the best TNG episode?...
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Fear City, Q*bert Games, & Superhot: MCD

GenXGrownup | E:77
This week we check out a variety of themed puzzles & toys from 1983, play the latest entry in the mind-bending game series where time only moves w...
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One-Hit Wonders of the ’70s

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We run down our top 10 favorite one-hit wonders from the 1970s – memorable tracks from artists that were never quite able to duplicate the success...
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Hamilton, Jydge, & Death of a Vlogger

GenXGrownup | E:76
This week we take in the hit Broadway musical that’s making a splash on Disney+, play a puzzle game that combines espionage with comic book panels...
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As Seen On TV

GenXGrownup
How much would you pay for an episode about As Seen On TV ads? Don't answer yet!...
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Crossing Swords, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, & Galaxy S20+

GenXGrownup
In this episode we watch a new animated medieval comedy from the producers of Robot Chicken, one of us got a sweet new flagship cell phone, and we...
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40th Anniversary GenX Comedies

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This episode we celebrate four iconic Generation X comedies which are, this year, celebrating their fortieth anniversary! They include a workplace...
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History 101, SmallRig, & Observation

GenXGrownup
We watch a new Netflix series that puts an entertaining spin on historical topics, try some camera gear to bring your photography to the next leve...
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Humble Justice Bundle

GenXGrownup
Humble Bundle is running a limited "Fight for Racial Justice" Bundle to benefit some very worthy charities. Have a listen, and consider purchasing...
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The Rubik's Cube

GenXGrownup
A look back at the history and enduring legacy of the world's most popular twisty puzzle....
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Space Force, Rebel Galaxy, & Canon EOS M50

GenXGrownup
In this episode, we discuss a new post-apocalyptic dystopian TV series where all of humanity lives on a train, check out a mid-range mirror-less D...
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That's Incredible

GenXGrownup
Sunday night in the '80s saw us watching Fran, John, and Cathy Lee leading the cheer, "That's Incredible!"...
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That's Incredible!

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Sunday night in the '80s saw us watching Fran, John, and Cathy Lee leading the cheer, "That's Incredible!"...
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Solar Opposites, Bouncie, & Flame in the Flood

GenXGrownup
This week we talk about a bio-dome documentary that could probably pass as science fiction, check out some new driving tech to keep you and your t...
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Collectible Drinking Glasses

GenXGrownup
Do you remember trying to collect a full set of promotional drinking glasses from your favorite fast food joint? So do we! What were your favorite...
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Upload, PONG Quest, & Sonarr

GenXGrownup
This week we watch a new sci-fi series where it’s possible to transfer your consciousness to the cloud, weigh the pros & cons of competing media l...
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Star Wars Debates

GenXGrownup
In honor of Star Wars Day we are having a debate on some of the most controversial arguments in Star Wars! Who shot first? What’s the best order t...
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Google Stadia, Duncanville, & Plexamp

GenXGrownup
This week George can’t take using his son’s gaming headset any more and finds a great solution, Mo builds a medieval weapon (in miniature), and Jo...
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Backtrack: GenX Pop Culture Quotes We All Get Wrong

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We were shocked to discover many of the great quotes we recited growing up GenX were wrong! Listen as we nitpick the things we are absolutely sure...
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GenX Pop Culture Quotes We All Get Wrong

GenXGrownup
We were shocked to discover many of the great quotes we recited growing up GenX were wrong! Listen as we nitpick the things we are absolutely sure...
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Tiger King, Missile Command: Recharged, & Ace of Aces

GenXGrownup
This week Mo geeks out over something he used to have in the ’80s, Jon finds a cool retro-themed power bank, and George continues his trip through...
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Backtrack: Choose Your Own Adventure Books

GenXGrownup
Choose Your Own Adventure books gave us an opportunity to feel in control at an age where we didn’t have a lot of control in our day-to-day lives....
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Choose Your Own Adventure Books

GenXGrownup
You are walking down a path and you see a dragon blocking your way. If you want to fight the dragon, turn to page 3. If you want to talk to the dr...
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Passing Time When We Were Grounded! Special Edition

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Hey, GenX’ers! With all the social distancing & quarantines going on we started thinking about what we did as kids when we were grounded, stranded...
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Amazing Stories, Rexing Dashcam, & Caveblazers

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This week Jon buys a new toy for his car, Mo finds a sport that belongs on ESPN 8 (The Ocho), and George learns a new language! All this and much ...
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Backtrack: 40th Anniversary GenX Sci-Fi Films

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A time-traveling aircraft carrier, an intergalactic football player, escaped Kryptonian convicts, and a wise old muppet with telekinetic powers: w...
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40th Anniversary GenX Sci-Fi Films

GenXGrownup
A time-traveling aircraft carrier, an intergalactic football player, escaped Kryptonian convicts, and a wise old muppet with telekinetic powers: w...
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Locke & Key, 198X, & Stick PCs

GenXGrownup
This week all three of us have Netflix shows we’are watching, we have a discussion on digital “Go Bags,” and a Fourth Listener thinks Jon sounds l...
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Backtrack: Oingo Boingo & Danny Elfman

GenXGrownup
We take a look back on Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman, and the amazing music they’ve produced!...
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Oingo Boingo & Danny Elfman

GenXGrownup
Oingo Boingo. If you’re a GenX’er, that name probably brings up memories of Dead Man’s Party in Back to School or the title track for Weird Scienc...
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Sonic the Hedgehog, The Pedestrian, & Graphene Battery Tech

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Who says we can’t talk about serious topics every now and again? Well, we do. But in this episode, we have a discussion about some cutting-edge te...
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Backtrack: GenX Pop Culture Catchphrases

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The catchphrases you know probably do more to identify when you grew up than anything else. If someone were to say, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get u...
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GenX Pop Culture Catchphrases

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The catchphrases you know probably do more to identify when you grew up than anything else. If someone were to say, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get u...
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Birds of Prey, Letsfit Earbuds, & Headlander

GenXGrownup
This week, George says goodbye to a beloved series, Mo geeks out about a kids toy, and Jon finds an old game that we hadn’t heard about before. Al...
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Backtrack: Record Clubs

GenXGrownup
8 CDs for a penny?! This must be too good to be true. I mean, who would fall for such an obvious bait and switch? Well apparently, by 1975, over 3...
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Record Clubs

GenXGrownup
8 CDs for a penny?! This must be too good to be true. I mean, who would fall for such an obvious bait and switch? Well apparently, by 1975, over 3...
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Star Trek: Picard, Just Watch, & The Council

GenXGrownup
George finds a way to help navigate the complicated world of video streaming, Jon raves about the latest incarnation from the world of Star Trek, ...
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Backtrack: Computer Graphics

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In this week’s Backtrack we take a look at this amazing progression of computer graphics from pong to Pixar!...
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Computer Graphics

GenXGrownup
Today, no one blinks twice at what computers are able to do with graphics. But growing up in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s we blinked two or three thous...
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Messiah, Stop Thief, & Earwax

GenXGrownup
This week, Jon gets us to buy another mobile game, Mo gets handy, and George talks about a customer service encounter… that was great! All this an...
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Backtrack: Y2K

GenXGrownup
Y2K really turned out to be a whole lot of nothing when 2000 came around, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about it! Reactions ranged were fr...
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Y2K

GenXGrownup
Y2K really turned out to be a whole lot of nothing when 2000 came around, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about it! Reactions ranged were fr...
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Looking Back on Looking Forward 2019

GenXGrownup
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 and w...
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Backtrack: Favorite GenX Christmas Toys

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Now that another Christmas is behind us, we thought that it would be appropriate to share with you some of our favorite Christmas gifts we receive...
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Favorite GenX Christmas Toys

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Now that another Christmas is behind us, we thought that it would be appropriate to share with you some of our favorite Christmas gifts we receive...
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Jumanji: The Next Level, Arcade1Up Partycade, & Mad Verse City

GenXGrownup
This week, Mo continues his tech toy streak, Jon gets his hands on a game he’s been looking forward to, and George gets his fan boy fix from Kevin...
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Backtrack: Christmas Is For Kids

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So everybody knows about Rudolph, but do you know how Donner and Blitzen joined Santa’s Team? Or what about the moose that wanted to pull Santa’s ...
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Christmas Is For Kids

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So everybody knows about Rudolph, but do you know how Donner and Blitzen joined Santa’s Team? Or what about the moose that wanted to pull Santa’s ...
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Knives Out, Trivia Murder Party, & Sally's Law

GenXGrownup
This week, Jon blames Mo for a large purchase, Mo makes a large purchase, and George talks about how to have fun for free! All this and much, much...
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Backtrack: GenXGrownUp’s Top Ten Weird Al Parodies

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Join us as we argue, backstab, and connive to get our favorite Weird Al parodies into the Official GenXGrownUp Top Ten!...
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GenXGrownUp’s Top Ten Weird Al Parodies

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They say you haven’t really made it in the music industry until Weird Al Yankovic makes a parody of one of your songs. Well, if you ask folks like...
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Disney+, Netgear Orbi Mesh, & Jojo Rabbit

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This week, George talks about a really old game, Jon talks about a fairly old technology, and Mo talks about something that’s actually recent! All...
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#ThankYouPatrons 2019 Special Edition

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Today is #ThankYouPatrons Day 2019. We wanted to celebrate the patrons who support us by bringing their voices to this special edition of the podc...
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Backtrack: HBO

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When cable TV first came out, most people got it for the clear reception but not necessarily for any additional content....
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HBO

GenXGrownup
When cable TV first came out, most people got it for the clear reception but not necessarily for any additional content. That changed when HBO hit...
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Terminator: Dark Fate, Discord, & Moon Cresta

GenXGrownup
This week, Mo is apparently not sophisticated enough to appreciate a movie, Jon spends a lot of money on something he hopes will be very cool, and...
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Backtrack: GenXGrownUp's Top Ten '70s Horror Films

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In honor of Halloween, after much infighting and only the smallest amounts of bloodshed, we have come up with our top ten list of favorite horror ...
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GenXGrownUp's Top Ten '70s Horror Films

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In honor of Halloween, after much infighting and only the smallest amounts of bloodshed, we have come up with our top ten list of favorite horror ...
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Gemini Man, John Wick Hex, & Logitech Artemis Headphones

GenXGrownup
This week, some headphones that Mo and George don’t think are as cool as Jon does, Mo talks about a TV show that wasn’t on Jon and George’s radar,...
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Backtrack: The Terminator

GenXGrownup
What kind of movie could you make in 1984 for a little over $6 million? Well, generally not a classic sci-fi blockbuster that spawns sequels and e...
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The Terminator

GenXGrownup
What kind of movie could you make in 1984 for a little over $6 million? Well, generally not a classic sci-fi blockbuster that spawns sequels and e...
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Joker, Creepshow, & Ryobi Tools

GenXGrownup
This week, Mo and George each talk about a show that has ended but Jon gives us a brand new show to watch! Plus all our usual content on tech, toy...
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Backtrack: Dead Brands

GenXGrownup
Join us as we venture into the past once again and revisit some brands from the '70s and '80s we thought would never die....
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Dead Brands

GenXGrownup
Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s there were brand names that seemed like they would go on forever: Pan Am, Woolworth, A & P. But due to bad managem...
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Ad Astra, Borderlands 3, & Undone

GenXGrownup
This week’s episode has Mo kinda liking a movie, Jon absolutely loving a TV show, and George being right about something! All this and all the usu...
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Backtrack: Fraggle Rock

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Come join us as we revisit the Fraggles, Doozers, Gorgs and Silly Creatures in this Backtrack episode!...
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Fraggle Rock

GenXGrownup
When I first watched Fraggle Rock, I never thought of it as a show depicting four species that are dependant on one another for their survival. I ...
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Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Chameleon Run, & LG Soundbar

GenXGrownup
In this week’s episode, Jon lords his new retro lunchbox over us, Mo is disappointed about a movie he was looking forward to, and George rants on ...
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Dragon Con 2019 Day-by-Day Audio Blog Special Edition

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GenXGrownUp attended Dragon Con 2019 in Atlanta, GA this year and ran a fan table to recruit new listeners & subscribers. Throughout the weekend, ...
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Backtrack: Lunch Boxes

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Come join us as we talk about what made lunch boxes such a status symbol....
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Lunch Boxes

GenXGrownup
Sadly, not all of us were able to participate in the joy of owning lunch boxes. Some were not able to show all their friends which TV shows they l...
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Parsec, Good Boys, & Darq

GenXGrownup
This week, Jon finds a way to beat us at 2-person video games remotely, George gets a $30,000 tech gadget, and Mo finds a cool new side scroller. ...
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Backtrack: Remembering Pluto

GenXGrownup
Join us for this Backtrack as we have a heated discussion about Pluto and its place in our solar system....
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Remembering Pluto

GenXGrownup
In 1930, a ninth planet was added to the list of planets in our solar system. Then in 2006, it was removed and reclassified as a “dwarf planet.” F...
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Hobbs & Shaw, Lose It!, & Universe Sandbox

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We’re back again this week to talk about a terrible yet great movie, two very different video games, and some almost irresistible Pop figures. All...
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Backtrack: GenX TV Theme Songs

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We each pick out some of our favorite TV theme songs from growing up in the ’70s and ’80s and talk about what made them so special to us....
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GenX TV Theme Songs

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“Here’s the story, of a lovely lady….” If you can finish the rest of that song then you want to listen to this week’s Backtrack. That’s because it...
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Jerry Buckner Pac-Man Fever Special Edition Interview

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On July 13, 2019, at the southern fried gaming expo in Atlanta, GA, we the wonderful opportunity to sit down with one of our musical idols from th...
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The Boys, Automatic, & Cahoots

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In this week’s exciting episode, Mo again does a bad job explaining a new game he’s playing, Jon goes against the Rotten Tomatoes critics to recom...
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Backtrack: The Space Race

GenXGrownup
This week we talk about how the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States affected us growing up Generation X....
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The Space Race

GenXGrownup
From the mid-1950s the Soviet Union and the United States were engaged in a race to be the first to conquer outer space. When President Kennedy ch...
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Southern-Fried Gaming Expo 2019, Stranger Things 3, & Honeywell T60

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This week we recorded our show live at the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo! Don’t worry, we still cover all of our usual topics plus a few special item...
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True Gamerz 2019 Special Edition Interview

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True Gamerz Expo 2019 is the Premier Gaming and Technology Expo of Northeast Florida and takes place this year on July 19th-20th at The Schultz Ce...
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Backtrack: Roadside Attractions

GenXGrownup
In this episode, we talk about some of the more famous roadside attractions around the country. Some of these our parents stopped for; some they d...
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Roadside Attractions

GenXGrownup
If you’re looking for the world’s largest ball of twine, Foamhenge, or a house made out of beer cans, then you’re looking for some amazing roadsid...
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Child's Play, GoCube, & Mutant Year Zero

GenXGrownup
In this episode George puts his foot down and goes old school, Mo finds a video game that pushes all the right buttons, and Jon continues to defen...
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Geek Debates at Infinity Con Tallahassee 2019 Special Edition

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Who’s the best Doctor? Han Solo or Mal Reynolds? Great debates! Along with Nerd Lunch, Fire & Water, and Drawn & Paneled, GenXGrownUp co-hosted a ...
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Backtrack: Captain Kangaroo

GenXGrownup
Goooood Morning, Captain! How many of us grew up hearing those cheerful words weekday mornings before school? This episode we take a truly fond lo...
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Captain Kangaroo

GenXGrownup
Goooood Morning, Captain! How many of us grew up hearing those cheerful words weekday mornings before school? This episode we take a truly fond lo...
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The Dead Don't Die, Ninja Air Fryer, & Crossing Souls

GenXGrownup
This week Jon talks about a zombie movie that isn’t what you’d expect, George tells us his secret for awesome chicken wings, and Mo rants about ga...
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Backtrack: Movie Musicals of GenX

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When we started talking about Movie Musicals of the Generation X era, I don’t think any of us thought we would get into a debate over what makes a...
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Movie Musicals of GenX

GenXGrownup
When we started talking about Movie Musicals of the Generation X era, I don’t think any of us thought we would get into a debate over what makes a...
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Godzilla, GRIS, & Mediasonic PRORAID

GenXGrownup
This week Jon tells us about an amazingly visual game, George talks about an Anime his kids have turned him on to, and Mo is happy because the new...
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Backtrack: Dewey Decimal System

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What is older than most money in circulation and enjoys talking about the Dewey Decimal System? GenXGrownUp! OK, OK, it may not sound like the mos...
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The Dewey Decimal System

GenXGrownup
What is older than most money in circulation and enjoys talking about the Dewey Decimal System? GenXGrownUp! OK, OK, it may not sound like the mos...
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MegaCon Orlando 2019 Special Edition

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GenXGrownUp visited Orlando, FL April 16-19 for MegaCon Orlando 2019. After we all made it back home safe & sound, we had a burning desire to comp...
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Blackout, Google Home Mini, & What Remains of Edith Finch

GenXGrownup
This week George and Mo talk about two amazing series in their second season and Jon changes things up with his new podcast discovery! As usual we...
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One-Hit Wonders of the '80s

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WARNING: Listening to this episode could result in incessant humming, loud singing in your car, or in some extreme cases, earworms. The only known...
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Backtrack: One-Hit Wonders of the '80s

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WARNING: Listening to this episode could result in incessant humming, loud singing in your car, or in some extreme cases, earworms. The only known...
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Avengers Endgame, Mortal Kombat 11, & Ossii Sound Glasses

GenXGrownup
Like everyone else, we hash out Avengers Endgame, but even we know there is so much more to life! Jon talks about the shows that have been renewed...
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Backtrack: Ads in Old Comic Books

GenXGrownup
Come take a trip with us to look back on some of the strange, bizarre, and downright impossible things that were promised in old comic book advert...
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Ads in Old Comic Books

GenXGrownup
How would you like to see through walls? How about becoming the big man on the beach in only a few weeks? Still no? Well how about growing your ve...
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Hellboy, Anker Soundcore 2, & Darts of Fury

GenXGrownup
This installment has Mo “revenge recommending” a new mobile game, George finds some old treasures he’s sharing with his son, and Jon talks about t...
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Backtrack: Memorable TV Events

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One of the defining experiences of growing up a GenX’er was appointment TV....
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Memorable TV Events

GenXGrownup
One of the defining experiences of growing up a GenX’er was appointment TV. When breaking news hit, you watched it live as the newscasters struggl...
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The Twilight Zone, Fidget Puzzle Cube, & LEGO DC Super Villains

GenXGrownup
This week Jon finds a mockumentary-turned-TV-series, Mo (and the rest of the team) discuss the new reboot of Twilight Zone, and George shows his e...
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Backtrack: Going to the Movies

GenXGrownup
In this Backtrack, we have a ton of fun talking about movie-going experience growing up, how the movies themselves have changed, and how they comp...
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Going to the Movies

GenXGrownup
The movie-going experience growing up GenX couldn’t be more different than the experience today. Waiting on long lines for hours, racing to get th...
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Love Death + Robots, 8Bitdo Controller, & Opus Magnum

GenXGrownup
This week Mo is disappointed in a movie he was looking forward to, Jon finally gets a good night’s sleep thanks to a gadget he found, and George (...
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Backtrack: Pizza Arcades

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In this episode, we talk about our experiences growing up and seeing video arcades being invented firsthand and how they are still evolving and ar...
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Pizza Arcades

GenXGrownup
Video arcades did not suddenly spring up overnight. They started small, with a machine or two scattered here and there in pizza parlors, convenien...
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Captain Marvel, Samsung Buds, & RetroJax Expo

GenXGrownup
George puts out the call for help, Mo talks about the latest addition to the MCU, and Jon is in love with an accessory for his new Galaxy S10+!...
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Backtrack: Payphones, Pagers, & Passing Notes

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In this week’s episode, we look at how our lives were different growing up as GenX’ers and how the way we communicated affected our lives. How did...
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Payphones, Pagers, & Passing Notes

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It’s hard to image that there was a time where you couldn’t get in contact with just about anybody, anywhere, anytime. In this week’s episode, we ...
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Infinity Con 2019 Live Stream Special Edition

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GenXGrownUp visited Lake City, FL March 2-3 for Infinity Con 2019. After the first day we headed back to the hotel and hunkered around a microphon...
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Crackdown 3, Alita: Battle Angel, & Lockly

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In this week’s episode, George invests in some audio equipment he hopes his wife doesn’t find out about, Jon plays a game that doesn’t let him dow...
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Pensacon 2019 Live Stream Special Edition

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GenXGrownUp was in attendance at Pensacon 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. After a full day of taking in the sights & sounds at the Bay Center, Jon, Ge...
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Backtrack: Retired Advertising Icons

GenXGrownup
In this Backtrack we remember some of our favorites and talk about what made them so memorable....
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Retired Advertising Icons

GenXGrownup
Back in the 70s & 80s, nothing sold a product better than a great mascot or spokesperson. Everyone knew Mr. Wipple, Chalie the Tuna, and the Mayta...
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Russian Doll, Anthem, & Cord Cutting

GenXGrownup
Jon, George, and Mo all have shows you need to watch, after years (literally) of delays Jon is finally getting a much-anticipated video game seque...
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Looking Back on Looking Forward 2018

GenXGrownup
In this Special Edition podcast, we’ve scoured every episode to find anything we were looking forward to that sort of dropped off the radar and we...
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Backtrack: Battle of the Network Stars

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Back in the ’70s and ’80s, when you only had original programming on three channels (PBS didn’t count), there was a dark thing called “reruns.” Th...
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Battle of the Network Stars

GenXGrownup
Back in the ’70s and ’80s, when you only had original programming on three channels (PBS didn’t count), there was a dark thing called “reruns.” Th...
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True Detective, Slidey, & Weezer’s No Scrubs

GenXGrownup
This week, George laments over Weezer’s cover of “No Scrubs,” Mo is meh about the latest Keanu Reeves movie, Replicas, and Jon talks about a creep...
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Backtrack: Discontinued Snacks & Candy

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In this episode we look back at the snacks & candies we remember growing up that have gone the way of the dinosaurs, and some for very good reason...
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Discontinued Snacks & Candy

GenXGrownup
There are some snack foods in the world that will be there forever. Hershey's bars, M & M's, SweeTarts, Space Dust..... wait, Space Dust? "What th...
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Titan Games, Monster Crunch, & Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

GenXGrownup
This week, Jon talks about his road rage, Mo is excited about a new update to an older game and George is having some family bonding through an up...
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Backtrack: GenX Music Platforms

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In this week's podcast we think back on the days of record stores, records, tapes, and how they influenced our lives....
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GenX Music Platforms

GenXGrownup
As a GenX'er I still remember the thrill of buying a new record album, running home and carefully opening the record, putting it on the turntable,...
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Bandersnatch, Lemmings Mobile, & Oculus Go

GenXGrownup
George wonders, "Is watching a movie on an Oculus Go with other people in the room rude?" Mo wonders, "What can I build to justify owning a 3D pri...
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Backtrack: Bulletin Board Systems

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In this episode we talk about our first time using computers to access a larger world!...
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Bulletin Board Systems

GenXGrownup
There was once a time when it took hours to download a file, when you had to find out from friends and magazines the numbers to the best... well.....
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Mind Hunter, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, & DK Restoration

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In this episode, Jon sits next to an annoying Star Wars fanboy at The Last Jedi, Mo geeks out about Doctor Who, and special guest Emceemur shares ...
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The Rookie, Anki Overdrive, & Just Cause 4

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This year is almost over and in this, our last podcast of the year, George tells us of a TV series and movie that are worth your time, Jon and Mo ...
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Backtrack: Celebrity Charity Events

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Back in the 80’s Bob Geldof, a singer and activist, started Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Whether it was intentional or n...
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Celebrity Charity Events

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Back in the 80's Bob Geldof, a singer and activist, started Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. Whether it was intentional or n...
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Creed II, 3D Printers, & The Room 4: Old Sins

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This week Mo finds another disappointing game, Jon tells us of a documentary that dissects one of the most famous movie scenes in history, and Geo...
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Backtrack: Novelty Records

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In this episode we talk about some of the unique songs and unique methods of how we got them. Remember, no internet back then, we actually got rec...
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Novelty Records

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About This Episode I won't say that Generation X had the silliest novelty songs, but we sure had a ton of them! Such classics as "Hello Muddah, He...
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The Hollow, Dashcams, & Fallout 76

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George tells us why he thinks Room 104 needs another look, Mo has a non-opinion on Fallout 76 and Jon forces himself to talk about something not W...
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Backtrack: Video Game Arcades

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In this backtrack we talk about the experience of the arcade: from scrounging for quarters under seat cushions to how we chose which games to play...
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Video Game Arcades

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About This Episode They were dark, noisy, and not usually very clean, but we still loved going to video game arcades. In this backtrack we talk ab...
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Halloween, Fix-It Felix Jr., & Call of Cthulhu

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You would never believe this but Jon is still talking about Wreck it Ralph 2! When we do get a word in edgewise, George gives us a surprising upda...
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Backtrack: GenX Kids’ Books

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I didn't ask for much as a kid but the exception was when the Scholastic Book Fair was coming to my school! They had so many books that it was dif...
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GenX Kids’ Books

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I didn't ask for much as a kid but the exception was when the Scholastic Book Fair was coming to my school! They had so many books that it was dif...
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The Haunting of Hill House, Plex Live TV, & Frostpunk

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In episode 32 of the GenGrownUp Podcast, Jon is still going on about yet another sequel that’s coming out, Mo finally sees some light with TellT...
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Backtrack: GenX Future Predictions

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In this Backtrack we look at what we thought the future would hold and discuss some of thethings we thought we would have and don’t, and what we...
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GenX Future Predictions

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When Generation X dreamed about the future, we pictured either a technological paradise with flying cars, helpful robots, no illness and rocket sh...
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Venom, Tunity, & Life Is Strange 2

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In this episode, Jon explains how he burned his retinas, George tells us about a game (or is it just a game?), and Mo finds an app that solves a p...
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Backtrack: Radio Shack

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This week's Backtrack Topic all about Radio Shack! Any GenX'er who was into anything electronic will have a story about visiting a Radio Shack. Th...
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Radio Shack

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"Breaker, breaker 1-9, I just eyeballed a bear trap with a bunch of Evel Knievels about 10 miles past the coop. So if you don't want a bear bite b...
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Skyscraper, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, & Smooth 4 Gimbal

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In this episode, George and Mo actually agree with each other on more than one thing! Jon talks about his latest impulse buy, and we also lament o...
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Backtrack: Collectible Cards

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We had shoe boxes full of baseball cards and our binders were covered with Wacky Packs and Garbage Pail Kids stickers. In this episode we talk a...
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Collectible Cards

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Before Magic the Gathering and Pokemon cards, we used to collects cards for no reason other than to have them. We had shoe boxes full of baseball ...
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Searching, Qi Charging, & Iron Fist 2

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In this week’s exciting episode, Jon brags about the Galaxy Watch’s awesome battery life, Mo is jealous of his awesome battery life and finds an o...
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Backtrack: Playing Outside

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In this week’s GenXGrownUp Backtrack we remember playing outside. Sometimes because we wanted to and sometimes because our parents banned us fro...
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Playing Outside

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One, two, three.... NOT IT! How many times have you started an exhausting game of tag with those words? In this week's GenXGrownUp Backtrack we re...
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Happytime Murders, Galaxy Watch, & Dying Light

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This week, we all admit to crying while watching a movie, George vehemently defends a TV show, Jon gives his feeling on using retro game ROMs an...
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Backtrack: Back to School

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In honor of back to school time we take a look back on things we remember from going back to school after summer vacation....
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Back to School

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In honor of back to school time we take a look back on things we remember from going back to school after summer vacation. Everything from getting...
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Special Edition: Episode Zero

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On the date of the one-year anniversary of the launch of our podcast, we offer this special edition release.Audio quality and editing are sub-par,...
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The Meg, SiNKR, & We Happy Few

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In this episode, George finds a great resource for the comic book folk, Jon introduces us to both a PC and mobile game, and Mo sees The Meg....
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Backtrack: Movie Rental Stores

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Do you remember making mad dashes to the video store at 2am to avoid paying late fees? Join us as we talk about the experience of the movie rental...
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Movie Rental Stores

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Remember walking down aisles of seemingly endless choices of movies? How about renting a movie based only on its cover and finding gems but more o...
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Castle Rock, Thimble Box, & Völgarr the Viking

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This week, Jon bravely admits that he is looking forward to "The Meg," Mo is confused about whether or not he liked "Batman Ninja," and George tal...
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Backtrack: Evolution of Digital Storage

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Today most of us walk around with hundreds of gigabytes of storage in our pockets and think nothing of it. Listen to how we survived those days an...
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Evolution of Digital Storage

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Today most of us walk around with hundreds of gigabytes of storage in our pockets and think nothing of it. In the not too distant past, to have a ...
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The Rain, X-Cube, & Neon the Ninja

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George talks about the great shows he's discovering on streaming, Mo vehemently warns off the listeners from what he sees as a Netflix train wreck...
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Backtrack: TV Guide

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Probably the magazine that was in more homes than any other was the TV Guide. Back in the days of our GenX youth, it was the only way to see what'...
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TV Guide

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Probably the magazine that was in more homes than any other was the TV Guide. Back in the days of our GenX youth, it was the only way to see what'...
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Luke Cage 2, ReviewMeta, & Captain Spirit

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This week, Jon brags about his amazing cubing skills, Mo finds a helpful site for navigating Amazon reviews, and George talks about some of the gr...
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Luke Cage 2, ReviewMeta, & Captain Spirit

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This week, Jon brags about his amazing cubing skills, Mo finds a helpful site for navigating Amazon reviews, and George talks about some of the gr...
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Backtrack: Dawn of Music Videos

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In this Backtrack we talk about our experiences with music videos as a GenX'ers and even managed to do a little research and learn a thing or two...
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Dawn of Music Videos

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"Ladies and gentlemen... rock and roll." - Those are the opening words spoken on August 1, 1981 that launched MTV and the music video revolution. ...
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Special Edition: Billy Mitchell Interview

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A few weeks ago we met up with Mitchell at the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo for a quick interview where his answers to our questions were somewhat v...
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Incredibles 2, GoCube, & Vampyr

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Two conventions in two weekends leaves a lot to talk about! In this episode Mo gets Jon and George interested in two new games from the makers of ...
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Incredibles 2, GoCube, & Vampyr

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In this episode Mo gets Jon and George interested in two new games from the makers of Life is Strange, Jon gets Mo and George to buy yet another t...
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Backtrack: Schoolhouse Rock

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In this episode we look back on Schoolhouse Rock and how we all learned the preamble and many other things because of it!...
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Schoolhouse Rock

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"I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill..." - "Conjunction Junction, what's your function?" - "Three, is a magic number..." - If you are a GenX'er t...
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Solo, Atari VCS, & Dude Stop!

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Jon and Mo are forced to admit that George won our Spring movie blockbuster wager (and of course George was the picture of grace and dignity about...
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Backtrack: Fads of Generation X

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We do our best to cover this vast topic on the fads we most remember growing up in the 70's, 80's and 90's. So whip out the boom box and some card...
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Fads of Generation X

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We've all experienced fads as part of growing up. The Baby Boomers had things like the poodle skirts, the hula hoop, and the yo-yo and GenX had th...
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Deadpool 2, Key Collector, & Twincop

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We talk about Deadpool 2, lament over the possibility of Timeless getting cancelled, and Jon discovers something that most of us have known for ye...
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Backtrack: Photography

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Listen as we reminisce (and lament!) over what we had to go through in order to capture that perfect memory!...
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GenX Photography

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Imagine a time when you didn't know if your pictures came out for days or weeks after you took them. Imagine only being able to take a limited num...
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Infinity War, Cobra Kai, & Zoom H1n

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We have to talk about Infinity War of course, but also in this episode; George talks about Cobra Kai, Jon give his opinion of the new season of We...
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Backtrack: GenX Era Comedians (feat. Kevin Gootee)

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Pretty much everybody knows who Ellen is, along with Roseanne, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and Eddie Murphy. But did you know they all got the...
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GenX Era Comedians (feat. Kevin Gootee)

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Pretty much everybody knows who Ellen is, along with Roseanne, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and Eddie Murphy. But did you know they all got the...
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Coronary, Maskatron, & Giant Space Invaders

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In this installment of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, Mo is underwhelmed by a video game, Jon finds yet another great show for us to get hooked on and G...
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Backtrack: GenX Horror Franchises

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In this episode, we talk about some of the movies that scared the crap out of us when we were kids and why we liked them! We were still working ou...
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GenX Horror Franchises

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Horror movies really came into their own when we were growing up in the 70s and 80s. Many of these movies have become the standard and sparked a h...
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Ready Player One, Zencastr, & Far Cry 5

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In this episode, George gets some new lights, Mo looks forward to yet another game-based movie, and Jon looks for an opportunity to use his new to...
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Backtrack: Walkman & Discman

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In this episode, we talk about the Walkman's history and our personal experiences with this life changing piece of tech....
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Walkman & Discman

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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 w...
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Tomb Raider, DJI Osmo Mobile, & Alto’s Odyssey

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We discuss the return of the Timeless TV show, the new Tomb Raider movie and how awesome Humble Bundle can be! As usual, all this and more!...
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GenX Disney Memories

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Take a listen as we recount our experiences with this iconic theme park and how it has changed over the years....
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Jessica Jones, Part-Time UFO, & Galaxy S9

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Jon talks about the best arcade game he’s played on a mobile device, Mo chimes in on the second season of Jessica Jones, and George explains why...
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Backtrack: GenX Sitcoms

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Listen to us reminisce about the shows we watched and loved as kids and let us know the ones we missed!...
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GenX Sitcoms

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Sitcoms of the 70's and 80's ran the gamut of different types. Some were focused on the family, some on the workplace and more than one had aliens...
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Black Panther, A/V Gear, & Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human

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In this installment; Jon over-analyzes a stop-motion movie, Mo tries to not geek out over a superhero movie, and George ties to find something nic...
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Backtrack: After-School TV

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So back in a GenXer’s younger days, we knew the value of a good education. The first thing we did when we got home was study and do our homework...
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After-School TV

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So back in a GenXer's younger days, we knew the value of a good education. The first thing we did when we got home was study and do our homework.....
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Altered Carbon, Falcon Heavy, & Dark Tower

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The guys reflect on some recent Netflix fare, updates on a couple of recent YouTube live streams, and Jon acquires a copy of bucket list board gam...
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Backtrack: Local Radio Experience

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Listening to music was a different experience when we were kids. DJs were local, you had to wait to hear your favorite song, and trying to recor...
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Local Radio Experience

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Listening to music was a different experience when we were kids. DJs were local, you had to wait to hear your favorite song, and trying to record ...
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Counterpart, Comics Databases, & Playstation Now

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In lucky episode thirteen we talk about everything from the latest "twist" in Star Trek Discovery (no major spoilers), an old superhero show that ...
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Backtrack: Long Car Rides

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How many times have we spoken those words to our parents on those long car trips? How in the world did we survive those trips without DVD player...
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Long Car Rides

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? How many times have we spoken those words to our parents on those long car trips? How in the world did we surv...
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Black Mirror, iPhone X, & Little Nightmares

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The long-awaited return of George to the podcast means another drone update! But that’s not all. Other George-welcoming topics on the docket inc...
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Backtrack: Vintage Board Games

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Who remembers playing games like Mouse Trap and Uncle Wiggly? We do! In this episode we look back at the ones that we know, and sometimes love....
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Vintage Board Games

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We've already spent a whole show on Monopoly but that is only one of many, many games we played as kids. Who remembers playing games like Mouse Tr...
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The Toys That Made Us, Vintage Atari Haul, & Darkest Dungeon

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In this episode, Jon starts down the path of appearing on "Hoarders" when he comes across a "few" classic video games at a flea market, Mo laments...
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The Toys That Made Us, Vintage Atari Haul, & Darkest Dungeon

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In this episode, Jon starts down the path of appearing on “Hoarders” when he comes across a “few” classic video games at a flea market, Mo laments...
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Backtrack: Christmas TV Specials

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Come along for the sleigh ride as Mo, Jon, and guest host Emceemur remind you of the reason for the season: stop motion animation and cartoons!...
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Christmas TV Specials

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You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall, the best Christmas tradition of all...
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Backtrack: The GenX Fast Food Experience

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Fast food is the same now as it's always been... or is it? We delve deep into our memories of the fast food experience and explore how much grabbi...
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The GenX Fast Food Experience

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Fast food is the same now as it's always been... or is it? We delve deep into our memories of the fast food experience and explore how much grabbi...
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The Runaways, Plex, & Wolfenstein

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In this episode, George falls off the wagon and buys more drone stuff, Jon gets his dream collectible and Mo watches Marvel's The Runaways! All th...
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Backtrack: Old Computer Games

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In this Backtrack, we talk about the computer games we loved to play growing up, the machines we played them on, and what made them so special to ...
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Old Computer Games

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There was a time where you had to actually read in order to play computer games! Before computer gaming was mainstream and universal, it was the d...
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Justice League, Ancestry, & Juanito Arcade Mayhem

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In this installment of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, we talk about how Justice League is in our top 4 DC movies, a raunchy new sci-fi comedy on Hulu, f...
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Backtrack: Breakfast Cereal

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In this Backtrack we discuss the importance of breakfast cereal to a young GenX'er, our favorite brands, and the rules & struggles of getting our ...
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Breakfast Cereal

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The crinkle of the cellophane, the tinkling of spoon in a bowl, the crackle of ice-cold milk poured over the top -- it's breakfast time, and that ...
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Stranger Things 2, Ragnarok, & Zoom H1

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In this week's show we talk about Jon's cheating skill at beating his friends in Nidhogg 2, our impressions of Stranger Things 2, and what we thin...
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Backtrack: Introduction of VHS

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In this Backtrack episode we go back to the early days of the "video home system" or VHS cassettes and discuss how it changed the way we consumed ...
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Introduction of VHS

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In this Backtrack episode we go back to the early days of the "video home system" or VHS cassettes and discuss how it changed the way we consumed ...
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Batman v Two-Face, Golf Tech, & Life Is Strange

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Join us as we talk about Star Trek: Discovery, an animated movie which continues the 1960s Batman tradition, George's (bordering on manic) excitem...
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Backtrack: Rotary Phones

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This week's backtrack topic is those most wonderful of clicky communication devices; the rotary phone!...
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Rotary Phones

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This week's backtrack topic is those most wonderful of clicky communication devices; the rotary phone! -   -   - YouTube » http://GenXGrownUp.com...
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The Gifted, Blue Yeti, & Oxenfree

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Discussions range from updates on The Orville, a little more Firefly pain, some not-ready-for-primetime Microsoft AR tech, a deep Atari throwback,...
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Backtrack: Action Figures

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Time to backtrack again. This week's topic: action figures!...
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Action Figures

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Discovery, Oculus, & LogicBots

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Among other things we discuss a couple of notable new sci-fi shows, play with the Oculus Rift, recommend a mobile game, and much more....
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Backtrack: Saturday Morning Cartoons

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Join us as we Backtrack to a time when Saturday mornings meant the TV belonged to the kids for cartoons....
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Saturday Morning Cartoons

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Join us as we Backtrack to a time when Saturday mornings meant the TV belonged to the kids for cartoons. -   -   - YouTube » http://GenXGrownUp.c...
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Stephen King’s IT, Retro Atari, & The Orville

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Lots of new media, games & tech to talk about this week....
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Backtrack: My First Video Game Console

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Join us as we Backtrack to the 70s and reminisce about the first video game consoles we owned....
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My First Video Game Console

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Defenders, Logan Lucky, & Prey

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This week we talk about George's experience diving into podcast listening. Further topics include Defenders, Death Note, Logan Lucky, Arcade Class...
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Backtrack: Monopoly

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In this Backtrack, we talk about a board game almost anyone can relate to; Monopoly....
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Monopoly

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In this Backtrack, we talk about a board game almost anyone can relate to; Monopoly. -   -   - YouTube » http://GenXGrownUp.com/yt Facebook » htt...
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Room 104, Valerian, and Cheap PC Games

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In this inaugural episode of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, the guys talk about topics as diverse as Blade Runner, G.I. Joe, Room 104, Valerian, the ALL...
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GenXGrownUp Podcast Trailer

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GenXGrownUp is spinning up a companion podcast! This is a sneak preview, and the first full episode will drop August 17, 2017, and every other Thu...
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