Retroist Podcast



The Retroist Podcast takes a nostalgic look back at the last 30 years of retro themed pop culture. Get your regular fix of retro with interviews, reviews and fun filled information. If you enjoy retro pop culture from the recent past you are in for a real treat.


  • Retroist Automan Podcast

    26/11/2021 Duração: 31min

    On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1983 cult classic TV show, Automan. This TRON-influenced show was short-lived, but it is well-remembered by people who watched it at the time.

  • Retroist The Net Podcast

    12/11/2021 Duração: 26min

    In 1995, the techno-thriller, "The Net," hit theaters. It was a box office success, but it was also way ahead of its time on issues related to privacy and security that are still important today. On this episode of the Retroist, I take a look at this Nineties classic.

  • Retroist Mad Monster Party Podcast

    29/10/2021 Duração: 29min

    In 1967, Rankin/Bass' Mad Monster Part was released in theaters. A couple of years later they would start showing it on TV and for many it became a Halloween tradition. The newest episode of the Retroist Podcast is all about this underrated holiday classic.

  • Retroist Re-Animator Podcast

    15/10/2021 Duração: 34min

    On the newest episode of the Retroist Podcast, I take a look back at the 1985 horror comedy classic, Re-Animator, starring Jeffrey Combs.

  • Retroist GI Joe: The Movie Podcast

    01/10/2021 Duração: 30min

    GI Joe: The Movie went straight to video in 1987. It introduced a slew of new fun characters and has one of the best GI Joe vs. Cobra fights ever animated in the first five minutes.

  • Retroist GI Joe Animated Series Podcast

    17/09/2021 Duração: 31min

    G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero was one of the definitive cartoons of the eighties. While it accomplished its goals of selling toys, it also brought a very talented group of people together to create an enduring and well-remembered TV show.

  • Retroist GI Joe Comic Books Podcast

    03/09/2021 Duração: 32min

    GI Joe hit comic shelves in 1982 and would run for over a decade. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the book, the talent behind it, and its rise and fall.

  • Retroist GI Joe Toys Podcast

    20/08/2021 Duração: 39min

    The resurgence of GI Joe in the 1980s was a high water mark for toys during that decade. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I take a look at the history of the figures leading up to this monumental toy release.

  • Season 14 of the Retroist Podcast

    10/08/2021 Duração: 02min

    I am happy to announce the next season of the Retroist Podcast is on its way. Here is what you can expect to hear this season.

  • Retroist Memories Special I

    25/06/2021 Duração: 20min

    To finish this season of the Retroist, I asked some people to share some of their own memories of subjects I covered during this season. I put them together in a new episode I am calling the "Memories Special."

  • Retroist Pizza Hut Podcast

    07/05/2021 Duração: 36min

    On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I take a look at the history of the pizza-producing powerhouse Pizza Hut from its humble origins to its current status as a globally recognized food brand.

  • Retroist King’s Quest Podcast

    23/04/2021 Duração: 26min

    On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the ground-breaking game, King's Quest. This was a genre redefining game brought to the world by the brilliant Roberta and Ken Williams.

  • Retroist LaserDisc Podcast

    09/04/2021 Duração: 28min

    The LaserDisc lasted for over two decades and was very influential on the optical formats that would follow in its footsteps. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the LaserDisc from its inception to its demise just after the turn of the millennium.

  • Retroist Quincy ME Podcast

    26/03/2021 Duração: 32min

    Quincy ME was a groundbreaking show with a passionate and charismatic lead actor, Jack Klugman. It is one of my favorite TV shows and I am happy to cover it as my 250th episode of the Retroist Podcast.

  • Retroist McDonald’s McRib Podcast

    12/03/2021 Duração: 24min

    The McRib is a fascinating bit of food science that refuses to be defeated. Time and again when it has been counted out, it starts appearing again. On this episode I discuss its history, creations and ability to endure.

  • Retroist Atari Jaguar Podcast

    26/02/2021 Duração: 30min

    The Atari Jaguar didn't last long, but it was an interesting attempt by an iconic company to jump back into an industry they helped to define. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss this too short-lived console.

  • Retroist In Search Of Podcast

    12/02/2021 Duração: 31min

    In Search Of was a show that dealt with the mysterious and unexplained phenomena. Hosted by Leonard Nimoy, it was a popular show at the time and a cult hit now. It was also more influential on modern television than you realize.

  • Retroist Batman 1989 Podcast

    29/01/2021 Duração: 38min

    Batman '89 was a cultural phenomenon. Its a good film, but the deeper you got into Batman and embraced Batmania, the more enjoyable it is. So join me as I jump back to 1989, put on my cowl and talk about Batman.

  • Retroist Defender Podcast

    15/01/2021 Duração: 29min

    Defender is a fast-paced and innovative game, that belongs up there in the pantheon of most influential early arcade games. Not only was it a mega-hit, but it put into motion game trends that would help to define modern gaming.

  • Retroist The Rocketeer Podcast

    08/01/2021 Duração: 28min

    In this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the 1991 classic, The Rocketeer. This cult classic was epic in scope and has a slew of dedicated fans. I am one of them and couldn't wait to cover it in an episode.

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