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 Podcast Episode 282 (K·B Toys)

    16/09/2022 Duração: 32min

    K·B Toys was the premier mall toy store for decades, but sadly didn't survive.  On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the rise and fall of this storied purveyor of toys.

  • Retroist Podcast Episode 281(Trivial Pursuit)

    02/09/2022 Duração: 31min

    In the early 1980s, trivia mania swept across America. The cause? A board game from Canada that no one saw coming, Trivial Pursuit. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I look at the history of this long-running phenomenon.  

  • Retroist Podcast Episode 280 (The Six Million Dollar Man Toys)

    19/08/2022 Duração: 23min

    Welcome to the 7th episode of the 15th season of the Retroist Podcast. Today’s episode is all about the toys from the seventies sci-fi classic, The Six Million Dollar Man. This episode was a surprise to me. I had recorded a section about toys during my Six Million Dollar Man podcast. When I listened back to it, I had two problems. The segment was too long to be a part of a podcast. I didn’t like the flow. It was missing something. So when I released the episode, I removed most of the discussion of toys outside my initial story and thought I would try to rerecord. This episode is the result of my efforts. It is slightly different from my standard podcast in that I mostly discuss the toys. So a little but more opinion and a lot more retro audio. I hoped you find it as fun to listening to it as I did putting it together. The show starts with a little discussion about something I content with as a collector, “what do we hold onto?” Then I move into the toys!

  • Retroist Podcast Episode 279 (The Six Million Dollar Man)

    05/08/2022 Duração: 30min

    On this new episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk all about this classic Seventies TV show, The Six Million Dollar Man. An amazing superhero show that was way ahead of its time. It was so successful that it spawned a 2nd series and lingered in movies after being canceled for a decade.

  • Retroist Podcast Episode 278 (Real Genius)

    22/07/2022 Duração: 35min

    In 1985, the sci-fi comedy, Real Genius, hit theaters. Perhaps ahead of its time, its message made it a bit different from many other college-themed films that had come before it. While not a blockbuster, the film would develop a cult following and had a great run on cable TV and home video. 

  • Retroist Podcast Episode 277 (Willow)

    08/07/2022 Duração: 35min

    Willow is a charming fantasy film from 1988 that often gets overlooked.  On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I look at the conception, production, and reception of this wonderful movie.

  • Retroist Podcast Episode 276 (The Bard’s Tale)

    24/06/2022 Duração: 32min

    Grab your lute, call up your fellow adventurers, and join me as I take a look back at the highly influential, and very replayable, video game computer classic, The Bard's Tale.  

  • Retroist Podcast Episode 275 (Krull)

    10/06/2022 Duração: 37min

    Today's show is all about the 1983 cult classic film, Krull. This memorable film has a great cast, wonderful score and one of the coolest throwing weapons to ever appear on-screen.

  • Retroist Shrinky Dinks Podcast

    27/05/2022 Duração: 30min

    In 1973, the magical shrinking craft toys, Shrinky Dinks, first appeared. They would quickly take the country by storm and while their popularity peaked in the 1980s, they are still well-known today.  Learn all about them on this episode of the Retroist Podcast.

  • Retroist Memories Special II

    29/04/2022 Duração: 26min

    On an all new Retroist Podcast Special, supporters of the show share some of their own memories of things I discussed this season.

  • Retroist Love Boat Podcast

    15/04/2022 Duração: 40min

    The Love Boat is a classic show filled with a talented cast and an amazing array of guest stars. On this episode of the podcast, I board the Pacific Princess to discuss the series.

  • Retroist Emergency! Podcast

    01/04/2022 Duração: 41min

    On this episode of the podcast, I discuss Emergency! A TV show with a great cast that effortlessly combined the medical drama and action-adventure genres while popularizing the idea of paramedics and EMS in America.

  • Retroist Capacitance Electronic Disc Podcast

    18/03/2022 Duração: 25min

    On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the often overlooked disc video format, Capacitance Electronic Disc or CED. This technology is dying quickly, I hope people can learn a little about it and appreciate it before it is gone completely.

  • Retroist Mappy Podcast

    04/03/2022 Duração: 25min

    On this all new episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about the arcade classic, Mappy. This often overlooked game should be in everyone's top 10. Hopefully I can persuade you to try it.

  • Retroist Mac Tonight Podcast

    18/02/2022 Duração: 27min

    Mac Tonight was a smash success, but quickly faded from the scene, only to be revived by Mcdonald's sporadically. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I look at the history of this famed spokesmoon.

  • Retroist The Wizard (1989) Podcast

    04/02/2022 Duração: 32min

    In 1989, the film classic, The Wizard, was released. While not a smash hit at the time, it has grown into a cult classic. In this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss this film that is a lot more than just a feature-length commercial for Nintendo.

  • Retroist Sid Meier’s Pirates! Podcast

    21/01/2022 Duração: 36min

    In 1987, Sid Meier’s Pirates! was released. It is a near perfect game that gets overshadowed by Meier’s other colossal accomplishment, Civilization. On this Retroist Podcast, I take a deeper look at the game’s inception, development, and follow-ups.

  • Retroist The Wizard TV Show Podcast

    07/01/2022 Duração: 23min

    The Wizard was a short-lived show, but it captured the imagination of many who were lucky enough to see it. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about this cult classic 80s TV show.

  • Retroist The Year Without A Santa Claus Podcast

    22/12/2021 Duração: 29min

    In 1974, The Year Without a Santa Claus, expanded the Christmas character canon by giving us more Mrs. Claus and introducing the Miser Brothers. On this episode of the show, we take a look at this holiday classic.

  • Retroist Atari Lynx Podcast

    10/12/2021 Duração: 24min

    The Atari Lynx is a great "what if" in the history of hand-held consoles. Far from perfect, it was an interesting alternative to the Donkey Kong-sized gorilla that was the Game Boy. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I take a look back at the rise, fall, and legacy of the Atari Lynx.

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