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.
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.
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.
In 1988, Die Hard would hit theaters and action films would never be the same again. It is a film that would alter our heroes, the expectations of our villains, and would eventually make people question their definition of Christmas films.
Mr. Mom was a hit film that had a good run on cable television and entertained a generation. In recent years it has lost some of its momentum, because it is a film with a very talented cast and a plot, which while handled tamely, was very prescient.
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the 1978 sitcom, Diff'rent Strokes. Almost everyone I talk to has heard of this show, but I am surprised how many have not yet seen an episode. I hope I can change that.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch has not always received the respect other Halloween films have gotten. It is time to abandon your expectations of a Michael Myers kill-fest and embrace the genius of a film that combines, Stonehenge,
In 1989, Freddy's Nightmare started being broadcast on TVs across America. A lot of people freaked out that a show this racy could make it onto over-the-air television and feared that it would confuse and desensitize youth. This, of course,
Fright Night is a 1985 horror classic that expertly combines horror, humor and a bit of self-awareness. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast I discuss the creation, success and enduring popularity of this amazing film.