Retroist Retro Podcast

For over a decade, The Retroist Podcast has taken a nostalgic look back at the last 40+ years of retro themed pop culture. The show attempts to connect or reconnect you to things from your past through storytelling and discussion of compelling milestones and forgotten tidbits of pop culture.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 25m. Bisher sind 308 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 14 hours 5 minutes


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episode 282: Retroist Podcast Episode 282 (K·B Toys)

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.


 2022-09-16  32m

episode 281: Retroist Podcast Episode 281(Trivial Pursuit)

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.  


 2022-09-02  31m

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

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 S...


 2022-08-19  23m

episode 279: Retroist Podcast Episode 279 (The Six Million Dollar Man)

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 a...


 2022-08-05  30m

episode 278: Retroist Podcast Episode 278 (Real Genius)

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...


 2022-07-22  35m

episode 277: Retroist Podcast Episode 277 (Willow)

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.


 2022-07-08  35m

episode 276: Retroist Podcast Episode 276 (The Bard’s Tale)

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.  


 2022-06-24  32m

episode 275: Retroist Podcast Episode 275 (Krull)

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.


 2022-06-10  37m

episode 274: Retroist Shrinky Dinks Podcast

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 ...


 2022-05-27  30m

Retroist Memories Special II

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


 2022-04-29  26m