The eighties and nineties were a golden age for dial-in hotlines. Starting with 976 numbers and rolling into 1-900 numbers, the nations appetite for canned recordings could not be abated.…
When the Atari 2600 dominated the video game market, Activision offered patches for those who reached high scores in their games. To get one, you simply needed to take a…
On today's show I talk the groundbreaking early computer game, Hunt the Wumpus. I begin the show talking about how accessible the game was to a young me and how it was the highlight of my early time in my High School Computer Club. After that I move onto the game itself.
Jon-Eric Hexum was an actor/model who had an all too short career that came to an abrupt end due to an accidental death. He had the talents and the looks, but like most tragedies, we are all just left with a big "What if."
Communication now is ubiquitous. We are basically living in a science fiction world on the communication front. One technology though, for many years, allowed for freedom that would hint at the remarkable future in which we currently exist, the walkie-talkie.
In 1984, Plymouth released this commercial for its Duster during the Mtv Video Music Awards. The commercial in this length was very infrequently broadcast and developed a reputation because of its perceived connection to cocaine.
Armory Dice Markers are great looking artifacts from a different time in gaming. It is nice to see that someone preserved them up until now and that people value them enough to pay a ludicrous amount of money for 4 used crayons.
Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Retroist Podcast. On today's show, I finally shut up and turn the microphone over to other people who tell their Halloween stories. The…
On today's show, I share with you a few of my favorite from the past on the Retroist Halloween Commercial Specials Podcast. From food to haunted mansions, I play a wide array of ads, all of them focused around this most creepy of holidays.
More of the night he came home!