Win Your Very Own Retroist Podcast

Win Your Very Own Retroist Podcast

So about 2 weeks ago I was going through the local goodwill and found a tape recorder for 3 bucks. I brought it home and to my surprise it worked. I played with it for about 20 minutes and put it on the shelf, not sure what to do with it.

So last week I sat down to record the Retroist Podcast and I thought it might be amusing to do a low tech run of it with that old Tape Recorder. I started recording and 35 minutes later I was done. I listened back and it is all really amateurish, I hold the mic up to my speakers to play audio and I do zero editing. So you get a lot of me being confused on the tape.

I was about to record the show when I thought to myself. “I just recorded the show. Why do it again?” So I decided to give away that episode of The Retroist Podcast. I will not redo the show, so what you have on the tape. That is yours to keep. Do with it what you like. You want to destroy it, lend it to your friend. It is yours, so have at it. I will not re-record it or ever put it up here on the site. I did not even keep a full version of it for myself. I did grab an audio sample, so here is a little preview of what you will get.

Now, these shows require some effort on my part, so I would like for the tape to go to someone who is going to appreciate it. So to enter to “win” the episode, just send an email to along with a little bit about why you would like the episode. Maybe how or when you listen to it or something? I really don’t know.

Please make your subject like “Gimme that Episode of the Retroist Podcast!”

Also if you have not taken the opportunity, please drop by iTunes and rate the show and leave a comment?

I will lump together all the serious entries and then pull one at random in a week or so. That’s it. Best of luck to all who enter, the higher-tech Retroist Podcast will return this week.

Oh and here is the tape. You cannot see it in the photo, but Dino just did an awesome kickflip.

I will fill the B-side with a mix of heartfelt loves songs that express how I feel when I mailed it out. I hope someone likes Phil Collins…

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Doug

    I’d love to win that, but I don’t have anything to play it on!

  2. The Retroist

    You can find walkmans out there for about 99 cents at most goodwill stores. The one near my house has a box full of them. Fun/depressing to pour over them.

  3. Badwolf

    Just sent in my entry to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Derek

    The Retroist Podcast has been at the top of my favorite podcasts for quite awhile now. Just listened to your Back to the Future podcast, great info. Had to watch the movie afterwards. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been waiting to listen to your E.T. podcast. I’m waiting on the dvd from my local library so I can watch it afterwards. Seen it long ago so no worries about spoilers.

    Just wanted to say great podcast and please keep it up.

  5. sdp

    What was the episode about? Since we’ll never listen to it unless whoever wins it uploads it. If I wasn’t in Mexico currently I’d definitely enter. Great podcast, the sample sounds pretty good as well.

  6. The Retroist

    Thanks sdp. I am going to keep the subject a surprise and let the winner determine what they want to do with it, even subject-wise. The response so far has been much better then expected and I received a few overseas entries, so I am willing to ship it out of the country.

  7. Doug

    Don’t want to make any threats, but I do hope the winner will let the rest of us hear it.

  8. M. Oleman

    Their is a gaping hole in my collection and my heart for this tape. Please fill it.

    1. Retroist

      I tried emailing the people who won it repeatedly to see if they would be interested in sharing it.

      I told them that it was all their’s to share, listen throw away, whatever they wanted to do. So I keep hoping to hear from them to at least free me to talk more about it (maybe redo it).

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