TRS-80 Trash Talk
Episode 23 - Tandy vs IBM
In this episode the Trash Talkers welcome vintage computing podcast pioneer David Greelish as a guest host. Pete, Ian and David discuss how Tandy reacted to the the introduction of the IBM Personal Computer in 1981. Tandy Radio Shack had all the advantages with its massive distribution network, its existing business focused Model II computer and with the forthcoming powerful Tandy 2000 computer. How the company attempted to compete with IBM and eventually failed is the main focus of the...
Episode 22 - TRS-80 Clones: The Dick Smith System 80
In this episode the Trash Talkers discuss one of the most popular of the TRS-80 compatible or ''clone'' computers, the Dick Smith System 80. The System 80 was mainly sold in Austrailia and New Zealand but variants were also sold in the United States and Europe under the PMC-80 and Video Genie brands.
Episode 21 - The TRS-80 in Scientific Research
Join the Trash Talkers as we discuss a bunch of TRS-80 related topics, from Pete Cetinski's new TRS-80 Game ''Breakdown'' to a Radio Shack store reproduction on TV's ''Little Sheldon'' to a discussion of how TRS-80s were used in scientific research. We wrap up with some eBay shopping of interesting TRS-80 related accessories and collectables.
Episode 20 - Live Show #2 and Jerry Heep
This episode includes significant portions of our live show from this past December where we review our episodes from 2017 and talk about our upcoming 2018 TRS-80 related projects. Also, in our continuing series of interviews with Tandy Radio Shack engineers, we talk to Jerry Help about his long career working as a Tandy engineer.
Episode 19 - TRS-80s on the Farm and Paul Schreiber
In this episode Pete C. and Mav discuss the TRS-80 and it's role in agriculture while discussing some recent acquisitions. Pete C. relates a tale about an interesting Tandy rescue trip to Newark, NJ. Then, we play a little TRS-80 generated music. Finally, in our continuing series of interviews with Tandy Radio Shack engineers, we talk to Paul Schreiber about his experiences working as a Tandy engineer.
Episode 18 - Tandy Assembly Recap and Mike Yetsko
In this episode the Trash Talkers discuss what happened at the inaugural Tandy Assembly event on October 7th and 8th 2017. After that we do a little eBay shopping. Then, Peter Cetinski interviews Tandy engineer Mike Yetsko. Mike has quite a few interesting stories to tell about his time working at Tandy Radio Shack back in the day.
Episode 17 - The First Tandy Assembly
In this episode the Trash Talkers are joined by fellow podcasters from the Coco Crew Podcast, John Linville and Neil Blanchard. We present an in-depth preview of the inaugural Tandy Assembly event which is taking place on October 7 and 8. We also review the VCFMW 12 which took place in early September.
Episode 16 - Happy 40th Birthday TRS-80 and Ira Goldklang
In this episode the Trash Talkers are back from summer vacation to wish the TRS-80 a happy 40th birthday. In the first segment, we talk about Tandy Assembly, VCFMW, TRS-XENIX, the Tandy 3, PC-1 and the Network 4. In the second segment, Randy Kindig interviews trs-80.com's Ira Goldklang.
Episode 15 - TRS-80 Software Development
Join the Trash Talkers as we discuss various ways to write software for your TRS-80. Whether you're looking for a truly vintage software development experience or you're looking to write a modern integration using the latest tools, we have you covered.
Episode 14 - TRSVID and George Phillips
We start this episode with the news and current event segment where we first discuss the Vintage Computer Festival East 2017 and the winning TRS-80 exhibit. We also talk about Tandy Assembly. Then, we talk about two new TRS-80 software projects that were recently released: TRSVID, a TRS-80 video player and Sharp-80, a new Model III emulator. Following that is an obituary for Bernie Appel, aka ''Mr. Radio Shack''. Then, we talk about the Line Printer I and the Quick Printer II printers a...
Episode 13 - VCFE 2017 and Jim McGinley
The Trash Talkers start the show by discussing a bunch of TRS-80 related items such as the Exatron Stringy Floppy and Mailgrams. Then, Peter Cetinski interviews team members from the TRS-80, Apple II and Commodore PET mega-exhibits at this year's VCF East. Finally, Randy Kindig interviews Jim McGinley about his well received TRS-80 games presentations.
Episode 12 - Model 4 Buyer's Guide
The Trash Talkers tell you everything you need to know when considering the purchase of a TRS-80 Model 4, 4P or 4D.
Episode 11 - Pulling TRS-80s Out of the Attic
Pete C. and Mav are joined by several guest Trash Talkers from the Coco world, Mike Rowen and Neil Blanchard. We discuss a number of TRS-80 related news items and current events. We wrap up with a discussion of what you need to do when pulling your old TRS-80 out of the attic, basement, closet...wherever.