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The In My Footsteps Podcast is a mix of Cape Cod and New England history, tips on New England travel, fun lifestyle topics, a slice of retro nostalgia from the 1980's and 1990's, and much more. Created and hosted by New England author Christopher Setterlund.

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The In My Footsteps Podcast is a mix of Cape Cod and New England history, tips on New England travel, fun lifestyle topics, a slice of retro nostalgia from the 1980's and 1990's, and much more. Created and hosted by New England author Christopher Setterlund.

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Episode 146: Me v. AI - Underrated New England Towns, TVs Bloopers & Practical Jokes, Blink & You'll Miss It Retro Part 2, Ford Model T(5-29-2024)

5/29/2024
Send us a Text Message. A new battle for supremacy with AI. A time before bloopers and practical jokes went viral. TV shows that were here and gone in the blink of an eye. Episode 146 ushers in the unofficial start of summer with plenty of blistering nostalgia. It kicks off with the return of Blink & You'll Miss It Retro. In this installment, we look at a six-pack of television shows that were here and gone before you knew they had arrived. Included is a pretty good rant on what is considered one of the worst shows ever made. We go way Back In the Day to the time before fails were viral sensations. In the 1980s television shows dedicated to mistakes and mishaps of celebrities were brand new. We will look back at an originator, TVs Bloopers and Practical Jokes hosted by Dick Clark and Ed McMahon. It's another battle for supremacy as we return with a Me v. AI Top 5. This time it is a look at underrated cities and towns in New England. Perfect timing for the unofficial kickoff of summer. You can be the judge as to who has better picks between your host and ChatGPT. There is a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule centered around the very last Ford Model T automobile to roll off the assembly line. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogListen to Episode 145 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:51:48

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Episode 145: 1980s Educational Kids Shows, The Madness of Playing Tetris, Defunct TV Channels(5-22-2024)

5/22/2024
Send us a Text Message. Sharpening young minds with some 1980s kids' television shows. Melting young minds in the 80s with Tetris. Some television channels that are no longer around. Episode 145 rings in summer (unofficially) as Memorial Day Weekend approaches. The show kicks off with some of the shows that helped teach the youth of the 1980s. Spanning math, science, and overall basic skills there was no shortage of classic TV shows that glued Gen-X kids to the screen. We're going to look at some of the beloved educational children's shows of the 1980s. How many of these do you remember watching? Tetris has been a staple of the video game landscape for 35 years. It is so well known that the mention of its name conjures up both the shapes of the pieces and the earworm music that plays throughout. We're going to go way Back In the Day and do a deep dive into the madness and addiction of Tetris. Today it seems like new television channels are popping up regularly. For the hundreds of channels that exist it is not always a success getting into the tv market. For this week's Top 5 we're going to go over some of the channels that used to exist but don't anymore. Did you watch any of these defunct television channels? There is a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule which looks at the creation of the first postcards. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogTetris.comListen to Episode 144 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:50:48

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Episode 144: The Crow 30th Anniversary; 1970s Diet/Exercise Fad Fails, Forgotten 80s MTV Shows, First McDonald's Restaurant(5-15-2024)

5/15/2024
Send us a Text Message. The 30th anniversary of the movie The Crow. Some amazing diet and exercise fad fails of the 1970s. MTV shows that came and went in the 1980s. The very first McDonald's restaurant. Episode 144 will super-size your nostalgia cravings. It kicks off with a look back at the movie The Crow on the week of its 30th anniversary. Marred somewhat by the tragic on-set death of star Brandon Lee this movie is a captivating story with a perfectly 90s soundtrack. We'll look at all of that and more in this segment. Most people in their lives will struggle with their weight or overall health. Diets and exercise are the cure but can be boring at times. That being said some fitness fads of the past are not recommended for anyone. We go way Back In the Day this week to look at some diet and exercise fads that failed during the 1970s. You won't believe some of these were real. Not all television shows can be hits. For every show that changes the entertainment landscape, countless fade away into the annals of history. As MTV was developing into a cultural phenomenon it tried many different show types. Some made it big, but on this week's Top 5 we'll look at those MTV shows that came and went in the 1980s. The brand-new This Week In History and Time Capsule will look at the behemoth known as McDonald's as it celebrates the anniversary of the opening of its very first location. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogListen to Episode 143 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:19

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Episode 143: Restaurant Storytime 8, Sweet Pickles Books, Forgotten 90s Musical Artists, 4-Minute Mile(5-8-2024)

5/8/2024
Send us a Text Message. The beloved Sweet Pickles books. Some forgotten 90s musical acts. The most toxic workplace I've experienced. Episode 143 of the podcast has a bit of everything. It begins with the return of a podcast staple, Restaurant Storytime. This 8th installment is a segment 143 episodes in the making. Toxic workplaces are unfortunately all too common. This segment reveals the most toxic place I've been a part of. It might veer off into rant territory at times but it's also packed with laughs. You won't believe your ears at some of the memories this segment evokes. The mood gets lighter as we go way Back In the Day to a beloved part of many Gen-Xer's childhoods. Sweet Pickles was a series of books featuring animals with unique personalities kids could relate to. It was also a brand that extended into other forms of merchandise. Smart moms know how kids' minds grow! This week's Top 5 will dive into some forgotten 1990s musical artists who were big during the decade but perhaps have faded with time. Hopefully, this segment will shine a new light back on them. This Week In History and Time Capsule will be centered around a barrier once thought to be beyond the human body, the sub-4 minute mile. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogListen to Episode 142 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:50:41

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Episode 142: 90 Years of The Three Stooges; Had You Lived in 1800 Film; Discontinued Sodas; Seinfeld(5-1-2024)

5/1/2024
Send us a Text Message. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the iconic comedy group The Three Stooges. An educational short film about life in 1800. Some long-forgotten discontinued sodas. Episode 142 of the podcast covers a lot of ground. It begins with a look at the Three Stooges and their legacy in comedy as their very first short film Woman Haters debuted 90 years ago this week. Though it is nearly impossible to sum up the impact of Moe, Larry, Curly, and the rest, in one segment, we will at least have some laughs trying. From the debut of comedy legends to everyday life more than two centuries ago. We will go way Back In the Day in two ways. Not only is there a history lesson about life in 1800, but it is through the lens of life in 1969. This is Had You Lived Then...America In 1800 an educational short film that will make you appreciate the luxuries of the 2020s. There are some staples of beverage coolers in convenience stores. Some sodas feel like they have been around forever. This week's Top 5 will not be featuring any of those. Instead, we will look at the discontinued sodas over the decades that tried, and ultimately failed, to make a dent in a Coke and Pepsi world. There is also a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule which celebrates the birthday of the one and only Jerry Seinfeld. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogHad You Lived Then...America in 1800Three Stooges+ - YouTube ChannelListen to Episode 141 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:54:48

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Episode 141: Who Was The Winnebago Man?; Classic 1980s Board Games; Forgotten 1970s Cartoons(4-24-2024)

4/24/2024
Send us a Text Message. Was the Winnebago Man truly the Angriest Man In America? Were any of these board games on your family fun nights in the 1980s? How about some of the forgotten 1970s cartoons? Episode 141 of the podcast is unique in a few ways. It includes a first, that being a review of a full documentary, The Winnebago Man. Jack Rebney became a viral sensation in the early days of YouTube thanks to his profanity-laden outtakes from a Winnebago commercial shoot in 1989. However, did he deserve the moniker 'the angriest man in America?' Game nights still exist today. In the 1980s though, before the Internet and the prevalence of video games, a lot of entertainment came from playing board games. We go way Back In the Day to look at a few of the memorable and beloved board games that were released in the 1980s. Not every cartoon that makes it to television can be a huge success. Some of these come and go and are lost to history. This week's Top 5 looks at forgotten 1970s cartoons. Did you watch any of these? A new This Week In History and Time Capsule will focus on the wild Paul McCartney death urban legend. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogWinnebago Man DocumentaryThe Definitive Winnebago Man OuttakesListen to Episode 140 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:54:22

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Episode 140: The Demise & Potential Comeback of Ames Department Stores; Old School Mall Portrait Studios; Best-Selling Atari 2600 Games(4-17-2024)

4/17/2024
Send us a Text Message. The rise and fall, and rise again(possibly) of Ames Department Stores. Old school trips to the mall to get professional photos taken. The best-selling Atari 2600 games ever. Episode 140 returns after a week off filled with fun nostalgia. It begins with the story of a Northeast staple for decades. Generations of those who grew up in that part of the United States likely have fond memories of shopping at the Ames Department Stores. However the rise of competition like Walmart and Target, along with other issues, eventually spelled the end of Ames. Now there is a possibility that the chain that once was the 4th largest in the country could be making a comeback. We'll cover all of it from the rise, to the fall, to the potential comeback. In the days before smartphones and digital cameras getting a photograph professionally taken was a chore. At times one had to venture out to an actual portrait studio. Luckily for many that grew up in decades past these types of studios could often be found in the local mall, especially Sears. We go way Back In the Day to reminisce about what it was like getting photos taken at Sears and other studios in the 1980s and beyond. For Gen-Xers, the Atari 2600 was the first memorable home video game console. It brought many arcade games, and some non-arcade titles, into people's living rooms. But which titles were the most popular? This week's Top 5 will share the best-selling Atari 2600 games ever. There will also be a new This Week In History and Time Capsule centered around the first ever 'World Championship' boxing match from the mid-19th century. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogRetro Games.cz - Play Old Games OnlineAmes Stores.comListen to Episode 139 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:02

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Episode 139: Kurt Cobain's Death 30 Years Later; Old Country Buffet Memories; Stores That Closed In the 80s & 90s; TV Guide(4-3-2024)

4/3/2024
Send us a Text Message. The death of a Gen-X icon 30 years later. Memories of Old Country Buffet plus tips on how to be a meat carver. Some heavy-hitting stores that closed in the 1980s and 1990s. The legacy of TV Guide magazine. Episode 139 of the podcast runs the gamut from heavy to light but is filled with nostalgia. 30 years ago this week the world of music, the world of pop culture, and a generation overall, lost a giant. Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, was found dead in his home. The moment sent shockwaves through Generation-X and changed the trajectory of Grunge and Alternative music forever. This week we will look at the death of Kurt Cobain and why it was such a massive moment in music history. On the other end of the spectrum in nostalgia, we go way Back In the Day and reminisce about Old Country Buffet. Not only are we going to share some fun memories of eating until we nearly exploded, but we're also going to review a classic training video that features the ins and outs of being a meat carver at Old Country Buffet. Giants of business that have faded away will be the topic of this week's Top 5. We will focus in on some famous stores that closed during the 1980s and 1990s. In a new This Week In History and Time Capsule we will look back at the creation and legacy of TV Guide magazine. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogThe Carving Guy - Old Country BuffetTV Guide.comListen to Episode 138 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:56:46

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Episode 138: 1990s Product Fails; Napster & the Dawn of Music Downloading; Most Dangerous Vehicles Ever; Three Mile Island Disaster(3-27-2024)

3/27/2024
Send us a Text Message. Some of the biggest failures of 1990s products. Some of the most dangerous vehicles ever created. The rise of Napster and the dawn of music downloading in general. The nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island. Episode 138 of the podcast has warm and fuzzy nostalgia, horrific and scary events, some laughs and some head-shaking all in one show. It begins with a look back to the bygone days of the 1990s. Some products burst onto the scene and changed the way people lived their lives. This segment will not include any of those. We will kick the show off with the products that came in with major hype only to flame out. These are some of the 1990s biggest product failures. The 1990s also saw the dawning of music downloading. As the Internet became more easily accessible things that are common today had yet to come into existence. Music downloading legally also led to piracy. The website Napster was at the forefront of this when it debuted in 1999. We will go way Back In the Day to look at both the rise and fall of Napster and the rise of music downloading in general. Vehicle safety standards have greatly improved over the decades. However, in this week's Top 5, we are going to look at some of the most dangerous vehicles ever to grace the roads. Did you own any of these? In a new This Week In History and Time Capsule we will get up close and personal with the nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogListen to Episode 137 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:52:04

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Episode 137: Blink & You'll Miss It Retro; Bomb Threat! Plan, Don't Panic; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Robbery; Best Long Songs(3-20-2024)

3/20/2024
Send us a Text Message. Products that were here and gone in a flash. A serious 70s educational short film with some underlying humor. One of the most infamous unsolved crimes of the 20th century. Some of the best long songs. Episode 137 has nostalgia in bloom as the calendar turns to spring. It begins with a look at some products that were here and gone so fast that they barely had time to leave a mark. In the initial Blink and You'll Miss It segment we look at six food-related products that came in with a bang and left in a flash, or just left in a flash. Do you remember any of these? Bomb threats are serious and can be dangerous and life-threatening. This week we go way Back In the Day and review an educational short film from 1971 titled Bomb Threat! Plan, Don't Panic. It dials the seriousness up to 11 while also somehow mixing in dated looks and humor, albeit unintentionally. The Top 5 this week looks at some of the best long songs. These all clock in at over six minutes in length. Are any of these on your Spotify playlists? There will also be a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule centered around one of the most infamous crimes of the 20th century, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum robbery in Boston. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogBomb Threat! Plan, Don't PanicIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum Robbery - BuzzfeedListen to Episode 136 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:04

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Episode 136: Friday Nights At the Video Store; The 17 Original Nintendo Games; Product Advertising Villains; Debut of COPS(3-13-2024)

3/13/2024
Send us a Text Message. Memories of when a trip to the video store was a must on a Friday night. What were the original games released with the Nintendo Entertainment System? How about the bad guys of advertising? Episode 136 is chock full of all of that and more! It begins with a time when renting movies was as much fun as watching them. In the days before streaming and on-demand features if someone wanted to see a movie they could either pick up TV Guide and hope it was on a channel they had access to, or they could get to the nearest video rental store and hope that there was a copy in stock. We will go way Back In the Day through everything that made renting videos in the 1980s and 1990s fun, and sometimes not fun. When the NES was first released in 1985, a certain number of games could be played on the console. Surprisingly Super Mario Bros was not one of them. We go back to those early days of Nintendo to review the 17 original games that were available. How many did you play? The vast majority of advertising mascots are positive spokespeople for their products. However, there have also been some villains whose job it was to try to stop us from getting access to said products. This week's Top 5 will focus on the advertising villains. Who would win in a battle of these baddies? There is also a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule centered around the debut and legacy of the COPS television show. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon or Buzzsprout! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Hooked By Kiwi - Etsy.comWear Your Wish.com - Clothing, Accessories, and moreDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogOriginal NES Games - Wired.comPlay Old NES Games - RetroGames.czListen to Episode 135 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:56:08

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Episode 135: The Goonies Made Me A Writer; Urban Legends 80s Kids Remember; Music From MTVs First Day(3-6-2024)

3/6/2024
Send us a Text Message. The Goonies as writing inspiration. Urban legends 1980s kids will remember. What music played on MTV's first day? Everyone has their origin story, how they ended up where they are or doing what they are doing. In Episode 135 of the podcast, I share my story of how I first got interested in being a writer. It goes all the way back to 2nd Grade, my favorite teacher ever, and a surprising inspiration, the movie The Goonies. Kids who grew up in the 1980s get ready for some major flashbacks. We go way Back In the Day to look at urban legends that kids from the 80s will remember. Some are silly old wives' tales, some are much darker and serious, and all are in this segment. At 12:01 am on Saturday, August 1, 1981 MTV made its grand debut. Everyone likely knows the very first video ever played on the channel (hint: Video Killed the Radio Star), however, what came next? This week's Top 5 will look at the rest of Day One and the most-played musical artists during MTV's first 24 hours. There will also be a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule centered around the introduction of the pain reliever aspirin by the Bayer company. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon or Buzzsprout! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Kiwi's Kustoms - EtsyDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogMTV's First 100 VideosListen to Episode 134 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:52:23

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🔒 Subscriber-Only Bonus Episode 6: March 2024

3/1/2024
Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. Hello subscribers! It's March, spring is arriving. The sun will bring some warmth and so will a new subscriber-only bonus episode of the podcast! This is the 6th monthly installment in the series where I review a blog I had written called Initial Impressions which I began in 2010. For those who might be new here, this blog was meant to be a behind-the-scenes look at my travel trips but ended up as a fever-dream mix of random quotes, predictions, observations that would make Seinfeld proud, and some actual looks into the places I was visiting. In February love was in the air as I navigated around such random topics as: why mosquitoes love me, celebrity MySpace interactions, quarter-life crisis issues, crying over sports, and a Rubik's Cube of a shower. For March the wackiness shows no signs of slowing down as I look at subjects such as: dinner and a show at Subway, am I Jim from The Office, or am I the NFL, insects causing auto accidents, faux sports outrage, Crocodile Dundee in Rockport, MA, and more! These episodes might be a unique and sometimes embarrassing look into my psyche nearly fifteen years ago, but they are undoubtedly worth sharing with you, my most loyal subscribers! Thank you so much for subscribing to my channel and enjoy this sixth episode of the exclusive members-only podcast. Check out the YouTube Channel of DJ Williams whose music is used in both the main and subscriber podcasts! If you are not a subscriber go become one and get in on the fun of these crazy shows either on Buzzsprout or on Patreon!

Duration:00:29:30

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Episode 134: Memorable 1990s Commercial Jingles; Bassett's Wild Animal Farm; Famous Leap Day Events; First National Park(2-28-2024)

2/28/2024
Send us a Text Message. Some of the most memorable commercial jingles of the 90s. A trip back to Cape Cod's beloved Bassett's Wild Animal Farm. Historical Leap Day events. Episode 134 takes a trip back to simpler times. First, it begins with a trip back to the days when a petting zoo was popular entertainment. In the time before the Internet and smartphones, young people had fewer options for fun on Cape Cod. One such attraction that is looked back upon fondly is Bassett's Wild Animal Farm in Brewster. Animals both native and foreign to Cape Cod were front and center for generations of kids. Learn the story of that beloved spot. Simpler times continue with a lot of earworms in the form of some of the best (and a few worst) commercial jingles of the 1990s. We go way Back In the Day and dial up the nostalgia to 11. Do you remember any of these? Once every four years we get an extra day. Not a warm summer day, but a day nonetheless. This week's Top 5 will share some of the historic events to happen on Leap Day, February 29th. Of course, there will be a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule focusing on the creation of the very first National Park, Yellowstone. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon or Buzzsprout! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Kiwi's Kustoms - EtsyDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogListen to Episode 133 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:50:24

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Episode 133: The Horror of Red Asphalt; Las Vegas Gambling Disasters; 1980s Teen Movies; Edison Invents the Phonograph(2-21-2024)

2/21/2024
Send us a Text Message. A driver's ed film that scarred children of the 1960s. Stories of my time as a degenerate Las Vegas gambler. Some of the best 1980s teen movies, and more. All of this is front and center on Episode 133 of the podcast. Las Vegas is called 'Sin City' for a reason. All of the excesses that you could want are within arms reach. Even if you are a resident you cannot escape the pull of some of the vices. During my time living in Vegas in 2000-01 I found out that my major weakness was the lure of gambling. I will share some head-shaking yet hilarious stories of my days as a degenerate gambler. From laughs to horror. In 1964 a film was created to help scare straight potential new drivers. It was called Red Asphalt and its gory graphic content depicting real traffic accidents is still shocking 60 years later. We go way Back In the Day as I review this unique and terrifying driver's ed film. From horror to warm and fuzzy nostalgia we look back at some of the best 1980s teen movies this week in the Top 5. Get your Netflix, Hulu, or whatever streaming service you have ready to make a playlist. There is also a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule centered around Thomas Edison's creation of the phonograph and how the way we consume sound changed forever. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon or Buzzsprout! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Kiwi's Kustoms - EtsyDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Initial Impressions 2.0 BlogRed Asphalt - Archive.orgListen to Episode 132 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:53:55

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Episode 132: The Love Episode. I Love The Simpsons; Favorite Love Songs; Helen Keller's Love of Cape Cod; Worst Date Story(2-14-2024)

2/14/2024
Send us a Text Message. Happy Valentine's Day! Love is in the air on Episode 132 of the podcast. Helen Keller was an icon of the 20th century and a true testament to the will of the human spirit due to her achievements despite being rendered both bling and deaf at an early age. One of the loves of her life was the many trips that she made to Cape Cod during her childhood through early adulthood. We will look at her connection to The Cape. I love The Simpsons. At its peak it was arguably the best show ever made, at least in the conversation. For more than three decades it has entertained millions. This week we go way Back In the Day to try to shine a little light on why the show has been successful and of course share some funny memories of the show. Those celebrating Valentine's Day need their own romantic playlist of music. I will share some of my own picks for you as we look at my Top 5 love songs. There is of course a new This Week In History and Time Capsule centered around the first ever news brief sent via the telephone. What does it have to do with love? Who knows. Also there may or may not be a story told of someone's worst first date, get ready! For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon or Buzzsprout! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Kiwi's Kustoms - EtsyDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Brewster Historical SocietyInitial Impressions 2.0 BlogListen to Episode 131 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:52:08

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Episode 131: Cape Cod's Resort Hotel on the Water; Sports Illustrated; Top 5 Stupid Inventions; the Importance of Bob Marley(2-7-2024)

2/7/2024
Send us a Text Message. It is the dead of winter and Episode 131 will try to bring the warmth. It begins with a trip back to a long-since-forgotten Cape Cod establishment. The Chequesset Inn of Wellfleet, the Grand Resort of the Outer Cape, was an oasis of luxury in the late 19th and early 20th century. However, it has been all but lost to time. We'll look back at its story this week. For 70 years one magazine has captured the world of athletics better than all others. Sports Illustrated has been more than just a sports magazine, it became a cultural institution. Anyone who is anyone in sports has been either on the cover or extensively written about in the magazine. With questions looming about its future it's appropriate to go Back In the Day and cover the legacy of Sports Illustrated. There is a fine line between innovative and impractical. This week's Top 5 is going to cross way over that line as we look at some of the most ridiculous, dangerous, and downright stupid inventions ever. On a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule we look at the importance of Bob Marley. Few people have transcended their industry to become a cultural icon in quite the way Bob Marley did and we'll look at some reasons why. For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon or Buzzsprout! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Kiwi's Kustoms - EtsyDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!SI 100 Greatest Sports PhotosBob Marley.comChequesset Inn Photos - Wellfleet Historical SocietyListen to Episode 130 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:46:20

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🔒 Subscriber-Only Bonus Episode 5: February 2024

2/1/2024
Subscriber-only episode Send us a Text Message. Hello subscribers! It's February so here is a Valentine from me to you with a new subscriber-only bonus episode of the podcast! This is the 5th in the series where I review a blog I had written called Initial Impressions which I began in 2010. For those who might be new here this blog was meant to be a behind-the-scenes look at my travel trips but ended up as a fever dream mix of random quotes, predictions, observations that would make Seinfeld proud, and some actual looks into the places I was visiting. In January I dove headlong into such subjects as: the worst things spilled on me when I worked in restaurants, singing servers at Subway, a shocking misspelling of YouTube, lunch break at the nut house, and whether monkeys could be trained to be flagmen. For February love is in the air as I navigate around such random topics as: why mosquitoes love me, celebrity MySpace interactions, quarter-life crisis issues, crying over sports, an a Rubik's Cube of a shower. These episodes might be a unique and sometimes embarrassing look into my psyche nearly fifteen years ago, but they are undoubtedly worth sharing with you, my most loyal subscribers! Thank you so much for subscribing to my channel and enjoy this fifth episode of the exclusive members-only podcast. Check out the YouTube Channel of DJ Williams whose music is used in both the main and subscriber podcasts! If you are not a subscriber go become one and get in on the fun of these crazy shows either on Buzzsprout or on Patreon!

Duration:00:29:10

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Episode 130: Restaurant Storytime VII: A Great First Impression; 1994 Year In Music Pt. 1; Most Unusual Phobias; Creation of Coca-Cola(1-31-2024)

1/31/2024
Send us a Text Message. The first day at a new job can be exciting, it can also be nerve-racking. In Episode 130 of the podcast we look at a day of work that was a mixture of both. In Restaurant Storytime VII: A Great First Impression I share the details of my first shift ever in the hospitality industry. For it to be on the podcast you know it was not an ordinary day. 1994 was a monumental year for the music industry. There were numerous groundbreaking albums and songs that made their way into the world. There were also events that occurred that are still shaping the music landscape to this day. We will go way Back In the Day to look at 1994 the Year In Music Part 1, January through June, with Part 2 coming later this year. Fears of things such as flying, the unknown, deep water, and darkness, are fairly common. However this week's Top 5 will focus on those fears that are far less common, and at times oddly specific, as we dive into some of the most unusual phobias. There is also a brand new This Week In History and Time Capsule centering around the creation of the soft drink juggernaut Coca-Cola. Why has this drink held such an important place worldwide for so long? For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon or Buzzsprout! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Beach!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Kiwi's Kustoms - EtsyDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Better Help.comI'd Like To Teach the World to Sing - Coca-Cola CommercialListen to Episode 129 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:58:10

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Episode 129: Classic Mall Stores of the 1970s, 1980s, & 1990s Part 1(1-24-2024)

1/24/2024
Send us a Text Message. Let's go to the mall! Words that were always music to the ears of anyone who grew up in the '70s, '80s, and '90s. A visit to the mall was always a special and exciting time back then. The indoor mall is still a popular destination today, however, its heyday was definitely the '70s through the '90s. You didn't need much money as the 'mall rat' identity only required you to be inside a mall hanging out with friends. Kids of the day could spend hours sitting on benches or wandering the corridors looking into some of the stores that will be mentioned this week. In Episode 129 of the podcast, we will look back at some of the popular, beloved, and maybe some lesser-known mall stores that attracted customers, or perhaps at least hordes of wandering mall rats. How many of these stores did you spend hard-earned money at? If your favorite store of the past isn't mentioned have no fear as there will be a Part 2 coming in the future! For more great content become a subscriber on Patreon or Buzzsprout! Helpful Links from this Episode The Lady of the Dunes.comPurchase My New Book Cape Cod Beyond the Dunes!In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide(2nd Edition)Kiwi's Kustoms - EtsyDJ Williams MusicKeeKee's Cape Cod KitchenChristopher Setterlund.comCape Cod Living - Zazzle StoreSubscribe on YouTube!Listen to Episode 128 here Support the Show.

Duration:00:44:05