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Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

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Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

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@genxgrownup

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English

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904-253-4225


Episodes

GenX Summertime Toys & Play

6/23/2022
It’s mid-June, school is letting out for the summer, and youngsters will be filling their next few weeks with warm-weather activities. In this episode, we remember how we spent our summer months growing up as Generation X kids! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown...

Duration:01:11:07

Fourth Listener Feedback: Star Wars

6/20/2022
Who knew that there were so many Star Wars fans out there? Well, we did! This is why we were not surprised at the number of Fourth Listener emails we received about our Backtrack celebrating the original 1977 Star Wars movie! So many of you contacted us that we decided to take a few of our favorites and create a special release episode just to highlight you. Enjoy! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter »...

Duration:00:29:31

Top Gun: Maverick, Gravitar Recharged, & LunaPic

6/16/2022
We return to the skies and the screen with CAPT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, check out some hardware to improve your home computer workstation for work or play, and play an action RPG where you are a man-eating shark on the prowl for revenge! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy »...

Duration:01:07:39

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

6/9/2022
It was forty years ago that a small alien visitor was accidentally stranded on our planet. He befriended a young boy and his family, developed a taste for _Reese’s Pieces_, and absolutely dominated the box office. In this episode, we look back on four decades of Steven Spielberg’s GenX masterpiece: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast »...

Duration:01:00:46

Obi-Wan Kenobi, IQ Dungeon, & Mercury Reader

6/2/2022
We return to Hawkins, IN to check in on Will, Eleven, Hopper, and the Upside Down, review a company that specializes in ultra-high-end Star Wars lightsabers, and play a mobile adventure/puzzle game where you must save the princess – but not the one you’re probably thinking of! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise »...

Duration:01:03:06

Greatest Movie ABOUT Generation X Tournament FINALE

5/30/2022
Our friends at Project GenX invited us to participate in their 80s movie bracket elimination challenge to see which movie about Generation X will be number one! In this finale episode, representatives from all four pods assemble to argue down that elite eight to select the single film most deserving of the title: The Greatest Film about Generation X! Hear the Bracket Debates North: GenXGrownUp pca.st/hbfls69q South: Society Owes Me a GenX Podcast pca.st/xt8nhpkn East: Project GenX Podcast...

Duration:01:31:42

Top Gun

5/26/2022
In 1986 we took flight with LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he and his RIO, Goose, strove to prove themselves as the very best U.S. Navy combat pilots. And now, on the eve of a cinematic sequel thirty-six years in the making, we remember this Tom Cruise classic GenX-era film, Top Gun! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise »...

Duration:01:03:40

Fourth Listener Feedback: Top 10 '80s Movie Soundtracks

5/23/2022
Our Top 10 ’80s Movie Soundtracks Backtrack generated a lot of listener comments and emails! So much so in fact, that we decided to do this bonus episode to read and respond to some of them. As expected, some were in agreement and some were not! But it doesn’t matter if folks agreed with us or not because it was all in good fun! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast...

Duration:00:27:26

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Wikiwand, & A Juggler's Tale

5/19/2022
We boldly go onboard the USS Enterprise with the newest entry in the Star Trek franchise, check out some award-winning software to improve your user experience when accessing Wikipedia, and play a beloved multiplayer tank combat game now newly available for your mobile device! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise »...

Duration:01:10:00

Greatest Movie ABOUT Generation X Tournament: North Bracket

5/16/2022
Our friends at Project GenX invited us to participate in their 80s movie bracket elimination challenge to see which movie about Generation X will be number one! In this episode, we tackle the Northern bracket of eight films and run through the first two rounds of elimination to select two from our list to move forward in the tournament. Hear the Other Bracket Debates South: Society Owes Me a GenX Podcast pca.st/xt8nhpkn East: Project GenX Podcast pca.st/a82so54p West: GenXmixtape...

Duration:00:43:43

Billboard Hits of 1982

5/12/2022
Forty years ago, pop music was still finding its voice in a post-disco environment. In this episode, we remember the top hits of 1982 as determined by the Billboard music charts. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com Apple »...

Duration:00:44:58

Kevin McDonald & The 2022 Kids in the Hall Revival

5/10/2022
We had the amazing opportunity to speak with Kevin McDonald, one of the members of the legendary comedy troupe “The Kids in the Hall.” You will hear him share details about his time and characters while in The Kids in the Hall, the origins of the group, his experiences in theatre school, thoughts on the 2022 Amazon Prime revival, and much more! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:00:26:31

The Baby, Everything, & CodyCross

5/5/2022
We watch a new TV series that turns a common tile-based pastime into a thrilling, competitive sport, check out a free Windows application to help you get a handle on your files no matter how disorganized they may be, and play a magical board game where you must combine spells to become the ultimate battle-wizard! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast »...

Duration:00:51:12

Kevin McDonald @ the Southern Shakespeare Festival

5/3/2022
Southern Shakespeare Company’s (SSC) Free Shakespeare in the Park Festival will be held May 5th-8th on the Capital City Amphitheater stage in Cascades Park in beautiful downtown Tallahassee. This year’s multi-day event features a mainstage production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing starring Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall fame. Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th will also feature performances from Renaissance-themed artists and SSC’s junior acting troupe, The Bardlings. Other...

Duration:00:13:23

Star Wars

4/28/2022
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a swashbuckling science fiction film came out of nowhere to capture our imaginations and change filmmaking forever. In this episode, we’re remembering the landmark space epic, Star Wars, and discussing just what made it such a touchstone for Generation X and beyond. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod...

Duration:01:11:59

Apollo 10 ½, Q*bert RepliCade, & Wordle

4/21/2022
We watch the nostalgic new Netflix film that slightly re-imagines NASA’s mission to the moon, find out if New Wave Toys’ latest gadget does justice to the arcade classic, Q*bert, and discuss the puzzle-a-day game that’s sweeping the internet and social media. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown...

Duration:01:00:19

GenX Childhood Autonomy

4/14/2022
We didn't know it at the time, but as Generation X kids, we were among the last to enjoy a childhood that gave us a deep sense of independence and autonomy. Everything from the proliferation of technology to changes in media and politics have forever changed that for modern generations, but in this Backtrack, we remember and discuss the singular experience of growing as a GenX kid. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter »...

Duration:00:58:57

Moon Knight, Return to Dark Tower, & BOSS Car Audio

4/7/2022
We check out the premiere of the new Marvel series featuring a superhero struggling with dissociative identity disorder, finally get our hands on the much-anticipated, crowd-funded board game that’s a sequel to a 1981 classic, and review some creative tech that just might save you money on batteries for all your gadgets! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast »...

Duration:01:01:52

APRIL FOOLS' 2022: Hash, Toothbrush, & Tic-Tac-Toe

4/1/2022
At GenXGrownUp we strive to always give our listeners quality topics and content. But what would happen if we didn’t? Well, something like this podcast episode, we suppose! Happy April Fools’ to all our 4th listeners! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by...

Duration:00:14:31

'80s Detective TV Shows

3/31/2022
A cornerstone of the GenX latchkey kid experience was the world’s best babysitter: the television. In this episode we’re running down some of our favorite 1980s detective tv shows that we enjoyed growing up! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod Merchandise » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Shop » genxgrownup.com/amazon Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy »...

Duration:00:56:34