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We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the late 70s & 80s. All of that stuff has shaped who we are today as adults. And those nostalgic things are still very much a part of how we live our lives & see the world in the 21st century. On this podcast we look at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the late 70s & 80s. All of that stuff has shaped who we are today as adults. And those nostalgic things are still very much a part of how we live our lives & see the world in the 21st century. On this podcast we look at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

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We're Generation X'ers who spent our childhood immersed in the music, movies, games, and pop culture of the late 70s & 80s. All of that stuff has shaped who we are today as adults. And those nostalgic things are still very much a part of how we live our lives & see the world in the 21st century. On this podcast we look at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

Twitter:

@genxgrownup

Language:

English

Contact:

904-253-4225


Episodes

Backtrack: Choose Your Own Adventure Books

4/2/2020
You are walking down a path and you see a dragon blocking your way. If you want to fight the dragon, turn to page 3. If you want to talk to the dragon, turn to page 4. If you want to throw rocks at the dragon…. well, you can’t. Why would anybody want to throw rocks at a dragon? Anyway, Choose Your Own Adventure books gave us an opportunity to feel in control at an age where we didn’t have a lot of control in our day-to-day lives. Come join us as we reminisce about those wonderful adventures...

Duration:00:46:18

Passing Time When We Were Grounded! Special Edition

3/28/2020
Hey, GenX’ers! With all the social distancing & quarantines going on we started thinking about what we did as kids when we were grounded, stranded, or just plain bored! Come join us on this special episode to maybe get some ideas or just reminisce about what we all did as kids when we got into trouble! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast »...

Duration:00:46:14

Amazing Stories, Rexing Dashcam, & Caveblazers

3/26/2020
This week Jon buys a new toy for his car, Mo finds a sport that belongs on ESPN 8 (The Ocho), and George learns a new language! All this and much more in this week’s episode! Stay safe and stay healthy! 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 » beefyness.com iTunes »...

Duration:00:48:57

Backtrack: 40th Anniversary GenX Sci-Fi Films

3/19/2020
A time-traveling aircraft carrier, an intergalactic football player, escaped Kryptonian convicts, and a wise old muppet with telekinetic powers: what do these all have in common? They’re iconic Generation X science fiction films which are celebrating their fortieth anniversary this year, of course! We run them down and celebrate their legacy in this edition of the GenXGrownUp Backtrack. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook »...

Duration:00:44:51

Locke & Key, 198X, & Stick PCs

3/12/2020
This week all three of us have Netflix shows we’are watching, we have a discussion on digital “Go Bags,” and a Fourth Listener thinks Jon sounds like a personality from Spike TV! All this and much more in this week’s episode! 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:00:53:21

Backtrack: Oingo Boingo & Danny Elfman

3/5/2020
Oingo Boingo. If you’re a GenX’er, that name probably brings up memories of Dead Man’s Party in Back to School or the title track for Weird Science. The band, with frontman Danny Elfman, made an ’80s sound that was fun, different, and decidedly cool. We take a look back on Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman, and the amazing music they’ve produced! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:00:57:54

Sonic the Hedgehog, The Pedestrian, & Graphene Battery Tech

2/27/2020
Who says we can’t talk about serious topics every now and again? Well, we do. But in this episode, we have a discussion about some cutting-edge technology! But we quickly slip back into form and talk about some great video games and other media we are (hopefully) enjoying! 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:01:03:58

Backtrack: GenX Pop Culture Catchphrases

2/20/2020
The catchphrases you know probably do more to identify when you grew up than anything else. If someone were to say, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”, “Where’s the beef?”, or “Gag me with a spoon”, would you understand what was being said? If so, then you should definitely listen to this episode of the GenXGrownUp Backtrack! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:00:59:20

Birds of Prey, Letsfit Earbuds, & Headlander

2/13/2020
This week, George says goodbye to a beloved series, Mo geeks out about a kids toy, and Jon finds an old game that we hadn’t heard about before. All this and much in this week’s episode! 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 » beefyness.com iTunes »...

Duration:00:53:47

Backtrack: Record Clubs

2/6/2020
8 CDs for a penny?! This must be too good to be true. I mean, who would fall for such an obvious bait and switch? Well apparently, by 1975, over 3 million suckers were on the hook for buying a set number of full price records over the next year and it just kept growing. In this episode we talk about our experiences with this evil, but brilliant, marketing scheme and how we fell for it just like you! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook »...

Duration:00:49:35

Star Trek: Picard, Just Watch, & The Council

1/30/2020
In this week’s exciting episode, George finds a way to help navigate the complicated world of video streaming, Jon raves about the latest incarnation from the world of Star Trek, and Mo discovers a game that’s a little different than other stuff out there. As usual, all this and much more! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast »...

Duration:01:04:10

Backtrack: Computer Graphics

1/23/2020
Today, no one blinks twice at what computers are able to do with graphics. But growing up in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s we blinked two or three thousand times. Every time you looked, graphics got better and better and we were constantly amazed. In this week’s Backtrack we take a look at this amazing progression from pong to Pixar! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:00:59:41

Messiah, Stop Thief, & Earwax

1/16/2020
This week, Jon gets us to buy another mobile game, Mo gets handy, and George talks about a customer service encounter… that was great! All this and much more on this week’s show! 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 » beefyness.com iTunes »...

Duration:00:54:53

Backtrack: Y2K

1/9/2020
Y2K really turned out to be a whole lot of nothing when 2000 came around, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about it! Reactions ranged were from “whatever” to “we’re all going to die.” Join us as we talk about what the whole thing was about, some real concerns that most people were not paying attention to, and what actually happened when we rolled over into the new millenium. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter »...

Duration:00:43:09

Looking Back on Looking Forward 2019

1/2/2020
On each episode of the GenXGrownUp Podcast, we talk about the things we’re looking forward to. Often we follow up on these topics on a subsequent episode, but sometimes those topics slip through the cracks. For this show, we’ve scoured every episode from the past year to find anything we were looking forward to that sort of dropped off the radar and we didn’t talk about it again. What happened? Did we see/do that thing? If yes, was it worth looking forward to? Join Jon, Mo, & George in...

Duration:01:06:11

Backtrack: Favorite GenX Christmas Toys

12/26/2019
Now that another Christmas is behind us, we thought that it would be appropriate to share with you some of our favorite Christmas gifts we received growing up Generation X! 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 » beefyness.com iTunes »...

Duration:00:53:57

Jumanji: The Next Level, Arcade1Up Partycade, & Mad Verse City

12/19/2019
This week, Mo continues his tech toy streak, Jon gets his hands on a game he’s been looking forward to, and George gets his fan boy fix from Kevin Smith! All this and much more! 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 » beefyness.com iTunes »...

Duration:00:51:51

Backtrack: Christmas Is For Kids

12/12/2019
So everybody knows about Rudolph, but do you know how Donner and Blitzen joined Santa’s Team? Or what about the moose that wanted to pull Santa’s sleigh? If not then you are missing out on some “should be” classics that Jon shares with us from his favorite childhood Christmas Album, “Christmas is for Kids!” Even if you don’t care for Christmas music, it’s fun to listen to George being a grinch, so join us! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook »...

Duration:00:42:32

Knives Out, Trivia Murder Party, & Sally's Law

12/5/2019
This week, Jon blames Mo for a large purchase, Mo makes a large purchase, and George talks about how to have fun for free! All this and much, much more in this week’s episode! 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 » beefyness.com iTunes »...

Duration:00:48:12

Backtrack: GenXGrownUp’s Top Ten Weird Al Parodies

11/28/2019
They say you haven’t really made it in the music industry until Weird Al Yankovic makes a parody of one of your songs. Well, if you ask folks like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Coolio, Micheal Jackson, and Nirvana (well you can’t really ask the last two but you know what I mean) then there could be something behind that statement! Join us as we argue, backstab, and connive to get our favorite Weird Al parodies into the Official GenXGrownUp Top Ten! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord »...

Duration:00:55:40