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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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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

Language:

English

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904-253-4225


Episodes

Missing, ChatGPT, & Gods of Gravity

1/26/2023
We watch the new thriller centered around a young girl investigating her mother’s disappearance, test out some cool headset accessories to take your VR experience to the next level, and play a free multiplayer VR game that puts you in command of fleet of starships! 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:...

Duration:01:04:41

The Greatest American Hero

1/19/2023
In 1981, a Los Angeles school teacher and a mid-level FBI agent encountered aliens in the desert and were given a super-powered suit. Together, they worked to use the suite to fight crime and corruption, but things could’ve gone smoother if only they hadn’t lost the instruction manual. In this backtrack, we remember the adventures of Bill and Ralph as seen in the GenX television series, The Greatest American Hero! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook »...

Duration:01:05:59

M3GAN, LEGO Iron Man, & Ransom Note

1/12/2023
We head to the theatre for the new comedy/horror film featuring a creepy, murderous artificially intelligent doll, rebuild a favorite Marvel superhero in LEGO brick form, and play a board game where the object is to convey a message using a limited pool of words! 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:...

Duration:01:06:53

Gallagher

1/5/2023
Leo Anthony Gallagher, Jr. was one of the most popular and recognizable comics of the 1980s. He was known for his keen observational humor, but even more so for his own special brand of prop comedy that featured an over-sized sledgehammer that sent bits of watermelon flying into audiences around the world. In this episode, we remember the life and career of legendary GenX-era comedian, Gallagher! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp...

Duration:00:55:44

BONUS: Turnbuckles & Territories Premiere

1/3/2023
What is a wrestling territory? In this episode, we will dig deep into the history of the territory system, the movers & shakers of the industry, and what lasting effects it had on the modern wrestling world we know and love today. 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: “Turnbuckles and Territories” by...

Duration:00:54:03

The Recruit, Brick Economy, & Walkabout Mini Golf

12/29/2022
We watch a new action-packed Netflix series about a fledgling CIA lawyer jumping in the dangerous deep end of international politics, stretch our DIY muscles with a site that combines 3D printing and photography, and take our putters into cyberspace to try out one of the most popular putt-putt golf games for your VR rig! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast »...

Duration:01:05:31

Tron

12/22/2022
Four decades ago, Kevin Flynn had to fight for his very existence after being scanned into cyberspace by an evil computer program. This fantasy film was not only a thrilling adventure, but also help lay the groundwork for the digital movie magic that seems so commonplace today. In this episode, we remember the impact and legacy of the 1982 GenX classic, Tron! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter...

Duration:00:58:11

Violent Night, Mintion Beagle Cam, & Yoku's Island Express

12/15/2022
We head to the theater to see Santa Claus take on a squad of mercenaries on Christmas Eve, check out some inexpensive & practical tools for precision tech work, and discover an adventure puzzle game where you play as a dung beetle employed by the postal service! 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:...

Duration:01:07:03

Geek Gift Guide 2022

12/8/2022
Picking just the right holiday gift for the GenX nerd in your life can be challenging, but we’re here to help. Each year around this time we release our Geek Gift Guide. Once more this year, we’re going to run down some great gift ideas for the 2022 holidays, regardless of your budget! 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:00:49:50

COMING SOON: Turnbuckles & Territories

12/7/2022
Turnbuckles & Territories is a nostalgic look back into our GenX obsession with professional wrestling. Over 16 weeks, we will dig deep into the wrestlers, organizations, and events that shaped our love of the scripted but NEVER FAKED, squared circle. Turnbuckles & Territories » https://genxgrownup.com/turnbuckles-and-territories Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast...

Duration:00:03:36

Spirited, T-Mobile, & Atari 50

12/1/2022
This week, we hit the theater for a black comedy horror film that might ruin your appetite, try out a simple piece of tech to help you get all those chargeable gadgets under control, and explore the latest release from Atari that’s not a game, but is a game, but also kind of isn’t. 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:01:13:51

REWIND: Schoolhouse Rock

11/24/2022
“I’m just a bill, yes I’m only a bill…” “Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?” “Three, is a magic number…” If you are a GenX’er, all of these lyrics should’ve started the music running through your head and brought back memories of Saturday morning cartoons. In this episode we look back on Schoolhouse Rock and how we all learned the preamble and many other things because of it! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter »...

Duration:00:36:25

BONUS: GenX Thanksgiving Memories

11/21/2022
The guys take a few minutes to reminisce about their most memorable GenX Thanksgiving experiences. 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 » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp Podcast...

Duration:00:13:57

REWIND: Going to the Movies

11/17/2022
The movie-going experience growing up GenX couldn’t be more different than the experience today. Waiting on long lines for hours, racing to get the good seats, only being able to get a soda, popcorn, and candy, and mostly relying on word of mouth and a few reviews to help you select what to see were the norm. In this Backtrack, we have a ton of fun talking about that experience, how the movies themselves have changed, and how they compare to today! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Facebook...

Duration:00:59:41

Howard Scott Warshaw Talks Atari & Yars 2

11/12/2022
GenXGrownUp sat down with legendary Atari developer, Howard Scott Warshaw, to discuss his book, Once Upon Atari, his history at Atari, details on the forthcoming Yars’ Revenge Sequel, and how he made the migration from engineer to therapist. See the Video Interview » youtu.be/fYrs7sLJxP8 ONCE UPON ATARI is an intimate view into the dramatic rise and fall of the early video game industry, and how it shaped the life of one of its key players. This book offers eye-opening details and insights,...

Duration:00:32:25

REWIND: Breakfast Cereal

11/10/2022
The crinkle of the cellophane, the tinkling of spoon in a bowl, the crackle of ice-cold milk poured over the top — it’s breakfast time, and that means breakfast cereal. In this Backtrack we discuss the importance of breakfast cereal to a young GenX’er, our favorite brands, and the rules & struggles of getting our hands on that free prize inside the box! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:00:21:53

REWIND: Saturday Morning Cartoons

11/3/2022
Join us as we Backtrack to a time when Saturday mornings meant the TV belonged to the kids for cartoons. 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 » itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/genxgrownup-podcast/id1268365641 Google » GenXGrownUp...

Duration:00:25:35

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

10/27/2022
In 1982, faith in the Star Trek franchise was waning. The lackluster performance of 1979’s Motion Picture could have marked the end for Kirk, Spock, & company. But just in the nick of time, a second film hit theaters and it was not only good, but so remarkable that it set box office records and re-invigorated the entire franchise. In this episode, we’re celebrating the fortieth anniversary of one of the best sci-fi films of all time, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! Patreon »...

Duration:01:09:40

Atari Mania, Avenue 5, & iPhone 14 Pro Max

10/20/2022
We see the return of a sci-fi comedy set on an outer space cruise ship, play an adventure puzzle game that mashes together fifty years of Atari gaming history, and check out what innovations Apple has packed into their most recent smart phone. 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:01:05:06

Q*bert 40th Anniversary

10/13/2022
Four decades ago, a rookie developer working for a pinball company was tasked with creating a new video game in order to break into the booming market. The result was an isometric action puzzler starring a fuzzy orange hero with a filthy mouth. In this backtrack, we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the arcade classic: Q*bert! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com...

Duration:00:50:45