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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. Through this show 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. Through this show 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. Through this show we look at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.

Twitter:

@genxgrownup

Language:

English

Contact:

904-253-4225


Episodes

Films of John Carpenter

1/21/2021
If you’re a fan of horror, action, or science fiction films from the ’70s & ’80s, then you’re a fan of John Carpenter. This American director, producer, actor, screenwriter, and composer celebrated his 73rd birthday this past week, so in this episode, we celebrate some of our favorite Carpenter films and discuss just what makes them so memorable. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:00:51:17

History of Swear Words, Atari VCS, & Waking Mars

1/14/2021
In this episode, we learn the history of some of our favorite profanities, take a trip to the red planet for some action-adventure platforming, and unpack a long-delayed piece of gaming gear that has finally arrived. 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:00:57:14

Looking Back on Looking Forward 2020

1/7/2021
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 this...

Duration:01:19:16

Soul, Logitech M720, & Ethan Carter

12/31/2020
This week we take a trip to the other side in Pixar’s latest animated adventure, take multitasking to the next level with some new gear from Logitech, and play a game where you’re a paranormal investigator unraveling the creepy secrets of a ’70s mining village. 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:00:59:01

Christmas TV Episodes

12/24/2020
TV shows have a long tradition of presenting a “special Christmas episode” around the holidays. For this show we re-watch some of our favorite Christmas-themed episodes to help get you in the spirit! 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:00:56:13

The Bee Gees, Cyberpunk 2077, & Lost Worlds

12/17/2020
We watch a new documentary about disco-era supergroup, the Bee Gees, test out a piece of high-tech gear to simplify your home’s security, and head to Night City for a look at the newly-released Cyberpunk 2077! 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:01:01:58

Toy Stores

12/10/2020
Christmas season is upon us and toy shopping in high gear. And while most of that shopping these days is done online, we’re devoting this episode to remembering the nearly-extinct brick and mortar toy stores 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 Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.com...

Duration:00:59:29

Freaky, Dual-HDMI KVM, & Superliminal

12/3/2020
We review the latest installment in the Marvel superhero film franchise, check out some tech to make your computing life more productive, and play a mind-bending game where perception shapes your reality! 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:00:57:59

Gift Guide for Geeks

11/26/2020
Picking just the right holiday gift for the GenX nerd in your life can be challenging, but we’re here to help. At the request of our listeners, in this episode we run down some great gift ideas for the 2020 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 » GenXGrownUp.com/merch Theme: “Grown Up” by Beefy »...

Duration:00:42:21

Moonbase 8, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, & Dragon's Lair

11/19/2020
This week we take a look at the new Showtime comedy about aspiring astronauts and a moon base in the Arizona desert, check out the new tabletop version of a classic Don Bluth-animated laserdisc arcade machine, and we get medieval as a Viking assassin in the latest entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod...

Duration:00:58:02

GenX Movie Remake Debates

11/12/2020
As Hollywood mines GenX pop culture for new projects, many great films from our youth are getting the remake or reboot treatment. In this debate episode well put the original and the remake head-to-head to find out which one comes out on top! 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:00:54:52

Escape Room, Epilogue

11/7/2020
In her continuing efforts to find out what happened to the GenXGrownUp crew, Rachel finds some recordings that were picked up after she left the Escape Room to find help. Though they raise more questions than answers maybe somewhere is the clue she needs to figure this out. 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:00:08:45

Truth Seekers, Google Activity, & NSFW

11/5/2020
This week we check out several new TV series all based in the supernatural or super-normal, tell you how to find out just how much Google knows about you, and play a game that simulates working in a cubicle; especially good for those who are sick of working from home. 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...

Duration:01:01:36

Escape Room, Part III

10/31/2020
In the final episode, a tragic loss to the group weighs heavily on everyone. Mo descends into the depths of madness, Jon does his best to cope with loss and soldier on, and Rachel continues to care for her dad while searching for a way out. What will the results be of our subjects’ greatest test? This is part three of a three-part series. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:00:36:49

Escape Room, Part II

10/29/2020
In this episode, George suffers a horrible injury, Mo is feeling the effects of a rash decision, Jon is trying to keep everyone on track, and Rachel really just wants to go home. Will ECX fulfill her wish or amp up the pressure? This is part two of a three-part series. 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...

Duration:00:52:01

Escape Room, Part I

10/27/2020
Jon, George, and Mo thought it would be a great idea to bring their unpaid intern (and Mo’s daughter) Rachel with them to experience a brand new type of escape room. They didn’t realize that this was part of something much bigger, and more dangerous, than they could ever have imagined. Their only way out was through — and not all of them will escape. This is part one of a three-part series. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp...

Duration:00:35:50

Bly Manor, Object Desktop, & Star Wars: Squadrons

10/22/2020
We take a look at the new Disney+ series that chronicles NASA’s race to the moon, test-drive a bundle of apps that promise to augment your Windows desktop experience, and check out a new game that puts you in the cockpit for space battles in a galaxy far, far away. 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:01:04:42

The Early Internet

10/15/2020
Today, life screeches to a halt when your wi-fi goes down, but just three short decades ago, the internet was a brand new thing that we had no idea we even needed. In this episode we look back at the origins of the internet and how we experienced it in its early days as young Generation X’ers. 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:01:01:29

Utopia, Satisfactory, & Google Routines

10/8/2020
We check out a new Amazon series about a mysterious comic book that predicts the end of humanity, test drive some open source software to improve your 3D printing experience, and play a game where you take the role of a deadly pathogen trying to wipe out the human race! 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...

Duration:00:53:19

Just Say No

10/1/2020
In the late ’80s & early ’90s, Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign strove to keep our nation’s youth from illicit drug use. The approach and effectiveness of the program is often debated, but there’s no debate that it was front-and-center if you grew up as a GenX’er in the U.S.. So in this episode we explore the history, effects, and legacy of “Just Say No.” Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter...

Duration:00:50:44