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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

Netflix

8/5/2021
With over 208 million subscribers and billions in annual revenue, it can be easy to forget that Netflix started life before the turn of the Millennium as a little DVD rental business. In this episode, we’re going to remember the humble beginnings and evolution of the online media juggernaut that is, Netflix. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com Podcast » GenXGrownUp.com/pod...

Duration:00:53:43

Black Widow, Duskers, & Baba Is You

7/29/2021
George takes the lead in the GenXGrownUp desktop PC arms race, we review a new film where Nicolas Cage fights to get back his stolen truffle pig, and play a game where you pilot drones into derelict spaceships to research how the universe became one giant graveyard. 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:01:02:12

Top 10 GenX Schwarzenegger Films

7/22/2021
In the late ’70s, a young Austrian bodybuilder tried his hand at acting and soon became one of the biggest box office action superstars of the GenX era. He went on to star in many of the most notable films and franchises of our youth. In this episode, we will be running down our top ten Arnold Schwarzenegger films of the ’80s and ’90s. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website » GenXGrownUp.com...

Duration:01:04:57

The Tomorrow War, Tozo Ear Buds, & Cloudpunk

7/15/2021
We travel to the future with Chris Pratt to save the human race, check out some of the tech we scored in this year’s Amazon Prime sale, and play a game where you are a delivery driver in a futuristic cyberpunk metropolis. 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 Apple »...

Duration:00:58:44

Donkey Kong 40th Anniversary

7/8/2021
Forty years ago we first dropped a quarter into a pale blue arcade cabinet for a few minutes of gaming fun. Controlling a little plumber in an attempt to rescue a girl from a giant gorilla, we knew it was something special, but couldn’t have imagined just how special. In this episode we are highlighting the history and legacy of the original 1981 arcade classic, Donkey Kong. Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter »...

Duration:00:58:20

Windows 11, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, & Stela

7/1/2021
We review the raunchy action/comedy film starring Sam Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, & Selma Hayak, discuss what’s coming next for the world’s most popular desktop operating system, and return to Bright Falls for a re-play of Remedy’s psychological action thriller, Alan Wake! 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:01:02:32

The Blues Brothers

6/24/2021
Four decades ago, Jake Blues was released from Joliet prison and he and his brother, Elwood, embarked on a mission from god. Their adventure became one of the most successful and beloved GenX-era musical comedies, so in this episode, we’re looking back at The Blues Brothers. 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:00:57:44

Loki, PowKiddy RGB10 Max, & Retro Bowl

6/17/2021
This week we take a look at the new Disney+ series centering around the God of Mischief, test drive a new handheld retro-games emulation platform, and play a mobile app brimming with nostalgic, pixelated football gaming goodness! 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:00:54:51

Ice Cream Truck Experience

6/10/2021
As a kid playing outside with our friends, when we heard that tinny, out-of-tune rendition of “twinkle twinkle little star,” we knew we were in for a treat. It meant the Ice Cream Truck was not far away! In this episode, we remember that shared Ice Cream Truck experience from 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...

Duration:00:46:16

InfinityCon Tallahassee 2021 Special Edition

6/5/2021
InfinityCon Tallahassee 2021 (June 5-6) marks the return of the GenXGrownUp crew to the convention circuit. Join George, Mo, & Jon at the end of day one for a hangout live stream and hear all about it! See the video version of this special! » youtu.be/nglw5Q1rmgE 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:00:59:47

Spiral, Broken Age, & Lockpicking Kits

6/3/2021
We decide how the latest entry in the Saw franchise measures up to its predecessors, check out some super-cheap accessories for your home automation needs, and play a real-time strategy game set in an alternate reality of the 1920s! 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:00:54:47

CompUSA

5/27/2021
During the explosive growth of home electronics but before the rise of online shopping, brick-and-mortar stores were a mecca for GenX electronics nerds. In this episode, we look back at the origin, history, and ultimate demise of computer super-retailer, CompUSA! 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 »...

Duration:00:44:49

Wrath of Man, NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro, & Pikuniku

5/20/2021
We see how Netflix’s take on the troubled superhero genre compares to the competition, upgrade our network with some cutting-edge tech from NETGEAR, and play a charming adventure platformer where you must save a village from an evil corporation! 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:00:56:34

GenXGrownUp Four-Year Anniversary Special

5/18/2021
On May 18, 2017, GenXGrownUp transitioned from concept to reality. Today marks the four-year anniversary of GXG, and in this Special Edition episode, we reminisce about how it all began, some of our favorite experiences, and even hear from some of our partners and super-fans! Watch the Video Presentation on YouTube » https://youtu.be/2A_K68AULuU Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter » GenXGrownUp.com/twitter Website »...

Duration:01:22:35

John Hughes Films: Road Trip Edition

5/13/2021
John Hughes was behind some of the most successful and beloved films of the ’80s and ’90s: too many, in fact, to be contained in a single show. So in this episode, we’re looking back at four Hughes films that take place during a road trip! 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...

Duration:00:59:02

Mortal Kombat, My Arcade SFII, & Sokobond

5/6/2021
We check out the latest attempt to bring Mortal Kombat to the big screen, unpack the most recent Marvel Collector Corps box from Amazon, and play a puzzle game where you can finally use all that stuff you learned in high school chemistry class! 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:01:01:05

Top 10 Sitcom Theme Songs of the '80s

4/29/2021
Some of the most memorable sitcoms ever on television came out of the ’80s. And the music that kicked off each of these shows would explain the premise, set the mood, or just generally get you in the right frame of mind for the fun you were about to have. In this episode we are running down our Top Ten picks for the very best TV sitcom theme songs to come out of the 1980s! Patreon » patreon.com/genxgrownup Discord » GenXGrownUp.com/discord Facebook » fb.me/GenXGrownUp Twitter »...

Duration:00:56:27

Thunder Force, Atari Flashback, & What The Dub?

4/22/2021
We watch what happens when women in Victorian London develop superpowers, try yet another new way to replay some classic Atari 2600 titles, and check out a new party word-game where you fill in a film’s missing dialogue! 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:00:55:58

Mister Rogers

4/15/2021
We remember a man who spent more than four decades creating quality children’s television programming and if you watched TV growing up as a GenX’er, he was probably one of your childhood friends. We are talking about the life, work, and legacy of Mister Rogers. 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 »...

Duration:00:34:48

Godzilla vs. Kong, Mpow X6 Earbuds, & Peek a Phone

4/8/2021
We take to the skies with Amazon Prime’s new animated superhero series, find out if you can get a pair of quality wireless earbuds for under $50, and play a mobile puzzle game that’ll make you feel like a hacker detective! 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:00:49:29