Jon Reddick is a well-credentialed nerd of the 80s, classic game fan, and technology geek. He merged those interests into the creation of GenXGrownUp: a weekly podcast and YouTube channel which explores and celebrates media, games, tech, toys, comics, and pop culture of yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers.
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 » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.comiTunes » » Casts » » » » »…Amazon Music » Notes The Right Stuff »  The Haunting of Bly Manor » Walking Dead: World Beyond » Kynup Digital Caliper » (affiliate) Stardock Object Desktop » Star Wars Squadrons » (affiliate) Q.U.B.E Directors Cut » (affiliate)   Borat Subsequent Moviefilm » Marbula One League » The Mandalorian Season 2 » Email the show » Visit us on YouTube » Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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 » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.comiTunes » » Casts » » » » »…Show Notes Brief History of the Internet » From dial-up to 5G: a complete guide to logging on to the internet » Who Invented the Internet? » 17 Ancient Abandoned Websites That Still Work » These 12 websites from the 90s show how useless the early internet was » List of websites founded before 1995 » Email the show » Visit us on YouTube » Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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 » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.comiTunes » » Casts » » » » »…Amazon Music » Notes Utopia » Corner Gas » Get Corner Gas on Amazon » Creality CR-6 SE » OctoPrint » How to Set Up and Use “Routines” in Google Assistant » Great Deal on Assorted 3D Printing Filament » Satisfactory » Plague Inc. Evolved » neXt » Star Trek Discovery » The Right Stuff »  Retrofied Online Magazine » See Jon’s Video about Retrofied » Email the show » Visit us on YouTube » Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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 » » » » » GenXGrownUp.comPodcast » » “Grown Up” by Beefy » beefyness.comiTunes » » Casts » » » » »…Show Notes Just Say No History »  1986 Nancy Reagan Just Say No » Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No’ effort was pop-culture icon » This is your brain on drugs PSA » Pop-Culture Legacy of Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No’ Campaign » Email the show » Visit us on YouTube » Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Jun 23rd, 1969
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