Best of The Retro Network

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Creation Date January 10th, 2020
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Sampling of the best shows featured in The Retro Network Podcast Channel
  1. In the debut episode of WIZARDS, Adam & Michael dig into the first issue of Wizard magazine from September 1991 to discuss James Cameron’s failed Spider-Man film, Marvel Universe trading cards, Detective Comics Annual #4, variant covers of Todd McFarlane’s Spider-Man #1 and more. 
  2. This week's episode is an introduction to a brand new show for The Retro Network Podcast Channel. Featured this week is our beta episode for TRN Drive-In, a movie review podcast hosted by Mickey and Jason.But before we park the car and screen the movie, you'll hear our initial segment of the regular TRN Podcast and a few announcements to pass along for Thanksgiving week. We will forego our normal Recurrent Events and Time Machine segments this week to introduce the new show, but if you don't want to miss all the retro pop culture headlines we normally pass along, be sure to check out Recurrent Events on the TRN website.The first movie we will be screening at TRN Drive-In is the Thanksgiving classic Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Starring Steve Martin as Neal Page, John Candy as Del Griffith, and written and directed by the late great John Hughes, this 1987 film is a seasonal must-watch for many movie lovers. Mickey takes the lead for the review by supplying the facts, what-ifs, some unique award nominations, and just an all-around good time as we discuss the movie in detail. Favorite scenes, supporting actors, quotes, and even a push to #ReleaseTheHughesCut are featured during the podcast.We asked out listeners to provide feedback on the movie and we'll be reading back your takes as we wrap the review. We'll also reveal the next movie that will be featured on TRN Drive-In next month. Also leave us feedback on the format of the show and tell us if we missed anything. Find us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect directly with hosts Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) on Twitter.If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Game Night, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for free bonus content including our outtakes shows plus some behind the scenes content exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
  3. This week's TRN Podcast is another break from the normal format in order to bring you two special segments. First, enjoy the RetroStreaming Guide for December 2019 sponsored by our friends at the Broadbandsearch.Net website. Our guide features the latest retro content found on both premium and free streaming services. Then, the TRN Drive-In returns screening National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! Jason takes the wheel providing what could be the most comprehensive review of the classic 1989 movie starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Randy Quaid. You'll hear facts and box office stats, what-ifs, some unique award nominations, and a Did You Know segment that pretty much guarantees you'll learn something new about the movie, cast, or crew.We asked our listeners to provide feedback on the movie and we'll be reading back your favorite lines and comments as we end the podcast. We'll also reveal our plans to make the TRN Drive-In a monthly feature. Leave us your feedback about the podcast in particular or the movie by finding us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect directly with hosts Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) on Twitter.If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Game Night, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for free bonus content including our outtakes shows exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!*Warning: While we strive to keep our podcast channel marked as clean for our listeners, this episode is explicit due to language involved with spouting lines from Christmas Vacation.
  4. It's good time for a great podcast about McDonald's! First, Mickey and Jason rant about the rough time ordering the limited Pringles Turducken pack online last week. Then, in this week's Recurrent Events:Bill Murray confirmed for Ghostbusters 2020Scream 5 is in the early stages with a crazy rumored plotHocus Pocus cast returning for sequelCountry fried turkey at Cracker BarrelKrispy Kreme Easy-As-Pie donutsReal Life Pac-Man maze touring the countryTimex brings back the T-80 digital wristwatchNew Rocketeer animated series at DisneyThe Equalizer reboot series starring Queen LatifahBatman 1989 Lego BatmobileChristmas toy catalogs from Walmart, Target and AmazonOur TRN Time Machine segment this week (sponsored by the RetroDaze YouTube channel) is ripped from the headlines! McDonald's recently announced retro toys for their 40th anniversary Happy Meals which led us to picking our Top 5 Happy Meal toys of our childhood! Our discussion goes beyond toys including early memories of visits to the restaurant and some of our favorite Happy Meal boxes and containers. We also read back our social media responses to your favorite McDonald's memories.In between segments you'll get to hear some classic McDonald's Happy Meal commercials and then, we'll wrap everything up with what's coming up on The Retro Network this coming week and more listener feedback.Interact with us on social media by finding @TRNsocial on like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Connect with hosts Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) on Twitter. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Game Night, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app.Support us on Patreon for free bonus content including our outtakes shows plus some behind the scenes content exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
  5. Jason and Mickey return for another week of pop culture past and present! In the present, we are trying to beat the dog days of Summer with a swig of Mountain Voodew. Then, we tackle this week's Recurrent Events (@recurrentevents) headlines including:40th Anniversary Sony WalkmanBad Boys For Life trailer reactionTomb Raider reboot sequelCorporate Mascot Funko Pop Vinyls Metallica S&M2A Very Brady RenovationMister Roger's Neighborhood: A Visual HistoryWe've renamed our main topic discussion to TRN Time Machine, sponsored by the RetroDaze YouTube channel! Mickey and Jason rewind back to the classic animated series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero to remember their childhood experiences. We talk about when we started watching, our favorite characters, the feature-length movie, and beyond.Finally, don't miss our recap segment of what to expect on TheRetroNetwork.com website this week including more G.I. Joe content you won't want to miss!The rapper Wordburglar is featured between segments this week including a Transformers-inspired track from his brand new album Spaceverse. Then keeping with this week's theme, listen to "Rap-Viper" from his G.I. Joe tribute album Welcome to Cobra Island.Don't forget to enter The Retro Network Essay Contest during the month of September!Interact with us on social media by finding @TRNsocial on like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Connect with hosts Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) on Twitter. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Roundtable Reviews, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app.Support us on Patreon for bonus content including a behind the scenes look at the show and exclusive content like outtakes podcasts!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
  6. SequelQuest | SequelChat Review of JOKER | EP110 Adam, Colton, & Jeramy stole away to theaters to experience the newest DC Flick, the Todd Phillips & Joaquin Phoenix deep dive into a 1980's character study in JOKER. Ride the subway with us as we go deeper and deeper into the psyche of one of the most iconic comic book & movie villains.Will this stand on it's own as an impactful portrayal? SYNOPSIS"Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker." Stream our SequelQuest Back Catalogue from the links below or find the show on the NEW TRN Feed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean, SoundCloud and more.SequelQuest Back Catalogue:NEW! Now on Spotify as well! https://spoti.fi/2IrmZOFiTunes http://apple.co/2qJQwuxGooglePodcasts http://bit.ly/2qwIkl7Soundcloud http://bit.ly/2p28pILTuneIn http://bit.ly/2pKRWWfStitcher http://bit.ly/2BJaBGmPodbean http://bit.ly/2nqSQHzNEW TheRetroNetwork Feed:TRN Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TRNpodFeed Credits:Intro MusicMusic: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan RaittMusic: Bensound.com "Instinct"Exit MusicMusic: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan RaittTechnical Producer: Jeramy HubbardSocial Media Producer: Adam Pope & Jeramy HubbardWebsite: http://theretronetwork.comWebsite: http://sequelquestpod.comTwitter: @SQPodTwitter: @TRNsocialInstagram: @ SequelQuestFacebook: SequelquestAll rights to the individual Intellectual Properties discussed on SequelQuest are under the ownership of their respective current owners, no copyright infringement is intended.
  7. SequelQuest Rewind | Completing the TRON Trilogy | EP72 (From April 2018)Greetings, Programs. Now booting up the SequelQuest podcast for your listening pleasure. In 1982 the world was not ready for the expedition into the computer world of Tron with Jeff Bridges, but flash forward nearly 30 years later to Tron: Legacy in 2010 and the digital landscape of our world made The Grid feel like another day at the office.The visual spectacle of the Tron movies brought cutting edge computer graphics into the cinematic landscape in an unforgettable way with light cycles races, Solar Sailor rides and the Master Control Program. Unfortunately the Tron train seems to be stuck at the station as the Walt Disney Company focuses more on their Marvel and Star Wars properties.But what about the many characters, designs and philosophical concepts of The Grid? Have no fear, SequelQuest is ready to continue the story of Kevin Flynn with our pitches for Tron 3. Along with our guest host, Michael Cannetti entering the games, Adam, Jeff and Jeramy get deep into the history and future that is possible for a third Tron film.You are now ready to listen to the SequelQuest podcast. End of Line.  Stream our SequelQuest Back Catalogue from the links below or find the show on the NEW TRN Feed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean, SoundCloud and more.SequelQuest Back Catalogue:NEW! Now on Spotify as well! https://spoti.fi/2IrmZOFiTunes http://apple.co/2qJQwuxGooglePodcasts http://bit.ly/2qwIkl7Soundcloud http://bit.ly/2p28pILTuneIn http://bit.ly/2pKRWWfStitcher http://bit.ly/2BJaBGmPodbean http://bit.ly/2nqSQHzNEW TheRetroNetwork Feed:TRN Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TRNpodFeed Credits:Intro MusicMusic: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan RaittMusic: Bensound.com "Instinct"Exit MusicMusic: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan RaittTechnical Producer: Jeramy HubbardSocial Media Producer: Adam Pope & Jeramy HubbardWebsite: http://theretronetwork.comWebsite: http://sequelquestpod.comTwitter: @SQPodTwitter: @TRNsocialInstagram: @ SequelQuestFacebook: SequelquestAll rights to the individual Intellectual Properties discussed on SequelQuest are under the ownership of their respective current owners, no copyright infringement is intended. 
  8. SequelQuest Rewind | A Star Wars Story Pitch-off | EP62 (From December 2017)Star Wars fans worldwide have been anticipating the return of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, with Mark Hamill returning to his iconic role. But there are endless stories to be told in a galaxy far, far away and that's where SequelQuest comes in. With the Walt Disney Studios promising 1 new Star Wars film every year, they've begun giving individual characters their own films, so Jeff and Adam invited Star Wars superfan, Garen along to help pitch ideas for spin-off films that highlight characters who don't necessarily wield a lightsaber. After reminiscing about their favorite Star Wars memories from movies, toys and even run-ins with members of the cast, our brave podcasters share new cinematic stories featuring your favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, Ewoks and even a background character who had become more popular than you can imagine. So listen now to our Star Wars Spinoff Spectacular and take your step into a larger world with SequelQuest.  Stream our SequelQuest Back Catalogue from the links below or find the show on the NEW TRN Feed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Podbean, SoundCloud and more.SequelQuest Back Catalogue:NEW! Now on Spotify as well! https://spoti.fi/2IrmZOFiTunes http://apple.co/2qJQwuxGooglePodcasts http://bit.ly/2qwIkl7Soundcloud http://bit.ly/2p28pILTuneIn http://bit.ly/2pKRWWfStitcher http://bit.ly/2BJaBGmPodbean http://bit.ly/2nqSQHzNEW TheRetroNetwork Feed:TRN Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TRNpodFeed Credits:Intro MusicMusic: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan RaittMusic: Bensound.com "Instinct"Music: Star Wars: Main Theme by John Williams (Buy it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/star-wars-main-title/62402185?i=62401977)Exit MusicMusic: "Let's Go Back" performed by Donovan RaittTechnical Producer: Jeramy HubbardSocial Media Producer: Adam Pope & Jeramy HubbardWebsite: http://theretronetwork.comWebsite: http://sequelquestpod.comTwitter: @SQPodTwitter: @TRNsocialInstagram: @ SequelQuestFacebook: SequelquestAll rights to the individual Intellectual Properties discussed on SequelQuest are under the ownership of their respective current owners, no copyright infringement is intended. 
  9. Join Mickey, Gary, and Jason as they show no mercy in their Roundtable Review of YouTube's Cobra Kai Season 2. This podcast WILL INCLUDE SPOILERS so please watch the entire season before listening! We won't be held responsible for any roundhouse kicks to your brain!Our review begins with an overview of Season 1 including stats, streaming impact, and our take on the Karate Kid story thirty years later. Then we'll strike hard into Season 2 including our review of the story, characters, and continuity within the series. We'll finally take a partying shot at Season 3 featuring our wants and predictions for how best to pick up the pieces from the Season 2 finale.Leave us your comments here on the website or find us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. If you enjoyed this podcast, check out the selection of shows in the channel like the weekly TRN Podcast and Sequelquest movie reviews. You'll also find specialty shows like TRN Game Night featuring our staff and TRN Talk featuring a variety of one-off topics. Please leave us a 5-star rating in your favorite app and support The Retro Network on Patreon for even more content!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
  10. Welcome to the first episode of The Retro Network's newest podcast TRN Talk. Sometimes a subject is best served by simply opening up the mics and talking about it at length. The TRN Talk series is reserved for discussing any retro topic that needs more attention than 140 characters on Twitter or a photo on Instagram. You'll hear familiar voices from members of The Retro Network plus guests outside of the regulars who have extensive knowledge on the subject. The first episode of TRN Talk is all about VHS collecting and home video memories. Sequelquest host Adam (@hojukoolander) and Chad (@horrormoviebbq) are the initiators of the subject, both extensively familiar with collecting VHS tapes in the modern day. Jason (@RD80s) hosts and also joins in the conversation as VHS fan. All three dive into memories of early home video options, rental store experiences, and home libraries.Please interact with us on social media by finding @TRNsocial on like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. If you enjoyed this TRN Talk podcast and others in our feed like Sequelquest, Roundtable Reviews and Game Night, please leave us a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for even more content and giveaways!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
  11. TRN Game Night returns with a new episode of Situation Jukebox, the improv music game that chooses songs in response to specific situations. Members of The Retro Network will be facing off and see if new champion Kevin can defend his gold record belt!Playing along in this podcast will be returning champion Kevin (@teamhellions), first-time contestant Mickey (@yesterdayville), Eric (@Eric_Vardeman), Stacey (@geeky_vixen), and Jason (@RD80s) who will also serve as host. Using cards from the Boombox game, each round will consist of a different situation in which all contestants will try to come up with the perfect song. After each choice is given, players vote for their favorite and the winner receives a point. Once a player reaches 3 points, they win the game! Our twist is, song choices all have to be at least 20 years old and cannot be used again once chosen. If there is a tie, players come up with another song followed by another round of voting.We tried a new bonus round at the end of the show. Each player was assigned an artist to use only their music catalog for a situation! Listen to hear how the new bonus round turned out. Find this episode's song choices in the Situation Jukebox 004 Spotify playlist.Leave your feedback on social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by finding @TRNsocial. If you are enjoying The Retro Network Podcast Channel, please leave us a 5-star rating in your favorite app or share us with a friend!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on apps like Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
  12. Join Stacey (@Geeky_Vixen), Adam (@hojukoolander), Dave (@banzairetroclub) and Jason (@RD80s) as they fly off the top rope and into the ring to review season 3 of Netflix's GLOW series. This Roundtable Review podcast WILL INCLUDE SPOILERS so please watch the entire season before listening! Our review begins with memories and experiences with the original GLOW series and wrestlers. We'll then recap our feeling toward the first two seasons before diving into season 3. We'll discuss the story, character development, '80s aesthetics, music, and then our predictions/wants for the season 4 and beyond.Leave us feedback on social media by finding @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. If you enjoyed this podcast and others in our feed like TRN Podcast, Sequelquest, and Game Night, please leave us a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for even more content and giveaways!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!
  13. Join Stacey (@Geeky_Vixen), Eric (@Eric_Vardeman), and Jason (@RD80s) as they take a deep dive into season 3 of Netflix's Stranger Things in this TRN Roundtable Review. This podcast will be abound with SPOILERS so please watch the entire season before listening! Our review will include our impressions of the first two seasons of Stranger Things and our expectations in response to the hype leading up to the new season. We'll discuss the new cast of characters joining the show, development of existing characters, and the direction of the story. Plus, we'll examine all of the '80s aesthetics we love including the filming locations, the pop soundtrack and score, and the product placements. Finally, we'll talk about the ending to season 3 and our predictions/wants for the next season and beyond.Leave your feedback on social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by finding @TRNsocial. If you are enjoying The Retro Network Podcast Channel, please leave us a 5-star rating in your favorite app or share us with a friend!The Retro Network Podcast is proudly hosted on Podbean. Subscribe to The Retro Network Podcast Channel on apps like Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, and more!

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