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Retro Renegades Pop Culture Power Hour Episodes

  • Episode 24: Forgotten Toys
    Sometimes the best ideas are only the best until something better comes along. This episode is a tribute to just such things. This week we are discussing toys that for whatever reason have been forgotten in time. Perhaps there were technological advanc…
  • Episode 23: The Mandela Effect
    Sometimes things just aren’t quite as we remember them… it could be poor recall or it could be something bigger. In this episode we discuss conspiracies, hoaxes, urban legends and The Mandela Effect. Is it possible that things just changed or does ou…
  • Episode 22: Fighting Video Games
    Video arcades always created a unique social environment with players of all ages and walks of life bonding over their common love of the flickering screens. In 1987 a new element was introduced that started a shift in the types of interaction that pla…
  • Episode 21: Shitty Cartoons, were they really that bad?
    For every cartoon that we remember fondly, there are dozens more that just didn’t hit the mark. The initial topic for this show was to discuss just how shitty some of these ideas were. Only problem is, we sort of fell in love with a couple of the worst…
  • Episode 20: Haunted House Films and Th13teen Ghosts
    The 80s gave us horror done right. They had the slashers, they had the thrillers, and they had an abundance of haunted house films. We chat about some of the great ghost tales that hit the big screen in the 80s and 90s, as well as some personal paranor…
  • Episode 19: Fast Food Mascots
    Selling burgers in the 80s must have been easy… all you needed was a catchy song, a memorable catchphrase, and a fun mascot to talk to the kids. In this episode we are talking about all those lovable (and some forgettable) mascots and spokespeople fr…
  • Episode 18: Board Games
    Everyone remembers family game night. Sometimes it was a game that you loved, sometimes it was one that you weren’t as fond of, and on those horrible nights…. it was Monopoly. Join us as we remember the games of yesteryear from the wildly popular to …
  • Episode 17: Revenge of the Nerds parts 1 and 2
    The  Revenge of the Nerds series was a favorite among the Retro Renegades, but which was better? Cory favors the original for it’s raunchy comedy and boundary pushing laughs, while Mikey prefers Nerds in Paradise due to it’s familiar feel and scen…
  • The Retro Renegades present: Out of Time with Moose “Old 30”
    The open road… backdrop to many a great tale in the realm of Americana. These tales are often celebrated in the public eye via films, television shows, and popular music. The tales told in this episode were not, in fact this very well could be the fi…
  • Episode 16: Cereal Mascots
    Nothing beat a nice big bowl of sugary goodness on a Saturday morning back in the day… but what exactly made you select the cereal you consumed? Sometimes it was fruity flavors or marshmallow content, other times it was the prize in the box, but ofte…