23 episodes

Every month, Ben Cartlidge and Michiel Kroder take a look at the same month in a random year from the last two decades of the 20th century. They discuss what video games were popular in the arcades of that moment in time, but also what was going on in popular culture and the world around us, from a joint UK and Netherlands perspective.

Video Wizards Podcast Michiel Kroder, Ben Cartlidge

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Every month, Ben Cartlidge and Michiel Kroder take a look at the same month in a random year from the last two decades of the 20th century. They discuss what video games were popular in the arcades of that moment in time, but also what was going on in popular culture and the world around us, from a joint UK and Netherlands perspective.

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 21: April 1995

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 21: April 1995

    In episode 21 of Video Wizards, we return to the mid nineties, in that period before Sony’s PlayStation was released to change the gaming landscape forever. In the arcades of April 1995, there is a lot of fighting and a lot of flying going on, as Midway drops the much anticipated third instalment in theContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 21: April 1995"

    • 5 hrs 42 min
    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 20: March 1981

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 20: March 1981

    In episode number 20 of Video Wizards, we travel back the furthest yet: all the way to March 1981. With baby Ben keeping his parents awake all night with his lung and vocal chord exercises and Michiel celebrating his 5th birthday, the arcade game scene is typified by innovation and the establishing of brand newContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 20: March 1981"

    • 5 hrs 8 min
    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Patreon Announcement Minicast

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Patreon Announcement Minicast

    In this special Video Wizards minicast, Ben and Michiel briefly look back at 2 years of the podcast and announce a new era, as we introduce our Patreon page. Learn more about the why, the how and the extras you get when you support us! Enjoy this shorter conversation and check out our page atContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Patreon Announcement Minicast"

    • 18 min
    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 19: Winter 1990 / 1991

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 19: Winter 1990 / 1991

    In the 19th episode of Video Wizards, we again travel back to 3 months in one single episode: December 1990 and January and February in 1991. And we find ourselves in a tumultuous time, with a lot of political twists and turns on the world stage and the arcade industry being on the brink ofContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 19: Winter 1990 / 1991"

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 18: Autumn 1986

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 18: Autumn 1986

    In the 18th episode of Video Wizards, we again travel back to 3 months in one single episode: September, October and November, all in the year 1986. And do things get more 1980s than this one? Perhaps not when arcade games like Out Run and movies like Top Gun see a release in this timeContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 18: Autumn 1986"

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 17: Summer 1996

    VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 17: Summer 1996

    In this episode of Video Wizards, we ambitiously travel back to 3 months in one single episode: June, July and August, all in the year 1996. In this Olympic summer, arcade floors are dominated by 3D fighting games like Last Bronx, Star Gladiator and errr… Fighters’ Impact by Taito. SNK, meanwhile, represent two dimensions withContinue reading "VIDEO WIZARDS PODCAST – Episode 17: Summer 1996"

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

mchazwill ,

Retrolicious

What I lack in gaming knowledge I make up for in goosebumps when I hear something I can relate to from my childhood.

As a kid who played the ZX Spectrum (with the in built tape player) and then progressed to a Sega Master system before finding Championship Manager, the best thing about being caught shoplifting when I was 13 was being grounded all summer and being able to play it all day everyday til my mum got home from work 😂

Keep up the good work guys 👍👍

The Motorcycle Boy ,

Glad I don’t work at Atari

I came for the video games chat. I stayed for the local Dutch news. Great podcast.

Man screams at some cats. ,

Nostalgic Legends.

Two incredibly interesting and comfortable friends talk about specific months from decades past. Detailing arcades, video games, movies, hip-hop, rock, news, Dutch shenanigans and Snake It. Informative, compelling, funny and warm. Give it a listen, it’s rad.

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