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Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

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    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

Generation X. If you grew up in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, you know just how cool it was to be a kid back then. We had the greatest music, movies, games, technology, and pop culture of any generation, and though we've grown older, we have refused to outgrow our love of everything GenX. GenXGrownUp looks at yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who have refused to grow up!

    GenX Summertime Toys & Play

    GenX Summertime Toys & Play

    It’s mid-June, school is letting out for the summer, and youngsters will be filling their next few weeks with warm-weather activities. In this episode, we remember how we spent our summer months growing up as Generation X kids!
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    Show Notes

    Listen to our Backtrack on GenX Childhood Autonomy » genxgrownup.com/bt120/


    Midlife Mixtape: Favorite Summertime Memories » bit.ly/3Nh58LD


    Ultimate Summer Road Trip Playlist for Gen Xers » bit.ly/3HJWeFF


    38 Ways to Give Your Kids a Carefree 80’s Summer » bit.ly/3bdyZaF


    I Want a 1980s Summer For My Kids » bit.ly/3zVJs51


    What Summer Camps Looked Like in the 1970s and 1980s » bit.ly/3QBGk3X


    New York City fire hydrants: a summer tradition – in pictures » bit.ly/3zVpKGw


    Roadside Attractions Fading from Landscape » n.pr/3xMEHrv


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Fourth Listener Feedback: Star Wars

    Fourth Listener Feedback: Star Wars

    Who knew that there were so many Star Wars fans out there? Well, we did! This is why we were not surprised at the number of Fourth Listener emails we received about our Backtrack celebrating the original 1977 Star Wars movie! So many of you contacted us that we decided to take a few of our favorites and create a special release episode just to highlight you. Enjoy!
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    Show Notes

    Listen to the original Backtrack » genxgrownup.com/bt121/


    We also had a Star Wars debate over which was the best of the original movies! » genxgrownup.com/bt-star-wars-debates/


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    • 29 min
    Top Gun: Maverick, Gravitar Recharged, & LunaPic

    Top Gun: Maverick, Gravitar Recharged, & LunaPic

    We return to the skies and the screen with CAPT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, check out some hardware to improve your home computer workstation for work or play, and play an action RPG where you are a man-eating shark on the prowl for revenge!
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    Show Notes

    Stranger Things Season 4 » www.netflix.com/browse?jbv=80057281


    Top Gun: Maverick » youtu.be/giXco2jaZ_4


    The Boys – Season 3 » youtu.be/K-8VYKUZYiw


    LunaPic » www6.lunapic.com/editor/


    Dell 27″ Curved Gaming Monitor (S2721HGF) » amzn.to/3NXRPke (affiliate)

    HDMI 2.0 KVM Switch » amzn.to/3Qe9Ht1 (affiliate)

    Gravitar Recharged » recharged.atari.com/


    Maneater » www.tripwireinteractive.com/#/maneater


    SFGE » gameatl.com/


    Wellington Paranormal » www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GYMjs-wY9X7CIhgEAAAAU


    Jurassic World: Dominion » www.jurassicworld.com/


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    It was forty years ago that a small alien visitor was accidentally stranded on our planet. He befriended a young boy and his family, developed a taste for _Reese’s Pieces_, and absolutely dominated the box office. In this episode, we look back on four decades of Steven Spielberg’s GenX masterpiece: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial!
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    See the Henry Thomas Screen Test » youtu.be/tA5giyG8E7g


    21 Things You Might Not Know About E.T. » bit.ly/3zrywMe


    Fun Facts: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial » bit.ly/3MD2mA1


    Dee Wallace Discusses the Enduring Legacy of E.T. » bit.ly/3aEJl2S


    The Making of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL » bit.ly/3H7RdGE


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Obi-Wan Kenobi, IQ Dungeon, & Mercury Reader

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, IQ Dungeon, & Mercury Reader

    We return to Hawkins, IN to check in on Will, Eleven, Hopper, and the Upside Down, review a company that specializes in ultra-high-end Star Wars lightsabers, and play a mobile adventure/puzzle game where you must save the princess – but not the one you’re probably thinking of!
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    Show Notes

    The G Word with Adam Conover » www.netflix.com/title/81037116


    Stranger Things Season 4 » www.netflix.com/browse?jbv=80057281


    Obi-Wan Kenobi » bit.ly/3t9W5VO


    TV Shows Cancelled and Renewed for 2022 » bit.ly/3m3YcXq


    Mercury Reader » bit.ly/3GFAIkL


    UltraSaber Lightsaber » ultrasabers.com


    MegaCon Orlando 2022 » fanexpohq.com/megaconorlando/


    Razer Kiyo Pro » amzn.to/3wTnXzT (affiliate)

    D&D Beyond » www.dndbeyond.com


    IQ Dungeon

    Google Play » play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Hirameku.IQDungeon&hl=en_US&gl=US


    Apple Store » apps.apple.com/us/app/iq-dungeon/id1546871037


    Shipbreaker » www.focus-entmt.com/en/games/hardspace-shipbreaker


    InfinityCon Tallahassee » www.infinitycon.com/tally/tickets 


    Thor: Love and Thunder » youtu.be/Go8nTmfrQd8


    Amiga A500 Mini » amzn.to/3N7NA5B (affiliate)

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Greatest Movie ABOUT Generation X Tournament FINALE

    Greatest Movie ABOUT Generation X Tournament FINALE

    Our friends at Project GenX invited us to participate in their 80s movie bracket elimination challenge to see which movie about Generation X will be number one! In this finale episode, representatives from all four pods assemble to argue down that elite eight to select the single film most deserving of the title: The Greatest Film about Generation X!
    Hear the Bracket Debates


    North: GenXGrownUp


    pca.st/hbfls69q


    South: Society Owes Me a GenX Podcast


    pca.st/xt8nhpkn


    East: Project GenX Podcast


    pca.st/a82so54p


    West: GenXmixtape


    pca.st/tbnhrvti

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    Show Notes
    The Elite Eight

    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) » amzn.to/38jwOS1 (affiliate)

    Empire Records (1995) » amzn.to/3wYSgDN (affiliate

    Say Anything (1989) » amzn.to/3wWrxZL (affiliate)

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) » amzn.to/3lWRzGi (affiliate)

    Reality Bites (1994) » amzn.to/3mdc0ip (affiliate)

    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) » amzn.to/3lUwzjf (affiliate)

    Clerks (1994) » amzn.to/3N26z1t (affiliate)

    Wayne’s World (1992) » amzn.to/3lSZ3Kb (affiliate)

    Visit the host of this bracket, Project GenX » pca.st/y748kot0


    Be sure to check out the other participating podcasts!


    Society Owes Me a GenX Podcast » pca.st/9tqgk2mr



    GenXmixtape » pca.st/n22hi3no


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    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

bosstones73 ,

Love these guys!

Great podcast about fun modern pop culture/ tech and also about great memories from growing up though GenX. Well done guys, keep up the great work!

Khaossian ,

GenXGrownup a real Thursday morning treat.

These guys really do mesh together and make for around a whole commute to work (about an hour) every thursday. I've been listening to these guys for almost three years now, and finally decided to at least leave a review. I'm about as far away from them as it can be within the same country (I live in Alaska), but the nostalgia this show brings on my commutes at least brightens my day everytime. Not to mention how much money I've spent after listening to their reviews on products (I actually love my Creality Printer, and I actually got a working Skytech PC, poor George). I need to find my way over to Patreon at some point as I feel I owe it to them for the lighthearted entertainment they bring into my life. Being considered one of the "essential worker" through the pandemic made for some lonely drives into Anchorage. I can't thank these guys enough. Four-ever a Fourth listener..... If you missed out on this one, then you owe it to yourself to go through the back catalogue and hear some of these episodes...... I definitely suggest the Dewey Decimal episode.

unoclay ,

An excellent, fun podcast full of great "vibes"

The best thing about this podcast (and I listen to many) is that the hosts are genuinely nice, friendly people with good attitudes and pleasant demeanors. Their mix of dorky 40-something jokes and relaxed banter is well balanced against their knowledge and research. They don't fall pray to the lame snarkiness or tired attempts to be funny that plague so many podcasts--they just seem like kind, funny guys hanging out and rambling on a wide variety of topics. Fun and recommended.

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