100 episodes

Join Jay and Shua each week as they share the fun and fandom of their youth. Topics range from the 70s, 80s, and 90s in addition to today's pop culture. From science fiction and fantasy films to TV & games, Shua and Jay reminisce, relive, revisit, and review their favorites at the beginning of each week.

Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast JediShua and Jovial Jay

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

Join Jay and Shua each week as they share the fun and fandom of their youth. Topics range from the 70s, 80s, and 90s in addition to today's pop culture. From science fiction and fantasy films to TV & games, Shua and Jay reminisce, relive, revisit, and review their favorites at the beginning of each week.

    Enjoy Stuff: Bad Moon Rising

    Enjoy Stuff: Bad Moon Rising

    The Hunter's Moon will grace our skies this week, which means you better stay inside if you don't have any silver bullets. Enjoy Stuff explores the mystery and history of the full moon. 
     
    Sunday is the Hunter’s moon. Have you noticed extra hair on your body? Do your teeth feel a little sharper? Are you craving the taste of blood? If so, please lock yourself in your home, and while you’re in there, listen as Enjoy Stuff explores the full moon.
     
    News
    Now you can buy the Byers family house from Stranger Things (Christmas lights not included)
    The Star Wars Black Series Holiday figures have been revealed
    Make sure you check out our TeePublic store to get ready for the holidays and all the latest fashion trends



    What we’re Enjoying
    Shua is really digging the vibe of the new Star Wars series on Disney+, Andor. It’s a bit more gritty than we are used to, but Diego Luna is fantastic as Cassian, and the real world settings feel very ‘original trilogy’. In between his busy moving schedule, Jay has been reading some retro Dr. Strange comics from the mid 80s. It’s always fun to revisit the origins of some of the great stuff we are getting today. 
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    31 Days of Horror is finally here! So far he has given us Night of the Creeps, The Final Girls, and tonight’s film Trick r Treat. Check back in to RetroZap every day this month to see what creepy movie Jay will give us next. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy The Full Moon!
    As long as humans have been looking up to the sky, we have been fascinated by the moon. And once a month, that mysterious jewel in the sky appears big and bright and full, giving us even more to wonder about. 
     
    Lycanthropy is the transformation of a person into a wolf and stories of this curse date all the way back to the Epic of Gilgamesh. Werewolves even show up in Greek mythology in the Legend of Lycaon. 
     
    Since these stories have endured, it’s no surprise that they showed up in movies very early. The first movie featuring a lycanthrope was The Werewolf from 1913. Unfortunately, it was lost to fire and can never be seen again. But a few years later, a silent western called Wolf Blood (1925) appeared and can still be viewed. 
     
    The 1935 film Wolf Blood starring Henry Hull gave us some of the tropes we still use today, such as the curse being passed on by a bite, transformations occurring because of a full moon, and that the cursed will try to lock themselves up to protect others. 
     
    The popularity has never disappeared in cinema. We still remember some legendary and groundbreaking films such as Universal’s The Wolf Man (1941) and An American Werewolf in London (1981) which started a new chapter in special effects. Plus, a few fun ones like Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf (1985)
     
    Check out some classic (and wonderfully cheesy) films from Full Moon Entertainment. Or some classic music about our lunar neighbor like Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty, Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival, or Moonage Daydream by David Bowie. 
     
    But the movies aren’t the only place you can see people howling. Cartoons gave us the Groovy Ghoulies and Fang Face. And even our breakfast is not immune to the moon when you eat Frute Brute cereal. 



    What’s your favorite story of the moon? Do you stay indoors when the moon is full? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Fly Me to the Moon” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Enroy Ruff: Scooby-Movie-Doo!

    Enroy Ruff: Scooby-Movie-Doo!

    The New Scooby Doo Movies was the place to be for 70's Hollywood stars! This week Jovial Jay and Shua celebrate this fun Scooby series and how much fun they were on Enjoy Stuff!
     
    Hollywood guest stars galore on 1972’s The New Scooby Doo Movies! Join us as we look back on one of the most unique of the Scooby series. 
     
    News
    David Harbour will star in a movie version of the 90’s racing video game Gran Turismo
    If you like Stranger Things, you can now stay in a very authentically themed room in a Graduate hotel 
    Check out the new LEGO minifig-sized handheld video game from PocketStar
    Why are our favorite retro cartoons responsible for the climate crisis? Listen in to find out who the morons are that are making this claim
    Modern day Scooby Doo movies are coming to Netflix October 1



    What we’re Enjoying
    Jay lept right into the new reboot of the Quantum Leap series, with Raymond Lee as the newest leaper. The premise follows a team that has been looking for Dr. Sam Beckett somewhere in time, but for reasons we aren’t yet aware of, Lee’s character Dr. Ben Song gets trapped for the same reason as the original. There’s a lot of potential here and we can’t wait to see where it goes. Shua got a bit more medieval by jumping into Amazon Prime’s Tolkien series Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power. It’s an origin story of the rings that takes place in a whole different age as the Peter Jackson movies. He is loving it! 
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    31 Days of Horror is coming on October 1! In the meantime, Sci-Fi Saturdays will be on a little break. But you can check out some cool new filming locations with his MCU Location Scout. There are new entries from She-Hulk and Thor: Love and Thunder.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy Cartoons!
    In 1972 Hanna-Barbera debuted the second chapter of the still popular Scooby Doo series called “The New Scooby Doo Movies”. This popular series ran 24 hour-long episodes, the only Scooby Doo series to be that long. But what really made it stand out was the “real-life”-ish guest stars in each episode. These guest stars joined the Scooby gang to track down the truth of a mystery. A lot of the guests were voiced by their true life counterparts, or at least the voice actors that portrayed the animated characters on other Hanna-Barbera cartoons. 
     
    Some of our favorite guest stars were Don Knotts, the Harlem Globetrotters, Sandy Duncan, Davy Jones, Jonathan Winters, and Batman and Robin, and Don Adams. They got the opportunity to have fun with the Scooby gang and make us wonder who was going to be on next week. 



    Did you watch The New Scooby Doo Movies? Who were your favorite guests? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Enroy Ruff” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Enjoy Stuff: No Balls Required

    Enjoy Stuff: No Balls Required

    Sports movies help to inspire the world. But sometimes the best ones are about sports that are unconventional. This week Jovial Jay and Shua look at some of their favorite movies and how an unlikely sport inspires us to Enjoy Stuff!
     
    Football, baseball, and basketball may be some of the most popular sports, but they certainly aren’t the only ones that we love to watch. Let’s look at some of the other sports on Enjoy Stuff! 
     
    News
    A new, super cool special edition of The Beatles Revolver will be coming in October
    A new trailer for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery trailer is released
    Get ready for a new TRON video game
    We cover a bunch of D23 announcements about Star Wars, Willow, Disney parks, and more!



    What we’re Enjoying
    Shua has been smelling things up in his house with a new candle scent. The Magic Candle Company released their latest scent called Saturday Mornings and it smells just like Fruity Pebbles with a touch of childhood. Jay has been putting most of his energy into preparing for a big move! While going through all of his great stuff, he’s also been enjoying some horror movies in preparation for… 
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    31 Days of Horror is coming on October 1! In the meantime, Sci-Fi Saturdays will be on a little break. But you can check out some cool new filming locations with his MCU Location Scout. There are new entries from She-Hulk and Thor: Love and Thunder.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy Movies!
    Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports…Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, and Soccer! Again…and again. But there are plenty of other sports to enjoy too. Each one with their own way to tell an underdog story. 
     
    Diving, golf, bowling, skiing, dog sledding and more. This week we pull just a few movies from a nice long list of movies about unconventional sports. Listen in to see if you hear one of your favorites and let us know what we should add to the list! 



    Do you get inspired by sports movies? What kind of unconventional sports do you like? First person that emails me with the subject line, “The agony of defeat” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com
     

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Enjoy Stuff: Do Podcasters Dream of TechnoRetro Sheep

    Enjoy Stuff: Do Podcasters Dream of TechnoRetro Sheep

    Blade Runner was released 40 years ago. Over the years it has become known as an artistic, cinematic masterpiece. Join Jay and Shua as they revisit this haunting and influential film on Enjoy Stuff!
     
    Ridley Scott’s vision for the Philip K Dick novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ was very different from the book, and Harrison Ford’s performance as Rick Deckard helped to make Blade Runner a legendary movie.  
     
    News
    Did you know there was a secret Back to the Future museum in Massachusetts?
    The new Delorean Alpha 5 prototype has been revealed
    Hostess has shared its upcoming fall lineup
    John Williams had a surprise for an audience at a concert in the Hollywood Bowl. A new song from the new Indiana Jones movie!



    What we’re Enjoying
    During Better Call Saul’s final season, Jay wanted to rewatch all of Breaking Bad. It verified with him what an amazing pair of series they were. Are you a fan? Shua started a new docuseries on FX called Welcome to Wrexham. It’s about a small, failing football club in Wales that was purchased by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who want to revitalize the team and the community. A true and interesting story. 
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Sci-Fi Saturdays is going on hiatus until October 1 when we’ll get our first 31 Days of Horror movie reviews. Make sure you check one out each day. Plus, you can go back and revisit some of his past Sci-Fi articles on Retrozap.com.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy Movies!
    Forty years ago, Blade Runner was expected to be another breakout sci-fi movie for the super star Harrison Ford. It may not have been the immediate success they had hoped. But over time it has only grown in popularity. Ridley Scott, early in his career, adapted the novel by Philip K Dick called ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’. He changed the movie title to another title that he had purchased, called Blade Runner, which was not related in any way to the Dick story. 
     
    The shoot was not an easy one, and sometimes tensions were high. But in the end we were given a sci-fi, noir, dystopian, cyberpunk piece of art. With themes of identity, technology, and mortality we, as an audience, are often left to interpret the stories of each of the complex characters. 
     
    The strong use of symbolism, the unique lighting, and haunting music became a model for futuristic movies from then on. It spawned sequels and spinoffs that may or may not have captured the feel of the original. Be sure to check out Jay’s Sci-Fi Saturdays article for Blade Runner for a terrific breakdown and analysis of the whole thing. 



    What do you think of Blade Runner? Would you own a replicant snake? Did you read all of these show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Tears in the rain” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com
     

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Enjoy Stuff: (Nouns) Playing (Adj) Mad Libs

    Enjoy Stuff: (Nouns) Playing (Adj) Mad Libs

    Mad Libs is a ridiculous word game that has been around for more than 60 years! By blindly picking fun, descriptive words from every part of speech, you create a story that will make you laugh out loud! Join Jovial Jay and Shua as they get goofy with words on Enjoy Stuff
     
    Is movie hype fun? A lot of money is pumped into letting everyone know about your film. Trailers, interviews, products with movie images plastered everywhere….the machine makes sure we know about it. Is it too much or can it be an enjoyable experience?
     
    News
    The Christmas Story sequel gets a date on HBO Max
    The inventor of the Trapper Keeper has died
    A new Confess Fletch trailer has been released
    The final Weird: The Al Yankovic Story trailer has also dropped
    Are you willing to try the Oscar Mayer Cold Dog?
    Kellogg’s could pay you $5,000 to have cereal for dinner
    A Clue animated series is in the works!



    What we’re Enjoying
    Shua has been too busy to enjoy much, so he painted his classroom to enjoy that. The theme is inspired by Adventureland in the Disney Parks. What do you think? Jay watched the Jordan Peele suspense film Nope. He enjoyed it but has thoughts on where it falls on the spectrum of his other movies.  
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Sci-Fi Saturdays is going on hiatus until October 1 when we’ll get our first 31 Days of Horror movie reviews. Make sure you check one out each day. Plus, you can go back and revisit some of his past Sci-Fi articles on Retrozap.com.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy Games!
    This week we break out the classic word game Mad Libs! We set up some goofy stories by blindly preparing a variety of words from just about every part of speech. Plus, we discuss some of the history of the game, and other ways you can play. 



    Do you like Mad Libs? Do you play it straight or get a little immature? Did you read all of these show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “I’m so adjective I verb nouns” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Enjoy Stuff: Hype Man!

    Enjoy Stuff: Hype Man!

    Enjoy the HYPE! Movie marketing has evolved over the years but no matter what form it takes, it's meant to get us all excited! Is it too much? Or is it what really makes the movie more fun? Jovial Jay and Shua look at the hype they grew up with and how we had fun with it!
     
    Is movie hype fun? A lot of money is pumped into letting everyone know about your film. Trailers, interviews, products with movie images plastered everywhere….the machine makes sure we know about it. Is it too much or can it be an enjoyable experience?
     
    News
    Ferris Bueller is getting a spinoff!
    Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return makes its way to Disney+ as an exciting documentary
    R.I.P.D. 2: Rise of the Damned is a sequel that snuck up on us
    Need more Sega games? How about the cool, new Sega Mega Drive Mini 2?
    The Child Mullet Champion has been crowned!



    What we’re Enjoying
    Jay checked out the Jamie Foxx, Snoop Dog vampire movie on Netflix called Day Shift. Probably not an instant classic, but a fun, vampire hunting romp. Shua is loving the funny and creative Disney+ series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.   
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks is an homage to the Sci-Fi films of the 50s. At the time it came out, it had some innovative effects and a ton of big named stars. Jay revisits it this week on Sci-Fi Saturdays to determine how well it has aged. Maybe not as well as we’d hoped.  And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy Movies!
    In the early days of cinema, the only thing you needed to convince audiences to check out your motion picture was the fact that the picture was in motion. As audiences have become more sophisticated over the years, marketing movies has too. 
     
    When we were growing up, there were a variety of creative ways to let everyone know about your movie, and it was aimed at specific audiences. For example, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was for families. Where do families eat? McDonalds! Voila! The first Happy Meal. 
     
    In addition to kids' fast food toys, those quick dining establishments sometimes provided fine dinnerware, such as the Pepsi/Burger King Superman glasses in 1979. Now your family can invite people over for a fancy meal!
     
    In 1989, Batman was everywhere, thanks to the marketing division. Billboards, cereal, TV, radio, everywhere! They used the well-known character of Batman by giving us simple images and using our prior knowledge to make it feel a bit more artistic. 
     
    The Matrix took an unknown premise to offer us a mystery. What is the Matrix? Nobody knew back then. And we desperately wanted to find out. 
     
    When Return of the Jedi came out, we enhanced our viewing experience with behind the scene TV specials that showed us exactly how they made it. Did this spoil the movie? On the contrary. We wanted to go check it out again to see how all that came together. 
     
    By the time The Phantom Menace was being made, Lucasfilm took marketing to a whole new level! You couldn’t go anywhere without seeing Episode I images. Some say they may have gone too far, but we know we sure had fun in the summer of ‘99. 



    Is hype a bad thing? Is it the fun part of the movie experience? Did you read all of these show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Jump aboard the Hype train!” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

C-MAC 71 ,

One listen leads to a hundred more

What a great show. I started listening about a year ago, then went back and listened to all the old ones. They talk about new stuff thats related to the old stuff we love, the old stuff we forgot we loved, and everything connected to it. All with a sense of humor, nostalgia, and kindness that is sorely needed. For an hour or so each week you can listen to instant friends talk about the best times and memories of your life. The dad jokes are terribly bad in the best way, and who doesn't love cereal? Retro video games, t.v., movies, books, and life experiences, all talked about in a relatable way. Give it a few listens, and you'll wonder how you got through the week without it!

Arndisney ,

Not so techno or retro anymore

I loved the old show...I get that things change. This last year has been hard to listen to and the 12 minutes of the new show...well it’s not what I signed up for.

Cattle boss ,

Great great show!

If you cannot get NEW episodes of Geek out Loud then definitely give these guys a listen! Growing up in rural central Illinois and being the the oldest child / cousin I didn’t have some one to share geekdom with. Techno Retro Dads has only grown my fandoms and I’ve been able to share that with my son, so I applaud y’all for that!

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