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: Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

    Enjoy Stuff: Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

    In the United States today marks the day that a revolution gave us our independence from England. Many movies also show us characters that fight against oppression, reminding us that we can stand together and fight for justice for all. This week we celebrate by rebelling!
     
    Whether it’s the rebel alliance or just a breakfast club, it is important to be reminded to treat everyone fairly. We are all on this Earth together!
     
    News
    A Back to the Future musical is headed to Broadway in 2023
    John Williams is stepping away from movie music
    Michael J Fox will be given an honorary Oscar for his work on Parkinsons awareness
    Bill Nye just got hitched and is getting ready for a new show on Peacock next month
    Amazon Freevee adds a 24 hour ALF channel



    What we’re Enjoying
    Jay watched Men With Brooms. A Canadian film with Leslie Nielsen that was recommended by Earbud Mike. If you want to experience a feel good story about curling, this one’s for you! Shua jumped into the next frontier, but not with Star Trek. Instead he has jumped right on board The Orville season 3. With its ramped up budget and timely stories, this is a good one. 
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. The Handmaid’s Tale is a chilling piece of speculative fiction. This movie deserves a revisit to remind us that society has the potential to take a serious turn for the frighteningly worse. Jay breaks it down and compares it to our world today. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy Movies!
    Movies are a rich landscape of revolutions and rebellions. For decades cinema has been a place to tell of the bravery and heroics of rebels from the past, present, and future. Listen in for a listing of movies that we found rebellion in. 
     
    Which movies do you feel are good examples of rebellion? How do they inspire you to make a difference? Are you reading all the show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Freedom!” 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 37 min
    Enjoy Stuff: Where Were You in ‘82?

    Enjoy Stuff: Where Were You in ‘82?

    1982 was an epic year in movies! So many legendary films graced our cinemas and gave us a lifetime of memories. Jay and Shua remember some of the great stories that we saw 40 years ago on Enjoy Stuff.
     
    Jump into the Wayback Machine for a trip to the movies in the summer of 1982! There were so many great movies to experience. Jay and Shua remember a ton on Enjoy Stuff!
     
    News
    Planet of the Apes is coming to Marvel Comics
    Pluto TV has a 24 hour Transformers channel
    What do you think of French’s Ketchup flavored popsicle?
    The Voyager Spacecraft will be powered down soon
    A VHS copy of Back to the Future just sold for $75,000
    Scientists have invented living skin for robots
    What do you think of the Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation trailer with Weird Al?



    What we’re Enjoying
    Shua is here to tell you that Lightyear is a great movie and lots of fun. Go see it and enjoy! Jay  revisited the under appreciated Mike Myers movie So I Married an Axe Murderer. It’s a fun movie with a lot of memorable humor. He also watched Eve of Destruction. It was also…a movie. 
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. Waterworld was the most expensive movie ever made for a while. Kevin Costner was on top of the world when he made this Mad Max on water saga. Did it live up to the hype? Read Jay’s article to find out. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy Movies!
    For many movie lovers, 1982 was the best year for movies. So many legendary films were released that year. This week Jay and Shua look at the successful movies that came out in the summer of ‘82. Check out the images below for some of the greats, and let us know which ones you like!
     
    Which movies from ‘82 do you like? Do you still revisit them today? Are you reading all the show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Kaaaaahn!” 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 34 min
    Enjoy Stuff and Don’t Call Me Shirley

    Enjoy Stuff and Don’t Call Me Shirley

    Surely you've heard of Leslie Nielsen. Surely you've seen some of the more than 200 movies he's been in. Surely you think he was one of the funniest actors ever. Jovial Jay and Shua look back on the memorable roles of this talented man. Listen in to Enjoy Stuff and don't call me Shirley. 
     
    Leslie Nielsen spent years trying to be a leading man in a number of dramatic movies with limited success. But then a lucky casting in the 1980 movie Airplane! as Dr. Rumack put him on a completely different path. After that, he became part of some of the funniest roles in history. Come along with us as we celebrate the career of a legend. 
     
    News
    Knives Out Sequel Gets Official Title With Teaser Video
    Butcher Billy has created some very cool Stranger Things posters
    The Thing is coming back to theaters for a couple days to celebrate its 40th anniversary
    Real Genius returns to video in a 4K ultra set



    What we’re Enjoying
    Jay finally got to check out Operation: Mincemeat on Netflix and it didn’t disappoint. Have you seen this World War II movie about a real life British operation that helped turn the tide of the war and even gave a famous James Bond author some ideas. Shua experienced Jurassic Park: Dominion in the theaters and was pleasantly surprised how much fun it is. Check it out yourself and be prepared to Enjoy Stuff!
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he revisits a classic Keanu Reeves film from early in his career called Johnny Mnemonic. An interesting premise where Reeves gets to smuggle data in his brain. Check it out, including his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations. 
     
    Enjoy Movies!
    Leslie William Nielsen was born in 1926 in Canada. His father was a Canadian Mountie and his brother eventually became the Deputy Prime Minister. But Leslie caught the acting bug from a famous uncle and began his career acting on a wide variety of TV shows. 
     
    Eventually he was cast as the dashing captain in the 1956 sci-fi movie Forbidden Planet. This first role didn’t necessarily start a lucrative career, but it did give him his start in movies. 
     
    But he also continued some TV roles, such as the lead character in Disney’s Swamp Fox series. 
     
    The manly actor played the Captain of a doomed cruise ship in The Poseidon Adventure and this is what caught the eye of the Zucker brothers. 
     
    When the Zuckers were creating Airplane! in 1980, they wanted a cast of dramatic actors that had been in disaster movies. Nielsen fit that bill. He played Dr. Rumack, who took care of the sick passengers, described how the illness progressed with vivid details, and inspired Ted Stryker with tales of George Zip.
     
    This breakout role dictated the rest of his career as he now played some of the zaniest characters ever created, most notably Lieutenant Frank Drebin. Drebin was the bumbling but dedicated detective of Police Squad, a special division of the Police Department. The unlikely hero made his debut in the short-lived TV series Police Squad, but really became successful in the Naked Gun movies.
     
    After that, Nielsen made dozens of wacky comedies and spoofs and set the bar high for comedians after him. Especially when it comes to giving interviews and controlling bodily functions. 
     
    Are you a fan of Leslie Nielsen? Do you use his many movie quotes on a daily basis? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Don’t call me Shirley” 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
    Enjoy Stuff: The Absent-Minded Pro-Father

    Enjoy Stuff: The Absent-Minded Pro-Father

    It's almost Father's Day! The TechnoRetro Dads look at some of the (scientifically minded) father figures that influenced them in movies and TV. Jay and Shua celebrate Dad-dom on Enjoy Stuff
     
    Not all scientists are trying to reanimate the dead. Dr. Frankenstein may not have been a good father figure, but there were plenty of good influences in movies and TV. This week we remember some of the father figures we Enjoy classic movie dads. 
     
    News
    Big Hero 6 will soon come to Disney+
    The prankster kid from Jaws is now a police chief on the island where the movie was filmed
    Did you get the limited edition mashup of Peanut Butter Ritz and Oreos? 
    Season 2 of the Godzilla animated series is being released for the first time since it was on TV
    Check out this sweet ET Atari T-shirt given to the crew that excavated the Alamogordo landfill



    What we’re Enjoying
    So much great stuff to enjoy this week! Shua can’t say enough great stuff about the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Such a phenomenal story. Jay likes that too, and is also watching Stranger Things and Love, Death, and Robots. So much great stuff to catch up on and Enjoy!
     
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. In the last few weeks he has covered the Kurt Russell film that started a TV franchise, Stargate; the first Trek movie with Picard as the captain, Star Trek Generations; and Godzilla vs Space Godzilla. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Ms Marvel locations. 
     
    Enjoy Fathers!
    Did you have a positive father figure in your life? We hope so. Even though both Jay and Shua had supportive and teacherly dads, they still were influenced by other dads in movies and TV. Back in the 60s, Fred MacMurray brought his Absent Minded Professor to life when he helped the students at Medfield College achieve greatness through flubber.
     
    For the next generation, Robin Williams did the same thing in the remake, Flubber. While neither of these scientists had children, they were good role models to young people and made sure the bad guy got what was coming to him too.
     
    Rick Moranis played a father named Wayne Szalinski, who accidentally shrunk his kids in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He may not be responsible when it comes to safely securing his equipment, he would do anything to protect his kids. 
     
    Another Disney Dad that taught valuable lessons was Cornelius Robinson in Meet the Robinsons. Though there was a complex path for Lewis to get Cornelius’s advice, it was still a great message.
     
    Doc Brown didn’t have kids of his own, but I bet he felt like he was raising young Marty McFly through all of their time traveling adventures.  In the end he had a great message that Marty could pass down to all his children that Doc probably visited too. 
     
    And we have some honorable mention ‘dads’ too. These TV scientist help us learn the value of lighting things on fire in our kitchen along with many other lessons.
     
    Who can you honor this week during Father’s Day? What valuable lesson, science or otherwise, did that person teach you? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Science rules!” 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 36 min
    Enjoy Stuff: Games TechnoRetro Dads Play

    Enjoy Stuff: Games TechnoRetro Dads Play

    It's another episode of Enjoy Stuff Lite this week as Shua continues to galavant around the country. This time it's Jovial Jay vs Jedi Shua in a fun game of Geek Out!
    Hang out with the TechnoRetro Dads as they play a game that will tax not only their knowledge of geeky subjects, but their memory as well. How well do you stack up against Shua and Jay in this week's episode of Enjoy Stuff Lite?
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week boldly go where no one has gone before with the adventures of the Enterprise, new and old in Star Trek: Generations. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 
    Enjoy Games!
    What sort of games do you like to play? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Geeking Out With the TechnoRetro Dads” 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
    We truly appreciate all you Earbuds who have hopped on board and joined us for our next chapter! Join in the fun by reaching out to us! And make sure to Share and Enjoy with all your friends!
    Share and enjoy!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Enjoy Stuff: Better Call Shua!

    Enjoy Stuff: Better Call Shua!

    It's Memorial Day, and perennially a time associated with Star Wars. Thousands of Earbuds were gathered this last weekend in Anaheim, CA for the biggest Star Wars Celebration ever, and Shua was among the crowds!
    What sort of amazing things were happening at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022? Shua provides an insider's tale of the excitement, fan fervor, and of course the lines that make up the largest Star Wars party in the galaxy.
    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
    Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he finds fortune, glory and inter-dimensional transport in the 1994 flick Stargate. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 
    Enjoy Movies!
    What was your favorite reveal from Star Wars Celebration? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “The Force Is With Us” 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
    We truly appreciate all you Earbuds who have hopped on board and joined us for our next chapter! Join in the fun by reaching out to us! And make sure to Share and Enjoy with all your friends!
    Share and enjoy!

    • 44 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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