32 episodes

Join co-hosts and lifelong friends Bigs and Barney as they revisit their favorite video games, movies, shows, toys and more from the 1980s and beyond!

McQuaid Arcade: The 80s and Beyond McQuaid Arcade

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Join co-hosts and lifelong friends Bigs and Barney as they revisit their favorite video games, movies, shows, toys and more from the 1980s and beyond!

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    We're opening our third season with a tribute to arguably the greatest adventure film ever made: (Indiana Jones and the) Raiders of The Lost Ark! Get ready to explore everything we love about this 1981 classic, from the real world origins of Indy's signature gear, to a deep dive into the lore behind the legendary lost Ark itself.

    • 37 min
    Die Hard

    Die Hard

    'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for...your two favorite podcast hosts! Grab a cup of holiday cheer and join us by the yule log as we tell the heartwarming holiday tale of a man who reunites with his family to celebrate the magic of the Christmas season, with plenty of explosions, murder, bloody foot trauma, and Twinkies along the way. Now THAT's a Christmas movie! Ho-ho-ho!

    • 25 min
    Midwest Gaming Classic 2021

    Midwest Gaming Classic 2021

    Join us for a recap of our favorite weekend of the year: the Midwest Gaming Classic! The Midwest's largest gaming trade show made its triumphant return to Milwaukee earlier this month, and your two favorite podcast hosts were there to relive old classics, discover new favorites, and consume as much pizza as possible.

    Learn more about MGC here, and check out the musical stylings of featured act Mechanical Life Vein here!

    • 29 min
    Cloak & Dagger

    Cloak & Dagger

    One of the most watched movies of our childhood, Cloak & Dagger has it all: Twinkies, video games, espionage, and near-constant attempted murder of a minor. Grab your walkie-talkie and bulletproof beret, and join us as we take a look back at this surprisingly intense classic.

    • 21 min
    The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    On this spooktacular Halloween episode, we're taking a VERY deep dive into perhaps the greatest horror movie ever made. We're covering it all: Exorcism, Ouija boards, the true story that inspired this critically acclaimed classic, and the special effects behind some of its most memorable scenes. This episode's so dense, it'll make your head spin (get it?).

    • 36 min
    Real Genius

    Real Genius

    Your friends at McQuaid Arcade, in association with the Wanda Trussler School of Beauty, cordially invite you to the 2021 "Tanning Invitational"! As one of the original Real Genius movie posters put it: “MEET CHRIS KNIGHT, THE EINSTEIN OF THE '80's. When his professor steals his prize invention, he turns revenge into high comedy. When he gets mad, he doesn't get even . . . he gets creative.”

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

davidlfacc ,

Ahh the memories

Brings back great memories of going to grade school with you two! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Such a fantastic time to grow up.

Tqa1121 ,

Podcast gold

I have a rather long commute everyday and have found this podcast a hidden gem. Part silly banter between the hosts, part intellectual discussion on the subjects, and 100% nostaligic. You wont be disappointed.

fghytrfc ,

Love it

Every episode brings me back to my childhood. So well done.