283 episodes

For over a decade, The Retroist Podcast has taken a nostalgic look back at the last 40+ years of retro themed pop culture. The show attempts to connect or reconnect you to things from your past through storytelling and discussion of compelling milestones and forgotten tidbits of pop culture.

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    • 4.8 • 377 Ratings

For over a decade, The Retroist Podcast has taken a nostalgic look back at the last 40+ years of retro themed pop culture. The show attempts to connect or reconnect you to things from your past through storytelling and discussion of compelling milestones and forgotten tidbits of pop culture.

    Retroist Podcast Episode 282 (K·B Toys)

    Retroist Podcast Episode 282 (K·B Toys)

    K·B Toys was the premier mall toy store for decades, but sadly didn't survive.  On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the rise and fall of this storied purveyor of toys.

    • 32 min
    Retroist Podcast Episode 281(Trivial Pursuit)

    Retroist Podcast Episode 281(Trivial Pursuit)

    In the early 1980s, trivia mania swept across America. The cause? A board game from Canada that no one saw coming, Trivial Pursuit. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I look at the history of this long-running phenomenon.  

    • 31 min
    Retroist Podcast Episode 280 (The Six Million Dollar Man Toys)

    Retroist Podcast Episode 280 (The Six Million Dollar Man Toys)

    Welcome to the 7th episode of the 15th season of the Retroist Podcast. Today’s episode is all about the toys from the seventies sci-fi classic, The Six Million Dollar Man.

    This episode was a surprise to me. I had recorded a section about toys during my Six Million Dollar Man podcast. When I listened back to it, I had two problems.

    The segment was too long to be a part of a podcast.
    I didn’t like the flow. It was missing something.
    So when I released the episode, I removed most of the discussion of toys outside my initial story and thought I would try to rerecord. This episode is the result of my efforts.

    It is slightly different from my standard podcast in that I mostly discuss the toys. So a little but more opinion and a lot more retro audio. I hoped you find it as fun to listening to it as I did putting it together.

    The show starts with a little discussion about something I content with as a collector, “what do we hold onto?” Then I move into the toys!

    • 23 min
    Retroist Podcast Episode 279 (The Six Million Dollar Man)

    Retroist Podcast Episode 279 (The Six Million Dollar Man)

    On this new episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk all about this classic Seventies TV show, The Six Million Dollar Man. An amazing superhero show that was way ahead of its time. It was so successful that it spawned a 2nd series and lingered in movies after being canceled for a decade.

    • 30 min
    Retroist Podcast Episode 278 (Real Genius)

    Retroist Podcast Episode 278 (Real Genius)

    In 1985, the sci-fi comedy, Real Genius, hit theaters. Perhaps ahead of its time, its message made it a bit different from many other college-themed films that had come before it.

    While not a blockbuster, the film would develop a cult following and had a great run on cable TV and home video. 

    • 35 min
    Retroist Podcast Episode 277 (Willow)

    Retroist Podcast Episode 277 (Willow)

    Willow is a charming fantasy film from 1988 that often gets overlooked.  On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I look at the conception, production, and reception of this wonderful movie.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
377 Ratings

377 Ratings

IArtYearbook ,

Born in the late 60s or the 70s?

This is the podcast for you! I love this podcast not only for the content, but for the way it is delivered. The show has a defined format and doesn’t vary from it. You don’t have to listen to mindless chatter between hosts before getting to the content. And best of all, the host always finds a way to connect the topic to a personal experience. While it may not be the same personal experience as my own, it almost always jogs the memory of one of my own.

He-Ben ,

What a Podcast!!!

I have followed this podcast for a while hike, but only recently discovered how truly EXHAUSTIVE the content is! It’s amazing and well-researched, and there is so much content that It’s hard to imagine someone not finding a few episodes that they can relate to and enjoy.

This show serves as an audio encyclopedia of pop culture…it is one of my go-to shows.

Slapshotguy626 ,

Some of my favorite memories

How about a Starcastle (the arcade game) episode?

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