605 episodes

The original classic gaming podcast continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. Join hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey each week as they team up with a host of expert guests to chronicle the creations that have paved the way for today's hits. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!

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    • 4.6 • 2K Ratings

The original classic gaming podcast continues its endless quest to explore the history of video games, one game at a time. Join hosts Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey each week as they team up with a host of expert guests to chronicle the creations that have paved the way for today's hits. From forgotten black-and-white arcade machines to modern-day remakes, Retronauts spans more than four decades of vintage gaming greatness!

    Retronauts Episode 473: Star Wars Episode I

    Retronauts Episode 473: Star Wars Episode I

    A Retronauts crew from far, far away (Retronauts East) gets together to revisit the topic of Star Wars for first time since a long time ago (99 episodes ago!) to talk about the first prequel—1999's The Phantom Menace—and its impact on pop culture. You would not believe Jeremy Parish, Benj Edwards, Chris Sims, and Ben Elgin's collective midichlorian count!

    Edits by Greg Leahy, art by Shaan Khan.

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Retronauts Episode 472 Preview: Street Fighter: The Movie Commentary

    Retronauts Episode 472 Preview: Street Fighter: The Movie Commentary

    You're listening to a free preview of Retronauts Episode 472: Street Fighter: The Movie Commentary. To hear the rest, and get two exclusive extra episodes every month, access to our previous Patreon-exclusive episodes, and early access to ad-free podcasts, please visit the official Retronauts Patreon at patreon.com/retronauts.

    • 9 min
    Retronauts Episode 471: Star Control

    Retronauts Episode 471: Star Control

    By the fetid breath of Dogar and Kazon! Nadia Oxford, Shivam Bhatt, and Scott Sharkey have traveled to this insignificant quadrant of the galaxy to evangelize about two games that changed space adventure games forever: Star Control I & II.

    Cover art by John Pading. Edits by Greg Leahy.

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Retronauts Episode 470: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Shredder's Revenge

    Retronauts Episode 470: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Shredder's Revenge

    Two halves of the same shell, as Stuart Gipp speaks to Limited Run's Joe Modzeleski about TMNT: Shredder's Revenge. Afterwards, an interview with the game's lead designer Frédéric Gémus! Turtle power!

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Retronauts Episode 469: The Zelda 2D Ranking Hootenanny preview

    Retronauts Episode 469: The Zelda 2D Ranking Hootenanny preview

    The Triforce of Jeremy Parish, Stuart Gipp, and Diamond Feit Courageously commune to share their deep Wisdom of the 2D-style Legend of Zelda games by ranking a dozen games according to the Power of their design and appeal. Which Zelda reigns eternally?!

    Retronauts is made possible by listener support through Patreon! Support the show to enjoy ad-free early access, better audio quality, and great exclusive content. Learn more at http://www.patreon.com/retronauts

    • 6 min
    Retronauts Episode 468: Text Adventures

    Retronauts Episode 468: Text Adventures

    Text adventures: what are they, and where did they hide all the graphics? Until now, these questions have gone unanswered. But this week, we'll be looking at the world of games that existed before any kind of mandatory visual component—and continue to exist to this very day. And we have a real expert on hand: Aaron Reed, author of the upcoming comprehensive text adventure respective,  50 Years of Text Games: From Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon. So listen in as host Bob Mackey helps steer the Retronauts podcast ship through these formerly uncharted waters. (By us, anyway.)





    Retronauts is a completely fan-funded operation. To support the show, and get two full-length exclusive episodes every month, as well as access to 50+ previous bonus episodes, please visit the official Retronauts Patreon at patreon.com/retronauts.

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

KnightRune8388 ,

Still the One I Run to

This show has been around longer than video games. They were one of the first podcasts I ever listened to and for good reason. This show is great. I learn so much and am always laughing. Keep it up!

MatWBT ,

Oldie But Goodie

One of the longest running retro video game podcasts (it was originally on the roster of the dear departed gaming podcasts from 1UP.COM), Retronauts now looks at game series and pop culture from the days of yore or not so yore. Witty, knowledgable, and seasoned, this is a classic of the podcasting form.

Mapleine ,

A little rough lately

I was fond of this back in the day, but attempting to revisit old haunts I’m finding it fairly abrasive to listen to, kinda iffy vibes for a game show and particularly so for a retro one. There’s far more than enough resources that I don’t need to ramble or complain much but it is a shame.

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