100 episodes

ThePastCast is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing pop culture topics from the past. Each week focuses on a different theme as Rick and Ben talk about their experiences growing up. Episodes last roughly 45 minutes and cover a broad range of categories including video games, books, television, movies, board games, fashion, music and toys. New episodes are released each Monday.

ThePastCast Rick Brose & Ben Wilda

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

ThePastCast is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing pop culture topics from the past. Each week focuses on a different theme as Rick and Ben talk about their experiences growing up. Episodes last roughly 45 minutes and cover a broad range of categories including video games, books, television, movies, board games, fashion, music and toys. New episodes are released each Monday.

    Our Final Episode

    Our Final Episode

    It has been two years of pop culture reminiscing, and Rick and Ben have made the decision to retire the show. In the final episode, our hosts talk about a random assortment of things they never got a chance to touch on in the other one hundred and six episodes. Plus, Rick needs help with his unhealthy obsession of collecting things, and Ben lets the world know the price he can be bought at.
     
    File Under: Movies, Board Games, Tabletop Games, Television, Game Shows, Toys, The Big Lebowski, HeroQuest, Dungeons & Dragons, Arcadia Quest, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Friday Night Lights, Lost, The Price Is Right, Pogo Ball, Soap Shoes
     
    Find us on the web:
    Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrathRainbows
    Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theragu40
    ThePastCast website: https://www.thepastcast.com

    • 50 min
    Overly Attitudinal

    Overly Attitudinal

    It’s a return to the realm of platform games as Rick and Ben discuss another set of genre defining characters and developers. From bandicoots to bears, our hosts realize that most successful platform games require an animal lead character. Plus, Rick forgets how to form correct words, and Ben gives some excellent insight into the elections.
     
    File Under: Video Games, Platform Games, Platformers, Spyro the Dragon, Insomniac, Skylanders, Crash Bandicoot, Naughty Dog, Crash Team Racing, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Rare, Project Spark, Banjo-Kazooie, Collectathons, Playtonic Games, Yooka-Laylee
     
    Find us on the web:
    Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrathRainbows
    Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theragu40
    ThePastCast website: https://www.thepastcast.com

    • 43 min
    Rubbery and Chewy and Nasty

    Rubbery and Chewy and Nasty

    With knives in hand, Rick and Ben prep for a discussion of reality television. This time our hosts focus on food based TV. Plus, Rick lets his culinary pretentiousness show, and Ben reluctantly shares his love for the Triple D.
     
    File Under: Television, Reality TV, Hell’s Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay, Top Chef, Iron Chef America, Alton Brown, The Next Iron Chef, Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy Fieri, The Next Food Network Star
     
    Find us on the web:
    Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrathRainbows
    Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theragu40
    ThePastCast website: https://www.thepastcast.com

    • 45 min
    Just Killing Dudes

    Just Killing Dudes

    With spinners all awhirl, Rick and Ben sit down for another round of board game talks. From word games to products of their time, our hosts wrap up their fifth discussion on tabletop gems. Plus, Rick recollects his time as a board game designer, and Ben makes up a story of his own so he doesn’t feel left out.
     
    File Under: Board Games, Tabletop Games, Boggle, Scramble With Friends, Anagrams, Channel Surfing, Scene It?, Trivial Pursuit, Wits and Wagers, Trivia Crack, Disney Crossy Road, Clue, Cluedo
     
    Find us on the web:
    Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrathRainbows
    Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theragu40
    ThePastCast website: https://www.thepastcast.com

    • 43 min
    A Good Hertz To Have

    A Good Hertz To Have

    Fresh from the render farm, Rick and Ben boot up another discussion on Pixar movies. From living toys to blue collar monsters, our hosts talk about the next couple of films from the award winning studio. Plus, Rick derails the show as a gift to his co-host, and Ben puts on his philosophy hat to try and impress the ladies.
     
    File Under: Movies, Pixar, Toy Story 2, Funko, Nendoroid, Nanoblock, Monsters, Inc, John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Shrek
     
    Find us on the web:
    Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrathRainbows
    Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theragu40
    ThePastCast website: https://www.thepastcast.com

    • 46 min
    Sister Carol Failing

    Sister Carol Failing

    With recorders in hand, Rick and Ben strike up a round of talks on children’s music. From the dark world of nursery rhymes to the hokey classics of big purple dinosaurs, our hosts touch on the many areas where kids and music collide. Plus, Rick reminisces about his time in a children’s traveling troupe, and Ben talks about his energetic morning routine.
     
    File Under: Music, Children’s Music, Music Class, American Standards, I Wish I Was In Dixie Camptown Races, Recorders, Fifty Nifty United States, Educational Songs, Classical Music, Peter and the Wolf, Grade School Concerts, Raffi, Nursery Rhymes, Psalty the Singing Psalm Book, Barney and Friends, Death to Smoochy, Sunday School Songs, Disney Soundtracks, Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, B-I-N-G-O, Old MacDonald, How Much Is That Doggie In the Window, Yankee Doodle, They Might Be Giants, Fun Fun Records
     
    Find us on the web:
    Rick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrathRainbows
    Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theragu40
    ThePastCast website: http://www.thepastcast.com

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

elizagrohall ,

It's Kind of a Big Deal

Oh, the simpler times of no worries and just plain old fun. It's great to listen and reminisce about things from my childhood. When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep listening. Just keep listening.

GB colleen ,

Reliving the past

I've only listened to your podcast reliving life in school, but Ben I'm disappointed your cover picture wasn't one of your campaign posters from student body elections, and no mention of your Cameos in both German and Spanish videos!? :) also I'm sure you'll get to this debate at some point...but the 1-3-5 rule! I don't know why that was such a big discussion senior year, but it was. Ben you definitely did a great job of defining yourself in high school, the nice, funny guy everyone liked! Excellent podcast, I can't wait to listen to more!

Boyscrangl ,

Love this podcast

I really enjoy listening to this podcast week to week and reminiscing about music, video games, movies, and other great pop culture from the 90s and 00s. Rick and Ben have great insights and experiences that I can relate to and learn from in this podcast. Highly recommended!

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