Retrotone News

Retrotone News
Tired of the malarkey coming from the mainstream media? Well that stuff’s history! Retrotone News gives you a snappy summary of the news. Modeled after the Movietone News reels of the 1930s, we cut the baloney and give it to you straight. Add a couple licks o’ music and some color commentary from our host Rodge Bigsby (David Allen Moss), and you’ve got the picture.

Oct 17, 2019 • 8 min
Hear the latest media and fast food blunders, as well as what’s happening in the music and entertainment industries.
Aug 22, 2019 • 7 min
Rodge is wrangling escaped aliens from Area 51. He’ll be back someday. We hope.
Aug 8, 2019 • 8 min
In this news update, Football season is upon us and we’ve got the inside info on which team has the best tailgating fans! Say “howdy” to your text-door neighbor and big news for plaid clothing! Rodge mourns the victims of both the El Paso and Dayton…
Aug 1, 2019 • 7 min
On this episode of Retrone News Minute: Democratic Debaters go head to head in the Motor City, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars past another box office milestone, Rodge dolls it up with some end-of-summer trends and features the fan-favorite Bigsby’s Beat…
Jul 25, 2019 • 7 min
On this episode of Retrone News Minute: Robert Mueller is back in the headlines! Congress needs a lesson in finance as the national debt grows to epic proportions! A car accident turns bust and Shirley Bassey sings about money as we tap our toes.
Jul 18, 2019 • 6 min
America has a lot to offer – from Lady Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge. This week Rodge travels off the beaten path to give you the beat on 5 unique vacation destinations in 2019. Check it out!
Jul 11, 2019 • 8 min
On this episode of Retrone News Minute: Two massive earthquakes roar through Southern California; The US Women’s National Team return as four time World Cup Champions - making history and headlines; Amazon workers boycott Prime Day; Backlash against black…
Jul 4, 2019 • 9 min
Rodge reports on all things “Stars & Stripes” in this episode. It’s Fireworks, Flyovers, Hotdogs, the National Anthem and even where to buy your last minute picnic items! Be careful and keep those fingers away from bottle rockets!
Jun 27, 2019 • 7 min
Rodge dives into the World’s more wacky and bizarre headlines this week from alien signs to singing seals. Get the skinny on the most hipster summer reading list and wackiest world cup soccer drills.
Jun 20, 2019 • 7 min
It’s no secret Rodge was in hiding. It’s like he never left. But somehow, he came back… different. He sees the world through a new lens. Could be Kodak. He’s definitely keen to thank his rescue team, take on the truth, bear his hip hoppier side, and…
Jun 13, 2019 • 7 min
Rodge hops on the gossip train in this week’s episode of Retrotone News Minute. He divulges the latest in Celebrity Feuds featuring a Peace Treaty between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry; the Corporate Giant Break Up between FedEx and Amazon a.k.a. Fedmazon;…
Jun 6, 2019 • 7 min
In this episode of Retrotone News, Rodge delivers a heartfelt update on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day including the stirring commemoration by our world leaders and over 300 veterans that took place in Portsmouth, England. Bigsby wraps up this news minute…
May 30, 2019 • 9 min
It’s a disaster. It’s a lot of disasters. Bill shut down on the house floor. Hiker missing for 17 days. Tornadoes in real life and in film. What else could go wrong?
This Week: There’s No News?
May 23, 2019 • 3 min
Where is Rodge? Four weeks ago, you’re beloved newscaster risked his life to Today he dials in from an unknown location..
May 16, 2019 • 7 min
A Rhode Island school usurped the peanut butter from jelly; Rodge translates an angelic numerology report from the ‘Trusted’ Psychic Medium Network; We say goodbye to icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood; Spaghetti-O’s blessed our presence this day in…
May 9, 2019 • 7 min
Rodge wraps up an entertainment recap for this episode of Retrotone News, including the low down on the Dragon Queen, a Disney controversy with the Lady and the Tramp reboot, and the mourning of our beloved Chewbacca. In addition, a totally random…
This Week in Conspiracies: 5/2/19
May 2, 2019 • 8 min
This week Rodge takes big risks to bring you the stories THEY don’t want you to hear. Find out the controversy behind Ecuadorian officials allegedly receiving bribes in connection to the Julian Assange arrest. Can a calendar be cursed? Rodge asks this…
Apr 25, 2019 • 6 min
In this episode of Retrotone News, Rodge breaks down the not-so-epic Putin and Kim Jong Un meeting, calls out Big Pharma and the The Rochester Drug Co-Operative scandal amidst the long-standing opioid crisis in the U.S., and threatens those who might be…
Apr 18, 2019 • 8 min
Paris mourns, Trump Vetoes, Carter Lives and Tiger Wins, Again!
Apr 11, 2019 • 8 min
Get ready for the ride with Rodge as he sizes up a summer of epic entertainment and events. From the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Concert Festival to the new Star Wars Ride Galaxy’s Edge and even, details on how to meet “THE” Rodge Bigsby in-person, we’ve…
Apr 4, 2019 • 6 min
Lots of 3 letter acronyms this week with shoutouts to the FTC and DOJ for jobs well done; conversation about Trump’s comments on the ACA; and a PSA from the DOH about vaccines. To top it all off, you can enjoy Bigsby’s poem of the week.
Mar 28, 2019 • 7 min
March really is madness with Rodge’s blaring media headlines and beyond. Retrotone packs a heavy punch aimed at Russiagate, the Jusse Smollett scandal and the devastating Heartland Floods. You’ll also get Bigsby’s Beat of the Week, some feel good news…
Mar 15, 2019 • 7 min
College cheaters and climate change. Falling planes and flying cars. Hear Rodge’s take on the latest!
Mar 7, 2019 • 7 min
Rodge doesn’t miss a beat with some major headline this week including the flawless launch of Elon Musk’s SpaceX to the International Space Station, John Hickenlooper’s 2020 Presidential run, the last Blockbuster on the Planet shuts its doors, and a sad…
Mar 1, 2019 • 7 min
Oscars updates; impending asteroid doom; Ice Tsunamis; 13 year old millionaires and more in this week’s news bulletin.
Feb 21, 2019 • 6 min
Get ready to blow your wigs left-wingers, Bernie Sanders announces his Presidential 2020 run and much more! Rodge covers Chanel Founder and fashion icon death, Supermoon energies running amuck… and speaking of amuck, the latest in Kardashian calamities.…
Feb 14, 2019 • 7 min
Valentine’s Day with no Sweetheart Candy Hearts? Ron Burgundy confused as he debuts podcast and Twitter is as cynical as ever. Listen Up!
Feb 7, 2019 • 6 min
This week Rodge recaps the latest happenings in politics, lifestyle and Adam Levine’s bare bodied halftime show performance. From the highly anticipated State of the Union Address, to an overseas zoo selling outrageous Valentine’s Day creepy critters……
Jan 31, 2019 • 6 min
The polar vortex swirls amidst another wild week in news! Hear the latest on the Mueller chicanery, and find out which hot tune Rodge is recommending this week. And did we mention the government’s back open? But in perhaps the most surprising news of the…
Jan 24, 2019 • 7 min
It’s the race for 2020, race for robot hospitality, and race for the Oscars. This week Rodge covers new entries in the pool of Democratic candidates, Alibaba’s FlyZoo bizarro tech showcase-of-a-hotel, Oreos and the Oscars. If that’s not enough, we bring…
Jan 17, 2019 • 6 min
Toxic! Toxic! Rodge Regurges a Smelly Week in News // Toxic Politics. Toxic Waste. Toxic Masculinity. McDonald’s. This week Rodge delves into the dirty, talking Brexit, Big Macs, and Lima’s septic struggles. But it’s not all nasty… turns out there’s a new…
Jan 10, 2019 • 6 min
Breaking News: It’s Build a Wall or Eminent Doom // Rodge rails on the escalating so-called crisis over Trump’s multi-billion dollar border wall. It’s a royal standoff, and millions are feeling the shockwaves of an ongoing government shutdown. Speaking of…
Jan 8, 2019 • 6 min
New Year’s Roundup // Great Scott! Should old acquaintance be forgot? Why… of course not! It’s here in Episode 1, Rodge Bigsby ushers in the New Year with some familiar faces. From the Republic or Trump’s government shutdown, to Chipotle’s big splash for…