The Retro Network Podcast Channel

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The main feed for all shows on The Retro Network including the flagship TRN Podcast, Wizards: The Podcast Guide to Comics, Sequelquest, The House Show, and Box Office 30.


The Haunted House Show: Halloween Havoc 1992
Oct 22 • 109 min
It’s time. Time for the most famous phrase in Halloween Havoc history. It’s time to… Spin the Wheel. Make the Deal! Sting must spin a wheel full of dangerous specialty matches and accept whichever one the wheel finally lands on.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 21
Oct 21 • 102 min
On this episode of WIZARDS Michael and Adam talk buying “LIMITED EDITION” autographed comics on The Home Shopping Network, discover the true history of Venom direct from the creator, determine if the Comics Code Authority seal was still used in the 90’s,…
The Retro Network Halloween Special
Oct 20 • 116 min
The inaugural collaborative Halloween-themed podcast special featuring segments from Wizards, The Haunted House Show, SequelQuest, Box Office 30, Situation Jukebox, and Bracket Madness. Hosted by Jason and Mickey of TRN Podcast who will be counting down…
The Run In: Draft Fallout
Oct 19 • 20 min
The House Show fantasy draft is over and the listeners have raised many complaints and concerns. We bring on super fan and internet wrestling community sensation Krone Meltzer to speak for the fans. All three of your co-hosts get what’s coming to them.
Box Office 30 EP05: October 1990
Oct 16 • 65 min
Pete and Michael discuss movies released in October 1990 and try to recall Marked for Death.
The Haunted House Show: Halloween Havoc 1991
Oct 15 • 141 min
It’s time for “an evening of terrifying destruction” with one of the most infamous matches in Havoc history, “the Chamber of Horrors”, and a two out of three falls battle for the WCW World Heavyweight title with champion Lex Luger versus Ron Simmons.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Mini-Episode 20.5
Oct 14 • 40 min
In this mini-episode Michael reviews some Amazing Art fan submissions, a duo of fan-created superheroes, custom action figures and celebrates getting 2 answers right on the quiz. On the 2099 Hotline, Adam reviews issues 1-6 of 2099 Unlimited including the…
Situation Jukebox - Episode 09
Oct 13 • 68 min
The improvisational music game Situation Jukebox returns with returning champion Tim defending his Hero status against first time contestant Karen, previous champions Stacey and Eric, and host Jason.
TRN Podcast 066 - ABCs of Halloween
Oct 13 • 92 min
In this week’s “Time Machine,” Jason and Mickey play a round of the ABCs of Halloween and come up with 26 short Halloween topics for each letter.
The WIZARD Files | Episode 6: Zach Oat
Oct 12 • 38 min
Episode 6 of The Wizard Files features a discussion with Zach Oat, former Editor of ToyFare and one of the puppet masters behind Twisted ToyFare Theater who tells us about wild inter-office pranking between Wizard and ToyFare, managing the action figure…
Wrestling Memory Grenade 09 - NWA May 1989
Oct 12 • 197 min
Join us this week as we discuss the fallout from the NWA’s WrestleWar ’89 PPV and cover the final 3 weeks of May, featuring loads of Terry Funk goodness.
The Run In: Draft Part 2
Oct 12 • 55 min
This Friday on Smackdown will begin the 2020 WWE Draft. To get wrestling fans excited and to reminisce, we will be holding our own draft on the next two episodes of The Run In.
SequelQuest Rewind | A Spaced Invaders Sequel | EP86
Oct 9 • 59 min
Prepare to laugh, Earth Scum! In 1990 Touchstone Pictures invaded movie theaters with Spaced Invaders, a family comedy starring Ariana Richards with out of this world ambitions. An eclectic crew of Martians arrive in small town Illinois thinking they are…
The Haunted House Show: WCW Halloween Havoc 1990
Oct 8 • 126 min
Matty, Kevin, and The Educator review Halloween Havoc 1990 including several matches deleted from the WWE Network version.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 20
Oct 7 • 134 min
Episode 20 is filled to THE MAXX with 90’s comics fun as Michael and Adam are joined by Rob Graham from the AfterLunch podcast to discuss the fallout from “The Liefeld Affair”, meet the “new kids” at Image comics, explore the launch of the Milestone…
TRN Podcast 065: Horror Movies Flickchart
Oct 6 • 80 min
In this week’s “Time Machine,” Jason and Mickey head over to Flickchart and reveal their Top 10 Horror Movies plus the highest ranked flicks they haven’t seen.
Wrestling Memory Grenade EP 08 - WrestleWar ‘89 Watch-Along
Oct 5 • 213 min
Ray and Steve cover the weekend news and notes for May 6th, 1989 before diving into the WrestleWar ‘89 PPV Watch-Along. Easily the most fun and relaxed show yet!
The Run In: Draft Part 1
Oct 5 • 47 min
This Friday on Smackdown will begin the 2020 WWE Draft. To get wrestling fans excited and to reminisce, we will be holding our own draft on the next two episodes of The Run In.
SequelQuest Rewind | Supernatural Sequel Special | EP71
Oct 2 • 63 min
Oooooo, it’s getting spooky around the SequelQuest studios. That’s right this week we’re bringing you not 1, not 2, but 3 imaginary sequels to spooky films in our Supernatural Sequels Special! What started out as a free for all episode turned into a…
The Haunted House Show: Halloween Havoc 1989
Oct 1 • 109 min
Welcome to the newly christened Haunted House Show podcast. For the next 12 weeks we will take a look at the entire NWA/WCW Halloween Havoc series. First up is the 1989 edition.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Mini-Episode 19.5
Sep 30 • 45 min
On this mini-episode, Michael shares outtakes about Doomsday vs Bane, talks flaming custom action figures, Wizard fan art submissions and fails the contest quiz. Plus, Adam returns from 2099 to review Simpson’s Comics & Stories, as well as Jack Kirby’s…
The WIZARD Files | Episode 5: Randy the Comicbook Guy
Sep 29 • 40 min
This time around on The Wizard Files we’re interviewing former comic book retailer, Randy who opened his store the same month Wizard hit shelves and has many memories of the magazine’s influence on his customers. Hear which ultra-collectible Marvel books…
TRN Podcast 064 - Super Nintendo vs. Sega Genesis
Sep 29 • 100 min
Jason and Mickey share their favorite games and memories from 2nd generation consoles Super Nintendo (Mickey) and Sega Genesis (Jason). Plus your normal dose of Recurrent Events headlines.
Wrestling Memory Grenade EP 07 - NWA April 1989
Sep 28 • 247 min
Wrestling Memory Grenade returns to tackle an astounding 4 weeks of NWA TV, news, and notes for the entire month of April 1989.
The Run In 27.5: In Your House Wrap-up
Sep 28 • 36 min
Your trios tag team champions gather together to close up season one and we look back on the past 27 episodes of the In Your House series.
Box Office 30 EP 04: Postcards from the Edge Re-View
Sep 25 • 103 min
Since Ghost is still #1 at the box office from the previous month, we’re checking out the #2 film Postcards from the Edge.
What A Rush… Wrestling Memory Grenade Tribute to Road Warrior Animal
Sep 24 • 24 min
This is a special edition of the Grenade as we take a brief look back at the history and legacy of the legendary Road Warrior Animal including fond memories from our youth. Thank you, Animal, rest well. #OhWhatARush
The House Show 27 - St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
Sep 24 • 130 min
It’s here. The culmination of our journey. The end of season one of the House Show. This is the last event in the In Your House series.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 19
Sep 23 • 121 min
Episode 19 of WIZARDS should be titled “2 Guys From Long Island”. With Adam still lost in 2099, past guest and fellow New Yorker, Steven Tsapelas joins up with Michael to discuss The Avengers comics in the 90’s, Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four film, the…
SequelQuest Wrestling Extravaganza Verdict
Sep 22 • 13 min
GM Jason and Commissioner Mickey give their verdict of the two wrestling movie pitches from SequelQuest EP 123 and declare who wins the TRN trios tag team championship belts.
TRN Podcast 063 - 1996 MTV Movie Awards
Sep 22 • 74 min
Jason and Mickey take a look back at the 1996 MTV Movie Awards show in the “Time Machine” discussion including the categories, winners, and music performances.
Wrestling Memory Grenade 06: Clash of the Champions VI - Ragin’ Cajun
Sep 21 • 179 min
The Wrestling Memory Grenade returns with two more big weeks of NWA action for the year 1989 including the TBS Friday Night Special Event “Countdown to the Clash”, as well as Clash of the Champion VI “Ragin’ Cajun”.
The Run In 26.5: Masked Mideon
Sep 21 • 24 min
The Masked Library Kevin Hellions takes over hosting duties with a question for his co-hosts. Could he get into ring shape, and if so - which wrestler body type could he obtain?
SequelQuest | Wrestling Sequel Extravaganza ft. The House Show | EP123
Sep 18 • 70 min
It’s a podcast Brawl For It All as the titans of The Retro Network face off to pitch sequels to infamous wrestling movies No Holds Barred starring WWF Champion, Hulk Hogan and Ready To Rumble starring former WCW Champion, David Arquette. The SequelQuest…
The House Show 26: Rock Bottom In Your House
Sep 17 • 122 min
If you smell what the Rock is cookin’…then you will know this is the penultimate episode of the WWF In Your House series.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Mini-Episode 18.5
Sep 16 • 30 min
Michael is back for mini-episode 18.5 to bring you coverage of the expanded Amazing Art section featuring the original reader character creations in My Kinda Hero, be grossed out by human hair used on a custom action figure in Homemade Heroes and fail at…
Bracket Madness - 1980s Cartoons
Sep 16 • 70 min
Bracket Madness returns with Ray, Stacey, Tim, Gary, and Jason filling out a bracket to determine the champion of 1980s cartoon shows.
The WIZARD Files | Episode 4: Buddy Scalera
Sep 15 • 60 min
Hook up your modem and get ready for a trip through the 90’s internet as Adam and Michael interview Wizard magazine’s original Online Editor, Buddy Scalera about his adventures in breaking ground for The Guide To Comics on the web. We go behind the…
TRN Podcast 062 - Classic TV Drinking Games
Sep 15 • 74 min
Ripped from the Recurrent Events headlines, Jason and Mickey return to create drinking games from classic TV Shows!
The Run In 25.5 - Injury Bug
Sep 14 • 26 min
Grab your cream. Grab your sugar. Make a full pot or just a K-Cup. Your Monday morning audio coffee is here. We discuss injuries that changed the course of wrestling. Stalled pushes. Silver lined opportunities. Story line changes and more. Some great…
Wrestling Memory Grenade EP 05: NWA TV (2/25 – 3/19/89)
Sep 14 • 205 min
We continue on with 1989 and the fallout of the Chi-Town Rumble PPV as we dissect another FOUR WEEKS of NWA TV from Feb. 25th through March 19th, 1989. That’s a month’s worth of reviews in one history-packed jumbo-sized monster edition of the Grenade!
Box Office 30: The Prequel Episode
Sep 11 • 86 min
Pete battles a headcold and a cross-state move to join Michael in this special prequel episode of Box Office 30.
The House Show 24/25: Twin Magic - WWF Break Down & Judgement Day
Sep 10 • 189 min
Events are set up on one pay per view that pay off three weeks later on the next show. Which means The House Show proudly presents to you – Twin Magic!
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 18
Sep 9 • 79 min
Episode 18 of WIZARDS is jam-packed with nostalgic 90’s comics fun! Adam and Michael discuss Venom’s evolution from monstrous villain to anti-hero, debate the hypocrisy of Wizard’s opinions on polybags, determine if Superman #75 has retained its value as…
TRN Podcast 061 - 1985 TV Shows
Sep 8 • 83 min
Jason and Mickey take a look back at TV shows that debuted in 1985 in the Time Machine, plus reaction to Recurrent Events headlines.
The Run In 23.5 - All Out Iron Men
Sep 7 • 42 min
So much happened in current day wrestling this week. Too much for one man to keep track of. This Monday morning, Matty Treats is joined by The House Show’s fourth Horseman - Krone Meltzer!
Wrestling Memory Grenade EP 04 - NWA Chi-Town Rumble Watch-Along
Sep 7 • 177 min
This week on the Grenade, we present a special Hybrid episode as we first look at TV from the weekend of February 18th in the NWA. Then, we follow that up with another Watch-Along of the NWA’s Chi-Town Rumble PPV!
SequelQuest | SequelChat Review of Bill & Ted Face the Music | EP122
Sep 4 • 59 min
Adam, Colton, and Jeramy take a most excellent adventure into the nostalgia and visual wonder that is Bill and Ted Face the Music in our most triumphant return to the SequelChat format!
The House Show 23 - WWF Fully Loaded: In Your House
Sep 3 • 126 min
It’s time once again for your favorite Trios Tag Team champions to reflect back on the In Your House series and the July 1998 installment Fully Loaded: In Your House.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | The 100 Most Collectable Comics Special
Sep 2 • 26 min
On the latest edition of WIZARDS ½ Adam is covering the Wizard Magazine 100 Most Collectable Comics special. Not only will you learn about comic book restoration and comics grading concepts of the 90’s, but Adam highlights a few of the more oddball titles…
The WIZARD Files | Episode 3: Chris Ward
Sep 1 • 47 min
The 3rd episode of our behind the scenes interview series with former Wizard magazine staff members has 3 times the hilarity as we laugh along with the stories from infamous Magic Words editor, Chris Ward aka “Loose Cannon” who tells us tales of angry…
TRN Podcast 060: 1990 MTV Video Music Awards
Sep 1 • 94 min
Jason and Mickey want their MTV! In this episode, we review the performances and music videos nominated at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards.
The Run In 22.5 - Wrestling Video Games
Aug 31 • 23 min
Start your week off with the House Show crew discussing wrestling video games!
Wrestling Memory Grenade EP 03 - Clash of the Champions V: The Watch-Along
Aug 31 • 120 min
It’s the Wrestling Memory Grenade’s very first WATCH-ALONG! So, sit back and relax, while hosts Ray Russell and Steve Eckstat take you on a journey back in time to February 15th, 1989, and the NWA’s Clash of the Champions V “St. Valentine’s Massacre”.
Wrestling Memory Grenade: The Bullet Bob Special
Aug 29 • 12 min
This is a special weekend edition of the Wrestling Memory Grenade which takes a brief look back at the history and legacy of the legendary “Bullet” Bob Armstrong.
Box Office 30 EP 03: Ghost Re-View
Aug 28 • 122 min
Pete, Michael and Angie rewatch and Re-View the multifaceted mega-hit, Ghost.
Box Office 30 EP 03: Aug 1990
Aug 28 • 89 min
Pete and Michael discuss movies released in August 1990 and try to recall Ghost.
The House Show 22 - WWF Over the Edge: In Your House
Aug 27 • 149 min
The In Your House series may be nearing it’s conclusion but your Trios Tag Team champions are not done with this trip down wrestling memory lane. The Attitude Era continues to rise. We were surprised by this show and you’ll be amazed how this late in the…
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Death of Superman Special
Aug 26 • 87 min
BREAKING NEWS! Superman is dead and the WIZARDS crew is looking back at the Super-Hype of this 90’s comics event through the pages of the Wizard Tribute Edition magazine from 1993. We’re joined by Super-Fan Mickey Yarber from The Retro Network to discuss…
TRN Podcast 059 - Favorite NES Games 2
Aug 25 • 100 min
In this week’s Time Machine segment of TRN Podcast, Jason and Mickey choose more of their favorite NES games.
Wrestling Memory Grenade 02 - NWA 1989 (1/21 - 2/12)
Aug 24 • 173 min
The Grenade is back as we continue to take a trip down the 1989 timeline of the National Wrestling Alliance. This week we dissect the news and reviews from Jan 21 - Feb 12, 1989 leading up to the Clash of the Champions V “St. Valentine’s Massacre” WTBS…
The House Show 21 - Unforgiven: In Your House
Aug 20 • 108 min
Unforgiven: In Your House is a hot show for more than one reason and your trios hosts Matty, Kevin, and The Educator are here to break it all down.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Mini-Episode 17.5
Aug 19 • 33 min
Things are getting wild on this WIZARDS 1/2 mini-episode as Adam has to fill in for a missing Michael, who is still trapped in the Baxter Building after our most recent episode. In addition to Amazing Art and Homemade Heroes, Adam shares a shockingly…
TRN Podcast 058 - Favorite Food Commercials
Aug 18 • 102 min
Hungry? Why wait! It’s a food-themed episode of TRN Podcast with Recurrent Events packed with food news and a Time Machine discussion about our favorite food commercials.
The WIZARD Files | Episode 2: Rick Marshall
Aug 17 • 46 min
For the 2nd installment of The Wizard Files, Michael and Adam interview Rick Marshall, former head of the wizarduniverse website who reveals the behind the scenes madness of trying to make Wizard magazine relevant in cyberspace. Tales of pillaging the…
Wrestling Memory Grenade EP 01 - NWA 1989
Aug 17 • 127 min
Episode #1 kicks off the Wrestling Memory Grenade podcast by examining the entire fallout of the Turner buyout of JCP in the fall of 1988. Then, we begin our journey with a deep dive into the National Wrestling Alliance circa 1989, reviewing both the dirt…
Box Office 30 - EP 02: Die Hard 2 Re-View
Aug 14 • 97 min
Pete and Michael rewatch and Re-View the classic action sequel, Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Box Office 30 - EP 02: July 1990
Aug 14 • 83 min
Pete and Michael discuss movies released in July 1990 and try to recall Die Hard 2.
The House Show 20 - WWF No Way Out of Texas: In Your House
Aug 13 • 125 min
The Mad Libs of pay per views! Throw people together. Throw matches together. Give me two nouns. This is an odd yet interesting show taking place right in between the Royal Rumble and next month’s WrestleMania at which Stone Cold Steve Austin won his…
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 17
Aug 12 • 94 min
On episode 17 of WIZARDS Adam and Michael are joined by Shawn Robare from brandedinthe80s.com to talk the continued dominance of Valiant Comics in this era, celebrate a Rob and Todd’s Hype Machine Milestone, review Madman Adventures #1 by Mike Allred and…
Situation Jukebox - Episode 08
Aug 11 • 71 min
The improvisational music game Situation Jukebox returns with TRN Staff members choosing songs in response to specific situations. The returning champion Eric returns to defend his Hero status against four other competitors.
SequelQuest | A Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Sequel | EP121
Aug 7 • 59 min
No, it’s not Adventures In Babysitting (sorry to disappoint), the SequelQuest crew are digging up the corpse of 90’s comedy cult classic Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead with returning guest Eric to create new adventures in babysitting (again, no…
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Mini-Episode 16.5
Aug 5 • 33 min
This week on our WIZARDS mini-episode 16.5 you’ll get coverage of the 1st Annual Wizard Halloween Costume Contest, explore the Amazing Art and Homemade Heroes features, hear Michael fumble through the Contest Quiz and Adam’s review Doom 2099 on the 2099…
TRN Podcast: Outtakes and Stories 05
Aug 4 • 36 min
Jason and Mickey present the 5th episode of Outtakes and Stories, audio spliced together from TRN Podcast recording sessions.
The WIZARD Files | Episode 1: Ben Morse
Aug 3 • 51 min
WIZARDS is taking you behind the scenes of your favorite comics magazine through exclusive interviews with former Wizard magazine staff members in our new podcast series, The Wizard Files! Episode 1 kicks off in style as we interview Ben Morse (formerly…
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 16
Jul 29 • 107 min
Adam and Michael are joined by Chris Sheehan aka @acecomics from Chris Is On Infinite Earths for episode 16 to talk Dale Keown’s PITT, decipher who is the X-Traitor, read tips from comics pros on to how to break into the business, review Bloodshot #1,…
TRN Podcast 057 - Favorite Game Shows
Jul 28 • 115 min
Jason and Mickey discuss their favorite game shows over the years in the Time Machine segment. Also, Recurrent Events headlines and new TRN content coming this week.
Box Office 30 EP01: Total Recall
Jul 27 • 120 min
Pete and Michael discuss movies released in June 1990 and review Total Recall.
EP120 | A Sequel to US | SequelQuest
Jul 24 • 70 min
On the latest episode of SequelQuest the crew is joined by Jeff’s wife, Judy who offers her perspective as a Black woman in America about the cultural impact of Jordan Peele’s Us as it relates to the positive representation of African-Americans in cinema…
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Mini-Episode 15.5
Jul 22 • 38 min
On this mini-episode Adam explores the wild world of Ravage 2099, while Michael and his buddy Pete team up to try and beat the Contest Quiz.
TRN Podcast 056 - More Forgotten Foods
Jul 21 • 94 min
Jason and Mickey return on TRN Podcast to list more forgotten foods from the past!
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 15
Jul 15 • 103 min
Episode 15 of WIZARDS was declared the “worst Wizard” issue by the original editorial staff, but we beg to differ. Join Adam, Michael and special guest, Pete as they discover the origin of Chromium comic book covers, introduce the new Damage Control…
TRN Podcast 055 - Favorite Toy Commercials
Jul 14 • 106 min
Jason and Mickey return to talk toys and specifically, our favorite toy commercials!
TRN Podcast 054 - AMA Volume 2
Jul 7 • 106 min
Ask Jason and Mick Anything! That’s right, our listeners control this week’s Time Machine segment by tweeting us topics to discuss.
WIZARDS The Podcast Guide To Comics | Episode 14
Jul 1 • 100 min
On Episode 14 of WIZARDS your hosts are joined by Michael’s college buddy, Dan who tells stories about his Mom trashing a valuable comic, how to find Marvel Card holograms in a sealed pack and the dark side of Rob Liefeld.
TRN Podcast 053 - Pop Culture Americana
Jun 30 • 104 min
Happy Birthday ‘Merica! Jason and Mick talk about movies, songs, events, and anything patriotic in pop culture for this week’s Time Machine segment.
Situation Jukebox - Episode 07
Jun 29 • 45 min
The improvisational music game Situation Jukebox returns with TRN Staff members choosing songs in response to specific situations. The returning champion Tim is back to defend his Hero status against four other competitors.
TRN Podcast 052 - Pod Choice 10
Jun 23 • 118 min
Mickey makes his triumphant return after being off for two weeks! He and Jason debut a new time machine concept this week call Pod Choice 10.
SequelQuest | A Weird Science Sequel | EP119
Jun 19 • 78 min
The SequelQuest crew along with returning guest host, Colin are ready to revisit the idea of nerdy teens creating a magical friend to help them achieve their dreams in this podcast adventure that’s not afraid to get WEIRD!
TRN Podcast 051 - James Bond Film Franchise
Jun 16 • 137 min
Jason returns with special guest Gary, staff writer and podcaster for The Retro Network, to talk about the James Bond film franchise. Jason also invites Mickey for a quick chat via TRN Hotline on the Pizza Hut Classic story in Recurrent Events.
TRN Podcast 050 - 1985 Movies
Jun 9 • 167 min
Jason returns with special guest Kevin from The House Show to talk 1985 movies. We’ll run the Top 10 at the box office, a couple noteworthy events in film, and the awards including the Oscars and Razzies. Then we will reveal our personal Top 5 lists…
TRN Podcast 049 - TRN’s 1st Anniversary
Jun 2 • 107 min
ONE YEAR! That’s right, it’s the The Retro Network’s first anniversary and Jason and Mickey will be reminiscing about our favorite and most popular podcasts.
TRN Podcast 048 - Favorite Movie/TV Vehicles
May 26 • 118 min
Jason and Mickey rev up their engines to talk about some of our favorite vehicles from movies and television!
TRN Podcast 047 - Millionaire Shopping Spree
May 19 • 93 min
Jason and Mickey are back to celebrate Be A Millionaire Day by spending some pop culture money!
TRN Podcast 046 - Random 90s Things
May 12 • 143 min
Jason and Mickey return to talk random ’90s stuff! We had a great time two weeks ago in the ’80s that we are back to hang out in the ’90s. First, we catch up on our personal lives and see what we’ve been watching and doing to pass the time at home. Then,…
TRN Podcast 045 - Favorite Mall Stores
May 5 • 109 min
Jason and Mickey return to take a trip to the mall! First, we catch up on our personal lives and then reflect on upcoming first anniversary of The Retro Network. Then, we give you this week’s Recurrent Events headlines including:G.I. Joe and Transformers…
TRN Talk - Star Wars Day 2020
May 4 • 57 min
The latest episode of TRN Talk celebrates Star Wars Day! Jason hosts a fun discussion with Eric, Stacey, and Tim highlighting this year’s Star Wars Day offerings and also a look ahead to all the projects in development.
SequelQuest Rewind | An Omnibus of GOONIES Sequels | EP0 & 100
May 2 • 208 min
Omnibus of Goonies sequels which include Episode 0 and Episode 100 of Sequelquest back-to-back!!
TRN Podcast 044 - Random ’80s Things
Apr 28 • 139 min
Jason and Mickey are back to talk about random things from the 1980s that have been on our brains lately.
Tommy Boy at TRN Drive-In ‘95
Apr 27 • 80 min
Holy Shnikes! The Retro Network proudly presents the first installment in our TRN Drive-In ‘95 series (previously exclusive to Patreon) to all of our listeners!
TRN Podcast 043 - Extinct Snack Food
Apr 21 • 126 min
Jason and Mickey are back to resurrect some snacks from the past! First, we talk about what’s been going on in our lives this past week including more stuff we’ve been streaming at home. Then, we run down this week’s Recurrent Events headlines which…
TRN Talk - Weird VHS Tapes
Apr 20 • 98 min
TRN Talk returns with another round of VHS Collecting!. Adam, Chad, and Jason dive into those weird and obscure tapes that they’ve held onto or found while thrift store shopping.
TRN Podcast 042 - Random Action Figures
Apr 14 • 98 min
Jason and Mickey return to dig to the bottom of their toyboxes to find those random action figures we had as kids.
TRN Talk - Sticker Collecting
Apr 13 • 44 min
The Retro Network’s talk show podcast returns to discuss sticker collecting!
TRN Podcast 041 - 1984 TV Shows
Apr 7 • 115 min
Jason and Mickey are back to talk 1984 television in the latest episode of TRN Podcast.
The Flash 1990 TV Series: WIZARDS Bonus Review
Apr 1 • 106 min
In this BONUS Episode of WIZARDS Michael and Adam revisit 1990’s The Flash TV series starring John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen.
TRN Podcast 040 - Favorite ’80s Wrestlers
Mar 31 • 131 min
Jason and Mickey return to talk retro wrestling (or as Mickey calls it, rasslin!) With Wrestlemania coming up this weekend, we’ll be going back to the ’80s to relive the glory days of wrestling.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at TRN Drive-In
Mar 30 • 88 min
COWABUNGA!! TRN Drive-In returns with a special 30th anniversary screening of the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Guests for this episode will include Gary, Stacey, Wyatt, and hosted by Jason.
Situation Jukebox - Episode 06
Mar 26 • 53 min
TRN Game Night returns with Episode 6 of Situation Jukebox, the improvisational music game that chooses songs in response to specific situations. Members of The Retro Network will be facing off and see if champion Eric can defend his gold record belt!
TRN Podcast 039 - 1988 Movies
Mar 24 • 112 min
Jason and Mickey return to talk movies, specifically the year 1988 as voted on by our listeners. With the coronavirus keeping everyone trapped at home, it’s the perfect time to binge some movies so we’ve got you covered.
Bracket Madness - 90s Music Videos
Mar 19 • 86 min
The first Bracket Madness tournament is here! Join Tim, Kevin, Gary, Stacey, and Jason as they determine the champion of ’90s Music Videos.
Retro Ramblings 01 - Cheeseburgers and Comics
Mar 18 • 62 min
In the first episode of Retro Ramblings, host Mickey invites his longtime friend Tiny to Talk cheeseburgers, then Adam to answer a 6 pack of questions about comic books.
TRN Podcast 038 - Favorite NES Games
Mar 17 • 96 min
Jason and Mickey return with yet another topic as voted by our listeners, our favorite NES games! First, we chat about the coronavirus situation and how it has impacted us and the sports world. Jason also gives a review of Sonic the Hedgehog and Dr.…
TRN Podcast 037 - 80s Breakfast Cereals
Mar 10 • 100 min
Jason and Mickey are back with another topic as voted by our listeners, the Best Breakfast Cereals of the ’80s!
TRN Podcast 036 - Toys We Wanted But Never Got
Mar 3 • 107 min
Jason and Mickey are back with another topic chosen by our listeners, Toys We Wanted But Never Got!
TRN Talk - Toy Fair 2020
Feb 27 • 42 min
The Retro Network’s talk show podcast returns to react to Toy Fair 2020!
TRN Podcast 035 - 1984 Time Capsule
Feb 25 • 115 min
Jason and Mickey return with another Time Capsule episode on the year 1984.
Dick Tracy at TRN Drive-In
Feb 19 • 90 min
TRN Drive-In returns with a screening of the 1990 film Dick Tracy starring Warren Beatty, Madonna, and Al Pacino. Hosts for this episode are Adam and Michael from Wizards: The Podcast Guide to Comics who will take you on the journey of rediscovering the…
TRN Podcast 034 - Discontinued Fast Food
Feb 18 • 110 min
The listeners have spoken! After giving an opportunity to choose this week’s Time Machine topic on Twitter, our listeners chose Discontinued Fast Food. But before we go back in time, Jason and Mickey do their weekly reality check with the latest Recurrent…
TRN Podcast 033 - Mount Crushmore
Feb 11 • 98 min
Valentine’s Day is almost here so this week’s episode is dedicated to all the girls we’ve loved before. In this week’s Time Machine segment, Jason and Mickey reveal their picks for a Mount Crushmore.
TRN Podcast 032 - Top 70s Movies Flick Chart
Feb 4 • 105 min
Jason and Mickey are back with another dive into our Flick Chart movie lists from the ’70s in the Time Machine topic.
Situation Jukebox - Episode 05
Jan 30 • 57 min
TRN Game Night is back with a new episode of Situation Jukebox, the improv music game that chooses songs in response to specific situations. Members of The Retro Network will be facing off and see if two-time champion Kevin can once again defend his title!
TRN Podcast 031 - Favorite Fictional Sporting Events
Jan 28 • 91 min
Jason and Mickey return for Superbowl week with some fun sports talk in the Time Machine.
TRN Podcast 030 - Time Capsule 1995
Jan 21 • 105 min
Jason and Mickey are back with our first Time Capsule episode on 1995.
TRN Podcast 029 - Fast Food Kids Meal Toys
Jan 14 • 85 min
Jason and Mickey return with a follow up to our Top 5 Happy Meal Toys episode listing off our favorite kids meal toys from other fast food restaurants.
TRN Podcast 028 - Recurrent Events 2020 Preview
Jan 7 • 91 min
Happy New Year! Jason and Mickey’s first podcast of the year is a preview of all the retro stuff coming in 2020.
TRN Podcast 027 - Best of 2019
Dec 31, 2019 • 85 min
The final TRN Podcast episode of 2019 reflects on the best things from the year!
TRN Podcast: Outtakes & Stories 02 + Christmas Message
Dec 24, 2019 • 75 min
It’s Christmas Eve and we are gifting our second Outtakes and Stories episode that was previously exclusive to our Patreon page!
TRN Podcast 026 - 1989 Sears Wishbook
Dec 17, 2019 • 114 min
Christmas is approaching and this week’s TRN Podcast is a deep dive into the holiday season from 30 years ago! We forego our usual Recurrent Events segment to give you an episode-long trip back to 1989 in the TRN Time Machine. Along with special guest…
TRN Podcast 025 - Christmas Vacation at TRN Drive-In
Dec 10, 2019 • 122 min
This week’s TRN Podcast is another break from the normal format in order to bring you two special segments. First, enjoy the Retro Streaming Guide for December 2019 and then, the TRN Drive-In returns screening National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!
TRN Roundtable Review - Cobra Kai Season 2
Dec 5, 2019 • 49 min
Join Mickey, Gary, and Jason as they show no mercy in their Roundtable Review of YouTube’s Cobra Kai Season 2. This podcast WILL INCLUDE SPOILERS!!!
TRN Podcast 024 - Top Ten Christmas Movies
Dec 3, 2019 • 130 min
This episode features our Top Ten Christmas Movies! Before we reveal our lists, we talk about when we start watching each year and if we included any movies that are set at Christmas but is not the main theme (like Die Hard.)
TRN Podcast 023 - Planes, Traines and Automobiles at TRN Drive-In
Nov 26, 2019 • 105 min
This week’s episode is our beta episode for TRN Drive-In, a movie review podcast hosted by Mickey and Jason. The first movie we will be screening at TRN Drive-In is the Thanksgiving classic Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
TRN Podcast 022 - Thanksgiving Traditions
Nov 19, 2019 • 112 min
This week we are giving thanks on the TRN Podcast which features our very own Thanksgiving Traditions.
TRN Podcast 021 - Top 5 McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys
Nov 12, 2019 • 94 min
It’s good time for a great podcast about McDonald’s! McDonald’s recently announced retro toys for their 40th anniversary Happy Meals which led us to picking our Top 5 Happy Meal toys of our childhood!
TRN Podcast - Outtakes and Stories 01
Nov 5, 2019 • 30 min
You’ve heard us talk about our Outtakes and Stories podcasts on Patreon and now it’s time for you to hear our first episode right here in the main TRN Podcast Channel feed!
TRN Podcast 020 - Top Ten ’90s Films
Oct 29, 2019 • 139 min
After going through our top ten ’80s films on Episode 011, Jason and Mickey return to talk about their favorite ’90s films.
TRN Podcast 019 - Paul Lynde Halloween Special Review
Oct 22, 2019 • 102 min
Jason and Mickey are throwing a Halloween party this week and bringing all the treats! Our TRN Time Machine segment this week covers the iconic 1976 Paul Lynde Halloween Special.
TRN Podcast 018 - Favorite Retro Halloween Specials
Oct 15, 2019 • 93 min
Jason is “on assignment” this week so Mickey takes over hosting duties on the podcast! His first order of business is to bring back Tony Grate from RetroDaze as his guest host and reminisce about Halloween specials!
TRN Podcast 017 - Good & Bad Halloween Treats
Oct 8, 2019 • 96 min
Our TRN Time Machine discussion this week is all about Halloween treats! Mick and Jason reach into our Halloween treat bag to see what candy/goodies we were pulling out first to enjoy and also the worst treats that got left at the bottom of the bag.
TRN Podcast 016 - Our Retro Collections Part 2
Oct 1, 2019 • 89 min
Jason welcomes Adam from Sequelquest as a guest host this week for Mickey. Our TRN Time Machine discussion this week continues last week’s conversation about our retro collections!
TRN Podcast 015 - Our Retro Collections
Sep 24, 2019 • 114 min
Jason and Mickey return after a week off to discuss Jason’s trip to Retro Con and some of their favorite Hollywood cars. Inspired by Jason’s trip, we list off several items in our retro collections!
TRN Talk: Streaming Scheme Fall Preview 2019
Sep 17, 2019 • 74 min
The Retro Network’s talk show podcast series returns with Streaming Scheme Fall Preview 2019, a fun look at streaming television and retro content in particular that you can find in the upcoming Fall season.
TRN Podcast 014 - G.I. Joe Cartoon
Sep 10, 2019 • 92 min
Jason and Mickey return for another week of pop culture past and present! In the present, we are trying to beat the dog days of Summer with a swig of Mountain Voodew. Then, we tackle this week’s Recurrent Events, and then the classic animated series G.I.…
Situation Jukebox - Episode 04
Sep 5, 2019 • 64 min
TRN Game Night returns with a new episode of Situation Jukebox, the improv music game that chooses songs in response to specific situations. Members of The Retro Network will be facing off and see if new champion Kevin can defend his gold record belt!
TRN Podcast 013 - School Stories
Sep 3, 2019 • 108 min
Jason and Mickey are back for another week of retro fun, this time featuring some stories from our school days!
TRN Podcast 012 - He-Man Memories
Aug 27, 2019 • 115 min
Jason and Mickey return this week with a special Patreon guest host, Tony Grate from Retro-Daze.Org! Our main discussion is all about our He-Man memories including which came first…the cartoon or the toys, the 1987 film, merchandise, and our MOTU…
TRN Roundtable Review - GLOW Season 3
Aug 22, 2019 • 83 min
Join Stacey, Adam, Dave and Jason as they fly off the top rope and into the ring to review season 3 of Netflix’s GLOW series. SPOILERS!!!
TRN Talk - VHS Collecting and Home Video Memories
Aug 21, 2019 • 82 min
The first episode of TRN Talk is all about VHS collecting and home video memories. Sequelquest host Adam and Chad of Horror Movie BBQ are the initiators of the subject with Jason serving as host.
TRN Podcast 011 - Top Ten ’80s Films
Aug 20, 2019 • 122 min
Jason and Mickey are back revealing their top ten movies of the ’80s as ranked by FlickChart.com as well as their most egregious unseen films.
TRN Podcast 010 - Department Store Memories
Aug 13, 2019 • 111 min
Jason and Mickey return with our memories of the good old days of department stores. We talk about the ones in our area, what it was like visiting them as a kid, and feeling sentimental about them now.
TRN Podcast 009 - Video Game Memories
Aug 6, 2019 • 97 min
Jason and Mickey return to share our video game memories including our first consoles in the ’80s, portable gaming, and our next gen consoles in the ’90s. Plenty of Nintendo versus Sega talk too!
Situation Jukebox - Episode 03
Jul 31, 2019 • 64 min
A new episode of Situation Jukebox, the improv music game that chooses songs in response to specific situations. Members of The Retro Network will be facing off to see if two-time champion Stacey can be defeated!
TRN Podcast 008 - Early Internet Memories
Jul 30, 2019 • 103 min
Jason and Mickey are back with another episode of the Retro Network Podcast, reminiscing about the first time they logged into the internet.
TRN Podcast 007 - Summer Vacation
Jul 23, 2019 • 108 min
In this week’s episode of The Retro Network Podcast, our main topic is a nostalgic ride through our childhood summer vacations.
TRN Roundtable Review - Stranger Things Season 3
Jul 17, 2019 • 95 min
Join Stacey, Eric, and Jason as they take a deep dive into season 3 of Netflix’s Stranger Things in this TRN Roundtable Review. SPOILERS!
TRN Podcast 006 - 1985 Saturday Morning Cartoons
Jul 16, 2019 • 105 min
In this week’s episode, our main topic is a look back at Saturday morning cartoons from our childhood including our rituals and a stroll through the 1985 network lineup.
Situation Jukebox - Episode 02
Jul 15, 2019 • 58 min
Members of The Retro Network are facing off in a new episode of Situation Jukebox, the improv music game that chooses songs in response to specific situations.
TRN Podcast 005 - Summer Memories
Jul 9, 2019 • 87 min
Our main topic this week is all about our Summer and 4th of July memories from our childhood. The community swimming pool, bike rides, and July 4th experiences are just some of the subjects discussed.
Situation Jukebox - Episode 01
Jul 2, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode we introduce Situation Jukebox, an improv music game where The Retro Network staff choose songs off the cuff in response to specific situations.
TRN Game Night - Pop Culture Clash 01
Jun 28, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode we introduce Pop Culture Clash, a knockout style trivia game to see who will be left standing after answering several rounds of brain-teasing pop culture questions.
TRN Podcast 004 - I Want My MTV!
Jun 25, 2019 • 114 min
Our main topic this week is all about out MTV memories and favorite music videos with special guest and TRN’s resident music guru Eric Vardeman.
TRN Podcast 003 - Drinks We Want Back
Jun 18, 2019 • 92 min
Our main topic this week is the trend of throwback drinks and some we’d love to see return to store shelves.
TRN Podcast 002 - Favorite Arcade Games
Jun 11, 2019 • 85 min
The Retro Network Podcast is back with your first taste of our regular format! Jason and Mickey chat about recent happenings, Recurrent Events headlines, and their favorite arcade games of all time.
TRN Podcast 001 - New Network, New Coke, New Batman
Jun 4, 2019 • 75 min
The Retro Network Podcast is officially here! In the first episode, Jason and Mickey kick things off with a chat about decoupage, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, purchasing New Coke, and the origins of The Retro Network.
Introducing The Retro Network Podcast Channel!
May 20, 2019 • 2 min
The Retro Network is coming soon! Here is a quick announcement message that will give you a few details about what to expect for the podcast channel and website!