TechnoRetro Dads (technoretro dads)

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Whether your weather is -10 or 101 (or even 40 or 60), you have a lot to do over the next nine days.  What better way to get started than with some TechnoRetro good times with your ear buds?  Join shazbazzar and JediShua for some Lazer Kicking action as Mr. Heatmiser and Mr. Snowmiser have a showdown for top song-and-dance man!

We watch The Year Without a Santa Claus with our families and realize the difference nearly forty years makes in Christmas TV specials.  Indiana Solo and the Python Adventure is in the news, and King Kong shows up on the Superstation via 8 inch floppy disks.

If that makes sense to you, you may very well be a TechnoRetro Dad.  Check out this episode for some bright points this week, both in the past and the present. 

If you like what you hear, be sure to leave us a good review on iTunes!

Direct download: TRDads_01.37.mp3
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Each year around this time, we used to sit around and dream about what we wanted for Christmas...

What I want is a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.  I think that everybody should have a Red Ryder BB gun. They're very good for Christmas. I don't think that a football's a very good Christmas present.

Whether you want a major award, a nightmarish pink bunny suit, a Chinese turkey from Bo Ling, or just want to finally win against Scud Farkis, this episode of TechnoRetro Dads will certainly satisfy your cravings.

Be careful what you wish for, you just might get a mouthful of Lifebuoy.

Direct download: TRDads_01.36.mp3
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Stuffed from Turkey?  Tuckered out from traveling?  JediShua and shazbazzar are starting to spread Christmas cheer now that the season has officially opened.  Beginning on Cyber Monday and continuing through the month of December, TechnoRetro Dads will focus on the fun times of this season remembering, reminiscing, and reliving the movies, music, and more from the 70s and 80s in December.

This week, we watch Miracle on 34th Street in the Family Circle, rediscover some Toys in the Attic from Christmas past, as well as keep track of News and History Lessons.  Grab your earbuds and join us for 80 minutes this week!

Direct download: TRDads_01.35.mp3
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Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates...

Musical memories and more abound this week as Glen Nelson from High Adventure joins us to talk about the 1977 Rankin/Bass animated feature, The Hobbit.  Get your shortened work week started right with news from Mars, historical references to humpback whales, eager expectations of Thanksgiving traditions, and a flying squirrel and moose to boot!

Direct download: TRDads_01.34.mp3
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Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce!

Special orders don’t upset us.

All we ask is that you let us

serve it your way.

Halloween is over, the Christmas catalogs are hitting the mailboxes, and you need to download TechnoRetro Dads.  Whether you are looking for a princess dress, a TMNT playset, or even a Honda Scooter, you will want to hear what is happening with some of your favorite franchises from the 70s and 80s as JediShua and shazbazzar climb into the Way-Back Machine again to drum up some memories of those days gone by.

Is it a bunny or a vampire?  Did Death come knocking at your door last Thursday night?  Why does a squirrel hang out with the salmon mousse?  These questions and more await you in this early November episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

Direct download: trdads_01.31.mp3
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Get in the Mystery Machine this week for a trip back in time with JediScooby and shazzy as the TechnoRetro Dads investigate the creepy-kooky Addams family in another Monster Cereal TechnoRetro Challenge.  Stick around for more detective work as Dave Filoni opens up about what could be a lead on at least one Rebel from the upcoming animated Star Wars series as we Decode the Director.  

On top of that, Bill Nye gives Sheldon a try, Arndt is out, and we give Sega a little bit of air time.

Start your work week off with a blast from the past and some hints about the future in this pre-Halloween episode of TechnoRetro Dads!

Direct download: TRDads_01.30.mp3
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After a week off for National School Lunch week, TechnoRetro Dads is back to talk about the things we loved in the 70s and 80s.  JediShua and shazbazzar are in the Arcade this week (thanks to Satka and Womp) to eat some pizza, play some games, and talk about the news, speculate on Star Wars: REBELS, remember the Munsters, and share memories of classic video games.  Start your work week right with TechnoRetro Dads!

Direct download: TRDads_01.29.mp3
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We tried to meet up in Columbus for a special holiday version of TechnoRetro Dads, but evidently, there is more than one Columbus in the United States.  We will be back next Monday to help you start your work week on the right foot.  Until then, celebrate School Lunch Week!

Direct download: TRDads_Bald_Free.mp3
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Do Mondays sometimes make you feel like you have rocks in your head?  Then get up and get your earbuds -- you are going to want to give this episode a listen as early as possible as we take an improbable journey into the old School House with some sedimentary, metamorphic, and maybe even igneous geological samples from the groovalicious past and not even recent formations.  JediShua and shazbazzar drum up some tunes, but not before getting the word out about the latest news...

Get a glimpse of Star Wars: REBELS tonight on Disney XD.  Wow!  No one saw that one coming!

Then, take another TechnoRetro Challenge during Monster Cereals Month as the Goolies groove out their tunes in classic cartoon style.

If you remember the tunes that were fun, funny, entertaining, and even educational, you will be sure to dig the October 7 episode of TechnoRetro Dads. 

Direct download: TRDads_01.28.mp3
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You can live in the future and in the past each Monday on TechnoRetro Dads.  This week, we look to a 2030-something Mission to Mars and remember a super-powered prehistoric ball of fur better known as Captain Caveman.  We also take a Journey into Imagination as EPCOT opens its gates in 1982 just a day before we first traveled through time with Phineas Bogg in Voyagers

Mondays are fundays with TechnoRetro Dads.  Join us each week!

Direct download: TRDads_01.27.mp3
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