TechnoRetro Dads

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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  Get your shortened work week started right with news from Mars, historical references to humpback whales, eager expectations of Thanksgiving traditions, and a flying squirrel and moose to boot!

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While we’re all recovering from a week of Life Day celebrations, here’s an abbreviated (read: shorter) version of TechnoRetro Dads to help you get your work week started off on the right beat.  

The “Name that Tune” contest has a winner with two out of three segment themes being guessed by our friend and longtime podcaster, WOMP.  Congratulations!  But you still have an opportunity to guess the “NEWS” segment theme and/or band if you want to be a winner, too, so send in your best guess to podcast@TechnoRetroDads.com.

With some wonky randomness, debate on the nicknames of Bill Gates and Bill Watterson, reverse-image promo posters, and the introduction of the hoverboard in 1989, join shazbazzar and JediShua on a trip back and forth through time on this week’s episode of TechnoRetro Dads.  (And be sure to leave us a great review on iTunes, as well.  We really do appreciate it!) 

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With a bit of a chill in the air and the leaves leaving their branches for a spot on the lawn, memories get revived as we head into the holiday season (even if shaz has some confusion in his memories).  Before you get into your work week, take a bit of a break with TechnoRetro Dads in this special episode remembering The Star Wars Holiday Special as we prepare for the 35th anniversary of the one-time showing on CBS.  

Our good friend Jorbex stops by for a chat about an old podcast prank, SKot from StarWarsHolidaySpecial.com tells us about his memories of the Holiday Special, and Paul Bateman from the Star Wars Influences podcast on ShotGlass Digital reveals some interesting information about how Ralph McQuarrie got involved in one of the most hyped parts of that galaxy far, far away.

All this with News, History Lessons, and a bit of fun packed in for good measure makes this a TechnoRetro Dads you won’t want to miss!

Direct download: TRDads_01.32.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!

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Have you gone to work in costume?

Is there a bowl of candy on your desk?

Are you totally prepared for tonight’s onslaught of Trick or Treaters?

Start your Halloween morning on the right foot, hoof, paw, or claw by downloading and listening to the TechnoRetro Dads Spooktacular.  JediShua and shazbazzar recall past Halloweens while giving some tips and ideas to make today and tonight even better with music and sound clips.   

Plus: we circle our families in our living rooms with Peanuts, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive.  Maybe our pumpkin patch will be judged most sincere…

If you like what you hear — subscribe and submit a great 5 star review on iTunes!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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