Hey guys! Today, I wanted to let everyone know about FIVE amazing vintage gaming podcasts, blogs & websites that I ‘read/listen to/watch/leave feedback for’ each month (or thereabouts). I also leave audio feedback on three different vintage gaming podcasts. Of course, my current obsession is anything and everything related to Atari, so my picks will definitely represent that!
These podcasts are:
Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast by Ferg (Blogspot Blog w/ links… my feedback began with Episode 187, “Bank Heist” in Sept 2020)
Atari Lynx Handycast by Mark Little (website with links… my feedback began with Episode 22, “Paperboy” in Nov 2021)
Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast by Shinto (game by game info hub page with links… my first feedback sent for “Rayman,” TBA)
I’m only letting everyone know because these podcasts are three I listen to each month or when new episodes are available. I’m currently ‘catching up’ on the back catalogue of episodes on the Lynx and Jaguar podcasts, still, but I’m caught up on the 2600 podcast. I also listen to the:
“Antic” Atari 8bit podcast (website with links)
…but have not yet left feedback. The Antic podcast has been going for years, and Kay Savetz, Randy Kindig and Brad Arnold are three amazing interviewers and podcasters. Each show and interview is meticulously researched, updated and discussed. Great stuff! (I listen to their podcast typically at the gym with my earbuds! Great workout material! Who knew?!) Check them out anywhere you can!
But these four podcasts are wonderful podcasts if you’re as ‘into’ Atari systems (handheld, computers and video game consoles) as I am! Just wanted to give a shoutout to these four, as well as a wonderful podcast about the Bally Astrocade by my friend Adam, who hosts the following:
Anyway, you get the idea. Adam is one of the foremost collectors here in the Southwest, at least, for the Bally Astrocade and other vintage gaming consoles, such as the Atari 800XL and many others. He goes through Bally Astrocade material and ephemera for collectors, as well is kind of a genius when it comes to Atari hardware and many other vintage consoles. Adam published the “Orphaned Computers & Game Systems” newsletter for many years. Adam and his friend (now my friend, too) Chris also published some articles for these newsletters here. I met Adam through Ferg’s 2600 podcast (as well as our mutual friend Chris) and they are some great people! Quickly becoming very dear gaming friends to me, and I hope you check out Adam’s page links above for all the rare, amazing Bally Astrocade goodness you can handle.
Also, I’m not just letting my readers know about these five podcasts because I may or may not leave personal audio feedback on them, or know them personally as friends, but they are AMAZING podcasts and websites, YouTube pages and such. Peruse at your pleasure and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do each month!
Enjoy! and Happy Thanksgiving (if I forget to say it in time!) Be safe, and I’ll try to post more of others’ websites, blogs and vintage gaming stuff for you to enjoy, as well! These inspired me and there are so many others to uncover, too, I’m sure!
Thanks for plugging my Astrocade podcast, Mr. Coffee Man. As for being a premier collector in the Southwest United States, I disagree. I don’t think of myself as a collector at all. It just happens that I’ve been part of this gaming hobby for so long that I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff. (Yeah, and, um, plus, don’t let my wife hear you call me a collector.)
Honestly, I think I picked up my first “classic” system when it was considered “garbage” in 1989. Can that really be over 30 years ago?!? Ah, the VCS and those Atari Age magazines (which, weirdly, used to belong to Chris++) brought me here all these years later. Yeah, I’ve got lots of stuff, but I use it all from time to time. When something begins to collect dust, then that means it’s time to use it again.
I’ve listened to every episode of all of the podcasts that you’ve listed here except for the Handycast about the Atari lynx. I guess I’ll have to add that one to my podcast feed. (Moments later… I’ve added it and I’ve downloaded the first episode.)
You didn’t mention the Player/Missile podcast, which covers the Atari 8-bit home computers. That one is also an essential listen too. Give it a try:
For anyone who hasn’t played the Bally Arcade/Astrocade and shrugs their shoulders at the Bally Astrocast podcast… I don’t blame ya! After all, who needs to listen to some folks talk about a system released in (gasp!) January 1978? Okay, I dare you. Give it a try. Please? I’m not begging you. Can’t you see that I’m on my hands and knees? Plus, my life depends on it. And, oh, you get the idea. Give it a chance and you might learn something about this mostly-unknown videogame console. Then, after you listen to a few episodes, you can be the hit at all the parties, what, with you dropping tid-bits of information about the Bally Home Library Computer (yeah, listen to the Astrocast and find out all of the cool names for this collectively-cool, obscure system that all the hipsters love).
It’s nice to see that us “locals” all can connect through world-wide-accessible podcasts.
‘Go, Three Amigos, Go!
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I have to say, I haven’t given Player Missile a listen YET, I’ve already got so many I’m listening to! I think once I get caught up on the Lynx Handycast and Shinto’s Jag podcast I’ll add that one, too. Ok. Maybe you’re not a collector but I should say… afficionado? expert? lol 😉 hugs man, i appreciate our friendship so much and thanks again! cant wait to hang again next time… BB