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/ June 6, 2018 10:20 pm

Pop Rewind Podcast: Game Boys, Virtual Boys, Nomads, and More

Special thanks to AJ of The Classic Red Green Page who asked us how Lee’s Game Boy modding from our Scary Books and Stuff podcast episode back in October went and requested it as a podcast topic. We’re nothing if not punctual. Or the opposite. In this episode of the Pop Rewind Podcast, Linz and Lee venture down the path...

/ May 29, 2018 9:06 am

RetroDaze Sixth Annual Article Writing Contest

We’re proud to partner once again with RetroDaze for their Annual Article Writing Contest! We’ll be judging entries once again and we can’t wait to read what you all come up with! Be sure to head on over to RetroDaze to read all about the rules and how to enter. Articles should be at least 600 words in length and...

/ April 25, 2018 5:52 pm

Pop Rewind Podcast: Meeting Weird Al Yankovic

Join us in this Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Podcast where we talk about meeting “Weird Al” Yankovic together on his current tour. What amazing thing did Weird Al say to us that made meeting him the best moment of our lives?! Stay tuned to find out! We also chat about our origin story and how we spent our Friday nights...

/ March 25, 2018 12:56 pm

Pop Rewind Podcast: Obscure Television Shows

You guys, it’s a weird one. Buckle up while Linz tries to explain this: we’re talking about TV shows that we watched that NO ONE else did. Just stuff that either didn’t appeal to our peers so they never gave it a chance (giving us no one to discuss these works of art with) or television shows on at odd...

/ February 24, 2018 11:22 am

Pokemon Article Deep Dive

Sometimes you get to a weird place on the Google News Archives. Today is one of those days. I wanted to do an article about schools banning POGs, but instead we’re stuck with these really strange headlines about Pokemon. Accompany me on this journey, won’t you. Burger King runs low on Pokemon toys, The Tuscaloosa News, November 13, 1999. Noted...

/ December 31, 2017 2:36 pm

Pop Rewind 2017 Year in Review

It’s been a bit quiet here at Pop Rewind the last couple months, but we’re changing that soon! We’ve had yet another fun year reminiscing in the weird nostalgia you’ve come to know us for and we’ve had even more fun interacting with you guys. We drank beverages long believed to be dead, interviewed Weird Paul, Lee rode the Oscar...

/ October 29, 2017 5:23 pm

Pop Rewind Podcast: Scary Books and Stuff

This time on the Pop Rewind Podcast, Linz and Lee reminisce about how much Goosebumps and Unsolved Mysteries scared them as children… and adults. We also call on R.L. Stine to answer a 27 year-old mystery: what “Weird Al” album did Pete buy Melissa in the book Haunted?! Heck, it’s even on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher! Mentioned in this...

/ September 21, 2017 4:55 pm

Pop Rewind Podcast: Sonic Mania Mania

Linz and Lee quit their jobs and play Sonic Mania. Not really. But almost. Anyway, Sonic Mania is actually good and we’re just as surprised as you are. Join us for Sonic Mania, but stay for other Sonic-related conversations. Download or stream from Soundcloud: Heck, it’s even on iTunes! Mentioned in this Episode: Sonic Mania: “It’s actually good!” — Lee...

/ September 2, 2017 10:27 am

Saturday Morning Recap: Vol. 144

If you have any links or news you’d like us to feature, just hit us up on Twitter at @PopRewindOnline! Remember when Saturday mornings were worth getting up for? While we can’t provide a four-hour block of programming, here’s some retro news you may have missed (or simply want to revisit) from the past week. Saturday Morning Programming: Just thinking...

/ August 31, 2017 10:15 am

Top Picks from the 2017 Button Draft

A couple weeks ago, I got to hang out with Rich and Josh from the Why Are You Listening to This? Podcast as they made their way through Ontario and Montreal visiting pals. Rich, Linz, and Josh. Canadians for scale. In our adventures, we of course stopped by a thrift store where we spotted four vases full of retro buttons...