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. First, we catch up on the week and how we're dealing with life and social distancing. Then, it's on to this week's Recurrent Events headlines including:

  • New streaming home for Cobra Kai
  • Star Wars Jedi Temple Challenge trailer
  • Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets sequel
  • New Rocky documentary
  • KFC Kentacos
  • New Inspector Gadget action figures
  • Goodbye to Richard Herd

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey reflect on the first year of The Retro Network and TRN Podcast. We'll reveal the top ten most popular TRN Podcast episodes and written features on the website. Plus, we'll go through some of our personal favorites and hand out plenty of thank yous to all of the TRN staffers who contributed to the retro cause in our first year. We'll wrap up our time by humbly reading back your feedback on what you've enjoyed the most about TRN.

Next week's show will bring back the topic poll on Twitter and we'll tell you what you can vote on this week. Plus, we'll reveal the upcoming podcast schedule and more content to explore on The Retro Network website and Patreon page this week.

To interact with the podcast, please connect with @TRNsocial on Twitter which is where we look for feedback to add to the show. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast The House Show and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 podcast series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and the Grocery Stories mini-podcasts series on our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day. Choose your level of TRN fandom which starts at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 048 - Favorite Movie/TV Vehicles

May 26, 2020

Jason and Mickey rev up their engines to talk about some of our favorite vehicles from movies and television! First, we catch up on the week with a little mail call involving a certain baseball card and some TV shows and movies we've been watching recently. Then, we read back this week's Recurrent Events headlines including:

  • HBO Max launching this week
  • Sweet Corn Pringles
  • Pac-Man Live Studio video game
  • World Smallest Micro Action Figures
  • New Wave Toys Boombox Kickstarrter

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey discuss their favorite movie and TV vehicles! Cars, trucks, big rigs, motorcycles, helicopters, even cartoon rides and starships were all included in the conversation with our listener feedback. Most all well-known vehicles but we might surprise you with a couple picks.

We finish up this week's show by revealing next week's topic, our podcast schedule and more content to explore on The Retro Network website and Patreon page this coming week.

To interact with the podcast, please connect with @TRNsocial on Twitter which is where we look for feedback to add to the show. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast The House Show and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 podcast series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and the Grocery Stories mini-podcasts series on our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day. Choose your level of TRN fandom which starts at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 047 - Millionaire Shopping Spree

May 19, 2020

Jason and Mickey are back to celebrate Be A Millionaire Day by spending some pop culture money! First, we catch up on the week with a little talk about the coronavirus impact locally and The Last Dance docuseries. Then, you'll hear this week's Recurrent Events news including:

  • WWE resurrects In Your House branding
  • Popeye animated movie back in development
  • Lucky Charms Honey Clovers cereal
  • Dutch added to Predator: Hunting Grounds
  • Goodbye to Jerry Stiller and Fred Willard

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey take a Million Dollar Shopping Spree! They choose what pop culture stuff they would buy and build if they had a cool million in the bank. Plus, we go through our listener's shopping list that was left on Twitter this week and react to the items chosen.

We finish up this week's show by revealing next week's topic, our podcast schedule and more content to explore on The Retro Network website and Patreon page this coming week.

To interact with the podcast, please connect with @TRNsocial on Twitter which is where we look for feedback to add to the show. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast The House Show and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 podcast series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and the Grocery Stories mini-podcasts series on our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day. Choose your level of TRN fandom which starts at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 046 - Random 90s Things

May 12, 2020

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, you'll hear this week's Recurrent Events headlines including:

  • Boba Fett in Season 2 of The Mandalorian
  • MTV broadcasts on the Internet Archive (now gone)
  • National Treasure TV series on Disney+
  • Sweet Child O' Mine adapted as a kids book

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey take a trip back to the '90s and bring three random things to talk about from TV to music to life events. We also tell about how the '90s decade in general is distinctive from our '80s experience. We had tons of great feedback from Twitter in response to this week's topic so we'll be spending a good portion of the show sharing listener comments.

We finish up this week's show by revealing next week's topic, our podcast schedule for this coming week, and more content to explore on The Retro Network website and Patreon page.

To interact with the podcast, please connect with @TRNsocial on Twitter which is where we look for feedback to add to the show. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast The House Show and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 podcast series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and the Grocery Stories mini-podcasts series on our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day. Choose your level of TRN fandom which starts at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 045 - Favorite Mall Stores

May 5, 2020

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 movie news
  • Spy vs Spy live-action movie update
  • The Goonies reunite on Zoom
  • New Back to the Future Funko Pops
  • Chips Ahoy Sour Patch Kids Cookies

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey take a trip to the dead mall and list of five of their favorite stores over the years. We also tell about our hometown experiences and Mickey's recent trip to take pictures of his now defunct mall. After we reveal our store picks we read back all of the feedback from Twitter in response to this week's topic.

We finish up this week's show by revealing next week's topic, our podcast schedule for this coming week, and more content to explore on The Retro Network website and Patreon page.

To interact with the podcast, please connect with @TRNsocial on Twitter which is where we look for feedback to add to the show. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast In Your House and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 podcast series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and the Grocery Stories mini-podcasts series on our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day. Choose your level of TRN fandom which starts at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 044 - Random ’80s Things

April 28, 2020

Jason and Mickey are back to talk about random things from the 1980s that have been on our brains lately. First, we catch up on our personal lives this past week including a great baseball card documentary we found on Tubi. Then, we run down this week's Recurrent Events headlines including:

  • HBO Max reveals launch date and Looney Tunes trailer
  • New episodes of Fraggle Rock
  • Original Ghostbusters 3 script details
  • Chicken and waffles flavored Pringles
  • Iconic G.I. Joe artist passes away

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey scramble their brains and make an omelet of random '80s things. TV shows, food, toys, and much more are brought to the conversation including several random topics from out Twitter feedback army that we'll give our thoughts on.

We finish up this week's show by giving you the options for next week's topic poll on Twitter, our podcast schedule for this coming week, and more content to find on The Retro Network website and Patreon page.

To interact with the podcast, please connect with @TRNsocial on Twitter which is where we look for feedback to add to the show. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast In Your House and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 podcast series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and the Grocery Stories mini-podcasts series on our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 043 - Extinct Snack Food

April 21, 2020

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 include:

  • Saved By The Bell and Punky Brewster reboot trailers
  • Bob Ross streaming app
  • Streets of Rage 4 release date
  • G.I. Joe retro toyline update
  • Flamin' Hot Doritos Locos Tacos

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey head to the grocery store from decades past and add some extinct snack foods to our virtual shopping cart. Stuff like potato chips, cookies, desserts, frozen treats, and lunchtime trade bait are all mentioned during the discussion. Plus, we've got a shopping list of feedback to pass along from Twitter that we'll read back to add to the conversation.

We finish up this week's show by giving you the two options for next week's topic poll on Twitter, our podcast schedule for this coming week, and more content to find on The Retro Network website and Patreon page.

To interact with the podcast, please connect with @TRNsocial on Twitter which is where we look for feedback to add to the show. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast In Your House and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 podcast series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and the Grocery Stories mini-podcasts series on our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 042 - Random Action Figures

April 14, 2020

Jason and Mickey return to dig to the bottom of their toyboxes to find those random action figures we had as kids. First, we talk about some of the content we have been streaming lately while on self quarantine from the virus. Then, we run down this week's Recurrent Events headlines which include:

  • Doogie Howser reboot at Disney+
  • Retro shows on the Filmrise streaming channel
  • CBS resurrects Sunday movie night
  • Spawn action figure and comic remastered on Kickstarter
  • Mountain Dew Doritos

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey put the spotlight on random action figures we had as kids. Included in our discussion are knockoffs of popular toylines, some that just caught our eye in the toy aisle, and others that just didn't last very long. We received a ton of feedback from Twitter that we'll read back to add to the conversation. Here's the link to Mickey's Retro Ramblings post for M.U.S.C.L.E. figures mentioned during the podcast.

We finish up this week's show by giving you the two options for next week's topic poll on Twitter. We'll also mention everything this coming week on The Retro Network and our Patreon page.

To interact with the podcast each week, find @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect with hosts' personal Twitter accounts by finding @RD80s for Jason and @yesterdayville for Mickey. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast In Your House and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and Grocery Stories featuring our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 041 - 1984 TV Shows

April 7, 2020

Jason and Mickey are back to talk television in the latest episode of TRN Podcast. First, we check in with how we are dealing with the coronavirus threat including enjoying the Spring weather. We then move on to this week's Recurrent Events headlines which include:

  • The Dark Side of the Ring Season 2 preview
  • NFL playoff games on Nickelodeon
  • ESPN's The Last Dance docuseries
  • Masters of the WWE Universe wave 3
  • Top 100 baseball cards of the '80s

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey thumb through the 1984 TV Guide Fall Preview issue and rediscover all the primetime TV shows. There were some great debuts in '84 including Airwolf, Miami Vice, and Night Court. There were also plenty of shows that didn't make it past one season like Street Hawk, Partners in Crime, and Three's a Crowd. Join us for a fun look back and our experience (or lack there of) with each show. Plus, we'll read your feedback from Twitter.

Finally, we finish up the show by telling you about next week's time machine topic and everything this coming week on The Retro Network and our Patreon page. Interact with us on social media by finding @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect with hosts' personal Twitter accounts by finding @RD80s for Jason and @yesterdayville for Mickey. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like the new '90s wrestling podcast In Your House and WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app.

Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and Grocery Stories featuring our experiences working at grocery stores in the '90s and early '00s. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 040 - Favorite ’80s Wrestlers

March 31, 2020

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. We've also found several Recurrent Events headlines to pass along including:

  • The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee trailer
  • Dragon's Lair movie adaption with Ryan Reynolds
  • Destro added to G.I. Joe Classified
  • Bacon Studded Buns at Burger King in Germany

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey dropkick their way back to the '80s to reveal their Top 5 favorite wrestlers. First, we lead off the conversation with how we initially were introduced to pro wrestling and what shows we watched. Then we drop an elbow on the competition with our picks and the reasons why we chose them. Plus, several of our listeners chimed in on Twitter with their favorite '80s wrestlers so we'll read back those tweets to end the Time Machine.

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Finally, we finish up the show by telling you about next week's podcast poll and everything coming this week on The Retro Network and our Patreon page. Interact with us on social media by finding @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect with hosts' personal Twitter accounts by finding @RD80s for Jason and @yesterdayville for Mickey. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics and Sequelquest, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app.

Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and Grocery Stories featuring our experiences working at grocery stores in the '90s and early '00s. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 039 - 1988 Movies

March 24, 2020

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. We'll also give you some streaming options in our Recurrent Events segment along with:

  • A goodbye to the Gambler, Kenny Rogers
  • Ahsoka Tano cast in The Mandalorian Season 2
  • New Green Hornet comic book series
  • New Star Wars helmet Lego sets
  • Skittles freezer pops

In this week's TRN Time Machine segment sponsored by the RetroDaze, Jason and Mickey rediscover 1988 in film including top movies at the box office, awards winners (Oscars and Razzies), and our personal Top 5 flicks with a couple honorable mentions. We also will tell you what streaming service currently has each film to save you some time. Plus, several of our listeners chimed in with their favorite '88 films on Twitter so we've got plenty of movies to fill your queues.

Finally, we finish up the show by telling you about next week's topic poll and everything coming this week on The Retro Network and our Patreon page. Interact with us on social media by finding @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect with hosts' personal Twitter accounts by finding @RD80s for Jason and @yesterdayville for Mickey. If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like WIZARDS: The Podcast Guide to Comics and Sequelquest, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app.

Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the TRN Drive-In '95 series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and Grocery Stories featuring our experiences working at grocery stores in the '90s and early '00s. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

Follow The Retro Network Podcast Channel on Podbean or subscribe on popular apps like SpotifyiTunes, iHeartRadioGoogle Play, Pandora, TuneIn, Stitcher, AND MORE!