Holy Shnikes! The Retro Network proudly presents the first installment in our TRN Drive-In '95 series (previously exclusive to Patreon) to all of our listeners! One of the most beloved comedies not just of 1995 but all time is Tommy Boy starring Chris Farley and David Spade. 

Listen as Jason and Mickey go through the film's history, give out awards for best scene and line, and explore little known facts. We'll also discuss the actors' history, some casting What Ifs, and even ask if the film should get another incarnation.

As promised during the podcast, check out these Tommy Boy resources on the web: Tommy Boy: Behind the Laughter documentary on YouTube and Fat Men, Little Coats: The Oral History of Tommy Boy by Film School Rejects.

Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the entire TRN Drive-In '95 podcast series reviewing 12 movies from 1995, the Grocery Stories mini-podcasts series on our experiences working at grocery stores back in the day, and exclusive written features. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at TRN Drive-In

March 30, 2020

COWABUNGA!! TRN Drive-In returns with a special 30th anniversary screening of the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Guests for this episode will include Gary (@milehighsamurai), Stacey (@geeky_vixen), Wyatt (@infamouswb), and hosted by Jason (@RD80s). Take the journey with us to rediscover this beloved movie including facts and box office stats, casting what-ifs, our Drive-In awards including favorite scenes and lines, and the franchise's film history.

Leave us your feedback about our podcast or the movie in general by finding us on social media @TRNsocial on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. If you enjoyed this podcast, check out the others show avialable on the channel including the flagship TRN Podcast, Wizards: The Podcast Guide to Comics, Sequelquest, and more. Leave us a 5-star rating in your favorite app and support us on Patreon for bonus podcasts including the TRN Drive-In '95 series featuring 12 films that impacted us from 1995 exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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Dick Tracy at TRN Drive-In

February 19, 2020

TRN Drive-In returns with a screening of the 1990 film Dick Tracy starring Warren Beatty, Madonna, and Al Pacino. Hosts for this episode are Adam and Michael from Wizards: The Podcast Guide to Comics who will take you on the journey of rediscovering the movie. You'll hear facts and box office stats, casting what-ifs, our Drive-In awards, and thoughts on a sequel or reboot.

Leave us your feedback about our podcast or the movie in general by finding us on social media @TRNsocial on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. You can also connect directly with the hosts via @WizardsComics on Twitter.

If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Wizards, TRN Podcast, and Sequelquest, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for bonus content including our TRN Drive-In '95 series featuring 12 films that impacted us from 1995 exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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TRN Podcast 025 - Christmas Vacation at TRN Drive-In

December 10, 2019

This week's TRN Podcast is another break from the normal format in order to bring you two special segments. First, enjoy the RetroStreaming Guide for December 2019 sponsored by our friends at the Broadbandsearch.Net website. Our guide features the latest retro content found on both premium and free streaming services. 

Then, the TRN Drive-In returns screening National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! Jason takes the wheel providing what could be the most comprehensive review of the classic 1989 movie starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Randy Quaid. You'll hear facts and box office stats, what-ifs, some unique award nominations, and a Did You Know segment that pretty much guarantees you'll learn something new about the movie, cast, or crew.

We asked our listeners to provide feedback on the movie and we'll be reading back your favorite lines and comments as we end the podcast. We'll also reveal our plans to make the TRN Drive-In a monthly feature. Leave us your feedback about the podcast in particular or the movie by finding us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect directly with hosts Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) on Twitter.

If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Game Night, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for free bonus content including our outtakes shows exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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*Warning: While we strive to keep our podcast channel marked as clean for our listeners, this episode is explicit due to language involved with spouting lines from Christmas Vacation.

TRN Podcast 023 - Planes, Traines and Automobiles at TRN Drive-In

November 26, 2019

This week's episode is an introduction to a brand new show for The Retro Network Podcast Channel. Featured this week is our beta episode for TRN Drive-In, a movie review podcast hosted by Mickey and Jason.

But before we park the car and screen the movie, you'll hear our initial segment of the regular TRN Podcast and a few announcements to pass along for Thanksgiving week. We will forego our normal Recurrent Events and Time Machine segments this week to introduce the new show, but if you don't want to miss all the retro pop culture headlines we normally pass along, be sure to check out Recurrent Events on the TRN website.

The first movie we will be screening at TRN Drive-In is the Thanksgiving classic Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Starring Steve Martin as Neal Page, John Candy as Del Griffith, and written and directed by the late great John Hughes, this 1987 film is a seasonal must-watch for many movie lovers. Mickey takes the lead for the review by supplying the facts, what-ifs, some unique award nominations, and just an all-around good time as we discuss the movie in detail. Favorite scenes, supporting actors, quotes, and even a push to #ReleaseTheHughesCut are featured during the podcast.

We asked out listeners to provide feedback on the movie and we'll be reading back your takes as we wrap the review. We'll also reveal the next movie that will be featured on TRN Drive-In next month. Also leave us feedback on the format of the show and tell us if we missed anything. Find us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also connect directly with hosts Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) on Twitter.

If you enjoy the TRN Podcast and others in the channel like Sequelquest and TRN Game Night, please leave a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for free bonus content including our outtakes shows plus some behind the scenes content exclusively for our paid supporters. Consider backing us this week starting at just $2!

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