The latest episode of TRN Talk celebrates Star Wars Day! Jason (@RD80s) hosts a fun discussion highlighting this year's Star Wars Day offerings and also a look ahead to all the projects in development. He welcomes Eric (@Eric_Vardeman), Stacey(@Geeky_Vixen), and Tim (@OldSchool80s) to talk about their early fandom, experiences, and how they stay connected with the franchise. It's a fun discussion that casual and hardcore fans should both enjoy!

Also look for a special Roundtable feature on the TRN website which each member of the podcast panel shares their favorite Star Wars toy!

The TRN Talk series is reserved for discussing any retro topic that needs more attention than 140 characters on Twitter or a photo on Instagram. You'll hear familiar voices from members of The Retro Network plus guests outside of the network who have extensive knowledge on the subject. 

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TRN Talk - Weird VHS Tapes

April 20, 2020

TRN Talk returns with another round of VHS Collecting!. Adam, host of Wizards and Sequelquest podcasts (@hojukoolander) and Chad of Horror Movie BBQ (@horrormoviebbq) along with TRN Podcast host Jason (@RD80s) dive into those weird and obscure tapes that they've held onto or found while thrift store shopping. First, we hear Chad's story of appearing in the recent Wizard Blu-ray release and also follow up on our collecting experience since the first TRN Talk podcast. Then, we go into detail on some of the weirdest tapes we have!

Click over to TRN Talk Weird VHS Tapes Playlist on YouTube to watch each video discussed during the podcast!

The TRN Talk series is reserved for discussing any retro topic that needs more attention than 140 characters on Twitter or a photo on Instagram. You'll hear familiar voices from members of The Retro Network plus guests outside of the network who have extensive knowledge on the subject. 

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TRN Talk - Sticker Collecting

April 13, 2020

The Retro Network's talk show podcast returns to discuss sticker collecting! Remember back in the day when you collected scratch-n-sniff and puffy stickers and put them in a "sticker album?" Jason (@RD80s), Ben (@Batfandotcom), and Shawn (@ShawnRobare) reminisce about those days and why we still collect stickers now. We share our earliest memories of stickers, the peak of Panini sticker albums, and just our rare favorites that we love to show off. Join us for a light-hearted conversation that delves into our deepest roots of being a kid at heart.

As we mentioned during the podcast, we invite you try Sticker Mule for your next custom sticker project. Use this link to signup and receive a $10 credit in your account toward your next $10 purchase! TRN will also get a $10 credit so we can share the sticker love. We also recommend Sticker App if you want to print your own premium holographic or prismatic stickers!

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TRN Talk - Toy Fair 2020

February 27, 2020

The Retro Network's talk show podcast returns to react to Toy Fair 2020! Jason (@RD80s), Stacey (@geeky_vixen), and Chad (@horrormoviebbq) talk about their love for the show and all the great toys we noticed from this year's coverage. We discuss companies like Hasbro, Funko, Super 7, NECA and more that create retro-minded products for us adult collectors. We also talk about specific properties like Ghostbusters, Gremlins, G.I. Joe, Micro Machines and Masters of the Universe. Listen for just a fun conversation among three collectors that just love drooling over Toy Fair each year.

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Support us on Patreon for bonus content including the Drive-In '95 series reviewing 12 movies from 1995 and Grocery Stories which features Jason and Mickey's 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 Talk: Streaming Scheme Fall Preview 2019

September 17, 2019

The Retro Network's talk show podcast series returns with Streaming Scheme Fall Preview 2019, a fun look at streaming television and retro content in particular that you can find in the upcoming Fall season. Jason (@RD80s) and Mickey (@yesterdayville) of the TRN Podcast will give you what you need to know in the growing "streaming vs. cable" war, current and upcoming subscription services, and a fun batch of free channels we recommend from a retro perspective.

First, we'll let you know our streaming setup as "cord cutters" and how we watch television. We'll give you some stats about why streaming households are trending up and traditional cable subscribers are trending down. Then, we'll dive into the current scene, breaking down popular pay channels like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon. We'll also discuss upcoming services like Disney+, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ and what content they'll have to offer this Fall. Finally, we'll talk about free channels that have grabbed our retro attention including Tubi, Crackle, Vudu, Roku, and Pluto TV.

While we express our opinions and personal streaming setups, there are no official endorsements or sponsorships for any particular device, service or channel in this podcast.

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TRN Talk - VHS Collecting and Home Video Memories

August 21, 2019

Welcome to the first episode of The Retro Network's newest podcast TRN Talk. Sometimes a subject is best served by simply opening up the mics and talking about it at length. The TRN Talk series is reserved for discussing any retro topic that needs more attention than 140 characters on Twitter or a photo on Instagram. You'll hear familiar voices from members of The Retro Network plus guests outside of the regulars who have extensive knowledge on the subject. 

The first episode of TRN Talk is all about VHS collecting and home video memories. Sequelquest host Adam (@hojukoolander) and Chad (@horrormoviebbq) are the initiators of the subject, both extensively familiar with collecting VHS tapes in the modern day. Jason (@RD80s) hosts and also joins in the conversation as VHS fan. All three dive into memories of early home video options, rental store experiences, and home libraries.

Please interact with us on social media by finding @TRNsocial on like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. If you enjoyed this TRN Talk podcast and others in our feed like Sequelquest, Roundtable Reviews and Game Night, please leave us a 5-star rating in your favorite app. Support us on Patreon for even more content and giveaways!

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