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A time machine from the age of the Hollywood blockbuster, the George Lucas merchandising force, and the Bronze Age of comics. Todd Rogers, a chronic nostalgist, creative escapist, lunatic completest, and pop culture zealot parses memories of the past with a rotating league of guests hosts.
 
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This week with Jack Packard, Darren Mooney, and special guest, Maggie Iken.Warner Brothers plans to dump all it's 2021 movies to HBO Max, then a coming-of-age teen rom-com meets a slasher in the delightful "Freaky", and lastly a family Christmas movie that features a creature is 2015s, 'Krampus'.By The Escapist
 
This week on The Escapist movie Podcast, Darren Mooney and Jack Packard discuss a sliding scale of child appropriate topics. Disney Plus updates its content warning for its old and racist cartoons. The announcement of the new Willow series gives us an excuse to re-watch Willow. The new adaptations of The Witches fails to scare and overall falls fla…
 
This week on The Escapist Movie Podcast, Bob Chipman, Jack Packard, and Darren Mooney go down the decades for some Horror movie recommendations. 2020's "Blood Quantum" is a standard Zombie flick from a fresh perspective, "In the Mouth of Madness"(1994) is an eerie John Carpenter movie that has plenty of gooey puppets, and "House"(1985) is a rare ex…
 
Shawn Robare of Branded in the 80s and the Cult Film Club podcast joins me to discuss a topic inspired by Shawn's own Awesome 80s Bedrooms series, the inner sanctum of our childhood bedrooms. For some kids, the bedroom is the one place in the house that we have any control over. Shawn and I reminisce about the different bedrooms we occupied in our …
 
Tyler Ham returns to discuss growing up during the Reagan Era Cold War, and how it affected us as children. Tyler categorizes classic atomic age sci-fi movies, offering historical perspective from the earlier days of the Cold War. Russian kids weren't so different from us. Here are two enjoying american pop music cassettes courtesy of Tyler's mom. …
 
I'm joined by Jen Stephens to discuss moments in our lives that changed us fundamentally and briefly ponder alternate paths. We question the need for human friends when you've got R.O.B. the Robotic Operating Buddy, and wonder if ghosts enjoy R.O.B. as much as living people do. Different circumstances turned us into weird indoor kids. We examine be…
 
On this eggnog-flavored episode, I'm joined by one of my favorite artists, the brilliant and prolific Alex Pardee. We share some of our favorite Christmas memories, including Santa's toy counterfeiting ring, sweaty Christmas carolers, boys wanting girl toys, dolls made out of produce, facial road rash, tall Tiny Tims and the death of Santa. If you …
 
My long-time friend, Abby and I compare notes on finding our local punk rock scene. We discuss the appeal of fast and loud music, the sense of belonging it afforded us, the and the values we came away with that make us the people we are today. Bonus: Abby delivers the first f-bomb, which in itself is pretty punk rock. Just ask Tipper Gore. Visuals …
 
For as long as I've known him, conversations with Mike Cooper usually devolve into talks about vintage Star Wars figures. In this episode, we commit one such conversation to podcast and also discuss our glue-happy fathers and their involvement in our star wars collecting. Visuals Mike's Puke-Custed, Party-Fest, Sewer Luke Skywalker™ and rare Cloth …
 
In childhood development, transitional objects provide comfort in difficult or unique situations. We're joined by Stacey Rader, of Adventures of a Geeky Vixen, to discuss some of the toys that helped us through some tricky times growing up and into adulthood. We laugh, we cry (almost), and get a little gross. VisualsTurns out that Strawberry Shortc…
 
More Halloweenery! We're joined by Joey Gallimore, aka Dr. Jose, of cameraviscera.com, to dig up our childhood memories of being afraid of the dark. We talk about things that scared us on television and in the movies, and examine how those fears mutated into a want to make scares of our own and a love for the horror genre We attempt to process the …
 
On the inaugural episode, we are joined by artist, toy maker, blogger, and fellow nostalgist Tyler Ham to discuss some of our favorite Halloween memories. We talk Halloween television, share some of our favorite Halloween decorations, feel a little bad for actor Michael Berryman, remember cheap boxed Halloween costumes, get wistful about Halloween …
 
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