Episode 145: About Podcasting

Throughout the years, several people have asked me how to get started podcasting. I’ve never sat down and wrote or recorded an answer to that question… until now. With audio submissions from several of my fellow podcasters, this episode is packed full of podcast-related hints, tips, suggestions, and most of all, encouragement!

This star-studded episode includes submissions from:

Guy Hutchinson of the Adventure Club Podcast, Flux Capaci-cast, Drunk on Disney and several other shows, all of which can be found at TheACPN.com
Earl Green from The Escape Pod(cast) hosted by TheLogBook.com
Robert “Ferg” Ferguson, host of the Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast
Rick and Paul from The Intellivisionaries
Doug McCoy of McCoyCast (including Never Seen It, Crazy Creepy Cool Movies, and the 80′s Anthology: Episode by Episode podcasts)
Carrington Vanston, co-host of both No Quarter and the Retro Computing Roundtable
Sean Johnson, founder of Throwback Reviews, OTR Playlist and my partner on Throwback Network
The Retroist, owner of Retroist.com and the Retroist Podcast

This episode talks a bit about making an outline vs. reading directly from a script. If you’re interested, here is the outline I used for this episode (PDF).

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Episode 144: Halloween

Better late than never, on this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I rummage through my old Halloween memories, from trick-or-treating back then to trick-or-treating today. I run through most of the costumes I’ve worn in my life and talk about old and new Halloween parties. Not much tech talk on this one, but still a good listen.

[Links]

Check out the monsters at Mealy Monster Land
Here’s my Hallowindow Display, featuring the official Hallowindow videos.

Podcast: No Quarter Podcast
Podcast: Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast
Podcast: Throwback Reviews
Podcast: The Retroist
Podcast: The Adventure Club Podcast

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Episode 143: MiST Computer

On this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack I delve into the MiST computer, a new FPGA-based system designed to run Amiga and Atari ST software. I talk about how difficult it is to get the MiST up and running, compatibility issues, and whether or not I’d recommend one.

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The original MiST Page
Lotharek’s Lair (Where to buy one)

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Episode 142: Star Wars Toys

On Episode 142, I and special guest Earl Green from TheLogBook.com share our memories about collecting Star Wars toys. Both of us saw Star Wars at very early ages and have been collecting Star Wars toys ever since.

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Episode 141: Raspberry Pi

In Episode 141, I talk about my infatuation with the new(ish) credit card-based computer, the Raspberry Pi. In this show I talk about what the Raspberry Pi is, what it’s capable of doing, and some of the more interesting uses for this $35 computer. Also on this episode I moved my microphone around and introduced some weird and annoying microphone noises to the show. You’re welcome.

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Raspberry Pi FAQs

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Episode 140: Reclaiming Spaces

In previous episodes of You Don’t Know Flack I’ve talked both about arcades and my own personal arcade collection. In Episode 140, I talk about how and why I ended up parting with that collection. My book about collecting arcade games was titled Invading Spaces so I thought it would be appropriate to titled this one Reclaiming Spaces. Owning all those games took up a lot of space, and it wasn’t until I began to part with them that I regained all that space.

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Link: ThrowbackReviews.com
Link: Bits of Art Photo Gallery
Link: The Gremlins Lunchbox Painting

Related Episode: YDKF Episode 103: Arcades
Related Episode: YDKF Episode 114: Arcade Auctions

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Episode 139: The Galloping Ghost Arcade

Last week I visited the Galloping Ghost arcade just outside of Chicago, Illinois. You can hear all about the arcade and my time there in episode 139 of You Don’t Know Flack! Also in this episode I compare the Ghost to some of the other retro arcades I’ve visited recently, including Funspot, the Arkadia Retrocade, and 1984. The “Loading Time” section of this episode is a little longer than I had hoped but, eh, sometimes loading a podcast off of a Commodore Datasette takes a while.

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The Galloping Ghost Arcade
EDIT: Here are all the pix I took at the arcade.

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Episode 138: Atari 2600

You Don’t Know Flack is back with another episode! In this episode, I wax nostalgic about my days with the Atari 2600. You’ll get to hear about many of the games I grew up playing, whether or not I still collect Atari 2600 games, and why Keystone Kapers holds special meaning to me. Also in this episode I experimented with some noise cancelling plug-ins, so I’d love to hear what you think about that.

[Links]

Podcast: ThrowbackReviews.com
Podcast: AdventureClubPodcast.com
Podcast: 2600 Game by Game Podcast
Podcast: Retroist.com
And don’t forget to check my list of Vintage Star Wars Figures I’m Missing!
Here’s Atari Age’s Atari 2600 Rarity Guide

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Episode 137: Soulz at Zero

On Episode 137 of You Don’t Know Flack I delve into the history of Soulz at Zero, the lit group I founded back in the mid-1990s. If you don’t know what a lit group is (or was), you’re in for a real treat. And by treat I mean almost 90s minutes of me babbling.

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The Soulz at Zero Archives
Wikipedia entry for Soulz at Zero
Homepage for the Commodore Flyer
The remaining Star Wars figures I need
My other podcast, Throwback Reviews
Why not. Here’s Anne’s Chicken Fyr House
The story of My Reverse Birthday Gift
Don’t forget to check out the Mindcandy DVDs
Did I mention I love eating fried peaches?

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Episode 136: Funspot Arcade

Where did the time go? After a couple of weeks off, You Don’t Know Flack is back with episode 136. In this episode I talk a bit about Funspot Arcade, the classic arcade in Laconia, New Hampshire. Last week on vacation I got to drop more than a few tokens into classic arcade machines at Funspot. How was it? Tune in and find out!

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[Links]

Funspot ArcadeM
My Funspot Vacation Photos
See also: 1984 Arcade and Arkadia Retrocade
A good game for the kids: Exidy’s
Throwback Reviews Podcast

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