YDKF Episode 182: Breakdance

Before my ninja phase and my skateboarding phase came my breakdancing phase. On Episode 182 of You Don’t Know Flack I share my memories of breakdancing, including the first time I saw anyone do the moonwalk, seeing the Coca-Cola Breakdancers in person, and using a Sharpie to draw graffiti on my mom’s cardboard ironing board.

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Source:: YDKF Episode 182: Breakdance


ANTIC Episode 43 – Corporate Wars

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast, Randy and Kevin spar over where the ANTIC corporate headquarters should be, Kevin steps out on the Atari 8 bit and makes us proud in the 10-liner BASIC contest, and Nir Dary brings us the scoop on Wopniak 2017. Plus all the Atari news we could find this month.


Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast



Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge

ANTIC Facebook Page


Eaten By a Grue

What we’ve been up to


New at Archive.org

Nir Dary Segment – Wapniak 2017

Possible side effects of listening to the Antic podcast include stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat; drowsiness, dizziness, feeling nervous; mild nausea, upset stomach, constipation;

increased appetite, weight changes; insomnia, decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; dry mouth, intense hate of Commodore, and Amiga lust. Certain conditions apply. Offer good for those with approved credit. Member FDIC. An equal housing lender.

Source:: ANTIC Episode 43 – Corporate Wars


204: Amok Downtime!

Strange Brew! What has kept the Odyssey2 alive into the 21st century? Not me talking about it, that’s for sure – it’s the homebrew programmers and their sometimes brilliant, sometimes frustrating additions to the Odyssey2 and Videopac libraries. This month’s show examines a cross-section of homebrew titles, from the very first to the fairly recent. (35:55)

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Links from this episode:



Read the full interview with Bob Harris here. (Special thanks to Cav at Classic Gamer Magazine)

Fabulous prizes!
Fabulous prizes!

Source:: 204: Amok Downtime!


Amigos Podcast 96 – Altered Beast / Golden Axe

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“>Watch us play it!

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Special thanks to World of Longplays for in-game footage!
Much more at EverythingAmiga.com.

Next Week: BC Kid!

Source:: Amigos Podcast 96 – Altered Beast / Golden Axe


137 – Pete Rose Baseball by Absolute Entertainment

Play ball! This episode looks at Pete Rose Baseball by Absolute Entertainment, a late entry in the 2600 library. How does it measure up to Home Run? Listen and find out! I apologize for the sound issues I was having within the episode. Next up will be Buck Rogers Planet of ZOOOOOOOOMMMMM by Sega. If you have any feedback for this or any game I’ve covered, I would love to hear it! Send your text or audio submissions to 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Thank you for listening.

Pertinent Links

Mediagenic article by Jimmy Maher/The Digital Antiquarian
Digital Press review of Pete Rose Baseball
Swear Gamer 190 – Pete Rose Baseball
Ballblazer’s collection thread on Atari.io
Tim’s Atari inspired music on Bandcamp
Stone Age Gamer 150 – If Mountain Dew Was A Sound
Colecovisions Podcast 29 – Miner 2049er and Quest For The Golden Chalice
Atari Bytes – Swordquest Earthworld with Chad Bowers and Chris Sims
Swordquest #0 (not sure if it’s still free)

Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose!
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Source:: 137 – Pete Rose Baseball by Absolute Entertainment


ANTIC Interview 280 – David and Betsy Ahl, Creative Computing Magazine

David Ahl and Betsy Ahl, Creative Computing Magazine
Dave Ahl was the founder and editor-in-chief of Creating Computing Magazine, which was the first personal computer magazine. Betsy Ahl was editor of the magazine for nearly its entire run. Creative Computing was published starting in November 1974, was acquired by Ziff Davis in 1983, and ceased publication in December 1985.
In addition to Creative Computing, Dave and Betsy published a variety of other magazines including Sync (dedicated to the Timex Sinclair computers) and Creative Computing Video & Arcade Games Magazine. They also released a record album — First Philadelphia Computer Music Festival (1979), a board game called Computer Rage, and software for a variety of platforms under the Creative Computing Software label. Dave was author of BASIC Computer Games, the first million-selling computer book; plus its sequel, more BASIC Computer Games, and many other early computer books.
After Creative Computing, Dave was editor of Atari Explorer magazine for five years and he started Atarian magazine in 1989. Later, he published Military Vehicles magazine.
This interview took place on April 3 and 4, 2013, when I was doing research for a book about the first personal computer magazines. Although I’ve decided not to write the book, I am publishing the interviews that I did for them. The other major interview was with Wayne Green: there’s a link to that interview in the show notes.
The first part of the interview took place in the bar at the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Oregon. (There’s some ambient background noise and music — remember, this recording was meant to be my notes for a book, so a little background noise wasn’t an issue.) The second part of the interview was recorded in my dining room, a much quieter atmosphere.
The day before this was recorded, Dave and Betsy attended a grand opening get-together of tech luminaries at the Living Computer Museum in Seattle, Washington. This event is mentioned several times during the interview.
A full transcript of this interview is available at ComputingPioneers.com. Also, there are many links to related articles, interviews, and magazine scans in the show notes at AtariPodcast.com.
Teaser quote: “When I started Creative Computing, I mean there weren’t even personal computers at that point. I was convinced, I guess, that they would come about. I had no idea that it would be three months later that the Altair came about.”
Outro music: Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag, played on an RCA COSMAC by Joe Welsbecker on the First Philadelphia Computer Music Festival record (1979.)

Source:: ANTIC Interview 280 – David and Betsy Ahl, Creative Computing Magazine


The Toys R Us Report Ep.117 : A Double Hunnam! Lost City Of Z and King Arthur plus a Return To The Lebowski-Verse?

Hey kids! Thanks for stopping by. We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with a long meandering discussion about how sick I feel and how bad I also feel for missing a big wrestling show. I’m dumb but don’t worry, I feel better now.

Then we move onto what is essentially The Main Event of the show, a double-Hunnam! It was a week were I saw two Charlie Hunnam movies in a row! One was called The Lost City Of Z and the other one was a flick known as King Arthur! I dug it and I’ll tell you why.

Then during the final segment of the show we go on about some TV Shows, a movie that returns us to the Big Lebowski Universe and a bunch of other stuff. I wasn’t feeling great and sort of just rambled on and on.. It was sort of fun, I guess.

Make sure to hop on over to Support The Report and check out how you can get the ISR Supertape VHS Tape! While helping to support the show. Man, we need all the help that we can get.

Also hop on over to VirtualDirtmall.com The ISR Superstore and take care of some of your Retro Junk Shopping needs while also supporting The Toys R Us Report.

Source:: The Toys R Us Report Ep.117 : A Double Hunnam! Lost City Of Z and King Arthur plus a Return To The Lebowski-Verse?


Geekfest Rants Episode 307 – Alien Covenant Review – Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

The Xenomorphs are back and with a vengeance. Join Carlos and Kyle today on GeekFest Rants as they dissect the latest entry into the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant. We’ll find out how these new batch of Red Shirts; ….I mean colonists fare against our creepy crawlers. We’ll see what happened to Shaw and our favorite daddy issues android, David. Also, I’ll take a look at the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer. How awesome is it? Plenty. The look, the sounds, the characters seem to all be there. The question now is how will the story be? Remember ”More human than human” is our motto.

Source:: Geekfest Rants Episode 307 – Alien Covenant Review – Blade Runner 2049 Trailer


Episode 29 – Miner 2049er and Quest for the Golden Chalice

In this episode we are joined by Ferg from the 2600 Game by Game podcast to talk about Miner2049er and a great homebrew game Quest for the Golden Chalice!


Team Pixelboy Golden Chalice Free Rom

Big Five Software

Miner2049er Museum

PC emulator for Miner2049er and Bounty Bob Strikes Back by Bill Hogue

Team Pixelboy

Edladdin Controllers

Sydney Hunter by Collectorvision

ColecoVision Upgrades and Sales

Game on Expo


Pinball Museum Vegas

Source:: Episode 29 – Miner 2049er and Quest for the Golden Chalice