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Best Kevin Savetz podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Kevin Savetz podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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We cover Atari news, reviews, and a special feature each show for the Atari 8-bit line of computers (400/800/XL/XE/XEGS)
 
Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston discuss and review classic Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
 
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Dennis Zander: Artworx, Hazard Run, Strip Poker Dennis Zander was one of the founding partners of the software publishing company Artworx. He programmed a number of games and educational titles, including Hazard Run, Rings of the Empire, Monkeymath, Giant Slalom, Intruder Alert!, Monkeynews, and others. He collaborated with Roger Harnish on Art ...…
 
Bruce May, Unreleased Magic Castle Game In 1982 Bruce May created Magic Castle, a game for the Atari 800 computer. He finished the game but was unable to find a publisher for it, so hardly anyone played it. In October 2019 he sent me scans of his original documents regarding Magic Castle: his design notes, and even rejection letters from the th ...…
 
Wolfgang Burger, President of Atari Bit Byter User Club Wolfgang Burger is the president and a founding member of the Atari Bit Byter User Club, the world's largest user group dedicated to the Atari 8-bit computer. The group was founded in 1985 in Herten, Germany. Today, the group has about 500 members from around the world. The group's quarter ...…
 
Bruce Irvine, Atari VP of Software Bruce Irvine was Atari's Vice President of Software — heading the company's new computer software division — from September 1980 through approximately July 1982. Among other responsibilities, he oversaw Atari Program Exchange and the opening of Atari "software acquisition centers." After leaving Atari, he co-f ...…
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin hobnobs with Atari celebrities at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Brad and Randy find out they’re podcast hosts #2 and #3, respectively, and together we cover all the Atari news that’s fit to print. READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Ke ...…
 
ANTIC Special Episode — Atari 800 series computers: 40 years This is Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast. I'm Kevin Savetz. On Saturday, October 19, 2019 I had the privilege of taking part in a panel at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. The session was titled "Atari 800 series computers: 40 years." The panelists were Joe Decuir, one of the hardware de ...…
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin comes back from Fujiama with a report and Bill Lange joins us to talk about the David Ahl Collection that he acquired. READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.org ANTIC feedback a ...…
 
Andrew and John Lenz: Atari Still in Productive Use in Store It’s very difficult these days to find vintage computers still in productive use out in the wild. Andrew and John Lenz have an Atari 8-bit still in use, at the time of this interview, in the picture framing department at Lenz Arts in Santa Cruz, CA, a store that sells art materials an ...…
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: We try to catch up after being on hiatus for 2 months by bringing you all the Atari news we could find and we learn a new word in the process. READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.or ...…
 
John Anderson: Rally Speedway and Arex John Anderson worked at Adventure International, where he coded several games: Eliminator, Rear Guard, and Sea Dragon for the Apple II, then Rally Speedway and Arex for the Atari 8-bits. This interview took place on May 22, 2019. In it, we discuss Scott Adams and Russ Wetmore, both of whom I have previousl ...…
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: We have a special round table episode with Nir Dary, Darren Doyle, Roland Wassenburg, Thomas Cherryhomes joining the usual hosts of ANTIC where we discuss what everyone is up to in the Atari 8-bit world, including the latest shows (VCFSE and VCFE). It’s an Atari mega-show! READY! Recurr ...…
 
Roy Goldman, Daisy-Dot Roy Goldman was the creator of Daisy-Dot, a typesetting program for the Atari 8-bit computers which he published from about 1987-1990. There were three versions of Daisy-Dot, the original plus Daisy-Dot II and Daisy-Dot III. The earliest version was freeware, and later versions asked for payment for access to special feat ...…
 
Jetsetter Kevin Savetz flies to the GitHub lair on Skullcrusher Mountain to interview Steve Meretzky about what it was like to make games in the 80s. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: SpellbreakerBy Monster Feet
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin regales us with his exploits in the 10-Line BASIC Contest, we discuss the renewed efforts to show off Midi-Maze on the Atari 8-bits, and the entire staff prepares to be involved in several great shows this year ... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org Atari ...…
 
A butterfly flaps its wings on the other side of the world, and suddenly Kevin and Carrington are discussing an obscure game that isn't on the usual list of Infocom titles. Also it happens to be April 1st, but that probably doesn't mean anything. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue ...…
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Bill Lange joins us as a special guest, and he has lots of Atari Pascal news; we have all the Atari news fit to print, and more shows coming in 2019 than you can shake a stick at ... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible N ...…
 
Philip Bouchard - MECC, The Oregon Trail Philip Bouchard spent over 30 years designing computer software, 18 of which were focused on educational software. He was the principal designer for the Apple II games The Oregon Trail and Number Munchers. The Oregon Trail is a computer game originally developed in 1971 and produced by the Minnesota Educ ...…
 
Kevin and Carrington throw caution to the wind and spill the beans about Infocom's idiom-riddled game. Does it cut the mustard, or should you give this one the could shoulder? To make a long story short, the devil is in the details. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet ...…
 
Is playing The Witness a total gasser, or is it a trip for biscuits? Listen in as those hep cats Kevin and Carrington get on the Ameche to bushwa about Infocom's second gumshoe. If you give this rip-snorter the high hat, you're all wet. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at Monster ...…
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: late-breaking up-to-the-minute Atari news, Randy disappears mid-episode, and we hear what Atari was like in Chile... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.org ANTIC feedback at AtariA ...…
 
Stan Gilbert, Tricky Tutorials Hello, and welcome to an interview-only episode of Antic, The Atari 8-bit computer podcast. Stan Gilbert worked for Educational Software (previously known as Santa Cruz Educational Software) in the early 80’s and developed several products in the Tricky Tutorial series for the Atari 8-bit computer line. He later a ...…
 
Kevin and Carrington thrust into adventure (and Cleveland) to solve saucy puzzles and grapple bawdy baddies in spaaaaaaace! Something, possibly this very sentence, tells you things are going to get strange. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: The Witness…
 
Kevin and Carrington delve once again into the dungeons of the Great Underground Empire to complete Infocom's famous (and famously difficult) trilogy. Can they complete the game without cheating? The answer will not surprise you. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.co ...…
 
In this special Holiday episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Nir Dary regales us with stories about SilliVenture 2018. We share Atari gift ideas for yourself or others for Christmas. Plus, all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terribl ...…
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: What we’ve been up to in the past month PLUS all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Nerd” New Atari books scans at archive.org ANTIC feedback at AtariAge Atari interview discussion ...…
 
Brave the baking sun with Kevin and Carrington as they scour the desert for pyramids plunder. And maybe, just maybe, they'll discover the greatest treasure of all: a macro to type the word 'hieroglyphs' for them. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: Z ...…
 
George Morrison: Alpha Systems, Atari Software Protection Techniques books George Morrison was founder of Alpha Systems, a company that produced many hardware and software products for the Atari computers, including The Parrot, and audio digitizer; MagniPrint II, a printing utility; and The Impersonator, hardware for copying cartridge-based pro ...…
 
In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Bill Lange guest-hosts with us and tells us all about the recent Atari Party East. We talk about all the traveling and Atari things we did over the summer. Kevin throws in a mini-interview he did. And, Jeff Fulton reviews Tempest Elite Plus. Plus, all the Atari 8-bit news we could find. ...…
 
This month on Open Apple, we bring you the traditional big group podcast that we record every year at KansasFest. Tune in for a casual chat with your favorite retro podcasters, and get a behind-the-scenes peek at what makes KansasFest special. This year we managed to twist the following arms into joining us: Quinn Dunki – Open Apple Carrington ...…
 
This month on Open Apple, we bring you the traditional big group podcast that we record every year at KansasFest. Tune in for a casual chat with your favorite retro podcasters, and get a behind-the-scenes peek at what makes KansasFest special. This year we managed to twist the following arms into joining us: Quinn Dunki – Open Apple Carrington ...…
 
Bruce Artwick: Flight Simulator II, Night Mission Pinball Bruce Artwick was co-founder of SubLOGIC, and creator of the best-selling program, Flight Simulator II. FSII was first available for the Apple II, with versions released later for the TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and other platforms. His 1976 master's thesis, A Versatile Computer G ...…
 
Jon Williams: Jet Boot Jack, Timeslip Jon Williams created several programs for the Atari 8-bit computers, including Jet Boot Jack, Timeslip, Atari Cassette Enhancer, and Linkword German. This interview took place on August 6, 2018. Jon on AtariAge Atari Cassette Enhancer on AtariMania Atarimania's list of Jon's games…
 
Carlos Reyes: Quick Menu, Rent Wars Carlos Reyes wrote the game Rent Wars for the Atari 8-bit computers for First Star Software, which was never officially released but found its way onto the Internet years later. He also wrote Quick Menu, a 384-byte program that would display a menu of programs on a floppy disk and let the user choose one to r ...…
 
Set sail for Hardscrabble Island, where sly divers vie for sunken treasure. Can Kevin and Carrington avoid the dangers of the deep long enough to enjoy the game? Don't hold your breath. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: Infidel…
 
Greg Gibbons, Automated Library II Greg Gibbons was the creator of Automated Library II, software for running school libraries, which was available for the Atari 8-bit and Apple II computers. There's an article about the software in the April 1985 issue of American Libraries: “The Automated Library II is a bar-code circulation system that runs ...…
 
Tom Snyder, educational software Tom Snyder was the founder of Computer Learning Connection, which was later renamed to Tom Snyder Productions, a company that created many educational software titles for the school and home computer markets. The company's home software included Agent USA and Bannercatch (published by Scholastic,) Halley Project ...…
 
Bob Ertl, REWRITE Word Processor In 1987, Bob Ertl’s master's thesis was titled "Narrowing the Gap Between the Word Processing Needs of Teachers and the Capabilities of Word Processors for Atari 8-bit Computers." As part of that project, he created a word processor for the Atari computers, aimed at the needs of math teachers. The word processor ...…
 
Ed Meyer, physical chemistry experiments with Atari computers In the 1990s, Ed Meyer was a professor at DePaul University in Chicago, where he taught physical chemistry. In August 1990, The Journal of Chemical Education published his article, "An Inexpensive Computer Station for Undergraduate Laboratories Using the Atari 800XL" in which Ed show ...…
 
Explore a house filled with traps and trophies in Hollywood Hijinx, the zany (or is it kooky?) treasure hunt from Infocom. And if you listen carefully you can hear Kevin's home slide out to sea. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: Cutthroats…
 
John Harris, APX Can’t Quit John Harris published one program for the Atari computer: Can't Quit, a game that was published by Atari Program Exchange. Can't Quit first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog. It was the only program published by this John Harris — although he has the same name as the John Harris who created Jawbreaker (whom I p ...…
 
David Young, Omnimon David Young was the creator of Omnimon, the popular hardware monitor/debugger for the Atari 8-bit computers. His other products included DiskScan, a floppy disk utility; Supermon, the predecessor to Omnimon; Omnicom, a terminal program; and Omniview, an 80 column E: handler. This interview took place on June 11, 2018. In it ...…
 
Infocom released several non-IF programs, such a series of digital comics, a board game, and even a corporate database. The company is in the black, you are likely to accrue a Grue. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: Hollywood Hijinx…
 
Kevin resurrects the very first video game that used a laserdisc: a type-in text adventure that ran on the Apple II. First you type in the game, then you type in the game! Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: Infocom's Non-Interactive Non-Fiction…
 
Rockie "RJ" Morgan, APX Piano Tuner Rockie “RJ" Morgan published one program through Atari Program Exchange: Piano Tuner, which first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog. This interview took place on June 5, 2018. Piano Tuner in the summer 1983 APX catalog Piano Tuner at AtariMania Unix: An Open Systems Dictionary…
 
Michael McInerney, physics experiments with Atari computers In the 1980s, Michael McInerney was a professor in the physics department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, when he wrote several journal articles about how to control experiments and gather data using Atari computers. The articles included Interfacing the Atari Microcomputer in ...…
 
Norm Draper, Draper Pascal Norm Draper was the creator of Draper Pascal, a version of the Pascal programming language for the Atari 8-bit computers. Draper Pascal started as a commercial program sold directly though advertisements in computer magazines, then later became shareware. This interview took place on July 3, 2018. "I offered club memb ...…
 
Brooke Alderson, Atari TV Commercials Brooke Alderson was an actor in the 1980s and 1990s: she appeared in several television shows including Murder, She Wrote and Family Ties; and is perhaps best known for her role as Aunt Corene in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. She also appeared in many TV commercials. She did a 30-second spot for Atari home co ...…
 
Solve a murder, unmask a ghost, and hunt for treasure in Infocom's multitrack mystery. Can you do what Scooby do? Find out in Moonmist. Viva la diffidence! Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: Adventures in Videoland (Rollercoaster)…
 
This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston of the Eaten By A Grue podcast. Eaten By A Grue is a game-by-game style of podcast where the intrepid hosts are playing every Infocom game. They both play the game, then discuss it in detail, with and without spoilers. They discuss the amount of cheating required, ho ...…
 
This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston of the Eaten By A Grue podcast. Eaten By A Grue is a game-by-game style of podcast where the intrepid hosts are playing every Infocom game. They both play the game, then discuss it in detail, with and without spoilers. They discuss the amount of cheating required, ho ...…
 
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