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Best Carrington Vanston podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Carrington Vanston podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston discuss and review classic Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
 
Mike Maginnis and Carrington Vanston discuss and review classic arcade games.
 
An Apple II Podcast
 
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Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: 2020, thumb-by-thumb Retro New Years Resolutions (retro plans for the new year, and old resolutions you never kept) Topic and Feedback links: Captain’s Quarters BBS and AE line mTCP page (with, perhaps, some pages still being served by a PCj…
 
Will the third sleuthing game from Infocom be the caper that finally steals Kevin's heart? Or will Carrington continue to be the only one who likes bungling through Infocom's burglary games? Find out as the lads tackle Infocom's Suspect. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFee…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Nostalgia, Inc. Some brands/companies generate nostalgia and warm fuzzy feelings even apart from any specific products they created. Things you see on eBay, and always pause over. Or things for which you just have a benevolent attitude. Who were the good companies? Topi…
 
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Which old games are truly timeless? What might a kid of today (truly) enjoy? What games hold up? Topic and Feedback links: Apl2bits: Which Apple II Games are Timeless? Zylon Defenders RetroManCave: Software on Vinyl Bytecellar post: How I got started in vint…
 
Kevin and Carrington return to discuss the expert-rated final game in the Enchanter trilogy. Are you happy the lads are back, or is that just an eft in your tarn? Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: Suspect…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Jack, the Wimpy Time Travel Genie You get to command a wimpy time travel genie, who can be sent back in time, once, to advise your former self about something (retrocomputing related) to buy or not buy. What do you instruct this genie to do? Topic and Feedback links: John…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: To mod or not to mod To mod, or not to mod, vintage hardware. People downvote videos where people do a non-reversible mods. Should you care? Should you do such mods? How about Retrobrite? Video hacks? Etc. Topic and Feedback links: Pro(c) Atari Magazine Atar…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Computer store memories What memories do you have of computers stores of the past? Places to browse, to hang out, to get new information? How has all of this changed? Topic and feedback notes: Paul's TV database about page Retro Computing News: Video Games Then and Now …
 
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Bill Degnan, David Greelish, Paul Hagstrom, Michael Mulhern, and Jack Nutting Topic: Bicentepisodial review This is episode 200 of a podcast whose first episode was almost exactly 9 years ago (October 23, 2010). A lot has changed since then, but also not much has changed since then. But we are now almost a decade wi…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Vintage Computer Upgrades What upgrades have you have done to vintage computers, then or recently? Topic and feedback notes: ITAPPMONROBOT Atari Projects book Atari Projects Epic Apple II versus Commodore 64 Chess Match Colossus 4 Chess Tournament results (Dec. 2000) Re…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Older but better? What obsolete technology or device do you wish was actually still in use today? Topic and feedback notes: IBM 5150 Papercraft design The Amen Break Retro Computing News: A Conversation with my 35-year-old Chatbot RetroManCave - Exploring the MiSTer & DE-…
 
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Ancient languages and modern usage What "old" programming language will you still be using this year? Topic and feedback notes: What "old" programming language will you still be using this year? Retro Computing News: ][-Vision: streaming video and audio for the Apple II Ne…
 
This is the annual group "megapodcast" recorded at KansasFest, from July 2019. The event draws quite a few podcasters, so we all sit in a room and talk for an hour. The KansasFest event itself is an annual gathering of Apple II enthusiasts, along with some others, for almost a week of "retrocomputing camp." It is held at Rockhurst University in Kan…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Michael Mulhern, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Desert island computer If you had to use a single retro computer exclusively for a full year as your only computer at home, what would you choose? Topic and feedback notes: IBM Semi-Automatic Ground Environment Stardot forum for Acorn and BBC Micros Gra…
 
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Challenges of the more recently obsolete. A bunch of older computers can almost interact with the modern environments, but not quite. For example eMates, old iMacs, etc. have wireless capabilities but require network protocols that are increasingly unsupport…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Uncollecting If you have to cut down (for whatever reason), how would you do it? Where would you start? Narrow focus on brands, models? Give away, sell? Topic and feedback notes: The Mysterious and Strange Origin of the Floppy Disk The countdown clock on the…
 
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Clearly, capacitors capacitate It's episode 0xC0. We talk about feedback. Topic and feedback notes: Sundog Resurrection Project One of Blake's capacitors failed Exidy Sorcerer II Fixing a TRS-80 Model 100 LCD issue Newly manufactured PC-1 LCDs are in Video o…
 
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
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Re: recapping How dangerous is it to keep our heads in the sand about failing capacitors on our vintage computers? How hard is it to fix them? Do we all need to learn how to do this? Topic and feedback notes: Let's talk about capacitor failure (ByteCellar) E…
 
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 at M…
 
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting Topic: Most innovative / forward-looking technology in the 60s/70s/80s Mostly, an excuse to talk about Douglas Englebart's "mother of all demos." But other topics are welcome too. Topic and feedback notes: The Mother of All Demos, Douglas Englebart (1968) Retrobits Podcast episode rev…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Revoking end of life status There have been a few modern updates to operating systems that were long done with development, e.g., ProDOS, GS/OS, DOS 4.1 in the Apple world. And new plugins and things made for old systems. Um. Thoughts? Topic and feedback notes: Sheep who …
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Quinn Dunki, and Jack Nutting Topic: Learning programming using retrocomputers Learning programming today using retrocomputing technology? Is this a good idea? Topic and feedback notes: Beginning Programming Using Retro Computing (Gerald Friedland) MicroM8 Usborne computer and coding books 8-bit guy complete Comm…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: The oldest software you’re still using What programs do you still find use for today that originated back in the hazy past? Why are you doing this to yourself? Topic and feedback notes: Xcode pipeline for Apple II development CROSS-CHASE JVC Floppy Disk Adapter MultiMed…
 
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.com…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting) and Carrington Vanston (not hosting) Topic: The eBay-er Necessities For finding retrocomputing-related stuff, eBay is the main place to go. How does it work? How can you find things? What should you be careful about? Turns out, there's a lot to say about this. Topic and feedback notes: PCW-8256: Guide for connecti…
 
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 MonsterFeet…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting) and Jack Nutting (not hosting) Topic: Virtual retrocomputing For things you can’t physically interact with, how would you like to see or experience retrocomputers? What’s important to you for, say, an internet-accessible museum? Photos, movies, emulation? In-browser? Documentation? “Everything, all the things” is …
 
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…
 
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Ken Gagne, and Paul Hagstrom Topic: Bring on 2019 What plans are on the horizon for 2019? [Perhaps the same question as “What didn’t you manage to get to in 2018?”] There are some new products, new archives, any plans about things that are newly available as of 2019? Can we make it through this without making the Ne…
 
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.com Ne…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, and Jack Nutting Topic: Feedback Lots of feedback (mostly links people sent in), so we go through some of that. Topic and feedback notes: PC Classic Doors and Dungeons Gaming Podcast TRS-80 Prototype tape system If PHP were British GuruNet for the Amiga Stagecast Creator The Coming Crisis in Home Comp…
 
Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Carrington Vanston Topic: OK. OK. What's next? How do you pick what to do next with your retro computer hobby and collection? Free time can be unpredictable, and sometimes projects get started and then stuck in limbo. Also, related - what is your “white whale” project that you’d like to do “someda…
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Getting and Regretting What vintage computer did you get... and regret? Topic and feedback notes: LowEndMac's Road Apples Our Founder Docubyte Macs in Austria need a home Retro Computing News: The Adventures of Captain Midnight: an Early History of Pay TV Scrambling …
 
Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Jack Nutting, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Playing today's games in 1000 years To what extent should "we" expect to be able to play the games of today in 1000 years.What challenges might there be? To what extent can the experience survive? Is there anythingwe can do to make this work? Topic and feedback notes: P…
 
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: Zork …
 
September 30, 2018. Panelists: Paul Hagstrom (hosting), Earl Evans, Michael Mulhern, and Carrington Vanston Topic: Having no topic didn't help In an attempt to keep the time under control, we skipped the host topic. Spoiler: It didn't work. Topic and feedback notes: EEVblog visits the Australian Computer Museum site, part 1 EEVblog visits the Austr…
 
This is the annual group "megapodcast" recorded at KansasFest, from July 2018. The event draws quite a few podcasters, so we all sit in a room and talk for an hour. This year's podcast involves surprisingly little discussion of the KansasFest event itself (which is an annual gathering of Apple II enthusiasts, along with some others, for almost a we…
 
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 Vans…
 
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…
 
Panelists: Michael Mulhern (hosting), Earl Evans, Paul Hagstrom, and Jack Nutting Topic: Museum, private collector, or hoarder? So, are you a museum, a private collector, or a hoarder? Really? Topic and feedback notes: Australian Computer Museum Society collections faces bulldozers Australian Computer Museum Society - Last days of the Villawood Sto…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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, how ma…
 
To listen to this episode, fill out form GRU3 using a #2 pencil and send it by postal mail no later than 8AM yesterday. Be sure to submit all forms in triplicate, in person, and in ink. Hosts: Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next episode: Moonmist…
 
Stick out your digital thumb and catch a ride with Kevin, Carrington, and special guest Charles Mangin as they try to answer the great Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything without using InvisiClues. Hosts: Kevin Savetz, Carrington Vanston, and Charles Mangin Find links, notes, and more episodes of Eaten By A Grue at MonsterFeet.com Next e…
 
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