Best Retrocomputing podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Retro Computing Roundtable
 
Retrocomputing podcast about the Atari 8-bit line of personal computers
 
Dr Strangelove Retrogaming: PODCASTS (2017-12-02 19:39:40 +0000 UTC)
 
Historian and loudmouth Jason Scott shares stories of technology, retrocomputing, documentary filmmaking, and general schennanigans from his decades of travels and research. From experiences on the road while shooting documentaries to often-obscure points of order, Jason keeps a fast-moving pace and even he doesn't know where we're ending up at the end.
 
Dr Strangelove Retrogaming: FLASHPODCASTS (2017-12-02 19:41:02 +0000 UTC)
 
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 
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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 ...…
 
The Christopher March and Heimdall Episode: Losing Chris March, Getting Hired For Doing The Wrong Thing, Scripting and Scripting Languages, The Boundaries of Scripting, DUMPTRUCK, Heimdall, Heimdall's Secret, A Memorial Moment with Pat. An episode about Chris March, who I worked with at the beginning of my UNIX Career, and whose masterpiece, He ...…
 
The Cowicature Episode: I Needed the Money, Two Pens and Paper, Sketch the Cow, Harvard Square, Territories, No Woman No Cry, What Caricatures Are, Very Little Udder Assault, The Clown, Street Vendor Shutdown. I spent a couple summers doing caricatures for money out as a street performer. Here's my thoughts on that. Before anybody asks, this so ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 Mult ...…
 
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 ...…
 
En este debate pondremos encima de la mesa los pros y contras de cada plataforma. Por un lado, los PCs, mucho más superiores en el plano técnico que las consolas, pero también más caros y dejados de lado por la industria. Las consolas, en cambio, cada vez con menos identidad propia pero con un precio inigualable. De la mano de Arcademaniac, Sat ...…
 
The Time Episode. Was it all worth it?
 
The Postal Zine Episode: National Lampoon, Adult Comics, Fooled Them, Forbidden Mail, Forbidden Subjects, Catalogs, Books, Power and Revenge, Factsheet Five, Gunderloy, Anarchy, Factsheet Five's Big Party, Internet, Zines, PDFs. Also: The Tax Treadmill. An episode about my relationship (and others) to postal-based forbidden things, including ac ...…
 
The Robert Hoquim Extra Episode: A Small Homework Assignment, A Fascinating Story, The Man in the FBI Hat, What Stories Change in Us, The Story I Won't Tell, A Book Yet Unwritten I Want to Read. This episode is a little different in that it has a homework assignment: I ask folks to go listen to Episode 30 of Reply All, which I appear in and whi ...…
 
The EsnesnoN Episode: High School Reboot, Humor Magazines, Nonsense, A Fun and Saturated Publication Landscape, John, 30 Mile Commute, Humor Column, Ripoff Photo, EsnesnoN, Janitor, Ed Barlow, Printing With a 3 Day Delay, 3 Issues, Beyond Highschool, 10th Anniversary, Collaboration's Shadow. The first issue of EsnesnoN is here: https://archive. ...…
 
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 conn ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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” ...…
 
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 ...…
 
The Kickstarter Episode: Successful Sabbatical, Starting a Three-Pack, What Happened, A Job To Be Me, The Sacrifice, The End, The Loot, The Beginning. After a lot of thought and a number of sleepless nights, I ended the kickstarter campaign that I've had running for seven years. I thought I would talk about what inspired me to go about it in th ...…
 
The 50th Episode: A Short Review of How We Got Here, What the Podcast Has Done For Me, Another Kind of 50, 50 More, Thank You. 50 podcast episodes have been released for this series. It's a milestone, and something I'm happy to have been part of for the last year and a half. Thank you for supporting this and helping me dig out of the mess and g ...…
 
The Don Joyce and Negativland Episode: A Cut-Up Record, Big 10-8, Negativland, Over the Edge, A Private Song in a Jamaican Club, Mark Hosler, Negativland Sleepover, Don's New Hangout, Goodbye Don, Moving the Archives, A Little More. An episode about my favorite band and one of its members, Don Joyce, who spent over 30 years making a radio maste ...…
 
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 th ...…
 
The Leisure Suit Larry Episode: Al Lowe's Auction, Leisure Suit Larry History, SCUMMVM/AGI, How Scripting Works, Deciding to Read The Source, Twitch.tv/textfilesdotcom, More Than Six, ASMR, Jason Makes It, Preservation's Open Questions. That was a heck of a way to spend a Tuesday.
 
En los años 90, SNK y Capcom libraron una feroz batalla por el dominio del Arcade. Uno de los protagonistas de este conflicto fue Street Fighter II, que pareció arrasar con todo y provocó la respuesta de SNK con la saga King of Fighters. Esto también ocurrió con títulos de otros géneros como Beat'em ups, Shooters, Plataformas y Run'n Gun. En es ...…
 
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 ...…
 
The Technical Interview Episode: Answering your requests, the nature of an interview, the ultimate meaning of your interviews, quality check, pre-interview, the 10 questions, like two musicians, post-interview, the final destination, Apple II crack screens forever. Folks asked me to talk a little more about the lessons I've learned doing about ...…
 
The Speedrunning Episode: A Very-Ill-Advised Car Ride, World Record Progression, Speedrunning, The Rules, The Glory, The Glitches, The Thrills, Summoning Salt, Quake Done Quick, Grenade Speedups and Bunny Hops, History Lost, Games Done Quick, Time. Summoning Salt's Youtube Channel is here. The most recent Quake Done Quick (Quake Done Quickest) ...…
 
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 ...…
 
The Failed ISP Episode: That Time I Ran an ISP, ISPs Versus BBSes, The Idea of COW.NET and COW-TOWN, Ancient Equipment, Computers In Cow Fields, Unexpected Additional Users, Dee, The Distillery, Sun 3/280, The Debt, The Downfall, The Crazy Leap. Also: The Two-Story Internet.
 
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 “so ...…
 
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 Scrambl ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 note ...…
 
An episode about two of my more unusual interviews for the BBS Documentary.
 
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 ...…
 
Es lógico amontonar cientos de juegos en una estantería y gastarse miles de € en ellos cuando se puede jugar gratuitamente? Existe un coleccionismo enfermizo de videojuegos? Es normal que se paguen cantidades indecentes de dinero por papeles y electrónica obsoleta? Hay niveles de "locura" en el coleccionismo? Un debate apasionante sobre el cole ...…
 
The Radio Radio Episode: WECB and WERS, Emerson College, 1980 Radio Visit, WECB and the 18 Hour Shift, Fired, WERS, Alternative Parameters and Kelly Rafuse, Live Music Week, A Little Over the Top With The Sorting. An episode about my radio days, thoughts on radio, and the most radical sort I think I've ever done.…
 
The Personal Philosophy Episode: Fan Mail, Philosophy, Life Changes, Sharing Information, Vulnerability, The Commodore Pet, Narratives, The Hidden and Unhidden, A Lost Month, 50, This Life.
 
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 A ...…
 
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. ...…
 
The Podsucker Episode: The Need to Save Textfiles, The Story of Podcasts, Why Save Them, Building the Podsucker, 3 years of Podcasts, Finding the Drives, Thoughts on a Money Sense.
 
The Commodore 64 Emulator Episode: I missed the C64, a Commodore Announcement, VICE and a Difficult Birth, Sgeo to the Rescue, An Hour at the Scollans, Demoscene, A Depth of History, What Happens Upon Announcement. Thanks to everyone, Sgeo especially, for all the work they've put into the project behind this episode's announcement. It wouldn't ...…
 
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 ...…
 
El eterno debate de los jugones; es recomendable emplear el sistema original para no desvirtuar la experiencia de juego o es simple postureo? Los emuladores mejoran el comportamiento de juegos originales o les quitan los matices? Con la participación de Muramasa, Art, ArcadeManiac, Playerone y Saturnino. Moderado por el Dr. Strangelove.…
 
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…
 
The HarvardNet Episode (Part 2): Quitting HarvardNet, A Most Saucy Letter, Two Paychecks No Job, HarvardNetSucks.com, SLAPP Lawsuit, Vinny Bono the Furious Angel, "Winning", Brian. I can stop thinking about HarvardNet now! Thanks for that gift. Onward to positive things.
 
The HarvardNet Episode (Part 1): The Next Thing, A Game Engine-Worthy Datacenter, Life at HarvardNet, The Real Internet, Food Locker, Basement, DVD Bonus, The Big Fraud, Eyeing the Door, Brian's Bravery. A two-part episode about HarvardNet, the ISP I worked at for one year. Either nothing shocks you or it probably all shocks you. Either way: Th ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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