Episode 20 – Jason Bradbury

Jason Bradbury is most well known for being a presenter on The Gadget Show, a show he hosted for 12 years.  I think its fair to say that he is the most geeky person I’ve had on the podcast, and possibly the most 80s one too!

We discuss 80s toys, fixing old computers, 80s music, building geeky electronics, breakdancing, DJ-ing, the Trick Stick, 80s icons and SO much more.

Spoken intro by Joe Gooch
Intro Music by Ben

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Episode 19 – Andy Remic

Andy is an addict – he is so addicted to his ZX Spectrum that he’s made two and a half films about it!  He’s also a published author with over 20 fantasy books to his name.

He discusses interviewing Spectrum game creators, writing fantasy, how he managed to get an interview with John Romero, and how to blag your way into posh locations to film things.

Spoken Intro by Duncan Newmarch.
Intro Music provided by Ben.
Swears are beeped out with different Spectrum game sound effects..

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Episode 18 – Michael Winslow (feat. Steve Guttenberg)

Michael Winslow is probably most well known for being Larvell Jones in Police Academy, the guy who made sound effects.  He had landed in the UK 4 hours earlier and kindly agreed to take part in two interviews, one of which was with me.  Shortly after recording the chat to Michael, Steve Guttenberg also agreed to one interview, but over the phone as he was on location in London.  He was on a short break in between filming, so he only had 5 minutes spare.  I asked as much as I could, but our chat was obviously quite short.

This chat with Michael was recorded in the bar area in the hotel that Michael and Steve were staying in, the day before they were guests at Manchester Comiccon, so please excuse the background clicking of glasses.

Intro Music provided by Ben.

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Episode 17 – Paul Bennett

Paul in one of my longest friends, not only in length of time but also in height.  I’ve known him since I was 5, which itself was in 1979.

At the time of recording this chat, back in late 2018, Paul was a successful music promoter.  In the 9 months between recording and releasing this chat, Paul has made the tough decision to leave music promotion, a job which I’m sure you can tell from his voice that he absolutely loved, and return to a normal day job.

Spoken Intro by Duncan Newmarch.
Intro Music provided by Ben.
“Name Removed” spoken by my Currah Microspeech.

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Episode 16 – Retro Laird

Retro Laird, or Kieren to fellow humans, is a huge Atari fan.  He is a writer for Retro Gamer, a writer for other YouTubers, an author of many books on old systems / games, and a a Pit Fighter (arcade game) champion.

This chat is from Play Expo Manchester in 2019.  Our chat took place at the back of the dining hall, so with the ambient noise you may experience hunger while listening. This is normal – just eat something and you’ll be fine.

Intro Music provided by Ben.

RetroLaird on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/user/LairdOfForsyth

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Episode 15 – Mike Quinn

Mike is someone whose name you may not have heard of, but whose work you will definitely know.  He is a puppeteer who worked under Jim Henson, performing characters on The Muppet Show, The Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock, and Labyrinth.   He was also one of Audrey 2’s lip sync puppeteers on Little Shop Of Horrors, and brought life to Nien Nunb, an unusual looking character from Return Of The Jedi…. the man is a behind-the-scenes puppeteering god!

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Spoken Intro by Duncan Newmarch

Intro Music provided by Ben.

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Episode 14 – Top Hat Gaming Man

Mr. Top Hat Gaming Man is a YouTuber.  He has a huge collection of consoles, computers and handhelds, and he’s a fan of R-Type, which is no bad thing.

This chat is from Play Expo Manchester in 2019. We took care to pick a quiet spot at the far end of the dining area for this interview, only to be joined a few minutes later by a man with 10 kids who all wanted pizza, so please excuse the background noise!

Intro Music provided by Ben.

Top Hat Gaming Man YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZiiGwQJ0ybsCcN3fyGBQCQ

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Episode 13 – Villordsutch (feat DJ Slope)

Villordsutch, or Rod in real life, was a geek in the 80s.  He built a Star Trek shrine, he had a ZX81 (which he still owns) and he was a Blake 7 fan.  Also, his mum ALMOST competed in The Olympics.

This episode features a short but necessary burst of DJ Slope from Slopes Game Room.

Spoken Intro by Duncan Newmarch

Intro Music provided by Ben.

Interval Music – Target Renegade by https://soundcloud.com/gordon-king

Villordsutch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/villordsutch

Featuring DJ Slope : https://www.youtube.com/user/djslopesroom

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Episode 12 – Retro Man Cave

Neil is the host of one of my favourite YouTube channels, Retro Man Cave.  The first video that I saw of his was the restoration of an Amiga on his Trash To Treasure series back in 2018, which was awesome.

This chat is from Play Expo Blackpool in 2018, only a few months after I had become aware of his sterling work.  We were sat in a corridor, so please excuse the background noise.

Intro Music provided by Ben.
Retro Man Cave on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/retromancave

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Episode 11 – Jonathan Sothcott

Jonathan is a modern day film producer who has a huge appreciation of the 80s.  He owned a Commodore 64, he can name ALL the Transformers and he was almost responsible for bringing back the Carry On films.

Spoken Intro by Duncan Newmarch

Intro Music provided by Ben

Interval Music :Phoenix Arcade Game by Digital Nomad

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