Episode 4 – Octav1us

Octav1us is a YouTuber who has a love of Horace (the hungry, skiing one.)  She reviews games, electronic toys and old things on her channel and loves her pet rats.  Out of everyone I’ve spoken to she gave the most thought to the question of C64, Amstrad or Speccy.

This chat was recorded in a corridor at Play Expo Blackpool, so please forgive the background noise.

Intro Music provided by Ben
Visit Octav1us on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/0ctav1usKitten

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Episode 3 – Pat Sharp (feat Bunty)

Pat Sharp was probably best knows as the presenter of Fun House, the kids TV show that ran for 12 years.  He has also been a radio DJ (his first job was at Radio One, which he wasn’t too fussed about!) and a Satellite Video Jockey.  I asked him what was actually in the Fun House gunge.. it isn’t good…

Spoken Intro by Joe Gooch
Spoken Intro Background Music by Chris Haugen
Intro Music provided by Ben
Interval Music : 1 bit Pirate
Intermission VO provided by Bunty from the Twitter Internets
Intermission Music : Itty Bitty 8 Bit by Kevin MacLeod

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Episode 2 – Games You Loved and Numskull

Chris (Games You Loved) and Ryan (Numskull) were both at Play Expo Manchester in May.  I decided to bother them with my unique* brand of questioning. 

They discuss their favourite arcade games, handheld consoles, the Pac-Man quarter scale arcade machine and I tell my Dragons Lair story yet again.

*below average

Music provided by Ben.

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Episode 1 – Mark Read aka B1rdy

Mark was the original creator and owner of 80sNostalgia.com.  He launched it in 1999, built it up and made it one of the most popular 80s sites in the world.  Then in 2004, despite being offered thousands of pounds for it, he gave it away to a complete stranger, for free.  Why?

Spoken Intro provided by Duncan Newmarch.
Theme music provided by Ben.
Shake and Vac advert used with permission from SC Johnson.

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Preview Episode 2 – Speccy, C64 or Amstrad?

Which was better – the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC 464 or the Commodore 64?

I asked a bunch of YouTube people, like Gaming Muso, Octav1us, Villordsutch, Nikki and Bunty and Derek Findas.  You may find a Jonathan Sothcott in there too!The 80sNostalgia Podcast launches on 9th June 2019. 

If you can’t wait until then, grab your DeLorean and set course for “The Future.”

Episode 0: The Preview

The 80sNostalgia podcast is launching June 2019. Send your ears some pleasing sounds by listening to the preview below. Its less than 3 minutes long and it features excerpts from some great chats: @illarterate talking about his least favourite mouse. @Octav1usKitten chatting about Horace. @GamingMuso making bizarre noises. @Horsenburger recreating

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Remember when everything was simpler? Before we had an electronic gadget for everything? Remember the days before we had face-activated portable telephones, before our cars could advise us on the best route to any destination? Before our fridges could access the internet and before we owned gadgets that listen to

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