TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads podcast

Two Men. Two Families. Two feet in the past. All eyes on the future!
TechnoRetro Dads.

Join Shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the 70s and 80s as they share the fun and fandom of their youth with their own families. Topics include TV, film, music, and games of the 70s and 80s as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars and TRON. TechnoRetro Dads are a blend of new and old as stories are passed down from one generation to the next.

If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!


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TechnoRetro Dads Popeye, Del Rey Books, Richard Hatch

TechnoRetro Dads: Popeye Catches Olive Oyl’s Heart for Valentine’s Day

TechnoRetro Dads love Captain Apollo from Battlestar Galactica, Popeye from the Video Game, Del Rey Books, and more on Valentine's Day.

TechnoRetro Dads: Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards Sends Aftershocks of 1977 Ten Million Years into the Future

Ralph Bakshi takes audiences millions of years into the future for a post-apocalyptic battle between magic and technology in Wizards.
Pink Panther

TechnoRetro Dads: Bubble Wrap, Groundhogs, a Rooster, and the Pink Panther

Henry Mancini's iconic theme immediately evokes images of The Pink Panther whenever and wherever it's heard.  Revisit this classic cartoon.
TechnoRetro Dads Captain Caveman

TechnoRetro Dads: Futuristic Space Shuttles and the Prehistoric Superhero, Captain Caveman

In 1977, the world's first superhero entered the modern age when three teenaged girls freed Captain Caveman from his prehistoric block of ice.
Starlog, Starcade, Star Trek

TechnoRetro Dads See the Stars with Starcade, Starlog, and Star Trek

Start your Monday morning holiday with 77 minutes of nostalgia for retro greatness from the stars with Starcade, Starlog, and Star Trek news.
TechnoRetro Dads Aftershocks of 1977

TechnoRetro Dads: Aftershocks of 1977

TechnoRetro Dads Pinpoint 1977 as the Epicenter of Earth-Shaking Events in Entertainment and Pop Culture with controversial Chronoseismometer.
new year 2016-2017 Goodbye, Princess Leia

TechnoRetro Dads: 2016-2017 Memories and Expectations (w/Carrie Fisher)

JediShua and shazbazzar bid adieu to 2016! They welcome 2017 with memories of the past year and hope for what's coming in the new year.
TechnoRetro Dads Rogue One reactions

TechnoRetro Dads: Initial Reactions to Rogue One

Get your TechnoRetro Connection as Rogue One makes forty years ago feel like today in what is perhaps the most successful prequel ever!
UnScrooged

TechnoRetro Dads: UnScrooged 4

A miserly man with no heart for the poor was hoarding his pounds and his pennies and more; And, rich though he was, he was sullen and sore -- and needed to listen to UnScrooged number four!
TechnoRetro Dads Frosty the Snowman

TechnoRetro Dads: Frosted Flakes or Frosty the Snowman — Which Is Grrrreatest?

Classic animation ranks high on the nostalgia meter in the magical Rankin/Bass Christmas special -- Frosty the Snowman.
The Year without a Santa Claus and Rogue One

TechnoRetro Dads: Two Misers, Rogue One, and The Year without a Santa Claus

JediShua is introduced to a remake of a Rankin/Bass special he first introduced to shazbazzar in The Year without a Santa Claus.
A Very Brady Christmas

TechnoRetro Dads: A Brady Bunch of Christmas Specials

JediShua and shazbazzar fondly remember the iconic sitcom mom Florence Henderson on The Brady Bunch and A Very Brady Christmas.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

TechnoRetro Dads: The Red-Nosed Misfit and the Sadistic Dentist

The Christmas season has officially begun as shazbazzar and JediShua remember the Rankin/Bass classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Who wouldn't want to eat with Mark Hamill?!

TechnoRetro Dads: Please Find the Sugar for JediShua’s Cranberry Sauce

JediShua and shazbazzar get prepped for the holiday weekend with turkey talk, cranberry sauce, family feasts, and a few musical numbers. As Thanksgiving nears, we would like to say, “Thank You,” to our EarBuds, SuperFriends, and contributors to TechnoRetro Dads.  We’ve had a lot of fun releasing podcasts and hearing back from you over the years.  Thank you for your support.        Please Find Some Sugar for JediShua's Cranberry Sauce! On this Monday sandwiched between Life Day and Turkey Day, shazbazzar and JediShua are feeling somewhat musically inclined (but you’ll have to be the judge of that) as the ‘Dads

The TechnoRetro Dads Holiday Special Remix Special Edition (2016)

JediShua and shazbazzar are joined by a full cast of characters for an audio remake of The Star Wars Holiday Special (more or less).
cinnamon toast crunch donut

TechnoRetro Dads: The Hunt for a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Donut with the Cereal Connoisseur

Canadian SuperFriend and Cereal Connoisseur Sheldon Norton and his son Chase stay out late looking for the Cinnamon Toast Crunch donut.
TechnoRetro Dads Time Bandits

TechnoRetro Dads: Time Bandits and Rogue One Trading Cards with Steve Glosson

We've traveled through time as October changed to November, Daylight Saving Time ended, and Artoo-Detoo is involved in a Time Bandits heist!
TechnoRetro Dads Spooktacular 2016

TechnoRetro Dads: Spooktacular 2016

Halloween has arrived with Groovie Goolies, Square Pumpkins, Martian Invaders, Teenage Witches, and Ghostbustin' Apes on this Spooktacular!
The Hilarious House of Frightenstein on TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

JediShua and shazbazzar welcome Cereal Connoisseur Sheldon for a creepy, campy expedition to The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
RetroZap TechnoRetro Dads Falling Leaves

TechnoRetro Dads: Leave the Raking to Us

JediShua and shazbazzar remember when falling leaves became toys for making crash cushions, obstacle courses, and cool fortresses.

TechnoRetro Dads: Awesome Magic Mix (Awesome Mix Vol 5)

JediShua and shazbazzar wander through witchy woods in search of the perfect Halloween costume and discover some magical music.

TechnoRetro Dads: Which Witch Watches The Worst Witch

How do you know she's a witch?  Well, if she weighs less than a duck, burn her!  But how do you know if she's the worst witch?  Ask Umbridge.
Crocodile Dundee

TechnoRetro Dads: Fall into Spring Down Under with Crocodile Dundee

Hop on a kangaroo, put your bowie knife in the pouch and get ready to wrestle giant reptiles and the New York nightlife in Crocodile Dundee.

TechnoRetro Dads: Hoist the Black(light) Flag and Talk Like a Pirate Day

Arrrrg, mateys! The secret of the scoundrelous booty this morning is wearing your pirate garb and heading to Krispy Kreme with your crew.

TechnoRetro Dads: Little China Is in Big Trouble with Brews and Blasters’ Joe Tavano in Boston

JediShua and shazbazzar welcome Joey-Wan Kenobi back to TechnoRetro Dads for a brief chat about Big Trouble in Little China.

TechnoRetro Dads: Goodbye, Mr. Wilder. Adieu. Aufwiedersehen. Gesundheit. Farewell.

JediShua and shazbazzar bid adieu to Gene Wilder -- perhaps the gentlest comedic mind of our time as the iconic, sadistic candy man.
Clash of the Titans Percy vs the Kraken

TechnoRetro Dads: Percy vs the Kraken in Clash of the Titans (1981)

JediShua and shazbazzar remember and revisit Clash of the Titans thirty-five years after seeing it in theaters for the very first time.

TechnoRetro Dads: There Be Dragons Here with Pete’s Dragon

Chris Hamilton from Star Wars KidsCast joins shazbazzar and JediShua to talk about dragons and remember the original Pete's Dragon from 1977.
TechnoRetro Dads Back to School

TechnoRetro Dads Go Back to School

School is back in session for the TechnoRetro Kids, so shazbazzar and JediShua remember the beginning of the school year in the 70s & 80s.
Transformers: The Movie

TechnoRetro Dads Talk Transformers: The Movie with Steve Glosson

Steve Glosson leaves the GOLiverse to remember Transformers: The Movie with shazbazzar and JediShua for 86 TechnoRetro minutes of fun.
TechnoRetro Dads Ghostbusters

TechnoRetro Dads: Ghostbusters Past, Present, and Refried

The recent Ghostbusters remake/reboot begs the question, "What if 1984's Ghostbusters was a remake of The Ghost Busters?"
TechnoRetro Dads at Flashback Games Retro Arcade

TechnoRetro Dads Take a Road Trip to Flashback Games Retro Arcade

Flashback Games Retro Arcade is the main destination of this truly TechnoRetro Road Trip in Atlanta.
Awesome Hero Mix Vol 4 TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: Awesome Hero Mix (Vol 4)

From Spider-Man to Titanium Man, with the Hulk, the Atom, and Shazam in between, this Awesome Hero Mix is super!
JediShua Day TechnoRetro Dads LEGO Star Wars

TechnoRetro Dads: JediShua Day with Star Wars, LEGO, and Stars on 45

JediShua turns 45 today, and for a change, he won't be celebrating at 7-11.  He's off to Disney World!
TechnoRetro Dads Independence Day

TechnoRetro Dads: Independence Day is July 4th

Celebrate the Fourth of July with twenty year-old alien technology from Independence Day and get ready for the Resurgence this year.

TechnoRetro Dads: Canadiana Extravaganza Spectacular

Canadians continue their tradition of putting their holidays before American holidays in their quest for total domination of North America. It's Canada Day.
Dragonslayer 1981 TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: Dragonslayer, Draggin’ Milk, and Apple Jacks

Dragonslayer was a technical breakthrough and a storytelling masterpiece thirty-five years ago.  JediShua and shazbazzar see how it holds up today.
Swingsets, Star Wars, and SuperFriend Cris Macht

TechnoRetro Dads: Swingsets, Star Wars, and SuperFriend Cris Macht

Summer is in swing -- full swing -- as shazbazzar and JediShua recall fun in the sun in the backyard swingsets of their youth.
Raiders of the Lost Ark 35th Anniversary

TechnoRetro Dads and the Fantastic Archaeologist

Join TechnoRetro Dads for a bonus-length fantastic adventure with Raiders of the Lost Ark in the name of fortune and glory! Beginning with The Ballad of Indiana Jones by High Adventure, this episode is limited only by your imagination.
TechnoRetro Dads with Michael Witwer and rockin' movie soundtracks

TechnoRetro Dads: Eponymous Space Camp and Plot-Literal Soundtracks

Queen was tops at '80s movie soundtracks with Flash Gordon and Highlander, but Huey Lewis, Kenny Loggins, and Ray Parker, Jr. got in on the action, too.We also watch Space Camp.
Top Gun TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: Top Gun – Take Flight with a Blue Light

Was Top Gun an action movie or a chick flick? JediShua and shazbazzar revisit the top money-making movie of 1986 through thirty year-old lenses.

TechnoRetro Dads: Welcome to The Jungle Book

With The Jungle Book in theaters, shazbazzar and JediShua revisit Disney's animated classic and Jon Favreau's remake with their kids, spreading the fun of fandom of their youth with their families.

TechnoRetro Dads: A Bear, Some Books, & Summer Break

Technical difficulties continue to plague TechnoRetro Dads this week, but Chris Salton's Teddy Ruxpin covered the co-host spot by reading Pete's Dragon while JediShua reads along with The Star Wars Story from 1977.
Captain America and Marvelous May

TechnoRetro Dads: Captain America and Marvelous May

May the Fourth will be with you Wednesday, but today shazbazzar and JediShua look forward to Captain America: Civil War by looking back to the various incarnations of Captain America in movies.
trix

TechnoRetro Dads: Trix, Tricks, and Trucks

Did General Mills trick us into thinking we could have the same fruitilicious flavor in TRIX without the artificial colors and flavors?  The EarBuds and their tastebuds will be the judge.

TechnoRetro Dads: Newsapalooza

It's Monday.  It's Tax Day.  But it's also a day to look forward to the future with tons of great TechnoRetro NEWS in this Newsapalooza!

TechnoRetro Dads: The FlashBuck Menace and Home Video Releases

Similarities with 1930s serials sound effects cause confusion with Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon and their impact on the Star Wars movies in 77 minutes of The FlashBuck Menace.
Star Wars Droids comics

TechnoRetro Dads: Droids and the HoloLens

As the heyday of Star Wars was ending its run of nearly ten years, Marvel Comics tried to continue the look and feel of the Nelvana Droids cartoon in a short-lived series under the "Star Comics" banner.

SPECIAL REPORT: TechnoRetro Dads are Missing

The TechnoRetro Kids "Light the Sky on Fire" as they blast off for High Adventure in search of their missing TechnoRetro Dads.  Mystery, controversy, and herpetology ensue as the "Kids pursue their 'Dads on their Fourth Fools" Day.

TechnoRetro Dads: Mr Microphone and the Money Pit

Wake up from your sugar-addled, post-Easter dreams, EarBuds!  JediShua and shazbazzar will get you out of your money pit as they broadcast over an FM radio with Mr. Microphone.

TechnoRetro Dads in Spring: Bicycle Rides and Blooming Azaleas

Spring is here and TechnoRetro Dads want to ride their bicycles!  Get ready for two-wheeled memories of warm weather days in the sunshine of youth with your own bicycle.

TechnoRetro Dads: Pi Day Music Special

How many digits of pi can you recite?  After listening to today's episode of TechnoRetro Dads, you're gonna be able to sing many, many more.  Enjoy rounds of circular reasoning and terrific tunes with shazbazzar and JediShua.

TechnoRetro Dads Remember 30 Years of Highlander with Michael Nipp

Who Wants to Live Forever when It's a Kind of Magic with just One Year of Love?  JediShua and shazbazzar watch Highlander again with special guest Michael Nipp.
SMORZ and Enemy Mine on Leap Day

TechnoRetro Dads Leap into S’more Enemy Mines

This Leap Day, take a leap back to 1985 to remember Enemy Mine and witness its similarities to last week's episode of Star Wars Rebels: "The Honorable Ones."

TechnoRetro Dads Celebrate 50 Years of The Monkees with SuperFriend Richard Woloski

Tune in for a very retro trip with the local rock band down the street as they try hard to learn their song as shazbazzar, JediShua, and Richard Woloski celebrate fifty years of The Monkees!

TechnoRetro Dads Get Footloose on Presidents’ Day

Can you connect JediShua and shazbazzar to Kevin Bacon in six degrees?  If you count this episode of TechnoRetro Dads, you might.  Kick off your Sunday shoes and get Footloose with us this Monday morning!
TechnoRetro Dads LOVE 1984's Romancing the Stone

TechnoRetro Dads: Love & Valentine’s Day Advice – RetroZap!

Love, exciting and new.  Come Aboard. We're expecting you. Love, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you. The Love Boat soon will be making another run. The Love Boat promises something for everyone
TechnoRetro Dads, G I Joe

TechnoRetro Dads Celebrate G I Joe Day!

G I Joe has occupied department store shelves and toy boxes for over fifty years.  Today, shazbazzar and JediShua celebrate G I Joe Day with memories of Hasbro toys and laser-filled, missile-launching cartoons featuring COBRA and Destro.

TechnoRetro Dads: Three Men and the Origins of Rey

Who is Rey?  Where did she come from?  Who are her parents?  We sit down with Joe Tavano in an attempt to get to the bottom of the newest Star Wars puzzle.
labyrinth, TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: Remembering Labyrinth’s Goblin King

We remember David Bowie as the Goblin King in Labyrinth.

TechnoRetro Dads: The Technology Episode

The buzz around last CES last week in Las Vegas got us thinking about technology. Then we got sidetracked by silliness.