Launch the Ball - Pinball & Classic Video Arcade Games
By David Trotter and Imoto Harney
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Welcome to the Launch the Ball Podcast where we take you on a behind-the-scenes journey of producing the first feature film centering on the culture of pinball and video arcades since the 1980s. Hosted by Imoto Harney and David Trotter, the show features interviews with cast members, legends of retro gaming, arcade owners and enthusiasts, and film updates.
||Clean008: Tim Moyers - Near Flawless Custom Restorations of Pinball Machines||In this episode, David interviews Tim Moyers, a psychotherapist, professor, and private collector of pinball machines with a passion for custom restorations that have to be seen in person to be fully appreciates. Over the past year, Tim has...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Billy Mitchell - He's Hotter Than His Sauce||In this episode, Imoto and David interview Billy Mitchell, the legend of retro video games. Among his many achievements, Billy is known for earning the first perfect score of 3,333,360 points on the original Pac-Man arcade game in July 1999. Best...||10/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Lonnie McDonald – A Knight’s Crusade to Joust Buzzards in All 50 States||In this episode, Imoto and David interview Lonnie McDonald, the World Champion of Joust, who played for 24 hours in the early 1980's and received this acclaimed designation from the manufacturer of the game, Williams. In 2011, after a 27-year hiatus...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005: Kalan Harvest - What It Takes to Run an Underground Arcade||In this episode, Imoto and David interview Kalan Harvest, co-owner and operator of Arcade 2084 in Anaheim, California. He shares how the underground arcade speakeasy got started and what it takes to run it on a weekly basis as well as his shift from...||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Joel West - His Quest to Play Frenzy for 100 Straight Hours||In this episode, Imoto and David interview Joel West, a legend in the classic gaming community, having been featured in the infamous 1982 LIFE magazine photo spread featuring video game superstars. He is the first player to hold five simultaneous Twin..||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003: Richie Knucklez - The King of Arcades||In this episode, Imoto and David interview Richie Knucklez, owner of a well-known arcade in Flemington, New Jersey. He has a strong following in the retro video gaming community based on his appearance in various documentaries including The King...||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Don Johnson - Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show||In this episode, Imoto and David interview Don Johnson, founder of the Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show, about last weekend's event. We hear how he got started with his collection of games and what led to the beginning of the show. Don't miss him...||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: John Weeks - How He Collected 1100 Pins and Vids||In this episode, Imoto and David interview John Weeks, the founder of Museum of Pinball and Arcade Expo, about his first experience playing pinball in 1975, why he closed his arcade in the 1980s, and how he collected over 1100 pinball machines and...||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Pin ball is cool
I love pin ball so much and this podcast shows me that classic arcade games are awesome.
Super Excellent Podcast
I'm glad I found this podcast, they're both great and Imoto's enthusiasm is pure joy. I listen to over 100 podcasts and it's extremely rare that I find an episode so good that I have to click "save" on it so I can easily find it and go back and listen again, "episode 3, the Richie Knucklez interview." Keep it up guys, great podcast.