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A retrospective of the Atari 8-bit home computer systems, the magazines that covered them, and a somewhat chronological review of games as they arrived on the platform.
||CleanEp. 21: May 1982: Fujirun||What I've been doing in the last year||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: Apr 1982: Jumpman||My favorite game||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: Mar 1982: Getaway!||Interview with Atari Star Award winner Mark Reid||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: Feb 1982: Flight Simulators, Part 2b||F-15 Strike Eagle! And helicopter sims.||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: Jan 1982: Shamus||Berzerk meets Robotron||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16: Dec 1981: Flight Simulators, Part 2a||First half of the military flight simulator roundup with Chris Olson||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15: Nov 1981: Reversi II||KansasFest summary, two guest magazine reviewers and two new magazines to the coverage||8/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: Special Episode: Game Draft #1||Special game draft episode with 4 Atari podcasters. Can you guess their themes?||6/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: Oct 1981: Missile Command||Armageddon comes home to the 8-bits||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12: Sep 1981: Flight Simulators, Part 1||Overview of civilian flight sims||5/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: Aug 1981: Interview with James Hague||Interview episode||4/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: Jul 1981: Interview with Chuck Bueche||Interview episode||3/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Jun 1981: Interview with Michael Current||Interview episode||3/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: May 1981: Eastern Front (1941)||After this, a break from strategy games for a bit||2/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: Apr 1981: Gem Drop (Homebrew)||Bill Kendrick's Homebrew||1/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Mar 1981: Sabotage||Atari port of Apple ][ classic||11/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Feb 1981: Jawbreaker||Pac-Man so good they got sued||11/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Jan 1981: Caverns of Mars||APX game goes gold||10/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: 1980, Part 2: Space Invaders||Let's finish off 1980||9/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: 1980, Part 1: Super Breakout||Let's blast through the first half of 1980||8/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: 1979: Star Raiders||An all-time classic game||8/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 0: Introduction||The zeroth episode||7/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Coverage of the magazine was good, and coverage of Star Raiders was even better. Look forward to more.
The Whispering Boob (Old School Computing and Modern Day UnFun"
I love to listen to retro computing podcast but this one is utterly unlistenable. Unless of course you like listening to a host whispering his disgust with late 70s/early 80's computer magazines because they are "sexist". Dude, those magazines are 30 years old! The host actually considered never reading them again - really?
Anyway, if you like your retro computing/gaming mixed with modern day political correctness, and don't mind listening to a low talker, then this one's for you!
An Atari retrospective.
This podcast offers a unique trip down memory lane for the Atari 8-bit computers. It reviews the Atari coverage in magazines of late ‘70s and early ‘80s, and the games published for the system. The magazines of that period were special in a way that would never fly today, with type-in games and apps along with absurdly detailed technical descriptions of how they worked. This podcast brings those old magazines and games alive once again.