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The Retro Network Time Machine

Jason and Mickey on The Retro Network

The Retro Network Time machine is your vehicle to the past! Jason and Mickey transport you back to the time of Saturday Morning cartoons and Sears Catalogs. Back to when fast food came in styrofoam and the Mall was the only place to shop. Become a VIP on Patreon to listen to our After Hours podcast.

1992 Time Capsule
Jan 10 2022
1992 Time Capsule
Brought to you this week by →Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions←, a new novel inspired by the cartoons and toys of the 1980s. Visit the website and signup for updates on the release date (expected in the Fall of 2022), watch the teaser trailer, listen to the official theme song by Stan Bush, and read the free mini comic!TRN Time Machine travels back 30 years and put together an audio 1992 Time Capsule. Mickey recently posted a time capsule on Retro Ramblings which you can use to follow along while listening to this episode. We talk about important dates from world events, sports, technology, television, and more. We also touch on the economics with retail prices of consumer goods. You'll also hear the Top 10 most popular movies, songs, and television shows of the year and then finally, a few more notable pop culture facts. continue the conversation by submitting your memories of 1992 to @TRNsocial on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours is where you can get your Retro Rumble fix! Mickey pulls some specific matchups that were submitted by he and Jason to hash out during the show. You'll hear Colorforms vs. Shrinky Dinks, Young Elvis vs. Old Elvis, and the epic condiment battle Ketchup vs. Mustard! Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to The Retro Network Time Machine in your favorite podcast app and send your feedback to the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Retro Rumble: Round 8
Jan 3 2022
Retro Rumble: Round 8
Brought to you this week by →Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions←, a new novel inspired by the cartoons and toys of the 1980s. Visit the website and signup for updates on the release date (expected in the Fall of 2022), watch the teaser trailer, listen to the official theme song by Stan Bush, and read the free mini comic!TRN Time Machine time jumps across many years this week as Jason and Mickey get ready to rumble yet again! Using suggestions from our listeners, VIPs, TRN staff and our own, the hosts once again choose between two retro items in Retro Rumble: Round 8. Some battles that come up this week include some New Year's related matchups like Resolutions vs. No Resolutions and Sugar Bowl vs. Rose Bowl. Some other random matchups include Barq's vs A&W root beer, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors vs. M.A.S.K., Raiders of the Lost Ark vs. The Last Crusade, and MTV vs. VH1. Join us for another fantastic round of pop culture battles and be sure to submit your matchups to @TRNsocial on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours, What Have You Been Watching makes a comeback as Jason recently resubscribed to Netflix. The hosts discuss Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Game Over, Cobra Kai, and more. You'll also hear more about the movies they received for Christmas and how Mickey schedules to watch movies now. Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to The Retro Network Time Machine in your favorite podcast app and send your feedback to the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Retro Rumble: Christmas Edition
Dec 20 2021
Retro Rumble: Christmas Edition
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →Fun.com← Have the most fun this Christmas season by shopping at Fun.com! Find something for everyone on your list and save a little money by clicking the link here in today’s show notes! Save 20% OFF Your Entire Order now thru Jan 7th 2022. Just click over and a banner will pop up showing that TRN's promo link is activated. Choose from the holiday favorites like Ugly Christmas Sweaters, accessories, decor, collectibles, and everything you need to have a fun holiday season!TRN Time Machine gets in the holiday spirit this week with our Christmas edition of Retro Rumble! Jason welcomes his Thrift Store Horde pals Adam Pope (@Hojukoolander) and Kevin Decent (@MaskedLibrary) to the show in Mickey's absence to the Retro Rumble arena. Using suggestions from listeners, VIPs, TRN staff (and our own), the hosts choose between two items in Retro Rumble: Christmas Edition. Battles discussed this time include Rudolph vs. Frosty, Scrooge vs. The Grinch, Hot Cocoa vs. Egg Nog, White Christmas vs. Beach Christmas, and Christmas Vacation vs. A Christmas Story. Join us for another fantastic round of pop culture battles and be sure to send your matchups to @TRNsocial on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours, you'll hear More Christmas Rumbles! Adam and Kevin stick around to give their thoughts on matchups like Wonderful Christmastime vs. Last Christmas, Toboggan sleds vs. Disc Sleds, and Fudge vs. Peanut Butter Balls. Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
1991 Sears Wish Book
Dec 13 2021
1991 Sears Wish Book
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →Fun.com← Have the most fun this Christmas season by shopping at Fun.com! Find something for everyone on your list and save a little money by clicking the link here in today’s show notes! Save 20% OFF Your Entire Order now thru Jan 7th 2022. Just click over and a banner will pop up showing that TRN's promo link is activated. Choose from the holiday favorites like Ugly Christmas Sweaters, accessories, decor, collectibles, and everything you need to have a fun holiday season!Tis the season one of our favorite episodes of the year, a deep dive into all things pop culture through the pages of a Christmas catalog! This time we are traveling back 30 years to shop in the 800+ page 1991 Sears Wish Book catalog. Along with special guest Chad E. Young of HorrorMovieBBQ.com, your hosts will be taking a virtual shopping spree by selecting items from several predetermined categories. You'll hear us pick clothes, accessories, VHS tapes, Christmas items, and of course, TOYS!!! We're also leading of this year's shopping spree with the host sharing a gift with each other.Play along by clicking over to the 1991 Sears Wish Book on WishBookWeb.com and viewing all the items selected. You can also see our picks by visiting the show notes on TheRetroNetwork.com website. Let us know who compiled the best list for Santa! Leave us your feedback by tagging us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and guest Chad (@horrormoviebbq) on Twitter.Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours, Chad once again joins Jason and Mickey as they discuss several Weird Items and Funny Pictures in the 1991 Sears Wish Book. Everything from Laser Tag injuries to celebrity look-a-likes to weird products will be identified. Also, to lead off the show we'll be reading back reviews from the Weekly Movie Challenge which was to watch a Christmas movie. Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Retro Rumble: Round 6
Dec 6 2021
Retro Rumble: Round 6
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →Fun.com← Have the most fun this Christmas season by shopping at Fun.com! Find something for everyone on your list and save a little money by clicking the link here in today’s show notes! Save 20% OFF Your Entire Order now thru Jan 7th 2022. Just click over and a banner will pop up showing that TRN's promo link is activated. Choose from the holiday favorites like Ugly Christmas Sweaters, accessories, decor, collectibles, and everything you need to have a fun holiday season!TRN Time Machine time jumps across many years in this week's episode as Jason and Mickey get ready to rumble again! Using suggestions from our listeners, VIPs, TRN staff (and our own), the hosts once again choose between two retro items in Retro Rumble: Round 6. Some battles that come up this time around include Big Mac vs Whopper, NFL vs. College Football, Mickey Mouse vs. Bugs Bunny, and NWO vs DX. Join us for another fantastic round of pop culture battles and be sure to get your matchups sent in to @TRNsocial on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours, Mickey rants about Burger King and tells a story about a recent visit. Then, Jason and Mickey jump into the Weekly Movie Challenge featuring comedy films which features several from our listeners and a couple that your hosts watched. Plus, find out what the next weekly movie challenge will be! Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Retro Rumble: Thanksgiving Edition
Nov 22 2021
Retro Rumble: Thanksgiving Edition
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →Fun.com← Have the most fun this Christmas season by shopping at Fun.com! Find something for everyone on your list and save a little money by clicking the link here in today’s show notes! Save 20% OFF Your Entire Order now thru Jan 7th 2022. Just click over and a banner will pop up showing that TRN's promo link is activated. Choose from the holiday favorites like Ugly Christmas Sweaters, accessories, decor, collectibles, and everything you need to have a fun holiday season!Food Fight! TRN Time Machine is back with Retro Rumble: Thanksgiving Edition as Jason and Mickey choose between food battles for a special Thanksgiving themed episode! Using suggestions from our listeners, VIPs, TRN staff (and our own), Mickey sifts through the randomizer for food battles which will include Thanksgiving Meal vs. Thanksgiving leftovers, Turkey vs. Ham, Turkey vs Side Dishes, and other food battle like Krsipy Kreme vs. Dunkin', Hostess vs. Little Debbie, and Pizza Hut Lunch Buffet vs. Wendy's Superbar. Join us for another fantastic round of pop culture battles and be sure to send in your matchups @TRNsocial on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Videos referenced during the show:Tiny eats Dip DogsMickey Opening the 2018 Dino Drac PackAlso, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours, Mickey brings the Definitive List of the Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes so he and Jason can discuss. Then, onto the Weekly Movie Challenge featuring 1970s films! Hear what Mickey, Jason and others from the TRN family chose to watch this week for the challenge. Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
FREE PREVIEW: After Hours - Mickey Watches The Matrix
Nov 15 2021
FREE PREVIEW: After Hours - Mickey Watches The Matrix
It's FREE PREVIEW week for After Hours! Jason and Mickey are giving all of our TRN Time Machine listeners a chance to experience our weekly After Hours show which is typically released Monday nights at 6pm for our VIPs on Patreon. Instead, this week's show is being uploaded to the public TRN Time Machine feed so you can experience the laid-back and free flowing nature of the podcast.To lead off this week's After Hours, Mickey announces the Top 20 television series finales as a tie in from our Retro Rumble matchup. Then... FINALLY! After Jason has hounded him for two years to watch The Matrix, Mickey uses the Weekly Movie Challenge featuring 90s films to finally watch it! Listen to get his thoughts on the movie and all the other movie reviews submitted by listeners and TRN staff.Enjoy your free preview and if you would like to support The Retro Network, become a VIP on Patreon. At the $5 level, you unlock all exclusive content including the VIP Vault which contains our audio archive of over 100 podcasts and access to new weekly episodes of After Hours. You'll also get an invitation to our VIP Lounge chat on Slack where TRN staffers and other VIPs share life. Plus, you'll also get bonus videos and written features. $2 & $1 levels are also available to help support The Retro Network and allows you to join the VIP Lounge or get Patreon exclusive content. We hope you enjoy the After Hours free preview and will consider backing us this week.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Retro Rumble: Round 4
Nov 15 2021
Retro Rumble: Round 4
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →Fun.com← Have the most fun this Christmas season by shopping at Fun.com! Find something for everyone on your list and save a little money by clicking the link here in today’s show notes! Save 20% OFF Your Entire Order now thru Jan 7th 2022. Just click over and a banner will pop up showing that TRN's promo link is activated. Choose from the holiday favorites like Ugly Christmas Sweaters, accessories, decor, collectibles, and everything you need to have a fun holiday season!TRN Time Machine time jumps across many years in this week's episode as Jason and Mickey get ready to rumble again! Using suggestions from our listeners, VIPs, TRN staff (and our own), the hosts once again choose between two retro items in Retro Rumble: Round 4. Some battles that come up this time around include M.A.S.H. finale vs. Who Shot J.R.?, Happy Gilmore vs. Billy Madison, Toys R' Us vs. Kaybee, and Saturday Morning Cartoons vs. Weekday Afternoon Cartoons. Join us for another fantastic round of pop culture battles and be sure to get your matchups sent in to @TRNsocial on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours following up on a Retro Rumble matchup, Mickey lists the Top 15 TV Finales and the hosts discuss. Then, Jason and Mickey jump into the Weekly Movie Challenge featuring 1990s films which features Mickey's Review of The Matrix! For years, Jason has been trying to convince him to watch it and he finally complied. Plus, hear what Jason and others from the TRN family chose to watch for the challenge. Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Retro Rumble: Round 3
Nov 8 2021
Retro Rumble: Round 3
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →Fun.com← Have the most fun this Christmas season by shopping at Fun.com! Find something for everyone on your list and save a little money by clicking the link here in today’s show notes! Save 20% OFF Your Entire Order now thru Jan 7th 2022. Just click over and a banner will pop up showing that TRN's promo link is activated. Choose from the holiday favorites like Ugly Christmas Sweaters, accessories, decor, collectibles, and everything you need to have a fun holiday season!TRN Time Machine time jumps across many years in this week's episode as Jason and Mickey get ready to rumble again! Using suggestions from our listeners, VIPs, TRN staff (and our own), the hosts once again choose between two retro items in Retro Rumble: Round 3. Some battles that come up this time around include 1986 vs 1996, Pop Tarts vs. Toaster Strudel, 1980 USA Hockey Team vs 1992 USA Basketball Dream Team, and Domino's vs. Pizza Hut. Join us for another fantastic round of pop culture battles and be sure to get your matchups sent in to @TRNsocial on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours, Mickey lists the Top 10 Films from the '80s according to Flickchart and the hosts discuss the titles and ranking order. Then, Jason and Mickey jump into the Weekly Movie Challenge featuring 1980s films. Hear what the hosts chose to watch and others from the TRN family. Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Retro Rumble: Round 2
Nov 1 2021
Retro Rumble: Round 2
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →Fun.com← Have the most fun this Christmas season by shopping at Fun.com! Find something for everyone on your list and save a little money by clicking the link here in today’s show notes! Save 20% OFF Your Entire Order now thru Jan 7th 2022. Just click over and a banner will pop up showing that TRN's promo link is activated. Choose from the holiday favorites like Ugly Christmas Sweaters, accessories, decor, collectibles, and everything you need to have a fun holiday season!TRN Time Machine time jumps across many years in this week's episode as Jason and Mickey get ready to rumble again! Using suggestions from our listeners, VIPS and staff of The Retro Network (and our own), the hosts once again choose between two retro items in Retro Rumble 2. Some battles that come up this time around include Debbie Gibson vs. Tiffany, Rhonda Shear vs. Gilbert Gottfried, The Phantom vs. The Shadow, and 227 vs. Amen. Also, Jason adds a Royal Rumble countdown effect to set the mood for each matchup! Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week on After Hours, the hosts lead off with the What Have You Been Watching? segment which includes their latest streaming choices. We also issue a Movie Challenge to our VIPs. Then, its a few more Retro Rumble Bonus Matchups including the soda battle Dr. Pepper vs. Mr. Pibb! Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Retro Rumble: Round 1
Oct 25 2021
Retro Rumble: Round 1
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →HalloweenCostumes.com← the biggest & best selection of Halloween Costumes, Accessories & Decorations on the web! Click the promo link here in today’s show notes and save 20% OFF your entire order now thru November 6th 2021. Savings is automatically added to your cart so click the link here and start your Halloween season now!TRN Time Machine time jumps across many years in this week's episode as Jason and Mickey try another new topic! Using suggestions from the staff and VIPS of The Retro Network (and our own), they choose between two items at random in Retro Rumble. Clubber Lang vs Drago. Say Anything vs Pretty in Pink. Hulk Hogan vs Ric Flair. Which one will Jason and Mickey choose and why? Tune in to find out!Listen to TRN Halloween Special 2020Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week, Jason leads off with some streaming matchups including Pluto TV vs. Paramount+ and Roku vs. YouTube. And then we present an extended What Are You Watching? segment with reviews of several movies we watched this passed week. Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Movie Merch That Should've Happened
Oct 18 2021
Movie Merch That Should've Happened
Brought to you this week by →Retrodaze← and the →Retrodaze YouTube channel←And by →HalloweenCostumes.com← the biggest & best selection of Halloween Costumes, Accessories & Decorations on the web! Click the promo link here in today’s show notes and save 20% OFF your entire order now thru November 6th 2021. Savings is automatically added to your cart so click the link here and start your Halloween season now!TRN Time Machine time jumps across many years in this week's episode as Jason and Mickey try a new topic! The hosts spontaneously come up with Merchandise from Movies (and a few TV Shows) that should've been produced back in the day. Of course, toys is a popular topic but really any promotion is not off limits. Imagine Rock'em Sock'em Robots but with Rocky vs Drago, a Choose Your Own Adventure Book featuring Back to the Future, or a My Buddy knock-off that's My Bernie from Weekend at Bernie's! You get the idea. Many more ideas come to mind in this fun nostalgic chat.Also, join us for After Hours on Patreon every Monday night at 6pm EST! This week, Mickey concludes his Stevie the Tyrant stories with one recent interaction that suggests it's never too late for karma. Plus, listen to our What Are You Watching? segment to hear what the hosts have been streaming lately. Patreon VIPs at the $5 level unlock everything including After Hours and access to the VIP Vault containing the complete TRN Time Machine audio library and exclusive podcasts.Subscribe to TRN Time Machine and interact with us on social media @TRNsocial on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Contact the hosts directly on Twitter @RD80s for Jason and @Yesterdayville for Mickey. Would love to hear your thoughts on this episode and any future destinations you want TRN Time Machine to travel!Visit The Retro Network podcast page for every show on the network.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★