Analog Spectrum

Analog Spectrum (AKA Doug and Tony)

Analog Spectrum – Doug and Tony - are two Gen X 50-something guys who have managed to stay friends for around thirty years. They enjoy analyzing and debating entertainment, (pop) culture, and the general concepts of society through their unique, often retrospective, lens. They may know some things, but they don’t know a lot. They are doing this strictly for fun. Take that as a warning that you probably shouldn’t expect much; however, if we’re super fortunate, they might be able to bridge the gap between the analog years and our current digital days while providing an interesting perspective on several fascinating and noteworthy topics that clearly don’t matter all that much. email us at analogspectrum@gmail.com -- Twitter: @analogspectrum -- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnalogSpectrumDT read less
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Episodes

Podcast 62: Car Restoration! AC Cobra and WRX (Part Two)
Sep 11 2023
Podcast 62: Car Restoration! AC Cobra and WRX (Part Two)
As promised, here is part two of our first automotive restoration podcast. "Part two of our first…" That doesn't make a lot of sense, but we've never been accused of making sense! I digress. In this episode, we peer under the hood of Tony's rapidly burgeoning WRX obsession. If you remember from the last episode, Doug is already several miles down the restoration road. Tony, on the other hand, has yet to leave the garage. Of course, that doesn't stop him from pontificating on his experiences up to this point. Also, lucky us, he's going to tell us all about the history of Subaru and what makes a boxer engine so special. Try not to fall off the edge of your seat while losing your mind with excitement! Clearly, this is one of the best "guys that don't know a lot about cars talking about cars" podcasts ever! If you like our show, please subscribe, rate, and review us on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening! Email us: analogspectrum@gmail.com Tweet at us: @analogspectrum The Analog Spectrum website: https://analogspectrumdt.podbean.com/ The Analog Spectrum Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/AnalogSpectrumDT The Analog Spectrum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7Btu3GbsOWZYT1yCp8CaQ #analogspectrum #genX #opinionshow #podcast #youtubepodcast #50something #videopodcast #commentary #movies #TV #television #middleaged #oldmen #entertainment #podcaster #podcastshow #podcastersofyoutube #podcasters #applepodcasts #comedy #interview #podcastlife #newpodcast #soundcloud #youtube #podcasting #spotifypodcast #spotify #accobra #accobrakitcar #2003WRXwagon #WRX #subaru #subaruWRX #carrestoration
Podcast 58: We Discuss ”Dungeons and Dragons: Honor AmongThieves”
Aug 7 2023
Podcast 58: We Discuss ”Dungeons and Dragons: Honor AmongThieves”
Get ready for an epic journey back to the heart of their gaming origins with this week's thrilling episode of Analog Spectrum! Join the dynamic trio of Doug, Tony, and the ever-entertaining Drew, as they delve into their beloved past of Dungeons and Dragons – a defining part of their teenage and young adult years. But that's not all! The excitement reaches new heights as they tackle the buzz surrounding the Dungeons and Dragons movie, currently available on Paramount+. Tony, being the dedicated movie buff, already holds a subscription to Paramount+, making it the perfect opportunity for the podcasting posse to put their skepticism to the test. With suspense building, they embark on an epic movie-watching adventure together. Did the movie meet their expectations? Did it stir their nostalgia in all the right ways, or did it miss the mark? And of course, did differing opinions spark heated debates among the trio? All these intriguing questions will be answered in this must-listen episode of the podcast! Tune in now to immerse yourself in the enthralling world of Analog Spectrum as they share their unfiltered thoughts and exhilarating insights on this much-anticipated cinematic experience. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind journey as they venture into a realm of adventure, fantasy, and camaraderie! Email us: analogspectrum@gmail.com Tweet at us: @analogspectrum The Analog Spectrum website: https://analogspectrumdt.podbean.com/ The Analog Spectrum Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/AnalogSpectrumDT The Analog Spectrum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7Btu3GbsOWZYT1yCp8CaQ #analogspectrum #genX #opinionshow #podcast #youtubepodcast #50something #videopodcast #commentary #movies #TV #television #middleaged #oldmen #entertainment #podcaster #podcastshow #podcastersofyoutube #podcasters #applepodcasts #comedy #interview #podcastlife #newpodcast #soundcloud #youtube #podcasting #spotifypodcast #spotify #artificalintelligence #ChatGPT #Apple #Google #AppleVisionPro #Paramount+ #DungeonsandDragons #DungeonsandDragonshonoramongthieves #ChrisPine #MichelleRodriguez
Podcast 57: Artificial Intelligence and Chat CPT
Jul 31 2023
Podcast 57: Artificial Intelligence and Chat CPT
In this week's episode, Tony, Doug, and Drew (still sitting in the guest chair) took on the intriguing world of artificial intelligence and ChatGPT! Tony unleashed a rant about Apple being a bunch of virtue-signaling capitalists using slave labor, and Doug didn't hold back either, calling Google out on similar shenanigans. If you're wondering if they've ever even tried GPT, the answer is "yep!" They got their hands dirty with that chunk of AI! Tony pretty much admits to using it all the time. Scary-smart yet surprisingly helpful, it's a double-edged sword that had them both intrigued and a tad uneasy. Join them as they share their quirky experiences with this AI marvel while trying to keep their wits intact. Editor's note: I tried to get Chat GPT to write this intro. The above is a highly edited facsimile of what it gave me. So, yeah…it wasn't great. Also, here is the prompt we put into Chat GPT: Write a short story using the following parameters: My hero is an ordinary man, he works as an auto mechanic, but he's been thrust into the world of espionage. He must find his girlfriend who's been taken for organ harvesting, it is set in the near future, and the world is on the brink of an apocalypse. While he is inexperienced, he is a brawler and knows how to handle small guns. The genre is science fiction. Email us: analogspectrum@gmail.com Tweet at us: @analogspectrum The Analog Spectrum website: https://analogspectrumdt.podbean.com/ The Analog Spectrum Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/AnalogSpectrumDT The Analog Spectrum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7Btu3GbsOWZYT1yCp8CaQ #analogspectrum #genX #opinionshow #podcast #youtubepodcast #50something #videopodcast #commentary #movies #TV #television #middleaged #oldmen #entertainment #podcaster #podcastshow #podcastersofyoutube #podcasters #applepodcasts #comedy #interview #podcastlife #newpodcast #soundcloud #youtube #podcasting #spotifypodcast #spotify #artificalintelligence #ChatGPT #Apple #Google #AppleVisionPro
Podcast 55: We Discuss ”Open World Gaming”
Jul 10 2023
Podcast 55: We Discuss ”Open World Gaming”
In this week's episode, Drew joins our Dynamic duo as they dive headfirst into the captivating vistas of open-world gaming. From the thrilling landscapes of Horizon: Zero Dawn to the highly anticipated Hogwarts Legacy and the futuristic realm of Cyberpunk 2077, no virtual stone is left unturned. But wait, there's more! Our intrepid trio tackles the burning questions: Are open-world games becoming too vast for their own good? Why do some games hit the shelves before they're truly ready? And brace yourself for some sizzling hot takes on the love-hate relationship with gaming giants like Blizzard, EA, and Activision. Plus, Rockstar Games has mastered the art of patience when it comes to releasing a masterpiece. Why can't other game developers do the same? So grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and enjoy another episode from Analog Spectrum, where the classic era meets digital chaos in the most entertaining way possible. If you like our show, please subscribe, rate, and review us on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening! Email us: analogspectrum@gmail.com Tweet at us: @analogspectrum The Analog Spectrum website: https://analogspectrumdt.podbean.com/ The Analog Spectrum Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/AnalogSpectrumDT The Analog Spectrum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7Btu3GbsOWZYT1yCp8CaQ #analogspectrum #genX #opinionshow #podcast #youtubepodcast #50something #videopodcast #commentary #movies #TV #television #middleaged #oldmen #entertainment #podcaster #podcastshow #podcastersofyoutube #podcasters #applepodcasts #comedy #interview #podcastlife #newpodcast #soundcloud #youtube #podcasting #spotifypodcast #spotify #openworldgames #hogwartslegacy #horizonzerodawn #cyberpunk2077 #blizzard #rockstar #activision
Episode 54: We Discuss ”The Bad News Bears”
Jul 3 2023
Episode 54: We Discuss ”The Bad News Bears”
In this week's episode, get ready for an amusing ride as they dive into the 1976 classic, "The Bad News Bears." It's a movie they loved as kids, and, looking back, it's packed with nostalgia and memorable moments. From the stellar performances of Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, and the amazing Jackie Earl Haley to the overall genius storytelling, this film hits all the right notes. And hey, let's not forget, the kids in the movie are pretty damn awesome too! But here's the catch: while "The Bad News Bears" may have been a PG movie back then, it definitely wouldn't fly in today's world. Talk about a blast from the past! Join Analog Spectrum as they bridge the gap between the analog era and our digital days, offering their unique and slightly sarcastic take on topics that probably won't change the world. So grab your popcorn, kick back, and tune in to Analog Spectrum. With these guys, you never know what amusing insights and witty banter await. Email us: analogspectrum@gmail.com Tweet at us: @analogspectrum The Analog Spectrum website: https://analogspectrumdt.podbean.com/ The Analog Spectrum Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/AnalogSpectrumDT The Analog Spectrum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7Btu3GbsOWZYT1yCp8CaQ #analogspectrum #genX #opinionshow #podcast #youtubepodcast #50something #videopodcast #commentary #movies #TV #television #middleaged #oldmen #entertainment #podcaster #podcastshow #podcastersofyoutube #podcasters #applepodcasts #comedy #interview #podcastlife #newpodcast #soundcloud #youtube #podcasting #spotifypodcast #spotify #badnewsbears #thebadnewsbears #jackieearlhaley #tatumoneal #waltermattheu
Podcast 50! In this episode: A New Format and we discuss ”The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot”
Jun 5 2023
Podcast 50! In this episode: A New Format and we discuss ”The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot”
Here we are... talking about movies, music, games, and anything else that tickles our nostalgia! This is our 50th episode, and we're excited to share it with you! 🎉 We're also changing things up a bit. Now that we're on YouTube, we'll be uploading shorter videos more frequently because that's what works best on the platform. Don't worry, we'll still have audio-only podcasts for you to enjoy, but they might be shorter or less frequent than before. We hope you'll stick with us as we try new things and grow our audience. In this episode, we review the movie The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, starring Sam Eliott. Did we like it? You'll have to listen to find out. Spoiler alert: it's not an action movie. If you like our show, please subscribe, rate, and review us on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening! Email us: analogspectrum@gmail.com Tweet at us: @analogspectrum The Analog Spectrum website: https://analogspectrumdt.podbean.com/ The Analog Spectrum Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/AnalogSpectrumDT The Analog Spectrum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW7Btu3GbsOWZYT1yCp8CaQ #analogspectrum #genX #opinionshow #podcast #youtubepodcast #50something #videopodcast #commentary #movies #TV #television #middleaged #oldmen #entertainment #podcaster #podcastshow #podcastersofyoutube #podcasters #applepodcasts #comedy #interview #podcastlife #newpodcast #soundcloud #youtube #podcasting #spotifypodcast #spotify