Sprite Castle
225 episodes - last episode 01 Jun 2022

Commodore 64 Game Reviews and C64 News. From the author of Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie.
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Wed, 14 Sep 2022
Hop into your Spy Car that turns into a Spy Boat and take on enemy spies as the SPY HUNTER! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara […]
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Tue, 06 Sep 2022
It’s a board game! It’s a computer game! It’s JONES IN THE FAST LANE! Sure to make you lose your mind! Support Like a DOS […]
 length: 59:13
Sat, 20 Aug 2022
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I tell some funny and not-so-funny stories about visits to the hospital. Support You Don’t Know Flack […]
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Fri, 19 Aug 2022
If dashing boulders is your thing, do I have the game for you: 1984’s BOULDER DASH! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | […]
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Tue, 02 Aug 2022
Jump, attack, and use your mutant powers in this 1992 game from Konami, X-MEN! Support Cactus Flack’s at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook | […]
 length: 31:40
Fri, 29 Jul 2022
Look, up in the sky! It’s a jet! It’s a robot! It’s… THEXDER! Support Like a DOS at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook | […]
 length: 54:58
Thu, 21 Jul 2022
Some memories, stories, and thoughts about photographs and photography, past and present. Support You Don’t Know Flack at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook | […]
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Tue, 12 Jul 2022
We are rolling into summer with this episode’s game, MARBLE MADNESS! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook | Twitter | WWW […]
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Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Everybody is interested in preserving, saving and archiving data. Here’s how to destroy it. Support You Don’t Know Flack at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | […]
 length: 1:12:26
Tue, 21 Jun 2022
Ice Man to Maverick — avoid the danger zone in this episode’s game, TOP GUN! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook […]
 length: 35:37
Wed, 01 Jun 2022
It’s all the levels of Jumpman and Jumpman Jr. with none of the licensing. It’s Jumpman Lives (Apogee, 1991) Support Like a DOS at Patreon.com/RobOHara […]
 length: 46:19
Fri, 20 May 2022
Two short questions about quotes and trains add up to one full-length episode! Support You Don’t Know Flack at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook […]
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Sun, 08 May 2022
Kidnappers! Meteors! Tentacles! Pointing! Clicking! Maniacs! Mansions! MANIAC MANSION! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook | Twitter | WWW | Forum […]
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Mon, 25 Apr 2022
My friends are tired of hearing me talk about #vanlife, so now you get to! Part 2 of 2. Support You Don’t Know Flack at […]
 length: 1:44:56
Mon, 25 Apr 2022
My friends are tired of hearing me talk about #vanlife, so now you get to! Part 1 of 2. Support You Don’t Know Flack at […]
 length: 1:47:12
Wed, 06 Apr 2022
Light vs. Dark. Who will win on this episode of Like A DOS when we play ARCHON ULTRA (SSI, 1994) Support Like a DOS at […]
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Tue, 22 Mar 2022
I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my life. Here are my top 25 concert memories! Support You Don’t Know Flack at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes […]
 length: 2:30:41
Sun, 13 Mar 2022
Make some cash by delivering passengers on this episode’s game from 1984, SPACE TAXI! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook | […]
 length: 1:12:58
Wed, 02 Mar 2022
Jack Flack is back with Cactus Flack’s! Let’s KICK things off with this episode’s game, KARATE CHAMP Support Cactus Flack’s at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS […]
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Mon, 21 Feb 2022
On this episode of Like A DOS we break out our virtual tools and solve puzzles by assembling THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE (Sierra, 1993) Support Like […]
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Fri, 18 Feb 2022
Jack in, Cyberspace Cowboys and Cowgirls. On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about my experiences with and the evolution of VIRTUAL […]
 length: 1:31:26
Wed, 09 Feb 2022
Warm up your fingers and prepare to save the world — or at least yourself — in the 1986 interactive fiction game from Magnetic Scrolls, […]
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Fri, 28 Jan 2022
Like A DOS is a new podcast on which I’ll be playing, discussing, and reviewing DOS games released for the IBM PC. On this first […]
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Mon, 17 Jan 2022
Ahoy, matey! We have returned from our cruise and with it I bring updated cruise information! On this episode I talk about what’s changed about […]
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Fri, 14 Jan 2022
On this episode Sean and Rob talk about the 1983 classic, National Lampoon’s Vacation. Support Throwback Reviews by using our Amazon Link Contact Rob | […]
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Sun, 09 Jan 2022
Tonight, wary Worriors wander a maze in hopes of defeating THE WIZARD OF WOR! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook | […]
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Fri, 17 Dec 2021
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I flip the script and thank my Patrons by sharing some of the neat projects they’re working […]
 length: 1:27:25
Sat, 11 Dec 2021
On this episode, Sean and Rob talk about the 2021 movie 8-Bit Christmas. That’s not a typo. Though not an 80s movie, we felt it […]
 length: 1:39:02
Wed, 01 Dec 2021
If you’ve ever wanted control a monster and destroy a major city, this is the game for you. It’s THE MOVIE MONSTER GAME! Support Sprite […]
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Tue, 30 Nov 2021
On the second part of my three part series, I list and briefly discuss my favorite music-related documentaries. Brace yourself, there are a lot of […]
 length: 1:41:10
Fri, 26 Nov 2021
This game is strong to the finish, if you eats your spinach! On this episode we play and discuss POPEYE! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara […]
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Mon, 01 Nov 2021
On this very special Halloween episode we grab our witchy broom and take on the PumpKing in this haunted game, CAULDRON! Support Sprite Castle at […]
 length: 51:21
Sat, 30 Oct 2021
On this episode, Sean and Rob talk about Carvel cakes, homemade treats vs the big candy bar house, costumes, parties and just having fun in […]
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Wed, 27 Oct 2021
You know the show, you know the family, and you most definitely know the theme song. Now it’s time to get to know the game, […]
 length: 58:59
Mon, 18 Oct 2021
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I run through ten of my favorite documentaries, giving lots of additional recommendations along the way. There […]
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Fri, 01 Oct 2021
This episode is full throttle ahead! Shot everything that moves and everything that doesn’t move in this week’s game, RIVER RAID! Support Sprite Castle at […]
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Thu, 30 Sep 2021
On this episode I hop through the development, ports, merchandise, and arcade cabinet I owned of one of my favorite arcade games, Q*BERT! Support You […]
 length: 54:08
Mon, 27 Sep 2021
We’re back and here to stay! After a very long hiatus, Sean & Rob finally dust off the mics and are ready to christen the […]
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Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Put on your helmet and boots, grab your sword, and rescue Daphne. Lead on, adventurer, your quest awaits in this week’s game, DRAGON’S LAIR! Support […]
 length: 1:11:19
Sat, 11 Sep 2021
The best toys! The best marshmallows! The best BREAKFAST CEREALS! Support You Don’t Know Flack at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | RSS | Facebook | Twitter | […]
 length: 1:38:42
Tue, 24 Aug 2021
Dig paths, gather cherries, drop apples and destroy creeps in this game that isn’t Dig Dug, MR. DO! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara This episode […]
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Thu, 19 Aug 2021
On this episode I talk about what it was like listening to heavy metal and playing Dungeons and Dragons during the SATANIC PANIC of the […]
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Tue, 10 Aug 2021
Cannons fire and fists fly on this episode of Sprite Castle in which we play the 1985 action game ROCKET BALL. Support Sprite Castle at […]
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Fri, 30 Jul 2021
If you have nostalgic memories of plastic building blocks, you’ll love this lengthy trip through the world of LEGO Support You Don’t Know Flack at […]
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Thu, 22 Jul 2021
Assemble burgers from good ingredients while avoiding the evil ones in this somewhat shady version of the arcade classic, BURGERTIME! Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara […]
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Thu, 15 Jul 2021
Camping! Rescue! Space Exploration! One line of action figures had it all… FISHER PRICE ADVENTURE PEOPLE Support You Don’t Know Flack at Patreon.com/RobOHara iTunes | […]
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Fri, 09 Jul 2021
Play ball! On this week’s episode of Sprite Castle, we take the mound and play a digital version of American’s pastime in Accolade’s HARDBALL! Support […]
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Sun, 27 Jun 2021
Spin the wheel, roll the dice, and get ready to play! On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about BOARDGAMES Support You […]
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Thu, 03 Jun 2021
It’s mano vs. mano (or mano vs. droid, or droid vs. droid) in this week’s sport of the future, BALLBLAZER Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara […]
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Sat, 22 May 2021
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about some of the modems I’ve owned, from a 300 baud acoustic modem all the […]
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Wed, 05 May 2021
Save keys to open doors and don’t shoot the food on this week’s game, GAUNTLET Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara Link: Games in the Making […]
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Mon, 03 May 2021
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I look back at the beginning, middle, and possibly end of a family and neighborhood tradition, GARAGE […]
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Sat, 17 Apr 2021
Get ready for sword-swinging, a scantily-clad princess, and muscle-bound fighters in this week’s game, 1987’s BARBARIAN Support Sprite Castle at Patreon.com/RobOHara Link: RetroGamer.net – The […]
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Fri, 09 Apr 2021
On episode 201 I revisit the slides, jungle gyms, and monkey bars of my youth. Put up your lunch tray and let’s go. Today, we’re […]
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Sat, 03 Apr 2021
While this week’s game isn’t trash, we’ll spend some time picking it up while discussing a classic Activision game for the Commodore 64, PARK PATROL […]
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Tue, 30 Mar 2021
On the second part of Episode 200, I tell how You Don’t Know Flack came to be, how it got its name, and where the […]
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Sun, 21 Mar 2021
Some people know it as The Creature Wasn’t Nice, others refer to it as Spaceship, but most people know it as Naked Space. On this […]
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Fri, 19 Mar 2021
This week we send our 001 infiltration unit off into space to save a freighter overrun with malicious robots in one of the great Commodore […]
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Mon, 15 Mar 2021
It took me 13 years, but I finally made it to episode 200 of You Don’t Know Flack! To celebrate this event, I will be […]
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021
This week we climb grunds, glide with shubas, and rest in nids in this fantastic release from Windham Classics, BELOW THE ROOT Support Sprite Castle […]
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Sat, 20 Feb 2021
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about the earliest restaurant I can remember — one that serves Big Macs, Filet-o-Fish, Quarter […]
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Fri, 12 Feb 2021
On this week’s show we go to the future in order to go back to the past in order to take eggs back to the […]
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Tue, 09 Feb 2021
On episode 198 of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk all about my collection of lunchboxes — metal, plastic, old, and new! Links — iTunes […]
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Sat, 30 Jan 2021
Dim the lights and prepare for the ultimate in horror as you tour thirteen of the scariest castles in Transylvania in this week’s game, THE […]
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Fri, 22 Jan 2021
On the first YDKF of 2021, I talk about my latest purchase: the sequel to the MiST FPGA computer, the MiSTer! Links — iTunes | […]
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Mon, 11 Jan 2021
Put the hammer down and start slinging mud in this week’s game that puts players inside trucks with more horsepower than safety features and head-to-head […]
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Sat, 26 Dec 2020
Merry Christmas, seasons greetings, and happy holidays! On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I go back to the well and come up with […]
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Fri, 25 Dec 2020
Happy holidays! Earlier this week I was invited to join several podcasters from Everything Amigas to discuss every port of Home Alone we could come […]
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Fri, 18 Dec 2020
On this episode of Sprite Castle I take a look at the newly released THEC64 Maxi, the full-size Commodore computer from Retro Games Limited. I […]
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Sat, 12 Dec 2020
On this slightly odd episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I take a look at my infatuation with shelves — the first sets of shelves […]
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Sat, 05 Dec 2020
On this episode I get killed by a guard, killed by a bird, and killed by a gate while playing this week’s game, KARATEKA! Sprite […]
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Sun, 29 Nov 2020
As a kid, the period of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas was spent making Christmas wish lists, and many of the entries on those lists […]
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Sat, 21 Nov 2020
On this week’s episode of Sprite Castle, I wanted to honor the life of Alex Trebek by playing and reviewing JEOPARDY! Sprite Castle Plays Jeopardy: […]
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Fri, 13 Nov 2020
After a stressful week of work and election headlines, I decided to pick a light topic. On this week’s episode, I’ll be discussing puppets — […]
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Wed, 04 Nov 2020
On this episode I head into the jungle in search of fame and fortune while playing this week’s game, PITFALL! Sprite Castle Plays Pitfall!: YouTube […]
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Fri, 23 Oct 2020
My wife Susan joins me on this very special episode of You Don’t Know Flack. After sharing more bicycle stories, the two of us tell […]
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Fri, 16 Oct 2020
Ladies and gentlemen! Take a seat under the big top and witness the world’s most dangerous circus! You’ll see smashing plungers, wild circus balls, flaming […]
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Fri, 09 Oct 2020
Put up your kickstand and go on a ride with me as I pedal through some old memories of bicycles on this episode of You […]
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Fri, 02 Oct 2020
Pick a warrior, put on your fric-toe boots, grab your slugdomium sphere snatcher, and do battle in the leisure dome in this week’s combat sport […]
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Fri, 25 Sep 2020
Greetings, programs! On this episode of YDKF, I go digital and leap in my history with Tron. I talk about the movie, the games, the […]
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Fri, 18 Sep 2020
Steal fish from pelicans and mermaids while avoiding squids, dodo birds, sharks and aggressive racers in pedal-powered personal aircraft in this week’s wacky game from […]
 length: 54:49
Sat, 12 Sep 2020
If you’ve ever wanted to hear a grown man talk about joysticks for over an hour, boy are you in luck! From old Atari joysticks […]
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Fri, 04 Sep 2020
Is it really stealing if it was your gold in the first place? On this episode of Sprite Castle I play the Broderbund classic LODE […]
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Fri, 28 Aug 2020
In this long, rambling episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about my journey with karate — from starting as a young white belt […]
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Fri, 21 Aug 2020
Swords to the left of me! Nunchucks to the right! Become the Kung Fu master you were born to be in this week’s game, YIE […]
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Fri, 14 Aug 2020
In this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about my childhood memories of Midsouth Wrestling, the wrestling program I grew up watching. I […]
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Fri, 07 Aug 2020
Use your magic hammer to fix the things Ralph wrecks in this week’s game, FIX-IT FELIX, JR! Show Link: 8-Bit Show and Tell Show Link: […]
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Fri, 31 Jul 2020
Turn off your television and tune in to this podcast in which I talk about televisions — specifically, every one I’ve ever owned. Every story […]
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Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Can you dig it? On this episode of Sprite Castle, we’ll be getting down and dirty with this classic release from Atarisoft, DIG DUG. iTunes […]
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Thu, 16 Jul 2020
In this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I’ll catch you up on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. I talk about […]
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Sat, 20 Jun 2020
What has two wheels and flies? YOU, in this exciting head-to-head motorcycle game from Mr. Chip and Mastertronic for the Commodore 64, KIKSTART 2. Link: […]
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Fri, 19 Jun 2020
After witnessing the death of his parents, Pastor Doug Jones takes a sabbatical to China and returns with the ability to transform into a dinosaur. […]
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Thu, 12 Sep 2019
These children aren’t playing around, but neither are the townsfolk who are fed up with them! Find out who will prevail in this 1989 Children […]
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Tue, 12 Mar 2019
A computer that sold big makes a comeback in a small package. On this episode of Sprite Castle, I give my thoughts and impressions of […]
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Fri, 28 Dec 2018
What does skateboarding have to do with Christmas? Nothing… almost! Links — iTunes | RSS | Facebook | Twitter | WWW | ThrowbackNetwork
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Thu, 29 Mar 2018
I decided to take a break from my studies and talk about music for a couple of hours. This is the longest episode of You […]
 length: 2:34:06
Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s SNOKIE, the 1983 action-packed platform game from FunSoft, Inc. Link: Forum 64/Protovision Game Competition Link: […]
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Sun, 06 Aug 2017
Bounce along with the castle as we take a look at one of the best and most innovative games for the Commodore 64 — 1987’s […]
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Thu, 03 Aug 2017
Get yer spurs and strap on your piece. In this episode of Sprite Castle we’re paintin’ the town led in Accolade’s 1985 release, LAW OF […]
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Fri, 23 Jun 2017
Once voted “the most unerotic strip poker game” by Power Play Magazine, on this week’s show we take 1986’s Samantha Fox Strip Poker out for […]
 length: 40:43
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
There are three things worse than being killed by Bigfoot: being impregnated by Bigfoot, being forced to watch BIGFOOT WARS, and listening to this podcast. […]
 length: 41:59
Mon, 29 May 2017
Before my ninja phase and my skateboarding phase came my breakdancing phase. On Episode 182 of You Don’t Know Flack I share my memories of […]
 length: 51:36
Fri, 19 May 2017
What better hero than a caveman on a unicycle? On this episode of Sprite Castle, we’re rollin’ deep as we discuss the first game I […]
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Fri, 24 Mar 2017
If you have archived all the old episodes of You Don’t Know Flack, you are in luck! On Episode 181 of YDKF I talk about […]
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Sat, 10 Dec 2016
Nothing says Thanksgiving like December. On this slightly-delayed episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I catch up on a few things. In a lengthy Loading […]
 length: 1:05:59
Thu, 22 Sep 2016
On Episode 179 of You Don’t Know Flack, I tell a few old stories about times I was almost killed. Believe it or not, it’s […]
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Thu, 18 Aug 2016
On Episode 178 of You Don’t Know Flack I discuss Y2K — the hype and the reality, from someone who was actually there and was […]
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Fri, 05 Aug 2016
This week we’re here to skate, die, and chew bubble gum, and Lester stole our bubble gum and punched us in the eye. On this […]
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016
On Episode 177 of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about roadtrips, from the first ones I remember taking with my family when I was […]
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Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Episode 11: Aerofighters (KLOV) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nggi1VHysnY Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016
We here in the Castle ‘aint afraid of no ghosts, and you definitely shouldn’t be afraid of this classic Commodore 64 game based on the […]
 length: 54:35
Fri, 08 Jul 2016
Episode 10: Heavy Barrel (KLOV) Episode 10: Time Soldiers (KLOV) Episode 10: Gondomania (KLOV) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mwUJjFkjME Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
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Mon, 04 Jul 2016
Happy 4th of July! On this mini-episode of Sprite Castle, we delve into one of the weirder programs on the Commodore 64, Activision’s 1985 COMPLETE […]
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016
Episode 176 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about ANARCHY — and, more specifically, all those old anarchy BBS files we used to love […]
 length: 58:17
Tue, 21 Jun 2016
Episode 9: Bloxeed (KLOV) Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
 length: 24:14
Mon, 20 Jun 2016
In most Rogue-like games you start off with a sword. In this one, you’re in search of one! Fire up your Commodore 64 and join […]
 length: 45:46
Mon, 13 Jun 2016
In episode 175 of You Don’t Know Flack, I run down a list of the top 10 hardest hits I’ve taken in my life. Some […]
 length: 1:24:09
Tue, 17 May 2016
With the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs, what better time to dip back into the game that launched EA Sports (“It’s in the game!”). […]
 length: 49:35
Wed, 11 May 2016
Episode 8: Bucky OHare (KLOV) Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
 length: 31:56
Mon, 09 May 2016
The podcast’s engine is roaring back to life with another new episode! On this episode I tell a few stories about the cars I destroyed […]
 length: 1:34:28
Wed, 13 Apr 2016
Episode 7: Star Wars (KLOV) Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
 length: 25:49
Tue, 12 Apr 2016
Episode 6: Power Instinct 2 (KLOV) Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
 length: 22:03
Tue, 12 Apr 2016
It looks like Super Mario Bros., it plays like Super Mario Bros., it’s… WONDERBOY, the 1987 Activision port of the 1986 Sega arcade game that […]
 length: 44:46
Tue, 05 Apr 2016
Episode 5: Shinobi (KLOV) Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
 length: 25:29
Mon, 04 Apr 2016
Episode 4: Street Fighter II (Champion Edition) (KLOV) Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
 length: 25:46
Mon, 28 Mar 2016
Episode 3: Mat Mania (KLOV) Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
Mon, 28 Mar 2016

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Mon, 28 Mar 2016
Episode 1: Introduction Links: Cactus Flack’s Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
 length: 18:18
Mon, 28 Mar 2016
Warm up your typing fingers and jump into the wonderful world of Scott Adams’ adventures with the first text adventure ever released for home computers, […]
 length: 52:14
Mon, 28 Mar 2016
Inspired by Doug McCoy’s new podcast (In The Theatre), I decided to share some of my own movie theater memories as well. In this episode […]
 length: 1:50:40
Sun, 13 Mar 2016
In Episode 172 of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about car audio, from the crappy components I purchased at flea markets and installed in […]
 length: 1:02:32
Fri, 04 Mar 2016
The eternal battle between the light and the dark takes place here in this week’s 1984 game from Electronic Arts, ARCHON. Download the game in […]
 length: 52:18
Mon, 22 Feb 2016
Episode 171 is all about UFOs. On this one I talk about the books, television shows, and movies that caused me to look skyward. I […]
 length: 1:17:48
Mon, 15 Feb 2016
One blue mouse, one blue mouse, see how he runs, see how he runs in this 1982 game published by Commodore themselves, RADAR RAT RACE. […]
 length: 53:13
Wed, 10 Feb 2016
In this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about arcade guts — what you’ll find inside most machines. This episode is split […]
 length: 1:13:42
Mon, 01 Feb 2016
Kick, punch, it’s all in the mind! On this episode of Sprite Castle, we kick things up and break ’em back down with the 1985 […]
 length: 59:04
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
David Bowie (as Jareth, the Goblin King in Labyrinth) said, “Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for you.” In honor of David Bowie and this wonderful […]
 length: 59:15
Mon, 18 Jan 2016
In Episode 169 of You Don’t Know Flack, hot off our vacation I kick off 2016 by talking about cruises: how they work, what to […]
 length: 1:27:53
Wed, 16 Dec 2015
In this episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about the time I was interviewed by an AP reporter about my collection of classic […]
 length: 56:01
Mon, 14 Dec 2015
So it’s not Star Wars Battlefront, but it’s the next best thing! On this week’s episode of Sprite castle, we take a look at Domark’s […]
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Thu, 03 Dec 2015
While the Commodore 64 will always be my favorite child, the IBM PC is certainly the hardest working. In this episode I talk about my […]
 length: 57:42
Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Keep them away from bright lights, don’t get them wet, and never feed them after midnight! On this week’s episode of Sprite castle, we take […]
 length: 57:09
Fri, 13 Nov 2015
Think you have family problems? Wait until you hear what Aunt Martha does in 1971’s SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS. YouTube: Full Film Links: […]
 length: 38:50
Sat, 31 Oct 2015
On this very special Halloween edition of You Don’t Know Flack I traipse through my history with horror movies, starting with the first ones I […]
 length: 1:23:02
Wed, 28 Oct 2015
More of a simulation than a game but no less fun, on this week’s episode we take a look at an innovative and unique title, […]
 length: 55:32
Wed, 14 Oct 2015
In this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shooter, you’ll face more spiral drones, robo-droids, and snap jumpers than you can shake an ion-shiv at in your quest to defeat […]
 length: 49:34
Wed, 07 Oct 2015
Summer’s over and class is in session! On this episode of YDKF I talk about the five (!) different colleges I’ve attended — not particularly […]
 length: 1:11:15
Wed, 30 Sep 2015
HEY YOUUU GUUUYS! This episode’s game is good — good enough for me — ah YA YA YA YA YA! Take control of Josh, Mikey, […]
 length: 33:08
Tue, 08 Sep 2015
Snakes, spiders and skulls — oh my! After getting distracted for a few minutes by one-star Yelp reviews for Panchos Mexican Buffet, I get into […]
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015
We’ve got singing, dancing, and blood in 2005’s CAMP BLOOD: THE MUSICAL YouTube: Title Song Links: Multiple Sadness Episodes | RSS and iTunes links
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015
Atomic elbows! Leg drops! Head smashes! OH YEAH! On this week’s episode of Sprite Castle we wrestle with the world’s most strategic wrestling game, 1987’s […]
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015
It’s got fists of fury, a puzzling plot and a Golden Ninja Warrior: it’s 1985’s NINJA TERMINATOR YouTube: Trailer YouTube: Full Movie Links: Multiple Sadness […]
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015
On this episode of YDKF I take a walk down memory lane through all the operating systems I’ve run, from MS-DOS 2.1 to Windows 10, […]
 length: 56:52
Mon, 03 Aug 2015
If you ever wanted to arm a worm with a laser pistol (and some hands) and put it up against a LyonBear, MAIL ORDER MONSTERS […]
 length: 37:42
Sat, 01 Aug 2015
On this episode we combine shoddy detective work with tons of Japanese cliches and some terrible special effects and get: 1990’s SGT. KABUKIMAN N.Y.P.D. I […]
 length: 1:03:56
Wed, 29 Jul 2015
It’s been 20 years since I worked for the big yellow tag. On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I delve way back into […]
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015
Get ready to SKATE OR DIE with this 2-for-1 episode! On episode 14 of Sprite Castle we discuss not one but TWO Commodore 64 ports […]
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015
On this episode we step foot into the world’s most dangerous mall: 1986’s CHOPPING MALL. YouTube: Trailer Links: Multiple Sadness Episodes | RSS and iTunes […]
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Thu, 09 Jul 2015
This episode of You Don’t Know Flack is dedicated to one of the greatest (and one of my favorite) arcade games of all time — […]
 length: 52:30
Tue, 07 Jul 2015
On the inaugural episode of Multiple Sadness, we take a look at a movie that serves up equal parts black comedy, bad acting, nudity, and […]
 length: 59:47
Wed, 01 Jul 2015
Lock your doors and check the closet… not that that’ll save you. For episode 13 of Sprite Castle this week we’re doing Friday the 13th […]
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I discuss my history with VCRs, from the first one we got when I was 5 in […]
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015
Lock and load, people! This week’s game is Commando, and I also talk a little about the recently released updated version Commando Arcade SE as […]
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Tue, 12 May 2015
Officially this week’s game is Jumpman, although we also give Jumpman Junior a shout out as well. Both games were released by Epyx for the […]
 length: 30:51
Tue, 05 May 2015
Oh dear. It appears I recorded an episode using my SX-64 and somehow lost the cassette! On this episode I grab the portable mic and […]
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about MAME, the arcade game emulator. I talk about some of the different types of […]
 length: 52:44
Mon, 13 Apr 2015
Move over Daddy Kong, Junior is here to save you in the sequel to the original Nintendo smash hit Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior! Although […]
 length: 40:00
Thu, 02 Apr 2015
It’s spring in the Midwest and that means it’s tornado season. On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about what it was […]
 length: 1:56:11
Wed, 25 Mar 2015
Welcome, Druid who looks suspiciously like the Wizard from Gauntlet! On today’s episode of Sprite Castle I play Firebird’s 1986 classic Druid, which may or […]
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015
Ready, set, HUT! On episode seven of Sprite Castle, I play Accolade’s 1986 classic football game 4th and Inches. Or as people in Europe call […]
 length: 46:59
Mon, 09 Feb 2015
Forget Breakin’, forget Beat Street… this week’s game is it’s 1984’s Break Street by Creative Software! Get your parachute pants on and get ready for […]
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015
This week’s game is awesome, radical, and totally tubular — it’s 1987’s California Games by Epyx! Also on this episode I talk about how you […]
 length: 48:38
Mon, 19 Jan 2015
Listen. I know this sounds like a terrible idea for a show. It’s not as bad as it sounds, I promise. Just wait until you […]
 length: 1:00:08
Wed, 14 Jan 2015
Okay, so it’s not really every computer I’ve ever owned, but it’s every computer I’ve ever owned and actually used. My fellow hoarders understand the […]
 length: 1:13:56
Thu, 01 Jan 2015
Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! On the first You Don’t Know Flack of 2015 I talk about my history with […]
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Mon, 01 Dec 2014
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about my latest attempt to get an emulation PC up and running in my living […]
 length: 1:07:23
Fri, 05 Sep 2014
If you remember hearing (or saying) “I want my MTV,” then this episode is for you! In episode 153 of You Don’t Know Flack I […]
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Tue, 01 Jul 2014
In this episode I talk a bit about my visit to Rancho Obi-Wan before jumping in with lasers blazing and talking about as many Star […]
 length: 1:14:39
Tue, 17 Jun 2014
Visiting Disneyland for the first time last month put me in the mood to tell old stories about theme parks. [Links] The best Disney-themed podcast […]
 length: 1:23:46
Fri, 16 May 2014
The opposite of last week’s show, this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack is definitely non-technical. “The Creek” was out behind my house and […]
 length: 1:04:45
Sat, 10 May 2014
I’m back at home and back on the mic with another episode of You Don’t Know Flack. This episode is about the exciting world of […]
 length: 1:07:56
Sat, 10 May 2014
If you’ve been holding out for a hero, you’re in luck — on this week’s episode of Sprite Castle I play and discuss H.E.R.O., the […]
 length: 25:49
Sun, 30 Mar 2014
Hi ya and HiYA!! In episode 003 of Sprite Castle I play and discuss Bruce Lee, the 1984 game by Datasoft. Bruce Lee is for […]
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Sat, 08 Mar 2014
Brr! In episode 002 of Sprite Castle I play and discuss Winter Games, the second game in Epyx’s “Games” series. Winter Games was released in […]
 length: 20:46
Sat, 01 Mar 2014
Ahoy, landlubbers! In the debut episode of Sprite Castle I play and discuss Sid Meier’s Pirates!, published by MicroProse for the Commodore 64 in 1987. […]
 length: 21:28
Fri, 21 Feb 2014
Welcome to “Sprite Castle 3.0,” aka “Sprite Castle the Audio Podcast!” This 15 minute episode is a brief introduction to the show which explains who […]
 length: 16:44
Wed, 19 Feb 2014
Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. After a slight delay, You Don’t Know Flack is back with an episode all about […]
 length: 1:02:16
Sun, 12 Jan 2014
Another year, another relaunch. On episode 147 of You Don’t Know Flack I bring us into the new year by reflecting back on past holiday […]
 length: 54:06
Mon, 02 Dec 2013
Getting back to arcade games, I spent November 15-17 in Denver, Colorado hanging around the 1UP Arcade attending the 3rd Annual Kong Off Tournament. Billy […]
 length: 51:16
Thu, 14 Nov 2013
Throughout the years, several people have asked me how to get started podcasting. I’ve never sat down and wrote or recorded an answer to that […]
 length: 2:07:16
Mon, 11 Nov 2013
Better late than never, on this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I rummage through my old Halloween memories, from trick-or-treating back then to trick-or-treating […]
 length: 1:11:47
Wed, 16 Oct 2013
On this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack I delve into the MiST computer, a new FPGA-based system designed to run Amiga and Atari […]
 length: 45:10
Wed, 09 Oct 2013
On Episode 142, I and special guest Earl Green from TheLogBook.com share our memories about collecting Star Wars toys. Both of us saw Star Wars […]
 length: 1:58:28
Tue, 10 Sep 2013
In Episode 141, I talk about my infatuation with the new(ish) credit card-based computer, the Raspberry Pi. In this show I talk about what the […]
 length: 1:06:32
Mon, 12 Aug 2013
In previous episodes of You Don’t Know Flack I’ve talked both about arcades and my own personal arcade collection. In Episode 140, I talk about […]
 length: 1:28:59
Mon, 05 Aug 2013
Last week I visited the Galloping Ghost arcade just outside of Chicago, Illinois. You can hear all about the arcade and my time there in […]
 length: 1:10:58
Sun, 21 Jul 2013
You Don’t Know Flack is back with another episode! In this episode, I wax nostalgic about my days with the Atari 2600. You’ll get to […]
 length: 1:22:24
Sun, 30 Jun 2013
On Episode 137 of You Don’t Know Flack I delve into the history of Soulz at Zero, the lit group I founded back in the […]
 length: 1:30:11
Sun, 16 Jun 2013
Where did the time go? After a couple of weeks off, You Don’t Know Flack is back with episode 136. In this episode I talk […]
 length: 1:07:19
Mon, 20 May 2013
Say a prayer and grab the Holy water — today’s episode is all about backmasking in music, those backwards subliminal messages hidden both intentionally and […]
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Wed, 15 May 2013
Episode 134 of You Don’t Know Flack tells the story of my pseudo Commodore 64 cracking group from the 1980s, the OK Krackers (OKK). (Listen […]
 length: 1:24:43
Mon, 29 Apr 2013
This very special episode of You Don’t Know Flack is all about ninjas. From wanting to be a ninja in the 1980s to watching ninja […]
 length: 1:29:22
Sat, 27 Apr 2013
In this apparently cursed episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I tell the story of Yukon Software, the computer software store my parents opened and […]
 length: 46:18
Sun, 14 Apr 2013
Still on track! Episode 131 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about boxes — not the cardboard kind, but the phone phreaking kind. After […]
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Tue, 09 Apr 2013
After a slight detour, we’re back with episode 130! In this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about my early experiences with pagers, […]
 length: 56:30
Sun, 24 Mar 2013
In Episode 129 of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about the collection of arcade games (six, in all) that I owned back when I […]
 length: 1:17:35
Wed, 20 Mar 2013
For Episode 128 of You Don’t Know Flack it seemed fitting to talk about the Commodore 128, even though I didn’t personally own one back […]
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013
Episode 127 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about BASIC programming. In this week’s podcast I talk about some of the BASIC programs I […]
 length: 1:21:45
Sun, 03 Mar 2013
This week’s show is all about the Nintendo Entertainment System — the NES, for short. In this episode you’ll get to hear about how and […]
 length: 52:25
Mon, 25 Feb 2013
On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about the Video Game Crash of 1983: what caused it, and why Imissed it. [Links] […]
 length: 40:04
Tue, 19 Feb 2013
This week’s show is about the Arkadia Retrocade in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I spent several hours at the Arkadia arcade yesterday. Here’s what I found! [Sponsor […]
 length: 44:10
Mon, 11 Feb 2013
Leaping from moderately mainstream to moderately obscure, this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack is dedicated to the CFFA 3000, a relatively new card […]
 length: 1:23:38
Sun, 10 Feb 2013
Episode 122 of You Don’t Know Flack covers the often requested topic of MAME Cabinets. In this episode I talk a little bit about what […]
 length: 1:27:15
Mon, 28 Jan 2013
In Episode 121 of You Don’t Know Flack I talk about thrifting — this includes shopping at thrift stores, garage sales, antique malls and pawn […]
 length: 58:30
Sun, 20 Jan 2013
Episode 120 of You Don’t Know Flack is about radio scanners, those little devices that allow you to eavesdrop on all the little conversations floating […]
 length: 39:46
Mon, 14 Jan 2013
Episode 119 is about Hohocon — specifically, Hohocon ’94, the last Hohocon (and the only one I attended). [Links] The Milwaukee 414’s (Wikipedia and in […]
 length: 1:16:16
Sun, 06 Jan 2013
Episode 118 is about a new piece of hardware used to play old video and arcade games — the iCade. Yes, it was designed to […]
 length: 51:18
Thu, 06 Sep 2012
Going old school on this one, Episode 117 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about copyfests, those disk-swapping parties we used to throw back […]
 length: 48:21
Thu, 21 Jun 2012
Episode 116 of You Don’t Know Flack tells the tale of Mr. Moonpie — who he was, and who he is. If you don’t know […]
 length: 56:17
Thu, 03 May 2012
Episode 115 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about text adventures. This episode is unique in multiple ways. Not only does it feature the […]
 length: 2:00:54
Thu, 05 Apr 2012
Episode 114 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about Arcade Auctions. In this episode I talk about my experiences of buying arcade games at […]
 length: 56:19
Thu, 03 Nov 2011
You Don’t Know Flack is back on track with Episode 113, which is about my personal experiences with Apple computers. The podcast spans my experiences […]
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Thu, 30 Sep 2010
Episode 112 is all about Photon: The Ultimate Game on Planet Earth. Laser Tag was a big part of my teen years and I could […]
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Tue, 20 Jul 2010
Episode 111 is a lot about my old BBS, The Gas Chamber, and a little about my new forum, The Gas Chamber. It is not […]
 length: 1:05:51
Wed, 12 May 2010
In light of Sony’s recent decision to end production of 3 1/2 floppy disks, Episode 110 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about floppy […]
 length: 1:12:41
Tue, 27 Apr 2010
In Episode 109 of You Don’t Know Flack I discuss the 1541 Ultimate, along with several other solutions for loading D64 images on real Commodore […]
 length: 36:07
Tue, 20 Apr 2010
Episode 108 of You Don’t Know Flack is all about pc-based Multitrack Recording. This episode contains many samples from songs I’ve recorded over the past […]
 length: 47:11
Mon, 04 May 2009
In Episode 107 of You Don’t Know Flack, I compare and contrast two recent purchases of mine: Amazon’s Kindle 2, and Acer’s Aspire 9″ Netbook. […]
 length: 57:00
Sat, 02 Aug 2008
In Episode 106 of You Don’t Know Flack, I cover all facets of the writing of my two books, Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS […]
 length: 1:17:14
Tue, 17 Jun 2008
In Episode 105 of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about my experiences with Boss BBS, and the Boss’ experiences with the long arm of […]
 length: 43:06
Tue, 06 May 2008
In Episode 104 of You Don’t Know Flack, I cover the topic of Console Copiers, those unique little devices “from the back alleys of Hong […]
 length: 39:02
Fri, 04 Apr 2008
In Episode 103 of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk all about the arcades of my youth. [Links] Join our forum at TheGasChamber.robohara.com
 length: 50:51
Mon, 17 Mar 2008
Episode 102 of You Don’t Know Flack, in honor of Gary Gygax (1938-2008), is dedicated to Dungeons and Dragons. In this 35 minute episode you’ll […]
 length: 37:05
Tue, 04 Mar 2008
In Episode 101 of You Don’t Know Flack, I discuss three firsts in my life: my first videogame console (the Volley VI pong clone, by […]
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