Indie & Retro Podcast
30 episodes - last episode 18 May 2022

Get a taste of new and old with the bi-weekly Indie and Retro podcast! We look at the current gaming world through the lens of indie and retro video games.
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Tue, 13 Sep 2022
Lara Croft was an icon that made video games mainstream in a way that Mario never managed.
 length: 53:53
Mon, 20 Jun 2022
Warning: spooky stuff! This is a podcast about the creepypastas, and the scary stuff your friend said his cousin saw in a game once, and secret codes in games that may not actually exist (unless  they do…?). How much is real? How much is...
 length: 01:14:02
Wed, 18 May 2022
We're back! Get ready for a summer edition of the Indie & Retro Podcast. Kicking things off: Team Fortress 2. This episode we talk about my formative years playing the game, get into the dev stuff, and ramble about hats. Yes, I said hats!
 length: 47:34
Mon, 20 Sep 2021
Killing Mario did not go as planned
 length: 28:51
Mon, 13 Sep 2021
Get in the bus, we're going to kill Mario!
 length: 51:46
Mon, 24 May 2021
Dragon Age games take way too long to make, or aren’t given enough time at all. They weren’t supposed to have dragons, or fireballs, or guys with horns. But guess what! It has all of those things, and even the “bad” games in the series have so...
 length: 58:22
Tue, 09 Feb 2021
Links to indie games I mentioned:       And now, a word from Nick: The Famicom Disk System is a weird little thing that only came out in Japan, long before console add-ons like the 32X and Sega CD destroyed all interest in ever trying...
 length: 01:17:10
Mon, 07 Dec 2020
Indie games I mention:       And, yes I did research to see that the Cowboy Bebop fight scene was animated by the same dude.  Now a word from Nick: Prince of Persia was made pretty much by one man: movie loving Yale graduate Jordan...
 length: 55:59
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
Howard Scott Warshaw’s Atari 2600 game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is known by many as the worst video game of all time. Was it, though? Or is the truth a little more nuanced? Learn the history behind one of the most infamous games ever created, “a...
 length: 57:11
Sat, 01 Aug 2020
Harmonix didn’t invent the music game, but they did perfect it, so no man could challenge them in the art of rhythm! Games where you just push the buttons on the screen at the right time got very popular, very quickly, and seemed to die just as...
 length: 01:01:46
Tue, 19 May 2020
SimCity is not a game I've played, but it is a game that helped inspire the stuff I love now! Here's links to all the indie games I mention:       And a word from Nick:  SimCity is what happens when one guy (Will Wright) is really...
 length: 01:08:29
Thu, 19 Mar 2020
We delve into the mystery of monkey island! Well, actually, that's Ron Gilbert's secret to keep.
 length: 58:20
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
Links to the indie games I talk about:       And a word from Nick:  Metroid Prime is a terrific game... but it was not made without a cost. Join your Indie and Retro hosts on a wild journey of crunch, excess, and neglect. Hear how...
 length: 01:05:13
Fri, 24 Jan 2020
These may not be the BEST, but they are our favorite :)
 length: 01:41:49
Thu, 09 Jan 2020
This is part 1 of a long, long end of the decade podcast! Next week, we go over our favorite games of the decade!
 length: 24:28
Mon, 18 Nov 2019
Hideo Kojima is one of the last video game auteurs. In a world where AAA games are increasingly made by hundreds of people, “A Hideo Kojima Production” means you’re getting a singular vision. That vision can be a little wacky and convoluted, but...
 length: 01:22:30
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
First released as the smallest part of The Orange Box in 2007, Portal and its sequel went on to become two of the most important games of all time. How did two little games made by a bunch of college students go on to change the gaming landscape as we...
 length: 01:13:44
Tue, 03 Sep 2019
After the first few Donkey Kong games made literally boatloads of money, the titular ape didn’t always get the respect he deserved. Sure, there were bright spots (Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong ‘94, Diddy Kong Racing), but there were also entire...
 length: 01:15:20
Mon, 26 Aug 2019
Donkey Kong made SO MUCH MONEY that Nintendo survived the Great Video Game Crash. This gorilla is a pop culture phenomenon, and its sound effects are still used as de facto “game sounds” when modern TV shows or movies need to show that something...
 length: 44:40
Mon, 22 Jul 2019
Animal Crossing! What a nice game for all to enjoy. We have some memories to share, some indie games and some OPINIONS about the mobile game. Below are some words from Nick and the links to many things I talked about! And now, some words from Nick:...
 length: 01:08:22
Mon, 24 Jun 2019
Delve into the mysterious Swordquest contest! Learn about alternate reality games that utilize indies to share secrets across the web~
 length: 55:33
Mon, 03 Jun 2019
This week we take you on a deep dive of Colorado Pinball! We go to the Pinball Expo, take a history tour, and chat about our favorite arcades.
 length: 53:35
Mon, 20 May 2019
We wanted to do something less intense than a Harvest Moon episode, so we decided to talk about a small niche of games that use mics. And, not for multiplayer! Unsurprisingly, this gimmick wasn't something heavily used in retro games and is not that...
 length: 45:38
Mon, 06 May 2019
Welcome to part 2! We discuss the history and development of the Harvest Moon games. I also give my take on Story of Seasons, as well as the most recent HM games! From Nick: Welcome to Harvest Moon: Part 2, a.k.a. the retro half of the Indie...
 length: 01:13:57
Mon, 29 Apr 2019
Harvest Moon and the games that were inspired by it are a passion of mine! Which means this episode is a two parter! First, we talk about what Harvest Moon means to us and then I take us on a deep dive into the indies out today that echo this...
 length: 46:47
Mon, 08 Apr 2019
Gaming has a long history with April Fools Day, so we talk about this year's and what happened in the past!
 length: 19:34
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
the video game gold rush!
 length: 01:28:27
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
magic stick
 length: 53:47
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
ive got 99 problems and tetris aint 1
 length: 49:35
Mon, 18 Feb 2019
an indie and retro game in its own right
 length: 01:07:56
Mon, 04 Feb 2019
Capturing the magic!
 length: 42:50
Mon, 21 Jan 2019
What secrets does this Netflix show hold?
 length: 01:08:13