Retro Ridoctopus

S3E16 - Ep 066: Party of One / Criminally Underrated Cartoons (with Tino the San Man)

With the help of our buddy Santino, we each raise the flag of a retro cartoon we dug because no one else will!

Octo-Host, 8-Bit Alchemy continues the theme he started way back in EPISODE 3 with the return of PARTY OF ONE! That episode was all about spotlighting unpopular movies that we happened to love as kids, but this time it's all about cartoons! With the help of our longtime pal, musician and future clothing mogul Santino Mancebo (AKA Tino the San Man), we spend the episode finding the positive in some very under-celebrated animated shows including Star Wars Ewoks, Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm, Stunt Dawgs and Mummies Alive!

Later on, Parasite Steve slides into you bookcase with the Bram Stoker award winning novel of 1996, Crota by Owl Goingback. Best of all, he has a couple of anecdotes from the author himself, which were sent especially for the podcast!


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• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

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S3E15 - Ep 065: John Carpenter / King of The Cult Classic

Escape from the mundane to experience the films of horror/science fiction master, John Carpenter!

Joining us for this episode are two fantastic guests who both happen to be huge John Carpenter fans!

Christine (AKA Mrs. Parasite) makes her podcast debut to talk about THEY LIVE, while comic book artist Derek Rook (from Rough House Publishing) returns to gush about HALLOWEEN and lots more! Stick around for a some killer facts you might not know and a guaranteed good time!


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• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

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S3E14 - Ep 064: The Nintendo 64 / Dealing with Mental Health

For our 64th episiode, we present our favorite N64 games before veering into a spontaneous but heartfelt sidebar on mental health and how it has affected one of our own.

The runtime on this one is a bit long, so buckle up!

For our 64th episode, we HAD to talk about the much loved third major Nintendo console, the N64! Your Octo-hosts present some favorite games for the system like Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, as well as a bunch of weird ones you might have missed!

Later on, we enter a sidebar about how Nintenjoe is dealing with his struggles with mental health. This part was totally unplanned but completely honest and heartfelt. It didn't fit the main discussion but we all felt it absolutely had to be left right where it was.

We also read your answers to this week's Octoponder This question before ending things with 8-Bit Alchemy's b-segment. This week, he takes a turn presenting a new game that plays like an old game for his first ever Retro Nouveau!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

Retro Ridoctopus is part of the Dorkening Podcast Network, the Inebri-Art Podcast Network and is brought to you by Deadly Grounds Coffee!

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The Crow's Nest: No Sleep Till End-World / A Quest For The Dark Tower (with DJ Rick Johnson)

Two old friends discuss their experiences with and hard-won affection for Stephen King's seven book long, magnum opus.

A longish, but briskly paced chat about all seven Dark Tower books (by little known author Stephen King). Parasite Steve embarks on this epic journey with fellow King fan and Rock Jock, Rick Johnson of Portland Maine's 107.5 FRANK FM!

Note for those who have not read The Dark Tower series: Some spoilers are discussed, but we gloss over a lot and purposely avoid giving away plenty of the good stuff.


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

Retro Ridoctopus is part of the Dorkening Podcast Network, the Inebri-Art Podcast Network and is brought to you by Deadly Grounds Coffee!

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S3E13 - Ep 063: Halloween Rewind / Costumes, Candy & Cool Stories

We kick the spooky season off with some Halloween memories on costumes, trick or treating and candy, candy candy!!!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

Retro Ridoctopus is part of the Dorkening Podcast Network, the Inebri-Art Podcast Network and is brought to you by Deadly Grounds Coffee!

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The Brig: Princess Leia was NOT a Hologram (with Holographer Travis Paquin)

A fascinating discussion with the talented artist behind Laserboy Holo about lasers, science fiction and all things Holographic!

In a follow up discussion about holographs and holograms, we sit down for a chat with the talented artist behind Laserboy Holo, Travis Paquin! We cover many things, including how a hologram is made, what Polaroid had to do with the medium's prevalence in the 80s and why Travis chooses to make his own holographic film! There's also some stuff about sci-fi movies thrown in for that retro flavor!

Stop by the laserboyholo shop and contact Travis for custom made holograms! He's literally one of only a handful of artists still working in the medium today!

And you can watch videos of his process here!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

Retro Ridoctopus is part of the Dorkening Podcast Network, the Inebri-Art Podcast Network and is brought to you by Deadly Grounds Coffee!

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S3E12 - Ep 062: Toys with Holograms / We Got Rub Sign!

Forget karate chop action... in the 1980s, holograms were all the rage!

In the late 1980s, holograms were considered to be wondrous things of high futurism--a blend of art and science, of 3 dimensional magic and lasers. In short, they were really cool and absolutely freaking everywhere.

In this episode, we try our best to explain a little about what holography is and how holograms are made. Then we'll spotlight four retro toy lines which incorporated the technology... Transformers, Battle Beasts, Super Naturals & Visionaries!

And later on, Nintenjoe will spotlight some Super C enemies, with his first ever DIE MONSTER!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

Retro Ridoctopus is part of the Dorkening Podcast Network, the Inebri-Art Podcast Network and is brought to you by Deadly Grounds Coffee!

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The Crow's Nest: Themes From A Memory 3 (Part 2)

We had so many TV Theme Song requests for our last episode, Nintenjoe is gonna play you a bunch more!

We received so many theme show requests for our Themes from a Memory 3, we couldn't fit them all in one episode! So here's the rest plus a few more handpicked by ya boy, Nintenjoe!

Also, in this episode we announce our new MYSTERY THEME CONTEST! A chance to win a complete series dvd set of the 90s classic cartoon show, The Pirates of Darkwater! All you got to do is listen to this episode for the mystery theme and guess the name of the show it is from! Nintenjoe will give you one clue in the episode but you deserve one more for reading the show notes...

Clue #2: There is a very good reason we are giving away a show called the PIRATES of Darkwater as the prize.

Post your guess (just one per person please) on the pinned post in our facebook group! The winner will be announced LIVE this Thursday at 7pm EST!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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S3E11 - Ep 061: Themes From A Memory 3 / Total Retroids Live (to tape)

Our annual music fest is back again as we play blocks of classic cartoon & TV show theme songs!

Themes From A Memory turns THREE!

For those that don't know, this is our annual show where we play blocks of TV themes songs! Each Octo-Host has picked three of our favorites for you (these can be intro songs from retro cartoons and/or sitcoms). Once we are done with those, Nintenjoe will be playing two MEGA BLOCKS of all Retroid requests! It's gonna be a grand ole time for your nostalgia hungry ears so buckle up, grab a fruit roll-up and prepare to ROCK!

After all of that, 8-Bit Alchemy will be presenting this week's B-Segment in the form of another edition of COMPOSE YO-SELF!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

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The Crow's Nest: Greetings From Adventure Island

Continuing the conversation on HARD NES GAMES, we chat about the Adventure Island series from Hudson Soft!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

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