Hey everyone, we will have a booth set up at the 2016 Louisville Arcade Expo and will be doing a few live show broadcasts direct from the show floor, so please stop by and chat with us for a bit! We’d love to grab a picture with you and get you on the show!
All live shows are broadcast on our MixLR channel – http://www.mixlr.com/brokentoken and can be streamed (via a browser or app) with no account signup or special equipment. If you have an iPhone/iPad or Android device, then enhance your listening experience with the MixLR app, available below:
Date & Time
|Live podcast broadcast from the show floor!||Friday - March 4th @ 7:00 PM EST - ???||Live from the show floor with expo discussion and interviews!||Listen Live @ http://www.mixlr.com/brokentoken|
|Live podcast broadcast from the show floor!||Saturday - March 7th @ 7:00 PM EST - 8:30PM EST||Live from the show floor with expo discussion and interviews!||Listen Live @ http://www.mixlr.com/brokentoken|
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This episode is all about shaking off the cold of winter and getting into the swing of the restoration and expo season. With the upcoming Louisville Arcade Expo and the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo just a few short weeks (LAX) and months (SFGE) out, we are looking forward to plenty of live broadcasts, panels and getting to meet up with both old and new friends. Between the pomp and circumstance related to preparation for those shows, episode #38 busts onto the scene!
It’s always an eye opener when we sit down and cover off one what we’ve been working on over the past month… you think you might not be getting a lot accomplished, but in effect, there’s quite a good bit done:
Brent works on the Zaxxon, a Cue Ball Wizard, and a Golden Tee ‘99. Whitney (finally) works on the Zookeeper and begins a ‘bench rig’ build-out project that will be detailed here on the site and on Facebook as well. Between all of that, we both go on two independent ‘mini-raids’ and score some nice loot that we reveal to each other for the first time here on the show.
This month we return with a ‘Deep Dive’ segment on the Gottlieb/Premier System 3 pinball boards and talk about MPU repair for those specific games.
We also spend a boatload of Brent’s money, respond to a TON of listener feedback and ponder our next ‘out of band’ movie review. Lots of good feedback on the Star Wars discussion, so we’re toying with the idea of doing it again. What movie should we pick apart next?
Still shaking off that eggnog induced funk from the Holidays? Yeah, so are we…slowly but surely the fog is lifting and 2016 is looking pretty good thus far…
The good thing about this past Holiday break is the sheer amount of “fun” we had over the past several weeks. We were fortunate to host quite a few activities and we’ve got some great guests lined up for this month’s show.
First up, Victor and Tori Marland (from the Tenpence Arcade podcast) paid us a visit over the break. They were vacationing here in the US and we finally got all the stars lined up for them to come over to Whitney’s house for an evening. We deep-fried turkey, talked shop and had a “grand old time”. We gave them each a microphone and asked them to do their best “American accents” and it was great. You can hear a recap of their trip in episode 52.5 – ‘Merica Trip
Next up, we feature Jeremy and Matt Fleitz from the Louisville Arcade Expo as they give us a run-down on this years’ show and what to expect (and what hasn’t been decided on yet) . Billy Mitchell, Walter Day, Joel West and Steve Ritchie are the headline guests (so far) and along with the PAPA circuit stop, tons of arcade, pinball and console games, this year promises to be great fun.
We then clear off on the monthly updates, spend a TON of Brent’s money, talk about the newly-announced Spiderman Vault Edition from Stern (way more pics are available on their Facebook Page) and even pull our own version of Siskel & Ebert by discussing our thoughts on Star Wars – The Force Awakens. The talk is FULL of spoilers, so we put it at the end of the episode, right after the outtakes – that way you don’t have to skip around to find it (or avoid it)!
I think the guys would be proud…
It wouldn’t be proper if we didn’t take reverence for this time of year and reflect a bit on 2015 and look forwards to the new year.
This month we fire up the jingle bells, turn up the Christmas lounge music and talk through some personal updates and then get into the Holiday mood and cover off on year-in-review, our goals for next year and talk about those in the hobby who deliver Christmas all year long. We even check-list our ‘give-back’ to keep ourselves honest so we can keep an eye towards the thought of service back to the hobby, as well.
Although we tried our best to keep the show within our self-imposed “1 hour Christmas special” you can quickly see that all hope was lost and 3 hours later we put a bow on it and called it eggnog.
This episode is guaranteed to make any lump of coal just a little more fun, so stocking-stuffers beware!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Here’s how the show timings break down:
As we roll out of Thanksgiving and officially into the Christmas holiday season, it’s a good time of the year to relax, unwind and catch up on happenings in the hobby, in our lives and talk about what we’re thankful for this year.
As long and varied as that list actually is (and it takes us the entire episode to get through it) we manage to roll though some personal updates, Holiday plans, spending Brent’s money and our recent foray into LED lights for both under-cabinet and playfield modifications to our pinball machines. Brent covers off on his Adam’s Family and Whitney discusses LED’ing out his AC/DC Pro amongst Thanksgiving turkey cooking tips and the usual side-bar conversations that make sense by the end of the episode!
It’s an all-access pass to what we thought would originally be a “quick one-hour show” (HAHAHA!!! – yeah…right!) so catch that gobbler and get ready for Cyber Monday BT-style!
Here’s how the show timings break down: