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NARC Podcast (North American Retro Collective)

The North American Retro Collective (NARC) is a podcast about classic video games and retro culture! We waste your time once a month. You're welcome!
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Dec 12, 2016
Main Topic: Fantasy Arcade Draft

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Johnny Iucci (@JohnnyIucci) from "The Collector's Quest" podcast about Sega variants, Instagram, OCD collecting, and Christmas Trivia on this 12th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about Game Gear, Batman Returns, Top Skater and Wayne Gretzky?!

Music Interlude 1: -Castlevania II (Bloody Tears)
Music Interlude 2: -Batman Returns (Main Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Daytona USA (Main Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 120 mins.

Nov 21, 2016
Main Topic: Hacks, Homebrews & Reproductions

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ "The Immortal" John Hancock (@swlovinist) about Stadium Events, Atari, Portland Retro Gaming Expo, and Star Wars on this 11th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about Laser Disc, NES Classic, CRT tv's and Count Chockula?!

Music Interlude 1: -Castlevania III (The Beginning)
Music Interlude 2: -Rygar (Cave Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Mega Man: The Wily Wars (Spark Man Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 115 mins.

Oct 4, 2016

Main Topic: Halloween Revisited

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ @Collectorcast & @TheSingleBanana from "RFgeneration.com" about podcasting, haunted attractions, Retro World Expo, and trick or treating on this 10th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about soft core porn, Castlevania, Critters and Busta Rhymes?!

Music Interlude 1: -Perfect Selection: Dracula Battle (Bloody Tears)
Music Interlude 2: -Streets of Rage 2 (Go Straight)
Music Interlude 3: -Friday the 13th part III (Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 148 mins.

Sep 13, 2016

Main Topic: Fantasy Movie Draft (00's)

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Katselvania a.k.a. Johns wife (@katselvania Instagram) from the "Collector's Quest Podcast" about Subaru's, Instagram, Dreamcast, and hording on this 9th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about Salt N' Pepa, Pokemon cards, yard sales and Grandma's Boy?!

Music Interlude 1: -Keith Courage  (Battlefield Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Salt N' Pepa (Push It)
Music Interlude 3: -Hudson Hawk (NES Title Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 92 mins.

Aug 24, 2016

Main Topic: Childhood Phobias & Fears

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Ian Ferguson (@pxlsicle) from the "Completely Unnecessary Podcast" about the SoCal Retro Gaming Expo, Spiders, "Audio Assault Trivia" and LSD on this 8th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about Jason Voorhees, MAGfest, "The Video Game Years" and snake bites?!

Music Interlude 1: -Ducktales (Intro Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Contra (Jungle Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Dungeon Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 163 mins.

Jul 18, 2016

Main Topic: Retro Summer Memories

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Richard (@RamVox) & Kevin (@Buried_On_Mars) from the @Retro_Fandango podcast about Pokemon Go, Contra, The Cartridge Club and "Star Wars Trivia" on this 7th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about dog bites, breaking the law, roller coasters & WWF Ice Cream?!

Music Interlude 1: -Contra (Energy Zone)
Music Interlude 2: -Viewtiful Joe (Main Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -W.A.S.P. (Mean Man)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 119 mins.

Jun 26, 2016

Main Topic: Sonic the Hedgehog 25th Anniversary

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ JRocktheGameRocker (@JRockGameRocker) about E3, Ghostbusters, Mighty Number 9 and "Audio Assault Trivia" on this 6th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about virtual reality, Seinfeld, The Wu-Tang Clan & Sonic The Hedgehog?!

Music Interlude 1: -Toad's Turnpike (Mario Kart 64)
Music Interlude 2: -I Wanna Rock (Twisted Sister)
Music Interlude 3: -Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Chemical Plant Zone)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 82 mins.

May 24, 2016

Main Topic: 80's Fantasy Film Draft

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ VintageVideoGameGeek (@VintageVGGeek) about Breaking Bad, Superman, Civil War and "Geek Night Trivia" on this 5th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about 80's films, Conan, Youtube & Megan Fox?!

Music Interlude 1: -Tecmo Bowl (Main Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -M.A.S.K. (TV Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Gremlins (Main Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 112 mins.

Apr 28, 2016

Main Topic: 90's Fantasy Film Draft

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Curtis (@girlfriendvs) about Prince, Wrestlemania, Rotten Tomatoes and "Audio Assault Trivia" on this 4th episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about Groundhog Day, Batman, Super Nintendo & Perfect Strangers?!

Music Interlude 1: -Prince ("Partyman" - Batman album)
Music Interlude 2: -Prince ("Trust" - Batman album)
Music Interlude 3: -Prince ("I Would Die 4 U" - Purple Rain)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 100 mins.

Mar 20, 2016

Main Topic: Variant Collecting

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Will Watts (@wattswc) about Sega, the 3D NES Emulator and "Audio Assault Trivia" on this 3rd episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about variant collecting, baseball, Ghostbusters & Care Bears?!

Music Interlude 1: -Mega Man (Cut Man Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Foreigner (Feels Like the First Time)
Music Interlude 3: -The Legend Of Zelda (Intro Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 59 mins.

Feb 29, 2016

Main Topic: Video Game Movies

Rip, John and Chris talk about Kanye West's retro tweets, MAGfest 2016, Deadpool and Pokemon on this 2nd episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about Video Game Movies, Mexican Food, Arcades & Peeps?!

Music Interlude 1: -Blazing Lazers (Main Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Metroid (Quick Escape Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Castlevania III (Mad Forest Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 103 mins.

Feb 2, 2016

Main Topic: Rental Store Memories

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Matt Ezero aka "The LJN Defender" about "The Fine Bros" recent apology, SoCal Retro Gaming Expo, Youtube and "Audio Assault Trivia" on this 1st episode of the 3rd season! Also, listen as they chat about Rental Store Memories, Wil Wheaton, Wacky Races & wrestling?!

Music Interlude 1: -Mega Man (Bomb Man Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Wolverine (NES Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Battle Toads / Double Dragon (Level 3 Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 82 mins.

Sep 23, 2015
Main topic: 32-Bit Fantasy Draft

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ P1 from @CartridgeBros & the #CartridgeClub podcast about RPG's, Castlevania, Nintendo and "Geek Night Trivia" on this 12th episode of the 2nd season! Also, listen as they chat about Konami, Wes Craven, Street Fighter & 32-Bit game rankings?!

Music Interlude 1: -Crystalis (Inner Mountains Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Dr. Mario (Chill Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Prologue Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 84 mins.
Aug 11, 2015

Main topic: Import Game Collecting

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Heidi a.k.a. "StopXWhispering" (@retro_gaming - Instagram) about Castlevania, Youtubers, Club Nintendo and "Geek Night Trivia" on this 11th episode of the 2nd season! Also, listen as they chat about Neo Geo, Troll dolls, import game collecting & Kung Fury?!

Music Interlude 1: -Jack Bros. (Temple of Nightmare Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Ninja Gaiden (Level 4-2 Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Trip World (World 1 Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 86 mins.

Published August 2015

Aug 11, 2015

Main topic: Classic Game Magazine Memories

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Adam Long (@adamloooong - Instagram) about ET carts, eating gator bites, Nintendo Power and NES trivia on this 10th episode of the 2nd season! Also, listen as they chat about Sean Connery, Satoru Iwata, and Video Game Magazine Memories!

Music Interlude 1: -The Legend of Zelda (Intro Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Rescue: The Embassy Mission (Outside the Embassy Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Metal Storm (Stage 1 Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 82 mins.

Published July 2015

Aug 11, 2015

Main topic: Portable Gaming Memories

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Eric Lappe (@Goemon047) from Retroware TV and the "Let's Get!!" podcast about E3, The Video Game Years, Mother and Jurassic World on this 9th episode of the 2nd season! Also, listen as they chat about the Final Fantasy VII remake, "Geek Night Trivia", the Neo Geo Pocket Color and Pokemon Red!?

Music Interlude 1: -Final Fantasy VII (Battle Theme/8-bit remix)
Music Interlude 2: -Castlevania (Heart of Fire)
Music Interlude 3: -Mother (The Paradise Line)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 85 mins.

Published June 2015

Aug 11, 2015

Main topic: Nintendo 64 Memories

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Norman Caruso (@GamingHistorian) about the N64, Bojangles, Patreon and Mcfrosticles on this 8th episode of the 2nd season! Also, listen as they chat about video game movies, repro carts, Earthbound and BBQ!?

Music Interlude 1: -Super Mario Bros. 3 (Underground Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Final Fantasy 8 (The Man with the Machine Gun Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Super Mario 64 (Slider Race Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 96 mins.

Published May 2015

Aug 11, 2015

Main topic: 2015 Fantasy 16-Bit draft

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Ricky and Aaron from (@RetroLiberty) about bad music, multi-carts, Del Taco and stalker fans on this 7th episode of the 2nd season! Also, listen as they chat about Fantasy 16 bit rankings, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Frosted Flakes and Batman!?

Music Interlude 1: -Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu (Level 2 Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Batman (Level 4 Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Super Street Fighter II (Balrog Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 67 mins.

Published April 2015

Jul 1, 2015

Main topic: 2015 Fantasy NES draft

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Mikey, Carmen and Ponter of (@LivingIn8Bits) about film making, Punch Out disputes, Ric Flair and the Phillies on this 6th episode of the 2nd season! Also, listen as they chat about Fantasy NES rankings, Kid Icarus, frosted tips and Toto!?

Music Interlude 1: -Blades of Steel (Main Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Sonic Adventure (Station Square Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Journey to Silius (Main Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers

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Runtime 76 mins.

Published March 2015

Jul 1, 2015

Main topic: Video Game Art Memories

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Adam Shub (@SquarePainter) about MAGfest 13, Poltergeist, Little Samson and Burger Time on this 5th episode of the 2nd season! Also, listen as they chat about video game art memories, Ace Ventura, Double Dragon and KOEI games!?

Music Interlude 1: -Pulse Man (Neo Tokyo Theme)
Music Interlude 2: -Sonic The Hedgehog (Star Light Zone Theme)
Music Interlude 3: -Double Dragon (Arcade Intro Theme)
Music Interlude 4: -Little Samson (Kikira Theme)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers

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Runtime 65 mins.

Published February 2015

Jul 1, 2015

Main topic: Early Internet Memories

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ Nick Simmons (@NickfromVB) from "Video Game Heaven" (@vg_heaven) about Alec Baldwin, Shadowrun, Super Mario World and Total Recall on this 4th episode of the new season! Also, listen as they chat about Internet memories, Beetlejuice, new year's resolutions and floppy disk porn!?

Music Interlude 1: -Fight (D&D Sluggers)
Music Interlude 2: -XX (D&D Sluggers)
Music Interlude 3: -RKWLDR (D&D Sluggers)
Music Interlude 4: -Jam Of The Year (D&D Sluggers)

NARC Podcast theme "Fight" courtesy of D&D Sluggers
Segment interlude songs and clips courtesy of D&D Sluggers
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Runtime 68 mins.

Published January 2015

Jul 1, 2015

Main topic: Holiday Memories

Rip, John and Chris meet in their "cabin in the woods" to talk about Amiibo craziness, Gremlins, War Cake and Black Friday on this third episode of the new season! Also, listen as they chat about Bill Murray, Christmas amusements, Nintendo 64 and Snow Bros!?

Music Interlude 1: -Tetris (Bradinsky Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Super Smash Bros. (Dr. Wily's Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -007: Goldeneye (Main Theme)

Music Interlude 4: -The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Saria's Song)

Runtime 72 mins.

Publsihed December 2014

Jul 1, 2015

Main topic: Retro Cinema Memories

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ @leilabirch and @curtissfrisle of @GirlfriendVS about Portland Retro Gaming Expo, X-Men arcade, Sailor Moon and drunk movie challenges on this second episode of the new season! Also, listen as they chat about retro cinema memories, Bionic Commando, Willy Wonka and VintageVideoGameGeek!?

Music Interlude 1: -X-Men Arcade (Junk Factory Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Sailor Moon (Main Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Castlevania III (Aquarius Theme / Famicom)

Music Interlude 4: -Power of Love (Huey Lewis / Back to The Future Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -Kirby's Dream Land (Green Greens Theme)

Runtime 147 mins.

Published Novermber 2014

Jul 1, 2015

Main topic: All Things Halloween

Rip, John and Chris talk about poison candy, The Lost Boys and Elvira on this spooky Halloween special from "a secret cabin in the woods". Also, listen as they chat about trick or treating memories, underrated horror films, Stephen Kings "IT" and Michael Jackson!? Featuring special guests Robbie (@PossessorMetal) and Roslyn (N.A.R.C. voice over talent) from "Video Game Heaven" (@VG_Heaven)

Music Interlude 1: -Halloween (Main Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -A Nightmare On Elm Street (Main Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Thriller (Michael Jackson)

Music Interlude 4: -Exorcist (Tubular Bells, Main Theme)

Runtime 111 mins.

Published October 2014

Jul 1, 2015

Main topic: SNES Collecting

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ special guest "NEScomplex" from the Retro Rejects podcast about Youtube collaborations, Duck Hunt and Surge. Also, listen as they chat about MAGfest 8.5, Beverly Hills 90210, Destiny and Nintendo World Championship competitions!?

Music Interlude 1: -Super Metroid (Brinstar Vegetation Area Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Team America: World Police (America, Fuck Yeah)

Music Interlude 4: -Mega Man X3 (Opening Stage Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -Stan Bush (You've Got the Touch)

Runtime 144 mins.

Published September 2014

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