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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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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

Jun 3, 2015

Main topic: Game Room Collections

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ special guest "VintageVideoGameGeek" from the Retro Rejects podcast about Resident Evil, "Man Caves" and trivia. Also, listen as they chat about re-sellers, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Pitfall and Mr. Miyagi!?

Music Interlude 1: -Sword Master (Stage 1 Forest Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Growing Pains (TV Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Star Wars (Imperial March Theme)

Music Interlude 4: -Video Power (TV Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -You're The Best (The Karate Kid; Joe Esposito)

Runtime 138 mins.

Published August 2014

Jun 3, 2015

Main topic: SEGA collecting.

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ special guest "Duke Togo" from CollectorCast about EVO 2014, Revenge of the Nerds and trivia. Also, listen as they chat about the 32x, Bob Uecker, Zombie Nation and RF Generation!?

Music Interlude 1: -Zombie Nation (Stage 1 Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Doom (Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Double Dragon (Mission 2 Theme)

Music Interlude 4: -Mega Man: The Wily Wars (Wily's Tower Stage 4)

Music Interlude 5: -WCW Wrestling (Match Theme)

Runtime 127 mins.

Published July 2014

Jun 3, 2015

Main topic: Flea Markets, Swap Meets and Yard Sales.

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ special guest Chase ("MachineGamesTX") about the Retron 5, collecting "in the wild" and geek trivia. Also, listen as they chat about torn NES labels, Mario Kart 8, Captain Planet and rare Nintendo competition carts!?

Music Interlude 1: -Streets of Rage (Stage 1)

Music Interlude 2: -Captain Planet (Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Tetris (Music 2)

Music Interlude 4: -The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak! (Boss Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -TMNT: The Arcade Game (Stage 1)

Runtime 126 mins.

Published June 2014

Jun 3, 2015

Main topic: Retro Toys

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ special guest Mike B. (Michael B. "The Game Genie") about clone systems, wrestling and geek trivia. Also, listen as they chat about PAL games, Mega Man II, TMNT memories and Beetlejuice!?

Music Interlude 1: -Castlevania (Out of Time)

Music Interlude 2: -Limahl (The Never Ending Story Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Probotector/Contra (Boss Battle Theme)

Music Interlude 4: -Silverhawks (Intro Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -Ninja Gaiden (Act 2, Part 2)

Runtime 116 mins.

Published May 2014

Jun 3, 2015

Main topic: Youtube (Good or Bad for Retro Collecting)

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ special guest Matt Ezero (@CygnusDestroyer a.k.a. "The LJN Defender") about "the rainbow", King Hippo and geek trivia. Also, listen as they chat about PAX South, Pulp Fiction, SEGA memories and Weezer!?

Music Interlude 1: -The Karate Kid (Typhoon Strikes)

Music Interlude 2: -Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (TV Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Super Street Fighter II (Vega's Theme)

Music Interlude 4: -Mega Man X (Spark Mandrill Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -Sonic CD (Sonic Boom)

Runtime 139 mins.

Published April 2014

May 27, 2015

Main topic: Games Stores... Past vs. Present

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ special guests Rob and Jay (@NESclub) from "The Nintendo Quest". Listen as they chat about collecting karma, Return of the Jedi, Microplay memories and Little Samson!?

Music Interlude 1: -Mr. Gimmick (Strange Memories of Death)

Music Interlude 2: -Shatterhand (Area G)

Music Interlude 3: -Legacy of the Wizard (Main Dungeon Theme)

Music Interlude 4: -Bonk's Adventure (Boss Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -Mega Man (Wily's Castle Theme)

Runtime 109 mins.

Published March 2014

May 27, 2015

Main topic: Things we love in video games.

Rip, John and Chris talk w/ special guests "The Cartridge Bros." about Chin Lee, Strawberry N64's and Michelle Pfeiffer?? Also, listen as they chat about the new Seth Rogan Nintendo vs. Sega film, Dragon Warrior and video game trivia!?

Music Interlude 1: -Mortal Kombat 3 (Streets Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Snakes Revenge (Jungle Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Blazing Lazers (Intro Theme)

Music Interlude 4: -Super Street Fighter II HD Remix (Intro Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -Super Smash T.V. (Intro Theme)

Runtime 118 mins.

Published February 2014

May 27, 2015

Main topic: NES collecting.

Rip, John and Chris talk about hardcore NES collecting, MAGfest XII and Final Fantasy on this fourth episode. Also, listen as they chat about Mr. Gimmick, Coleco adaptors and Star Wars!?

Music Interlude 1: -Mega Man IX (Splash Woman Stage)

Music Interlude 2: -Metroid (Brinstar Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Aquatic Ruins Stage)

Music Interlude 4: -Legacy of the Wizard (Meyna's Level Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -Batman: Return of the Joker (Stage 1 & 6 Theme)

Runtime 152 mins.

Published January 2014

May 27, 2015

Main topic: Christmas Gifts.

Rip, John and Chris talk about the holidays, Jaws and "the bit wars" on this third episode. Also, listen as they chat about Friday the 13th, The Wizard of Oz and Hit Stixx!?

Music Interlude 1: -Friday the 13th (Main Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Marvel vs. Street Fighter (Captain America Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -Castlevania (Wicked Child)

Music Interlude 4: -Journey to Silius (Stage 3 Theme)

Music Interlude 5: -Super Dodge Ball (Versus Mode Theme)

Runtime 107 mins.

Published December 2013

May 27, 2015

Main topic: Saturday Nostalgia.

Rip, John and Chris talk about variants, drunken Pooh Bears and Saturday nostalgia on this second episode. Also, listen as they chat about A Nightmare on Elm Street, Super Mario RPG and Robocop!?

Music Interlude 1: -A Nightmare on Elm Street (Stage 2 House Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Final Battle Theme)

Music Interlude 3: -M.A.S.K. (Cartoon Intro Theme)

Music Interlude 4: -Rush N' Attack (Stage 3 Theme)

Runtime 72 mins.

Published November 2013

May 27, 2015

Main topic: Arcade Memories.

Rip, John and Chris tackle introductions, formalities and rookie mistakes on their first episode. Listen as they chat about Earthbound, The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak, the SEGA Nomad and Dumb and Dumber!?

Music Interlude 1: -Super Mario Bros. 3 (Hammer Bros. Theme)

Music Interlude 2: -Chip N' Dales Rescue Rangers (Zone J Theme)

Runtime 65 mins.

Published October 2013

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