Holy heck hepcats… it’s a Barenaked episode of raw musical talent (not ours) and hours of Circus insider insanity. Over 3 hour show?! What we’re we thinking?! Joining us this month are James & Paul from Circus Maximus telling all about Python’s Pinball Circus. Thanks to Joe from PinballSTAR Amusements for bringing them by. Also, we’re having a blast talking music, pinball, and lots of randomness with Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies. Be sure to pick up the new album “Silverball”… available on June 2nd! You can even win 2 tickets to a Barenaked Ladies show of your choice on the “Last Summer On Earth” tour, because Ed is just that awesome to our listeners! To top it all off… Terry from Pinball Life is giving away a Stern Spike System Shaker Motor Kit. Really, just giving it away to one lucky person because that’s the kinda nice he is. That’s it… listen, enjoy, and then go play some pinball. See you at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown on June 12th to the 14th!
As usual, we’re going crazy here at camp Spooky trying to keep up. This month we hear from Joe at PinballSTAR Amusements with his friend Vic Camp, who is a bit like hearing an audio book about pinball & arcade memories… VERY cool! We also have a few stray reports from the Midwest Gaming Classic, the E.M. Dungeon, and some odd Charlie ramblings while he tries to do 3 things at once. Terry from Pinball Life gives away still another cool prize… and In the cool things happening to good people department, CLICK HERE to see the new book from Carole Willing (E.M. Dungeon Mrs). Yep, much like our silly ending song this month, this one’s in the can!
What can we say… big news on this show! Is there a new pinball company? Perhaps a game showing up somewhere in a few weeks READY FOR SALE??? Just going to have to listen and find out for yourself. If that wasn’t enough, we hear about the mind blowing insanity that was the 2015 Texas Pinball Festival. This one weekend alone managed to turn Spooky Pinball the pinball company completely upside down, and we’re still recovering. You’ll hear some very silly interviews, some very serious interviews… you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss almost 2 hours goodbye! Enjoy the show… and see you at the Midwest Gaming Classic in a few weeks!
60 shows… hard to believe we’ve been at this for that long. So to celebrate our 5 year anniversary of podcast mediocrity, we go all the way back to the beginning. That’s right, we get the first two guests we ever had on the show… Greg Freres & Dennis Nordman from Whizbang pinball. Pretty cool to see our friends bring their Whoa Nellie, Big Juicy Melons game full circle from prototype to full on Stern Pinball production. We also talk to Ed from the Texas Pinball Festival to hear about all the great things going on at the 2015 show in Frisco, Texas. We have yet another fantastic prize from Terry at Pinball Life, and David at Life Under Glass… plus a few other little surprises. Yep, 5 years has come and gone, but we’re still happy to be here!
Well it’s Super Bowl Sunday… sadly the Packers are doing what we’re doing here (watching the game stuck at home in a blizzard), so we might as well send the latest podcast out into the storm. This month Joe from PinballSTAR brings on Josh Sharpe, world renowned pinball player and all around good will ambassador. That obviously runs in the family, and is in great hands. Terry from Pinball Life gives away the coolest pop bumper caps you’ve ever seen, and somebody breaks out the big guns… which could be taken a couple of ways, but take it literally. It’s a well armed episode of the Spooky Pinball Podcast! Oh… and as mentioned on the show, if you’d like to help find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (JDRF), just click here.
Happy new year, and welcome to the first show of 2015. This month we talk to Scott Gullicks from Riot Pinball. Scott is the man behind the Wrath of Olympus pinball project… this started as a virtual game that became reality. Scott gives an honest assessment of what he’s been through in the quest to take his dream game all the way to production, which we can tell you is quite the feat. Terry from Pinball Life, and Joe from PinballSTAR are both back in 2015. Pinball Life is giving away the coolest piece of test equipment we’ve seen in a long time, and wait until you hear the simple way you can win this! Bryan Kelly, Jim and the Pinball Dungeon, and the kids complete their journey to the Arcade Expo in Banning California… it’s more podcast fun than you can shake a flipper bat at!
Ho Ho Ho and Merry pinball lovin’ Christmas to all our listeners. It’s our 2nd annual holiday trip to Stern Pinball! You’ll get to hear from Greg Freres, Lonnie Ropp, Gary Stern, and Steve Ritchie. If that wasn’t enough, Jody the marketing guru is going to give one of our lucky listeners a Walking Dead Pinball signed translite! Really… just gonna give it away, because tis’ the season and all that cool stuff. We also hear a report from the Australia Pinball Expo from our friends at Pizza N’ Pinball. Bug and Squirrel continue their medieval journey on a quest to make it to the Arcade Expo in Banning, CA. Toss in lots of other little fun trinkets and goodies, and yule have a 2 hour celebration!
It’s the Halloween / Expo wrap up / recovery show! This month we get a small taste of Pinball Expo in Chicago, a first for Bug & Squirrel! Joe from PinballSTAR stops by with Robin from Pinside. Toss in the usual cast of characters like Tech um… master?! Bryan Kelly (it’s a joke people… and I think he’s really agitated this month), and a real tech master in the E.M. Dungeon…. plus Terry from Pinball Life giving away still even more cool goodies, the kids start a 3 part journey to The Arcade Expo in Banning CA, and it’s an episode that both tricks and treats your senses. Man that sounds corny… Happy Halloween anyway kiddies!
We finally made it to October! Yep… the leaves are falling, the temperature is cooling off, and scary things are popping up everywhere. Which explains why Bryan Kelly has returned to the podcast with a brand new segment! We hear from David about his foray into pinball pop art with “Life Under Glass”. Joe from PinballSTAR is back with his buddy Rich from The White Rose Gameroom Show. Of course Terry from Pinball Life has got something cool for you to win just by listening… and we give you all the prep Spooky Pinball is making for Pinball Expo. Take that boils & ghouls!
Yep… It’s Labor Day weekend in Benton. The biggest weekend of the entire year in our little village! So, this show is a bit short on content, but not short of mediocrity. What we lack in quality, we make up for in some serious bribery! You can win some cool stuff just by listening to this show. Really, you can! Like A Gozmod for your Attack From Mars, and not 1, not 2, not even 3 or 4, but 5 bent plastics (TM) from Pinball Life! Kick back, enjoy the show, and have a great fall ya’ll. In the words of almost Ed Sullivan, we’ll have a really big sho’ for you next month!