Jul 012014

SPP52It’s kids takeover month once again, as Charlie is up to his eyeballs in trying to get games out the door. Bug & Squirrel host, and interview the Minions… not those cute characters from Despicable Me, the guys who make the games at Spooky Pinball LLC. Charlie & Joe Newhart from Pinball STAR Amusements pop in later to talk with Gerry Stellenberg from Multimorphic, and some of the revolutionary things he’s up to. Toss in a cool prize from Pinball Life, some random fun, and you’ve got a show run by kids that isn’t exactly child’s play!

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Jun 012014

SPP51This month we get super colorful when we talk to Randy at ColorDMD. If you don’t know what color DMD is, you need to check out their site & videos, and gasp in amazement. We also talk to Jonathan from Pinball Magazine about the new book “Pinball” by Santiago Ciuffo. I’m prepared to call this the best book on pinball photography ever released… check it out, and learn something about the history of pinball in Argentina while you’re being entertained. Toss in the EM Dungeon, a cool prize from Terry at Pinball Life (and another top secret bonus prize) and you’ve got 1 hour, 38 minutes and 34 seconds of some pretty good pinball entertainment!


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May 012014

PrintIt’s off to the Midwest Gaming Classic once again for team Spooky! Lots of interviews with everyone from pinball dignitaries like Nate from Coast to Coast Pinball, to Taro the dog (really… KT interviewed Rob Anthony‘s dog). Hear all about the show, the pins, the vids, the costume contest… and speaking of contests, Terry from Pinball Life gives away a cool set of Brite Buttons to a lucky listener. Joe from PinballSTAR stops in to pre-talk Allentown Pinfest, and beyond that I guess you’ll just have to listen and find out. Hope you enjoy the show, and keep flippin’ pinball dudes & dudettes!

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Apr 012014

SPP49Well if it isn’t April 1st already! No practical jokes happening here, just springing into another month of podcast excellence. Ok… acceptable podcast practices. This month, we talk to Dan Loosen from the Midwest Gaming Classic, and Joe from PinballSTAR brings a guy we should have had on a long time ago… Matt from Back Alley Creations! Add in some goodies from Pinball Life, and this April just showers on the podcast goodness.


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Mar 012014

SPP48What can we say… as far as pinball podcasts go, this one has a distinct odor that may be offensive to the senses. Bryan, Brian, & Jesse visit from MN and get a sneak peak at a warehouse raid… FROM HELL! Bryan Kelly comes in to co-host with yours truly, and we give away 8 sets of Super Bands from Terry at Pinball Life. Joe from PinballSTAR stops by with Mickey Treat (no, that’s not an ice cream bar at Disney) to tell us about his adventures in coin-op.  On this show we do something we rarely do… just talk pinball. 4 years of podcasting. I’m finding that very hard to believe, but thanks to everyone for the encouragement, and with a little luck we’ll be here a while longer.

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Feb 012014

SPP47What were we thinking?! I’m betting that’s how we look back at this show a year from now… time was short, I lost a day to yet another pinball project, and this is what we came up with. I sure hope you like it… or are very forgiving loyal listeners! Terry from Pinball Life gives away some Bent Plastics (TM)… Joe from PinballSTAR gives away an iPod and introduces us to Steve Epstein, from Modern Pinball NYC. The mighty James Willing takes us into the new year with the E.M. Dungeon. If that wasn’t scary enough, our podcast turns into a goofy reality TV show. Enjoy!… we hope. Never let it be said Spooky Pinball doesn’t take chances!

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Jan 012014

SPP46Happy New Year pinball dudes and dudettes! This month we talk about America’s Most Haunted. Not just the game, THE MOVIE! Really, there is an America’s Most Haunted movie! Chris Randall and Joe Anderson stop by to talk about the freaky coincidence with myself and Ben Heck. Beyond that, for the first time ever, Bug and Squirrel (our kids) are taking over the show… We almost answer listener questions, Terry from Pinball Life gives away a mod Ahhnold would love, and Joe from PinballSTAR Amusements brings a young impressive talent by the name of Brendan Bailey by to talk all things art & pinball. Welcome to 2014… Spooky Pinball Style!

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Dec 012013

SPP45A first for us and possibly pinball podcasting in general… it’s the Spooky Pinball / Stern Pinball Christmas Spectacular! KT and I visit the Stern Pinball production plant in Melrose Park, IL… and how does this grab you for interviews… John Borg, John Trudeau, Steve Ritchie, Gary Stern, Jody Dankberg, George Gomez, Greg Freres, and the luckiest young man ever… just gonna have to listen to hear that story! You’ll also hear how you can win a signed AC/DC Premium playfield. Toss in Joe from PinballSTAR with Lloyd from SS Billiards, and you’ve got one full Christmas stocking full of holiday pinball goodness!


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Oct 312013

SPP44Happy Halloween! Well… America’s Most Haunted, our first production pinball game made it to Expo and back, and so did we! What a weekend… And I’d like to tell you I have 1,000 sound clips from Expo to share, but truth is we worked so hard there wasn’t much time for play. So, we made up for it by stealing Patrick away from Gameroom Junkies to tell you all about the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo. We also had our first repeat visitor to the PinballSTAR of the Month segment… the only guy big enough to fill two shows, Todd MacCulloch. Terry from Pinball Life gives away a pop bumper cap a foot in diameter, and will the real Bryan Kelly please stand up?! Thanks to Michael at Flipper Fidelity for the sound system give away at Expo as well. Time for Trick R’ Treats… Time for Spooky Pinball #44… and we hope you don’t get sick from all the sugary goodness!

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Oct 012013

SPP43Ok… we hope the lack of time and preparation doesn’t take away from your listening pleasure on this months show. Truth be told, we’re a** deep in making our first REAL “America’s Most Haunted” pinball games, and Expo is two weeks away. So… rather than load up with quantity, this month you’re getting quality! The one… the only… Python Anghelo is our special guest. Python is absolutely one of the most unique and talented people in the entire history of pinball, and is NEVER afraid to speak his mind. Joe from PinballSTAR Amusements also brings in two more guests… Mike Pacak and Rob Berk from Pinball Expo! They share a little history, and of course talk about this years 29th edition. So… we’ll see you in two weeks at Pinball Expo. Our seminar (Hot Haunted Coeds!) is Friday at 4:00… and be sure to stop by our booth! Also be sure to stop by and say hello to Michael from Flipper Fidelity, and of course… hit the legendary Pinball Life Open House!


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