Acid Washed Memories

Are you ready to rewind? It’s Acid Washed Memories, a retro pop-culture celebration! Each week, we’ll put a new spin on the past. Whether it’s TV shows, music, video games, or anything else on the pop culture spectrum, you’re sure to take a nostalgia-filled ride back to a simpler time.

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Episodes

Monday Dec 18, 2023

This week, we're grappling with the explosive popularity of 1980s wrestling!
From its odd origins, early popularity and detonation into the pop culture zeitgeist, we're pinning down the weird, wonderful, wacky world of wrestling.From our vantage point, of course.
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Monday Dec 11, 2023

This week, we're discussing the rise, the fall, and the legacy of a beloved memory*:  Toys R Us.
From bikes to trains to video games, it truly was the biggest toy store there was* - and we'll talk all about why generations of kids didn't want to grow up.
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#48 - Mario Games of 1993

Monday Dec 04, 2023

Monday Dec 04, 2023

This week, the Mario series continues with an all-star lineup for 1993!We'll cover Mario going missing, back in time, and into an enduring 16-bit collection!Also, something about a safari.Follow on Twitter @awmpodcast
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Monday Nov 27, 2023

This week, it's all about a staple of our childhood television:  INFOMERCIALS!
From its initial experiments through its glory days, we'll talk all about the products, the pitchmen, and the paid programming that was a fixture of "why am I up this late" TV viewing.Sorry, no C.O.D.s
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Monday Nov 20, 2023

This week, we're cooking up some juicy details about the tasty history of Kentucky Fried Chicken!
From its humble gas station origins, the white-suited visionary, (and his help from a certain hamburger icon), to its failures and success, we'll cover everything KFC!Is it finger lickin' good?  You decide.
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Monday Nov 13, 2023

Can you hear us now?This week, we're calling up the interesting history of a now-ubiquitous device:  the cellular phone.From its surprisingly early origins, niche market, and finally its widespread adoption, we'll cover* every aspect of the cell phone's rise to prominence.(*standard rates apply)
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#44 - Mario Games of 1992

Monday Nov 06, 2023

Monday Nov 06, 2023

This week, we continue our Mario series with a look at the year 1992!From an artistic achievement, a racing revelation, and a side-scrolling sequel, 1992 was certainly a unique and fun year in the world of Mario, and we'll tell you all about it!
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Monday Oct 30, 2023

This week, we're delving into the interesting history of the less-lauded but still crucial form of TV distribution:  first-run syndication!
Plus we'll cover a laundry list of shows, good and bad, that aired in this format throughout our childhoods.Just check your local listings.
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Monday Oct 23, 2023

This week, we explore the series that explained just what happened between the first two Street Fighter games.
From its origins as a stop-gap before part III, to its legacy on its own merit, listen as we break down every detail of the Street Fighter Alpha games!
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Monday Oct 16, 2023

This week, we're descrambling the tangled, interesting history of PPV television.
From its unorthodox origins to a surge in the 80s and 90s, we'll cover every facet of this concept, which still lives on to this day.Follow on Twitter @awmpodcast
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