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The Classic Pinball Podcast

The Classic Pinball Podcast

By George
Two guys discuss Classic pinball with an emphasis on pre 1994 pinball machines.
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#41 Playboy - The Classic Pinball Podcast
WARNING! The subject matter requires us to post a warning that some of the content contained in this episode might be offensive to some people. Bally Playboy 1978. History. The original Jersey Jack. CPR themes. Gameplay. Bonus feature: Top 4 production games. Captains Warehouse Auction.
November 17, 2020
#40 Free Play Bar Arcade - The Classic Pinball Podcast
In this podcast George and Dave interview the owner of Free Play Bar Arcade. We talk about his current location in Providence, Rhode Island and his soon to open location in Worcester, MA. This episode features talk about videos and pinballs. Bonus feature: Future plans for Free Play in Worcester.
October 27, 2020
#39 Black Knight - The Classic Pinball Podcast
The boys are back in the basement with Black Knight. Bonus feature: GNFR and fighting for the quarter.
October 20, 2020
#38 Nitro Ground Shaker - The Classic Pinball Podcast
In this episode Dave and George talk about and then play Bally Nitro Ground Shaker. They are joined by Dave’s friend PJ and wife Maureen. There is also discussion about Stern SS games: Magic, Stingray and Trident. Bonus Feature: RAZA rant.
September 29, 2020
#37 High Speed - The Classic Pinball Podcast
The guys start off in Dave’s basement playing a High Speed before it goes off to his customer. Dave tells me Eric Stone is calling him today. Dave and Eric talk High Speed and IFPA tournament rankings. Thank you. avengers. Old timers. Rock pins. Houston Arcade Show. Blues Brothers. Tech Tip - Lectronamo. Bonus Feature: Eric Stone and Dave talk Fathom.
September 8, 2020
#36 The Jersey Shore - The Classic Pinball Podcast
In this episode George revisits his childhood by interviewing David Scarpa, the author of the book Beyond Playland. His family owned Playland arcade in North Lavallette NJ for almost 3 decades starting in 1957. The interview focuses primarily on the Arcade’s history and some of the Classic games from days gone by. There is very little pinball in this episode. They talk about the area and turn their attention to what happened to the games and how things have changed in the industry. Randy Senna (Randyland) purchased most of the older games and now has an arcade and soon to be museum in Wildwood, NJ featuring some of his collection. He also was featured in a Hoarders TV show and has numerous videos on YouTube. The discussion then turns to Seaside, Barnacle Bills, The Sawmill and Hurricane Sandy. If you grew up during this time vacationing in the area or curious how times have changed you will be entertained by his stories, views and perspective.
August 31, 2020
#35 Xenon - The Classic Pinball Podcast
This is the first episode George and Dave have done face to face in 5 months. They record part of the segment playing Xenon in George’s game room and also record while sitting outside exploring a number of topics. George tells Dave about the comments made regarding his favorite game Fathom. Bally spinners are revisited. George tells Dave he’s recorded an episode about his arcade growing up in Lavallette, NJ called Playland. They then move to Dave s latest acquisition: Paragon. Dave discusses Williams and System 1 replacement boards. George calls out all podcasters except one. Conversation then turns to the Captains Warehouse auction that took place on August 21 and 22nd. Meteor sounds like Hot Doggin? Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Fiberglass playfields again.
August 25, 2020
#34 Spinner - spinner, chicken dinner
George listens to Keith, Martin and Jeff talk 9 ball. George has questions for Dave about spinners on 9 ball and Stargazer. Other Bally and Stern spinners are discussed. Joe Lemire buys Ice Fever. Kings of Steel, Nitro Groundshaker, High Speed, Gottlieb Spider-Man are all discussed. Bonus feature: Bally
July 27, 2020
#33 Jaws?
Telling Fish Tales. Dave’s New York trip. We discuss the following games: Eight Ball. Macgyver fixes Fish Tales, Ice Fever, Black Knight, Indiana Jones, Circus Voltaire, Hot Hand, Split Second, Gorgar. Titletown pinball is now District 82. Zach Meny? New Segment: Dear Doctor Dave. Bonus Feature: EM gun game - Crooks Saloon.
July 13, 2020
#32 Flash Gordon - The Classic Pinball Podcast
The first half of the show is about pinball. The second half is out and about with Dave. Part 1: Bowen. Kaneda. Flash Gordon. Sam Jones. Future Spa. Meteor. Part 2: Gottlieb New York. New York Trippin. Home Depot excursion. Fast and Furious. Bonus Feature.
June 10, 2020
#31 Paragon - The Classic Pinball Podcast
Definition of Paragon. Designer. Artist. Supersize. Funky Worm. Fire. Rollercoaster. Brazilian bottom. Italian bottom. Game play. Tongue talk. The Wiggler. Dave is published. Paragon highlights. Flipper shots. Pinball buys? Playfield reproduction. Allentown. Kentucky Derby. Bonus Feature. Quarantopia.
May 6, 2020
#30 Harlem Globetrotters - The Classic Pinball Podcast
Artist and Designer. Rolling Stones. Chuck Webster. Sonic the Hedgehog. Harlem restoration. Harlem gameplay. Paragon fix. Extra ball or Twack! Harlem set-up. Do you Remember? Harlem cartoon. Curley Neal tribute. WWOS. Chuck Webster revisted: Ted Nugent. Classic Stern sounds. Gottlieb New York. Another interview. PSA.
April 6, 2020
#29 East Bound and Down - Mission:Target Alpha - The Classic Pinball Podcast
My how things have changed.....This episode starts with Dave delivering a Target Alpha to his friend and restaurant owner PJ. We talk about pinball but the news of the day creeps in from time to time. The conversation finds us talking about Night Rider and raspberry pi. Oh no....Twilight Zone? What’s in the shop?
March 23, 2020
#28 You’re Out! - The Classic Pinball Podcast
Tournament party at Dave’s. First up Twilight Zone. Brink of elimination for Dave on Flight 2000. George and John talk Xenon. New guy Mike talks about all his cheap games. Recording quality again? Surprise call from Eric Stone at Pinmasters. Did someone say Antarctica?
March 10, 2020
#27 Gameroom Setup Day - The Classic Pinball Podcast
Setting up PJ’s Gameroom. The lineup. Big ball bowler. Candlepin and Duckpin bowling. A new voice: John and Kingpin. Classic Sterns and Bally games. Meteor reaction. Dave’s new game lineup: Flash Gordon?Twilight Zone again: The clock fix.
March 3, 2020
#26 Xenon TV? - The Classic Pinball Podcast
In this episode George gives Dave a choice of one of many topics and then goes through them all: NBC, Chronicle, Clean, Eric, Tommy, INDISC, Podcast’s, Playfields, Rethemes, and finally Dave. He talks about repair work on various machines: Joker Poker, Sinbad and Twilight Zone clock repair. Plenty of classic games discussed including Fathom and Stargazer. Xenon on TV? Cleanliness and Bill Webb.
February 11, 2020
#25 Fathom The Classic Pinball Podcast
In this episode Dave and George talk to Tommy Skinner from This Flippin Podcast about Bally Fathom. The conversation quickly turns to all things classic Bally. They talk about hardtops and the installation of the product. He talks about his home collection of Bally pins. The talk turns to state tournaments and his involvement in his home state of Indiana. Centaur and clear coating. Tommy talks about an interesting tattoo. Hot Doggin enters the mix. They finally come full circle and get back to Fathom. We learn something new about Embryon. A shout out to Andrew at Weebly and rom upgrades for certain Bally games. Big thanks to Tommy for sharing his involvement and stories about classic Bally pins.
February 4, 2020
#24 Lady Death with Tommy Skinner The Classic Pinball Podcast
While Dave and George are interviewing Tommy Skinner ( This Flippin Podcast) about Fathom, he tells us a story about two different conversion kits he imported from Germany. The kits are Lady Death and Space Riders. These retheme kits were available in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Dave gives a shout out to artist Joel DeGuzman. The discussion turns to playfield manufacturing and Deeproot finds its way into the conversation. This is a mini episode that will not only inform but entertain.
January 27, 2020
#23 Korean BBQ and pinball. The Classic Pinball Podcast.
An interview with Shane, the owner of Ayce Gogi in Van Nuyes California. During this episode we discuss pinball, Korean BBQ, INDISC, and tournaments. Shane is set to open his second restaurant and talks about the opening. He announces the Rick and Morty launch party scheduled for next month in the new West Hills, California location.
January 21, 2020
#22 Dave interviews Eric Stone INDISC Open Champion The Classic Pinball Podcast
Dave interviews the newly crowned world champion, Eric Stone, on his win at INDISC in Banning California. They discuss how Eric got to the top level of pinball competition and how his tournament performance in California will elevate his position in the IFPA rankings. Listen for the celebrity cameo and his comments.
January 17, 2020
#21 INDISC with Eric Stone - The Classic Pinball Podcast
George interviews Eric Stone on Saturday, prior to his two wins on Saturday and Sunday at INDISC in Banning California. Eric placed second in Classics I. He took first in Classics II on Saturday and won The Open on Sunday night.
January 13, 2020
#20. Pins costing less than a topper. The Classic Pinball Podcast
In this episode Dave and George go back at least 20 years to discuss games they purchased and how they cost less than a Stern Star Wars topper($750). The stories are told about the acquisition of those pins that were purchased. They then talk about current events: Rick and Morty, Stranger Things and the recent pinball releases. Finally they say thanks to those who helped them this past year with the podcast and what to expect in the new year. Happy New Year!
December 26, 2019
#19 The Production Room Floor: The Classic Pinball Podcast
Outakes from several recording sessions with little editing. First up is flipper talk. The guys discuss RAZA and the unobtainium shot for the last time. Poor playing games at tournaments. The guys recall the time they both went to acquire several Embryons at once. They also discuss making it a 7 digit game.
December 10, 2019
#18 Superman - The Classic Pinball Podcast
Dave talks about a customers 1979 Atari Superman pinball he is restoring. He remembers a seminar about Steve Ritchie and Eugene Jarvis and their time at Atari. Williams flippers and reworked target banks. Dave gives instructions on how to put LED’s into Superman. We are back to reviewing and repairing pinball machines!
December 3, 2019
The Classic Pinball Podcast-#17-Thanksgiving Show
A quick conversation about Freeplay Florida. Dave asks George about Houston. More food and arcade talk. Dave talks about Haunted House, Black Hole, and Superman and the changes to his upstairs lineup. Still trying to find a buyer for Bally Kiss. Happy Thanksgiving y’all.
November 26, 2019
The Classic Pinball Podcast: Houston Arcade Expo recap #16
George shares his time in Houston. He not only talks about the Houston Arcade Expo but his visit to The Game Preserve, various restaurants, a brewery and much more. George is one of few podcasters to share his thoughts on RAZA ( Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland) from a personal perspective, after playing the game 5 times. The Space City Pinball Tournament results are provided. George participates in his first tournament. San Antonio pinball, Nick Baldridge, Titan Pinball Rubbers and much more.
November 21, 2019
Episode 15: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Boston Chronicle tv visits Dr. Dave, the pinball doctor
In this episode Dave is visited by the tv show Boston Chronicle. Dave is interviewed on a variety of areas including his restoration business, collection and podcast. George and Dave interview the shows producer, Ramen Cromwell, on how he found Dave and what intrigued him enough to reach out and interview him. Ramen tells us a quick story about Shaq and how proficient he is on a head to head basketball game. George is interviewed by Ramen. Dave and George do a post wrap up and talk about their experiences. Bonus Feature: Dave and George do a mini review of Bally Kiss machine to demonstrate how they approach recording a podcast. Sell, sell, sell...Dave puts the Kiss machine featured on the show up for sale.
November 12, 2019
The Classic Pinball Podcast: Episode 14 - Southern NH Pinball Club 3 strike tournament
Dave and George pay a visit to the Southern NH Pinball Club to play in their bi monthly 3 strike tournament with their special guest Eric Stone. The final game has Chuck Webster and Eric Stone competing for the coveted boxing gloves. Listen to see who wins. Eric also serenades Dave during the final game. Thanks to the club for allowing us to record. Dave has a special event happening later this week. He is going to be interviewed by Boston Chronicle TV show.
November 5, 2019
Episode 13: The Classic Pinball Podcast - WARNING! NO PINBALL IN THIS PODCAST
THIS EPISODE contains NO PINBALL! So we fibbed and broke the rule.....what are you going to do about it. You are going to listen to see what this is all about. That’s my guess. Eric Stone starts with a coin pusher machine and ends the episode playing Frogger in this arcade episode. You can’t believe the number of coins and tickets he wins conquering these machines. ....and now for something completely different!
October 29, 2019
Episode 12: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Houston Arcade Expo with Keith Christensen
George interviews Keith Christensen prior to the start of the Houston Arcade Expo. Keith tells the audience about the history and what to expect over the 2 days of the show. They also talk about Texas BBQ, Texas blues, hurricanes, floods and locusts.....we cover it all.
October 23, 2019
Episode 11: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Road Trip to deliver a 1984 Eight Ball Deluxe
The guys take a road trip to deliver a 1984 Bally Eight Ball Deluxe to one of Dave’s new customers. We use the time to talk about the game and a bunch of other pinball and non pinball topics. George talks about his upcoming trip to the Houston Arcade Expo in November.
October 1, 2019
Episode 10: The Classic Pinball Podcast-Centaur
The guys have their normal discussion about all aspects of Centaur. Sometimes taking a detour, but staying true to their roots discussing classic pinball. They attempt to play a few games to show off their playing skills. Practice makes perfect.
September 24, 2019
Episode 9: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Funspot Arcade, Laconia, NH with Eric Stone.
In this episode the guys take a road trip to Funspot in Laconia, NH. Their special guest is #12 IFPA ranked Eric Stone. Eric plays the following games: Devils Dare, High Speed and Joker Poker with cohost Dave.
August 27, 2019
Episode 8: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Half Moon Arcade Weirs Beach Laconia, NH.
The guys take a road trip to Weirs Beach and visit both the Half Moon and The Penny Arcades. Their special guest Eric Stone, IFPA #12 ranked player in the world, takes them to two different arcades from his youth and home town. Eric also discusses his tilt at PAPA. He makes the statement that Jurassic Park is no Iron Maiden and also discusses the lack of new Sterns in his area. Highest score ever on Adams Family?Next episode we go to Funspot!
August 20, 2019
Episode 7: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Fun and Games Arcade, Framingham, MA
In this episode Dave and his friend Paul discuss the arcades of their youth. The focus is on Fun And Games arcade that was located in Framingham Massachusetts back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. They also talk about Dream Machine ( Worcester, MA) and Funspot located in Laconia New Hampshire. Missle Command. Bally vs Stern. Bonus feature: arcade right of passage.
August 13, 2019
Episode 6: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Star Gazer
The guys discuss Star Gazer and actually play a few games. Dave laments about Iron Maiden. George talks about his former state: NJ. Bonus feature: Stern junk?
August 5, 2019
Episode 5.1 : The Classic Pinball Podcast - Quicksilver sounds revisited
This is a mini episode that focuses on the sounds of Quicksilver.
August 1, 2019
Episode 5: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Quicksilver - part 2
George argues: why can’t Stern make games with old tech? The guys have an off the rails discussion of the new Stern Home edition pinball : Star Wars. Dave tells the most explosive pinball story you have ever heard. Lots more.
July 23, 2019
Episode 4 : The Classic Pinball Podcast - Quicksilver - Part 1
In this episode the guys discuss all the things they could come up with related to this game. Everything you want to know including history, sounds, gameplay and more. Lots of Bally comparisons. Did someone say remake?
July 22, 2019
Episode3: The Classic Pinball Podcast -Pintastic part 2
In this episode the guys talk to top rated player Eric Stone and how to play Evel Knievel. Saturday morning tournament update. Podcaster seminar. Late night game play. Ghostbusters. Xtreme coolertalk meets Classic Pinball Podcast @ Wonka. Spooky Pinball. IFPA Olympics. European listeners? Pintastic artwork. Black Knight SOR vs Deadpool? (We continue to drop names like drop targets)
July 8, 2019
Episode 2: The Classic Pinball Podcast- Pintastic Best in Play
In this episode the guys interview the winners of The Best in Play competition to see who has the best looking and playing game in multiple categories. (We continue to name drop)
July 1, 2019
Episode 1: The Classic Pinball Podcast - Pintastic pinball show preview
The guys discuss the past 4 years of Pintastic show and what to expect at the upcoming show. (We do a bunch of name dropping)
June 22, 2019
The Classic Pinball Podcast (version .5)
Two guys discuss Classic pinball with an emphasis on pre 1994 pinball machines. Both are avid collectors with sizable collections and experience servicing, buying and selling.
June 20, 2019