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Ready 2 Retro

By Ready 2 Retro
A podcast of three friends (Max, Chelsea and Chris) who love all things nostalgic. They're READY 2 RETRO....are you?
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Episode 54: Rookie of the Year (1993)
"Funky Butt Lovin" how is it June already?! All month long Ready 2 Retro will be giving you a review of a classic movie centered around the theme of Summer! First up to plate is "Rookie of the Year" (1993) starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey and Daniel Stern! Max, Chelsea and Chris give you their thoughts on this 90s classic, as well as stories of their childhood injuries, memorable sporting games they've attended and what profession they wanted to be when they were 11 years old. 
June 10, 2021
Episode 53: "Talking Retro Toys" with Matt from @RetroToyEnvy
In Episode 53 of Ready 2 Retro, we're talking all things retro toys with first time guest, Matt from @retrotoyenvy! Join us as Matt shares about his love for toy collecting in the Rhode Island area, some of his biggest scores, what's the big deal with Pokemon cards right and now, and along with the R2R crew, Matt shares his Top 3 Favorite Toy Commercials from the 1990s. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @ready2retro Merch Store:
May 28, 2021
Episode 52 with Angelique Bates from Seasons 1 & 2 of "All That"
This week Ready 2 Retro was joined by none other than OG “All That” cast member Angelique Bates. You may remember Angelique from seasons 1 & 2 of Nickelodeon's “All That” in which she was involved with iconic skits like “Good Burger”, “Cooking with Randy and Mandy” and “Superdude”, just to name a few. Listen to Episode 52 as Angelique shares about the musical influence the guests of “All That” had on her life, which was her favorite skit to perform, memories with her “All That” cast and celebrating Angelique's recent achievement of receiving over 200,000 views on YouTube. This and so much more! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @ready2retro Merch Store:
May 21, 2021
Episode 51: "The Shining" (1980) with Brit Jasperson
In Episode 51 Ready 2 Retro travels to the Overlook Hotel as they revisit Stanley Kubrick's horror classic, "The Shining" (1980). Joining along for the spooky journey is Brit Jasperson, @missvonfrankenstein, who is eager to share her love for this film with Max, Chelsea and Chris. There are chills and laughs to be had as R2R discusses their own experiences with the supernatural, which meal would cause them to be irritated after eating it for two straight weeks and how long they would last in the infamous Overlook Hotel. All this and more!  We're Ready 2 Retro...Are You? Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @ready2retro Merch Store:
May 14, 2021
Episode 50: One Year Anniversary Episode with SPECIAL GUEST
The first episode of Ready 2 Retro was released one year ago, May 8th, 2020. To celebrate the first anniversary of the podcast, Max, Chris and returning back after a short hiatus, Chelsea aka "the Duchess of Horror", all share about their highlights from this past year! This one year mark is significant and worthy to celebrate as R2R gives thanks for all the support from friends, guests and especially the listeners! Also, Justin Shenkarow ("Hey Arnold" & "Eerie, Indiana") joins the Anniversary Episode to announce that he will be signing the first ever NFT signature on Thursday, May 13th at 7pm (pst)!  For more information and for your chance to purchase this piece of history visit: or follow Justin on social media @justinshenkarow Ready 2 Retro Merch Store!  To coincide with the one year anniversary, Ready 2 Retro officially has a store on!!! Available until supplies last, purchase the official Ready 2 Retro logo enamel pin. All details are at our store!
May 7, 2021
Episode 49: "What Makes Star Wars So Popular?" with Adam Hartel (May The 4th Be With You)
May The 4th Be With You! Episode 49 takes you to “a galaxy far, far away” as Adam Hartel (@hartelstudio), a Star Wars guru and visual artist, joins Ready 2 Retro to talk about “What Makes Star Wars so Popular?” Whether you are a diehard fan or haven’t seen the films at all, there is something here for everyone as the conversation covers: the mythological impact of Joseph Campbell’s work on the Star Wars series, how the series changed the merchandizing game forever, the global impact of Star Wars a whole, the special effects revolution that it launched and so much more! Be sure to check out Adam Hartel’s conversation with Senior Visual Effects Art Director James Clyne (“Avatar”, “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker”, “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) over at Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation on May 4th.
May 4, 2021
Episode 48: "Meet the Deedles" (1998)
If you're a regular listener of Ready 2 Retro, you probably anticipated this review coming eventually. Well eventually is now! Join Max and Chris as they dive into this silly, forgotten and very obscure Disney movie from 1998 called "Meet the Deedles" starring Paul Walker (Fast & Furious). The movie is "so diculous! It's re-diculous" (actual quote from the movie). So dust off your puka shell necklace, open up a can of Surge and get ready for some "killer dismounts"!
April 24, 2021
Episode 47: "King Kong vs. Godzilla" (1963) with Rudy from The Ghoul Mates Podcast
With the recent release of Godzilla vs Kong (2021) it was only right that Ready 2 Retro reviewed the original encounter of these two iconic monsters. In order to do this properly, we asked an expert to the Godzilla universe and buddy of R2R, Rudy from The Ghoul Mates Podcast, to help us review 1963's "King Kong vs. Godzilla"! Join us as we go through the plot and shenanigans of this hilariously awesome movie!  
April 17, 2021
Episode 46: The 25th Anniversary of "Happy Gilmore" (1996) with Joey from Ninja Toitles
To celebrate the belated 25th anniversary of Adam Sandler’s “Happy Gilmore”, our buddy and “The Godfather of Ready 2 Retro”, Joey from Ninja Toitles joins Max and Chris to give honor to this amazing comedy! The three of them get into why this movie is a classic, discuss their favorite lines and scenes but also Chris and Joey face off in a competition on whether they can distinguish a name that is attached to a professional golfer or an Adam Sandler character. This and so much more! 
April 9, 2021
Episode 45: "All That Pilot" with Prime Nostalgia Podcast
Ready 2 Retro is going back to 1994 to view for the very first time, the pilot to one of the greatest Nickelodeon shows of all time, "All That". We are joined by "All That" enthusiasts and friend of the show, Prime from the "Prime Nostalgia Podcast" as he helps R2R go through every skit element of the pilot! If you are a fan of the golden age of Nickelodeon, you definitely don't want to miss this episode!  Be sure to check out Prime and LeetboyTV every week at Prime Nostalgia Podcast
April 3, 2021
Episode 44: "Richie Rich" with Tim and Dean from Talking Back Podcast ("Macaulay Madness" Week 4)
Our 4th and final week of Macaulay Madness is here! Joining us for this monumental occasion is Tim and Dean from the Talking Back Podcast as they join R2R to reminisce about 1994’s “Richie Rich”! Also in this episode we try to guess Forbes’ top 15 richest fictional characters, give you part 4 of Macaulay’s life including what he is doing now as an adult and so much more! Find out more about Talking Back Podcast here:
March 26, 2021
Episode 43: "The Pagemaster" (1994) With Jonathan Scott ("Macaulay Madness" Week 3)
Week 3 of “Macaulay Madness” is here and this week we’re going to the library! Writer Jonathan Scott joins Ready 2 Retro as he shares with Max, Chelsea and Chris a movie from his childhood that includes an illustrated version of Macaulay Culkin, an all-star cast of actors and weird sexual tension between talking books. There can only be one movie to fit this description and it is 1994’s “THE PAGEMASTER”!!!
March 19, 2021
Episode 42: 30th Anniversary of "My Girl" (1991) ("Macaulay Madness" Week 2)
Week 2 of “Macaulay Madness” is here and we’re celebrating with the 30th anniversary of 1991’s “My Girl”! Join Max, Chelsea and Chris as they dive into this beloved 90's classic but now see it through the lenses of an adult. Also, we give you part 2 of Macaulay’s life which focuses mostly on his Hollywood successes and the peak of his stardom. All this and more.... We’re Ready 2 Retro....Are You? Follow Us on Instagram: @ready2retro
March 12, 2021
Episode 41: "Uncle Buck" (1989) with Jesse from Sight & Sound Podcast ("Macaulay Madness" Week 1)
With a new month means a new theme here at Ready 2 Retro! All March long we will be reviewing and celebrating the work of Macaulay Culkin in "MACAULAY MADNESS"!!! To help us kickoff the month we have our buddy Jesse from the "Sight & Sound Podcast Presented by Heartgod Media" as we review one of his all-time favorite movies and the movie that jump started Mac's fame, John Hughes' 1989 "Uncle Buck"! Join us as we talk about John Candy's incredible performance as Uncle Buck, marvel at the making of a star in Macaulay Culkin and share our favorite lines and scenes from the film. Also, Chelsea and Jesse go 1v1 in a game where they try to guess if the famous actor was in a John Hughes project. This and so much more! Follow @heartgodmedia on Instagram Follow @ready2retro on Instagram 
March 5, 2021
Episode 40: Talkin' Dolls & Retro Toys with Elvira Taylor from "The Doll Circle" (Collectors Month Week 4)
Our “Collectors Month” concludes with Elvira Taylor from the “Doll Circle” and “Hunting Nostalgia” YouTube channels! Join Ready 2 Retro as we discuss the current doll community, retro toys from the past, why a Zombie apocalypse could actually happen and so much more! Follow Elvira Taylor: Follow Ready 2 Retro on Instagram: @ready2retro
February 26, 2021
Episode 39: Talkin’ “Power Rangers” with Noah Baron (Collectors Month Week 3)
"Collectors Month" continues here at Ready 2 Retro and in week 3, we dust off our Power Coins, call upon our Zords and save Angel Grove as Noah Baron (actor/producer) shares about his love for Power Rangers and his collection of PR collectibles. Noah is an actor based in LA who has been in many projects including the Coen Brothers' film "Hail, Caesar" (2016), FX's X-Men related show "Legion" (2017-19) and is the creator and star of the viral Youtube series "Life After Power Powers". In this episode we discuss the influence of Power Rangers, Noah's journey to Hollywood, how awesome the PR toys are and how Power Rangers continues to still have an impact today! Overall, this episode is "Morphinominal"! Noah Baron's YouTube channel: Noah Baron's Instagram: @noahbaron  Follow Ready 2 Retro on Instagram: @ready2retro
February 19, 2021
Episode 38: Talkin’ Retro Toys with Nick Bartley from "Hunting Nostalgia" (Collectors Month Week 2)
"Collectors Month" continues with Nick Bartley from "Hunting Nostalgia" as he shares about his passion for retro collecting! Nick is a well-known nostalgic collector in the Pittsburgh area and his show "Hunting Nostalgia" was just aired on the "Armstrong Cable Network Channel". Nick's enthusiasm for collecting, connecting with people and reminiscing to the past, is highly contagious! Be sure to check out "Hunting Nostalgia" on Youtube:
February 13, 2021
Episode 37: Talkin’ Vinyl Records & Vintage Collecting with Brandon Spodek (Collectors Month Week 1)
With February being the “Month of Love”, all month long Ready 2 Retro will be hosting collectors of all kinds to express their passion of collecting nostalgic items! We’ll be talking vinyl records, vintage toys, Power Rangers memorabilia, retro video games and SO MUCH MORE! To help start things off for the month, Brandon Spodek, a vinyl record collector, seller and enthusiast, joins R2R to talk about his vinyl and vintage items collections. In the conversation we talk about the basics of vinyl collecting, as well as the top 3 things to do and not to do while nostalgic collecting. Brandon runs several Facebook collector groups including: “The Original Vinyl Auctions Group (TOVAG)” and “The Collector's Catch All”. Be sure to join these amazing collector communities! 
February 6, 2021
Episode 36: "Dirty Dancing" (1987) with #podcastcousin Tess Llanos
Come and have the time of your life with Ready 2 Retro as we discuss the timeless classic from 1987, "Dirty Dancing". Along for all the shenanigans is our #podcastcousin, Tess Llanos, as she shares about her love for this movie! Also, R2R dives into the complex layers and themes of Dirty Dancing, the history between Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, the AMAZING soundtrack and an epic finish to a game we played called, "Did Dirty Dancing Make More Than That Other 1987 Movie?"!
January 30, 2021
Episode 35: With Actor Justin Shenkarow (“Eerie, Indiana”, “Hey Arnold” and “Picket Fences”)
We are honored to welcome our guest for Episode 35, Justin Shenkarow! Justin Shenkarow’s career is prolific and includes many of our favorite shows from the 90s and early 2000s from playing Simon in “Eerie, Indiana” (1991), to Harold in “Hey Arnold!” (1996-2004) to other roles in projects like “Picket Fences” (1992-96), “Life with Louie” (1994-98), “Recess” (1997-2006), “Lloyd in Space” (2001-04), LA Noire (2011) and so much more! Come join us as we celebrate Justin’s amazing career so far and reminisce on our favorite moments.
January 22, 2021
Episode 34: "Talkin’ About Improv Comedy" with "Doin' the Most Comedy"
Back to back days with new Ready 2 Retro episodes? ABSOLUTELY! Ready 2 Retro is joined by "Doin' the Most" (DTM) which is an improv comedy group composed by Stephen Igwe, Christy Knowings and Rebecca Rios. In this episode we hear from DTM on what makes improv such a great medium for comedy, how DTM's childhood influences their comedy today and then at the end of the episode DTM performs an improv game for our audience! It's a fun episode all around! For more information about "Doin' the Most", including their LIVE YouTube streams visit:
January 15, 2021
Episode 33: Talkin’ about Pop Punk with Tony Gambino from "Stomping Grounds"
We couldn't wait another day without giving you a new episode of Ready 2 Retro, so here is a SURPRISE interview! We are joined by Tony Gambino (former vocalist of "Blessed By A Broken Heart") as he shares about his new project called "Stomping Grounds". Stomping Grounds is a new modern punk band with a lot of nostalgic vibes. In this episode Tony shares about his love and origin of punk rock music, how Stomping Grounds was formed and we get to hear a sample of the new single, "Once in a Lifetime"! Be sure to follow everything Stomping Grounds is up to:
January 14, 2021
Episode 32: "Ready 2 Retro's Christmas Party!"
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!! As we come to the end of our month of reviewing holiday movies, along with counting down the crazy year that is 2020, there is no better way to do both than by having "Ready 2 Retro's Christmas Party"!!! Join Max, Chelsea and Chris as they share about their favorite things about the holidays including movies, songs, family traditions and stories from the past. To end the episode, R2R participates in a holiday themed trivia challenge. Let us know how you did and if you had a higher score than our hosts! We want to thank all of our listeners for joining us this past year on this amazing journey we've launched back in May. Looking forward to creating more with you in 2021! 
December 25, 2020
Episode 31: 30th Anniversary of "Home Alone" (1990) with Joey from Ninja Toitles
"The Godfather of Ready 2 Retro" is back! That's right Joey from Ninja Toitles joins Max, Chelsea and Christ to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved Christmas classic, Home Alone (1990) starring Macaulay Culkin! Join us for R2R's week 3 of holiday movie reviews, as we have done all this month with our guests, we put Joey in a special Yuletide HOT SEAT, hear about Joey's childhood during Christmas time in Chicago and hear why Home Alone is one of his favorite movies! We're READY 2 RETRO......ARE YOU?!?! Follow Us on Instagram: @Ready2retro @ninjatoitles Ninja Toitles Etsy Store:
December 19, 2020
Episode 30: "Scrooged" (1988) with John and Adam from Blast From Our Past Podcast
Week 2 of our Holidays Movies is here! John and Adam from "Blast From Our Past Podcast" join Ready 2 Retro to review the 1988 "Scrooged" starring Bill Murray! In this episode we hear from John and Adam and what the holidays were like for them as kids, what they love about Scrooged and try to survive THE HOT SEAT.  BFOP is a friend of R2R and we're super excited to finally have them on the podcast! Find more amazing Podcasts at Follow Ready 2 Retro on Instagram! @ready2retro 
December 11, 2020
Episode 29: "The Nightmare Before Christmas" with The Ghoulmates Part 1
We kick off our holiday movies with our buddies Rudy and Mandy from "The Ghoulmates Podcast" as we review the 1993 classic, "The Nightmare Before Christmas". This is part 1 of the review where we discuss the behind the scenes and process that it took to make this film. We go into depth on Tim Burton's eccentric character,  how more key creators of this movie should receive more credit and then we end the episode with a "Finish the Lyrics'' competition between R2R and TGM as we try to fill in the missing lines from our favorite Nightmare Before Christmas Songs. We're Ready 2 RetrooooooooHOHOHO.......Are You?
December 4, 2020
Episode 28: 25th Anniversary of "Billy Madison" (1995) with Joey from Ninjatoitles ("Nineties November")
The conclusion of "Nineties November" is here! This week we have our buddy Joey from "Ninjatoitles" join Ready 2 Retro to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Billy Madison! This episode is filled with the most iconic Billy Madison lines, appreciation for Adam Sandler, and lots of laughs. But unfortunately not with the Mistress of Horror, Chelsea. Where is she? Find out on Episode 28! It's Quacktastic!  Ready 2 Retro Instagram: @Ready2retro Joey's Instagram: @ninjatoitles 
November 27, 2020
Episode 27: "All That" & "Kenan & Kel" with Prime Nostalgia Podcast ("Nineties November")
It is week 3 of “Nineties November” and the orange fever continues as Prime and Leeboy TV from the “Prime Nostalgia Podcast” join Ready 2 Retro to give us their top 3 favorite “All That” skits and top 3 “Kenan & Kel” episodes. If you’re a fan of the 90’s Nickelodeon, be sure to not miss this episode! We’re Ready 2 Retro....Are You?
November 21, 2020
Episode 26: With David Martel from “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” ("Nineties November")
"Nineties November" continues as Ready 2 Retro is joined by the talented David Martel who played "Teddy" in Nickelodeon's "The Adventures of Pete and Pete". Journey back to early 1990's Wellsville as David shares about his time on Pete and Pete, his passion to collaborate and create and as usual for any R2R guest, sits in the Hot Seat. You can count on one thing from this episode....It's Excellente! Follow us on Instagram: @ready2reto @davidjmartel
November 13, 2020
Episode 25: "The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story" with Directors Scott Barber & Adam Sweeney (Nineties November)
There is only one way to kickoff Nineties November, and that's with a deepdive into the story of Nickelodeon! Directors Scott Barber & Adam Sweeney join Ready 2 Retro as they share about their upcoming documentary that goes into the Nickelodeon story titled: "The Orange Years". In this episode you'll hear a bit why Scott and Adam decided to make the film, how the movie was made, the impact that the "golden years" of Nickelodeon had on a specific generation and along with R2R, Scott and Adam give their Top 5 favorite Nickelodeon characters. Be sure to pre-order "The Orange Years" that will be released on November 17th, 2020.  Details below:  Trailer- Pre-Order Physical Copy- Pre-Order Digital Copy-
November 6, 2020
Ready 2 Retro's "Halloween Special" with Joe Ferrara Owner of Atlantis Fantasyworld (The Lost Boys)
Happy Halloween! To celebrate the best holiday of the year, @ready2retro’s gift to you is a conversation about “The Lost Boys” with Joe Ferrara, the owner of Atlantis Fantasyworld. Atlantis Fantasyworld is the comic book store that was the original film location for the Frog Brothers’ parents comic shop in 1987’s “The Lost Boys”. In this special conversation Joe shares about his interactions with the cast, his onscreen cameo in the film and how he influenced an iconic line in the movie. Joe is an incredibly genuine human who has a warm heart for people. If you are ever in the Northern California/ Bay Area you definitely want to give Joe and his awesome shop, Atlantis Fantasyworld, a visit! Get your Lost Boys merch here: Location: 1020 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Follow Us on Instagram: @ready2retro
October 31, 2020
Episode 24: "The Lost Boys" (1987) with Adam from "Below the Boardwalk" (A Very 80's Vampire October)
It is the 5th and FINAL week of our "A Very 80's Vampire October"! All month long we've been giving you movies centered around the bloodsucking creatures of the night filmed in the best decade for horror movies, the 1980's. To end this epic month, we have to end it with one of the most iconic vampire movies of all time, "The Lost Boys" (1987)! Joining us for this review, all the way "across the pond", is Adam from the Instagram page @belowtheboardwalk. Adam is a Lost Boys SUPER FAN and his IG page is all about his love for this rad movie. But the sun is starting to set now, it's time to wake up and fly out of our broken down hotel which serves as cave, it's time to get "Lost in the Shadows" and get "READY 2 Retro"! Instagram: @ready2retro
October 30, 2020
Episode 23: "Vamp" (1986) (Part of "A Very 80's Vampire October")
We continue week 4 of Ready 2 Retro's "A Very 80's Vampire October", with the most obscure movie of the bunch, 1986's "Vamp". Join Max and Chelsea as they discuss this unique comedy/horror film that gives you all the best elements of "80's B-Movie Trash" movie. We're Ready 2 Retro....Are You? Follow us on Instagram @ready2retro
October 23, 2020
Episode 22: "Near Dark"(1987) with Kat and Jasmine from "Girl That's Scary Podcast" (Part of "A Very 80's Vampire October")
It is week 3 "A Very 80's Vampire October" and Ready 2 Retro is joined by Kat and Jasmine from "Girl That's Scary Podcast", and together we review Kathryn Bigelow's horror/western vampire flick, "Near Dark". Follow Kat and Jasmine on Instagram @girlthatsscary and be sure to sign up for their exclusive Patreon at! 
October 16, 2020
Episode 21: "Fight Night Part 2" (1989) with Jesse from Heartgod Media Podcast (A Very 80's Vampire October)
Week 2 of "A Very 80's Vampire October" continues with our buddy Jesse from Heartgod Media Podcast as he shares with us one of his favorite horror movies, "Fright Night Part 2". That's right we talk about the return of Charley Brewster, Peter Vincent and a new group of wacky vampires who seek revenge for the death of Jerry Dandridge. Jesse is the punk rocker of the podcast game, so expect this episode to be raw, gutsy and 100% unfiltered. Be sure to follow us on Instagram at @ready2retro We're Ready 2 Retro.....Are You?
October 9, 2020
Episode 20: "Fright Night" (1985) Part of "A Very 80's Vampire October"
October is here and all month long Ready 2 Retro is bringing you five vampire films from the 1980's. With Episode 20, Max, Chelsea and Chris review and discuss all things "Fright Night...For Real" from 1985. Join the crew as they first share their mourning hearts of the news of Taco Bell retiring the Mexican Pizza, Max gives a brief history of vampires and the origins of their spooky existence throughout the centuries, and then they end the episode with Fright Night talk and include the important questions like, "Why did Evil Ed turn full vampire but Amy didn't?". Find out their theories by listening to Week 1 of "A Very 80's Vampire October"! WE'RE READY 2 RETRO....ARE YOU? Follow us on Instagram: @ready2retro 
October 3, 2020
Episode 19: "Day of the Dead" (1985) with Corey from Podcasting After Dark (Spooky September Series)
Ready 2 Retro's Spooky September concludes with a zombie classic, George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead" (1985). Max, Chelsea and Chris are joined by Corey from Podcasting After Dark and the episode goes into depth on what makes this movie a classic.....the characters. If you are a fan of spooky movies, zombies and having fun, be sure to check out Episode 19 of Ready 2 Retro.  We're Ready 2 Retro......Are You? Where to find Corey and Podcasting After Dark Website - Patreon - Instagram - Reddit - Facebook -
September 26, 2020
Episode 18: "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" (1985) (Spooky September Series)
Spooky September continues with the 80's B-Movie classic, directed by the Chiodo brothers, "Killer Klowns from Outer Space"! This movie has climbed into popularity in recent years and it is time for Ready 2 Retro to share their love for this gem! 
September 19, 2020
Episode 17: "Batman" (1989) with Bat Force Tom to celebrate Batman Day!
SPOOKY September continues with a small pivot to celebrate Batman Day! Max, Chelsea and Chris are joined by mega Batman fan "Bat Force Tom" from The Bat Force! Hop inside the Batmobile because this episode covers all things Batman from comics, merchandize, recent DC Fandome, the 1989 classic movie and lots of laughs!  Instagram: @batforcetom Instagram: @thebatforce Bat Force Radio: Instagram: @ready2retro
September 11, 2020
Episode 16: "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" (1988) with Tess from The Ongoing Comicbook Discussion Podcast!
SPOOKY September is here! What better way to kickoff a month full of spooky films then with our “podcasting cousin”,Tess, from the Ongoing Comicbook Discussion Podcast! Tess joins the crew of Ready 2 Retro to help review her favorite movie of all-time, “Elvira Mistress of the Dark” (1988). Join us as Tess and Chelsea gush over their love of all things Elvira including her backstory, her first film and merchandize that they own. Also, hear what Max and Chris have to say about “Elvira Mistress of the Dark” as it was their first time watching it. Calling all Elvira fans, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU! We’re Ready 2 Retro.....Are You? You can listen to every episode of Tess and the “Ongoing Comicbook Discussion Podcast” by visiting:
September 4, 2020
Episode 15: "80's Shredders" with Shred Sean
Welcome to the most eclectic episode of Ready 2 Retro to date! The crew is joined by @shredstarz who educates Max, Chelsea and Chris on his top Shredders of the 1980's! But before they get into that, Shred Sean shares about his passion for Shaquille O'neal, basketball cards and basketball during the 1990’s, also about spooky music video locations, how the pandemic has impacted professional musicians and Sean's musical history including his time with "Blessed By A Broken Heart". Be sure to stick around to the end of the episode! Shred Sean's album: "Ultra Power" is AVAILABLE NOW wherever you get your music!
August 28, 2020
Episode 14: "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994) with Dean from Talking Back Podcast
THE QUACK ATTACK IS BACK JACK! Dean from Talking Back returns to Ready 2 Retro to share one of his absolute favorite movies as a kid, "D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994). Join hosts Max, Chelsea and Chris as they dive into this 90's classic with Dean and share their favorite memories with the film, favorite scenes, lines, characters and even talk a little Canadian cuisine. We're Ready 2 Retro.....Are You?
August 22, 2020
Episode 13: "The Mighty Ducks" (1992) with Dean from Talking Back Podcast
Ready 2 Retro just went international as Dean from Talking Back Podcast comes on the podcast to talk about one of his favorite childhood movies...."The Mighty Ducks". Dean and the hosts of R2R (Max, Chelsea and Chris) dive into this classic 90s Disney sports movie as they talk about the iconic cast, favorite scenes and Coach Bombay's questionable alternative motives. They're "READY 2 RETRO.....ARE YOU?" 
August 15, 2020
Episode 12: "Beetlejuice" (1988)
IT'S SHOWTIME! Things get a little spooky on Ready 2 Retro as Max says the "B word" ("Beetlejuice") three times in a row. Listen to why this has always been one of Chelsea's favorite movies, hear some facts about how Beetlejuice was made and R2R will give you a breakdown of why they enjoy this 80's classic! We're Ready 2 Retro....Are You?
August 8, 2020
Episode 11: "3 Ninjas" (1992) with Jesse from Heartgod Media
We feast, then we felony, then we review the 1992's 90's kids classic......"3 NINJAS"! Jesse from the Heartgod Media Podcast joins Max, Chelsea and Chris to share about one of his favorite movies as a kid. The Ready 2 Retro crews goes in depth on "3 Ninjas" including why this movie was so successful in the box office, share favorite lines, scenes, and play the game "Which Movie Made More Money in 1992"!
July 31, 2020
Episode 10: "The Matrix" (1999) with Marvelous Joe from Dynamic Duel Podcast
Marvelous Joe from the Dynamic Duel Podcast joins Ready 2 Retro to talk about his favorite movie....”The Matrix” (1999).  Take the “Red Pill” and be immersed in a conversation all about this iconic movie. From the cast, to the production, to the parodies and even theories on what “The Matrix” is an allegory for, Ready 2 Retro talks about it all! We’re Ready 2 Retro....Are You?
July 24, 2020
Episode 9: "Top 5 Arcade Games" with Zonekingcreole
Zonekingcreole joins Max and Chris for Episode 9 as the 3 talk about the beautiful city of New Orleans, creole food, Esports, Drew Brees' recent comments and our Top 5 Arcade Games! We're READY 2 RETRO....are you?
July 17, 2020
Episode 8: 25th Anniversary of "A Goofy Movie" (1995)
Can you believe "A Goofy Movie" was released 25 years ago?! Neither can the crew of Ready 2 Retro. Join Max, Chelsea and Chris as they celebrate this Millennial favorite and discuss the popularity behind the movie, remember the show that inspired the film, "Goof Troop" and of course sing out to some POWERLINE. "IF WEEE LIIIISSSTTTTEEEEENNNN TO EEEAAACCCHHHH OOOOTHHHEEERRR'SSS HEEEEAAAARRRTTTTSSSSS"!!!!!
July 11, 2020
Episode 7: 25th Anniversary of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie" (1995) with Tess from Ongoing Comicbook Discussion
Are we really doing back to back Power Rangers episodes? You bet we are! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie" we welcome back Tess from the Ongoing Comicbook Discussion Podcast to talk about this 90's kids classic. Dive into your Zords and join Chris, Max and Tess as they talk about the Power Rangers movie, the toys, and a recast using 90's actors. 
July 4, 2020
Episode 6: "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" (1993) with Tess from Ongoing Comicbook Discussion Podcast
"It's Morphin Time!" Zordon is looking for podcasters with attitude and has recruited Max and Chris from the Ready 2 Retro Podcast and special guest Tess from the Ongoing Discussion Podcast to review the 1993 TV hit show, "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers"! Jump in your zords and come along the journey as Max, Chris and Tess share about their love for MMPR, memories with the show and share their favorite Rita Repulsa monsters. Remember Rangers, "May the Power protect you"!
June 26, 2020
Episode 5: The 30th Anniversary of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1990)
Believe it or not, it has been 30 years since the first "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie was released in theaters! With an occasion so big as this, Ready 2 Retro had to bring on their friend and TMNT expert, Joey from Ninja Toitles for this Ninja Turtles episode! Join Max, Chris, Chelsea and Joey as they share their love for this classic 90s movie that shaped a generation! Instagrams: @ready2retro @ninjatoitles 
June 19, 2020
Episode 4: The 35th Anniversary of "The Goonies" (1985)
HEY YOU GUYS! It is the 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic "The Goonies"! Go on an adventure with Max and Chris as they try to find One-Eyed Willy's rich stuff! Revisit this iconic movie, be immersed in all those nostalgic feels and be transformed back to 1985. "Goonies never say die" and neither does R2R! We're Ready 2 Retro.....are you?
June 12, 2020
Episode 3: "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983)
Summer is around the corner and Max, Chelsea and Chris are back for Episode 3! This episode's theme is all things family road trips and vacations as the R2R crew talks about the 1983 classic, "National Lampoon's Vacation". Hop in the family's station wagon and let's go on an adventure! We're Ready 2 Retro.....are you? 
May 31, 2020
Episode 2: 35th Anniversary of "Teen Wolf" (1985) & Prom Talk
Episode 2 is a Chelsea led episode and the Ready 2 Retro crew is going back to 1985 to talk about "Teen Wolf" starring Michael J. Fox. To give honor to the high school class of 2020 who did not experience a physical prom this year, Max, Chelsea and Chris share their stories of their proms.  We're Ready 2 Retro.....are you?
May 22, 2020
Episode 1: "Groundhog Day" (1993)
Episode 1 is available now! Just like the rest of the world, Max, Chelsea and Chris are in quarantine so there is no better movie to launch Ready 2 Retro with than 1993's "Groundhog Day"! Join the R2R crew as they share about what they've been binging during quarantine, give their thoughts on "Groundhog Day" and Chris gets a bit confused on how to rate the movie. If you are a fan of Bill Murray, movies from the past and anything nostalgic, give Episode 1 a listen. We're Ready 2 Retro.....are you?
May 16, 2020
Episode 0: Meet the Crew
Meet the hosts of Ready 2 Retro (Max, Chelsea and Chris) in Episode 0! Hear about Max's collections of video games and vinyl records, Chelsea's obsession with everything horror and Halloween and how Chris is a rocket scientist who loves the Los Angeles Dodgers.
May 8, 2020