For this post, I’m presenting a special podcast that was presented on The Retro Network last year. This tale stars yours truly as I spin a tale of Christmas wonder that spans from the mid-80s through the early 2000’s. I hope you enjoy it.
As a special treat for all of our listeners, we present An Appalachian Christmas Carol. It’s a tale of Christmas wonder set in the Appalachians and told as only Mickey could tell it. Also at the heart of the story is Stevie the Tyrant, whom you probably remember hearing Mickey tell tales about through the years on various TRN podcasts. Make this a part of your Christmas season and let Mickey’s tale warm your heart and make you a believer in Santa Claus.
This is a very special post as it’s The Retro Network Halloween Special Podcast, hosted by yours truly and Jason from Rediscover the ’80s. In this special, several podcasts from across The Retro Network came together for one mammoth special to help you celebrate the Halloween season. You’ll find all of the details below, followed by the podcast itself to listen to. If you’d rather listen to it in your podcast player of choice, just search out The Retro Network Presents or TRN Presents podcast to access it there. Enjoy.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! The Retro Network 2022 Halloween Special marks the second time that shows across the network have come together to contribute to one special podcast. Your haunted hosts are Jason and Mickey of TRN Time Machine who will be adding some Halloween-themed Retro Rumble matchups that will make the hosts pick between two spooky favorites.
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The He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special debuted on television in 1985, and I was there for that original broadcast. While the franchise was on the verge of starting to lose steam as a property, it certainly wasn’t losing steam with me. I was still watching both half-hour cartoons every afternoon after school, and still playing with the toys on a daily basis at this point. So when this special dropped, I was excited for weeks on end leading up to it. For years and years, there really wasn’t any way to see this special again, but thanks to the power of the internet and online videos, we can watch it any time we’d like.
With that said, find some time to relax and give this old special a watch again. I’m sure it will bring all kinds of memories flooding back for you.
It doesn’t get much better as far as Thanksgiving cartoons go than Garfield’s Thanksgiving. It debuted in 1989 and has been a staple pretty much ever since. I know it is in my house at least. It’s a classic tale of Jon screwing up Thanksgiving dinner and having to call Grandma to come save the day, and poor old Garfield is under the threat of diet for the holiday. Surely you’ve seen it before, but if not, don’t pass up this chance to give it a look. And if you have, watch it again. You know you’ll enjoy it.
Before you take the kids out for trick-or-treating or let them go out on their own tonight, be sure to watch this Halloween Safety video from 1985. Sure, the safety information is still relevant, but the real draw to watching it is getting a glimpse of life from 1985! Stuff like this is like catnip for nostalgia nerds like me.