YDKF Episode 170: Arcade Guts

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 02-10-2016

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170In this week’s episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about arcade guts — what you’ll find inside most machines. This episode is split almost evenly between “Loading Time” chatter and actual content, so get ready for some rambling!

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To check out other podcasts I record including Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews and Multiple Sadness, check out RobOHara.com/podcasts. There you can find iTunes and RSS feeds for all my shows.

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YDKF Episode 169: Cruises

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 01-18-2016

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In Episode 169 of You Don’t Know Flack, hot off our vacation I kick off 2016 by talking about cruises: how they work, what to expect, and some of the things you can expect to find on a cruise. Not terribly retro, but I hope you’ll find it interesting and entertaining. The next episode will be all about the inside of arcade games, so hang in there for that one. In this episode’s Loading Time I talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Martin Luther King Day, and the Love Boat.

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You Don’t Know Flack’s Voice Mailbox: 405-486-YDKF

To check out other podcasts I record including Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews and Multiple Sadness, check out RobOHara.com/podcasts. There you can find iTunes and RSS feeds for all my shows.

You Don’t Know Flack is a proud member of the ThrowbackNetwork. Find more Throwback podcasts by following @ThrowbackNet on Twitter.

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YDKF Episode 168: The AP Story

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 12-16-2015

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In this episode of You Don’t Know Flack, I talk about the time I was interviewed by an AP reporter about my collection of classic games. The article ran in hundreds of newspapers, led to dozens of phone calls, got me a free TI-99/4a collection, and a cursed plaque.

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You Don’t Know Flack’s Voice Mailbox: 405-486-YDKF

To check out other podcasts I record including Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews and Multiple Sadness, check out RobOHara.com/podcasts. There you can find iTunes and RSS feeds for all my shows.

You Don’t Know Flack is a proud member of the ThrowbackNetwork. Find more Throwback podcasts by following @ThrowbackNet on Twitter.

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YDKF Episode 167: IBM PC

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 12-02-2015

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While the Commodore 64 will always be my favorite child, the IBM PC is certainly the hardest working. In this episode I talk about my history with IBM computers, from our first PCjr back in 1984 through the first 386 I purchased in 1994. I also talk about some of my favorite games from that era and that stupid talking parrot program that came with the original Sound Blaster.

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To check out other podcasts I record including Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews and Multiple Sadness, check out RobOHara.com/podcasts. There you can find iTunes and RSS feeds for all my shows.

You Don’t Know Flack is a proud member of the ThrowbackNetwork. Find more Throwback podcasts by following @ThrowbackNet on Twitter.

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YDKF Episode 166: Horror Movies

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 10-31-2015

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On this very special Halloween edition of You Don’t Know Flack I traipse through my history with horror movies, starting with the first ones I watched as a youngster and ending with my thoughts on modern horror films. Happy Halloween!

PS: I recently moved my microphone and apparently I hit it a dozen times during this episode. Pretend a ghost did it.

[Links]

Link: You Don’t Know Flack 144: Halloween
Link: You Don’t Know Flack 135: Backmasking
Link: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Movie Clip)
Link: Monsters and Vampires (Book)
Link: Faces of Death is Fake
Link: Doug McCoy’s Autumnal Blog
Link: CTupa.com
Link: Teaching Cows (and Yourself) to Jump Hurdles

Thanks to Jeff Martin, Andy Willrath, Andy Smith, Jason Lee, Andy Green, and all my other old friends that I used to watch horror movies with.

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To check out other podcasts I record including Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews and Multiple Sadness, check out RobOHara.com/podcasts. There you can find iTunes and RSS feeds for all my shows.

You Don’t Know Flack is a proud member of the ThrowbackNetwork. Find more Throwback podcasts by following @ThrowbackNet on Twitter.

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YDKF Episode 165: College

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 10-07-2015

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Summer’s over and class is in session! On this episode of YDKF I talk about the five (!) different colleges I’ve attended — not particularly technical in nature, but I thought you guys might want to know what I’ve been up to over the past month. The next two episodes will both be related to retro games, so hang in there!

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You Don’t Know Flack’s Voice Mailbox: 405-486-YDKF

To check out other podcasts I record including Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews and Multiple Sadness, check out RobOHara.com/podcasts. There you can find iTunes and RSS feeds for all my shows.

You Don’t Know Flack is a proud member of the ThrowbackNetwork. Find more Throwback podcasts by following @ThrowbackNet on Twitter.

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YDKF Episode 164: Operating Systems

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 08-10-2015

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On this episode of YDKF I take a walk down memory lane through all the operating systems I’ve run, from MS-DOS 2.1 to Windows 10, sprinkling a few 16, 32 and 64-bit memories along the way.

[Links]

Link: Classic Text Adventures (Facebook Page)
Link: YDKF Episode 149: Networks

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To check out other podcasts I record including Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews and Multiple Sadness, check out RobOHara.com/podcasts. There you can find iTunes and RSS feeds for all my shows.

You Don’t Know Flack is a proud member of the ThrowbackNetwork. Find more Throwback podcasts by following @ThrowbackNet on Twitter.

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YDKF Episode 163: Best Buy

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 07-29-2015

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It’s been 20 years since I worked for the big yellow tag. On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I delve way back into the memory banks and tell a few stories about what it was like working for Best Buy. Not to spoil things but it was actually pretty fun and it got me out of a life of making pizzas. On this episode I talk about working the truck, repairing computers, and a few of the celebrities I met on the job.

[Links]

Link: Arkadia Retrocade
Link: Multiple Sadness Podcast
Link: I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn’t Cool by Marc Allie (Amazon)

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To check out other podcasts I record including Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews and Multiple Sadness, check out RobOHara.com/podcasts. There you can find iTunes and RSS feeds for all my shows.

You Don’t Know Flack is a proud member of the ThrowbackNetwork. Find more Throwback podcasts by following @ThrowbackNet on Twitter.

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YDKF Episode 162: 720

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 07-09-2015

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This episode of You Don’t Know Flack is dedicated to one of the greatest (and one of my favorite) arcade games of all time — Atari’s 720 degrees! In this episode I talk about the game, my first experience with a 720 arcade cabinet, and whether or not I ever ended up getting one! Also, AT&T Natural Voices shut down their free text-to-speech website and so Crystal has been fired and Crystal 2.0 was hired to read the episode number during the intro.

[Links]

Link: 720zone.com
Link: 720 Nike SB Dunks

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YDKF Episode 161: VCRs

Posted by robohara | Posted in Podcasts | Posted on 06-22-2015

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On this episode of You Don’t Know Flack I discuss my history with VCRs, from the first one we got when I was 5 in 1978 to the $300 Go Video dual-deck VCR I owned.

[Links]

Link: Visiting the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile Site
Link: What the Truck? It’s Truckhenge!
Link: Greetings from the Futuro, Earthlings!
Link: Stargardt Disease
Link: Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc.
Link: Interview with Rick Baker from “Everything You Wanted to Know About Monsters”
Link: LoveThyShelf.com
Link: RobOHara.com/Podcasts
Link: Braingames from HBO (YouTube)

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Master feed for all my podcasts: iTunes
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My other podcasts include: Sprite Castle, Throwback Reviews, and No Quarter.

You Don’t Know Flack is a proud member of the ThrowbackNetwork. Find more Throwback podcasts by following @ThrowbackNet on Twitter.

Me with my Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist doll. Christmas of 1981

Me and my sister, Christmas of 1983

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