Retronauts Episode 420: Retronauts 15th Anniversary Mailbag

We get letters. Handwritten letters in the mail. We're going to read them to you now.

On October 4, 2006, the 1up podcast network posted the very first episode of Retronauts, a podcast dedicated to old games. In a media landscape that perpetually looks to the future (hello, "most anticipated games" lists, I know you're being written right this moment), it was nothing less than revolutionary to put out a show solely about video games from the past. went under many years ago and those servers seem to fluctuate on and off, leaving us with no reliable means to see the old site as it once was, but internet archivists have preserved those old episodes of Retronauts for folks to enjoy today. And of course we are still here, making new episodes of Retronauts as more video games continue to transition from new to old. They're just like people!

Our hosts this week are the two Retronauts leads from the 1up era, Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey, and in-between reminiscing about the past, they read and respond to messages from our listeners. We're grateful you're out there, listeners, and we appreciate you sticking with us for 15 years.

Retronauts is a completely fan-funded operation. To support the show, and get exclusive episodes every month, please visit the official Retronauts Patreon.

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As with all of the episodes Bob produces, this week’s cover art is by Nick Daniel. Check out his Twitter, or patronize his Patreon!