McQuaid Arcade: The 80s and Beyond
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

May 18, 2022

We're opening our third season with a tribute to arguably the greatest adventure film ever made: (Indiana Jones and the) Raiders of The Lost Ark! Get ready to explore everything we love about this 1981 classic, from the real world origins of Indy's signature gear, to a deep dive into the lore behind the legendary lost Ark itself.

Die Hard

Die Hard

December 24, 2021

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for...your two favorite podcast hosts! Grab a cup of holiday cheer and join us by the yule log as we tell the heartwarming holiday tale of a man who reunites with his family to celebrate the magic of the Christmas season, with plenty of explosions, murder, bloody foot trauma, and Twinkies along the way. Now THAT's a Christmas movie! Ho-ho-ho!

Midwest Gaming Classic 2021

Midwest Gaming Classic 2021

November 30, 2021

Join us for a recap of our favorite weekend of the year: the Midwest Gaming Classic! The Midwest's largest gaming trade show made its triumphant return to Milwaukee earlier this month, and your two favorite podcast hosts were there to relive old classics, discover new favorites, and consume as much pizza as possible.

Learn more about MGC here, and check out the musical stylings of featured act Mechanical Life Vein here!

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

November 13, 2021

One of the most watched movies of our childhood, Cloak & Dagger has it all: Twinkies, video games, espionage, and near-constant attempted murder of a minor. Grab your walkie-talkie and bulletproof beret, and join us as we take a look back at this surprisingly intense classic.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

October 29, 2021

On this spooktacular Halloween episode, we're taking a VERY deep dive into perhaps the greatest horror movie ever made. We're covering it all: Exorcism, Ouija boards, the true story that inspired this critically acclaimed classic, and the special effects behind some of its most memorable scenes. This episode's so dense, it'll make your head spin (get it?).

Real Genius

Real Genius

October 8, 2021

Your friends at McQuaid Arcade, in association with the Wanda Trussler School of Beauty, cordially invite you to the 2021 "Tanning Invitational"! As one of the original Real Genius movie posters put it: “MEET CHRIS KNIGHT, THE EINSTEIN OF THE '80's. When his professor steals his prize invention, he turns revenge into high comedy. When he gets mad, he doesn't get even . . . he gets creative.”

No Sleep Till Brookmere

No Sleep Till Brookmere

September 21, 2021

Join us by the fireplace as we enjoy a cocktail (or two), and let us regale you with tales of endless quests, unknown mysteries, and the magic of a Scholastic book fair. This episode is all about the books we loved growing up, and the many memorable moments they inspired!

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

September 8, 2021

With magical creatures brought to life by the legendary Ray Harryhausen and a triumphant score that harkens back to the golden age of cinema, the mythological fantasy classic Clash of the Titans captured our imaginations back in 1981, and is a delight to watch to this day!

Bonus Round: Donkey Kong

Bonus Round: Donkey Kong

August 24, 2021

A bite-sized little bonus episode celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest games of all time!

Computer Love

Computer Love

August 17, 2021

Growing up during the personal computer revolution of the 80s instilled us with a love of computers that continues to this very day. On this episode, we're reliving our earliest and most influential computing experiences - everything from late nights spent huddled around an Apple IIc trying to solve the mysteries of Zork, to the unrivaled satisfaction of cleanly tearing the perforated edges off of dot matrix printer paper.

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