The Memory Machine becomes a roundtable this week as four luminaries join Nate on the podcast to discuss the underappreciated world of 70’s arcade video games, and the trials and travails in having them properly preserved. Guests include such authors and creators as Ethan Johnson (The History of How We Play, Arcade Dreams), Kate Willaert… Read More The Memory Machine #57 – The 70’s Video Arcade Game Preservation Society
This week on the Memory Machine, two very special guests, Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge of the Coin-Op Carnival comic magazine, talk all about their joint publication, amazing pinball (and non-pinball) related projects, and their shared love of electro mechanical amusements. You’ll learn about bingo pinball! You’ll find out how pinball can be really fun… Read More The Memory Machine #56 – Coin-Op Carnival (w/ Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge)
This week on the podcast, Nate is joined by pinball enthusiast and owner Caitlyn Pascal to discuss the ins and outs of buying and owning pinball machines. What should you look for in buying a pinball machine? What should you be wary of? What is the process of maintaining and troubleshooting these things when something… Read More The Memory Machine #55 – So You Bought a Pinball Machine? (w/ Caitlyn Pascal)
This week on the Memory Machine, host Nate Lockhart chats with (former) Herschel Carrousel Factory Museum Director Megan Hahin! That’s right, it took so long to get the Memory Machine back up to running that since the time of this recording, that Megan Hahin has since taken a position with the nearby Buffalo History Museum,… Read More The Memory Machine #54 – Megan Hahin and the Herschel Carrousel Factory Museum
This week on the Memory Machine podcast, Nate is joined by Jim and Sean of the Pie Factory Podcast to heap praise upon the near-forgotten yet much beloved console, the Atari 7800. We talk about the highs! (Food Fight! homebrews!) We talk about the lows! (Hat Trick! Bad business decisions!) And the in-between! (Ninja Golf?)… Read More The Memory Machine #53 – The Atari 7800: An Appreciation
Arcade and video game historian Ethan Johnson joins Nate on this episode of the podcast to talk all about the penny arcades of the 1890’s to the 1920’s. That’s right, even before pinball! In the era of gaslight, vaudeville and the cylinder phonograph, automation came to public entertainment in the penny arcade. These establishments offered… Read More The Memory Machine #52 – The Era of the Penny Arcade w/ Ethan Johnson
On this week’s grand relaunch of the Memory Machine podcast, Nate has on video game historian Kevin Bunch to talk about his work with the Atari Archive video series on YouTube, along with his other research projects involving the RCA Studio II and the Bally Professional Arcade (aka Astrocade). Check out Kevin’s incredible video series… Read More The Memory Machine #51 – A Conversation With Kevin Bunch (Atari Archive)
The Memory Machine is getting settled into its new, home. There’s still a good chunk of work to be done, as getting a website off the ground was a little more work than I anticipated. But it should be all taken care of before too long. A new feed is coming as well! There had… Read More Welcome to the new home of the Memory Machine!