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Retro Asylum - The UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast

The Retro Asylum is the UK’s number one retro gaming podcast show that looks at gaming culture from a UK perspective. The site regularly features at top of the iTunes chart and sits among some of the industry's biggest names.
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Sep 18, 2018

Dean Swain teams up with Paul Jenkinson from the Spectrum Show to host the Revival 2018 ZX Spectrum Next Panel featuring Simon Butler, Rich Stevenson, Mike Dailly, Jim Bagley & Lyndon Sharp about developing games for the new ZX Spectrum.

Thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Andrew Gilmour
Richard May
Richard Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Thomas Scoffham
Jeremy Shaw
Andy Marsh
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Tom Potter
Chris McGilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Aug 18, 2018

It's a bumper episode as Dean, Mads, Steve & Matt play the handheld versions of some big hit titles that were better known on other systems. Matt stands firm on Zool despite some serious bullying from his so called mates... Plus, Chris O'Regan & Paul Davies report back from their visit to Play Expo London!

Thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Andrew Gilmour
Richard May
Richard Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Thomas Scoffham
Jeremy Shaw
Andy Marsh
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Tom Potter
Chris McGilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Retro Asylum on Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/theretroasylum

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Aug 1, 2018

Paul Davies chats to Mr Biffo (Aka Paul Rose) and Iain Lee in our exclusive interview recorded live at Revival 2018.

Jul 8, 2018

Paul Davies is joined by industry stalwart Shahid Ahmad for one of the most interesting and frank talks that took place at Revival 2018.

Thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Andrew Gilmour
Richard May
Richard Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Thomas Scoffham
Jeremy Shaw
Andy Marsh
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Tom Potter
Chris McGilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

Retro Asylum on Twitch:https://www.twitch.tv/theretroasylum

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Jun 23, 2018

Recorded live at Revival 2018, Darren Gargette (of Cane And Rinse fame) hosts our Rare/Playtronic panel. Guests include Kev Bayliss, David Wise, Chris Seavour, Simon Gerges, Chris Marlow, Jens Restemeier, Shawn Pile, Dan Murdoch and Hamish Lockwood.

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Jun 1, 2018

Matt Wilsher, Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson play and rate their favourite games that are currently included on THEC64 Mini, plus the guys discuss the latest retro gaming related news.

Thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Andrew Gilmour
Richard May
Richard Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Thomas Scoffham
Jeremy Shaw
Andy Marsh
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Tom Potter
Chris McGilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles

May 25, 2018

Paul, Chris and Steve are joined by Craig Turner and Alex Crowley to wrap up the awesome Revival 2018 weekend. An amazing time was had by all of us through the joy of gaming and the guests, arcades, micros and friends who we spent time with. Thanks to everyone who came along and to Craig and his team for putting on the best UK retro event ever!

For information on Revival Retro Events check out their Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/RevivalRetroEvents/
and on Twitter @revivalevents

Alex and his great gaming videos and game room tours are on his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaD33Qv_9UICqsW1aYKxRAA and on Twitter @NintendoArcade

May 11, 2018

Paul Davies chats with broadcaster Jonathan Beales about his work in the gaming industry, magazines and his new documentary Retro Gaming the Movie. We hear some great insights from Jonathan on a pivotal time on gaming and learn just how much exclusive footage he’ll be fitting into his new documentary release this September.
Codumentary- Jonathan’s documentary on the phenomenon of Call of Duty https://codumentary.net/

Apr 26, 2018

In this special and slightly different episode Paul Davies and Chris O'Regan are fresh from EGX Rezzed 2018 and want to talk about all the games there that had a retro developer, inlfuence or mechanic. There were a stack of games at Rezzed this year that fitted one or more of these categories!

Games discussed:

Dead Cells
Hollowpoint
Huntdown
MaoMao Castle
Planet Alpha
Rogue Aces
Travis Strikes Again
Shaq Fu
Phoenix Point
Onrush

Outro music: Zero Zero- Zeroxed

Apr 6, 2018

Matt, Steve and Mads come together to discuss the gaming club game of March 2018: Worms for the Amiga by Team 17.

Once again, massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Richard May
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Andrew Marsh
Tom Potter
Chris Mcgilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Jonathan Quilter
Blake Brett
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke
Retro Man Cave

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Mar 29, 2018

Chris and Paul catch up with Paul Rose to talk gaming TV, Digitiser The Show and Biffo’s return to Revival 2018.

A massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Richard May
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Andrew Marsh
Tom Potter
Chris Mcgilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Jonathan Quilter
Blake Brett
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke
Retro Man Cave

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Mar 23, 2018

Dean Swain & Chris O'Regan are back with all of the latest retro gaming related news, answering your #askRA questions and discussing joysticks, control pads and all manor of input devices.

A massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Richard May
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Andrew Marsh
Tom Potter
Chris Mcgilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Jonathan Quilter
Blake Brett
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke
Retro Man Cave

 

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Mar 9, 2018

Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen talk to Juan J. Martinez about his most recent games and how it is to develop modern games for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and the Commodore 64.

 

As usual, a massive thanks to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Richard May
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Andrew Marsh
Tom Potter
Chris Mcgilvray
Patrick Fürst
Stephen Stuttard
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Jonathan Quilter
Blake Brett
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke
Retro Man Cave

 

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Feb 18, 2018

Episode 178 sees Paul and Chris take a trip to the Dark Side with Star Wars actor Christian Simpson. No we don’t mean the C64, but Christian is famous for standing in for Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and also Episode I’s Gavyn Sykes among many other roles across the Star Wars film and game universe.

We chat with Christian about his film work and how he now doubles down on his love of micros and his growing presence in the community through his burgeoning retro maintenance videos.

You can follow Christian’s work in a recording-breaking number of places:

www.patreon.com/perifractic

www.youtube.com/perifractic

www.twitter.com/chrisimpsonline

www.facebook.com/chrisimpsonline

https://plus.google.com/+chrisimpsonline

KYBER KYBER!!

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

 

 

Feb 4, 2018

We catch up with Dean Swain, Paul Davies & Chris O'Regan as they answer another round of #askRA questions plus Dean & Paul play four Commodore 64 games picked at random in the debut of our new "Lucky Dip" feature.

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Jan 22, 2018

Chris O'Regan talk's to Greg Caldwell of Retrotainment on creating new games such as the Haunted Halloween series for the Nintendo Entertainment System and other platforms plus they discuss future projects from Retrotainment.

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Dec 19, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it’s time for the Retro Asylum 2017 Christmas Special!

Join the team, friends and the RA community as they talk about their favourite retro gaming Christmas memories. There’s fun, quizzes and hilarity galore as we close out 2017 in the only way we know.

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

Nov 26, 2017

Matt Wlsher, Steve Erickson & Mads Kristensen play nine beautiful looking Commodore Amiga games but do the games play as good as they look?

A massive thanks as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

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The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

 

Oct 25, 2017

Matt Wilsher talks to Andy Roberts on how he got into magazie & game publishing, the rebirth of Thalamus, Hunters Moon Remastered and a whole lot more!

Hunter's Moon Remastered Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thalamusdigital/hunters-moon-remastered

TA massive thanks as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Oct 21, 2017

Paul and Chris were kindly invited to The Science Museum to attend the launch night for year two of their Power Up event. We had a chance to speak with Mark Cutmore, the Science Museum's Head of Commercial Enterprises about how the event came about and what visitors can expect to see.

Power Up is a fantastic installation which celebrates the joy of gaming, with over 180 playable computers and consoles spanning 40 years of gaming. It runs from 20-31 October and for more info and ticket details visit:

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/power-up

A huge thanks to Dave Moore for helping with arrangements.

Thanks yet again as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Oct 12, 2017

We host a podcast mash-up with David Turner and Andi Hamilton about their gaming back stories and retro gaming’s resurgence.

As always, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Sep 28, 2017

Steve Erickson & Matt Wilsher delve into the tricky topic of emulation and discuss what emulators they use and recommend plus a whole lot more!

Again, a massive thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes Piper
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Retromash
Andre Russell
Andrew Gilmour
Shep Sheppard
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather
Stephen Stuttard
Mike Coolican
Magnus Esbjörner
Darren Coles
Blake Brett
Laurens de Bruijin
Lee Spencer
M John Sullivan
Stelios
Steve Duke

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Aug 27, 2017

Mads Kristensen & Chris O'Regan rewind back to the early 1990's to fire up their 486's, talk a load of DOS and play Infogrames Alone In The Dark.

Once again a huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Twitter: @theretroasylum

Aug 12, 2017

Retro Asylum finally succumbs to listener pressure as Mads Kristensen & Steve Erickson delve into the NEC PC Engine console range and play some of the systems top games.

Show Links

To book tickets for "The Arcade Experience" event that is taking place in Cambridge on 2nd Of September 2017 please visit: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/43848/The-Arcade-Experience-Saturday-2nd-September/

If you are interested in the "Games For Atari: 1977 to 1995" Kickstarter project, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/993169463/games-for-atari-1977-to-1995

Once again a huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather

Help support the Retro Asylum by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/retroasylum

Retro Asylum on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retroasylum/

Retro Asylum YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfCC9rIvCKoW3mdbuCsB7Ag

The Retro Asylum Forum: http://retroasylum.com/phpbb/index.php

Jul 24, 2017

Paul Davies & Dean Swain play one of the hottest consoles of the early 1980's that played host to a ton of quality arcade conversions, namely the CBS Colecovision - A console that for it's time had superb graphics & sound but fell victim of the American games crash of 1983. Plus, there's a round up of all of the latest retro gaming news and more answers revealed in the latest section of Ask RA.

Huge thanks and a name check as ever to our Patreon supporters:

<strong>Richard Pipes
Nick Lees
Edward Fitzpatrick
Chris Worthington
Alistair Downs
Nick Lees
Retromash
Duncan Bell
Garry Heather</strong>

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Twitter: @theretroasylum

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