The Atari 5200 Podcast

The podcast exploring the games and the history of one of Atari's most ambitious home gaming platforms, The Atari 5200 Supersystem.
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Mar 12, 2019

On this episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast...

The guys talk about all sorts of stuff! David commits random acts of kindness with his co-hosts. Capt. Bob complains like an old man about winter weather. Glen talks about the insane success of the 1UP Arcade YouTube channel. Steve and Pete hookup in real life for gamer hijinx. Oh yeah, and we talk about and rate Star Wars The Arcade Game and Star Wars Return of the Jedi Death Star Battle.


BROMANCE (?!?!?!?)

It’s all here, on The Atari 5200 Podcast!

Dec 1, 2018

After months of grueling schedules and being responsible adults, David, Bob, Pete, Glen, and Steve, finally get together and talk about RealSports Tennis and Baseball. Two sports games that started to push the boundaries of what was possible and use the capabilities of the 5200.

Match! Set! Ball! Strike! It finally comes together on The Atari 5200 Podcast!

Jun 25, 2018

After six months of job responsibilities, family stuff, two colds, other stuff, etc, etc... Your hosts finally get together for a not so quick update of what’s been going on in their lives, the 5200 community, and chat about the ongoing mystery that is the Ataribox/Atari VCS.

Danger! Excitement! eBay! The Common Cold! It’s all here on our update episode!

Dec 29, 2017

Happy Holidays!!! Or as we like to say, “Good Times!”

In this our Holiday Minisode. With all of us working and being with family this holiday season, we wanted to reach out and give the fans something before we finish our Sportsapaloza episodes. So, we decided to give an update on what is going on with us and what is going on within the 5200 Community. Also, we let MetalJesusRocks what we think of his latest YouTube episode.

Action! Adventure! Justice! REVENGE!!!

All here. On The Atari 5200 Podcast!

Oct 4, 2017

Hello to our Atari 5200 enthusiasts and friends!

Today on the Atari 5200 Podcast: Bob, David, and Glen finally get together in the clubhouse to get this episode done. And because the locks on the clubhouse door are a bit sketchy, Steve Averitt wanders back in with his latest contributions to the hobby.

And because we needed to give these games the due that they deserve we have our very special guest, Detroit Sports Radio personally, Peter Spivak, on the show!!! Peter fills in the love where we fall short.

Fun! Drama! Sports! All in this very special episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast!

Oct 2, 2017

Hello, Everyone!

Episode 5 unexpectedly turned out to be one of our biggest episodes yet. So to make it easier on everyone, we decided to split up the episode into two parts. You can think of this as Episode 5A, Feedback and our Contest Winner announcement! 

Thanks for listening and the Sportsapalooza with our amazing special guest host is coming soon! Enjoy!

Apr 12, 2017

In this episode of the Atari 5200 Podcast...

The crew covers the game that changed the computer and gaming world, STAR RAIDERS!

David's meticulous notes pay off by giving more detail than you ever needed to know about a single game. Glen keeps the show on track. And Bob waxes poetically about how he wasted his teenage years and how he got lucky only by picking a career that uses video game skills. And since it's always good to get a second set of prints at a crime scene, we drag the ever-amazing Bill Kendrick of Atari Party fame and other retro endeavors into being a guest host to talk about this amazing game.

Memories, Allergies, Technical Difficulties, and more! On this episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast!!!

Feb 6, 2017

Hello Again, Intrepid Listeners!

As promised, our Episode 3.5 to make up for lost time. Or the time we ran out of on the first run. In this episode, we have Capt. Bob giving his mea culpa to the listeners and doing what he should have in the first place, describing the golden age classic, Missile Command. David covers the very worthy homebrew, Pac-Man Arcade. And David, Bob, and Glen get left in the eBay bidding dust by three very determined bidders for a new in the box, never touched, Atari 5200 Supersystem. 

All this, and a bit more, on The Atari 5200 Podacst!

Jan 25, 2017

On this episode, we introduce our third host and hardware guru, Glen Planamento. A previous guest and friend of the show, Steve Averitt swings by to talk about trak-ball controllers. We cover the seminal games, Missile Command and Pac-Man. And we debunk the haters that give the 5200 a bad rap. All this and more from your hosts Capt. Bob, David, and Glen.

Nov 24, 2016

Hello to all of our listeners! Today, we give to you Episode 2. On this episode we will be talking about Atari's Countermeasure and CBS Electronics Wizard of Wor. We also fill all of you in on how busy we've been and why it has taken so long to get this episode out and we thank all of you for your patience. Nonetheless, thanks for hanging in there with us. Also, we have a guest host, Glen Planamento, of Glen's Retro Show on YouTube. We did have some audio difficulties that we're working through so hopefully those will be ironed out on the next episode.

Enjoy, Everyone!

Sep 20, 2016

Hello, Everyone!

Thank you for hanging in there with me. And for your troubles, here is (finally) our first episode! I want to thank Wiile and Ar-Kay for the experience and the trust to do this podcast justice and David Protestari for being my co-host and teaching the finer points on how to be a host.

It's going to be a crazy ride and hopefully you the fans will come with David and I as we go down the road. We hope you will be entertained and learn something along the way. And with that... IT BEGINS!