Is your nostalgia warranted?

About the show

Retrograding is a bimonthly podcast where three nineties kids give adult looks to our favorite childhood movies. Tune in as we discuss details of the plot we missed as kids, give reviews as to the rewatchability of the film and the emotions it invokes, and play games that give the film a new perspective. Also, we'll try to be funny and entertaining, but honestly, no promises.

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  • Episode 12: Lilo & Stich (9.23)

    June 7th, 2017  |  1 hr 29 mins
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    We head back to an alien filled Hawaii as we revisit Lilo & Stitch. Karl's recording sounds like he's speaking through a tin can, but he reveals the secret of Frog Omens, Mark points out parallels and describes alien anatomy and Sara shares more pictures from the film and rebrands a childhood classic. Enjoy!

  • Episode 11: Tarzan (7.41)

    May 24th, 2017  |  1 hr 37 mins
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    Journey to the heart of the jungle as we delve into Disney's Tarzan. Sara Googles on air, makes the case for another life narrator, and points out a pointless tattoo, Karl remembers a sitcom that doesn't exist and describes a better way to do expedition exposition, and Mark mostly takes a backseat as the others "fight" and eats during part of the recording, making weird mouth sounds. Enjoy!

  • Episode 10.5 - Bonus from Hook

    May 17th, 2017  |  11 mins 19 secs
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    Back once again with a bonus ep where we discus what film is coming up next. Can you beat the boys to the answer as Sara tries to get them to guess the movie? Who knows! Let's find out together shall we?

  • Episode 10: Hook (9.13)

    May 10th, 2017  |  1 hr 39 mins
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    Take the second star to the right as we return to Neverland and revisit Hook. Sara pleads her case for a life narrator and calls out Robin Williams tropes, Mark skips to the end too soon and later doesn't know where he's going, and Karl sings some Harry Chapin and introduces a new potato. Enjoy!

  • Episode 9.5 - Bonus from D3

    May 3rd, 2017  |  17 mins 33 secs

    The missing content from Episode 9 - D3 The Mighty Ducks where Mark tries to get Karl to guess what movie is next in twenty questions and Karl fails miserably. Can you get it before him? Yes, yes you can. Also, our rememberances of that film.

  • Episode 9: D3 - The Mighty Ducks (6.95)

    April 26th, 2017  |  1 hr 23 mins
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    The final chapter in one of the best trilogies, it's D3 - The Mighty Ducks. Sara is out sick, leaving the boys on their own this week. Karl forgets the word for "stick", and gives unverified advice on liquid nitrogen, and Mark questions fog and sings some Mulan. Enjoy!

  • Episode 8: D2 - The Mighty Ducks (7.1)

    April 12th, 2017  |  1 hr 23 mins
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    This time in a worldwide competition, the second of our Quack Attack Trilogy, it's D2 - The Mighty Ducks. Karl gives some better branding opportunities and sings some Broadway, Mark reveals one of his childhood crushes and explains cassette tapes to the masses and Sara gives us the 90s hair and fashion report, and lays down the law on Californian geography. Enjoy!

  • Episode 7: The Mighty Ducks (7.16)

    March 29th, 2017  |  1 hr 19 mins

    It's our first trilogy! This week we tackle the pee-wee hockey children's classic, The Mighty Ducks. Karl reads all the news that's fit to print, Mark shares his childhood experiences with the Flying V, and Sara offends all of Minnesota. Enjoy!

  • Episode 6: Heavyweights (6.46)

    March 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 21 mins
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    This week we look at a childhood classic that celebrates alternative body types, its Heavyweights! Karl breaks down Lemonade Stand economics and can't pronounce "Goldberg" to save his life, Mark tries to pull an Atomic Sit-up gag, and Sara calls out Ben Stiller's hair and points out a butt. Enjoy!

  • Episode 5: Man of the House (3.15)

    March 1st, 2017  |  1 hr 25 mins
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    Mark's pick this week as we look back at Man of the House. No, not the one with the cute cheerleaders, the questionably racist one. Yup, THAT one, it's a hell of a ride. Mark discusses his daily carry habits vis a vis dynamite and debuts an impression of his own, Sara lays down the law for naming Italian characters and tries to make this film less terrible, and Karl unwittingly invents new branding opportunities for JTT and crushes real hard on a character in the film, though not the one you'd guess. All that plus a very special segment, enjoy!

  • Episode 4: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (9.83)

    February 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 10 mins
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    Our 4th and final episode of launch day! It's all about Homeward Bound and how most of us (ahem... looking at you here Mark) absolutely loved this film. Tune in as Sara encourages dog-napping and explains why she's not married, Karl unveils his plans for a new police agency, and Mark gives a controversial review, at least in the eyes of Karl and Sara.

  • Episode 3: The Brave Little Toaster (7.16)

    February 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 20 mins
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    It's Sara's pick this time as we re-explore The Brave Little Toaster in all of its consistently inconsistent world building. Tune in as Karl displays his flawless impressions that definitely weren't edited in after the fact, Mark forgets how our games work, and Sara reveals her affinity for inanimate objects.

  • Episode 2: The Land Before Time (6.83)

    February 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 19 mins
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    This episode we cover The Land Before Time and go over all the nonsense we found while trampling all over Mark's favorite childhood film. Sorry Mark! Listen in as Karl finds just so many Lion King parallels, Mark relays multiple Jesus Baby fan theories and Sara keeps reminding us she is not a character in this film. Enjoy!

  • Episode 1: The Goonies (8.5)

    February 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 33 mins
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    You guys, it's Episode 1! Here we give and adult perspective to The Goonies, going in depth into what we forgot about the film, which, turns out, is everything. Join us as we stumble through our format, have a number of audio issues, and record an episode nearly as long as the movie itself. Also, Mark dies during one of the games, but is miraculously recovered by the end, so NBD. Enjoy!

  • Episode 0: Intro and Preview

    January 31st, 2017  |  22 mins 26 secs
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    Retrograding is a show about revisiting films we are nostalgic for and seeing if they are as good as we remember. This episode is a quick intro to the show, including a preview for our first episode on Goonies, where we detail everything we can recall about it. Also, we get a lot of things wrong, but that's kinda the point.