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Episode 259: George Gomez

We talk pinball, toys, COVID, Stern Pinball business & market strategies, social media and so much more. Enjoy the George Gomez hour!

1hr 3mins

16 May 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 230: Steve Epstein

Day #3 of Steve’s. Steve Epstein gives us a great history lesson on his legendary Broadway Arcade in NYC, and the birth of PAPA and pinball competitions.


7 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 169: Cousin Brucie & The Beatles

Legendary DJ Cousin Brucie about his experience with The Beatles…both pinball machine and the Fab 4 group.


23 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 231: Stephen Keeler, Rock Fantasy

It’s Steve #4 of 5. Stephen Keeler of the World Famous Rock Fantasy. Collector, owner/operator, pinball celebrity, and Orange County (NY) icon. Stephen Keeler at NYCPCDahila Rowan with StephenHoward LevineRock Fantasy


8 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 170: The Pinball Profile Top 10 Most Intriguing People of 2018

Jeff Teolis picks his Top 10 Most Intriguing Pinball People of 2018. Enjoy this good mix of people of interest.


31 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 236: Josh Sharpe is 40!

IFPA president Josh Sharpe turns the big 4-0! He talks about the end of the Stern Pro Circuit frenzy, next year’s IFPA 17, and the decision to have INDISC host the inaugural IFPA Open in January 2020. Roger SharpeZach SharpeGary SternEd RobertsonRaymond DavidsonRyan C.Martin RobbinsChristopher Franchi


5 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 234: Ryan Wanger on fire!

Ryan Wanger is having a great 2019 with Comet Pinball and as a player including winning the 2nd biggest tournament in the world!


27 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 258: Ellen Sharpe. Happy Mother’s Day!

Today, we reflect on how much our moms do for us. Rotten kids or not, mom is always there. Which brings me to this… Even Roger joins in to give praise. as Ellen shares her stories of love, art and raising Josh & Zach.Edit: May 28/20. There is now virtual basic step-by-step lessons on www.sharpeexpressions.com. A percentage of bookings being donated to Child Mind Institute (www.childmind.org).


10 May 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 260: Raymond Davidson, Day One at Stern

Add another #1 pinball player in the world to the roster of Stern Pinball. We catch up with the Stern “rookie” on his first day.


19 May 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 232: Steven Bowden. Steve #5 and hello RAZA!

Day #5 of Steve’s. Steven Bowden is ready for competitions, plus talks about the Houston Arcade and Pinball Expo where people will see the prototypes for deeproot’s new Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland.


9 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 233: Part of the Machine, Rock & Pinball

The Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball exhibit travels from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland to my town of Burlington, Ontario. See this amazing collection of rock machines and memorabilia at the Joseph Brant Museum as Catharine Carr explains.


12 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 257: Doug Polka, Pinburgh & PAPA news

Pinburgh head tournament director, Doug Polka talks about the decision to cancel Pinburgh & Replay FX this July 2020. But he also mentions the big news for 2021! The 2020 Final 4 (l to r): Cryss S. Andrew R., Daniele A., Keith E.


6 May 2020

Rank #12

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Episode 274: Thank you to The Silverball Saloon

Sad news as another pinball location closes its doors due to COVID-19. A big thanks to Bruce & Kat Nightingale for the tremendous efforts, long hours and dedication put into The Silverball Saloon. You’ve given so much joy to many of us all over the world. Here are some memories from my times there including a stop on the Pinball Profile World Tour in December 2019. Kat & Bruce NightingalePinball Profile World Tour action The Pinball Princess Stephanie GuidaAshley Ludwig & Sanjay Shah Todd Brotsch & Dave RomanowskiWinner Andy Cushman & Phil Birnbaum


8 Aug 2020

Rank #13

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Episode 273: Todd MacCulloch The Movie

Catching up (way up) with Todd about the return of the NBA and other sports, plus pinball arcades, competitions, family, and his movie…WHAT!?! Listen to find out!https://ew.com/movies/isolation-horror-movie-quarantine/


5 Aug 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 271: Legends of Valhalla update

Riot Pinball’s Scott Gullicks discusses the first reveal & live stream of Legends of Valhalla. Plus hear about the updates, the code, the art, the sound, and more about this unbelievable machine.


28 Jul 2020

Rank #15

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Episode 270: Juana Summers

As a member of the IFPA Women’s Advisory Board, Juana is helping making our hobby better for everyone. Enjoy this conversation with one of pinball’s finest.Also check out Juana on NPR, and on this excellent discussion on Backbox Pinball Podcast: http://www.backboxpinballpodcast.com/diversitypanel


21 Jul 2020

Rank #16

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Episode 269: Howard Dobson

Howard normally travels all over to play pinball. But staying at home in Maryland, he has devised a new way to play while in isolation. It’s pingolf meets solitaire and it’s fun!


20 Jul 2020

Rank #17

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Episode 268: Heist! Multimorphic does it again

Gerry Stellenberg and Stephen Silver talk about their new P3 game, the fun gameplay, features, and the great value, plus so much more. Gerry StellenbergStephen Silver


10 Jul 2020

Rank #18

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Episode 267: Holly Koskinen

The reigning WIPT Champion tells about the year that it has been for her. Hear Holly talk about Columbus pinball, health, social justice and more. Fresh off the WIPT winOhio Women’s Champ Holly and runner-up Megan Brown WIPT final 4 with TD Kaite MartinIFPA Women’s Championship (Denver ’20) Jen Ruper’s No Coin Drop Required


7 Jul 2020

Rank #19

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Episode 265: Roger Sharpe reflects

Happy Father’s Day! Roger Sharpe talks about being a dad, early memories, plus great stories of his best-friend, Steve Epstein.

1hr 3mins

22 Jun 2020

Rank #20