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Artist Christopher Franchi Public Statement on Special When Lit Pinball Podcast


By stpcore

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    First of all, Happy 4th of July to everyone! That said, if you are looking for something fun and informative to listen to today while sipping your favorite beverage and firing up the grill then I ask that you consider giving us a listen. The first three episodes of our weekly show Special When Lit Pinball Podcast (sponsored by Two Brothers Artisan Brewing) have been uploaded. Myself (Ken) and my co-host (Bill) are based out of the Chicagoland area (home of pinball). We discuss the pinball hobby/industry with the occasional interview for good measure. Ep-1 is more of an introductory of ourselves, Ep-2 talks about the current status of pinball manufacturers, and Ep-3 is a really fun interview with Senior Game Developer - Dwight Sullivan of STERN Pinball.

    Our podcast is hosted by Libsyn and can be found on SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes (awaiting approval), and all other places your favorite podcasts are found.

    Thanks in advance for any support and I hope that you find time to give us a listen! (Below are direct links to some of our interviews)

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/specialwhenlitpinballpodcast/SWL_EP_3_DWIGHT.mp3 (interview with Dwight Sullivan)
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/specialwhenlitpinballpodcast/SWL_EP_4_TERRY.mp3 (interview with Terry DeZwarte of Pinball Life)
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/specialwhenlitpinballpodcast/SWL_11.mp3 (Steve Ritchie Interview recorded at STERN Pinball)
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    #2 1 year ago

    great job guys, can't wait to listen to this on the way home from work, today.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from trueno92:

    great job guys, can't wait to listen to this on the way home from work, today.

    Thanks! We really appreciate you giving us a listen.

    #4 1 year ago

    Always room for another pinball podcast. Subbed via rss.

    #5 1 year ago

    The Dwight Sullivan interview was excellent, look forward to listening to the others. thanks for sharing.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from jeffc:

    Always room for another pinball podcast. Subbed via rss.

    Thanks so much for giving us a listen!

    Quoted from Eskaybee:

    The Dwight Sullivan interview was excellent, look forward to listening to the others. thanks for sharing.

    We really appreciate the kind feedback and that you took the time to check it out!

    #7 1 year ago

    Awesome! I'll start listening!

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cloud7:

    Awesome! I'll start listening!

    Thanks, Cloud7 for checking us out!

    We are over 600 downloads right now within the first three days so thanks to everyone that gave us a listen. Another episode will follow within the next few days.

    #9 1 year ago

    Just saw this and started with the Dwight interview. He was very insightful in an interview in the magazine a friend got at Replay FX last year. I read that on the plane ride home and he quickly became a favorite industry person. Listening to him he has great energy and matching stories.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from desertT1:

    Just saw this and started with the Dwight interview. He was very insightful in an interview in the magazine a friend got at Replay FX last year. I read that on the plane ride home and he quickly became a favorite industry person. Listening to him he has great energy and matching stories.

    Dwight is very refreshing. He's a great story teller and has a great personality. He's very humble, enthusiastic, passionate, and naive (Haha, as he explains in the interview). Thanks so much for giving it a listen!

    #11 1 year ago

    I listened to all 3 while at work. Great show!! Keep up the great work!! Looking forward to more!

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cloud7:

    I listened to all 3 while at work. Great show!! Keep up the great work!! Looking forward to more!

    We really appreciate that you took the time to listen. Thank you very much. Another episode in a few days!

    #13 1 year ago

    About half way through the Dwight interview, great job so far guys!
    How did you record this? Are you in the same room as him? The audio quality is amazing

    #14 1 year ago

    Good stuff...now how do I get two brothers pinball beer to NJ?

    #15 1 year ago

    Listened to the first 2. Good stuff so far. Maybe I missed it, but what is the connection to the brewery? Are you owners, workers, or is it just your local hangout?

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from FalconPunch:

    About half way through the Dwight interview, great job so far guys!
    How did you record this? Are you in the same room as him? The audio quality is amazing

    Thanks for the feedback! We are in the same room as Dwight using three separate mics.

    Quoted from Lermods:

    Good stuff...now how do I get two brothers pinball beer to NJ?

    Two Brothers Artisan Brewing is always working to expand to additional states for distribution. I wouldn't be surprised if this happened in the near future.

    Quoted from jeffc:

    Listened to the first 2. Good stuff so far. Maybe I missed it, but what is the connection to the brewery? Are you owners, workers, or is it just your local hangout?

    I've always been a fan of Two Brothers beer and I offered some help when they launched Pinball Pale Ale. One evening over a year and a half ago I'm playing Ghostbusters in my basement with my good friend Bruce Miller (VP or marketing for Two Brothers). Bruce was brainstorming ideas regarding a pinball themed beer.

    I had submitted some artwork (as shown in the pic and you can see how we used this for our podcast logo) for an APA beer called "Special When Lit". Ultimately they went with a different logo and called the beer Pinball Pale Ale. That said, they did pay homage to my original idea by placing the "Special When Lit" tagline on every can of Pinball Pale Ale which I really appreciated. So long story short when I had told Bruce that myself and Bill (my podcast co-host) were getting ready to record a pinball podcast he offered to sponsor our show. There's more to the story but that's the short version for your benefit, ha!
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    #17 1 year ago

    Great job guys!! Is there or will there be a website for future podcast? Does libsyn have a main page where I can bookmark your show locations? Thanks

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from rgb635:

    Great job guys!! Is there or will there be a website for future podcast? Does libsyn have a main page where I can bookmark your show locations? Thanks

    Thanks for giving us a listen! We will be launching new episodes on a weekly basis. We go back into the Pinball Pale Ale Studio on Tuesday to record our next episode.

    Below is our facebook page link (where we can interact daily) and our Libsyn hosted webpage. Each will have current links to all of our past and updated content. You can also find our episodes on Soundcloud, Podcast Addict, Spotify, iTunes (awaiting approval), etc.

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com
    https://www.facebook.com/swlpinball/

    #19 1 year ago

    Tomorrow we have Terry DeZwarte (owner of Pinball Life) in the Pinball Pale Ale Studio. That interview should be posted on Friday. Thanks again for all of the support! We are off and running and we appreciate it!

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from stpcore:

    Tomorrow we have Terry DeZwarte (owner of Pinball Life) in the Pinball Pale Ale Studio. That interview should be posted on Friday. Thanks again for all of the support! We are off and running and we appreciate it!

    Shit. This one I may have to listen to. I love Terry. In a manly sort of way, of course.

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Shit. This one I may have to listen to. I love Terry. In a manly sort of way, of course.

    Says the guy who doesn't listen to podcasts...

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from stpcore:

    Says the guy who doesn't listen to podcasts...

    I don't. But Terry's different. In a manly sort of way, of course.

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    Shit. This one I may have to listen to. I love Terry. In a manly sort of way, of course.

    Quoted from stpcore:

    Says the guy who doesn't listen to podcasts...

    Do I see another interview coming in one of your next episodes???

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    Do I see another interview coming in one of your next episodes???

    The offer has already been made to the guy that doesn't like podcasts...

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from stpcore:

    The offer has already been made to the guy that doesn't like podcasts...

    I heard that, asshole!!

    #26 1 year ago

    Thanks for the update on the brewery backstory. Congrats on the beer/art.

    #27 1 year ago

    Terry DeZwarte (Owner of Pinball Life) was in the Pinball Pale Ale studio yesterday. He talks pinball, music, ice cream and more.

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/specialwhenlitpinballpodcast/SWL_EP_4_TERRY.mp3

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from stpcore:

    Terry DeZwarte (Owner of Pinball Life) was in the Pinball Pale Ale studio yesterday. He talks pinball, music, ice cream and more.

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/specialwhenlitpinballpodcast/SWL_EP_4_TERRY.mp3

    Terry can talk your ear off when he's not busy after hours. He's such a joy to listen to. Thanks for interviewing him!

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Terry can talk your ear off when he's not busy after hours. He's such a joy to listen to. Thanks for interviewing him!

    Terry is a great story teller for sure. The interview is a little long but definitely interesting. Thanks so much for listening, Joe!

    #30 1 year ago

    If anyone has a suggestion for an upcoming interview/guest on the show please consider letting us know. Our prior two guests (Dwight Sullivan - Senior Game Developer STERN Pinball and Terry DeZwarte - Owner Pinball Life) were a blast to have in the studio. We have more interviews lined up but always open to suggestions.

    Thank again to everyone that has allowed us to be part of your podcast routine. We really appreciate it.

    #31 1 year ago

    Episode 5 is ready. On air thank yous to This Week in Pinball (Jeff), SDTM (Zach), Head 2 Head Pinball, and Kaneda's Pinball Podcast. We cover each manufacturer and discuss the upcoming Expo. Thanks again for the listens!

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/so-far-so-good

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from stpcore:

    Episode 5 is ready

    Car dragging from jugs of coins had wrong movie reference. Bill said it was "my cousin vinny", he meant "my blue heaven"

    #33 1 year ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Car dragging from jugs of coins had wrong movie reference. Bill said it was "my cousin vinny", he meant "my blue heaven"

    I'll pass that info along. Thanks!

    #34 1 year ago

    Episode 6 is now available. Discussing Monster Bash Remake (officially announced by Chicago Gaming Company), new pin 'The Mafia', Godzilla license, and more.

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-6-godzilla-bash

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    #35 1 year ago

    Episode 7 was released last night. Discussing the Spooky Pinball (Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle) stream, deeproot pinball interview with Kaneda's Pinball Podcast, and more. Thanks for all of the listens everyone!

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/field-of-pinball-streams-if-you-build-it-they-will-come

    1 week later
    #36 1 year ago

    Episode 8 is up! Discussion surrounding the new Dead Pool pin released by STERN Pinball, another new machine shows up on social media, and we debut our new segment "Drain it...or save it?!"

    If you've not ever listened to our podcast before I encourage you to give us a listen! Thanks for all of the support!

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-8-dead-pool-vs-doa-pins

    1 week later
    #37 1 year ago

    Episode 9 is now available! We discuss the Dead Pool LIVE STREAM from STERN, JJP Pirates shipping (update from Eric Munier), HUGE INTERVIEW ANNOUNCEMENT, Expo, and more.

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-9-dead-pool-pirates-tigers-and-bearsoh-my

    #38 1 year ago

    We will be giving away a STERN Star Wars translite autographed by Steve Ritchie in recognition of our Steve Ritchie interview that will take place at STERN Pinball on Thursday, August 23rd. If you have a question for "The King of Flow" please message me and I will be happy to pass it along.

    Details on the translite giveaway will be given on our podcast available on Wednesday, August 22nd. Just a small "thank you" to all of those that have taken the time to listen to our show!

    (photo credit: Pinball News)

    Steve Ritchie Interview (resized).jpg
    #39 1 year ago

    Episode 10 is up and running! This week we discuss general pinball news, look into some social media venting from Zombie Yeti, Steve Ritchie autographed translite contest starts, and more

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-10-specialwhenlicious

    #40 1 year ago

    Our interview with Steve Ritchie (Senior Game Designer at STERN Pinball) was recorded at STERN Pinball. Steve talks cars, games, and the current state of the pinball hobby/industry. The winner of the Steve Ritchie Star Wars autographed translite will be announced on our next show. Thanks to all that participated!

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-11-steve-ritchie-senior-game-designer-stern-pinball

    #41 1 year ago

    That was a great listen... thanks for doing that one guys.

    His one comment about social media/Pinside might have been one of the more interesting things he said (well... not most interesting, but most personally insightful). Folks wonder why most manufacturers and designers avoid Pinside like the plague, Steve gave a very open and revealing response. And he he’s right. I get it.

    Also - the High Speed story —- awesome!

    What a good dude, one of pinballs best treasures!

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from 27dnast:

    That was a great listen... thanks for doing that one guys.
    His one comment about social media/Pinside might have been one of the more interesting things he said (well... not most interesting, but most personally insightful). Folks wonder why most manufacturers and designers avoid Pinside like the plague, Steve gave a very open and revealing response. And he he’s right. I get it.
    Also - the High Speed story —- awesome!
    What a good dude, one of pinballs best treasures!

    Thanks for the feedback. When I had asked Steve if negativity affects him I honestly didn't expect that answer. I hope that one day he gives Pinside another chance but for now I can understand why he said what he said. It must be an emotional rollercoaster for a design team upon release of a new pin. You can't make all of the people happy.

    #44 1 year ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    Great interview fellas!

    Thanks, man! We enjoyed your Dead Pool unboxing video (in under 5 min, lol).

    #45 1 year ago

    Episode #12 is ready to go. We reflect on the Steve Ritchie interview at STERN, talk about some homebrew pinball, and try to figure out what a true HOLY GRAIL pin consists of.

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.com/episode-12-the-holy-grail

    #46 1 year ago

    Good show guys!
    Hit me up about the Pinball Life Open House Explosion party when you get a chance.

    #47 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballlife:

    Good show guys!
    Hit me up about the Pinball Life Open House Explosion party when you get a chance.

    Thanks, Terry. Message sent.

    #48 1 year ago

    Bad Boy Bill takes over the show. Hurricanes, Dead Pool, Pirates, it's all over the place!

    http://specialwhenlitpinballpodcast.com/bad-boy-bill-takes-charge

    #49 1 year ago

    Ken, you said Mike Berk is running the pinball expo..

    I don't know, maybe Mike and Rob have merged into a super expo human?

    #50 1 year ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Ken, you said Mike Berk is running the pinball expo

    Yeah it was one of those yelling at the radio moments for me correcting them every time too. Lol

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