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The Pinball Network (TPN)


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    #1 67 days ago

    WELCOME TO THE PINBALL NETWORK

    The Pinball Network (TPN) is a media group dedicated to pinball exposure, diversity, and unity. The group was formed by Zachary Meny, Ken Cromwell, Dennis Kriesel, Greg Bone, and Jason Fowler.

    The Pinball Network is comprised of numerous pinball content mediums, including, but not limited to, audio and video podcasts, streaming, production/promotional video, and social media (Instagram, Facebook, Pinside).

    https://www.facebook.com/The-Pinball-Network-107908510746956/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04hUGuy_poa__hHOWGUQ

    The TPN Team of Media Providers aim to promote the pinball hobby/industry in a respectful, informative, and entertaining manner.

    Below is a list of current TPN offerings. Schedules will be frequently updated. Please allow this community forum thread to serve as a way of staying up-to-date with TPN media, offering feedback, and sharing in the enjoyment of provided content.

    If you have any questions or would like to be considered as a TPN provider, please contact us at ThePinballNetwork@gmail.com

    - The TPN Team

    —————————————————————————

    EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMS

    The Pinball Show
    Providers: Zach Meny, Ken Cromwell, & Dennis Kriesel (every other week)
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Mondays
    Format: Pinball news discussion, segments, informational, entertainment/comedy

    The Pinball Show - Midweek Edition
    Providers: Zach Meny & Guest
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Every Thursday
    Format: Pinball news discussion, segments, informational, entertainment/comedy

    The Pinball Show Interviews
    Providers: Ken Cromwell
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Every other Thursday
    Format: Interview, informational

    Final Round Pinball Podcast
    Providers: Martin Robbins & Jeff Teolis
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Twice a month on Wednesday
    Format: competition news and information, general pinball discussion, entertainment/comedy

    The Plumb with Krystle Gemnich
    Providers: Krystle Gemnich
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Every other week
    Format: general pinball discussion, informational, entertainment/comedy

    Silverball Stories
    Providers: Joshuah Jacobs
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Monthly
    Format: general pinball discussion, seasonal topics, production story-telling, entertainment/comedy

    Orby’s Pinball Podcast
    Providers: Albert “Orby” Agar
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Every other week
    Format: general pinball discussion, pinball media and events, entertainment/comedy

    Off The Record Pinball Podcast
    Providers: open to any, please sign-up
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Weekly
    Format: open to any

    Pinball Supernova
    Providers: Lee Weilgolinski
    Medium: YouTube video
    Schedule: Varies
    Format: tech, installation, how-to/diy, event coverage, product reviews

    TPN STREAMING CHANNELS

    Turbografx7
    Twitch.tv/turbografx7
    Providers: Ryan Kuiper and Dave Brennan
    Medium: Twitch
    Schedule: TBA
    Format: general gameplay, restoration/tech, rare games, informational

    One iPod One Pinball
    Twitch.tv/oneipodonepinball
    Providers: Stephanie Traub & Jose Chong
    Medium: Twitch
    Schedule: Often Alternating Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6:30-7pm CST Start Time
    Format: general gameplay, informational, tutorial/competition strategy, snack-talk

    The Pinball Mafia
    Twitch.tv/thepinballmafia
    Providers: Dennis, Leon, & Preston Moncla
    Medium: Twitch
    Schedule: Sunday 8pm CST
    Format: general gameplay, informational, tutorial/competition strategy, entertainment/comedy, tech

    Don’t Panic Flip
    Twitch.tv/dontpanicflip
    Providers: George
    Medium: Twitch
    Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursdays 11:30pm CST
    Format: general gameplay, informational, streaming support, entertainment/comedy

    Untitled Emily Cosson Channel
    Providers: Emily Cosson
    Medium: Twitch
    Schedule: Fridays Approx. 6pm CST
    Format: general gameplay, informational, tutorial/competition strategy, family-friendly, entertainment/comedy

    SDTM Pinball
    Twitch.tv/sdtmpinball
    Providers: Chuck Wurt
    Medium: Twitch
    Schedule: Sunday evenings
    Format: general gameplay, informational, tutorial/competition strategy, tournament/league events, entertainment

    Eclectic Gamers Podcast
    Twitch.tv/eclectic_gamers
    Providers: Dennis Kriesel
    Medium: Twitch
    Schedule: Generally Wednesdays 6pm CST
    Format: general gameplay, tutorial, informational, entertainment/comedy

    Special When Lit Pinball Podcast
    Twitch.tv/specialwhenlitpodcast
    Providers: Ken Cromwell, Steve Bedi, & Bill Webb
    Medium: Twitch
    Schedule: TBA
    Format: general gameplay, informational, interactive communication, entertainment/comedy

    #2 67 days ago

    Where's Kaneda's podcast? Heard it was pretty popular...

    #3 67 days ago

    Looks like it could be worth checking out.

    #4 67 days ago

    Nice!

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    #5 67 days ago
    Quoted from dirtbag66:

    Where's Kaneda's podcast? Heard it was pretty popular...

    He said "respectful".

    #6 67 days ago

    ZMeny Will any of these be available through traditional podcast aps like Spotify? Some of us can't do facebook.

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    #7 67 days ago

    I'll pass.

    I'd rather play pinball than listen to anyone drone on and on about it.

    -1
    #8 67 days ago

    Cary Hardy is my number one pinball content creator, I also really enjoy Lonny Payne. Will Cary come in under SDTM?

    #9 67 days ago

    So what happens when shows don't carry their weight in subs/listeners/viewership? Kicked off the network?

    I plan to listen to a lot of these but don't see the point of being under one umbrella...

    #10 67 days ago

    OK good news. Now I'll just watch TPN...um....or I'll follow the link to listen to umm.....hmmmm.

    Quoted from dirtbag66:

    Where's Kaneda's podcast? Heard it was pretty popular...

    Looks like they have an opening to apply

    Quoted from ZMeny:

    Off The Record Pinball Podcast
    Providers: open to any, please sign-up
    Medium: Podcast
    Schedule: Weekly starting the week of 2.10.2020
    Format: open to any

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    #11 66 days ago

    I love pinball... but it seems like a serious challenge to come up with compelling content to keep people interested in this many shows.

    #12 66 days ago

    Hey Zach...is that the final rundown?

    Another podcaster just posted a picture welcoming him to TPN.

    #13 66 days ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    He said "respectful".

    He also said entertaining and informative. Kaneda's stuff entertains me and is also very informative.

    #14 66 days ago

    Hmm - looks like someone bought thepinballnetwork.com, which redirects to kaneda's pinball podcast.

    Looking forward to the content and a more positive take at our shared hobby!

    #15 66 days ago
    Quoted from ScreaminSauce:

    Hmm - looks like someone bought thepinballnetwork.com, which redirects to kaneda's pinball podcast.

    It was registered 14 days ago, the same day as the announcement. This type of domain name trolling is as old as the internet.

    #16 66 days ago

    I look forward to the yearly crossover episodes where the Twitchers and YouTubers team up, appear on each others' shows, criticize each other's methods, have a clandestine affair with an old flame and eventually set aside their differences to track down a rogue Podcaster who has jumped jurisdictions.

    #17 66 days ago

    Glad to hear some of my favorite podcast are making super teams

    #18 66 days ago
    Quoted from okgrak:It was registered 14 days ago, before TPN was publicly announced.

    LOL. Kaneda swooped in and snagged it

    #19 66 days ago

    Didn’t see this coming.........

    Please note *sarcasm.

    But as I say that, love your groups content already! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

    I be listening

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    #20 66 days ago
    Quoted from okgrak:

    It was registered 14 days ago, the same day as the announcement. This type of domain name trolling is as old as the internet.

    Quoted from woody76:

    LOL. Kaneda swooped in and snagged it

    No fan of Kanada and it pains me to say this, TPN really could have used better marketing.

    #21 66 days ago

    Nice to see this come together in an organized formal announcement!

    Congrats and good luck everyone..!

    #22 66 days ago
    Quoted from PismoArcade:

    Hey Zach...is that the final rundown?
    Another podcaster just posted a picture welcoming him to TPN.

    Update: Confirmed not true.

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    #23 66 days ago

    Thanks everyone (mostly ). To answer a couple of your questions:

    - All Podcasts can be found on The Pinball Network RSS feed (available soon), just like any of your other favorite podcast channels

    - Go ahead and follow/subscribe to TPN on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Instagram, and Discord

    - No, Chris Kooluris (Kaneda) is not a TPN provider. He has a strong infatuation with me personally, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’d like to be associated with this.

    - This is nowhere near the final provider list. More providers are being added daily and some are currently in discussion.

    - Many voices here on Pinside, some great, some loud, some great and loud, so PLEASE consider doing your own podcast for TPN’s Off The Record Pinball Podcast! Email us to get on the schedule (thepinballnetwork@gmail.com). Be creative, do it solo or with others, let your voice and interests be heard!

    - Yes someone trolled and bought thepinballnetwork.com. They are impersonating us, using our assets, with a messaging section, which is unfortunate and pretty sad. However, we will gladly purchase the domain or offer a sizable reward for information on the domain’s owner.

    - Too much negativity between media providers and crap being thrown at one another. It’s pinball, us weirdos love it too much, so this is a way for creators to come together, support one another, and share our craft and love for pinball. We can do better, we can do more, as a group.

    #24 66 days ago

    will the podcasts be available via itunes?

    #25 66 days ago

    Tried to follow/subscribe on Facebook and the only “Pinball Network” I can find on there is an Australian guy.

    #26 66 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    We can do better and more as a group.

    I don't doubt it, but rolling out out this big announcement with no links or central area for this group seems a bit weird/not as helpful as it could be doesn't it?

    Some other thread I saw some pics of peeps announced to have shows with an image...is there like a website that explains everything that I'm missing?
    I am a little older than your and maybe websites are out completely? wouldn't shock me!

    Quoted from PismoArcade:

    Tried to follow/subscribe on Facebook and the only “Pinball Network” I can find on there is an Australian guy.

    Sure, thepinballnetwork.au

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    #27 66 days ago
    Quoted from ScreaminSauce:

    Hmm - looks like someone bought thepinballnetwork.com, which redirects to kaneda's pinball podcast.
    Looking forward to the content and a more positive take at our shared hobby!

    omg, I'm sorry....but that's funny

    #28 66 days ago

    just checked out the facebook one, which are 2 Aussies

    https://www.facebook.com/pinballnetwork/

    has alot of followers and been established for a while

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    #29 66 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    No fan of Kanada and it pains me to say this, TPN really could have used better marketing.

    The whole thing has kind of a “we are making this up as we go along” vibe to it.

    #30 66 days ago
    Quoted from PismoArcade:

    Tried to follow/subscribe on Facebook and the only “Pinball Network” I can find on there is an Australian guy.

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    #31 66 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    [quoted image]

    It may help to change the page's profile picture, easy to miss it with just that blue "T" when you search.

    -1
    #32 66 days ago

    Trying to think of the pinball machine with the worst possible sound package that would still be more enjoyable.

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    #33 66 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    The whole thing has kind of a “we are making this up as we go along” vibe to it.

    It's been a 101 course on how to fail at marketing but more importantly I echo others in asking why this needs to be all under one group? Besides trying to build a Flippin Out Pinball monopoly, what is the benefit? Is it really additional exposure bc that's impossible considering pinball is the definition of niche. 10/10 people think folks like us are crazy to be this involved..... And yes 10/10 bc the margin of error is how small this is so other content would get discovered. You don't need a network to be heard.

    Kanedas url purchase was hilarious btw! Now that's funny.

    Regardless good content will be delivered no doubt..... Just hope it's not saturated with BUY BUY BUY....... From Zach at Flippin out.

    #35 66 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    The whole thing has kind of a “we are making this up as we go along” vibe to it.

    like a bunch of dudes sitting around drinking beer type environment. I dig it!

    #36 66 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    Thanks everyone (mostly ). No, Chris Kooluris (Kaneda) is not a TPN provider. He has a strong infatuation with me personally, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’d like to be associated with this.

    - Too much negativity between media providers and crap being thrown at one another. It’s pinball, us weirdos love it too much, so this is a way for creators to come together, support one another, and share our craft and love for pinball. We can do better, we can do more, as a group.

    I don't blame Kaneda, you are a good looking bloke.

    Yes, there are some weirdos among us!

    #37 66 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    The whole thing has kind of a “we are making this up as we go along” vibe to it.

    Something like this does have a lot of moving parts, our apologies

    Quoted from swinks:

    will the podcasts be available via itunes?

    Absolutely, it will be available shortly

    Quoted from o-din:

    Trying to think of the pinball machine with the worst possible sound package that would still be more enjoyable.

    You are always so hilarious! (Catching my breath) ahh, thanks so much for offering pinside so much comedy and wit. (Whew, wiping tears from eyes)

    Quoted from delt31:

    It's been a 101 course on how to fail at marketing your product but more importantly I echo others in asking why this needs to be all under one group? Besides trying to build a Flippin Out Pinball Monopoly, what is the benefit? Is it really additional exposure bc that's impossible considering pinball is the definition of niche. 10/10 people think folks like us are crazy to be this involved..... And yes 10/10 bc the margin of error is how small this is.
    Kanedas url purchase was hilarious! Now that's funny.
    Regardless good content will be delivered no doubt..... Just hope it's not saturated with BUY BUY BUY....... From Zach.

    You are a great human being. Appreciate you being here to add to the industry Delt. When you get time, please help me better understand how to create content. We are failures without your guidance. If we have to beg, we will....

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    #38 66 days ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    It's been a 101 course on how to fail at marketing your product but more importantly I echo others in asking why this needs to be all under one group? Besides trying to build a Flippin Out Pinball Monopoly, what is the benefit? Is it really additional exposure bc that's impossible considering pinball is the definition of niche. 10/10 people think folks like us are crazy to be this involved..... And yes 10/10 bc the margin of error is how small this is.
    Kanedas url purchase was hilarious! Now that's funny.
    Regardless good content will be delivered no doubt..... Just hope it's not saturated with BUY BUY BUY....... From Zach.

    as long as it is not sponsored by pinstadium I am good

    #40 66 days ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    It's been a 101 course on how to fail at marketing but more importantly I echo others in asking why this needs to be all under one group? Besides trying to build a Flippin Out Pinball monopoly, what is the benefit? Is it really additional exposure bc that's impossible considering pinball is the definition of niche. 10/10 people think folks like us are crazy to be this involved..... And yes 10/10 bc the margin of error is how small this is so other content would get discovered. You don't need a network to be heard.
    Kanedas url purchase was hilarious! Now that's funny.
    Regardless good content will be delivered no doubt..... Just hope it's not saturated with BUY BUY BUY....... From Zach.

    Agree with every part! I like to think of the personalities as separate and distinct. Now they’re all under the umbrella of a distributor.

    -7
    #41 66 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    Something like this does have a lot of moving parts, our apologies

    Absolutely, it will be available shortly

    You are always so hilarious! (Catching my breath) ahh, thanks so much for offering pinside so much comedy and wit. (Whew, wiping tears from eyes)

    You are a great human being. Appreciate you being here to add to the industry Delt. When you get time, please help me better understand how to create content. We are failures without your guidance. If we have to beg, we will....

    This entire post came off as kind of, douchey. Anyone else have the same thought?

    First impressions are priceless...

    #42 66 days ago
    Quoted from dirtbag66:

    This entire post came off as kind of, douchey. Anyone else have the same thought?
    First impressions are priceless...

    Look at who got those responses and tell me you are shocked.

    #43 66 days ago

    Zach is a genius. We can't possibly comprehend how amazing this network will be. Four podcasts with the exact same description, and each one will bring joy and laughter to us all. Thank you Zach for this gift. #flipnoutforever

    #44 66 days ago
    Quoted from ScreaminSauce:

    Hmm - looks like someone bought thepinballnetwork.com, which redirects to kaneda's pinball podcast.
    Looking forward to the content and a more positive take at our shared hobby!

    Smart man that Kaneda.

    #45 66 days ago
    Quoted from dirtbag66:

    This entire post came off as kind of, douchey. Anyone else have the same thought?
    First impressions are priceless...

    Dude’s got a right to defend himself and snarky comments beget snarky responses. Back a podcaster into a corner and you get the fangs!

    -1
    #46 66 days ago
    Quoted from ZMeny:

    You are always so hilarious! (Catching my breath) ahh, thanks so much for offering pinside so much comedy and wit. (Whew, wiping tears from eyes)

    Thanks! Don't take too much I say too seriuosly, unless of course I'm being serious.

    #47 66 days ago
    Quoted from desertT1:

    Look at who got those responses and tell me you are shocked.

    I just think he could have taken a higher road than he did. Be the better man, you know?

    #48 66 days ago

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    #49 66 days ago

    Zach - I mentioned in my response that I’m sure there will be GOOD content. I question the existence of this “network”.

    Your agenda has gone from an innocent hobbyist driven YouTube channel, to a distributor who has saturated the market with the BUY BUY BUY from flippin out (PF issues be damned - hey whats the big deal guys????). As a fan of OG SDTM, that SUCKS!

    Let me repeat - it’s NOT a content concern. I’m questioning why is it necessary for all of these talented folks to be under your network? Besides the obvious distributor exposure, the only other benefit I can see is to address that nagging pain in the ass called Kaneda who continues to have the most popular pinball content which I know drives you crazy. Do you think the network is going to take viewership away? Honestly, I would have thought you would see how that strategy makes no sense but after watching this train wreck of an introduction, all bets are off.

    I just hope these folks who have signed up are not taking a step backwards b/c they’re talented by themselves. I also hope it’s not just a big informercial where flippin out is plugged all day long. I’m going to throw up if I see or hear another reminder.

    EDIT - I’ve literally had three people reach out to me via PM to inform me of another possibility as to why this network was created. Grouping all of these streams together in the hopes more money can be collected vs individually. Yeah OK - that can be added to the list too. I didn’t see making more money under their mission statement of diversity and unity. Oh pinside.

    #50 66 days ago
    Quoted from dirtbag66:

    This entire post came off as kind of, douchey. Anyone else have the same thought?
    First impressions are priceless...

    Yes that was sarcasm. I’ve been called worse. We are not trying to harm or offend anyone with content. We are excited about pinball and would like to offer content for those interested. We also are creating a space for people interested in creating content to be supported.

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