A weekly podcast about women in the sport and hobby of pinball. News, interviews and great conversations about our favorite thing, pinball! Hosted by Lauren Gray and a different guest host(s) each episode.
Here's the Latest Episode from Backbox Pinball Podcast:
In episode 22 we chat with Southern Belle, Brandi Foster from Atlanta, GA. We chat toppers, developing a pinball scene with active blue laws, the 24 hr Sanctum battle and all things lady pinball. We also had an #okboomer moment lol
It is a T-Rex: https://sternpinball.com/game/deadpool/
Southern Belles and Chimes Atlanta: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1713995718693242/
We are back with another Little Flip episode featuring the Dronet Sisters from Houston, Texas. Miette and Annabeth are 14 yr old phenoms ranked in the top 100 of the lady's bracket. We chat about their introduction to Pinball, their big pinball design dreams and what type of music pins they would like to see in the future. These young ladies are the next generation of pinball and it was so much fun chatting with them.
Belles of Houston on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/bellesandchimeshouston/
Space City Pinball: https://www.spacecitypinball.com/
Houston Arcade Expo: http://www.arcadecenter.com/
A BTS Music Video :) https://youtu.be/XsX3ATc3FbA
In episode 21, we sit down with Zoe Vrabel and chat about the new IFPA women's advisory board and other issues affecting women in the sport and hobby of pinball. We also talk about Celts, the latest offering from Haggis Pinball, and Jersey Jack's new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth news. I channeled my inner Diane Sawyer for this one ya'll!
Haggis Pinball Celts: https://youtu.be/7p_ipOMhdI0
Super Score: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2441
IFPA Post on the WAB: https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa-launches-ifpa-womens-advisory-board/
In episode 20, we break down Pinball Expo with Chicago Belles sisters, Rebecca Hinsdale and Rachel Karlic. We also chat about the CE Willy Wonka release, the new Medieval Madness topper, game play on the new Elvira and I fangirl over Rachel's epic save at WIPT 2019.
Black Knight Topper: https://youtu.be/0pyoE2nYgu4
Medievel Madness Topper: https://www.facebook.com/flipnoutpinball/posts/2496443973755686
VARKON Pinball: https://youtu.be/nyOq1ngehHM
Rachel and Rebecca's photo courtesy of Erin Malysa
WIPT Photo courtesy of Orange Photography
Cassandra Peterson photo courtesy of Rebecca Hinsdale
On Episode 19 we chat with Tracy and Kelli, the coordinators for newest Belles and Chimes Chapter in Austin Texas. We chat about the new Women's advisory panel and the challenges they face, the opening of their new chapter. I also have a second patron!! It is very exciting!
In episode 18 we speak with Julie Dorssers, the real Wonder Woman behind the retheme pin of the same name. Julie and I chat about affordable pins (they may be for dolls), how much can stern get out of the Star Wars license, and her upcoming trip to Pinball Expo. She may be my sister from another mister y'all! LOL
Julie’s Pinball Machine (@2:00 mark) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUmo3HHErc4
Facebook – Julie Dorssers
Instagram – jdorssersrmt
Website - https://juliedorssers-rmt.ca/
Twitter - @ContinuumJane
In episode 17 we get to know, Kim Martinez of Columbus, Ohio. We chat about the latest pinball releases, the IFPA, diversity in Pinball and the Ohio pinball scene. Also, learn why Kim would like to come to your door and talk to you about a special pinball theme! ;)
Silverball League: facebook.com/groups/silverballsl
Kim's Dream theme: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Flavours_Cornetto_trilogy
The Silverball Country Club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZmNqbCmiw
We sit and chat with the Danielle Peck, who is currently ranked #1 in the world on the IFPA ladies bracket. We talk about current pinball news, the IFPA dollar, pinball in new Zeland and find out why my new nickname for her is "Frog."
IFPA New Zealand Facebook Page
Millionaire - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1597
Bad Cats - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=127
Old game guide PDF: http://tiltforums.com/uploads/default/original/2X/3/3c67cd807e4bd3edc13f087a87028ef73097aa55.pdf
Punch Your Momma in the Mouth Clip :)
On episode 15 we chat with pinballer and streamer, Dina Lindsay. She gives us the 411 on the German and European pinball scene, her love of The Who and the challenges and triumphs of streaming competitive pinball.
On episode 14 of the Backbox Pinball Podcast, we chat with the 2019 IFPA world champ, Keri Wing. We find out about all things Kansas City Pinball, Keri’s love of saving pinball machines and what she does when she is not winning tournaments (it involves polka)! I also drag out my soapbox on behalf of pinball media.
Eclectic Gamers Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/user-465086826
Solid State Pinball Supply - http://www.solidstatekc.com/
Defender on IPDB - https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=651
The Happy Wanderers - https://www.facebook.com/FroheWandersmannerUndFrauen/
Our first Little Flip - Anna Moretti from Concord, CA! We talk to Anna about why she loves pinball, some of her favorite games, and Halloween!
Anna playing Deadpool: https://www.facebook.com/imotoarcade/videos/477072222858972/
Today we talk with cinematographer and creative, Imoto Arcade. Imoto takes an hour while driving across the country to chat with us about her world. We talk about her work with Marco Specialties, her thoughts on chipgate, and more!
Show links (there are a bunch!)
Clearcoat break down: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-podcast-episode-59-with-poormans-pinball-podcast/
Houston Arcade Expo: http://www.arcadecenter.com/
Ayce Gogi: http://www.aycegogi.com/
82 LA: http://eightytwo.la/
Pinball Expo in Chicago next month: http://www.pinballexpo.net/
More info on Houdini: https://www.american-pinball.com/games/houdini/
Rachel Bess's arcade: https://www.electricbatarcade.com/
Where to get a copy of Pinball 101: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/randyelwin
Home of Anna our first Little Flip: https://theflipperroom.com/
Alien Star: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=49
Hard Body: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1122
List of pinball artwork by Paul Faris: https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/paul-faris
Banzi Run: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=175
Meltdown Pinball Podcast: https://funwithbonus.com/meltdown-pinball-podcast-episode-one/
Poor Man's Pinball Podcast: https://poormanspinballpodcast.libsyn.com/
More info about animator Hayao Miyazaki and Imoto's dream theme: https://ghibli.fandom.com/wiki/Hayao_Miyazaki
Our guest today is Heather Smith, the owner of Titan Pinball! We chat about the latest pinball news and what is going on at Titan Pinball, to include some new products that are on the way.
Also, Heather and Eric have graciously donated a $50 gift card to our listeners. We will draw for this on Labor Day (Sep 2nd) at around 6pm CST. To be eligible you must do the following:
1) You must like both The Backbox Pinball Podcast on either Instagram or Facebook
2) In the post for this episode, please comment with your favorite Titan product.
That's it! It is only one entry per customer for this contest.
Devil with a Cause Auction - https://www.facebook.com/slapsavepinball/
Thanks to Kaneda’s Pinball podcast for some interesting data
And as always... a big thanks to Jeff for the awesome pinball news https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/
On today's show, we talk to the very cool and talented, Kaite Martin of Brooklyn, NY! Kaite is the event coordinator for Belles and Chimes NYC and the WIPT Founder/Coordinator. She gives us the inside scoop on WIPT and we chat about Jurassic Park, Black Knight SoR, Cosmic Carnival, possible pinball burial options and yet again why Buffy is the BEST!!!!
Kate's adorable drawing for Jessica
News story for Cosmic Carnival
STDM with possibly the best Jurassic Park unboxing video
Buffy the Vampire Slayer newbs visit here
Paragon on IPDB
In episode 10, we chat with Laura Fraley of Richmond, VA and hear about her Pinburgh. We also discuss Jurassic Park rollouts, ESPN's the Ocho and more!
Nine Ball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8KeBP19qes
Richmond Pinball Collective: https://sites.google.com/view/richmondpinballcollective/
Replay FX: https://replayfx.org/
This Week in Pinball: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/this-week-in-pinball-august-12th-2019/
Night Moves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVa7KhY4d98
Bad Girls Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjkDE8LivAc
Houston Arcade Expo: http://www.arcadecenter.com/
[Orange Photography Photo of Crowd at WIPT]()
On this episode, we chat with the 2018 IFPA women’s world champ, Karyn Kiser. This Backbox plus episode (it’s a bit long!) includes chats about W.I.P.T., Swedish Pinball, Women’s tournaments, Lizzo, Sega EM’s and tons of other cool stuff.
W.I.P.T 2019: https://youtu.be/wbq8R-SI8kY
Rachel’s save on Spanish Eyes: https://clips.twitch.tv/PlausibleCogentPoxThunBeast
Women-Lib (Sega EM): https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4565
Black Jack: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=309
We talk to Kate Rothwell-Jackson, the voice from Stern's Games of Thrones and a competitive pinball player from the UK. We also chat about Pinburg, Jurassic Park and the musical stylings of Mrs. Pin.
Jurassic Park Stream from Dead Flip: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/459810080
IFPA World Championships: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMmCJ21ZhaM
Live Stream from Pinburg: http://pinburgh.com/2019/live
It's the Backbox Mom edition! I am chatting with two San Antonio Belles about having kids involved in pinball. We also talk about the Jurassic Park leak, the Spooky Proposal and more.
Spooky Proposal: https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/twip-tuesday-july-23rd-2019/
Blizzard Moutain Pinball: http://www.blizzardpinball.com/
In episode six we chat with Jessica Kent from Chicago, IL. She is the creator and editor of Pinball Origins, a collection of peoples starts in pinball. We also discuss current pinball news, why Addams family is the best and how gators lead to love.
Show topic links:
Centaur on IPDB: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=476
Gator in Chicago
Oribtor 1 on IPDB: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=1725
Star Wars Home Edition
BK sound track and Alice Cooper backstory
In episode 5, we chat with Jessica Denardo, founder, and CEO of Soft Plunge Pinball. She is also the TD for WIPT 2019 and The QUEENS-land Women's Pinball Championship at the Brisbane Masters. Oh, and she is also the founder of Belles and Chimes, Portland! She's got A LOT going on and we appreciate her setting time aside to chat with us. There will be fan-girling, exclusive swag announcements, theme ideas and more!
BPP is giving away a $25 Gift Card to one of our listeners! To enter the drawing you need to do the following:
1) Comment on this post below and tag a friend
2) Like the Backbox Pinball Podcast Facebook page
3) Like the Soft Plunge Pinball Facebook page
That's it...we will draw a winner on Tuesday, July 16th. The drawing will be for all entries collected on Facebook and Instagram; however, it is only one entry per person. :)
<3 Y'all and Keep Flipin'
Links from show
In episode 4 we chat with Martha Donovan, member of the Buffalo Pinball family, featured player on the Bro do you even Pinball twitch stream and author of Pinball Secrets: A Beginner and Intermediate guide to pinball.
Here are links to the show topics:
SilverBelle Brawl at Pintastic: https://www.facebook.com/events/397916024322711/
To win a Kindle copy of Martha’s new e-book like/follow Backbox Pinball on Facebook or Instagram and comment in the episode post on either site. The drawing will be on July 8th and there will be two winners. If you do not have social media, you may enter the giveaway by sending an email to email@example.com . The give away is limited to one entry per person. Good Luck!
A conversation and recap of the Bat City Open with Donna Chimera and Kelli Raisler of Austin, TX.
Bat City Open Finals on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYthlzJX1Ko&feature=share)
Houston Arcade Expo - http://www.arcadecenter.com/
A conversation with the competitive player, Maureen Hendrix of Seattle, WA. Maureen is a fixture on the Seattle pinball scene and currently the Tournament Director for Babes in Pinland.
Here are links to some of the topics and things mentioned in the show:
Episode 1: Elizabeth and Raleigh
A fun conversation with the ladies of Belles and Chimes - Houston, Texas
Below are links to some of the things we mentioned:
(EDIT AND NOTE: I kept calling it the NW gaming expo in the episode but it is actually "The NW Pinball and Arcade show" - my apologies! Also, we do talk about the M/F assault incident from that weekend. While the conversation isn't graphic, I just wanted to let you know if you have younger listeners in the car.)
Welcome to the Backbox Pinball Podcast! Each episode is hosted by pinball fanatic Lauren Gray and a guest host who talk about women in the hobby and sport of pinball. We will chat about the pinball news of the day, current and future pinball events and the future of women in pinball.