ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

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We cover Atari news, reviews, and a special feature each show for the Atari 8-bit line of computers (400/800/XL/XE/XEGS)

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Retrocomputing podcast about the Atari 8-bit line of personal computers
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-22 13:44
last episode published
2019-11-21 08:00
publication frequency
5.33 days
Contributors
Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold author  
Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold owner  
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Number of Episodes
441
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21.11.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 374 - Wolfgang Burger, President of Atari Bit Byter User Club

Wolfgang Burger, President of Atari Bit Byter User Club Wolfgang Burger is the president and a founding member of the Atari Bit Byter User Club, the world's largest user group dedicated to the Atari 8-bit computer. The group was founded in 1985 in Her...
14.11.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 373 - Bruce Irvine, Atari VP of Software

Bruce Irvine, Atari VP of Software Bruce Irvine was Atari's Vice President of Software — heading the company's new computer software division — from September 1980 through approximately July 1982. Among other responsibilities, he oversaw Atari Program...
9.11.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Episode 62 - Incognito and 40 Years of Atari 8-Bits

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  Kevin hobnobs with Atari celebrities at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Brad and Randy find out they’re podcast hosts #2 and #3, respectively, and together we cover all the Atari news that’s f...
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ANTIC Special Episode — Atari 800 series computers: 40 years

ANTIC Special Episode — Atari 800 series computers: 40 years This is Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast. I'm Kevin Savetz. On Saturday, October 19, 2019 I had the privilege of taking part in a panel at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. The session was title...
25.09.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Episode 61 - Fujiama, Ahl Collection, and Bill Lange

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  Kevin comes back from Fujiama with a report and Bill Lange joins us to talk about the David Ahl Collection that he acquired. READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  AtariArchives.org  Ata...
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ANTIC Interview 372 - Andrew and John Lenz: Atari Still in Use

Andrew and John Lenz: Atari Still in Productive Use in Store It’s very difficult these days to find vintage computers still in productive use out in the wild.  Andrew and John Lenz have an Atari 8-bit still in use, at the time of this interview, in the...
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ANTIC Episode 60 - Podificating

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  We try to catch up after being on hiatus for 2 months by bringing you all the Atari news we could find and we learn a new word in the process. READY! Recurring Links  Floppy Days Podcast  Atar...
23.05.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 371 - John Anderson: Rally Speedway and Arex

John Anderson: Rally Speedway and Arex John Anderson worked at Adventure International, where he coded several games: Eliminator, Rear Guard, and Sea Dragon for the Apple II, then Rally Speedway and Arex for the Atari 8-bits. This interview took plac...
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ANTIC Episode 59 - Atari Computer Roundtable 2.0

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: We have a special round table episode with Nir Dary, Darren Doyle, Roland Wassenburg, Thomas Cherryhomes joining the usual hosts of ANTIC where we discuss what everyone is up to in the Atari 8-...
12.05.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 370 - Roy Goldman, Daisy Dot

Roy Goldman, Daisy-Dot   Roy Goldman was the creator of Daisy-Dot, a typesetting program for the Atari 8-bit computers which he published from about 1987-1990. There were three versions of Daisy-Dot, the original plus Daisy-Dot II and Daisy-Dot III. Th...
13.04.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Episode 58 - Show Fever

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin regales us with his exploits in the 10-Line BASIC Contest, we discuss the renewed efforts to show off Midi-Maze on the Atari 8-bits, and the entire staff prepares to be involved in severa...
20.02.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Episode 57 - Atari Pascal

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Bill Lange joins us as a special guest, and he has lots of Atari Pascal news; we have all the Atari news fit to print, and more shows coming in 2019 than you can shake a stick at ... READY! Rec...
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ANTIC Interview 369 - Philip Bouchard, The Oregon Trail

Philip Bouchard - MECC, The Oregon Trail Philip Bouchard spent over 30 years designing computer software, 18 of which were focused on educational software. He was the principal designer for the Apple II games The Oregon Trail and Number Munchers. The O...
15.01.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Episode 56 - Where's Randy!?

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: late-breaking up-to-the-minute Atari news, Randy disappears mid-episode, and we hear what Atari was like in Chile... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines....
12.01.2019 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 368 - Stan Gilbert, Tricky Tutorials

Stan Gilbert, Tricky Tutorials Hello, and welcome to an interview-only episode of Antic, The Atari 8-bit computer podcast. Stan Gilbert worked for Educational Software (previously known as Santa Cruz Educational Software) in the early 80’s and develope...
13.12.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Episode 55 - Have an Atari Little Christmas Time

In this special Holiday episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Nir Dary regales us with stories about SilliVenture 2018.  We share Atari gift ideas for yourself or others for Christmas.  Plus, all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... READY...
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ANTIC Episode 54 - News and More News

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: What we’ve been up to in the past month PLUS all the Atari 8-bit news we could find... READY! Recurring Links Floppy Days Podcast AtariArchives.org AtariMagazines.com Kevin’s Book “Terrible Ner...
23.10.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 367 - George Morrison: Alpha Systems, Atari Software Protection Techniques books

George Morrison: Alpha Systems, Atari Software Protection Techniques books   George Morrison was founder of Alpha Systems, a company that produced many hardware and software products for the Atari computers, including The Parrot, and audio digitizer; M...
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ANTIC Episode 53 - Summer Vacation and Atari Party

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Bill Lange guest-hosts with us and tells us all about the recent Atari Party East.  We talk about all the traveling and Atari things we did over the summer. Kevin throws in a mini-interview he ...
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ANTIC Interview 366 - Bruce Artwick: Flight Simulator II, Night Mission Pinball

Bruce Artwick: Flight Simulator II, Night Mission Pinball   Bruce Artwick was co-founder of SubLOGIC, and creator of the best-selling program, Flight Simulator II. FSII was first available for the Apple II, with versions released later for the TRS-80, ...
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ANTIC Interview 365 - Jon Williams: Jet Boot Jack, Timeslip

Jon Williams: Jet Boot Jack, Timeslip   Jon Williams created several programs for the Atari 8-bit computers, including Jet Boot Jack, Timeslip, Atari Cassette Enhancer, and Linkword German.   This interview took place on August 6, 2018.   Jon on AtariA...
30.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 364 -Carlos Reyes: Quick Menu, Rent Wars

Carlos Reyes: Quick Menu, Rent Wars   Carlos Reyes wrote the game Rent Wars for the Atari 8-bit computers for First Star Software, which was never officially released but found its way onto the Internet years later. He also wrote Quick Menu, a 384-byte...
26.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 363 - Greg Gibbons, Automated Library II

Greg Gibbons, Automated Library II    Greg Gibbons was the creator of Automated Library II, software for running school libraries, which was available for the Atari 8-bit and Apple II computers.   There's an article about the software in the April 1985...
23.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 362 - Tom Snyder, educational software

Tom Snyder, educational software   Tom Snyder was the founder of Computer Learning Connection, which was later renamed to Tom Snyder Productions, a company that created many educational software titles for the school and home computer markets.   The co...
20.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 361 - Bob Ertl, REWRITE Word Processor

Bob Ertl, REWRITE Word Processor   In 1987, Bob Ertl’s master's thesis was titled "Narrowing the Gap Between the Word Processing Needs of Teachers and the Capabilities of Word Processors for Atari 8-bit Computers." As part of that project, he created a...
17.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 360 - Ed Meyer, physical chemistry experiments with Atari computers

Ed Meyer, physical chemistry experiments with Atari computers   In the 1990s, Ed Meyer was a professor at DePaul University in Chicago, where he taught physical chemistry. In August 1990, The Journal of Chemical Education published his article, "An Ine...
10.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 359 - John Harris, APX Can’t Quit

John Harris, APX Can’t Quit   John Harris published one program for the Atari computer: Can't Quit, a game that was published by Atari Program Exchange. Can't Quit first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog. It was the only program published by this...
7.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 358 - David Young, Omnimon

David Young, Omnimon   David Young was the creator of Omnimon, the popular hardware monitor/debugger for the Atari 8-bit computers. His other products included DiskScan, a floppy disk utility; Supermon, the predecessor to Omnimon; Omnicom, a terminal p...
3.08.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 357 - Rockie "RJ" Morgan, APX Piano Tuner

Rockie "RJ" Morgan, APX Piano Tuner   Rockie “RJ" Morgan published one program through Atari Program Exchange: Piano Tuner, which first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog.   This interview took place on June 5, 2018.   Piano Tuner in the summer 1...
29.07.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 356 - Michael McInerney, physics experiments with Atari computers

Michael McInerney, physics experiments with Atari computers    In the 1980s, Michael McInerney was a professor in the physics department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, when he wrote several journal articles about how to control experiments and...
25.07.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 355 - Norm Draper, Draper Pascal

Norm Draper, Draper Pascal   Norm Draper was the creator of Draper Pascal, a version of the Pascal programming language for the Atari 8-bit computers. Draper Pascal started as a commercial program sold directly though advertisements in computer magazin...
20.07.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 354 -Brooke Alderson, Atari TV Commercials

Brooke Alderson, Atari TV Commercials   Brooke Alderson was an actor in the 1980s and 1990s: she appeared in several television shows including Murder, She Wrote and Family Ties; and is perhaps best known for her role as Aunt Corene in the 1980 film Ur...
17.07.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 353 - Dennis Koble: APX Avalanche, Imagic

Dennis Koble: APX Avalanche, Imagic   Dennis Koble was an early Atari employee, where we would become manager of the computer and consumer divisions. He designed Atari's "Touch Me" handheld electronic game. He also wrote three programs that were publis...
12.07.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 352 - Joe Hellesen: Deluxe Invaders, Pac Man, PQ: The Party Quiz Game

Joe Hellesen: Deluxe Invaders, Pac Man, PQ: The Party Quiz Game Joe Hellesen programmed the Atari 8-bit versions of Deluxe Invaders (published by Roklan), and Pac Man (published by Atari,) Gyruss (published by Parker Brothers), and Mickey in the Great...
9.07.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Episode 52 - Atari Computer Roundtable

Atari Computer Roundtable In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: We got some of the biggest names of the current Atari computer community on a live, international conference call to ask: what’s happening in your Atari 8-bit world? G...
4.07.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 351 - Stephen Romejko: APX Melt-Down, Moon Marauder

Stephen Romejko: APX Melt-Down, Moon Marauder   Stephen Romejko published two games through Atari Program Exchange: Melt-Down and Moon Marauder. Melt-Down was first available in the winter 1982-1983 APX catalog. Moon Marauder was first available in the...
29.06.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 350 - Allan Moose, Atari Assembly Language Programmer's Guide

Allan Moose, Atari Assembly Language Programmer's Guide   Allan Moose was co-author of the book Atari Assembly Language Programmer's Guide, which was published by Weber Systems in 1986. He wrote the book with his wife and writing partner, Marian Lorenz...
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ANTIC Episode 51 - 5 Year Anniversary and Windows-Only Dealy-Bob

In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast:  In this five-year anniversary episode of ANTIC, we reminisce back to show #1 all those years ago, our friend Nir Dary tells us all about Atari Invasion, Jeff Fulton of the Into the Vertical Bl...
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ANTIC Interview 349 - Larry Breakwell, Toronto Atari Programmers Society

Larry Breakwell, Toronto Atari Programmers Society Larry Breakwell was founder of the Toronto West Atari Computer Support Group, then president of the Toronto Atari Programmers Society, which was the largest Atari user group in Canada. He adapted the...
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ANTIC Interview 348 - Mike Sandau, Atari-CB Radio Hacking

Mike Sandau, Atari-CB Radio Hacking   In the mid-1980s, Mike Sandau and his friend connected their Atari 8-bit computers to their citizens band radios to create a small radio-telephone computer network. Their "DIALOG" project combined the radio hardwar...
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ANTIC Interview 347 - Charlie Kulas: Musical Pilot, UpN Down

Charlie Kulas: Musical Pilot, UpN Down   Charlie Kulas published Musical Pilot, an educational game, through Atari Program Exchange. Musical Pilot first appeared in the fall 1983 APX catalog, where it was awarded third prize in the Learning category. H...
31.05.2018 http://static.libsyn.com/p/assets/9/0/b/a/90ba36f284664b1a/ANTIC_icon_800.png

ANTIC Interview 346 - Youth Advisory Board: Yoon Park

Youth Advisory Board: Yoon Park   This is the sixth in a series of episodes featuring interviews with the kids of Atari's Youth Advisory Board. This time, I got to talk with Yoon Park.   In 1983, Atari formed a Youth Advisory Board, selecting teenagers...
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ANTIC Interview 345 - Youth Advisory Board: Musa Mustafa

Youth Advisory Board: Musa Mustafa   This is the fifth in a series of episodes featuring interviews with the kids of Atari's Youth Advisory Board. If you're just joining us: In 1983, Atari formed a Youth Advisory Board, selecting 20 kids, aged 14 thoug...
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ANTIC Interview 344 - Youth Advisory Board: Robert Allbritton

Youth Advisory Board: Robert Allbritton   This is the fourth episode in a series of interviews with the kids of Atari's Youth Advisory Board. Robert Allbritton was one of the 20 kids who, in 1983, were accepted into the Youth Advisory Board, a group of...
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ANTIC Interview 343 - Youth Advisory Board: John Dickerson

Youth Advisory Board: John Dickerson   This is the third episode in a series of interviews with the kids of Atari's Youth Advisory Board. A quick recap: In 1983, Atari formed a Youth Advisory Board, selecting 20 teenagers from around the United States ...
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ANTIC Interview 342 - Youth Advisory Board: Anneke Wyman

Youth Advisory Board: Anneke Wyman   This is the second episode in a series of interviews with the kids of Atari's Youth Advisory Board.    In 1982-1983, Atari invited 20 kids, aged 14-18, to be on its new Youth Advisory Board. Atari was looking for we...
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ANTIC Interview 341 - Youth Advisory Board: Kerrie Holton and Tina Bartschat

Youth Advisory Board: Kerrie Holton and Tina Bartschat   This is the first in a series of episodes featuring interviews with the kids of Atari's Youth Advisory Board.    In 1983, Atari formed a Youth Advisory Board, selecting 20 teenagers from around t...
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ANTIC Interview 340 - Hal Segal, Association of Time-Sharing Users

Hal Segal, Association of Time-Sharing Users   Hal Segal was founder and president of the Association of Time-Sharing Users, and the Association of Small Computer Users, and several other groups dedicated to early computer systems. The Association of T...
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ANTIC Interview 339 - Steve Englehart, Atari Advanced Games Group

Steve Englehart, Atari Advanced Games Group   Steve Englehart worked in the Advanced Games Group of Atari, where he developed ideas for new computer games. He was the designer of E.T. Phone Home!, Final Legacy, and Garfield for the Atari 8-bit machines...
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ANTIC Interview 338 - Jack Smyth, The Learning Company and Add-On Software

Jack Smyth, The Learning Company and Add-On Software   Jack Smyth was the first CEO of The Learning Company, the educational software publisher best known for Reader Rabbit and Rocky's Boots. He was also involved with Add-On Software, a company that so...