The Recombobulator Lab

Retro 1980s with Calico Kids Author Todd Downing-Ep.15

The Recombobulator Lab
Retro 1980s with Calico Kids Author Todd Downing-Ep.15
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Jason is blown away by the period-specific intro theme, then he and Chris revisit the 1980s, including music, dyed hair, rugby shirts, and very short shorts. Jason describes how Possums in Australia are more likable and cuter than their American counterparts. Chris takes Jason through a gauntlet of the 1980s (music, sports, nuclear proliferation, movies) with a quiz.

The two then interview Author Todd Downing about his early 1980s period piece, Calico KidsTodd shares his typical writing and audiobook development processes and his inspiration to create a Spotify playlist of deep tracks from the early 1980s that goes with the book. Todd does some myth-busting about publishing, and the three then dive into their shared experiences from their teenage years.

Introduction music, "Why" by the Rise (Paul Kreutz, Dan Plock, Bill Davis, & Chris Dominic) Copyright 1986 KPDD music.


Brought to you by Jason Graham-Nye & Chris Dominic of The Recombobulator Lab