Kaneda’s Pinball Podcast

The world's most provocative Pinball Podcast...so hot it was banned by Pinside.

The world’s most provocative Pinball Podcast…so hot it was banned by Pinside.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 101 reviews)
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Occasionally Gets it Right but Often Just Drums Up Drama

Rated 1 out of 5
May 18, 2022

Some people love Chris’s content but I just find that more than 80% of the content is just drama like a tabloid.
I admit every now and again I get sucked in and have a look at his videos on Facebook but after 1 or 2 minutes I ask myself why and slap myself on the wrist.

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Simon B

Old Man Screams at Clouds

Rated 3 out of 5
October 4, 2021

This show is very much a vehicle for expressing Kaneda’s opinions about the Pinball industry.
At times it can be entertaining but the constant voicing of his self-proclaimed expertise really
becomes stale quick. Though from time to time Kaneda makes some very valid points and his
larger than life persona can be somewhat entertaining. Also give him some cred for having a
fairly consistent stream of content that is somewhat entertaining.

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I listen to hear what manufactures don’t want to hear

Rated 4 out of 5
January 4, 2021

I know Kaneda is controversial and I love several pinball shows on FB, Youtube, podcasts but I listen to Kaneda specifically because he’s willing to voice concerns and sometimes alternative views on products in comparison with those that have relationships with the manufacturers in order to get access to them. He’s saying things that manufacturers and those involved in making pinball machines don’t like or want to hear; as a consumer, I want to hear these things as much as I want to hear the cheerleaders. I think he’s used language that was more inflammatory or mean than necessary in the past but it seems to me like he’s grown and working on being better about delivery.

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Best Pod in Pinball

Rated 5 out of 5
December 1, 2020

This show is the real deal. Kaneda (aka Chris) delivers hundreds of topical, relevant pods per year. Nobody does it as frequently, and nobody does it better.
Overall, the content is relevant, and gives the community what it needs most: unbiased, impartial information about our hobby with the intent of driving the industry forward, and holding the manufacturers accountable.
If you want to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs.

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Ian R

He’s lost the plot. Unless you’re a wealthy collector who is terrible at pinball.

Rated 2 out of 5
October 14, 2020

Used to be a 4 star show, but his humorous bellyaching has grown into infantile rants about a game (pinball) he is obviously terrible at. He gets 2 stars (instead of 1) for holding comapanies accountable for playfield issues, but his opinions and takes on games are for the OCD rich collectors only. His idea of a great pinball machine is simply one that has a bunch of luxury/unnecessary bells and whistles that comes with a $12-$15k price tag, and one that plays movies or concerts on a giant LCD monitor in the background. Never mind the actual layout and gameplay – you know, the thing that makes pinball what it is and what it has been for 75 years. It’s a game Chris, meant to be played competitively amongst friends. Not some expensive trophy to show off to admirers and friends of an exclusive club. You’ve lost the plot. Unsubscribed.

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