Looking for a different pinball Podcast which isn’t about current events or pinball news? Silverball Chronicles is a monthly podcast for the true pinball nerd that enjoys learning more about the complicated dynamics, politics and characters that created their favourite pinball machines. Join Ron and Dave as they stumble through pinball history mispronouncing names, chronicling designers, telling war stories, and digging up strange and obscure facts; all while paying homage to the
hobby of pinball.
Great pinball history show!
I really appreciate Dave and Ron’s ability to piece together the history – manufacturers, designers, artists, the drama, the layoffs – and create the behind the scenes narrative on what happened in the past, and how they relate to the modern industry. It lets us know that the industry is in a great place today (sales, cash on hand/investors, home buyers), but one slip up (or new technology to pull people away – i.e. video games), and it can all come crashing down again. Super interesting topics and history, all told with plenty of passion and humor – just go listen.
Maybe…just maybe my favorite
A detailed, fun walk through the history of pinball. You get the benefits of Ron with none of the Bruce-isms of that OTHER podcast.
Keep up the great work!
Excellent But a Bit Negative
I love this show and have listened to every episode. My only critique is that for some reason David has gotten more and more negative and contrarian about the games and features as the show has progressed. It’s gotten to the point where Ron is on defense half the time. At first this show was a breath of fresh air amongst the excess of “bros give opinions on pinball” podcasts but it’s been inching towards that which is too bad. With a slight course correction this show could rival TOPcast.
This is a great show about the history of pinball. It is detailed and informative but is still fun and entertaining. A lot of research must go into each episode. Definately worth listening to.
Steve Ritchie episode was epic
I loved the Ritchie episode so much these guys balanced humor and stories and kept it funny and fresh