The Pinball Show

Tried and true to the pinball community for years, hosts Dennis Kriesel & Zach Meny bring you weekly doses of the latest pinball news, facts, analysis, comedy, and of course, the most popular segment in all of pinball.....PINBALL MARKET TRENDS!!!! BUY BUY BUY!

Tried and true to the pinball community for years, hosts Dennis Kriesel & Zach Meny bring you weekly doses of the latest pinball news, facts, analysis, comedy, and of course, the most popular segment in all of pinball…..PINBALL MARKET TRENDS!!!! BUY BUY BUY!

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Rated 4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 55 reviews)
Very good9%


Great Pod

Rated 5 out of 5
July 21, 2020

I really enjoy what Zach and Dennis bring to the table… Zach is hilarious and Dennis counterbalances his exuberance with rational thought. Makes for some entertaining exchanges… and Zach’s humor as it’s revealed through various bits and added audio production is great. I hope these guys keep it going for a long time! Thanks for all of the entertainment!!

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Dennis is great but he needs less Meny

Rated 2 out of 5
July 5, 2020

I started listening to this show based on the SDTM reviews and the fun that Greg & Zach had doing those. That has not transferred to the The Pinball Show. Dennis brings the professional side to things and Zach as a side kick is just way to over the top and not even funny (although HE thinks he is) Lets stick to the news in pinball, and some honest reviews. I think Dennis needs the other SDTM guy as his partner.

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Dave S

Pinball with maybe too much personality?

Rated 4 out of 5
June 8, 2020

Co-hosts Zach Meny and Dennis Kriesel focus mainly on the latest pinball industry news and offer up their own very unique, knowledgeable and often contrary opinions. I have to say the ‘pinball market trends’ segment is ballooning out of control and probably can warrant its own separate podcast at this point.
Although I can’t say the product reviews sound totally unbiased, I don’t fault Zach promoting his business on air, I would much rather have him do it this way than inserting actual commercial breaks (people really need to actually learn the definition of what a “shill” is before recklessly hurling the term around).
Maybe the only real fault of the show is at times it can feel like the show is hosted by a 7-year-old who just discovered his parents’ cassette recorder and is pretending to be a morning radio DJ. But mild annoyances aside (I’m looking at you screaming goat) overall it’s a pretty entertaining and informative start to your week.

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Joe C

The Best Two Person Booth in Pinball Media

Rated 5 out of 5
May 14, 2020

Every episode of the Pinball Show is worth my time. I have it set on automatic download and will listen to it the moment it drops. I’ll even stop listening to other pods (accept Silverball Chronicles) right in the middle! Why? Because of the best two person booth in Pinball Media. Period!
Dennis balances Zach, and Zach balances Dennis. Think Zach is being a distro shill? Dennis will too and call him out! Think Dennis is being a Den Den Downer? Zach will edit in snoring and call him out! Awesome stuff…
Add in ‘vetted’ rumours, discussion on the hobby’s news and a few fun games like Pinball Password and you’ve got 5 f’n stars!

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Trended better with Ken

Rated 4 out of 5
May 9, 2020

I believe that Ken Cromwell has been the best pinball podcaster in the business for the last couple of years. So if I were putting together an innovative pinball network of shows that I was going to call The Pinball Network, Ken would be the first person that I would get on board to head up my flagship show. That is exactly what Zach Meny did when he created The Pinball Show. Ken came and brought his gang of pinball industry reporters from his old show, Special When Lit. Though I preferred Ken with Bill Webb on SWL, The Pinball Show was showing promise with Ken at the helm. Then Jersey Jack Pinball made Ken an offer he couldn’t refuse and he left for a paying job in the industry.
Now that Zach is taking the lead, I feel like I am just listening to the old TWIP podcast and not a new dynamic show for a new network. The show is still entertaining and I always listen, but I really miss Ken. Though some pinball hobbyists complain that Zach is not objective because he is a pinball distributor, I love to hear his distributor’s take on the industry. Zach really knows his stuff. Thankfully, with Ken’s departure Dennis Kriesel has agreed to appear every week and the two do make a good team, though I wish Zach would spend less time trying to be funny. In those instances Dennis serves as Zach’s straight man and his disdain for many of Zach’s “humorous” comments are the funniest moments in the show. When focussed on the industry, the guys are knowledgeable about pinball and their conversations are usually insightful. And though it can go on too long and I don’t understand how a commentary about another pinball podcaster fits in the segment, I actually enjoy Pinball Market Trends. Sorry Dennis.

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