Slap Save Pinball Podcast
Ep. 25 Sammy I Am-y: Stern VS JJP Sword Deathmatch?

Ep. 25 Sammy I Am-y: Stern VS JJP Sword Deathmatch?

May 18, 2019

**The Slap Save Pinball Podcast is rated PG-13 by the MPAA (Misguided Pinball A-Holes of America), We are dropping a little early to accommodate a family vacation and our next show will be in 2 weeks (ha, see what I did there?) on or around June 3rd.**

In Episode 25 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast.  Franchi is off this week due to his attendance of the Motor City Comic-Con.   Matt and Jason though pick up the "ornate, expensive, slow to get out" sword though and continue the battle.  Jason spills the beans on his love of the Big Mouth Billy Bass, sort of.  6XL G Strings, HUGE prize checks, birthday candles on pizza, in-laws, death in no wake zones, corn-holed by pinball.  All of this and more lay within these lewd, ridiculous halls of the show. We are glad you decided to join us! 

**Note, in our original posted recording, we erroneously called Richard Rhodes "Rodger".  That has been fixed and updated, but your podcast app may still have the original if it was downloaded.**

Episode Summary:

1.) Industry happenings

2.) Brief summary of What we have been up to!

3.) Who is Sammy Pinball?

4.) Twilight Review & New Fishtales Showdown

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Ep. 24 Showdown

Ep. 24 Showdown

May 12, 2019

**The Slap Save Pinball Podcast is rated PG-13 by the MPAA (Misguided Pinball A-Holes of America)*** 

Episode 24 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast, Silver Ball Showdown.  Where EVERY moon is a full moon.  Jason Fowler, Matt Koenen and THE Christopher Franchi (and his partner in crime Barlow) talk pinball, drop some opinions AND some inside tidbits (including EPIC art from Leonardo Da Franchi).  This episode rundown:

1.) Industry News (or at least what little there is) including a discussion of Cosmic Carnival's latest improvements.

2.) Summary of What is New with Jason and Matt.

3.) The SILVER BALL SHOWDOWN, a new segment that features Matt and Jason having a debate over a Pinball Machine, in this case Twilight Zone with a twist.  Gillian, the gorgeous, red-headed nymphomaniac who lives in Jason's phone, randomly assigns one host who has to defend it, and one host who has to trash it by a coin flip.  We have a BLAST defending/attacking the game... and attacking each other.   WHO WON?  You can decide by telling us on our facebook page, emailing us, or calling our voice comment line and we will tally them and let you know next week.   

4.) Around The Playfield w/ Chris Franchi & Barlow has what might be the best segment yet with his trademark humor AND he drops some art that he had completed as a mock up to try to entice an IP to be made.  You will NOT want to miss this.  Make sure you contact Chris with your comments, questions and suggestions at playfieldquestions@gmail.com.  Also, check out our Facebook page to see the art referenced starting at 9pm eastern on Monday, May 13th.       

5.) The Full Plunge: Online Connectivity Matt & Jason talk about the potential upside and downside of online connectivity.  

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Ep. 23 Endgame?

Ep. 23 Endgame?

May 5, 2019

Episode 23 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast!  Where we strive to beat our prior GC every show.  Thanks for the listens, the loyalty and the love!  This episode rundown:  

1.) Industry happenings

2.) Brief summary of what we have been up to

3.) Flip, Bolt or Torch 1981 edition  (Possibly the best year of early solid state pinball in our opinion)  

4.) Chris Franchi addresses rumors about his status in his segment

5.) Full Plunge: Some of Our Favorite Original Music Pins

6.) Sammy Pinball calls in and just makes the cut during final editing!

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Ep. 22 Three Pinball Wishes

Ep. 22 Three Pinball Wishes

April 29, 2019

Episode 22 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast weekly show!

A show recap and re-intro ver 2.0 so far for our newer listeners!

The boys weekly pinball recap

Christopher Franchi talks curb stomping.  

3 Wishes granted from a genie that looks a LOT like...Steve Ritchie!?!?

Mods.  Worthwhile?  Worthless?  Somewhere in between?

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Ep. 21 Franchi Joins Us, Our Top 3 Fav Modern Sterns, Sammy P Calls In Again!

Ep. 21 Franchi Joins Us, Our Top 3 Fav Modern Sterns, Sammy P Calls In Again!

April 21, 2019

Episode 21 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast!

-We welcome artist extraordinaire, friend of the show, and all around mega personality of pinball, Christopher Franchi for his first segment in a planned ongoing series; "Around The Playfield with Franchi & Barlow."   

-Matt and I discuss our Top 3 modern Sterns which absolutely NO ONE will agree with. 

-Show favorite Sammy Pinball calls in and talks Willies & the Wonkas, Black Knight's feathers and its incredibly empowering affect on our hero among other deep takes on our favorite hobby! 

-An extra special intro reader steps in to kick off the show.

***Note: The views and opinions expressed by Christopher Franchi are not necessarily the opinions of Jason, Matt or the Slap Save Pinball Podcast.***

 

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MGC, Black Knight SoR & Willy Wonka First Plays & Impressions

MGC, Black Knight SoR & Willy Wonka First Plays & Impressions

April 14, 2019

In episode 20 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast, Matt and Jason update you on the road from MGC (Midwest Gaming Classic, despite the fact that Jason called it "convention" throughout the recording) in Milwaukee.  We setup an impromptu podcast recording session with our travel recorder while fueled by a few adult beverages.   We summarize our thoughts on our time with the two newest releases in the pinball hobby, Stern's Black Knight Sword of Rage and Jersey Jack Pinball's Willy Wonka!  We also discuss the pros and cons of streaming becoming the default choice for manufacturers to release a new game.  We hope that you enjoy this special episode that lacks some polish, but makes up for it in timely opinions on the games everyone is dying to know more about!  

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Ep. 19 Our New Host Checks In, Black Knight Stream Thoughts, Wonka Hype & A Huge Partnership Announcement

Ep. 19 Our New Host Checks In, Black Knight Stream Thoughts, Wonka Hype & A Huge Partnership Announcement

April 10, 2019

In Episode 19 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast we welcome our new full time co-host Matt Koenen.  We discuss the Black Knight Sword of Rage stream and our thoughts on the game.  We also talk Wonka Hype reaching its boiling point, and last, but certainly not least, we announce a planned segment partnership with THE Christopher Franchi!  Thanks for joining us for the ride, and a huge thanks for letting us entertain and share our passion with all of you who are part of our crazy SSPP pinball family. 

-Jason and Matt

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Ep. 18 Changes & Starting Anew Plus Some Wonka Talk

Ep. 18 Changes & Starting Anew Plus Some Wonka Talk

April 6, 2019

In Episode 18 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast we talk about some changes on the show that have already started.  We chat about Wonka, the tendencies of collectors, the aftermath of the April Fools gag that we were part of and discuss some big news next week; New machine reports and a new full time co-host is coming!  

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Ep. 17 The Slap Save Pinball Podcast welcomes Zach Meny

Ep. 17 The Slap Save Pinball Podcast welcomes Zach Meny

April 1, 2019

***Our April Fools Episode***

In episode #17, published on April 1, 2019, we embark on a voyage with our new captain, the pope of pinball, the savior of the silver sphere, the fantastic phenom of the flippers...Zach Meny.  After some widely publicized shake ups in pinball podcasting due to drama, misguided ambition and simple convenience, Zach joins Chris for his first episode of this new chapter in his career.  Listen to find out all the details and to see WHO went WHERE, and WHY! 

Some things never change...

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Ep. 16 Black Knight SoR Inital Impressions & Chunky Flakes!

Ep. 16 Black Knight SoR Inital Impressions & Chunky Flakes!

March 27, 2019

In Episode 16 of the Slap Save Pinball Podcast Chris rejoins the podcast and we discuss our thoughts on early photos and footage of Black Knight Sword of Rage pinball.  We also take "chunky flakes" where it has never gone before, discuss our upcoming trip to beautiful Milwaukee Wisconsin for the Midwest Gaming Classic and discuss the odoriferous similarities between certain flowering trees in bloom and unkempt taxi cabs that service strip clubs.   Thanks for giving us a listen and don't forget to reach out and share a story or comment with us!

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