• Movies,  Music,  Nostalgia,  Pop Culture,  Technology,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – 171 – Rock and Roll Juggernaut

    In this episode of the Trampled Underfoot Podcast Mark Lindsay goes into the background of one of the most influential hard rock bands of all time. A band that came from humble beginnings and exploded to meteoric heights in the late 70s and early 80s. What was behind their success? How did they become the musical powerhouse they are today? Eloy Escagedo gives his opinions, and the hosts discuss what was and what could have been. Next is a discussion of listening to music as an activity. Is music as important today as it was in decades past? We know that the way people experience music today is totally different…

  • Movies,  Music,  Pop Culture,  Technology,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – 164 – It’s All About Style

    In this episode of the Trampled Underfoot Podcast, Eloy Escagedo and Mark Lindsay open with a couple of series Eloy has been enjoying on Netflix, one of which being Cobra Kai. In this series, based on the Karate Kid movies of the 80s, the perspective is changed from that of the good guy to that of the perceived villain. In the re-imagined series, we see the villain of the movies wasn’t actually a villain at all. This brings up the topic of producers, directors, and performers taking characters we hold dear, and re-imagining them, sometimes changing genre, other times just changing the perception of those characters from a different point…

  • Language,  Nostalgia,  Pop Culture,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – 154 – Books, Cartoons, and Language

    Remember cartoons on TV like Space Ghost or Beanie and Cecil? Can you still sit through those as an adult? Did they age well, or are they too cringy to handle today? Years back we didn’t have internet, so reading comic books, or books in general, was a major part of our entertainment. What did you read for fun as a kid? Mark Lindsay and Eloy Escagedo talk about it all, along with other topics such as language variations, accents, dialects, and a whole lot more on this eclectic and entertaining episode of Trampled Underfoot Podcast! We record LIVE every Tuesday evening at 9:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 pm Pacific time.…

  • Pop Culture,  Society,  Technology,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – 141 – Captain Midnight and the Butterscotch Conspiracy

    In Episode 141 of the Trampled Underfoot Podcast: Captain Midnight made headlines 35 years ago, when he interrupted HBO’s satellite feed. Who was he and what was his problem, anyway? The subject of modern technology and convenience rears its ugly head again – this time in a more friendly way. Given all that we have now, both good and bad, could or would we ever want to go back? The episode continues with Eloy Escagedo and Mark Lindsay discussing cans of nuts on the night stand, dishes full of butterscotch candies on the coffee table, and ends with a mystery that gets presented and solved LIVE! There’s something for everyone…

  • Current Events,  Movies,  Nostalgia,  Pop Culture,  Society,  Technology,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – 123 – Upstream Conspiracy Tin Foil

    We start off this Special New Year’s episode of the Trampled Underfoot Podcast with a short segment on the giving and receiving of gifts, and how different it is when you’re an adult vs. when you were a child. Recent technical issues that caused Eloy to fall victim to the 2020 gremlins lead your hosts into a discussion about the entertainment industry in general, and the cable television companies in particular. Are we witnessing the demise of cable television as we know it? The conversation morphs into a look at the theater industry, and the havoc Covid as subjected it to. We know that some theaters have closed their doors…

  • Current Events,  Music,  Nostalgia,  Pop Culture,  Social Media,  Society,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – 98 – You Can’t Fix Stupid

    In Episode 98 of the Trampled Underfoot Podcast, we tackle various topics. Those 1960s music videos were crazy! They would pan, zoom, and wiggle the camera like mad! Why? Well, Mark Lindsay has some thoughts on that. Next, Eloy Escagedo can’t get over the manner in which so many out there are willing to resort to violence. We are talking about the riots and attitudes that have been on display here in America and around the world. Finally the duo go through a list of English sayings we take for granted. Do we really know the meaning behind these phrases? All in all, it’s a great episode, and one that’s…

  • Music,  Nostalgia,  Pop Culture,  Social Media,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – Episode 63 – Today’s Soulless Music

    In this episode, is it Bubble Gum Rock or 60s Pop? Mark Lindsay and Eloy Escagedo talk about “songs that they played to death!” We go through a bunch of songs that we heard over and over again while growing up. You may recognize some of these musical gems yourself. Mick Jagger rears his ugly head in conversation again, and Eloy can’t get over the image of the dude quacking around on stage. It’s a fun segment and entertaining back and forth. Then we take a hard conversation turn and talk about a Time Traveler urban legend. Yeah, this is a fun one so check it out! We record LIVE…

  • Comedy,  History,  Music,  Nostalgia,  Pop Culture,  Social Media,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – Episode 55 – Animated Philosophy

    In this Loony Tunes of an episode, Mark Lindsay and Eloy Escagedo talk about all the cool cartoons we all grew up on. Do you remember those animated adventures on Saturday mornings and after school? An animated icon turns 50 years old this month. Can you guess which one? We discuss some obscure classic cartoons, and delve into the subject of how they were nothing more than 30 minute long advertisements for everything from toys to breakfast cereals. We talk about cartoon mascots, one of which is still used today, and the lesson the toy manufacturers and marketers learned to dramatically ramp up sales in the 80s. Oh – and…

  • Comedy,  Movies,  Music,  Nostalgia,  Podcast,  Pop Culture,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – Episode 51 – Neighbors are Nosy and People are Oblivious

    In this day and age, YouTube celebrity stature can be thrust upon someone and it’s possibly more powerful than say, Hollywood famous. There are TV stars that wish they were internet famous like many of these people we know. We’re putting ourselves out there for public consumption… but are we well known? Mark Lindsay and Eloy Escagedo get into this topic, and share a few encounters with B movie actors that we know are famous by looking at them, but can’t really name them. We talk about these social media sites and question if they are manipulating us. Is everything a racket these days? We then get into a great…

  • Movies,  Nostalgia,  Podcast,  Pop Culture,  Social Media,  Television

    Trampled Underfoot Podcast – Episode 48 – Netflix – Cool 80s – Learning to Drive

    In an attempt to lighten up the topics this week, Mark and Eloy talk about the rise of Netflix, and the Stranger Things series. As is our style, we smoothly switch to the topic of very cool things that came about in the early 80s. This, of course, then digresses into a discussion about the cars of the day, and earlier, then learning to drive. Believe it or not, we bring up several other topics and have more cool conversations too. Sit back, relax, check it out, and enjoy!