Chakkuri's Time Capsule
A short, fun weekly journey back to yesteryear as we reminisce about the foods, fashions, toys and television programs from past decades. Suitable for all ages!
info_outline Book Giveaway Contest 03/22/2021
Book Giveaway Contest Guess how many magnets are in the bowl to win a free copy of my book “The Belle of Camden County.” Email your guess to (Only one guess per entry.) This contest is only open to USA residents. The first correct guess wins. If no one guesses correctly by 4/30/2021, the closest guess will win the prize.
info_outline Ep. 42 - Birthday Parties 03/20/2021
Ep. 42 - Birthday Parties Remember when going to childhood birthday parties meant dressing up in your Sunday best and playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey? Join me as I take a look back at birthday party traditions which started hundreds of years ago. (Like birthday candles keeping evil spirits away.) Intro/Outro - "Feather Duster" by Shane Ivers () Sound Effects -
info_outline Ep. 40 - Why Don't We Wear Hats Anymore? 03/02/2021
Ep. 40 - Why Don't We Wear Hats Anymore? Believe it or not, there used to be a time when people would not venture out without a hat on their heads or gloves on their hands! Check out my latest podcast where I ponder the question, "Why Don't We Wear Hats Anymore?"
info_outline Ep. 39 - Favorite Breakfast Cereals from Childhood 02/21/2021
Ep. 39 - Favorite Breakfast Cereals from Childhood Remember the excitement of being the first to grab that coveted toy out of that box of Sugar Crisp? Do you still remember the words to the Apple Jack jingle? Or were you one of those kids who only ate the marshmallows out of your bowl of Lucky Charms? If you answered "yes" to any of these (or even if you didn't), check out this latest podcast where we look back at a few of those popular childhood breakfast cereals.
info_outline Ep. 35 - Classic Saturday Morning Cartoons 01/18/2021
Ep. 35 - Classic Saturday Morning Cartoons Remember rolling out of bed on a Saturday morning, thanking the good Lord that there was no school, and flipping on the tv to watch hours of classic cartoons? (Bonus points for anyone who remembers watched "MUSH", a MASH-like cartoon featuring dogs stationed at a medical outpost.)
info_outline Ep. 33 - Exercise Fads of Yesteryear 01/04/2021
Ep. 33 - Exercise Fads of Yesteryear Join me as I discuss some exercise fads and equipment of years past. (Thighmaster, anyone?) If you listen closely, you'll hear my Min Pin Lilly in the background at one point. LOL. Intro/Outro - “Feather Duster” by Shane Ivers.
info_outline Christmas Eve Excerpt from Yella Gal: Queen of the Montclair 12/24/2020
Christmas Eve Excerpt from Yella Gal: Queen of the Montclair Join me for a special Christmas Eve podcast where I read an excerpt from my book "Yella Gal: Queen of the Montclair" which takes place on December 4, 1898 at the Montclair Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. A case of mistaken identity and crossed wires create havoc for a middle aged married couple.
info_outline Excerpt from "The Belle of Camden County" 10/27/2020
Excerpt from "The Belle of Camden County" Join me as I read a couple of pages from my second book "The Belle of Camden County", set in the Old South in 1924 and featuring Lilly Hastings, a happily married wife and mother who discovers that she is not the daughter of the wealthy white couple who raised her. Intro/Outro: "Feather Duster" by Shane Ivers (
info_outline Ep. 19 - The Addams Family vs. The Munsters 10/01/2020
Ep. 19 - The Addams Family vs. The Munsters The early to mid-1960's was a wonderful time for Halloween-y television with shows featuring martians, genies, witches and talking cars. But two particular shows from this era just scream Halloween - the Addams Family and the Munsters. Join me as I take a look back at both programs. Intro/Outro - “Feather Duster” by Shane Ivers () Sound effects -
info_outline The 1937 Housewife's Year Book 09/26/2020
The 1937 Housewife's Year Book This is a short, "mini-podcast" regarding a 1937 promotional magazine from the Kellogg's Company. This small 36 page booklet gives the housewife health tips, beauty hints, recipes, and much more! I've uploaded a few images on this podcast's Instagram account (@chakkuristimecapsule) Intro/Outro: "Feather Duster" by Shane Ivers () Sound effects:
info_outline Ep. 17 - Celebrity Dolls from Past Decades 09/23/2020
Ep. 17 - Celebrity Dolls from Past Decades From Shirley Temple to the Spice Girls - we look back at celebrity dolls from past decades. Follow me on Instagram @chakkuristimecapsule where I'll post photos of most of the dolls I discuss. Intro/Outro - "Feather Duster" by Shane Ivers ()
info_outline Ep. 15 - The "Back to Nature" Trend of the 1970s 09/08/2020
Ep. 15 - The "Back to Nature" Trend of the 1970s If you remember wood paneling, Earth shoes and Grizzly Adams, this podcast is for you! (And if you do not, I especially welcome you to listen.) Intro/Outro: "Feather Duster" by Shane Ivers ()