Special When Lit Pinball Podcast
Two pinball enthusiasts from the Chicagoland area share their thoughts on a weekly basis regarding the pinball hobby / industry.
info_outline Ep 74 - Ken Goes Solo & Unedited 10/15/2019
Ep 74 - Ken Goes Solo & Unedited With Bill taking the week off Ken is forced to fly solo this week in a raw/unedited episode. Two new correspondents covering JJP and Stern Pinball are introduced. Online connectivity ideas as well as new pinball content reactions. Drain It or Save It, Pinball Expo content, and more on episode 74 of SWL!
info_outline Ep 73 - See More Without The Score 10/09/2019
Ep 73 - See More Without The Score More pinball continues to pour out of Stern Pinball, Wonka gets a significant update, and Franchi walks towards a new horizon. Is it better to advance through a game or blow up the score? Why has Bill NEVER scene any of the Star Wars movies? Our heads are spinning over here at SWL!
info_outline Ep 72 - Quality Over Quantity? 10/03/2019
Ep 72 - Quality Over Quantity? As pinball enthusiasts and / or collectors do we prefer quality over quantity? Elvira LEs are shipping! Is it a good idea to acquire multiple pins at the same time? Follow up on our 24 hour charity stream (as discussed last week), Drain It or Save It, and MUCH MORE on Episode 72 (take two) of SWL!
info_outline Ep 71 - Nuggets with George Gomez 09/26/2019
Ep 71 - Nuggets with George Gomez We discuss some interesting info that George Gomez (Stern Pinball) shared with us on a recent pinball stream. Is deeproot Pinball spreading themselves too thin? Lots planned for SWL and Chicagoland Pinball Expo.
info_outline Episode 70 - Elvira Pinball is Back! 09/19/2019
Episode 70 - Elvira Pinball is Back! Discussing our first impressions of Evira's House of Horrors after the official Stern reveal. Ghostbusters code update is finally here. Meteor retheme update. Will this episode go down like the Titanic? Drain It or Save It and more on episode 70 of SWL!
info_outline Episode 69 - Bill & Ken's Excellent Adventure 09/10/2019
Episode 69 - Bill & Ken's Excellent Adventure Episode 69, dudes! Jersey Jack Pinball with some big decisions recently, Ghostbusters BLOCKBUSTER code update coming, Dutch Pinball's hail mary, and HUGE show announcements at the conclusion of this week's journey!
info_outline Episode 68 - Living In The Past? Nope. 09/03/2019
Episode 68 - Living In The Past? Nope. Some surprising stories from the past offered by significant industry folks (Python Angelo and Pat Lawlor) makes us thankful that we are living in present day pinball. "Ask Us Anything" segment is revealed. Frozen Pizza Tournament Bracket contest is almost ready. Enjoy the podcast with some "backbone."
info_outline Episode 64 - Break Glass In Case Of Emergency! 08/06/2019
Episode 64 - Break Glass In Case Of Emergency! Keith Elwin is has reached legendary status as a competitive pinball player but has he reached legendary status as a designer? Bill vents about a recent social media post. Drain It or Save It and more on episode 64 of SWL!
info_outline Episode 63 - A Jurassic Reveal! 07/30/2019
Episode 63 - A Jurassic Reveal! Stern Pinball streams Jurassic Park. Will this reveal show us that attaining assets for licenses is not as important as we once thought? New designers avoiding the "sophomore slump". Best pin outside the top 100? All this and more on episode 63 of SWL!
info_outline Episode 62 - On The Eve of a Cornerstone (George Gomez) 07/23/2019
Episode 62 - On The Eve of a Cornerstone (George Gomez) George Gomez (VP & Chief Creative Officer - Stern Pinball) discusses Stern Pinball's approach with Star Wars Pin while the next cornerstone title is awaiting it's reveal. Ken's Stern Meteor retheme update, Drain It or Save It, and more!
info_outline Episode 61 - Stern Versus The Field 07/16/2019
Episode 61 - Stern Versus The Field Can Stern outsell the combined sales of all other manufacturers in 2020? Can American Pinball help Dutch Pinball by manufacturing The Big Lebowski? Who invented liquid soap and why? All this and more on episode 61 of SWL!
info_outline Episode 58 - Wonka Is On The Way 06/25/2019
Episode 58 - Wonka Is On The Way While Black Knight Sword of Rage gets "enhancements", Jersey Jack Pinball is now shipping Willy Wonka Standard Editions to consumers. Are manufacturer add-ons a good idea in general? Drain it or Save It and much more!
info_outline Episode 51 - Are You A Pinball Pirate, Flipper, or Scallywag? 05/07/2019
Episode 51 - Are You A Pinball Pirate, Flipper, or Scallywag? Stealing, flipping, and being taken advantage of. Dr John reports on Spooky Pinball. Would Marc Silk be beneficial to pinball? All this and much more!
info_outline Episode 48 - Just Play The Game 04/16/2019
Episode 48 - Just Play The Game Talking about pinball reveals at the Midwest Gaming Classic with Black Knight Sword of Rage and Willy Wonka. Offering some feedback on pinball hype and your ability to to have a final opinion about a game without playing it first.
info_outline Episode 47 - Making of Willy Wonka Pinball 04/12/2019
Episode 47 - Making of Willy Wonka Pinball A roundtable discussion focusing on the making of Jersey Jack Pinball's newest release, Willy Wonka Pinball. Designer Pat Lawlor, Programmer Joe Katz, Artist John Youssi, Sound Engineer Vikas Deo, and a surprise appearance by Jersey Jack Pinball Founder Jack Guarnieri.
info_outline Episode 46 - Is The Pinball Landscape Is About To Change? 04/09/2019
Episode 46 - Is The Pinball Landscape Is About To Change? We reflect on our trip to Jersey Jack Pinball to play their next release. Manufacturer/Designer showdown at TPF? Ken announces his retheme project and Bill updates us on Whirlwind. Lots to cover this week!