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A fun, light take on classic pop culture topics, ranging from TV and movies to music and books, and everything in between.

Vince is temporarily not producing new shows at this time but please enjoy the extensive library of past shows below.

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Host: Vince Nolan

Everything old is new again! Vince Nolan — author of the fantasy novels, Love Happens and The Rainbow in the Room — talks about fun and interesting retro topics, giving his take on classic movies, TV shows and other pop culture subjects with his personal insights, comments and discussions on how they compare to their 21st century counterparts. Vince also welcomes guests to discuss their shared memories, including those closely associated with the show's topic.

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Books by Vince Nolan


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Love Happens Again! Bottle and Broomsticks

Ramses goes AWOL when his duties as new father prove overwhelming, leading him to hide in his bottle in Rebecca's shop...where he gets sold! Meanwhile, the couple's offspring go missing, leading the grandpas on a desperate search for answers...before it's too late. Can Rebecca save her husband from a new master? Will the grandpas be victorious, and find and rescue their new kin? Will this family ever have a peaceful time of it? Find out today!

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Love Happens

Ramses El Djinn is a genie who falls in love with his master. But when he tells his bride what he is, he’s surprised to find out that she’s a witch. Neither of their fathers is happy with this mixed marriage. Can their love survive? Can wishes make things better…or worse?

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The Rainbow In The Room

What if you had the power to make anything you said in rhyme come true? And were summoned before the Senate Subcommittee on Patriotic Inactivity to defend why you haven’t done more to aid Homeland Security in their efforts? Especially in light of 9/11?
Fantasy meets reality with Adam Montgomery: as magical and rare as a unicorn, yet tied to the real world at a time in our collective history when accountability was the priority of the day, especially for him, the one man who did what no one else could—sacrifice his anonymity and privacy to help us out in spite of the risks and limitations.

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September 9, 2020 Show  Special Guest: Kevin Lally

Vince discusses the icon Marilyn Monroe and her work with legendary director Billy Wilder with his special guest, Kevin Lally, author of Wilder Times: The Life of Billy Wilder, film commentator for the Seven Year Itch and executive editor of
August 12, 2020 Show  Special Guest: Tim Colliver

Vince discusses the evolution of the science fiction genre on television through the years with his special guest, Tim Colliver, columnist, film commentator and author of Seaview: The Making of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

July 8, 2020 Show  Special Guest: Benjamin L. Clark

Vince discusses the longevity and significance of Peanuts as an internationally successful comic strip and Charlie Brown, one of America's greatest icons, with his special guest, Benjamin L. Clark, curator of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA.
June 10, 2020 Show  Special Guest: Armen Pogharian

Vince discusses the concept of "jumping the shark," when a TV show has outlived its premise and/or originality and freshness, with his second-time guest, Armen Pogharian, a lifelong TV fan and author of the fantasy series, The Warders and Misaligned. Check them out at .
May 13, 2020 Show  Special Guest: John Crocker

Vince discusses the iconic and innovative television series, The Twilight Zone and its various incarnations over the years with his guest, John Crocker, a diehard TZ fan and creator of the Web site
April 8, 2020 Show   Special Guest: John Fricke

Vince discusses the iconic and legendary film, The Wizard of Oz and its various incarnations over the years with his guest, John Fricke: author, Emmy Award-winning documentarian, and the country's foremost Oz and Judy Garland historian.
March 11, 2020 Show  Special Guest: Christopher McKittrick

Vince discusses the rise and fall of the screwball comedy and its continuing influence in film with his guest, Christopher McKittrick, a film and entertainment writer, and author of the book "Can't Give It Away on Seventh Avenue: The Rolling Stones and New York City."


February 12, 2020 Show   Special Guest: David J. Skal

Vince discusses the evolution of classic Universal Studios movie monsters in pop culture with his guest, David J. Skal, a cultural historian, on-air commentator and producer of the documentary, The Road to Dracula.

January 8, 2020 Show  Special Guest:  Duane Brodnick

For his first show of 2020, Vince welcomes back three-time guest Duane Brodnick to discuss the classic literary character, Auntie Mame, and her various incarnations on stage and film.

December 11, 2019 Show  Special Guest: James Cooper

For this special Christmas show, Vince discusses Santa Claus — the man, the myth, the legend — with his guest James Cooper, creator of, full of fun facts about yuletide traditions and customs, activities for kids and lots more.
November 13, 2019 Show  Special Guest: Ashley Penfold

Vince discusses the magical women of Disney (From Maleficent to Mary Poppins and beyond!) with his guest, Ashley Penfold, author and creator of the YouTube channel, TheSpazticSquirrel, that includes fun fan theory videos.
October 9, 2019 Show   Special Guest: Steve Cox

Vince celebrates Halloween with a creepy, kooky, altogether ooky discussion of the Addams Family and the Munsters with his guest Steve Cox, author of The Addams Chronicles and The Munsters TV well as a dozen others.
September 11, 2019 Show  Special Guest: Derek William Crabbe

Vince discusses his favorite comic book to film adaptations with his guest Derek William Crabbe, creator of the YouTube channel, History of Comics on Film.


August 14, 2019 Show  Special Guest: Kellie Flanagan

Vince discusses fun and free-spirited ghosts in film and TV with his VERY SPECIAL guest, Kellie Flanagan, writer, producer, radio host and child actor from the classic sitcom The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Star Trek, Andy Griffith Show, and Family Affair just to mention a few.

July 10, 2019 Show  Special Guest: Franklyn Espinoza

Vince discusses the history and changing face of comic books with his guest, Franklyn Espinoza, co-creator of the comic series “Regenesys,” available at
June 12, 2019 Show  Special Guests: Kevin Held and Jason T. Gaffney

Vince discusses gays in film and television with his guests, Kevin Held and Jason T. Gaffney, who host the hilarious podcast, The Bright Side with Kevin & Jason, "your weekly comedy show about tragedy," at
May 8, 2019 Show  Special Guest: Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes, creator of the all-inclusive Wonder Woman fan site, and Vince dive into a discussion about the Ultimate Amazon: Wonder Woman!

April 10, 2019 Show  Special Guest: Jason Cristofe Marcello

Vince discusses the Superman franchise with his guest, lifelong Superman fan, Jason Cristofe Marcello, making his third appearance on the Retro Review Show
March 13, 2019 Show   Special Guest: Duane Brodnick

Vince discusses the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman series with his guest, Duane Brodnick, making his second appearance on the Retro Review Show, a fellow lifelong science fiction and bionic franchise fan.
February 13, 2019 Show   Special Guest: Jason Cristofe Marcello

Vince discusses the comedy legend Jack Benny — his career and popular radio and television shows, as well as the evolution of stand-up comedy — with his guest, making his second appearance on the RetroReview show, Jason Cristofe Marcello.

January 9, 2019 Show  Special Guest: Armen Pogharian

Vince discusses fantasy literature and the genre's evolution with his guest, Armen Pogharian, author of two Young Adult fantasy series, The Warders and Misaligned. Check them out at
December 12, 2018 Show  Special Guest: Kevin Tilley

Vince discusses his favorite Christmas movies, holiday-themed TV specials and childhood memories with his guest, Kevin Tilley, fellow pop culture fan, radio enthusiast and author

November 14, 2018 Show  Special Guest: John Clark

Vince discusses the James Bond franchise with John Clark, creator of the pop culture and retro review Web site,
October 10, 2018 Show  Special Guest: Jason Cristofe Marcello

Vince discusses Halloween and its depiction in movies and TV, and welcomes his guest, professional psychic and spiritual counselor Jason.
September 12, 2018 Show  Inaugural Broadcast Special Guest: Duane Brodnick

Vince and Duane, both lifelong fantasy fans, discuss the 1960s classic sitcom "Bewitched" and the evolution of the fantasy genre.