Vintage computing Podcast for all types of retrocomputers
host: Randy Kindig
twitter: @floppydays
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Hello, everyone, and welcome to another episode of Floppy Days, the show about home computers of the late 70’s through the 80’s.  The next machine up to cover on the timeline is the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer, affectionately known as the CoCo.  Since there’s SOO much information to cover about this interesting machine, it will be a multi-parter, with the first episode covering the history of the CoCo.  I was lucky enough to get one of the authors of THE CoCo history book, my good friend Boisy Pitre, to come on the show and co-host this with me.  We’re going to cover the history of the CoCo from before its inception, through its introduction, until its eventual cancellation.  Boisy provides a fantastic perspective on the life and career of this machine and I think you’ll enjoy it.


Before delving into the main part of the show, I’ll cover a little bit of news, new acquisitions and feedback.

Links Mentioned in the Show:


New Acquisitions




Interview with Co-host Boisy Pitre

Direct download: 44FloppyDays_2015_08_CoCo_Part_1_History_with_Boisy_Pitre.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

Hello, welcome to the Floppy Days Podcast.  My name is Randy Kindig and this a special interview show to help get the word out about an upcoming event: Vintage Computer Festival Midwest.  This will be the tenth iteration of this event and I talk with Jason Timmons, one of the main organizers of the event.  He tells us all about the event, including guest speakers that will be there, exhibits, vendors and much more.  If you can make it to Chicago, IL the weekend of August 29 & 30, 2015, I highly recommend that you drop in and enjoy the show.




VCF Midwest home page -

VCF Midwest Facebook page -

VCF Midwest Twitter -

ECCC home page -

Jim Brain, Retro Innovations -

GoFundMe page for show donations -


Direct download: 43FloppyDays_2015_08_VCFMW10_Preview_Jason_Timmons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT