Retroist Rewind: Planes Trains and Automobiles

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Retroist Rewind: Planes Trains and Automobiles

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The Professor Atari

By The Professor on November 26, 2014

Welcome to another installment of a recurring feature we’re calling “Retroist Rewind”. We’ll be looking back at classic episodes from our favorite retro-themed podcast, The Retroist, talk about our favorite episodes, and discuss the show in the Forums.

If you haven’t listened to The Retroist Podcast before, you’re in for a treat. It’s a celebration of nostalgia and pop culture, discussing retro games, movies, tv, and more! Each episode opens with a great personal story from The Retroist himself, then delves into the backstory of the subject matter, how the subject came to be, it’s debut, popularity, and lasting importance and affect on pop culture. The Retroist Podcast is an absolute joy, and we think it deserves your attention.

This time, we revisit an episode of The Retroist Podcast about one of the most memorable John Hughes films from the 1980s, Planes Trains and Automobiles. The film was released on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1987. Planes Trains and Automobiles starred comedic legends Steve Martin as Neal Page and John Candy as Del Griffith, with the two as a traveling “Odd Couple” who share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago from New York City in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his family.

The Retroist has published the episode on YouTube, you can enjoy it below.


From The Retroist:


“On today’s show I talk all about the 80s comedy classic, Planes Trains and Automobiles. This is a classic piece of Holiday cinema that is definitely worth revisiting leading up to Thanksgiving. In this show I talk about the movies plot, production, the cast and the people behind the camera.”
– The Retroist


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Retroist Podcast, Episode 075: Planes Trains and Automobiles

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