Episode 100 – Live from Flipperspiel Underground

This week, Don and Jeff recorded live, side-by-side at Flipperspiel Underground in Las Vegas.  Pretty sure we forgot to thank the most important person involved…YOU!  Thank you all for listening and supporting the show for 100 episodes!  Five and a half years of mediocre pinball ranting. Thanks again for joining us!  Special thanks to Daniel and Hollywood Nate at NiftyLED.com for throwing the party, to Adam at Flipperspiel Underground for hosting us in his great arcade, to Ryan Claytor for his fantastic Episode 100 artwork, and thanks to Nick, Lee, Chris, Scott, David and Leeann of ULEKStore.com, the membership of FU, and the NiftyLED Mrs’es for joining us in Vegas.

(from left to right – Hollywood Nate, Ryan Claytor, Nick Pin-Baldridge, Lee, Jeff, Scott, Adam from FU, Daniel from NiftyLED, Don-kneeling)

The second half of the episode is a discussion with Adam from Flipperspiel.  We discuss the club, membership and their newest addtion…a GIANT Killer Queen arcade set-up.

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Episode 100 Shirt/Poster/Event Details!

Hello Listeners!

It is my honor to announce the impending 100th episode from our favorite pinball discussants and tangeteers, Don and Jeff, co-host extraordinaires of THE Pinball Podcast.

This post is gonna be a doozy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way for the second-longest-winded pinball podcast on the interwebs *a-hem*TaylorAndTommy*a-hem* …excuse me. Something in my throat there. Anyhow, here’s what you can expect:

A) Custom Commemorative T-shirt Art
B) Limited-Edition Screen Printed Poster
C) Episode #100 Grand Hootenanny in Las Vegas (!??!)

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A. Custom Commemorative T-shirt Art

All joking aside, I’ve been wanting to create some artwork for Don and Jeff for years now, and I’m excited to release this new design I illustrated in celebration of their 100th episode. The guys and NiftyLED are sparing no expense. The design will be screen-printed (with 4 colors) on a bougey ring-spun cotton (very soft) navy T-shirt from American Apparel.

We are opening a month-long window for pre-orders that will close on Dec. 31st, 2016. Shirts will be $20 each for sizes S-XL and $23 for sizes XXL-XXXL (+ $5 shipping in the U.S. and $15 shipping outside the U.S. Multiple shirts in one order will not increase shipping cost.). During the pre-order window we will also be accepting orders for female fitted shirts…

…also $20 for sizes S-XXL. Shirts will be ready by mid-February (see “Episode #100 Grand Hootenanny in Las Vegas” below). To secure your shirt, place your order through NiftyLED here:


B. Limited-Edition Screen-Printed Poster

Unlike the commemorative T-shirts, which WILL BE PRINTED regardless of how many are ordered, these signed, hand-numbered, limited-edition prints MIGHT BE PRINTED…if we receive at least 20 pre-orders by Dec. 31st, 2016.

These posters will be screen-printed (just like a good ole’-fashioned playfield or backglass) in a limited run of 50 on high-quality 100# French paper with a nice standard size of 18”x24” (easy to find a frame for). Posters will be sold for $25 each (+$15 shipping inside the U.S. and +$25 shipping outside the U.S.). For delivery, the print will be nestled inside craft paper wrap (to ensure a safe delivery) and snuggled inside a big, fat, 3” diameter tube (for minimal warping).

We were not originally going to offer these prints, but I begged and pleaded because I love The Pinball Podcast, and I’ll be honest, I’m pretty taken by this design. So, let’s make this a reality by placing a pre-order at NiftyLED here:


In the unfortunate event that we do not receive 20 pre-orders by Dec. 31st, 2016, pre-order money will be refunded in-full and the posters will not be printed. *sad emoji* #firstWorldProblems

C. 100th Episode Grand Hootenanny in Las Vegas

As if all this artsy stuff wasn’t enough, the guys are recording their celebratory 100th episode LIVE in Las Vegas at Flipperspiel Underground on Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2017. Damnit that sounds cool. Excuse me for a moment…

*sets a Travelocity search notification*

Okay, I’m back. So, this is really a thing. You, too, can be a part of this wonderous occasion in the City of PIN, Las Vegas, NV. …and if you act fast, you can probably even find tickets to the same Ween concert that Don will be attending.

The Flipperspiel Underground
6000 S Eastern Ave. #4D
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Doors open at 1:00 PM, admission to play games is $10.00 – Over 20 Pinball Machines and over 15 Video games, all set to FREEPLAY

Don & Jeff will start recording at 3:00 PM until whenever they finish or pass out.

Grand Hootenany Tournament Registration opens at 6:00 PM, Tournament starts at 7:00 PM $10 entry fee goes to the pot for the winners! This will be an IFPA points event (because Don and Jeff are super-knowledgeable about tournament stuff).

Alright, I think that about does it for the info dump. From Don and Jeff, thanks for the listenership. I know they’re all hopped-up to connect with each of you lucky folks in Vegas. From Daniel at Nifty, he supports your choice to make pinball purple again. From me, thanks for all your support and interest in my work. I can’t believe you’ve made it possible for me to illustrate over a dozen designs and counting for this incredible hobby. You all rock!!!

Vegas or Bust,
Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics

Episode 58 – Live from the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown 2015

Hey guys, we had the opportunity past weekend to come together to record a live show in Denver at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown. We had a nice audience in attendance and we had a great time meeting fans, having a few goofs, and playing lots and lots of pinball. Please excuse any rough audio, but I think we captured all the important parts clearly enough.


Thanks again to Dan and Holly Nikolich for inviting us to the show and giving us an opportunity to record live and gather up listeners for a fun time. Thanks to Nifty LED and Mezel Mods for their continued support of the show.


Left to Right: Don, Nate from NiftyLED, Jeff