S2: Pushing Stop

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"Pushing Stop" will ask our Video Heroes about their final days working for video stores and how the transition from VHS to DVD impacted their experience.
Season 2 of Rental Return - Tales From the Video Store comes to a close with "Pushing Stop." This episode features the final days of video stores from the perspective of our Video Heroes. You'll hear how DVD, Blu-Ray, and Netflix affected the operation of their stores. Then, listen how some of our Heroes ended their tenures and their perspective on other store closings in the area. With the perspective of hind sight, we then ask our Heroes what they miss most about working at a video store. And finally, we find out if our Heroes kept any mementos from the store as a badge of honor.

Our "Video Heroes" for Season 2 include Mark DeWitt (@Mark_DeWitt), Brian B. (@InnerDemonsGR), Joe Corey (@YourCanadianGF), Matthew Corey (@rollerdogNC), Bob O’Rourke (@constrictionpix), William Lanham (@deadly_dinosaur), Colin Fitzpatrick, Alan Smith, W. Axel Foley aka Billy Foley, and Brandon Meyers.

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If you are a former rental store employee and would like to be interviewed for an upcoming season, please contact Adam @hojukoolander on Twitter or email hojukoolander@gmail.com

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Creators and Guests

Adam aka Hoju Koolander
Adam aka Hoju Koolander
Host of Wizards, Rental Return, Thrift Store Horde & Waxpack Flashback on The Retro Network.
Jason Gross
Jason Gross
Podcast host and producer for The Retro Network and Rediscover the '80s.
S2: Pushing Stop
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