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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
email: antic@ataripodcast.com
twitter: @AtariPodcast
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Mar 31, 2016

Richard Leinecker, Your Atari Comes Alive

Richard Leinecker is author of the book Your Atari Comes Alive, which was published by Alpha Systems. The book provides instructions for building hardware projects that work with the Atari 8-bit computers, such as event detectors, motion sensors, a light pen, Christmas lights,...


Mar 29, 2016

Art Prag: Mapware, Starware, and Astrology

 

Art Prag, along with Harry Koons, published three programs with Atari

Program Exchange: Mapware, Starware, and Astrology. Harry Koons died

in 2005.

 

Mapware first appeared in the fall 1981 APX catalog, where it won

second place in the personal interest and development...


Mar 27, 2016

Jeff Johannigman

Jeff Johannigman published his first two computer programs through Atari Program Exchange: Rabbotz and Snark Hunt. He went on to program the Atari ports of Mask of the Sun and Serpent's Star for Br0derbund, then worked on Relax for Synapse, GI Joe for EPYX, copy protection for Electronic Arts, and was...


Mar 25, 2016

Leigh Zeitz, Epson Connection book

Leigh Zeitz wrote the book The Epson Connection: Atari Edition, about using your Atari 8-bit computer with Epson printers; as well as a version of the book for the Commodore 64.

This interview took place on November 8, 2015.

Teaser quotes:

"IBM came out and said: 'Well guess what? As...


Mar 23, 2016

David Johnson, Popeye

David Johnson co-created the Atari 400/800/5200 version of Popeye, which was released by Parker Brothers.

This interview took place on November 9, 2015.

Teaser quote

"That was my first work experience. I really enjoyed it.  We were doing like 60, 70 hours a week."