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Welcome to the Power Time Podcast!

Dig in and find out how Power Time came to be, and where it’s headed.

What is the Power Time Podcast?

This weekly podcast is a journey through the history of Nintendo, as told through the pages of my favorite childhood magazine, Nintendo Power. Each episode in the main series will cover a single issue of the magazine, as we ground-pound, spin-jump, and flutter kick our way through the years.

Who started this thing?

The Power Time Podcast is hosted by me, Tom Tate. I’m a 30-something that grew up playing Nintendo. In fact, I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t actively playing a home or handheld console. In July of 2016, Nintendo announced the NES Classic Edition, a mini HDMI-friendly version of Nintendo Entertainment System. Around the same time, someone uploaded a huge collection of Nintendo Power scans on (they’ve since been taken down.) Waves of nostalgia came pouring in.

I’ve been looking for an excuse to play and talk about video games for a while, and this seemed like the perfect time to do it.

How do I listen to the podcast?

You can listen here by browsing the episode archive, or you can listen through your favorite podcasting network (iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, etc.) I’d recommend downloading a mobile app and subscribing to the show. I use Pocket Casts on Android, and most of my friends use Overcast on iOS.

For more information on listening and subscribing, head on over here.

Is this affiliated with Nintendo?

No, this website and its associated podcast are not affiliated with Nintendo in any way. The podcast is my loveletter to Nintendo, who’ve provided me with hours of joy. My opinions are my own.

How do I get in touch with you?

Shoot me a message using our contact form. Send me a tweet. Or sign up below for Power Time Unlocked and join our exclusive Facebook community.

What’s Power Time Unlocked?

Power Time Unlocked is the perfect opportunity for you to geek out about Nintendo with like-minded fans. It’s totally free to sign up, and you get access to our private community, exclusive email newsletter, opportunities to participate, and much more.

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