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Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert interviewed on Pop My Culture podcast

Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert (stars of “The Monster Squad”) chat with Cole and Vanessa about Justin Bieber’s deleted Instagram account, Kids Incorporated, Square One Television, Peter Scolari, With or Without You, The E.T. Atari cartridges, Summer Olympics, Curling, Circus of the Stars, and Andre’s bad-ass celebrity BMX biker team.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first Atari game you were into) on our website for a chance to win a Monster Squad Blu-Ray signed by Andre and Ryan!

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hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton with Andre Gower and Ryan Lambert

Signed The Monster Squad bluray


  • Comment by Brooke — August 17, 2016 @ 8:22 am

    Ms. Pac-Man! I was thrilled that there was a girl in a game. Now you have to wonder why they didn’t call her Pac-Woman. =o)

  • Comment by Robin Ficken — August 17, 2016 @ 8:56 am

    Millipede was first game and can I just say that I had a HUGE
    Crush on Ryan and saw every episode of Kids Incorporated
    He was ever on and he was the reason I rented
    Monster Squad at the Video Store so many times
    so I could watch him over and over again. My mom
    Eventually bought me the VHS Tape! I recognized
    His voice on your show as soon as he spoke! I want
    That Blue Ray so BAD!!!!! Thanks you guys for having
    Them on your show!!!

  • Comment by Scott Davis — August 18, 2016 @ 7:16 am

    I loved Combat. A simple little tank game that had my brother and I hooked for hours at a time.

  • Comment by Dorena — August 18, 2016 @ 4:40 pm

    Space Invaders.

  • Comment by Lori W. — August 18, 2016 @ 4:58 pm

    First video game, definitely PacMan!! Played it everywhere I found it and then finally got an Atari to play at home!

    RYAN!!! I had a huge crush on him – big big Kids Inc fan. I just fell in love with the spiky hair, the cute face and that guitar. Would love this BluRay – thank you for having him on your show!!

  • Comment by Jeanette — August 19, 2016 @ 4:40 pm


  • Comment by Aaron Humphrey — August 19, 2016 @ 10:51 pm

    Yars’ Revenge, use to love to play that game.

  • Comment by Luis Urbina — August 21, 2016 @ 3:41 pm

    My favorite was also my first and was on my first system, Super Breakout on the 5200.

  • Comment by Amanda Tutas — August 21, 2016 @ 3:42 pm

    Kaboom! And it was always my favorite.

  • Comment by Collin Bounds — September 4, 2016 @ 3:24 pm

    The first Atari game I ever played was Adventure, which hooked me immediately. The two games I really became obsessed with, though, were Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. Not because I was any good at them, but because I couldn’t figure out what the heck was going on! They were so unwinnable that it made me even more determined to beat them. (I never did.)

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