About the show

A weekly podcast about women in the sport and hobby of pinball. News, interviews and great conversations about our favorite thing, pinball! Hosted by Lauren Gray and a different guest host(s) each episode.

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Episodes

  • Episode 43: Pinball Happy Hour - Boston Belles & Chimes

    April 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    belles and chimes, boston, pinball, women

    It is Pinball Happy Hour Boston Style! I had a great time with the local Belles; Erin Siden, Sharon Hebenstreit and Allison Flintoff. We chat about life, Tron, formats, art and a whole lot more. :)

    I love that dirty water, Oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, yeah)!!!

  • Episode 42: Pinball Happy Hour - The Stream Team

    April 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 51 mins
    dani peck, deborah talhman, fruit, heist, hot wheels, maureen hendrix, pinball, pinball happy hour, stream team, streaming

    We are getting the band back together! Help me welcome back Maureen Hendrix, Dani Peck and Deborah Talhman. we chat about pinball, life, fruit, COVID-19 and all the things.

  • Episode 41: Melissa Geils - Logan Arcade

    March 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    belles and chimes, chicago, logan arcade, melissa geils, pinball, twipys, women

    Melissa Geils, GM of the award-winning Logan Arcade joins us for this week's episode. We have a breakdown of the 2019 TWIPY awards (there is a ton to unpack and I didn't cry y'all! ). We also chat about the famous Logan Arcade and how Melissa and her staff are handling the challenges of COVID-19.

  • Episode 40: TWIPY Preview

    March 25th, 2020  |  55 mins 49 secs
    awards, cary hardy, heist, imoto arcade, p3, pinball, tpf, twip, twipy

    Meet the MCs of this year's TWIPYs, Imoto Arcade and Cary Hardy! Hear some behind the scenes details from these talented creators as we prepare for the premier pinball people's choice awards show!

  • Episode 39: Soft Plunge Fashion Show 2020

    March 19th, 2020  |  52 mins 15 secs
    apparel, brisbane masters, jessica denardo, podcast, shorts, soft plunge, tpf

    It is the Backbox pinball Podcast Spring Fashion show with Jessica DeNardo, owner of Soft Plunge Apparel. We talk about TPF, show season vs. COVID-19, how you can help your friends (and yourself to a pin) during this time and more. Hear about the new items coming from Soft Plunge, Brisbane Masters and Taquitos!

    Oh and yes... we do talk about the "booty shorts"! Join us :)

  • Episode 38: Bonus Episode - Women's World Champion - Sunshine Bon

    March 12th, 2020  |  24 mins 53 secs
    2020, denver, ifpa, sunshine bon, women's world championship

    She's back y'all!! She went to Denver and came home with the trophy (and a pinball machine!!!). In this quick episode we chat with Sunshine and her experience at the 2020 IFPA Women's world championship. The games, the drama, the dried fruit!!! It is all here. :)

  • Episode 37: Slumber Party!

    February 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 27 mins
    columbus, drunk history, inside the pinball arcade, jeffree star, ohio, pinball

    The party continues!!! The wine is flowing and we get down to the Inside the Pinball Arcade segment with the Ladies of Columbus (Gillian Holle, Jen Ruper, Brooke Spradlin and surprise guest Deborah Tahlman) There is some swearing and adult content; listener discretion is advised. BTW - this episode is f-ing hilarious but not for kids.

  • Episode 36: Belles Bunk-In!

    February 27th, 2020  |  58 mins 15 secs
    belles and chimes, bunk in, columbus, ohio, pinball, tournament

    Your invited to the best pinball slumber party ever! We chat with the Belles of Columbus (Gillian Holle, Jen Ruper and Brooke Spradlin) about the inaugural Belles Bunk-in this weekend! We get to talk about how the event came to be and all the fun details!
    Tickets:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/24-hour-belles-bunk-in-pinball-tournament-registration-89674772659?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

    Links
    https://www.facebook.com/columbusbellesandchimespinball/

  • Episode 35: Maria Hasund

    February 27th, 2020  |  51 mins 28 secs
    ifpa, maria hasund, norway, pateron, rick and morty, stranger things, tilt, uv, womens championship

    Norwegian pinball is here as we talk with our new friend Maria Hasund. Maria gives us the 411 on the Norway pinball scene. We chat about the UV kit to stranger things, the Brisbane Masters and LEGO! Come join us :)

  • Episode 34: Aviana Smith

    February 16th, 2020  |  45 mins 46 secs
    aviana smith, idaho, ifpa championships, pinball, women

    In episode 34 we talk with Idaho State champion, Aviana Smith. She is all poise as she shares with us her experiences leading to the IFPA Championships in Denver. We chat Jurassic Park, Haggis Pinball (I wanna be.... your sledgehammer!), Rick and Morty and so much more!

  • Episode 33: Deborah Tahlman

    February 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins
    belles and chimes, chicago expo, deborah tahlman, ifpa, ohio

    This episode features competitive player and commentator extraordinaire, Deborah Tahlman. The interview game is so strong and she did not disappoint! We chat about pinball news, the upcoming Women's championships, Chicago Expo, pinball tattoos, nicknames and so much more! Big time <3 emoji for this episode y'all.

    Photo Credit: https://orangephotography.com/
    PSA: This episode is a little spicy - lol - It's not explicit but maybe check it out before the little ones listen.

  • Episode 32: Morgan and Kayte Emery - Spooky Pinball

    February 11th, 2020  |  48 mins 4 secs
    katye emery, morgan emery, rick and morty, spooky, topper

    Welcome to episode 32 with Morgan and Kayte Emery of Spooky Pinball! We chat about what is going on behind the scenes at Spooky. You'll find out why I've got a new nickname for Morgan (Baby Hustler) and we have an exclusive tidbit about that awesome Rick and Morty Topper. Plus, we have a surprise guest!!! Take a listen y’all! 😊

  • Bonus Episode: Women's Advisory Board (WAB) Roundtable

    January 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    anna wolk, belles and chimes, ifpa, juana summer, olivia helm, pinball, stern pro circuit, wab, women

    Let's meet the rest of the WAB! We are joined by Olivia Helm, Juana Summers and Anna Wolk in a roundtable discussion about the WAB, their involvement and where they see the board heading in 2020. Also, find out who hates Paragon and who loves the sound of the screaming librarian from Ghostbusters!

    Recorded on January 19, 2020

    Photo Credits: Olivia Helm, Charmcore Photography (Juana) and Orange Photography (Anna)

  • Episode 31: Holly Koskinen

    January 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 31 secs
    belles and chimes, c-bus, columbus, golden girls, holly koskinen, ohio, pinball, state championship series

    Ohio Ladies State Champ and 2019 WIPT winner, Holly Koskinen chats with us on episode 31. We get a break down of her experience at both those events and as a player in general. Thank you for being a friend, Holly! Cheesecake and roller skates for everyone!

  • Episode 30: Backbox After Dark....

    January 22nd, 2020  |  12 mins 24 secs

    Some thoughts on the new Pinball Network Trailer....

  • Episode 29: Sunshine Bon

    January 17th, 2020  |  48 mins 11 secs
    indisc, pinball, pinside, sunshine bon, women

    In this episode we chat with tournament regular, Sunshine Bon. She discusses her experiences at INDISC and we delve into the psychology of competitive pinball. We also chat about men talking about what themes women want....that's always fun! :)