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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  • 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! :)

  • Episode 28: Beck Gusler

    January 11th, 2020  |  53 mins 24 secs
    beck gusler, pennsylvania, rage tilt, stranger things, twipys

    In the first episode of 2020 we chat with business owner, artist and pinballer, Beck Gusler from Rage Tilt Pinball. We talk TWIPYs, Stranger Things and the Swag game. We have all the TWIPY ideas and learn more about the PA pin-scene. What a great way to kick off 2020!

  • Episode 27: 2019 in Review - with Krystle Gemnich and Stephanie Guida

    December 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins
    2019, pinball, recap, rip tide, top 10, women

    The ladies of the Rip Tide Pinball Podcast help count down the top 10 pinball happenings of 2019. We chat about all the cool stuff that happened this year, a possible new Rip Tide "after hours" segment and how Krystle and I may be frenemies now! Happy New Year Y'all!!

  • Episode 26: Priyanka Kochhar

    December 27th, 2019  |  55 mins 4 secs
    pinball, pinburg, pittsburg, priyanka kochhar, replay fx, rick and morty, stranger things, wipt, women

    On this episode we talk to competitive player and PAPA TV regular, Priyanka Kochhar. December has been a very busy month and we chat about all the games and possible themes coming out. Also, we hear about Priyanka's experience as a tournament player, her love of all things animated and much more!

  • Episode 25: Elizabeth Cromwell

    December 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    elizabeth cromwell, papa, pinball, pinburg, r2d2, replay fx, rick and morty, twipy, women

    In episode 25, we chat with the Assistant Director of Operations for PAPA, Elizabeth Cromwell. We are feeling all the things! Toppers, Rick and Morty, David Bowie and we get Pinburg tips right from the source! There is so much in this episode… I can’t list it all.

  • Episode 24: Ashley Ludwig

    December 3rd, 2019  |  59 mins 51 secs
    ashley ludwig, houston, pinball, pinball mafia, raza, restoration, roy parker, texas, women

    It's the Houston recap ya'll! We chat with the ladies tourney 1st place winner, Ashley Ludwig. When she's not throwing down at a tournament, you can find her restoring pinball machines! We hear more about the expo, her work, how I am on the road to becoming a pinball cat lady and more!

  • Episode 23: Rachel Bess

    November 28th, 2019  |  46 mins 35 secs
    belles and chimes, electric bat arcade, marco, pinball, rachel bess, tempe, women

    In episode 23 we chat with Marco Marketing guru and arcade owner Rachel Bess. We chat about the latest renovations at the Electric Bat Arcade and future plans (its a chain y'all!). We also chat pinball upkeep, having fun with Marco and what's next for this very busy lady.

  • Episode 22: Brandi Foster

    November 15th, 2019  |  59 mins 4 secs
    atlanta, blue laws, brandi foster, harry potter, nightmare castle, okboomer, pinball, spongebob, toppers, ween

    In episode 22 we chat with Southern Belle, Brandi Foster from Atlanta, GA. We chat toppers, developing a pinball scene with active blue laws, the 24 hr Sanctum battle and all things lady pinball. We also had an #okboomer moment lol

  • Little Flip - The Dronet Sisters

    November 11th, 2019  |  36 mins 5 secs
    bts, dronet, girls, houston, pinball, princess bride, taylor swift, teens, tpf, women

    We are back with another Little Flip episode featuring the Dronet Sisters from Houston, Texas. Miette and Annabeth are 14 yr old phenoms ranked in the top 100 of the lady's bracket. We chat about their introduction to Pinball, their big pinball design dreams and what type of music pins they would like to see in the future. These young ladies are the next generation of pinball and it was so much fun chatting with them.

  • Episode 21: Zoe Vrabel

    October 31st, 2019  |  57 mins 10 secs
    celts, haggis, ifpa, pinball, women, wonder woman, zoe

    In episode 21, we sit down with Zoe Vrabel and chat about the new IFPA women's advisory board and other issues affecting women in the sport and hobby of pinball. We also talk about Celts, the latest offering from Haggis Pinball, and Jersey Jack's new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth news. I channeled my inner Diane Sawyer ya'll!