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 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!

  • Episode 20: Rachel Karlic and Rebecca Hinsdale

    October 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    belles and chimes, chicago, elvira, pinball, pinball expo, rachel, rebecca, toppers, willy wonka

    In episode 20, we break down Pinball Expo with Chicago Belles sisters, Rebecca Hinsdale and Rachel Karlic. We also chat about the CE Willy Wonka release, the new Medieval Madness topper and I fangirl over Rachel's epic save at WIPT 2019.

    Rachel and Rebecca's photo courtesy of Erin Malysa
    WIPT Photo courtesy of Orange Photography
    Cassandra Peterson photo courtesy of Rebecca Hinsdale

  • Episode 19: Tracy Abrahams and Kelli Raisler

    October 23rd, 2019  |  55 mins 6 secs
    austin, belles and chimes, pinball, texas, women

    On Episode 19 we chat with Tracy and Kelli, the coordinators for newest Belles and Chimes Chapter in Austin Texas. We chat about the new Women's advisory panel and the challenges they face, the opening of their new chapter. I also have a second patron!! It is very exciting!

  • Episode 18: Julie Dorssers

    October 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
    american girl, canada, pinball, pinball expo, star wars, women, wonder woman

    In episode 18 we speak with Julie Dorssers, the real Wonder Woman behind the retheme pin of the same name. Julie and I chat about affordable pins (they may be for dolls), how much can stern get out of the Star Wars license, and her upcoming trip to Pinball Expo. She may be my sister from another mister y'all! LOL

  • Episode 17: Kim Martinez

    October 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    cleveland, columbus, cornetto, diversity, dollar, ifpa, kim martinez, level1, ohio, silberball country club

    In episode 17 we get to know, Kim Martinez of Columbus, Ohio. We chat about the latest pinball releases, the IFPA, diversity in Pinball and the Ohio pinball scene. Also, learn why Kim would like to come to your door and talk to you about a special pinball theme! ;)

  • Episode 16: Danielle Peck

    September 30th, 2019  |  55 mins 38 secs
    australia, bad cats, dani, danielle peck, ifpa, millionaire, new zealand, nightmare castle, pinball, smokey and the bandit

    We sit and chat with the Danielle Peck, who is currently ranked #1 in the world on the IFPA ladies bracket. We talk about current pinball news, the women's IFPA dollar, pinball in New Zealand, and you can learn why my new nickname for her is "Frog."

  • Episode 15: Dina Lindsay

    September 19th, 2019  |  59 mins 48 secs
    dina, europe, germany, jdl, pinball, streaming

    On episode 15 we chat with pinballer and streamer, Dina Lindsay. She gives us the 411 on the German and European pinball scene, her love of The Who and the challenges and triumphs of streaming competitive pinball.

  • Episode 14: Keri Wing

    September 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    ghostbusters, ifpa, jurassic park, kansas, kansas city, keri wing, pinball, twip, women

    On episode 14 of the Backbox Pinball Podcast, we chat with the 2019 IFPA world champ, Keri Wing. We find out about all things Kansas City Pinball, Keri’s love of saving pinball machines and what she does when she is not winning tournaments (it involves polka)! I also drag out my soapbox on behalf of pinball media.

  • Little Flip - Anna

    September 8th, 2019  |  10 mins 46 secs
    anna, california extreme, girls, kids, little flip, pinball, the flipper room

    Our first Little Flip - Anna Moretti from Concord, CA! We talk to Anna about why she loves pinball, some of her favorite games, and Halloween!

  • Episode 13: Imoto Arcade

    September 6th, 2019  |  58 mins 38 secs
    ayce gogi, chipgate, houdini, houston arcade expo, imoto arcade, marco specialities, pinball, pinball 101, roger sharpe

    Today we talk with cinematographer and creative, Imoto Arcade. Imoto takes an hour while driving across the country to chat with us about her world. We talk about her work with Marco, Marco Specialties, her thoughts on the pinball news of the day and more.

    www.imotoarcade.com
    https://www.youtube.com/marcopinball

  • Episode 12: Heather Smith

    August 30th, 2019  |  43 mins 58 secs
    pinball, small business, texas, titan pinball, women

    Our guest today is Heather Smith, the owner of Titan Pinball!