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 58: Battle of the Belles 2020!

    October 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    belles and chimes, pinball, pinball expo, pinball expo 2020, pinball tournament

    Don't stop believin' y'all!
    In this episode, we hear about the upcoming Battle of the Belles taking place during the virtual Pinball Expo. Our guests: Tish Edwards, Jen Ruper, Frieden Johnson, and special guests Deborah Tahlman and Phoebe Smith. Hear from this awesome group of ladies how you can be a part of this fun event!

  • Pinball Expo 2020 Preview

    October 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    chicago, pinball, pinball expo 2020, rob berk

    BONUS EPISODE: Rob Berk and special guests David Fix and Jeff Ohler stop by to chat about Pinball Expo 2020. Hear about what you can expect from this amazing, virtual and FREE event! Join us!

  • Episode 57: Keri Wing & Solid State Pinball Supply

    October 2nd, 2020  |  50 mins 41 secs
    kansas city, keri wing, pinball, pinball parts, solid state pinball supply, women

    We welcome back to the show competitive pinball player, Kery Wing! She filled us in on her newest endeavor, Solid State Pinball Supply and we chat pinball news and desert island collections!

  • Deeproot Chat - The crossover episode with Krystle Gemnich

    September 24th, 2020  |  57 mins 39 secs
    deeproot, krystle gemnich, pinball, raza, robert muller, san antonio, twip

    Krystle and I went to deeproot last weekend and we have much to discuss! Join us as we comment on our adventure, the aftermath, and the expansive TWIP article.

  • BPP at the Movies - An Interview with Candace Fields

    September 13th, 2020  |  53 mins 41 secs
    babes in pinland, candace fields, documentary, film, pinball, seattle, women

    I'm back from hiatus, and we are going to the movies! We chat in this special episode with filmmaker, Candace Fields. She is the director and producer of the Babes in Pinland documentary released earlier this year.

  • Episode 56: Alyson Rae

    August 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    alyson rae, centaur, northwest, northwest pinball summer camp, pinball, pnw, summer camp

    Come join us with our guest Alyson Rae as we sing songs around the virtual campfire! Alyson was the founder and director for the 2020 Northwest Pinball Summer Camp. We get to hear about how this great idea came together. We also chat, Centaur, podcasts, and leggings! Smores for everybody!

  • Episode 55: Stephanie Traub

    August 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    belles and chimes, california extreme, indisc, maryland, one ipod one pinball, pinball, stephanie traub, streaming, twitch, virgina, washington dc, women

    In episode 55, we hang out with Stephanie Traub from Washington, DC. She is the co-host of One iPod One Pinball and the 2020 INDISC Women's Champ. We discuss snacks, the Karate Kid, virtual cons, and a whole lot more!

  • Episode 54: Hot Nudge - Anna Neal & Rebecca Hinsdale

    August 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    anna neal, chicago, hot nudge, pinball, rebecca hinsdale, streaming, twitch, women

    In this episode of BPP, we chat with the new ladies on the streaming scene, Hot Nudge! Hosts Anna Neal and Rebecca Hinsdale talk about how their stream came together, the challenges and success of creating pinball content, and of course all the hot nugs goodness! We also chat about news (GnR = Jersey Jack after Dark, Wizard modes, and more). I can confirm there is some singing in the episode. #whosoesntloveforeigner #Hotnuggin #Iwannaknowwhatpinballis

  • Episode 53: Mrs. Pin

    July 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    heist, jeff parsons, mrs pin, nerd pins, pin crafts, pinball, sarah line, snorks, sports center, swag

    It is the crossover episode, y'all! We welcome Mrs. Pin, Sarah Line to the podcast. We chat pin crafts, news, Dr. Pin's debut on the podcast scene, our love of swag and so much more, come listen right now!

  • Episode 52: Louise Wagensonner

    July 18th, 2020  |  45 mins 57 secs
    california extreme, california pinball, louise wagensonner, monty python, multimorphic, p3, pinball, women

    We welcome current top 5 player (#2!!!), Louise Wagensonner to the show. We chat about P3, virtual events, California pinball and turtle love. I debut a new segment (#dreamstreams) and we don't expect the Spanish Inquisition to show up.

  • Episode 51: Kelly Moncla

    July 11th, 2020  |  39 mins 20 secs
    austin, beaumont, kelly moncla, pinball, pinball cake, pinball mafia, texas, twitch, women

    Join me as a chat with Pinball Mafia member, Kelly Moncla. We talk pinball news, pin buying tips, best birthday cake ever and her sweet drop catch moves on twitch.

  • Episode 50: Happy Anniversary! The 50th Episode with Tina Rottman

    July 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    50th, anniversary, birthday, pinball, tina rottman, women

    We made it! Backbox turns a year old and celebrates our 50th episode. My friend and Belles league coordinator, Tina Rottman joins me for this episode. We chat some about pinball, a bunch about covid and a bit more about snacks. Join us!

  • Special Episode: Let's Talk About Diversity!

    June 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    black lives matter, diversity, ifpa, jack danger, jessica kent, josh sharpe, juana summers, pinball, stern, steve bowden

    Black Lives Matter.

    Please join us for a discussion on how we can help make our pinball spaces safe for BIPOC and more diverse . We talk about the announcements from the IFPA, the statements from some of the manufactures and our feelings as players, TD's, content creators and more. I hope that this is the first of may discussions. The members of the panel include Juana Summers, Jessica Kent, Josh Sharpe, Steven Bowden and Jack Danger.

  • Little Flip - Ava Baldridge

    May 7th, 2020  |  26 mins 43 secs
    ava baldridge, bingo pinball, for your amusement only podcast, little flip, pinball, turf king, women

    She fully restored a wood rail EM and she can't even drive! Our newest Little Flip is Ava Baldridge of Richmond, VA. She loves pinball and enjoys repairing them with her Dad, Nick. She is a guest co-host on his pinball podcast and loves working machines. We break down her restoration job, interests and chat about the new title from P3, Heist!

  • Episode 49: Pinball Happy Hour - Helena Walter Higgins and Snow Galvin

    May 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    blizzard mountain, colorado, dory hill, helena, snow, women's world championship

    Got to hang out with some awesome pinballers, Helena and Snow from the Colorado area. We learn more about their scene and their time at the women's worlds in Denver. Kickback and enjoy!

  • Episode 48: Elaine Hecht

    April 16th, 2020  |  35 mins 1 sec
    belles & chimes, belles and chimes, elaine hecht, phoenix, pinball, women

    I made a new friend! Come join me and Phoenix Belle, Elaine Hecht as we chat pinball news and the Phoenix pin scene. We hear about Belles and chimes, why arcades are the best place to beat the heat and why Elaine is looking to play all the aussies! Join us :)