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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  • 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 :)

  • Episode 47: Pinball Happy Hour - Babes in Pinland

    April 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 17 mins
    babes in pinland, jasmijn de jong, kayla greet, monday night pinball, pinball, seattle, skill shot, sophie malloy, women

    The pacific northwest is home to some amazing pinball and one of the most iconic leagues, Babes in Pinland. We chat with founder Kayla Greet and members Sophie Malloy and Jasmijn de Jong. This is a pinball packed episode that makes me want to move to Seattle!

  • Episode 46: Pinball Happy Hour: Richmond Belles and Chimes

    April 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins
    belles and chimes, pinball, pinball happy hour, richmond, women

    Ok, I haven't laughed this hard in a while. We get to hang out with Laura Fraley, Andi Richardson and Jessy Farrell of the Richmond Belles and Chimes chapter. We meander quite a bit on this episode and I hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording it. I promise that we do talk about pinball...among other things. #hotbutteredroll #mountlaundry #softpants #hardpants #bicyclepants #pinballhappyhour

  • Episode 45: Pinball Happy Hour - Pinball Women Ottawa

    April 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    canada, house of targ, indisc, ottawa, pinball, pinball league, pinball women ottawa, women

    Its another get together and this time it is international! We chat with the Pinball Women of Ottawa, a small but mighty group of ladies holding it down in Canada. Our guests include Megan Sprague, Gabi Antaya and Alisa Joy. Let's chat some Pinball <3

  • Episode 44: Pinball Happy Hour - Belles and Chimes - New Haven

    April 9th, 2020  |  56 mins 52 secs
    belles and chimes, emily may, kristen bayusik, new haven, pinball, pintastic, sanctum, women

    Woo hoo! We get to hang out with Kristen Bayusik and Emily May with the Belles chapter in New Haven, CT. They live next to the Sanctum, how cool is that?!? We chat Pintastic, the New England Pinball scene and I may have told a meandering story on toilet paper. Join us for pinball happy hour!

  • 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 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!


  • 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.