My name is Lauren and I am the creator and host of the Backbox Pinball Podcast. I have been a pinball enthusiast my entire life. After my first game of PinBot as a kid, I was hooked! I began playing competitively in 2018 and founded the Belles and Chimes San Antonio Chapter in 2019.
As a tournament player and league coordinator, I felt that there was a space to include a female POV in pinball podcast-landia.
I hope to have not only players on the show but creators, dreamers and entrepreneurs from all corners of this wonderful hobby. If you would like to be a guest on the show or know a cool lady that should be, please drop me a line at: email@example.com
June 18th, 2021 | 36 mins 43 secs
charity, herrera family, leukemia, nudge out cancer, pinball
Join us as we chat with Tina and Matt Rottman about our local charity event raising money to help a family battle Leukemia.
April 2nd, 2021 | 1 hr 23 mins
2020, awards, jen ruper, pinball, this week in pinball, twip, twipys
On this episode, we are joined by Jen Ruper for a recap of the 2020 TWIPYs! The drama, the excitement, the "what the..." moments!!! Hear Lauren get super salty about what a mod is, give some love to lady creators, Hot Wheels and more!
April 1st, 2021 | 53 mins 58 secs
4evertheflip, american pinball, chicago, diversity, frieden johnson, girl scouts, led zeppelin, lgbtq, pinball, pinball superfriends, puppy4ella, twip, zofia ryan
In this episode we talk to the wonderful human, Frieden Johnson. She is the creator and organizer of the group, Pinball Superfriends. We chat pinball news, Led Zeppelin, awful memes, the #puppy4Ella turnout and why Pinball Superfriends should have chapters everywhere! (Recorded Feb 3, 2021)
January 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 17 mins
beck gallagher, hup challenge, hurry up challenge, jordan allen, pinball, pinball hall of fame, pittsburgh, twipys, women
In this episode, we meet Beck Gallagher and Jordan Allen, hosts of the TWIPY nominated YouTube Channel "The Hurry Up Challenge". We learn about their picks for the TWIPYs, deep-dive on Guns 'N' Roses, and chat about new pin rental venture, pinswaprentals.com. Join us!
January 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 7 mins
belles and chimes, cookies, laura fraley, pinball, pinbalm, pinburgh, quarntopia selfie tournament, richmond pinball collective, twipys, women
This week we have the organizer of the Quarantopia Selfie Tournament and a good friend of the show, Laura Fraley. We chat about her TWIPY nominated selfie event, how she could get a matching sequin jacket like mine, how she sold Jurassic Park for Avengers (the horror), and reminisce about the magic of Pinburgh. Also, I may have uttered the phrase "Songbird Multiball"...yes that is a Kenny G reference. Join us!
January 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 31 mins
american pinball, austin, belles and chimes, buffalo billiards, fliptronic, hot wheels, houston, pinball, texas, twipys, women
Rebecca Salam and Jordan Burgar are the hosts of the TWIPY nominated Pinball Stream, Fliptronic. In this super-sized episode, we chat TWIPYs, Hot Wheels, how Jordan outbid me on a part of pinball history, and an interesting connection between crafting and Roger Sharpe.
January 7th, 2021 | 29 mins 40 secs
cookies, dog, ella, game of thrones, girl scouts, iron maiden, little flip, pinball, pomsky, the office
Ella Reese is our newest little flip. She loves pinball, Girl Scouts, and dogs. Her dad, Taylor has challenged her to sell 100K boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. We chat cookies, dogs Game of Thrones, and more! Don't worry there is some pinball in there! #puppy4ella
December 31st, 2020 | 37 mins 54 secs
australia, emily cosson, guns n roses, pinball, pinball expo, women
Join me as we chat with Emily Cosson, the #1 player in Australia! We talk about Guns n Roses, Pinball Expo, and more! Emily is a joy to chat with and so much fun. (Recorded in October 2020)
December 29th, 2020 | 47 mins 8 secs
2020, elizabeth cromwell, holiday, kickback cafe, pinball, pinbalm, recap, upkick, women
The Backbox Pinball Podcast is back to kick this year to the curb! Welcome to the 2020 Dumpster Fire Holiday Extravaganza with special guest Elizabeth Cromwell. We chat Zepplin, Avengers, Pinburg, and how happy we are to see 2020 in the rearview mirror! Happy Holidays y'all!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!