Rental Return S1 EP6: Pushing Stop

The first season of Rental Return – Tales From the Video Store comes to an end! In Episode 5, you heard our Video Heroes talk about some drama that happened at the store and some promotional items they got to keep. Now it’s time to wrap up their memories by “Pushing Stop.”

In Episode 6, you’ll hear how our Video Heroes ended their tenures at the video store. Most of their experiences lasted until the end when DVDs invaded the VHS shelves and stores slowly faded from the retail scene. Christian tells how accusations of stealing ultimately led to leaving his dream job. Preston tells how his tenure ended with setting his Blockbuster shirt aflame. And speaking of flames, Amanda tells the sad story of how her parent’s store was destroyed by arson and then was remembered by their community of customers. Plus, hear about Zac “the retail killer,” Gary’s lament for the rental store social experience, and much more in this final episode for Season 1.

Stream Season 1 Episode 6 titled “Pushing Stop” below. Subscribe to Rental Return – Tales From the Video Store for the complete library of episodes and leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoy the show.

Our “Video Heroes” for Season 1 include Amanda StefaniukChris TanskiChristian McGalliardGary KefferJP VriessPreston Burt, and Zac Shipley. Follow @TRNsocial on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to see pictures provided by our “Video Heroes” and more VHS memories.

If you are a former rental store employee and would like to be interviewed for an upcoming season, please contact Adam @hojukoolander on Twitter or email jason@theretronetwork.com

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'80s kid and '90s grad. I've been writing and podcasting about 1980s pop culture since 2011 at my Rediscoverthe80s.com website. I collect vinyl, comics, Batman memorabilia, and all things Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.