Ever since Ben learned to ace Jungle King and Fireball in his family's basement as a kid, he's been a pinball fiend, seeking out machines on boardwalks and at bars so enthusiastically that he eventually founded Pinball Chicago, a league of competitive gamers and compendium of spots in the city that offer pinball. He starts by unpacking the older electromechanical machines versus the much more numerous and modern solid-state machines that brought the replacement of the characteristic bells and chimes and rounds out the conversation by listing the plethora options of barcades that have popped up around the city and some of his favorite tournament experiences.
This was recorded outside of Clark St. Dog in Chicago, IL. Apologies in advance for the street sounds, unless you really like street sounds. Then you're welcome in advance for the street sounds.
See Ben's show The Funny Papers this Thursday and next at 8 PM at the Prop Theatre.
See Ben's show (of which MBS is a fellow cast member) Ben Plays the Mayor on Wednesdays in October at 8:30 PM at iO Chicago.
Thanks to Cards Against Humanity for sponsoring and the Chicago Podcast Cooperative for continued support.