Nostalgia Is Hard to Resist

Tim Horan
1 min readSep 6, 2020


Tim Horan and Phid McAwesome.
My friend Phid joins me to talk about the seductive power of nostalgia.

A sentimental longing for the past is seductive. The euphoria nostalgia brings is impossible to resist. Can something that feels so good be bad for you?

My friend, Phid McAwesome, and I discuss good and bad nostalgia in media, games and more…

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Podcast Notes

High Score, the Netflix docuseries on the history of classic video games

— Mark Schaefer’s article on nostalgia marketing

— The character from Street Fighter II that I refer to as a “green monster” is called Blanka. Apologies to fight game fans and sensitive monsters everywhere

Phid McAwesome on Twitter

Phid McAwesome on Twitch

The weekly show Phid co-hosts, Phid’s day (and night-time) gig

Phid’s food adventure Instagram account he runs with Charis, his partner

About the Author

Tim Horan is a writer and editor from Sydney, Australia. Start a conversation with him here, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. His website is



Tim Horan

Writer and Photographer. I talk about work, play, and everything in between.