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ANNOUNCEMENT: No, you aren’t in a time machine (well… maybe a retro time machine). The When It Was Cool family will be on vacation for the coming week with limited internet access so we are posting this week’s podcasts all in advance! Read More.



When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 58 - Pop Culture Home Runs

Podcast: (09-20-2018) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this episode we begin to hype the next When It Was Cool THE 100 article titled 100 Pop Culture Home Runs.  We discuss six this episode with Tonya picking 3 and Karl picking 3.  Among them discuss a Prince performance that surpassed all expectations, Heath Ledger as The Joker in Batman The Dark Knight, the first three seasons of LOST, Nirvana on MTV Unplugged, and much more! What are your pop culture smash hits? Retro pop culture, classic rock, and more. When It Was Cool Podcast 58


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Movie Review

Podcast: (09-19-2018) (Zones: Digital Downloads) This week's movie review takes a look back at one of the most popular and successful movie franchises of the 1980s (and of all time) - Indiana Jones and the first movie Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). We follow archaeology professor and adventurer Indiana Jones in his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant. Raiders of the Lost Ark Review


Bruised Not Broken Podcast - Episode 1 - Jacob’s Story

Podcast: (09-18-2018) (Zones: Tonya’s Zone) Tonya is here with her first ever solo audio show - Bruised Not Broken. Her show deals with mental illness and addiction struggles and in this episode she interviews "Jacob", her long time friend, who discusses his struggles with suicide, drug abuse, mental illness, and sexuality. We do not judge others and everyone has a story, a story that has written itself over a lifetime. Here is Jacob's story. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255 Bruised Not Broken 01


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special - Would Metallica Exist if not for Dave Mustaine

Podcast: (09-17-2018) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) NoFriender is back with a new Thrash Metal Show Podcast special which asks the question - Would Metallica exist if not for Dave Mustaine? Dave Mustaine, of course, went on to found his own mega-successful band Megadeth but he was also instrumental in the formation of Metallica as well. Join host NoFriender as he takes a look at the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music and examines the early days of Metallica. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Special



DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 132 - Magic

Podcast: (09-23-2018) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) On this edition of the DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about magic.  Not the stage show kind, or what Penn and Teller or doing but the belief that by spells or incantation, people can effect the future or events in their lives. It's easy to understand why humans, before the age of science, might have believed in magic but the big question is- why would anyone today believe in magic? Is there any evidence that real magic exists? What exactly is magic?  When It Was Cool invites you on this spellbinding exploration of magic. DragonKing Dark Podcast 132

Also heard on Dark Matter Radio Network and F4WOnline.com

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DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 131 - Pressed by the Beast

Podcast: (09-16-2018) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) On this episode of the DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern tells us two tales of odd and unusual tombstone inscriptions.  The first, located in Salt Lake City, UT ascribes the death of a local elderly lady to The Beast - 666.  We explore why The Beast from John's Revelation in the Bible may, or may not, have claimed this poor woman and why it is inscribed on her headstone.  The second story tells of a tombstone in New England that describes the deceased souls method of death - pressing.  Tales of the macabre from DragonKing Dark. DragonKing Dark Podcast 131

Also heard on Dark Matter Radio Network and F4WOnline.com

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FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 089 - Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Chris Benoit - WWF Championship - May 31st, 2001 - WWF SmackDown!

Podcast: (09-22-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 89th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, coming to you by FlairFlop.com, the Dirty Dawg Darsie discusses a wrestling classic between WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin and challenger Chris Benoit from WWF SmackDown on May 31st, 2001 in Edmonton, Alberta!  The Dawg discusses Steve Austin aligning himself with Vince McMahon, could Chris Benoit as WWF Champion worked in 2001, the Invasion storyline involving Triple H and Bret Hart, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 89


FlairFlop.com presents: Wrestling With the Dawg - Episode 088 - the Rock vs. Mankind - Pink Slip on a Pole match - December 27th, 1999 - WWF Monday Night Raw

Podcast: (09-15-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 88th edition of Wrestling With the Dawg, the Dirty Dawg Darsie discusses another match that left an impression on him as a wrestling fan growing up, the Rock vs. Mankind in a Pink Slip on a Pole match on WWF Monday Night Raw on December 27th, 1999! The Dawg discusses the sit-down interview Jim Ross did with Mick Foley afterwards, the Rock 'n' Sock Connection, the McMahon Helmsley era, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 88



Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Episode 20 - Strange Tales Issue 101

Podcast: (09-14-2018) (Zones: Marvel Universe in Order Podcast) The Marvel Universe in Order Podcast is back and this episode Karl takes a look at Strange Tales issue 101 which features a solo appearance by the Human Torch of the Fantastic Four. Up to this point, Strange Tales has been a sci-fi/horror anthology title with stand alone stories about monsters and aliens.  This issue it gets dragged into the young Marvel 616 continuity and will eventually give us Dr. Strange and others.  This issue we learn a lot more about the Human Torch including some odd powers that didn't stick around for long. Marvel Universe in Order Podcast 20


Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 37 - Hot For Teacher

Podcast: (09-13-2018) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry are back with a new Uphill Both Ways Podcast. Joseph talks moving back to South Korea. Devo first album. Van Halen early albums. Then the duo talk back to school topics and memories about things we did in school back in the day from the necessary equipment like binders to the games you played. This show is a super fun look back at being a kid in the 1970s. Uphill Both Ways 37



Fozzy - Judas Rising Concert Review

Article & Podcast: (09-10-2018) (Zones: Music) Fozzy stopped at the famous First Ave in Minneapolis for a leg of their Judas Rising Tour and the Dirty Dawg Darsie saw them LIVE AND IN LIVING COLOR!  Check out this special, hearing the Dawg review the opening bands for Fozzy with Chris Jericho and his experience seeing Fozzy for the second time! Read More.



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Rush - Subdivisions: Anatomy of a Song

Article: (09-06-2018) (Zones: Music) Revisit our popular article taking a deep dive view of the classic Rush song Subdivisions. In 1982 on the Rush studio album Signals, the video for the single Subdivisions received heavy airplay on MTV and became one of the most beloved Rush songs of the post-Moving Pictures era.  Join When It Was Cool and mega Rush fan Karl in his break down of this classic and timeless masterpiece.  Read More.



The 100 Greatest Comic Book Stories of All Time

Article: (Zones: Comics / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool has crunched the numbers using dozens of Best of Comics, Greatest Comic Books, and Must Read Comic Book Stories lists.  We have polled the visitors to When It Was Cool and these are the 100 Greatest Comic Book Single Issues, Comic Book Runs, and Graphic Novels of all time! Where did your favorite comic book or comic book story rank on the top 100 comics of all time list? Check it out!  Read More.

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100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History

Article: (Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool does a scientific (and a tiny bit subjective) study on who really were the 100 greatest acts in Rock & Roll and Pop Music history.  Some of the results will come as no surprise but others will.  Where does your favorite fall?  How do Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and others compare to one another?  Take a look at one of our most popular articles ever- the When It Was Cool 100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music History! Read More.