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DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour - Episode 021 - Mailbag on Ken Patera, the Secret History of Hepatitis C in Pro Wrestling, Southeastern Championship Wrestling Review, & Ron Fuller

(01-17-2018) (Zones: Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast) On this episode of the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour Podcast, host Karl Stern answers a few questions out of the mailbag including thoughts on Ken Patera, the sad secret history of  hepatitis in pro wrestling, reviews an episode of Southeastern Championship Wrestling, and a great Ron Fuller promo.  DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour 021



Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Journey Into Mystery 84

Podcast: (01-16-2018) (Zones: Marvel Universe in Order Podcast) We continue the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast and Tonya rejoins us today to take a look at the second appearance of Thor.  The character of Thor gets a little more fleshed out this issue and we meet Jane Foster for the first time.  This time Thor battles injustice in South America and doesn't face a super powered foe but, instead, an Army and is faced with a choice.  This issue is more about character building that establishing Thor's power.  Marvel Universe in Order Podcast 14


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 041 - Slayer Reign in Blood - Part 5

Podcast: (01-15-2018) (Zones: NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 (Part 5).  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 041


DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 96 - In the News (Bigfoot, UFOs, & Ghost)

Podcast: (01-14-2018) (Zones: DragonKing Dark & Darker Podcasts) On this episode of DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern takes the show back to it's origins with what's in the news? This week we have two UFO stories including a video from Mexico of a vertical UFO.  We discuss the recent video of the ghost of a hanged man in the UK and, finally, what states had the most Bigfoot sightings last year?  It's an "In the News" edition of DragonKing Dark. DragonKing Dark Podcast 096


Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast - Episode 053 - Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit - Ladder Match for the WWF Intercontinental Title - WWF Royal Rumble 2001

Podcast: (01-13-2018) (Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On the 53rd installment of Wrestling With the Dawg, Joe Drilling of What a Maneuver joins the Dirty Dawg Darsie to discuss Chris Jericho challenging Chris Benoit for the Intercontinental Championship in a ladder match at the WWF Royal Rumble 2001! They discuss Benoit and Jericho's career in the WWF up to the Rumble pay-per-view, ladder matches being a rarity back then, Sid snapping his leg at WCW Sin, Steve Austin winning the Rumble for the third time, and so much more! Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast 053


Podcast Special: G.I. Joe Cartoon Review: The Sunbow & DiC Series Review and Thoughts

Podcast:(01-12-2018) (Zones: Digital Downloads) On this special edition When It Was Cool Podcast for $5 and higher Patreon supporters, host Karl Stern talks about recently re-watching both the Sunbow and DiC G.I. Joe cartoon series and how they stand up against his childhood memories.  Where do the cartoons fall into the G.I. Joe continuity and mythos? What differences were there between the comic books and the cartoons?  Was the DiC series really that much worse than the Sunbow series (yes)?  Join When It Was Cool host Karl Stern for a look back at when G.I. Joe came to life in it's own 1980s cartoon series.  G.I. Joe Sunbow & DiC Cartoon Podcast Special


When It Was Cool Podcast - Retro Pop Culture Notes, WWE Network, Marvel Infinity Wars, The Eagles and some Classic Rock Talk

Podcast:(01-11-2018) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this edition of the flagship When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern starts off with some assorted retro pop culture notes and updates for 2018 including some new classic wrestling added to the WWE Network including a batch of stuff from 1983! Some Marvel Infinity War and Thanos discussion. Then the main event topic for the show is classic rock music! The Eagles are on tour with Glen Frye's son Deacon and Vince Gill joining the band. Plus thoughts on Styx and Chicago in their current form and how awesome is Gerry Rafferty? Come on and travel right down the line with the When It Was Cool podcast from WhenItWasCool.com. When It Was Cool Podcast 040


Ten Outstanding New Wave and Punk Albums Celebrating Their 40th Anniversary in 2018

Article: (Zones: Music) The year 1978 was an exciting one for rock music, and a major reason for that was the amazing new material being released by acts that had previously been on the fringes of the mainstream or that had amassed a small but fervent cult following. Punk rock, new wave, no wave, and other movements were becoming more and more of major forces in concert halls, clubs, and record stores, and on radio, as well. Joseph Perry takes us back with a look at 10 outstanding New Wave and Punk albums celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2018!  Read More.


Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series - Part 25 - 1942

Podcast:(01-09-2018) (Zones: Digital Downloads) The DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show (also heard at Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online) long form history of pro wrestling series part 25.  This episode covers only one year- 1942.  If you are under the mistaken impression that nothing happened in the 1940s in pro wrestling you will be surprised as pro wrestling pushes on despite World War 2. Personalities discussed on the show include Wild Bill Longson (the originator of the piledriver), Lou Thesz, the return of "fat and 50" Ed "Strangler" Lewis, Orville Brown, Steve "Crusher" Casey, and more! Long Form History of Pro Wrestling Series 025


Stories Podcast - Saturday Morning Memories

Podcast:(01-06-2018) (Zones: Digital Downloads) This is our 2nd podcast special from Karl Stern's "Stories" series.  On this episode Karl remembers Saturday mornings of years past.  Saturday morning cartoons like the Super Friends, Spider-Man, Space Ghost, playing war games, childhood toys, and Saturday pro wrestling.  This series will be set at the $5 Patreon support level from this point on, if you enjoy this show please support our site!  Thank you! Stories - Saturday Morning Memories


Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 19 - Sleigh Ride

Podcast:(01-04-2018) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden are back with the bi-weekly Uphill Both Ways podcast. Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden are back for their bi-weekly look back at retro pop culture.  Mike has now seen Star Wars The Last Jedi and dresses up as Santa, Joseph also has seen Star Wars The Last Jedi and talks about the difference between movies in the U.S. verses movies in South Korea.  Then the main topic of the show talks about some non-traditional Christmas and holiday movies with several surprises along the way! Uphill Both Ways Podcast 19


Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast Special - Ted DiBiase: The Price of Fame Review

Podcast:(Zones: Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast) On this special edition of the Wrestling With the Dawg Podcast, Dirty Dawg Darsie reviews the new movie based on the life and career of the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase.  Ted DiBiase was a second generation wrestler who was a hot prospect from early in his career and was being groomed as a top star in the NWA but as the territories collapsed he took a job with the WWF to portray a top level gimmick created by Vince McMahon himself- the Million Dollar Man.  DiBiase's story is one of fame, fortune, failure, and redemption. WWTD Special - Ted DiBiase: The Price of Fame


DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 94 - Karl Rants on 2017 and 2018

Podcast:(12-31-2017) (Zones: DragonKing Dark & Darker Podcast) It's the last day of the year! 2017 is gone and in the words of Yoda, "not short enough was it." 2017 will be long remembered as the year no one could get along with each other, every politician was evil, the world was on the brink of World War, and you hate me and I hate you... or so we were told. But what is the reality of it? And more importantly what is ahead for 2018? Karl loses his mind on social media, television news, politics, and poor Aunt Sally on Facebook gets a piece of his mind. 2017 goes out with a bang on DragonKing Dark part of the When It Was Cool Podcast Network. DragonKing Dark Podcast 094


G.I. Joe A.W.E. Striker and Three Variants Including a Stargate Movie Version

Article: (Zones: Toys & Action Figures) When It Was Cool takes a look at a classic G.I. Joe vehicle design- the A.W.E. Striker (All Weather - Environment) vehicle. This classic vehicle has been re-released at least twelve times since it first came out in 1985 including a reuse of the mold for the Stargate movie. When It Was Cool takes a look at this classic G.I. Joe vehicle and four of it's classic designs.  Read More.


*SPOILERS* Star Wars The Last Jedi Review Podcast *SPOILERS*

Podcast:(12-17-2017) When It Was Cool reviews Star Wars - Episode 8 - The Last Jedi.  This $1 Patreon podcast contains extensive movie spoilers so if you haven't seen Star Wars The Last Jedi yet wait until you have.  Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool discuss all the major characters and plot points in this latest installment in the Star Wars saga! Star Wars The Last Jedi Review


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.


Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Episode 12 - Amazing Fantasy issue 15

Podcast:(12-05-2017) (Zones: Marvel Universe in Order Podcast) On this edition of the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast, Karl takes a look at the otherwise unremarkable anthology series Amazing Fantasy but in the finial issue, issue 15, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduce the world to the Amazing Spider-Man! What did his original origin actually look like? The Marvel Universe in Order Podcast takes a look!  Marvel Universe in Order Podcast 12


Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Part Two: The Crescent and I Remember You Reviews

Article: (Zones: Horror) Joseph Perry reviews two films from the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival for #MonsterMonth here at When It Was Cool.  The two movies reviewed in part two of this series include The Crescent and I Remember You.  Join Joseph as he takes us through a spoiler-free review of these two films sure to put you in the mood for the Halloween season.  Read More.



Tight Roll Pants - Retro Fashion and Pop Culture Face Palm

Article: (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) We made a lot of regrettable fashion choices back in the 1980s and 1990s.  Tight rolling jeans was probably not even the worst of them.  When It Was Cool looks back at a fashion trend that made no sense, accomplished nothing, but we were darn sure going to roll on anyway.  Read More.


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.


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100 Greatest Rush Songs of All Time

Article: (Zones: Music / The 100 Lists) When It Was Cool takes on the entire Rush catalog and mega-Rush fan Karl Stern picks the 100 greatest Rush songs of all time.  Is this list subjective? You bet it is!  Your list may vary greatly but you just might find a forgotten treasure or two along the way.  This is list is easily digestible for the Rush master and novice alike and is one of the most popular articles of all time at When It Was Cool.  Read More.