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DragonKing Dark Podcast - Here is Your Super Power - Episode 179

(08-18-2019) (Zone: DragonKing Dark Podcast) On this week's show host Karl Stern plays a fun and interesting game combining fantasy and ethics. Here is Your Super Power asks the question, if you were given a comic book super power what would you actually do with it? We examine several comic book characters who either use their powers for good or evil and ask ourselves what would really happen in a real world setting?

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Those Who Wander - Episode 03 - The Missing

On Those Who Wander, this week Karl and Tonya discuss what it means to go missing. Karl relates his decades of experience in searching for missing people, why the statistics are very skewed, how most people are found almost immediately, but what happens when it becomes clear that evil is afoot? Then, DragonKing Dark episode 179 plays a fun game about fantasy and ethics titled "Here is your super power." Enjoy!

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Hoax Film Review

(08-18-2019) (Zones: Horror) Horror movies about Bigfoot, America’s favorite hirsute cryptid, are always welcome for me and countless other creature feature fans, and new entry Hoax is a solid, and at times disturbing, entry into the subgenre. With a game cast including some familiar genre-film faces, and a fun Sasquatch suit design, Hoax has plenty of reasons to come recommended. Join Joseph Perry as he tells us about this film. Read More.


When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 81 - Disney, G.I. Joe News, Harley Race

(08-15-2019) (Zone: When It Was Cool Podcast) The flagship When It Was Cool Podcast is back with a look at recent retro pop culture news. Next episode we are covering classic Disney movies so be sure to tune in for that. This week Karl talks tons of new G.I. Joe news including not one but TWO new movies in the works, the state of G.I. Joe comics, the death of 8 time NWA World heavyweight champion Harley Race, the demise of Loot Crates, and much more! It's a retro news round up on the flagship podcast!

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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981) Retro TV Review

(08-14-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) Today at When It Was Cool we go back to Saturday mornings and look at the Marvel Comics property Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends co-starring Firestar and Iceman! We take a look at the villains who appeared on the show, why two mutant characters ended up as Spider-Man's partners, the wackiness and lack of sophistication of these old cartoons and look at Season 1 Episode 1 starring the Green Goblin! Come join us!

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DragonKing Dark Podcast - Oddities of Florida - Episode 178

(08-11-2019) (Zones: DragonKing Dark Podcast) You've seen the #FloridaMan meme and maybe even traveled to the Sunshine state yourself. You probably know that Florida has a reputation for being a bit strange. Well... Florida is a neighboring state to me and my wife if from there so we have a lot of Florida experience. This week on DragonKing Dark we discuss the oddities and unusual places in this often most unusual state of Florida!

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Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 59 - GRAND CHAMPION Retro Pop-Culture Battle Royale

(08-08-2019) In this episode Mike and Joseph recognize the passing of pro-wrestling legend Harley Race, cover the monthly mix-tape challenge, and then discuss how legitimate a band is when members leave. Is there a specific number that need to remain for them to still be able to call themselves by the name that made them famous, or can just one member leave and take the name with them? Finally, the GRAND CHAMPION of the Retro Pop-Culture Battle Royale is crowned. This is the one you've been waiting for (even if you didn't know it)!

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I Dream of Jeannie (1965) Retro TV Review

(08-07-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) We have previously reviewed Bewitched and today we take a look at a remarkably similar show from the same time period - I Dream of Jeannie! An astronaut finds a genie lamp and releases a clueless genie who continually tries to please her "master" as hijinx ensue. Karl and Tonya watch and review I Dream of Jeannie (1965).

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 80 - Which One and Why and Pepsi Challenge

(08-01-2019) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) The flagship podcast of WhenItWasCool.com is back! On this episode we ask each other- Which one and why? We debate fast food hamburgers, fries, classic rock music, classic country music, city life and country life, potato chips, breakfast, wrestling, and more! Plus, Tonya is a professed Coca Cola lover so I have her take the Pepsi Challenge from the 1980s ad campaign with shocking results! It's a mega fun edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast! Patreons get an ad free version of the show!

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When It Was Cool Newsletter & Audio Special - Issue 4 - 44 pages!

(07-31-2019) (Zones: When It Was Cool Newsletter) Issue 4 of the When It Was Cool retro pop culture newsletter is now available to all Patreon supporters from $1 and up. This issue contains a Weird Al Yankovic concert review, a movie about the music of The Beatles, and tons of pro wrestling history and much more. You can read online, print it out, or download the attached PDF of the issue plus there is a podcast special covering the news in this issue. Come join us!

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The Lone Ranger (1949) Retro TV Review

(07-29-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice! Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear! It's one of Karl's favorite shows of all time - the Lone Ranger! Tonya joins him to watch the debut episode where we learn the origins of the Lone Ranger. Who is he? How did he get his mask? How did we and Tonto become friends.

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Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Movie Review Podcast Special

(07-24-2019) (Zones: Patreon Content) Tonya and Karl go to the movies! There is a new installment in the Conjuring Universe as the creepy doll Annabelle makes her return to the screen and all hell breaks loose. Ok, I got to admit, we both thought this movie was fair at best but we have a blast talking about the horror, occult, and haunted aspects of haunted objects and creepy dolls.

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NoFriender Thrash Metal Show - Massive Metallica Collected Edition Podcast

(07-22-2019) (Zones: Thrash Metal Show Podcast) This is a special collected edition of the Thrash Metal Show Podcast collecting 5 great Metallica episodes of TMS. NoFriender presents Episode 2 The Story of Metallica, Episode 9 Kill em All, Episode 10 Ride the Lightning, Special What if Dave Mustaine wasn't kicked out of Metallica, and Episode 74 Garage Days Re-Revisited. Most of these have never been released on the iTunes feed before! Spread the word!

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Andy Griffith Show (1960) Retro TV Review

(07-17-2019) (Zones: Patreon Support) We finally review Karl's favorite retro television show The Andy Griffith Show! Karl and Tonya head down to Mayberry to join Andy, Barney, Opie, Aunt Bea, Goober, Gomer, Floyd, and the entire Mayberry gang. To me, this is the peak of wholesome, yet fun, television goodness. We watch season 1 episode 1 where we learn the relationship between Andy and Barney and we find out why Aunt Bea came to Mayberry to begin with, plus, Andy uses his good old folk wisdom to catch a criminal.

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100 Greatest Superhero Movies of All Time List

(06-08-2019) (Zones: The 100 Lists) It’s time for another massive When It Was Cool ranking of pop culture and retro pop culture. We’ve poured over tons of “Best of” and “Greatest” lists of superhero movies, averaged all the rankings, and have come out with the consensus 100 best superhero movies of all time list! These range from the big boys like Marvel and DC to smaller films you may have forgotten. From the 1950s to 2019 this list is packed with the 100 greatest superhero films you’ll ever see! Read More.

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The 100 Greatest Comic Book Stories of All Time - The Most Popular Article at When It Was Cool

(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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