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DragonKing Darker Podcast - Episode 09 - Greed

(07-22-2017) (Zones: DragonKing Dark & Darker) We continue our series on the Seven Deadly Sins and this time Tonya and Karl discuss the cardinal sin of greed!  We discuss how closely related greed is to envy and find out that it is actually more kin to selfishness and how it doesn't always involve money. DragonKing Darker Podcast 09

When It Was Cool Podcast - John Mellencamp, Nursery Rhymes are horrible, Masters of the Universe, and The Outsiders

(07-21-2017) (Zones: When It Was Cool Podcast) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya take a look a four retro topics and discuss them.  On this episode Karl starts out with his newfound love of John Mellencamp.  Karl and Tonya both discover that they like a lot of John Mellencamp songs and think they might need to seek out more of his music, Tonya shares with us the horrible back stories to several children's nursery rhymes which might explain a lot about how messed up the world is today.  Karl has found several Masters of the Universe action figures at a recent flea market expedition.  Finally, Tonya shares her memories of the 1980's movie The Outsiders.  Stay gold Pony Boy.  When It Was Cool Podcast 28

When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in 1968. The group was made up of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Led Zeppelin's heavy, guitar-driven sound drew from a wide variety of influences, including blues, psychedelia, and folk music.  Support When It Was Cool.

Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 07 - Drive-In Theaters & More!

(07-20-2017) (Zones: Uphill Both Ways Podcast) Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden are back with the bi-weekly Uphill Both Ways podcast. On this edition topics discuss include drive-in movies, lake monsters in America, delicious movie time snacks, and lots of memories about great drive-in movie experiences! A fun time had by all on the latest Uphill Both Ways Podcast! Uphill Both Ways Podcast 07

When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - The Volkswagen Type 2, known also as the Transporter, Kombi, or Microbus is a forward control panel van introduced in 1950 by Volkswagen as its second car model.  As a forerunner of the modern cargo and passenger vans, the Microbus gave rise to other competitors in the United States in the 1960s, including the Ford Econoline and the Chevrolet Corvair 95 Corvan.  Support When It Was Cool.

Low Carb Pizza Crust

(07-22-2017) (Zones: Tonya' Diner) Tonya from When It Was Cool conjures up a miracle for those on a low carb diet. If you thought your days of eating pizza were over then prepare yourself for an honest to goodness delicious low carb pizza crust!  Tonya to the rescue again!  Get the recipe.

When It Was Cool #RetroRewind -The Grateful Dead were an American rock band formed in 1965 in California. The Grateful Dead were known for their fusion of rock, psychedelia, folk, bluegrass, reggae, and more.  They were also known for live performances featuring lengthy instrumental jams, and for their devoted fan base, known as "Deadheads".  The Grateful Dead were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.  Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia have themselves become pop culture icons.

(07-16-2017) (Zones: DragonKing Dark & Darker) In this episode of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern continues his hunt for UFOs in the era before airplanes and balloons. He continues to scour history for reports of unknown objects in the sky to see if any pan out to be truly unanswerable.  On today's show he takes a look at Charlemagne, King of the Franks who supposedly had help from fiery wheeling shields during a middle ages battle.  Does this story check out?  On today's show DragonKing Dark - now FREE - Charlemagne and his UFOs. DragonKing Dark Podcast 072

When It Was Cool #RetroRewind -Saturday-morning cartoon is a term for the original animated television programming that was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings in the United States on the major television networks. The genre's popularity had a broad peak from the late 1960s through the early 1990s.  Support When It Was Cool

Absolutely Everything You Did (or Did Not) Want to Know About the Most Maligned G.I. Joe Character- The Headman

(07-14-2017) (Zones: Toys & Action Figures / Comic Books) He is a character so unlikable that he was portrayed as being hated by G.I. Joe and Cobra alike! Writers and artist went to great lengths to make him completely hateable with no redeeming qualities because drugs are bad... m'kay? Join us on a detailed look at the G.I. Joe enemy- The Headman.  Read more.

When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - KISS is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.  The group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, face paint, futuristic outfits, and shows which featured fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics. KISS was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.  They are ranked number 71 on the When It Was Cool 100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Pop Music history.

When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - Stephen King's It is a 1990 supernatural horror drama miniseries directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. The story revolves around an inter-dimensional shapeshifter which has the ability to transform itself into its prey's worst fears and takes the form of a sadistic clown called Pennywise played by Tim Curry.  Support When It Was Cool.

The Wild and Wonderful Aliens of Star Wars

(07-09-2017) (Zones: Retro Pop Culture) When It Was Cool takes a look at the imaginative and amazing aliens in the Star Wars universe.  From the first time experiencing the Cantina scene in Star Wars: A New Hope until today, the Star Wars aliens remain one of the most immersive aspects of Star Wars fandom.  Read More

When It Was Cool #RetroRewindTron was released on July 9, 1982 with moderate success at the box office, and received positive reviews from critics who praised the groundbreaking visuals and acting. Tron received nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Sound at the Academy Awards, and received the Academy Award for Technical Achievement fourteen years later. Over time, Tron developed into a cult film and eventually spawned a franchise, which consists of multiple video games, comic books and an animated television series.  Support When It Was Cool.

When It Was Cool Looks at the Inexplicable Fashion Trend of the 1980s - Parachute Pants

(07-08-2017) (Zones: Retro) After the baffling success of our Tight Rolled Pants article, Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look back at the unforgettable fashion sensation of parachute pants.  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Read more.

When It Was Cool #RetroRewind - The NeverEnding Story was a 1984 fantasy film based on the novel by Michael Ende.  The story was about a boy who reads a magical book that tells a story of a warrior whose task is to stop a dark storm called the Nothing from engulfing a fantasy world. The film was the first in The NeverEnding Story film series and later followed by two sequels.