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

(07-21-2017) 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.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Andy Griffith Show, Banned Toys, One Hit Wonders, and Marvel Comics Infinity Gauntlet

(07-11-2017) Episode 27 of the When It Was Cool Podcast features Tonya & Karl discussing four more retro themed topics.  On this episode they discuss the joys of the Andy Griffith Show.  Tonya might be the only person on Earth that doesn't like it while Karl loves it. They discuss toys that have been banned or recalled over the years.  The music selection on this episode is one hit wonders and Karl chooses a Marvel Comics limited series for the reading segment since the 1991 series Infinity Gauntlet is being used as the premise of the next two Marvel Avengers movies.  When It Was Cool Podcast!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - NEW AND IMPROVED! Season 2

(07-03-2017) Episode 26 of the When It Was Cool Podcast features our new and improved format!  Four segments: Music, TV & Movies, Comics & Books, and Toys!  On this episode Karl tackles music talking Bruce Springsteen love and the problems threatening to split up Journey, Tonya takes on movies with an old classic Where the Red Fern Grows, Karl talks toys with a look at the 1983 G.I. Joe Dragonfly helicopter, and Tonya talks books with the great Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.  New music, new production, but all great retro material! Welcome and spread the word about the new and improved When It Was Cool Podcast!

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When It Was Cool Special - The Top 100 Greatest Rock & Roll and Pop Music Acts of All Time

(06-17-2017) Episode 25 - In this giant special edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast, Karl & Tonya discuss the Top 100 Greatest Rock & Roll and Pop Music Acts of All Time list.  On this show we discuss what criteria was used to create the list, why we believe it is the most non-subjective scientific list ever created on the subject and then discuss all 100 of the artists including Michael Jackson, Prince, Elton John, The Beatles, The Eagles, Pink Floyd, Rush, Madonna, Taylor Swift, and many others. 

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When It Was Cool - Episode 24

(06-10-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, Karl and Tonya talk about their recent trip to Washington D.C. where they visited some really neat historic places like Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, the National Cathedral, the Smithsonian Museum, a flea market and much more! Find out what lived up to the hype, what didn't, and what vastly exceeded expectations! From Helen Keller's ashes to Lincoln's hat we talk about it all in this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast!

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When It Was Cool - Episode 23

(05-24-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, Karl and Tonya talk about some of the recent articles on the website including a conversation about how their music tastes have changed over the years.  The conversation begins with the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and Karl talks about the evolution of heavy metal to glam rock to grunge then taking a liking to hardcore rap.  Tonya, on the other hand, had other music tastes. Speaking of taste, Tonya talks about Tonya's Diner for a few minutes. We discuss an email about Universal Monsters then Karl talks about recent DC Comics including The Button.

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When It Was Cool - Episode 22

(05-02-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast hosts Karl & Tonya discuss a Patreon choice of topics - video games and arcades of our youth.  Karl remembers the seedy smoke-filled sketchy Bowling & Skating Center and games like Joust (which Tonya can't believe), Defender, Space Invaders, and the Atari 2600 and 5200.  Tonya remembers Frogger and Pitfall and talks about her love of Mario Brothers.  Then they talk about questionable spokespeople from their youth like the Where's the Beef Lady, Hankerin' For a Hunk of Cheese Thing, and Herb.

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When It Was Cool - Episode 21

(04-21-2017)  On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast hosts Karl & Tonya discuss reading through the Marvel Universe history in comic books, Tonya brings up things that frightened her as a child, overheard adult conversations that scared her, and the storm cellar of doom.  This reminds Karl of the time Bigfoot was spotted in the neighborhood and tracking tornadoes by white static on the television.  Plus music talk as always.  A fun, laughter filled show.

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When It Was Cool - Special Podcast - Reading the Marvel Universe in Order Beginning With Fantastic Four Issue 1

(04-15-2017)  On this new podcast series exclusive for our Patreon supporters (but episode 1 is free for everyone!) When It Was Cool begins reading the Marvel Comics Universe in order beginning with Fantastic Four issue 1 from 1961.  Karl is a lifelong comic book reader, Tonya has never read comics, together they discuss Fantastic Four issue 1.

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When It Was Cool - Episode 20

(03-27-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool podcast, host Karl Stern is joined by Tonya from When It Was Cool to discuss her recipe section of the website Tonya's Diner, Karl discusses an email about the 1960's Batman TV show, then Karl and Tonya have a laughter filled discussion about childhood in the 1970s and 1980s in contrast to today.  On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast - food, superheroes, fun, and more!

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When It Was Cool - Episode 19

(03-15-2017) Karl from When It Was Cool talks about some of the recent topics from the When It Was Cool website including a recent trip to the birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, plus Marvel Comics Moon Knight, DC Comics Red Tornado, KISS, and Captain Marvel - Shazam, an email talking Maskatron, and much more! (Patreon members there is an extended cut version in the Patreon feed)

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When It Was Cool - Episode 18

(03-01-2017) When It Was Cool Tonya and Karl talk about their trip over the weekend to the giant Nashville, TN Flea Market and what they saw and bought.  There are photos on the website.  Then the conversation switches to Tonya's new hobby of collecting Funko Pops! We discuss what they are, what we have, and what we want!  Patreon supporters have an extended edition in the Patreon feed so be sure to check that out too!

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When It Was Cool - Episode 17

(02-01-2017) On today's show Karl talks about music memories and reads feedback to the show dealing with rock music.  Karl talks about listener memories on music and Joseph Perry's recent When It Was Cool article 17 Hard Rock Albums turning 40 years old in 2017.  Karl discusses Queen and the amazing Freddie Mercury, Rush and Farewell to Kings, KISS, Blue Oyster Cult, Styx, Aerosmith, Joan Jett, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, Stevie Nicks, and George Michael.  This episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast talks music memories!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 16

(January 22, 2017) This week Karl from When It Was Cool talks about his love of the 1970s - 1980s Saturday morning cartoon series The Super Friends and it's various relaunches including Galactic Guardians and more!  Superman, Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Wendy and Marvin and Wonder Dog, Zan and Jayna and Gleek the Wonder Twins, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, The Atom, The Flash, Apache Chief, Samurai, El Dorado, Black Vulcan, the Legion of Doom, Darkseid, and so much more!  DC comics Justice League of America for the Saturday morning cartoon audience!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 15

(January 7, 2017) The first episode of the new year looks back at all the tragic deaths from last year and Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool talk about being fans of George Michael, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Glenn Frye, Chyna, and more. Plus conversation about the CNN Chicago the band documentary and our thoughts on Peter Cetera and Elton John and much more!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 14

(December 28, 2016) This episode of When It Was Cool features a look at what we got for Christmas this year and in years past. What were some cool and some not so cool Christmas presents from our childhood? 2016 is a year of losses (and this was recorded before news of Carrie Fishers' death!) Also some fun dumb kid stories.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 13

(December 18, 2017) This episode of When It Was Cool features a spoiler filled review of Star Wars: Rogue One.  Host Karl Stern talks about the plot of the movie and how it effects Star Wars: A New Hope.  How the movie effects the character of Darth Vader and much more.  This is a film review and thus contains spoilers of the Star Wars: Rogue One movie.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 12

(December 7, 2016) This episode of When It Was Cool Podcast is all about Saturday morning cartoon memories! Remember when Saturday mornings meant no school and awesome cartoons? Let's jump in the When It Was Cool time machine and revisit The Superfriends, Thundarr the Barbarian, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Scooby-Doo, Bugs Bunny, Shazam, Mr. T., The Smurfs, and many long forgotten Saturday morning favorites.  Grab the pipe wrench and get ready to turn the antenna because Saturday morning fun is on the way! 

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 11

(November 28, 2016) This episode of When It Was Cool Podcast is all about music! In particular host Karl Stern and his musical journey growing up on 1970s country music like George Jones, Kenny Rogers, and Don Williams and then discovering music on his own with early 1980s Top 40 pop music like Journey, Styx, The Police, Foreigner, Bad Company, and ultimately discovering early Hip Hop and heavy metal in his teenage years and falling into fandom of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Dio, Metallica, Rush, and others plus his thoughts on other popular acts at the time like Chicago, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, KISS, Judas Priest, Guns 'N Roses, and others.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 10

(November 21, 2016) This is a short bonus episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast and I am joined by Tony Galvin of Comic Conversations to discuss comic books.  This show is a follow up to Karl Stern's DragonKing Dark podcast and we just continue the conversation here.  Not only do we talk some more comic books but also Tony's background in covering Lucha Libre wrestling!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 9

(November 14, 2016) This episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast is all about G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero.  It's all about GI Joe action figures, GI Joe comic books, G.I. Joe cartoon, and GI Joe movies.  It's all about our love of G.I. Joe.  This is the first in a series of podcasts taking individual looks at the topics we cover at When It Was Cool.  If you are a Patreon member please click here for the extended cut version.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 8

(November 9, 2016) No you didn't miss an episode, we are counting the Halloween special as Episode 7.  In today's episode Karl & Tonya from When It Was Cool discuss the previous nights Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders concert in Nashville, TN. We talk about the iconic songs of Nicks & Fleetwood Mac and how we were both surprised by The Pretenders and Chrissie Hynde.  Then Karl talks about the Hasbro Universe and the upcoming movies associated with it.  A new 3.75 inch action figure find and 3.75 inch action figure collecting.  If you are a Patreon member please click here for the extended cut version.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Halloween Special 2016

(October 29, 2016) The When It Was Cool first annual Halloween Special! Karl and Tonya talk about their loves and hates of Halloween's past.  Halloween in the 1970's and 80's compared to today.  What has been lost in Halloween over the years.  This is the free version.  If you are a Patreon member of $10 or higher please click here for the extended cut version.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 6

(October 27, 2016) On the sixth episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, hosts Karl & Tonya talk about the When It Was Cool families trip to one of the largest Halloween haunted attractions in the United States- Atlanta, Georgia's massive Netherworld. A movie set quality, intense, haunted attraction with tons of amazing sets.  One of the best Halloween experiences ever! Plus we talk about recent articles on the When It Was Cool website.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 5

(October 18, 2016) On the fifth episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about the website's first month on line and the work involved in building a website and a podcast from the floor up. Karl reads a listener email about a horror movie and talks about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, G.I. Joe Flash from 1982, more pro wrestling content coming up, and then the main discussion centers on Marvel Comics getting lost after Secret Wars and how they have struggled integrating diversity into the Marvel Universe.

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 4

(October 13, 2016) On the fourth episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern is joined by his wife Tonya to discuss a productive weekend visiting three different flea markets including one of the coolest ones you will ever see - the Ghost Town Flea Market. Karl gets a nice haul of Star Wars action figures and Tonya picks up some cool retro dolls. Then the When It Was Cool family visits the southern Tennessee haunted attraction - Doomsday Haunted Trail that has a fantastic finish.  Episode 4 is on the air!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 3

(October 3, 2016) On the third episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about recent articles and videos from the WhenItWasCool.com website including 1982 G.I. Joe action figure collecting, early 1980's Rush, Marvel comics between the golden age and silver age of comics.  Plus upcoming Halloween haunted house attractions and Stevie Nicks.  Episode 3 is on the air!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 2

(September 24, 2016) On the second episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern is joined by his wife Tonya to talk about the Halloween Haunted House Attraction they attended last night in Killen, Alabama called Arx Mortis.  They talk about the setting and the atmosphere of the attraction.  The conversation changes to talk about creepy clowns, creepy dolls, classic rock music, and much more.  When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 2 is on the air!

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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 1

(September 16, 2016) Welcome to the debut episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast hosted by veteran podcaster Karl Stern. In this episode Karl introduces you to the show and has a conversation about the influences behind the site and show including the Super Friends, Six Million Dollar Man, Megos, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, 1970's and 1980's comic books, the DC and Marvel universes, 1970's and 1980's music, and much more.  Please help us grow our network with a contribution, iTunes review, or recommend us to a friend.  When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 1 is on the air!

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