The When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com is a fun look back at retro pop culture. We discuss retro TV, retro movies, new movies with retro themes, toys, dolls, action figures, cartoons, life when we were kids, classic rock music, plus themes from the 1970s through the 1990s! Come join us! There is a free version of most shows and a Patreon version of the newer shows as well that are ad free with bonus content.
When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 68 - G.I. Joe 1982, Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy Osbourne
(02-14-2019) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya talk about the recent 1982 editions to Karl's G.I. Joe collection and what some of the collectors terminology means and what to look for when collecting G.I. Joe action figures. Then the duo discuss several music topics including Lindsey Buckingham's heart surgery, Fleetwood Mac concert, Ozzy Osbourne being in ICU and his upcoming concert in question, statement from Sharon Osbourne that is worrying, and much more! It's a retro packed edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast. Patreons get an ad free extended edition of the show where we answer some of your recent questions and comments.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 67 - Christopher Robin, The Nun, Metallica Concert Review
(01-31-2019) It's a new edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com and on this episode Karl and Tonya review a couple of very different movies and a concert. We talk about the latest edition to The Conjuring horror franchise titled The Nun. The we discuss one of the most delightful movies we've seen in a long time that is also a great nostalgia movie - Christopher Robin as he goes on a new adventure with Winnie the Pooh and his gang. Finally, we tell you all the cool stories and highlights to the Metallica Hardwired... to Self Destruct concert in Birmingham, AL. Patreons get an ad free extended version of the show. Come join us!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 66 - Announcement January 2019
(01-17-2019) This is just a quick announcement to let everyone know about some changes to the When It Was Cool Podcast schedule. There’s nothing to see here. Move along.
When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 65 - Several Pop Culture Deaths, Bird Box, Land of the Lost, Rampage, and more
(01-03-2019) This episode is a hodge-podge of retro pop culture goodness. We discuss the deaths of several retro pop culture stars including Dr. Hook, Captain of Captain and Tennille, Super Dave Osbourne, and Mean Gene Okerlund. We also discuss two modern movies with retro tie-ins- Land of the Lost and Rampage. Land of the Lost has two television series and one movie and Rampage was a tie in to a 1986 arcade game starring Dwayne Johnson. Then we discuss the much hyped Bird Box movie from Netflix. Patreons get bonus content this episode. Check it out!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 64 - Retro Pop Culture Quiz
(12-13-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya quiz each other on retro pop culture and force each other to make difficult choices in classic rock, toys, games, movies, and more! Will Karl give up Rush or ride in a car all day with Adam Sandler? Will Tonya give up Pink Floyd or have dinner with Willie Nelson? Who chooses Hungry Hungry Hippos over Monopoly? Are comic books more important to Karl than action figures? And poor Peter Cetera gets no love! It's a game show edition of When It Was Cool! Patreons get an ad free version with additional content!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 63 - Toy Crazes, Customizing, and More!
(11-29-2018) It's episode 63 of the When It Was Cool Podcast from your source for retro pop culture WhenItWasCool.com - On this episode Karl and Tonya discuss Christmas toy crazes since the 1930s where nutty people have thrown fists to get their hands on a Shirley Temple, Mr. Potato Head, Cabbage Patch Kid, or a Furby. We talk about the Transformers (more than meets the eye I'm told), G.I. Joe, Beanie Babies, Tickle Me Elmo and the sadness of Grover. Plus we discuss doll and action figure customizing. There is now an ad free version of the show on Patreon with over 30 minutes of added content just for our Patreons!
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(11-15-2018) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast we take a look back at two retro classic TV shows! We asked our Patreons at WhenItWasCool.com what they wanted more of and they said retro TV and movie reviews so that's what we're going to do more of! On this show we watched season one, episode one of the 1964 classic gothic comedy The Addams Family and the 1962 classic The Beverly Hillbillies! Yes, we liked one more than the other but both were fun! We also discuss the death of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 61 - Estate Sales and the Ghost of a Life
(11-01-2018) The flagship of WhenItWasCool.com is back this week and we have a great topic of huge retro proportions to discuss. Obviously, as collectors and lovers and all things retro we like flea markets, yard sales, and auctions but one of our new favorite things to visit are estate sales. Tonya has an amazing story of a bizarre estate sale she recently went to where she not only found some cool nostalgic stuff but also a ghost of a life. Is this what it all comes to in the end? This is a super fun show and a great story! A great jumping on point for new WIWC listeners!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 60 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2019 and more
(10-18-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya discuss the 2019 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Devo, and others. What happened to Judas Priest? Phil Collins and Genesis, Don Henley and The Eagles, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, John Fogerty and CCR, and other solo artists who fronted Hall of Fame bands. We discuss the Fleetwood Mac drama, Netherworld haunted attraction is coming up, and more!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 59 - Horror Movies, Halloween, Haunted Houses
(10-04-2018) The flagship show of WhenItWasCool.com is back and this week hosts Karl and Tonya talk about Halloween, horror movies, haunted houses, and more! They discuss their yearly trip to one of America's top haunted attractions- Netherworld which opens in a new location this year and discuss other haunted attractions. They discuss the most popular horror movies of all time including Halloween, Poltergeist, It Follows, Blair Witch, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Frankenstein, Dawn of the Dead, Psycho, The Shining, and many more! It's #MonsterMonth at When It Was Cool!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 58 - Pop Culture Home Runs
(09-20-2018) 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.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 57 - Where Are They Now?
(09-06-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya each pick some people that they wonder whatever happened to? We find out the fate (in some cases the final fate!) of some of our favorite actors, musicians, and more. We discuss Dark Shadows, Poltergeist (was there a curse on the movie?), Jefferson Starship, Nirvana, 1980s movies, and more. You might even pick up some interesting trivia along the way! When It Was Cool - Where are they now?
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 56 - 27 Club and More!
(08-24-2018) This is a packed episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com with a focus on music and classic rock this week. Karl and Tonya discuss Steve Perry and his new album and his time with Journey and Arnel Pineda. A Russian Chicago tribute band. And then we discuss the 27 Club and all the famous musicians that have died at the age of 27 including Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, John Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and numerous others. We argue The Doors, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more. Like I said, it's packed. So meet us down at the Crossroads for the new When It Was Cool Podcast.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 55 - Then and Now!
(08-09-2018) Karl and Tonya from WhenItWasCool.com talk about retro pop culture, gadgets, and more on this episode. We take a look at a couple of recent internet articles comparing and contrasting products of the past with their modern replacements. What is the modern Trapper Keeper? The modern scrapbook? The modern Rolodex? Plus, things that make you feel old and a look at just how much tech has changed things since the 1980s. Karl also has a few notes on Foreigner reuniting for some shows and more!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 54 - Diners, Metallica, AC/DC, Prince, the summer of 1987, and more!
(07-26-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss retro diners, Granny's cooking, Metallica, AC/DC, Prince and Purple Rain, the summer of 1987 in music, metal health, and much more!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 53 - Friday the 13th
(07-12-2018) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com in honor of July 2018 having a Friday the 13th the duo of Karl and Tonya discuss the horror movie franchise. We discover, in spite of both of us seeing every film, that we really don't know what's going on! Is there a huge continuity error in the films? Is Jason X really as bad as people remember? We discuss the entire film series on this episode of the WIWC podcast!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 52 - Anniversary of Michael Jackson death, Don Henley, Paul Simon, Boston, and the Irrational Hatred of Late 1970s and Early 1980s Mainstream Classic Rock
(06-28-2018) Episode 52 of the When It Was Cool Podcast is back as Karl and Tonya discuss a variety of pop culture topics this week including the anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson, Don Henley and The End of Innocence album, Paul Simon farewell tour, Helen Keller, listener feedback, Boston, and why do people irrationally hate late 1970s and early 1980s mainstream classic rock music? All this plus more retro pop culture talk.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 51 - Listeners Classic Rock Lists, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Coffee, Superman, and (I kid you not) stories of Mechanically Separated Chicken
(06-14-2018) It's episode 51 of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com and Karl and Tonya return to discuss more of our classic rock favorites and this time our listeners have sent in their picks. We discuss Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Garbage, Blondie, ZZ Top, and many other classic rock favorites. Tonya tells us about her new love of coffee, why she won't be watching and reviewing Superman movies, and then regales us with tales of Mechanically Separated Chicken. It's everything you could possibly want in a retro pop culture podcast.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 50 - Classic Rock Songs We Never Get Tired Of, Hot Air Balloon Show, Willie Nelson Walks Away, and More!
(05-31-2018) This is episode 50! Spread the word! Let everyone know about our show as we push to have our most downloaded show ever! On this episode Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool discuss a recent hot air balloon show, and Elvis impersonator, Willie Nelson walks off stage, comic book crossovers, and a big discussion about classic rock songs you never get tired of hearing. What if we could only listen to ten songs the rest of our lives? What would they be? What songs do we hope we never hear again? Rush, Pink Floyd, CCR, Grateful Dead, Journey, Boston, and many more. Another fun edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 49 - The Electric Company, Spider-Man, Avengers, G.I. Joe Movie, Fleetwood Mac, and more!
(05-17-2018) The latest When It Was Cool Podcast is packed with retro pop culture discussion this week. Karl and Tonya have a conversation that starts off with Spider-Man, which leads to the old PBS series The Electric Company, which leads to a discussion on Bill Cosby and his legal woes and Fat Albert and Eddie Murphy. Then Tonya puts together her own Avengers team with discussion of the Care Bears, The Last Unicorn, The Never Ending Story, and more. There is talk of a new G.I. Joe movie which has Karl excited and finally some classic rock talk about Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Rush, Grateful Dead, songwriting, and more!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 48 - The Eagles Concert Review, Fleetwood Mac Woes, KISS on Tour, Huey Lewis Sick, Power Rangers, and 1990s Pop Culture Talk!
(05-03-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya review the Eagles concert from Birmingham, AL, talk about Fleetwood Mac kicking out Lindsey Buckingham, KISS on what might be their last tour, Huey Lewis and Brian Wilson health problems, Steven Tyler spotted nearby. Karl was recently on the Joe on Joe G.I. Joe podcast. Plus we discuss Hasbro buying the Power Rangers property which leads to a discussion of early to mid-1990s pop culture. A fun edition of the WIWC podcast! Help spread the word!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 47 - The Eagles, Styx Concert Review, CCR, Bruno Sammartino death, Midnight Special, and more!
(04-19-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss the recent Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Don Felder concert. They talk about tonight's Eagles concert. Tonya brings up Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) which leads into a discussion of the old Delta blues song Midnight Special which has a very interesting origins. Plus Greeta Van Fleet, Marvel Universe, and more!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 46 - Greta Van Fleet, Styx, Collective Soul, Stone Temple Pilots, Britney Spears, KISS, and more!
(04-05-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com we talk lots of classic rock and various other music topics. Including Greta Van Fleet, Styx, Collective Soul, Bush, 3 Doors Down, Britney Spears, KISS, The Eagles, REO Speedwagon, New Funko Pop Cereal, Toys and Prizes in cereal, comic book bar codes, and more! A fun retro blast of music, nostalgia, and more!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 45 - Duck and Cover, Classic Rock, Uncool Country, and more!
(03-22-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss how schools cancel classes now for everything verses back in the day when we hovered in hallways waiting for doom, lice checks, fluoride swirls, smoking areas, and more. Of course we have our regular dose of classic rock talk and Tonya talks about Staind and Aaron Lewis, what the heck is up with country music these days, plus hype about the upcoming concerts of Styx, REO Speedwagon, Don Felder, The Eagles, Metallica, and more!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 44 - Metallica is coming to town, Top Songs of 1989, The Eagles, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and more!
(03-08-2018) Today Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool talk about Metallica coming to town, the cost of tickets, The Eagles concert is coming up, Styx, REO Speedwagon, and then we discuss the top songs of 1989 including Debbie Gibson, Chicago, Paula Abdul, and others, the year Karl graduated high school! Lots of fun classic rock talk and retro pop culture.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 43 - Classic Rock Talk including Prince, Sinead O'connor, Donnie Iris, Nazareth, W.A.S.P., Damn Yankees, Rush, Grateful Dead, and more!
(02-22-2018) Today Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool sit down and talk about what they are listening to recently. Tonya just bought a giant Prince collection and also talks Sinead O'connor. Karl introduces Tonya to the greatness that is Donnie Iris and watch the greatest performance in the history of ever - Ah, Leah. Karl and Tonya have two different reactions to Nazareth. Tonya remembers W.A.S.P. but doesn't know Sepultura and Karl has written a new article on Rush and they talk about the Grateful Dead and Dead and Company. Plus Damn Yankees, Bad Company, and more. A fun retro rock edition of the flagship When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 42 - Classic Rock and Pop Music Talk, Justin Timberlake, Prince, and More!
(02-08-2018) On this edition of the flagship When It Was Cool podcast, hosts Karl and Tonya talk about classic rock and pop music. Tonya talks about some of her favorite current music including Justin Timberlake and we watch the Justin Timberlake Super Bowl half time performance which included a tribute to Prince. We talk about several music acts who appear to be hanging it up this year and much more! It's your regular dose of retro pop culture fun on the When It Was Cool Podcast - now also available on Google Play!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 41 - Classic Rock Talk, Journey, Judas Priest, KISS, and More!
(01-25-2018) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com host Karl Stern talks tons of classic rock news. There's big news on a KISS member who has been hiding out for over 20 years who is now back in the public spotlight, Chicago is literally falling apart with two members quiting in a week, Tom Petty cause of death, Journey and Def Leppard are touring together, breaking news on the retirement of Slayer and the death of Judas Priest drummer, plus we discuss the upcoming Rock Song Hall of Fame! When It Was Cool is cranking up it's coverage of classic rock and this episode starts it off with a bang!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 40 - Retro Pop Culture Notes, WWE Network, Marvel Infinity Wars, The Eagles and some Classic Rock Talk
(01-11-2018) 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.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 39 - The Toys That Made Us Review, Questions for Millennials, Star Wars The Last Jedi
(12-28-2017) Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool discuss the outstanding Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us discussing the Star Wars and G.I. Joe episodes, a listener has some Millennial questions, and at the end of the show (with appropriate spoiler warnings given) we discuss for the first time on the flagship show our thoughts on Star Wars The Last Jedi. There are NO spoilers until the end of the show and we give appropriate warnings in case you want to listen to the podcast and still skip the Last Jedi talk.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 38 - Star Wars The Last Jedi Excitement, Top 100 Comics of All Time, NWA
(12-14-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about this weeks debut of Star Wars The Last Jedi movie. Karl is going to see it this weekend and looks at the hype and the Star Wars story so far. Then Karl talks about the latest The 100 List at WIWC- The 100 Greatest Comic Books of All Time and talks in detail about the top 10. Then the show wraps up with a look at the current day National Wrestling Alliance with a new NWA World champion and company owner Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 37 - Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame Inductions, G.I. Joe Announces Big Changes, Music, and More!
(11-30-2017) On this week's When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com, host Karl Stern talks about the six new members of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame including WWE star AJ Styles! Then Karl discusses huge changes at IDW including the controversial Aubrey Sitterson being taken off G.I. Joe and Scarlett's Strike Force being cancelled, plus some music talk and much more! Get your podcast blast of retro fun right here on the When It Was Cool Podcast!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 36 - Guns N Roses Concert Review, Star Wars Movies in Order, and Listener Mailbag
(11-16-2017) On this week's When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com, Karl & Tonya discuss the recent Guns N Roses concert from Nashville, TN and discuss some of their favorite concert moments of recent years. Is Axl Rose fat and terrible? Can Slash still tear it up? Plus, we discuss our Star Wars project where we are watching all the Star Wars movies in story order leading up to December's Star Wars - The Last Jedi Movie. Then we discuss some listener emails on a variety of topics. Get your podcast blast of retro fun right here on the When It Was Cool Podcast!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 35 - Listener Mailbag, Millennials, Pop Culture Trivia Game, Han Solo Shot First, and We Ain't Wearing Your Fancy Underwear
(11-02-2017) On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast Karl dives into the mailbag and gets some great new ideas. Tonya runs the second half of the show with a "Pop Culture Things You Didn't Know" list which, obviously, we knew most of them but it created some pretty fun talking points including classic rock music, 1980s movies, and more. Plus, we ain't wearing your fancy underwear, Han shot first, Guns 'N Roses, and MILLENNIALS!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 34 - Halloween Monsters, Movies, Memories, and Music!
(10-19-2017) The latest edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast takes a look back at some favorite Halloween season fun! Tonya begins by remembering scary Halloween movies which somehow leads into a conversation about a black racer snake, the hole to hell in Russia, and more. Tonya thought NoFriender from the Thrash Metal Show might be a serial killer. Some scary tales from Grandma's House and Tonya has some fun with Halloween themed music and classic rock songs suitable for the Halloween season. Join us on our flagship podcast - When It Was Cool!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 33 - Tom Petty and Lance Russell pass away. The first Halloween Haunted Attraction of the season. Tonya tells some eerie stories.
(10-05-2017) The latest edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast takes a look at the music of the late Tom Petty the classic rock icon. Karl also remembers his favorite pro wrestling announcer, Lance Russell, who also just passed away. Karl and Tonya discuss the first Haunted Attraction of the season from an old abandoned school in Courtland, Alabama. Then Tonya reads some eerie stories that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. It's the new When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com !
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 32 - Bobby Heenan and Don Williams pass away, G.I. Joe is dead, Halloween is coming, and Tonya remembers her downtown and hometown landmarks and memories!
(09-21-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast Karl and Tonya discuss the recent deaths of pro wrestling manager Bobby Heenan and country music legend Don Williams. Halloween is coming. G.I. Joe is dead. Then Tonya discusses memories of her hometown including old downtown theaters, drive-in movies, historic places, and the rich history of the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama. Join WIWC for a trip down retro lane. WIWC is completely Patreon funded- please help us continue and get many downloadable specials as well at https://www.patreon.com/wiwcool
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 31 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi action figures, the Rush top 100 songs ranked, listener email about action figures beyond Star Wars and G.I. Joe including M.A.S.H., Mego, S.W.A.T., Battlestar Galactica, Welcome Back Kotter, and more!
(09-07-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl discusses a haul of action figures that Tonya picked up for him on Force Friday, the Top 100 Greatest Rush songs of all time list, and a listener email about action figure collecting beyond the big ones like G.I. Joe and Star Wars such as Mego, Power Commandos, M.A.S.H., Battlestar Galactica, S.W.A.T., Six Million Dollar Man, and much more!
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 30 - Death of Glen Campbell, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd in Concert, Masters of the Universe action figure collecting, and old time folk sayings and wisdom from old people
(08-15-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya take a look at four retro topics and discuss them. On this episode they discuss the death of 1970s Country Music legend Glen Campbell, an upcoming Roger Waters of Pink Floyd concert, their new found love of collecting Masters of the Universe action figures, and then discuss old time sayings and what they mean.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 29 - Is Hasbro and IDW intentionally destroying the G.I. Joe brand, Mattel 1965 Say N See Doll, King Kong, and first concert experiences
(07-31-2017) On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya take a look at four retro topics and discuss them. On this episode Karl asks the question, "Is Hasbro and IDW Comics legitimately trying to destroy the G.I. Joe brand?" and gives a brief history of the G.I. Joe property. Tonya reviews a 1965 Mattel talking doll named Say N See. Karl talks about Kong: Skull Island and the King Kong franchise, and they discuss their first concert experiences Tonya's is like a redneck nirvana of a show. Let's take this outside, y'all.
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When It Was Cool Podcast - Episode 28 - 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 - Episode 27 - 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 - Episode 26 - Where the Red Fern Grows, Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Bruce Springsteen, and More!
(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 - Our Trip to Washington DC, the Sites, Museums, and More!
(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 - Change in Musical Tastes, Tonya’s Diner, Comic Books.
(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 - Retro Video Games, Seedy Arcades, and More!
(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 - Scary Scenes from Childhood, Sitcoms, Retro TV, and More!
(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 - How Did We Not Die as Kids? Batman 1966 and More.
(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 - Elvis Presley, Moon Knight, Red Tornado, Shazam, and More!
(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 - Funko Pops and the Nashville Flea Market
(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 - Talking Classic Rock, Hard Rock, and More
(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 - The Super Friends Cartoon Series
(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 - The Many Retro Pop Culture Losses of 2016
(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 - Christmas Gifts of the Past and Present and Dumb Kids
(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 - Star Wars Rogue One Review
(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 - Saturday Morning Cartoon Memories
(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 - Hard Rock and Heavy Metal of the 1980s
(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 - Talking Comic Books With Comic Conversations
(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 - G.I. Joe - All About G.I. Joe
(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 - Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders Concert Review, Hasbro, and More!
(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 Bonus Show
(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 - Netherworld: America’s Largest Haunted Attraction
(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 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre, G.I. Joe, and More!
(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 - Haunted Trail, Ghost Town Flea Market, and More!
(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 - Classic Rock Music, Atlas Comics, Stevie Nicks, and More!
(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 - Haunted Houses and Scary Dolls
(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 - Super Friends, G.I. Joe, Six Million Dollar Man, Star Wars, and More!
(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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