When It Was Cool Podcastactive
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Karl Stern
When It Was Cool Podcast is hosted by veteran podcaster Karl Stern and his wife Tonya. When It Was Cool Podcast features reviews, conversation, and nostalgia about pop culture from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990's including classic rock, comics, television, toys, music, movies, and more. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Six Million Dollar Man, Mego, and much more.
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USA
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AL
Premiere Date |
2016-09-16
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The new 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, songwriting, and more!

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Hosts comic book creator Mike Imboden and pop culture expert Joseph Perry are back and have a spoiler free discussion of Avengers Infinity War. Joseph talks Judas Priest in concert along with Saxon. Then the guys discuss Lost in Space and much more!  A great blast of retro pop culture!

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On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast, Karl and Tonya discuss a ton of classic rock news including a review of The Eagles concert in Birmingham, Huey Lewis health problems, KISS on tour next year, Fleetwood Mac kicking out Lindsey Buckingham, plus Hasbro buys Power Rangers which leads to a discussion of early to mid-1990s pop culture.

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On this edition of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast hosts Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry talk about Prince two years after the pop music icons death.  If you are a fan of Prince then this show is for you! Sit back and remember one of the most talented performers of all time.  Singer, song writer, guitarists, and much more- Prince will never be forgotten.

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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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Hosts Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry are back in the saddle to discuss retro pop culture but first, Mike has seen the popular Ready Player One movie which has a strong pop culture slant to it.  Joseph talks about his hectic concert schedule since returning to the U.S.  Then the main event topic this week is the duos love of horror movies.  They each like different styles of horror movies so this show covers a lot of ground for horror movie fans.

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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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Host Mike Imboden welcomes Joseph Perry back to the United States after having lived in South Korea for years. Joseph talks about the reverse culture shock of moving back to the U.S. Joseph talks food differences and culture differences. Joseph recommends Annihilation the movie then talks about some assorted film festival movies listeners might enjoy. Mike gives his thoughts on Black Panther. Then the duo have a great conversation about the cultural differences of living abroad for a decade and then returning to the United States.

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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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Uphill Both Ways Podcast is back this week to celebrate (just a wee bit early) their one year anniversary! Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry revisit some of their favorite and most influential retro pop culture moments talking movies, TV, music, and much more! We all welcome Joseph back to the United States as he has been living in South Korea for years. Welcome home Joseph- now let's relive some old school cool retro pop culture!

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On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya discuss buying Metallica tickets, the top songs of 1989, the upcoming Eagles concert, plus Styx, REO Speedwagon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Elton John retirement, and more!

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On this episode of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast with Joseph Perry Mike Imboden the duo discuss Mind Hunter and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Lodgers (see the review at WhenItWasCool.com), then they take on the main topic which is Japanese imports they loved such as Ultraman, Johnny Sokko, Speed Racer, Gigantor, Astro Boy, and more. Plus a generous sprinkling of Godzilla references too!

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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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Hosts Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden take on your favorite (and some not so favorite) sitcoms and prime time shows of the 1980s. You'll discover that Joseph was aghast when Mike tells him the ending of Alf! Other shows discussed include Silver Spoons, Alice, Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Growing Pains, Who's the Boss, Diff'rent Strokes, Webster, and more! This show is a retro blast of fun!

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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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On this episode of Uphill Both Ways Podcast with Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden, the duo continue their talk about great retro prime time programming. The conversation takes off with X-Files and then covers such greats as WKRP in Cincinnati, What's Happening, Sanford and Son, Welcome Back Kotter, Mary Tyler Moore, MASH, Barney Miller, discussing the LAUGH TRACK and more! A fun episode full of retro nostalgic memories!

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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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Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry return with their bi-weekly look at retro nostalgia and pop culture. In this episode- Joseph finally has a Dairy Queen! The main topic this week is PRIME TIME! Mike and Joseph talk about their favorite prime time shows from the 1970s and 1980s including The Bob Newhart Show, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Mork and Mindy, Three's Company, All In the Family, The Brady Bunch, and more!

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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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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!

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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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It's that time of year (the end of it) where podcasts and websites are doing their "Best of the Year" lists! Well, When It Was Cool is no different only Uphill Both Ways puts a retro twist on it- the Best of the Year only the years are 1977 and 1987! What a fun show!

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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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Ready or not it's that time of year again! Did you make the list? It's been checked twice! Christmas seems to have lost a lot of the magic it had back When It Was Cool but thankfully we have Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden to take us back with Christmas memories and more! This week's Uphill Both Ways podcast takes a look at Christmas!

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On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about the 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame where six new people were inducted including WWE star AJ Styles! Karl talks about the Hall of Fame and who he was shocked to see get inducted plus who were the runners-up? Then Karl discusses IDW Comics dropping Aubrey Sitterson from the title and the cancelling of Scarlett's Strike Force and what lies ahead of the G.I. Joe brand which may be at it's lowest point in over a decade.

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Joseph Perry Mike Imboden are back with the bi-weekly Uphill Both Ways podcast. This episode Joseph Mike continue their Desert Island Must Have music picks. Listen in today for a great nostalgic trip down music lane talking records, cassettes, and must have music greatness including - Rapper's Delight, The Units, Oingo Boingo, Michael Jackson, Echo and the Bunnymen, Prince, and much more!

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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 Karl Tonya present a special show about a subject they are passionate about because they live with the effects of it - mental health and mental illness.  Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and many other mental illnesses.  Today we talk about the stigma attached to mental health disorders, life with a mental illness, the health care system, and what you can do if you or a loved one suffers from diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issues.  We are not licensed doctors, psychiatrists, or psychologists, please seek professional health for treatment.  If you are in crisis please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at - 1-800-273-8255

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Some spoiler free thoughts about Thor - Ragnarok, Small Town Monsters, and Joseph is going to see Judas Priest in concert, and more.  Then the main event topic for this show Mike Joseph discuss that their "Desert Island Picks" are for music!  What music would they have to have if stranded on a desert island!  Listen in today for a great nostalgic trip down music lane talking records, cassettes, and must have music greatness including - The Smiths, Cheap Trick, Leonard Cohen, Van Halen, Eddie Money, Prince, XTC, Blue Oyster Cult, The Eagles, Queen, and much more!

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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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(10-26-2017) Joseph Perry Mike Imboden are back with the bi-weekly Uphill Both Ways podcast. On this edition the duo discuss Joseph's recent trip to Japan and the toy stores he explored, next year's Expo-Lucha in Las Vegas a huge celebration of Lucha Libre, and then the main event for the show in honor of #MonsterMonth the duo discuss- MONSTERS!  Universal Monsters, Curse of the Werewolf, Jesse James meets Frankenstein's Daughter, alien monsters, and so much more!

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On this edition of the When It Was Cool podcast, hosts Karl Tonya discuss Halloween memories, what movies scared them as kids, scary tales from Grandma's House, the hole to hell, the black racer snake, 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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The When It Was Cool podcast with Karl and Tonya will appear on this feed every other Thursday.  On the Thursdays the flagship WIWC show doesn't appear we will be posting another of our retro themed shows - Uphill Both Ways!  Uphill Both Ways is hosted by writers Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry.  On this episode they talk retro Halloween memories.  Joseph's Halloween memories article is one of the all time most popular articles on the WhenItWasCool.com website.

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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 !  When It Was Cool is a Patreon funded podcast - https://www.patreon.com/wiwcool

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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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On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi action figures that Tonya recently picked up for him. Also discussed is the big Top 100 Greatest Songs of Rush article and a bit of discussion about Rush the band.  Then there is a great email from a listener about random action figures that both he and us have collected over the years beyond the big ones like Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and more including M.A.S.H., Star Trek, Welcome Back Kotter, S.W.A.T., Battlestar Galactica, Mego, and more!

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On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, Karl and Tonya discuss the death of 1970s Country Music star Glen Campbell, the upcoming Roger Waters of Pink Floyd concert, our new hobby of collecting Masters of the Universe action figures, and then we discuss old timey and country sayings and wisdom we heard from our Grandparents and old folks.  Check out this free podcast and we hope you will support us on our Patreon for When It Was Cool - https://www.patreon.com/wiwcool

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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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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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On this week's When It Was Cool podcast, hosts Karl and Tonya from WhenItWasCool.com discuss four retro themed topics.  This show we discuss one hit wonders in music history, Marvel Comics 1991 comic book limited series which is about to become the basis of a new Marvel Movie- The Infinity Gauntlet, toys which were banned or recalled, and the joys of the Andy Griffith Show and Tonya might be the only person on Earth who didn't like the show while Karl loves it.  It's another fun filled retro adventure from When It Was Cool a Patreon funded show!

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Episode 26 of the When It Was Cool Podcast features our new and improved format!  Four segments: Music, TV and Movies, Comics and 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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The 100 Greatest Artists in Rock and Roll and Pop Music History list hit the When It Was Cool website on June 16, 2017 and has quickly became our most read article in the history of the website.  Now you can hear When It Was Cool hosts Karl and Tonya discuss the lists, who made it and why.  What surprises were there?  How was the list put together and why we believe it is the most non-subjective, scientific list ever compiled on the subject! Where are Elvis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, ACDC, Prince, Rush, Journey, Bob Dylan, and YOUR favorite artists ranked?

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The When It Was Cool family recently took a vacation to Washington D.C. and in this episode we talk about our experience there and the many cool historic landmarks such as Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, the Smithsonian museum, the National Cathedral, a flea market, Uber, and much more!  A fun discussion about some really cool history - when it was cool!

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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 Podcast episode 22 - On this episode Karl and Tonya take a topic from a Patreon supporter and discuss video games and arcades of their youth.  Karl remembers arcades and rants on Tokens, Defender, Space Invaders, and Centipede.  Tonya liked Frogger and was a master of Mario Brothers.  Karl shows Joust to a disbelieving Tonya then tries to explain Football 2 to her.  Seedy arcades and roller skating rinks.  Then the show wraps up with a discussion of fictional spokespeople we remember like the Where's the Beef Lady, Ronald McDonald, Hankerin' For a Hunk of Cheese thing, Santa Clause being a shill for Coca Cola, and HERB!

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One of the new shows on the When It Was Cool Podcast Network is the Uphill Both Ways Podcast with Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden.  The Uphill Both Ways Podcast is a lot like the When It Was Cool podcast but from a different perspective.  Joseph and Mike are a little older than Karl and Tonya so it's a really cool alternate perspective to retro topics!  In this episode Joseph and Mike discuss their tastes in music, movies, TV, and popular culture back, ya know, When It Was Cool.  We are proud to have them exclusively at our website When It Was Cool.

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On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, Karl and Tonya discuss things that scared them as children.  Adult conversations you weren't supposed to overhear.  A possible Bigfoot sighting in the neighborhood.  The storm cellar of doom.  Tracking a tornado by white static.  Plus some music talk as usual and much more!

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Karl is a lifelong comic book reader and Tonya from When It Was Cool has never read comic books.  Together they are reading the Marvel 616 Universe in order starting with the Fantastic 4 issue 1 from 1961.  This series is exclusive for Patreon supporters of When It Was Cool at the five dollar and higher level but episode one is free for everyone!

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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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It's episode 19 of the flagship When It Was Cool Podcast now with new intro and audio upgrades! On this episode host Karl Stern talks about the comic book characters Moon Knight, Red Tornado, and Captain Marvel (Shazam), plus the When It Was Cool family trip to the birthplace of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley and the music history of this area. We read an email talking about the Six Million Dollar Man Maskatron action figure and much more!  A fun time- When It Was Cool.

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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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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!  Patreon supporters have an extended version in the Patreon feed at WhenItWasCool.com 

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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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Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool looks back at all the celebrities who died in 2016 and how they impacted our fandom.  George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Chyna, Muhammad Ali, Gene Wilder, Glenn Frye, and others.  We also discuss the CNN Chicago documentary and talk about Peter Cetera.  Elton John discussed and much more from When It Was Cool on this weeks podcast.

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When It Was Cool Podcast looks at what we got for Christmas now and in years past.  What gifts were cool and what did not live up to expectations in years past. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Spider-Man, Hulk, and much more. Plus dumb kid stories of the past and how times have changed since I was a dumb kid.

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This is a spoiler filled review of the new Star Wars Rogue One movie.  This review will examine major plot points and characters.  Listen only if you have already seen Star Wars Rogue One or do not mind spoilers.  There is no extended cut version of this episode of When It Was Cool.

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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 host Karl Stern takes a Patreon request for a show today to talk about his personal journey through music.  Growing up as a young kid on 1970's country music like George Jones, Kenny Rogers, and Don Williams and then discovering pop music of the early 1980s with The Police, Styx, Journey, Chicago, and top 40 before becoming exposed to early Hip Hop and heavy metal as a teenager and growing into a fan of Black Sabbath, Dio, Metallica, Rush, KISS, and more.  This When It Was Cool episode is all about music.  Patreon supporters be sure to get your extended cut on the Patreon page of WhenItWasCool.com 

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Karl Stern is joined by Podcast of the Week winner Tony from Comic Conversations to discuss the current state of comic books and even Tony's background covering Lucha Libre! This is a bonus show and if a follow up to Karl's DragonKing Dark show on the Dark Matter Network.  A full length regular edition of When It Was Cool is coming later this week.

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This episode of When It Was Cool Podcast is all about G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero. It's about GI Joe action figures, the Sunbow and DIC GI Joe cartoon series, the Marvel Comics G.I. Joe comics, and much more.  This is the first part in a series of show focusing on the things we cover at When It Was Cool individually.  Yo Joe!

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On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern is joined by Tonya to discuss the Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders concert they saw the previous night in Nashville, TN. After that Karl transitions into talking about the Hasbro Universe which is building a joint movie universe similar to Marvel and DC Comics, how G.I. Joe fits into this.  A new Marvel Legends find and discussion about the 3.75 Marvel line and much more.

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Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool discuss their loves and hates for Halloween's past and present.  From the 1970's until now we take a look at some of the really cool fun that Halloween has to offer and some of the charm it has lost over the years.  This is the free version, there is an extended cut version for Patreon Members available on the Patreon page.  If you are a Patreon contributor please download that version directly from the Patreon member's page.

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The When It Was Cool family visited one of the largest Halloween haunted house attractions in the United States this past weekend - Netherworld just outside of Atlanta, GA. It was insane! Netherworld haunted attraction is like being dropped into a horror movie with amazing special effects, actors, and scenes. A completely mind blowing Halloween adventure and Karl and Tonya talk about the experience on this show as well as some of the latest posts on the WhenItWasCool.com website.

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On this episode of When It Was Cool podcast, host Karl Stern talks about the website reaching it's first month of existence and all the work that goes into a website and podcast. A listener email about some horror movie recommendations. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, G.I. Joe Flash figure from 1982, and a discussion about the problem with the direction of Marvel Comics and how DC has surpassed them for now.

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We have a lot to talk about this episode as host Karl Stern is joined by his wife Tonya to talk about a busy weekend for When It Was Cool.  We visited three flea markets and found some Star Wars toys and found a really cool flea market called the Ghost Town flea market with some really vintage and retro stuff there.  We also visited Doomsday Haunted Attraction trail that was kind of ho hum until the big surprise ending! When It Was Cool will talk about all that and more on this edition of the When It Was Cool podcast.

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On the third episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about a variety of topics including Stevie Nicks, Rush and the Signal's album, G.I. Joe collecting in the early 1980's with the first wave of action figures, the era of comic books between the Golden Age and Silver Age and looks at Atlas Comics that came before Marvel, and an update on the Halloween Haunted House attraction tour.

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On the second episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast host Karl Stern is joined by his wife Tonya to talk about their trip to a Haunted House Halloween Attraction last night. They discuss the atmosphere and animatronics plus Creepy Clowns, monsters, and more. Then they talk about old scary dolls that Tonya collects, Cabbage Patch Kids, and My Little Pony. Learn about Tonya almost dying by fire and being saved by a liquored up old grounds keeper. G.I. Joe, classic rock music, and much more! Please visit WhenItWasCool.com. Added code for Podbean verification b5t7njkc

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The debut episode of the When It Was Cool podcast featuring veteran podcast host Karl Stern talking about retro and classic toys, television, movies, music, and much more. When It Was Cool covers the best of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

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