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Uphill Both Ways - Boris the Spider - Episode 57

Joe shocks Mike with another classic movie that he's never seen until recently, they discuss Mike's answer to Joseph's mix-tape challenge and then cover the latest round of the Retro Pop-Culture Battle Royale. From there they jump into the episode's topic and talk about Spider-Man in the comics and TV from the 70s and 80s.


When It Was Cool - American Gladiators and Back to the Future - Episode 78

Today we pull two retro reviews from the Patreon files at WhenItWasCool.com to give a look at what you could be getting by supporting us on Patreon. Review number one takes a look back at the sports entertainment styled American Gladiators game show where contestants battled athletes in a variety of bizarre contests. Then we take a look at an all time classic movie - Back to the Future! Come join us!


Indiana Jones Movie Reviews Collected Edition

Previously released to our Patreon supporters at WhenItWasCool.com this is our review of the four Indiana Jones movies in one collected edition. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls. When It Was Cool relives the action adventure franchise starring Harrison Ford in this collection of reviews from WhenItWasCool.com.


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 56 - Act Naturally

It's time to head Uphill Both Ways again. In episode #56, "Act Naturally", Joseph and Mike recap the latest round of the Retro Pop-Culture Battle Royale (which brings the participants down to the 'Sweet 16'), Joe delivers on Mike's Mixtape Challenge, Mike tries to defend the movie "Xanadu", and finally they run down some singers who managed to successfully (but maybe not critically), transition into one or more acting gigs. "You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before...


When It Was Cool Podcast - Classic Rock, Bad Ronald, and More - Episode 77

On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss what happened to classic rock and why is rock music apparently dead, despite still being the most widely played music genre world wide. Dead and Company, Rush, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, and more are discussed. Then we review the amazing 1974 made for TV movie Bad Ronald and boy is it something else! From soda pops to retro TV and more! This is the When It Was Cool Podcast!


02 Marvel Universe in Order Podcast Collected Edition

The second ten collected episodes of the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com featuring reviews of Fantastic Four issue 5,6,7 Amazing Fantasy issue 15 featuring the 1st appearance of Spider-Man, Journey Into Mystery 83, 84, 85 (Thor), Incredible Hulk 3, Tales to Astonish 35 (Ant Man), and Strange Tales 101. Support When It Was Cool on Patreon for more podcasts like this one!


100 Greatest Superhero Movies of All Time Countdown Special

The latest The 100 List from WhenItWasCool.com is the 100 Greatest Superhero Movies of All Time. As we do with each of these list, we discuss the results on a podcast special. Join Karl from When It Was Cool as he talks about the multiple Batman movies on the list, the vast range of Superman movie quality, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, why the DC movie universe did so poorly, and the multiple non-DC or Marvel movies that made the list. Plus Karl gives you his thoughts on which movies...


Uphill Both Ways - Free Fallin' - Episode 55

The guys share their thoughts on the latest Godzilla movie, talk a little old-school wrestling, Mike reveals his Mixtape Challenge and his secret love of the film 'Convoy' while Joe admits never having seen the movie despite his family having a CB radio when he was a kid. Oh, and there are some POP CULTURE BATTLE ROYALE second round results as well. All this and more are covered in episode 55, "Free Fallin'". From WhenItWasCool.com


01 Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - Fantastic Four 1 to Amazing Fantasy 14

Free for the first time are the first ten episodes of the Marvel Universe in Order Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com. This podcast reviews the Marvel Universe comic books in chronological order. This episode covers Fantastic Four 1, Fantastic Four 2, Tales to Astonish 27 (Ant Man), Fantastic Four 3, Tales to Astonish 29, Incredible Hulk 1, Fantastic Four 4, Tales to Astonish 32, Incredible Hulk 2, and Amazing Fantasy 14 (a proto X-Men story). If you enjoy, please support us on Patreon.


When It Was Cool - Storage Units, Superhero Movies, Rolling Stones - Episode 75

On this episode of the When It Was Cool flagship podcast from WhenItWasCool.com, hosts Karl and Tonya discuss a recent experience with a storage unit auction/clearance that's both interesting, sad, and even macabre. Karl talks about the upcoming mega-article at WIWC the 100 Greatest Superhero Movies of All Time. Then on the second half of the show they discuss their upcoming concert schedule including seeing The Rolling Stones at the Superdome in New Orleans next month! All this and much...


Uphill Both Ways - Pop Culture Battle Royal Begins

Joseph reveals his mix-tape challenge, puts Mike on notice and then it's time for some Pop-Culture Battle Royale results! Mike and Joseph cover a few of the choice first round match-ups and then give a rundown of the second round. Closing out the show is a discussion about Godzilla and some of their favorite moments and monsters from the Big G's filmography.


When It Was Cool - Retro Summertime Fun and Retro Commercials - Episode 74

On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya talk about summertime back in the day verses now. Fireflies (or lightning bugs if you prefer), outdoor games, and unsupervised hijinx. The we discuss some favorite and wacky retro television commercials from fast food, candy bars, car dealerships, toys, and more! This episode is packed with back in the day goodness, retro fun, and old school memories. It's When It Was Cool from WhenItWasCool.com! The...


Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Episode 53

It's time for another episode of Uphill Both Ways and Mike and Joseph talk Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home and the nature of spoilers. They say goodbye to one feature, hello to another and then it's time for the main event as the guys reveal the format of, and the 128 participants in, the UBW Retro Pop-Culture Battle Royale! Things are going to be interesting this Summer and it all starts here!


When It Was Cool Podcast - Nashville Craziness, Country Music Hall of Fame, Family Feud - Episode 74

WhenItWasCool.com presents this week's When It Was Cool Podcast with Karl as he discusses a recent trip to Nashville where we encountered some strange folks in the big city, TARNATIONS! We also visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and discuss Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Don Williams, Buck Owens, the Smoky and the Bandit Trans-Am, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, I don't know what a Little Big Town is, and much more! Then the second half of the show is our look back at the iconic game show...


Uphill Both Ways - Heroes - Episode 52

In Episode 52, Mike and Joseph talk about Mike's recent day trip to New York City, Joseph explains why it might take him nearly three weeks to see Avengers: Endgame and that leads to a discussion about favorite Avengers lineups and storylines from the comics. And of course there are the regular sidebars, ramblings and musings, and Retro Pop Culture Homework Assignments. All this in an episode we could only call "Comic Talk Part 2: Electric Boogaloo"! (Note: It is NOT called that. It's...


When It Was Cool Newsletter Podcast Special - Issue 1 Bonus Show

This is the first When It Was Cool Newsletter Podcast covering the topics in the first issue of the When It Was Cool Newsletter. We talk in detail about some of the new research Karl has been doing on the pioneer era of wrestling and the year 1983 in pro wrestling. Jack Carkeek, Edras Gus Lambert, and new information on Viro Small. Plus tons of interesting notes on one of the wildest years in pro wrestling - 1983. That and much more! This episode is free but future episodes, as well as the...


When It Was Cool - Unbreakable Trilogy Review - Episode 73

The flagship of the When It Was Cool network is back and Karl is flying solo with his review of the stealth trilogy Unbreakable - Split - Glass starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and James McAvoy. The story is a low key super hero suspense thriller spread out over three films by M. Night Shyamalan that you originally didn't realize were connected until the final moments of the second movie. Glass is now out on DVD and we get the conclusion to the saga plus we talk the theory behind...


Uphill Both Ways - We've Only Just Begun - Episode 51

Mike and Joseph celebrate the second anniversary of "Uphill Both Ways" on the show's latest episode, "We've Only Just Begun"! The guys discuss two topics submitted by listeners: DC superhero TV series from the seventies and eighties, and favorite songs that fall outside of their main listening genres. They also give their thoughts on the new "Shazam!" movie, and the "Black Summer" and "Killing Eve" TV series, and more. It's a jam-packed, fun-filled anniversary show!


When It Was Cool - Pet Semetary and Shazam - Episode 72

It's the flagship podcast of WhenItWasCool.com and on this week's show hosts Karl and Tonya discuss their marathon Saturday at the movies watching the new Pet Semetary and Shazam! In lead up to this, Karl & Tonya also watched the original Pet Semetary and Pet Semetary II and boy was one of those a doozy. Pet Semetary is a bizarre film that left us bewildered and unsatisfied while Shazam was a fun home run of a film. Let's talk two current movies about two retro topics on the new When It Was...


Uphill Both Ways - Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Episode 50

Mike and Joseph discuss some of the best-loved television theme songs from the seventies and eighties (and a few earlier ones) on "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," the latest episode of the "Uphill Both Ways" podcast. Join them for this and other pop culture nostalgia fun on the show's fiftieth episode!