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When It Was Cool reviews, remembers, and celebrates the toys, music, action figures, television, movies, and popular culture of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, Comic Books, Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, My Little Pony, Alice in Wonderland, books, Six Million Dollar Man, Godzilla, video games, and all things retro.

When It Was Cool reviews, remembers, and celebrates the toys, music, action figures, television, movies, and popular culture of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, Comic Books, Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, My Little Pony, Alice in Wonderland, books, Six Million Dollar Man, Godzilla, video games, and all things retro.

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When It Was Cool reviews, remembers, and celebrates the toys, music, action figures, television, movies, and popular culture of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, Comic Books, Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, My Little Pony, Alice in Wonderland, books, Six Million Dollar Man, Godzilla, video games, and all things retro.

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@wiwcool

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English


Episodes

Superman (1948) Movie Serial Review

1/17/2022
There were two Superman movie serials produced, one in 1948 and another in 1950. This week we look at the first where Superman faces an original masked crime lord called The Spider Lady. The serial is actually pretty decent aside from the low budget and animated flight sequences. Most of the actors are fine and while Superman might be a little too much on the silly side, he was still considerably better than the much-maligned Batman actors from the same era.

Duration:00:28:29

When It Was Cool Podcast - It's the 1990s! - Episode 136

1/13/2022
The flagship When It Was Cool podcast returns as Karl and Tonya discuss the 1990s! We talk Beanie Babies (which Tonya use to collect and still has some!), Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, The Golden Girls and Betty White, plus a bonus feature after the main show from our Patreon archive a review of a wacky 1990 TV show - Cop Rock! Let's be careful out there!

Duration:01:17:11

Uphill Both Ways Podcast - School's Out - Episode 120

1/6/2022
It may be a new year, but it's time to go back to when you'd race home from school, throw your stuff onto a chair, grab a snack and then flip on the TV to catch your beloved after school shows. Whether it was Ultraman, Gigantor, Spider-Man, or even the aptly-named "Afterschool Special" on ABC, chances are high that you had something you just couldn't miss and Mike and Joe are ready to run down some of their favorites. But first it's Joseph running down his playlist for the SLP VHS Dub Tape...

Duration:01:13:36

Superman Mad Scientist (1941) Retro Review

1/3/2022
Today we take a look back at the first of the famous Fleischer film animated shorts from 1941 - Superman: Mad Scientist. These animated films were known for being very advanced for their time and still hold up quite well today. With an epic cinematic score, tremendous voice acting, and exciting plots, it's no wonder the Fleischer Films still are revered today. These films are now in the public domain and available on many streaming services and on YouTube.

Duration:00:28:07

When It Was Cool Podcast - 2022 in Pop Culture - Episode 135

12/30/2021
Karl and Tonya return for the last show of 2021. We discuss some of the things we got pop culture related for Christmas including our thoughts on how Christmas needs to change. Then we look forward to 2022 what is ahead both for pop culture and society. We discuss social media and more. Happy New Year to everyone and we look forward to 2022 being the biggest year ever for When It Was Cool.

Duration:00:53:29

Stuck in the Desert - Dexter - Episode 83

12/29/2021
Join The Desert Rat today as we wind up the vigilante trilogy. We will be reviewing the eerie blood-soaked path of the Dexter the tv series. Eight horrific seasons in the bag, but hold on to your socks, this is another show that's up on the reboot list! Will the terror never cease Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com on Patreon. Support Wrestling With the Dawg: dirtydawgmes on Patreon. Stop killing each other.

Duration:00:59:08

Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Shock the Monkey - Episode 119

12/23/2021
Thanks to all of the schedule shuffling this episode would have originally been recorded and aired as episode #119 and there would be a Christmas episode waiting for you here. But that episode aired LAST week and this episode isn't really a Christmas-themed episode - although it is mentioned a few times. With THAT out of the way, settle down into your favorite chair and listen as Mike and Joe talk a little about "Planet of the Apes" and a fan-film they both reviewed called "Revision of the...

Duration:00:01:45

Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Person of Interest - Episode 82

12/22/2021
Join The Desert Rat this episode as we team up with Reese and Fitch and the gang to fight the bad guys high tech style. In the Person of Interest series. This show is a fun wild ride through the dark side of humanity, made even eerier by the fact that our advancements in tech make the scenario plausible. If it is occurring, I hope heroes like this are in charge of the project.. Old fan, or first time watcher, this show will leave you with food for thought.

Duration:01:00:02

Stuck in the Desert - Leverage - Episode 81

12/15/2021
Join The Desert Rat today as we follow along with Team Leverage, modern day Robin Hoods of the techno age! Part one of a techno-vigilante series. Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com on Patreon. Support Wrestling With the Dawg: dirtydawgmes on Patreon. Stop killing each other.

Duration:00:54:49

Masters of the Universe Revelation - Season 1 Review

12/14/2021
The much maligned Kevin Smith Masters of the Universe Revelation Netflix series is reviewed by Karl from WhenItWasCool.com. Why did the series garner so much hate? Is it really as bad as people say? Karl gives you the good, the bad, and the ugly of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe continuation series by producer Kevin Smith.

Duration:01:21:56

Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Christmas All Over Again - Episode 118

12/9/2021
Schedules and timing are a bear this time of year and Mike and Joseph were hit from all sides with conflicting commitments and surprise events, so there was no way to get together and record a new episode. But fret not! Using technological wizardry, the guys have cobbled together a "Best of Christmas Episodes" clip show. So, grab that eggnog, open up that tin of sugar cookies, and enjoy nearly an hour of Uphill Both Ways Memories.

Duration:00:56:05

Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Psych and Chuck - Episode 80

12/8/2021
Join The Desert Rat today as we take a look at some more modern interpretations of what the private eye gig is really all about. An interesting contrast to the last episode from a time of different sensibilities. The tv series Psych, and Chuck are today's artifacts. Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com on Patreon. Support Wrestling With the Dawg: dirtydawgmes on Patreon. Stop killing each other.

Duration:01:09:52

Lynyrd Skynyrd Omnibus Podcast Special

12/6/2021
This show combines two past When It Was Cool Patreon specials. First, a biography of the classic southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd who are probably a lot better than you might remember. A lot smarter too. I think many people dismiss Lynyrd Skynyrd as simplistic southern rock but they are actually one of the best and most well written rock bands ever. Their story is tragic but also inspiring. Then we have a review of a recent (2021) concert from the band and where they stand today.

Duration:01:18:57

When It Was Cool Podcast - Step Brothers and Walk Hard - Episode 134

12/2/2021
Karl and Tonya are back to review two of their favorite comedy movies: Step Brothers (starring Will Ferral and John C. Riely) and Walk Hard (starring Riely). Step Brothers is a hilariously absurd comedy following two 40-year-old Step Brothers who still live at home with their parents done in the ridiculous Will Ferral style. Walk Hard is equally funny but also a witty look at the history of popular music from the 1940s through the early 2000s. The two movies together give a hilarious look...

Duration:00:47:54

Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Cannon and Mannix - Episode 79

12/1/2021
Join The Rat today, as we go sleuthing! In this episode we meet the rotund Frank Cannon, and the wily Joe Mannix; Two out of a handful of private detective shows that were all the rage in the late 60s, and early 70s. Real classic entertainment! We always get our man... and will continue getting him until the network pulls the plug! Support the platform that houses these works, whenitwascool.com on Patreon. Support my tag team partner, Eric Darcie of Wrestling with the Dawg! dirtydawgmes on...

Duration:00:59:25

Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 117 - Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)

11/25/2021
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners in the U.S.! The guys have a larger than usual episode to go along with your larger than usual servings of turkey dinner as they discuss some music that they are thankful for, specifically their favorite albums. Some of it's pretty middle of the road, top 40 stuff (Mike, we're looking at you) and some of it is a bit more varied (Yo, Joe!), but all of it is top of the charts for them. But first, kicking things off, is Joseph answering the SLP VHS Dub...

Duration:00:58:59

Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Alice - Episode 78

11/24/2021
Join The Desert Rat today for eggs over easy, and a side order of "kiss my grits!", as we remember the Alice sitcom and its spinoff Flo. We can take a peek into the diner, still in operation today In Phoenix, Arizona! Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com on Patreon and support my tag team partner: dirtydawgmes on Patreon!

Duration:00:47:17

When It Was Cool Podcast - Yellowstone and You - Episode 133

11/18/2021
On this episode of the When It Was Cool flagship podcast, Karl and Tonya discuss two of the most popular shows on TV and streaming right now. Yellowstone is the most popular show on TV entering it's fourth season from Paramount and streaming previous seasons on Peacock. The Kevin Costner crime/drama/western has amassed a huge following because it is a GREAT show. Then the crime/drama You has dropped a new season as well and hits the true crime sweet spot for many viewers.

Duration:00:49:35

Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Hell on Wheels (2011) - Episode 77

11/17/2021
Join The Desert Rat today as we review the 2011 tv series Hell on Wheels! Painted ladies and dastardly deeds galore in this six year property that showcases the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com on Patreon. Throw the dawg a bone! Dirtydawgmes on Patreon. Peace be with you my friends!

Duration:00:54:09

Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Playground in My Mind - Episode 116

11/11/2021
Drag out that toybox you've kept in storage and let's root around in there for a while as Joseph and Mike reminisce about old toys like Slinkys, Colorforms, Super Balls, and toy robots (to mention just a few things!) However, the first thing Mike has to do is answer Joseph's VHS SLP Dub Tape challenge and provide six hours worth of recorded media with the theme of "Well I'll Be a Monkey's Uncle". Things are gonna get bananas!

Duration:01:09:55