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Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Hotel California - Episode 60

It's time to dive into the last episode of Summer. Joe responds to the Monthly Mix-Tape Challenge and Mike talks about his trip to Hollywood and his visits to different movie studios. It may not sound like much, but there's plenty here to digest.


When It Was Cool - Disney, G.I. Joe News, Harley Race - Episode 81

The flagship When It Was Cool Podcast is back with a look at recent retro pop culture news. Next episode we are covering classic Disney movies so be sure to tune in for that. This week Karl talks tons of new G.I. Joe news including not one but TWO new movies in the works, the state of G.I. Joe comics, the death of 8 time NWA World heavyweight champion Harley Race, the demise of Loot Crates, and much more! It's a retro news round up on the flagship podcast!


Uphill Both Ways - GRAND CHAMPION Retro Pop-Culture Battle Royale - Episode 59

In this episode Mike and Joseph recognize the passing of pro-wrestling legend Harley Race, cover the monthly mix-tape challenge, and then discuss how legitimate a band is when members leave. Is there a specific number that need to remain for them to still be able to call themselves by the name that made them famous, or can just one member leave and take the name with them? Finally, the GRAND CHAMPION of the Retro Pop-Culture Battle Royale is crowned. This is the one you've been waiting for...


When It Was Cool - Which One and Why and Pepsi Challenge - Episode 80

The flagship podcast of WhenItWasCool.com is back! On this episode we ask each other- Which one and why? We debate fast food hamburgers, fries, classic rock music, classic country music, city life and country life, potato chips, breakfast, wrestling, and more! Plus, Tonya is a professed Coca Cola lover so I have her take the Pepsi Challenge from the 1980s ad campaign with shocking results! It's a mega fun edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast! Patreons get an ad free version of the show!


Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 58 - Ballroom Blitz

In this episode Mike and Joseph talk about Anna and the Apocalypse, get totally sidetracked by the Cats theatrical trailer and then watch it and comment on it in real time. From there it's on to the main topic - the final four of the Retro Pop-Culture Battle Royale! Plus, Joe mentions a couple of classic horror movies he recently saw on the big screen and they talk about their mix-tape challenge. This one's got it all!


Star Wars Prequel Movie Review Collected Edition Podcast

This is our second "best of" show and the flagship podcast will be back in two weeks with fresh content (including the long awaited Pepsi Challenge) but today is a collected edition of our Star Wars prequel movie reviews previously available only to our Patreons. Karl and Tonya take a look at the origins of Darth Vader, what did she being new to Star Wars thing about the much maligned prequels? It's a massive show with all your prequel goodness in one place. Hello there! Obi-Wan Kenobi.


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 should...


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...