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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

N - Nirvana

5/21/2022
Today WhenItWasCool.com takes a look back at the legendary rock band Nirvana as part of our pop culture A-Z series. The early 1990s was an important transitional time in popular music and we discuss the changing of the era and the reasons for it.

Duration:00:47:03

See No Evil (2006) Movie Review

5/19/2022
It's May 19th and that can only mean one thing- It's the feature horror movie See No Evil starring WWE's Kane (Glen Jacobs). As far as horror movies go, this one is about as good as any of them and Kane is perfectly fine in the role. The marketing around the movie focused on the release date of May 19th so, here we are 16 years later remembering it.

Duration:00:33:06

M - Marvel Comics Issue 1 (1939)

5/16/2022
In this episode previously only for Patreon supporters of WhenItWasCool.com, host Karl Stern takes a look back at the very first Marvel Comic book and the debuts of both the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. We take a look at what both Marvel and DC were doing at the time and how they compared. Support When It Was Cool on Patreon for hundreds of other podcasts just like this one!

Duration:00:33:27

L - Little House on the Prairie

5/14/2022
We dip back into our Patreon files for this look back at an icon of classic television - Little House on the Prairie. Little House, based on a series of books by the real life Laura Ingles Wilder, was a staple of American television in the 1970s and 1980s. A wonderful family program featuring Michael Landon.

Duration:00:51:26

K - KISS (The Band)

5/12/2022
Today WhenItWasCool.com takes a look at the legendary rock band KISS! Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss have been a staple of pop culture and rock music since the 1970s. Today, Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look back at the hottest band in the world - KISS!

Duration:00:46:44

J - Joker (2019)

5/9/2022
Joker (2019) is one of our favorite movie ever. Jacquine Phoenix is tremendous in this movie as the future arch rival to Batman, the Joker. This is a Joker origin story, which upset a lot of people, but wow what a great movie. Even if this isn't 'your' Joker, this Joker is tremendous. A favorite of When It Was Cool.

Duration:00:54:39

I - I Dream of Jeannie (1965)

5/6/2022
Join WhenItWasCool.com for a look back at the classic 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie! From the Golden Age of Television. I Dream of Jeannie was one of the most popular shows on television for many years and replayed regularly during the 1970s-1990s. Join Karl and Tonya as we review this classic retro TV series.

Duration:00:23:42

H - Hee Haw Retro TV Review

5/5/2022
Today we go back to a time when CBS had tons of programming aimed at rural America. One of the most classic of those hits, Hee Haw, was basically Saturday Night Live for the farm belt and deep south. I grew up on this show. As the Grandson of farmers this was can't miss programing. Let's talk about Roy Clark, Buck Owens, and whole Hee Haw gang! Salute!

Duration:00:41:59

COPS - Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 102

5/4/2022
Bad boys! What cha gonna do when the blah, blah, whatever those next words are, comes for you! TDR is back with another GREAT retro review - The Desert Rat does a Pitt maneuver and careens over into the DragonKing's lane this episode as he covers the Iconic COPS television series! Let's ride along vvith the various agencies of our fine nation as they kill people and break things, no, wait, that's the military! I meant to say, as they protect and serve their jurisdictions under the steely eye...

Duration:00:50:10

G - G.I. Joe Sunbow and DIC Retro TV Review

5/1/2022
Join G.I. Joe fan Karl as he looks back at the cartoon series that gave life to his favorite line of action figures. G.I. Joe has had multiple cartoons since 1982 but the Sunbow series is generally considered the best and was followed by the less favorably remembered DIC series. It's a G.I. Joe lovefest from WhenItWasCool.com

Duration:00:38:16

F - Family Feud (1976) Retro TV Review

4/27/2022
Let's start the Family Feud! The fun and iconic America television game show has featured several hosts over the years but has remained a staple of American television for decades. Let's go back and take a look at the early years of this classic game show!

Duration:00:28:18

America's Most Wanted - Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 101

4/27/2022
Join The Desert Rat today as VVe take a look at one of the largest interactive manhunts ever created, Americas Most VVanted. From its inception in the late 80s until today, this program has left several marks in the popular culture, and perhaps even altered the publics interaction vvith lavv enforcement. Also, bios on John VValsh, and Elizabeth Vargas, past and current hosts of the shovv. Contact The Desert Rat: thedesertrat@yahoo.com.

Duration:00:45:34

E - Enter the Dragon (1973) Movie Review Bruce Lee

4/25/2022
Bruce Lee stars in his biggest movie and American film break-thru role Enter the Dragon. He also dies before the movie's premier. Bruce Lee travels to a private island as a government agent to spy on an underground martial arts tournament. Bruce Lee is amazing in this 1973 action movie role.

Duration:00:38:06

D - Dark Shadows (1966) Retro TV Review

4/22/2022
Pop Culture A-Z series continues with our look back at the Vampire soap opera from 1966 - Dark Shadows! This is a great show, I love Dark Shadows. Barnabus Collins, the old house, Collinwood, I love everything about this classic vampire thriller series. WhenItWasCool.com looks back at Dark Shadows. Support us on Patreon!

Duration:00:26:58

C - Captain America (2011) Movie Review Podcast

4/18/2022
One of my favorite films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first Captain America movie. After rewatching this movie it holds up just as strong as ever. A tremendous retelling of the story and origin of Captain America. Join Karl from WhenItWasCool.com for a look back at this great Marvel movie.

Duration:00:24:19

B - Batman (1966) Retro TV Review

4/16/2022
B is for Batman. While there have been many Batman movies, serials, TV shows, and animated series over the years (and we have reviewed MANY of them on our Patreon feed) today we look back on the classic Adam West 1966 campy Batman series. A fun, colorful, exciting, and most of all fun Batman treatment. Join our Patreon at WhenItWasCool.com for almost 2000 other pop culture shows.

Duration:00:25:47

A - All in the Family (When It Was Cool)

4/14/2022
We begin our series of A-Z of pop culture and retro pop culture where we are posting many of our podcasts and premium Patreon podcasts from the When It Was Cool Podcast Network. Starting with "A" for All in the Family, our retro TV review of the controversial sitcom starring Carol O'Connor.

Duration:01:03:25

Poirot - Stuck in the Desert Podcast

4/13/2022
oin The Desert Rat today as we review the Euro-hit show about that legendary Belgian- Hercules Poirot! Third of three in the Britbox Trilogy. Contact The Rat: thedesertrat3@yahoo.com Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com Support my tag team partner, dirtydawgmes on Patreon Stop Killing Each Other!

Duration:00:57:45

Netflix Dracula Series Review - When It Was Cool - Episode 139

4/7/2022
Karl and Tonya are back on the When It Was Cool flagship show to discuss the Netflix mini-series from last year- Dracula. Oh my, this series was so good. While the series started off filling in some of the gaps in the classic Bram Stoker Dracula novel, it soon deviated into a new telling of the Dracula mythos with an amazingly complex and capable protagonist. Answering many questions about vampire lore, Dracula is a wonderful cerebral fresh take on the most classic of vampire stories.

Duration:00:44:00

Vera - Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 97

4/6/2022
Part Two of the Britbox Trilogy. Since the DragonKing isn't into Police procedurals (note from Karl - I am NOT into police procedurals), then let me be, for a while at least, and toss this little log on the fire. Join The Desert Rat today as we ride along with Chief Inspector Vera!

Duration:00:48:30