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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

Z - Zombie (Song by the Cranberries)

7/2/2022
This episode concludes the WhenItWasCool.com podcast series - the A-Z of pop culture. For the letter Z we examine the song Zombie by the Cranberries, and intense song with a historical narrative. Become a Patreon supporter at WhenItWasCool.com for almost 2000 premium podcasts on retro pop culture.

Duration:00:24:02

Y - Yellowstone

6/28/2022
Kevin Costner stars in the most popular television drama of the last several years - Yellowstone. Set near Yellowstone National Park, this series tells the story of one of the largest ranches in the United States and the family that owns and protects it from a constant stream of those looking to take it. The violent and engrossing series has resulted in multiple spin-off shows and each season promises to be bigger than the last. Join Karl and Tonya as we review the popular series Yellowstone.

Duration:00:27:55

X - X-Men the Animated Series

6/25/2022
Today WhenItWasCool.com takes a look back at the classic 1990s X-Men the animated series cartoon. This cartoon aired during the peak of the X-Men's pop culture hype. The comic books were selling gangbusters and the cartoon series aired to both commercial and critical sucess. Let's take a look back at Wolverine, Cyclops, Professor X, Jean Gray, and the whole X-Men gang in this iconic cartoon series.

Duration:00:29:47

Paperback Writer - Uphill Both Ways - Episode 123

6/23/2022
As a follow-up to the previous episode, Joseph and Mike discuss R.I.F. - the old Reading Is Fundamental program, going to the library, and paying visits to the beloved Bookmobile. New regular segment "Gift, Keep, Ditch" features foes of Godzilla, and there's even an announcement about a new contest for another free movie on Blu-ray!

Duration:00:36:06

W - Weird Al Yankovic

6/21/2022
Join Karl from WhenItWasCool.com as he takes a look at musician Weird Al Yankovic. Known for his parodies of popular songs, Weird Al has amassed a huge cult following and, it doesn’t hurt, that he seems to be one of the nicest people in the music business. Let’s take a When It Was Cool look at somebody who remains cool even now - Weird Al Yankovic.

Duration:00:28:57

V - Video Games

6/18/2022
Join Karl from WhenItWasCool.com in a retro journey back to some of the most fun and memorable video games of the 1970s-1980s. The video game arcade was the place to be when I was growing up. From Space Invaders, to Asteroid, to Defender, you needed a pocket full of quarters whenever you went to the mall or theater. Let's talk retro pop culture. Let's talk video games!

Duration:00:43:16

U - Ultraman (1971)

6/14/2022
I like big robots and I can not lie... well, technically not a robot but I love giant Japanese fighting things. Godzilla, Mothra, Ultraman, you name it! This episode I look back at the 1971 Ultraman TV series and dive into the whole Ultraman mythos. If you like big aliens fighting monsters then this is your hook up!

Duration:00:26:38

T - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

6/11/2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of the most enduring brands of the last 35 years. TMNT's have been covered in everything from movies, to comic books, to the toy aisle and have dominated. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise remains extremely popular even up to today as TMNT merchandise can still be found everywhere. Join Karl from WhenItWasCool.com in this look at the amazing TMNT franchise.

Duration:00:30:31

Movies, Pro Wrestling, Relationships - Life and Times with KZ - Episode 01

6/10/2022
When It Was Cool welcomes veteran podcaster Kid Zombie and his show Life and Times with KZ to our network! This debut show is free with talk about movies, pro wrestling, relationships, and more! His other shows can be found on our Patreon feed at the $1 level! Stop by and check it out at WhenItWasCool.com

Duration:00:40:00

Everyday I Write the Book - Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 122

6/9/2022
Ernest Hemingway once said "There is no friend as loyal as a book" and if that's true, then Joseph and Mike have an army of buddies! Join the guys as the talk about the books that they read as kids back in the 70s (and early 80s) and find out who read works by people like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and who read Beverly Clearly and the ghost writers behind the Franklin W. Dixon pseudonym. We'd say this episode is a "real page turner", but, well - it's a podcast and that wouldn't make a lot of...

Duration:00:37:54

Anne McCaffrey - Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Episode 107

6/8/2022
Join The Desert Rat today as we review the musings of the sci-fi/fantasy author Anne McCaffrey! A world of dragons is her legacy, source of fascination for millions! Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com on Patreon Support Wrestling With The Dawg: dirtydawgmes on Patreon stop killing each other.

Duration:00:48:49

S - Six Million Dollar Man

6/7/2022
The Six Million Dollar Man (AKA: The Bionic Man) was a popular television show in the mid-1970s which also spawned a popular line of action figures. Join Karl from WhenItWasCool.com as he talks about this favorite show of his from when he was a kid and relives the tales of Steve Austin, Bionic Bigfoot, the Venus Death Probe, and more!

Duration:00:30:11

R - Rush - Moving Pictures Review

6/4/2022
In our A-Z of Pop Culture series we take a look at the most popular album by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush. I have been a huge Rush fan for almost 40 years. They are my favorite band and I take a great deal of pride in their music. So, let’s discuss their most popular album - Moving Pictures. Be sure to check out the WhenItWasCool.com feature article 100 Best Rush Songs as well.

Duration:00:56:18

Q - Quick Kick (G.I. Joe)

6/2/2022
In our A-Z of Pop Culture series we stop on the letter Q with a deep dive into G.I. Joe continuity with a look at Quick Kick! Now, G.I. Joe is full of ninjas, and ninja forces, and more ninjas, and even a samurai, but Quick Kick, oddly enough, never really cast his lot with those sub-groups. So, what does this obvious Bruce Lee inspired character do in a military outfit? Depends on the cartoon or the comics! Let's talk about Quick Kick.

Duration:00:32:22

P - Power Rangers

6/1/2022
The Power Rangers were a giant pop culture property in the 1990s through the 2000s. Still today you can find plenty of Power Ranger themed toys in stores and there is no shortage of Power Rangers shows to watch. Karl from WhenItWasCool.com tells about how this began as a Japanese show yet took the whole world by storm. Go, go, Power Rangers!

Duration:00:34:42

The Boys Are Back in Town - Uphill Both Ways - Episode 121

5/26/2022
Guess who just got back today? / Them wild-eyed boys that'd been away / Haven't changed, had much to say / But man, I still think them cats are crazy… That's right! Mike and Joseph are back! New shorter length! New intro and outro music! Same old men! It's a little bit of this and that, some catching up, and A CONTEST! This very special episode of Uphill Both Ways is brought to you by Red Barn! How about another exclamation point?!

Duration:00:31:49

O - Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Review

5/24/2022
Today, Karl from WhenItWasCool.com takes a look at the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Omnibus which collects the original run of the same series. This was the official character bible of Marvel Comics in the 1980s and would later be updated with a deluxe edition and other series. This was THE series that every kid in the 1980s had to have!

Duration:00:23:20

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