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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

The Phantom of the Opera - When It Was Cool - Episode 141

8/11/2022
Thankfully, this is the last "flu era" episode we have recorded. With both Karl and Tonya now feeling better we will get the podcasts back to normal again. But as they fight off the last vestiges of sickness, they take a night to turn down the lights, light some oil lamps, and watch one of the most famous early horror movies ever- The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney (Sr.) and his famous make-up kit. Join us for this legendary 1925 silent movie classic (yet, still with a color scene!)

Duration:00:23:37

Knockoffs and Bootlegs - Masters of None Podcast - Episode 05

8/10/2022
Did you have any figures in your collection that looked like a Masters of the Universe toy, smelled like a Masters of the Universe toy, and tasted like... well, maybe like lead paint and carcinogens? In today's adventure, Christoph takes you through the weird world of knock offs and bootlegs. Conan! Hercules! Rambo! Baltard?

Duration:00:37:19

Vacation - Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 126

8/4/2022
As we start getting towards the end of Summer it's time for Joseph and Mike to discuss what they did on their childhood summer vacations - from county fairs to community pools and summer camps to Disneyland. Plus, a shocked Mike has to explain how to play "Kick the Can" to Joseph who never saw the game outside of that episode from 'The Twilight Zone'. All that AND there's a visit to the Planet of the Apes!

Duration:00:40:37

Napoleon Dynamite - When It Was Cool - Episode 140

7/28/2022
Karl and Tonya are finally back with a new episode of the flagship podcast. After our very successful (thank you Patreons!) A-Z of pop culture series, it is time to get back to business, so we start with a new review of one of our favorite movies, from 2004 - Napoleon Dynamite! We love this movie and we hope you have listening to us recounting tales of Napoleon, Uncle Rico, Kip, Deb, and the whole cast of characters. I found a Shawshone arrowhead over there under them chicken pins.

Duration:00:44:26

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Uphill Both Ways - Episode 125

7/21/2022
This yellow brick road that doesn't lead to any Emerald Cities! What it DOES lead to is a world of souped up cars, animals fighting back, dystopian drive-ins and so much more. Yep - the guys are talking Ozploitation flicks! But before that it's a "Gift, Keep, Ditch" of elementary school lunches. Throw another shrimp on the barbie - it's time for Uphill Both Ways!

Duration:00:39:21

Masters of None - Masters of the Universe Podcast Special

7/14/2022
When It Was Cool presents episodes one and two of Christoph's new Masters of the Universe themed podcast which is available on our Patreon feed to all $1 and higher Patreon supporters. Episode 3 is on the feed now. This podcast takes a deep dive into the Masters of the Universe toy, comic, and cartoon universe. I promise you will learn things about MOTU you never knew! And amazing great new addition to the When It Was Cool Podcast Network at WhenItWasCool.com

Duration:01:10:32

Fashion - Uphill Both Ways - Episode 124

7/7/2022
Bell bottoms! Giant collars! Tie-dye! Concert t-shirts! Pegged jeans! It's time for an Uphill Both Ways fashion show! Join the guys as they talk about fashion from the 70s and 80s in general and specifically what their usual style of dress was. Which one dressed like a bad guy from the Alpha Beta fraternity and who dressed like Ducky from 'Pretty in Pink'? You're going to have to listen to find out because we're not spoiling the surprise here!

Duration:00:27:18

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