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Uphill Both Ways - Looking Back at 1978 and 1988 - Episode 44

Mike and Joseph are back with a new Uphill Both Ways Podcast. Topics include Spider-Man Beyond the Spiderverse movie and Flash Gordon. Then they have a year in review special... only the years are 1978 and 1988! It's retro pop culture goodness from the guys at Uphill Both Ways Podcast.


Special - When It Was Cool Comic Review Podcast - Debut Episode

This is the debut episode of the When It Was Cool Comic Review podcast. This week we review 3 retro comic books and 2 modern comic books including: Fantastic Four Annual 17 (1983) with a classic Skrull story, Batman The Dark Knight Returns 1 (1986) one of our Top 100 Comics of All Time list comics, Star Wars 7 (1977) the first ever post- A New Hope story, Hawkman 5 (2018) continues to clean up Hawkman’s continuity, and Moon Knight 200 (2018) reaches a milestone. Check it out!


When It Was Cool - Several Pop Culture Deaths, Bird Box, Land of the Lost, Rampage - Episode 65

This episode is a hodge-podge of retro pop culture goodness. We discuss the deaths of several retro pop culture stars including Dr. Hook, Captain of Captain and Tennille, Super Dave Osbourne, and Mean Gene Okerlund. We also discuss two modern movies with retro tie-ins- Land of the Lost and Rampage. Land of the Lost has two television series and one movie and Rampage was a tie in to a 1986 arcade game starring Dwayne Johnson. Then we discuss the much hyped Bird Box movie from Netflix....


Mean Gene Okerlund - Life and Death of Gene Okerlund Biography Special

Legendary Hall of Fame wrestling announcer Mean Gene Okerlund has died at the age of 76 and Karl Stern from Wrestling Observer and When It Was Cool takes a look back at his life and career in this brand new biography breaking news special. Mean Gene Okerlund was the prime interviewer for the AWA, WWF, WCW, and then back to WWE for much of their classic content. Mean Gene Okerlund is probably the most famous wrestling interviewer of all time. Join Karl with this look back at Mean Gene...


When It Was Cool Special - Captain America (1979) Retro TV Review

There's no new When It Was Cool Podcast this week. Tonya is super sick with the flu and it's the end of the year so here is a fun retro TV review that our Patreons have previously heard. This is a review of the 1979 made for TV Marvel Comics movie Captain America. There would be two of these Captain America movies (we also review the other one in the digital downloads section) that were to be spin-offs to the Incredible Hulk TV show. Follow Steve Rogers in his sweet van up and down the...


Uphill Both Ways - Christmas Show - Episode 43

The new Uphill Both Ways Podcast is here and Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry are celebrating Christmas this episode! In addition to Christmas related topics they discuss The Walking Dead and recent changes in the show. Plus they discuss Scrooged, Christmas music albums, and much more! Have yourself a Merry little Christmas and enjoy the latest Uphill Both Ways Podcast! The Patreon version is now ad free!


WIWC Biography Special - Dynamite Kid of the British Bulldogs WWE

This is a former Patreon exclusive biography podcast special on the career of the Dynamite Kid who recently died at the age of 60. This special was previously available at Wrestling Observer and When It Was Cool for Patreons and talks about the famous Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask matches, the British Bulldogs, WWF, WWE, and much more.


When It Was Cool - Retro Pop Culture Quiz - Episode 64

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya quiz each other on retro pop culture and force each other to make difficult choices in classic rock, toys, games, movies, and more! Will Karl give up Rush or ride in a car all day with Adam Sandler? Will Tonya give up Pink Floyd or have dinner with Willie Nelson? Who chooses Hungry Hungry Hippos over Monopoly? Are comic books more important to Karl than action figures? And poor Peter Cetera gets no...


Uphill Both Ways - Magneto and Titanium Man - Episode 42

Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden return to talk the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Thor (the musician!), then the main event topic talks Stan Lee and Marvel Comics. The duo then talk the old retro Marvel cartoons of the 1960s, comic book collecting in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1970s Marvel made for TV movies, 1980s Marvel cartoons, and much more! Don't miss this one true believers, gather around your amazing friends and check out the new Uphill Both Ways Podcast!


When It Was Cool Podcast - Toy Crazes, Customizing, and More!

It's episode 63 of the When It Was Cool Podcast from your source for retro pop culture WhenItWasCool.com - On this episode Karl and Tonya discuss Christmas toy crazes since the 1930s where nutty people have thrown fists to get their hands on a Shirley Temple, Mr. Potato Head, Cabbage Patch Kid, or a Furby. We talk about the Transformers (more than meets the eye I'm told), G.I. Joe, Beanie Babies, Tickle Me Elmo and the sadness of Grover. Plus we discuss doll and action figure customizing....


Uphill Both Ways - Gratitude - Episode 41

On this weeks show, Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry celebrate Thanksgiving by discussing what they are grateful for, especially in retro pop culture! This leads to a discussion of movies, music, TV, and more that have blessed our lives over the last 40 or more years. Join the duo of Mike and Joseph in reliving those thrilling days of yesteryear and happy Thanksgiving everybody!


When It Was Cool - Addams Family, Beverly Hillbillies, and Stan Lee - Episode 62

On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast we take a look back at two retro classic TV shows! We asked our Patreons at WhenItWasCool.com what they wanted more of they said retro TV and movie reviews so that's what we're going to do more of! On this show we watched season one, episode one of the 1964 classic gothic comedy The Addams Family and the 1962 classic The Beverly Hillbillies! We also discuss the death of Stan Lee! Have a laugh and a fun time as we discuss these two great retro...


Adventures of Captain Marvel (Shazam) (1941) Serial Review Special

When It Was Cool reviews one of the best of the old Republic movie serials - Adventures of Captain Marvel from 1941. By saying the magic word Shazam young Billy Batson becomes Earth's mightiest mortal Captain Marvel. This serial took some liberties with Captain Marvel's origins but still ended up producing one of the first and best superhero adventures ever on screen! Shazam! This was originally available to our Patreon supporters. Come join us today!


Uphill Both Ways - Lips Like Sugar - Episode 40

Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry are back to talk retro pop culture including some thoughts on the new Halloween movie, Planes Trains and Automobiles, and more. Then the duo coming off of gathering Halloween candy discuss retro candy from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s! All those sugary sweets like Marathon bars, Gatorade Gum, Mr. T chain gum, Chew Bops, Power House, and much more! Yummy!


Special - 100 Greatest Comic Books and Graphic Novels of All Time

The 100 Greatest Comic Books and Graphic Novels of All Time podcast special has been available to our Patreon supporters for a long time and is the audio special accompanying the most popular article in the history of the WhenItWasCool.com website. Now we are making it available for free to show you the kind of content you get daily at When It Was Cool if you support us on Patreon. Batman, Superman, Watchmen, Captain America, GI Joe, Avengers, Justice League, Wonder Woman, and more are...


When It Was Cool Podcast - Estate Sales and the Ghost of a Life - Episode 61

The flagship of WhenItWasCool.com is back this week and we have a great topic of huge retro proportions to discuss. Obviously, as collectors and lovers and all things retro we like flea markets, yard sales, and auctions but one of our new favorite things to visit are estate sales. Tonya has an amazing story of a bizarre estate sale she recently went to where she not only found some cool nostalgic stuff but also a ghost of a life. Is this what it all comes to in the end? This is a super fun...


Uphill Both Ways - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps - Episode 39

Uphill Both Ways podcast returns this week and continues our month long celebration of Monster Month and Halloween by looking at scary monsters and super creeps! Lots more retro Halloween fun from the When It Was Cool website! Enjoy this look back at some great Halloween and horror related memories and more! Monsters, Creeps, and retro fun!


When It Was Cool - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees 2019 and more - Episode 60

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya discuss the 2019 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame including Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Devo, and others. What happened to Judas Priest? Phil Collins and Genesis, Don Henley and The Eagles, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, John Fogerty and CCR, and other solo artists who fronted Hall of Fame bands. We discuss the Fleetwood Mac drama, Netherworld haunted attraction is coming...


When It Was Cool Special - NoFriender and DragonKingKarl Rock and Roll Extravaganza

Today the NoFriender and DragonKingKarl team up to talk lots about rock music. We start out talking about the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees including Def Leppard and Judas Priest being left off the ballot this year. Then we begin to talk all things rock and roll including (but not limited to) Metallica, KISS, Rush, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, hair metal, and then we dive deep for the geeks and talk drumming, music theory, and more. It's all the rock and roll you need and a...


When It Was Cool - Horror Movies, Halloween, Haunted Houses - Episode 59

The flagship show of WhenItWasCool.com is back and this week hosts Karl and Tonya talk about Halloween, horror movies, haunted houses, and more! They discuss their yearly trip to one of America's top haunted attractions- Netherworld which opens in a new location this year and discuss other haunted attractions. They discuss the most popular horror movies of all time including Halloween, Poltergeist, It Follows, Blair Witch, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Frankenstein, Dawn of the Dead, Psycho, The...