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Duck and Cover, Classic Rock, Uncool Country, and more!

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss how schools cancel classes now for everything verses back in the day when we hovered in hallways waiting for doom, lice checks, fluoride swirls, smoking areas, and more. Of course we have our regular dose of classic rock talk and Tonya talks about Staind and Aaron Lewis, what the heck is up with country music these days, plus hype about the upcoming concerts of Styx, REO Speedwagon, Don Felder, The...


Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 024 - The Time Warp!

Uphill Both Ways Podcast is back this week to celebrate (just a wee bit early) their one year anniversary! Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry revisit some of their favorite and most influential retro pop culture moments talking movies, TV, music, and much more! We all welcome Joseph back to the United States as he has been living in South Korea for years. Welcome home Joseph- now let's relive some old school cool retro pop culture!


Talking Metallica, The Eagles, Classic Rock, Top Songs of 1989

On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com hosts Karl and Tonya discuss buying Metallica tickets, the top songs of 1989, the upcoming Eagles concert, plus Styx, REO Speedwagon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Elton John retirement, and more!


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 23 - I'm Turning Japanese

On this episode of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast with Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden the duo discuss Mind Hunter and Altered Carbon on Netflix, Lodgers (see the review at WhenItWasCool.com), then they take on the main topic which is Japanese imports they loved such as Ultraman, Johnny Sokko, Speed Racer, Gigantor, Astro Boy, and more. Plus a generous sprinkling of Godzilla references too!


Episode 43 - Classic Rock Talk including Sinead O'connor, Prince, Rush, Grateful Dead, more!

Today Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool sit down and talk about what they are listening to recently. Tonya just bought a giant Prince collection and also talks Sinead O'connor. Karl introduces Tonya to the greatness that is Donnie Iris and watch the greatest performance in the history of ever - Ah, Leah. Karl and Tonya have two different reactions to Nazareth. Tonya remembers W.A.S.P. but doesn't know Sepultura and Karl has written a new article on Rush and they talk about the Grateful...


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 22 - 1980s Sitcoms and Prime Time TV

Hosts Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden take on your favorite (and some not so favorite) sitcoms and prime time shows of the 1980s. You'll discover that Joseph was aghast when Mike tells him the ending of Alf! Other shows discussed include Silver Spoons, Alice, Family Ties, The Cosby Show, Growing Pains, Who's the Boss, Diff'rent Strokes, Webster, and more! This show is a retro blast of fun!


Episode 42 - Classic Rock and Pop Music Talk, Justin Timberlake, Prince, and more!

On this edition of the flagship When It Was Cool podcast, hosts Karl and Tonya talk about classic rock and pop music. Tonya talks about some of her favorite current music including Justin Timberlake and we watch the Justin Timberlake Super Bowl half time performance which included a tribute to Prince. We talk about several music acts who appear to be hanging it up this year and much more! It's your regular dose of retro pop culture fun on the When It Was Cool Podcast - now also available...


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 21 - More Prime Time Memories

On this episode of Uphill Both Ways Podcast with Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden, the duo continue their talk about great retro prime time programming. The conversation takes off with X-Files and then covers such greats as WKRP in Cincinnati, What's Happening, Sanford and Son, Welcome Back Kotter, Mary Tyler Moore, MASH, Barney Miller, discussing the LAUGH TRACK and more! A fun episode full of retro nostalgic memories!


Episode 41 - Classic Rock Talk - KISS, Chicago, Journey, Def Leppard, more!

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com host Karl Stern talks tons of classic rock news. There's big news on a KISS member who has been hiding out for over 20 years who is now back in the public spotlight, Chicago is literally falling apart with two members quiting in a week, Tom Petty cause of death, Journey and Def Leppard are touring together, breaking news on the retirement of Slayer and the death of Judas Priest drummer, plus we discuss the upcoming Rock...


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 20 - Prime Time!

Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry return with their bi-weekly look at retro nostalgia and pop culture. In this episode- Joseph finally has a Dairy Queen! The main topic this week is PRIME TIME! Mike and Joseph talk about their favorite prime time shows from the 1970s and 1980s including The Bob Newhart Show, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Mork and Mindy, Three's Company, All In the Family, The Brady Bunch, and more!


Episode 40 - WWE Network, Marvel Infinity War, The Eagles and other classic rock talk

On this edition of the flagship When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern starts off with some assorted retro pop culture notes and updates for 2018 including some new classic wrestling added to the WWE Network including a batch of stuff from 1983! Some Marvel Infinity War and Thanos discussion. Then the main event topic for the show is classic rock music! The Eagles are on tour with Glen Frye's son Deacon and Vince Gill joining the band. Plus thoughts on Styx and Chicago in their current...


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 19 - Sleigh Ride

Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden are back for their bi-weekly look back at retro pop culture. Mike has now seen Star Wars The Last Jedi and dresses up as Santa, Joseph also has seen Star Wars The Last Jedi and talks about the difference between movies in the U.S. verses movies in South Korea. Then the main topic of the show talks about some non-traditional Christmas and holiday movies with several surprises along the way!


Episode 039 - The Toys That Made Us, Questions for Millennials, Star Wars The Last Jedi

Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool discuss the outstanding Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us discussing the Star Wars and G.I. Joe episodes, a listener has some Millennial questions, and at the end of the show (with appropriate spoiler warnings given) we discuss for the first time on the flagship show our thoughts on Star Wars The Last Jedi. There are NO spoilers until the end of the show and we give appropriate warnings in case you want to listen to the podcast and still...


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 18 - Year in Review (Only the years are 1977 and 1987)

It's that time of year (the end of it) where podcasts and websites are doing their "Best of the Year" lists! Well, When It Was Cool is no different only Uphill Both Ways puts a retro twist on it- the Best of the Year only the years are 1977 and 1987! What a fun show!


Episode 38 - Star Wars The Last Jedi Excitement, Top 100 Comics of All Time, NWA

On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about this weeks debut of Star Wars The Last Jedi movie. Karl is going to see it this weekend and looks at the hype and the Star Wars story so far. Then Karl talks about the latest The 100 List at WIWC- The 100 Greatest Comic Books of All Time and talks in detail about the top 10. Then the show wraps up with a look at the current day National Wrestling Alliance with a new NWA World champion and company owner Billy...


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 17 - The Christmas Show

Ready or not it's that time of year again! Did you make the list? It's been checked twice! Christmas seems to have lost a lot of the magic it had back When It Was Cool but thankfully we have Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden to take us back with Christmas memories and more! This week's Uphill Both Ways podcast takes a look at Christmas!


Episode 37 - Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, G.I. Joe changes, Music, and more!

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about the 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame where six new people were inducted including WWE star AJ Styles! Karl talks about the Hall of Fame and who he was shocked to see get inducted plus who were the runners-up? Then Karl discusses IDW Comics dropping Aubrey Sitterson from the title and the cancelling of Scarlett's Strike Force and what lies ahead of the G.I. Joe brand which may be at it's lowest point...


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 16 - Desert Island Music Must Haves Part 2

Joseph Perry & Mike Imboden are back with the bi-weekly Uphill Both Ways podcast. This episode Joseph & Mike continue their Desert Island Must Have music picks. Listen in today for a great nostalgic trip down music lane talking records, cassettes, and must have music greatness including - Rapper's Delight, The Units, Oingo Boingo, Michael Jackson, Echo and the Bunnymen, Prince, and much more!


Episode 36 - Guns N Roses, Star Wars, and Listener Mailbag

On this week's When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com, Karl & Tonya discuss the recent Guns N Roses concert from Nashville, TN and discuss some of their favorite concert moments of recent years. Is Axl Rose fat and terrible? Can Slash still tear it up? Plus, we discuss our Star Wars project where we are watching all the Star Wars movies in story order leading up to December's Star Wars - The Last Jedi Movie. Then we discuss some listener emails on a variety of topics. Get your...


Special - When It Was Cool takes on Mental Illness and Stigma

When It Was Cool Karl & Tonya present a special show about a subject they are passionate about because they live with the effects of it - mental health and mental illness. Many people struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and many other mental illnesses. Today we talk about the stigma attached to mental health disorders, life with a mental illness, the health care system, and what you can do if you or a loved one suffers from diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health...


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