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When It Was Cool - Then and Now - Episode 55

Karl and Tonya from WhenItWasCool.com talk about retro pop culture, gadgets, and more on this episode. We take a look at a couple of recent internet articles comparing and contrasting products of the past with their modern replacements. What is the modern Trapper Keeper? The modern scrapbook? The modern Rolodex? Plus, things that make you feel old and a look at just how much tech has changed things since the 1980s. Karl also has a few notes on Foreigner reuniting for some shows and more!


Uphill Both Ways - Sign, Sealed, delivered - Mailbag show

Mike and Joseph answer listener questions and topics which cover a huge range of retro pop culture topics. Just a few discussed on this episode are Kill All Monsters!, Lou Reed, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Beastie Boys, Shazam!, pet rocks, mood rings, Rubik's Cubes, roller skating, fast food, and much more! A super fun episode packed full of nostalgia and pop culture fun!


When It Was Cool Podcast - Diners, Metallica, ACDC, 1987 in Music

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss retro diners, Granny's cooking, Bigfoot and Wildboy, Metallica, AC/DC, Prince and Purple Rain, the summer of 1987 in music, metal health, and much more!


Introducing Tonya from When It Was Cool

Tonya from When It Was Cool is launching her own zone and series of podcasts under the WhenItWasCool.com umbrella. We are bringing back Tonya's Diner and she is starting her own series of podcasts and she is here to tell you all about it!


Uphill Both Ways - Junk Food Junkie

On this edition of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast, hosts Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden talk about the new Marvel Universe movie Ant Man and Wasp and then transition into talking about their favorite retro junk food and snacks! A flashback fun time as always!


Episode 53 - Friday the 13th

On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com in honor of July 2018 having a Friday the 13th the duo of Karl and Tonya discuss the horror movie franchise. We discover, in spite of both of us seeing every film, that we really don't know what's going on! Is there a huge continuity error in the films? Is Jason X really as bad as people remember? We discuss the entire film series on this episode of the WIWC podcast!


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 32 - Alice's Diner

This episode host Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry discuss a variety of retro pop culture topics including the old Gold Key Ripley's Believe It or Not comic book, KISS, new music recommendations from Joesph, Weekend at Bernie's, Smokey, Pat Benatar, restaurant and diner memories including Red Barn, Pioneer Chicken, Shakey's Pizza, Burger Chef, Arctic Circle, Tasty Freeze, and many more!


Episode 52 - Anniversary of Michael Jackson death, Don Henley, Paul Simon, Boston, and the Irrational Hatred of Late 1970s and Early 1980s Mainstream Classic Rock

Episode 52 of the When It Was Cool Podcast is back as Karl and Tonya discuss a variety of pop culture topics this week including the anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson, Don Henley and The End of Innocence album, Paul Simon farewell tour, Helen Keller, listener feedback, Boston, and why do people irrationally hate late 1970s and early 1980s mainstream classic rock music? All this plus more retro pop culture talk.


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 31 - Fame

This week on the Uphill Both Ways retro pop culture podcast the duo of Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry discuss fame! No, not the movie but the act of being famous! The duo discusses meeting famous people and their interactions with them and stories of fame. Ray Park, Lou Reed, Jim Neidhart, Roddy Piper, Grace Slick, Kane Hodder, Leonard Cohen, and many more!


Episode 51 - Listeners Classic Rock Lists, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Coffee, Superman, and (I kid you not) stories of Mechanically Separated Chicken

It's episode 51 of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com and Karl and Tonya return to discuss more of our classic rock favorites and this time our listeners have sent in their picks. We discuss Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Garbage, Blondie, ZZ Top, and many other classic rock favorites. Tonya tells us about her new love of coffee, why she won't be watching and reviewing Superman movies, and then regales us with tales of Mechanically Separated Chicken. It's everything you could...


Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 30 - Pinball Wizard

There has to be a twist right? On this episode of Uphill Both Ways Podcast with Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry who talk what they have been doing recently involving retro pop culture including the new 2001 re-release, Joseph plays a wacky game, comic books, and then the main event- pinball games! Yes, before arcade video games stormed the world the big games people played were the colorful and fun pinball games. The Uphill Both Ways gang talk about those fun pinball games!


Episode 50 - Classic Rock Songs We Never Get Tired Of, Hot Air Balloon Show, Willie Nelson Walks Away, and More

This is episode 50! Spread the word! Let everyone know about our show as we push to have our most downloaded show ever! On this episode Karl and Tonya discuss a recent hot air balloon show, and Elvis impersonator, Willie Nelson walks off stage, comic book crossovers, and a big discussion about classic rock songs you never get tired of hearing. What if we could only listen to ten songs the rest of our lives? What would they be? What songs do we hope we never hear again? Another fun edition...


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 29 - The Sunday Papers

On this edition of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast, hosts Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry take us on a retro memory trip talking about the Sunday comic strips which were a staple for many of us growing up. They discuss their favorite comic strips, what has happened to the Sunday funnies, and much more! A great nostalgic trip from comic book creator Mike Imboden and pop culture expert Joseph Perry on the new Uphill Both Ways Podcast from When It Was Cool.


Episode 49 - The Electric Company, Spider-Man, Avengers, G.I. Joe movie, Fleetwood Mac, and more!

The new When It Was Cool Podcast is packed with retro pop culture discussion this week. Karl and Tonya have a conversation that starts off with Spider-Man, which leads to the old PBS series The Electric Company, which leads to a discussion on Bill Cosby and his legal woes and Fat Albert and Eddie Murphy. Then Tonya puts together her own Avengers team with discussion of the Care Bears, The Last Unicorn, The Never Ending Story, and more. There is talk of a new G.I. Joe movie which has Karl...


Uphill Both Ways Podcast - Episode 28 - Space Age Love Song

Hosts comic book creator Mike Imboden and pop culture expert Joseph Perry are back and have a spoiler free discussion of Avengers Infinity War. Joseph talks Judas Priest in concert along with Saxon. Then the guys discuss Lost in Space and much more! A great blast of retro pop culture!


Episode 48 - Eagles concert review, Fleetwood Mac woes, Huey Lewis sick, KISS, Power Rangers, 1990s pop culture, more!

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast, Karl and Tonya discuss a ton of classic rock news including a review of The Eagles concert in Birmingham, Huey Lewis health problems, KISS on tour next year, Fleetwood Mac kicking out Lindsey Buckingham, plus Hasbro buys Power Rangers which leads to a discussion of early to mid-1990s pop culture.


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 27 - Purple Rain - Remembering Prince

On this edition of the Uphill Both Ways Podcast hosts Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry talk about Prince two years after the pop music icons death. If you are a fan of Prince then this show is for you! Sit back and remember one of the most talented performers of all time. Singer, song writer, guitarists, and much more- Prince will never be forgotten.


Episode 47 - The Eagles, CCR, Styx is Great, History of the Midnight Special and more!

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya discuss the recent Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Don Felder concert. They talk about tonight's Eagles concert. Tonya brings up Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) which leads into a discussion of the old Delta blues song Midnight Special which has a very interesting origins. Plus Greeta Van Fleet, Marvel Universe, and more!


Uphill Both Ways - Episode 26 - Don't Fear the Reaper

Hosts Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry are back in the saddle to discuss retro pop culture but first, Mike has seen the popular Ready Player One movie which has a strong pop culture slant to it. Joseph talks about his hectic concert schedule since returning to the U.S. Then the main event topic this week is the duos love of horror movies. They each like different styles of horror movies so this show covers a lot of ground for horror movie fans.


Episode 46 - Greta Van Fleet, Styx, Collective Soul, Stone Temple Pilots, Britney Spears, KISS, and more!

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com we talk lots of classic rock and various other music topics. Including Greta Van Fleet, Styx, Collective Soul, Bush, 3 Doors Down, Britney Spears, KISS, The Eagles, REO Speedwagon, New Funko Pop Cereal, Toys and Prizes in cereal, comic book bar codes, and more! A fun retro blast of music, nostalgia, and more!