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When It Was Cool Podcast

When It Was Cool Podcast is hosted by veteran podcaster Karl Stern and his wife Tonya. When It Was Cool Podcast features reviews, conversation, and nostalgia about pop culture from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990's including classic rock, comics, television, toys, music, movies, and more. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Six Million Dollar Man, Mego, and much more.
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Jul 19, 2018

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!

Jul 12, 2018

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!

Jul 5, 2018

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!

Jun 28, 2018

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.

Jun 21, 2018

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!

Jun 14, 2018

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 possibly want in a retro pop culture podcast.

Jun 7, 2018

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!

May 31, 2018

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 of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com

May 24, 2018

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.

May 17, 2018

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 excited and finally some classic rock talk about Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, songwriting, and more!

May 10, 2018

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!

May 3, 2018

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.

Apr 26, 2018

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.

Apr 19, 2018

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!

Apr 12, 2018

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.

Apr 5, 2018

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!

Mar 29, 2018

Host Mike Imboden welcomes Joseph Perry back to the United States after having lived in South Korea for years. Joseph talks about the reverse culture shock of moving back to the U.S. Joseph talks food differences and culture differences. Joseph recommends Annihilation the movie then talks about some assorted film festival movies listeners might enjoy. Mike gives his thoughts on Black Panther. Then the duo have a great conversation about the cultural differences of living abroad for a decade and then returning to the United States.

Mar 22, 2018

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 Eagles, Metallica, and more!

Mar 15, 2018

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!

Mar 8, 2018

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!

Mar 1, 2018

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!

Feb 22, 2018

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 Dead and Dead and Company.  Plus Damn Yankees, Bad Company, and more.  A fun retro rock edition of the flagship When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com 

Feb 15, 2018

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!

Feb 8, 2018

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 on Google Play!

Feb 1, 2018

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!

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