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 shows!
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!
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!
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 represented in this highly researched list. Come join us!
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 show and a great story! A great jumping on point for new WIWC listeners!
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!
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 up, and more!
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 mega fun show! Check it out!
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 Shining, and many more! It's #MonsterMonth at When It Was Cool!
Joseph talks getting acclimated back to South Korea and he even got a chance to see Predator. Mike talks about the new Halloween movie as well. The homework assignments for this episode includes Grease. Plus the duo discuss The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and many more!
On this episode we begin to hype the next When It Was Cool THE 100 article titled 100 Pop Culture Home Runs. We discuss six this episode with Tonya picking 3 and Karl picking 3. Among them discuss a Prince performance that surpassed all expectations, Heath Ledger as The Joker in Batman The Dark Knight, the first three seasons of LOST, Nirvana on MTV Unplugged, and much more! What are your pop culture smash hits? Retro pop culture, classic rock, and more.
Mike Imboden and Joseph Perry are back with a new Uphill Both Ways Podcast. Joseph talks moving back to South Korea. Devo first album. Van Halen early albums. Then the duo talk back to school topics and memories about things we did in school back in the day from the necessary equipment like binders to the games you played. This show is a super fun look back at being a kid in the 1970s.
On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya each pick some people that they wonder whatever happened to? We find out the fate (in some cases the final fate!) of some of our favorite actors, musicians, and more. We discuss Dark Shadows, Poltergeist (was their a curse on the movie?), Jefferson Starship, Nirvana, 1980s movies, and more. You might even pick up some interesting trivia along the way! When It Was Cool - Where are they now?
This week host Mike Imboden flies solo (sort of) and talks about the new Predator movie. Devo and their debut album. The Mike is joined by stand in guest DC Cathro an expert in Mego action figures. Then the show deep dives into the wonderful world of Mego including action figures, playsets, and many things you might not even know Mego made! From the Wizard of Oz to the infinite range of superheroes, Mego was THE toy line of the 1970s and more!
This is a packed episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com with a focus on music and classic rock this week. Karl and Tonya discuss Steve Perry and his new album and his time with Journey and Arnel Pineda. A Russian Chicago tribute band. And then we discuss the 27 Club and all the famous musicians that have died at the age of 27 including Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, John Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and numerous others. We argue The Doors, Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more. Like I said, it's packed. So meet us down at the Crossroads for the new When It Was Cool Podcast.
Mike tells us more about Godzilla Destroy All Monsters, plus he's been checking out Ultraman. 80s Mania Wrestling Returns game. Godzilla 1985. Then the main event topic of Summer movie fun including Beach Blanket Bingo, Meatballs, Vacation, One Crazy Summer, and much more!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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!