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 comics, television, toys, music, movies, and more. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Alice in Wonderland, Six Million Dollar Man, Mego, My Little Pony, Transformers, Care Bears, classic rock music, and much more.
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Nov 28, 2016

When It Was Cool host Karl Stern takes a Patreon request for a show today to talk about his personal journey through music.  Growing up as a young kid on 1970's country music like George Jones, Kenny Rogers, and Don Williams and then discovering pop music of the early 1980s with The Police, Styx, Journey, Chicago, and top 40 before becoming exposed to early Hip Hop and heavy metal as a teenager and growing into a fan of Black Sabbath, Dio, Metallica, Rush, KISS, and more.  This When It Was Cool episode is all about music.  Patreon supporters be sure to get your extended cut on the Patreon page of 

Nov 21, 2016

Karl Stern is joined by Podcast of the Week winner Tony from Comic Conversations to discuss the current state of comic books and even Tony's background covering Lucha Libre! This is a bonus show and if a follow up to Karl's DragonKing Dark show on the Dark Matter Network.  A full length regular edition of When It Was Cool is coming later this week.

Nov 14, 2016

This episode of When It Was Cool Podcast is all about G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero. It's about GI Joe action figures, the Sunbow and DIC GI Joe cartoon series, the Marvel Comics G.I. Joe comics, and much more.  This is the first part in a series of show focusing on the things we cover at When It Was Cool individually.  Yo Joe!

Nov 9, 2016

On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern is joined by Tonya to discuss the Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders concert they saw the previous night in Nashville, TN. After that Karl transitions into talking about the Hasbro Universe which is building a joint movie universe similar to Marvel and DC Comics, how G.I. Joe fits into this.  A new Marvel Legends find and discussion about the 3.75 Marvel line and much more.