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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 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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May 24, 2017

On this episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, Karl and Tonya talk about some of the recent articles on the website including a conversation about how their music tastes have changed over the years.  The conversation begins with the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and Karl talks about the evolution of heavy metal to glam rock to grunge then taking a liking to hardcore rap.  Tonya, on the other hand, had other music tastes. Speaking of taste, Tonya talks about Tonya's Diner for a few minutes. We discuss an email about Universal Monsters then Karl talks about recent DC Comics including The Button.

May 2, 2017

When It Was Cool Podcast episode 22 - On this episode Karl and Tonya take a topic from a Patreon supporter and discuss video games and arcades of their youth.  Karl remembers arcades and rants on Tokens, Defender, Space Invaders, and Centipede.  Tonya liked Frogger and was a master of Mario Brothers.  Karl shows Joust to a disbelieving Tonya then tries to explain Football 2 to her.  Seedy arcades and roller skating rinks.  Then the show wraps up with a discussion of fictional spokespeople we remember like the Where's the Beef Lady, Ronald McDonald, Hankerin' For a Hunk of Cheese thing, Santa Clause being a shill for Coca Cola, and HERB!

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