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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Oct 30, 2016

Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool discuss their loves and hates for Halloween's past and present.  From the 1970's until now we take a look at some of the really cool fun that Halloween has to offer and some of the charm it has lost over the years.  This is the free version, there is an extended cut version for Patreon Members available on the Patreon page.  If you are a Patreon contributor please download that version directly from the Patreon member's page.

Oct 27, 2016

The When It Was Cool family visited one of the largest Halloween haunted house attractions in the United States this past weekend - Netherworld just outside of Atlanta, GA. It was insane! Netherworld haunted attraction is like being dropped into a horror movie with amazing special effects, actors, and scenes. A completely mind blowing Halloween adventure and Karl and Tonya talk about the experience on this show as well as some of the latest posts on the website.

Oct 18, 2016

On this episode of When It Was Cool podcast, host Karl Stern talks about the website reaching it's first month of existence and all the work that goes into a website and podcast. A listener email about some horror movie recommendations. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, G.I. Joe Flash figure from 1982, and a discussion about the problem with the direction of Marvel Comics and how DC has surpassed them for now.

Oct 13, 2016

We have a lot to talk about this episode as host Karl Stern is joined by his wife Tonya to talk about a busy weekend for When It Was Cool.  We visited three flea markets and found some Star Wars toys and found a really cool flea market called the Ghost Town flea market with some really vintage and retro stuff there.  We also visited Doomsday Haunted Attraction trail that was kind of ho hum until the big surprise ending! When It Was Cool will talk about all that and more on this edition of the When It Was Cool podcast.

Oct 3, 2016

On the third episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about a variety of topics including Stevie Nicks, Rush and the Signal's album, G.I. Joe collecting in the early 1980's with the first wave of action figures, the era of comic books between the Golden Age and Silver Age and looks at Atlas Comics that came before Marvel, and an update on the Halloween Haunted House attraction tour.

Sep 25, 2016

On the second episode of the When It Was Cool Podcast host Karl Stern is joined by his wife Tonya to talk about their trip to a Haunted House Halloween Attraction last night. They discuss the atmosphere and animatronics plus Creepy Clowns, monsters, and more. Then they talk about old scary dolls that Tonya collects, Cabbage Patch Kids, and My Little Pony. Learn about Tonya almost dying by fire and being saved by a liquored up old grounds keeper. G.I. Joe, classic rock music, and much more! Please visit Added code for Podbean verification b5t7njkc

Sep 16, 2016

The debut episode of the When It Was Cool podcast featuring veteran podcast host Karl Stern talking about retro and classic toys, television, movies, music, and much more. When It Was Cool covers the best of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

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