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When It Was Cool Pop Culture Podcast

May 16, 2022

In this episode previously only for Patreon supporters of, host Karl Stern takes a look back at the very first Marvel Comic book and the debuts of both the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. We take a look at what both Marvel and DC were doing at the time and how they compared. Support When It Was...

May 14, 2022

We dip back into our Patreon files for this look back at an icon of classic television - Little House on the Prairie. Little House, based on a series of books by the real life Laura Ingles Wilder, was a staple of American television in the 1970s and 1980s. A wonderful family program featuring Michael Landon.

May 12, 2022

Today takes a look at the legendary rock band KISS! Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss have been a staple of pop culture and rock music since the 1970s. Today, Karl from When It Was Cool takes a look back at the hottest band in the world - KISS!

May 9, 2022

Joker (2019) is one of our favorite movie ever. Jacquine Phoenix is tremendous in this movie as the future arch rival to Batman, the Joker. This is a Joker origin story, which upset a lot of people, but wow what a great movie. Even if this isn't 'your' Joker, this Joker is tremendous. A favorite of When It Was Cool. 

May 6, 2022

Join for a look back at the classic 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie! From the Golden Age of Television. I Dream of Jeannie was one of the most popular shows on television for many years and replayed regularly during the 1970s-1990s. Join Karl and Tonya as we review this classic retro TV series.