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When It Was Cool reviews, remembers, and celebrates the toys, music, action figures, television, movies, and popular culture of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, Comic Books, Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, My Little Pony, Alice in Wonderland, books, Six Million Dollar Man, Godzilla, video games, and all things retro.
 
This is an RSS feed provided by WhenItWasCool.com for the DragonKing Dark and Thrash Metal Show Podcast. DragonKing Dark is a podcast which covers science, the supernatural, and societal issues. The NoFriender Thrash Metal Show podcast is a docu-series covering the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music. Please visit WhenItWasCool.com for our other shows.
 
The Everything '80s Podcast looks back at the greatest decade. It's your one-stop shop for everything to do with movies, video games, TV shows, cartoons, toys, fashion, music and everything in between. Jamie Logie is here to share some of the big topics such as Transformers and Saved By The Bell but to get more detailed on a lot of 1980s information you might not be aware of. Do you know why VHS won the format wars against BETA? Or why the PG-13 rating was created? You'll find all that and m ...
 
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The second of our three part series on the seven deadly sins takes a look at two vices that go hand in hand: envy and greed. While they may seem like one and same they actually, together, cover a multitude of emotions that cause tremendous trouble for people. From Black Friday fist fights over towels, to theft, envy and greed have caused humankind …
 
Hey Everybody! This week we watched the Thanksgiving Special that wasn't...Dorothy in the Land of Oz! Yes, this cartoon, based on the books, features the terrifying characters not yet seen on the big screen til Return to Oz showed up and gave us all nightmares! Marvel as an Evil Toy Maker named Tyrone comes within an eyelash of destroying Oz! Watch…
 
Look at the logo for this podcast. Picture the "Saved by the Bell" intro, or envision Pee Wee's Playhouse. The look that you associate with the 80s wouldn't have come about if it wasn't for the Memphis Group. This episode is a look back at this groundbreaking artistic collective, and how their Memphis Design changed the look of the world. Support t…
 
Another sign that 2020 spells the end - the gang from 80s Cartoon Podcast actually recorded a new episode!! After 4 years, we return to give you the same immature content you've always loved or hated us for. This time we are reviewing Alf Tales - A cartoon series where each episode Alf acts out a popular fairy tale or story and zaniness ensues. Spe…
 
A giant size DragonKing Dark Podcast drops today as Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool begin a discussion of the seven deadly sins and kick off with sloth and wrath / laziness and anger. How do they effect mankind? Are their times when it's good to be lazy or mad? This is part one of a three part series discussing the seven deadly sins on DragonK…
 
The Rat returns in the 68th edition of Stuck In the Desert To discuss the western wildfires, and the rumors surrounding them. Bring your hot dogs and marshmallows, because this is kind of like a fireside chat-just bigger! A satellite podcast of planet whenitwascool.com. Support the platform that houses this podcast. Contact The Rat: Patreon-whenitw…
 
Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool went on an epic cross country tour the past week stopping at several iconic pop culture places and locations of historical importance. It started with the memorial park to the Oklahoma City bombing for a somber historical moment. Then on to the Big Texan Steakhouse in Amarillo, the Cadillac Ranch on Old Route 66…
 
Hey Everybody! This week we deal with a controversial episode. Ok well, this is only controversial if you come from that *other* dimension where the B-Bears are known differently. Ray and Gina are from that dimension. In any case, this is the Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Special with a message so meaningful they drop it half way through the episod…
 
This is for all you Brits out there! Even if you're not from the U.K., you'll still find the story of Bananaman very interesting. Bananaman was a genuine comic book character that appeared in Dandy, Beano, and had his own cartoon show in the 1980s. This is a look back on the potassium-filled superhero and why he was England's answer to Superman and…
 
Two of the most influential television shows in history were the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits. Both were very similar with Outer Limits being somewhat more sci-fi based. In this DragonKing Dark Podcast special, Karl takes you behind the When It Was Cool paywall for a look back at these two iconic TV series.…
 
Hey Everybody! This week we dip into the timeline a little to bring you the 1970's BC Thanksgiving Special! Marvel at the slowest animation gags you'll ever see! Get excited that BC hadn't gotten all churchy yet! Wonder if an exasperated Ray will get through the episode! Enjoy! Patreon - Patreon.com/KnowingIsHalfThePodcast Facebook - Facebook.com/K…
 
It's a crossover episode with the 20XX podcast! We're taking a look at a late-NES era game in the Mega Man series, Mega Man 5! At this point, we had 4 other Mega Man games on the NES and we were all well into the 16-bit consoles, so many of us had probably overlooked this game in Mega Man's library. We are joined with an interview with Kyle Von Kub…
 
It's right there in the name, folks - this episode has wall to wall ACTION! It's a collaborative "Mt. Retromore" of 70s and 80s action movie stars as Joseph and Mike nominate and select the foursome they feel best exemplifies the genre at the time. And then it's off to the main event where the guys review and discuss the "the craziest action film y…
 
The Far Side was a comic strip created by Gary Larson that ran from 1979 to 1995. May consider it the funniest comic strip ever created. This is a look back on the evolution of the Far Side, how it influenced science, why it went away—and why it's back after all these years. Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/80s TheFarSide.com Show notes: Th…
 
We are going on a trip to the Grand Canyon National Park later this week and while the Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful places in North America it can also be very dangerous. Routinely people, often using less than good judgement, plunge to their death. Other hike away on trails and the weather gets the better of them. Still others go miss…
 
The flagship podcast of WhenItWasCool.com is back this week and we are about to embark on an epic roadtrip. I have done this before a few times and the nostalgia I see and feel along the way is an important part of it. No matter if you're standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona or Rocky Mountain High in Colorado, the sights and scenes of Americana…
 
This is a look back on a McDonald's commercial that masqueraded as a movie: MAC and Me. The movie was convinced with noble intentions, but that all took a back seat to corporate interests. Today, we'll look back on how this movie came to be, how McDonald's took over it, and what its lasting legacy is. Show notes: https://www.everything80spodcast.co…
 
Hey Everybody! This week we are pulling from the Super Secret Patreon Vault to bring back a treasured Thanksgiving episode! Also, with the holiday going on, our schedule got messed up and we didn't get to record the episode we planned! Marvel back to 2019 when we were all so Fresh Faced and Young! Ray isn't even on this episode cause he was on the …
 
We live in an age of conspiracies, no question about it. What is real about the illness sweeping the world? What is real concerning the upcoming election? Is there a rogue government agent posting insider information on the internet? Conspiracies happen every day which are real. You might even be conspiring about something yourself. But how can we …
 
We took this Halloween as a good reason to return to the cursed hamlet of Silent Hill, as we joined James Sunderland as he makes his way to find his dead wife in Silent Hill 2. We loved the first game last Halloween - is this a worthy sequel? We also answer the spookiest listener questions about The Amico, import game collecting, and Super Mario 35…
 
The UBW Halloween Trilogy concludes with a Mt. Retromore of giant monsters, a couple of movie recommendations, and the main topic: a review of the Rankin/Bass Halloween stop-motion classic, "Mad Monster Party". Find out what Mike and Joseph think about this almost-forgotten but cult-favorite slice of late 60s pop-culture pie (pumpkin, of course!) T…
 
Welcome to a 1980s Halloween Spooktacular! This is the day when we celebrate Halloween and the 80s all rolled into one. So here's what we're going to do: we will look back at the classic Monster cereals, then we'll remember the 1988 classic Beetlejuice, and finish with a deeper look at a Halloween musical staple and the greatest music video ever ma…
 
Hey Everybody! This week we talk all about our favorite episodes of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror! Chan picked #2, featuring the Monkey's Paw, Bart as Billy Mumy from The Twilight Zone, and Homer's brain being put into a robot! Gina picked #6, where Giant ads come to life, a Nightmare on Elm Street parody occurs, and 3D Homer! Ray picked #25 cau…
 
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