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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.

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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.

    When It Was Cool - Lynyrd Skynyrd and Southern Rock - Episode 113

    When It Was Cool - Lynyrd Skynyrd and Southern Rock - Episode 113

    Whiskey bottles, and brand new cars, oak tree you're in my way. We begin November with a breathe of fresh air and we reach back into the 1970s for a look at a band that holds a special place around Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd. We talk a look at the band, their politics (not what you think they are), their death at the peak in 1977, and Lynyrd Skynyrd 2.0. Plus, we talk Muscle Shoals, Neil Young, and more. This is a show I think you'll really enjoy.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    When It Was Cool - Music Monday - Styx

    When It Was Cool - Music Monday - Styx

    Today we cover the 1970s-80s hit making band Styx. The WIWC family will be seeing Styx in concert in a couple of weeks. Karl has already seen the original line-up and is a fan of their music. Today this show tells you how this band originated in Chicago and grew to a stadium mega-group and then imploded at the same time they were still at the top of the charts. The tension between Tommy Shaw and Dennis DeYoung and much more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Uphill Both Ways Podcast - A Horse With No Name - Episode 93

    Uphill Both Ways Podcast - A Horse With No Name - Episode 93

    It's a bit of a free-for-all this episode as the fellas present their Mt. Retromore of TV Dads and then swing into talk about the origins of the show, give thanks to some special folks, and talk a little about the future of Uphill Both Ways. The countdown to #100 continues!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    When It Was Cool Podcast - Great Western States Pop Culture Tour - Episode 112

    When It Was Cool Podcast - Great Western States Pop Culture Tour - Episode 112

    Karl and Tonya go on a cross country tour stopping at iconic pop culture places and locations of historical importance. The Oklahoma City bombing park, Big Texan Steakhouse in Amarillo, Cadillac Ranch on Old Route 66, several Ghost Towns. We stood on a corner in Winslow, AZ, saw the Painted Desert. We stood on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Slept over top of a canyon river, toured Monument Valley where Forrest Gump called an end to his run, then braved a dangerous mountain road. Come join us on our adventure!

    • 52 min
    Uphill Both Ways Podcast - I Want Action - Episode 92

    Uphill Both Ways Podcast - I Want Action - Episode 92

    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 you never saw", "Action USA". Filmed in 1988 with an all-but-forgotten VHS edition, this 4K Restoration & rerelease from Verdugo Entertainment is the holy grail of 80s B-Movie action flicks!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    When It Was Cool Podcast - Slow Down and See the Hedgehog - Episode 111

    When It Was Cool Podcast - Slow Down and See the Hedgehog - Episode 111

    We are about to embark on an epic roadtrip. The nostalgia I see 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 scenes of Americana are important to keeping things in perspective. The world seems ridiculous right now, let me spread some old farm wisdom your way on this episode as I tell you about my trips across America and how I came to realize that sometimes the only thing wrong is it ain't got no gas in it.

    • 53 min

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70s 80's or 90's this will be your childhood ............Fun show travling down memory lane !!!!!!

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