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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 Pop Culture Podcast WhenItWasCool.com

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

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.

    Z - Zombie (Song by the Cranberries)

    Z - Zombie (Song by the Cranberries)

    This episode concludes the WhenItWasCool.com podcast series - the A-Z of pop culture. For the letter Z we examine the song Zombie by the Cranberries, and intense song with a historical narrative. Become a Patreon supporter at WhenItWasCool.com for almost 2000 premium podcasts on retro pop culture.

    • 24 min
    Y - Yellowstone

    Y - Yellowstone

    Kevin Costner stars in the most popular television drama of the last several years - Yellowstone. Set near Yellowstone National Park, this series tells the story of one of the largest ranches in the United States and the family that owns and protects it from a constant stream of those looking to take it. The violent and engrossing series has resulted in multiple spin-off shows and each season promises to be bigger than the last. Join Karl and Tonya as we review the popular series Yellowstone.

    • 27 min
    X - X-Men the Animated Series

    X - X-Men the Animated Series

    Today WhenItWasCool.com takes a look back at the classic 1990s X-Men the animated series cartoon. This cartoon aired during the peak of the X-Men's pop culture hype. The comic books were selling gangbusters and the cartoon series aired to both commercial and critical sucess. Let's take a look back at Wolverine, Cyclops, Professor X, Jean Gray, and the whole X-Men gang in this iconic cartoon series.

    • 29 min
    Paperback Writer - Uphill Both Ways - Episode 123

    Paperback Writer - Uphill Both Ways - Episode 123

    As a follow-up to the previous episode, Joseph and Mike discuss R.I.F. - the old Reading Is Fundamental program, going to the library, and paying visits to the beloved Bookmobile. New regular segment "Gift, Keep, Ditch" features foes of Godzilla, and there's even an announcement about a new contest for another free movie on Blu-ray!

    • 36 min
    W - Weird Al Yankovic

    W - Weird Al Yankovic

    Join Karl from WhenItWasCool.com as he takes a look at musician Weird Al Yankovic. Known for his parodies of popular songs, Weird Al has amassed a huge cult following and, it doesn’t hurt, that he seems to be one of the nicest people in the music business. Let’s take a When It Was Cool look at somebody who remains cool even now - Weird Al Yankovic.

    • 28 min
    V - Video Games

    V - Video Games

    Join Karl from WhenItWasCool.com in a retro journey back to some of the most fun and memorable video games of the 1970s-1980s. The video game arcade was the place to be when I was growing up. From Space Invaders, to Asteroid, to Defender, you needed a pocket full of quarters whenever you went to the mall or theater. Let's talk retro pop culture. Let's talk video games!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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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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