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When It Was Cool Podcast to relaunch next week.

Tonya and I were discussing the When It Was Cool Podcast recently and both came to an agreement that it has evolved into something different that what we originally had in mind.  We also conversed about various upgrades we want to bring to the show and suggestions other listeners have brought to the table as well.

We have decided to relaunch the podcast next week (July 2017).  There is no need to do anything differently, all your current iTunes links and podcast app subscriptions will remain unchanged.  We are simply re-branding it as a Season 2 or Podcast 2.0 type situation.

The show will feature new music and production values far more in line with what we originally envisioned.  Also, the show will be much more focused content wise.  Each show will feature four to five consistent topics including music, toys, comics, etc and those topics will be touched on during every show.  The show will be reigned in to about 40 minutes and will come out more frequently.

We have also started a …

New Marvel Universe in Order Podcast - The Incredible Hulk issue 1

Tonya and I over at When It Was Cool have posted another Patreon exclusive podcast in the Reading the Marvel Universe in Order series.  This podcast is our best performing podcast and we want to thank everyone for listening and ask you to spread the word!  We really need these Patreon supported shows to keep us going.  We thank everyone for helping us and if you haven't yet committed to trying it we want to encourage you to do so, it's easy and inexpensive and you can cancel at any time!

Think about it, $5 is less than the cost of one drive-thru meal.  If you gave choose to support us just one time at the $5 level I feel confident you would really see what a great value it is.  We offer hundreds of digital downloads at that level and have three Patreon only shows:  The Marvel Universe in Order Podcast, DragonKing Darker, and the DragonKingKarl Old Time Wrestling Hour.  You can download all of those shows at that level.

Of course, you also get the entire back catalog for Dragon…

Death to ads! Why When It Was Cool removed Amazon from our website.

If you listen to virtually any podcast you have heard the plugs over and over again - "Please use our links to buy through Amazon!"  For several years, way before we launched When It Was Cool, back when I was only doing the DragonKingKarl blog, I used Amazon ads.  I have never made significant money off of them.  I recently reviewed my Amazon payments for the last few years and found that, despite buying all my own products via my links, that I had earned virtually no money from their affiliate programs.

I decided today to, once and for all, kill the ads.  Aside from a few that will remain in the archives on individual article pages, I removed all of the them from the main page and will not be including them in future articles.  Why?


They were a waste of time for our website. Perhaps you might do well with them but they have never performed for us.  While they are easy to insert and easy to code but my time is better spent providing content for Patreon than wasting my time se…

The Top 100 Greatest Artists in Rock and Roll and Pop music history

Hey everybody, I hope you take the time to check out the Top 100 Greatest Artists in Rock & Roll and Pop Music history over at When It Was Cool.  I put a lot of hard work into putting together this list and spent a long time in researching it.  I hope you will find it interesting and share the article with others.  I think we also all need to celebrate the fact that Rush made the top 100.  A glorious day for all.

Thank you!
Karl

The Family That Blogs Together Grows Together

Hey everybody! Thanks for stopping by the blog again.  Presently, we have two blogs linked to the When It Was Cool website, mine and Joseph Perry's Taste the Milk of Chocula.  Tonya is working on one but it isn't ready to launch it yet.  I am interested in adding some more blogs to our, well, blog section of the website.

Why add blogs?  Well, the are many reasons actually so let's talk about them for a moment.

It's added content for website visitors.

If we actually expect to grow a fan base - by that I mean really engaged readers and listeners who like what we do and want to participate - we need a depth of content for them to explore.  If we actually build really engaged website visitors then they will want to participate at a deeper level and a blog is a good place to do that.  Many blogs allow comments were readers can have a say in things.  I realize not everyone wants to allow comments on their blogs and I understand that, but still, it allows another level of eng…

Back from Washington D.C.

The When It Was Cool family has safely returned from a great visit to Washington DC.  We were blessed with great weather and a smooth trip the whole way there.  Infamous DC traffic wasn't even that bad.  We hit all the sites you would expect such as Arlington National Cemetery where we not only got to see the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns but also two wreath changing ceremonies.  I should have video of that on our YouTube channel by the weekend.

All of the monuments and memorials on the National Mall were well worth seeing.  We will talk about some of our favorites when we record a new When It Was Cool Podcast sometime this week.  The biggest surprise of the trip was just how impressive the National Cathedral was.  We both loved the incredible building with it's Gothic architecture.  

I have lots of recording to do this week.  The July Classic Wrestling Marathon is almost here over at Wresting Observer and I am mixing the shows right now for it.  31 shows…