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  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Shroud of Turin - Episode 254

    24/01/2021 Duración: 42min

    This episode we enter our mythical museum of curiosities and find a real object that can be periodically seen and studied- the Shroud of Turin. Many Christians over the centuries have revered this cloth as the burial shroud of Jesus Christ. The reason? A faint, but distinct image of a man is somehow visible on the cloth with evidence of injuries to the areas one would expect from a man crucified. There is conflicting evidence concerning the dating of the shroud and the Catholic Church, despite revering the shroud, has yet to officially venerate it. Let's examine the Shroud of Turin.

  • DragonKing Dark - The Dendera Lights - Episode 253

    17/01/2021 Duración: 46min

    There is a carving in the ancient Egyptian temple of Dendera that seems, on first sight, to show an Egyptian holding a giant light bulb. The image is striking and seems obvious which begs the question: What were the ancient Egyptians doing with an electric light bulb? Is the explanation that simple? Come inside the DragonKing Dark museum of curiosities and let's examine this seemingly out of place artifact and let's try to determine what is really going on here. This week let's discuss the Dendera Lights.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Helmet of Fate - Episode 252

    10/01/2021 Duración: 48min

    We return to our mythical museum of curiosities again this week looking at objects of mystery and power and examine a fictional object this time - The Helmet of Fate. Though the Helmet of Fate is a fictional object of comics and television it tells us something about our fascination with magic, ancient Egypt, and forbidden knowledge. The stories of Dr. Fate and mystical helmet reflect other stories from literature and tells us something about a world beyond our ability to see.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Antikythera Mechanism - Episode 251

    03/01/2021 Duración: 58min

    Join host Karl Stern as we open the museum of curiosities again this week and pull out an actual real artifact. An artifact that we can really see in a museum, study, and make models of: the Antikythera Mechanism. The Antikythera Mechanism is a vastly complex analog computing device dating to presumably 200 BC or earlier with hugely complicated gears and switches that track celestial movements, eclipses, and more, sometimes down to the very hour. The lost wisdom of our ancestors is astonishing and this artifact seems out of place in the timeline. Let's talk about it.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Ark of the Covenant - Episode 250

    27/12/2020 Duración: 49min

    DragonKing Dark returns relaunched and rebranded with a new focus. It's DragonKing Dark 2.0 and we are now curators of a massive and mythical museum of curiosity. Some items are real and some imagined and some are something in between. But all the items and objects we will study tell us something about who we are, what we believe, what we imagine, and speak to our fears and hopes. Today, we study the best theories and ideas about the Biblical Ark of the Covenant. What was it and where might it be? Join us for the new DragonKing Dark Podcast.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 249 - Near Death Experiences

    20/12/2020 Duración: 01h31min

    Next week DragonKing Dark Podcast relaunches with a new theme and ideas. This week we present an episode of our sister podcast Those Who Wander, where Karl is joined by Tonya from When It Was Cool to discuss near death experiences and how they have effected those who have had them. Have some people caught a glimpse of the after-life? Is there a scientific explanation for the similar experiences shared by those who may have momentarily died? All this and more!

  • DragonKing Dark - Night of the Bullshido - Episode 248

    13/12/2020 Duración: 45min

    This week on DragonKing Dark we continue our countdown to episode 250 where we will be starting a new fresh season of our podcast. This week we present to you a Patreon special called Night of the Bullshido, where host Karl Stern takes a look into the fictional world of not so effective martial arts. We look at some martial arts "masters" who claim fantastic or supernatural powers and look at how this scam became so widespread, especially in the 1970s and 1980s. Grab your nunchucks and ninja stars and let's go defend our style and school.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - 7 Deadly Sins: Gluttony and Pride - Episode 247

    06/12/2020 Duración: 01h31min

    We conclude our seven deadly sins series this week by examining gluttony and the sin that Karl thinks is the most sinister of them all- pride. Are these "sins" simply religious dogma or is there honest truth in avoiding them? We examine these questions and more in this bonus size edition of DragonKing Dark Podcast.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Seven Deadly Sins: Envy and Greed - Episode 246

    29/11/2020 Duración: 01h28min

    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 a lot of trouble.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Seven Deadly Sins Part 1 (Sloth and Wrath) - Episode 245

    22/11/2020 Duración: 01h55min

    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 DragonKing Dark.

  • Stuck in the Desert Podcast - Cinders - Episode 68

    21/11/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    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-whenitwascool comments or thedesertrat3@yahoo.com

  • DragonKing Dark - Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits - Episode 244

    16/11/2020 Duración: 49min

    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.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Grand Canyon Tales of the Missing and Murdered - Episode 243

    08/11/2020 Duración: 42min

    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 missing never to be found again. On this episode of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern takes a look at a few of the outstanding cases of the Grand Canyon missing and murdered.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Conspiracies Are Real (And They Aren't) - Episode 242

    01/11/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    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 know what is real and what isn't when the world is in such turmoil right now? A year ago if you would have told people the world would be masked, shut down, and large numbers of people dying you might have been inclined to yell "conspiracy". Let's talk about it.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Sloss Furnace One of America's Most Haunted Places - Episode 241

    25/10/2020 Duración: 50min

    The old Sloss Furnace steel mill in Birmingham, AL was a brutal place to work. While the steel industry built Birmingham it wasn't an easy life and many died working in the horrible conditions there. Several TV shows and documentaries have covered Sloss Furnace as one of the supposed most haunted places in America. Karl and Tonya from When It Was Cool traveled there on a stormy night and this is what they found.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Examining True Crime - Episode 240

    18/10/2020 Duración: 48min

    True Crime podcasts and television are very popular. Entire TV channels are devoted to the genre and true crime podcast series often reside near the top of the podcast charts. What is our morbid fascination murder? Why do we gawk at the misfortune of others, often forming our opinion based less on fact than on entertainment? Millions of untrained people are fed the most sensational aspects of a story and willingly sit and devour that information for their own entertainment. Join us as host Karl Stern examines True Crime entertainment.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Dark Shadows and Bewitched - Episode 239

    11/10/2020 Duración: 49min

    This week on the DragonKing Dark Podcast we have two retro TV reviews for you of very differing types. Pulled from our Patreon archives at WhenItWasCool.com host Karl takes a look at one of his favorite TV shows, the gothic vampire soap opera Dark Shadows.  Then Karl is joined by Tonya from When It Was Cool to discuss the witch themed sitcom Bewitched! Two very different shows and both with Halloween themes!

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Led Zeppelin Curse - Episode 238

    04/10/2020 Duración: 45min

    A great show for you today as Karl reviews the book The Led Zeppelin Curse by Lance Gilbert exploring Jimmy Page and his involvement with the occult and especially his ownership of the Boleskine House manor on the shores of Loch Ness previously owned by the occultist Alister Crowley. Did Jimmy Page's dabbling in the dark arts bring doom down on the band? Did a curse placed on Jimmy Page by an occult film director cause his downfall? What is the real story of Boleskine House and it's history? (It's burned down twice). Plus wizards, a fatal church fire, and more!

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Tarot Cards - Episode 237

    27/09/2020 Duración: 52min

    Tarot cards evoke images of the esoteric and occult. With names like "The Devil", "The Hanged Man", "The Tower", and "Death", it's not hard to understand why tarot cards stoke the imagination. While decks of cards have been used for millennia for divination, the Tarot's antiquity is someone in question. While they have been linked to ancient Egypt the evidence is somewhat questionable. Never the less, the Tarot are imaginative, interesting, and somewhat scary. Let's look at the Tarot cards. 

  • Thrash Metal Show Podcast 090 (Long Form History of Overkill Part 6)

    21/09/2020 Duración: 52min

    NoFriender continues his ongoing series into the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music. After a series of guitarists, 17 year old Bobby Gustafson joins the band Overkill and the band completes its transformation from metal cover band to original thrash metal band.

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