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  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Who 1979 Cincinnati Concert Disaster - Episode 279

    18/07/2021 Duración: 35min

    We continue our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history with a look back at another concert disaster. This one happened before a concert by The Who in Cincinnati, OH in 1979 where 11 fans were crushed to death when the doors to the arena failed to open in time. Like several of the tragedies we've looked at so far, this one is compounded by the young age of the victims.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Murder of Tupac - Episode 278

    11/07/2021 Duración: 44min

    100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history continues and this week we look at the shooting death of 25 year old rapper Tupac Shakur. To say that 2Pac was controversial would be a huge understatement. He was controversial, talented, and had a giant impact on popular culture. He was also legit to the violent music he made. This was not the first time he was shot and he was caught in a violent battled between two music companies that didn't shy away from gunplay. Who killed 2Pac? You'll find out who and why.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Death of Elvis (With Some Bizarre Twists) - Episode 277

    04/07/2021 Duración: 53min

    We continue our look at 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history. One of the biggest was certainly the death of the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley. Now let's be honest, you probably know everything you want to know about the death of Elvis... or do you? On this episode, host Karl Stern talks about the twists and turns of his death including a speeding car slamming into mourners at the funeral (killing one person), and the attempt to steal the body of Elvis days later.

  • DragonKing Dark - The Death of Brandon Lee - Episode 276

    27/06/2021 Duración: 53min

    The next installment in our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history goes back to March 1993 when Brandon Lee, actor and son of legendary pop culture icon Bruce Lee, is killed on the set of the dark gothic comic book inspired movie The Crow. Gunned down in a completely avoidable accident, Brandon Lee was about to break through even bigger than where he was... eerily mimicking the death of his father. We discuss the accident and the aftermath of the untimely and unnecessary death of Brandon Lee.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Murder of Dimebag Darrell - Episode 275

    20/06/2021 Duración: 58min

    Pantera was a band with a lot of issues. So many, in fact, that it wasn't even a band any longer. An incendiary interview in a magazine and a massive failure on the part of mental health services lead to one of the 100 darkest moments in pop culture history when a disturbed fan entered an Ohio nightclub and shot and killed guitarist Dimebag Darrell and several others before a hero made the save. Unfortunately, that hero has a story too.

  • Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling Zone

    18/06/2021 Duración: 04min

    What is the Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling at When It Was Cool? The history of professional wrestling from it's earliest inception to the year 2000 is being indexed at WhenItWasCool.com. Learn about people like Col. James H. McLaughlin, William Muldoon, Farmer Burns, Frank Gotch, Tom Jenkins, George Hackenschmidt, Strangler Lewis (both of them), Lou Thesz, Gorgeous George, Buddy Rogers, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock, and more.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Chris Benoit Double Murder Suicide - Episode 274

    13/06/2021 Duración: 49min

    As we approach the 14th anniversary of the killing of Nancy and Daniel Benoit by Chris Benoit who then killed himself, we take a look back at this tragedy as one of the 100 darkest moments in pop culture history. This episode, host Karl Stern presents an interview he did with Chris & Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling's Cocktail of Death author Irv Muchnick following the killings.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Day the Music Died - Episode 273

    06/06/2021 Duración: 42min

    It was shocking, it was tragic, and it was immortalized in song. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper (and almost Waylon Jennings), are killed in a plane crash during a concert tour. Cut down even before their prime the shocking truth is that this was even a bigger tragedy than it seemed due to the potential these young men had. One of our 100 darkest moments in pop culture.

  • DragonKing Dark 272 (Altamont Concert)

    30/05/2021 Duración: 39min

    We continue our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history with a look back at what some have described as Woodstock gone wrong. In 1969 west coast concert promoters wanted to do a Woodstock for the west coast headlined by The Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Cosby, Stills, and Nash, and others. After moving the location several times, it finally ended up at the Altamont Motor Speedway with around 300,000 people on hand. The security force was led by the Hell's Angels motorcycle club and things turned deadly.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Assault in the Ring - Episode 271

    23/05/2021 Duración: 44min

    Two people end up charged with assault for being in a professionally sanctioned boxing match. How can this happen? This is the seedy story of Luis Resto and Billy Collins, Jr. Resto and his manager conspired not only to remove padding from his gloves but also to wear casts underneath. Collins never fought again and ended up dead less than a year later. Resto's life was destroyed and the manager who helped him? Well... this is their story which was documented in the award winning documentary Assault in the Ring. It's one of our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 270 - Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash and Graves Robbed

    16/05/2021 Duración: 43min

    We continue our look at 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history. In 1977, at the height of their popularity, the Lynyrd Skynyrd rock band was struck down in a plane crash in Louisiana. Overshadowed in history by the death of Elvis two months earlier, the death of Lynyrd Skynyrd made a bigger impact on music than most realize. And that wasn't the end of it. Two of the members killed in the crash, including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant couldn't even rest in peace.

  • DragonKing Dark - The Suicide of Kurt Cobain - Episode 269

    09/05/2021 Duración: 46min

    Our continuing series of 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history continues with the tragic death of 27 year old Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Kurt Cobain was obviously several things- talented, influential, likable, and troubled. Some have suggested more sinister motives behind his death to the degree there have been documentary films made on the subject, but in the end, it was a sad ending to an creative musician.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Fatal Crash - Episode 268

    02/05/2021 Duración: 49min

    We continue our look into the 100 darkest moments in pop culture history. This week we look into the fatal accident of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. in Daytona Beach, FL at the NASCAR Daytona 500 in 2001. 17 million people witnessed the death of the most popular driver in NASCAR. Some say this crash changed NASCAR forever. The sport became much safer though the popularity plummeted. This week we look at one of the darkest moments for auto racing with the death of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Death of Owen Hart - Episode 267

    25/04/2021 Duración: 40min

    The 100 darkest moments in pop culture history continues with a look at one of the darkest days in pro wrestling history. In May 1999 WWE was holding one of it's monthly pay per views in Kansas City, MO when 34 year old Owen Hart fell to his death while performing an ill advised and unnecessary stunt and it almost happened on live TV. 

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - 1955 Le Mans Racing Disaster - Episode 266

    18/04/2021 Duración: 52min

    We begin a new series this week on DragonKing Dark looking at 100 of the Darkest Moments in Pop Culture History. These aren't ranked in any particular order because, how could you? But when this series is completed it will comprise a new "The 100" list at WhenItWasCool.com. The 1955 Le Mans race in France stands as the most deadly crash in auto racing history, killing 84 people, decapitating 14, and ended Mercedes-Benz involvement in motor racing for decades. The horrific story of the 1955 Le Mans Racing disaster is our first of the 100 Darkest Moments in Pop Culture History.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Gloria Ramirez - The Toxic Lady - Episode 265

    11/04/2021 Duración: 55min

    It sounds like urban legend. Surely the details of the story must be exaggerated. But as it turns out, in California, there was, in fact, a lady named Gloria Ramirez who showed up to the Emergency Room very sick, who appeared to have a crystal type substance in her blood, who then radiated fumes which caused multiple hospital employees to pass out, one even ended up in ICU. Turns out, it's true.

  • Godzilla vs Kong (2021) DragonKing Dark Special Review

    07/04/2021 Duración: 37min

    It's finally here! Karl and Tonya review Godzilla vs Kong (2021) from the comfort of our own home on HBO MAX. Did it live up to the hype? Who won? (SPOILERS) Was it any good? Did Kong get transported to fight Godzilla via helium balloons again (no, but close). And the glory that is 2021 Mechagodzilla! This movie was, in many ways, exactly what we expected and in many ways it wasn't. Join Karl and Tonya for a spoiler filled review of Godzilla vs Kong! Part of our April Patreon membership drive - When It Was Cool are creating a Website and Podcast Network | Patreon

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Material Not of this World - Episode 264

    04/04/2021 Duración: 41min

    This week on DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern takes a look at a media statement from a member of the military that made many new sources over the last year. The statement that the U.S. Government is in possession of "material not of this world". What does that mean? What material is it? Where did it come from? Is it just media hyperbole or is this more prepping by the government to finally revel that we are not alone? Join us as we take a look at who made the statement, when, and in what context.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - Alabama Snake - Episode 263

    28/03/2021 Duración: 53min

    A special episode of DragonKing Dark Podcast combines true crime with religion and backwoods strangeness. There is a documentary on HBO Max that, I suppose, is their answer to the insanely popular Tiger King show. It's called Alabama Snake and it takes place just up the road from me. Tony from WhenItWasCool.com joins host Karl Stern to discuss the case of an Alabama snake handling preacher who used a rattlesnake to try and murder his wife. It's a heck of story.

  • DragonKing Dark Podcast - We Interrupt This Program - Episode 262

    21/03/2021 Duración: 48min

    We once again visit our museum of curiosities on DragonKing Dark and this episode... wait... no we don't. Stop, just stop. Why are we all ignoring the fact that every week seemingly for the last couple of years the media and government seem to be prepping us the finally admit that UFO's (at least some of them) are real and the government and the military have knowledge that we aren't alone in the universe? We used to hear that they couldn't tell the public for fear of our reaction. As it turns out, our reaction seems to be apathy. What's going on? Let's stop ignoring it. UFOs are real.

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