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DragonKing Dark - The Bible and the Paranormal - Episode 139

11/11/2018
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This week on DragonKing Dark we take another look at what the Bible has to say about topics of the paranormal. Many of the supernatural elements in paranormal belief are not only in the Bible but originate there. Obviously, things like angels, demons, and miracles, but the very idea of the occult has it's origins in the Bible. How about other things like UFOs? Ghosts? Magic? On this edition of DragonKing Dark we search for these elements in the Bible. There is additional content for Patreons...

Duration:01:06:27

100 Greatest Comic Books of All Time Special

11/6/2018
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The 100 Best Comic Books and Graphic Novels podcast special has been available to Patreon supporters of WhenItWasCool.com for a long time now. We wanted to give you an example of what you could be getting by supporting us. This special is based on the most popular article in the history of the When It Was Cool website discussing the best comics of all time. Batman, Superman, Watchmen, Avengers, Justice League, Thor, GI Joe, independent comics and much more are ranked in this extensively...

Duration:01:21:25

DragonKing Dark - Are You Being Controlled - Episode 138

11/4/2018
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On this edition of the DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern takes a look at the news, current events, modern politics, and asks the very valid question - Are you being controlled? For hundreds of years there has been talk of an Illuminati type organization pulling the strings on world events and while that may (or may not) be a work of fiction, events in the world that we are told are organic have a feel of orchestration. It's not hard to view current world events and see evidence that...

Duration:00:57:26

NoFriender Thrash Metal Show - Anthrax Among the Living Part 1 - Episode 69

10/29/2018
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The NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back with a look at Anthrax and the album Among the Living. This is part one of a series. The Thrash Metal Show Podcast is a documentary style series taking a look at the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music and is presented by WhenItWasCool.com

Duration:00:34:12

DragonKing Dark - Modern Horror Icons - Episode 137

10/28/2018
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As Halloween approaches this week, we have spent the month talking about archetype monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein but the monsters of the modern era are even more intense and frightening. Freddie Kruger, Jason Vorhees, Leatherface, Michael Myers, Pennywise and the other slasher killers play on a newer type fear. On this edition of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern discusses the modern horror icons and why we fear them. There is additional added Patreon content for today's show.

Duration:00:51:39

Thrash Metal Show - Nuclear Assault Game Over Part 3 - Episode 68

10/22/2018
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NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back talking more of the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal music. On this episode, NoFriender takes a look at Nuclear Assault and the epic Game Over. This is part three of a series. If you are interested in music, particularly heavy metal music, then the Thrash Metal Show Podcast is for you! A docu-series taking a look at the history of the metal genre that gave us Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and more!

Duration:01:18:41

DragonKing Dark - Mythos of the Mummy - Episode 136

10/21/2018
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On this edition of DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern examines the lore surrounding mummies- the specially wrapped and prepared Egyptian dead. Ancient Egypt includes all sorts of supernatural and macabre elements including a great collection of gods, an elaborate afterlife ritual, and magnificent structures. It also came with elements that were picked up in pop culture based on the real life archeological discoveries of the late 1800s and early 1900s including curses on those who...

Duration:00:44:32

NoFriender and DragonKingKarl Rock and Roll Extravaganza Podcast Special

10/15/2018
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Today the NoFriender and DragonKingKarl team up to talk lots about rock music. We start out talking about the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees including Def Leppard and Judas Priest being left off the ballot this year. Then we begin to talk all things rock and roll including (but not limited to) Metallica, KISS, Rush, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, hair metal, and then we dive deep for the geeks and talk drumming, music theory, and more. It's all the rock and roll you need and a...

Duration:01:20:27

DragonKing Dark - Mythos of the Werewolf - Episode 135

10/14/2018
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Host Karl Stern continues our celebration of Halloween month at When It Was Cool with a look at another classic monster. This week DragonKing Dark looks at The Wolf Man and the werewolf. The belief in werewolves is very ancient but much of the lore and mythos surrounding them comes from the Universal horror films. Karl tells you about a case from history where a man was tried and convicted of being a werewolf, studies the 1941 movie The Wolf Man, and talks about the modern era werewolf lore...

Duration:00:45:48

NoFriender Thrash Metal Show - Nuclear Assault - Game Over part 2 - Episode 67

10/8/2018
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NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back talking more of the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal music. On this episode, NoFriender takes a look at Nuclear Assault and the epic Game Over. This is part two of the Game Over series. If you are interested in music, particularly heavy metal music, then the Thrash Metal Show Podcast is for you! A docu-series taking a look at the history of the metal genre that gave us Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and more!

Duration:00:52:16

DragonKing Dark - Mythos of Dracula - Episode 134

10/7/2018
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On this edition of the DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern begins prepping us for Halloween with a look at the mythos surrounding the Lord of the Vampires- Dracula. He discusses the gothic horror novel, what influenced the novel, the Universal horror movie classic, and Dracula in popular culture since then. Also he examines just how much Vlad Tepes actually truly influenced the classic Dracula character.

Duration:00:49:04

When It Was Cool - Horror Movies, Halloween, Haunted Houses - Episode 59

10/4/2018
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The flagship show of WhenItWasCool.com is back and this week hosts Karl and Tonya talk about Halloween, horror movies, haunted houses, and more! They discuss their yearly trip to one of America's top haunted attractions- Netherworld which opens in a new location this year and discuss other haunted attractions. They discuss the most popular horror movies of all time including Halloween, Poltergeist, It Follows, Blair Witch, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Frankenstein, Dawn of the Dead, Psycho, The...

Duration:00:47:41

NoFriender Thrash Metal Show - Nuclear Assault - Game Over 1 - Episode 66

10/1/2018
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NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back talking more of the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal music. On this episode, NoFriender takes a look at Nuclear Assault and the epic Game Over. If you are interested in music, particularly heavy metal music, then the Thrash Metal Show Podcast is for you! A docu-series taking a look at the history of the metal genre that gave us Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and more!

Duration:00:46:56

DragonKing Dark - Bermuda Triangle - Episode 133

9/30/2018
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On this episode of the DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern from WhenItWasCool.com explores the mythos surrounding the Bermuda Triangle. You used to hear about the Bermuda Triangle (or Devil's Triangle) a lot back in the 1970s when Karl was a kid, but not so much any more. There have been a number of incidents that have lead to the lore surrounding the Bermuda Triangle but none more so than the disappearance of a group of Navy fighters that disappeared there during the 1940s and... oh...

Duration:00:46:22

DragonKing Dark - Magic - Episode 132

9/15/2018
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On this edition of the DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern talks about magic. Not the stage show kind, or what Penn and Teller or doing but the belief that by spells or incantation, people can effect the future or events in their lives. It's easy to understand why humans, before the age of science, might have believed in magic but the big question is- why would anyone today believe in magic? Is there any evidence that real magic exists? What exactly is magic? When It Was Cool invites...

Duration:00:48:52

DragonKing Dark - Pressed by the Beast - Episode 131

9/15/2018
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On this episode of the DragonKing Dark Podcast, host Karl Stern tells us two tales of odd and unusual tombstone inscriptions. The first, located in Salt Lake City, UT ascribes the death of a local elderly lady to The Beast - 666. We explore why The Beast from John's Revelation in the Bible may, or may not, have claimed this poor woman and why it is inscribed on her headstone. The second story tells of a tombstone in New England that describes the deceased souls method of death - pressing....

Duration:00:36:32

NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special - Would Metallica Exist if not for Dave Mustaine

9/15/2018
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On this special edition episode of the NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast, host NoFriender discusses the question - Would Metallica exist if not for Dave Mustaine? Mustaine, of course, went on to great success with his own band Megadeth, but he was also very important in the founding of one of the biggest bands of all time - Metallica. Check out this When It Was Cool and ThrashMetalShow.com special.

Duration:00:44:05

DragonKing Dark - Haunting Architecture - Episode 130

9/9/2018
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On this edition of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern talks about the draw and allure of old buildings. There is sometime haunting about about buildings that outlive multiple generations of people. We take a look old homes, mansions, cathedrals, castles, and more. Karl discusses his trip to the National Cathedral last year and seeing all the famous people buried in the basement. All over the world there are buildings that out live you and me and we discuss the ghosts, both real and imagined,...

Duration:00:44:36

When It Was Cool Special - Smokey and the Bandit Review - RIP Burt Reynolds

9/7/2018
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This is a review of the movie Smokey and the Bandit that When It Was Cool originally did for our Patreon supporters a few weeks back. In memory of the late Burt Reynolds, we are releasing this for free today. Smokey and the Bandit was a 1977 action comedy that became a smash hit and launched multiple sequels. You can get daily content just like this by supporting When It Was Cool on Patreon.

Duration:00:20:03

When It Was Cool - Where Are They Now - Episode 57

9/6/2018
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On this edition of the When It Was Cool Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com Karl and Tonya each pick some people that they wonder whatever happened to? We find out the fate (in some cases the final fate!) of some of our favorite actors, musicians, and more. We discuss Dark Shadows, Poltergeist (was their a curse on the movie?), Jefferson Starship, Nirvana, 1980s movies, classic TV shows, and more. You might even pick up some interesting trivia along the way! When It Was Cool - Where are they now?

Duration:01:03:08