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The Sofa King Podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to popular culture, recent events, and whatever shit the hosts find interesting. From conspiracy theories and technology to the mass media and the future, this podcast explores two major issues per week in way that is simultaneously informative, critical, and humorous. The podcast hosts have big ideas, big opinions, big mouths, and give their take on weekly topics in a way that is both cynical and educational. Adult content, themes, and language.

The Sofa King Podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to popular culture, recent events, and whatever shit the hosts find interesting. From conspiracy theories and technology to the mass media and the future, this podcast explores two major issues per week in way that is simultaneously informative, critical, and humorous. The podcast hosts have big ideas, big opinions, big mouths, and give their take on weekly topics in a way that is both cynical and educational. Adult content, themes, and language.
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The Sofa King Podcast is a weekly podcast dedicated to popular culture, recent events, and whatever shit the hosts find interesting. From conspiracy theories and technology to the mass media and the future, this podcast explores two major issues per week in way that is simultaneously informative, critical, and humorous. The podcast hosts have big ideas, big opinions, big mouths, and give their take on weekly topics in a way that is both cynical and educational. Adult content, themes, and language.

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Episodes

BONUS EPISODE: Questions from Strangers

5/24/2018
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Welcome to a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. Just to be clear, in our normal podcast episodes, we do research on key topics that listeners vote on, and we give our takes on the information we dig up. The topics range from serial killers to conspiracy theories to abuses of power and cults. In this episode, however, we turn to Facebook and ask listeners for questions they want us to answer. So this bonus episode is different. We explain all of that at the top of the show,...

Duration:00:57:49

EPISODE 299: WEREWOLVES: FROM SERIAL KILLERS TO LYCANTHROPY

5/22/2018
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On this episode of, The Sofa King Podcast we peel back the blinds and howl at the moon as we undress each other and talk about Werewolves.Come witness the tales of modern-day werewolf hunters, some history lessons on the Burning Times, Castle Times, and scratch a shared itch as we try to figure out why South America has Wereopposum legends and myths. We take a look at a few different regions and their werewolf beliefs and traditions and discuss a handful of 30,000 executions that happened in...

Duration:01:30:44

EPISODE 298: BOBBY FISCHER: TROUBLED GRANDMASTER

5/18/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we take an in-depth look at the chess playing prodigy of Brooklyn, Bobby Fischer. Born to a single Jewish mother in Chicago, Bobby Fischer got his hands on his first chess board at the age of 6. By age 7 he knew that chess was his calling and he took to it like it was the very oxygen his body needed to survive. Neglecting childhood as well as his own sanity he became obsessed with every aspect of chess, from strategy to the history of it, he took the...

Duration:01:35:25

Bonus Episode: Dave’s Not Here

5/17/2018
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Dave's not here man! This is not a normal episode... at least I don't think so... it could be... If I'm being an electrician, I'm kinda confused!

Duration:00:48:04

Episode 296: Frank Sinatra: The Chairman of the Board

5/11/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we put on our tuxes, get a little class, and talk about the cuckoo life, career, and rise to power of the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra. Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New York and grew up in a house with a strict mother who was alleged to give abortions to women illegally as part of her wet-nurse practice. His father once drove shotgun on a booze run for Lucky Luciano, and his uncle and his godfather were members of the...

Duration:01:30:39

Bonus Episode: Technical Difficulties

5/10/2018
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Welcome to a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. Just to be clear, in our normal podcast episodes, we do research on key topics that listeners vote on, and we give our takes on the information we dig up. The topics range from serial killers to conspiracy theories to abuses of power and cults. In this episode, however, we turn to Facebook and ask listeners for questions they want us to answer. So this bonus episode is different. We explain all of that at the top of the...

Duration:00:32:53

Episode 295: Las Vegas: From Mob Dive to Sin City

5/8/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we take a road trip, hit the high desert, squander our hard earned money, and talk all things Vegas. Las Vegas is a town unlike any other. It is a city founded in the Old West but evolved by the Mafia. From Bugsy Siegel to a host of others, the city we know as Sin City has been a unique bastion in the desert for decades. It started as a small spot for water (Las Vegas means “the meadows” where the water flowed in the desert from underground wells),...

Episode 294: Hiroshima: True Nuclear War

5/4/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we travel back to (Dave’s favorite) World War II and talk about the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. After the creations at the Manhattan Project, the US government knew that J. Robert Oppenheimer’s creation was a success. The Trinity Test Explosion exceeded all expectations, and the military was ready to use their new dark toy. Shortly after the test, the president issued something called the Potsdam Declaration, which promised utter destruction from...

Duration:01:26:35

Episode 293: The Yeti: Myth or Monster?

5/1/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we climb the Mount Everest of podcast topics to look for the tales and truths behind the Yeti. The Yeti, the Abominable Snowman, the Mi-Go, the Yeren; these are all apparently the same creature: a humanoid beast with feet like a man (smaller than a “Bigfoot”) who has been seen in the Himalayan mountains for centuries. Their gods and mythology tie back to this creature, and sightings and folk lore amount local Sherpas are vibrant and updated. So why...

Duration:01:21:08

Episode 292: McDonalds: Ray Kroc and That Mind-Controlling Clown

4/27/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we put the family in the car and hit the ultimate drive thru discussion to rap about discuss McDonalds. Staring out as a small drive through in the 1940s, this mega-corporation has become one of the largest on the planet. An estimated one in eight Americans have worked at a McDonalds, and they are so large that they account for 4% of all egg use in the US. So how did this small, brother-run operation become the biggest restaurant franchise ever? It...

Duration:01:36:12

Bonus Episode: Three Micks

4/26/2018
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Welcome to a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. Just to be clear, in our normal podcast episodes, we do research on key topics that listeners vote on, and we give our takes on the information we dig up. The topics range from serial killers to conspiracy theories to abuses of power and cults. In this episode, however, we turn to Facebook and ask listeners for questions they want us to answer. So this bonus episode is different. We explain all of that at the top of the...

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 291: Mick Foley: Mankind and Mutilation

4/24/2018
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we jump off the top rope and hit you all with the life and times of the one and only Mick Foley. Call him Cactus Jack, Dude Love, or Mankind, Mick Foley is one of the all-time greats of professional wrestling. Not a fan of pro-wrestling? Give this one a listen anyway because the story of Mick Foley is pretty incredible, and I promise you by the time you’re done with this episode, you’ll be visiting YouTube to watch some of the amazing clips from...

Duration:01:31:48

Three Mile Island: America’s Nuclear Warning

4/20/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the worst nuclear disaster on American soil, the incident at Three Mile Island. In March of 1979, there was a perfect storm of mechanical failure and human error that led to a partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. The aftermath was much less deadly than Chernobyl, but it had a major effect on the future of nuclear power and the development of nuclear plants in America. When a faulty cooling...

Duration:01:19:04

Episode 288: Wright Brothers: Home Grown Genius

4/13/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we take to the skies and talk about the life, inventions, business, and first flight of the Wright Brothers. One historian says of Wilber and Orville Wright “"Before the Wright Brothers, no one working in aviation did anything fundamentally correct. Since the Wright Brothers, no one has done anything fundamentally different." This is true enough. Though their life was one of legal battles and incredible invention, they single-handedly...

Duration:01:18:11

Bonus Episode: Seven Deadly Sins

4/12/2018
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Welcome to a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. Just to be clear, in our normal podcast episodes, we do research on key topics that listeners vote on, and we give our takes on the information we dig up. The topics range from serial killers to conspiracy theories to abuses of power and cults. In this episode, however, we turn to Facebook and ask listeners for questions they want us to answer. So this bonus episode is different. We explain all of that at the top of the...

Duration:00:24:02

Episode 287: Mike Tyson: Iron Mike, Baddest Man on the Planet!

4/10/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we hit you with a right hook of research and talk about the rise, fall, and rise again of Iron Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York to a poor family and spent his youth in pretty bad neighborhoods. He was a shy kid with a speech impediment, so others of course bullied him. The first fight he ever got in was allegedly with another boy who tore the head off of one of his pet pigeons! By the time he was 13, he had been arrested over...

Duration:01:33:05

Episode 286: Bay of Pigs: The CIA’s Failed Coup!

4/6/2018
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we do a deep dig on the facts and failures of the attempted CIA-backed revolution that was meant to topple Fidel Castro in Cuba, The Bay of Pigs invasion. The Bay of Pigs was a not-so-secret plan for the CIA to train and arm exiled Cubans living in Miami, so they would go back to Cuba and take the island back from Fidel Castro’s communist regime. This plan had the backing of the State Department, the NSA, and even two US presidents (including John...

Duration:01:19:18

Bonus Episode: Dave’s Not Here, Man!

4/5/2018
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Welcome to a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. Just to be clear, in our normal podcast episodes, we do research on key topics that listeners vote on, and we give our takes on the information we dig up. The topics range from serial killers to conspiracy theories to abuses of power and cults. In this episode, however, we turn to Facebook and ask listeners for questions they want us to answer. So this bonus episode is different. We explain all of that at the top of the...

Duration:00:48:42

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