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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

Episode 348: Virginia Tech: Mental Health and Mass Murder

11/16/2018
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On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we talk one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, the Virginia Tech massacre. On April 16 of 2017, South Korea born Seung Hui Cho took two pistols on a deadly rampage across this university campus, killing 32 and wounding 17. From students to faculty, he spared no one, until he finally took his own life. So what was his motivation, and why did this event add the notion of mental health into the national debate on gun...

Duration:01:13:53

Episode 347: RMS Queen Mary: Her Haunted History

11/13/2018
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On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we talk about history and hauntings of one of the greatest ships ever to sail the seas, The Queen Mary. Now docked in Long Beach, California and used as a hotel and tourist destination, the RMS Queen Mary has had an interesting past and has undergo many transformations before she became the haunted Grand Dame of the seas that she is today. Built in 1930, the construction of the ship was fraught with problems. There was a Great Depression...

Duration:01:28:24

Episode 346: Hillsborough Disaster: Cops and Cover Ups

11/9/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we almost break one of our rules about not talking sports, and we cover the Hillsborough Disaster and Cover Up. In 1989, a horrible crush of thousands of people at a soccer (okay, football…) match killed 96 people and injured over 700. The after-effects lead to suicide and mental trauma on top of physical injuries, and the cause is still open for investigation in the UK. The biggest part of this story is that the police (like, a lot of them) lied to...

Duration:01:10:11

Episode 345: Arnold Schwarzenegger: Get to the Choppa!

11/6/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we get pumped and talk about one of the all-time greats of cinema, athletics, action, cigars, and politics: Arnold Schwarzenegger. This icon was born in 1947 (yes, he’s that old now!) in Austria, and his father was a drunken, abusive police chief who was once a paramilitary Nazi who was wounded in the Battle of Stalingrad. Let that sit with you for a minute. Living in a poor, broken home, Arnold turned to the cinema as an escape and fell in love with...

Duration:01:27:09

Episode 344: Thuggee: Indian Assassination Cult

11/2/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we mix two of our listeners’ favorite topics--cults and serial killers--and we talk about the Thuggee Assassin Cults of India. This group terrorized the Indian countryside for almost five centuries, were the root of the English word “thug,” and according to some experts were responsible for the murder of an estimated 2 Million people. Their most notorious member, King Thug, was said to have killed 931, making him the most prolific serial killer in...

Duration:01:18:37

Bonus Episode: Things That Go Bump

10/31/2018
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On this very special bonus episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we creep it real and answer questions from listeners about everyone's favorite pagan rite, Halloween. That's right, we are rolling straight outta coffin for a spooktacular, fangtastic, episode. We have some skeli-fun and get this party startled based on answering questions that you posed to us. You can't skele-run from my skele-puns. What is wrong with me? Why can't I stop? I mean, I would make a skeleton joke, but you wouldn't...

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 343: USO: Flying Saucers of the Deep

10/30/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we realize that the truth is out there, and we explore the wild stories of Unidentified Submerged Objects, or USOs. USOs are the underwater equivalent of a UFO. They are unidentified to be sure, and they typically both fly and move underwater as well. USO tales range from sketchy speculation to pretty crazy accounts involving various militaries, police, and civilians simultaneously. From orbs of light and crafts out flying jet fighters to week long...

Duration:01:28:01

Episode 342: Dennis Rader: The BTK Killer

10/26/2018
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we dive into some more files from our True Crime department and look at the career of the American serial killer, Dennis Rader, also known as BTK. The BTK Killer murdered a total of ten people in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. However, he wasn’t caught and tried until 2005. His Modus Operandi is different than many serial killers, and Brad and Dave both think he’s a punk and a poser. More on that later… Dennis Rader was born to a typical family, and he...

Duration:01:26:18

Episode 341: Eazy-E: The Grandfather of Gangsta Rap

10/23/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we represent the West Side and talk about the life, beefs, death, and notorious reputation of the Grandfather of Gangsta Rap—Easy-E. Though he seems like the clown of NWA based on his raps, he was actually the face of gang life, from its fashion to its criminal background. From murderous beefs with Suge Knight to conspiracies of AIDS as a means of assassination, the story of Eazy-E is pretty epic. Born Eric Wright in Compton, California, he was...

Duration:01:24:48

Episode 340: Rosicrucians: A Secret Society of Alchemists

10/19/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at a not-so-secret society that has been around for hundreds of years throughout all of the Western World: The Rosicrucians. They are often compared to the Freemasons and have some amazing world leaders, philosophers, and artists (I’m looking at you Gene Rodenberry) in their membership roster. However, unlike the Masons, they aren’t one unified group, but a smattering of over 30 different groups that believe similar things. So what do they...

Duration:01:15:42

Episode 339: Jimmy Savile: The UK’s Ultimate Rapist

10/16/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at a guy who may be the worst Brit to ever live, Jimmy Savile. Jimmy Savile was a media personality and radio host (think Ryan Seacrest or Dick Clark in the States). He had a hit-maker radio and tv show that every musician wanted to be on. He also had a BBC television series that made the dream of ill children come true. He was knighted by the Queen of England and the Pope. That all sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, he was also a serial...

Duration:01:20:59

Episode 338: Winston Churchill: Legendary, Racist, British Hero!

10/12/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we take a jump across the pond and talk about one of the most important politicians who ever lived, the original British Bulldog, Winston Churchill. Many credit him with playing a major role in the victory over Nazi Germany, and others accuse him of causing the death of millions of Indians and being a drunken racist. Maybe both? You listen, you decide. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born to Lord Randolph Churchill in a very upper class...

Duration:01:22:18

Bonus Episode: Mass Debate Part Deux

10/11/2018
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What we have here is a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. Instead of our normal research-based informational podcast full of 20% accurate information, 30% inaccurate information, and 60% offensive jokes (yes, the math adds up if you've listened to us), we flip the script. This time, we have a three person debate, college rules, no holds barred. We turn to our listeners to randomly give us numbers, and we debate key topics from the New York Times top 100 debate topics. They...

Duration:00:30:19

Episode 337: Caligula: The Sick, Sick, Sick Roman Emperor

10/9/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we travel back in time and look at the life, fetishes, mass killings, reign, and assassination of the most infamous of all Roman emperors: Caligula. Caligula was the great-great grandson of Julius Caesar, and his real name was Gaius Caesar Germanicus. Caligula was a term that meant “little boot” and came from his time as a child he spent with his famous father during military campaigns. His father was a politician, and through a hardcore series of...

Duration:01:25:47

Episode 336: The Rajneeshees: Sex Cult, Salmonilla, and Poisoned Beavers

10/5/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at one of the most interesting cults we’ve ever covered: The Rajneeshees. Let me give you a teaser. Their story involves the bombing of a hotel by a radical Islamic group, a bio weapon attack involving poisoned salads, an assassination attempt of a prominent politician, a lot of capitalistic sex, a war against Nike, the attempt to take over a town in Oregon, an army of hoboes who were knowingly high on Haldol, and a plot to poison the water...

Duration:01:23:53

Episode 335: Devices of Death

10/2/2018
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On this grisly episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we talk about devices of death, all the inventions that are used for capital punishment from the ancient world until now. Every society since the most ancient days of China have killed criminals for the worse offenses, and the means vary from “humane” to absolutely brutal. The 7th Century BC Draconian Code of Athens made death the penalty for every crime anyone ever committed! Also, people like the mad emperor Nero would burn bodies at the...

Duration:01:22:15

Episode 334: Nazca Lines: Alien Runways?

9/28/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at one of the ancient mysteries of the world and explore the myth, truth, and science behind the enigmatic Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines are massive glyphs drawn in the soil in Peru, and they date back a few thousand years, according to most scholars and some good old fashioned carbon dating. Many people think these enormous glyphs etched into the Peruvian soil are some sort of communication or landing pad for ancient aliens. Others think they...

Duration:01:19:00

Episode 333: Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker

9/25/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we delve into the shadowy realm of true crime and look at one of the most rage-filled serial killers of all time, the Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez. Originally called the (much less impressive) Valley Intruder, Richard Ramirez ran on a violent, burglary filled murder spree through all of California. But to understand the crimes of this monster, it’s important to understand his beginnings. If anyone was dealt a hand that promised they would become a...

Duration:01:24:53

Episode 332: Sparta: Ancient Bad Asses

9/21/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we travel back in time and look at perhaps the most hardcore civilization to ever exist. This. Is. Sparta. Sparta was a city-state in ancient Greece that was made popular in recent years thanks to Frank Miller’s graphic novel and Zack Snyder’s movie adaption of it—300. This tells the story of 300 elite Spartan warriors who hold off a million man Persian army. Is there any truth to this? Kind of, yes. Sparta was a nation that was dedicated to two...

Duration:01:25:21

Bonus Episode 36: Mass Debate

9/20/2018
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He stood in front of the class, and his hands were so wet from nerves that his scant stack of notecards felt like used toilet paper. The professor sat with all his glasses. The old man had a pair cocked on his forehead, a pair on his eyes, and a pair hanging on a little beaded necklace. The prof would swap them from time to time. Why so many? How bad can eyes be, and in how many ways? It didn't matter. Just an observation. He set the notecards on the podium. It lurched like poorly nailed...

Duration:00:43:33