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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 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

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

Episode 331: Cicada 3301: The Web’s Darkest Mystery

9/18/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we take a look at one of the biggest mysteries of the internet era, the deep, impossible, mysterious puzzle called Cicada 3301. Just who wrote this strange internet puzzle (is it a game?) is unknown. Also unknown is why they did it. It involves expert level decryption and steganography as well as hacking skills, and it took considerable resources to create. Was it the NSA or CIA as a recruitment tool? Is it a band of hackers looking to expand their...

Duration:01:10:35

EPISODE 330: Pan Am Flight 103: The Lockerbie Bombing

9/14/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at the deaths, political intrigue, and conspiracy theories surrounding the infamous bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Called The Lockerbie Bombing due to the destruction caused by the plane crashing over that Scottish city, the plane was brought down by a bomb placed in the nose of the plane. Who would want to bring this plane down and why? That’s what we aimed to find out through our research. On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded...

Duration:01:15:30

Bonus Episode 35: Christopher Walken VS. Christopher Reeves

9/13/2018
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So, my first term in college, I decided to major in history and archaeology. Did I dream about fighting Nazis with a whip and getting artifacts that make people's face melt? Who doesn't. Did I more realistically want a job where I sit in a ditch in the middle of nowhere and dig a hole with paintbrush so as not to upset anything. Yes, yes I did. Isolation. Patience. Being paid to cultivate boredom. Sounds good to me. However, cut to my first history class. The teacher was so boring that the...

Duration:00:40:47

EPISODE 329: Skinwalkers: Navajo Abominations

9/11/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we pry back the secrets, rituals, and horror stories of the supernatural creatures known as Skinwalkers. Skinwalkers exist through multiple groups of Native Americans, but they are mostly attributed to the Navaho. According to their beliefs, they are medicine men who have turned into harmful witches and can change their form into animals. However, their transformations are not all cool and seamless; instead, they are twisted, unhealthy, corrupt...

Duration:01:26:54

Episode 328: The Jewish Holocaust: History’s Ultimate Crime

9/7/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we explore one of the darkest chapters in all of human history—the Jewish Holocaust. During this horrible period of history, an estimated 6 million European Jews were killed by the Nazi regime. Many of them were in murder camps such as Auschwitz, but more of them were killed in round ups and purges in local towns. “Holocaust,” is a mix of the Greek words “holos” (whole) and “kaustos” (burned) and in the ancient world was used to describe a...

Duration:01:26:50

Episode 327: Doc Holliday: The Violent Gentleman

9/4/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we travel back to cowboy days and talk about the violent gentleman, Doc Holliday. Though it’s hard to sift through the tall tales of the Old West, historical evidence proves that Holliday killed dozens of men after drunken fights at the poker table, and that was years after a 6 month death sentence due to his horrible tuberculosis. Born John Henry Holliday, Doc Holliday was born in 1851 in Griffin Georgia. He was born to upper class southern elite,...

Duration:01:22:06

Episode 326: Columbine Massacre: On Psychopaths and Bullies

8/31/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we talk about some true crime and look at the most influential mass shooting in American history, the tragedy at Columbine. On April 20, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered Columbine High School and shot and killed 13 people. Rumors spread in the media that it was caused by a great many things, but it turns out that much of the story we’re fed is pretty far from the truth. Harris and Klebold were pretty bad eggs long before the shooting. They...

Duration:01:25:34

Episode 325: Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Genius

8/28/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we put our thinking caps on and talk about the life, thoughts, and struggles of Stephen Hawking. Hawking was largely considered the smartest person in our generation, and his theories on life, the universe, and everything radically changed our cosmology. His accomplishments are impressive enough as they are, but coupled with the fact that he had ALS and was bound to a wheelchair, unable to talk, write, or do much of anything is in conceivable....

Duration:01:24:41

Bonus Episode: Why didn’t we do a bonus episode?

8/23/2018
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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:00:37:49