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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 323: Servant Girl Annihilator: America’s First Serial Killer

8/14/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we delve into the dark world of true crime and bring you the story of the American serial killer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator. “Servant Girl Annihilator” was the name given to perhaps the first serial killer in America. He operated in Austin, Texas back in Cowboy Days, several years before Jack The Ripper terrorized London. The identity of this killer (or these killers) remains unproven, but he got his name by killing five African-American...

Duration:01:15:07

Episode 322: Coral Castle: Tourist Trap or Modern Pyramid?

8/10/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the mystery of the Coral Castle. This modern-day wonder is found in Florida and was built in the 1940s and 1950s. It is made of massive blocks of stone, averaging 14 tons each, and it was built to the same exacting specifications as the Great Pyramid of Giza. The big mystery about the castle, however, is how one frail, sickly, malnourished man clocking in at Five Foot Tall was able to build this structure by cover of night with no...

Duration:01:27:01

Bonus Episode: Divide and Conquer

8/9/2018
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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:00:49:40

Baba Vanga: The Blind Seer of Bulgaria

8/7/2018
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we explore the prophecies of a woman called the modern day Nostradamus—the Bulgarian paragons called Baba Vanga. According to multiple studies, she had between a 70-85% accuracy record in her predictions. Born as Vangeliya Pandeva Dimitrova in Bulgaria in 1911, Baba Vanga had a hard life. Her father was conscripted into World War I and in trouble with the law for his political views. Her mother died; her stepmother died. She was sucked into a tornado...

Duration:01:19:13

J Edgar Hoover: The Flawed Founder of the FBI

8/3/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we break out the Tommy Guns, polish our badges, and talk about the life, power, corruption, and secrets of the ultimate G-Man, J Edgar Hoover. J Edgar Hoover was the first director of the FBI (he even predated the FBI when it was simply the Bureau of Investigation), and he ran the joint for almost 50 years. All the roaring twenties gangster arrests were on his watch, as was prohibition, World War II, the Red Scare, the Cold War, and civil rights....

Duration:01:20:33

Bonus Episode 32: Hot Dog Water

8/2/2018
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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:00:45:40

4Chan: Home of Hackers, Memes, and Web Warriors

7/31/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we discuss one of the most important websites in the world, even though you may have never heard of it or visited it—the notorious 4Chan. 4Chan is the birthplace of memes, the meeting ground for Anonymous, the bastion of the Alt-Right and the far left, and the sometimes cruel often hilarious vigilantes of the World Wide Web. So what exactly is 4Chan? Well, the simple answer is that it’s a imageboard started by a 15 year old in 2003, a place where...

Duration:01:31:22

Episode 318: Albert Einstein: The Ultimate Genius

7/27/2018
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On this very nerdy episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we talk about discoveries, math, and quantum shift in the world that was Albert Einstein. Virtually every discovery about Quantum Physicist is based in part on papers written by a very young Albert Einstein. By the age of 26, he proved that atoms and molecules existed; he showed that light was in fact particles called photons, and he of course came up with the famous Theory of Relativity. He won a Nobel Prize for his discoveries, and not...

Duration:01:22:27

Bonus Episode: What Belt You Got?

7/26/2018
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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:00:41:13

Episode 317: Armin Meiwes: The Rotenberg Cannibal

7/24/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we turn our gaze to some true crime and talk about the bizarre and horrible case of Armin Meiwes, aka the “Rotenberg Cannibal.” Meiwes is a murderer. Kind of. Depending on how you interpret the law. You see, in 2001, this German computer repair technician (I’m looking at you, Brent…) put an ad on a cannibal website, like you do. It said what you’d expect: “looking for a well-built 18 to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed.” Since this...

Duration:01:22:46

Episode 316: Jean Paul Getty–Oil Billionaire and Crazy Miser

7/20/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at Jean Paul Getty, once the richest man in the world, an American oil magnate, a crazy miser with his money, and a guy who let his own grandson be kidnapped and mutilated just to save a few bucks. Many people in Southern California know Getty as the guy who opened the art museums and drilled oil, and he was that. But he was also so cheap with his billions that he makes Mister Burns and Scrooge McDuck look like big spenders. Jean Paul Getty...

Duration:01:26:45

Episode 315: Jack the Ripper–The Ultimate Serial Killer

7/17/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we travel back to Victorian England to look at the grandfather of all infamous serial killers, the one and only Jack the Ripper. From August 7th to September 10th of 1888, a series of horrible murders took place in the seamy Whitechapel district of London. They were all prostitutes, and they were all killed by a slash across the neck and then mutilated after the death. The papers ran with the story, giving the murderer the name Jack the Ripper....

Duration:01:35:37

Episode 314: Julius Caesar: Ultimate Historical Badass?

7/13/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we travel back in time and look at the life, loves, and conquests of one of the biggest bad-asses in all of human history, Julius Caesar. Caesar was born to an aristocratic family that was on the decline. But he was smart and of the right pedigree, so at least he had a chance to rise to power, and rise to power he did. He started by marrying up. He got with a number of women who were above his station, one of them even as powerful as the...

Duration:01:14:31

Bonus Episode: It’s the Most Magical Time

7/12/2018
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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:00:39:04

Episode 313: Boston Dynamics: The Real-Life Terminators?

7/10/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we oil up the servos and get ready to fight the upcoming robot overlords by exploring the history, robots, and unique funding source of the strangest corporation most people have never heard of—Boston Dynamics. Boston Dynamics was founded in 1992 as a means to fulfill its founder Marc Raibert’s lifelong dream of making robots that are supernatural in their abilities. That’s not creepy at all. It was an offshoot of the prestigious MIT, and its...

Duration:01:25:50

Apartheid: The Ultimate Racism

7/6/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at the ultimate in institutionalized racism, South Africa’s Apartheid. Apartheid literally means separateness, and it was a policy of social discrimination turned into pretty hardcore laws that stripped the rights away from black South Africans. Although the black population was almost 4 times larger than the white, after these laws were in place, the wealth and land was owned by whites in staggering proportions. Apartheid formally started...

Duration:01:23:53

Episode 311: Jackie Chan: Martial Arts Mogul

7/3/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we all become drunken masters and study the life, times, films, injuries, and legacy of one of the all-time greats of the Kung Fu film: the one and only Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong to what are described as very poor and radical parents. They allegedly tried to sell Jackie to his delivery doctor for $26, and when they got in trouble with the communist regime (his mom may have been an opium dealer and his father a spy—and no, I’m...

Duration:01:27:00

Episode 310: Amelia Earhart: Feminist, Trail-Blazer, Spy?

6/29/2018
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the fame, flight records, trail blazing, and life story of the biggest missing persons case in American History: they case of Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart was born to an upper middle class family, and though her father was an alcoholic, and her parents had a decades long on-again off-again relationship, she still managed to get admitted to Columbia medical school and have a very liberal childhood. She was raised to be free from the...

Duration:01:34:37

Bonus Episode: Pizza, Guns, and Kung Fu Flicks

6/28/2018
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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:00:34:04

Episode 309: Japanese Internment Camps: So Much for the 5th Amendment

6/26/2018
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we travel back in time and look at a dark chapter in American history—Japanese Internment Camps. After the attack on Pearly Harbor back in 1941, paranoia and anti-Japanese sentiment reached an all time high in the US, and with the signing of Executive Order 9066, President Roosevelt forced all people in American of Japanese ancestry (citizens and non) into detainment camps to “prevent a second Pearl Harbor.” This was done in spite of the fact that...

Duration:01:26:28