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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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Bakersfield, CA

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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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English


Episodes

Episode 257: Miyamoto Musashi : Japan’s Samurai Sword Saint

12/12/2017
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I8 I8On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we travel back in time and discuss the life of the ultimate Japanese samurai sword master, Miyamoto Musashi. Though many people don’t know about this genuine badass, he is the author of the classic book on war and strategy, The Book of Five Rings. He is also the most renowned sword master in all of Japanese history, an artist, author, and painter. He was a bit of a rogue, and he was considered a wild man because he never bathed (he’d have to be...

Duration: 01:18:38


Episode 256: Ancient Rome: Sex, War, and Water

12/8/2017
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we take a look back in time and explore the world of the Ancient Roman Empire. Though this was not the largest empire in history of the Earth, it is undoubtedly the most important one to Western civilization. The inventions that were dreamed up in ancient Rome are the basis for most of the technology that runs our society today: running water, sophisticated architecture, highways, literature, advanced laws, and advanced medicine. Some of the...

Duration: 01:21:31


Bonus Episode: Why did the chicken cross the road?

12/7/2017
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This is a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. 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. In other words, you squawk, and we talk. 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. What types of questions? Good question! We answer several...

Duration: 00:56:50


Episode 255: Biggie Smalls: Legend to Rivalry

12/5/2017
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at another musical figure who was key in the West Coast/East Coast feud, the Notorious B.I.G. Biggie Smalls was born as Christopher Wallace in 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the child of two immigrant parents from Jamaica. When his mom was abandoned by his father, she worked overtime shifts at two jobs to provide for Biggie and send him to great private schools. One of them was a who’s who of East Side rappers, including DMX, Jay-Z and...

Duration: 01:32:46


Episode 254: Osama bin Laden: Nuff Said!

12/1/2017
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the life, lies, and legacy of terrorist number one, Osama bin Laden. He was born on March 10, 1957, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His father was a billionaire who earned his fortune through doing construction for the royal family, and his mother was wife number ten! Osama was the seventh of the fifty children born to his father; however, he was the only child of his mother. Osama bin Laden was raised in a strict, religious household where...

Duration: 01:27:09


Bonus Episode: Forty Minutes of Funk!

11/30/2017
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This is a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. 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. In other words, you squawk, and we talk. 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. What types of questions? Good question! We answer several...

Duration: 00:49:17


Episode 253: Oslo Massacre: Norwegian far-right terrorism

11/28/2017
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we cover the worst terrorist mass shooting in the history of Norway—The Oslo Massacre. On July 22, 2011, at 3:30 p.m., a 2,090-pound fertilizer bomb planted in a motor vehicle detonated in Norway's capital, Oslo. The target was the government building that held the offices of the ruling Labor Party as well as the finance and oil ministries of the country. The bomb was reminiscent of the Oklahoma City bombing, and it blew out windows of the...

Duration: 01:27:09


Episode 252: Alcatraz: Escapes, Ghosts, and Murder Most Foul

11/24/2017
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we cover a fan-voted favorite topic, the Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz. This small island off the coast of San Francisco has been everything from an ancient Native American burial ground to a US Army Citadel, and then from a US Army brig to the country’s first Supermax prison. This prison, due the incredibly hostile waters surrounding it and the sweeping currents (and yes, great white sharks) was thought to be a prison nobody could escape from....

Duration: 01:21:25


Bonus Episode: Mouth Holes to Ear Holes VIIII

11/23/2017
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This is a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. 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. In other words, you squawk, and we talk. 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. What types of questions? Good question! We answer several...

Duration: 00:59:42


Episode 251: Somerton Man: Murder and Espionage Down Under

11/21/2017
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we go to the land down under and explore the mysterious death of the Somerton Man. Also known as the Tamam Shud case, this unexplained death/murder refers to the final line of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. So what’s the story? On December 1st, 1948, an unidentified man was found on the Somerton Beach in Australia. There were no visible signs of death. Upon closer examination, strange details came to light. He had no identification or hat (odd for...

Duration: 01:24:20


Episode 250: TWA Flight 800: Mishap or Missile?

11/17/2017
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about one of the most controversial airline crashes (and conspiracy theories) to date: the crash of TWA Flight 800. This ill-fated plane went down in Long Island, New York. It was July 17, 1996, at about 8:30 p.m., just a few minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a flight to Rome via Paris. About 10 minutes after takeoff, the pilot called in a strange reading on one of his fuel gates, and a few minutes later,...

Duration: 01:17:26


Bonus Episode: Wanted for Questioning VIII

11/16/2017
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This is a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. 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. In other words, you squawk, and we talk. 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. What types of questions? Good question! We answer several...

Duration: 00:54:02


Episode 249: Mandela Effect: Alternate Reality or Altered Memories?

11/14/2017
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we explore one of the strangest and wide-reaching conspiracy theories out there: The Mandela Effect. The Mandela Effect is a phenomenon in which people remember things differently than they actually were in reality. This sounds like a pretty tame psychological event, but when it seems to happen to millions of people all around the globe, then social media gets talking, then conspiracies are born. The Mandela Effect started in 2010 when a paranormal...

Duration: 01:36:58


Episode 248: James (Mike) DeBardeleben: The Mall Passer

11/10/2017
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we hit you with some true crime and look at a lesser-known (alleged) serial killer, Mike DeBardeleben. Though many people may not have heard of him, and his official death count remains only speculation, the lead investigators from the Secret Service and FBI both consider him to be the most dangerous fugitive to have ever been free in America and possibly even its most prolific killer. So who is Make DeBardeleben? He was born in 1940 to a family...

Duration: 01:29:27


Bonus Episode: You Squawk, We Talk!

11/9/2017
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This is a bonus episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast. 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. In other words, you squawk, and we talk. 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. What types of questions? Good question! We answer several...

Duration: 00:54:14


Episode 247: Mormons: Polygamy and Prayers

11/7/2017
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This episode of the Sofa King Podcast explores a topic that was voted in by the listeners: Mormons. A prominent religion in the western United States, the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) has spread to become an international force. This offshoot of Christianity was founded in the 1800s by Joseph Smith. Smith claimed to have seen god at the age of 14 and by 16 had been shown secret golden tablets that contained a missing chapter of the Bible. In it, people from the holy land settled in...

Duration: 01:32:16


Episode 246: Gandhi: The Peace Warrior

11/3/2017
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at the life of one of the most influential people of the modern world, Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was born to a small-time politician father and a very religious mother in India. His father had married twice but had his young wives die in child birth, and then a third marriage produced no children, so he married a fourth time, and Mahatma was the end result. Gandhi was a smart but quiet child; in fact, he was socially awkward and unable to make...

Duration: 01:27:47


Bonus Episode: Question and Some Answers VI

11/2/2017
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This is a bonus episode of the Sofa King Podcast. Instead of our normal research-driven, informational comedy, we have a session of questions and answers. Who asked the questions? You did! Many listeners posted questions on the Unofficial Sofa King Ultra Fans page. We try to answer them in an honest and humorous fashion. We try to give you what you want. We try to make you all happy. We try and we try and we try, and do we ever hear a thank you?! No! Wait. Sorry. Yes, I think we do. What...

Duration: 00:49:25


Episode 245: Stalingrad: The Bloodiest Battle in History

10/31/2017
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On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we go back in time and look at the bloodiest battle in all of human history, the Battle of Stalingrad. Stalingrad was a Soviet industrial capitol, a key city for the fuel, food, and technology used by the Russian Army in World War Two. When Adolph Hitler broke the peace treaty with Joseph Stalin and invaded Russia in what was called Operation Barbarossa, he eventually turned his sights not on the capital city of Moscow, but on Stalingrad. Why?...

Duration: 01:28:56


Episode 244: William Randolph Hearst: The Father of Fake News

10/27/2017
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the life, wealth, influence, and politics of the most powerful information-peddler in the history of America, William Randolph Hearst. Hearst was born to wealth with a millionaire senator for a father. He spent time traveling through Europe as a child with his mother, and when he finally settled in at home and grew up, he attended Harvard College. That didn’t last long, however, as he was thrown out of the school for excessive parties...

Duration: 01:23:14

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