Beginning with episode 71, DragonKing Dark is now available for free at When It Was Cool.  It can also be heard on the Dark Matter Radio Network and Figure Four Online making it one of our most widely heard shows. The back episodes before 71 are available on our Patreon page.

DragonKing Darker is a spin-off of the popular DragonKing Dark podcast heard at f4wonline.com and on the Dark Matter Radio Network.  DragonKing Darker is an all original podcast only for Patreon supporters (at the $5 level) of the When It Was Cool website.


DragonKing Dark - Episode 076 - Zombie Dogs

(08-12-2017) On this week's episode of DragonKing Dark podcast, host Karl Stern takes a further look at the line between life and death with a look at weird and macabre Russian dog experiments including:  severing a dog's head and then bringing it back to life, severing a dog's head and then planting it in a ROBOT BODY straight out of a sci-fi movie, and bringing dog's back to life HOURS after death.  The video discussed during the show is included below but it isn't for the faint of heart... but neither is DragonKing Dark!

Free to listen or download on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/dragonking-dark-13821746

Also heard on Dark Matter Radio Network and F4WOnline.com


DragonKing Dark - Episode 075 - The Line Between Life & Death

(08-06-2017) On this week's episode of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern takes a look at the line between life and death.  For centuries mankind has wondered what happens at the point of death.  There is an even greater problem, however, even today we don't even clearly know when the point of death is!  On this episode of DragonKing Dark Podcast, Karl takes a look at the case of a Japanese woman resurrected hours after being found dead and a cyclist who modern science reanimated.

Free to listen or download on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/dragonking-dark-13654494

Also heard on Dark Matter Radio Network and F4WOnline.com


DragonKing Dark - Episode 074 - America's First UFO Sighting

(07-30-2017) On this week's episode of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern takes a look at the story of America's first UFO sighting.  The Governor of Massachusetts, no less, wrote of two UFO sightings in Colonial era New England.  We take a look at both of those stories as we continue our search for plausible UFO sightings in the time before airplanes, satellites, and hot air balloons.  Will we finally find something we can't explain?  This week we take a look at two 1600's UFO sightings. 

Free to listen or download on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/dragonking-dark-13505003

Also heard on Dark Matter Radio Network and F4WOnline.com


DragonKing Dark - Episode 073 - Julius Obsequens and the Greco-Roman UFOs

(07-23-2017) On this week's episode of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern takes a look at the story of 400 AD era writer Julius Obsequens who wrote several reports of possible UFO sightings in the Greco-Roman era... or did he?  We continue our search for plausible UFO sightings in the time before airplanes, satellites, and hot air balloons.  Will we finally find something we can't explain?  This week we search the writings of Julius Obsequens to find out.

Free to listen or download on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/13233521

Also heard on Dark Matter Radio Network and F4WOnline.com


DragonKing Dark - Episode 072 - Charlemagne and his UFOs.

(07-16-2017) In this episode of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern continues his hunt for UFOs in the era before airplanes and balloons. He continues to scour history for reports of unknown objects in the sky to see if any pan out to be truly unanswerable.  On today's show he takes a look at Charlemagne, King of the Franks who supposedly had help from fiery wheeling shields during a middle ages battle.  Does this story check out?  On today's show DragonKing Dark - now FREE - Charlemagne and his UFOs. 

Free to listen or download on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/13030218

Also heard on Dark Matter Radio Network and F4WOnline.com


DragonKing Darker - Episode 09 - The Seven Deadly Sins (Part 4 - Greed)

(07-22-2017) DragonKing Darker host Karl Stern is joined by Tonya from When It Was Cool on the fourth of a seven part series on the seven deadly sins.  The series continues with a look at greed!  Originally we argued it's relation to envy but discovered through our conversation that greed is closer to selfishness and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with money.  Karl also plays devil's advocate from an Objectivism perspective.  DragonKing Darker 009


DragonKing Dark - Episode 71 - Alexander the Great and his Flying Saucers

(07-08-2017) DragonKing Dark host Karl Stern takes a look this week at the story of Alexander the Great being turned back from his advance into India by flying saucers.  Alexander again, apparently, had otherworldy help taking the city of Tyre.  But what is the truth of these stories?  In the time before airplanes, what did people see in the skies that was unidentified?  And finally, what does it really mean to be a skeptic?  DragonKingKarl has his take.


DragonKing Darker - Episode 08 - The Seven Deadly Sins (Part 3 - Envy)

(07-04-2017) DragonKing Darker host Karl Stern is joined by Tonya from When It Was Cool on the third of a seven part series on the seven deadly sins.  The series continues with a look at envy!  This one was a little easier to draw the line between the good and the bad... or was it?  Where does ambition turn to envy?  DragonKing Darker 008


DragonKing Darker - Episode 07 - The Seven Deadly Sins (Part 2 - Wrath)

(06-18-2017) DragonKing Darker host Karl Stern is joined by Tonya from When It Was Cool on the second of a seven part series on the seven deadly sins.  The series continues with a look at wrath!  What are we so mad about?  When is wrath justified and where is the line?  On this episode we discuss the cardinal sin of wrath.  DragonKing Darker 007


DragonKing Darker - Episode 06 - The Seven Deadly Sins (Part 1 - Sloth)

(05-17-2017) DragonKing Darker host Karl Stern is joined by Tonya from When It Was Cool on the first of a seven part series on the seven deadly sins.  The series begins with sloth which goes deeper than you might think.  Have we become a society of lazy, technology dependent sloths? What happened to our work ethic? Were our parents right that we are lazier than they were? On this episode we discuss the cardinal sin of sloth.  DragonKing Darker 006


DragonKing Darker - Episode 05 - Revenge of the Bullshido

For Patreon supporters only of When It Was Cool, episode 05 takes a further look at Bullshido - the mystical aspect of the martial arts.  Host Karl Stern takes a look at one well known Bullshido master and takes apart "no-touch" knock outs and other nonsense. Episode 05


DragonKing Darker - Episode 04 - Freeze

For Patreon supporters only of When It Was Cool, episode 04 takes a look at fear as explored in the Rush song Freeze.  When host Karl Stern began this show, he felt like it might be the weakest of the series, however, as it continued the lyrics and themes really struck a chord with him and by the end, Karl felt like it was one of the best episodes of DragonKing Dark or Darker he had ever recorded.  Episode 04


DragonKing Darker - Episode 03 - The Enemy Within

For Patreon supporters only of When It Was Cool, episode 03 takes a look at fear as explored in the Rush song The Enemy Within.  The greatest fear may be within you.  Episode 03


DragonKing Darker - Episode 02 - The Weapon

For Patreon supporters only of When It Was Cool, episode 02 takes a look at fear as explored in the Rush song The Weapon.  There are those who use their power to exploit the fear of others.  Episode 02


DragonKing Darker - Episode 01 - Witch Hunt

Karl Stern debuts a spin-off of the popular DragonKing Dark podcast for Patreon supporters only of When It Was Cool.  Episodes 1-4 will explore the concept of fear through four Rush songs dealing with the topic.  The first looks at "Witch Hunt" dealing with the mob mentality and misplaced righteous indignation.  Episode 01


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