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25 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Getting Over Ghost (The Band)
Ever have that period where you just become tired of a band? Dirk had that happen this year after endlessly praising Ghost for years. But sometimes, a fan can lose interest. Why though?
24 minutes | May 27, 2020
On Internet Urban Legends
Think back to the late 90s and the early 2000s and you have found a story through Snopes or any other website that predates Reddit. An age that allowed for more mystery and unanswered questions from celebrities to stories that have no conclusion. A time before people wrote what they called creepypasta.Now that we have what feels like unlimited information available to our fingertips, it's important to take the time to appreciate what it was like to explore urban legends back in the day.
35 minutes | May 19, 2020
At the Gates of Ravenhurst Manor
I absolutely love my haunts that I can go to and as soon as I went to Ravenhurst Manor in Evansdale Iowa, my immediate thoughts were that I need to get someone on my show about this.It took some time but, we managed to make that happen and I'm happy to present the newest interview and that is with Joe, the owner of this amazing haunted attraction. As I brought him into the recording studio to have a sit down, I was able to pick his brain from his use of animatronics that is built by them to the masks he makes and what makes his attraction so damn good.Go to ravenhurstmanor.com and check for their updates coming up!
31 minutes | May 12, 2020
The Houston Cannibal Killer
Here in Dirk's Boots, Hoots and Macabre Cafe, we take these subjects of murder very seriously and thanks to one of Dirk's Facebook chums, a killer that leaves you hungry for more details is now under his radar. We bring to you the cannibal who kept his record climbing for seven years.But wait. What's this about Snopes? Better listen in to find out.
31 minutes | May 6, 2020
Support Your Local Bands ft. Frontal Assault
It's no revealing thing to hear me talking about ways of supporting the lesser-known bands and join me is a band I have enjoyed supporting since catching them open for Psychostick: Frontal Assault.With the lockdowns and quarantines, what has it been like for the bands that aren't able to get out there and play shows? Check out the answers from the band and listen to the new single they just dropped that will be played later in the episode.Check out where you can stream Frontal Assault's new single here.Want to see more guests on the show? Share it!
31 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
The Wicked Shit
It's finally time to talk about the marriage between hip hop and horror and what better way to talk about this than from the history with Psychopathic records and the gimmick scene that was in Detroit.For this episode, I wanted to share a method of storytelling that became known as horrorcore or known as the wicked shit to their fans and did not just stay in one spot but spread all over into the hip hop scene even going as far as inspiring Eminem.
27 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
On Type O Negative
With it being the tenth anniversary of Peter Steele's death as of the recording, it felt suitable to finally do an episode going over the discography of Type O Negative.Ready your wine, my friends. This is going to be a nostalgic ride.
29 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
How to Become a Vampire
Hey you, boring human. Have you ever wanted to join the supernatural? Do you like popping out of your casket and replacing your V8 with a nice glass of human blood? Have I got the solution for you and that is to join the Temple of the Vampire!Do you like watching Underworld? Is your favorite band Type O Negative? Do you like posting image macros about how you don't like stupid people on Facebook? Come explore the wonders of this incredible secret society of secrets with their very own Bible.
23 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
All right, mates. It's time for some change to come with this show and the subjects I'll be talking about in order to bring some definition as to what will make Java Fog what it is. Give this quick episode a listen and bring in your thoughts on where it can go.
23 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
The Pursuit of Happiness
Are you unhappy? Papa Dirk has a tip for you. Listen in and tell if you use the tip given.
33 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
The EARN-IT Act
Something something road to hell something something good intentions.It's no secret that the United States government has wanted to have a backdoor into technology from Democrats to Republicans. If they can get away with it, they sure will. Enter The EARN-IT Act, a bill that would allow the U.S. government to regulate and ultimately defeat the purpose of encryption in the name of protecting children.Music featured this week is by ASKII. Please check them out and consider supporting them through the Dungeons Deep distributor.
40 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Are We Happier With Technology?
There's the complicated question on if we are actually happier with how the technology is constantly changing in our day to day lives. In some way, things are easier but the journey is gone. In some way, we're closer but further apart with social media technology. What's missing?On this episode, I will be featuring a song from our good friends, Fabulae Dramatis. Go check them out on Facebook and on their official website.For more content, check out our Facebook and consider donating on Patreon.
37 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Government in My Adult Industry?
How do you protect the adult industry workers of today? It seems politicians in California want workers to get a license before they can be a part of it be it on set or in their own homes.That's not all! There's a petition going around calling for PornHub to be taken down and it's racking in popularity. The reasons to take down PornHub brought in by the petition raises legitimate questions that need to be looked into.
63 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Wild West of the Web ft. Kirk Wilcox
A collaboration I have been particularly excited for! I'm happy to present the conversation I had with a good friend of the show, Kirk Wilcox. Kirk goes at least as far back as I do with the internet and was the co-founder of the satirical website, jesusishitler.net and we're also very happy to present to you some unread hate mail he has not gone over until now.For this episode, we go over the question on if people like us look back at the internet and its humor with rose-tinted glasses and what it was like to try to break through online from Maddox's website to making flash animations on Newgrounds.Be sure to follow Kirk on YouTube, Twitter and Twitch.
36 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
On Molyneux and Kobe Bryant
I may not even be a Basketball fan but I can understand why people are mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant. However, among the mourning, we have people who are trying to shame for mourning Bryant. Why is that? Enter Stefan Molyneux to explain why.Before getting into the main topic, I will also be reading from a couple pieces of poetry from Charles Baudelaire's book, Les Fleurs du Mal.
33 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
This week, I wanted to talk about a legend from back when the internet was slightly more akin to the wild west. I'm talking about he old, OLD days of 2008. Sit on Papa Dirk's lap and let him tell you the story of Project Chanology.
33 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Music Retroview: Enigma
I think it's about time to finally talk about who is one of the absolutely best musicians in electronic and new age music, Michael Cretu and his project known as Enigma.Sit down as I talk to you about the eight albums in the discography of this German powerhouse. If you're a fan of Enigma, why don't you tell me your favorite songs of his in the comments?Please support Enigma by purchasing their music and checking out their YouTube channel.Support Arrogant Media on PatreonFind us on Facebook
58 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
Hail To the New Decade
Bringing us into the 2020s, our graphics person, Mel, sits down with me to talk about what may come in this new year.What are your predictions? Let us know in the comments.
33 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Special Guest: Frontal Assault
We're bringing back a listener favorite, a local band to Cedar Rapids, Iowa called Frontal Assault. Since discovering and having them on The Plastered Paladins, we've been homies and I'm happy to not just have them back on but also promote their music for you.Be sure to follow their Facebook and buy some of their music or your mother will die in her sleep during the night you read this.
30 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Ever get that weird feeling that tribalism is very rampant? It's been around for as long as we have been but for some reason, it feels so much more prevalent. This episode, I talk about why individuality is so important to me.Is individuality something you hold precious as well? Good? Do what you're told and share the show.
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