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51 minutes | May 18, 2022
The Fortean Path - Stuck in the Desert - Episode 104
The life and times of Charles Fort discussed in this episode seeking the roots of modern paranormal pop culture. Also, from deeper back in time the life history of John Dee. Contact The Desert Rat: firstname.lastname@example.org Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com on Patreon Support Wrestling with The Dawg: dirtydawgmes on Patreon Stop killing each other.
49 minutes | May 15, 2022
Adam and John Walsh and the Rise of True Crime - DragonKing Dark
Continuing our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history we are beginning a three-episode run of tragic events to give rise to the true crime genre of documentaries, podcasts, and TV channels. The murder of Adam Walsh was a tragedy beyond comprehension. Yet, born out of that horrible event many incredibly good things came, including the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Adam's Law, and America's Most Wanted. In this episode we examine how this terrible story also influenced an entire sub-category of pop culture information.
54 minutes | May 11, 2022
Paranormal Round Up - Stuck in the Desert Podcast -Episode 103
44 minutes | May 8, 2022
Harvey Weinstein Scandal - DragonKing Dark - Episode 320
DragonKing Dark Podcast continues its ongoing series of 100 of the Darkest Moments in Pop Culture History with a look at the movie scandal that spawned the #MeToo movement and the many crimes of producer Harvey Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein was a powerful movie producer in Hollywood who is accused of numerous heinous sexual assaults against a large number of actresses, including several top-level stars. Warning - In order to discuss this story some listeners may find the accusations triggering. Listener discretion advised.
49 minutes | May 1, 2022
Bill Cosby Scandal - DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 319
Bill Cosby was America's Dad. He was a mega-popular comedian and actor. His TV sitcom The Cosby Show was the biggest television show of the late 1980s. It all came crashing down a few years ago when allegations of rampant sexual misconduct and assault began to surface which, ultimately, saw Bill Cosby spend 3 years in prison... then his conviction was overturned. How and why on this edition of DragonKing Dark Podcast from WhenItWasCool.com
50 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
Tonya Harding vs Nancy Kerrigan - DragonKing Dark - Episode 318
Our series - 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history continues with a look back at the 1994 sports scandal involving Olympic skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. Harding was accused of being involved in a physical assault of Kerrigan in order to increase her Olympic medal chances. The attack was the darkest even in figure skating history and became an infamous moment in popular culture.
58 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Unsolved Mysteries - Stuck in the Desert - Episode 100
Travel back vvith The Desert Rat today as vve take a look at the Unsolved Mysteries property, and revievv the life of one of its hosts, Robert Stack. A fun time capsule revievving the occurrences that still have people scratching their heads today, coupled vvith the story of one of the most accomplished actors of his time.
54 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
Death of WCW - DragonKing Dark - Episode 317
Continuing our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history, we return to the world of sports entertainment (pro wrestling) to find out how one company became the most profitable and successful wrestling company in the world and then sank over half of genre with it. It's an amazing account of how to literally run off half of an entire fanbase of a very popular pop-culture genre with a bad product. Comic book companies please take notes.
51 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
DragonKing Dark Podcast - Milli Vanilli Hoax - Episode 316
We continue our look at 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history by looking at the late 1980s pop music act Milli Vanilli, who were busted as lip synching imposters after a hugely successful album and even a Grammy win. But, were Milli Vanilli the bad guys or victims? Don't most live acts lip synch anyway? The story is more complex than it might first appear.
36 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
Death of Bill Masterton - DragonKing Dark - Episode 315
NHL Hockey is a fast, high impact, and sometimes violent sport. So, you may be surprised to learn that only one hockey player has ever died as a direct result of the game. In 1968 Bill Masterton became the only NHL player to date to die as the result of injuries suffered during a game. His death eventually lead to rule changes but they were not quick in coming. This is the story of the death of Bill Masterton, one of the 100 darkest moments in pop culture history.
40 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
The Murder of Phil Hartman - DragonKing Dark Podcast
Another tragedy from the cast of Saturday Night Live and part of our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history series. This week we take a look at the domestic violence murder of comedian Phil Hartman. Phil Hartman was a popular SNL cast member, voice actor, and comedian who was killed by his wife in 1998 at the age of 49. We look at the tragic events that led up to this preventable tragedy.
44 minutes | Mar 20, 2022
Death of John Belushi - DragonKing Dark Podcast - Episode 313
Continuing our series of 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history we take a look back at the death of young comedic star and a Saturday Night Live original John Belushi. Belushi was a star still on the rise with multiple hit movies and an iconic stint on SNL, however, drugs gained a hold on Belushi that he just couldn't break and it ultimately cost him his life.
44 minutes | Mar 13, 2022
The Mitchell Report on Major League Baseball - DragonKing Dark
100 darkest moments in pop culture history continues with another black eye for Major League Baseball - The Mitchell Report. This 2007 report was officially titled The Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball. It's pretty self-evident from the title that some baseball players are going to come out of this not looking so good.
51 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
What Happened to Glenn Miller? - DragonKing Dark
If you know any big band swing music, then it is probably by Glenn Miller and his orchestra. Some of the most recognizable instrumental hits were arranged and recorded by the biggest pop star of the early 1940's, Glenn Miller. He was every bit as big a star as Elvis or The Beatles in that era. So, what happened to him? Where is he now? Nobody knows. At the height of his fame, he joined the U.S. Army Air Force in World War 2 and went missing somewhere between London and Paris. This is the story of pop mega-star Glenn Miller.
46 minutes | Feb 27, 2022
Las Vegas Concert Massacre - DragonKing Dark Podcast
We continue our series on 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history. This week we look back at the 2017 Las Vegas concert massacre that took place on the strip in Las Vegas targeting a large country music festival. 61 people died during the attack. It remains the largest mass shooting conducted by an individual on American history.
43 minutes | Feb 20, 2022
Death of Robin Williams - DragonKing Dark 309
Our series- 100 of the darkest moments in pop culture history continues today with the death of Robin Williams. A comedic genius who first came to national attention on the Happy Days spinoff series Mork and Mindy. Robin Williams followed this up with a stellar music career both as a comedic actor and a dramatic actor as well as classic stand up comedy acts. In his last days, he was still churning out award winning movies but his brain was hiding a secret even he wasn't aware of.
43 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
Twilight Zone Movie Disaster - Episode 308 - DragonKing Dark
In July 1982 while filming the Twilight Zone movie, actor Vic Morrow and two child actors were killed by a crashing helicopter while filming a scene during the movie. The accident reveled numerous short-cuts were taken and safety protocols bypassed which contributed to the tragedy. The Twilight Zone movie disaster is one of our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history.
81 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Clash of the Titans Tour 1991 - Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 94
NoFriender finally recorded a new show but he was too lazy to write a description for it so I had to do it for him. Clash of the Titans was a 1991 heavy metal concert tour starring Megadeth and Slayer where they payed homage to the 1981 fantasy film Clash of the Titans where men in skirts and sandals fought stop-motion monsters whilst Rust in Peace and Seasons in the Abyss played in the background. Metallica could not be there because they cut their but Anthrax and Alice in Chains did make cameos. It was one of the most successful heavy metal tours ever thanks, in no part, to Perseus. I may have got some of the details wrong.
52 minutes | Jan 30, 2022
DragonKing Dark Podcast - The Story of Aaron Hernandez - Episode 307
Our next installment in our 100 darkest moments in pop culture history involves the story of NFL player Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez was an elite level football player whose off the field exploits landed him in prison and later dead. Despite being one of the best players on his National Championship winning team in college, the coach didn't want him back for his senior season so he entered the NFL draft where many teams wouldn't touch him. The Patriots finally did but a few murders later they regretted that decision.
49 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
DragonKing Dark Podcast - Seduction of the Innocent - Episode 306
Free speech. Censorship. Right thinking. Moral Policing. All of these terms are hot button topics to various political and social groups. The more that things change, the more they stay the same, because in 1954 a holier than thou psychiatrist took on the comic book industry with his infamous book Seduction of the Innocent. No matter what segment of pop culture they are after, be it video games, TV shows, or books, the morality police are dangerous to free thinking but it's a double-edged sword.
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