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Over the next few months I will be launching a new website and project called "When It Was Cool". currently redirects to this website but eventually it will redirect to a totally new website covering a TON of cool stuff far beyond wrestling. Stay tuned to Karl's podcasts and posts here for more information as things begin to take shape.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

DragonKing Dark - Episode 015 - Old Timey Obituaries and Corpse Eating Cats

Available for free at After Dark Radio Show.

I know this seems an odd topic for our show but I assure you, if you are into the odd and arcane then this is certainly the show for you.

Unlike modern, dry, informational obituary notification, people in the late 1800’s wanted to tell more of a tale in their reports of dead loved ones.

This is far and away my favorite show I have done thus far for After Dark. Stick around for tales from the National Police Gazette which include CORPSE EATING CATS and terrific descriptive BEAR ATTACK stories.  The National Police Gazette was really something else.  I promise this one will leave you in stitches. - For the free download link please visit

Sunday, April 10, 2016

DragonKing Dark - Episode 013

Ghouls abound in the Atlas era of comics
On this edition of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern talks about 1950's era Atlas (Marvel) Comics and explores the macabre themes including grave robbing, zombies, vampires, and twist endings.  Why were people in that era so afraid of cemeteries? It's an amazing look at a lost era and host Karl Stern explores the themes of fear exploited by these comics. Check out today's show and all the other content over at!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

FREE DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show 03/29/2016! SummerSlam 1992 Review!

****This is a free edition of the show. Please share!****
On this look back at WWF SummerSlam 1992, Karl Stern watches and reviews the entire show: Shawn Michaels, Rick Martel, The Natural Disasters, The Beverly Brothers, The Undertaker, Kamala, The Ultimate Warrior, Ric Flair, Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, The Legion of Doom, Money Inc, and the big main event of the British Bulldog vs. Bret Hart for the WWF Intercontinental title and the honor of the Hart family!
Full review of the show with the following matches:
  • The Legion of Doom vs. Money, Inc. (LOD split up after this show and Hawk goes AWOL.)
  • Nailz vs. Virgil. (Nailz thought this match was so good he later attacked Vince McMahon over the payoff.)
  • Shawn Michaels vs. Rick Martel in a heel vs heel match with the love of Sensational Sherri at stake.
  • The Natural Disasters vs. The Beverly Brothers with Lanny Poffo in what is, shockingly, the third best match on the show.
  • Neon Crush vs. Demolition Smash in a Lone Ranger mask.
  • Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage for the WWF title with Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect making the match worse.
  • The Undertaker in a mess against Kamala.
  • The British Bulldog vs. Bret Hart for the WWF Intercontinental title with one of the worst promos ever and a career performance by Hart.
It's free, so share with your friends!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Free DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show 03-24-2016

DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Audio Show: FREE EDITION! Tell your friends! Today is a mailbag show with a wide range of questions and topics including:
  • The pioneers of wrestling what referees were in the days of Frank Gotch, Ed "Strangler" Lewis, and Joe Stecher.  The conversation also includes how state athletic commissions played into things during the pioneer era and how wrestling pioneer William Muldoon figured into things.
  • Why is Demolition not in the WWE Hall of Fame?  Despite being one of the longest reigning tag teams in WWF/WWE history, Demolition has been all but erased from the record books.  They are virtually never mentioned.  Well, that's not entirely true.  Demolition Smash (Barry Darsaw) has been brought back for a few projects and even an appearance as the Repo Man so I tell you why that might be and how it probably also includes a member of the Moondogs.
  • There is a great and super informative email about the drawing power of Jim Londos defending him as legitimately one of the biggest draws in wrestling history.  I learned a lot myself from this one.
Here is the link to the FREE SHOW courtesy of

Monday, February 15, 2016

DragonKing Dark - Episode 006 - Ancient Civilizations

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Check out for the latest DragonKing Dark Episode (006) on ancient civilizations and the history of mankind.  I hold to the opinion that we have, at best, guessed at how old civilizations are.  I hold that we have misinterpreted many structures around the world both by date and purpose.  I hold that the archaeological community rejects anything that doesn't fit perfectly into their timeline of human history and I'll explain why on this episode of DragonKing Dark.