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Announcement- coming soon!

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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Friday, May 27, 2016

This is no gimmick... Things are changing

The Super Stern Stick Flashdrive will soon be dropped.  The end of July is the date.  I don't want to brag but the 16gb USB Flashdrive is really a steal at $20 with free shipping world wide.  I say this without fear of sounding too full of myself because tons of the research on the flashdrive was done by other truly amazing wrestling historians and I'm just the middle man distributing the information for basically the cost of the flashdrive and postage and a few dollars for myself.

Those few dollars are now kind of important as I am aiming for an August (or there-about) launch of my mega-website/podcast/videocast pop culture website When It Was Cool.  It is taking lots and time, work, and expense to ground level build this monster.  The sale of those flashdrives is what is funding the start-up costs.

The flashdrives contain about 500 text or pdf files dealing with lots of pro wrestling history and martial arts.  There are tens of thousands of match results, old clippings, old articles, old fan newsletter for the 60's through the 80's.  The entire run of the old DragonKing Press Newsletter which dealt with old pro wrestling and history.  That, in and of itself, I've been told is worth the cost.

But in addition to that, there are almost 500 podcast covering everything imaginable about pro wrestling history including several series such as the history of the NWA World title, the history of pro wrestling in the United States, the history of wrestling action figures, and a two hour audio documentary about the old NWA Southeastern - Continental wrestling promotion.  Of course, there are hundreds of Q&A shows about pro wrestling history, interviews with people like Jeff Jarrett, Robert Fuller, Tom Pritchard, and many more.  There is a smattering of off topic goodies as well.

If you haven't yet purchased a Super Stern Stick flashdrive please consider doing so.  If you have one already and would just like to toss a donation toward the start up of When It Was Cool, well that would be amazing too.  The links to purchase are below and remember- free shipping anywhere in the world.  Thank you!- Karl

To order the Super Stern Stick:
If you'd like to donate to When It Was Cool start up THANK YOU!

DragonKing Dark - The CURSED MOVIE!

On this episode of DragonKing Dark, host Karl Stern answers questions from the mailbag including a great story of a movie so cursed it has been destroyed, perhaps by GOD HIMSELF! It’s a story of Satanism, mobsters, death, and debauchery. Several other emails and follow ups are addressed and you are always encouraged to write into the show! - See more at:

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!