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This podcast is a storytelling journey through world-folklore. With brief context and analysis in the introductions, the main focus is the retelling of stories themselves. From saucer-eyed spectral dogs to pond-scum haunting child-eating witches - experience the darker side of Britain's folklore in Series 1. Then journey to central and eastern Europe to the world of Slavic folklore, home of Baba Yaga and lurking nature spirits (Series 2). From there, step into the vast world of Nordic Folklo ...
 
In the frost bitten run-up to Christmas 2018, Pixies set about recording a new album at Dreamland Studios, near Woodstock, NY. In an unprecedented move, they recorded every waking moment in the studio and provided all areas access to local music biographer Tony Fletcher to create a ground breaking document: It’s a Pixies Podcast. Over its 12 engrossing weekly episodes, It’s a Pixies Podcast reveals why the new album sounds like a dusty book of eerie folklore tales, full of black arts, Byrone ...
 
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On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the art, fame, life, and death of Bob Ross. He is known for his paintings of happy little trees and Peapod the pet pocket squirrel, but this guy led a very interesting life. From a sergeant in the army to an international media icon, […] The post Episode 602: Bob Ross: Art and Afros appeared f…
 
This episode takes a look at the ghastly life of Ed Gein, the Plainfield Butcher. Gein was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho as well as the serial killer Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs and Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. How can one man be the genesis all of these horrific film characters? Give us a listen to […] The…
 
Whats up Holmes? Another Classic while we try not to die. See you soon. This episode of the Sofa King Podcast examines the horrible history of H.H. Holmes, the Beast of Chicago. This man is considered the first true serial killer in American history, killing people all over the country in the late 1800’s (estimates […] The post A Sofa King Classic:…
 
In this episode, we finally set our sights on Nessie in John's quest to cover the heaviest hitters of the Cryptozoological world. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch …
 
Still Fucking sick! But not as sick as this Episode. Check out another Sofa King classic. On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the conspiracy theory of the Lost Cosmonauts. (Finally, a conspiracy about space that isn’t the moon landing hoax or lizard people!) Our official history says that on April […] The post A Sofa King Classic: …
 
As always we appreciate you all being so patient when life gets in the way. Please have a listen to an oldie but goodie while we get well. Thank you This Sofa King Podcast takes a look at the phenomenon of alien implants. As we’ve discussed in earlier episodes, a percentage of the population believes […] The post A Sofa King Classic: Alien Implants…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we release our inner Trekkies about the creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry. His story is a wild one! His show is filled with a future that explores the possibility of a utopian earth with no war, hunger, trouble, or strife. But his own life was far […] The post Episode 601: Gene Roddenberry: To Boldly G…
 
On this 600th episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we cover one of the greatest musical acts of all times, The Beatles. I feel like anything I type in these show notes is pointless. This episode is about the Beatles. You probably love them. You might not. Either way, you know who they are, and […] The post Episode 600: The Beatles: The Legends of Live…
 
**CLARIFICATION** Around 8:40, John mentions the BLM protests in response to George Floyd's death in 2020. John wants to clarify that he meant George Floyd's death was the problematic and terrible thing, not the protests themselves (which Cryptopedia supported then and now). **CLARIFICATION** It's finally here. That's right, the lost episode of Cry…
 
In this episode, we journey again to Lithuania: we will go to the noble hall of an ignoble count and to a sylvan lake, to meet a washerwoman of great spirit, whose patrons are full of earth and water magic. A massive thank you to Co-Ag Music and Jēkabs Zariņš for their permission to use their music. 'Meža diesma,' 'tehniskas variācijas,' and 'Grand…
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we explore the mystery of the world’s most mysterious book, the Voynich Manuscript. It was named after rare book seller named William Voynich. He bought the book during a bulk book sale from an ancient college in Rome. It was meant to go to the […] The post Episode 599: The Voynich Manuscript: …
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at one of the most bizarre missing person cases in Australian history. The Tromp family went missing rather suddenly on August 29th, 2016. This family of five left their passports, drivers licenses, credit cards, and cell phones behind. The children were all in their 20s, […] The post Episode 598: T…
 
Another Classic while we try to quit sniffling and coughing…. We dig in to the conspiracy theories surrounding the Illuminati and their new world order. From the Bilderberg Group to the Freemasons, and from Bohemian Grove to space alien reptoids, we look at all the common ideas spread on the Internet about the Illuminati. We […] The post A Sofa Kin…
 
Brads got the Rona .. Daves coughing .. my nose is running. We never should have kissed. Lesson learned and this is definitely how Christmas came to be. Fight me. On this very merry episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we discuss Christmas. But it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t dig back the layers […] The post A Sofa King Classic: Origins of Christmas ap…
 
Remember when we were on the radio and had weird local commercials. Well… Brad has the Rona this week so Classics is what we have got for you. Enjoy and if Brad lives we will be back next week. Listeners requested that we discuss the mysteries surrounding Nome, Alaska, so that’s what we do for […] The post Sofa King Classic: Nome Alaska appeared fi…
 
This time Steven Segal dominates the opening and John is broken by Brandon's jokes. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- The Guyra Ghost Australia's most baffling Poltergeist the Guyra ghost in NSW Poltergeist rocks town: The stone-throwing ghost of Guyra The Guyra Ghost Mystery New polter…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the music, clothes, and philosophy of the Punk Rock Movement. This one is hard to define. The bands, locations, sounds, and styles all differ radically. However, somehow, a range of different bands are labelled punk. They all rebel against the establishment, and most of […] The post Episode 597: …
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we go to the land down under. We talk about some Aussie True Crime and hit you with the Moorhouse Murders. They were named after the street where the murderers lived. In an unassuming house, David and Catherine Birnie raped and murdered several women on […] The post Episode 596: Moorhouse Murde…
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we explore the philosophies, techniques, and science around Wim Hof. Called the Iceman by the press, Hof has set 18 extreme world records. For one, he spent nearly two hours submerged in ice without his core body temperature dropping. The climbed Mt. Everest in just […] The post Episode 595: Wi…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about all things Tattoo. We know a lot of our listeners have ink done, and some even have Sofa King Tattoos! We talk about what tattoos we have or want to have. Next, we play a game to see if Brad and Brent can tell […] The post Episode 594: Tattoos: From Tribal to Taboo appeared first on Sofa King …
 
This week John talks about a bunch of stuff from the late 90s and early aughts, so pretty much a standard episode. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Tracking the Chupacabra Puerto Rico Why Chupacabra Reports Only Go Back to 1995 Cristina Saralegui Creatures of the Night - Chupacabra Chu…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the founders, history, and reputation of bad boys of motorcycles, Harley Davidson. It was started by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson (and his brothers) in 1903. They wanted to make bicycles that did the work for you. Within a decade, they were one […] The post Episode 593: Harley Davidso…
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we take a crack at some true crime and explore the $100 million Antwerp Diamond Heist of 2003. This is some Die Hard and Ocean’s 11 type stuff right here. A career thief (and possibly mafia royalty) named Leonardo Notarbartolo was at the heart of […] The post Episode 592: Antwerp Diamond Heist:…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the legendary life of America’s Greatest Sniper, Chris Kyle. His story perfectly encapsulates all that was wrong with the War in Iraq. He did four tours there, earned a reputation as the “Devil of Ramadi,” and came home pretty jacked up. He was depressed, […] The post Episode 591: Chris Kyle: The…
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we talk about a topic near and dear to Brent’s heart—Bees. We all know he thinks bees are robots, but why? It may be because of a crazy “Waggle Dance” they perform to communicate where food is. This dance has been repeated by actual robots […] The post Episode 590: Bees: Nature’s Little Machine…
 
This week Brandon covers a ghost and John accuses him of stealing his shtick. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- The Guyra Ghost Australia's most baffling Poltergeist the Guyra ghost in NSW Poltergeist rocks town: The stone-throwing ghost of Guyra The Guyra Ghost Mystery New poltergeist …
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we do some deadly spelunking and talk about the Catacombs of Paris. Under the city of lights, there are over 200 miles of tunnels, many of them filled with the corpses of over 6 million long-dead Parisians. How it came to be is a strange […] The post Episode 589: Paris Crypts: The House of 6 Mi…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at one of the most prolific, profitable, and innovative directors of modern cinema, James Cameron. Cameron went from a kid who dropped out of school to the creator of the first two movies to ever break the billion dollar threshold. If you are science fiction […] The post Episode 588: James Cameron: …
 
On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we look at the story of Jonestown, the city that housed the People’s Temple, where over 900 people died famously from poisoned Kool Aid in November of 1978. According to its founder, the Reverend Jim Jones, it was to be a Socialist paradise, a commune in the […] The post Sofa King Classic: JONESTOWN appeare…
 
Dave is visiting family this week so we are gonna throw some “Classics” your way. Thank you for your patience. On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we examine largest food corporation on the planet—Nestle. With over 400 factories spread through 194 countries, this company employs well over 300,000 people. Why do you want […] The post Sofa King…
 
On this Sofa King Podcast, we look at the history of the mysterious Easter Island, it’s massive stone statues, and the people who lived and died on the remote island. The island got its Western name from the fact that it was “discovered” by the Dutch on Easter Sunday (not very original, I know…), but […] The post A Sofa King Classic: Easter Island …
 
If this episode attempt didn't record properly John was going to delete the podcast from the internet. Luckily it did so Cryptopedia continues on. Anyways, John gets mad at a Creationist and Brandon shares his curses. Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- Mokele-mbembe - Wikipedia Misreadin…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the life of one of the most influential music producers of all time, Phil Spector. He’s a murderer too, so if you’re into true crime, you can double dip on this one. Spector started his music career early with a #1 hit while he […] The post Episode 587: Phil Spector: On Music and Murder appeared …
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we grab ourselves a bucket and talk about Kentucky Fried Chicken. There is, of course, no KFC without Colonel Sanders, so that seems like a good start. The story of this massive restaurant chain is also the story of Harlan Sanders, given the honorary title of a […] The post Episode 586: KFC: Gunfights, Anim…
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the mother of all battles in WWII, the Battle of the Bulge. This was an offensive that lasted for six horrible weeks in the winter of 1944 and 1945. The allies had already launched D-Day and were trying to make their way […] The post Episode 585: Battle of the Bulge: Near Arctic W…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner. She was born to very poor sharecroppers in 1939 and went through an abusive marriage and bankruptcy, but somehow, she survived it all. In fact, she emerged as one of the queens of the 1980s, earning […] The post Episode 584: Tina Turner: Simply the Best…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we go back in time and look at an interesting story from World War II. The Great Escape was immortalized in a 1963 Steve McQueen movie, but it is based on a real story where hundreds of allied airmen all pitched in to help some escape. The […] The post Episode 583: The Great Escape: Prisoners, Passages, and…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we give some respect to one of the greatest comedians to ever live—Rodney Dangerfield. He was a comedy staple in the 70s and 80s, appearing on The Tonight Show over 70 times after he squashed a beef with Johnny Carson. Keep in mind that doing that show […] The post Episode 582: Rodney Dangerfield: Much Resp…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we put on our tinfoil hats and explore the conspiracy theory of MK Ultra. It turns out it wasn’t a conspiracy theory, so much as a conspiracy fact. MK Ultra was the CIA’s illegal attempt at behavior modification and mind control which officially ran from 1953 until […] The post A Sofa King Classic: MK ULTRA…
 
Dave should be back Wednesday and we will back to business as usually. It is hilarious to hear how much the show has changed since Episode 26. Check out this classic episode and thank you for being cool as fuck. This episode is all about mythical, mystical, and cryptozoological creatures. We cover a wide range […] The post A Sofa King Classic: Myth…
 
Hey listeners! I'll let Brandon explain what happened, but the long and short of it is no episode this week. Half of the audio (John's half) will be on Patreon for our Jackalope supporters. See you in a bit! Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340By Brandon Boyer, John Dunham
 
Dave is gone for 8 days so here is a Sofa King Classic from the archives Quotable moments from radioactive grandmas to Cesium queefs… you wont want to miss this one. On this episode, we discuss the accident at the Chernobyl power plant as only the Sofa King Podcast can. The Chernobyl power plant […] The post Chernobyl: A Sofa King Classic appeared …
 
On this bonus episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we cover a real world conspiracy theory that turns out to be true: Project Azorian. What was Project Azorian? Well, it was a little plan concocted by the CIA. In 1968, a Soviet nuclear sub sank, and the Russian didn’t know where it was. The US […] The post Project Azorian: Patreon Vault Release appear…
 
On this episode of The Sofa King Podcast, we do the whole biography thing on the grandfather of an American dynasty, Mr. Prescott Bush. Prescott Bush is the father of President George H.W. Bush and the grandfather of President George W Bush. He was a businessman, politician, power broker, Skull and Bones Man, and possible […] The post A Sofa King C…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we climb to the top of the podcasting world and talk about Mt. Everest. This peak is the highest on earth, and to many people, reaching its summit is the height of human performance. Named after a British surveyor (who didn’t even want it named after him), […] The post Episode 581: Mt Everest: A Struggle to…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the one man legend, Andre the Giant. In wrestling, he was one of the greatest of all time. In film, he knocked it out of the park in The Princess Bride (and secretly starred as Dagoth the demon with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the epic […] The post Episode 580: Andre the Giant: Nuff Said appeare…
 
This week John starts mid-conversation talking about hard drive woes and Brandon makes a discovery about the origin of a cryptid. Episode Topics: The Black Demon Shark, The Lone Pine Mountain Devil, Oofty Goofty Discord: https://discord.me/cryptopediacast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=14015340 --- The Black Demon Shark (Documentary) The B…
 
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