April 7, 2021

The Best Strip Mall Castle You've Ever Seen in Your Life: The Count Dante Story, Part 2

The Best Strip Mall Castle You've Ever Seen in Your Life: The Count Dante Story, Part 2
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This week, the true cure for hiccups is unveiled, somebody spots a flying baby, the king of animals is crowned, listeners have a chance to win a cryptid, Count Dante bankrolls his own prize money and reports his own death, the martial arts community is sick of his shit, our friendship is torn apart dream-casting Count Dante, Brianne enables Melanie to harass Mark Wahlberg, feuding dojos implement The Ten Duel Commandments, a dude gets killed, Melanie is hot for Count Dante, and a judge rules Everyone Sucks Here - reddit-style.


Content warnings:
Our own children imperiled by their own shenanigans, brief and vague reference to pornography, eye damage with nunchucks, stabbings and slashings and fighting, one death by stabbing with moderate gore, claustrophobia, a lesser-used homophobic slur, pretty broad reference to sexual assault 1:42:30-1:43:20

Chicago Karate Scandalized by Inter-School Rivalries
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Count Dante – Crown Prince of Death (Part 2)
Count Dante Walked So Joe Exotic Could Run: The Count Dante Story, Pt. 1 (sources referenced in both episodes cited here)
Dante, C., & Hellingrath, A. (2014). Worlds deadliest fighting secrets. United States: Rising Sun Productions.
Dojo War: 36 years ago Jim Konsevic died...
Karate School Feud Flares; 1 Dead, 1 Hurt
Master Mike Felkoff discusses his role in the 1970 dojo war.
Police Free 4 in $4‐Million Chicago Vault Theft
Wahlberg backs ‘King’ at Paramount