13 O’Clock is getting medieval on your ass and tackling a classic and oft-requested topic: Vlad the Impaler, aka Vlad Tepes, aka Vlad Dracula. The 15th-century Wallachian ruler was certainly ruthless, but was he really as monstrous as he is perceived? And how much of the fictional Dracula was based upon his actual exploits? Delve into vampire lore and Romanian history on this fun, blood-drenched episode, which also includes a truly bizarre Florida news story about a man who faked his own murder in the most convoluted way possible. Polish your fangs, pour yourself a glass of the red stuff, and get comfy in your coffin as we get episode 101 under way.
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Clip at the beginning taken from the Discovery Channel documentary, “The Most Evil Men in History.”
Song at the end: “Vlad the Impaler” by Kasabian.
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