34 episodes

The Dungeon of Doom is a Detroit Lions podcast from MLive hosted by Ben Raven and Kyle Meinke. Six decades of uninterrupted losing is almost mathematically impossible. Yet here we are and you are too. Ben and Kyle will capture what it means to root for the one NFL team that is guaranteed to break your heart with stories from the road, interviews with your favorite players, breakdowns of the X's & O's and so much more. Tune in weekly.

Dungeon of Doom: A Detroit Lions podcast from MLive Advance Sports Podcasts

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    • 4.5 • 24 Ratings

The Dungeon of Doom is a Detroit Lions podcast from MLive hosted by Ben Raven and Kyle Meinke. Six decades of uninterrupted losing is almost mathematically impossible. Yet here we are and you are too. Ben and Kyle will capture what it means to root for the one NFL team that is guaranteed to break your heart with stories from the road, interviews with your favorite players, breakdowns of the X's & O's and so much more. Tune in weekly.

    Jameson Williams hype week: What's real, what's not, and when he might actually play

    Jameson Williams hype week: What's real, what's not, and when he might actually play

    The Detroit Lions' prized first-round pick has returned to practice, and looks as fast as advertised. But will he actually be ready to suit up against Jacksonville? Kyle and Ben chop that up, plus hear from Williams and offensive coordinator Ben Johnson.
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    • 29 min
    Get! Him! Down! Dan Miller, players remember the 10.8 seconds that made the Lions a winner

    Get! Him! Down! Dan Miller, players remember the 10.8 seconds that made the Lions a winner

    The Lions won their second straight game with a dramatic fourth-down stop in Chicago. Kyle and Ben take a look at the play with players like Julian Okwara and Jeff Okudah, plus defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and play-by-play man Dan Miller.
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    • 35 min
    Is the Lions defense back? Jerry Jacobs is here and sure thinks so!

    Is the Lions defense back? Jerry Jacobs is here and sure thinks so!

    The Lions are coming off their best defensive game in, well, um, a very long time. Kyle and Ben discuss the impressive win against Green Bay, then catch up with Jerry Jacobs, a talented young cornerback who just made his return to the field.
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    • 29 min
    Sheila Hamp speaks! On ownership's vote of confidence in the Lions rebuild, plus Pro Bowler T.J. Lang joins the program

    Sheila Hamp speaks! On ownership's vote of confidence in the Lions rebuild, plus Pro Bowler T.J. Lang joins the program

    Lions owner Sheila Hamp offered a vote of confidence in Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell this week. Kyle and Ben were there for it, and break down what it all means. Then former Lions offensive lineman T.J. Lang stops by to offer his thoughts on the rebuild, as well as the rise of young star Penei Sewell.
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    • 47 min
    Mailbag: On Dan Campbell's job security, and why Brad Holmes has been a bigger disappointment

    Mailbag: On Dan Campbell's job security, and why Brad Holmes has been a bigger disappointment

    The Lions are one of the most disappointing teams in the league. Kyle and Ben kick around some reader questions about the 1-4 start, including whether Dan Campbell is on the hot seat, or maybe even Aaron Glenn.
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    • 54 min
    Blowing it in Minnesota and a chat with one of the guys who scouted Amon-Ra St. Brown

    Blowing it in Minnesota and a chat with one of the guys who scouted Amon-Ra St. Brown

    The guys talk to Detroit Lions assistant GM Ray Agnew about scouting talent and how in the hell a guy like Amon-Ra St. Brown fell so far in the draft (and why the Lions are lucky to have a guy like him). 
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Nick the Greek 313 ,

Dungeon of Doom, Loaded with Hidden Meaning

I first got into this podcast after hearing rumors that Kyle Meinke hooked up with Kelly Stafford, which prompted the LA Rams trade. My sources in “the streets” tell me he may be the biological father to two of the Stafford daughters. Kyle has not taken the time to address or deny these rumors, which leads me to believe they are true. I can understand why Kyle would be ashamed of sleeping with Kelly Stafford, because he would have to talk to her, and her beliefs, attitudes and basically her entire human personality are objectionable. She’s like if a luxury SUV was transformed into a person…

After listening to several episodes of this podcast, it became clear to me that Kyle “grooms” his guests, both male and female, by being “very cool all the time” and then manipulates them. God knows what else he makes these people do. Probably they eat at some hole in the wall restaurant in Mexican town, or go to some art gallery/concert in an old factory building downtown. Then Kyle either impregnates them (i.e., Kelly Stafford), or forces them to read the first 20 pages of his “novel”, or makes them sit for a podcast interview. He has probably done 2 of the 3 to Graham Glasgow….

Despite my concerns about Kyle’s disturbingly cool attitude, I will say that unlike his friend (and potential RICO co-conspirator) Justin Rogers, Kyle does not come off as “too cool for school” by sounding bored and a tiny bit sad all the time. That being said, I have noticed that Kyle usually speaks in a sinister near monotone, which implies that he has seen far too many cool things to be impressed by normal life.

Also a plus: I do enjoy when they talk about how many meatball subs Matt Patricia would eat each day during training camp (anywhere between 5 and 11, depending on the day). Or how Patricia called every member of the defensive secondary a “dirty panocha” every day for the first 4 weeks of training camp in 2018. I also enjoy when they tell the story of Matt Patricia spilling nacho cheese on the practice field and falling into a trash can, and his pants falling down, and women screaming in horror like they saw the Hindenburg. Matty P was a sloppy, big, hairy dude. God help those poor survivors. We have all had to bear witness to so much pain…

Additionally: Ben Raven, while he is clearly being gaslit by Kyle, does still bring a positive, somewhat Canadian energy to the show. His white person enthusiasm, paired with what may be potentially characterized as a “west Saginaw amateur wrestler” accent, with a splash of salty poutine gravy on the microphone, leaves me wondering about what dark hellish past he may have emerged from. Probably a season 1 True Detective type situation, but with the backdrop of a Gray and Cloudy April Michigan day. I look forward to finding out more about Ben, as he slowly recovers long hidden memories. Go slow Ben, and try to avoid too many hallucinogens.

In short, this podcast is appropriately titled “the Dungeon of Doom,” and it serves as a metaphor for the dungeon of social manipulation that Kyle builds every day, the apparent Canadian Dungeon that Ben Raven likely escaped from, and the dungeon that exists in every lions fan’s mind. God help me, I can’t stop listening, even though they keep on hurting me.

Rob Wedge ,

Noice

Raven and Meinke are awesome. The audio on Kyle’s mic can be a little rough but that’s fixable. Love the pod!!!

Shadwell von Bernstein ,

Jesus check your mics

Unlistenable garbling scratching mic noise. A 11 year old in their bedroom could do better.

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