113 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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    • 4.4 • 49 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.

    Top standouts, concerns from Lions offseason program

    Top standouts, concerns from Lions offseason program

    Kyle and Ben were in Allen Park all week for mandatory minicamp, the last full-squad practices before the summer break. They recap their top performers, potential breakout players and a few lingering concerns heading into training camp.
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    • 40 min
    Jameson Williams shines, Hendon Hooker knocks off rust at Lions OTAs

    Jameson Williams shines, Hendon Hooker knocks off rust at Lions OTAs

    The Lions kicked off full-team practices this week, and Kyle and Ben got a chance to observe Day 3. The fellas break down what they saw, including the rapid improvement of Jameson Williams, and the needed improvement for Hendon Hooker. 
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    • 36 min
    We got the Lions going 13-4; analysis of rookie minicamp, Goff contract

    We got the Lions going 13-4; analysis of rookie minicamp, Goff contract

    The new schedule has dropped, and the fellas think big things are ahead for Detroit. They break down the new schedule, then analyze rookie minicamp and the Jared Goff extension. Finally, hear from Goff himself after signing the biggest deal in team history. 
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    • 38 min
    Did the Lions nail the 2024 NFL draft? Analyzing their best moves, biggest risks

    Did the Lions nail the 2024 NFL draft? Analyzing their best moves, biggest risks

    Kyle and Ben are back from a very, very long weekend in Allen Park. They share their insights into the Lions' draft class, how it came together, the moves they liked best, and what's left to be done for one of the league's best teams.
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    • 40 min
    Our final Lions mock drafts; Jared Goff talks Detroit love

    Our final Lions mock drafts; Jared Goff talks Detroit love

    Pencils down. It's time for Kyle and Ben to turn in their final NFL mock drafts. And this week's episode features their selections for the Detroit Lions and a discussion on some of the key differences in their final projections. Also, Kyle met up with quarterback Jared Goff for a chat ahead of the NFL draft.
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    • 43 min
    Mailbag! Chances the Lions draft a CB, Jamo expectations and breakout players to watch in 2024

    Mailbag! Chances the Lions draft a CB, Jamo expectations and breakout players to watch in 2024

    Kyle and Ben re-open the mailbag with the NFL world quieting down for a second in the lead up to the draft. The guys discuss breakout players to watch for the Lions, Jameson Williams expectations and the chances the team might target a cornerback on Day 1.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

PoopGuy69 ,

Great Pod

Love the show! Ben and Kyle have great chemistry, and seem to have great rapport with some of the players (that leads to some good interviews and quotes, and a side of guys we don’t otherwise see).

I will say, though, MOST Lions fans (and consumers of Lions content) aren’t complaining in beat reporters’ Twitter mentions. The wide majority of us trust Brad Holmes and are fine with the free agency moves. Please don’t lump us all in with the vocal minority/idiots in your mentions! (Those people aren’t a representative sample of the fanbase, nor are they worth the airtime)

JimmyBallz ,

Tough crowd!

Some of these reviews are brutal. I think the boys are doing a fine job, eh.

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.

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