July 20, 2019
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic mission to the moon, Erik and Chris kick off Season 2 with a galactic-sized space-themed episode! Skylab, Voskhod 2, failed probes, Elon Musk, super stubborn Soviet scientists, and a special guest interview with Space GAAM's Ryan Paul Thompson on some of the biggest fails in video game history!
For more epic (space) fails, check out "The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff" by Erik Slader and Ben Thompson!
Tickets are available now for SPACE GAAM! (Saturday, August 17th at the Schultz Center in Jacksonville, Florida)
- Music clips: "Space Oddity" by David Bowie (1969), "The X-Files Theme" (1993), and "Metroid" (NES, 1987)
- Movie clips: "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975), "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005), "The Martian" (2015)
*Get a free audio book on Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/EpikFails
April 27, 2019
Ben Thompson returns! In this Season Finale Q and A, "Epic Fails" co-authors Erik Slader and Ben Thompson reunite to tackle the key issues, like who would win in a fist fight - Teddy Roosevelt or Benedict Arnold?, Carthaginian war elephants - pros vs cons?, and most importantly, whether or not a hot dog qualifies as a sandwich?
*You can meet them both at the Smithsonian Museums in Washington DC on Saturday, May the 4th where they'll be promoting the release of their latest book, "The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost"!
Music Clips: "The Warriors of Tide" - Black Tide (2009), "Alexander the Great" - Iron Maiden (1986)
April 1, 2019
*Warning: the following Blooper Reel is uncensored and contains slightly more profanity than usual...
In our tenth episode, we decided to take a look back at some of the behind the scenes mishaps that happened along the way to make this show possible.
Happy April Fool's!
March 30, 2019
"A War Between Brothers" (Part Two)
The sibling rivalry continues - Chris and Brad once again steal the show as they discuss the Civil War! (Not to be confused with the Marvel comics storyline.) Confederate military blunders, Union prison camps, weird facts about Lincoln, Andrew Johnson's drinking problem, the complete and utter failure of reconstruction, and of course Civil War era amputations...
Music clip: "Captain America: Civil War" theme by Henry Jackman
Audio clip: "Independence Day" (1996)
March 24, 2019
"A War Between Brothers" (Part One)
In the latest episode, its brother versus brother as Chris and Brad Carroll go head to head in an intense game of "drunk trivia" over their knowledge of the American Civil War! General Lee vs Grant, Albert Sidney Johnston, Pickett's Charge, Rutherford B. Hayes, and the Clash of the Ironclads...
Also in this episode: a random tangent about Star Wars?!
Music Clips: "The Imperial March" (Metallica cover)
*Ironclad Sound Effects used from the movie "Sahara" (2005)
February 24, 2019
It's our (belated) "On Brand" President's Day special!
Erik Slader and Ben Thompson are invited out to do a book signing at the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC! - before being thwarted by the longest government shutdown in American history... because of course.
*Also included: a preview of the latest EPIC FAILS book: "Not-So-Great Presidents"!*
January 17, 2019
Devin Clark (host of the 'Pretend Radio' podcast and bassist for the punk band, 'The Wastedist') joins the show to discuss a random assortment of historical fails: The Curse of the 'Willy Dee' (the USS William D. Porter), the Corned-Beef Sandwich Incident, a Ramen Noodle Heist, and... the Great Emu War of 1932?!
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Music Clips: "Tonight, tonight" - Smashing Pumpkins (1996), "Ride of the Valkyries" - Richard Wagner (1854), "Carmina Burana" - Carl Orff (1936)
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