Epik Fails of History
E16 - Medical Fails: *Coronavirus Edition* (with Dr. Robert Bednarz!)

E16 - Medical Fails: *Coronavirus Edition* (with Dr. Robert Bednarz!)

March 23, 2020

We interrupt your regularly scheduled episode to bring you a special interview from the UK with medical professional and host of the podcast, “The Patient Will See You Now” - Dr. Robert Bednarz!

Reporting from the front lines of "the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020", Erik and Robert discuss Medieval medicine, The Crimean War, the Spanish Flu of 1918, as well as the historical parallels of the current Covid-19 pandemic and what you can do to help stop it from becoming a worst case scenario…

Music Clip: “The Time They Are A-Changin’” – Bob Dylan (1964)

 

The New York Times: “Coronavirus Could Overwhelm U.S. Without Urgent Action”

Current Coronavirus Pandemic Statistics: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Epik Fails of History - Podcast Trailer

Epik Fails of History - Podcast Trailer

March 11, 2020

"Epik Fails of History" is a podcast that delves into the most epic fails of... history! Subscribe today on i-Tunes / Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Podbean, You Tube, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts!

Created and edited by Erik Slader (author of the "Epic Fails" history book series), co-hosted with fellow podcaster, Chris Carroll. The podcast is an irreverent look at failures from history and what we should learn from them. An honorary member of the "We Can Make This Work (Probably)" Podcast Network. (Recommended for ages 13 and up due to some mild language, occasional crude humor, as well as discussions of war, disasters, and historical facts.)

Follow @ErikSlader on Twitter and Instagram for more! 

E15.5 - Event Debriefs (and even more announcements!)

E15.5 - Event Debriefs (and even more announcements!)

February 27, 2020

A quick podcast update from Erik Slader!

  • Event Debriefs: “Spaced Out” Comic Con at MOSH / Amelia Island’s Book Fest
  • Updates / Edits to the podcast and blog (in progress)
  • RIP Katherine Johnson (1918-2020)

Upcoming Events:

Podcast Crossovers:

*Special shout outs to @MadeInSpace @BuzzSprout and @ProbablyWork !*

Follow @ErikSlader on Twitter and Instagram for more! 

 

E15 – Y2k: 20th Anniversary (2020 New Year’s Eve Special!)

E15 – Y2k: 20th Anniversary (2020 New Year’s Eve Special!)

January 20, 2020

“Where were you when Y2k *didn’t* happen?”

December 31st, 1999 – In this (super late) New Year’s Eve 2020 Special – Erik Slader and Chris Carroll are joined by their good friend Jimmy Lester. Before ringing in the new year, we decided to take a look back at one of the biggest non-events in recent history! We reached out to our listeners for their Y2k survival stories and go off on an epic tangent about the dangers and fears of technological progress in the 21st century...

 

Music Clips: “1999” - Prince (1982), “Blue” – Eiffel 65 (1998)

Audio Clips: “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” (1991), SNL – Chris Farley ‘El Nino’ skit (1997)

Links: TIME Magazine – 20 Years Later, the Y2k Bug Seems Like a Joke…

“How to Prepare Your Family for Y2k” – 1999 Infomercial (Part 1 of 5!)

PB&J – Jacksonville (Facebook)

*Get a free audio book on Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/EpikFails

E14.5 - Updates and Announcements!

E14.5 - Updates and Announcements!

December 14, 2019

In this mini-episode: updates on the podcast, book signing announcements, and a mini-review of the movie “Harriet”

Upcoming Events:

If you haven’t already check out Erik and Chris on the latest season of Podcasters Assemble where they geek out about all the Star Wars movies leading up to this year’s “The Rise of Skywalker”!

E14 - Random Tales of Fails (Anthology - Vol 1)

E14 - Random Tales of Fails (Anthology - Vol 1)

October 16, 2019

In this all-new anthology episode, we have 4 bizarre tales of fails brought to you by 4 very special guests! Meghan Kaminski tells us about 'Medieval cats and the Black Plague', Jim Wood talks about the Titanic and 'Engineering for Failure', Dave Austin explains the 'Year of the Three Popes', and Kirsten Veronica Williams recalls 'Strange Tales from Jersey'!

Click here for the full show notes!

E13 - The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive (with Lt. Cmdr. Bill Goss)

E13 - The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive (with Lt. Cmdr. Bill Goss)

September 13, 2019

Episode 13: Friday the 13th of September, 2019

Lieutenant Commander Bill Goss - former US Navy pilot and the author of "The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive" joins the show!

Music clip: "Highway to the Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins (from "Top Gun", 1986)

In memory of Jean-Paul Fouchey, help support The Cancer Research Institute and The American Cancer Society, together we can make cancer history. 

E12: Epic Fails in SPAAACE!!! (with Ryan Paul Thompson)

E12: Epic Fails in SPAAACE!!! (with Ryan Paul Thompson)

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

E11.5 - “EPIC FAILS: The Age of Exploration” *Book Preview*

E11.5 - “EPIC FAILS: The Age of Exploration” *Book Preview*

April 27, 2019

Bonus Episode - A special sneak peek at the fourth and final(?) book in the EPIC FAILS series - "The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost"! 

 

E11: “Totally Getting Lost” (with Ben Thompson!) - Q & A

E11: “Totally Getting Lost” (with Ben Thompson!) - Q & A

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)