“EPIC FAILS” - The Book Tour (with Ben Thompson! - Part 1)

December 9, 2018

History authors unite! Erik Slader and Ben Thompson (Badass, Guts and Glory) join forces in this epic cross-over! Ben and Erik talk about the fails that happened along the way to co-writing their (award winning?!) "EPIC FAILS" book series as they recount their first book tour together, from Florida to Vegas to Seattle! 

(Part 2 coming soon on Ben Thompson's BADASS podcast!
https://www.youtube.com/user/BadassHistory)

 

LINKS AND REFERENCES:

http://badassoftheweek.com/

http://www.erikslader.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Erik-Slader/e/B07G6QV2JH

https://www.amazon.com/Ben-Thompson/e/B001KHD0YU?ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vu00_taft_p1_i0

"EPIC FAILS: The Wright Brothers - Nose-Diving Into History" and "EPIC FAILS: The Race to Space - Countdown to Liftoff" are both available now wherever books are sold!

(Check out EpikFails.com for more!)

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FLORIDA FAILS (with Jasmine Turner!)

October 31, 2018

In this (insanely overdue) episode, Erik and Chris talk to local historian, and fellow Floridian, Jasmine Turner - about some of the crazier stories from their state's history! Everything from Ponce de Leon and "the Fountain of Youth" to 'the original Florida man', Mayor William Cottrell. Also on this episode: Henry Flagler, Walt Disney, the Great Jacksonville fire, floating nuclear power plants, how the US government poured millions of dollars into a cross-state canal that never happened, and much much more...

 

LINKS AND REFERENCES:

www.fortmose.org

Music clips: "I Ran" by A Flock of Seagulls (1982), "What's up?" by Four Non Blondes ('He-Man' remix version by Slackcircus), and "Alabama Man" - from South Park

"EPIC FAILS: The Wright Brothers - Nose-Diving Into History" and "EPIC FAILS: The Race to Space - Countdown to Liftoff" by Erik Slader and Ben Thompson are both available now wherever books are sold!

(Check out EpikFails.com for more!)

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WWI - The War to End All Wars (with Justin Ache!)

August 24, 2018

In this episode, Erik and Chris are joined by graphic designer extraordinaire, Justin Ache, as they discuss the insane, comically ridiculous and convoluted events (and propaganda) surrounding World War One... and how "The War to End All Wars" actually caused every other war since! 

 

LINKS AND REFERENCES:

www.JustinAche.com

Music clip: "WAR" performed by Edwin Starr

"EPIC FAILS: The Wright Brothers - Nose-Diving Into History" and "EPIC FAILS: The Race to Space - Countdown to Liftoff" by Erik Slader and Ben Thompson are both available now wherever books are sold!

(Check out EpikFails.com for more!)

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History’s Most Avoidable Catastrophes

June 22, 2018

Erik and Chris try and figure out why the Titanic sank, how the Hindenburg blew up and what the hell happened at Chernobyl...

 

LINKS AND REFERENCES:

www.ComicZombie.net

Music clips: "Godzilla" theme (1954), "The People's Court" theme (1981), Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (1997)

"EPIC FAILS: The Wright Brothers - Nose-Diving Into History" and "EPIC FAILS: The Race to Space - Countdown to Liftoff" by Erik Slader and Ben Thompson are both available now wherever books are sold!

(Check out EpikFails.com for more!)

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The Dumbest Moments In History

May 6, 2018

In the first episode of "Epik Fails of History", Erik Slader and Chris Carroll dive into the Great London Beer Flood of 1814, wade through the Late Victorian Manure Crisis, and get lost trying to find Australia with Abel Tasman... 

(Check out EpikFails.com for more!)

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Epik Fails of History - Episode Zero

May 6, 2018

A prelude to a podcast - in this mini-solo episode, Erik Slader gives a quick 101 on the history of "Epik Fails of History"... 

Check out EpikFails.com for more!

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