Epik Fails of History
E7.5 - State of the Podcast

E7.5 - State of the Podcast

March 24, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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E7 - Erik and Ben go to Washington! (President’s Day Special)

E7 - Erik and Ben go to Washington! (President’s Day Special)

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. (Erik documents the shenanigans along the way with the lovely Meghan Kaminski)

*Also included: a preview of the latest EPIC FAILS book: "Not-So-Great Presidents"!*

Update: Erik and Ben did eventually get to do their book signings at the Smithsonian a few months later! (click for gallery)

Bonus Video Clip! - Ben and Erik in front of the (closed) Smithsonian's American History Museum in Washington, DC

E6 - The Great Emu War of 1932?! (with Devin Clark)

E6 - The Great Emu War of 1932?! (with Devin Clark)

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?! 

 

LINKS AND REFERENCES:

https://www.instagram.com/pretendradio/

Pretend Radio Podcast #117 - God Bless the United Schates of Fail (*Explicit Language*)

Music Clips: "Tonight, tonight" - Smashing Pumpkins (1996), "Ride of the Valkyries" - Richard Wagner (1854), "Carmina Burana" - Carl Orff (1936)

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E5 - “EPIC FAILS”: The Book Tour (with Ben Thompson!)

E5 - “EPIC FAILS”: The Book Tour (with Ben Thompson!)

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 (somewhat acclaimed?) "EPIC FAILS" book series - as they recount their first book tour together, from Florida to Vegas to Seattle! 

 

LINKS AND REFERENCES:

ErikSlader.com

BadassOfTheWeek.com

Music Clip: "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey (1981)

"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!

E4 - FLORIDA FAILS! (with Jasmine Turner)

E4 - 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, Fort Mose, 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!

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E3 - WWI: The War to End All Wars (with Justin Ache!)

E3 - 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 (1969)

E2 - History’s Most-Avoidable Catastrophes!

E2 - 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:

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!

E1 - The Dumbest Moments In History?

E1 - 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... 

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Epik Fails of History - Episode Zero

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" - the podcast (and blog) about the most epic fails... of history... 

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