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Welcome to Big Time Whoopsies, a podcast about incompetence. Join your host Eric McAdams and a new guest each episode as they delve into the biggest, costliest, and funniest mistakes in history. Prepare to find out just how dumb our beloved historical figures were, with a new episode every other Wednesday on the Major Casts Network!

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    • Maatschappij & cultuur

Welcome to Big Time Whoopsies, a podcast about incompetence. Join your host Eric McAdams and a new guest each episode as they delve into the biggest, costliest, and funniest mistakes in history. Prepare to find out just how dumb our beloved historical figures were, with a new episode every other Wednesday on the Major Casts Network!

    BTW 41: The Millennium Challenge

    BTW 41: The Millennium Challenge

    Special guest Katie Wright of the Major Casts Network’s own Bret Easton Hell Yes joins Eric McAdams to hear the first BTW told in many a moon: the story of the most expensive war simulation the United States military ever did.







    Click here to see the Twitter thread Eric mentions, and click here for an article about a certain fake reporter that Eric mentions.

    • 55 min.
    BTW 40: The Many Woodstocks

    BTW 40: The Many Woodstocks

    Chris Compendio of AP Marvel returns to Big Time Whoopsies to hear Eric tell the tale of Woodstock. “But Woodstock was a success, wasn’t it?” You ask in a trembling, infantile voice. Well, my dear, stupid child, the first one may have been, but do you know about the second or third? How about the ones that came after that?

    • 45 min.
    BTW 39: The Corpses of Everest

    BTW 39: The Corpses of Everest

    Anna Mei returns to Big Time Whoopsies to face her fears of dying alone in a blizzard, by hearing about a whole mess of people who died alone in blizzards. Mount Everest has so many corpses to talk about, and Eric only has so much time in the podcast!

    • 52 min.
    BTW 38: Khrushchev Can’t Go to Disneyland

    BTW 38: Khrushchev Can’t Go to Disneyland

    We have a very special episode of Big Time Whoopsies today: a reverse! Ben returns to BTW to tell Eric a story about Nikita Khrushchev’s visit to the United States, and its surprisingly devastating consequences.







    Here’s a link to the picture Ben talks about. It’s adorable.

    • 1 u. 9 min.
    BTW 37: The DC Metro

    BTW 37: The DC Metro

    Here’s something you may not know about Eric, Tom, and Liam, the co-founders of the Major Casts Network: they’re all from Washington, DC, and therefore they all have stories of times when the DC Metro didn’t work. Come listen to Eric tell the story of the DC Metro, and also mispronounce “WMATA” a lot.







    Here’s a link to the article Eric mentions as the main source for the story.







    Make sure to support the Major Casts Network on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/majorcasts

    • 52 min.
    BTW 36: So You Want to be a Roman Emperor

    BTW 36: So You Want to be a Roman Emperor

    Lily returns to learn all about the Year of the Four Emperors, a very important year in Roman history! And it turns out there’s a twist, as Eric tells her more about Roman emperors than she ever bargained for!







    Content warning: as with most stories from ancient Roman history, there’s a lot of mention of murder and suicide in this episode.







    Auspicious (adjective): Conducive to or indicative of future success.

    • 49 min.

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