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"Epik Fails of History" is a podcast about the most epic fails of... history!

Created and edited by Erik Slader, author of the "Epic Fails" history book series, co-hosted with fellow podcaster, Chris Carroll.

(Recommended for ages 13 and up due to some mild language, occasional crude humor, as well as discussions of war, disasters, and historical facts.)

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"Epik Fails of History" is a podcast about the most epic fails of... history!

Created and edited by Erik Slader, author of the "Epic Fails" history book series, co-hosted with fellow podcaster, Chris Carroll.

(Recommended for ages 13 and up due to some mild language, occasional crude humor, as well as discussions of war, disasters, and historical facts.)

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

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

    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/

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    Epik Fails of History - Podcast Trailer

    Epik Fails of History - Podcast Trailer

    "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! 

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

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

    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:
    Saturday, February 29th: Jax Book Fest (Jacksonville, FL)
    March 5th – 8th: PODFEST 2020 (Orlando, FL)
    Podcast Crossovers:
    Podcasters Assemble: Season 003 – BOND
    Too Young for this Trek: Picard Series
    The Patient Will See You Now – Celiac Disease Episode (coming soon)
    *Special shout outs to @MadeInSpace @BuzzSprout and @ProbablyWork !*
    Follow @ErikSlader on Twitter and Instagram for more! 
     

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

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

    “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

    • 41 min
    E14.5 - Updates and Announcements!

    E14.5 - Updates and Announcements!

    In this mini-episode: updates on the podcast, book signing announcements, and a mini-review of the movie “Harriet”! 
    Upcoming Events:
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 - Hall of Heroes “Spaced Out” Mini-Con at MOSH!
    Thursday – Saturday, February 13th – 15th : Amelia Island Book Festival
    Saturday, February 29th – Jax Book Fest
    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”!

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

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

    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!

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

RLennon72 ,

Great podcast

I found this to be both educational and entertaining. Great work!!!

nasvsjay ,

Epik podcast

Erik’s passion for history is super transparent, and second only to his commitment to producing an enjoyable listening experience

DJ Ice Age ,

Fun and educational

I highly recommend this podcast! Even if you aren't a history buff this podcast is funny and entertaining. Most of the topics on the show I had no idea even happened. It will make you laugh and also want to dive deeper in to the blunders of history. Check it out!

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