32 episodes

"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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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

"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.)

    E24 - The Rise and *FAIL* of Rome

    E24 - The Rise and *FAIL* of Rome

    Episode 24 - On the latest episode, Erik, Justin, and Chris talk about the history of Rome - from Republic to Empire, the numerous factors that lead to it's downfall, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, gladiator games, ancient architecture, Constantinople (Istanbul), and the absolute worst Roman Emperors of all time: Commodus, Caligula, and Nero! 

    Also on this episode: 


    Stolen Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet Confiscated from Hobby Lobby?!
    'Dating Through the Ages' (Cleopatra skit from 2015)
    Epik Wins of History: Ada Lovelace and Hedy Lamarr
    The Bracket of Fails: Benedict Arnold vs Brutus / J. Bruce Ismay vs Gavrilo Princip
    "You've Got Hate Mail"

    Audio Clips: "Gladiator" (2000) - directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix; HBO's "ROME" (2005-2007)

    Check out Erik and Kory's review of "The Green Knight" on 'The World is My Burrito'!

    You can watch our Cleopatra skit on You Tube! (starring: Caroline Crawford, Devon Seymour, Jimmy Lester, Justin Ache, and Chris Carroll - narrated by Devin Clark, written and directed by Erik Slader)

    Outro Music / Segment Jingles by DeftStroke Sound!



    Follow / Message Us on Social Media:

    E-mail: ErikSlader@gmail.com

    Twitter: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsdotcom

    Instagram: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsofHistory

    All 4 EPIC FAILS books are now available on Amazon! (Get a free audio book on Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/EpikFails)

    You can also support me here: BuyMeACoffee.com/EpikFails! 

    This podcast is a production of the We Can Make This Work (Probably) Network follow us to keep up with this show and discover our many other podcasts - including: 2 Young 4 This Trek, Comic Zombie, and Podcasters Assemble!


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    E23.5 - THE BRACKET OF FAILS! (Season 3 Announcement)

    E23.5 - THE BRACKET OF FAILS! (Season 3 Announcement)

    "Who is the most Epic Fail in history? (Besides Hitler)"

    On this mini-episode, Erik Slader and Justin Ache give a quick rundown of this season's "Bracket of Fails" - where we'll be pitting 32 of history's biggest failures against one another in this single elimination bracket! Follow us on social media to vote for who YOU think is the worst of the worst! *Click here to vote on your predictions for the Bracket of Fails!*

    Stalin, Nero, Caligula, Leopold II, Qin Shi Huang, Genghis Khan, Pope Urban II, Vlad the Impaler, Gavrilo Princip, Andrew Johnson, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Louis XVI, Ramses II, Francisco Pizarro, Hernán Cortés, Xerxes, Ivan the Terrible, Christopher Columbus, King John I, Andrew Jackson, Henry VIII, Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II, J. Bruce Ismay, Franklin Pierce, Benedict Arnold, Brutus, Guy Fawkes, Cleopatra VII, Ethelred the Unready, Erik Bloodaxe, and Stede Bonnet (the Gentleman Pirate)!

    Also be sure to listen to Episode 8 of The World is My Burrito - where Erik and Kory talk about "The Green Knight"!



    Follow / Message Us on Social Media:

    E-mail: ErikSlader@gmail.com

    Twitter: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsdotcom

    Instagram: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsofHistory

    All 4 EPIC FAILS books are now available on Amazon! (Get a free audio book on Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/EpikFails)

    You can also support me here: BuyMeACoffee.com/EpikFails! 

    This podcast is a production of the We Can Make This Work (Probably) Network follow us to keep up with this show and discover our many other podcasts - including: 2 Young 4 This Trek, Comic Zombie, and Podcasters Assemble!

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    E23 - THE *first* FRENCH REVOLUTION! (w/Kory Torjussen)

    E23 - THE *first* FRENCH REVOLUTION! (w/Kory Torjussen)

    Episode 23 - After a long absence, Erik and Chris kick off Season 3 with Justin Ache (triumphantly returning from Episode 3) *AND* Kory Torjussen (host of "The World is My Burrito") as we celebrate Bastille Day! Travel back to France in the 1790's as we talk guillotines, brioche, Versailles, and the Reign of Terror!? (Stay tuned to the very end of the episode to hear Justin's rendition of "You'll be back" from the hit Broadway play, 'Hamilton'!) Vive La France!

    Also on this episode: 


    Mao Zedong's "Great Leap Forward" (Kory)
    Chris's Conspiracy Corner: "Q Anon" and "Birds Aren't Real"
    Epik Wins of History: Bessie Coleman
    Mongols vs Vikings

    *Click here to vote on your predictions for the Bracket of Fails!*

    Music and Audio Clips: "Viva La Vida" - Coldplay (2008), Mel Brooks in "History of the World, Part 1" (1981), "Les Misérables" (2012), The Simpsons, Family Guy, etc



    Follow / Message Us on Social Media:

    E-mail: ErikSlader@gmail.com 

    Twitter: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsdotcom

    Instagram: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsofHistory 

    All 4 EPIC FAILS books are now available on Amazon! (Get a free audio book on Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/EpikFails)

    You can also support me here: BuyMeACoffee.com/EpikFails! 

    This podcast is a production of the We Can Make This Work (Probably) Network follow us to keep up with this show and discover our many other podcasts - including: 2 Young 4 This Trek, Comic Zombie, and Podcasters Assemble!


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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Podcasters Assemble Presents: "KONG-ZILLA-THON!" (Trailer)

    Podcasters Assemble Presents: "KONG-ZILLA-THON!" (Trailer)

    KONG-ZILLA-THON!

    This is it, the battle of the century: It’s King vs God, Zilla vs Kong – as a Fire-Breathing Lizard takes on one Giant Angry Ape – in this no-holds barred clash between the King of the Monsters and the Titan of Skull Island! Who will come out on top? Why are they fighting? How that monkey get so big? Will we survive to find out? Find out on the latest season of Podcasters Assemble (probably)…

    Podcasters Assemble is a hype/re-watch podcast. Season 1 covered the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Iron Man to Endgame, Season 2 reviewed all 9 episodes of the Star Wars saga, and Season 003 tackled all 24 James Bond films in a countdown to Bond 25! In light of recent events however, with the delay of “No Time to Die”, we’ve decided to shift gears to another long-lived franchise, with the up-coming release of GODZILLA VS KONG! (on March 31st, 2021)

    Entries for "KING KONG" (1933) are due on Monday, February 1st! Go to ProbablyWork.com/Podcasters-Assemble for a full schedule and more!

    (Teaser written and edited by Erik Slader, starring Justin Ache as "Raymond Burr")



    *Note: New episodes of Epik Fails of History coming soon, stay tuned!*

    • 2 min
    E22 - A History of Hackers and Digital Heists

    E22 - A History of Hackers and Digital Heists

    Episode 22 – in our Season 2 finale, Devin Clark (see Episode 6 – The Great Emu War of 1932) returns to the podcast! Recorded virtually from the midst of the great 2020 lockdown, Erik and Devin dive into the history of hackers: everything from John “Captain Crunch” Draper and the Morris Worm to the Stuxnet Virus and the infamous Carbanak Digital Heist!

    Music and Audio Clips from: “Tron: Legacy” – ‘Son of Flynn’ by Daft Punk (2010), “NCIS” (2003), “The Matrix” – ‘Clubbed to Death’ by Rob Dougan (1999), “Hackers” (1995), “Aliens” (1986), “Weird Science” (1985), “War Games” (1983)

    *Also be sure to check out the original blog article on the 15 Most Infamous Cyber Heists of All Time!  (2015)



    Follow / Message Us on Social Media:

    E-mail: ErikSlader@gmail.com

    Twitter: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsdotcom

    Instagram: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsofHistory

    All 4 EPIC FAILS books are now available on Amazon! (Get a free audio book on Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/EpikFails) You can also support me here: BuyMeACoffee.com/EpikFails!

    This podcast is a production of the We Can Make This Work (Probably) Network follow us to keep up with this show and discover our many other podcasts!


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    E21 - THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS (Part 2 of 2)

    E21 - THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS (Part 2 of 2)

    Russian Roulette with nukes!

    - In Part 2 - ERIK, CHRIS, and high school history teacher, BRETT RICKETTS, discuss the KGB, JFK, Khrushchev, nuclear submarines, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov, several close calls throughout the Cuban Missile Crisis, and ultimately consider whether or not the Cold War ever really ended...

    Will Khrushchev call JFK's bluff? Will the human species survive? Will the podcasters stay on topic? Find out only on Epik Fails of History!

    LINKS:
    Nuclear Explosion Footage Montage

    Nuclear Bomb Time Lapse Video

    Nuclear Warheads Around the World (Updated)

    *Also be sure to check out the original three-part blog article: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Cold War On Defrost! (2016)

    MUSIC CLIP: "The Final Countdown!" by Europe (1986)

    Movie Clips: "The Hunt for Red October" (1990), "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), "The Princess Bride" (1987), "Dirty Harry" (1971)



    Follow / Message Us on Social Media:

    E-mail: ErikSlader@gmail.com

    Twitter: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsdotcom

    Instagram: @ErikSlader @EpikFailsofHistory

    All 4 EPIC FAILS books are now available on Amazon! (Get a free audio book on Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/EpikFails) You can also support me here: BuyMeACoffee.com/EpikFails!

    This podcast is a production of the We Can Make This Work (Probably) Network follow us to keep up with this show and discover our many other podcasts!


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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Zack Derby ,

So much history, so many fails

Erik and Chris, (and sometimes a guest), chat about some of the biggest fails of history. Some I knew of, many I didn’t. This is a must listen history podcast, highly recommended.

Neatcast Jay ,

A marriage of information and entertainment

You thought you’ve failed before? Not compared to some of the moments in history covered in this show! Erik and Chris cover a myriad of topics and really dive deep while keeping you engaged!

RLennon72 ,

Great podcast

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

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