31 episodes

A middle school, history teacher teaches his two adult friends about mistakes made in history.

Mistakes Were Made Robert Bacon

    • History
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

A middle school, history teacher teaches his two adult friends about mistakes made in history.

    30 - Mao Zedong

    30 - Mao Zedong

    This week we learn about Mao Zedong and his weird obsession with mangos and murder.

    • 55 min
    29 - The Winter War Sniper

    29 - The Winter War Sniper

    In 1939 Russia invaded Finland in what's called The Winter War. During the war a sniper from Finland, Simo Häyhä, was able to kill hundreds of Russians.

    More here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4

    • 22 min
    28 - Franz Ferdinand

    28 - Franz Ferdinand

    This week we learn about the legend of Franz Ferdinand and his cartoon bombs.

    • 31 min
    27 - Alaska

    27 - Alaska

    In 1867 America bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. Some opponents called it "Seward's Folly" after Secretary of State William H. Seward. Turns out it was a pretty great investment.

    • 37 min
    26 - The Berlin Wall

    26 - The Berlin Wall

    Building a wall dividing a city. Can't see how this will be a mistake.

    • 39 min
    25 - The Halifax Disaster

    25 - The Halifax Disaster

    This week we learn about the Halifax Disaster and welcome on a new co-host with Bobby Smithney.


    *Sorry for the audio quality this week. We're still working stuff out.*

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

ZarduluAssociate ,

No mistakes here!

If you like history, bits, and banter, then this is definitely the podcast for you. Mike and Bacon have a really great rapport with each other which makes listening to them feel like you're hanging out with two talky friends at your local neighborhood dive bar. 10/10 would listen again.

Mike101521 ,

I like it

Sometimes people from history are dumb. And this teaches me about them.

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