February 4, 2020
Epik Fails Episode 15 - Y2k

Episode 15 – Y2k: 20th Anniversary!

Episode 15: Y2k Reloaded (Originally posted January 20, 2020) “Where were you when Y2k *didn’t* happen?” December 31st, 1999 – In this (super late) New Year’s […]
July 20, 2019
Epik Fails podcast - Episode 12

EPIC FAILS in SPAAACE!!!

Episode 12 – EPIC FAILS in SPAAACE!!! In honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic mission to the moon, Erik and Chris kick off […]
April 27, 2019
Epik Fails - Ep 11

“Totally Getting Lost” with Ben and Erik!

Episode 11 – “Totally Getting Lost” (with Ben Thompson) – Q & A Ben Thompson returns! In this Season Finale Q and A, “Epic Fails” co-authors Erik […]
April 7, 2019
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The Lost Chapters: PONCE DE LEON

The following is a deleted chapter from “EPIC FAILS – The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost” 1513 – Ponce de Leon ‘discovers’ Florida On April […]
April 7, 2019
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The Lost Chapters: JOHN CABOT

The following is a deleted chapter from “EPIC FAILS – The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost” 1497 – John Cabot’s attempted voyage(s) to America… John […]
December 9, 2018
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“EPIC FAILS” The Book Tour!

Episode 5 – “EPIC FAILS” – The Book Tour (with BEN THOMPSON) History authors unite! Erik Slader and Ben Thompson (Badass, Guts and Glory) join forces […]
August 9, 2018
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NUCLEAR FAILS: 10 of the Most Terrifying Atomic Mistakes in History!

“As long as nuclear weapons exist, the chances of survival of the human species are quite slight.” – Noam Chomsky   Ever since the Manhattan Project unleashed […]
May 22, 2018
"Vikings" - Season 2 promo

7 of the Most Insane VIKING Sagas Ever!

The Viking Age: 793-1066 “Like a thunderbolt from heaven.” – Patriarch Photios (describing a Swedish Viking attack on Constantinople) The Vikings were many things, savage but […]
September 26, 2016
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Top 10 Historical Drunks!

History is saturated with the exploits of highly intoxicated individuals. And while there are countless stories of completely hammered world leaders stumbling into the history books, […]
July 11, 2016
The Spanish Inquisition

THE SPANISH INQUISITION

The Spanish Inquisition 1478-1834 The Spanish Inquisition was a Judicial Institution initiated by the Kingdom of Spain in effort to combat ‘heresy’. In reality, it consolidated […]
June 22, 2016
Ancient Egypt

11 Famous Pharaohs

Thousands of years ago, the Pharaohs were believed to be the mortal incarnations of the gods on Earth. The Pharaoh was ‘The Son of Ra’, ‘Lord […]
April 29, 2016
Emu War?

The Great… Emu War?!

HEAR ALL ABOUT IT ON THE EPIK FAILS OF HISTORY PODCAST! The Great Emu War of 1932 That one time the Australian Army faced off against […]

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