“Epik Fails of History” is a history blog (and podcast!) about the most epic fails – of all human history…  Everything from the Fall of Troy to Y2K!

(Based on an Unfortunately True Story)

*Disclaimer – A note on content for Teachers and Parents:

Although the “Epic Fails” history book series is a middle grade non-fiction title and appropriate for kids 8 and up, this site (in its current state) is not. I originally started this blog (Epik Fails of History) back in college with a different target audience in mind.

However, after hearing from (several) teachers who may want to consider using this site as a resource, I’ve started the *long* process of going through and editing all my previous content (from both the blog and the podcast) – specifically taking out profanity and inappropriate, or potentially offensive content. I’m hoping to have the changes done by at least April June and I’ll post an update here once everything’s been cleaned up! (Thank you for your patience!)

Of course, everyone makes mistakes, myself included (that is the main theme after all), so please let me know if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions! Just keep in mind, I’m just one guy and I’m doing the best I can, one day at a time. 🙂

– Erik Slader

(Updated: 04/07/2020)

*Update: The podcast has been fully re-edited!*

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Erik SladerErik Slader is the writer and creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. He first started the site back in 2012 and has since co-authored four published history books, including ‘The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History’ and ‘The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff’. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee and retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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  2. na says:

    your site currently has a fb sidebar that covers content- it is so distracting that I cannot enjoy your content, thus bouncing off the site

    • Erik Slader says:

      Sorry about the delayed response on this! Thank you so much for pointing this out, I went ahead and disabled that widget for mobile. (It works a lot better on the desktop version, but didn’t realize it actually got in the way on mobile.)

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