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)

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Erik Slader

Erik Slader is an author, podcaster, and full-time nerd. He’s the co-author of the “Epic Fails” book series (The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History, The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost, etc) and the creator of Epik Fails of History, a podcast and blog about the most epic fails… of history. He’s also a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek: A Star Trek Podcast, and an editor / frequent contributor on Podcasters Assemble – where this season they’re counting down to “Godzilla vs Kong”!

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