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


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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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