E26.75 – The ‘Bracket of Fails’ continues! #WeStandWithUkraine

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.” – Marcus Aurelius

Episode 26 and 3/4?! – Epik Fails of History is finally back after a long absence! (see previous mini-episode: “Murphy’s Law and Dis-Order”) Erik Slader and Justin Ache team up once again as Season 3 continues, picking up where we left off with the Bracket of Fails! Also on this mini-episode – a 2022 Current Events Recap:  the latest on former President Trump’s numerous criminal investigations (long heavy sigh), a new King of England, and the valiant resistance led by Zelenskyy against Putin’s Russian forces in Ukraine… 

The Bracket of Fails – Round 1 Results: 

  • Brutus vs Benedict Arnold
  • J. Bruce Ismay vs Gavrilo Princip
  • Louis XVI (France) vs Cleopatra VII (Egypt)
  • Emperor Nero vs Caligula
  • Erik Bloodaxe (the Viking) vs Stede Bonnet (The Gentleman Pirate)
  • Xerxes vs Ramses II

Up Next on the Bracket of Fails: 

  • King John vs Henry VIII
  • President Franklin Pierce vs President Andrew Johnson

Epic Win of the Week: Doris Miller – Naval Hero of Pearl Harbor (WWII) 

Music Clips: The Ukrainian National Anthem

Next Episode: The Mongol Invasion(s) of Japan! 

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Erik Slader

Erik Slader is the creator of “Epik Fails of History” a blog (and podcast) about the most epic fails… of history. With Ben Thompson, Erik is the co-author of the Epic Fails middle grade book series, including The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History and The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff. His latest book, “2299” is a sci-fi / noir novella. Erik is also an editor on Podcasters Assemble and a co-host on 2 Young 4 This Trek, as well as a contributor to Geek to Geek Media and ComicZombie.net! He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media, once managed a comic book shop, has a weakness for fancy coffee as well as retro video games, and currently lives in Green Cove Springs, Florida with too many cats.

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