“Nana korobi, ya oki – Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb
Episode 27 – Erik teams up once again with the legendary Kory Torjussen (The World Is My Burrito) to talk about some Samurai lore! After conquering most of China and the Korean peninsula, Kublai Khan (the grandson of Genghis), set his sights on a small group of islands off the coast, assuming it would be a quick victory. The Mongol Invasions of Japan (of 1274 and 1281) would forever change the fates of both cultures… it would also go down in legend as one of the greatest epic fails in history – for both sides!
Also on this episode:
- Epik Wins of History: Nakano Takeko *and* Yasuke
- The Bracket of Fails: Alexander the Great vs Qin Shi Huang (the First Emperor of China) / Genghis Khan vs Napoleon
Audio / Music Clips: “Ghost of Tsushima” (2020 – PS4/PS5), “Marco Polo” (2014, Netflix Series), “Mortal Kombat 11” (2019 – PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
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