E28 – The Salem Witch Trials (Halloween Special)

Episode 28 – Something wicked this way comes… 

Erik and Justin are joined by their wives, Meghan Slader and Meghan Ache (aka “The Meghans”), for this Epik Halloween Special to talk about The Salem Witch Trials (of 1692 and 1693), as well as the long and dark history of the European witch burnings, the Celtic origins of ‘All Hallow’s Eve’, and even the Spanish Inquisition! 

Also on this episode:

  • Epik Wins of History: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”
  • The Bracket of Fails: Vlad the Impaler vs Leopold II of Belgium / Stalin vs Ivan the Terrible
  • Spooky History Trivia: Jack the Ripper, The Blood Countess, Werewolves, and more! 
  • Post-Credits Bloopers – and a random tangent about coffee in Boston?

Audio / Music Clips: “Frankenstein” (1931), “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975), John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978), “Ghostbusters II” (1989), “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992), “Hocus Pocus” (1993), “Battlestar Galactica” (2004), “Samhain” by Lisa Thiel (2005)

Outro Music / Segment Jingles by DeftStroke Sound!

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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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