E29 – The First Thanksgiving?

Episode 29 – Erik Slader goes solo for a deep dive into the tragic and complicated true story behind the Thanksgiving holiday, starting in 1621 with the Mayflower Pilgrims and Squanto to the Green Corn Massacre of 1637, King Phillip’s War, and beyond… 

Also on this episode: 

  • The Bracket of Fails:  Hernán Cortés vs Francisco Pizarro / Pope Urban II vs President Andrew Jackson 
  • Epik Wins of History: Pocahontas
  • Dan Hitch Presents: The Sovereign of the Seas
  • Chris’s Conspiracy Corner: Big Foot?!

Audio / Music Clips: “One World / We Are One” by Mag 7 and IllumiNative (2019), random clips from: “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” (2007), “Adams Family Values” (1993), “How I Met Your Mother” (2005), “60 Minutes” (UAP story), SNL, etc

Outro Music / Segment Jingles by DeftStroke Sound!

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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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