Russian Roulette with nukes!

- In Part 2 - ERIK, CHRIS, and high school history teacher, BRETT RICKETTS, discuss the KGB, JFK, Khrushchev, nuclear submarines, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov, several close calls throughout the Cuban Missile Crisis, and ultimately consider whether or not the Cold War ever really ended...

Will Khrushchev call JFK's bluff? Will the human species survive? Will the podcasters stay on topic? Find out only on Epik Fails of History!

Nuclear Explosion Footage Montage

Nuclear Bomb Time Lapse Video

Nuclear Warheads Around the World (Updated)

*Also be sure to check out the original three-part blog article: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Cold War On Defrost! (2016)

MUSIC CLIP: "The Final Countdown!" by Europe (1986)

Movie Clips: "The Hunt for Red October" (1990), "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982), "The Princess Bride" (1987), "Dirty Harry" (1971)

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Epik Fails of History

We Can Make This Work Probably

Epik Fails of History” is a podcast about the most epic fails of… history!

Created and edited by Erik Slader, author of the “Epic Fails” history book series, co-hosted with fellow podcaster, Chris Carroll.

(Recommended for ages 13 and up due to some mild language, occasional crude humor, as well as discussions of war, disasters, and historical facts.)

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