E28 – The Salem Witch Trials (Halloween Special)

Episode 28Something 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!

Listen to “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson on Audible (click here for a free trial)!

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Epik Fails of History

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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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