Eric McAdams may not know much about architecture, but he knows a waste of time and effort when he see one. This week on Big Time Whoopsies, Eric takes architecture student (and returning guest) Maggie on a journey to France to see an architectural marvel… and a gigantic waste of the French military’s resources.
Big Time Whoopsies is back and this week Eric is bringing magic, intrigue, and crime to his friend Anna Mei. It’s the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, a chapter of French history that sounds like it’s full of scintillating, sophisticated drama but is really just a story about a rich guy being stupid, which is what most stories seem to be about, in the end.
PS: It’s pronounced “Geeg.” The second G is kinda soft, in that weird French way.
Sometimes, you just gotta talk about pirates with your good friend for an hour. This week on Big Time Whoopsies, join Eric and returning guest Andrew as the two sleepy boys explore the Golden Age of Piracy. Along the way, we tell you about the greatest pirate of all time, perhaps the dumbest naval battle of all time, and how to capture a fort in the 18th century.
In the second installment of Big Time Whoopsie’s spooky stories, Eric takes on the Comics Code Authority, the voluntary censorship the comics industry undertook in the 50s that led to a lot of weird, bland comics. Eric brings returning guest Lily and her boyfriend Mac along for the ride, and they discuss Mac’s nickname, coffee, and even get to tell a ghost story!
In this spookiest of months, Big Time Whoopsies is pleased to bring you tales of murder and fright. Well, and stupidity. Can’t stray too far from the brand. This week, join Eric McAdams and special guest Liliane as they take a look at serial killers who got off easy!
Finally, Eric McAdams is selling out. Finally he’s taking Big Time Whoopsies to, well, the big time, and giving the people what they want. The people want discussions of long-dead European rulers and their policy decisions, right? That’s what the kids are into? Join Eric and his special guest Carson (@dollbunyan on Twitter) as they explore the life of Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor and the silly wars and panicked battles he engaged in.
Nazis. Can’t live with ’em, can’t punch ’em, according to centrist pundits. What’s a podcast network to do? Well, this week on Big Time Whoopsies, Eric decided to do a takedown of the dumbest, weirdest philosophies of the Third Reich, and he brings Major Casts co-founder Tom Loughney along for the ride! Prepare for rewritten philosophy, occult pseudoscience, and idiotic cosmology.
(And for the record? It’s okay to punch Nazis. Don’t listen to centrist pundits.)
You know how sometimes when you’re making art, you get so overburdened with the joy of creation that you actively try to incite riots and war? No? Well then you, my friend, are not an Italian Futurist, one of the dumbest, most self-important art movements of the 20th century. Join Eric as he brings the Major Casts cofounders Liam and Tom on a journey through art, theatre, and war.
You know how people make jokes all the time about European nobles being inbred? Have you ever wondered just how inbred could they be? Well, special guest Steph joins Eric on Big Time Whoopsies this week to find out.
(Spoilers: the answer is a whole friggin’ bunch.)
You know the thing they say about World War II is that you can never stop at just one story about the people in it being gigantic morons. On this week’s Big Time Whoopsies, Eric tells his pal Jenna all about some real dumb Japanese officers and the people they shot.