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Mistakes Were Made

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Mistakes Were Made is a comedic, historical podcast about mistakes made in history hosted by two guys who were mistakes themselves. Each week Robert Bacon will teach Mike Kauffman about a mistake made in history.

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This week we learn about the Halifax Disaster and welcome on a new co-host with Bobby Smithney. *Sorry for the audio quality this week. We're still working stuff out.*

Hey guys, I've got some great news. We're back for season 2 of Mistakes Were Made very soon. We've used this time to think about the podcast and how to make it better and Mike and I came up with a great idea. Neither of us are real... more

In the year 66 things were pretty tense between the Romans and the Jews around the mediterranean. You see there was this guy named Caligula in charge of the Roman Empire at the time and he wasn't the worst, but he also wasn't the best.... more

While he was dictator he did the standard dictator stuff. He killed those who spoke out against him and with all the money at the top many of his people starved. Mobutu was spending billions of dollars on himself and his family. He would... more

Saparmurat Niyazov (Super-murat Ne-yah-zov) was born on February 19th, 1940 in the former Soviet Republic of Turkmenistan. He didn't have the best childhood. His father either died fighting Nazis in World War II or dodged fighting and was... more

U-boat is the anglicised version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat". While the German term refers to any submarine, the English one refers specifically to military submarines operated... more

Nicolae Ceausescu (Nick-o-lie Chi-Ches-Coo) was born on January 26th, 1918. He was one of the ten children of a poor peasant family. His father owned 7 and a half acres of agricultural land, a few sheep, and he also supplemented his... more

In 1919 the molasses business was booming. So much so that molasses tanks had to be built in places like Boston and quickly. Some tanks were built too quickly though and mistakes were made.

Europe in the middle ages wasn't a very happy place to live. That's why it was so weird that randomly groups of people started dancing in masses. This was known as "Dancing Mania" and it would happen several times thoughout history.