Meet our Hosts!
Eric Slyter (Season 1-Present)
Eric was the weird kid in your grade school class who always perked up when the other kids were saying, “gross!” Fascinated with horror and the macabre from his earliest memories, his lifelong interest in the arts and humanities never strayed very far from his gruesome roots. A graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle, even his artwork regularly featured monsters of some kind. A lover of medieval history in particular, he is a practitioner of historical European martial arts, and brings his knowledge of arms, armour and period combat to schools, libraries and museums throughout the Pacific Northwest with “Knights of Veritas.” His devotion to historical accuracy in particular feeds his passion as a co-host of “Horrific History,” where he hopes to excite the weird kid in everyone with those nasty details that are usually glossed over in history books.
Jordan Watney (Season 2)
Always curious, Jordan was the student in history class who hated the rote memorization of dates, names and events which didn’t feel relevant to her identity or life. She wanted to hear accounts from the people who didn’t have the power to write the history books and learned the responsibility would be on her to seek out the stories of historical figures with which she could more easily identify as a disabled multi-racial female. Her passion for elevating the voices of those who have been largely left unheard and underrepresented in history classes feeds her interest in co-hosting the Horrific History Podcast. Jordan graduated from The Evergreen State College, which she affectionately refers to as “The Hippie School,” and studied in the graduate Clinical Psychology programs at Argosy University Seattle (Psy.D program) and Seattle Pacific University (Ph.D. program).
Curtis Bender (Season 1)
A graduate of Central Washington University, Curtis received a bachelors degree majoring in History, with a minor in Military Science in 2012. While enjoying all aspects of history, Curtis’ primary area of interest is in 19th Century Western culture. Along with an interest in history, he has acquired the morbid and curious hobby of collecting the unique and beautiful remains of mammals, from a llama skull to a bear’s baculum, and everything in between. His home is a menagerie of death contrasted by flourishing house plants and works of art. By being a co-host of Horrific History, Curtis hopes to bring the strange and bizarre aspects of history to the everyday listener who might be too intimidated to either ask or research it themselves.