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A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!

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A podcast about myths we think are history and history that might be hidden in myths! Awesome stories that really (maybe) happened!

    Episode #103- What Caused the Black Death? (Part II)

    Episode #103- What Caused the Black Death? (Part II)

    When studying the plague of the 14th century it can be easy to focus on the death, but on Our Fake History we are so much more interested in life. The people who lived through the plague dealt with the horror of the disease in a variety of weird and wonderful ways. Some people turned to religion, others to hedonism. Some felt like the only option was to whip themselves in public. Tune in and find out how plague parties, the alignment of Mars and Jupiter, and a plague hag named "Pesta" all play role in the story.  

    • 46 min
    Episode #102- What Caused the Black Death? (Part I)

    Episode #102- What Caused the Black Death? (Part I)

    The epidemic known as the Black Death struck Europe in 1347 and completely upended medieval society. It's been estimated that roughly half of the European population was killed by this gruesome disease. Despite huge advances in our understanding of this epidemic debate still remains about the true cause of the plague. The so-called "Great Mortality" also remains the source of a number of tenacious historical myths. Tune in and find out how biological warfare, pockets full of posies, and rattus rattus all play a role in the story.

    • 51 min
    Bonus Episode - What Was the Phillip Experiment?

    Bonus Episode - What Was the Phillip Experiment?

    In November 2019 Sebastian was asked to perform at the Toronto Hot Docs Podcast festival. Our Fake History was featured on a show called "Sounds of the Six". Sebastian was given 15 minutes to both introduce newcomers to the podcast and tell a story about the city of Toronto. The weird story of Toronto's Phillip Experiment fit the bill perfectly. Tune in and find out how fake ghosts, amateur sketches, and psychokinesis all play a role in the story.    

    • 17 min
    Episode #101- Who is the Real Santa Claus?

    Episode #101- Who is the Real Santa Claus?

    The Santa Claus legend may be one of the most sturdy pieces of mythology in modern times. While other magical creatures have faded from our common lore, the legend of Santa Claus has only grown. However, the evolution of this beloved holiday character has been downright strange. How did a lank and serious Bishop from Anatolia become the jolly bringer gifts we know today? Tune in and find out how pickled kids, Dwight Shrute, and horned gods all play a role in the story.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode #100- 100 Episodes? (Live in Toronto!)

    Episode #100- 100 Episodes? (Live in Toronto!)

    In celebration of Our Fake History's 100th episode Sebastian runs the podcaster's gauntlet in front of a live crowd. Your host tells tales, plays guitar, and interviews an illustrious guest. But the show is stolen by guest Katie Daubs and the tales from her new book The Missing Millionaire. Tune in and find out how ritual murder, the French revolution, and the mysterious disappearance of Drake all play role in the story.
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    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/561290/the-missing-millionaire-by-katie-daubs/9780771025174 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode #99- Who Built the Pyramids? (Part III)

    Episode #99- Who Built the Pyramids? (Part III)

    These days it's impossible to speak about the mysteries of the pyramids without saying something about aliens from outer space. Thanks to the writings of authors like Eric Von Danieken and a slew of cheesy cable shows, the ancient astronauts hypothesis has thoroughly infected the popular understanding of the pyramids. Is there anything to these theories? What about the belief that an army of ancient Israelites was forced to builds great tombs? Tune in and find out how Carl Sagan, a monument to botched construction, and Sebastian's favourite bible story all play a role. 
     
    Link to tickets for Our Fake History 100:
    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/our-fake-history-100-live-podcast-tickets-78201840811?aff=ebdssbeac
     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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Incredibly enjoyable podcast!

What a great story teller and truly enjoyable podcast. I love the diversity of topics and the fast paced delivery.

I'm a man, but I can change ,

Too much blather

Echoing other reviewers, the host just blathers on and on, and takes forever to get to the point.

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Amazing for Everyone

I used to hate history, but after listening to four episodes, I was hooked. A great show for anyone, whether you love or hate history. This podcast can turn anybody into a history buff. Love it!

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