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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 #107- What Should We Believe About Boudica? (Part I)

    Episode #107- What Should We Believe About Boudica? (Part I)

    They say that history is written by the winners. While it's a trite cliché, there might be some truth in it. It's especially true when examining a figure like the Celtic-British freedom fighter Boudica. In 60 AD Boudica led her people in a violent revolt against the Roman Empire. Unfortunately everything we know about her was written by Romans. What should we believe? Tune in and find out how Winston Churchill, the end of the earth, and tiny bean sized meals all play a roll in the story! 

    • 53 min
    Episode #106- Is the Renaissance a Myth? (Part II)

    Episode #106- Is the Renaissance a Myth? (Part II)

    When did the Renaissance begin? When did it end? Do these questions even have proper answers? In this episode Sebastian frets over the so-called "Renaissance Myth" and tries to draw some conclusions. Should the idea of a "Renaissance" be ditched, or does the period just need some clever re-branding. Tune in and find out how good people in hell, the fall of Rome, and all the Ninja Turtles play a role in the story.   

    • 52 min
    Episode #105- Is the Renaissance a Myth? (Part I)

    Episode #105- Is the Renaissance a Myth? (Part I)

    The Renaissance has been touted as one of the most important moments in European history. 19th century historians like Jules Michelet and Jakob Burckhardt made the case that a "rebirth" starting in the 1300's laid the ground work for the modern world. This idea has been massively influential, but its not without its critics. Why do some claim that Renaissance is actually a historical myth? Tune in and find out how weird lawn aeration jobs, snobbish ideas about Italy, and lost cities all play a role in the story. 
     
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    • 56 min
    Episode #104- What Caused the Black Death? (Part III)

    Episode #104- What Caused the Black Death? (Part III)

    In the 1890's a team of physicians and scientists discovered the cause of bubonic plague, a bacteria they named Yersinia Pestis. It was assumed for most of the 20th century that Yersinia Pestis also caused the infamous Black death of the 14th century. But starting in the 1980's a number of experts started to question this assumption. Does this theory still stand up to scrutiny? Tune in and find out how ebola, basilisk potions, and the top speed of a rat all play a roll in the story.    

    • 59 min
    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

Customer Reviews

rev_carlo ,

Gah!! I accidentally gave a 1 star review!

Somehow I left a one-star review. Then I tried to fix it and left a two star review! So now I am writing a review to say that this podcast is seeing me through some pretty hard days. I value the intelligence and the humour and the critical thinking behind each topic. My mind is regularly blown! Love it!

Drop kick maurice ,

Très bon podcast historique

Très bien recherché et amusant

senseisriracha ,

Pretends to be unbiased

Overall not a bad podcast but the author presents all views and proceeds to in an opinionated way choose which opinion he likes best.

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