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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 #118- Who Was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans? (Part I)

    Episode #118- Who Was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans? (Part I)

    One of the many things that makes New Orleans one of the most unique cities in North America is its history of Voodoo. When it comes to New Orleans Voodoo there is no figure more important than the great Marie Laveau. But despite her enormous fame in the city of New Orleans she remains an enigmatic and often misunderstood figure. The thick layer of legend that surrounds this remarkable woman can be hard for even the most dedicated investigator to penetrate. Who really was the voodoo queen of New Orleans? Tune in and find out how racial politics, magic gumbo, and zombies all play a role in the story.
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode #117- What Went Down On Easter Island? (Part II)

    Episode #117- What Went Down On Easter Island? (Part II)

    The island of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, has been called “the clearest example of a society that destroyed itself.” For years it was taken for granted that the people of Rapa Nui had depleted their natural resources in pursuit of bigger and better stone statues called Moai. However, recent scholarship has called into to question the widely known story of ecological collapse. Were the people of Rapa Nui really the authors of their own destruction, or has this narrative been unfairly exaggerated? Tune in and found out how birdmen, traumatized skeletons, and a stolen friend all play a role in the story. 
     
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode #116- What Went Down On Easter Island? (Part I)

    Episode #116- What Went Down On Easter Island? (Part I)

    Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as the indigenous islanders call it, may be the most misunderstood place on planet Earth. For centuries outsiders have tried to unravel what they perceived to be the islands many mysteries. How did stone age people manage to get to such a remote island? How did these people build the island’s remarkable statues? What caused this unique society to collapse? Recent research has completely upended many previous assumptions about this storied island. Was the mysterious collapse even a collapse at all? Tune in an find out how awesome canoes, ancestor mana, and OFH’s favourite ocean current all play a role in the story.
     
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    OFH Throwback - Episode #5- Did Shakespeare Write the Plays?

    OFH Throwback - Episode #5- Did Shakespeare Write the Plays?

    William Shakespeare is easily the best known playwright in the English language. His works are praised as some of the greatest feats of writing and are still required reading throughout the English speaking world. But what if the man from Stratford-upon- Avon was not the true author of the plays? What if the “Bard” was actually an illiterate who bumbled into fame and fortune? There are still hundreds of educated people who believe William Shakespeare was the biggest fraud in literary history. Listen and find out how aristocratic conspiracies, faked deaths, secret ciphers, Morse code, and Mark Twain all play a role in this story!
     
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    OFH Throwback - Episode #54 - Who Invented Rock 'n Roll? (Part II)

    OFH Throwback - Episode #54 - Who Invented Rock 'n Roll? (Part II)

    In November of 2017 OFH did a series on the birth of Rock 'n Roll. Back then Sebastian was so terrified about getting sued that he did not include any of the music discussed in the episode. He has since been assured that "fair use" provisions in copyright law make it completely cool to use clips for the purposes of education and criticism! Seb has stopped being a baby and has finally added the music to the shows!Now is your chance to hear these episodes the way they always should have been heard--- with the music! Enjoy! 
     
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    OFH Throwback - Episode #53- Who Invented Rock 'n Roll? (Part I)

    OFH Throwback - Episode #53- Who Invented Rock 'n Roll? (Part I)

    In November of 2017 OFH did a series on the birth of Rock 'n Roll. Back then Sebastian was so terrified about getting sued that he did not include any of the music discussed in the episode. He has since been assured that "fair use" provisions in copyright law make it completely cool to use clips for the purposes of education and criticism! Seb has stopped being a baby and has finally added the music to the shows!
    Now is your chance to hear these episodes the way they always should have been heard--- with the music!
    Enjoy! 
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min

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