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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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    • 4.7 • 3.2K Ratings

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

    OFH Throwback- Episode #4- Real Ninjas?

    OFH Throwback- Episode #4- Real Ninjas?

    For this throwback Sebastian takes you all the way back to a first season favorite. Ninjas, Japan’s shadow warriors, have been a pop-culture staple for generations. The legend of the ninjas has become so overblown, that some have gone so far to suggest that they never truly existed. But that is just what the ninjas want us to believe! The ninjas were very real, and they played a pivotal role in Japan’s “warring states period”. Nevertheless, separating ninja-fact from ninja-fiction continues to be a tall order. Listen and find out how medieval water noodles, puppet emperors, toilet warriors, and Seb’s horrific pronunciation of Japanese names all fit into the story!

    • 48 min
    Episode #200- Can I Ask Who's Calling?

    Episode #200- Can I Ask Who's Calling?

    Our Fake History celebrates 200 episodes by opening up the phonelines and taking calls from listeners and past guests. Fans from all over the world pose questions and queries and Sebastian does his best to answer thoughtfully. How does Sebastian choose his sources? Which historical figure would he transport here "Bill and Ted" style? Did pirates really have treasure maps? Is there such a thing as objective truth? Tune-in and find out how Achilles numbers, time capsules, and a lot of "long time listeners first time callers" all play a role in the story.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    OFH Throwback- Episode #128- Did St. Patrick Kill a Wizard?

    OFH Throwback- Episode #128- Did St. Patrick Kill a Wizard?

    There are few Christian saints more misunderstood than St. Patrick. Ireland’s patron saint is best known for driving the snakes off the island, but that isn’t even close to the most interesting thing about him. Both the legend of St. Patrick and the details of his real life have been poorly remembered. Driving the snakes out of Ireland is nothing compared to the wizard duels described in the medieval sources. Have we completely missed the boat on what makes St. Patrick worth remembering? Tune-in and find out how poisoned wine, miracle pigs, and demon fossils all play a role in the story.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode #199- Was the Spanish Armada a Big Deal? (Part II)

    Episode #199- Was the Spanish Armada a Big Deal? (Part II)

    The attempted invasion of England in 1588 was doomed even before the first ship left harbor. The Spanish plan was fatally flawed and pretty much every commander knew it. The plan was audacious, but it was also weirdly vague. The Spanish also made a fateful choice when they entered the English channel that essential ensured that the English would have a tactical advantage during the entire encounter. King Phillip II may have constructed the largest fleet in Atlantic history, but was England ever really in danger? Tune-in and find out how the maritime high-ground, singeing the King's beard, and a doomed English Armada all play a role in the story.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode #198- Was the Spanish Armada a Big Deal? (Part I)

    Episode #198- Was the Spanish Armada a Big Deal? (Part I)

    In 1588 King Phillip II of Spain constructed the largest fleet ever seen on the Atlantic in attempt to invade England. This attempt famously flopped. At the time this was celebrated as an English triumph in the face of impossible odds, and over the centuries English historians echoed this Elizabethan propaganda. This led to some in the Victorian era declaring that the defeat of the Armada had been one of the most pivotal moments in the history of the world. However, more recently the scholarly view of this event has changed. Has the reputation of the Spanish Armada been grossly inflated by patriotic myths? Tune-in and find out how fake milkmen, English pirates, and good old fashioned pluck all play a role in the story.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    OFH Throwback- Episode #1- Was Queen Elizabeth Actually a Man?

    OFH Throwback- Episode #1- Was Queen Elizabeth Actually a Man?

    In this throwback episode Sebastian takes you all the way back to the very first episode of OFH ever released. Queen Elizabeth I is easily one of England’s most celebrated monarchs. The so-called “virgin queen” has been credited with leading England through a golden age. However, she is also the subject of countless historical myths and conspiracy theories. This week we unpack the scandalous tale that Queen Elizabeth was actually an impostor in drag. Listen and find out how King Henry VIII, Dracula, Catherine the Great’s horse, and an unlucky kid named Neville all figure in the story!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

TildaJean ,

An alumni ?

I don’t think so

$party ,

Well worth the listen!

So happy I found this podcast. Most of my day is spent either in the car or with headphones on, so I devour podcast episodes like I’m Cookie Monster at the Nabisco factory. I love history podcasts and this show is (in my humble opinion) among the top 3 history podcasts out there. Masterfully narrated and exceptionally produced, I’m never disappointed. Bravo Zulu OFH!

teseo stb ,

Awesome podcast!

One of my favorite podcasts!!Sebastian is a great story teller and you can tell he loves history. Keep them coming sir!!!

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