Our Fake History

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

https://www.podcastone.com/pd/Our-Fake-History

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 54m. Bisher sind 272 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 10 days 4 hours 15 minutes

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Episode #130- Was There a Real Gilgamesh? (Part II)


The search for a historical Gilgamesh is filled with red herrings. As Mesopotamia's best loved epic hero, images of Gilgamesh are littered throughout the ruins of the ancient cities of the Tigris and Euphrates. Ancient documents produced...


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Episode #129- Was There a Real Gilgamesh? (Part I)


The oldest known piece of literature on the planet is the epic tale of Gilgamesh, king of the Mesopotamian city-state of Uruk. The story was a staple of middle-eastern storytelling for well over a thousand years. However, after the destruction...


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   1h28m
 
 

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...


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 2021-03-10  1h18m
 
 

Episode #127- Who Was the Blood Countess? (Part II)


In 1611 a the Hungarian Countess, Elizabeth Bathory, was confined to her castle of Cachtice, never to leave again. This sentence was imposed on her by the Lord Palatine of Hungary. But strangely, even though Bathory had been accused of...


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 2021-02-24  1h20m
 
 

Episode #126- Who Was the Blood Countess? (Part I)


Throw the name Elizabeth Bathory into your favourite search engine and you will quickly find superlatives like “history’s most prolific female serial killer” and leading questions like “Was Dracula Woman?” She is a figure with a reputation...


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 2021-02-10  55m
 
 

Bonus Episode- What Did He Say About Karate?


In episode #125 a historical myth about the origins of karate snuck past Sebastian! In this bonus episode the host does his darndest to set the record straight. Many thanks to listener Philipp Surkov for pointing out the error and recommending...


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 2021-02-03  17m
 
 

Episode #125- What Are the Origins of Martial Arts? (Part II)


Martial arts myths are have been described as "savvy marketing". But, the most enduring bits of of fake martial arts history also combine Zen tradition, a Confucian veneration of the past, and a healthy dose of nationalism. Schools...


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 2021-01-27  1h18m
 
 

Episode #124- What Are the Origins of Martial Arts? (Part I)


Asian martial arts are often coated in a thick layer of of legend. Many fighting styles have elaborate origin stories and mystical founding fathers. These stories often help enhance the prestige of a particular school and inspire new students....


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 2021-01-13  59m
 
 

Bonus Episode- What Did He Say on Ripples of History?


For this Bonus Episode Sebastian is sharing something he recorded earlier this year for a project curated by Daniele Bolelli, host of History on Fire. Sometime last year Daniele got the idea to pull together a rogues gallery of history podcasters inclu...


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 2020-12-30  42m
 
 

Bonus Episode- What Did He Say on Ripples of History?


For this Bonus Episode Sebastian is sharing something he recorded earlier this year for a project curated by Daniele Bolelli, host of History on Fire. Sometime last year Daniele got the idea to pull together a rogues gallery of history...


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 2020-12-30  45m