Our Fake History

Our Fake History

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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Episode #123- Should We Trust Nostradamus? (Part II)

These days Nostradamus is best known for the predictions found in his book The Prophecies. But, surprisingly,...

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Episode #123- Should We Trust Nostradamus? (Part II)

These days Nostradamus is best known for the predictions found in his book The Prophecies. But, surprisingly, that...

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Episode #122- Should We Trust Nostradamus? (Part I)

The 16th century French prophet, Nostradamus, has a way of rearing his head anytime humanity finds itself in the...

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Episode #122- Should We Trust Nostradamus? (Part I)

The 16th century French prophet, Nostradamus, has a way of rearing his head anytime humanity finds itself in the...

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Episode #121- What is Ghost River?

In 1763 twenty indigenous people in the colony of Pennsylvania were murdered by an armed gang. The victims had been a...

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Episode #121- What is Ghost River?

In 1763 twenty indigenous people in the colony of Pennsylvania were murdered by an armed gang. The victims had been a...

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Episode #120- Who Was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans? (Part III)

What does a Voodoo Queen even do? It turns out that much of it had to do with a ceremony in New Orleans known as St....

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Episode #120- Who Was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans? (Part III)

What does a Voodoo Queen even do? It turns out that much of it had to do with a ceremony in New Orleans known as St....

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Episode #119- Who Was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans? (Part II)

Voodoo might be one of the most misunderstood religious traditions in the world. This unique combination of...

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Episode #119- Who Was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans? (Part II)

Voodoo might be one of the most misunderstood religious traditions in the world. This unique combination of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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